Updated: Jan 5
THE DANCE MUSIC ARCHIVE - AN ONLINE PASSION PROJECT CELEBRATING THE HISTORY OF CLUB CULTURE AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC, HAS BECOME A NATIONAL RADIO SHOW ON KISSTORY.
Kisstory - the UK’s biggest commercial digital radio station, has announced Andi Durrant’s Dance Music Archive show as part of the new weekend line-up of dance music legends.
Launched this week, the weekly show will air every Sunday evening from 7-9pm and dig into the DNA of the best dance music of the last 30 years - from all-time anthems to forgotten classics, covering house, trance, techno, garage, drum & bass and everything in between.
What was originally a lockdown passion project from DJ and broadcaster Andi Durrant and his team at This Is Distorted Ltd, has become a fan favourite and an incredible multi-platform home to hear, record, read and celebrate the rich history of dance and electronic music.
2 years in the making, the Dance Music Archive is now a hugely popular website, bringing together 30 years of electronic music history through DJ mixes, live sets, flyers, festival broadcasts, lost tapes, blogs, artwork, magazines and forgotten recordings.
Alongside in-depth journalism, programmes and story telling, the DMA is also showcasing exclusive content. The most recent drop “Gatecrasher - The Lost Tapes” saw previously unheard 20 year old live recordings from Underworld, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk and many more.
Creating radio programmes and original audio content is the next stage in the project’s journey. Dance fans can listen in every week on Kisstory through DAB, Freeview TV, Online, The Kiss Kube App and through smart speakers.
Andi Durrant, Presenter & Producer said “I’m very excited to be back as part of the Kiss family for the Dance Music Archive. It’s been incredible to see something that started in my spare bedroom as a bit of fun grow into such a great resource for the electronic music scene. The archive was created out of pure love for the music and culture, so it’s a real honour to be allowed 2 hours of airtime every Sunday for me to dig really deep into the last 30 years of incredible music. Alongside playing loads of tracks that people know and love, I hope we can help fans rediscover some amazing stuff they might have forgotten, or are hearing for the first time”.
Rebecca Frank, Content Director for KISS said “Andi’s a proper grafter when it comes to digging in the crates for tunes and stories. Whether you were there the first time around or schooling up on KISSTORY classics from back in the day – this show relates.”
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