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57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 21 April 2012

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!".

Music Played

26 items
  • Image for Sylvester

    Sylvester You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

  • Image for Inner City

    Inner City Big Fun

    Now 13, Part 2 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Rozalla

    Rozalla Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)

  • Image for Paul van Dyk

    Paul van Dyk For An Angel (PvD E-Werk Remix)

  • Image for S'Express

    S'Express Theme From S'Express

  • Mark Moore's 1988 Classic

    • Image for Beatmasters feat. P.P. Arnold

      Beatmasters feat. P.P. Arnold Burn It Up

  • Image for Girl Next Door

    Girl Next Door Salsoul Nugget (If U Wanna)

    100 Hits: Summer, Demon

  • Image for Peter Jacques Band

    Peter Jacques Band Walking on Music

    Fire Night Dance, Big Break, 1

  • Image for Elton John vs Pnau

    Elton John vs Pnau Good Morning To The Night

    CD Single, Ministry Of Sound

  • Image for Dionne

    Dionne Come Get My Lovin'

    CD Single, Citybeat, 1

  • Image for Raze

    Raze Break 4 Love

  • Image for Armand van Helden

    Armand van Helden You Don't Know Me

    (CD Single), Ffrr

  • Image for Rob Base

    Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock It Takes Two


  • Image for A Man Called Adam

    A Man Called Adam Barefoot In The Head

    Ministry Of Sound

  • Image for Grace

    Grace Not Over Yet

    Top Of The Pops 1 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for The Prodigy

    The Prodigy No Good (Start The Dance)

    Now 28, Now, 3

  • Image for Phase 2

    Phase 2 Reachin'

    12" Single, Movin' Records, 1

  • Nicky Holloway's 1988 Classic

  • Image for Illicit

    Illicit Cheeky Armada

    CD Single, Yola

  • Image for Hyper Go Go

    Hyper Go Go High (Radio Edit)

    CD Single, Deconstruction, 1

  • Image for Electra

    Electra Jibaro

    Balearic Beats Volume 1, Ffrr

  • Image for The Shamen

    The Shamen Boss Drum

    The BRIT Awards 1993 (Various Artists), Polygram TV, 69

  • Image for Gotye feat. Kimbra

    Gotye feat. Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know (Tiesto Edit)

  • Image for Krush

    Krush House Arrest

    Now 11, Part 2 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Salt-N-Pepa

    Salt-N-Pepa Push It

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Joyce Sims

    Joyce Sims Come Into My Life

    Soul Desire Vol.2 (Various Artists), Columbia


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