O2 Academy Brixton has a very special night lined up for Saturday 17 December, with a notorious posse of MCs set to take over the south London location for a night of grime, garage and DnB. Plucked right from the heart of the musically fertile grounds that is… er… Brentford, Kurupt FM have stormed into the public spotlight with their star role in BBC mockumentary series People Just Do Nothing, and now London will get the chance to see them play out in the flesh.
As everyone’s favourite (fictional) grime collective they have whipped up a storm from their (fictional) West London base, becoming one of the UK’s top (fictional) pirate radio stations in the process. Despite rising to prominence as “that radio station off the tele”, however, the Kurupt FM crew have managed to convert their on-script success into real life demand, with the TV show’s popularity leading to a huge cult following, earning them spots at big summer festivals like Bestival, Creamfields, Outlook, Kendal Calling and more in 2016. Said to operate Brentford’s only garage and DnB focussed pirate radio station, Kurupt FM has become a big draw for bass music fans, with their UK selections more prime than parody.
Rolling through from 9pm and sticking it out until 3 in the morning, the Kurupt crew will be stepping up to make a right old ruckus in Brixton this winter.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photo courtesy of Kurupt FM