Browsing All posts tagged under »1xtra«

30 years of hip hop

April 8, 2009


Catch this while you can. A comprehensive review of the most hip hop people of the past 30 years. [1XTRA RADIO SHOW:] Three decades after The Sugarhill Gang released Rapper’s Delight, BBC 1Xtra decided to celebrate the impact that the music form has had on popular culture. Fear not, the two-hour-long show doesn’t take itself […]

Hudson Mohawke’s Overnight

February 10, 2009


I’ve been wanting to blog about this producer for ages, in fact since the first time I heard Benji B play Overnight  on his Deviation show on BBC 1Xtra. Hudson Mohawke’s style  is simultaneously dirty and delicious. It’s been labelled ghetto tech, which sounds perfectly fine to me. When you hear the dark, bassy flows […]

Fried chicken lovers – UK grime stars Red Hot

October 20, 2008


The first time I heard this track played on BBC 1xtra I fell on the floor with laughter. The attitude mixed with the subject matter is a pretty hilarious combination! For those of you who don’t know, a “junior spesh” is a child-sized portion of food; like a low budget version of a Happy Meal. […]

Mid-week Deviation party

October 1, 2008


Right, just ordered my Addison Lee to take me pronto to Grammaphone on Commercial Street for Deviation’s 1st birthday shindig as hosted by the delectable Benji B. Can’t wait!!