Skepta and Plastician’s 2006 Rinse FM Set Is Grime At Its Rawest

Download the pirate radio classic now.

January 06, 2016

Last night, pioneering grime DJ Plastician appeared on London station Rinse FM with a special one-off: a 2006 set featuring Skepta, played in full. The set was originally broadcast 10 years ago today (January 6, 2006), the same day the pair recorded their collaboration "Intensive Snare," and when Rinse FM was still operating as an illegal pirate station. As well as a bunch of shouted-out phone numbers that probably don't connect any more, it features dubs that, according to Plastician, are "still unreleased 10 years later." Hit play or download above for a piece of grime history.


For more on how classic pirate radio sets like this one laid the groundwork for grime as we know it today, read onetime-Rinse FM DJ Sian Anderson's latest Grime Time column. Revisit Skepta's FADER cover story here.

Tracklist (h/t Percolator):

JME - Awoh
Big E-D featuring Monksta - Reppin
D.O.K. - Boogeyman Remix (Terror Danjah)
DCoy - Barbarian
DCoy - Roadrunner
Davinche - Jam Hot Remix
Geeneus - Parasite
Geeneus - Old Skool Chapter 2
Digital Mystikz - Shattered
Digital Mystikz - Untitled
Skream - Midnight Request Line
Waifer Slew Dem - Grime
Wiley - Merkle / Outburst
Jon E Cash - Do It
Joker - Water Under The Bridge
Macabre Unit - Killer Bee
Virgo - Tempa Tempa
Virgo - Squash
Joker - Shinobi
Dead Prez - Bigger Than Hip Hop
Plastician - Still Tippin Remix
Plastician - Japan
Plastician - Vio-Lent
Ripperman - Rubble
Wonder - Undertaker
Spyro - Shadow Boxing
Skepta - Intensive Snare (produced by Plastician)
Skream - Rutten
Skream - Shallow Grave Remix
Plastician - Cha VIP
Plastician feat. Shizzle, Fresh, Napper - Toppa Di Tip
Plastician - Jackal Riddim
Waitz - Waitin
Wiley - Dragon Stout
Wiley - Colder Remix
Terror Danjah - Stiffness
Plastician - Badboy Sound
Macabre Unit - Lift Off
DVA - Roadsweeper Remix
JME - Rude
Mizz Beatz - Saw It Comin'
Plastician - Funeral Vibes
Plastician - Walk In The Carpark
Mark One - Tinkerbell
Mark One - Neva Argue
Slu Dem - Unknown
Slu Dem - Unknown
Plastician - URAQT Instrumental
Plastcian - Real Playa
Plastician - Rickshaw Riddim
Digital Mystikz - Give Jah The Glory

Skepta and Plastician’s 2006 Rinse FM Set Is Grime At Its Rawest