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It’s ok – you can turn your radios on again now

Are you bored of turning on the radio  in MK to be greeted by a wall of cheese spun out by Z-list celebrities in a studio the other side  of the country? Us too. However, we may not have to tolerate this pain for much longer. A group of radio pros have got together to come up with a new station that's set to serve up something a little less cheese-infested on our airwaves. Starting with a month-long trial starting this Saturday, MKFM is a locally-produced and run station that's…
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28th June 2011
FeatureMusic

Our raving plan for the Agora

Ikea should turn Wolverton's crumbling Agora into a raving hub. Hear us out. You know it makes sense. As much as we love having well-made Swedish furniture and cheap hot dogs on our doorsteps, we can never forgive Ikea for what it did to the dance music scene in Milton Keynes. In 2004 the arrival of the Swedish shopping centre spelled the end for world- famous clubbing  epicentre the Sanctuary, as Ikea raised it to the ground to make way for smug middle class mums on their Saturday morning shopping trips.…
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24th June 2011
Music

We need you to put the LA into MK

Get involved in King Underground's MC battle jam and help bring South Central to the concrete city Milton Keynes is not that different from South Central Los Angeles. That’s what we reckon anyway. There’s already a lot that our concrete wilderness has in common with the US West Coast’s notorious inner city sprawl. We’ve already got the dirty city streets, we've taken on the grid sysem, Jamfree is working on the street art and we have our own gangs (even if ours are made up of twelve year olds outside offie's shouting: "Oi…
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30th May 2011
Music

Preview: Babyshambles’ Adam Ficek at Revolution this Sunday, 29/5/11

How are you spending the last bank holiday until August this Sunday? If you have any sense, you’ll probably be at Revolution checking out Adam Ficek on the decks. The former Babyshambles co-writer and drummer is making an appearance at new night Electrindie, and little did you know, this is actually his hometown gig. Ficek was born in Bletchley and made his first music in the glamorous Bletchley Leisure Centre. “There wasn’t that much happening in the alternative music scene but small pockets existed,” he told Beatcheck. Since then there’s…
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23rd May 2011
Beatcheck PodcastMusic

Beatcheck podcast 001 with Krafty Kuts

To celebrate the launch of our shiny new website we have put together a shiny new Beatcheck podcast. This edition Sees DJ Parker take on the almighty Muse, with his re mix of Knights of Cydonia, while local boy and Beatcheck DJ Nasty Neil E takes on the five minute mega mix.
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18th May 2011
FeatureMusic

‘We turned our local boozer into an underground Mecca’

Let’s face it. If you live in Milton Keynes, you probably have a terrible pub on your doorstep. You know the type – run down booze holes full of chubby, balding men in England tops. But what do you do if you have one of these boozers as your local? Avoid it like the plague? Laugh about it to your mates? Put on football top, sink a few Stella and go and join the regulars in their dirty, cultural void? Or you could go one better and turn your local…
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16th May 2011