Music

LISTEN: Benji B's First Radio Show on BBC Radio 1

by Winston "Stone" Ford

Benji B has been a staple of BBC’s Black Music radio station 1Xtra since its inception 8 years ago. But when legendary Breezeblock DJ Mary Anne Hobbs stepped down (still trying to get over that), Benji stepped up to fill her timeslot. Occupying the Thursday Morning 2am-4am spot, Benjo brings his interesting blend of hip-hop, soul, and whatever else to the much larger Radio 1 market.

His first show was this past Thursday, listen now and every week on BBC’s iPlayer.

Tracklisting

Zed Bias — Badungdeng (feat. Rodney P & Fallacy) (Benji B VIP) Dubplate
Roska — Time Stamp Rinse
Omar — Dancing Now (feat. Mr Fox) Dubplate
Kode9 — You Don’t Wash !K7
Wiley & MJ Cole — From The Drop Prolific
Ill Blu — Dragon Pop Hyperdub
Breach — Fatherless PTN
Ramadanman — Stifle (Benji B VIP) Dubplate
Ramadanman — Glut Hemlock
Ramadanman — Work Them Swamp 81
Mala — Eyez DMZ

Skream — Fields Of Emotion Tempa
Horsepower — Lithium Soular Deep Medi
Magnetic Man — Ping Pong Columbia
Koreless — Up Down Up Down White
Zomby — Digital Flora Brainmath
Jamie Woon — Night Air Candent Records
Quest — Smooth Skin Deep Medi
Karriem Riggins — 2U4U (extended instrumental) Unreleased
Slum Village — 2 U4 U Barak

J Dilla — Red Light Unreleased
Soho/Pal Joey — Hot Music Kool Groove
Dam-Funk — Kill Dat Mutha****** Dubplate
Floating Points — People’s Potential Eglo
Marco Passarani — Good Split (I Like It) Running Back
Lone — Once In A While Werk
Martyn — Left Hander Forthcoming 3024
Braiden — The Alps Forthcoming Doldrums
Girl Unit — Wut Forthcoming Night Slugs