Kenny Allstar replaces DJ Semtex at BBC Radio 1Xtra
Kenny Allstar is starting a new Friday night show on BBC Radio 1Xtra, 9pm till 1pm, replacing DJ Semtex.
DJ, producer and broadcaster Kenny Allstar has been honing his craft, working with the likes of Ghetts, Hardy Caprio, Mike Skinner, Headie One, M Huncho, Aitch and more.
Kenny is across everything and everyone in the hip-hop scene, from rap to grime to drill to afro swing and the station says he will bring a fresh, new sound to Friday nights. He also hosts a Mad About Bars online series which showcases people from the UK rap scene.
DJ Semtex is leaving 1Xtra after 15 years on the network and the new show starts on October 12th.
Kenny Allstar says: “I’ve been dreaming of this moment for over nine years, finally I have a full time show on 1Xtra – I’m super gassed and excited to embark on this new chapter. I want to showcase the music and culture I fell in love with over a decade ago. Throughout my come-up I’ve been a part of the journeys of artists who have now etched their names in this beautiful scene we call UK rap music. I would like to thank 1Xtra and most importantly the people for seeing my vision with this opportunity.”
— Kenny Allstar (@KennyAllstar) September 22, 2018
Mark Strippel, Head of Programmes, BBC Radio 1Xtra, says: “Kenny Allstar is the voice of the streets, and a core champion for the UK scene. We’ve been talking for months about his next move post-graduation from our 1Xtra Residency, and we’re pleased to be able to give him his own show. He’s one of the hardest-working DJs on the scene and his time has arrived.
“Respect is due to Semtex for such an immense contribution to 1Xtra across more than 15 years. He will always be one of the 1Xtra originals, part of the history of this place, and we thank him for his contribution to the station, Hip-Hop and the culture.”