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Chris Read x Bonafide Beats #68

Chris Read x Bonafide Beats #68

Playing tracks by

Simbad feat Steelo, Chris Read, Bugz in the Attic, NSM, Ty feat Eska & Jason Yarde and more.

Chart positions

This show was 2nd in the global hip-hop/rap chart, 6th in the global hip hop chart, 7th in the global funk chart, 7th in the global soul chart and 8th in the global electronic chart.

Chris Read first came to the wider attention of mixtape heads with the 2007 release of 'The Diary', although he was already well established thanks to a 10 year DJ/Promoter residency at one of the UK’s longest running hip-hop and funk nights, Substance, a period which overlaps with a 2 year tenure on BBC 1Xtra's mix show. He’s since built up a following for his output of mixes, the most successful of which have seen him collaborate with the likes of Delicious Vinyl, Wax Poetics, WhoSampled and Adidas Originals.

Fast forward to 2015 and Chris is releasing his latest album for BBE, his fifth compilation release for the label but his first entirely of his own material. Titled 'All Night' the album feature Chris's productions and remixes for Grammy Award winners Bilal and Algebra Blessett plus Oddisee, Pugs Atomz & BBC New Music Award winners Maylight. Its eclectic stylings, which take in hip hop, contemporary soul and electronics, are reflected in this mixtape.