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GORGON CITY FT. LIV & MNEK – DOING IT WRONG (COVER) [PERFORMANCE]
January 7, 2014, 12:21 pm
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The very talented Gorgon City were in the BBC Radio 1Xtra Live Lounge yesterday alongside MNEK and Liv. They performed a cover of one of my fave Drake songs everrrrrr, Doing It Wrong, the result was the sublime eargasm.



NAUGHTY BOY – GET LUCKY (COVER) [PERFORMANCE]
May 20, 2013, 9:14 am
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Naughty Boy hit up the BBC Radio 1Xtra Live Lounge to perform their UK NUMBER 1 La La La (amazing!) and, their cover of Daft Punks Get Lucky.

Oh, they also chuck in a bit of Rhi’s Diamonds too, really nice!



JACOB BANKS – STAY X DON’T KILL MY VIBE [PERFORMANCE]

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After releasing his debut EP The Monologue yesterday, Mr Jacob Banks was live this afternoon on BBC Radio 1/ 1Xtra to perform.

1Xtra are tipping him for greatness in 2013 and this performance showcased why. As well as performing his own material, he also did this mash up of Rihanna’s Stay, and Kenrick’s Don’t Kill My Vibe.



ALUNAGEORGE – BODY MUSIC [NEW MUSIC]

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One of my big for 2013 artists is this brilliant duo, AlunaGeorge. Body Music is the title track from their highly anticipated debut LP, I can’t wait to hear the full studio version, of this but for now here’s a live version as performed recently on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

As a bonus here’s a cover they performed of Frank Ocean’s Thinkin About You.

Thanks to SoulCulture for the audio links.



CJ BEATZ INTERVIEW’S TREY SONGZ
September 20, 2012, 10:22 am
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Mr Steal Your Girl aka Trey Songz aka the man your girlfriend loves sat down with BBC Radio 1Xtra’s CJ Beatz. They talked all things GIRLS.



SALUTE TO RONNIE HEREL
August 21, 2012, 7:37 pm
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Last night the R&B king of the radio in the UK, Ronnie Herel had his last show on BBC Radio 1Xtra. I was tuned in from the states and it was an emotional listen.

Ronnie has been on 1Xtra since the beginning of the station 10 years ago, to have a show on the same staion for 10 years is a big deal and it shows how much Ronnie has been respected within the R&B community.

I had the honour of meeting Ronnie a number of times during my short time at the station and he was a great guy, he knew his music so well and he showed so much passion for the music he plays. I also had the honour of filling his shoes for the 1Xtra chart show on 2 occasions when he used to present that back in 2010.

Make sure you listen back on the BBC iPlayer to Ronnie’s last show for 3 hours of amazing R&B both old and new plus a whole load of special UK guests too.

Big up to CJ Beatz who will take over Ronnie’s show in 2 weeks with a new time of 10pm-2am. I cannot wait to hear that as CJ already has a SICK mix show on the network.



TRUE TIGER PERFORM AT MAIDA VALE STUDIOS
August 14, 2012, 3:50 pm
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True Tiger set Maida Vale alight when they dropped in to see Mistajam last week to perform four tracks from the new EP, Eye of the Tiger Volume 2, alongside a live band. The EP will be released via the collectives Facebook page, through their new label, Stripes Records, on September 3rd 2012. Trust us, it’s full of absolute bangers with a track for everybody and features the likes of Maiday, Newham Generals, Maxsta, P Money & Drifter, Scrufizzer, Dot Rotten and Mic Righteous.

Check our the full session HERE!