|20120421||DJ and broadcaster Dave Pearce joins Radio 2 with a brand new dance music show full of his favourite tracks and celebrating some of the finest moments in UK dance history.|
Alongside the latest tracks currently on the UK's dance floors, Dave will play new dance mixes, club classics from the Noughties and 90s, and he will also uncover some lesser-known hidden gems from the 70s and 80s. Plus in a disco-tastic flashback, he'll provide a slow jam track to stir up those last dance memories.
Dave has been working on the dance scene since playing disco on a land-based pirate radio in the late 70s and has continued going to clubs, DJ-ing and enjoying the music ever since. He hosted Dance Anthems on BBC Radio 1 for 11 years and his pioneering work in hip hop led him to, among other things, be featured on Public Enemy's critically acclaimed album It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back.
Dave says: "I'm delighted to be joining Radio 2 and look forward to sharing my passion for dance music with the Radio 2 audience. The show will be like one big house party with me rummaging through my record crates. There are plenty of memorable tracks from my Radio 1 Dance Anthems days alongside some hidden gems from the 70s and 80s.It's a chance to relive and share some great memories from the dance floor. This should be a lot of fun!".
DJ and broadcaster Dave Pearce joins Radio 2 with a brand new dance music show.
|20120428||Dave Pearce continues his celebration of some of the finest moments in dance music history, alongside lesser-known gems from his personal collection. This week, Dave welcomes author Irvine Welsh to the show to choose his favourite dance tracks from the last four decades.|
Perhaps best known for writing 'Trainspotting', the film adaptation of which became a landmark British film starring Ewan McGregor and directed by Danny Boyle, Irvine published his new book, 'Skagboys', on April 19th. A prequel to 'Trainspotting', the book, set in the 80s, reveals how it all went so wrong for our anti-heroes Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Tommy.
The latest Irvine Welsh novel to be adapted for the big screen is 'Ecstasy', released UK-wide on April 20th. The story explores the euphoric highs and devastating lows of a chemical romance, and features music from Orbital, Tiesto, Primal Scream and Coldplay.
Each week, Dave also takes us back to a classic year in dance music, and on tonight's show we go back to 1979 and the 'Last Days Of Disco'. Dave picks a couple of his personal favourites from the year, and invites you to share your memories and song suggestions via text or email on email@example.com.
Dave welcomes Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh to the show. Plus, we go back to 1979.
|20120505||23 years ago in leafy Kent, two electronic music-loving brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll recorded and mastered a track at home on their dad's cassette player. They called it "Chime" and decided to name themselves "Orbital" after the M25 which passed close to their home and was the route to many infamous late 80's raves.|
That record is regarded as a seminal moment in dance music history, and within 5 years they were headlining Glastonbury.
Now, coinciding with the release of 'Wonky' - their first album in 8 years - Orbital join Dave Pearce to look back on those early days, and delve through their most treasured 12"singles and the tracks that inspired them. Expect everything from Madonna to squelchy acid house!
Electronic duo Orbital join Dave for a delve through their most treasured records.
23 years ago in leafy Kent, two electronic music-loving brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll recorded and mastered a track at home on their dad's cassette player. They called it ""Chime"" and decided to name themselves ""Orbital"" after the M25 which passed close to their home and was the route to many infamous late 80's raves.
Now, coinciding with the release of 'Wonky' - their first album in 8 years - Orbital join Dave Pearce to look back on those early days, and delve through their most treasured 12""singles and the tracks that inspired them. Expect everything from Madonna to squelchy acid house!
|20120512||Dave Pearce continues his look back at four decades of dance music, with a focus on a particular year in dance, and your track suggestions and memories via text, Twitter and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Dave Pearce continues his look back at four decades of dance music.
|20120519||Norman Cook has come a long way from his first taste of success as the Housemartins' bass player in the 80s. Nobody could have predicted at the time that he would go on to become one of the UK's most successful, influential and revolutionary dance DJs, producers and remixers.|
Under different pseudonyms - including Beats International, Freakpower, Mighty Dub Katz and, of course, Fatboy Slim - Norman was rarely away from the charts or dancefloors throughout the 90s and beyond. Along the way, he's picked up awards not only for his own work and remixes, but also for his innovative videos. He continues to make music to this day, and DJs around the world, returning to his hometown of Brighton for the Big Beach Bootique, which next takes place this June.
On this week's show, Dave welcomes Norman to the show for a good rummage through his record collection. You can expect a varied mix that reflects his early beginnings on the Brighton hip-hop scene, through his experiences of the acid house scene, and beyond...
|20120602||Dave presents a special edition of Dance Years from the BBC's Pacific Quays studios in Glasgow.|
This week, we go back to 1984 - and we're looking for your choice tunes and memories from that year. Holly Johnson takes us back to the year Frankie Goes To Hollywood caused a storm with 'Relax', Madonna arrived on the scene, breakdancing went mainstream and Chaka Khan ruled the dancefloors.
Plus, we're looking for the Ultimate Anthem to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee - so any suggestions, get in touch!
You can email Dave at email@example.com.
Dave presents a special edition of Dance Years from the BBC's Glasgow studios.
|20120609||Dave Pearce continues his journey through 4 decades of dance music. On tonight's show, electro-pop pioneer Gary Numan raids his dance record collection.|
1979 was the year that Numan broke into the UK charts with the hits 'Are Friends Electric?' and 'Cars', helping to establish the synth pop sound on both sides of the Atlantic. His influence on dance music has been felt through the decades, from having his music cut up by hip hop DJs in early 80s New York, to being sampled by huge dance artists such as Armand Van Helden and Basement Jaxx in more recent times.
Tonight, he shares some of his favourite dance tracks, which include some of the most important names in electronic music from the 70s to the 00s.
Also on the show, Dave takes us back to another gem of a year in dance music: this week it's 1995.
|20120616||Dave Pearce looks back over four decades of dance, with a focus this week on 1989.|
|20120623||Dave takes us back to the year 2000 tonight, with trance DJ and producer Darude choosing one of his favourites from that year. Plus plenty more gems spanning four decades of dance music.|
Share your favourite tunes and memories from 2000 with Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|20120630||One of the most successful crossover trance artists, Chicane appears to have a knack for turning club anthems into monster chart hits. He first rose to prominence in 1996 with the Ibiza classic Offshore, and had his big breakthrough with his second album, Behind The Sun, which included the 1999 Top 10 hit Saltwater featuring Clannad's Maire Brennan, and the 2000 No.1 Don't Give Up featuring Bryan Adams.|
The last decade has seen successful collaborations with Tom Jones and Natasha Bedingfield, as well as a hit cover of cult Icelandic band Sigur Ros' Hoppipolla re-named Poppiholla, whilst Chicane's fifth studio album, Thousand Mile Stare, was released earlier this year.
On tonight's show, Nick shares some of his favourite dance records from the last two decades, and reveals the stories behind some of his biggest successes.
|20120721||Possibly the first DJ popstar, and currently DJ, producer, remixer, label-owner, club promoter, journalist and sometime social commentator, Mark Moore is truly one of the pioneers who helped shape UK club culture as it is today. |
Mark became a mainstay of London's alternative club scene in the early 80s, falling into DJing somewhat accidentally when his friend Tasty Tim - the resident at Philip Salon's legendary Mud Club - asked him to fill in for him one night. He made an instant impression, and won himself a five year residency.
Moving to Heaven's Pyramid night in the late 80s, he became renowned for mixing up emerging Chicago and Detroit sounds with electronic European dance music, which led to Danny Rampling offering Mark guest spots at his seminal Shoom club.
In 1988 Mark launched S'Express alongside writer/producer Pascal Gabriel. Their first single - 'The Theme From S-Express' - caught the imagination of the British public, and shot to No.1 that spring. A string of international hit singles and two albums - 'Original Soundtrack' and 'Intercourse' - followed, which included collaborations with some of the (now) most respected names in dance music, including William Orbit, Billie Ray Martin, Sonique and Carl Craig.
Tonight, Mark joins Dave to give an insight into some of his favourite dance records - tracks that have inspired and delighted him over the years.
|20120811||Dave celebrates some of the finest moments in UK dance music history.|
|20120818||With a career spanning five decades, Jocelyn Brown is the ultimate dance diva.|
From her beginnings singing with such iconic bands as Musique and Change in the 70s, or as session vocalist for John Lennon, Chic, Luther Vandross and Bette Midler, Jocelyn's power-house vocals have always ensured that you know when she is in the building!
The early 80s saw Jocelyn working extensively with Eurodance legend Cerrone and also Patrick Adam's Inner Life, whilst her mid-80s solo career delivered the classic Somebody Else's Guy, Love's Gonna Get You - another solo cut from that era - would go on to inspire two 90s dance anthems - Snap!'s The Power and Bizarre Inc's I'm Gonna Get You.
Jocelyn's collaborations during the 90s resulted in some of the best-loved dance records of that era, from Incognito's Always There, through Todd Terry's Something Goin' On and Keep On Jumping, Nuyorican Soul's It's Alright, I Feel It and I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun, and ending the decade with 1999's euphoric Believe alongside Ministers-De-La-Funk.
Entering the fifth decade of her career, Jocelyn continues to perform and record, recently revisiting the rare groove sound with producer Soulpersona.
Tonight, in a special programme, we devote the whole second hour of Dance Years to this hugely revered artist, as Jocelyn joins Dave to share her favourite dance tunes, and personal highlights of her career over the years.
Tonight, in a special programme, we devote the whole second hour of Dance Years to this hugely revered artist, as Jocelyn joins Dave to share her favourite dance tunes, and share personal highlights of her career over the years.
The ultimate dance diva, Jocelyn Brown, joins Dave to share her favourite dance tunes.
|20120825||Dave takes us back to 1993, with a little help from original house diva Kym Mazelle and super-producer/remixers K-Klass.|
Dave takes us back to 1993, with a little help from Kym Mazelle and K-Klass.
Dave celebrating some of the finest moments in UK dance history.
|20120908||Dave celebrating some of the finest moments in UK dance history.|
|20120915||Dave takes you back to another classic year in dance music: this week, it's 1994. Plus, more classic tracks from the last four decades.|
Dave celebrates some of the finest moments in UK dance history.
|20120922||Dave heads back 30 years to 1982 on this week's show. Plus, there's more classic dance tracks from the last four decades.|
|20120929||Dave comes live from Media City in Salford, Manchester, with a focus on the year 2003.|
|20121006||As Joey Negro, he's had success with Can't Get High Without U, Must Be The Music, Saturday and Make A Move On Me....as Jakatta, he's had hits with Ever So Lonely, American Dream and My Vision....he's scored with Forever Together, Real Life and Fascinated as Raven Maize....and released music under several other aliases including Z Factor, Akabu, Sessomatto and Prospect Park.|
You may not even realise it, but if you were on a dancefloor in the 90s and 00s, a man called Dave Lee has likely provided a large chunk of the soundtrack to your clubbing days. He's worked under countless aliases for over two decades - his most famous pseudonym being Joey Negro, under which he released his first single, Do It Believe It, in 1990. Since then, he's been behind some of the biggest dance tunes of the last twenty years.
Aside from his production duties, Dave has been label-owner, remixer, DJ and a huge part of the movement that rebranded disco music as a credible music genre in recent years, curating compilations such as Jumpin' (Harmless) and Disco Spectrum (BBE) and Disco Not Disco (Strut). He also heads up his own soul-funk outfit, The Sunburst Band.
On tonight's show, Dave Lee joins Dave Pearce to share a few of his favourite dance records, and reflect on highlights of his own career.
|20121013||Dave plays dance classics from the last 40 years, with a special focus on the year 1997.|
|20121027||Dave celebrates some of the finest moments in UK dance history. This week he is joined by Mylo and toogether they head back to 2004 and reminisce about the dance scene back then.|
Plus Dave will be playing some of his favourite tracks from that year, including Shape Shifter’s Lola’s Theme, Junior Jack’s Stupid Disco and Armand Van Helden’s My, My, My.
|20121117||In the words of KC and The Sunshine Band ""Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight"" with Dave as he plays you some classic dance tracks.|
|20121215||Fancy going clubbing tonight but can't quite drag yourself off your sofa? Well never fear, as Dave plays some great tunes to morph you back to the dance diva you once were.|
|20121222||Dave gets the Christmas parties pumping with some fantastic dance anthems.|
|20121229||In the words of KC and The Sunshine Band ""Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight"" with Dave as he plays you some classic dance tracks to help shake off all that Christmas pudding.|
|20130105||Dave celebrates some of the finest moments in UK dance history.|
|20130112||Dave celebrates some of the finest moments in UK dance history.|
|20130126||Dave celebrates some of the finest moments in UK dance history.|
|20130309||Dave spins some classic tracks from the last thirty years of the dance music scene, from Shalamar to Chicane via Snap, plus we go back to 1989 for a listener's top three choices.|
|20130316||Former Radio 1 and Cream DJ Seb Fontaine joins Dave for a look back at his career in dance music, spinning some of his favourite tracks including Bizarre Inc and Energy 52.|
|20130406||From the birth of disco through to the latest remixes, Dave brings you a hit-packed two hours, spanning 35 years of dance music, plus a listener's Top 3 choices.|
|20130601||Dave takes the show to Belfast and is joined in the second hour by hit-making dance duo Chris Agnelli and Robbie Nelson. Plus there's another listener's Top 3 dance tunes.|
He'll have the exclusive first play of a track from the forthcoming Pet Shop Boys' album Electric which is due out on July the 15th.
|20130615||Dave is joined by DJ Slipmatt from SL2, who will be spinning some early-90s rave classics.|
|20130706||The Pet Shop Boys join Dave to talk about the making of their latest album, Electric.|
Dave invites Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe into the studio for a two hour takeover in which they talk about the evolution of their new 'back to their dance roots' album Electric, working with producer Stuart Price, and enthuse over some of the music that inspired them and new artists they admire. Expect to hear an eclectic variety of songs ranging from The Temptations through to Lykke Li via Afrika Bambaata, and of course exclusive airings of some of the tracks from Electric.
|20130817||Dave celebrates some of the finest moments in UK dance history.|
|20130824||Dave is joined in the studio by Jeff Young who became BBC radio1's first ever dance DJ launching the Big Beat Radio show on Friday nights in 1988- In the programme Jeff selects some of his favourite tracks from 88-91, a key period for the evolution of dance music in the Uk with the|
proliferation of Acid house parties through to the early days of Rave.
|20130928||Dave celebrates some of the finest moments in UK dance history.|
|20141217||Dave Pearce celebrates four decades of dance music.|
|1978||20141015||Dave Pearce celebrates dance music from 1978, the year that Donna Summer hits the charts with her version of MacArthur Park, Dallas is on the small screen and video consoles make their mark with the appearance of the Atari 2600!|
|1979||20141105||Dave Pearce celebrates a landmark year in the evolution of Dance and takes us back to the tunes from 1979. Hit songs from Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock and the Gibson Brothers feature.|
|1982||20141022||Presenter and international club DJ Dave Pearce guides us through another amazing year in the history of dance music. It's 1982. Dance music was developing, shimmying away from the disco sound that had dominated for so long and into a fresh and new electronic groove.|
|1986||20141119||Dave Pearce takes us through another brilliant year for Dance music -1986! As well as classic tunes by Janet Jackson, Gwen Guthrie and Colonel Abrams expect to hear rarer grooves from the likes of Dhar Braxton, Private Possession and Jocelyn Brown.|
Dave Pearce celebrates four decades of dance music.
|1987||20141008||Dave Pearce makes a welcome return to Radio 2 with his Dance Years series. Each show centres on a fantastic year of dance, starting with 1987 which was a hugely important year in the history of electronic dance music. This was the year that 'Reet Petite' by Jackie Wilson topped the singles charts, a song that had been a hit first time round in 1957! But it was knocked off the top spot by a totally different tune - 'Jack Your Body' by Steve 'Silk' Hurley which was and still is, a landmark tune. The series will take listeners on a musical journey through the special years and the biggest tunes in dance history.|
|1988||20141203||Dave Pearce celebrates dance music from the past 40 years and reveals the years that were significant in the evolution of dance and why. 1988 is the year of Yazz and Salt N Pepa, as well as huge club tunes such as Voodoo Ray by A Guy Called Gerald, who by the way is really a guy called Gerald - Gerald Simpson! Neneh Cherry, Todd Terry and Inner City will also be on Dave's turntables so expect a great hour of uplifting music.|
|1991||20120707||On tonight's Dance Years, Dave takes us back to 1991 - plus more of the finest tunes spanning four decades of dance music.|
|1992||20141029||It's back to 1992 for this evening's Dave Pearce Dance Years. Rave still reigns supreme and peaks at a week-long free dance festival held in the Malvern Hills near Malvern. Now the stuff of legends, the Castlemorton Common Festival attracted thousands who gathered to enjoy the week-long dance music jamboree. Dave Pearce plays some of the biggest tunes that dominated the clubs and muddy fields from that year.|
|1994||20141112||Another fascinating year in the evolution of Dance music. It's 1994 and M People nudge aside the Prodigy, Pulp and Blur to win the Mercury music prize. It was a significant moment in which the dance music movement triumphed over Britpop and Britpop artists.|
|1998||20141126||Join Dave Pearce as he celebrates dance music from the past 40 years. Tonight we visit another extraordinary year in Dance music history - 1998. Lining up at the turntable are Madonna, Mousse T, Fatboy Slim and Faithless...and a whole lot more!|
|1999||20141210||Presenter and international club DJ Dave Pearce celebrates dance music from the past 40 years. He turns his glowstick to 1999 which was a terrific year for Dance and now an established global music movement. Hear the tracks that were pivotal that year including Moloko's Sing It Back and Groove Armada's I See You Baby.|
|Danny Rampling Picks His Favourite Tracks||20121124||Dave shares his DJ decks with Danny Rampling. Danny will be spinning some of his all time favourite dance tracks and chatting to Dave about his world famous dance night Shoom.|
Danny Rampling played a vital role in bringing House Music across the Atlantic when he took over a fitness centre in South London for his new night Shoom. Only fifty clubbers turned up that night to hear what he had to play, but before long it was a massive success with queues of two thousand people outside the venue waiting to be a part of this new world of music.
Danny not only bought House Music to the UK, but he'd created a whole new youth culture and was instrumental in the development of Raves and the creation of a new class of superstar DJ's.
If you have some great memories of nights spent partying at Shoom then email email@example.com.
|Dave Meets Todd Terry||20130119||Todd Terry joins Dave to talk about his twenty five years in the music industry and selects some of the songs that have influenced him, ranging from James Brown to the Art of Noise.|
|Dave Pearce: New Year's Eve Dance Years||20121231||Who doesn't love to party on New Year's Eve? But oh the hassle of going out, battling the crowds and raiding your wallet in search of a good time. But wait up, staying in is the new going out didn't you know, so why not let Radio 2 bring the fun to you? Get giddy with a gorgeous mix of family floorfillers and big party tunes spun by DJ Dave Pearce and dance out the last few hours of 2012 before welcoming in a brand New Year. Doors open for the best House Party in the land from 8pm.|
|Plays All Your Favourite Dance Tracks||20121208||Remember that night on holiday when you danced until dawn and the great tunes just didn't stop? Dave takes you back there tonight with a few dance classics from his collection.|
|Take A Trip Down Clubbing Memory Lane||20121201||Back in the day, could you be found on the dance floors of The Blitz Club, The Hacienda or maybe Ministry of Sound? Well time to go back with Dave tonight as he takes you on a trip down clubbing's memory lane.|
|With Freemasons And Amo From Tidy Boys||20130420||Dave chats to Russell and James aka Freemasons about their new album and Record Store Day|
|With Producer And Dj Calvin Harris.||20121110||Calvin Harris is a man to be reckoned with and he joins Dave in the studio to discuss the making of his latest successful album, dish the dirt on the biggest diva that he's worked with and talk about the music that has influence him over the years.|
Calvin is possibly the most sought after producer, musician and international DJ in the world at the moment. He's picked up numerous awards, collaborated with everyone from Kylie Minogue to Example and clocked up an amazing amount of record sales. Just in the UK alone he's sold 4 million singles and 1.4 of those was just in the past twelve months. Over the last year he has spent twenty weeks in the UK Top 10 and when he's not making and selling records he's touring the world. He's DJ'd everywhere from Vegas to Tokyo and headlined festival tents all over the globe.