XOYO Residency Kool FM

by | Dec 22, 2023 | News

XOYO London Residency Series Continues With Legendary Kool FM

Kool FM, is the most influential pirate radio station in the evolution of jungle and drum & bass. It’s the latest seminal name to be invited to host and curate a four-week residency at XOYO Residency Kool FM. Joining an illustrious list of past residents that includes DJ Randall, Andy C, Interplanetary Criminal, Break, Mike Skinner, Aliz Perez, Goldie, and more. Drawing on 32 years at the forefront of the scene it will be massive. The four Fridays throughout January 2024 (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th) see original Kool FM founder Eastman Sound. He will be accompanied by an unmissable lineup of DJ and MC talent from across the decades. The artist to play will include Bryan Gee, DJ Brockie, Harriet Jaxxon, Voltage, Rage, Bladerunner, Congo Natty, Oko, Serum, Uncle Dugs, IC3, Goddard, James Hiraeth, Serum and many more.

Part of the Family

Recently becoming part of the highly respected Rinse FM family, Kool FM began to broadcast from the rooftops of Hackney 32 years ago. Bringing the latest hardcore sounds to a rapt and immediate audience. As jungle began to emerge as a new sound Kool FM was central to its proliferation. And proceeded to heavily influence the new generations of artists, rappers and MCs. This coveted XOYO London residency is a chance to showcase the many artists who broadcast on Kool FM. So to celebrate Kool FM’s unique heritage and undeniable contribution to jungle and drum & bass culture.

A word from Eastman

I’m looking forward to this one. Kool FM will take over XOYO in January. And I’ll be playing Reggae Dancehall, Roots, and Culture every week. I’ll be playing different styles of Reggae each time to keep it moving. Playing tunes where you can recognize a vocal sample, drum beat, or bass line which laid the foundation of the Jungle and Drum & Bass we now know today. It will be good to see all the Kool Family there. Past, present & future. Thank you, One Love ” –  Eastman Sound

The List Goes on

Each date on the residency sees a host of big and up and coming names take control of the dancefloor in the XOYO main room. Then room 2 sees the Kool Originals  Eastman Sound, Ash, SL, DJ Kane, Jamie G, Devious D, Pressure X, Flirt, and Younghead. All lining up to show the quality tune selection that originally put Kool FM at the cutting edge of a burgeoning new scene.

The show must go on

XOYO continues its drive to embrace all corners of London’s club culture. Delivering a safe, inclusive and authentic dancefloor experience. Celebrating an underground community united by music.


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I am a Drum and Bass DJ and Producer based in Laredo TX. Looking to spread the vibe to people who love Drum and Bass music. I've been inspired by the likes of 90's alternative rock and Electronic music and have been DJ/Producing since 2019. soundcloud.com/d34d_b34t