Black 2 Comm is a genre free radio show produced and presented by Paul Jackson. Each track connects to the following in a running order that switches between musical styles, dates and audio quality - often leading to strange and unlikely musical pairings. Avoiding the restrictions of mainstream radio play-listing and genre based programming, the sequence carves its own unique path through pop culture. It is broadcast live at 8 o'clock on Sunday evenings on Resonance 104.4 FM (in central London) and can be streamed from

Black 2 Comm 22nd March 2020

Featuring, Jah Wobble & the Invaders of the Heart, Fingers Inc., Patti Smith and more. Cheq out this black and white footage of Van Morrison performing "Into The Mystic" at the Winterland Ballroom inna 1974. The former San Francisco ice skating rink was converted to a music venue in 1971 by big time concert promoter Bill Graham and eventually closed it's doors on new years eve 1978 with a performance by local counter cultural heroes the Grateful Dead. It was also famous for hosting The Sex Pistols final performance before the group imploded. When I first saw the clip, I thought Van picked up a shaker and was providing some extra percussion but it was actually a harmonica. Another thing worth noting is how close the audience are to the stage. If that show were today (or a couple of weeks ago!) there'd be a crash barrier and a pit containing security guards and press photographers.

Black 2 Comm 15th March 2020

Featuring Larry Wallis, Maximum Joy, Max Romeo and more. Cheq out the latest offering from the brilliant Jimothy Lacoste. Last year the Comm fell out of love with the Soundcloud sensation. His tunes "Wearing Loafers" and "Wearing Burberry Socks" marked an all time low. He was also very nearly canceled for dropping the N bomb but he's now officially back with a bang! Just prior to Christmas he dropped the incredibly catchy "Fina Glow" followed by "Getting To Fly In The Sky" and now "Humble", marking a definite return to form. The production seems to have made a quantifiable leap. It no longer sounds like he's producing the tunes in his bedroom but don't worry, he hasn't lost any of his charm, in fact I think he sounds better than ever . . . and he's living the highlife too, yamming Nandos on the daily apparently!
I think he owes me some royalties though, as he's been blatantly biting my style. Keeping it this and keeping it that as well as the connective A to the B to the C are Comm copyrighted catchphrases after all . . . he'll be hearing from my lawyers imminently!

Black 2 Comm 1st March 2020

Featuring Amy Winehouse, Killing Joke, Fantastic Freaks and more. Cheq out this video of the new sensation known as Ashnikko. The twenty four year old singer / rapper's track "Stupid" blew up on the video sharing app TikTok, gaining over 29 million streams. Born Ashton Nicole Casey, she grew up in North Carolina before her family relocated to Estonia then Latvia. The self confessed show off traveled to London town at weekends to perform at open mic nights and eventually moved to the capital at the age of 18. After signing to Warner Music Group last year she heading out on tour with another act called Girli and posted on her facebook page "I'll be masturbating in travelodges all over the UK this month"! She looks like a Japanese anime character, rockin' blue hair, ridiculous eye make up and outsized clothes while listing her five favourite tunes to whack off to . . . she'll go blind at this rate if she's not careful!