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4 January 2023, 16:00

DJ Mag and BBC Radio 1 Dance Presents announce Ones To Watch residency this month

Presenting our Ones To Watch for 2023 with a month of guest mixes

DJ Mag and BBC Radio 1 Dance Presents announce Ones To Watch residency this month

DJ Mag has teamed up with BBC Radio 1 Dance Presents to host a month-long residency, presenting a selection of our Ones To Watch for 2023 with weekly guest mixes.

Broadcasting every Friday night/Saturday morning from 7th to 28th January, each week two of DJ Mag’s Ones To Watch will present an exclusive 30-minute mix. Live broadcasts will air at 2 AM, with each mix being made available to listen back via BBC Sounds. The mixes will also be repeated in the Radio 1 Dance stream from Monday to Thursday at 6 PM, alongside flagship dance shows like Pete Tong and the Drum & Bass Show.

The eight artists selected for DJ Mag’s Ones To Watch residency this year are Ama, Authentically Plastic, Chloé Caillet, INVT, Main Phase, Manami, Philou Louzolo and Shubostar. From new-school, trance-inflected house to amapiano and Afro-tech fusion, experimental club music to garage bangers, full-spectrum drum & bass and beyond — these acts are bound for big things over the next 12 months. You can find interviews with each artist in the January print edition of DJ Mag

The first instalment of the residency will air this Saturday, 7th January, and will feature mixes from Manami and Chloé Caillet. Tune in live here.

Having cut her teeth in the vibrant Bristol scene, Manami’s propulsive and mind-bending sets made an impact across the UK in 2022, while her productions have solidified into similarly trippy delights too. 

Ibiza-based Chloé Caillet, meanwhile, captivated club crowds across Europe and the States in 2022 with her eclectic and richly musical DJ sets, influenced by years spent raving in New York, Paris and Bristol and spanning everything from disco to house, funk, and everything in-between.

Meshing UK bass influences, techno, footwork and Latin American rhythms, the fiercely independent INVT are part of an exhilarating new wave of Miami artists. They also operate as a fashion brand. Read DJ Mag’s Brand Focus interview with them here

Co-founder of the ANTI-MASS collective and signed to groundbreaking Nyege Nyege offshoot Hakuna Kulala, Uganda’s Authentically Plastic is challenging conventions and pushing dance music into the future. Their debut album, ‘RAW SPACE’, was released in September 2022. 

Inspired by video game soundtracks, global travels and classic cosmic disco, South Korea-born, Germany-based Shubostar’s interstellar DJ sets are in demand all around the world. 

Having overcome addiction and embracing his African heritage, DJ, producer and Wokoundou label founder Philou Louzolo is collaborating with artists across the continent, fusing Afro house and techno to create dazzling new styles. 

Mixing sparse 2-step with bass-heavy grime and jungle influences, Copenhagen’s Main Phase has arrived at a distinctive sound that has found him collaborating with his heroes and releasing on some of the UK’s most in-demand labels.

Breaking through at Bournemouth’s drum & bass-focused House Of Hi-Fi nights, Ama’s electrifying and energetic sets draw inspiration from liquid, jungle and IDM. With the encouragement of other women in the d&b scene, she’s become a fixture of clubs and festivals across the UK.

Keep an eye on for the full run of our Ones To Watch 2023 profiles, and check the full running order for our Radio 1 Dance Presents residency below. 

Tune in live here.

7th Jan

2 00 AM - Manami
2 30 AM - Chloé Caillet

14th Jan

2 00 AM - INVT
2 30 AM - Authentically Plastic

21st Jan

2 00AM - Shubostar
2 30 AM - Philou Louzolo

28th Jan

2 00AM - Main Phase
2 30 AM - Ama