Kirsty’s 50th funky birthday party, Horsham, 2nd September 2023

Kirsty and guests dancing at her 50th birthday party

The lovely Kirsty booked me to DJ her fabulous 50th birthday party at their home in Horsham. This was following a recommendation from a wonderful couple whose wedding I had DJ’d 7 years ago. Thank you so much Becky and Jamie, it was so lovely to see you both again. Kirsty’s party took place in her back garden on what was the best weather you could imagine.

Loved every second. You smashed it! Talking about the next one already.

my unique VW DJ booth at Kirsty's garden party

I arrived to set up my unique VW DJ booth in Kirsty’s beautiful garden at lunchtime, and as her guests started arriving, started playing some chilled beats. As the afternoon and evening progressed, the dance floor filled with the happy faces of Kirsty’s lovely family and friends. The party came to an epic close late in the evening.

Brian Mole Dj for 50th birthday party

Kirsty’s remit was for me to play some carnival beats, funk, soul, disco, house, ska, and not to make it “wedding cheesy”, which sounded like a perfect match to my skills and musical tastes. She shared a list of her favourite tracks, and based on this, I mixed live an epic 9 hour set non-stop. To say that I enjoyed DJing this party would be a huge understatement, I was playing the music I really love, and everyone joined in.

The music I played

  • Les DJinns (Trentemoller Remix) Djuma Soundsystem
  • Asia Solar House
  • Deeper Afterlife
  • Smooth Trumptation Ibizarre & Trumpetman
  • Sunset Coco Steel & Lovebomb
  • Oh! Behave Skeewipf
  • Dub In Ya Mind Afterlife
  • The Third Eye Ibizarre
  • Retreat To The Forest Ibizarre
  • Back To Nature Ibizarre
  • Savannah Ibizarre
  • Storm Trumpetman
  • Waterfalls Oforia
  • So Funky Deep Dive Corp.
  • The Pink Panther Theme Maven N Macini
  • You And I Filur
  • Soul Bossa Nova Quincy Jones
  • Watermelon Man Mongo Santamaría
  • Soul Limbo Booker T. & The MG’s
  • Cuba (Digital Visions 2019 Re-Edit) Gibson Brothers
  • Copacabana Salomé de Bahia
  • Cada Vez (Grant Nelson Vocal Mix) Negrocan
  • The Bottle Gil Scott-Heron
  • Love Is Gonna Be On Your Side Firefly
  • Native New Yorker (Digital Visions 2020 Re-Visit) Odyssey
  • Pick Up the Pieces (Digital Visions Re-Edit) Average White Band
  • Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Digital Visions Re-Edit) Indeep
  • Brick House (Digital Visions Re-Edit) Commodores
  • Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (Digital Visions Re-Edit) James Brown
  • Soul Power James Brown & The J.B.’s
  • Tramp Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
  • Theme from Dave Allen Skeewiff
  • Apparently Nothin’ Young Disciples
  • Fairplay Soul II Soul feat. Rose Windross
  • Never Stop (feat. N’Dea Davenport) [Morales Extended Mix] The Brand New Heavies
  • Too Young To Die Jamiroquai
  • Sexual Healing Hot 8 Brass Band
  • La Quimbumbia (Live at el Jefe) Perico Hernandez
  • Que Se Sepa Roberto Roena
  • Oye Como Va (Live at el Jefe) Perico Hernandez
  • I Like It Like That Pete Rodriguez
  • Fever La Lupe
  • Guaglione Pérez Prado
  • Berimbau / Consolacao (feat. Stevie Wonder & Gracinha Leporace) Sergio Mendes
  • Ran Kan Kan Tito Puente
  • Jingo Santana
  • Let The Sun Shine (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix) Milk & Sugar
  • Ooh What a Life (Gerd Janson & Shan Edit) Gibson Brothers
  • Chime Orbital
  • Praise You (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix) Fatboy Slim
  • Supernature (Dr Packer Remix – Extended) Cerrone
  • Enjoy the Silence (Timo Maas Extended Remix) Depeche Mode
  • 1960 What? (Opolopo Kick & Bass Rerub) Gregory Porter
  • Soul Makossa (Chocolate Puma Remix) Shovell & The Latin Hooligans
  • You Can Get It If You Really Want Desmond Dekker
  • Israelites Desmond Dekker
  • Egyptian Reggae Jonathan Richman
  • 007 (Shanty Town) Desmond Dekker
  • Dreadlock Holiday 10CC
  • Go Deh Yaka (Go To The Top) Monyaka
  • A Message to You Rudy The Specials
  • Ghost Town The Specials
  • Take Yo’ Praise Camille Yarbrough
  • What About My Love Johnnie Taylor
  • Outstanding The Gap Band
  • Rise Herb Alpert
  • Risin’ To The Top Keni Burke
  • Strawberry Letter 23 (Digital Visions 2019 Re-Edit) Brothers Johnson
  • Lady Love (Digital Visions 2020 Re-Visit) Lou Rawls
  • Loves Theme (Digital Visions 2020 Re-Visit) Love Unlimited Orchestra
  • Its Over (Digital Visions Re-Edit) FunkMasters
  • Turn Your Love Around (Digital Visions Re-Edit) [remaster] George Benson
  • Whats Going On (Digital Visions Re-Edit) Marvin Gaye
  • As (Digital Visions Re-Edit) Stevie Wonder
  • I Found Lovin’ (Digital Visions Re-Edit) Fatback Band
  • Ain’t Nobody (Digital Visions Re-Edit) Rufus & Chaka Khan
  • Somebody Elses Guy (Digital Visions Re-Edit) Jocelyn Brown
  • Funkin’ for Jamaica (M+M Mix) Tom Browne
  • (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop (Joey Negro London Bus Stop Mix) The Fatback Band
  • 8th Wonder – Pressure drop The Sugarhill Gang
  • Get Down On It (Digital Visions Re-Edit) Kool & The Gang
  • Going Back To My Roots (Digital Visions Re-Edit) Odyssey
  • Upside Down (Digital Visions Re-Edit) Diana Ross
  • Good Times (Digital Visions Re-Edit) Chic
  • And The Beat Goes On (Digital Visions Re-Edit) Whispers
  • Boogie (Extended Version) Uptown Funk Empire
  • Shack Up Banbarra
  • Kiss Prince
  • Cold Heart (PNAU Extended Remix) Elton John & Dua Lipa
  • Outro Lugar Salomé de Bahia
  • Pasilda (Knee Deep Club Mix) Afro Medusa
  • The Fatback Band (Spanish Hustle) [Bah Samba Mix] Bah Samba
  • Moment Of My Life (JN Closer To The Source Mix) Bobby D’Ambrosio feat. Michelle Weeks
  • Bourgie’, Bourgie’ (Joey Negro Super Bourgeoisie Remix) Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • Ride Like the Wind (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix) Christopher Cross
  • Makeba Richard Grey, Lissat & Ghostbusterz
  • Time (Koko Paradisco Re-Edit) Light Of The World
  • Big Love (Dim’s Love Train Re-Edit) Pete Heller feat D-Train
  • I Feel Love (DJ Meme Disco Re-Edit) Donna Summer
  • Le Freak (Dimitri From Paris Remix) Chic
  • Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Digital Visions Re-Edit) ABBA
  • Love Hangover (Micky More & Andy Tee Classic Disco Blend) Dave Lee
  • Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) [Basement Boy Strip To The Bone Mix] Crystal Waters
  • To Be In Love Masters At Work Feat. India
  • Finally (Danny Krivit & Steve Travolta Re-Edit) Kings of Tomorrow
  • Let No Man Put Asunder (Tommy Musto Club Remix) (Suitcase at the door) First Choice
  • Living on the ceiling – 12″ version Blancmange
  • DJ Beats: Everybody Salsa Modern Romance
  • Suavemente Elvis Crespo
  • Lambada Kaoma
  • Geraldine’s Routine Tape Five
  • Sing Sing Sing – Outersect Remix Benny Goodman
  • That Man Caro Emerald
  • AkonvsAmericano DJ Marky Marc vs Yoland Be Cool vs DCUP
  • DJ Beats: Don’t Stop The Party Pitbull feat. TJR
  • On The Floor Jennifer Lopez feat Pitbull
  • Azonto Fuse ODG
  • Waka Waka Shakira Feat. Freshlyground
  • Rasputin (Extended Mix) Majestic X Boney M.
  • Taj Mahal Salomé de Bahia
  • Samba de Janeiro (Club Mix) Bellini
  • Cafe Del Mar (Three N One Remix) Energy 52
  • Sandstorm Darude
  • Shake UR Body Shy FX & T Power Feat. Di
  • LK (Featuring Stamina MC) DJ Marky, Stamina MC & XRS
  • Splish Splash Mista Trick & Spencer Ramsay
  • Shagadelica (Soul Bossanova – Quincy Jones – Austin Powers) Father Funk
  • Jump Around (DJ Re-Grid) House Of Pain
  • Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It Will Smith
  • It Takes Two Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
  • Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice
  • Rapper’s Delight (Full Length Version) The SugarHill Gang
  • Good Life Inner City
  • Tears (Classic Vocal) Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie Featuring Robert Owens
  • Show me love Robin S.
  • Insomnia (Monster Mix) Faithless
  • Lola’s Theme (feat. Cookie) Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra & Jules Buckley
Kirsty and guests dancing at her 50th birthday party
Kirsty and guests dancing at her 50th birthday party

Kirsty, thank you so much for allowing me to DJ your fabulous 50th, it was a massive pleasure to play to such an amazing group of people.


The Spotify list

Here is basically what I played for Kirsty and her guests, many of the tracks I played are remixes which can’t be found on Spotify, and a few are missing from Spotify, but I hope you enjoy it….