After reporting on the recent announcement of the In New DJs We Trust roster, Mixmag spoke to the four named DJs to find out their reaction at being picked to represent dance music on BBC Radio 1.
Julio Bashmore, Mosca, Jordan Suckley and B Traits will all be replaced by the following rising, and a little more established, stars.
Rinse FM hotshot and Zoo Music boss Monki spoke about her excitement in joining the station and how it feels to be the only female on the new roster: “Yeah it’s all a bit mad especially coming from pirate and community radio to go a slot where I can broadcast nationally. I do feel quite a weight on my shoulders but I’m really excited to get started."
"I know a few of us went in for it and to be the girl that got the slot is really cool. I’ve not been doing it that long really, not as long as some people anyway. It’s really cool to represent the girls. I’ll be one out of four on the station," she added.
Numbers man Jackmaster will be looking to bring something fresh to the table with his trademark style of mixing and eclectic song choice.
“I play everything. I’ll play some 90bpm and some 160bpm. I like hip-hop, house, disco, grime, dubstep but I’m certainly quite rooted in the house and techno territory so that will be the basis for my shows but I’ll explore loads of different genres as well," he said.
When asked what he wanted to achieve from his show, he replied, “I guess to gain some new fans and to turn people to music that they would never usually of heard of.”
LA producer Salva will also be hitting the airwaves and is set to shake things up with his celebration of all things 808 and he spoke about what listeners can expect from his show: "It'll be raw, banging and intelligent - from rap to rave, breaking the hottest new underground electronic music from the States and abroad."
Last but by no means least is French maestro and Bromance boss Louis Brodinski. After having a stunning 2012 with his label he is now ready to show the UK what he's made of.
"I'll try to fuel my weekly selection with good and twisted music directly squeezed from my last discovery, versatile but always in good taste! I will let the beat control your body, making you feel the real French vibe!"