Shy FX, DJ Dennis, La La, Conducta, Manuka Honey and Paula Tab are to join the BBC Radio 1 Residency

Radio 1’s residency at Radio 1 and Radio 1 Dance continues from Thursday 7 September with a brand new line-up of world-renowned DJs including Shy FX, DJ Dennis, La La, Conducta Manuka Honey and Paula Tab.

Each month, two world-renowned DJs will take up a residency, shining the spotlight on the most influential and emerging sounds in dance and electronic music each week.

The schedule for September, October and November is as follows:

  • September – La La & Conducta
  • October – DJ Dennis & Manuka Honey
  • November – Shy FX & Bala Tab

shyness

Andre 'Shy FX’ Williams is one of the most influential British producers of the past 25 years. From his groundbreaking jungle anthem 'Original Natta’ to his legendary DJ sets and productions, Shy’s ability to fuse soundscape culture with electronic futurism and classic songwriting has defined music for generations to come.

Shy says: „I’m honored to be joining BBC Radio 1 in residency this November. Beyond the music, I’ll be showcasing our culture in all its facets. Each week, I’ll be traveling with me from our roots to the present and into the future. Anthems of the jungle and drum & bass scene, hidden gems and Classic tracks. Always love and shame.”

DJ Tennis

DJ Dennis (AKA Manfredi Romano) grew up organizing left-field music events in Italy before tour-managing punk bands and creating DAZE, Italy’s first booking agency dedicated solely to electronic music. Drawing on two decades of behind-the-scenes experience, Romano focused on DJ Tennis, founded in 2010, and quickly gained worldwide recognition in the electronic music scene. Since then, he has frequently played at renowned clubs such as Circoloco Ibiza, Fabric London and Panorama Bar in Berlin, as well as at festivals such as Sonar, Timewarp, Primavera Sound and Coachella.

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DJ Dennis says: „It’s an absolute privilege to be invited to the BBC Radio 1 residency and to join the legacy of the most talented musicians who have come before it. In my show I tell stories with an open mind and creative passion, combining different genres. Music histories. One of my first jobs was in Italian radio, this I can’t wait to enjoy the journey together.”

La la

Glasgow’s finest, Lauren Andrew (AKA La La) has been making waves in recent years, making appearances at Edinburgh’s Fly Club and Glasgow’s Sub Club. He left his native Scotland in 2019 and hit the ground running on the international circuit, regularly playing world-renowned clubs and festivals, before launching a family of record labels. Her weekly radio shows, broadcasts on Rinse FM, Boiler Room and Mixmac Lab, and guest appearances on BBC Radio 1 have cemented La La as an authority in dance music.

La La says: „Ooft. I’m thrilled to be asked to join the BBC Radio 1 residency this September, joining the ranks of my friends and all-time heroes. On, tune in troop, here we go!”

Conduct

An icon and trailblazer over the past seven years, Conducta has led the charge for the renaissance of UK garage. Conducta, the producer of AJ Tracy’s irresistible „Ladbroke Grove” (now triple platinum and recognized as the best-selling UK garage record in history), heads up Kiwi Records for producers to thrive.

Kandakta says: „Being a BBC Radio 1 resident feels like a milestone in my career and one I’m very proud of. I got more exposure to my music through previous DJs like Mistajam, Scream and Benga before growing into an upcoming producer. A decade ago, it was a real start for me at the start of my career. Inspiring. I hope to bring this full circle by showcasing great new music across the scene, but also shine a light on the pioneers and dig deeper. To Radio 1 for trusting me to take listeners on a journey at every show and engage everyone in the music I love and care about. Thank you.”

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Manuka honey

Marissa Malik, better known by her stage name Manuka Honey, is a multi-disciplinary artist, DJ and producer at the forefront of Latin-infused club music emerging from the UK. Born in the US and based in London, Manuka’s love of the sounds of the Latin diaspora is evident in his beautifully chaotic DJ sets that have inspired the soundscapes of clubs and festivals internationally.

Manuka Honey says: „I’m here for you, BBC Radio 1. It’s an honor to join the residency. I plan to take you on a journey through my record collection, built on my obsessions, the generosity of others, and the never-ending search for sonic satisfaction that I’ve experienced in this lifetime.” Music has soundtracked the happiest moments and pulled me out of the darkest corners of consciousness. It’s a language we’re all born to understand – it’s a constant medium. From underground club music to slow, soulful rhythms, I’m ready to give you everything I’ve got!”

Bala tape

Chilean DJ and producer Paula Tabe is best known for her nuanced knowledge of Balearic sounds. Growing up in Santiago de Chile, before moving to Europe, Paula began her musical journey by playing drums for several indie bands in her hometown, which fueled the DJ’s penchant for polyrhythmic patterns. The percussive sounds of the drums are a unique sound that he brings to his own productions, remixes and is a staple when he plays DJ sets around the world.

Paula says: „Having the opportunity to do this is really special and I’m very proud to be a Chilean artist on a BBC Radio 1 residency because it’s very important to me! Throughout November I’m going to bring you an extraordinary event. A journey through my repertoire and my favorites from around the world. Let me share some gems with you. Hola Mundo, I’m ready for you!”

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