Danny Howard joins Annie Mac to co host new Radio 1 concept, the Rave Lounge
The exclusive Friday night takeover slot aims to provide a platform for electronic artists to showcase their DJ skills live in the studio. Reminiscent of the well-publicised daytime slot for pop artists to perform acoustic covers of classic songs, the Rave Lounge took place at 8pm on a Friday night on BBC Radio 1 with Annie Mac and Danny co hosting. Danny joined Annie in the studio for an hour prior, contributing to her long-running weekend kickstarter show.
From 8pm right through until 1am an array of DJ talent joined them for a chat and perform a set broadcast live on the radio. Gorgon City, Miss Kittin, Artwork, Mella Dee, Mark Knight, Franky Rizardo, Danny Byrd, S.P.Y, Riton, Kah-Lo & Mr Eazi allÂ played, whilst fellow Radio 1 dance hosts Monki and B.Traits will also be joining, both to DJ and co host in a first for the station. Danny himself will be DJing back to back with Defected favourite Franky Rizardo, whilst Annie will also take her turn playing with Monki.
Itâ€™s the latest step in a series of exciting career moves for Danny; he recently moved his show from Saturday evening to late Friday night to better reflect the kind of underground music he plays at world-leading clubs like Hi, Privilege, Pacha and Amnesia Ibiza, Motion Bristol, The Warehouse Project, XOYO and Ministry Of Sound. Heâ€™s also making more time for production, with recent releases on Glasgow Underground, Food Music and Toolroom cementing his reputation as a multitalented producer as well as presenter, curator and DJ. Dannyâ€™s ever-increasing involvement with BBC Radio 1â€™s Friday nights is evidence of him further developing into one of the UKâ€™s most prominent voices in dance music.
Check it out here:Â http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09ycxd3 //Â http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09wvt1p