The Dance Party Weekly is a weekly Radio Show, released on a Sunday via dropbox and Mixcloud (Mixcloud usually end of the week before)
The show is 180 minutes long and formatted in 9 parts to work round ad and news breaks, or one whole 180-minute track (stations have the option to use parts 1-6 as a 120-minute show)
The music Genre is EDM, house, commercial dance, and upbeat club classics.
Part 1 2 and part of part 3 is a club classics format, with a mixture of music from the 90s 00s, and 10s, mixed with some “A” list tracks of current dance anthems.
The rest of parts 3 and 4 are a mixture of the A list, 10s, and 20s anthems.
Part 5 contains A list, the 20s, and tune of the week (roughly 1:25 into the show).
Tune of the week is one of the hottest new releases, selected by the host, and we try to have the artist on for an interview or a minimum a voice drops into the record
The rest of part 5 contains current 20s and new releases
Part 6 is a DJ mini mix supplied by one of three resident DJs and is usually 20 minutes of house and club classics, which is voiced over and imaged by the host at the production stage
Part 7/8/9 are all new releases, and we can usually fill this whole hour with them, if not then we use current 20s tracks to pad the hour. Usually, the total show time is 3hrs 2 minutes to allow for any underrun.
How do we do it:-
We use PlayoutOne standard, and the music library is organized into different eras,
using the auto DJ function to create a 2:40 playlist with ad break separators, this ensures fair rotation of the tracks week by week and no repetition.
The show is voice tracked in this system by the host and mixed down into the respective parts, including cue sheets so stations using PO1 can show the metadata.
The DJ mini mix is sent in weekly and the Host uses an editing suite to mix this with the stings, jingles, and Voice links down to a single 20 minute part for the Mini Mix
The show is moved into the dropboxes on a Sunday afternoon – many stations already taking the show use auto importers, so they auto-upload as soon as we change the files
The show is also loaded to our Mixcloud page for on-demand listening (currently the show is getting 20-40 listens a week via that platform).
Lee Everest is a radio presenter based in the UK and has over three years of experience working on live radio, for community stations as well as pre-recording and voice tracking shows, he currently works for Uckfield FM (cover and 10-12 Friday nights), Meridian FM (Monday Breakfast) and Seahaven FM (Saturday 6-9 pm) in this capacity.
The DPW is recorded in his personal studio via a Rodecaster pro and by using beds, and jingles the feedback so far is “it sounds live”.
The show has a full imaging package, and brandings with its own theme, intro bed and jingles supplied by RPC audio in the UK who provide imaging for many commercial and community stations
We have over 50 different jingles, sweepers, tops of hours, stings, and more
The show is absolutely free at the moment although this could change in the future
Shows can be listened to on Mixcloud, and there are short early demo versions there as well as with all the shows to date – please have a listen and see what you think.
Links (The show has full social media accounts of Its own)
Mixcloud – https://www.mixcloud.com/dpsweekly/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/dancepartyshow
Twitter – https://twitter.com/WeeklyParty
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you enjoy the show and hope to hear from you soon