Starting from Thursday, September 7th, Radio 1’s Residency will continue airing on both Radio 1 and Radio 1 Dance, featuring a fresh lineup of globally renowned DJs. This impressive roster includes Shy FX, DJ Tennis, La La, Conducta, Manuka Honey, and Paula Tape.
Each month, two world-famous DJs will assume residency duties, taking the opportunity each week to shine a spotlight on the most influential and emerging sounds within the realm of Dance and Electronic music.
For the months of September, October, and November, the lineup is as follows:
September: La La & Conducta
October: DJ Tennis & Manuka Honey
November: Shy FX & Paula Tape
Andre ‘Shy FX’ Williams stands as one of the most influential British producers over the past 25 years. From his groundbreaking jungle anthem ‘Original Nuttah’ to his iconic DJ sets and productions, Shy FX’s talent for blending sound system culture with electronic innovation and classic songwriting has left an indelible mark on successive generations of music enthusiasts.
Shy says: “It’s an honour to join BBC Radio 1 for a Residency this November. Beyond just music, I’ll be showcasing our culture in all its facets. Each week, journey with me from our roots to the present, diving into future anthems, hidden gems, and classic tracks from the Jungle and Drum & Bass scene. Love always, Shy.”
DJ Tennis, also known as Manfredi Romano, began his career managing punk bands and organising avant-garde music events in Italy. Later, he founded DAZE, Italy’s first booking agency exclusively dedicated to electronic music. Drawing from two decades of behind-the-scenes experience, Romano shifted his focus to DJ Tennis, which he established in 2010. He quickly gained global recognition in the electronic music scene and has performed at renowned venues like Circoloco Ibiza, Fabric London, Panorama Bar in Berlin, and festivals such as Sonar, Timewarp, Primavera Sound, and Coachella.
DJ Tennis says: “It’s an absolute privilege to be invited to do a BBC Radio 1 Residency and join the legacy of insanely talented musicians who came before. In my show I will tell stories with an open mind and creative curiosity, bridging different genres and musical histories. One of my first jobs was in Italian radio and I can’t wait to experience this journey together.”
La La, also known as Lauren Andrew, hails from Glasgow and has made a significant impact in recent years. With her origins in Edinburgh’s FLY Club and Glasgow’s Sub Club, she expanded beyond Scotland in 2019, making her mark on the international circuit by regularly performing at world-renowned clubs and festivals. She has also launched a family of record labels and solidified her authority on dance music through her weekly radio shows on Rinse FM, appearances on Boiler Room, Mixmag Lab broadcasts, and guest spots on BBC Radio 1.
La La says: “Ooft. I am beyond excited to have been asked to join the BBC Radio 1 Residency this September, joining the ranks of some of my friends and all time heroes. Turn on, tune in troops, here we go!”
Conducta, an icon and trailblazer in the past seven years, has been a driving force behind the resurgence of UK Garage. Known for producing AJ Tracey’s ubiquitous hit “Ladbroke Grove” (now triple-platinum and recognised as the biggest-selling UK Garage record in history), Conducta also heads Kiwi Rekords, a label that has nurtured a new wave of garage producers.
Conducta says: “Being a BBC Radio 1 Resident feels like a benchmark in my career and something I take great pride in. Growing up as an upcoming producer it was through the likes of previous DJ’s like Mistajam, Skream and Benga, debuting my music more than a decade ago that gave me a real boost early on in my career. I hope to bring this full circle by not only showcasing the best of new music from across the scene but shining a light on the pioneers & digging deep. I’m grateful to Radio 1 for entrusting me to take the listeners on a journey each show and indulge everyone in the music I love and cherish.”
Marissa Malik, known by her stage name Manuka Honey, is a multi-talented artist, DJ, and producer at the forefront of Latinx-infused club music emerging from the UK. Born in the US and based in London, Manuka’s deep appreciation for the sounds of the Latinx diaspora is evident in her captivating DJ sets, which have reverberated through the sound systems of clubs and festivals worldwide.
Manuka Honey says: “BBC Radio 1, I’m ready for you. It’s such an honour to join the Residency. I plan on taking you on a journey through my record collection which has been built out of my obsessions, the generosity of others, and the never ending search for sonic satisfaction. Music has soundtracked the most blissful moments I’ve experienced in this lifetime, and pulled me out of the darkest corners of consciousness. It’s a language we’re all born to understand – a constant way forward through it all. From underground club music to the slow, sensual rhythms, I’m ready to give you everything I’ve got!”
Chilean DJ and producer Paula Tape is celebrated for her deep knowledge of Balearic sounds. Growing up in Santiago De Chile before relocating to Europe, Paula embarked on her musical journey by playing drums for various indie bands in her hometown, igniting her passion for polyrhythmic patterns. The percussive elements of the drums have become a defining feature of her productions, remixes, and DJ sets performed across the globe.
Paula says: “Getting the chance to do this is extremely special and I’m very honoured as it means a lot to me being a Chilean artist on a BBC Radio 1 Residency! Throughout November I’m going to be bringing you on a mystical journey of my music collection and will be sharing with you some of my favourite gems from all around the world. Hola Mundo, I’m ready for you!”