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Ministry of Sound Radio


Saturday night midnight - 2am
Ministry of Sound Radio, the worlds most popular dance music station with the biggest name dj's, is exclusively on Oasis Fm every Saturday night.
Residents Chris Bailey and Dave Vega present the Dance Party and Funky House session, before being joined by 2 guests in the mix in only the way ministry can do best.


Meet the resident dj's:
Chris Bailey

Genre: House

Chris loves music. It really is that simple.

As a kid his earliest memory was sticking his head right into his Dads speakers to get more into the tunes. Add to that mixing up tapes and making radio shows from his bedroom a firm foundation. From there he finally grew up and got a degree from Birmingham University. Something much more important than that though happened in the midlands in the 90's…. he discovered DJing. A natural partnership was born – he was hooked and it has dominated his life ever since.

Chris was itching to push his radio and DJ career. He started off at FOX FM in Oxford and worked his way via stations as far away as Kent and slowly moved along the South coast via Southampton and Bournemouth to his current home London.

The year 2000 arrived and a fresh faced Chris started work at the legendary NRG radio station in Bournemouth. NRG was aimed firmly at 15 – 25 year olds and was a dynamic dance and R&B driven station, it was dream come true. Cue a 5 year relationship which saw him progress from evening presenter to the boss of programming.

By 2005 the commercial pressure to take the radio station from its dance roots to a mainstream audience led him to set out on his own. Becoming self employed and DJing alongside extensive Studio and Freelance radio work he went from strength to strength. Following successful broadcasts from Ibiza since 2002 Chris leapt at the chance to spend the whole summer of 2005 working at HFM Ibiza based at the world renowned Café Mambo. During this time he kept up DJ commitments in the UK by flying back to the UK twice a month and ran the day to day presenter team on the White Isle. The summer was busy on top of that, recording live sets for ‘Radio 1's Essential mix' with Tiesto at Amnesia and interviewing the likes of Armin, Paul Van Dyk, Pete Tong and Roger Sanchez for a variety of international radio and TV projects.

Currently Chris is resident at Hed Kandi at Fire Station in Bournemouth and at the much talked about after party until 7am at 176.He also plays fortnightly at Tempation in Bournemouth (one of the towns longest running club nights), and at the awesome ‘Banus' in Weymouth. Additionally guest slots for Ministry of Sound at clubs in Nottingham, Ireland, Southampton, Dublin and Glasgow keep him busy.
All these nights get 100% from the man that just loves to play tunes.

Dave Vega

Genre: Playlist
Supersonic vibes every week on the Dance Party.

Dave Vega set foot into the Dance world at the tender age of 12 being influenced by a family friend who just so happened to run one of the UK's most legendary night clubs. Countless nights supposedly spent on home work were spent locked into two turntables and a mixer much to the dismay of his beloved parents.
This hobby quickly turned into an obsession and soon every birthday party, summer party, Friday night party was calling out for the in demand turntable duties of Dave Vega.

By 16 Dave was Thursday, Friday and Saturday night resident at his home town's premier night spot, resident at legendary northern Warehouse rave ‘Funky Monkey' and was by 17 already running two hugely successful promotions NYC Technique and Deep Fuss.
By 18 the bright lights of London where calling and Vega's burning deep desire to DJ at the most prestigious of clubs in particular Ministry of Sound led him to pack his backs and begin a journey of discovery. Within a few months he secured a set alongside Boy George at Ministry of Sound which led him to becoming weekly resident on the Wednesday night House session MoSNuS. Guest appearances followed at leading London clubs including Turnmills, Fabric and The End but Ministry of Sound had always been Dave's dream and firmly became his home. In his own words ‘When I got into Dance music Ministry was everything, I bought all the CD's, the record bags, the T-shirts, the magazines. Like it said in the inner sleeves if you are a footballer you want to play at Wembley and if you are a DJ you want to play at Ministry. I wanted to play at Ministry and I packed up my stuff and went for it and have never looked back'.

Dave enjoyed successful residencies on the London bar and club scene for a number of years until he was offered a position at Ministry working on the promotions team of the legendary Saturday Sessions. This lead Dave to working with and playing alongside the greatest names in the Dance world from Masters At Work to Laurent Garnier, from Eric Morillo to Danny Rampling, the list of true House greats has been an integral part of Vega's development as a DJ.

At present Dave is enjoying a career as a producer on Ministry of Sound Radio, one of the Worlds most listened to Dance music stations. This has lead to him mixing and producing the Ministry of Sound Dance Party, a globally syndicated radio programme which goes out to over 5 million people per week around the World and represents the best in upfront Dance.

Ministry of Sound guests on Oasis Fm.....
Above & Beyond are one of the most exciting talents in the global dance music scene today.
Their genre-defining productions - often released on their own Anjunabeats label - have become an essential tool for the world's leading DJ's and have set the benchmark for the new generation of trance producers.
As a DJ, remixer, producer and co-owner of Def Mix Productions (one of the world's most successful dance music production companies) David Morales has made a mark all his own.
David hails from the streets of Brooklyn which influences his unique style behind the DJ booth as well as in the studio, a style that brings guts and accessibility to music.
Groove Armada's music is an unusual blend of influences, spanning house, big beat, Balearic, disco and funk.
It combines traditional instrumentation and influences with house rhythms and technology, and features samples of jazz as well as those from diverse artists such as the Chi-Lites, Platters and A Tribe Called Quest.
Smokin Jo is unquestionably one of the most revered dj's of a generation. She has become one of the most iconic and admired DJ's on the international circuit spanning the fashion, club, and gay scene.
Jo has graced the world's finest decks, presented TV shows, mass produced in the studio and rubbed shoulders with numerous celebrities.
Her input on the decks and output from the studio has seen her receive numerous accolades, one being the only female to win ‘dj of the year' by Dj Mag. There is no mistaking this lady's prominence on the house music scene.
Originally spotted by Muzik Magazine through their famous Bedroom Bedlam competition, Yousef has been smashing dance floors ever since.
He was soon sited as one to watch by Muzik for 1999 and Renaissance invited him to play in Ibiza.
A representative for the Ministry of Sound heard him and signed him to Ministry of Sound Management on the spot. The rest as they say....is history.
It doesn't get much better than having Tiesto live on air!
The Dutch genius was the first dj to win the Top 100 poll 3 years running in 2002, 2003, and 2004, and is regarded as many as 'simply the best'.

This is just a sample of recent guests with over 200 dj's having played live on Oasis Fm including Paul Van Dyk, Freemasons, Deep Dish, Judge Jules, Steve Lawler...........you get the idea.

Keep listenening every week from midnight for your favourite dj's on the Ministry of Sound.




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