Based in downtown Toronto, Record Collective DJ’s have years of experience providing music for a variety of events and parties.
Bookshelf and Humble Mike share a common passion for party starting and preserving vinyl sound. Combining the classics, with what’s new.
DJ HUMBLE MIKE
As well as one of the city’s finest DJs, Mike is also an established music video director, promoter and photographer. Mike has an instinctual understanding of music and demonstrates through his various talents.
A multi-instrumental musician and technician, Bookshelf couples these two skills to work the turntables with machine precision and audible finesse.
Working with Humble (and DJ Bookshelf too) was seamless, efficient and always an absolute pleasure. The number of compliments received across the board from guests is a clear indication of how awesome these guys really are. I HIGHLY recommend Record Collective for any style of venue event or private party.
"The sound of spun records, a wide range of tunes and a bumping dancefloor: what more could you want? We cannot even begin to count the amount of glowing compliments our wedding guests had for Record Collective. From Alain's professionalism leading up to the day, to his ability to read to the room, to his great attitude and dance moves behind the DJ booth all night - working with Alain was one of the best decisions that we made for our wedding day."
"Record Collective made our wedding! Some of our friends refer to us as music snobs but if that means we love music from the 50s, 60s and 70s; like music played on LPs; and we don't want 'Macarena' played at our wedding, we'll take it. It was difficult to find a DJ that clicked with us but the first time we met Mike, actually after he played the first song, we knew it was meant to be and we were not disappointed. Our wedding guests of all ages raved about the music and we had such a fabulous time dancing and singing to the great mix of songs he played. I would recommend them to anyone looking for an amazing musical experience!"
"Record Collective's vinyl got everyone dancing, young and old folks alike. One older couple had never (seriously, never) danced before, but even they were out there cutting up the dance floor. We didn't make any requests or suggestions, but Mike picked all the right tracks. We'd spin with Record Collective again!"
"When we were launching First Thursdays at the AGO, we needed a DJ who could move the masses and inject some energy and fun into the huge, hallowed spaces of the museum. DJ Humble Mike did the job and then some, setting the tone for a sell-out series of events and garnering raves from artists and the public alike."
"A DJ for the records. When you need a DJ who will not only play awesome, engaging music, but who will bring real presence to your event, DJ Humble Mike is your guy. Always arriving with a collection of music entirely on vinyl and specifically tailored to your needs, his sets are always completely memorable."
"When we need someone versatile, savvy to a crowd's needs, someone who keeps things classy and who knows how to please, we book Bookshelf. I love that all-vinyl sound."
"Humble Mike DJ'ed our wedding and did an awesome job! He read the crowds like a book and played exactly what they wanted to hear. This DJ knows how to get a party started, and had the crowd dancing all night long. Thanks Record Collective, we couldn't be happier."
"Bookshelf's positive energy and friendly demeanour made him both approachable for our guests, and added a relaxing element to the evening that can be filled with nerves. We felt it was important to have vinyl at our wedding (something tangible and visible) and truly recommend people do the same. The exceptional service and sound quality makes this team, truly, the absolute best. We'd book them for our next event in a heartbeat."
"At Etsy, we champion all things handmade, and music is no exception. That's why Humble Mike has become our go-to DJ for all of our events. He understands our audience and moves intuitively through soul, 90s hip-hop and indie rock in a way that creates a feel-good ambiance for our guests. Not to mention he's extremely professional and comes with all his own gear. He's the easiest part of our event planning.."