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BBC Radio 1 announce Disclosure, Amelie Lens, Joy Orbison and DJ EZ to join the Radio 1 Residency

BBC Radio 1 has announced Disclosure, Amelie Lens, Joy Orbison and DJ EZ as the latest additions to the Radio 1 Residency line-up.


With two shows every Sunday night into Monday morning, (1-2am and 2-3am), Radio 1’s Residency brings listeners into the world of the biggest names in cutting-edge, forward-thinking dance music from across the international club spectrum.


The new signings will begin their rotations in September alongside current residents Eris Drew & Octo Octa, Teki Latex, Sherelle and Saoirse.


The new line-up is as follows:


First Monday of the month, beginning 7th September

  • Joy Orbison
  • Eris Drew & Octo Octa


Second Monday of the month, beginning 14th September

  • Disclosure
  • Teki Latex


Third Monday of the month, beginning  21st September

  • Amelie Lens
  • Saoirse


Fourth Monday of the month, beginning 28th September

  • DJ EZ
  • Sherelle

Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, aka Disclosure, are no strangers to Radio 1. Their early collaborations with guests such as AlunaGeorge, Jessie Ware and a then unknown Sam Smith, made their debut album Settle an instant phenomenon, yielding four Top 20 hits and a Mercury Prize shortlisting. Fast-forward to 2020 and the launch of their third album, ‘ENERGY’ features a heavyweight cast: from Kehlani, Syd, Common, Kelis, slowthai and Mick Jenkins to name a few.


Disclosure say: “The BBC is unmatched when it comes to radio and we’re super excited to be doing a residency show on Radio 1. It feels more important than ever to be connecting through music, and being able to do that with our own show on Radio 1 is hugely exciting for us.”

Joy Orbison is a London based electronic musician. Since his instant breakthrough with ‘Hyph Mngo’ in 2009, Joy Orbison has stayed one foot ahead in dance music, garnering a reputation for breaking the most exciting new music and releasing his own seminal productions.


Joy Orbison says: "I've grown up listening to Fabio & Grooverider, Benji B, Gilles Peterson and more so it means a great deal to have my own show on a station with such an important legacy. I’m really looking forward to delving into the music that excites me at the moment and giving a shine to new artists that I feel need to be heard.”

Amelie Lens made her way into the global techno scene as a result of a long-standing love affair with dance music, ignited by her first outing to Belgium's Dour Festival at just 15 years old. As a resident at Hasselt’s Labyrinth Club, Lens started curating her own nights under the name EXHALE and was soon inviting the likes of Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock and Ellen Allien to play alongside her. Her aim is to showcase a new generation of hand-picked, up-and-coming talent alongside international heavyweights.


Amelie says : “It’s truly a huge honour for me to be one of the residents and to be able to play some of my favourite tracks! My sound is very dancefloor orientated. I like high-energy tracks and beautiful melodies and I just cannot wait to take you guys on this journey with me.”

DJ EZ has been a musical force of nature for over two decades and is saluted by the industry for being a creative mixer- not to mention one of the quickest fingers in the trade with his trademark cue button action displays during his sets. DJ EZ will be seamlessly bringing together the upcoming, cutting-edge sounds of today with the old skool favourites that defined the landscape of UK club music.


DJ EZ says: “I’m super excited to be starting my monthly residency with BBC Radio 1 and continuing to showcase the newest UK Garage alongside the very best classics and anthems!”

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