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Dave Pearce


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Dave Pearce is a British dance DJ and record producer, who has played gigs across the UK and the world, although he is perhaps best known for his work in radio. He currently works for the BBC 6 Music. He formerly presented the long-running Dance Anthems show on BBC Radio 1, which was for most of its time aired on early Sunday evenings before moving to late Friday nights in its final year. His last show on BBC Radio 1 was broadcast on Friday 26 September 2008. He has brought several sayings into the world of dance including “putting on your trance trousers” when he plays a trance record, “roll another fat one” meaning to play another great record. He is also known for his cry of “Oi Oi!” from the DJ booth. Pearce now broadcasts Dance Anthems on BBC 6 Music.

Pearce joined BBC Radio 1 in April 1995, taking over the weekday early-breakfast show from Bruno Brookes. He took over the weekend mid-morning slot in October the same year. February 1997 saw Pearce taking over weekend breakfast and on October 13 the same year, he went on to present the drivetime show from Kevin Greening, who had taken over Breakfast, alongside Zoe Ball. In addition to drivetime, Pearce took over the Dance Anthems show on Sunday evenings. In October 1998 Chris Moyles took over the drivetime show and Pearce began presenting a Monday - Thursday evening show from 6-8pm entitled The Late Drive. This show was axed in 2004.

Dave Celebrated 10 years of dance anthems in August 2007. The 5 hour special Dance Anthems show included input from Pete Tong, Judge Jules and a phone in from Tiesto.

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  • HimitsuUK

    Roll another phat one Dave! :D

    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ginogigiki

    WE WANT "TRANCE ANTHEMS 2011" or "TRANCE ANTHEMS 2012" !!! COME ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNN Mr. Pearce,give as all the best from the Trance era in a perfect compilation AGAIN!!!

    15 Sep 2012 Reply
  • S_t_e_r_v_i_s_s

    Now We Are Free Remix is ass-kicking, guts-raping and spine-splitting!! OMG AWESOME

    27 Aug 2011 Reply
  • JaRoMxD

    Now We Are Free the best remix ever Ave Caesar morituri te salutant !!

    25 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Velimirius

    omg now we are free is so amazing done!

    31 Aug 2009 Reply
  • pigeondetective

    roll another phat one dave !!!!!!!!!!!!

    12 Jul 2008 Reply
  • ginogigiki

    dance music mixer!!

    5 Jun 2008 Reply

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