Tag Archives: BBC Radio 1

Saturday 12th July 2014

ANNIE MAC DEBUTS SIGMA’S NEW SINGLE “CHANGING” FT PALOMA FAITH

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Drum & Bass superstars Sigma have just unleashed new single “Changing”, the follow up to their global smash “Nobody To Love”.  Signing up the immensely talented Paloma Faith as featured vocalist and enlisting the help of a full orchestra, Sigma have produced another monster hit!!

Annie Mac gave “Changing” its debut play in her Special Delivery slot on BBC Radio 1 last night.

The official video is set for release next week (watch this space) and you can get the single on iTunes pre-order now!

Sigma (aka Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzi) are having a massive year! Currently in the midst of a packed summer schedule with shows across the globe including appearances at Glastonbury, Global Gathering, Ibiza Rocks and Bestival, they’ve also bagged remix credits on some of 2014’s biggest records – including Kiesza’s “Hideaway”, Route 94’s “My Love”, Clean Bandit’s “Extraordinary”, DJ Fresh’s “Dibby Dibby Sound” and DJ Zinc’s “Show Me”.

Paloma Faith’s third album A Perfect Contradiction – released in March – has already gone Gold. It features collaborations with a host of music giants including Pharrell Williams, John Legend, Raphael Saadiq and songwriter Diane Warren.

“Nobody To Love” is one of 2014’s highest-selling singles so far, clocking up 510,000 UK sales (including streams), 30 million YouTube views and 40 million worldwide streams and hit the No. 1 spot in 8 countries.

 

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Friday 4th July 2014

MATRIX & FUTUREBOUND MAKE LIVE LOUNGE DEBUT ON BBC RADIO 1

 

Top DnB duo Matrix & Futurebound made their debut appearance on the Live Lounge for Radio 1 and 1Xtra yesterday.

Annie Mac was sitting in for Fearne Cotton and the guys joined her on BBC Radio 1 first. Tanya Lacey, the super-talented vocalist who features on their new single “Don’t Look Back”, was with them in the studio.

They kicked off with a live version of “Don’t Look Back” and followed it with a psyched up cover of Katy B’s “Crying For No Reason:

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For their appearance on Trevor Nelson’s show on 1Xtra the talented trio shone with their cover version of Rhianna’s “Diamonds”:

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“Don’t Look Back” is out on Sunday.  Pre-order your copy here.

Apexx, Artful, Matrix & Futurebound, Koncept and Stadiumx are all on remix duty. Pre-order here.

 

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Sunday 29th June 2014

SIGMA SMASH GLASTONBURY

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Chart topping drum and bass duo Sigma played a rocking set at Glastonbury on Saturday night with MC Carasel hyping the crowd at the BBC Introducing stage into frenzy. 

You can listen back to the set on the BBC Radio 1 iPlayer from 2:29 in.  

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Friday 6th June 2014

“DON’T LOOK BACK” IS TODAY’S TRACK OF THE DAY ON BBC RADIO 1

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Matrix & Futurebound’s new single “Don’t Look Back” featuring Tanya Lacey has been chosen as today’s Track of the Day by BBC Radio 1!

Nick Grimshaw kicked things off with a spin on the Breakfast show and the track will be played on numerous shows throughout the day.

The single is out July 6th but if you love it like we do grab your copy on iTunes pre-order now!

“Don’t Look Back” has been remixed by Koncept, Staduimx, APEXX, Artful and Matrix & Futurebound themselves! You can get the remixes on pre-order too.

Check out the video on our YouTube page:

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Monday 14th April 2014

SIGMA’S “NOBODY TO LOVE” IS THE UK’S NUMBER 1 – OFFICIAL!!

BlHrai4CAAAeXbcIt’s OFFICIAL!! DnB darlings Sigma have smashed their way straight to the top of the UK Official Chart with their latest single “Nobody To Love”.

The track is the third biggest selling single of 2014 so far with 121,000 copies bought in the first week of release. Sigma beat The Vamps and Aloe Blacc to take the top spot.

Cam & Joe popped in to the Official Charts office to pick up their award and gave them the inside info on what’s next for team Sigma:

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It couldn’t have happened to a nicer pair of bass heads! After leaving the BBC Radio 1 studios – where they’d been chatting with Jameela Jamil – the guys hooked up with the label and promo team, management, friends, girlfriends and family (big up the Mums and Dads!!) and celebrated into the small hours.

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If you still don’t have a copy you can grab the single on iTunes, Beatport and all reputable online stores ;)

If you’re one of the few people in the country who hasn’t seen the video you can have a look here:

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Friday 4th April 2014

DUCK SAUCE’S “NRG” IS ZANE’S HOTTEST RECORD!

ABL Test 2“NRG” – the brand new single from NYC tricksters Duck Sauce – made it’s debut on UK radio last night when Zane Lowe made it his hottest record in the world (right now) on his show on Radio 1.

One half of the duo – Armand Van Helden – joined Zane on the phone to chat about the making of the official video (which is being edited as I type) and Duck Sauce’s upcoming album Quack. 

Listen back here.

A-Trak and Armand Van Helden wormed their way into your head with the Duck Sauce smash “Barbara Streisand”. And “NRG” looks set to do the same! …you and me…

The single is out June 22nd.

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Friday 24th January 2014

Zane Lowe Gives Corbu’s “We Are Sound” Its World Debut

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It was love at first listen for Zane Lowe when he heard “We Are Sound”, the incredible debut single from Brooklyn-based five-piece Corbu.

Within half an hour of hearing the track, he was playing it on his show on BBC Radio 1.

His verdict: “it is instantly future and we think you’re going to love it” and “really really really really really really good!”

Don’t just take his word for it though – listen here and decide for yourself.

 

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Saturday 18th January 2014

And The Winner Is… “Dr Who”!!

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“Dr Who” by Tujamo & Plastik Funk featuring Sneakbo went head-to-head with Rudimental “Powerless” featuring Becky Hill on Saturday’s Dance Anthems show with Danny Howard.

The Radio 1 audience overwhelmingly voted “Dr Who” this week’s Trending Track winner!

Listen back here.

“Dr Who” is out on March 23rd but you can pre-order your copy on iTunes now!

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Monday 13th January 2014

Matrix & Futurebound Riding High at Number 7 on the UK Chart

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UK Drum and Bass heroes Matrix & Futurebound are all smiles after scoring their highest UK chart position to date.  Their latest single “Control” climbed to Number 7 after entering the chart at Number 18 last week.

Jamie and Brendan joined Radio 1’s Jameela Jamil on the BBC Official Chart Show yesterday, if you missed it you can listen to the interview here.

If you didn’t already, you can buy “Control” here.

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Thursday 19th December 2013

FUSE ODG’S “MILLION POUND GIRL” TOPS THE URBAN CLUB CHART


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MOBO award winner Fuse ODG has just grabbed the Number 1 spot on Music Week’s Urban Club Chart with his irresistibly uplifting new single “Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)”.

The follow up to his smash singles “Azonto” and “Antenna” is a dancehall powered Afrobeats jam produced by by top Ghanaian producer KillBeatz.

“Million Pound Girl” is currently playlisted on BBC Radio 1,  1Xtra and Capital Xtra as well as Manchester’s Unity Radio.

Check out the video which features cameos from stars such as Sean Paul, Patrice Muamba and Eddi Kadi as well as 1Xtra’s Charlie Sloth and Sarah Jane Crawford:

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“Million Pound Girl” is out Dec 29th but you can grab it on preorder here. Remixes come courtesy of Steve Smart & Westfunk, Konshens and Rymez and there’s even a BONUS track – “Come Closer” – which features Wande Coal.

Fuse’s debut album is due for release in Spring 2014.

 

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