Global launches brand-new station dedicated to dance01 October 2020 - Press release
LAUNCHING ACROSS THE UK TODAY
THURSDAY OCTOBER 1ST
ON DAB DIGITAL RADIO AND GLOBAL PLAYER
DANCE LEGEND MISTAJAM JOINS GLOBAL TO HOST THE ALL-NEW DRIVE SHOW
ON BRAND NEW, UK-WIDE STATION, CAPITAL DANCE
TUESDAY TO SATURDAY, 4PM – 7PM
MISTAJAM ALSO JOINS CAPITAL TO HOST THE ALL-NEW CAPITAL WEEKENDER
FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS FROM 7PM, ON THE CAPITAL NETWORK
COCO COLE WILL HOST EVENINGS ON CAPITAL DANCE
MONDAY – THURSDAY 7PM – 10PM
Global, the Media & Entertainment Group, is launching a brand-new station dedicated to dance music today (Thursday October 1st), Capital Dance.
Today, from 4pm, the nation can tune in to a huge new energy and sound as Capital Dance launches across the UK, 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 MistaJam, who joins Global to front the new station. The much-loved and highly respected DJ, producer and tastemaker will play the biggest tunes and party anthems, Tuesday – Saturday from 4pm – 7pm, on Capital Dance.
He’ll also take the reins of the Capital network on Friday & 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.
Capital’s Coco Cole also joins Capital Dance 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 & Saturday nights on the all-new Capital Weekender show with Ministry of Sound from 10pm.
Another new national station from Global, Capital Dance is home to the biggest dance anthems and freshest club mixes anywhere on the dial, playing 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.
James Rea, Director of Broadcasting at Global, said: “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.”
MistaJam said: “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, Capital Dance, 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!”
Coco Cole said: “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!”
Listen to the brand-new station from Global, Capital Dance, from 4pm today (Thursday 1st October).
Capital Dance is 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