Episode 041 – Party Starters

Today we discuss songs to get the grows going after down-time at the club or event including announcements, fashion shows, bands & other DJ’s.

Here are some of the tracks we talked about.

For weddings:
Kool & The Gang – Celebration
Pointer Sisters – We Are Family
Chic – Good Times

After bands:
Queen – We Will Rock You
Outfield – Your Love
Guns N Roses – Sweet Child
Rick sPringfield – Jessie’s Girl
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing

In the Club: (After Fashion Show, DJ’s, Etc…)
Beyonce – Single Ladies
Crooklyn Clan ft. Fatman Scoop – Be Faithful
Dj Kool – Let Me Clear My Throat / 45 King – 900 Number
Montel Jordan – This Is How We Do It
Usher – Yeah

Let us know what gets your party started.  Leave a comment or email us at remixreport@gmail.com


  1. One ice breaker that I use is E i by Nelly. The intro before the track drops lets people know, awe shit you know that sound!! Then boom that BASS kicks and BAM!!!! It’s on BABY!!!
    I love it.

  2. Another track we use still use a lot for family type parties (weddings/grad) etc… is Marcia Griffiths – electric slide. that seems to jump start the crowd.

    another great topic to expand on that you guys touch up on…. is crucial radio cuts vs extended/intros.
    I only use the radio cut for Montel Jordan because the beginning is so strong and familiar. but im just curious what other tracks you or any other djs use to drop from the beginning to make people go bonkers.


    p.s. Its Sister Sledge – We are family :)

  3. Any ideas for starting up a Bar night? Like some indie/rock or music from, for example, Vampire Weekend or something.. down the line of that. Would be great help!

  4. For the past 3 or 4 year all the dj’s that i play with use “Kool & The Gang – Celebration” as the first song of the new year. i always use original “Auld Lang Syne”.. little off topic..

    Vendisco… if its the beginning of the night (@10pm) you could start the night with anything. I just wouldn’t use any heaters if you don’t play songs twice.

  5. I have been doing a couple of shows lately with a band & I have been using the Crooklyn Clan – “It takes rock” into AC/DC “Highway to Hell.” (only thru the first chorus & then mix out) I play it about a min after the band ends. Gets a great reaction every time! Both times I did it at different venues it worked out perfectly! Love the site… keep it up!

    U guys have talked about 80s sing-a-long rock songs but you should do another playlist segment about some of the other 80s songs (nu wave & 80s classics) in the 100-125 bpm range (all the other stuff)!

    Also, it would be cool to see some video footage of you guys in the club.

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