‘We want people to feel they have a home’: No Signal, black Britain’s new radio station

‘One of the most lyrical, badman tunes ever!” says dancehall DJ Levels, after Real Badman by Vybz Kartel has just played. “This represents Jamaica – this represents real music!” “I’m from Nigeria,” laughs his rival selector Joie in retort, who replies to Levels by playing No Lele by Nigerian Afrobeats star Wizkid. “We’re the biggest people.” This is NS10v10, an uproarious DJ battle that has become the flagship show on No Signal, the British online radio station that has been one of the few success stories amid the difficulties of the Covid-19 lockdown…

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