Clubfoot Stomp into the 6 Mix
4th August 2010
With something for everyone, the national ClubFoot debut on BBC 6 Music goes down a storm!
URN might be off the air until September but Summer at URN means one thing: the Student Radio Awards. Hours and hours toiling over the past year’s shows trying to find all the best bits. I decided to save myself this year by resisting the temptation to enter, but try as I might I couldn’t avoid the SRAs.
The weeknight slots on After Dark are prized possessions. Luckily for me, last year I was given the Thursday 9-11 slot, taking over from the guys from Radio Club Foot. Now, there was always a friendly rivalry between MrE and the Clubfoot Crew but just to make sure I wasn’t getting too carried away, I would get the old text during the show demanding to know “where are Clubfoot?!”. This lasted a couple of weeks but eventually, I managed to shake them off, until this last weekend.
They of course went on to win “Best Specialist Music Show” and as if mixing with the hoy paloy of BBC Radio at the awards ceremony wasn’t enough (not that I’m jealous of course…much), last Sunday they got their shot at national broadcasting by hitting the “6 Mix” on BBC 6 music.
The future of one of the most diverse of the BBC’s outputs is subject to some doubt but if one of it’s last acts is to launch Clubfoot into the mainstream it will be a fitting epitaph.
Clubfoot are best known for keeping up with the hot new tracks and introducing the best in new talent but for this week, they threw some classics into the blend too. They kicked off with the Groove Amada smash- “Superstylin”, as well as Roots Manuva’s “One hope” and the Prince Classic, “Little Red Courvette”
For those of you who like to keep it fresh then checkout Chase ‘n’ Status taking Dizzee Rascal back to his grime roots with “Heavy”; although, admittedly, it’s a long road and I’m not sure they got all the way! For all the dub-steppers out there, be sure to check out the interview with Dave One from Chromeo with the Skream RMX of their new release “Night by night”. For me though, there was one track that stole the show and surprise surprise it had to have a dancehall lick- the exclusive Warrior One ft. Serocee- Bullring Riddim. Think Toddla T and Mr. Versatile. Annoyingly, it’s not out until September and I can’t find it online anywhere! Not that I would indulge in any piracy of course!
Anyway, the show is still available on the iPlayer until Sunday – don’t miss it!
I’ll be back in September for my own assault on the SRAs with plenty of big new tunes and interviews! In the meantime, keep up-to-date with URN and the Facebook group for new blogs in the run-up to the new term!!