Exclusive: Rinse FM to take over Tate Tanks

London pirate institution organises night of genre-dissolving music at the London art gallery's new performance space.


Words by: Charlie Jones

Two of London’s most vital institutions are coming together for night of music: Rinse FM and The Tate Modern. They’ve, in their own ways, re-shaped modern culture, and this weekend the ex-pirate radio station so crucial to the spread of grime, funky and dubstep will collaborate on an evening at the newly opened, Herzog & de Meuron-designed Tate Tanks. An installation based around a rave, charting the history of the 18-year-old station, a 2 hour installation during which a ten-song loop will play.

Those tracks are:

Origin Unknown Valley Of The Shadows
M-Beat ft. General Levy Incredible
Double 99 R.I.P. Groove
DJ Zinc 138 Trek
Sticky ft. Ms Dynamite Booo!
Pay As U Go Cartel Know We
Skream Midnight Request Line
Fish Go Deep The Cure And The Cause (Dennis Ferrer Remix)
Geeneus Yellowtail
Katy B Katy On A Mission

Here those songs are, in a handy Youtube playlist:

Rinse’s statement, the ideas of which we enthusiastically co-sign, is here:

Tate Undercurrents presents Rinse FM is an installation that poses a question. Instead of accepting popular thinking that says underground and over ground pop music are chalk and cheese, as different in sentiment and aspirations as can exist, it asks: Perhaps they are part of the same scale, in a mutually dependent relationship that sees them both flourish? Through tracks that have changed or transcended the underground, Rinse FM shines a light on this complex and evolving cultural relationship.

Tickets can be booked here