BBC Radio 1 have released a series of live sessions from their new residency at London’s Maida Vale studios…
As part of their highly respected residency, a group of eight electronic artists and groups across dance music have record live versions of their work for BBC Radio 1. Dutchman Martyn can be seen performing Glassbeadgame taken from his forthcoming album ‘The Air Between Words’. Mount Kimbie’s live performance features a powerful live acoustic rendition of ‘You Took Your Time’ featuring Jonwayne on vocals. Other contributing artists include Throwing Snow, Machinedrum, Alix Perez, TR\\ER, Blue Daisy and Klangakarussell.
There are eight great videos available to stream in total, but the artists performed three tracks each and the full audio from the sessions can be found on the BBC iPlayer.
We spoke to Senior Producer Jonathan Wellbelove at Somethin’ Else (who produce the show for Radio 1):
“Every week Radio 1’s Residency represents different parts of the dance and electronic music spectrum from James Blake & Tessela through to Martin Garrix and Tiesto, but we wanted to do something special that reflected the live side of the music. BBC has an incredible reputation for recording live music and electronic music is now becoming such a vital component of the live music offering globally, so we felt it was important to represent that on our show.
We wanted to pick a line-up of artists that was diverse in terms of both music and set-ups, but crucially with some names that we know offer a really compelling live performance. Machinedrum has one of the most incredible live shows I have seen, with just two people on stage and augmented with original visuals that really set it all off. Throwing Snow is making some really exciting music, his new LP is beautiful and we’re so happy to have recorded his first sessions from the LP. It’s important the we deliver a unique offering and Mount Kimbie’s collab with Jonwayne is another example of this; their collaboration had been borne out of touring together and had never been recorded before, that creates a swell of passion and excitement for what we’ve done.”