The sixth act confirmed for Countdown 2011 is...

The sixth name confirmed for COUNTDOWN NYE 2011 is one of the most popular radio and club DJs in the business - Radio 1 & Radio 1Xtra's local legend MISTAJAM !!!

Forget trying to nail MistaJam to a genre for he’s a DJ who’s from the school of thought where only those who’ve perfected the art of mixing need apply. If it has a big beat, bassline and melody, chances are Jam’s in it. Regularly causing people to get bunions at some of the finest clubs around the world, his fearless approach to delivering the ultimate blend has seen his army of supporters grow as quickly as he’s shrunk.

Not bad for the Nottingham boy, Pete Dalton, who started in the game proper at 14, cutting his teeth working with local youth soundsystems, playing multi-genre sets, working with Nottingham rap crews and graduating to playing house parties, youth clubs, carnivals and such. Continuing to keep it really real by writing for magazines such as the now defunct Grandslam & Big Daddy, becoming go-to DJ for acts from both the US and UK, and putting on many events in Nottingham, there’s no denying Jam is a grafter.

Joining BBC Radio 1Xtra in 2005 after being talent scouted at one of his own Nottingham events to host an overnight Thursday night Hip Hop show, his attempts at injecting humour and taking musical risks didn’t go amiss. Moving up the ladder onto other, higher profile radio slots to show the multi-genre skills he had since his youth soundsystem days has subsequently led to the peak time evening slot he now holds. MistaJam is now regarded as one of the go-to-men for breaking new music in British radio. Hoping for the broadcasting longevity and versatility of Terry Wogan, the technical skills & deck-confidence of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the kudos of his broadcasting heroes the late John Peel, legendary David Rodigan MBE, ultra credible Pete Tong and groundbreaking Trevor Nelson; Jam is certainly on the right track.

  To listen to Mistajam's Radio 1 & 1xtra show visit his iPlayer link.

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Mistajam joins Youngsta, Sub Focus, DBridge, Hudson Mohawke & Ms Dynamite on the Countdown 2011 lineup - but that is just the start of it!

We will be announcing the next confirmed artist when the Countdown NYE 2011 Facebook Page hits 1,300 'likes' - so get sharing!

Tickets for Countdown are available from Alt-Tickets.