CMU #70: Mary Anne Hobbs
Total Tracks: 10
Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes
Last July, Mary Anne Hobbs announced her departure from BBC Radio 1, a station on which she had been presenting shows for fourteen years, covering a diverse range of genres through programmes such as the Rock Show and experimental electronic music program...show more
Last July, Mary Anne Hobbs announced her departure from BBC Radio 1, a station on which she had been presenting shows for fourteen years, covering a diverse range of genres through programmes such as the Rock Show and experimental electronic music programme The Breezeblock.
The news of her departure was something of a shock, as was the fact that – being an incredibly important figure in underground music – she was apparently leaving radio altogether. However, she later explained in an article for Billboard that her 2-4am slot on Radio 1 “was beginning to feel like a dungeon”.
She came to the BBC’s flagship music station from Xfm, and this weekend it is there she returns to with a brand new Saturday evening slot.
Hobbs told CMU: “I had to take a risk… It was time to see if I could redefine radio and really break some new ground by winning a primetime slot for the music I love and believe in. I wanted to raise the entire platform on the basis of creative significance, not commercial success. Xfm understood that vision and gave me a primetime slot on Saturday nights 7-10pm, beginning 9 Jul. It’s such a victory for the artists, the listeners and everyone in my world”.
CMU also got Mary Anne to put together a Powers Of Ten playlist. Because when the opportunity for her to play you some songs arises, you bloody well take it.
Find out why Mary Anne chose each of these tracks here. ...show less
Playlists We Love
New Releases UK
Each week we will update this playlist with the latest new releases from the UK
UK TOP 40 CHART
Listen to the top-selling singles in the UK, updated regularly.
Indie Feel Good
A hand picked selection of new indie music chosen to put a lift in your step & a smile on your face.
This is the perfect playlist to unwind & relax to
Brand New 2015
The very latest under-the-radar tracks you need to hear
The World's Most Perfect Pop Songs
The most perfect pop songs from around the world.
New Releases USA
Each week we will update this playlist with the latest new releases from the US
USA TOP 40 CHART
Listen to the best-selling singles in the United States, updated regularly.
Weekly Top 100 Tracks
Every Monday we publish a chart of the Top 100 tracks added to playlists in the previous week
Songs To Fall Asleep To
Feeling tired? This playlist is designed to help you unwind and send you to sleep.