As BBC Radio 1’s Residency 2014 comes to a close and we wave good-bye to the likes of SOHN and James Blake and his 1-800 Dinosaur crew we welcome a whole new roster of DJ’s and Producers set to man the decks throughout 2015. Some you will know, and some you may not. So we’ve curated a handy little play-list here for your benefit.
Almost a part of the furniture on Radio 1 now. Originally having a monthly show with Benga which is now a weekly show on a Friday night but will be turning into a monthly show again in the new year with just Skream. Still following? More Skream is the main thing.
Aka Stephen Ellison Aka Captain Murphy. As well as being a super producer of mind-bending electronic music that ranges from Jazz to Hip-Hop to just about anything else his live show is also an Audio/Visual master-stroke. If you’re wondering what this will sound like just turn on your copy of GTAV, he is the curator and DJ of FlyLo FM.
Two time Mercury Prize nominee and Warehouse Project favourite. If you could put the words electronic, ambient and dark into an ideal album generator the result would be his fourth full length record Immunity.
There is unfortunately a weird fetishism around female DJ’s and producers which means that every time Annie Mac does an interview she gets asked about it. Maybe another female added to the Radio 1 schedule will ease the stupid question asking.
Almost the unsung hero of the new house and techno music generation. You only have to visit her worldwide brand of Jackathon parties or listen to her BBC Radio 1 show to experience her passion for music and fiery nature. Her show times might have changed but he’s here to stay.
George FitzGerald had a stint on the station at the beginning of the year but is now returning for the full duration of 2015. Living in Berlin and signed to Domino, everything about his is a bit cool.
Deep House was the in thing in 2014 so it looks like Radio 1 are banking on it continuing a sustained level of success throughout next year.
Perhaps the most exciting prospect on the line-up. He featured on our list of artists we think should have been nominated for the Sound Of 2015, sadly he didn’t feature but this is just as good if not better. The young Montreal producer flutters between R&B, Hip-Hop and Electronica and his show is sure to be a hive of activity across multiple genres.