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Radio 1 Best Of Unsigned

It's an A&R wet dream. Every week the best unsigned music is hand-picked by Radio 1 DJs and delivered to your computer. There's a new show every Tuesday so subscribe to our podcast today or download our latest show. 

The most exciting tracks from unsigned artists discovered by Radio 1 DJs - Huw Stephens, Ras Kwame, Rob da Bank and Fergie. Featuring Snippet, The Tinpots, Frakah, Organized Noise, The Jane Bradfords, The Greenland Choir and Dr. Meaker.

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Huw Stephens

Fresh, fiery, wierd and wonderful demos from across the UK.

Ras Kwame

Check the hottest UK talent from the black music underground.



The best in unconventional and underground dance music.


God of the Pod

Nominate your favourite unsigned track for the podcast.

Vic Galloway


Follow Scotland's top unsigned competition with
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Rob da Bank

Are you are unsigned or on your own label?

We want to hear the best unsigned UK alternative, techno, ambient and acoustic acts. If you think Rob might play it, we wanna hear it!

He'll play the best on his show on Thursday from 11pm. You'll appear in Radio 1's Best of Unsigned podcast and OneMusic will also showcase your MP3 right here.

Below you can download and check out the tracks that Rob has played on his show already!

How to send Rob your track
Nominate a God of the Pod

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Loopz Da Fruit - 'Brain Went Dark'
This boy has the prog minimal electro bug. He's written four albums in this style. He's a mobile DJ with an excellent talent for reading the crowd - so get in touch with him for that birthday, bar mitzvah or wedding special! Party Time.

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Riff Raff – ‘Carnival Lines'
Riff Raff to us maybe but to his darling mother he's Alex Thompson from the Midlands and a graduate of Paul McCartney's school in Liverpool just like Katie Melua. But unlike Ms Melua - he's great! He takes British indie tracks and raps over them! Wow!

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Snippet - 'Man Without Mobile'
Snippet is Johnno from Colchester. He says this tune was written after a strange train journey where every passenger had a mobile phone except him (but we think he's lying because he does have a mobile phone...we called him on it)

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Mysterons - 'Black As Mourning'
Mysterons began making music, or at least noise, during 6th form 'sports' periods. Abusing the school studio, they indulged their passion for using expensive equipment in an inappropriate manner. The combination of Oli's beats, Tim's riffs, and an off the wall choice of sampling material led to the recording of new tracks.

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Tinpots - 'Slugs'
Tinpots is based around the songs of Philip Davis. Like Mark E Smith - Philip has changed the band around depending on who he likes in the band.See them play the Easycome Acoustic Club in Peckham on 4th October and Meze Lounge in Newport on 23rd October.

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Team Brick - 'O-Amid'

Team Brick is Matt Williams from Bristol who makes noisy and improvised music. Has been spotted playing in Steveless. Has also been spotted making poses like Colombo.
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Riddles - 'King Fell'
Riddles is better known to his pals as Ben Garnham from Bristol. The CD came with a picture of a man in hat, suit, sunglasses and balaclava eating a banana. What does this mean> Work out the riddles...

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Xihilisk - 'Argonaut'
What do you get if you cross the word "Nihilist" and add an X and a K?
Xihilisk! Xihilisk is actually pronounced "Zy-ill-isk" otherwise known as Lloyd from Bath who  describes himself as a kind of Glacier with smooth edges and a thousand mile melting point.  So there.

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