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Wednesday October 29th 2014

The hip hop equivalent of undoing the top button on your pants after tea, were back with exclusives and newness from the likes of Cappo, Jam Baxter, Joe Snow, Lee Scott, Heavy Links, Moose Funk SquadThe New Blxck, J-Man and Loads more; Caveman and Black Sheep feature in this weeks flashback, More cryptic nonsense in Glockbusters and more grow-room goodies up for grabs courtesy of Greendaze Hydroponics!

Wednesday October 21st 2014

A show not to be missed tonight with bangers from Scorzayzee, Just B, Defenders Of Style, Konchis & Physiks, Verbal Skillz, Verses Bang, 9th Dan, Datkid, Wormusic, Sage Francis, Ed Scissortongue and loads more; KRS ONE and Fallacy feature in this weeks flashback; We're practically giving away a shitload of top nutrients in our Greendaze Hydroponics competition; More cryptic daftness in Glockbusters and we have a superb LIVE SESSION with The Headonist Crew who also take on the mighty Mind Your Ps & Qs!!

Wednesday October 1st 2014

More carry-on Crates tonight with bangers from The Mouse Outfit, Triple Darkness, Bus Driver, Stakka Lyrics, Dan Rattomatic, Res One, Joey Bada$$, Verses Bang, Phili N Dotz, 9th Dan, Task Force and Loads more; Katch 22 and UMC’s feature in this weeks flashback and More cryptic daftness with Glockbusters!

Wednesday September 18th 2014

We're back pumping electromagnetic radiation through fibre-optic cables again with exclusives from Fliptrix, Stakka Lyrics and Beit Nun and newness from Theme, Moose Funk Squad, Pierce Artists, Genesis Elijah, Dialectactics, Twiggz, Tomb Crew, Skeezo and Loads more; Kashmere and Sugarhill Gang feature in this weeks flashback; More Glockbusters daftness, Tricksta takes on the mighty Mind Your Ps & Qs and we have a very special after hours cypher featuring Konchis & Physiks, DTS Records and The Psiclones!!!

Wednesday August 27th 2014

Another jam-packed show tonight with tracks from Just B, El-Raw, Strange U, Mistafire, One Oz, Ral Duke, Ramson Badbonez, Scorzayzee, Rome, The Bodega Brovas, Constant Deviants and loads more; Hardnoise feature in this weeks Flashback with a rare live recording from 1991; More Glockbusters crypticism and another boom bap set; this week RUM COMMITTEE!

Wednesday August 27th 2014

Back in the room with a show bursting at the seams with exclusives from TripleDotBeast, Strange U, Fliptrix and Jam Baxter & Jon Phonics amongst tracks from Mistah Bohze, Jazz Spastics, Rome, Pazzuzu and loads more; Bad Taste Crew join us in the studio ahead of this years Just Jam, Cash crew & Slick Rick feature in Flashback and we look back to the summers amazing Boom Bap festival with a live set from TPS Fam!!
We'll have some classics from the Crates archives from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday July 30th 2014

More Crates carry-on this evening with a decadent smorgasbord of brand new tracks including exclusives from Physiks, Skrabl and Problem child (who's set from BoomBap we'll also be featuring), Farma G, Twizzy, Luca Brazi, Ill Az, Enlish, Broken Poetz and loads more Boom Bap interviews and yet more daft quiz malarkey with Glockbusters!
We'll have some classics from the Crates archives from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

More rags and woolen tonight featuring Gasp, Kingdom of Fear, Raoul Duke, Diggis, Konchis & Physiks, Parallax and loads more! 3rd Bass & Hardnoise feature in this weeks flashback; we look ahead to NEXT WEEKS Boom Bap Festival with Chester P's set from last years main stage and we have more T-shirts to give away as we play another round of Glockbusters!
We'll have some classics from the Crates archives from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday June 4th 2014

More hip-hop goings on tonight at crates HQ featuring Gasp, Barzin, Mr Melta, Cheech & Morriarchi, Enlish, Kashmere, Melo Malo and loads more! Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince and London Posse feature in this weeks flashback; look ahead to Boom Bap with Rodney P's set from last years festival and we have more T-shirts to give away as we play another round of Glockbusters!
We'll have some classics from the Crates archives from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday June 4th 2014

More Crates camaraderie tonight featuring Jack Jetson, Flabz, Life MC, Spitfire, Dead Residents, Confucious MC, Ben Elph, Lee Scott, Habitat & DJ Severe, JoTetvoo and loads more; Jehst and Viktor Vaughn feature in this weeks Flashback; more Ps & Qs; we chat live to Twizzy about his new ep “Beyond The Bullshit”; DTS Records join us for a Live Session and we launch our brand new if heavily plageurised quiz - Glockbusters!
We'll have some classics from the Crates archives from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday May 14th 2014

Tonights show featuring Toy Control, Flabz, Seymore & Cheech, Dr Zygote, Charlie Mac, Chris Lucas, Quinzelly and loads more; Skitz and Masta Ace feature in this weeks Flashback; we chat live to Boom Bap Festival head honcho Ivan about this years event and test his mettle with a round of Mind Your Ps & Qs and we launch our Boom Bap Competition to win 2 tickets to this years hip hop extravaganza! Pens at the ready!
We'll have some classics from the Crates archives from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday May 7th 2014

Back with a vengenge tonight after a weeks break.. and what a show we've got for you! We've got exclusives from Cappo's Boot EP, Joe Snow, Ed Scissortongue, M9, Psykametrikz, Harris Tweed, Physiks and loads more; MASSIVE Boom Bap Competition news; Matty pops in for another Live Session; Spider Jaroo promos his new album with Bambu Hands 'Live From The Archives Vol 1' and takes on the might of Mind Your Ps and Qs and Roots Manuva and Dr Dooom feature in this weeks Flashback! Jurassic Park!
We'll have some classics from the Crates archives from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday April 30th 2014

More awkward silences interspersed with some of the best new hip hop about including tracks from Jester Jacobs, Defenders Of Style, Iron Braydz, Sci-Fi Stu, Bill Shakes, King Grubb & Lee Scott, Lews Tewns & Nobsta Nuts, Lucid Mover, Dubbul-O & Pro P and loads more; Mark B & Blade and Gangstarr feature in this weeks Flashback and MTB Matty, King Hippo & Handsy drop in to spit some bars and to take on the mighty Mind Your Ps & Qs!
We've got a classic DJ GIRO mix from the Crates archives from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday April 24th 2014

Has it been a week already? More mayhem tonight with Fliptrix, Bill Shakes, King Grubb & Lee Scott, Lucid Mover, Physiks, Defenders Of Style, Disciple & Bambu Hands, the new blxck, Dubbul O & Pro P, Juice MCs and loads more; Mud Family & KRS One feature in this weeks Flashback and we may or may not have some surprise guests dropping by to spit some bars and take on the might of Mind Your Ps & Qs!
We've got a classic DJ GIRO mix from the Crates archives from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday March 17th 2014

Another sonic bombardment tonight with bangers from Dotz, Solomon Caine, Konchis & Physiks, Smellington Piff, Diligent Fingers, Dubbul O, Team Dreebs and loads more; we have new tracks and a full-length interview with First Frontal Assault legend MC Rapia and Roots Manuva & The Pharcyde feature in this weeks flashback!
We've got a classic DJ GIRO mix from the Crates archives from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday February 26th 2014

Exclusives from Tha 4orce, The New Blxck, Dubbul O & Fabz; newness from Pete Cannon & Dr Syntax, Manage, Three Headed Beast, J Parker, The Northaze, These Hands and loads more; we speak to K*ners ahead of his gig supporting The Game; Bushkiller and Gang Starr feature in this weeks Flashback and we have Sparkplug from cold case records live in the studio!
We've got a few classics from the Crates archives from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday February 26th 2014

The Crates thunder towards the 200th show with another sonic feast of the highest order with exclusives from Pete Cannon & Dr Syntax, Three Headed Beast, Dr Voodoo, Parallax and Defenders Of Style; newness from BVA, TPS Fam, Remulak & Mr Melta, Oliver Sudden & Steady Rock, The Northaze, El J and loads more; Hijack and Black Sheep feature in this weeks Flashback and we salute the work of the one and only No Sleep Nigel! As you were..
We've got a few classics from the Crates archives from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday February 19th 2014

Another jam-packed Bottomless Crates tonight featuring brand new tracks from the likes of BVA, Iron Braydz & Prince Po, Mr Melta & Makzwell Skot, TPS Fam, 9th Dan & Benji Blue, Defenders Of Style, Steady Rock & Oliver Sudden, Dr Lekta, Thick Diction, Pete Cannon, Gemini, Northern Structure, Diligent Fingers, Scoleri Brothers, Teknique and loads more and Public Enemy & Blade feature in this weeks flashback!
We've got a few classics from the Crates archive from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday February 12th 2014

A show oozing with dopeness tonight with exclusives from Strange U, Oliver Sudden & Steady Rock, IMS, TPS Fam, Defenders Of Style, STORi and Remulak & Mr Melta; brand new tracks from LDZ, Northern Structure, Jinxsta JX, Stakka Lyrics, Dr Lekta, Jister One OZ amongst the goodies and DEEJ pops in to chat about his new EP Stolen Beats and Swollen Egos, and The Brotherhood and The Beatnuts feature in this weeks Flashback. Pick that out.
We've got a few classics from the Crates archive from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday February 5th 2014

Another cracking show for you tonight with brand new tracks from Twizzy, Jinxsta JX, Lego, Beit Nun, One OZ Ken Masters and loads more, an exclusive from Pete Cannon & Dr Syntax, Gunshot are this weeks Flashback, we have a top Live Session for you with HANDSY, some top new US releases and we should hopefully have another round of Mind Your Ps & Qs!
We've got a few classics from the Crates archive from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday January 29th 2014

On air now with the warm up as we look forward to another hectic Bottomless Crates show.. We've got new tracks from Cold Case recoreds, Insane Macbeth, Stig & Rag n Bone Man, Culture Vultures, Supa & Da Kryptonites and fuckloads more; We chat to Jinxsta JX about his new album, touring with Task Force and he also takes on the mighty Mind Your Ps & Qs challenge as do The Gangreenz who perform live in the studio; we have another installment of Dil's Winter Vol2 and Gang Starr feature in this weeks Flashback!
We've got a few classics from the Crates archive from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday January 22nd 2014

Take 2 of last weeks show (minus the technical mishaps, hopefully!) a cracking playlist including brand new tracks from the likes of Problem Child, M.A.B, Oldboy, Legion, E & Daniels, Gutter Snypes, Kydro & Jaroo, Argot Sims and a shitload more; Stig Of The Dump & Diligent Fingers go head to head over Numbers on the Boards and we also have the latest instalment of Diligent Finger's Dil's Winter Vol 2, Rhyme Pad Radio's Battle Final from Boom Bap 2013; Craig Mack is this weeks Flashback; Crates co-founder Ian tales on Mind Your Ps & Qs and we unearth a lost gem from Crates favourite Putrid Pete!
We've got a few classics from the Crates archive from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday January 15th 2014

Take 2 of last weeks show (minus the technical mishaps, hopefully!) a cracking playlist including brand new tracks from the likes of Problem Child, M.A.B, Oldboy, Legion, E & Daniels, Gutter Snypes, Kydro & Jaroo, Argot Sims and a shitload more; Stig Of The Dump & Diligent Fingers go head to head over Numbers on the Boards and we also have the latest instalment of Diligent Finger's Dil's Winter Vol 2, Rhyme Pad Radio's Battle Final from Boom Bap 2013; Craig Mack is this weeks Flashback; Crates co-founder Ian tales on Mind Your Ps & Qs and we unearth a lost gem from Crates favourite Putrid Pete!
We've got a few classics from the Crates archive from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday January 1st 2014

Its our first show of the 2014 and a retrospective of the best albums of the last 12 months (prize for spotting the 2012 release!) with a killer selection from the likes of Jester Jacobs, Verb T, Granville Sessions, Cappo, Task Force, Konchis & Physiks, London Posse, Dirty Dike, Brothers Of The Stone, B.O.M.B, Mouse Outfit, Ramson Badbonez and a shitload more! World Online DMC Champ Jon 1st takes on Mind Your Ps and Qs and we have a radio EXCLUSIVE from MYSTRO and the 2013 Rap UP!!
We've got a few classics from the Crates archive from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!

Wednesday December 25th 2013

It may be Xmas but The Crates are still hard at it bringing you an alternative soundtrack to your seasonal festivities including an exclusive from The Bluntskins, A live set from Deej, Boom Bap Highlights, Diligent Fingers and Deej both take on Mind Your Ps and Qs and we have a banging selection of tracks from the likes of Shin Seka, Contact Play, Pragmatic Theory, Deeflux & Dirty Stanz, Atmosphere, Mud Sun and loads more!
We've got a few classics from the Crates archive from 7pm taking us up to THE CRATES at 8pm til 10 as usual!




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