What really happens during #Nickstape every Friday…
Last night was by far the most exciting night at Radio 1 for me, in that I got to be part of so many things that started my passion for dance music, the music industry and ultimately radio.
It’s hard to describe how much it meant to me but I’ll do my best!!
I have written music notes and formed schedules for other shows while i’ve been here, but last night I got to do so for two of my absolute heros- ANNIE MAC AND PETE TONG! As Aled could back up, I was a bit all over the place as I handed Annie my notes and said hey! And then the fun began…………..
I got to sit in/dance with them for 4 hours of the most eclectic, perfectly hand picked, quality dance music and over-all see how the masters of music do it! (Both with very different styles may I add!) (I did do some work too….collected the texts for shout outs!)
Both shows are produced by Becci Abbott who just seems to be a master of her trade. She knows the DJs she works with down to a T, from the styles they prefer, to how they like to start a feature. She is so good at what she does that although she is in charge of the smooth running of each last bit of the show- she’s also in love with the music, so has a wicked time dancing while she’s working! Becci is leaving to manage some big names in dance music soon…. she’s one of a so many inspiring people i’ve met whilst being here.
I imagined the nerves I felt handing the music notes to the DJs and the adrenaline that ran through the shows is exactly how the producer feels before, throughout and after as their show they’ve molded comes together flawlessly.
So, needless to say, last night was a huge reminder of why I’m here and just made me even more sure and determined to have a life long career in the music industry!
PS. Also met the boom DJ from the steel city….. toddlaaaaaaaa!
You guys are probably getting bored of my blogs, so from monday I’ll try and VLOG. Let’s face it it’ll be easier for both of us.
Sooo Thursday was spent on Scott Mills’ show. If you guys saw Innuendo Bingo:
It was WET, but yeah anyway Thursday morning I was going through emails that had been sent in for suggestions for clips to play, I cut them up and submitted them to Producer Emlyn (who btw is a hilarious genius) and some of them were used on that day! This was pretty fun.
Once the Thursday show was over I was with producer Chris (Not Chris Stark we’ll get onto him in a minute) I helped him a teeny bit with putting out the Scott Mills daily podcast which takes about an hour to do, lots of cutting up clips from the show required and finding out what order they sound best in. That was my day pretty much over after that!
Friday, I had to prepare notes for Scott for All Time Low coming in. ON a side note Rita Ora was in the Live lounge, now apparently she needed socks so Chris Stark volunteered to give his socks to her below is a picture of how delighted she was with the whole experience I’ll show you the video tomorrow because it’s too big to upload so I’ll have to edit some of it and to be honest on a Friday Night it’s a bit long! lol
After this wonderful mission with the lady in canary yellow, the show began. We were joined by All Time Low it was a funny interview. Great lads. The production team on Scott’s team are amazing they run like clockwork and all have great chemistry together and Emlyn is hilarious my highlight of the afternoon was when someone came round on a tour of the building and he said to them ”Yes we have a variety of Dench buttons in the studio” absolutely hilarious. Scott’s amazing as a presenter as well not just because of his confidence behind the mic but because he looks like he knows how that studio works better than most people which is commendable! Anyway here’s myself and Scott pointing at each other:
We had another session working on the intern show after our own shows and it’s going be HUGE. Trail’s going to be coming soon…and guess who’s in charge of that? YEaaaaah exactly.
Have a great weekend, and I’ll try and upload that vid tomorrow.
Whassup you gorgeous looking people (you in the blue, you look really good, you been working out?)
Anyway, today was spent working on our show which if you hadn’t realised already is on the 27th 7-9pm (Shameless plug-cos i’m a badman like that) but yeah loads of ideas flying about and I can’t really reveal much but just realise it’s going to be epic and you can all get involved.
It’ll be radioactive by that i mean it’ll be radio,interactive and just out of this world (not the rita ora song). So keep your eyes peeled for more information we shall be revealing soon.
Also today Greg invited us on his show, made a song for us called “Meet the Interns” he’ll soon be doing this is a live lounge so look out for it (one can only dream). In return he wanted us to come up witha feature from a list of names that had been tweeted into him, we chose ”Russian Poolette”, yes we went straight for toilet humour. We got a few DJ’s to give us their best straining noise and Greg and Chris Smith from Newsbeat had to guess who’s who. In the end Greg won this weirdly fun battle listen online on the iplayer although i’m sure moses will have a link up soon, he’s epic with the editing.
I’m off to sleep, tomorrow I’m working on Scott Mills show up until Friday!
Innuendo Bingo anyone?
@Kae_Intern trying to dance to some new tracks I’ve found!
And so it does…. week three already!
Thursday and Friday was spend working with Grimmy’s team- Ian, Fiona, Matt and Esme, who is a floating assistant producer. The partnership with these guys is brilliant, and they work so hard to make such a variety of content come together. I had the pleasure of going to a brainstorm with them, and they give Pete a run for his money when it comes to ideas! I can’t give anything away but some v. exciting things are coming on the breakfast show thanks to these wicked people.
LAST NIGHT and today, I have been working with Phil and Alice’s producers, Phil and Mel! I think they are the world’s loveliest producers! They make everything run flawlessly, and have great choice in guests; Baauer on the phone and BMTH in the studio. Definitely a very eclectic show. Tonight me and Phil are answering questions in ‘Ask the other Phil and Alice anything!’
If you watched my introduction video you would know that when Grimmy asked who I would most like to meet here at at Radio1 and 1xtra. I told him the legend Trevor Nelson, well over the past two days I’ve had the chance to work on his show. Shout to his producer Adele Cross who has been showing me the ropes.
One of my favortite things to do was play ‘true lies’. Play the clip above and you get to hear the maddness that went down lol
After a weekend where I got to recharge my batteries, I was up bright and early to help out on Twin B’s 1Xtra breakfast show. Let me just say for a start Twin B puts the B into Breakfast, you probably wonder is he really like that on in real life? Yes, Twin is actually that random and funny in real life so it was great being around the studios with him producer Dari and Robby!
I helped with some behind the scenes stuff which was pretty cool, stuff that helps go into making the show a success on a long term basis which when you work in such a place you understand is vital. There’s a saying ”if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” but that’s not always true sometimes you have to just try and improve and improve so you’re one step ahead!
I had great fun!!
Did it stop there though? Nuh Uh
We had some more training sessions (obviously this is the best part of working at radio one…) then I had the pleasure of working on Charlie Sloth’s show with Producer Daleesa and Charlotte. They had #YouControlTheDJ today and Sarah-Jane Crawford had to interview Joey Essex with listeners giving things they wanted Charlie to make SJC do during the interview. I had the job of choosing which ones I’d submit to Charlie! Which was pretty cool, who can say they get to control what comes out of Charlie Sloths mouth for however long it may be?! lol
Charlie’s another funny guy, was great fun to be around. We’ll be on his show on Wednesday (Alice, Peter and Moses), updating you guys about how we’re getting on with our preparation for the big show on the 27th.
But yeah, Peace out and stay safe.