Trawling the internet for your pre-party soundtrack is getting harder and harder these days. And let's face it, if you're having a little pre-rave shoobs, you're going to have a range of people round. That five-hour minimal techno mix might be right up your work mate's street, but not everyone wants that vibe. Equally, a reload-heavy grime set might not be the one if you're trying to move to the cutie you invited over. It's a balancing act. Because Complex UK is a public service above all, we've scoured the depths of the internet to bring you a high-quality, well-balanced blend that should push everyone's buttons, regardless of their preferences.
DJ P Montana thawed us out with this bang-on Afrobeats mix; Karizma spoiled South Africa rotten with some super infectious vocal house and hands-in-the-air bangers; French all-female DJ crew TGAF delivered a mix of everything that made the '90s amazing; Dark0 comes through with some otherworldly electronics; and Manchester's LEVELZ throw down some bass-heavy madness.
We could go on, but it's probably best if you scroll down to the playlist below for your pre-party jams (see, you don't even have to cue them up). Apart from the last one, because Mixcloud.