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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