Otherside Mix 004 is dedicated to the warm up. That oft-misunderstood, but oh-so crucial opening set. With very few exceptions, it’s where we all start from and even though so much has changed in clubland and with the craft and culture of DJ'ing, the importance of a good warm up DJ to set the mood is still paramount.

It’s a great opportunity to play a few of those under the radar finds, vinyl edits and personal favourites without the pressure to drop obvious anthems. It really is a rewarding experience to be able to hand over to the next DJ having done your job well, with the vibe built up just right, and the party ready to go to the next level.

Ultimately, I think being a great warm up DJ means putting your ego to one side and understanding that a great event with memorable moments starts with you playing the right records, with the right energy, at the right time. So in that spirit, I’ve put together a 2 hour live mix of music that represents something like my ideal warm up set. Enjoy…

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