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 North Wharf and the Viaduct Events Centre, ASB had a cheer squad there to support, motivate and cheer on those running past as they head for the finish. A squad of bright yellow t.shirts and motivational slogans on placards gave runners a bit of a boost for the final section.


Ridler DJ was there too, providing a fun and uplifting atmosphere through music. From 7am through to the final runners/walkers approx. 11:30am, we played a range of music styles for all ages groups participating in the event and all upbeat and fun songs to help get them through.

Once again, Ridler DJ was providing the music for another iconic Auckland event and if we’re honest, we’d rather be playing the music than running it!



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 songs…none of which have been really massive hits.

His latest single All Of Me has been a massive hit on NZ radio and no doubt gained momentum when he performed in Auckland at Vector Arena as the warm up act for Alicia Keys. The song is actually a dedication to his wife Chrissy Teigen.

His song also seems to be striking the right chord at Weddings in the last couple of months with the song requested by bride & grooms for their First Dance song or one of the songs featured in the Ceremony. Even Jon Dolan of Rolling Stone called the song a “mountainous piano crusher.”

With a chorus like this…how could you not think this is one of 2014’s most appropriate songs for any Wedding…

‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, oh



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 or celebration and save a sweet $200!!

Sunday tends to be a date people can save a bit of $$$ (particularly when it comes to Weddings) with venues and other services being cheaper than say a Saturday. So we thought why not, let’s do the same! With a few Sunday dates still available get in now and make sure the date you want is locked in and secure…and save a sweet $200!!

Not celebrating yourself but know someone who is? Share this with them and get them to save! They’ll thank you for it!

Get a quote and talk to us today! Get in touch

*Special offer is available for Sunday bookings between 1 January and 30 April 2014. Subject to availability.

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 helped make it a little easier when you’re looking for a professional mobile DJ for your Wedding, Birthday, Corporate Event or celebration.


Make a booking for a date in July, August, September or October 2013 and save 10%*! 


So enquire today and get a professional DJ service that’s reliable, easy to work with and all about making sure your event, no matter what it is, the best it can be.

To make a booking or enquire further please contact us HERE

 *subject to availability. 10% discount will be applied in initial quote following a booking enquiry via contact form or phone. Available from 25 July-31 October 2013.

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 is only just hitting the airwaves in NZ now with the release of their debut album “In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery”.

Their electronic-infused pop rock represents all that is right in modern music making, and makes the perfect soundscape for a day at the beach, or a night in the dark part of town, as long as you’re ready to dance.
“Safe and Sound,” the first single, is uplifting, sincere, catchy, and, like all their songs, full of heart. The duo sings in unison: “You could be my luck… Even if the sky is falling down, I know that we’ll be safe and sound” — offering up an inviting message of hope.

Currently all over the radio in NZ and ripping up dance floors all over the World, this hot new song is one you will love too…if you don’t already! Check out their music video below!


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 variant on the traditional game played by the world’s top six netballing nations—New Zealand (the Fast 5 Ferns), Australia, England, Jamaica, South Africa and Malawi. Since its original launch as FastNet in 2009, it has proven a hit with players and spectators, including an international TV audience. The evolution of the game to Fast5 provided fans with an even greater spectacle.

The Ridler Mobile DJ provided the music for this event, held at Vector Arena, playing songs that got the crowd pumped, the players excited and the Fast 5 Ferns doing ‘Gangnam Style’!

If you missed the NZ girls performing ‘Gangnam Style’ as they came out on to the court for the final game then check out the video below!

Don’t forget, if you’re holding an event in Auckland or beyond and want a professional DJ service to provide top quality sound and great music then make sure you get in touch with us! We’ll work with you and any professional sound/visual companies to ensure your event is a success!

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, Jamaica, South Africa and Malawi. Since its original launch as FastNet in 2009, it has proven a hit with players and spectators, including an international TV audience. The evolution of the game to Fast5 will provide fans with an even greater spectacle.

Continuing our involvement is some of Auckland’s (and New Zealand’s) biggest events this year, The Ridler Mobile DJ i sonce again providing the music for this amazing action packed netball series, in Auckland this November 9-11!

Get more details on the awesome Fast5 Netball Auckland World Series event here –


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 bubble machine FREE!

Antari is the leading brand for special effects in the industry and our bubble and smoke machines are of the highest quality. They are a great addition to any event and will really add to your function and keep your guests entertained for hours…plus smoke from the smoke machine makes the lights look fantastic!

So get a quote now and find out more about how we can make your next function/celebration a total success!

*subject to availability

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 was ‘like’ us on Facebook and fill out the entry form with your details! Thanks to all those that entered and keep an eye out for our next competition – coming soon!

To stay up to date with photos, news, events and other cool stuff make sure you give us a ‘like’ on our Facebook page HERE.

Winner of the 50″ HD Plasma – Evette Du Plessis

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 top of their lungs and won prizes (and no doubt couldn’t sleep when they got home because of all the dancing and sugar!)

Check out the video below of them singing away to One Direction and the light show provided by us to light up their school hall!


Find out more about what we can offer schools for similar events like school discos HERE.