The Joy of DJing: A Subside Set to Remember

Being a DJ is not just a job—it’s a passion that breathes life into every event, turning moments into unforgettable memories. Last night’s set at Subside, coinciding with the Slam Dunk Festival weekend, was a testament to this joy and energy that fuels my career.

The Night That Rocked Subside

The atmosphere at Subside was electric, with a bustling crowd ready to dance the night away. Familiar faces mingled with new ones, all united by their love for music and the energy that comes from a well-curated playlist. From the moment I stepped behind the decks, I knew it was going to be a night to remember.

Crafting the Perfect Setlist

As a DJ specializing in rock and metal, my goal is always to create a seamless blend of tracks that resonate with the crowd. Knowing that many of our customers were heading to Slam Dunk Festival, I made sure to include bands from the festival lineup, such as Funeral for a Friend, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Mad Caddies, and The Interrupters. The night featured an array of tunes that spanned genres and eras, ensuring there was something for everyone. From the hard-hitting beats of classic metal to the energetic riffs of modern rock, every track was chosen to keep the dance floor alive and kicking.

Highlights from the Playlist

Some standout tracks from the night included:

  • “Them Bones” by Alice in Chains: This track set the tone for the night with its powerful riffs and raw energy.
  • “Duality” by Slipknot: A crowd favorite that had everyone singing along and moshing with enthusiasm.
  • “LosT” by Bring Me The Horizon: The perfect mix of melody and aggression that kept the energy high.
  • “Territorial Pissings” by Nirvana: A classic that never fails to ignite the room.

The Joy of DJing

The true joy of being a DJ lies in these moments—seeing the smiles on faces, the uninhibited dancing, and the sheer joy that music brings to people’s lives. It’s about creating an atmosphere where everyone can let loose and be themselves. Whether it’s a familiar face from previous gigs or a newcomer experiencing my set for the first time, the connection forged through music is unparalleled.

Beyond the Decks

DJing at Subside is more than just playing tracks; it’s about reading the room, understanding the crowd, and delivering an experience that resonates. It’s about the late-night energy, the shared love for music, and the magic that happens when the right song hits at the right moment.

Looking Ahead

As I look back on the Subside set, I am reminded of why I love what I do. The joy of DJing is not just in the music but in the connections made, the memories created, and the shared experiences that linger long after the last track has played. I can’t wait to bring this energy to future gigs, continuing to craft unforgettable nights for all who come to dance and celebrate.

For those who missed out, don’t worry—there’s always another night, another set, and more memories to be made. If you want me to play at your event, you can book me here. I’m off to DJ a circus-themed wedding in Mapperley tonight! See you on the dance floor!

Setlist from the Subside Night:

  1. Sertraline – Artio
  2. Like A God – Ash (Extended Version)
  3. Foxglove – Boston Manor
  4. Little Bastards – Palaye Royale
  5. Falling Down – Lil Peep & XXXTENTACION (Travis Barker Remix)
  6. Error – Deftones
  7. Sliding Doors – Boston Manor
  8. Detonate – G2 & Jeris Johnson & Yonaka
  9. Violent Minds – VUKOVI
  10. In My Head – Lilith Czar
  11. Take Back The Power – The Interrupters
  12. Drag My Body – Hot Water Music
  13. Message in a Bottle – The Police
  14. My Sharona – The Knack
  15. Baggy Trousers – Madness
  16. Emenius Sleepus – Green Day
  17. The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret – Queens of the Stone Age
  18. BOOM – Cassyette
  19. Kool-Aid – Bring Me the Horizon
  20. Beyond The Pale – Machine Head
  21. Custer – Slipknot
  22. Linchpin – Fear Factory
  23. Scarlet – Periphery
  24. A Prophecy – Asking Alexandria
  25. (pls) set me on fire – Enter Shikari & Audiotree (Audiotree Version)
  26. <maybe> it’s my fault – WILLOW
  27. Brick by Boring Brick – Paramore
  28. Disdain – Knuckle Puck
  29. Streetcar – Funeral For A Friend
  30. …To Be Loved – Papa Roach
  31. Trapped Under Ice – Metallica
  32. Seasons In The Abyss – Slayer
  33. No-One Cares! – Broken Jaw
  34. Gasoline – I Prevail
  35. HOLIDAY – Turnstile
  36. Bat Country – Avenged Sevenfold
  37. Before I Forget – Slipknot
  38. Throne – Bring Me the Horizon
  39. Natural Disaster – TesseracT
  40. Luna – Twelve Foot Ninja
  41. Porn Star Dancing – My Darkest Days (Album Version)
  42. Something In Your Mouth – Nickelback
  43. We Got the Moves [Explicit] – Electric Callboy
  44. Meltdown – Enter Shikari
  45. One Step Closer – Linkin Park
  46. Inside the Fire – Disturbed
  47. Wherever I May Roam – Metallica
  48. Bark at the Moon – Ozzy Osbourne
  49. Eyes Of A Panther – Steel Panther
  50. Photograph – Def Leppard
  51. LoveShack – B52’s
  52. Brickhouse 2000 – Rob Zombie
  53. All Star – Smash Mouth
  54. When I Come Around – Green Day
  55. Scratch the Pitch – Guano Apes
  56. The Kill – 30 Seconds To Mars
  57. I’m So Sick – Flyleaf
  58. The Ghost Of You – My Chemical Romance
  59. The End of Heartache – Killswitch Engage
  60. Numb – Linkin Park
  61. Soldier Side – System Of A Down
  62. Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle) – Limp Bizkit
  63. Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine
  64. For Whom The Bell Tolls – Metallica
  65. liMOusIne – Bring Me The Horizon feat. AURORA
  66. Just Pretend – Bad Omens
  67. Hypa Hypa – Eskimo Callboy
  68. Face Down – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  69. Sugar, We’re Goin Down – Fall Out Boy
  70. Hot Dog – Limp Bizkit
  71. Skeptic – Slipknot
  72. Dead Man’s Diary – Paleface Swiss
  73. WWE: The Game – WWE & Motörhead (Triple H)
  74. Bad Guy – The Interrupters
  75. Rockupation – Mad Caddies
  76. To The Moon And Back – Savage Garden
  77. When You’re Gone [feat. Melanie C] – Bryan Adams feat. Melanie C
  78. Y’all Want A Single – Korn
  79. Jekyll and Hyde [Explicit] – Five Finger Death Punch
  80. Nobody – Skindred
  81. Hip To Be Scared – Ice Nine Kills
  82. Barbie & Ken – Scene Queen
  83. Vicinity Of Obscenity – System Of A Down
  84. RATATATA – BABYMETAL & Electric Callboy
  85. King For A Day – Pierce The Veil
  86. Riptide – Beartooth

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