Hello Dance Bloggers! I'm MistaJam and I'm a self confessed bass junkie. Ever since my weekday Radio 1Xtra show (Monday to Thursday 7-10pm) started in 2007 and Benga & Coki's seminal 'Night' seduced me into the Dubstep scene (it was even the second record I played on the show), I've been happily evangelising about sub bass at 140bpm ever since.
Even though it's multi-genre, the 'Daily Dose Of Dubstep' has become a staple part of the show and through it, I've been lucky enough to play a part in introducing one of the most exciting and diverse British musical genres to a national audience. Being part of what could be described as the 3rd generation of Dubsteppers, I've been lucky enough to have got into it early enough to have seen the popularity of the genre grow and grow to the point where now it's making an impact on the national charts without signs of compromising the underground musical aesthetic; and this Saturday, it's taking over the whole Saturday night schedule on Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra!
The full schedule is below (we'll be announcing more big names too, keep an eye out!). I'm looking forward to doing my first co-host with the Queen of Beats Annie Mac to kick off the night from 7pm and then being the referee for what promises to be a brutal no-holds barred Dubstep Soundclash. The whole night is going to be heavyweight - but in particular, as a fan, I'm looking forward to Benji B's "Musical Story Of Dubstep" - if you're like me and was into the Garage scene in the early 00's but a bit too young to have gone raving - the show promises to connect the dots between what was "Dark Garage" and is now Dubstep with all the big seminal tunes getting a rinse.
If you're brand new to the scene, I highly recommend you take a listen to part 1 of the Radio 1 & 1Xtra Story of Dubstep documentary that went out last Monday (you could even download the podcast) and then I'll see you Saturday night from 7pm to attempt to convert you to the wonderful world of sub-bass at 140bpm. Here's the schedule, let us know what you're looking forward to!
1900-2100 MistaJam & Annie Mac present The Sound of Dubstep 2010 Featuring special guest Katy B
2100-2300 The Dubstep Soundclash Four dubstep crews take over Radio 1 and 1Xtra's studios to see who reigns supreme in the world of dubstep, with MistaJam hosting proceedings.
2300-0100 The musical story of Dubstep with Benji B From Oris Jay to Magnetic Man, all the tracks that define the dubstep genre.
0100-0300 (1Xtra only) The Future of Dubstep 1Xtra introduces the sounds and people that will make up the future of dubstep.
0300-0400 (1Xtra only) DBSTP DWNLD Skream, D1, Lost, and MRK1 unleash back to back downloadable dubstep mini mixes.
0400-0700 Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Dubstep archive Ras Kwame introduces a selection of amazing dubstep moments from our archive, including live sessions, DJ mixes and interviews.