Capital Dance launches with MistaJam at the helm
Global, the Media & Entertainment Group, is launching a brand-new radio station dedicated to dance music today (Thursday 1st October 1). Introducing…Capital Dance. The station launches today at 4pm so the nation can tune in to a huge new energy and sound. They will be playing the biggest dance anthems and club mixes, taking the Capital brand into a whole new space.
Capital Dance is also the brand-new home of dance music legend and friend of DT, MistaJam. He joins Global to front the new station. The much-loved and highly respected DJ, producer and tastemaker, who left his role at BBC Radio 1 last Saturday, will play the biggest tunes and party anthems. Make sure you catch him playing Tuesday – Saturday from 4pm – 7pm.
MistaJam also takes the reins of the Capital network on Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm, launching the all-new Capital Weekender show, going live in the mix across the UK on both Capital and Capital Dance.
Coco Cole also joins as the host of an all-new evening show, Monday – Thursday from 7pm. A hugely in-demand artist and club DJ, Coco has played to massive crowds at some of the world’s biggest clubs and dance music festivals. Coco will also host Friday and Saturday nights on the all-new Capital Weekender show with Ministry of Sound from 10pm.
Another new national station from Global, the station is home to the biggest dance anthems and freshest club mixes anywhere on the dial. They’ll be playing all the massive tracks from the likes of Disclosure, MK, Jessie Ware, Love Regenerator, Calvin Harris, Martin Solveig, Peggy Gou, Paul Woolford, The Blessed Madonna, Disciples, Duke Dumont, Jax Jones, Aluna and Armand Van Helden.
“Capital Dance is a brilliant addition to the Capital brand, opening it up to a whole new set of music and dance genres, fronted by one of the biggest personalities and most esteemed figures in dance music. We’re delighted to welcome MistaJam to the Global family both on Capital Dance and on the Capital network for the all new Capital Weekender show on Friday & Saturday nights at 7pm.” – James Rea, Director of Broadcasting at Global
“I’m really excited, honoured and privileged to start a brand new chapter in my career with the Global family, launching the UK’s first ever official 24 hour dance music radio station and taking the reins of the all new Capital Weekender show to make it the biggest dance music show in the UK.
Capital Dance will become THE official destination for all fans of the very best in dance music – home to the biggest dance records right now as well as classic dance bangers, plus we’ll be helping to create the dance superstars of tomorrow. The Capital Weekender show is a radio institution, and I’ll be starting the weekend on the UK’s no.1 hit music station and on Capital Dance with the absolute biggest dance tunes out there – the soundtrack to your weekend rituals just got bigger!
To be asked to launch Capital Dance and the all-new Capital Weekender really is the pinnacle of my 15 years of broadcasting to date. It’s a dream come true to join the amazingly talented and massively inspirational Coco Cole, and the exceptional Rio Fredrika.
No other collection of genres has the power that dance music has to universally unite, energise and uplift people. I’m truly grateful to share that vision with the team at Capital and Global and to be able to bring these vibes to the nation in my new home. I can’t wait to get started!” – MistaJam
“I am beyond excited for what Capital Dance is going to bring to people’s everyday lives. 2020 needs more joy, more positive energy and more dancing, so we’re making that our mission!” – Coco Cole
Available across the UK on DAB digital radio and on Global Player on your smart speaker (“play Capital Dance”), iOS or Android device and at capitaldance.co.uk