Produced by the British Council, Selector is a weekly broadcast from London to an audience of over three million radio listeners in 40 countries. The Guardian dubbed Selector "the most curiously programmed music radio show in Britain".
As well as presenting famous British artists' new releases, Selector also introduces listeners to young talented, unsigned musicians. Each radio show includes interviews, reviews from music critics, live sessions and studio recordings. One hour of the programme is devoted to indie rock and guitar music and the next hour focuses on electronic music. Over the years, host DJ Goldierocks has received a number of famous artists including Tinie Tempah, Metronomy, Jessie Ware, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Horrors, London Grammar, and others.
The shows are posted on the website of the legendary NME magazine, famous for its focus on modern British music. In 2005 the show was considered to be the best weekly radio programme in Great Britain and received a Sony Radio Academy Award. The Selector programme has also received Mixcloud Awards, BT Digital Music Awards and New York Festivals Awards, and was recognised as the best radio show in Switzerland and Hungary at prestigious Media festivals.
Apart from the radio show, Selector in Russia presents a series of parties that are “as educational as the show”, according to Kommersant. Selector parties involving some of the most interesting modern British artists take place at the hottest Moscow venues and introduce Moscow’s public to various modern music styles.