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BBC 1Xtra 20th Anniversary: 31st December 2003 [Part 2]

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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. MC Shan – They Used to Do It Out in the Park
  3. Uptown – Dope on Plastic (Instrumental)
  4. Uptown – Dope on Plastic (Vocal)
  5. Steiber Twins – Point Blanks Gets Physical
  6. Terminator X feat Chuck D & Sistah Soulja – Buck Whylin’
  7. Public Enemy – Don’t Believe the Hype
  8. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Poison
  9. Public Enemy – Public Enemy #1 (Instrumental)
  10. Public Enemy – Mad Mix
  11. Public Enemy – Sophisticated Bitch
  12. Public Enemy – Mad Mix
  13. Public Enemy – Rebel Without a Pause
  14. MC Shan – Juice Crew Law (Instrumental)
  15. MC Shan – Juice Crew Law (Vocal)
  16. Masta Ace – I Gotta (Instrumental)
  17. Masta Ace – I Gotta (Vocal)
  18. Gang Starr – Just to Get a Rep (Instrumental)
  19. Gang Starr – Just to Get a Rep (Vocal)
  20. Jean Jacques Perry – E.V.A
  21. DJ Riz – Live From Brooklyn Part 1
  22. Big Daddy Kane – Cause I Can Do It Right
  23. Public Enemy – More News At 11 (Funk Minister Mega Length Mixx)
  24. Master Done It Again – Bad Hip Hop (Part 1)
  25. Cash Money & Marvelous – Mighty Hard Rocker (Instrumental)
  26. Cash Money & Marvelous – Mighty Hard Rocker (Vocal)
  27. Master Done It Again – Bad Hip Hop (Part 2)
  28. Kid N Play – Gittin’ Funky (Instrumental)
  29. Kid N Play – Gittin’ Funky (Vocal)
  30. Master Done It Again – Bad Hip Hop (Part 3)
  31. Sugar Bear – Don’t Scandalise Mine
  32. Sweet Tee – I Got Da Feelin’ (Instrumental)
  33. Sweet Tee – I Got Da Feelin’ (Vocal)

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