- May Offline special goes live!
Sunday, June 05, 2005
Hello there, we're back with an Offline special recorded on the last Thursday in May down at the Dogstar. It was probably the best Offline so far, so we're exceedingly pleased to have got it on tape (or modern equivalent).

There's a slight change to the format this time; the show is available in MP3 at high (128), medium (64), and low (32) kbps bitrates. The sections are a bit shorter to make up for it. Hope this is ok for everyone - do let us know if we should also have a 24 kbps available.

Trailer (hi) 847KB
Trailer (med) 437KB
Trailer (lo) 219KB
Trailer for May's Offline special. We aim to tease. Ho ho.

Part 1 (hi) 18.6MB
Part 1 (med) 9.3MB
Part 1 (lo) 4.6MB
Up and coming UK hip-hop artist Graziella performs live and is interviewed by SubZeroCat, there's poetry from Vic in the cabaret corner and some psychadelic folk from Dan Whitehouse.

Part 2 (hi) 20.1MB
Part 2 (med) 10MB
Part 2 (lo) 5MB
Solidarnosc talks to Vic and poet Other Theresa and you can her doing her thing along with some 'scattergun verse to blitz the senses' from Yap in the Cabaret Corner. There's some dark and tortured music therapy from Duke Garwood, and excellent local band The Tailors perform some slide guitar and pedal steel lovliness.

More feedback from you, please :) Use the thread in Community, or email us at info@urban75radio.co.uk. Once again, if you want to hear sommat on urban75radio, or if you want to get involved in techy stuff, do let us know.
- May's Offline Recording
Thursday, May 26, 2005
We will be recording at tonight's Offline club night at the Dogstar in Brixton. All the live acts, poets and stand up will be recorded and then edited down for broadcast on the 5th of June. Check back then for 2 hours of fantastic content!
- Pilot 3, Return of the Radio
Sunday, May 08, 2005
Ain't no stopping us now... Here's urban75 radio's third pilot broadcast.

Once again, the show is available in MP3 format at high (128), medium (56), and low (24) kbps bitrates. The faster your connection or the longer your patience, the higher bitrate you should download.

Trailer (hi) 1.1MB
Trailer (med) 483KB
Trailer (lo) 207KB
Trailer for pilot no.3 - get a taste of what's in store...

Part 1 (hi) 27.3MB
Part 1 (med) 12.0MB
Part 1 (lo) 5.2MB

An election night special from Bristol, followed by a Health, Relationships and Sexuality Forum discussion on how to survive relationships and a brief look at the bikini wax. The music track is 'Plastic Fruit' by Boing.

Part 2 (hi) 28.3MB
Part 2 (med) 12.4MB
Part 2 (lo) 5.3MB

A return to our North London panel for further discussion of Health, Reltionships and Sexuality, this time talking about Sex Drives and Body Modifications The music track is 'Days go by' by Ninjaboy.

Part 3 (hi) 28.3MB
Part 3 (med) 12.4MB
Part 3 (lo) 5.3MB

A selection of some of the finest tunes, provided by Urbanites. Presented and selected by DJ Hiccup.

Part 4 (hi) 31.3MB
Part 4 (med) 13.7MB
Part 4 (lo) 5.9MB

The first part in our election special. Piers Gibbon moderated, agitated and supervised a discussion in Brixton on the meaning of the election, what next for politics and what can be done to change the politcal landscape

Part 5 (hi) 22.1MB
Part 5 (med) 9.7MB
Part 5 (lo) 4.2MB

The second part of our election Special. In a change to our scheduled broadcast we return to Brixton where our political panelists have a few things they want to get of their chest. The music track is 'Out of the Doghouse' by Rob Sharples.

Part 6 (hi) 16.5MB
Part 6 (med) 7.3MB
Part 6 (lo) 3.1MB

Goodbye and Farewell. For now. A fond farewell from Urban75 radio, with the sections we just couldn't leave out.
1x1 by Overline (represented on the boards by Bonfirelight), 'Reality' TV by Fatter Faction (represented by FatterFaction and DirtySanta), "In Bed with Mation" (a new slot we're sure you'll like) and finishing with a special Secret Track... now you have to listen!

Once you have, tell us what you think in the thread in Community on the boards, or via email at info@urban75radio.co.uk. If there's something you want to hear on urban75 radio, or if you want to get involved with running it, please, please let us know. Once the show is up and running, we will have a voracious appetite for material and staff.

So, that's it for the pilots; the first proper weekly show will be going out around about the 1st of July (June is for Italy and Other Festivals!), chock full of Offline, discussions, music and more. Why not get your voice in it?
- Our second show. Here! Now!
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
We're back! Here's urban75radio's second broadcast.

These are all MP3s in hi-res (128 kbps), med-res (56 kbps) low-res (24 kbps), and we'll have Ogg Vorbis files for you soon too.

Trailer (hi-res)
Trailer (med-res)
Trailer (low-res)
Trailer for our second broadcast. (0:56)

Part 1 (29.5 MB)
Part 1 (12.9 MB)
Part 1 (5.5MB)
Hiccup's mixdown of urbanite electronica, including tracks by boing! Magneze, chooch, miniGMgoit, funky ken and hiccup himself. Poster: butterfly child (31:30)

Part 2 (26.6 MB)
Part 2 (11.6 MB)
Part 2 (4.9MB)
Piers Gibbon in Bristol hosts a dicussion on tomorrow's election, drugs and the police, with fat hamster and bristle-KRS. Music from Rob Sharples. Posters: Epona and SilentNate. (28:21)

Part 3 (32 MB)
Part 3 (13 MB)
Part 3 (5.4 MB)
More from Bristol and Rob Sharples. Poster: citydreams. (30:04)

Part 4 (35 MB)
Part 4 (15 MB)
Part 4 (6 MB)
DJ zcat's alternative take on the election. Music from DrJazzz, Greg Jardine and Daniel Howard, live at the Royal Festival Hall in London. (26:51)

Again, we say: Woohoo!

More feedback from you too, please... Post in community, or email us at info@urban75radio.co.uk.
- Lower resolution
Monday, May 02, 2005
Ok, the previous low-res versions of the first programme were still rather large, so I've made some 24 kbps versions that are much smaller, and the medium resolution MP3s are still available.
- May the 4th (be with you)
The next pilot will be available for download on Wednesday May 4th. We're just doing it to tease and tantalise you ;)

Admit it. It may be an old gag in the title of this post, but you laughed, didn't you?
- The urban75radio crew

Ageing raver.


A mild-mannered obsessive with a Guinness fixation.

DJ zcat

DJ zcat
40 year old punk anarchist activist who should have grown-up and conformed years ago but at this stage probably isnt goin to now!.... "yeah dont tell ME what to fuckin do, i'll do it MY way "

Piers Gibbon

Piers Gibbon




Likes a thumping bassline.


On the lookout for techno.


First class moron who likes her G&T and her DnB.

- TV Smith
The Adverts

70s punk icon and ex-frontman for the Adverts, TV Smith features in Part 2 of our first pilot show, performing Bring the Bull Down and Ghost of Westminster live at April's Offline.
- Broken links fixed
Sunday, May 01, 2005
Argh! Fixed those links for parts 2 and 3 below. Sorry 'bout that!
- Woohoo!
Here it is - urban75radio's debut broadcast. Come and get it!

These are all MP3s in hi-res (128 kbps), med-res (56 kbps) low-res (24 kbps).

Trailer (hi-res)
Trailer (med-res)
Trailer (low-res)
Trailer for our debut broadcast. (1:44)

Part 1 (31 MB)
Part 1 (13 MB)
Part 1 (5.3 MB)
Interview with the editor of urban75. (30:47)

Part 2 (30 MB)
Part 2 (12 MB)
Part 2 (4.8MB)
Offline, 28 April 05, including poet SP Howarth and top music from ex-Adverts frontman, TV Smith. (28:06)

Part 3 (32 MB)
Part 3 (13 MB)
Part 3 (5.4 MB)
Offline, 28 April 05, including comedy and poetry from Sheena Salmon and Vic Lambrusco, and amazing vocal beats from "the fastest rapper alive", JC001. (31:43)

Part 4 (35 MB)
Part 4 (15 MB)
Part 4 (6 MB)
DJ zcat's Mayday action special. (35:11)


Let us know what you think... Post on the thread in community, or email us at info@urban75radio.co.uk.