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40 Years of Dance Tunes - The 90s

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Dave Pearce Dave Pearce | 13:28 UK time, Thursday, 23 June 2011

The last few weeks have flown by, now there are just 3 shows left in my current Thursday night 11pm Radio 2 series looking at some of dance music's most delectable moments. A big thank you to everyone who's texted , emailed and tweeted (dj_dave pearce) during the shows, I know quite a few people having been raving in bed tuned in with a cup of tea (including Norman Cook and Zoe Ball who emailed last week while they were tucked up in their pyjamas like Eric and Ernie! )

This week I'm throwing a spotlight on the mid to late 90's when dance music continued to explode around the UK. The illegal raves had shut down but now came the Superclubs and legal dance festivals began to spring up around the country. There are some wonderful records in this period which will be enjoyed for generations to come, so over the next couple of weeks it's especially difficult to know where to begin. I'm looking forward to hearing your tales and your favourite club nights if you are a late 90's raver.

Debbie Harry is on this week's show along with Boy George who will be telling us about some of the music that's inspired him in his dj career on his lifelong adventure through clubland. Next week I'll be looking at the emergence of acts like Basement Jaxx, Chemical Brothers, Groove Armada, Underworld etc who took dance music to a new dimension. Phil Oakey from The Human League and international superstar DJ Paul Van Dyk will be joining us too.

So hope you can join me live at 11pm on Thursday or if that's too late you can catch up and listen again on the iplayer through the Radio 2 website.



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