Category: Music Programming

The Mobile DJs Guide To Slow Jams

Classic Cuts is one of those music collections that continues to deliver even after all theseyears…over 20 and counting! From the very first release, Classic Cuts 1: Pop Dance, ithas grown to become a must-have collection for DJs including an eclectic range of musicstyles like Indie, Soul, Rock & Party. More recently the collection has…


The Making of Soul Sessions 1

Chairman of Music Factory, Andy Pickles, reflects on his return to the studio to create Soul Sessions 1. I don’t quite remember when I did my last mix for Mastermix, although I do remember my first was featured on Issue 11 and called ‘The Off The Wall Dance Mix’. No idea why that title was…


The Ultimate Guide to a 70s Theme Night

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…


How to Make TV Themes Work in a Set

Mastermix DJ Pete Sherriff talks about which theme tunes he uses in his sets to create those ‘ooh’ moments…

I thought I would put a short blog together about using TV Themes. This isn’t something to be sniffed at so much as embraced – everyone watches TV! From the “duff duff” on Eastenders to the “Now this is a story…” of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, everyone loves a theme tune and they are becoming more popular to use at gigs and events.


The Mobile DJ’s Guide To Garage Music

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.


The Mobile DJ’s Guide To Acoustic Hits

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.


Issue 402: A Closer Look

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…

Side One

1. Chart Hits: Pop DanceWe 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.


The Mobile DJs Guide To Elegant Dining

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!


10 Mobile DJ Halloween Floorfillers

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!


The Mobile DJs Guide To After Dark

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?