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'Hackney Parrot' starlet to start Residency

Best of British Breakthrough Producer nominee Tessela has called up by Radio 1 for a Residency show, the slot previously known as In New DJs We Trust.

Broadcasted on Thursday 20th February and running 9pm to 10pm, the show will sit alongside others in the series from James Blake, Rockwell, Nervo, Steve Angello, George Fitzgerald and Heidi.

A string of tunes on All City, Punch Drunk and 2nd Drop saw Tessela make his mark on 2012, before landing on R&S and releasing 'Hackney Parrot', on Poly Kicks, a tune picked up by Paul Woolford as Special Request and featured in pretty much every credible end of year list on the planet.

As well as his skills in the studio, his impressive DJ sets have also earned him respect; his unique approach to junglist techno hybrids helping to spur a fresh wave of music designed purely for the dancefloor.

On his recruitment, the young DJ/producer said: “Getting a call from the BBC saying ‘welcome to Radio 1’ isn't something I'm going to forget in a hurry and I'm incredibly excited to be starting my Residency. There's so much good music coming out at the moment, it will be an absolute pleasure giving my favourite records, old and new, some well-deserved air time."

Residency schedule for the coming week as follows...

Thursday 20th February 2014, 9pm - Tessela. Midnight - James Blake
Thursday 27th February 2014, 9pm - Branko. Midnight - Rockwell
Thursday 6th March 2014, 9pm - Nervo. Midnight - Steve Angello
Thursday 13th March 2014, 9pm - George Fitzgerald. Midnight - Heidi