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Disco and DJ blog with DJ Paul Linney

Royal Ascot After Party

Ascot After Party - I was recently booked to play at the Royal Ascot After Party at the Golden Grove in Chertsey Surrey. This was a new event for them and was backed up by an advertising campaign. They had  laid on a BBQ along with a Champagne and Pimms bar, the restaurant was cleared out for the dance area and additional covering brought in for the expected rain.... well it was June. Chilled music early with a bit of

Funky wedding – Runnymede Hotel Surrey

Funky Wedding - A few weeks back, I DJ'd at a wedding in the Runnymede Hotel Surrey The Bride wanted a Disco/Funky theme to the music with some 90's House at the end. It turned into a great night helped enormously by the up for it crowd of guests. Funky wedding videos Funky wedding playlist; Title Artist Marvin Gaye -PLAYWhats Going On (Truth & Rights Remix) Neptune (Mike Simonetti's Cafe Del Mike remix) Lemonade PLAY Shirley Bassey - If You

Wedding at Burrows Lea Country House

I recently DJ'd at a wedding in the lovely Burrows Lea Country House situated in the lovely Surrey Hills, just down the road from Shere. I would recommend this venue for both its location and also the staff who were very attentive. It really was a wedding of two parts with a typical middle of the road start with a more clubby finnish as requested. This can be seen from the difference in the two videos and the play list. so

The technical details – Sound System and DJ Lighting

The key to my flexibility when DJing is a piece of software called Traktor, this in turn is controlled by a Numark Traktor controller. Because of the size of my music collection, over 50,000 tracks and growing, I use a custom built PC with 3 hard drives. One for the Traktor program and the operating system and the other two for music. I also use Dennon CDJ's as a back up.... From here the digital sound goes to a Pioneer DJM

Party playlist for charity night with 2-Tone

1 Come To Me PLAY PLAY Koop 2 Funky Nassau Knee Deep 3 Give Me Just A Little More Tim The Chairmen Of The Board 4 Bruce Ruffin Mad About You 5 You Got Soul Johnny Nash 6 To Be Young, Gifted and Black Nina Semone 7 Kingston Town UB40 8 A Place In The Sun Stevie Wonder 9 Tainted Love PLAY Grandmagneto 10 OUR DAY WILL COME - PLAY 11 Adele - Rolling in the Deep [Reggae Remix] 12

CRY charity Gig with 2-Tone

Last night I DJ'd with 2-Tone David Mason & Ryan Chandler, collectively they have been singing and dancing professionally for many years nationally and internationally. There vocal talents have led to singing, performing at a variety of places including Buckingham Palace at the Queen’s Golden Jubilee as the lead vocalist with ‘Soulfish’ a 10 piece soul band, also ’party in the park’, for a 100,000 people. The Charity event is organised by Sue Williams whose son David died suddenly on

House Party mix on Mixcloud

Love is the Drug by Brian Ferry Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder Loving Arms by BILLY RAY Everybody Dance by Sister Sledge You Make Me feel by Frankie Knuckles Sign Your Name by Terence Trent D'Arby The Time Is Now by Moloko

Club 80’s night

Some people have asked me about the tunes I played for the 80's night at Soiree last week, so here is the play list. I was running Traktor for the music and Resolume for the 80's style graphics. www.spectrumdisco-dj.co.uk Num. Title Artist 1 Wild World (Long And Saxy) Maxi Priest 2 Reap The Wild Wind (12'' Version) Ultravox 3 Love Of The Common People Paul Young 4 Hot In The City (1988 Remix) Billy Idol 5 Keep on Movin' PLAY

DJ ing with the legendary Jazzie B

Last weekend I got the chance to DJ with the legendary Jazzie B. He was not only great at his job,  he was great down to earth guy. www.spectrumdisco-dj.co.uk

Happy Days Festival

Its a while since my last blog, this has mainly been due to how busy I have been. Last weekend consisted of Saturday at the NY Bar in Cobham for the night I promote called Club 80 which is a night of original and remixed tracks you would have heard in a club in the eighties. On the Sunday it was of to Club 1 in Ascot, where I was booked to DJ at the Polo seasons opening party. A