Host and creator of House Central, Jay Forster has been rooted in the UK Dance Music scene for over half a decade. Having presented a weekly dance show for over 7 years, his syndicated House Music show launched last year with the aim to bring fresh, new and exciting music, mixed and presented in Jay’s unique warm and energetic style.
As one of the top tastemakers in the UK Dance scene and one of the fastest growing names in the House music scene, Jay has rocked dance floors across the UK and Europe, and regularly DJ’s in Ibiza.
While still a teenager, his passion for the music saw him becoming a regular teenage contributor to his local station Spirit FM rating new music live on air.
Through hosting parties at college Jay was able to hone his DJing skills, and once 18, began DJing at the clubs around his local area in South West England, including holding down residencies in Bognor Regis and Chichester.
Jay quickly established himself as a man who knew his music and found himself engaged as station manager at the student station Pure FM. With the launch of Express FM, Jay was asked to host the Friday Night Dance slot from the start. His musical expertise playing the finest Funky House & Commercial Dance was instrumental in creating something special on air. He continued his weekly shows on Express FM & Pure FM, developing his sound and skills behind the mic.
In 2005 Jay was hitting the decks in the sun on Ibiza and in 2007 producing and presenting two pulsating live broadcasts from Ibiza’s Cafe Mambo, which were the first International OB's to be run on community radio in the UK.
Having taken a step back from DJing for a couple of years, to successfully focus on producing at the BBC. Jay is back with more experience, passion and vigor then before. And with the success of his newly launched international radio show (House Central), the next year looks to be an exciting one!
House Central is an hour of essential Dance Music presented by Jay Forster, bringing you the hottest House Music and artists from around the world every week. Jay hand picks the freshest house cuts exploring all areas of this exciting section of the dance music scene.
Jay features guest mixes from some of the worlds top DJ talent as well as regally stepping backstage to grab exclusive interviews at festivals and gigs.
Previous guests on the show have included Roger Sanchez, Chocolate Puma, Alex Kenji, Pete Tong, The BeatThiefs, John Dahlback and Sasha.