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Mary Anne Hobbs’ Final Show on the BBC, Featuring Kode9 and Burial

September 08, 2010

Mary Anne Hobbs, British radio DJ, is responsible for two important things: the first is possessing one of the most soothing radio voices the airwaves have ever heard. This woman is pure sub-bass quiet storm. The second, and probably slightly more important, is her undying promotion of futuristic bass musics long before they catch on across the world. This woman deserves respect for tirelessly building up the darker end of dance and unwaveringly giving innovative new artists their first break—she's the fairy godmother of dubstep, trust. And while her show has been running on the BBC for 14 years, when we met her almost exactly a year ago before her DJ gig in New York, we were struck by how passionate she remains about the music. Though tonight she retires, with a special last mix by Burial and Kode9 (two behemoths whose careers she helped to create), we have to believe this won't be the last we hear of her. (Actually, it won't—she'll still DJ, and she's helping Darren Aronofsky score his new film, already populating the soundtrack with Jakes, Sepalcure and Al Tourettes.) Watch our interview above, and don't miss Hobbs' final show tonight at 2AM GMT (9PM EST), streaming live at the BBC. Farewell to an awesome lady.

UPDATE: Hobbs' final show is now available at the BBC, in case you missed it. Kode9's Tweeted tracklist after the jump.

1. Speedy J – Tesla
2. Zomby – Natalia’s Song
3. Brandy – Never Say Never (El-B version 1)
4. Brandy – Never Say Never (El-B version 2)
5. Brandy – Angel (X-Men vocal mix)
6. Laurie Spiegel – Voices Within – A Requiem
7. Alena – Turn It Around (Hard House Bantons Mandy Mix)
8. Cooly G – Him Da Biz
9. Theo Parrish – Soul Control feat. Alena Waters
10. KMFH aka Kyle Hall – Girl U So Strong (Wild Oats)
11. Terror Danjah – S.O.S.
12. Darkstar – 2 Chords
13. Prince – Condition of the Heart
14. Erykah Badu – Telephone
15. Foul Play – Being With U Rmx
16. A Guy called Gerald – Silent Cry

Mary Anne Hobbs’ Final Show on the BBC, Featuring Kode9 and Burial