Peter Dalton (born 19 January 1983), known professionally as MistaJam, is a British DJ and radio presenter for BBC Radio 1, joining in 2008,[2] and BBC Radio 1Xtra, previously joining them in 2005.[3] 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.

Peter Dalton performing at Amnesia, 2012
Peter Dalton performing at Amnesia, 2012
Background information
Birth namePeter Dalton
Born (1983-01-19) 19 January 1983 (age 37)[1]
Nottingham, England
GenresHip hop, grime, urban music
Occupation(s)DJ, radio presenter, actor
ShowMistaJam (main show)
Station(s)BBC Radio 1Xtra
Time slot16:00 – 19:00, Monday – Thursday
ShowDance Anthems with MistaJam
Station(s)BBC Radio 1
Time slot16:00 – 19:00, Saturday
StyleElectronic (bass music, dubstep, grime)
CountryUnited Kingdom

Early lifeEdit

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.[4]


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.

In November 2009, he narrated the compilation episode of the BBC Switch series Chartjackers.[5]

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.[6]

His BBC Radio 1Xtra show is broadcast Monday to Thursday between 7pm – 10pm. 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.[7]

Since the end of 2015, he has 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.[8]

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 October 2016, he won the ARIAS Music Broadcaster of the Year award for his BBC Radio 1Xtra show.[9][10]

On 2 January 2017, MistaJam took over the 7pm – 9pm slot on BBC Radio 1 whilst Annie Mac was on maternity leave, until Mac's return on June 2017.[11]

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.[12] Mistajam is also on BBC Radio 1's Dance Anthems on Saturdays at 4:00pm.

He makes an appearance as himself as the DJ of the fictitious Horizon Block Party radio station in the 2018 racing video game Forza Horizon 4.

MistaJam is married to Clare Dalton (aka MissisJam) and they have three children.


  1. ^ "Alumni homepage - Alumni - Nottingham Trent University". Ntualumni.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Radio 1 welcomes new talent to revamped evening schedule" (Press release). BBC Press Office. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2008.
  3. ^ "About MistJam, Pete Dalton MistaJam". Mistajam.com. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  4. ^ BBC Radio 1Xtra. "BBC 1xtra – features – hip hop – UK Takeover 5". Retrieved 21 November 2008.
  5. ^ Narrator: MistaJam. Producers: Jonathan Davenport and Adam King (21 November 2009). "Compilation". Chartjackers. Series 1. Episode 11. BBC. BBC Two.
  6. ^ "Radio 1 Programmes - MistaJam". BBC. 20 February 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Sleaze (feat. Mistajam) by Knife Party on Beatport". Beatport.com. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  8. ^ "MistaJam To Host U.K. Connect on Pitbull's Globalization Channel on SiriusXM". All Access. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Chris Evans wins breakfast show award". Bbc.co.uk. 20 October 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 October 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "MistaJam takes over from Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  12. ^ "BBC Radio 1Xtra - MistaJam". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.

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