Tales From The DJ Booth

Tales From The DJ Booth

Grab a cuppa and enjoy our collection of DJ anecdotes and stories!

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Music Programming

A range of playlists, ideas and advice for putting together events for all occasions!

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REVIEW: The 100 Collection – 80s

Mastermix DJ Jules Little reviews the latest addition to the Mastermix catalogue In the 80s there was Mastermind, general knowledge questions preceded by contestants being quizzed about their specialist subject. So forget Mastermind, it’s Mastermix, and this is ‘The 100 Collection – 80s‘, my specialist subject. The 80s are always seen as “the decade that

Top Ten Mobile DJ 90s Dance Floorfillers

Mastermix DJ Dave Evans takes us on a trip down memory lane into the world of 90s Dance… Ah. The 90’s, The end of the Soviet Bloc, Dolly the sheep, New Labour rising to power, heartbreak at Euro 96 (Football’s still coming home, it’s just taking the long way round), Trainspotting and much much more.

6 Funny DJ Moments

We’ve been reaching out to our fellow DJs on social media to dig deep and share their most embarrassing or amusing tales from the DJ booth! Here are just 6 of the stories we’ve selected that are worthy of a retelling! Starting with DJ Karl Hession: “1999 I played in a local pub in Leeds,

Hands Free…

Mastermix Producer Jules Little shares his most cringeworthy DJ experience… 2002 or 2003, DJing in a packed, VERY well known venue on Broad Street, Birmingham’s “Golden Mile”. It’s Saturday night, the venue is at capacity (1300), one in, one out, party in full session. Now the downside of having a full night is that you

The Christmas Party Set List

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee takes a look at Christmas Parties past and present! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Unless you are The Grinch there can’t be many who don’t look forward to Christmas. As a father of 2 young sons, who are at that age where the magic of Christmas is

Top Ten Mobile DJ Soul & Motown Floorfillers

Not sure what to play when a client requests some Soul & Motown? Here you go:   1. Billy Ocean – Love Really Hurts Without You 2. Arthur Conley – Sweet Soul Music 3. Stevie Wonder – Superstition 4. Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself 5. Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston – It Takes Two

Vlog: How to Structure a Soul & Motown Theme Night

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee talks you through his thought process when putting together the playlist for a Soul & Motown theme night   For a more detailed breakdown including tracklists and where to buy, click here For a quick glance at our Top Ten Soul & Motown Floorfillers, click here!

The Ultimate Guide to a Soul & Motown Theme Night

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee presents the ultimate guide to programming the music for a Soul and Motown theme night Theme nights are one of my favourite type of events as most guests attending are there for that style of music and will go with almost everything you play. As well as the guaranteed ‘bankers’ that you will

The First Dance

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee takes a look at the evolution of the First Dance When it comes to the ‘First Dance’ things have evolved from when I first started DJing in 1986. Back then it was a given that the first dance at a wedding would be a classic love song that was popular

10 Great Cover Versions

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee has compiled his favourite mobile DJ cover versions! Yazz & the Plastic Population – The Only Way Is Up: Yes…this really is a cover version! The original was recorded in 1980 by soul singer Otis Clay but failed to chart in the UK. In 1988 producers Jonathon More & Matt Black