Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012, Gyptian ft. Ice Prince

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24 Jun 2012
1Xtra Stage


Dancehall superstar Gyptian is returning to the 1Xtra stage after a celebrated performance at 1Xtra Live in 2010.

Praise and renown continues to build for Windel Beneto Edwards, especially after heavy rotation of the 2010 single Hold Yuh. This standout track has gained additional vocals from Nicki Minaj, remixes from Major Lazer, Toddla T and Shy FX plus the status of a bonafide summer anthem.

The Kingston roots reggae artist started singing in church but was soon encouraged by his parents to meet record producer Mr Wong, whose guidance in developing Gyptian's vocal-led sound contributed to him winning the 2004 Star Search talent competition. Since then, multiple hit singles including Serious Times and Beautiful Lady have taken hold of the Jamaican charts as well as commanding attention and playlists worldwide.

Hackney Weekend will be the perfect location to see Gyptian rise from the underground, performing tracks bursting with power, passion and unequivocal joy.

Set List on 1Xtra Stage on 24 Jun 2012 at Hackney Marshes

  • Superstar
  • Oleku
  • Nah Let Go
  • Cloud 9
  • Serious Times
  • Mama No Cry / Beautiful Lady
  • Hold Yuh

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