Monday 29 March 2010
MTV: In Underground DJs We Trust?
I had a little catch up with me old mate Stanza about his new show and he said: "After we'd recorded the pilots I was told there was a good chance that the show would be ours, but I didn't think too much of it. Then I woke up on Monday morning to an email from 1Xtra saying they'd like to offer us the show, it was a bit surreal to be honest. After starting radio by doing pirate radio shows and then going on to do guest mixes and cover shows for 1Xtra and Radio 1 over the last few years, to now have my own show, really is a special moment for me and the rest of True Tiger."
He added: "It’s funny, because a couple years back some people were telling me “you can't make it by doing grime and dubstep,” and now in a space of a month we've been signed to 1Xtra, Coda Agency, signed a one off deal with Fabric and had a dubstep beat of ours signed as a single for a major label artist. With artists and producers like Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal, Rusko, Bless Beats, Naughty Boy, Skream and now Devlin, it just goes to show that you can come from the grime and dubstep scene and take it to another level and it also proves the importance of these genres. I don't think any major label can say that they’re not interested in grime and dubstep artists now, which can only be a good thing. It’s just great to have new UK sounds pushed into the charts, keeps it interesting for everyone."
Stanza’s first show first show on BBC 1Xtra will be aired on May 3rd and it’s going to be an all-star special alongside Swindle and Illmana.
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This also appeared over at MTV: HERE