Live and exclusively vinyl, we create the soundtrack to your party or event the way music was meant to be heard.



Based in downtown Toronto, Record Collective DJs 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 the best of what's new.

  • Funk / Soul / Motown
  • Indie and Classic Rock
  • Blues / Jazz
  • Hip-Hop / Rap
  • Latin


A multi-instrumental musician and technician, Bookshelf couples these two skills to work the turntables with machine precision and audible finesse.


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.




Whether you're looking for a night of dining, drinking or dancing, our record collection will suit your establishment.


From your basement to the ballroom, we'll complete your party.


You've got enough to worry about, let us take care of the music.


We can create a unique collection of songs for your art opening, yoga studio. restaurant, bar or any other place that needs music.


"I know great music and the importance of quality sound. Nothing compares to vinyl. I play for the crowd and give the people what they want."
Humble Mike
"I've played 100's of gigs in a variety of different places and venues and I've become an expert at reading the crowd and playing the right song at the right time."
  • "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."

    Sean O'Neill, Programmer & Project Manager of First Thursdays at the AGO

  • "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."

    Kendra - PR & Events Coordinator for Harry Rosen

  • "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."

    Jonathan Rothman - Uma Nota Co-Producer

  • "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!"

    Arkin and Anderson Wedding

  • "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!"

    Christina Moro - Bride



Events and Venues

Art Gallery of Ontario / Royal Ontario Museum / Great Hall / The Ossington / The Piston / Czehoski's / Lula Lounge / Gladstone Hotel / The Tranzac / Supermarket / Monarch Tavern / Terroni / Ursa / Zero Gravity Circus / Harry Rosen / Camp 4 / Lee Restaurant / 1602 Dundas Street West / Clay and Paper Studio / The Fountain / Leslieville Farmer's Market / The Boat / Club V / Beverley Hotel / Victory Cafe / Hotel Ocho / Mill Street Brewery Beer Hall / Come and Get it / Tiger of Sweden / BCE Place / The Spoke Club / Archeo / 99 Sudbury / Against the Grain - Leaside / Pour House / Northern Belle / Brazenhead / Dominion



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DJ Bookshelf Tracks

01-Oct / 0 COMMENTS

Some sample sets from DJ Bookshelf. From Blues to Jazz, Samba to Bossa Nova, R&B to Hip Hop and more!


Record Collective Rocks the Boat!

30-Aug / 0 COMMENTS

Saturday night is the night to party. Your favorite Vinyl DJ’s are bringing all their best records to provide you with another epic end of summer dance party to help celebrate Mc Bookshelf’s big birthday. Bring your water wings cause we’re taking The Boat down. $5 at the door


Stop Banging on the Furnace House Party

23-Aug / 0 COMMENTS

Ocassionally, our good friends throw a party. And sometimes they feel like throwing an epic party. This saturday is not exception. Leslieville Famer’s market founder, Janaki decided to get Record Collective in on the festivities and we were more than happy to be a part of it! We’ll be testing ...


Leslieville Farmers Market – Bacon Fest!

16-Aug / 0 COMMENTS

We’ll be playing to the tune of people chewing up some bacon this sunday at the LeslieVille Farmers Market (Bacon Fest Edition) Come for the bacon, stay for the music. There’s sure to be alot of smiling people! Needle drops around 10:30. -Bookshelf


Record Collective Launch Party Saturday July 13th

11-Jul / Events / 0 COMMENTS

Record Collective is holding its launch party this weekend in downtown Toronto. We are excited to provide the city with some of the coolest vinyl DJs Toronto has to offer in a truly urban setting, a Back Alley in the heart of Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods area. We look forward to ...


Water logged love.

09-Jul / 0 COMMENTS

Toronto expierenced some bizzare weather yesterday and parts of the city were flooded and traffic was near impossible. Record Collective DJs would be affected by more than traffic delays. The sudden downpour of water caused an incredible ammount of water to amalgamate itself into the basement. While everything that touched the ground ...

  • "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."

    Nada Alic - Seller Growth Manager at Etsy

  • "Humble Mike DJ’ed our wedding and did an awesome job!! He read the crowed like a book and played exactly what they wanted to hear. This DJ knows how to get a party started, and had the crowed dancing all night long. Thanks Record Collective, we couldn’t be happier."

    Hamelin & Harvey Wedding

  • "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."

    Dinnendahl and Shakan Wedding






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