As anyone who’s found themselves spending the night at Manchester’s much loved BPM ( Big People Music ) night over the last few years can attest, Madam X is quite the DJ. Her sets at BPM, which she co-runs alonside Darka, Phaze One and T.Dot, have garnered her an enviable reputation as one of the city’s premier selectors of Garage, House, Grime and everything in between. Now a regular fixture on 1Xtra in addition to playing at sets at her own night and elsewhere, Madam X’s burgeoning status as a tastemaker has coincided with the BPM’s imminent launch as a record label.
Dropping a mix specially equipped for a week of Halloween raving, Madam X traverses her usual blend of UK genres along with a special smattering of seasonal soundbites thrown in for good measure. Keeping things dark and edgy throughout, she found time to represent her hometown as well via the inclusion of music from Chimpo, Fox, Swing Ting, Mouse Outfit, Dom HZ and Walton, as well as exclusives from the likes of Zed Bias, Trigga, Chunk and Paleman. With the aforementioned Mancunian gems featuring next to recent classics from the likes of D Double E, Girl Unit and even Eminem, Hyp 152 is a party mix that should be seeing rotation until long after the fancy dress is over.
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