What we do

Good question…

As I’m sure you’ve guessed, lo key is set up entirely for the purpose of collaboration.

Radio

Our formative years have been really important in setting the foundations of what we are trying to achieve – ultimately bringing Bournemouth’s cultural influences together by means of sharing music, the thing that connects us like no other.

We previously took over afrodisiac live radio once a fortnight, from 6pm till midnight. The archives are still there for you to go through on our Mixcloud channel if you’re feeling nostalgic.

Our crew have also hosted radio broadcasts on radio stations across the UK and Europe, including all over London –  Soho Radio, Brixton Radio, Balamii, Voices – you name it, we been there. Tho NTS where you @?

Other broadcasts further afield incluce Le Mellotron (Paris), Limbo Radio (manchester), Red Light Radio (amsterdam) and Kiosk Radio (brussels).

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Lockdown Community Radio

Born out of the pandemic in March 2020, Kyle from @lokeycollective and Dan from @velodomcafe created a platform to showcase artists, musicians, charities and businesses who have adapted to overcome the many challenges created by Covid-19.

Since then, Lockdown Community Radio has been broadcasting weekly featuring all your favourite creatives including Adam (@adamfoxxx) & Tor (@tordaforce) from We Broke Free (@we_broke_free), Maria Hanlon (@mariahanlon) w/ her show Weekly Waves, Kyle (@kaaaaaaandries)  (of lo key collective), Mr Velo Domestique (@mrvelodomestique) and a handful of local music nerds who’s heads popped out of the woodwork – we call them the Lockdown Selectors. 

Lockdown Community Radio (@lockdowncommunityradio) is live on air from @leadoutcoffee in Bournemouth Tuesday & Saturday:

In-store live stream broadcasts (Pop-Ups)

Our journey into live stream broadcasts started in 2015 and quickly escalated to Garphie’s Guavavibe Pizzeria and then onto South Coast Roast. We arrange one off in store sessions over the summer months with the most recent having been the 48 Hour Radio broadcast we did for Hope For Food. Keep your eyes peeled for more.

Events

We’ve established a strong footing around Bournemouth’s bar and club scene. We host regular nights, of which you can keep up to date via the event page – we also work w/ many other club nights / brands which are also listed.

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Community

Of course we enjoy doing all of the above, it’s fun. But more importantly we set things up so we can help Bournemouth’s “alternative scene” grow into something that we know it has the potential to be. Here’s a few things we’ve done;

lo key presents the Hope For Food 48 hour charity radio broadcast

lo key’s International Women’s Day

In March 2018, kyle and Ida curated an evening of female presenters and DJ’s to come down and do their ting. The three part series was recorded the day before International Women’s Day with an accompanying article to grace our blog, written by the lovely ladies.

kyle also went on to support B.Traits & Jossy Mitsu later that month hosted by our pals Space Cakes & Get Satisfied.

Part 1    |   Part 2   |   Part 3

If you like what you see here and would like to get in contact then please email lokeycollective@gmail.com or DM us via facebook.

Peace, love & red stripes

-lo key family x