Newcastle Beats is a weekly dosage of beats and breaks on NE1fm 102.5, live every Thursday night at 8PM with Mat “Ruckuz” Taylor and Luke “Lukey B” Huntingford.
The programme features popular genres including drum and bass, jungle, dubstep and trip-hop, with individual tracks plus extended mixes and chat.
Having been part of the NE1fm schedule for some time, Newcastle Beats is the station’s longest-running electronic music show, with the late Simon Turner hosting it throughout until October 2013 and Mat Taylor joining the broadcast team in 2011. Luke Huntingford presented the first drum and bass show on NE1fm 102.5 (“NE1 in the Jungle”) in 2007, and has appeared as a guest on Newcastle Beats countless times. He joined Mat as co-presenter when the show relaunched in January 2014.