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Zane Lowe

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Zane Lowe (born Alexander Zane Reid Lowe on 7 August 1973) also known as ‘Zipper’, is a radio DJ and television presenter. He was born in New Zealand, before moving to England]. He currently presents BBC Radio 1’s evening show, where he plays a variety of alternative music, including rock, punk, drum and bass, and British hip hop. He is also the presenter of the MTV Two show Gonzo, having been a former VJ on MTV since 1997, where he presented Brand:New.

Before becoming a radio DJ, Lowe was in hip-hop act Urban Disturbance. He is currently a member of Breaks Co-op (with Andy Lovegrove and Hamish Clark), who have released two albums in New Zealand - Roofers (1997) and The Sound Inside (2005).

Before working for the BBC, Lowe worked for many years at London’s XFM, showcasing similar styles of music. He has hosted his Radio 1 show since June 2003, taking over from Colin Murray (whose show acted as a stopgap after Steve Lamacq ended his Evening Session radio show). His show initially went out three nights a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00-10:00pm but moved to four nights a week with the additional slot on Mondays from 7:00-9:00pm in July 2004 as part of a dramatic revamp of Radio 1’s evening schedule where it remains today.

Lowe is also notable for his live appearances, especially the Home Taping tour in 2005 along with the Gonzo Tour. Lowe has stated that his favourite record of all time, as of September 2006, is Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins.

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  • IAmMrDexB

    Fuck the tags!

    3 May 1:00pm Reply
  • sour7

    holy fuck the tags lmfao

    5 Aug 2013 Reply
  • boooyouwhores

    Whoever makes a list about 50 greatest guitar legends, put's Kurt Cobain on #10 and David Gilmour on #37, should die of a slow painful death.

    3 Sep 2011 Reply
  • BrokenxStars

    I couldn't stop laughing at the tags.

    21 Jun 2011 Reply
  • 1337Chris

    lmao the tags for this just had me in stitches! this cunt is poster boy for the indie takeover of charts in the UK, band after band of clones making music to cry in my checked shirts to. plus his DJ sets suck. cunt.

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Ninty

    I'm seeing this guy as I shout this, and he fucking sucks. /vent

    9 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Dempo88

    Looking forward to some mash- ups tonight from the best dj from middle earth

    29 Oct 2010 Reply
  • HolyFcuk

    take me to work on radio

    26 May 2010 Reply
  • fujikiri

    I love both this bloke and his taste in music.

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • bbc_zanelowe

    Finally! The unveiling of Masterpieces. There will be four fantastic albums that have made an indelible mark on the musical landscape. :: Metallica - 'Metallica' :: The Streets- 'Original Pirate Material' :: The Clash - 'London Calling' :: Daft Punk -'Discovery' From Mon 30 Nov - Thu 3 Dec between 7-9pm you'll be able to hear these albums in full, plus hear about the influence they had on other successful acts. Let us know what you think of this year’s choice. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/zanelowe/masterpieces/2009/

    26 Nov 2009 Reply
  • danski88

    aaaa I just heard him speaking to Jay Z on phone WTF, :)

    17 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Shane_Gueret

    Does anyone know where I can get Zane's "Resistance mix" live from teignmouth?

    9 Sep 2009 Reply
  • TomWhittle

    why is he tagged under penis and cunt hahahaha 2nd of august marley park!!! OH YEAH!!

    30 Apr 2009 Reply
  • OneClickToFame

    Zane Lowe is going to be at Turning Point Festival at The Roundhouse in Camden on 8th May. We've got free tickets to give away! For more info, visit http://www.1click2fame.com/news/99285007 or e-mail us at contact@1click2fame.com to get yourself free tickets.

    29 Apr 2009 Reply
  • bashiechan

    Braindead motherfucker

    28 Apr 2009 Reply
  • jonbingbongbull

    What tardmuffin tagged that ? This man is a genius !!!!

    6 Apr 2009 Reply
  • roundhouseldn

    Zane Lowe plays at Roundhouse http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/turningpoint just £10 for under 25s

    19 Mar 2009 Reply
  • NatalieGorn

    i love him. he read out my text.

    26 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Hiercho

    some people just envy his supreme swagger! At least I do...

    10 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Hutchiemo86

    This man is a god...dont know what all the imature tags are relating to!

    28 Jan 2009 Reply
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