BBC Three has commissioned New Wave and Naked (A Fremantle label) to produce Tonight With Target, a seminal 6 part music and entertainment show hosted by legendary BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ and The Rap Game UK mentor DJ Target.
With British Black music artists dominating across the world Target hosts this ground-breaking weekly show that celebrates the culture and showcases the hottest music performances around.
Not only will the biggest names in the game be dropping in to the studio to perform, Target will also be giving a platform to the stars of the future, as well as being joined by huge stars from film, sport, comedy and television to chat in the middle of one of the most immersive and innovative sets on TV.
BBC Radio 1Xtra will also have their very own stage which will showcase the best in Black music, bringing audiences some of the biggest and hottest artists from across the world. As well as this, 1Xtra will continue to champion the music and artists from the show each week, bringing all the vibes from Tonight With Target to Target’s 1Xtra show (Monday-Thursday, 7-9pm) as well as other daytime shows.
The show will also be visiting locations throughout both the UK and the rest of the world as iconic faces from the scene perform tracks live in incredible spaces, and Target will be unearthing and uniting talent from around the country for a series of cyphers.
Target will be joined by breakout talent Remi Burgz, who will not only be hosting her own party backstage in the Rider Room but will also be joining a different artist each week as she dives deeper into the culture and the stars within it.
Tonight With Target is ready to give UK television what it needs, a show that celebrates the leading force in global popular culture in front of a studio audience bursting to experience live music again.
DJ Target said: “Having been immersed in UK Black music culture since my early teens and being on hand to witness the growth and evolution of the scene, I am ridiculously excited to be bringing this show to BBC Three. I want Tonight with Target to be the ultimate destination for music fans to enjoy amazing live music and special guests, as well as discovering brand new artists and hearing from figures from across music, sports, film and fashion.”
Mouktar Mohammed, Executive Producer at New Wave, said: “New Wave is all about reflecting and championing the black experience, and with our partners at Naked and BBC Three, we know we’re going to make Tonight With Target something unlike anything you’ve seen before, a global reference point for UK culture. Now we just can’t wait to show you everything we have in store.”
Tom O’Brien, Executive Producer for Naked, said: “It’s exciting to be working with Target, BBC Three and New Wave on a brand-new big music entertainment project. Together, we plan to produce something memorable, stand-out and totally of the new era. It will be unique in its field.”
Tonight With Target is a 6 x 45 series made by New Wave and Naked. It was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller, BBC Three and and Kate Phillips, Director of Entertainment Commissioning. The Commissioning Executive for the BBC is Dwayne Eaton. The Executive Producers for New Wave are Mouktar Mohammed and Trenton Harrison-Lewis. The Executive Producers for Naked are Tom O’Brien and Gregor Lauder.