A HUDDERSFIELD hip hop duo are front runners in a contest for unsigned bands to have their music played on Radio 1.
Dean Powell and Dennis Dixon - known as Snappa and Savage - are piling up votes on the station's website.
Visitors to the site have been listening to the duo's two tracks - entered in the urban category - and voting to decide whether or not the songs should be played on Radio 1.
Only six artists will be chosen from hundreds who have posted demos.
The winning artists will get valuable exposure by having songs aired for a week on a top Radio 1 playlist.
Dean and Dennis, both from Deighton, have proved favourites since they posted their two songs, Club Addict and It Don't Matter, in June.
They have constantly been rated in the top five most popular demos for their category and last week were in number one position.
Dean said he and Dennis had been working on music for years, but only now felt confident enough to try for fame.
They posted their demo to Radio 1 after the radio station held a roadshow in Leeds this June. Experts from the music industry judged demos and offered advice at the event.
Dean said: "The man who listened was quite blown away. He said it was one of the best he had heard all day, so we decided to send it to Radio 1.
"This will be good exposure, especially if we get on the playlist. It will get us noticed.
"We really want to get signed to a record label. We are happy with our music now and want to push it out there."
Dean said the response from the website showed their music appealed to everyone, not just hip hop fans.
He added: "This is our individual style and it is appealing to a lot of people."
Some people have even used the band's e-mail, given on the Radio 1 site, to book them for gigs.
Dean, who works in engineering, said he and Dennis, studying as a computer technician at Huddersfield Technical College, were trying not to give too many details away about themselves.
He said: "We want people to be curious about us. We don't want people to link us with any age group we appeal to.
"We want them to take us on the music."
To hear Snappa and Savage's tracks, or for more information on the Radio 1 demo competition, visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio1 and click on OneMusic, then Demos.