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TWT FM: The Law

Sunday 26th September5:30pm7pm
Old Steine Gardens - Social Tent

TWT FM Presents: The Law - Collective Listening Session

‘Better run when you hear the sirens coming’. Thinking about both the way the law and police are depicted in music, and the specific formations that emerge under pressure from the law, this session asks how music cultures are inflected by the police and legal system. Considering racist licensing laws from the Blues Parties of ‘60s West London to Grime and the notorious Form 696, via warehouse raves, the Enterprise Allowance Scheme, squatting, youth clubs and more, we'll explore repression and resistance across music communities, and share the tunes with us that tell the story.


Matt Anniss is an author, journalist and dance music historian, best known for his 2019 book Join The Future: Bleep Techno and the Birth of British Bass Music and the accompanying compilation album, Join The Future: UK Bleep & Bass 1988-92. A former editor of IDJ Magazine, Matt has written for titles including DJ Magazine, Resident Advisor, RBMA Daily, Juno Daily and Mixmag.

Music journalist and audio producer of Novara Media.

Photographer and co-author of ‘Junglist’ 

Former free party soundsystem owner and Glastonbury Festival producer.

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