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.
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?
Mastermix DJ Dave Evans gives you the low down on the idea behind DJ Edits, the latest range to hit the Mastermix catalogue.
It seems that everything is getting smaller nowadays; Wagon Wheels, the amount of money left in your account at the end of month, DJ equipment (although I don’t miss the days of lugging around a pair of turntables and several crates of records) and even audience attention spans.
In this digital age people can flick from one song to another very quickly and, as a result, have shortened the amount of time before they get bored of a track being played by a DJ. This has an impact on the dancefloor as the crowd can potentially lose interest in songs and generally don’t want to hear 4 minutes of a single track anymore.
Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee lists his top ten Tropical House floorfillers!
Brilliant track that has everything…great riff…awesome chorus…and that drop is quite nice too!
One of my absolute favourite Tropical House anthems. A beautiful song that sounds even better in the sunshine!
Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee takes a look at the cooler side of dance…
As DJs we are expected to keep up with current music trends and one in particular really has captured my interest…Tropical House! If someone had told me a few years ago that I would be playing cool dance music I would have laughed in their face but that’s exactly what has happened. I don’t specialise in it, nor do I play it all night, but I now almost always include it as part of my DJ sets.
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