BBC Radio 1 tastemaker MistaJam will be swapping the airwaves for the confines of XOYO, London and Gorilla, Manchester this January as he presents his very own Jampacked showcase.
Always with one ear open for the best breakthrough acts making their way up the scene, MistaJam will be joined by some of the hottest up and coming artists along with some established faces. The run of events starts down south in London on Thursday 26th January before heading up north to Manchester on Saturday 28th January.
Having held down shows on Radio 1 since 2008, MistaJam has become one of the most familiar voices in the world of UK urban music. From unearthing new talent to bringing underground genres into the limelight, not mention being on hand to provide a daily dose of dubstep, the Nottingham native’s endeavour to champion new music has drawn in a strong following – exemplified by his Saturday night show being broadcast across both BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra.
Bringing his Jampacked show to London, MistaJam will be joined by north London rapper Avelino, DJ Barley Legal – who’ll be packing serious amounts of classic UKG – and Liverpool party starter James Hype.
The lineup for Jampacked in Manchester is still to be announced.
Words by Elliot Ryder
Photos courtesy of MistaJam