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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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Radio 1 announces new line-up for In New DJs We Trust

BBC Radio 1

Skream & Benga and Chuckie have been announced as new additions to the ever-evolving line up of BBC Radio 1's In New DJs We Trust (INDWT) show.

From January 2011 (Thursdays, 9-10pm), the three DJs will join the rotational* line-up alongside Jaymo & Andy George, Toddla T and Heidi in the slot that brings together the most innovative, exciting and talented DJs and gives them a one-hour showcase to play the best new dance music.

The new line-up will be broadcast, in order of rotation, Thursdays from 9-10pm:

Thursday 6 January – Jaymo & Andy George
Thursday 13 January – Skream & Benga
Thursday 20 January – Toddla T
Thursday 27 January – Chuckie

Heidi will now move to the fifth Thursdays of the month that occur in 2011 – 31 March, 30 June and 29 September.

As two of the most prominent and ground-breaking producers of dubstep, Skream & Benga are often credited with setting the foundations for a scene which has exploded into the mainstream, along the way changing the face of UK dance music.

From early beginnings working together in a Croydon record shop the two DJ/producers have built up a legacy of work together and alone, which has seen them play festivals worldwide and go from the underground into the charts with acclaimed remixes and their own original work, including their dance music super group Magnetic Man in 2010.

Skream says: "It's amazing. Who would have thought me and Benga would bless the airwaves. I'm not sure if Radio 1 knows what they've let themselves in for to be honest!"

Chuckie comes to Radio 1 as one of the figureheads of the new Dutch house movement. An international DJ and producer, he has played across the world amassing a huge following with.

So far in his career Chuckie has claimed many accolades including winning two MOBO awards in 2004 and 2005 and recently receiving the TMF Best Dance DJ award, where he beat off competition from the likes of Dutch heavyweights Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren.

Ben Cooper, Deputy Controller, Radio 1, says: "I can't wait to hear the energy and range of music this fantastic line-up will be playing on Radio 1."

The new INDWT line-up is a key part of Radio 1's 2011 plans to take listeners on a journey to discover new music. In the week commencing Monday 24 January, INDWT gets a 9-10pm slot all week. The weeknight party concludes on Friday 28 January with the free concert In New Music We Trust Live, from Sheffield University's Student Union, bringing together the Radio 1 dance family for a massive dance music marathon.

Details of how to apply for tickets will be announced early January and the whole event will be broadcast live on Radio 1 on Friday night from 7pm-6am. Listeners can visit the Radio 1 website for updates.

In New DJs We Trust underlines Radio 1's commitment to champion the best new music, offering listeners the most exciting and important dance music, whilst giving new and emerging talent their first opportunity to broadcast on national radio.

As a result of the changes, Alex Metric and Jaguar Skills will no longer be part of the Thursday night show. However, Jaguar Skills will continue to work with the network on future programmes whilst Alex will continue to pursue his various recording commitments.

Radio 1 is available on FM, DAB, Digital TV and online at bbc.co.uk/radio1.

Notes to Editors

*The DJs present a show every four weeks and continue the slot's pattern of refreshing the line up every six months to bring listeners brand new talent with new genres and styles to add to the mix.

Skream & Benga will continue to present their weekly show on underground music station Rinse FM

JM5

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