Radio 1 Zane Lowe

Mon-Thu 19.00-21.00

Damon Albarn
Damon Albarn

It's a very special show as Damon drops in with Steve Lamacq to help out.

NB: There will be celebrity takeovers from Monday 12 Jan through to Thursday 22 Jan - find out who else is coming in by checking out our star line-up!

Check out more photos in the Zane Takeovers gallery

Damon and Gorillaz frontman Murdoc take you through Dead Prez, Syria's Omar Souleyman, brand new Gorillaz demos... and Girls Aloud. Check the full tracklisting

Fiona from the Radio 1 web team gives you a blow by blow account of the night's proceedings via Twitter:

  • 18:56 - Damon is in the studio with Steve Lamacq...
  • 19:04 - Headphones on... Damon's dancing
  • 19:11 - Murdoc is expected and Damon puts out a "complete disclaimer for anything he does."
  • 19:18 - Jazmine Sullivan is really doing it for Damon right now
  • 19.27 - Damon plays out a rough cut of Electric Shock - new Gorillaz. It's an example of his intent, what he's trying to do...
  • 19.31 - ... and it's hard to know when something's finished
  • 19.39 - Shake Sugaree is dedicated to inspirational guitarist Davey Graham
  • 19.42 - Murdoc's here: "I haven't slept since Christmas 1982."
  • 19.50 - Murdoc says: Damon's selection kind of *isn't* is it? But this is!! This IS!
  • 19.50 - Damon falls on the actual floor laughing
  • 20.08 - Damon reads a text which says - You have the scent of John Peel on you
  • 20.08 - Reminiscing about Blur @ Peel Acres... "I'm going to have to work hard to get back to that standard."
  • 20.16 - So Gorillaz' Murdoch is doing the Shipping Forecast. And gets bored of it. So he hands it over to 'David Bowie' to finish reading on air
  • 20.39 - Who else could line up Girls Aloud ahead of Gorillaz?
  • 20.39 - Jamie Hewlett is keeping the boys company
  • 20.40 - He and Damon are cracking up over Murdoc's musings on Julie Andrews
  • 20.53 - Jamie thought the last track was too heavy for this show
  • 20.53 - I'm leaving the band! I'm joining Razorlight!
  • 21.00 - Aw.. Bobby Benson's Otsokobila is the last track. Hugs all round... it's over

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