Coming off the back of what’s been an incredibly strong year for music, attempting to collate an end of year special is by no means an easy task. The more time you put into it, the more dilemmas emerge, and with the sheer weight of quality releases across all genre’s we decided to take a slightly different tact for our end of year roundup.
On a personal note, it’s been an amazing year of growth and progression for About To Blow on Radar Radio. Kicking off the year with the homie Jaël blessing us with one of the finest guest mixes we’ve had the pleasure of hosting, we’ve been privileged to have so many amazing artists from different scene’s pass through and bless us with guests mixes and interviews, it’s been a breakthrough year for us and one that’s given us freedom and license to showcase new music from the house, lo-fi, disco, broken beat, uk funky, jazz, neo-soul, future beats and hip-hop scene’s in so many different format’s, so big up to Radar for giving us a platform to share this music in the best way, and all the listeners + everyone who’s shown love along the way <3
To round off the year we’ve put together a best of 2017 mix that shines a light on the artists and producers who have made this year such a memorable one. Kicking things off with a 3 track mash up of the Grammy-nominated ‘Crew’ by Goldlink, we’ve included some of our favourite artists from 2017 Kelela, Miguel, Childish Gambino, Masego, Children of Zeus, Syd, SZA and Children of Zeus, with the second phase of the show paying homage to the producers who killed it, Sango, ROM, Jarreau Vandal, Mall Grab, Henry Wu, Honey Dijon, Mella Dee and much much more.