Baby J in session...
Derby based hip hop producer Baby J is in session this week on Introducing on Radio 1. I met Baby J last week after playing his tunes a fair bit on the shows, and wasn't sure what to call him. Turns out his actual name is Baby J - he's legally changed it to exactly that. Fair do's. His hip hop beats and collaborations with varied artists (Alex Blood, Tawiah, The Crimea, Million Dan on one album? Oh yes!) are nothing but excellent as heard on his recent Baby Food album. Here is his remix of Valerie;
The session is on tonight and can be heard for the next seven days on the i player.
Last week saw the Student Radio Awards take place in London. 13th year for the Awards, celebrating the wide range of talent out there in student radio land. These are the stars of the future, in front and behind the microphone; congratulations to all who got nominated and to those who won. Greg James was there, who one year was on Student Radio in Norwich and was then unleashed on you on Radio 1. Magic!
Saw Red Light Company play last week. I do like their Scheme Eugene track and it was good to hear their other melodic rock tunes. I've been saying hello and chatting to Fleet Foxes and Seasick Steve recently too, recording for when I'm standing in for Mr Colin Murray on Radio 1 over the next few weeks. And I'm getting ready for this weekend when my festival in Cardiff, Swn (it's Welsh for noise) is happening. Too many to mention in terms of who I want to see, but Future of the Left, Skatar, Pete and the Pirates, next weeks session guests Danananaykroyd is just the tip of the iceburg lettuce!