Friction no longer hosting BBC1 Radio Show

SteveR94

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Friction said:
So, after 6 years of having the honour of bringing you the Radio 1 & 1Xtra Drum & Bass show, and after a lot of thought, I've finally decided to move on from the show so I can focus on my DJ and production career.

This is something that hasn’t been an easy decision and one that I've been debating in my mind for a long time now. Being able to represent the music genre I love to the world has been an absolute pleasure, but I've been struggling more and more to keep up with the demands of combining the show with DJ'ing week in-week out, studio production and performing my label duties, as well as (most importantly) being a father.

If you’d have asked me 15 years ago that I would have been chosen to represent the music I love and broadcast it to the world, I would have thought you were having a laugh. I love doing this show with all my heart, but unfortunately, something has to give as there just isn’t enough hours in the day.

I want to say thank you to Ben and Rhys at Radio 1 for giving me the amazing opportunity. Rachel, Uche, Rob and everyone else thats worked on the show for the past 6 years and last but certainly not least, everyone thats locked in to the show each week. Its been an absolute pleasure putting it together for you and is something I'm going to remember for the rest of my life. I’ll never forget Grooverider’s classic words, ‘Don’t crash it Friction!’ I instantly made it my goal not to do that and I hope you’ve enjoyed the show as much as I have.

Ed, Friction.

Looks like Rene LaVice is taking over:
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"The BBC is like the North Star we look to when navigating the world of music"

phahahahahha

Probably ganna lock on to his first show for a laugh like I did with Friction's
 

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Big news!

I have listened most weeks - I normally don't pay much attention to what Friction plays (too much fluff for me), but the guest mixes and DNB60 section is where I hear a lot of the forthcoming stuff that piques my interest. I hope those stay the same, and Rene plays some tougher stuff in the main sections and all will be well!

Biggups Friction for all his years doing that show though - it would be tough every week at that time I bet
 

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I also just used to check in to see who was on the guest mix/dnb60 for Friction's show. Doubt the first 30mins of his shows would appeal to anyone on here.

Forgot about Rene la Vice tbh. Didn't he copy Air Guitar 5 years ago. I wonder if he looks like the French Canadians on South Park
 

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I also just used to check in to see who was on the guest mix/dnb60 for Friction's show. Doubt the first 30mins of his shows would appeal to anyone on here.

Forgot about Rene la Vice tbh. Didn't he copy Air Guitar 5 years ago. I wonder if he looks like the French Canadians on South Park

dnb60 were always the same labels. critical, exit, shogun, ram, viper, blackout... other peops from other labels were rarely considered. guest mixes similar approach. it was predominantly artists from these labels and shogun artists. track premieres were mostly shogun tracks too. not entirely sure why shogun is giving up on all the prs money...

Air Guitar came out after Headlock. Rene was never able to top it, or come up with something new/different/interesting since. last tracks sounded more like SPY.
he's a multitalent tho, can present himself well, got a radio voice, is a social media guy, likes to be in the limelight... can totally see why they got him.
 

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Air Guitar came out after Headlock. Rene was never able to top it, or come up with something new/different/interesting since

I don't mind the guy but I haven't really enjoyed anything of his since Headlock and the Absolute Monster EP. Both huge. Since then he's been Just Another Ram Artist (JARA).
 

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maybe...either way it was still a solid commitment each week to do

Which he was getting payed for - lots of prs money on top for his own tracks, own label & peers. Not saying he didn't prepare for the show, not at all. compared to a lot of others he did, at least sometimes, play a variety of tracks but it's really not 'that much' commitment is it? Especially when you think that 1 1/2 hours solid are taken away by guest mixes.
 
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