Building Stories is hosted by Kieran Callanan, a local DJ affiliated with bass-oriented club night, Less Effect. Under his ‘Horus’ moniker, Kieran focuses on lower frequencies and the dancefloor, but with his Building Stories programme on MD Radio, it’s the threads of tales told from locals and beyond that ties everything together.
The music is eclectic, and in many ways the selection is dependent on whom Kieran has interviewed over the previous month. Some stories are unsettling, some are funny, and so on. They’re all told by real people – whether it’s a grandmother from Walton or a school kid in Birkenhead, everyone has a story to tell.
This month is the foundation layer, with a couple of glimpses into people’s hopes and dreams. We have young people talking about what they want to be when they grow up, and a journey into the depths and makings of the current Liverpool music scene via beats, Mumptown and Jake D. Finally, the show finds itself in South Africa, with an exploration of gqom, a new style of music with parallels to the UK underground.