Odd One In

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01Bbc Radio 1's Stories20130114

Having presented Radio 1's Dance Anthems for just over a year, club DJ Danny Howard has firmly established himself within Radio 1's pioneering dance fraternity. What better time to shunt him out of his DJ-booth comfort zone and into the dirty world of rock and metal?

The Rock Show's Daniel P Carter sets Danny the task of earning his rock stripes in a quest to discover life on the loud side.

In a musical world miles from what he's used to, Danny must negotiate the tricky but essential steps to "becoming rock", including immersing himself in metal classics, being a roadie, and traversing that difficult decision of what band T-shirt to wear to his first ever rock gig. Along the way he meets hot Welsh noiseniks The Blackout and gets a guided tour of the home of UK alternative culture, Camden Town.

Finally, we test Danny's metal by challenging him to sing/scream on a brand new rock track written by Daniel!

Will Danny's screeching rock vocals make the grade? Dare he enter the circle pit? Or does Danny find himself the Odd One In?

Part 1 of a 3 part series, available to listen to again via the BBC iPlayer until Monday 4th February.

02Bbc Radio 1's Stories20130121

Having presented Radio 1's Dance Anthems for just over a year, club DJ Danny Howard has firmly established himself within Radio 1's pioneering dance fraternity. What better time to shunt him out of his DJ-booth comfort zone and into the dirty world of rock and metal?

The Rock Show's Daniel P Carter sets Danny the task of earning his rock stripes in a quest to discover life on the loud side.

In a musical world miles from what he's used to, Danny must negotiate the tricky but essential steps to "becoming rock", including immersing himself in metal classics, being a roadie, and traversing that difficult decision of what band T-shirt to wear to his first ever rock gig. Along the way he meets hot Welsh noiseniks The Blackout and gets a guided tour of the home of UK alternative culture, Camden Town.

Finally, we test Danny's metal by challenging him to sing/scream on a brand new rock track written by Daniel!

Will Danny's screeching rock vocals make the grade? Dare he enter the circle pit? Or does Danny find himself the Odd One In?

Part 1 of a 3 part series, available to listen to again via the BBC iPlayer until Monday 4th February.

03 LASTBbc Radio 1's Stories20130128

Phil Taggart loves discovering new bands with guitars. Now it's time to educate him in dance!

Radio 1's king of hard dance and savior of rave, Kutski, takes Phil under his wing and introduces him to the music he loves. Firstly, the punk and indie lover is sent to Northampton where he meets Gammer, one of the UK's leading hardcore producers. He tells Phil all about the music he makes and together they work on a track of their own. Kutski then sends MC Storm to join the pair and Phil learns how to work a crowd at a live event and also how to write lyrics, which they then record.

Before he knows it, Phil is sent to Leeds, where he experiences the music first-hand, as it's meant to be heard - in a club full of ravers - before he's finally allowed back to his bed.

Does Phil lose his skinny jeans and pick up the glow sticks? Does he renegade on his love of rock in favour of 200 beats-per-minute, hands-in-the-air dance music? Or does he find himself the Odd One In throughout the whole process?

Part 3 of a 3 part series - listen to the whole series again via the BBC iPlayer until Monday 4th February.