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Real city radio is about attitude and deeds – we don’t follow the pack, we set our own path; our line-up of presenters is perhaps the most diverse among underground radio stations mirroring mk's communities; and, we are uncompromising in the speech and music we broadcast. In fact, we are the only underground music and speech radio station in milton keynes blending ‘old skool to new cool’ soulful music , we dont play the brainwashing music of the mainstream, we keep away from the negative lyrics, the very music that teaches our kids that its all about the sex, money and the bling. We can change our community, we can help our young people, help eachother and make our community a safer nicer place to live, so join our revolution of change @ real city radio. If you like what realcity stands for, or you just love our kind of radio, then welcome home to realcity, whoever you are, wherever you are This is indeed is your radio station.


Our values

CALM is about, for and on behalf of men. We use young men’s peers, their voices and interests to reach them. We seek to work with clubs, venues and brands with voices that men respect, feel comfortable with and trust to get our message across.

We believe that there is a cultural barrier preventing men from seeking help as they are expected to be in control at all times, and failure to be seen as such equates to weakness and a loss of masculinity.We believe that if men felt able to ask for and find help when they need it then hundreds of male suicides could be prevented.

We’re a campaign for all men, not just ‘service users’. All of us, at one time or another and regardless of gender, can hit a crisis and so we could all do with support when things get tough.

Our work

Offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via our helpline, webchat and website

Challenging a culture that prevents men seeking help when they need it, through CALMzine and campaigns such as #ManDictionary and #BiggerIssues

Pushing for changes in policy and practice so that suicide is better prevented, via partnerships such as The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities (TASC), the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA)

Supporting those bereaved by suicide, through the Suicide After Support Partnership (SASP), hosted by CALM, which aims to ensure that everyone bereaved or affected by suicide is offered and receives timely and appropriate support

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male.


Need help?

Call our helpline… 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year …or find help online here

NATIONWIDE 0800 58 58 58 LONDON 0808 802 58 58





Naked Music began life as a production company back in 1992, when founders Dave Boonshoft and Jay Denes scored immediate underground success with releases on indies such as OM, Francois Kevorkian’s Wave imprint, and UK’s XL Records. The “Naked Sound” was born at the intersection of dance, soul and electronic music.


A string of high profile remixes followed with artists as diverse as Sade, Kelis, Maxwell, and Britney Spears (to name a few) getting the “Naked Treatment”.


It quickly became apparent that true creative freedom could only be achieved by starting our own label and following our own muse. Hence, Naked Music Recordings was founded in 1998. Our mission: to release forward-thinking music that defies easy categorization.

Our first CDs were compilation releases, generally leaning heavily on our own artists recordings combined with various singles we bought from independent artists. They were extremely popular and trendsetting – within a year many other companies were trying to emulate our graphic style and vibe. We soon grew tired of the format, it was time to move on.


Around 2000 we entered into a joint venture with EMI/Virgin. Signed a few wonderful artists and made their records. Blue Six, Lisa Shaw, Aya, Miguel Migs, Gaelle, and a number of others. It was nice (being polite here!) for a while, but we really enjoy our indie freedom and are glad to have it back.


Over multiple 12” releases and albums, we’ve tried to keep a consistently high standard of songwriting with top-notch production while steadily refining our basic aesthetic sense. As many have noted, we don’t put out a lot of product, but when we do it’s worth the wait.


Many of our CDs have achieved have a lasting “cult” status and we’re very proud of this. These days we make what we please in a completely unconstrained manner. Although the industry is in a highly volatile state, we are blessed to be able to continue to do our thing on our own terms. It’s often at times of great upheaval that really unique and beautiful things occur. We intend to be a part of this transformation as long as possible.

Sony Gold & Mobo winner

Steve Jackson

How Did You Come About Joining Kiss FM ?


Yeah i knew gordon mac for years we used to work on a radio station called jfm in the 80’s, he used to come to my flat and make pancakes “the business” toss those pancakes, anyway we’d hang out and id dj at his clubs and stuff, he said to me “come on get off that rubbish station and come join us” so i did and thats how i did it. Earlydoors he did say he was starting a pirate radio station and i just laughed “whatever” and yeah he obviously did and so i joined and thats it.

What was the early studios like ?


Grotty yeah really shabby to be honest, erm erm the one at wharf road i think gordons mum owned that it was really cool it was like a real studio, i remember setting fire to it a couple of times, accidently of course. yeah i remember there was one in charlton, camden and commercial road, the one in camden i remember evryone knowing where we was and we were suppose to be pirate im not kidding everyone knew it was ridiculous lol. also there was manasus it was funny a tower block in east london, i remember doing a show at the house phone would ring and ask for someone like ed and you would have to go and find him amongst the bodys from the night before party funny days, and the toilet every time you used it you would get soaked so you would have a special tactic on how to dodge the water good ol days.

What makes a good dj ?


Originallity, you know the people have got to like the music for a start but you can make people like the music, like i said when i played house at kiss fm when it was pirate nobody was playing it it was a minority proggramme now look at it the last twenty five years it was one of those things you just came up with it, i mean before that i used to play boogie salsa samba jazz funk stuff like that, then house music came it was like disco revisited in my view so that was it no outfits no styleof dancing no going around in gangs you’d have to be into it the music “thats disco”


How Did You Come About Joining Kiss FM ?


Yeah i knew gordon mac for years we used to work on a radio station called jfm in the 80’s, he used to come to my flat and make pancakes “the business” toss those pancakes, anyway we’d hang out and id dj at his clubs and stuff, he said to me “come on get off that rubbish station and come join us” so i did and thats how i did it. Earlydoors he did say he was starting a pirate radio station and i just laughed “whatever” and yeah he obviously did and so i joined and thats it.


Lets talk about your input into real city academy, how far have you got with setting such an academy up ?

its a steady process, its all about getting it right first time round rather than going back over things fifty times, we have a great team of people behind this project some very important people in the music industry working closley with us every day, slowly we are acheiving what we set out to do, its a hard slog at times but its worth every second we spend on this project. Our aim is to have a music academy set up by the end of 2018, with some full and p/t courses in music technology, sound engineering and music business. its exciting times to be working alongside such a fine bunch of dedicated people who’s goals are to connect with young people and inspire them with there knowledge and experiance in life and the music business. what our aims are is to create a good future for young people, to help create jobs, jobs that they want to do. theres a thousand parts in this industry for our young people to excell, we ultimatley want our kids to have there own industry. people from all over the world will come to milton keynes for there know how.

This is the sixth year of realcityradio, hows that project going ? Are you going to keep it a strictly house music station ?


Its been great, Ricardo doing a fantastic job as ever . and fm is where we are going, and house music is where we are at.. from unlicenced to licenced kiss i played house music from 1985, because at that time everyone else’s music was down to mid tempo, i suppose from constantly banging the house music drum ! the vibe was right and positive, the lyrics said love, party happy sexy dance friday, saturday “compare that with the mainstream broadcasters”. The music that we play at real city radio is good for your soul plus we play lots of vinyl which is good for your body vibe too. at real city we want you to be involved its free ! its for you ! So look out for us in the near future, The voice of Milton Keynes is about to land.

Pump Up The Volume is a three part history on the development of electronic dance music. Part one looks in detail at Chicago and the early roots of house as it grows out of disco's remains. The second and third parts take you through Detroit techno, acid house, Manchesters legendary Hacienda club and the UKs widespread rave scene of the early 90s that gave birth to so many new styles and directions over the following decade





Miguel Migs grew up in Northern California on his parent’s diverse collection of classic rock, blues, funk, soul and reggae records – which helped set the tone for his musical inspirations. He infuses these creative influences into his own sound, which combines this wide range of styles, blending them together into his own unique artistry.


Migs emerged from the 90’s deep house underground scene to become the kind of artist who transcends the stylistic limitations of a genre so very few can. His musical journey began after picking up a guitar in his early teenage years and his first outlet was writing songs and playing in Dub/Reggae bands. Although Migs always loved and listened to all different styles of music, in the early 90’s he connected to the soulful sounds of Deep House. By the mid ’90s he began experimenting with producing electronic dance music. And by the time the new millennium dawned, a string of releases and remixes on numerous leading indie dance labels earned him an enviable reputation among discerning dance music fans worldwide. As Petalpusher, he’d also become a stalwart of the hugely influential Naked Music stable with his original productions, remixes and compilations. But even bigger things were to follow.


His well-received 2002 debut album Colorful You came out on the legendary Astralwerks label, and Migs began to attract attention from the broader music community, remixing big-name artists as diverse as Macy Gray, Lionel Richie and Britney Spears (yes, really). After years of relentless non stop global touring, his 2007 follow-up album Those Things saw him collaborating with big-hitting names like hip-hop legend Sadat X and Reggae icon Junior Reid among others. The album was nominated for Best Dance Album in the Independent Music Awards, and was also included in Virgin records yearly ‘Virgin Recommends 24 ECD’ promotion not to mention the single So Far went into the Top 5 in the Billboard Dance chart and #5 on the iTunes dance chart.


‘Those Things’ was released on Migs own label, Salted Music. Founded in 2004, he launched Salted Music as a creative outlet for, in his own words, “music I like to play as a DJ, those B-side dubs, that underground creative feel. I never set out for it to be a large record label, it’s something we do pretty much on a part-time basis for fun as a side project. but it’s also important to me to be able to keep pushing new sounds and new artists.”


Migs’ reputation is such that when it came to recording his last album Outside The Skyline (which debuted in the iTunes top 10 dance chart and received rave reviews by top publications) he was able to pull together an impressive line-up of collaborators including original disco diva Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, reggae legends Half-Pint and Freddie McGregor, first lady of musicianship Meshell Ndegeocello, Berlin based jazz singer Georg Levin and bossa nova phenomenon Bebel Gilberto who all make an appearance on the album, alongside two vocalists who’ve been regular co-conspirators through the years, Aya and Lisa Shaw.


The result is a sophisticated melting pot of sound that has trademarked Miguel Migs. Informed by electronic elements but no slave to metronomic dancefloor rhythms and tempos, it takes influences from rock, jazz, reggae, soul and more, with a heavy emphasis on high-quality song writing and equally high production values.


Despite achieving levels of success – both critical and commercial – Migs remains a genuinely humble, self-effacing individual. A globe-trotting DJ, nominated on a Beatport poll as ‘Best Deep House Producer’ who, rather than constantly follows the trends or hype, prefers to let his music do the talking. Thankfully, his music more than does the talking – it speaks to people. Just listen.