Peter Dalton performing at Amnesia, 2012
19 January 1983 (age 35) |
|Genres||Hip hop, grime, urban music|
|DJ, radio presenter, actor|
|Show||MistaJam (main show)|
|Station(s)||BBC Radio 1Xtra|
|Time slot||16:00 - 19:00, Monday - Thursday|
|Show||Dance Anthems with MistaJam|
|Station(s)||BBC Radio 1|
|Time slot||16:00 - 19:00, Saturday|
|Style||Electronica (Bass music, Dubstep), Grime|
Peter Dalton (born 19 January 1983), known professionally as MistaJam, is a British DJ and radio presenter for BBC Radio 1, joining in 2008, and BBC Radio 1Xtra, previously joining them in 2005. He is the host of the Drivetime show (Monday to Thursday, 16:00-19:00) on BBC Radio 1Xtra and the Dance Anthems (Saturdays, 16:00-19:00) on BBC Radio 1.
Born in Nottingham in 1983, MistaJam grew up listening to the records of his parents and began DJing at local events at the age of 14, going on to DJ for Nottingham hip hop crew Out Da Ville and for a local pirate radio station. With associate Joe Buhdha, he ran SureShot Entertainment organising the UK Takeover events.
He first came to the public's attention as an actor; playing "Minty" in the 2001 revamp of ITV soap opera Crossroads. He also appeared in the BBC Three sitcom Trexx and Flipside.
His show on BBC Radio 1, is broadcast on Saturday nights between 7 pm - 10pm and is broadcast simultaneously on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Musically, the show is multi genre with a slant towards Electronic Music and Urban Music genres.
His BBC Radio 1Xtra show is broadcast Monday to Thursday between 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The show covers the new urban music across a "broad spectrum" of genres represented in 1Xtra's remit and was intended to bridge the gap not only between the mainstream and specialist worlds but also between genres.
MistaJam also featured on a track with Knife Party in 2012, named "Sleaze" which contains MistaJam singing "until they kick us out, until they kick us out, until they kick us out, people move your feet" with audio effects applied to his voice.
Since the end of 2015, he's also been hosting his show on Pitbull's Sirius XM's Globalization Channel 4 (Saturdays 8-10 PM EST/ Sundays 10 am - 12.00 pm EST), spreading his eclectic sound to a global audience for the first time.
On 16 May 2016, MistaJam performed a set live at Victoria Park in Leicester for the victory parade after Leicester City won the Premier League title.
In November 2017, MistaJam left his evening show and started taking over the BBC Radio 1Xtra drivetime show from Charlie Sloth, who moved on to his Radio 1/1Xtra show The 8th. Mistajam is also on BBC Radio 1's Dance Anthems on Saturdays at 4:00pm.