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  1. On the playlist: One Bit - Not About You

    Monday 20 October 2014, 08:00

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    One Bit

    One Bit are the latest BBC Introducing act to be selected for our sought after weekly spot on the Radio 1 playlist. Their track 'Not About You' (which you can listen to in full below) will receive plays from Fearne, Greg and Scott. Find out more about this exciting duo below and let us know what you think.

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    Hometown: They’re based in Hertfordshire.

    Style: They’re an artist/producer duo who played the BBC Introducing stage at T In The Park earlier this year.

    You Need To Know: Their Twitter feed mentions studio sessions with Melissa Steel and Vance Joy. Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart are already on board with One Bit!

    Supported By: Both BBC Introducing in Beds, Herts and Bucks and BBC Introducing in the East Midlands have been supporting these guys.

    Find out more: See what else they’ve been up to by following them on Twitter.

  2. In session for BBC Radio Scotland: Machines In Heaven

    Friday 17 October 2014, 10:34

    Vic Galloway Vic Galloway Presenter

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    Vic and Machines in Heaven

    Scotland has been famous for its world-beating guitar bands for many decades now, but let it also be known that its electronic and dance scene is incredibly vibrant and globally influential as well. Taste-makers such as Calvin Harris, Mylo, Optimo, LuckyMe and NMBRS lead the way, but there are more and more grassroots producers and live acts rising to the top too.

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    My BBC Introducing session guests for September on BBC Radio Scotland were a Glasgow trio called Machines in Heaven, who I've kept a close eye on since they came to my attention in 2012. Following their excellent 'Glasgow Jihad' EP and proper full-length album 'Bordersbreakdown', I knew they had the skills in the studio and increasingly as a live proposition.Equipped with samplers, sequencers, keyboards and computers (as well as one of those old-fashioned electric guitar things!), they set up and ran through 2 original songs and a cover version on air, alongside some chat about their history, influences and ethos. Bravely they decided to play brand new tracks, 'Hindu Milk' and 'Feel Slow' from a forthcoming EP, rather than tried and tested album tracks.Combining warm, luscious synth textures, throbbing basslines, skittering...

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  3. On the playlist: Laurel - Shells

    Monday 13 October 2014, 18:22

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    Laurel On the Radio 1 Playlist this week is Laurel and her track Shells. As the BBC Introducing representative on the playlist, the track will get played on daytime shows including Fearne Cotton and Greg James. Listen to the track and find out more about her below.

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    Hometown: She now lives in London but grew up in a town between Portsmouth and Southampton.

    Style: Her EP ‘To The Hills’ combines a mix of genres and styles. Think of a Ellie Goulding / Laura Marling hybrid!

    You Need To Know: This was originally an acoustic track about a recent break-up but her mum suggested making it a more electronic Shadow Child beat. Good A&R skills mum!

    Supported By: BBC Introducing in the South are big fans and Huw Stephens made her his BBC Introducing Tip Of The Week earlier this year.

    Find out more: Hear more on her Soundcloud page.

  4. On the playlist: Martin Luke Brown - Nostalgia

    Friday 3 October 2014, 12:07

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    Martin luke brown On the Radio 1 Playlist this week is Martin Luke Brown and his track Nostalgia. As the BBC Introducing representative on the playlist, the track will get played on daytime shows including Fearne Cotton and Greg James. Listen to the track and find out more about this exciting new act below.

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    Listen to Nostalgia by Martin Luke Brown, on the Radio 1 playlist for a week from 06/10/14.
    Hometown: He’s a 21 year old singer-songwriter from Leicester. 

    Style: This is a big ballad from the newcomer. He’s previously supported The Maccabees and Newton Faulkner, so expect more anthemic tunes to come...

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  5. On the playlist: Lippi - Doesn't Need It

    Monday 29 September 2014, 06:00

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    On the Radio 1 Playlist this week is Lippi and his track Doesn't Need It. As the BBC Introducing representative on the playlist, the track will get played on daytime shows including Fearne Cotton and Greg James. Listen to the track and find out more about this exciting new act below.

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    Hometown: He’s based in Nottingham.

    Style: He’s a multi-instrumentalist and singer.

    You Need To Know: He performed with his full live band for BBC Introducing at Reading / Leeds this year. You can watch his performance here.

    Supported By: BBC Introducing in the East Midlands and Yasser on the Asian Network...

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  6. On the playlist: Låpsley - Painter (Valentine)

    Saturday 20 September 2014, 17:55

    Rich Legate Rich Legate Introducing online producer

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    On the Radio 1 Playlist this week is Låpsley and her track Painter (Valentine). As the BBC Introducing representative on the station’s playlist, the track will get played on daytime shows including Fearne Cotton, Scott Mills and Greg James. Listen to the track and find out more about her below.

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    Hometown: Låpsley (aka Holly Lapsley Fletcher) hails from Liverpool.

    Style: Playing piano, guitar and oboe, she’s a multi-instrumentalist with a classical background, producing songs since the age of 12. Her sound is full of wonderfully delicate production, uniquely led by a mix of spellbinding...

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  7. In session for BBC Radio Scotland: Pronto Mama

    Thursday 18 September 2014, 16:39

    Nicola Meighan Nicola Meighan Presenter, BBC Introducing

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    A twelve-legged indie-prog rabble from Glasgow, Pronto Mama formed in 2011 and cite Talking Heads, Dutch Uncles and The Beatles as influences. Their recent BBC Introducing live session testified to the jazz-fuelled sextet's sense of musical adventure – and their predilection for false endings! – as they powered through three polyrhythmic pop tracks live for us on the show.

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    Alex Sharples, Ciaran McEneny, Craig McMahon, Marc Rooney, Martin Johnston and Michael Griffin kicked off their session with swaggering indie-brass anthem 'One Trick Pony', lifted from 2012's Lickety Split (their debut EP...

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  8. The Bristol Gig Crawl

    Thursday 18 September 2014, 14:49

    Sam Bonham Sam Bonham BBC Introducing presenter

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    At BBC Introducing in the West our job is to promote, publicise and support all that’s great about the vibrant music scene for which the West Country is renowned. Our inaugural Bristol #GigCrawl was the latest event aimed at carrying out that mission - by supporting four venues and four gigs on one night!

    Myself and Richard Pitt from BBC Introducing in the West made our way down the Gloucester Road into Stokes Croft "crawling" from one event to another. Working with several artists, promoters, colleges, broadcasters and labels, we put on four gigs that we were really proud of, with so much good...

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  9. On the playlist: Esco Williams - Oh Jordan

    Tuesday 16 September 2014, 15:47

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    Every week a BBC Introducing act is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. This week it's the turn of Liverpool based singer Esco Williams. His track 'Oh Jordan' will receive plays across BBC Radio 1's daytime shows, including Greg James and Fearne Cotton. Listen to the track, tell us what you think via @BBCIntroducing and find out more about Esco below.

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    Hometown: He’s from Liverpool.

    Style: He’s a singer, songwriter and producer. You can hear the sounds of his childhood heroes Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder in his voice.

    You Need To Know: He played the BBC Introducing stage at Reading...

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  10. On the playlist: Jack Garratt - Worry

    Tuesday 9 September 2014, 18:13

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    Every week a BBC Introducing act is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. This week it's the turn of Jack Garratt. His track 'Worry' will receive plays across BBC Radio 1's daytime shows, including Greg James and Scott Mills. Listen to the track, tell us what you think via @BBCIntroducing and find out more about Jack below.

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    Hometown: He’s from Little Chalfont in Buckinghamshire.

    Style: He’s a multi-instrumentalist and fused electronic music with RnB. Sounds weird but download his ‘Remnants’ EP to see why everyone is buzzing about him.

    You Need To Know: He played the BBC Introducing...

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