BBC Radio 1 has announced its newest residents for winter 2023.
Kicking off next Thursday, on 7th September, two new DJs will take over the key monthly residency on Radio 1 and Radio 1 Dance.
For the first of the three Thursday-night takeovers, UKG trailblazer Conducta will be joined by Glasgow-based producer La La, before handing over to DJ Tennis & London’s Manuka Honey for the October Residency programme. In November, ’90s jungle pioneer Shy Fx will take over the airways alongside rising Chilean DJ Paula Tape.
“Being a BBC Radio 1 Resident feels like a benchmark in my career and something I take great pride in,” Conducta said. “I hope to bring this full circle by not only showcasing the best of new music from across the scene but shining a light on the pioneers & digging deep. I’m grateful to Radio 1 for entrusting me to take the listeners on a journey each show and indulge everyone in the music I love and cherish.”
Manuka Honey explains what listeners can expect from her residency: “I plan on taking you on a journey through my record collection which has been built out of my obsessions, the generosity of others, and the never ending search for sonic satisfaction. Music has soundtracked the most blissful moments I’ve experienced in this lifetime, and pulled me out of the darkest corners of consciousness.”
Rounding out the three-month residency, Paula Tape will be sharing “her favourite gems from all around the world” in celebration of her heritage. “Getting the chance to do this is extremely special and I'm very honoured as it means a lot to me being a Chilean artist on a BBC Radio 1 Residency! Hola Mundo, I’m ready for you!”
Revisit Paula Tape’s interview for DJ Mag’s Recognise series here.
Tune into Radio 1’s Residency from 7th September here.