by Matt Huxley
In the second of two episodes on Counterculture, Tim and Jeremy leave the '60s and move through the rest of the 20th Century, identifying the countercultural characteristics of reggae, punk, hip hop, house, techno and drum & bass.
They cover the anti-imperial and anti-colonial sentiment of Rastafarianism, the simultaneous emergence of DJing in both Kingston and New York, and discuss the ambivalent political status of Punk. We also dig into the historiography of House and Techno, and consider the idea and potentiality of 'the machine' for the creators of these musics, asking: can the embrace of pleasure alone ever change the world?
Join us next week as we go back to Valentine’s Day 1970 and the very first Loft party.
Produced and edited by Matt Huxley
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Jonny Osborne - Truth and Rights
Patty Smith - Free Money
Talking Heads - Remain In Light
The Clash - (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais
Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body
Rhythim is Rhythim - It Is What It Is
A Tribe Called Quest - I Left My Wallet In El Segundo
Roni Size - Brown Paper Bag