Thursday 13 Mar 2014
Digital Radio station BBC 6 Music has signed a line-up of celebrated DJs for its new look 6 Mix slot on Saturday nights (9.00-11.00pm).
The 6 Pack, who will play on rotation, include 2 Many DJs, Orbital, Andrew Weatherall, Erol Alkan, Queens of Noize and Ministry of Sound resident Marc Hughes.
Paul Hartnoll from Orbital said: "We're really excited to get this chance to play our favourite music on the 6 Mix and it's a great opportunity to play the tunes that made us what we are and will shape our sound in the future."
Paul Rodgers, Editor, 6 Music says: "We're hugely privileged that so many talented and influential DJs are taking over the decks to provide the 6 Music listeners with an eclectic mix of dance music to soundtrack their Saturday nights – or Wednesday mornings if they're listening again online!"
The slot will also showcase the talents of others in a sprinkling of specials across the year.
DJs already lined up are Detroit techno legend Derrick May, Mark Jones of Wall of Sound (label home of Mogwai and Reverend and The Makers) and avant-garde synth pioneer (and former Japan front man) David Sylvian.
The 6 Mix schedule through the summer is:
6 Mix is on Saturdays, 9.00-11.00pm, on BBC 6 Music. The show is available to listen again for seven days after broadcast via bbc.co.uk/6music.
BBC 6 Music can be accessed through DAB digital radio, digital TV and online at bbc.co.uk/6music.
BBC 6 Music is a digital radio station that brings together the cutting edge music of today, the iconic and ground-breaking music of the past 40 years and unlimited access to the BBC's wonderful music archive.
Its list of presenters is as eclectic as the music that it plays, ranging from Steve Lamacq to Lauren Laverne, from George Lamb to Guy Garvey, plus Saturday morning favourites Adam & Joe.
In the second quarter of 2009 the station attracted 681,000 listeners.