Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn!
Summer was fun for me for a number of reasons:
- The 3 weeks of hot weather we had in the UK meant I didn't need to go abroad to catch some rays
- The festivals (One Big Weekend and Creamfields being my obvious highlights)
- People finally got to see (and love or hate) Trexx and Flipside
- 1Xtra Loves Summer & Carnival doing it way big (even though I witnessed it all online rather than in the flesh)
- Finally copping some Forum High's in a US 14 (the size I have to wear in Adidas - I've been after a pair for ages)
But we're now in September and Summer is well and truly over. BUT...Autumn is here!
- Schools/Universities & Colleges are starting new terms (Universities across the country, be aware that I will be touching down at many a Fresher's Ball)
- Brand new TV schedules are about to begin (really looking forward to the second series of "Secret Diary of a Call Girl")
- My radio show will be 1 Year Old on the 10th Sept
And finally, but most importantly SEPTEMBER IS FRESH AND NEW MONTH ON MY RADIO SHOW!!
You should know by now that "The Key To The Underground" (as we call it) is also your one stop shop for all the best in live black music too. Well, each week for the month of September, we will be doing things overweight style. As Semtex would say, the swagger meter is set to high.
Every week, I will have a sizzling FRESH Session Of The Week:
1st - 5th Sept - LEON JEAN MARIE - hot new UK artist bringing electic rnb sounds to the street. Featuring tracks from his debut album 'Bent Out Of Shape', live in session.
8th - 12th Sept - NATALIE WILLIAMS - the soulful seductress who brought us This Girl, is back with a new album set to drop in October, the follow up to her second album 'Secret garden'.
15th - 19th Sept - BLAK TWANG - An undoubted UK HipHop legend, Tony Rotton aka Taipanic aka Blak Twan showcases his long awaited new album exclusively for 1Xtra.
22nd - 26th Sept - WRETCH 32 - Finally, the Mixtape King of grime has put together a full length album. 'Wretchtrospective' is coming this season. Hear what it sounds like LIVE - first on 1Xtra.
AND each Wednesday for the month of September I will ALSO bring you 4 (count them) 4 installments of THE JAM SESSIONS - exclusive 100% live music sessions brought to you directly from the world famous BBC Maida Vale studios.
Wednesday 3rd Sept - ROLL DEEP - The Big Money Sound is back in full effect. They kick off our month of The Jam Session specials LIVE from Maida Vale this coming Wednesday.
Wednesday 10th Sept - SWAY - We've been waiting for 'The Signature' album ever since 'This Is My Mixtape' well, just ahead of the new album hitting the streets, we give you a sneak preview of what to expect LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE from Maida Vale.
Wednesday 17th Sept - BASHY - Black Boys blew us away and brought the sound of a new era of freedom fighters to the airwaves. Hear brand new sounds from the self proclaimed "Street Commentator" LIVE on The Jam Sessions.
So make sure you tell a friend to tell a friend to lock in and lock on. "The Key To The Underground" every weekday from 7-10pm with me MistaJam on BBC Radio 1Xtra. And on that note, I'm off to bed - I'll need rest to keep up! Happy September folks!