DJ Semtex announces that he is leaving BBC 1Xtra after 15 years


By Sulay


20 Sep 2018

Legendary, DJ Semtex, has announced that it is time to step away from BBC Radio 1Xtra. 15 years ago the Manchester creative was signed as the first ever 1Xtra DJ, and it is safe to say that Semtex has gone onto create and shape history over the years.

Semtex took to social media to make the announcement and sent out his greatest respect to the BBC 1Xtra family, the listeners and all of the incredible talents that have played apart in his journey.

Kenny Allstar, who’s worked with artists such as Ghetts, M Huncho and Headie One, will host the 9pm to 11pm show from 12 October.

Kenny has been making music since being a teenager and has worked with some of the big names on the rap and hip hop scene.

He also hosts an online series called Mad About Bars which showcases some of the upcoming names in UK rap on Mixtape Madness.

He also thanked Semtex for his “immense contribution” to 1Xtra and said he will always be “part of the history of this place.