Mistajam: Broadcaster, Taste Maker and Showman
DJ, broadcaster, promoter, taste maker and trendsetter, Mistajam is one of the biggest names on the U.K. electronic scene. Through his radio shows on BBC Radio One and 1Xtra, and his Speakerbox live events, Mistajam has developed a reputation for massive multi-genre sets featuring some of the most exciting upcoming talent in the business.
Mistajam has toured the globe, playing some of the best clubs and biggest festivals in the world. He's brought his Speakerbox shows to Glastonbury, Creamfields and Snowbombing, as well as clubs dates at Gatecrasher in Ibiza, Fabric in London and SoundCtrl in Birmingham. Upcoming U.K. shows include Manchester Academy in Manchester and Komedia in Bath.
Mistajam may now be known as a music powerhouse, but his first introduction to the public was as a young actor. At the age of 7, he joined the now-legendary Central Junior Television Workshop, which led to roles in a number of television programmes, including Peak Practice and EastEnders. He also performed on stage at Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End in a soul music musical that ran for a full year, and he appeared in a number of BBC radio dramas. All of this was before the age of 20, when he announced he was quitting acting -- that is, he says, "unless of course Hollywood comes knocking."
Mistajam was born Pete Dalton of Nottingham. By the age of 14, Dalton was already immersing himself in the world of music in any way he could: DJing local events with the crew Out Da Ville, hosting a show on a local pirate radio station, working at a recording studio, writing music reviews and promoting events. His UK Takeover events, hosted around the Nottingham area, got him noticed by a BBC Radio 1Xtra executive looking for hot new talent.
Mistajam joined BBC Radio 1Xtra in 2005, and quickly rose up the ranks. He was perfectly attuned to the eclectic and exciting U.K. underground electronic scene, and became known for his exciting and groundbreaking mixes that integrated hip-hop, grime, drum and bass, dubstep, U.K. funky, reggae, dancehall, and everything in between. He was at the forefront of the crossover between Radio 1Xtra and Radio One, and now has hosted peak-time shows on both stations. These shows have even won him three Radio Academy Awards.
With his well-established ear for great music, it's no surprise that, in 2013, Mistajam released his first album. Mistajam Presents Speakerbox, released by Universal, is a massive two-disc album featuring 40 tracks, all mixed live by Mistajam himself. It features some of the biggest tracks of summer 2013, including "Friend Within," "Rudimental," "Show N Prove," "Dizzee Rascal," "Robbie Williams," and more. The album hit the top 20 on the U.K. album charts.
For several years, Mistajam has been hosting some of the biggest, loudest and best raves in the U.K. His Speakerbox parties are held at massive venues with roaring sound systems, decked out with ice cannons, dancers and hypnotic laser light shows. His monster lineups include some of the best DJ talent around - and not just the biggest names. Past Speakerbox shows have included artists such as Shift K3Y, DJ Fresh, Wilkinson, Rudimental, Shy FX. and Tinie Tempah.
When Mistajam takes the deck himself, he spins a mix just as diverse and unpredictable as his radio listeners have come to expect. He has a phenomenal ability to gauge a room and adapt his set to match: If the crowd isn't feeling dubstep, he throws in a reggae track to bring them back to the dance floor. Mistajam tickets get you into the best raves.
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