Brand new 24 hour dance music stream Radio 1 Dance will launch on BBC Sounds on Friday 9 October 2020 at 6pm BST.
Radio 1 Dance will bring together Radio 1’s rich slate of existing dance programmes into a dedicated stream on BBC Sounds, making it even easier for current and new listeners to find them. The stream will provide a second chance to hear the station’s world-famous DJs and mixes from all corners of the globe, offering something distinctly different for music fans to get stuck into.
The BBC’s first new 24-hour stream on BBC Sounds, Radio 1 Dance is designed to give young audiences even more flexibility to listen to their favourite BBC content outside of the more traditional linear schedules.
From Monday – Thursday on Radio 1 Dance, Pete Tong’s world-renowned Radio 1 show will fill the Drivetime slot (4 – 6pm), with exclusive mixes from some of the biggest names in electronic music on Radio 1 Dance Presents streaming from 6 – 7pm. Listeners can hear some of the best Essential Mixes from the archives on Radio 1’s Classic Essential Mix from 7 – 9pm, followed by Radio 1’s Drum and Bass Show with Renee La Vice (9 – 11pm). Radio 1’s Residency, the strand that brings listeners the biggest names in cutting-edge, forward-thinking dance music from across the club spectrum, can be heard from 11pm – 1am, with the latest line up featuring Disclosure and Amelie Lens. A mix of back-to-back current, future and classic dance hits will provide the soundtrack during daytime 7 days a week.
Radio 1 Dance will provide the ultimate party destination on Friday nights, with three hours of Radio 1’s Workout Anthems to lift the tempo (3 – 6pm) followed by Radio 1’s Dance Party with Annie Mac (6 – 8pm) Danny Howard (8 – 10pm), Pete Tong (10pm – midnight) and Radio 1’s Essential Mix (midnight – 2am).
The party continues on Saturday nights with a Radio 1’s Dance Anthems with MistaJam (4 – 7pm), followed by Danny Howard’s Club Mix (7 – 8pm), BBC Introducing Dance fronted by Jaguar (8 – 9pm), Radio 1’s Essential Mix (9 – 11pm) and Diplo & Friends (11pm – 1am).
Sunday on Radio 1 Dance will be dedicated to laid-back vibes with artist-curated mixes designed to unwind the mind on Radio 1’s Wind Down streaming from 4 – 8am, 12 – 2pm and 6 – 8pm.
Pete Tong says: “This is a huge moment for the dance scene and I’m really excited that my Radio 1 show will be providing the soundtrack to Drivetime on Radio 1 Dance. I look forward to even more people getting to join us to hear the very best in dance and electronica every Monday – Thursday on the new stream.”
Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, says: “This is a historic moment for Radio 1. Though the station’s world-leading influence in the dance music scene has spanned decades, we’re now able to stream all of our brilliant shows in one place on BBC Sounds. Radio 1 Dance will be the perfect accompaniment to Radio 1, offering something for everyone, from die-hard dance fans to those simply looking to inject some more energy into their day.”
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