Special guests at Reprezent Radio for The xx & Young Turks takeover

Joe Walker

3 months ago

By Joe Walker

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This Wednesday (8 March) is the start of a week-long takeover at Reprezent Radio by The xx & their XL label imprint Young Turks. The xx are playing live at Brixton Academy on each of those seven nights, a record-breaking run at the venue, and their Night + Day residency will encompass after parties, cinema events and most notably the Reprezent takeover. There will be a whole host of special guests and one-off shows mixed in with the Reprezent roster over the following week or so. Those already announced include…

Thursday 9 March
10-Noon: Scully is joined by Semtex and music journalists Miranda Sawyer and Hyperfrank to talk their experiences in the field and interviewing your musical heroes
6-8pm: Eliane is joined by Sian Anderson to talk grime from a broadcasting perspective, before a live set with special guests

Friday 10 March
3-6pm: Shemzy is joined by Kurupt FM for a special agony aunt show, as they provide advice to Reprezent presenters on how to be the best station on the planet

Sunday 12 March
4pm-Midnight: A live broadcast of Jamie xx‘s all-day party at Brixton Academy, an event from which all proceeds go to local charities

Monday 13 March
8-10pm: XL Recordings chief Richard Russell presents Everything Is Recorded, a show that will include exclusive songs, performances and interviews with Sampha and Obongjayar

Tuesday 14 March
10am-Noon: Scully is joined by needlepoint artist Hanecdote and photographer Simon Wheatley to talk their relationship with grime culture
3-5pm: Special grime set – lineup TBA
10pm- Midnight: Aria is joined by Grammy-nominated MNEK for a special discussion on how eastern sounds have influenced contemporary western music

Wednesday 15 March
10am-Noon: Ailbhe is joined by Chuku Umanna MP, Gal Dem and journalist Kieran Yates to talk youth politics, protests and getting your opinion heard
4-6pm: The Atlas Crew are joined by the legendary Gilles Peterson for an interview and special b2b set

Stay tuned to @ReprezentRadio for more updates | Listen at Reprezent.org.uk or via 107.3FM and DAB (London)