More big names coming to 6 Mix on Radio 6 Music

Date: 05.06.2014     Last updated: 05.06.2014 at 09.56
Category: Radio 6 Music
BBC Radio 6 Music’s weekly dance show, 6 Mix (Fridays, 10pm to 12midnight) - which celebrates club culture, its music, its history and its ambassadors - announces two new additions to its resident DJ line-up and some fantastic guest DJs coming soon.

This summer, Rob da Bank and DJ Yoda are two massive names who will be joining the show’s already stellar line-up of resident DJs - Jamie xx, Andrew Weatherall, Derrick May, Groove Armada, Goldie and Erol Alkan. Each represents a different corner of the dance music spectrum and all of them are world-class masters of the DJ arts.

Rob da Bank plays an eclectic mix of audio loveliness from techno to chillwave, covering a spectrum of leftfield music, new and old. He joins as a resident following two stints as a 6 Mix guest DJ - the first was earlier this year in February, the second in May. Aside from his radio ventures, he is best known as the creator of Bestival and Camp Bestival, and the Sunday Best label which has released music by David Lynch, Dan le Sac & Scroobius Pip, Valerie June, Dub Pistols and Beardyman.

Rob da Bank says: "I'm so pleased to be joining the 6 Music family. Not only does the station have some of my favourite DJs in the world on it but it has the broadest range of music on radio, and I can't wait to dive in and play whatever I want to one of the fastest-growing audiences around."

The pioneer of the bootleg 'cut-up' mixing style, DJ Yoda - aka Duncan Beiny - joins the 6 Mix residents, bringing his turntable trickery to Friday nights. But he is not just a scratch DJ. His seminal 'How To Cut & Paste' series of CD releases showcased a tongue-in-cheek mixing style. His influences range from funk, reggae and drum 'n' bass to big band swing and Country & Western, and he’s played alongside artists including Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson and Fatboy Slim. Yoda was a guest on 6 Mix last June for its first ever Visual 6 Mix, in which he talked about his music video favourites, then delivered an incredible audio/visual mix live which could be heard on the radio and seen online and via the BBC Red Button.

DJ Yoda says: "I have a huge amount of respect for 6 Music. It’s a station that champions a creative approach to music so being asked to become a 6 Mix Resident makes me feel right at home. The feedback for the visual 6 Mix I did last year, which went out on the BBC Red Button, was extraordinary and I can't wait to try and top that. Boom!"

6 Mix also features guest mixes from an incredible range of globally renowned names which have included Carl Cox, Moby, Pet Shop Boys, Grandmaster Flash, Thom Yorke, Massive Attack and Sasha. Over the next few months, the show will be welcoming big beat maestro Fatboy Slim, disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder, and UK hip-hop legend Roots Manuva.

On Friday 13 June, as part of 6 Music Celebrates South America, Quantic will be manning the decks taking listeners through some of his favourite music from Colombia and beyond. Currently based in his studio in the highlands of Bogota, Colombia, his music fuses together Latin, Soul and South American rhythms. And on Friday 20 June, Swedish quartet Little Dragon take the helm with a whole host of musical inspirations, new and old, from Paul Simon to Pedestrian via Leon Vynehall and Roman Fluegel.

BBC Radio 6 Music is an interactive digital radio station that celebrates the alternative spirit of music and culture, bringing together the cutting-edge music of today and the iconic and ground-breaking sounds of the past 40 years. The network currently has a weekly reach of 1.9 million listeners and is home to respected music presenters including Lauren Laverne, Shaun Keaveny, Mark Radcliffe, Stuart Maconie, Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson, Huey Morgan, Cerys Matthews, Don Letts, Guy Garvey and Craig Charles.

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