A discussion with Mary Anne Hobbs Part 1

This two part series of up close and personal interviews with BBC Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs is a unique insight into the leading lady of electronic music. In Part 1 we speak with Mary-Anne about her turbulent history working as a journalistic hopeful in the cutthroat British music industry and how she found herself at the helm of BBC’s radio 1.

We also speak to her about her mission with her annual ‘BBC Radio 1 Breezeblock presents’ stage at the Sonar festival in Barcelona. Standing at the helm of the pioneering experimental show on Tuesday night / Wednesday morning 2.00-4.00am (formerly known as the Breezeblock), this passionate and authoritative DJ talks to us about her 3rd annual Sonar showcase, the radio show that exploded Dubstep across the world, working in an egg packing factory, and much more.

A favourite of Prince Nod and Suckafish P Jones, this discussion is an absolute treat for anyone interested in the history and future of new and emerging music.

Part 1
Part 2

Find out more about Mary Anne Hobbs at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/maryannehobbs/.