Yam Radio Co-founder, Wah Wah 45s
Be it as a DJ, broadcaster, or producer of award winning radio, Neil Bopperson has a varied skill set. Having been snapped up by two of London's most highly acclaimed record labels, Wah Wah 45s and First Word Records, has garnered invaluable experience both in the behind-the-scenes running of an independent imprint, and as a resident DJ for the pair. The latter of which has seen him share stages with artists as varied as Theo Parrish, Plan B and Mike Skinner (The Streets), right up to the one and only Blues Brother himself, Mr. Dan Akroyd.
Cutting his teeth at a young age DJing in Sheffield, and then moving to Seville, Lisbon, and Manchester, he now bases himself in East London, where he can competently carve out a conversation over the airwaves or start the party on the dance floor with his eclectic tastes and incendiary DJ sets.
Young Bopperson’s radio chops were learned at the Point Blank Music School in London, which has received Goldie, Monki & Claude Von Stroke as alumni. From there Neil went to Rinse FM and then to Folded Wing where he gained further radio knowledge and experience.
Neil can currently by heard curating and producing radio content for Meat Transmission in London and Le Mellotron in Paris, as well as plying his DJ wares across the globe.
You And Music Radio Takes its inspiration from the vibrant musical community of Peckham and the surrounding areas of South East London. You And Music Radio is a partnership between two pillars of the Peckham music scene: Rye Lane-based record shop YAM Records and local record label, First Word Records. Our aim is simple - to provide a platform for the incredible musical talent that we are lucky to enjoy in our corner of London, add to this some high quality speech based shows from the wider community. South East London has many stories to tell, and we hope to make YAM Radio the place for them to be told.