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Marissa Cetin
18 June 2024, 14:01

DJ introduces price list for requesting “overplayed” songs in the club

Colchester DJ PressPlay will "fine" clubgoers £500 for "insisting you know better than the DJ"

DJ PressPlay smiling at the camera while DJing in a festival tent
Credit: Facebook

A UK DJ is charging punters for requesting "overplayed" songs that "don't fit the vibe". 

Colchester DJ Colin Gingell-Good, aka DJ PressPlay (not to be confused with the anonymous helmet-wearing DJ with a space in his moniker), has created a price list for people who "don’t take 'no' for an answer anymore" when requesting music with the DJ, Gingell-Good said in an interview with the Daily Gazette.

The Coda club resident, who's been displaying the price sheet since at least April 2022, lists charges of £50 for birthday requisitions, £100 for "songs that don't fit the night" and those who want their song "played next because [they're] leaving", and £500 for "insisting you know better than the DJ". Specific "overplayed" hits get special price points: £250 for Kings Of Leon's 'Sex On Fire', £500 for Oasis's 'Wonderwall' and £1,000 for The Killers' 'Mr. Brightside'.

DJ PressPlay makes sure to note that requests for "good songs that fit the night" and "just enjoying your night and the music that is playing" come free. 

Gingell-Good said the price list serves a "polite reminder" and mainly "a tongue-in-cheek joke, the majority of people take it as a joke and can laugh about it... "It is more for those people who do not take no for an answer and to keep from having discussions as to why I won’t play a song."

“Some people don’t understand why we DJs do this, and that we are playing songs to keep the vibe going", he said, and many "people request songs they personally love, but it doesn’t always fit the vibe of the night or the crowd". 

See DJ PressPlay's price sheets below, and watch a clip of his recent interview with Jeremy Vine via Facebook.