Issue 1̶Summer 2010
The magazine for 1Radio DJs & Listeners
01 NEWS Get up to speed on all that’s been happening on your favourite web radio station. The events, the weekenders, the all‐nighters, the shoutbox antics and the high‐profile sackings. It’s all here. Well, perhaps not everything. Just the stuff our lawyer said it was ok to print so long as we changed names and places.
02 DJ PROFILES We profile one of your fave 1Radio presenters in a no‐holds barred, probing interview. Just what does it mean to be a “superstar dj”?
03 REVIEWS 1Radio DJs have the summer all wrapped up. We report on one of the big music festivals as well as a review of a current chart success. Plus a special DJ Top5 selection.
04 BACKSTAGE We bring you some essential DJ Tips and Tricks plus a trip back in time to remember one of rock and roll’s greatest performers.
1Radio s Spike Hammo Welcome to the News Bits
You’ve heard all of us on the radio, now read our articles in print.
Welcome to the News Bit’s from the world and community that is 1Radio. If you have anything you deem as news worthy, then please forward the idea or article to us here at 1Radio.
1Mag is the official magazine of 1Radio. Each month we will keep you up to date with the news surrounding the station, all the lastest music reviews; from the latest chart topping albums to those golden oldies. Also included in the magazine, you’ll find news on festivals, favourite songs and DJ profiles, so you can get the lowdown on your favourite presenter. We want to hear from you too! With your comments and feedback we can improve the magazine and make it better for you to read. We also plan to include a listener section of the magazine where we will share your comments, opinions and listener reviews of albums and other topical items. Thanks and I hope you enjoy reading the first issue! James Van Hinsbergh Editor
Summer Sunshine Weekender
Well the weather might have been a washout here in the UK, but the 1Radio Dj’s kept the sunshine music going throughout the 4 days. I lost count how many times I heard “walking on sunshine”, or “hot hot hot”!!! But we always live and hope. Rhodders pulled out all the plugs for his BBQ patio party, although the webcam was bare after the show when rumour has it, one too many beers had caused him to spend sometime on the big white telephone! Dino (ceejay) kept us going as well with some pickle, chutney and soca, good practice for the 1st July (more about that later). There were numerous other shows that rocked the interweb for the weekend, but onto the future...
The End Of Kingdom Beats? It’s a shame that one of the most respected presenters on the 1 announced he was taking some time out from presenting the iconic Kingdom Beats show. Gaz announced in the forums he felt the show had gone stale! So Gaz I’m sure I speak on behalf of some of your colleagues, and wish you a good rest and hope you come back bigger ,and if possible, better than ever. Rumour has it you have ideas for a new show?
News nd brings a round-up of the latest news and events at your fave web radio station International Reggae Day 1st July 2010
past. This is an ideal opportunity to reach a diverse and large audience. So if you have some USA knowledge and want to get involved, email me email@example.com. It’s going to be a fun and patriotic night for the guys.
1st July marks International Reggae Day and 1Radio is celebrating the best music from the sunshine islands. 24 hours of continuous reggae, soca, dancehall, ska and anything else we can find that fits! If you haven’t yet booked a slot then get involved. If you are looking for some tunes and inspiration , check out the official website for bio’s, vids and some mp3 give a ways ireggaeday.com Watch out for vakart’s ska and dancehall sessions, ceejay is well up for his 2 hours, Timmy, Jimmy, Tez, Big Daddy, Mac, Smoak and myself are keeping you going throughout the day. I’m collecting photo’s of you in your Jamaican colours or drinking your red stripe! Still some spots available so have a look and get involved...
On The Grapevine Hey, Scoop Hammond has heard on the grapevine about some new shows… Hitz And Headlines? Sunday Sessions? Call 1Radio? Watch the schedule for these new shows—coming soon to a computer near you!
Captain Kremmen Comes To 1Radio If you’ve never heard of Captain Kremmen, then your missing out on one of the most enjoyable cartoon characters made for radio ever. Kremmen is the creation of Kenny Everett, who was a dj/presenter in the 70/80’s and was way ahead of his time. Check out the High Noon Classic Rock Show on Saturday lunch times to hear amazing classic rock tracks and reruns of the hilarious series. Or Google Kenny Everett or Captain Kremmen for some background and a bloody good read.
4th of July— American Independence Day
Well seeing as we all know our history, and knowing the 4th wasn’t one of our greatest achievements, here at 1Radio we are going to be sweeping it all under the carpet for the sake of the special relationship! Independence day is a bit of a party I believe in the States. With this in mind, we are having a special celebration of liberty, life and music. From 7pm UK on the 3rd July we go live to Afghanistan to the airbases in Kandahar and Bagram. Why start on the 3rd I hear you say? Well it will be the 4th in Afghanistan when we start. At this point AFN and BFBS have not confirmed if they are picking up the cast but, have in the
What’s The Funniest Line You Have Seen In The ShoutBox?
Whilst I do spend some time away from the shout box and in the local bar, I’m always on the look out for classic comments from Dj’s and listeners. Normally the shoutbox is full of innuendo, food, alcohol, or technical stuff. So I’m on the look out for screen shots of some of the put downs, mickey taking and good mannered banter that goes on. If you can capture any of the classics that go on, then email me the screen shot. If it makes me laugh, then I’ll sort a prize out for the best. firstname.lastname@example.org 3
? J D r a t s r Supe Bio DJ Paladinleeds (otherwise known as DJ P) enjoys getting on the DJ decks, and is even trying to make a career out of it! A very level‐ headed person at times, he has gone from strength to strength while at 1Radio. When he started out, he was a bumbling mess. Now, he is able to speak properly while on the mic, although he isn't with‐ out his stumbles (you can blame autism for that one). He enjoys en‐ tertaining listeners and bringing a new breed of DJ to the mixing pot.
1 ‐ DragonForce – E.P.M. 2 ‐ Andrew W.K. ‐ We Want Fun 3 ‐ Rhapsody – Emerald Sword 4 ‐ JLS – The Club Is Alive 5 ‐ Neil Sedaka – One Way Ticket 6 ‐ Green Day – 21 Guns 7 ‐ AC/DC – Let There Be Rock 8 ‐ Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling 9 ‐ Beyoncé – Sweet Dreams 10 ‐ Basshunter – DotA
“ Listeners Take Charge” An impromptu appearance by DJ P from LTC. What do you want to hear? If I have it, you'll hear it. Broadcast from 1Radio Studios Leeds.
On the web… Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LeedsKiddo Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ Paladinleeds/161449443458
An Interview with...
Paladinleeds Meet the DJ with the most complicated name in the history of radio
How did you find 1Radio? It was through Freecast. I had been DJing on a small torrent site prior to joining Freecast, then looking through their forums, I saw a link by vakart (the owner of 1Radio). I clicked through, had a look round, and decided to sign up. The rest, they say, is history.
What is it about 1Radio that you really like? Just the general atmosphere here. I mean think about it, we're a close‐ knit family, where everyone takes the mickey out of each other, but also supporting them when they need it. It's like we're all the best of buddies. Is it any wonder why I keep trying to advocate these DJ meets?
How do you go about building an audience for your show? It's mostly just pinging a message out to my Bebo, MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter. Even though there is no set theme for each of my shows, no two shows are ever quite the same. My personality seems to change every show.
Which other DJ on 1Radio do you listen to most and what's good about his/her shows? Well, when he's on 1Radio, I make a point of listening to Rhodders with Thank Rhod It's Friday. His shows are just mental, and are exactly what I wish my shows could be like. He is my inspiration, along with Ian Skye + Victoria Larder from my local radio station.
What do you think makes your show unique from others?
about that. Apart from that, no. Although I think the DragonForce concert I went to was in 2010.
It's not about what makes my show What's your show/ unique, it's the huge variety of Even though there is presenter style? shows that I do Aha, this is where I no set theme for that makes it become unique. I unique. I mean each of my shows, have no set style and I'll dive from no set show. The only no two shows are thing I actually do try request show, to RadioTrack ever quite the same. and get a style for is (for specialist my talk show (The My personality programming), Sharing Zone) as it is to Most impossible for me to seems to change Wanted, to a do an hour long talk every show. breakfast show, show without and finally to a planning! All my other talk show. What makes my talk shows are done completely on‐the‐ show unique in my opinion is the fly, and as such, my show style is never the same between two fact it is the only show that will consecutive shows, nor is my delve into deep dark stuff, such as presenter style. assault and bullying.
Are you following the World Cup?
What equipment do you have in your current DJ set‐up?
I am and I aren't. Yes, I'll take an interest when it's on, but I don't make a point of watching games, I'm just too busy these days to be able to watch it. Especially since I still have a CV to write (at the time of answering), and a part time job to look for so I can pay for those CDJs and that new mixer!
Well now, my set‐up consists of my desktop PC which has all my music, and Skype. I have installed an M‐ Audio AudioPhile 2496 PCI sound‐ card into the PC, which Skype runs through. My tracks run through a USB cable to my Alesis MultiMix 8 USB. Also, when I am DJing using VirtualDJ or Traktor, I use a Numark Total Control (MIDI Controller), and a Numark DJ I/O sound‐card. It's a very effectively setup. Hopefully going to be adding a Gemini PS121x and a pair of Gemini CDJ600s into the mix. Catch Paladinleeds around the schedule with “Listeners Take Charge” and the occasional Breakfast Show . See the 1Radio Schedule for more details...
Have you been to or planning to go to any concerts in 2010? I was planning to go to Party In The Park (UK's biggest free concert, held in Leeds!) but the tickets sold out before I'd even heard that the ticket sales had opened. Not happy 5
Hail, hail, rock and roll...
1Radio s DJ Ceejay looks at the life and career of the legendary Chuck Berry
The rock critic Robert Christgau considers him "the greatest of the rock and rollers," while John Lennon said that "if you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'." Among the honors he has received, have been the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1984, the Kennedy Center Honors in 2000, and being named With songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll over seventh on Time Magazine's 2009 list of the 10 Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and best electric guitar players of all‐time. "Johnny B. Goode" (1958), Chuck Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll If you tried to give Berry is included in several Rolling Stone "Greatest of All distinctive, with lyrics succesfully aimed to appeal to the early teenage market by rock and roll another Time" lists. In September 2003, the magazine named using graphic and humorous descriptions name, you might call him number 6 in their list of teen dances, fast cars, high‐school life, and consumer culture, and utilizing guitar it 'Chuck Berry'. of the "100 Greatest solos and showmanship that would be a Guitarists of All Time". John Lennon major influence on subsequent rock This was followed in music. His records are a rich storehouse November of the same of the essential lyrical, showmanship and musical year by his compilation album The Great components of rock and roll; and, in addition to the Twenty‐Eight being ranked 21st in the Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of Beatles and the Rolling Stones, a large number of All Time. The following year, in March significant popular‐music performers have recorded 2004, Berry was ranked fifth out of "The Berry's songs. Immortals ‐ The 100 Greatest Artists of Though not technically All Time". accomplished, his guitar style is distinctive ‐ he incorporated In December 2004, six of his songs were electronic effects to mimic the included in the "Rolling Stone's 500 sound of bottleneck blues Greatest Songs of All Time", namely guitarists, and drew on the "Johnny B. Goode" (# 7), "Maybellene" (# influence of guitar players such as 18), "Roll Over Beethoven" (# 97), "Rock and Roll Music" (#128), "Sweet Little Sixteen" (# Charlie Christian, and T‐Bone 272) and "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" (# Walker, to produce a clear and 374). In June 2008, his song "Johnny B. Goode" exciting sound that many later ranked first place in the "100 Greatest Guitar guitar musicians would Songs of All Time". acknowledge as a major influence in their own style. Berry's showmanship has been influential on other rock guitar players, particularly his one‐legged hop routine, and the "duck walk", which he first used as a child when he DJ Ceejay presents “Solid Gold walked "stooping with full‐bended knees, but with my Oldies” each Sunday on 1Radio. back and head vertical" under a table to retrieve a ball and See the schedule for more info... his family found it entertaining; he used it when "performing in New York for the first time and some journalist branded it the duck walk."
A pioneer of rock music, Chuck Berry was a significant influence on the development of both the music and the attitude associated with the rock music lifestyle.
Charles Edward Anderson Berry Born October 18, 1926 a.k.a. Chuck Berry 1mag
REVIEWS Florence + The Machine
1Radio s DJ Danny F takes a listen to Florence + The Machine. He likes... About Florence + The Machine
Florence and the Machine is the recording name of artist Florence Welch and other backing artists from London, UK. Florence and the Machine has a varying sound of different genres, from fold to punked‐up indie. Florence described herself as “A choir girl gone horribly, desperately wrong." Florence was brought into light by BBC Introducing in March 2008 and has grown bigger ever since, headlining many music festivals in England, but she has split critic’s opinions in a marmite styled “you either love or hate her” way.
Lungs – The Album
1. "Dog Days Are Over” 2. "Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)" 3. "I'm Not Calling You a Liar" 4. "Howl" 5. "Kiss with a Fist" 6. "Girl with One Eye" 7. "Drumming Song" 8. "Between Two Lungs" 9. "Cosmic Love" 10. "My Boy Builds Cof‐ fins" 11. "Hurricane Drunk" 12. "Blinding" 13. "You've Got the Love"
The album “Lungs” was released on 6th July 2009 and stayed at #2 in the UK Album Chart. On 17th January 2010 the album reached #1 after 28 weeks of being in the chart. It also reached #6 in The European Top 100 Albums. Lungs also won the Mastercard British Album Award at the BRITS 2010. “Lungs” is Florence’s first studio album. It is a sensational, ear‐pleasing treasure which ticks plenty of the boxes that many leave empty. Many of the tracks, including the delightful “Dog Days Are Over” and the breathtaking “Cosmic Love” leave you dazzled, from the voice, the beats, and the angelic peaceful sounds of the harps and other string instruments heavenly floating around the melody. Other tracks, including the break‐up story of “Kiss With A Fist” are on a completely different genre of a punk‐indie style. Only “Girl With One Eye” seems to let out some of the air in “Lungs”, which has been dubbed “best first album” from some critics. The album also includes an excellent, powerful cover version of Candi Station’s “You’ve Got The Love” as a bonus track. My favourite track from the album is “Cosmic Love”. This track takes you on a magical journey with Florence’s angelic vocals mixed with heavenly harps, violins and huge drumming beats throughout, as well as the rest of the acoustic sounds produced from the varying group of backing instruments. Then, the small silence in the middle of the song, which brings back a powerful crescendo as the ending chorus leaves you with a smile on your face and your toes tapping as the track slowly begins to end.
DJ Danny F’s Verdict? Overall, I highly recommend this breathtaking album for anybody who likes indie and pop, bordering rock, and like artists such as Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding or even The Temper Trap.
DJ Danny F presents “Todays Top Tracks” on 1Radio. See the Schedule for times...
DJ Javo presents the Music Platform on 1Radio— a show of music, talk and special features.
1Radio s DJ Javo offers essential tips in keeping your listeners informed Blogging and Updating
Using the 1Radio 'ping' feature
Having a blog and a social network page, like twitter may seem insignificant in comparison to your show, but is it?
The first thing to note when using this feature is to keep it under 140 characters; otherwise the ping will not post on Twitter. This is actually a good thing and will make sure that your ping is precise and to the point. I would recommend doing 3 pings; one at the start, to plug features coming up, one in the middle, to say how its going and plug more features and finally one at the end to say thanks for listening & plug the next show.
Twitter Social networks like twitter are actually very useful, hence why a lot of celebrities and businesses are getting in to 'tweeting'. My personal opinion is that you should use twitter to express your opinions, give frequent updates of what you’re doing and promote shows and special events on 1Radio. That way people will see a variety of tweets that they might like and therefore tune in to your show.
Scheduled updates If you do not have time to post on a regular basis, but say, have one free night in the month, you can schedule all your posts for your blog (whether it be 1Radio, blogger or wordpress) and also Twitter (using a free business service like CoTweet). Doing this will mean that you only have to dedicate a certain time for doing it and then the scheduling takes care of itself providing listeners and fans with fresh content without major hassle!
Blogs Well, first of all, if you want a flush blog, without the hassle, I recommend getting one from 1Radio (it's a premium service). Nevertheless, whatever blog you have, use it wisely and you can attract listeners. A blog needs to be updated on a frequent and regular basis (for example, every fortnight on Sunday's). Also blog about a wide diversity of topics ‐ even ones you are not interested in because, as I said for twitter, the more topics you cover, the higher the chance that someone out there is going to be interested in reading the blog.
The Isle of Wight
1Radio s DJ Tuzzy reports on the start of the Summer Festival season... On the 11th June 2010, the Festival season sprang It was an even bigger time for the England Fans as on back to life for the summer. The first festival to take the Saturday, England Played USA which was shown on place this year was the Isle of Wight Festival 2010. The a Big Screen TV in the Field of Dreams. With English Islands festival was located at Seacolse Park in Fans turning out in their thousands, Newport centre of the island and one of the it was an intense and frustrating festivals taking place this year on the game to watch when USA Scored. Isle of Wight. The Organiser John Giddings had This year’s line up was said to be one of this to say on the Monday the best with festival fans coming in morning ‘The Overall event went from all round the world to see acts such really well this year has been as JAY‐Z who performed on Friday, The the best Strokes on Saturday and Sir Paul with the McCartney who headlined on the Sunday tickets selling fast and sold out within 3 and closed the festival. Also acts such weeks, I as N‐Dubz, The Saturdays, Mr Hudson This will be my first cant wait and even Spandau Ballet. The was also till next a surprise guest who no one knew show on the Isle of year about. The surprise guest who came Wight and I m looking which is to the festival and sang with Jay‐Z was going to be bigger and Kayne West. The crowd went crazy as forward to a rollicking better and loads more acts. Kayne stepped onto the stage. night of rock n roll. ̶ Bring on 2011’ Sir Paul McCartney said a week before Paul McCartney the festival started "I always remember hearing such great things about this festival and it has such a sense of history with the likes of Jimi Hendrix playing there the first time round. This will be my first show on the Isle of Wight and I’m looking forward to a rollicking night of rock n’ roll". As the gates opened on Thursday, a massive forty thousand campers merged into one with a further twenty‐five thousand more non campers on the Friday.
DJ Tuzzy presents “The Evening Show” on 1Radio, live from the Isle of Wight. See schedule for info...
LiamV’s Top5 1Radio s DJ Liam V counts down his top 5 summer selections...
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Rusko featuring Amber Coffman – Hold On ‘Rusko’s new album O.M.G. really is brilliant, this guy has defined the laws of dubstep. As we enter the Top Five in the Liam V Top Ten the tracks really do have to stand out to me and this one really does. The vocals from Amber Coffman fit perfectly over the garage beat and the low wobbly basslines, definetly one to smash the clubs but also a good song just to chill out to. His new album really is brilliant and I love the way he can switch from making Big Room Banging Bassline Dubstep to more Chill Out and Melodic Dubstep to relax to. A worthy choice for number five this month,’
Leela James – I Ain’t New To This ‘Oh my word I love her voice. Leela James may not be the biggest name in soul music at the minute but wow! She has got one heck of a voice. Her new album ‘My Soul’ is just such a brilliant soul/r’n’b album and none of the tracks let the album down. It was really hard for me to pick which track to put in the Top Ten but I had to go with ‘I Ain’t New To This’ as it’s just such a booty‐shaking tune and I was clicking my fingers and throwing shapes all around the room listening to this. If you like Beverley Knight or Vivian Green then you need to get your hands on this album,’
Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey ‘Now I’ll be honest with you, when I first heard this I wasn’t the biggest fan of it in the world, but now I think I could be in the running for that title, the song features the singer from the ‘Noisettes’ and I think she suits the song really well. I love the kind of bleepy rhythm in the background and if you know the song already I bet you always chant away at the ‘Hey Hey!’ part. I can definetly imagine this been played all around Ibiza this summer and I think it completely deserves the number three spot in the Liam V Top Ten,’
Pretty Reckless – Make Me Wanna Die ‘You may have heard of ‘Gossip Girl’, if so you may have heard of ‘Taylor Momsen’ you may not know that it’s this very ‘Taylor Momsen’ singing in the amazing rock‐ridden band ‘Pretty Reckless’ when I first heard their song ‘Make Me Wanna Die’ I had been on three hours sleep the night before and this song really made me jump up and it got the life back into me. There’s a really good catchy chorus and I love the bass guitar work, definetly worthy of the number two spot this month. If you do check out ‘Pretty Reckless’ also listen to ‘Zombie’ by them as that’s another noteworthy song (no pun intended),’
Dizzee Rascall featuring Chase And Status – Heavy ‘I was actually shaking when I heard this song for the first time, Dizzee Rascall has gone back to making ridiculously heavy tracks, and my word it fits Dizzee like old boots. Dizzee teamed up with Chase and Status two of the biggest music producers around at the minute and the result is truly magical. Somehow they’ve mixed hip/hop, grime, dubstep and earth shattering basslines into this epic monster of a track. If you’re ever feeling angry this really is just theee perfect tune to stomp around to. Not everyone would agree with having this at number one this month but I just can’t stop listening to it, I was playing it to my hairdresser a few weeks ago and she loved it. If you want a track to get the adrenaline pumping, this is the one. The Liam V, Number One!’ Don’t forget to listen to Liam V’s Urban Chart Show Every Sunday Night On 1Radio
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Editor: James Van Hinsbergh Contributors: DJ Ceejay, DJ DannyF, DJ Javo, DJ LiamV, DJ Paladinleeds, DJ Tuzzy, Spike Hammond. Design: Vakart Limited
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