Monthly Archives: July 2010

BBC Radio 1Xtra’s UKG Takeover

This week at 1Xtra it’s been all about UK Garage, both in it’s traditional form and of course the newer offshoots of the genre which have come about in more recent years, such as Grime, Dubstep and UK Funky. We … Continue reading

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Nas and Damian Marley

Yesterday was such a legendary day, meeting both Nas AND Damian Marley and then going to their concert later that night at Hammersmith Apollo. It was only as I popped out for a quick break at work after our playlist … Continue reading

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Tunes I’ve Been Listening To…

Some new authentic UK hip hop for you…Grit Grammer ft Genesis Elijah- Hard Times- liking it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6yYCEy1uDc Sony’s hot new signing who used to be part of Backbone Records where I used to work when he was just 14 years old…Love … Continue reading

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Ne-Yo’s Album Playback

   Last Thursday Ne-Yo put on an album playback with a difference, previewing material from his forthcoming project ‘Libra Scale’, to be released in September. It was so top secret that the invited audience had to hand in their mobile … Continue reading

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Jay-Z @ Wireless Festival

The first weekend of July saw gorgeous weather and a weekend of BBQs. I’d received a last minute invite to the Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, so I went down to catch Jay-Z headline the event on Sunday night. The … Continue reading

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EMI New Music Sessions, Abbey Road Studios

Just got back from an EMI industry showcase called New Music Sessions, held at the historic Abbey Road studios! I’ve never been there before so it was pretty exciting and when we got there everyone was treated to drinks and … Continue reading

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