2XS Rocks is an online British radio station that has been entertaining music lovers since it was launched on December 2, 2002. The station, which was initially named radio2XS, was rebranded as 2XS Rocks in 2018 and has been providing listeners with a unique mix of music ever since.
The station was started by Jeff Cooper, a veteran in the broadcasting industry, who has a history of promoting New Music and non-mainstream albums on many radio stations for decades. Cooper, along with several other experienced broadcasters and music enthusiasts, has made 2XS Rocks a reflection of the past 60 years of Rock & Roll.
2XS Rocks stands out for its commitment to a diverse range of music. While approximately 85% of the music played on the station is guitar-based, it also includes other heritage styles. You'll hear country-rock, real soul and R&B from the 60s and 70s, ska, bluebeat, and reggae, along with pioneer rappers and poets like Grandmaster Flash, Linton Kwesi-Johnson, and Gil Scott-Heron. Notably, the station avoids today's 'urban' music, dancehall, and gangsta rap.
In addition to broadcasting music, 2XS Rocks also features live sessions known as 'The Barn Sessions'. These sessions record full live performances of various bands and artists, providing a unique listening experience for its audience. They promise to air the music of any artist they appreciate, regardless of whether they are big names or unsigned musicians.
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