Danny Howard serves up first episode of ‘DJs on Tour’ featuring Major Lazer

You can watch DJs on Tour here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p03y764r

In a ‘DJs on Tour’ Radio 1iPlayer show that went live this morning on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer channel, Diplo talks to BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard about the new Major Lazer ‘Cold Water’ track which features Justin Bieber and is co-written by Ed Sheeran.

DJs on Tour’ sees Radio 1’s Danny Howard catching up with big name DJs whilst on tour. The first three episodes feature Major Lazer, Steve Aoki and Armand Van Helden and give audiences a behind the scenes glimpse of what life is like as an international DJ.

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BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1 is the UK’s No.1 youth station, targeting 15 to 29 year-olds with a distinctive mix of new music and programmes focusing on issues affecting young people.

Radio 1 has a weekly audience of 10.71 million (including all listeners aged 10+) and in January 2014, become the first radio station in the world to reach 1 million subscribers on YouTube. Radio 1’s YouTube channel now has over 3 million subscribers with over 2 billion minutes of content watched, over 2 million likes on Facebook, 2.6 million followers on Twitter, and over 306,000 followers for the Official Radio 1 Playlist on Spotify. Since launching on 10th November 2014, programmes on Radio 1’s channel in BBC iPlayer have received over 14.5 million views.

One of the station’s key purposes is to support new British music and emerging artists, also discovering new artists through BBC Introducing. It champions live music including Radio 1’s Big Weekend, live broadcasts from Glastonbury and Ibiza, and various sessions from the Live Lounge and Maida Vale studios. Radio 1 is also the leading voice for young people in the UK, tackling relevant issues through our documentaries, Radio 1’s Surgery, Newsbeat as well as our social action and education campaigns. Topics covered include youth employment, sexuality, body image and bullying.

The station also hosts the annual Radio 1 Teen Awards, with the centrepiece being the recognition of some very special teenagers, who each win a Teen Hero Award.

BBC Radio 1 is a truly multiplatform station, enabling young audiences to connect to the network and to listen, watch and share great content both at home and whilst on the move – via FM and DAB Radio; the BBC iPlayer Radio app; online (www.bbc.co.uk/radio1); Freeview and other digital television platforms; and via mobile.

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