Fri 28 Aug @ 14:00 – 16:00 CET
Presenter: Gordon Mac
When Gordon Mac initiated the radio station Mi-Soul four years ago he took almost the complete crew on board with which he caused quite a stir back in the days at Kiss FM: Paul „Trouble“ Anderson, Dr. Bob Jones, Patrick Forge, Jazzie B and Tosca are now amongst the high-profile presenters on the London based station that celebrates the past, present and future of soulful music, be it House, R&B, Rap, Reggae or Soul itself. Gordon Mac’s predominant claim to fame is the larger-than-life Kiss FM brand in 1985. The station born and raised as a pirate radio consolidated almost every important street sound and club night into its programming, giving early breaks to some of the UK’s most important tastemakers. Therefore the station became the legitimate, not legal yet tough, platform for the capital’s thriving dance music culture of the ’80s and ’90s. Finally in 1990, after an enduring and embattled struggle, Kiss FM received an official broadcast license and extended its hegemony to club nights, a magazine and even a TV show. In 1997 Gordon Mac left his by now grown up baby and managed several other media companies. Even though, being one of Britain’s most daring and successful entrepreneurs the soul boy at heart never neglected his love for music. In his show at this year’s IRF he will surely share some of his devotion and enthusiasm for everything soulful under the sun.