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Sunday 5th May 2013

Skepta’s Brand New Video is Here!

 

Skepta & Kano kicking back on set

Skepta & Kano kicking back on set

The AMAZING video for Skepta’s brand new single “Lay Her Down” just landed. Taken from Skepta’s forthcoming album Konnichiwa, the single is a strong summer vibe which features Skepta and Kano laying down verses over a laid back 80′s inspired disco track.

Get your skates on and get ready to bathe in a warm splash of retro sunshine…

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Monday 25th February 2013

Idris Elba Goes Mad for 3 Beat!

Actor Idris Elba joined national treasure Trevor Nelson to co-host the second hour of his 1Xtra show on BBC Radio 1 on Saturday night.

Best know for his roles in TV shows The Wire and Luther, Elba is no stranger to the decks – he’s a massive music fan and has been DJing since he was a teenager.

And on Saturday night Idris Elba showed the world that he is a man of impeccable taste, dropping four – YES FOUR – 3 Beat tracks into his guest mix! First up was TS7’s new single “Heartlight” featuring Liverpool’s hottest rising star Taylor Fowlis. Next came “Beat Down”, Steve Aoki’s massive collaboration with Angger Dimas and Iggy Azalea. He closed his set with two 3 Beat tracks back-to-back. Brand new Stylo Gee “Soundbwoy” which Idris predicts will be a “summer smasher“ and then Sway & Kano’s “Still Sway & Kane” featuring Tigger Da Author.

You can listen back to the whole show here.

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Monday 28th January 2013

Sway Unveils New Single “Still Sway & Kane”

1Xtra listeners got a treat on Friday when legendary UK rapper Sway joined Charlie Sloth for a full 30 minutes of chat and banter.

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Sway also treated Charlie to an exclusive first play of his brilliant new single “Still Sway & Kane”. The track features the lyrical talents of seminal East London rapper and star of Channel 4’s “Top Boy” Kano, along with upcoming talent Tigger Da Author (who joined Sway and Charlie on the show). The single got a lot of love from Charlie and his listeners!

Inspired by Sway’s  favourite producer – hip-hop superstar Dr Dre – the track samples the Dre classic “Still D.R.E”. “Still Sway & Kane” had existed in demo form for some time but a chance meeting with Dre prompted Sway to release it as a single, putting a sharp UK spin on one of the most recognised songs in rap history.

The teaser video for the “Still Sway & Kane” went live on Vevo this weekend. If you didn’t see it already you can watch it here. AND there’s a behind the scenes video too.

Sway was on the road all weekend supporting Trey Songz in Leeds and Birmingham. If you missed him, you can still catch him live in the next couple of months.

Sway will headline Proud Galleries in London this Friday, February 1st – info AND he’s appearing with Example later in the month – dates.

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Sunday 13th January 2013

Sway New Video and On Tour With Example

Sway spent the weekend shooting the video for his upcoming single “Still Sway & Kane”.  As always a stellar crew came to lend support with Kano, Chip, Wretch 32, JME and Smiler appearing alongside the legend that is Sway.

You can check out Sway live next month when he tours with Example – starting Feb 11th with a gig at Bournemouth BIC and rejoining the tour on Feb 23rd at Earls Court, London (followed by Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on the 25th, Brighton Centre on the 26th, Birmingham LG Arena on the 28th and Manchester Arena on 1st March).  Details.

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Sunday 16th September 2012

1Xtra’s Adele Roberts makes ‘Gemini’ her Weekend Anthem

1Xtra DJ Adele Roberts made Luke Bingham’s upcoming single ‘Gemini’ (which features Luke’s 3Beat label mate and UK hip-hop legend Sway) her Weekend Anthem this weekend. Adele played the track twice – once on Saturday (41 minutes into the show) AND again on Sunday (40 minutes in). The reaction was great… Adele and her listeners absolutely loved the track – go #TeamGemini!!

Produced by DaVinChe (who’s had hits with Kano, Tinchy Stryder, Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 and Wiley) ‘Gemini’ is out on 3Beat on October 22nd.

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