A first for blue heritage plaques

A first for blue heritage plaques

Uncle 22 holding the blue plaque outside 18 Sebert Road

As part of our project celebrating De Underground Records for Newham Heritage Month a blue plaque has been install to commemorate 18 Sebert Road, Forest Gate and the contribution those who ran it made to UK dance music culture.

Desmond Fearon, aka Uncle 22 was there to see it be installed. The plaque reads:

De Underground Records, 1991-1996. Record shop and recording studio, instrumental in the development of UK hardcore, jungle and drum and bass music. Run by Mike De Underground, Cool Hand Flex, Uncle 22 and DJ Randall.

The plaque recognises the founders but that is not to diminish the contribution of everyone who worked there over the six-year period. The wider project includes a limited edition publication, podcast with contributions from the wider De Underground family such as A-Sides, DJ Van Waxen / Wacko, MC Fats and Marly Marl.

This is the first time a heritage plaque recognises the contribution that hardcore, jungle, and drum and bass music has made to UK culture.

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