The second night of the 1Xtra live concerts saw the show come to London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith with a line-up of artists hailing from the UK and America.

The crowd were warmed up with music from 1Xtra DJs, DJ Cameo, Semtex and David Rodigan.

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The first act to take to the stage was Naughty Boy, who played tracks from his current album Hotel Cabana and brought out guests to help him with his performance. Krept and Konan, Sam Smith, Professor Green and Emeli Sande were some of the musicians who came along as he played songs such as Wonder and La La La.


Naughty Boy was followed by Fuse ODG, who came on the stage to a roaring audience who were ready to get down to some afrobeats.

Sampling some of his news songs and teaching the audience the words so they could join in and sing along, Fuse went on to bring two audience members on stage to dance with him as he performed.

He then went into an acapella version of his re-released single Azonto dedicating the particular line “we walk over the haters” to Radio One’s Fearne Cotton, who recently admitted that she hates the song.

He finished with Antenna before gratefully thanking the audience and making way for the next performer, Angel Haze to come on.


Angel Haze opened with her I Run New York song before proceeding on to a number of her other hits.


The theme of Hip-Hop kept running as following a short DJ interval from Semtex, 2 Chainz approached the stage opening with a selection on the songs he’s featured on including Drake’s All Me and G.O.O.D Music’s Mercy.

Despite his many various featured verses probably being where he gains his popularity, the rapper also performed some of his own songs including I Luv Dem Strippers and I’m Different.

The final and biggest act of the night was Sean Paul, who received the biggest reception and got all the audience up on their feet for the first time that night.

Beginning with his older works which helped him first gain mainstream success, Sean performed Gimme The Light and Get Busy before progressively moving on to his more current singles.