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Dubstep producer Starkey has accepted an almighty challenge from Radio 1’s Mary Anne Hobbs, she has challenged him to make a track live on Radio 1 during her ‘Experiment Show’ on Thursday night.

The musical experiment will see Starkey flexing his production muscles live from the famous Maida Vale studios, he will be tasked to produce a track during the live 2 hour show with the help from vocalist Anneka and percussionist Reso.

With the help of many of Radio 1’s top DJ’s, Hobbs has compiled a wide spectrum of samples for Starkey to use including Zane Lowe, Chris Moyles, Edith Bowman, Annie Mac, Rob Da Bank and Toddla T.

Mary Anne Hobbs said: “Even in the accelerated state of technology in 2010, this will be an incredibly high creative hurdle for Starkey, but I have every confidence in his ability to produce something dazzling.”

The tricky part will be interpreting the samples provided, Mistajam recorded the genius Meerkat “simples”, Chris Moyles has recorded himself saying ‘go’ and ‘stop’ and Kissy Sellout recorded the sound of him scratching his beard (how creative is that).

The final track will be available to listen to on Mary Anne Hobbs BBC Radio 1 webpage – roll on Thursday.


Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental Show

Andrew Rafter

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