Radio 1 Dance stream to launch on BBC Sounds

A new 24 hour dance music stream Radio 1 Dance will launch on BBC Sounds on Friday 9 October at 6pm, offering a second chance to hear the station’s world-famous DJs and mixes from all corners of the globe.

Radio 1 Dance is designed to give young audiences more flexibility to listen to their favourite BBC content outside of the more traditional linear schedules.

Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show will fill the Drivetime slot (4 – 6pm) Monday to Thursday. Radio 1 Dance Presents (6 – 7pm) will include exclusive mixes from big names in electronic music. Listeners can hear some of the best Essential Mixes from the archives on Radio 1’s Classic Essential Mix from 7 – 9pm, followed by Radio 1’s Drum and Bass Show with Renee La Vice (9 – 11pm) and Radio 1 Residency will air 11pm – 1am. Daytimes will be filled with mix of back-to-back current, future and classic dance hits.

On Friday evenings Radio 1’s Workout Anthems (3 – 6pm) will be followed by Radio 1’s Dance Party with Annie Mac (6 – 8pm) Danny Howard (8 – 10pm), Pete Tong (10pm – midnight) and Radio 1’s Essential Mix (midnight – 2am).

Saturday nights will include Radio 1’s Dance Anthems with MistaJam (4 – 7pm), followed by Danny Howard’s Club Mix (7 – 8pm), BBC Introducing Dance fronted by Jaguar (8 – 9pm), Radio 1’s Essential Mix (9 – 11pm) and Diplo & Friends (11pm – 1am).

Sunday on Radio 1 Dance will be dedicated to laid-back vibes with artist-curated mixes designed to unwind the mind on Radio 1’s Wind Down streaming from 4 – 8am, 12 – 2pm and 6 – 8pm.

Pete Tong says: “This is a huge moment for the dance scene and I’m really excited that my Radio 1 show will be providing the soundtrack to Drivetime on Radio 1 Dance. I look forward to even more people getting to join us to hear the very best in dance and electronica every Monday – Thursday on the new stream.”

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