Archives for January 2010
Yesterday it was Mistajam's 21st birthday...erm plus 6! We had ballons in the studio, cake and good party tunes (it's just ashame that Jam had to provide the tunes). To celebrate in style we surprised Jam by getting his chums Shy FX and Donaeo on the show.
If your birthday was on the 19th January, you not only share your born day with Mistajam but also funny man Shawn Waynes, country singer Dolly Parton and grime star Wiley! Check out the picture of Jam's birthday cake.
What do you want to ask Alicia Keys?
Soul superstar Alicia Keys will be performing an exclusive session for 1Xtra and Radio 1 at Maida Vale on January 20th and you can be part of the audience by entering our competition. See more details here.
As part of the show, Trevor will also be interviewing Alicia and we want you to tell us what he should be asking her! It could be anything from...er, how she likes her toast in the morning to what it was like working with Jay-Z.
*Thank you for your questions. We are no longer taking anymore for Alicia Keys.
You can hear highlights of the session and the interview on Trevor's show at 7pm on January 23rd. Plus, MistaJam will play out the full session on Monday 25th from 7pm :-)
For the 1st week of 2010 it's only right that Mystro's "2009 UK Rap Up" - which completely does what it says on the tin: wraps up 2009's big UK incidents/entertainment moments into one easy to digest 6 minute package - is our first Jam Hot of 2010.
Mystro passed through 1Xtra Towers last night and performed the track in full for the very first time - no mean feat for a 6 minute track with no hook! The whole thing was captured on my camera phone (or video phone as Beyoncé would say) and the geniuses Online Al & Charlie put it together:
Here's the amazing new video for the new single from one of the BBC Sound of 2010 finalists and an artist I've been supporting for a while - Giggs.
Since he last gave us a video exclusive for his last single 'Slow Songs' with Mike Skinner, he's signed a deal with groundbreaking record label XL and finished his debut album 'Let 'Em Have It' due for release in April.
Featuring Atlanta's finest BOB (who we tipped for big things a year ago) here's the video for "Don't Go There" - it was an exclusive to us but thanks to the bootleggers - it's been ripped and put on YouTube too. Digital pirates eh? Let's hope they don't bootleg the album and actually support the artist they obviously like...
Unfortunately to our International cousins, this version is only available in the UK right now. Just google it to watch one of the bootlegger's rips... SMH!