Mary Anne Hobbs’ final show

Written by lmercedes

September 15, 2010 11:47 pm

It’s the end of an era.

The woman who soundtracked the wee hours of the morning with tunes no one else would dare play, who brought us the future of dance music and beyond, and who championed dubstep long before La Roux was wailing all over it, has left Radio 1 after 14 years.

Mary Anne Hobbs, the new music evangelist and motorcycle enthusiast with a voice so smooth you could drag race on it did her last show featuring Burial and Kode 9 on the 9th of September. She leaves a gaping hole in the Radio 1 schedule and will be sorely missed, though she’ll never be that far away…

She goes on to curate stages at Barcelona’s Sónar festival in June and the Butlins-based Bloc festival in March, as well as sourcing music for Darren Aronofsky’s feature Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman and due out next year. She’ll also be working at the Sheffield University Union of Students as Media Development Co-ordinator, where she’ll stoke the passions of the next generation of radio broadcasters. In the meantime she’s launched a website, we she’ll regularly upload videos of her adventures worldwide.

Ms. Hobbs, we are not worthy. Thank you for the last 14 years.

Her final show is available on iPlayer until early Thursday morning, or for download whenever here. Toddla T takes over from the real Queen of England this Wednesday night.

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