This isn’t just any PC, it changed the Grime & Dubstep game

History: This isn’t just an old PC, this machine sent Rinse FM radio worldwide for the first time, for 2 years (2005-2007). It was setup in Darkside’s bedroom, and had a constant whirling sound, similar to a hair-dryer.


With a Hi-Fi aerial just able to pick up the 100.3 frequency from New Addington, Croydon. Plus a mini jack in to the PC and broadcast via a free program called ShoutCast.


This web stream took London’s biggest pirate station, worldwide, and facilitated sources like to record the stream, which was instrumental in the global exposure of Grime & Dubstep.



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