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10 Tips for Planning Your Wedding Entertainment

Music can make or break your Wedding day. It’s often one of the things guests talk about afterwards, whether good or bad! Much thought should go into the planning of the Wedding entertainment for your special day. Here are our top 10 tips we have... read more →

Book Your Corporate Christmas Party Now

Christmas is literally around the corner so if you’re planning your Corporate Christmas Party, then it’s a good time to get in touch with Ridler DJ Hire and take advantage of our great Christmas special offer!   Christmas is a great time to thank employees... read more →

The Next Big Wedding Song Of 2017?

Ed Sheeran’s done it again. He’s released another song “How Would You Feel?” which could become (and we’re putting bets on it!) the biggest and most requested Wedding song of 2017.   You are the one girl And you know that it’s true I’m feeling... read more →

Winter Weddings

When planning your Wedding, consider a Winter Wedding. There’s some great reasons to plan your Wedding in Winter and here’s six of them!   1. The price is right
 Wedding venues quickly become booked solid through summer months, which means your dream venue may be... read more →

Ridler DJ and the thrills of Western Springs Speedway!

Ridler DJ is proud to be involved in the 2016/17 season of speedway at the Vodafone Western Springs Speedway, playing music at every event held over the Summer to the thousands of spectators there to witness some of the action, thrills and speed at the... read more →

Keep On Running with ASB Auckland Marathon

For the second year, Ridler DJ was set up outside the new ASB North Wharf on Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter for the Auckland Marathon which see thousands of people take to the streets around Auckland to participate in a range of running distances. Outside the ASB... read more →

It’s Beginning To Feel A lot Like Christmas

It’s that time of year when planning for the end of year Christmas function or celebration takes place and now is definitely the time to start considering your Christmas function entertainment. November/December is typically the timing for Corporate and Workplace Christmas Functions so many dates... read more →

A Sound Solution At ASB Classic 2016

I’ve just spent the last two weeks checking out some of the best men and women from around the world battle it out on Centre Court at the ASB Tennis Arena for the ASB Classic in Auckland. Ridler DJ worked in partnership wth Smart Moves... read more →

Top 20 Wedding First Dance Songs 2015

It’s that time of year again where we look through the requests of songs from Weddings in 2015 to find the top 20 Wedding First Dance Songs 2015. The First Dance is often a dreaded moment of the Wedding for some (especially those with two... read more →

iPod or Spotify For Wedding or Live DJ

A Wedding is a very special event but can often come with high costs. Trimming these costs is quite high on the priority list of many couples and often, the one thing that suffers the most is the entertainment. Entertainment plays a huge part in... read more →

Wedding Planning – What To Book When

It’s an interesting experience now being on the other side of Weddings. I recently proposed to my girlfriend of almost 8 years (yeah I know, about time) when we were over in Rarotonga at Labour Weekend. That in itself was interesting. Not only did she... read more →

Book Your Corporate Office Christmas Party

Christmas is around the corner so if your office is planning to celebrate with a big bash then get in touch with Ridler DJ today to book a DJ for your Corporate Office Christmas Party.   With only a couple of months till Christmas, plans... read more →

11 Wedding Tips For Newly Engaged Couples Planning Their Wedding

Planning a wedding can be tricky and overwhelming, but not if you break it down into bite-sized chunks. Here are 11 Wedding tips for newly engaged couples planning their Wedding you can follow:   1. Set a Timetable The minute you get engaged, everyone will... read more →

Adorable 4 Year Old Lays Law Down To Dad Before Wedding

This 4 year old girl is so adorable. Jojo is going to be a flower girl at a Wedding but she can’t help but explain a few things to Dad beforehand. In this video, she takes all of the precautionary measures to make sure dad... read more →

100 Movies Dance Scene Mash Up to Uptown Funk

Uptown Funk was the biggest hit of Summer 2015 and now you can check out some of these classic movie dance scenes (100 of them in fact!) in this 100 Movies Dance Scene Mash Up done to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars.... read more →

Australia’s Most Expensive Wedding

Traffic chaos amid what has been dubbed ‘Australia’s biggest wedding’ as deputy mayor of Auburn (a suburb in Sydney), Salim Mehajer’s mega-wedding to wife Aysha pulled out all the stops with its fleet of helicopters, cavalcade of luxury sports cars, a jet flyover and bikies... read more →

Creating DJ Entertainment Experiences

Creating an experience for our customers is always at the forefront of our minds. We utilise our experience and knowledge to create the right atmosphere to work hand in hand with your event objectives.   Yes music is the key factor in what we do... read more →

Free Bubble Machine

WINTER SPECIAL: Free Bubble Machine To make Winter more fun, book a DJ with us for any event between June 11 and August 30 and get the use of our Bubble Machine for your celebration FREE! A Bubble Machine is a great effect that looks... read more →

Bride & Groom Show Winner

Another great year at the Bride & Groom Show this past weekend at the Ellerslie Event Centre and we got to speak to a number of people about their upcoming Wedding.   At the show we ran a competition for visitors to be in to... read more →

Bride And Groom Wedding Show 2015

This weekend (May 3) is the 20th Anniversary of the biggest Wedding show in New Zealand – the Bride and Groom Wedding Show at the Ellerslie Event Centre.   Experience the fun, excitement, and glamour as New Zealand’s top wedding specialists gather at Ellerslie Event... read more →

Brutally Honest Wedding Invitation

The brutally honest Wedding invitation that is upfront, honest and says exactly what we’re all thinking when it comes to inviting guests to your Wedding! read more →

Auckland ITU World Triathlon

This weekend the Auckland ITU World Series is back in New Zealand. Along with the worlds best vying for supremacy in the Elite Women’s and Elite Men’s races, the Barfoot & Thompson World Triathlon event also features a range of mass participation races open to... read more →

Chiayo Wireless Microphone

Being a successful entertainment provider means staying up to date with the latest technology and requirements which is key to ensuring the service and equipment we provide is the best possible available and that nothing goes wrong for your event.   In saying that, this... read more →

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith Mash-up

When two of the biggest artists in the World and two of their biggest songs get blended together…it sounds a little like this.   Both Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are popular Wedding songs for either the Ceremony or the First Dance. Perhaps you could... read more →

The Art Of Marriage

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created. In the art of marriage the little things are the big things… It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say “I love you” at... read more →

Best Wedding First Dance Songs 2014

Wow what a year it has been! Where has the year gone?! We’ve been honoured to provide the entertainment at some gorgeous Weddings in 2014 and seems some great ideas, inspiration and memories created. Each Wedding has its own style and taste but quite often... read more →

The Perfect Relationship

This could be the definition of the perfect relationship. read more →

Wedding DJ for the 2015 Wedding Season

Summer in New Zealand is Wedding season. For The Ridler Mobile DJ, Wedding season has already started and goes right through to the end of April/beginning of May. Early 2015 is our busiest time and you really want to get in as early as possible... read more →

Corporate Christmas Party DJ

When it comes to needing a Corporate Christmas Party DJ for your Corporate Christmas Party you need to ensure you’ve got the best. Ridler DJ has the experience in a range of corporate events to make your event go off without a hitch. We’ll work... read more →

School Ball Money Saving Tips

Some parents’ will be forking out almost $2000 for school balls as more students look for professional – and costly – make-up, hair, tans, nails, expensive dresses, shoes and accessories this year. Here are 12 money-saving ideas to take the sting out of the ball... read more →

Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande Perform at Billboard Music Awards

Two of the biggest hits of the year so far performed on the one stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas today!   Iggy Azalea performs “Fancy” then joins forces with Ariana Grande for “Problem” at the Billboard Music Awards!   Check... read more →

Book Your Birthday Party DJ

A birthday is a great excuse to throw a big party and share the celebration with friends and family so make sure it is a night to remember by booking a professional and experienced DJ with us for your upcoming birthday party!   We have... read more →

Done & Dusted: Bride & Groom Show 2014

A massive day at the Bride & Groom Show yesterday at the Ellerslie Event Centre.   Thanks to everyone that came by and spoke to us about our services and options we offer for Wedding services and apologies if we didn’t get a chance to!... read more →

Bride & Groom Wedding Show 2014

New Zealand’s largest wedding show is coming up on Sunday 4 May, and is a must-attend event for all couples getting married. Experience the fun, the excitement, and the glamour of the Bride & Groom Wedding Show as New Zealand’s top wedding specialists gather at... read more →

QSC K12 Active Loudspeaker

We’re serious about having the best equipment and technology. So much so we’ve just updated our speakers with the new QSC K12 Active Loudspeaker.   The QSC K Series is quite simply The New Standard in lightweight powered loudspeaker systems. This is a no-compromises sound... read more →

Facebook Special Offer – Save $50!

When it comes to hosting a party or putting on a Wedding the costs can creep up. The Ridler Mobile DJ is all about making sure your event or celebration is a success so we’re helping out where we can…with the price of a DJ!... read more →

Booking A DJ

When it comes to booking a DJ, sometimes you don’t know where to start. Here’s a few tips and advice as well as why we think booking a DJ with The Ridler Mobile DJ is the best choice.   Firstly, The Ridler Mobile DJ is... read more →

John Legend Popular Wedding Song

John Legend is a man who has been around a while. He was born in 1978 and has collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars including Kanye West, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Alicia Keys and more. He’s won 9 Grammy Awards. He’s been behind a few... read more →

Top 20 Wedding First Dance Songs 2013

What were the top 20 Wedding First Dance Songs in 2013? It’s one of those parts of the Wedding that can be the hardest…trying to work out (and agree) on what song should be the newly married couple’s first dance together as husband and wife.... read more →

Summer 2014 Special Offer

SUMMER 2014 SPECIAL OFFER: Summer is great because we spend a lot more time socialising! It’s also a busy time for Weddings and parties. If you’re celebrating something this Summer* then we have a special offer for you! Book a DJ for a Sunday Wedding... read more →

Merry Christmas!

It’s that time of year again and it’s busy! I just want to take the time to thank everyone who is used our DJ services over the last 12 months – for Weddings, Birthdays, School Discos and Corporate Events and so much more. It’s been... read more →

Winter Special

WINTER SPECIAL: We’re almost through that Winter halfway point and on the upward slide to beautiful golden sunshine with BBQs, beaches, ice cream and good times. However, with a couple of months of the colder weather still to go we thought it was time we... read more →

Capital Cities – Safe and Sound

CAPITAL CITIES – SAFE AND SOUND: I think this is one my favourite songs right now! Capital Cities is an American indie pop duo from Los Angeles, California formed by Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian. It’s debut EP was released on June 7, 2011, with lead single “Safe And Sound” which... read more →

Top 20 Garter Toss Wedding Songs

Top 20 Garter Toss Wedding Songs: Choosing a song for the Garter Toss at your Wedding (one of the traditional parts of the night) can be hard and choosing the right song can make it perfect. With any Wedding there’s a number of elements requiring a... read more →

Corporate Mid-Year Christmas Party

With Summer officially over, you might start to be thinking about your work mid-year Christmas Party which normally kicks in around June/July/August.   A Corporate Mid-Year Christmas Party is a great way to celebrate the first half of the year successes, reward staff for their... read more →

Uplighting For A Wedding

Uplighting for a Wedding is a great way to add a bit of colour and something different to really put the ‘icing on the cake’ when it comes to your big day.   Lighting is often an area many people overlook when planning their Wedding... read more →

Will You Marry Me? The Wedding Proposal

Popping the question is something that most men struggle with…what do you say? How do you say it? Will she say ‘yes’…? Here’s a few things to help you get your Wedding proposal out…don’t take too long though!   Location Location is all-important in the... read more →

Fast 5 Netball – Gangnam Style

What an event that was! The Fast 5 Netball World Series came to New Zealand and showed us a new version of one of the Country’s favourite games and entertaining is what it was!   The Fast 5 Netball World Series is a high-speed, high-octane... read more →

Fast5 Netball Auckland World Series

Get ready to witness netball like you’ve never seen it played at Vector Arena before!   The Fast5 Auckland Netball World Series is a high-speed, high-octane variant on the traditional game played by the world’s top six netballing nations—New Zealand (the Fast5 Ferns), Australia, England,... read more →

Saving Money On Your Wedding Day

It’s easy to sink $20,000 into a wedding. It’s an art to do it for $2,000. Unless you’re a die-hard traditionalist, you can save hundreds by cutting the cost of showy formalities like bridesmaid dresses (your friends will thank you) and even corsages. A backyard... read more →

ITU Triathlon World Champs World Cup 2012

The ITU World Triathlon Series is an innovative series that allows the world’s top athletes to compete head-to-head on an ongoing basis. The format features seven world-class events and finishes with an exciting Grand Final right here in Auckland!   In 2011, The Ridler Mobile... read more →

Summer Weddings and Christmas Parties

Summer is always better than Winter for a variety of reasons…the sun, the beach, smell of freshly cut grass, BBQs to name a few. For a DJ, Summer is also our busiest time as people like to party and celebrate more when the weather is... read more →

10 Ways To Keep Them Dancing

There’s a few things you can do when planning your event/Wedding to ensure everyone gets up and puts on their dancing shoes. Here’s 10 ways to help get them up and keep them dancing all night long!   1) Set The Mood Early The cocktail... read more →

August & September Special Offer

Book a DJ for your function and take advantage of our special offer, available for this August & September only! If you book a DJ for your function on any available date* in August or September 2012 then you’ll also receive a smoke machine and/or... read more →

What To Think About When Booking A DJ

Finding and booking the right DJ is essential to having a great wedding reception…hire the wrong one and it can ruin your whole day! A bad DJ can actually turn your reception into a nightmare, so this really is a very important decision and should... read more →

July Special Offer

It may be Dry July but that’s no reason for you not to party! This month we have a special offer and it’s available this month only! Book a DJ with The Ridler Mobile DJ for any date in July 2012 for a private function... read more →

Winner of Panasonic HD Plasma TV Announced

For the last couple of months we’ve had a brand new Panasonic 50″ HD Plasma TV up for grabs on our Facebook page. We’re pleased to announce the winner of that competition is Evette Du Plessis! Winning was super easy! All you had to do... read more →

Rock Of Ages Movie Soundtrack A Hit

Some of the BIGGEST rock songs of all time all in one movie and on one ultimate soundtrack! The Broadway musical Rock Of Ages hit the big screens in 2012 with some huge stars including Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Julianne... read more →

Macleans Primary School Disco

Macleans Primary School in Auckland held their school disco and again called upon Ridler DJ Hire to provide the music and atmosphere. It was another great night for the kids who again smothered the smoke machine, ate chocolate, drank fizzy drinks, sung songs at the... read more →

Most Requested Wedding First Dance Songs 2012

Picking the one song as your First Dance Song at your Wedding that you dance to as Husband and Wife for the first time can be quite a daunting task. The First Dance is one of the most anticipated moments at any Wedding. Below is... read more →

World’s First Live Lip-Dub Wedding Proposal

When it comes to Wedding proposals this one probably takes the cake. The World’s First Live Lip-Dub Wedding Proposal. Issac went to so much effort to propose to Amy that when you watch this video you can’t believe how many people are actually involved! Trying... read more →

Will Smith Raps Fresh Prince Of Bel Air

A hit TV show in the ’90’s with one of the most recognised TV themes in the world, The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air turned Will Smith in to a household name…and now a mega movie superstar. In a recent interview with Graham Norton, Will... read more →

Stride For Success

The Stride For Success inaugural running race was a great success at the University of Auckland with 60 participants in the Elite event and over 30 teams racing in the Team relay event (a 3 hour race to complete as many laps as possible within... read more →

LIKE us and Win

For one little like you could WIN BIG. We’re celebrating our new look website and Facebook page by giving away a brand new Panasonic 50” Plasma HD TV! This is an awesome TV, with Freeview built-in, let’s you enjoy the best of plasma technology, with deep... read more →

New Website Goes Live!

We’re pretty stoked here at The Ridler Mobile DJ as we launched a whole new look and with that a whole new website! We’ve got a hot new logo and a website that looks and does so much more! We understand you want as much... read more →

ASB Classic and Heineken Open Tennis Tournaments – Auckland

The two biggest events on the New Zealand tennis calendar! The ASB Classic Woman’s International Tennis and the Heineken Open Men’s International Tennis tournaments are part of the WTA Tour which see international Woman’s and Men’s tennis greats descend on Auckland’s ASB Tennis Arena for... read more →

University of Auckland First Annual Great Waka Race – Auckland

We woke up to rain and ended up being sunburnt…it is an Auckland Summer after all! That was how the day ended up with the University of Auckland in Balmain Park in Devonport on Sunday 25th March 2012.   The University of Auckland First Annual... read more →