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Elisha Sessions Elisha Sessions | 15:49 UK time, Friday, 7 September 2012

What we've been tweeting throughout the week...

Monday we told you that Nemone had snagged a rare interview with Four Tet over on 6 Music, where he discussed his new album, Pink, among other things.

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1Xtra's Stories

Tuesday we linked to the latest 1Xtra Story, entitled Did Hip Hop Predict The Riots? The answer is: not exactly, but what they're getting at is that UK hip hop has been talking rather a lot, and for some time, about the issues that newspapers seemed to suddenly become aware of all at once. Charlie Sloth, new don of the 1Xtra schedule, presents.

Wednesday we reminded you that the Mercury Prize shortlist is out next week. If you'd like to bone up on the contenders, our own Mike Diver has put together his predictions.

Thursday we let you know that Jarvis Cocker is back on 6 Music, with a typically delightful selection of songs for you. This week Jarvis visits the mighty Africa Express as it departs Euston Station.

On Friday we pointed you toward the Asian Network's Summer of Melas, available via the Red Button on your TV, hosted by Tommy Sandhu, Noreen Khan, Ray Khan & Rupal Rajani.

We also mentioned that Ben Drew - sorry, we mean Plan B - did Call My Name by Cheryl Cole - sorry, we mean Cheryl - for Fearne Cotton in the Radio 1 Live Lounge this week. We're trying, Ben and Cheryl, we're trying. There was also the perhaps less surprising choice of his new single, Deepest Shame, and a duet with Timothy McKenzie - sorry, we mean Labrinth - on Playing With Fire.

Coming Up

Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline

If you missed BBC Four's and 6 Music's Punk Britannia season earlier this summer, you can watch this hour of great punk performances on the BBC. The show airs tonight and will be available to watch for a week.

Tonight, on Radio Scotland's Another Country With Ricky Ross, there's also what promises to be a terrific tribute to Patsy Cline, who would be 80 years old on Saturday.

On Sunday, Radio 2 is in Hyde Park! Tom Jones, Jessie J, Paloma Faith, Emeli Sande and the Average White Band will be soaking up what's left of the summer sunshine (and hopefully nothing wetter).

Out Next Week

Here are our reviews of next week's tipped releases, from the likes of Alberta Cross, Animal Collective, Bob Dylan, Calexico, David Byrne and St Vincent, Gallows, Gwilym Gold, Jack Beats, Mala, Pet Shop Boys, Race Horses, The xx and TOY.


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