In August 2011 violence broke out across London in some of the most heated riots we have seen in the UK for many years. Amongst the chaos, a Sony warehouse full of stock from independent record labels, to be distributed by PIAS, was burnt to the ground, threatening the livelihoods of many artists from the music scene. In today's Electronic Dimensions, Naomi Mihara gets political trying to understand the causes and consequences of these riots. Featuring interviews and music from some of the affected labels, including Alex Stevenson, co-owner of Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings.
Other affected electronic labels aside from the ones featured on the show include Ninja Tune, Soma, Cocoon and Rekids.