Will Manning


Today I was back to my strange job of provding my voice for an advert, honestly it’s mad. This time round it was for a great cause, BBC’s Children In Need. It’s a campaign which I’ve watched since I can remember on TV and they do great things for great people who deserve it!

The single this year which will raise money for the campaign is called Wish I Belonged and it features Angel, Stooshe, Tyler James, The BBC Symphony Orchestra and the man behind it all Fazer.

Watch the ‘making of’ video:

Download the single NOW by clicking here. All the profit goes straight to CIN.

Listen out for the advert on YouTube.


A few weeks back I had the honour of being apart of CJ Beatz’s BBC Radio 1Xtra R&B Mix Show. CJ is one of my favourite DJs, he is one of the only DJs on the radio who isn’t afraid to show off with some cuts, juggles and personality – something specialist DJs are seriously lacking these days, It’s very refreshing to hear.

There is a feature on his show called Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (yes the famous lyric) It gives DJs a 15 minute slot to showcase what they do in the clubs to make people dance and also theres a little chat before hand too.

Dev – Dancing In The Dark
Diddy Dirty Money Ft. Swizz Beatz – Ass On The Floor
Clinton Sparks Ft. DJ Class & Jermaine Dupri – Favourite DJ
Clinton Sparks Ft. Sean Paul – Favourite DJ (Part 2)
Enur – Calabria
Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine (Architechs Remix)
DJ SNAKE – Party All Day
Kardinal Offishall Ft. Pitbull, Lil Jon & Clinton Sparks – Smash The Club
Kat Deluna Ft. Fatman Scoop – Drop It Low
Katy B – Witches Brew
Foregin Beggers – Badman Riddim
Emeli Sande – Heaven

Download: Will Manning BBC Radio 1Xtra Guest Mix (Re-uploaded)

July 7, 2011, 5:32 pm
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I blogged about me doing some filming for a CBBC show called Friday Download a little while back. Last week I was at BBC TV Center in London for the studio filming section of my feature and it will all be aired TOMORROW at 5:30pm (UK time) on the CBBC Channel. It will be repeated at 10am on the Saturday on the CBBC Channel and again on Sunday morning at 10am on BBC 2 so no excuses to miss it if you live in the UK.

May 17, 2011, 12:48 pm
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Hello, I’ve been away revising for my exam which I had on Monday, I think it went well! So that’s all over and done with and now I have literally a matter of days left at Uni before 3 months of freedom over the summer. ANYWAY what did you miss? Well over the weekend there was a big festival happening in Carlise in Cumbira here in the UK. Its called Radio 1’s Big Weekend which I attended last year in Bangor, its a very very big occasion where big artists from around the world perform to 40,000 people, this year included Lady GaGa, The Strokes, Yasmin, Wretch 32, The Wombats, Artic Monkeys, Plan B, The Black Eyed Peas and soo many more, I watched the whole weekend from the comfort of my bedroom thanks to the brilliant internet geeks at the BBC.

Magnetic Man were also on that huge line up so took it upon themselves to perform their new single featuring the mighty P Money.

April 30, 2011, 11:04 am
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I’m back in the homeland of the UK and it appears I missed a fair bit over the week whilst in Brazil – check the good blogs on the left to catch up, I’ll start as of now.

Here is the huge UK talent everyone is talking about right now, Ed Sheeran performing A Team on the Jools Holland show on the BBC here in England. This is a very big deal for such a new artist, Ed is going to go the distance with this amount of talent.

January 27, 2011, 10:18 pm
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This morning my ears were exposed to a beautiful sound. To be specific it was the sound of the amazing Adele. She first caught my attention, as well as millions of others with her track Chasing Pavements years ago and of course Feel My Love she then went to America and things went really well and now she is back in her homeland with her brand new album entitled 21. The album is currently sitting in my room waiting to be listened to, I’m hoping to get a track from it on this weeks Podcast which is out on Saturday.

Anyway, this morning she was the first artist to perform on a BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Special from the world famous BBC Maida Vale Studios in London. Adele had a whole 30 minutes of air time to herself and performed six tracks including her new single Rolling In The Deep which really was something special, as was the whole 30 minutes.

Listen back and watch the videos from the Radio 1 website, trust me, you won’t regret it.


Every year the BBC gets together it’s team of musical nerds who compile a list of who they think we should all be listening out for in the new year. This years list is very strong. These are the guys and girls from the list who I’ve been listening to and who more than deserve to be on this list.

Jamie Woon


Wretch 32

Jessie J

James Blake


I am so excited about what music will bring to my ears next year, ah so excited… I need to sit down.