Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Mistajam Goes Independent
Great piece on Mistajam by the brilliant Ian Burrell in today's Independent Newspaper.
Could MistaJam be the new saviour of BBC Radio 1? The DJ tells Ian Burrell how he got started
The new star of the Radio 1 schedule was just 14 when he made his debut on the national network, a Nottingham schoolboy who was invited to London to demonstrate his skills behind the decks as a guest of hip hop presenter Tim "Big Dawg" Westwood.
Some 12 years later and Peter Dalton, aka MistaJam, is the golden boy of Radio 1 bosses Andy Parfitt and Ben Cooper, having just begun his own two hour Saturday night show. Not that Westwood can take too much credit for talent-spotting. At a BBC party, Dalton approached the Big Dawg to reminisce over their first meeting only to be told: "Remind me, dog, remind me."