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Gemma | 20:14 UK time, Thursday, 22 October 2009

When you work on the radio life is very quick, everything is instant and amazing things pass by quickly (especially at if you work at 1Xtra!). Last night something happened that I think should be reveled in and enjoyed for quite a while yet. 1Xtra's takeover of the BBC's electric proms kicked some serious butt. The coming together of a full live band and the energy of Dizzee Rascal was a stroke of genius, that not only highlighted the power of collaboration but how a young grime MC from East London could possibly end up changing the face of pop music. If you haven't seen it you need too...
(In the middle of typing this blog entry) I just got distracted by a phone call from one of my friends who said that she watched it on the TV and felt emotional "A real crossover moment..." she said and I couldn't have put it better myself.

Gem Xx

P.S During the preparation to this mighty gig, 1Xtra did what it does best and took over the venue with all sorts of imaginings and happenings. For example... a Q&A session with N-Dubz, some locals and me too, which of course involved some ridiculous hat trying on and they performed a couple of their tunes acoustically.

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Oh and I took part in some krumping of course...

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P.P.S Just got distracted by yet another phone call whilst finishing off this blog... From a 1X exec... "....So.... about...." she said before teasing my brain with ideas for something massive (that I'm not allowed to mention yet! - too find out listen to Trev's show on Sat night!!) we are putting on at the end of November. See what I mean about how quickly it moves.

Thursday 22nd October 2009 @ 19.42.

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