All Vinyl DJs Since 2010
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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.


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.


As a musician, DJ Bookshelf brings his knowledge of instrumentation and years of  dedication to his craft to provide an eclectic array of music that will suit any type of event.


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.

Joanna Britton - Senior Event Manager, Mill Street Restaurants

"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."

Stephanie White - Bride

"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

"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

"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

"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."

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

"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

Venues / Events

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Andrea PoileAndrea Poile
15:43 23 Nov 23
Mike DJ’ed at our 11/11/23 wedding. He was INCREDIBLE — highly professional and responsive in the lead up to our wedding, the music selection was perfect, and the vinyl records impressed all our guests. Everyone was raving about the music during our wedding, and you know it’s a big success when the dance floor is always full — and with people of all ages!! Mike also has such great intuition and ability to read the room and elevate those little moments/transitions that make a big difference. Would work with him again no question.
Jenessa ClarkJenessa Clark
00:57 23 Nov 23
If we could give more stars we would!! Dj Alain made our night! We gave him full control over what to play and he nailed it. Everyone was on the dance floor the whole night.Dj Mike played my sisters wedding in 2022, also incredible! Another wedding where everyone was on the dance floor until the very end.Hope to have many more events in the future at our farm to book these guys out!
Jillian VieiraJillian Vieira
18:54 21 Nov 23
Couldn't have imagined a better musical experience for our wedding. Every song Mike spun had our families and friends on their feet. Highly recommend!
Julia D'AlessandroJulia D'Alessandro
16:07 20 Nov 23
Mike is the absolute best! So incredibly nice, professional, and easy to work with. Understood exactly what we wanted, had great suggestions for the timing of certain songs and using music to enhance every moment of the event. And he was a huge crowd pleaser, everyone loved seeing his vinyls and they all danced their hearts out! TEN stars.
Emily MonkmanEmily Monkman
23:24 16 Nov 23
We had Mike DJ our wedding and it couldn't have been more perfect. With the general direction of music style we gave him, he not only played music that was so meaningful to us, but brought so much more to the experience through his impressive collection and impeccable music taste. He had everyone dancing all night long and even some of the fun-loving guests were crowd surfing! The mood Mike created was impeccable and the vinyl was such a unique and memorable element to our special day. Highly recommend!
Brian HamelinBrian Hamelin
19:40 16 Nov 23
Hired them for Silver Snail’s Annual Halloween Party, honestly the best DJ we’ve ever had for the event! The fact that it’s all vinyl is honestly wild!! Will definitely hire again!
Events VelaEvents Vela
16:38 15 Nov 23
We've worked with Mike twice now at Vela. He is professional, on time, and add such an exciting element to any event. The wedding he did here was amazing! The guests danced all night long to really cool tracks. His ability to pick up any record and create a vibe in the space leaves a lasting impression for events and parties. 🙂 Thanks Mike!!
Derek MonsonDerek Monson
21:19 12 Nov 23
Absolutely stunning, as usual. Mike is a real gem who is both professional and tuned into the crowd. Made our wedding last night at The Great Hall an unforgettable experience for all. Much love.
16:42 07 Nov 23
Mike from Record Collective turned our wedding into an unforgettable dance party! His music selection, seamless transitions, and infectious energy had everyone on the dance floor. Professional, personable, and a true maestro—thanks to Mike's Djing, our wedding was nothing short of amazing! Highly recommend Record Collective for your big day.
Lee ColucciLee Colucci
17:00 02 Nov 23
Our wedding wouldn't have been as amazing as it was without Record Collective and Mike's kickass DJ'ing. What a unique experience to give our guests... the opportunity to sift through records of all styles and genres, looking for the perfect song. It was a nice piece of nostalgia. Music from decades past to current chart-toppers meant everyone had everything they needed. Great job Mike - thanks again!
Tess FoxTess Fox
23:39 10 Oct 23
We just had Mike DJ our wedding and we can't say enough great things! He was super communicative, very easy to work with and accommodated the various requests we had. Most of all, he absolutely crushed the music at the event and got everyone on the dance floor. Everyone had amazing things to say and we're so happy that we went with Mike for our wedding. Thanks Mike!
3B Photography3B Photography
15:04 21 Sep 23
I've gotten to see Mike do his thing at dozens of weddings I've documented and photographed, and without fail any time The Record Collective is at a wedding or event the dance floor is always on fire and the vibes are immaculate.I even put my money where my mouth is and hired Mike and The Record Collective to spin at my own wedding in July 2023. I've photographed nearly 300+ weddings in my career so I had a rolodex of options to choose from and without fail or hesitation my wife and I chose Mike. We knew the atmosphere and mood were important to make the wedding memorable and we were not disappointed.Spinning all vinyl records, something important to me, Mike didn't miss a beat, and even peppered in vinyl from my own collection to really make things feel personal and layered. He even made sure to spin our first dance song from a precious record from my own collection, and did so without hesitation.The party was memorable and I'll never forget seeing my friends and family skim through Mike's collection (and he brings A TON OF VARIETY) and people getting excited about looking through album art and dancing to iconic tunes. He read the room perfectly and knew exactly what directly to take the playlist to and the flow was perfect. It takes talent and creativity to execute that sort of thing with vinyl records and it was like performance art, everyone was captivated and the energy just kept going.Look, if you want your wedding to have a certain je ne sais quoi? And the vibes, mood, party and essence of cool are a priority to make your wedding memorable and fun then it's a no-brainer to have TRC spin your event.5* - 10/10
Alex FortunaAlex Fortuna
23:52 12 Sep 23
It was wonderful having DJ humble Mike at our wedding. So easy to work with and kept people dancing all night. Needless to say the music selection is impeccable and he caters it to your taste.
Adam ClarkAdam Clark
15:05 12 Sep 23
Mike absolutely knew how to play the night of our wedding. Every moment was so special and he nailed the timing, art and emotional centre we wanted to portray with music on vinyl.It was such a warm, welcoming, amazing day and we owe so much to him for that. Thanks Mike!What a awesome time - thank you for everything!!!Love Cherie and Adam!
Karey BillyardKarey Billyard
22:25 29 Aug 23
Absolute BEST wedding DJs. So kind, so groovy, made our night so special! We love you!!!
Caleigh ClementsCaleigh Clements
18:58 28 Aug 23
We hired Record Collective for our vintage inspired wedding Saturday. We had a great time and we’re very impressed with the music. Thoroughly enjoyed!
Dominique FascinatoDominique Fascinato
14:56 28 Aug 23
Record Collective is incredible! I've known DJ Bookshelf (Alain) for many years so it only felt right to have him dj my wedding this summer. He tailored the music perfectly and kept the party going all night. Aside from the fantastic music, Record Collective is great to work with as they're very accommodating and professional. I would fully recommend them!
Nic ConnollyNic Connolly
21:19 10 Jul 23
Thank you for everything on Saturday, we had the most magical night and the music was such an important part of that. We have truly received SO many compliments on the thoughtful curation of tunes and the overall atmosphere that was created. The energy in the room was one that we will remember forever.On top of all of this, you were such a pleasure to work with and so professional. We couldn't imagine our wedding being as successful without you. Thank you!!
Emma WoottonEmma Wootton
22:19 06 Jun 23
Awesome DJ - would highly recommend! Easy to communicate with. Got everyone up and dancing with his great choice of music. Our guests loved the records. Thanks Mike!
Mark SommerfeldMark Sommerfeld
14:27 04 Jun 23
I booked Record Collective, DJ Mike, for my art opening a couple weeks ago and I couldn’t imagine a more perfect soundtrack to the evening. His selections were pitch perfect and he’s a sweetheart to boot ~ working the crowd, fielding questions and curiosities about his all-vinyl collection, all with a smile and warm, approachable demeanor. His love of music is only surpassed by his love of people ~ the perfect combo for igniting a dance party. Highly recommend 🕺🏻🙃🎯
Noah ManczykNoah Manczyk
01:15 30 May 23
We learned about the Record Collective after having attended a couple of weddings that they had DJ'ed. After seeing them in action we knew we wanted them at our wedding. DJ Bookshelf (Alain) DJ'ed our wedding and simply put he was amazing. He was super easy to work with, brought everything needed to get the dance floor going, and tailored the music to the genres we wanted. Most importantly he knew how to read the vibe of the party and keep people dancing. If you want to have a good time going on the dance floor at your party, look no further.
Caren LeinwandCaren Leinwand
01:05 26 May 23
Highly recommend the Record Collective. Planning with Mike was a breeze - he was very responsive and a pleasure to work with. At our event, the music was awesome and it was a unique experience that we all enjoyed.


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