BBC Radio 1 has announced the line-up for its new 2019 residencies with a collection of worthy tastemakers set to showcase the best dance music has to offer. The eight artists will remain on rotation from March until August of this year.
The six new acts who will make up BBC Radio 1's Residency team include the techno-gurus Marcel Dettmann and Charlotte de Witte, Honey Dijon, Jayda G, Paul Woolford (aka Special Request) and the unstoppable Australian star HAAi whose BBC Radio 1 debut in 2018 was named Essential Mix of the Year. This remarkable team of talent will join longtime residents Monki and Danny Byrd who play the fourth Monday of the month.
Radio 1’s Residency incorporates two shows on a Sunday night into Monday morning between 1-2 am and 2-3 am.
See what the artists had to say about their new residency slot below.
First Monday of the month, beginning March 4
Charlotte de Witte: “BBC Radio 1 has always showed me a lot of support since the beginning of my career, so I’m unbelievably proud to be part of the new BBC Radio 1 Residency team – it means the world to me. I can’t wait to dig deep into the beautiful world of techno with you guys."
Second Monday of the month, beginning March 11
Honey Dijon: “I am truly honored to be given the opportunity to present my very first radio residency on BBC Radio 1. It’s been an amazing journey from the South Side of Chicago to the shores of the UK and I couldn’t be more thrilled. If you know me then you know I don’t believe great music has an expiration date. Past, present, and future all coexist harmoniously and I am super excited share these special musical moments with you. Music is the answer.”
Jayda G: “It’s so cool! I’m beside myself that I got offered such an opportunity at BBC Radio 1. I’ve been wanting to do a radio show for a while now and I love that I get to showcase my record collection. It’s going to be fun to dig a little deeper into the songs that I love from disco to house and everything in between.”
Third Monday of the month, beginning March 18
Paul Woolford aka Special Request: As a lifelong listener of Radio 1, I am beyond buzzing to join The Residency. I’m so excited to share my record collection and shine a light on the new generation of producers that are consistently blowing my mind.”
HAAi: “I’m very psyched to bring a taste of my music to Radio 1’s Residency. Every month I’ll be taking a journey through the music I care about the most from all around the globe. I can’t wait to get started.”
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