BBC Radio 1 DJ Benji B will team up with a live string ensemble on air tonight.

Benji B’s weekly show broadly focuses on hip-hop and dance music, and on this live special, set in the BBC’s Maida Vale studio, he teams up with writer and composer Grant Windsor to reinterpret music from his world in a more organic light.

So often, attempts to take electronic music into the world of live instrumentation fall flat (the jury’s still out on The Weeknd’s live band, for instance), but judging by the promotional video for this show, the results here are pretty neat.

We know, from that video, that the following tracks will feature:

Bok Bok – ‘Silo Pass’
Jeremih – ‘Fuck U All The Time’
D-Malice – ‘Gabryelle Refix’
Timbaland – ‘Ayo Technology’

The show will be broadcast at 7pm UK time tonight, Wednesday January 3. It will be available to stream here.



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