Now Playing on Radio 1, part 3 - Boney Black
Those of you who were at Leeds on Saturday or Reading on Sunday may have across an artist named Boney Black on the BBC Introducing stage. He's a MC from Preston, and was invited to play at the festival by BBC Introducing in Lancashire's Sean McGinty after he uploaded some tunes to us.
Here's a taster of his performance on our stage at Reading (you can see photos and two more videos on the BBC's Reading & Leeds site):
The great news for Boney is that his track, Save The World, is this week's unsigned addition to the Radio 1 daytime playlist, which means his music is nestled alongside the likes of Dizzee Rascal and Jay-Z. After two great tracks from Everything Everything and A Plastic Rose in the last couple of weeks, it was about time for a bit of hip-hop and this track has a catchy hook, positive message and really crisp production.
So far this week, Boney's track has been played by Greg James on Tuesday (listen again - fast forward to 02:15:00) and by Scott Mills on Wednesday (listen again - fast forward to 00:45:00) and you'll hear it again on Edith Bowman and Jo Whiley's shows before the week is over.
If the Reading and Leeds site is anything to go by, Radio 1 listeners are liking what they're hearing, because at the time of writing Boney Black is the most visited artist page on the festival site! That's pretty incredible, considering there are performances to watch on the same site from heavyweights like Kings of Leon, Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys.
As before, we've gotten hold of some of the texts which Scott received immediately after playing the track:
- Its alright would be better if it Wasnt about mother nature have enough of politicians tellin us what to do now rappers goin on bout it
- Loving new track altho sounds like a plan b wanna be!love the show as always!rachel in margate..luv u!xx
- This song is good! I thought the rain and thunder at the start was really as it's raining outside atm!!!! Liv in harpenden
- Wow i feel really inspired to save the world now -b in reading