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In early January 2006, Mary Anne Hobbs broadcast Dubstep Warz for Radio 1 - a two-hour show entirely dedicated to dubstep.
Whilst Hobbs had already championed grime and dubstep on her late night Breezeblock slot, this was the first time an entire mainstream radio show had been dedicated to the nascent genre.
Three and a half years on, the show is still regarded as a key event in breaking dubstep worldwide and Hobbs hasn't stopped. Her compilations for Planet Mu (Warrior Dubz, Evangeline) consistantly chronicle the scene with extremely shrewd taste, while her weekly experimental show still includes a heavy dose of the dub. A recent broadcast from Sonar featuring killer sets from Joker, Martyn and The Gaslamp Killer is a must-hear. Go biker lady!
M is also for:
Magnetic Man: AKA Skream, Benga and Artwork mashing and remixing dubstep tunes live and on the fly, using Ableton Live and MIDI controllers.