New music feature Back To Back Sounds, with big name artists, launches on BBC Sounds

Back To Back Sounds is a new and easy way to enjoy the best on-demand music content from the BBC, offering hours of uninterrupted music curated by our experts and big names in the music industry

PHOTO: Top L-R Radio 1 Happy, Amplified, Soothing Sleep. Bottom L-R: Radio 1 Anthems, Charged Up, Pre Party


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Back To Back Sounds is a new and easy way to enjoy the best on-demand music content from the BBC, offering hours of uninterrupted music curated by our experts and big names in the music industry.

Launching from today and over the coming weeks, the 12 different Back To Back Sounds are organised by organised by genre, artist, theme or occasion. They feature the latest programmes from across our radio stations seamlessly interwoven with new commissions, hosted by some of the most well-known and loved music artists.

The Back to Back Sounds are:

The Reset - takes listeners on a restorative journey of calm

Amplified - the go-to destination for indie, rock and alternative fans

Total Rewind - features hours of throwback R&B and Hip-Hop

Radio 2 90s - the best of the 90s in one handy package, guided by Fearne Cotton and Dermot O’Leary

Rap Unlocked - the home of Rap, Hip-Hop, Grime and Drill - guided by the superstars of the genre including Ms Banks and Potter Payper

Artist Icons - a career-spanning overview of the world’s most iconic musicians, starting with Coldplay

Pre-Party - the ultimate selection to get your party started

Pop Right Now - non-stop Pop from 2015 onwards

Charged Up - the perfect soundtrack for your run, walk or workout

Soothing Sleep - a sanctuary of calm to help listeners unwind

Radio 1 Anthems - already hugely popular on-demand, non-stop bops for hours on end

Radio 1 Happy - uplifting tunes to bring you joy throughout your day, guided by Radio 1’s Katie Thistleton

Listeners will be able to enjoy brilliant new shows on Back To Back Sounds, including Arlo Parks and her new show Dream Fuel on The Reset, 1Xtra’s Throwback Party hosted by Joelah Noble & Keke will be on Total Rewind, and Dermot O’Leary own Alt 90s show will feature on Radio 2 90s.

Only on BBC Sounds, listeners can find Back To Back Sounds by simply tapping on the music tab and scrolling through at the top of the music page.

Jonathan Wall, Controller of BBC Sounds, says: “There’s a huge appetite for on-demand music, with more people streaming music than ever before, and we want to better serve those who want their perfect, long listen soundtrack at their fingertips. Built with the expertise of our brilliant specialist teams and big names in music, Back To Back Sounds will bring listeners the best of the BBC so they can enjoy hours of uninterrupted music on BBC Sounds, discovering new artists and tracks as well as hearing their favourites.”

Back To Back Sounds

The Reset

Taking listeners on a restorative journey, The Reset features dulcet tones, poetry and soundscapes from some of the most popular mixes on BBC Sounds including Ambient Focus, Tearjerker, Piano Flow, Morning After Mix and Late In The Day and more, as well as new commissions including Dream Fuel with Arlo Parks.


The go-to destination for indie, rock and alternative fans, Amplified features shows hosted by some of the biggest names of the genre. New titles include 6 Music’s Emo Forever, a new 60-minute on-demand show featuring nothing but solid gold upbeat emo and pop punk bangers, with guest presenters invited on once a month to share their favourite tracks.

Radio 2 90s

Bringing listeners a nostalgia-drenched celebration of the best music and pop culture from the 90s, featuring the original with Fearne Cotton as well as brand new shows including Alt 90s with Dermot O’Leary.

Rap Unlocked

From Drill, Grime to Hip Hop and Rap, it will be curated by different superstar Rap artists and include their own musical passions and evolution. Rap Unlocked will also feature 1Xtra Salutes, Radio 1's Rap Anthems, 1Xtra's Rap Show with Tiffany Calver, Big Narstie's Big Night Out, Freestyles, Kenny Allstar and classic sets from 1Xtra Live.

Total Rewind

Featuring hours of nostalgic throwback R&B & Rap hits from the 00s and 10s with relatable hosts, Total Rewind soundtracks everything from workouts to nights in. Filled with established series including Throwback Thursday, Radio 1’s R&B Anthems and Rap Anthems, with new shows on the way such as 1Xtra’s Throwback Party with Joelah Noble & Keke.

Artist Icons

Celebrating the music of some of the world’s most iconic artists, featuring interviews with celebrity superfans and exclusive performances from the BBC archives. New episodes will drop every fortnight starting with Coldplay, Lizzo, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and more. Radio 1’s Greg James will present Coldplay: At The BBC, an hour-long journey through Coldplay’s career at the BBC using extensive archive of interviews and sessions. London Grammar singer Hannah Reid also hosts I Stan Coldplay, presenting her favourite songs and memories, as a superfan of the group.


Featuring 100 percent unadulterated pop from the 00s and 10s, Pre Party features hours of uninterrupted, feel-good tunes to get listeners in the mood for at night out. New show Party Like It’s… covers a specific year, with the biggest artists from the time as your guide.

Pop Right Now

Packed with the latest pop, news and gossip, Pop Right Now is the place to go for weekly dose of new and trending tracks, alongside modern classics. Pop: Hits For Days is a weekly mixtape showcasing the best mainstream music from the past three years. Trending Tracks features a weekly round-up of everything that everyone’s talking about right now.

Charged Up

Packed with massive hits to help listeners smash their workout goals, Charged Up is back-to-back dance hits and pop bangers. Join 1Xtra’s Reece Parkinson for Run With Reece, featuring two hours of music that motivates him to keep going mixed with inspiring stories from his own runs.

Soothing Sleep

Like sailing into a world of calm, Soothing Sleep is a sanctuary helping listeners to drift off. Building on the already hugely successful Sleeping Forecast, which uses BBC Introducing music to provide the perfect audio comfort to help you unwind.

Radio 1 Anthems

Expertly curated and beat matched to perfection, Radio 1 Anthems brings listeners the 21st century’s biggest tracks back to back with an uninterrupted mix of massive throwbacks and future classics..

Radio 1 Happy

Katie Thistleton guides listeners though Hours of mood boosting music and topical themes, bringing joy throughout the day.

Source BBC Sounds

April 7, 2022 10:03am ET by Pressparty  


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