With the legendary Plastician announcing his departure from London’s Rinse FM this week, we decided to take a look at some of the most instrumental, influential shows broadcast as part of the station's long and colourful history at the heart of homegrown UK sounds.
Founded back in the summer of 1994 by DJs Geeneus and Slimzee, Rinse FM first existed as a notorious illegal pirate radio station in East London, where it played host to many seminal selectors and stand-out shows, showcasing the talent of its young guests and experimenting with the boundaries of radio broadcasting.
Now legal, Rinse FM has continued to champion up-and-coming talent as part of its grassroots, community ethos. Still at the forefront of innovation, the cultural impact of Rinse has far from waned, as early friends to the station such as Skepta, Wiley, Skream and more continue to break records on an international level, and new faces step into the studio to share their voice and their music with Rinse's faithful followers.
So read on, as we chart 10 of the best shows broadcast over the Rinse FM airwaves.
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