‘I Want You to Go to Bed Happy’: D-Nice Signed On as DJ for Special Edition of ‘Club MTV’

D-Nice is the official DJ of a special edition of the iconic “Club MTV” show, which ran from 1987 to 1992.

The event, which will be broadcast on MTV, MTV2, VH1 and PlutoTV, is being called “Club MTV Presents #DanceTogether with D-Nice.” The hour-long show will air on April 25 at 10 p.m. EST.

D-Nice will be the DJ for a reboot of “Club MTV.” (Photo: Larry French/Getty Images Entertainment via Getty Images)

D-Nice will DJ the event from his apartment in downtown Los Angeles. Viewers can comment and post online using the hashtag #DanceTogether. Donations from the music event will go toward Save The Music Foundation, a nonprofit that helps keep music programs in U.S. schools.

The event is also a part of MTV’S #AloneTogether, a campaign that began during the COVID-19 outbreak that encourages people to stay home and keep busy.

Attendees of the upcoming event are told to include the hashtag #DanceTogether when they comment from their individual locations. There will also be dance challenges that take place.

“Club MTV,” which was hosted by Downtown Julie Brown, showed people dancing to past hits, and there were celebrity performances as well.

D-Nice — who first became known as a member of the hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions — has reached another level of popularity since throwing his “Homeschoolin’: Social Distancing Dance Party” in March.

The event drew a who’s-who of famous guests, including Michelle Obama, who partnered with the DJ for another dance party that was used as a voter registration drive.

In early April, D-Nice talked about his name and dance parties making headlines in an interview with GQ. He also answered a question about whether virtual DJing will be the new normal because of the virus.

“To be quite honest with you, I don’t know,” he answered. “It does feel like we’re hitting reset on life and trying to figure out what’s most important to us, whether its family and friends or spending time with our loved ones. That’s what it’s forcing us to do.

“[That’s why] I don’t have time for the theatrics. I’m really just trying to play feel-good music,” added D-Nice. “I want you to put my music on and dance in the living room. Dance with your daughter, your father, your spouse. Celebrate each other. When you go to bed, I want you to go to bed happy and just excited for life, because life is so precious.”

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