Lockdown Community Radio

Well 2020 is off to a strange start. January and February were real strong. Velo had the best birthday party I’ve seen in a while, and we’ve officially launched The People’s Post – a zine by yours truly, showcasing what we and our friends are up to in this lovely seaside town. And then we…

The People’s Post

It’s 2020. We’re officially living in the future and this, I guess, is a journey further into Alice’s wonderland. In the last 3 years the question I’ve been asked the most is “what is Io key?” – It’s a pretty valid tbh especially in a world where you can be anything these days. I’ve tried…

lo key’s Quick Fire Q’s – Kira

I can’t really remember where I met Klaudia exactly, though my hazy memory tells me either Bomo Bunker or a house party somewhere in 2018?! Either way, she’s always been on the fringes of the lo key family – keeping up to date w/ what we get up to whilst partying w/ us, quietly paying…

Don’t take the power of protest for granted

by Poppy Bullen In the UK you can protest against absolutely anything. From Brexit to Fracking to Donald Trump, tens of thousands use their democratic right to protest all the time.  Recently though, I have heard and seen many people take this freedom for granted here in the UK, complaining that protests are pointless and…

lo key’s Quick Fire Q’s – Pylon Soundz

The thing I’ve always valued the most, running this site / platform these last few years, is the like minded people you meet along the way. Some become friends, others become family. The rest, well… you know how it goes.. Yeah that sounds cheesy but it really is the reason everything started in the first…

Becoming an unemployed grey blob

by Naomi Graves Graduating feels like a heaving suitcase is placed right on the weak point of your back, and you’re just stuck with it. Not sure what’s in it, but it’s definitely there and it’s bloody hard to lug around. This could be a metaphor for pressure, the feeling that you must live up to expectations….

Out and About w/ Poppy – Glasto 2019

by Poppy Bullen 730 days we’ve waited for this weekend to come around again. Even though it felt like we’d been waiting forever, it still came round quickly. Although a lot has changed in the real world and in our real lives since then… I was very happy to be going back into a festival…

What is lo key collective? Part 3

There’s been a lul lately, I mean this site hasnt been updated in over a month now. I’m tired. Running this with the same energy I had back in September 2016 is fucking tough. I mean it’s not just me. The world we live in is different these days, everything’s so turbulent – I mean…

lo key’s Quick Fire Q’s – La Casa Tropical

Over the last few years I’ve spoken about South Africa, and the influence South African music has had in our scene over the last 5 or so years, especially in places like Amsterdam and that Dekmantel / Rush Hour side. Last August I was fortunate enough to arrange DJ Okapi to come and play to…

lo key’s Quick Fire Q’s – Traces

I didn’t really shy away from the fact that I was upset when baby boy Theo aka phil told me that he’s quitting uni and moving back to London. I mean he came here and really fucked shit up by opening everyone in the crew’s eyes to what’s really happening in the Dubstep / 140…

les futurs parisiens

Further to our recent write up about listening bars and being lucky enough to be travelling Europe to share music, the lo key DJ’s Kyle miche and prolific have returned from their adventures in Paris. Above you’ll find a recording, and below you’ll find some snaps and full tracklist. We’d like to extend a big…

The legacy of the rave and why music is political

by Poppy Bullen It’s brilliant to see DJ’s use their platforms to speak up about what is right. Whether it’s about speaking out about raves being a safe space for everyone to the need for having more women on lineups in a male dominated industry. It’s cool to see DJ’s using their platform to speak…