Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee presents the ultimate guide to programming the music selection for a 70s theme night! Introduction Whenever I’ve performed at a 70s themed event almost everyone in attendance has entered into the spirit of things by dressing up in some sort of fancy dress from the era. Whether it’s a dodgy wig and stick-on moustache…
Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee takes a look at the resurgence of UK Garage music.
During the 90s I was at the height of my mobile DJ career performing 5 or 6 nights a week at events across the UK. I had to adapt my sets accordingly depending on where in the country I was performing as music tastes varied from city to city.
Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee picks out a selection of Classic Cuts albums that feature unique versions of well known tracks…
Classic Cuts are, for many DJs, an essential music collection that they use on a regular basis. The collection offers a healthy balance of classic mobile DJ hits, floorfilling anthems and hard to find gems…all of which make up one of the most comprehensive DJ only music libraries available.
Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee explains how we encourage and welcome input from our fellow DJs
Mastermix has always prided itself on being a service run by DJs for DJs. The interaction we have with our members is unsurpassed and when we launched a new mix feature called The DJ Set, that asked for even more DJ input, we were literally swamped with suggestions.
Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee lifts the lid on the first Issue of 2020!
1.Chart Hits: Pop Dance – 6 current bangers in one DJ-friendly mix with a mid-tempo BPM of 124-126, longer versions of each track and with added Intro & Outro beats to allow you to drop the mix in to your live sets. Tracks include ‘Don’t Start Now’ – Dua Lipa, ‘Sorry’ – Joel Corry & a brilliant new version of the 70s disco classic ‘I Feel Love’ by Sam Smith.
We rounded off 2019 with a bumper edition of the Issue, jam packed with everything you’ll need for the festive season! Richard Lee takes a closer look at what’s in store…
1. Chart Hits: Pop Dance – We are constantly asked by our DJ members to create a monthly chart mix that includes 5 / 6 big tunes, played in full & mixed smoothly…so here you go! Latest offerings from Sam Feldt feat. RANI, Regard, Jax Jones & Ella Henderson, Meduza x Becky x Goodboys & Nathan Dawe feat. Jaykaye in a 15 minute mix.
Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee focuses on maximising on the early evening entertainment
DJs continue to explore new & exciting concepts to offer their clients. From Uplighting to L.O.V.E. Letters or Magic Mirrors to Themed Photo Booths there is always something new to showcase…but there is one thing that is often over-looked and can be offered so easily…MUSIC!
Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee lists his top ten Halloween floorfillers!
This 1983 classic from MJ has stood the test of time and fended off all that
has tried to topple it from its position as the ultimate mobile DJ Halloween
anthem. That intro, that bassline, that chorus, that rap, that ending…pure pop perfection!
Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee explains how creating & offering a new concept can help DJs to navigate through that awkward ‘can you play a bit longer’ conversation…
We’ve all performed at events where the last note of the last song ends and is followed by a chorus of “More…More…More” by some of the guests…usually slightly worse from the effects of alcohol! DJ’s are often under-valued and being asked to play beyond an agreed time can be an awkward situation to be in. As professional DJs we are expected to be flexible and will often play on for a little while longer than has been agreed…but where does it end?
By Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee
A TV theme can be as memorable as a classic track from a well known artist – it has the same power to evoke memories of times and places in our lives and, played at the right time, can work well in many DJ sets.
In fact, the popularity of a good theme tune is reflected in the fact that, over the past 50 years, some of the best have even made it into the UK charts during their time on screen.
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