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Introducing Jet Boot Jack

He’s the man who’s become known to many as ‘The Bootleg King’. A DJ & Music Producer with an illustrious career under his belt that includes creating 100’s of remixes, mash ups & mixes as well as performing DJ sets at some of the most luxurious venues around the world. His name is… Jet Boot Jack!

DJs have always enjoyed adding exclusive remixes, mash ups & mixes to their music library and Jet Boot Jack is a music producer favoured by many DJs around the world thanks to his innovative productions and creative style. He takes classic tracks and creates new & exciting versions that can be added to a DJ set and take the energy levels to new heights on the dancefloor. From 70s disco to current pop tracks, and everything in between, Jet Boot Jack will work his magic on almost any music style to deliver alternate versions for DJs to use as part of their sets.

Mastermix have teamed up with Jet Boot Jack to offer a selection of his best remixes & mash ups. Each digital album will feature 15 productions including some exclusive tracks that have previously been unavailable anywhere else.

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The remixes will be offered as both MP3 & WAV format and we’ll be releasing new Jet Boot Jack content every month to build an extensive range of DJ remixes & mash ups and watch out for exclusive new content coming soon including Triple Trackers, Mixes & Megamixes featuring a selection of Jet Boot Jack remixes & mash ups in the mix!

Check out the full range of Jet Boot Jack products here and look out for new content each month as well as some exciting education content featuring Jet Boot Jack in the studio.

Mastermix vs. Jet Boot Jack… get on board!

Lifting the Lid on Funky Disco Sessions!

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee lifts the lid on the origins of the classic tracks featured in Funky Disco Sessions!

The latest Sessions mix from Mastermix combines Nu Disco with Funky House dance covers and the result is Funky Disco Sessions!

20 tracks in a non-stop 60 minute mix that you & your audiences are going to love. Each track is a classic hit that has been re-worked to create a pumped-up version with additional samples added to create a unique track. Let’s take a look at the tracklisting and delve into where each track originated from:

1/ Love Emergency (Original Mix) – Hiva & J.R. Mark: Reworking of Evelyn King’s 1982 disco hit – ‘Love Come Down’.

2/ Wish For Disco (Original Mix) – Stevie Wonder’s 1976 hit ‘I Wish’ receives a Nu Disco makeover.

3/ The Night (Extended Mix) – Ivan Pica: Subtle samples of ‘Give Me The Night’ by George Benson are used in this infectious track.

4/Don’t Go (Original Mix) – Block & Crown, Martina Budde: Nu Disco legends do it again with this stunning version of Yazoo’s 80s smash hit.

5/ Dancer Delight (Original Mix) – Paul Jockey & Lissat: Awesome dance track that uses samples of ‘Rapper’s Delight’ by Sugarhill Gang to create a pumping anthem that will light up any dancefloor.

6/ Easy Lover (Crazibiza Everybody Edit) – Stephen M + Laurent Simeca: This 1985 chart-topper from Phil Collins & Phillip Bailey never sounded so good.

7/ All Night Long (2K21 Mix) – Softmal, Nytron: So much energy…so creative…wonderful reimagined version of Lionel Richie’s 1983 classic.

8/ Let The Music (Set You Free) (Original Mix) – Block & Crown, Paul Parsons: Nu Disco producers have a habit of titling their remixes using a line from the song they’ve sampled. In the case of this track, it’s Madonna’s ‘Into The Groove’ and the result is off the scale.

9/ That’s The Way (Original Mix) – Nari: KC & the Sunshine band get their 70s disco classic reworked and it sounds awesome!

10/ Let’s Groove (Extended Mix) – Danny Darko: This disco anthem from Earth, Wind & Fire is a guaranteed floorfiller and this new remix takes the energy level even higher.

11/ Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Original Mix) – Lissat & Jackers Revenge: Nu Disco version of a classic sing-a-long anthem…what’s not to like!

12/ Take Me To Funkytown (Original Mix) – Block & Crown, Lissat, Paul Parsons: Take an early 80s disco banger from Lipps Inc and give it a complete reworking…and this is the result…perfect!

13/ When I Hear The Beat (Original Mix) – Luca Debonaire: The track title may throw you slightly…until we tell you that this brilliant remix heavily samples Miami Sound Machine’s 1984 smash hit ‘Dr Beat’.

14/ Flawless 2K16 (Original Mix) – Paradize Groove, Crazibiza & Terry lex: This is pure funky disco. Originally a hit in 2001 by the group The Ones and later sampled by George Michael in 2004. Featuring samples of ‘Keep On Dancing’ & ‘Wordy Rapping Hood’…total indulgence.

15/ Boogie Wonderland (Extended Mix) – Mr Belt & Wezol: No holds barred remix of the 1979 classic from Earth, Wind & Fire. An instant party classic.

16/Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) (Purple Disco Machine Extended Mix) – Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Wonderful new version of this dance anthem. Silky smooth productions, wonderful vocals and a mix of high’s & lows throughout…sublime!

17/ Don’t You Want Me (Purple Disco Machine Extended Mix) – Human League: The best selling single of 1981 is reimagined to deliver a new version that will engage audiences of all ages. Cleverly produced to maintain the structure of the original track whilst lifting the overall energy.

18/ Was Made For Love (Original Mix) – Nari, Stylus Robb: One of the surprise tracks in this mix. Is it possible to take a 70s rock classic and turn it into a funky disco anthem? Yes…and it is a triumph. Rock gods Kiss have their track ‘I Was Made For Loving You’ turned into a modern dance floorfiller.

19/ Can’t Get Enough (Original Mix) – Block & Crown, Lissat: One of the most prolific nu disco producers are at it again with a reworking of ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ by Depeche Mode. A great track…just got a little better!

20/ Everybody Shakin’ (Original Mix) – Blusa, BigNoise & Loja: You can’t have a disco mix without something from the Bee Gees and this track samples their 70s disco anthem ‘Stayin’ Alive’ with additional samples from ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ by Indeep. Pure funky disco heaven!

I hope that insight helps you to get a vibe for this incredible album and how your audiences will react to it when they hear classic tracks that they know and love, re-worked with these on-trend sounds!

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The DJ’s Twelve Gigs Of Christmas

With the silly season upon us, we’ve had a bit of fun in the Mastermix office! The creative maestro that is Dave Evans has put together this little tribute to DJs everywhere who are on the long run up to Christmas!

Enjoy our light-hearted take on this crazy time of year, and we wish you all a prosperous party season!

Sing along now, you know the tune…

On the first gig of Christmas
My night seemed to be…
A pub singing Mariah Carey

On the second gig of Christmas
My night seemed to be…
2 PC’s crashing and…
A pub singing Mariah Carey!

On the third gig of Christmas
My night seemed to be…
3 bar staff missing,
2 PCs crashing and…
A pub singing Mariah Carey!

On the fourth gig of Christmas
My night seemed to be…
4 ‘play my songs now!’
3 bar staff missing,
2 PCs crashing and…
A pub singing Mariah Carey!

On the fifth gig of Christmas
My night seemed to be…
MAD FRI-DEEEEEE!
4 ‘play my songs now!’
3 bar staff missing,
2 PCs crashing and…
A pub singing Mariah Carey!

On the sixth gig of Christmas
My night seemed to be…
6 limiters tripping,
MAD FRI-DEEEEEE!
4 ‘play my songs now!’
3 bar staff missing,
2 PCs crashing and…
A pub singing Mariah Carey!

On the seventh gig of Christmas
My night seemed to be…
7 ‘Can I MC?’
6 limiters tripping,
MAD FRI-DEEEEEE!
4 ‘play my songs now!’
3 bar staff missing,
2 PCs crashing and…
A pub singing Mariah Carey!

On the eighth gig of Christmas
My night seemed to be…
8 once-a-year drinkers,
7 ‘Can I MC?’
6 limiters tripping,
MAD FRI-DEEEEEE!
4 ‘play my songs now!’
3 bar staff missing,
2 PCs crashing and…
A pub singing Mariah Carey!

On the ninth gig of Christmas
My night seemed to be…
9 Christmas jumpers,
8 once-a-year drinkers,
7 ‘Can I MC?’
6 limiters tripping,
MAD FRI-DEEEEEE!
4 ‘play my songs now!’
3 bar staff missing,
2 PCs crashing and…
A pub singing Mariah Carey!

On the tenth gig of Christmas
My night seemed to be…
10 where’s your vinyl?
9 Christmas jumpers,
8 once-a-year drinkers,
7 ‘Can I MC?’
6 limiters tripping,
MAD FRI-DEEEEEE!
4 ‘play my songs now!’
3 bar staff missing,
2 PCs crashing and…
A pub singing Mariah Carey!

On the eleventh gig of Christmas
My night seemed to be…
11 work do’s fighting,
10 where’s your vinyl?
9 Christmas jumpers,
8 once-a-year drinkers,
7 ‘Can I MC?’
6 limiters tripping,
MAD FRI-DEEEEEE!
4 ‘play my songs now!’
3 bar staff missing,
2 PCs crashing and…
A pub singing Mariah Carey!

On the twelfth gig of Christmas
My night seemed to be…
12 straight nights working,
11 work do’s fighting,
10 where’s your vinyl?
9 Christmas jumpers,
8 once-a-year drinkers,
7 ‘Can I MC?’
6 limiters tripping,
MAD FRI-DEEEEEE!
4 ‘play my songs now!’
3 bar staff missing,
2 PCs crashing and…
A pub singing Mariah Carey!

To all you DJs out there, we salute you! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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The Christmas Number One Single

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee reflects on the coveted Christmas Number One single over the decades of UK chart history.

Since the official chart began in 1952, the race to be the Christmas number one has been something that many artists have coveted with very few actually ever achieving.

Al Martino achieved the first ever UK number one in 1952 with his song ‘Here In My Heart’ that was also the Christmas chart-topper of that year…not too shabby! 

Christmas Number 1s of the 60s

Cliff Richard, Elvis Presley, Beatles & Tom Jones all hit the top spot at Christmas in the 1960s with tracks including:

  • Return To Sender – Elvis Presley
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand – Beatles
  • I Love You – Cliff Richard
  • Green, Green Grass Of Home – Tom Jones

The 60s also saw the very first novelty Christmas number one with the 1968 song ‘Lily The Pink’, a trend that would continue throughout the decades.

Christmas Number 1s of the 70s

The 70s was the decade that finally delivered number one songs at Christmas that had a festive feel:

  • Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
  • Lovely This Christmas – Mud
  • Mary’s Boy Child / Oh My Lord – Boney M.

As a child of the 70s, in 1975 I remember watching Top Of The Pops and seeing the iconic video to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen… the Christmas number one of that year!

The last number one of the 70s was also the first number one of the 80s…and the Christmas number one for 1979. A song that I loved with a video that gave me nightmares. It was of course:

  • Another Brick In The Wall (Pt.2) – Pink Floyd

Christmas Number 1s of the 80s

The 80s is the decade that gave us some brilliant Christmas number ones including:

  • Don’t You Want Me – Human League
  • Only You – Flying Pickets
  • Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson

Then things got festive again with my absolute favourite Christmas song reaching number one at Christmas in 1985:

  • Merry Christmas Everybody – Shakin’ Stevens

It’s a song that was going to be released a year earlier, until Shaky got news of a charity single that was a sure thing for the Christmas number one in 1984:

  • Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid

The track featured artists including Boy George, Paul Young & Bono with his iconic line…”well tonight thank god it’s them instead of you”. A line he wasn’t comfortable with at first but Midge Ure & Bob Geldof talked him round and the rest is history.

The song would return to the Christmas number one spot in 1989 thanks to a new version produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman. This take on the track featured artists including Jason Donovan, Kylie Minogue & Cliff Richard…the latter achieving the Christmas number one a year earlier with ‘Mistletoe & Wine’ and would hit the festive top-spot again in 1990 with ‘Saviour’s Day’…bravo Sir Cliff!

The 1980s was also the decade that gave us the incredible 1987 Christmas chart-topper:

  • Always On My Mind – Pet Shop Boys

It’s a brilliant version of a classic hit…but it’s also the song that kept the Pogues & Kirsty MacColl off the top of the charts, so my feelings to this day remain slightly mixed whenever I play it.

Christmas Number 1s of the 90s

Cliff Richard started the decade with a bang with his festive and traditional Christmas number one, Saviour’s Day.

But 1992 was the start of the end as far as the traditional festive number one goes and in 1992 the Christmas number one was:

  • I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

And was followed by other Christmas chart-toppers including:

  • Mr Blobby – Mr Blobby
  • Earth Song – Michael Jackson
  • 2 Become 1 – Spice Girls
  • Seasons In The Sun – Westlife

Before we leave the 90s I must mention the 1994 Christmas number one:

  • Stay Another Day – East 17

A fine song accompanied by a questionable video featuring all 4 members busting moves whilst wearing over-sized, brilliant white snow jackets…as you do! Although this isn’t strictly a festive song, the church bells and festive connotations find it sneaking into Christmas compilations all the same!

Christmas Number 1s of the 00s

As the 90s ended and a new decade began, the traditional Christmas number one was clinging to the wreckage. The early part of the 00s included these Christmas number ones:

  • Bob The Builder – Bob The Builder
  • Something Stupid – Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman
  • Sound Of The Underground – Girls Aloud

In 2003 we managed to equal the awful 1992 Christmas number one with the dreary:

  • Mad World – Michael Andrews & Gary Jules

What on earth were we thinking? A brilliant track…ruined…Ho…Ho…Oh dear!

There was a 3rd spell as Christmas number one for:

  • Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid 20

As a DJ I would always prefer the original version of this track, occasionally switching to the 1989 version to achieve a pop dance vibe but the 2004 version remains a distant memory for me.

By 2005 the era of the TV Talent Show really kicked in and dominated the Christmas number one spot, starting with the X Factor that gave us:

  • That’s My Goal – Shayne Ward
  • A Moment Like This – Leona Lewis
  • When You Believe – Leon Jackson

I appreciate that things change but for the next few years it was a given that the song from ‘that show’ would top the charts at Christmas. The joy of watching a song enter the lower end of the chart and climb to the top had been over a few years earlier but this era ensured the charts, and the Christmas number one, would never be the same again.

Then came a revolt by certain sectors of the music buying public and by this time, download sales were being counted towards a chart position (this actually came into effect by 2004) which gave the public a faster, more responsive way of influencing the Christmas number one.

In 2009 the reign of the talent show was interrupted when the Christmas number one was:

  • Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine

Christmas Number 1s of the 10s

A year later and normal service was resumed when this track became the Christmas number ones in 2010:

  • When We Collide – Matt Cardle

As a DJ, I genuinely cannot remember ever playing any of the Christmas number ones spawned from the X Factor, apart from my short stint on commercial radio, but I appreciate the importance of having them in my music collection because as we all know as DJs…the client is king! Whilst I may not like a certain song it is the DJs job to fulfil the wishes of their clients and their music choices.

By now, audio streams counted towards the offical UK charts, and this again gave individuals more power to influence the Christmas top spot.

Several social media campaigns have been run in the lead up to Christmas to get a festive favourite to number one on the big day, which has seen the classic Fairytale Of New York reaching a high chart position several times in recent years, but never quite hitting the coveted number one.

To round things off I must give a mention to both Ed Sheeran & Clean Bandit who hit the Christmas top spot in 2016 & 2017:

  • Rockabye – Clean Bandit
  • Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Good songs, not Christmas songs, but still good songs that reached the top spot on their own merit.

Things have changed again over the last 3 years when the novelty song has again dominated:

  • We Built This City – Ladbaby
  • I Love Sausage Rolls – Ladbaby
  • Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ – Ladbaby

So for all eternity the music records will show that Ladbaby achieved 3 consecutive UK Christmas number ones with their first 3 releases.

So what will 2021 hold as far as the Christmas number one is concerned? Will it be a 4th consecutive festive chart-topper for Ladbaby or will their run come to an end? Well this is the time of year where miracles happen…so you never know!

Merry Christmas everybody!

Click here to view the entire list of every UK Christmas number one single.

Forgotten 90s DJ Playlists

The 90s has seen a new level of popularity and with it an increased demand for Mastermix to offer even more music from that decade. We have already created The 100 Collection: 90s & accompanying Top Up album so we decided to create something unique to complement them in the shape of Essential Hits: Forgotten 90s.

The word ‘forgotten’ may imply that they are forgotten because they aren’t playable anymore, but that really couldn’t be further from the truth. Some artists have numerous hits or one huge hit, meaning their other releases get ‘forgotten’ and that’s where Mastermix come in.

Artists including Kylie, Bon Jovi, Madonna & Blur have all enjoyed huge amounts of hits but aside from the obvious tracks you always seem to play, there are other options available to you that will get the desired reaction from your audiences:

  • Kylie Minogue – Shocked
  • Bon Jovi – In These Arms
  • Madonna – Justify My Love
  • Blur – The Universal

The 90s was an eclectic decade with tracks including:

  • Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
  • LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
  • Betty Boo – Where Are You Baby
  • Lightning Seeds – Marvellous

All big tracks but often overlooked when playing 90s music. Whether it’s a 90s theme night or you are playing a few 90s as part of a DJ set at one of your events, by adding a forgotten hit you can showcase your music knowledge and take your audiences on a musical journey. Adding a few one-hit wonders to a 90s set is something to consider:

  • Ann Lee – 2 Times
  • Guru Josh – Infinity
  • Sugar Ray – Every Morning
  • Gun – Word Up

or some forgotten party hits:

  • Suggs – Cecelia
  • Cyndi Lauper – Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)
  • Right Said Fred – Don’t Talk Just Kiss
  • Janet Jackson – Whoops Now

and the 90s gave us some amazing Indie / Rock anthems:

Oasis – Cigarettes & Alcohol
Suede – The Wild Ones
James – Ring The Bells
Pearl Jam – Daughter
Monaco – What Do You Want From Me

The 90s gave us some eclectic music styles that in turn delivered some wonderful songs. Whilst the obvious hits will always be popular, it’s our job as a DJ to offer our clients alternatives to help them create unique music solutions for their guests which can lead to some interesting results on the dancefloor.

Mastermix have created Essential Hits Forgogtten 90s that has all you need to create an innovative 90s DJ set. The collection has a unique DJ-friendly formula that includes 40 huge tracks that are complemented by 10 Transition tracks giving you 50 massive anthems to add to your DJ music library.

Forgotten 90s DJ Playlists

Mr Dee – Professional DJ & Mastermix Creative Consultant

“When it comes to the 90s, this is right up my street. I like to start quite high up on the BPM ladder as that ensures a strong beginning to my set that engages my audiences. I gauge their reaction and build from there. A mix of 90s dance & euro pop will quickly tell me where my audience wants to go”

Set Duration: 10 Minutes
BPM: 125 – 130

  • Guru Josh – Infinity
  • Gina G – I Belong To You
  • Whigfield – Think Of You
  • Ann Lee – 2 times

Dave Evans – Professional DJ & Mastermix Creative Consultant

“I’ve gone for a sing-a-long set with a strong start using a medley of well-known party tracks before building up to a disco ending to take you into a more energetic part of your set”

Set Duration: 10 Minutes
BPM: 125 – 130

  • Various Artists – Thank ABBA For The Music
  • Cyndi Lauper – Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)
  • Suggs feat. Louchie Lou & Michie One – Cecilia
  • Five – When The Lights Go Out
  • Ann Lee – 2 Times
  • Cher – Strong Enough

Richard Lee – Professional DJ & Mastermix Label Manager

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“If I’m playing a 90s themed event then I really like to dig through my music library and play a few forgotten classics. They always evoke a reaction and can be mixed in with other 90s hits to offer something unique rather than playing the same music as other DJs. Whilst seamless mixing is favoured by many DJs, sometimes you need to play a wide range of styles and just let your audiences soak up the nostalgia”

Set Duration: 30 Minutes
BPM: 110 – 143 – 102 – 132

  • Supergrass – Moving
  • Barenaked Ladies – One Week
  • R.E.M – Man On The Moon
  • Oasis – Cigarettes & Alcohol
  • Beautiful South – Good As Gold
  • Vanilla Ice – Play That Funky Music
  • Suggs feat. Louchie Lou & Michie One – Cecelia
  • Cyndi Lauper – Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)
  • Five – When The Lights Go Out
  • Lonnie Gordon – Happenin’ All Over Again
  • Undercover – Never Let Her Slip Away
  • Right Said Fred feat. Jocelyn Brown – Don’t Talk Just Kiss
  • Sophie B. Hawkins – Right Beside You
  • Janet Jackson – Whoops Now
  • Betty Boo – Where Are You Baby?

Mastermix Rock Playlists

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee provides inspiration for Rock tracks and playlists from across the decades for mobile and event DJs.

From classic hits of the 70s, 80s & 90s to recent tracks from artists including Foo Fighters, Green Day & Killers, there’s always room for some rock music as part of a mainstream DJ set.

Tracks like these have become favourites with mobile & wedding DJs:

  • Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
  • Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69
  • Free – All Right Now
  • Queen – We Will Rock You

The 70s also delivered such rock anthems as:

  • Ram Jam – Black Betty
  • Rainbow – Since You’ve Been Gone
  • Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
  • Alice Cooper – School’s Out
  • Who – Baba O’ Reilly

but it’s the 1980s that spawned a huge number of rock hits that are as popular today as they were back then:

  • Guns ‘n Roses – Sweet Child O’Mine
  • Van Halen – Jump
  • ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’
  • Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
  • AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long

and that trend has continued as the 90s gave us rock classics like:

  • Extreme – Get The Funk Out
  • Ugly Kid Joe – Everything About You

As well as the big mobile floorfillers there are some amazing rock tracks that can be added to a set if your audience are wanting to indulge themselves a little:

  • Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild
  • Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
  • Black Sabbath – Paranoid
  • Whitesnake – Here I Go Again
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away

Rock music appeals to all ages and often attracts guests to the dancefloor who may otherwise prop the bar up all night and can even work perfectly as end of night tracks:

  • Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
  • Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn

So next time you are planning your next DJ set you might want to save a little room for some rock tracks to take the energy levels even higher on the dancefloor.

Mastermix have created Essential Hits Rock that has all you need to create a Rock DJ set. The collection has a unique DJ-friendly formula that includes 40 huge tracks that are complemented by 10 Transition tracks giving you 50 massive anthems to add to your DJ music library.

Rock Playlists for Mobile & Event DJs

Dave Evans – Professional DJ & Mastermix Creative Consultant

“Rock nights are all about devil horns, heads down and long hair. Leave your brains at the door and LET’S ROCK! Now, where’s my aspirin?”

Set Duration: 20-22 minutes
BPM: 118 – 173

  • AC/DC – Thunderstruck
  • Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
  • Ozzy Osbournes Blizzard Of Oz – Crazy Train
  • Judas Priest – Living After Midnight
  • Black Sabbath – Paranoid
  • AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
  • Motor Head – Ace Of Spades

Mr Dee – International DJ & Mastermix Creative Consultant

“Rock is something I have to be careful to play as part of my sets. I want to keep my
audiences happy, so this is my safe zone”

Set Duration: 15 Minutes
BPM: 109 – 117 – 174

  • Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
  • Ugly Kid Joe – Everything About You
  • AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
  • Van Halen – Jump
  • Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
  • Green Day – Basket Case

Alan Marshall – Award Winning DJ & Mastermix Ambassador

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“Aside of the obvious tracks, I like to vary the tracks I play if rock music is requested. By mixing up rock classics from different decades & BPM ranges, you can create something very special for your audiences”

Set Duration: 20 Minutes
BPM: 89 – 118 – 173

  • Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love
  • Ram Jam – Black Betty
  • Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
  • Black Sabbath – Paranoid
  • Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard Of Oz – Crazy Train
  • Status Quo – Whatever You Want
  • Rainbow Since You’ve Been Gone
  • Joan Jett – I Love Rock & Roll
  • Thin Lizzy – Boys Are Back In Town
  • Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run

Richard Lee – Professional DJ & Mastermix Label Manager

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“I love playing a bit of rock in my sets. By taking the time to create a set that works for your audience you can push things until it’s time to move on to the next music style. I like to use crossover tunes to move from one genre or decade and that allows me to gauge my audience and play the right number of tracks to ensure they remain engaged”

Set Duration: 15 – 20 Minutes
BPM: 81 – 176

  • Queen – We Will Rock You
  • Guns ‘n Roses – Sweet Child O’Mine
  • Van Halen – Jump
  • Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
  • Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
  • Def Leppard – Animal
  • Killers – Somebody Told Me
  • Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop

Halloween DJ Playlists

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee lifts the (coffin) lid on some freaky Halloween DJ playlist ideas!

Halloween themed events are becoming increasingly popular as the annual celebration of all things ghoulish grows year on year. It stands to reason that the more obvious hits will be requested such as:

  • Michael Jackson – Thriller
  • Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters
  • Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me

But there are also some exciting new versions of these tracks including:

  • Richard Grey – Thriller (Full Vocal Club Mix)
  • Beatfreakz – Somebody’s Watching Me (Hi_Tack Mix)

Halloween Dance Tracks

If you want to continue with Halloween themed dance tracks then there are plenty of options available:

  • Freaks – The Creeps (Get On The Dancefloor)
  • Timmy Trumpet – Nightmare (Radio Edit)
  • Brainbug – Nightmare (Sinister Strings Mix)
  • Katy B – Witches Brew
  • Basement Jaxx – Dracula (DJ Edit)

Halloween Rock Tracks

Rock music natually works really well in Halloween DJ sets and you can really go to town with tracks including:

  • Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell
  • AC/DC – Hells Bells
  • Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast
  • Metallica – Enter Sandman
  • Marilyn Manson – This Is Halloween
  • Alice Cooper – Feed My Frankenstein 

Halloween Party Tracks

Of course no Halloween party is complete without including:

  • Warren Zevon – Werewolves Of London
  • Lovebug Starski – Amityville (House On The Hill)
  • Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
  • Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers – Monster Mash
  • Echo & the Bunnymen – People Are Strange

You can even add in a few pop tracks as well as some Transition tracks that will complement the theme perfectly:

  • Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
  • Little Mix – Black Magic
  • Rihanna – Disturbia (Jody Den Broeder Remix)
  • Ella Henderson – Ghost (Oliver Nelson Remix)
  • Mark Ronson, Passion Pit & A$ap Ferg – Get Ghost (Radio Edit)

Themed events are so much fun and by taking a little extra time to programme your music you can create innovative sets for your guests. Halloween parties allow you to play lots of different music styles including pop, rock, dance and even the odd classic TV / Movie theme…just don’t have nightmares!

Mastermix have created Essential Hits Halloween that has all you need to create a Halloween DJ set. The collection has a unique DJ-friendly formula that includes 40 huge tracks that are complemented by 10 Transition tracks giving you 50 massive anthems to add to your DJ music library.

Below are suggested Halloween DJ Playlists from some of the Mastermix team!

Mr Dee – International DJ, Producer & Mastermix Creative Consultant

I like to play a more clubby style which is reflected in my Halloween music choices

Set Duration: 20 – 25 minutes
BPM: 127 – 130

  • Rihanna – Disturbia
  • Basement Jaxx- Dracula
  • Deadmau5 – Ghost ‘n’ Stuff 
  • Beatfreaks – Somebody’s Watching Me
  • Freaks – The Creeps 
  • Richard Grey – Thriller 
  • Timmy Trumpet – Nightmare

Pete Sherriff – Professional DJ, Radio Presenter & Host. Mastermix Creative Consultant.

The classics never fail with my audiences…sometimes you’ve just to play the right songs without worrying too much about the mix

Set Duration: 12 minutes
BPM: 88 – 140

  • Lovebug Starski – Amityville (The House On The Hill)Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett – Monster Mash
  • Michael Jackson – Thriller (Album Version)
  • Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me
  • Vic Mizzy – The Addams Family (TV Theme)

Alan Marshall – Award Winning Wedding DJ & Mastermix Ambassador

head shot of Alan Marshall holding headphones, wedding DJ

“Theme nights allow you to play an eclectic range of tracks…no need to over-think things…just play the songs that create the desired mood”

Set Duration: 20 – 25 Minutes
BPM: 108 – 199

  • Echo & the Bunnymen – People Are Strange
  • Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
  • AC/DC – Highway To Hell
  • Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
  • Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast
  • Metallica – Enter Sandman
  • Michael Jackson – Thriller (Album Version)
  • Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)

Richard Lee – Professional DJ & Mastermix Label Manager

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee in front of a beach party view

“I’ve gone for a Halloween dance set for those DJs who want to mix it up for their guests. Perfect selection of Halloween-themed tracks that take the energy up a level and allow a smooth transition into a mainstream set to finish the night off”

Set Duration: 15 – 20 mins
BPM: 128 – 134

  • Richard Grey – Thriller (Full Vocal Club Mix)
  • Timmy Trumpet – Nightmare (Radio Edit)
  • Beatfreakz – Somebody’s Watching Me (Hi_Tack Edit)
  • Rihanna – Disturbia (Jody Den Broeder Remix)
  • Freaks – The Creeps (Get On The Dancefloor)
  • Brainbug – Nightmare (Sinister Strings Radio Edit)

Party DJ Playlists

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee delves into some classic Party DJ Playlists.

There can’t be many events where you aren’t required to play a few “party songs”. These are the tracks that have guests of all ages heading for the dancefloor to join in with the actions or to show off their best dance moves.

Party DJ Tracks

A few examples of classic party tracks are:

  • Madness – One Step Beyond
  • John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – The Grease Megamix
  • S Club 7 – Reach
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show (O.S.T.) – The Time Warp

Every decade offered a selection of party anthems, here’s just a quick reference to party tracks from each era:

60s Party Tracks

  • Chubby Checker – Let’s Twist Again
  • Lulu & the Luvvers – Shout
  • Little Eva – The Loco-Motion

70s Party Tracks

  • Village People – Y.M.C.A.
  • Showaddywaddy – Under The Moon Of Love
  • Sweet – Wig Wam Bam

80s Party Tracks

  • Gap Band – Oops Up Side Your Head
  • Black Lace – Agadoo
  • Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers – Swing The Mood

90s Party Tracks

  • Los Del Rio – Macerena
  • Whigfield – Saturday Night
  • Steps – 5,6,7,8

Classic Party Tracks

Some party classics have been covered by other artists giving you options of which version to play:

  • Kylie Minogue – The Loco-Motion
  • Brendon – Gimme Some

For those brave enough to go down the party ‘action song’ route, then there are plenty of options:

  • Black Lace – Superman
  • Tweets – Birdie Song
  • Fast Food Rockers – Fast Food Song

Some songs have just become party favourites with audiences of all ages:

  • Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
  • Monkees – Daydream Believer
  • Beatles – Twist & Shout
  • Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
  • Frank Sinatra – Theme From ‘New York, New York’

New music will come and go but the classics will always be the classics and now is the perfect time to play a few more for your guests as everyone is ready for a PARTY!!! 

Mastermix have created Essential Hits Party that has all you need to create a Party DJ set. The collection has a unique DJ-friendly formula that includes 40 huge tracks that are complemented by 10 Transition tracks giving you 50 massive anthems to add to your DJ music library.

Below are two Party DJ Playlists from myself and Mastermix Ambassador Alan Marshall, to give you ideas and inspiration for your next event.

Party DJ Playlists

Alan Marshall – Award Winning Wedding DJ & Mastermix Ambassador

head shot of Alan Marshall holding headphones, wedding DJ

“Played at the right time, there is always a place for a party track or two”

Set Duration: 20 mins
BPM: 92 – 190

  • Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
  • Beatles – Twist & Shout
  • Lulu & the Luvvers – Shout
  • Madness – One Step Beyond
  • Dion – Runaround Sue
  • Tom Jones – Delilah
  • Monkees – Daydream Believer
  • Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
  • Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary

Richard Lee – Professional DJ & Mastermix Label Manager 

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee in front of a beach party view

“Sometimes you’ve just got to take the bull by the horns and go for it when it comes to a party set. You can choose to play it safe…or see how far you can take things…safe in the knowledge that you have that ‘bullseye’ tune in reserve should you need it”

Set Duration: 15 mins
BPM: 104 – 183

  • Gap Band – Oops Up Side Your Head
  • Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
  • Brendon – Gimme Some
  • Little Eva – The Loco-Motion
  • Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe
  • Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs – Wooly Bully
  • Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers – Swing The Mood

Indie DJ Playlists

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee provides inspiration for Indie tracks and playlists for mobile and event DJs.

As the 80s ended and the 90s began, there was a new music scene beginning to explode. Whilst pop & dance music was huge it was the Indie sound that was taking over the charts thanks to tracks like:

  • Happy Mondays – Step On
  • Soup Dragons feat. Junior Reed – I’m Free
  • Farm – All Together Now
  • James – Sit Down

This trend continued throughout the decade with hit songs including:

  • Pulp – Common People
  • Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
  • Blur – Song 2

It’s a style of music that remains hugely popular and has inspired bands including:

  • Killers – Mr Brightside
  • Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
  • Stereophonics – Dakota

From classic Indie tracks of the 80s & 90s through to modern Indie-Rock there is no doubting the impact these songs have on a dancefloor either as a main party anthem or end of night anthem.

Mastermix have created Essential Hits: Indie that has all you need to create an Indie DJ set. The collection has a unique DJ-friendly formula that includes 40 huge tracks that are complemented by 10 Transition tracks giving you 50 massive anthems to add to your DJ music library.

Below are example Indie playlists from 3 professional DJs from the Mastermix team, and inspiration for how to incorporate them into a set.

Indie Playlists for Mobile & Event DJs

Doctor Feelgood – Professional DJ & Mastermix Influencer

DJ Doctor Feelgood DJing in Ibiza at Cafe Mambo

“As well as playing at clubs in Ibiza, I also perform at private functions & weddings across Europe and Indie – Rock is always popular with my audiences. You don’t always have to beat-match these tracks. They stand on their own and when played they always get the reaction they deserve”

Set Duration: 20 mins
BPM: 105 – 155

  • Happy Mondays – Step On
  • Reef – Place Your Hands
  • Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Pulp – Common People
  • White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
  • Blur – Song 2
  • Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
  • Killers – Mr Brightside
  • Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire

Alan Marshall – Award Winning Wedding DJ & Mastermix Ambassador

head shot of Alan Marshall holding headphones, wedding DJ

“Classic Indie meets modern Indie-Rock. I enjoy playing these tracks and my audiences love them too. By selecting a cross-section of tracks & BPM’s I can take the energy on the dancefloor to exciting levels before moving on with my set”

Set Duration: 15 Minutes
BPM: 104 – 155

  • EMF – Unbelievable
  • Happy Monday – Step On
  • Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection
  • Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
  • Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger

Richard Lee – Professional DJ & Mastermix Label Manager

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee in front of a beach party view

“Who doesn’t love a bit of Indie music? So many great tracks to choose from. I like to transition from classic rock to Indie before taking the set in new & exciting directions. This is a set I play that reduces in BPM before delivering a classic Indie anthem to end the night on”

Set Duration: 15 – 20 mins
BPM: 118 – 82

  • Happy Mondays – Kinky Afro
  • David Bowie – Heroes
  • Arctic Monkeys – Mardy Bum
  • Stone Roses – Fools Gold
  • Farm – All Together Now
  • Suede – Animal Nitrate
  • Oasis – Live Forever
  • Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
Mastermix Essential Hits Indie cover, black and blue with DJ headphones

Garage DJ Playlists

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee provides inspiration for Garage tracks and playlists for mobile and event DJs.

In the late 90s / early 00s there was a huge spike in the popularity of Garage music thanks to break-through hits from artists including:

  • DJ Pied Piper & the Masters of Ceremonies – Do You Really Like It
  • Artful Dodger & Craig David – Re-Rewind The Crowd Say Bo Selecta
  • Sweet Female Attitude – Flowers
  • Architechs feat. Nana – Body Groove

This trend continued with hit songs like:

  • 3 Of A Kind – Baby Cakes
  • Daniel Bedingfield – Gotta Get Thru This
  • Mis-Teq – Why

Recently there has been a huge resurgence in the popularity of classic Garage anthems that has also influenced modern recording artists like:

  • AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove
  • Headie One feat. AJ Tracey & Stormzy – Ain’t It Different

The Garage sound is exciting, uplifting and is always well received on a dancefloor. The cool sound sits perfectly with classic dance anthems and modern music trends including Drum & Bass, House & Pop Dance.

Mastermix have created Essential Hits: Garage that has all you need to create a Garage DJ set. The collection has a unique DJ-friendly formula that includes 40 huge tracks that are complemented by 10 Transition tracks
that allow to move from one dance style to another.

We’ve called on the expertise of 3 high profile professional DJs from the Mastermix team to share their preferred Garage playlists and how they incorporate them into a set.

Garage DJ Playlists

Alan Marshall – Award Winning Wedding DJ & Mastermix Ambassador

head shot of Alan Marshall holding headphones, wedding DJ

“Straight down the middle Garage classics. Perfect for weddings and mainstream events and will appeal to guests of all ages”

Set Duration: 15 – 20 minutes
BPM: 121 – 135

  • Tina Moore – Never Gonna Let You Go (Kelly G Bump-n-Go Vocal Edit)
  • Artful Dodger feat. Romina Johnson – Movin’ Too Fast
  • Artful Dodger feat. Craig David – Re-Rewind The Crowd Say Bo Selecta
  • Architechs feat. Nana – Body Groove (Original MC Version)
  • Sweet Female Attitude – Flowers (Sunship Radio Edit)
  • DJ Luck & MC Neat – A Little Bit Of Luck

Richard Lee – Professional DJ & Mastermix Label Manager

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee in front of a beach party view

“I really enjoy adding some Garage anthems to my DJ sets. They work really well for warm up & main sets and I use them often for both.”

Set Duration: 30 Minutes
BPM: 122 – 134

  • Gorgon City feat. MNEK – Ready For Your Love
  • Katy B feat. Ms Dynamite – Lights On (Original)
  • Wiley x Steflon Don x Sean Paul feat. Idris Elba – Boasty (Conducta Remix – Mastermix Clean Edit)
  • Anne-Marie x KSI x Digital Farm Animals – Don’t Play
  • Scott & Leon – You Used To Hold Me (Original Radio Edit)
  • Mis-Teeq – Why? (UK Garage MC Radio Edit)
  • B-15 Project feat. Chrissy D & Lady G – Girls Like Us
  • MJ Cole – Crazy Love
  • AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove (Mastermix Clean Edit)
  • Sisqo – Thong Song (Artful Dodger Remix)

Doctor Feelgood – Professional DJ & Mastermix Influencer

DJ Dr Feedgood DJing at Cafe Mambo in Ibiza

“I love playing Garage music as part of my sets at the various clubs I work at in Ibiza. There are so many great tracks to choose but I like to stick with the commercial tracks and take it from there”

Set Duration: 20 Minutes
BPM: 128 – 132

  • 187 Lockdown – Gunman
  • Artful Dodger feat. Craig David – Re-Rewind The Crowd Say Bo Selecta
  • Cleptomaniacs feat. Bryan Chambers – All I Do
  • Roy Davis Jr feat. Pevan Everett – Gabriel
  • DJ Pied Piper & the Masters of Ceremonies – Do You Really Like It?
  • Doolally – Straight From The Heart (Bump & Flex Vocal Mix)
  • Lonyo – Garage Girls