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Vanessa Feltz wins a Sony

May 11, 2009

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Vanessa Feltz hosts the best radio show in London. I’ve always known it and tonight it’s been confirmed at the Sony Radio Academy Awards. The Robert Elms Show, also on BBC London 94.9, is a close  contender among my personal favourites but I’m really glad Vanessa has won as there are few other shows that […]

30 years of hip hop

April 8, 2009

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Catch this while you can. A comprehensive review of the most hip hop people of the past 30 years. [1XTRA RADIO SHOW: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00jfbhq/] 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

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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

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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

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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!!

Riva Starr on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show

October 1, 2008

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AUDIO: LISTEN HERE One of the perks of my job is that I get to sit at my computer with my headphones on. The assumption is that I’m quietly editing away packages of breaking news that come to me via the news wires. In reality I’m actually plugged into the BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Last fm […]

Reuters Journalism Fellowship, Oxford

September 30, 2008

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Enough of these frivolous postings Zoe! To redress the balance between the vacuous and the worthy, here’s the text behind an address I made last Saturday at the Reuters Journalism Fellowship Programme’s 25th anniversary event at Oxford University. I took part in a Moral Maze style debate (yes there is more to be than blogging about boys). The topic was […]