Palladium have made a series of short films about exploring, including this new one about London Pirate Radio and the history of Pirate Radio in the UK.
The film takes you into the heart of the modern London pirate radio scene where the likes of Wiley, Dizzee Rascal and Kano developed their skills and from this platform took over the mainstream of contemporary popular music. The film also goes back to the roots of Pirate Radio...3 Miles out of the Thames to a group of WW2 anti aircraft towers still sitting in the sea that were taken over in the 50s and 60s by the original Pirate Radio DJs who illegally broadcast Rock&Roll during a time of government controlled radio.
With some great shots from the roofs of modern London, to rusty creaking old towers in the middle of the sea, the film visually portrays the extreme lengths people will go to to share and express their music.
Although there are differences between the grime scene of today and the rock&roll music of the 60s and indeed the different backgrounds of those who were broadcasting out at sea and the inner city lives of those broadcasting today may seem strikingly different, the overall ideas, reasons and themes are the same and the music keeps coming....always informing 'legit' radio of what they will be playing in 5 years time!
Have a watch
You can see more films of exploring and check out some pretty cool foot ware at the Palladium website
I recommend the one on the folk who live in abandoned missile silos in the US....the one about he town with a massive crack running through it is pretty cool too....