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BBC 1Xtra 20th Anniversary: 31st December 2003 [Part 1]

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From the station’s launch in summer 2002 to summer 2004 I was one of two Hip Hop mix show DJs on the BBC’s station for ‘new black music’, 1Xtra. This month marks the station’s 20th Anniversary, so I’ve embraced the embarrassment of my 1Xtra press photo and picked a selection of mixes I did on the station during that period to upload on Mixcloud for the first time. They’re definitely from a different era – pre-Serato, they’re vinyl only, recorded live on a simple two channel mixer with no effects … and with that comes a certain amount of imperfection I wouldn’t stand by today, but they represent the time well, and in some cases the music I was playing in clubs at the time. Full disclosure – I have given most of these mixes a light edit, cutting out a few sections I didn’t like, but for the most part they’re as they come. I’ll be uploading another of these mixes each week over the next couple of months and posting tracklists for each of them here.

Tracklist:

  1. Chris Read – Theme #1
  2. BDP – Still Number One
  3. Cash Money & Marvellous – Ugly People Be Quiet
  4. Steady B – Serious (BDP Remix)
  5. Special Ed – I Got It Made (Instrumental)
  6. Special Ed – I Got It Made (Vocal)
  7. Audio 2 – Top Billin
  8. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message (Instrumental)
  9. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message (Vocal)
  10. Biz Markie – Make the Music with Your Mouth (Instrumental)
  11. Biz Markie – Nobody Beats the Biz
  12. Eric B & Rakim – Eric B Is President (Instrumental)
  13. Eric B & Rakim – Eric B Is President (Vocal)
  14. Lakim Shabazz – No Justice No Peace (Instrumental)
  15. Lakim Shabazz – No Justice No Peace (Vocal)
  16. YZ – Thinking of a Masterplan (Instrumental)
  17. YZ – Thinking of a Masterplan (Vocal)
  18. YZ – Sons of the Father
  19. Bobby Konders – Heads
  20. Stezo – It’s My Turn
  21. Danny Krivit – Feelin James
  22. James Brown – Funky Drummer (DJ Muro Remix)
  23. Danny Krivit – Feeelin James
  24. Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul (Six Minutes of Soul – The Double Trouble Remix)
  25. Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
  26. Eric B & Rakim – Paid in Full (Seven Minutes of Madness – the Coldcut Remix)
  27. DJ Riz – Live from Brooklyn Part 1 (Outro)

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