The Guardian newspaper selected Bass Culture UK – How Bass Music Shaped British Culture as one of their five great Black British podcasts, describing it as a ‘perfect example of podcasting proving its value by providing distinct and deep access to stars’.  

The podcast is developed by Mykaell Riley, Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded project Bass Culture and Director of the Black Music Research Unit. It explores the impact of genres like ska, reggae and dub in the UK; starting in the 1960s, the development of British variants of dub poetry, two-tone and lovers rock and through to the present-day. Through a collection of interviews, Riley speaks to musicians whose music has influenced and continues to impact British pop, such as Paul Gilroy, Ras Kwame, Janet Kay, Dennis Bovell and Don Letts.  

Bass Culture is a research project exploring the impact of Jamaican and Jamaican-influenced music on British culture.  

Listen to the latest Bass Culture UK – How Bass Music Shaped British Culture podcast here.