Joe Walker is a music broadcaster and journalist, whose voice can be heard each week on Beats 1 (Apple Music) and London community station Reprezent Radio.
Since joining Reprezent in late 2015, Joe has built a reputation as one of the best interviewers in grime’s proud radio scene. In a genre most famous for its mix shows and live sets, his fortnightly grime roundup show offers space for the likes of P Money, Big Zuu and President T to bring stories and insight in a more relaxed format. Joe also co-hosts The Sunday Roast on Reprezent with Scully, providing the last word on the week’s big talking points among young Londoners.
In the summer of 2017, shortly after hosting a grime takeover for Reprezent on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Joe joined Beats 1 on Apple Music as part of their playlist show roster, hosting The Beats 1 List Live. He has since become a regular feature of The Friday Show, debating the day’s new music alongside host Julie Adenuga and special guests such as Raye, Letitia Wright and Ms Banks. Joe has also interviewed Craig David and Rudimental on Beats 1 during his time covering Julie’s show.
As a writer, Joe spent four years at the legendary RWD magazine, covering grime and surrounding sounds for their website and final few print issues. He has also contributed to issues of CLASH and PUSH magazines, as well as hot football takes for Crystal Palace fanzine Flying High.
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Reprezent’s Joe and Scully host a special Industry Take Over All Dayer edition of their ‘Sunday Roast’ radio show. Expect an honest and insightful discussion about strengthening the live circuit for UK ‘urban’ music – what the obstacles are and the shining examples to take inspiration from as the scene grows.
Joe and Scully
Aisha Abdulhameed – Booking agent and music manager
Big Zuuu – Artist
Whitney Boateng – Promoter, Metropolis Music