Mary Anne Hobbs bows out from Radio 1 with help from Kode9 and Burial

Hobbs DJing in New York in '09.
Hobbs DJing in New York in '09.

Last night much-loved DJ and broadcaster Mary Anne Hobbs presented her final show on BBC Radio1 after 14 years broadcasting for the station.

Hobbs has been instrumental in drawing attention to a lot of new artists across the course of her career, and most notably in recent years she has been credited as playing a major role in breaking dubstep and bringing a lot of attention to the genre.

Hobbs' Dubstep Warz radio special from January 2006 is often sited as the tipping point at which dubstep broke out of the underground. The show featured mixes from big dubstep names like Skream, Hatcha, Vex'd and Digital Mystikz.

One Dubstep Warz alumni, Hyperdub label boss, DJ and producer Kode9, featured on Hobbs' final show last night along with his most famous protégé, Burial. The pair contributed a brilliant guest mix to the show - an extremely rare treat as Burial has spent much of his career incognito and even now rarely makes public appearences.

Both last night's show and '06's Dubstep Warz are available to stream now via Hobbs' BBC site. Both are extremely recommended listening for anyone with an interest in electronic music.

Kode9 revealed the tracklisting for last night's mix via his twitter account earlier today. Check it out below.

Hobbs, meanwhile, has revealed that she plans to continue DJing, and has accepted a job at the University Of Sheffield.

Kode9 and Burial guest mix tracklist:

  1. Speedy J - Tesla
  2. Zomby - Natalia's Song
  3. Brandy - Never Say Never (El-B version 1)
  4. Brandy - Never Say Never (El-B version 2)
  5. Brandy - Angel (X-Men vocal mix)
  6. Laurie Spiegel - Voices Within - A Requiem
  7. Alena - Turn It Around (Hard House Bantons Mandy
  8. Cooly G - He Da Biz
  9. Theo Parrish - Soul Control feat. Alena Waters
  10. KMFH aka Kyle Hall - Girl U So Strong (Wild Oats)
  11. Terror Danjah - S.O.S.
  12. Darkstar - 2 Chords
  13. Prince - Condition of the Heart
  14. Erykah Badu - Telephone
  15. Foul Play - Being With U Remix
  16. A Guy called Gerald - Silent Cry
Si Truss

I'm Editor-in-Chief of Music Technology, working with Future Music, Computer Music, Electronic Musician and MusicRadar. I've been messing around with music tech in various forms for over two decades. I've also spent the last 10 years forgetting how to play guitar. Find me in the chillout room at raves complaining that it's past my bedtime.