Prom 37: Powerful beats, casual sexism: Late night with BBC Radio 1 Xtra

With super-cool conductor Jules Buckley, the iconic Dutch orchestra Metropole Orkest and a selection of London’s hottest grime stars, Late Night with BBC Radio 1 Xtra was a treasured ticket. The carnival atmosphere of the night, and sheer energy of the crowd, was exhilarating. Strong performances from Stormzy in particular, as well as Wretch 32 and Chip, made for a blistering evening of grime, only slightly marred by the viciously misogynistic lyrics which are sadly characteristic of this genre.

Click here to read my full review on Bachtrack.

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