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Young, Groovy and... Experienced! Highly decorated Australian DJ.
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Award-winning Australian DJ, KatsNotDogs, brings over a decade of experience to the UK's vibrant music scene. Renowned for his expertise in House and Groove, he also boasts a versatile repertoire spanning R&B, classics, disco, 80s, 90s, and beyond. With over 1000 events to his credit, from festival stages to corporate gatherings, he is uniquely positioned to cater any occasion. Indeed, he has collaborated with major brands including Redbull, ASOS, River Island and KPMG. KatsNotDogs has held residencies at Sydney's top venues, including the iconic "Chinese Laundry" underground. London shows include sold out performances at Vauxhall Arches and Troxy Music Theatre. Having captivated audiences globally, he has shared stages with industry titans such as Claptone, Hannah Wants, Dom Dolla, Sonny Fodera, Tyga and Kid Ink. Among his career highlights are a nationwide tour at just 16, and a NYE performance at Sydney's prestigious Glenmore Hotel, where guests celebrated overlooking the Opera House fireworks. Continually pushing boundaries, KatsNotDogs has earned accolades such as the 'New South Wales, Australia University DJ of the Year' and national finalist status in the 'Australian University DJ Competition.' 'James has an uncanny ability to read the room and elevate the mood with his music,' said one satisfied client. 'Our event wouldn't have been the same without him.'

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Brixton J
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 261 Brixton Rd
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5 out of 5

KatsNotDogs was booked for and played at the Brixton Jam Open Decks night on 12/10/22. He turned up in a timely fashion and was a decent fella to chat with. It was a quieter night for us so he played some laid back disco and feel good house accordingly. Was a pleasure having him.

Joey K
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 270 Crown St
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5 out of 5

A local legend and club resident for us @ Heyday for 5+ years. We were so sad to see him leave the country but hope he's killing it overseas in all his endeavours. Where do we start. Just a reliable, dependable DJ in all facets. We could throw him on warmup, headline, close and he'd smash it every time. A definite go-to whenever we had big names in town, there's few DJs other than him that you want warming the night up for you. Wishing you all the best mate.

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KatsNotDogs' Song list

Good Vibes House:
Anton Powers, Redondo - Make Your Move
Armand Van Helden - I Want Your Soul - Radio Edit
Armand Van Helden - My My My
Armand Van Helden - Wings
ATFC, Gene Farris - Spirit of House
Ben Pearce - What I Might Do
Billy Porter, Mele - Children (Mele Remix)
Bob Sinclar - World, Hold On (Radio Edit)
Calvin Harris, Kelis - Bounce (feat. Kelis) - Radio Edit
Celeda - Music Is The Answer
Channel Tres - Topdown
Claptone - The Music Got Me
Claptone, Mylo, Purple Disco Machine - Drop The Pressure
Client Liaison - Off White Limousine
Colour Castle - Walk Right In - Edit
Cosmo's Midnight - Can't Do Without (My Baby)
Daft Punk - Around the World - Radio Edit [Radio Edit]
Daft Punk - One More Time - Radio Edit [Short Radio Edit]
Diplo, Damian Lazarus, Jungle - Don't Be Afraid (feat. Jungle)
Disclosure, Eko Roosevelt - Tondo
Disclosure, Fatoumata Diawara - Douha (Mali Mali)
Disclosure, Fatoumata Diawara - Ultimatum - Edit
Disclosure, Gwen McCrae - Funky Sensation
Disco Galaxy - Street Sounds
Dizzee Rascal, Chrom3, Calvin Harris - Dance Wiv Me
Dominica - Gotta Let You Go - Club Mix
Dua Lipa - Break My Heart
Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now
Dua Lipa - Hallucinate
Dua Lipa, DaBaby - Levitating (feat. DaBaby)
Elderbrook, Joris Voorn - Numb - Joris Voorn Remix, Edit
Elton John, Dua Lipa, PNAU - Cold Heart - PNAU Remix
Fatboy Slim, Purple Disco Machine - Praise You (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
Flight Facilities, Jess - Foreign Language
Flume - Holdin On
Folamour - Fearless
Folamour - We Gotta Wake This World Up From Its Sleep
Folamour, Emmanuel Jal - Birds (feat. Emmanuel Jal)
Franky Rizardo, Ros T, Eunice Collins - Out The Fire (At The Hotel) - Radio Edit
Glass Animals, Riton - Heat Waves - Riton Remix
Golden Features, Thelma Plum - No One (feat. Thelma Plum)
Gregory Porter, Claptone - Liquid Spirit - Claptone Remix
Hayden James - Just A Lover
Hayden James - Something About You
Hayden James, Boy Matthews - Just Friends
Hayden James, Crooked Colours - Rather Be With You (feat. Crooked Colours)
Hayden James, NAATIONS - Nowhere To Go
Hayden James, Running Touch - Better Together
Ida Corr, Fedde Le Grand - Let Me Think About It
Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl - Remastered
Jamiroquai - Little L
Jax Jones, RAYE - You Don't Know Me
Jungle - Keep Moving
Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
L'Tric, Chloe Wilson - Sunny - Edit
Leftwing : Kody - I Feel It
LF SYSTEM - Afraid To Feel
LF SYSTEM - Dancing Cliche
LIZOT, Boney M. - Daddy Cool
Michael Gray - The Weekend - Radio Edit
Mighty Mouse - The Spirit
MK - 17
NEIL FRANCES - Music Sounds Better with You
Parcels - Comedown
Parcels - Gamesofluck
Parcels - Lightenup
PNAU, Ladyhawke - River
Purple Disco Machine - Body Funk
Purple Disco Machine - In My Arms
Purple Disco Machine, Eyelar - Dopamine (feat. Eyelar)
Rufus DU SOL - Like an Animal
Rufus DU SOL - You Were Right
Royal Blood, Purple Disco Machine - Trouble's Coming - Purple Disco Machine Remix
Selace, Mousse T. - So Hooked On Your Lovin - Mousse T.'s Disco Shizzle
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) [feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor] - Purple Disco Machine Remix
Storm Queen, MK - Look Right Through - MK Dub III
Supafly, De Funk - Pleasure Love
Supershy - Happy Music
Tchami - Adieu - Radio Edit
Tchami - Untrue
Tchami, Kaleem Taylor - Promesses - Radio Edit
The Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme - Radio Edit
The UK Shapeshifters, Billy Porter - Finally Ready (feat. Billy Porter)
The UK Shapeshifters, Teni Tinks - Try My Love (On For Size) [feat. Teni Tinks]
Tom Misch, Poppy Ajudha - Disco Yes
Tom Misch, Zak Abel - Beautiful Escape
WEISS - Feel My Needs
ZHU - In the Morning
ZHU, AlunaGeorge - Automatic
Party Songs:
50 Cent - In Da Club
50 Cent - P.I.M.P.
ABBA - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
Aitch - Baby
Akon ft Eminem - Smack that
Ariana Grande vs. Bob Sinclar - Rock This Problem (Claes Lanng 103-128 transition)
Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
Bad Bunny - Callaita
Bad Bunny - Mia (Ft. Drake)
Bad Bunny - Moscow Mule
Beyoncé - Crazy In Love
Beyonce ft. Sean Paul - Baby boy
Beyonce vs. Nelly - Single Ladies In Here (Claes Lanng Mashup)
Big Sean Feat. E-40 - I Dont Fuck With You
Britney Spears - Toxic (Remastered)
Bruno Mars - Finesse Remix
Calvin Harris - One Kiss (Ft. Dua Lipa)
Cardi B - Bodak Yellow
Cardi B - Up
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin - I Like It
Chris Brown - Look at Me Now (ft. Busta Rhymes)
Chris Brown - Questions
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & French Montana - Loyal Feat. Lil Wayne & French Montana
Chris Brown x Tyga - Ayo
Daddy Yankee - Gasolina
Daddy Yankee feat. Snow - Con Calma
David Guetta - Sexy Bitch (feat. Akon)
Destiny's Child - Lose My Breath
Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers
DJ Fresh - Gold Dust
DJ Khaled - All i do is win
DJ Khaled - POPSTAR (feat. Drake)
DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts
DJ Snake - Loco Contigo
DJ Snake - Taki Taki (feat. Selena Gomez, Cardi B & Ozuna)
DMX - Party Up (Up in Here)
Doja Cat - Woman
Don Omar Lucenzo - Danza Kuduro
Dr. Dre Ft. Snoop Dogg - The Next Episode
Drake - Controlla
Drake - Fake Love
Drake - God's Plan
Drake - Hold On, We're Going Home
Drake - Hotline Bling
Drake - Jimmy Cooks
Drake - Nice For What
Drake - Way 2 Sexy
Drake & Future - Jumpman
Drake Feat. Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance
Dua Lipa - New Rules
Enur feat. Natasja - Calabria 2007
Estelle - American Boy
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) [Remastered Version]
Farruko - Pepas
Fat Joe - What's Luv
Fatman Scoop - Be Faithful
Fetty Wap - Trap Queen
Fetty Wap feat. Monty - 679 (feat. Monty)
Flo Rida - Low
Gala - Freed From Desire
Ginuwine - Pony
Gwen Stefani - Holla Back Girl
House Of Pain - Jump Around
Iyaz - Replay
J. Balvin Willy William - Mi Gente
Jack Harlow - First Class
Jack Harlow - WHATS POPPIN
Jamelia - Superstar
James Hype - Ferrari
Jason Derulo - Talk Dirty
Jay-Z Feat Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind
Jennifer Lopez - Get The Party Started
JLO - Love Don't Cost A Thing
Joel Corry - Head & Heart (feat. MNEK)
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Justin Timberlake - Sexy Back - Sexy Back
Kanye West - Gold Digger
Kanye West - Stronger
Kanye West & JAY Z - Niggas in Paris
Kanye West, Lil Pump - I Love It
Kelis - Milkshake
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE
Kid Cudi - Day 'n' Nite (Crookers Remix)
Kungs & Cookin' On 3 Burners - This Girl
Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow - INDUSTRY BABY
Lil' Jon & The Eastside Boyz - Get Low
Luude - Down Under
M.O, Lotto Boyzz & Mr Eazi - Bad Vibe
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can't Hold Us (Feat. Ray Dalton)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop
Madison Avenue - Don't Call Me Baby
Mike Posner - I Took a Pill in Ibiza
Missy Elliott - Work It
Modjo - Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
Nelly - Hot in Here
Nelly Furtado - Promiscuous ft. Timbaland
Nicki Minaj - Anaconda
Nicki Minaj - Truffle Butter
Nightcrawlers - Friday (feat. Mufasa & Hypeman)
Notorious B.I.G - Hypnotize
Offset - Taste (feat. Tyga)
Outkast - Hey Ya!
Pitbull - Hotel Room Service
Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
Pop Smoke - Dior
Rihanna - Only Girl (In The World)
Rihanna - Please dont stop the music
Rihanna - Pon De Replay
Rihanna - Rude Boy
Rihanna - Work
Rihanna Feat. Jay Z - Umbrella
Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
Robin S - Show Me Love
Sean Paul - Get Busy
Sean Paul - Temperature
Sean Paul feat. Dua Lipa - No Lie
Shaggy - It Wasn't Me
Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean - Hips Don't Lie
Sheck Wes - Mo Bamba
Sigala - Easy Love
Sisqo - Thong Song
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Murder On The Dancefloor
Soulja Boy Tell`em - Crank that
Spice Girls - Wannabe
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
The Black Eyed Peas - My Humps
The Black Eyed Peas - Pump It
The Black Eyed Peas - RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)
The Notorious B.I.G. - Mo Money Mo Problems [feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Mase & Puff Daddy]
The Notorious B.I.G. - Nasty Girl
The Pussy Cat Dolls - Don't Cha
Timbaland - The Way I Are
Timbaland Ft. Justin Timberlake - Carry Out
TLC - No Scrubs
Travis Scott - Sicko Mode (ft. Drake & Swae Lee)
Tyga - Ayy Macarena
Usher - OMG
Usher - Yeah! (feat. Lil Jon, Lil Jon, Ludacris & Ludacris)
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Wilkinson - Afterglow
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)

KatsNotDogs' Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£125
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£275
Up to 3 hours£375
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


Smoke Machine
DJ Booth Stand
Chauvet GIGBar2 Party Light, Laser, Strobe All-in-One
PA Speakers
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

It's all too often that the energetic nature of my performances get commented on. I teach my students: "if you're not dancing and having the best time, why should they?" Also, taken many an empty dancefloor to packed all-out dancing. Been told: "You've made our night. We were watching from afar and you made it impossible to stay in our chairs."

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I’ve played at Sydney’s biggest clubs including Chinese Laundry (“Sydney's most iconic underground nightclub”) and held down multiple residencies all over greater Sydney. Moreover, I’ve personally catered and performed at hundreds of events/functions – corporate through to clubs. Illustrious wedding venues to underground parties.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Sheesh, ok. From House: Purple Disco Machine. Patrick Topping. Dom Dolla. From RnB/Rap: Drake, Chris Brown, Jack Harlow, Black Eyed Peas, Timbaland.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Touring Australia with Good Life Music Festival in 2015. Then close second... supporting Claptone at Day of Dance music festival.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I understand that sometimes plans can change unexpectedly. If your event timings change after booking us, please let me know as soon as possible so that I can work with you to find a solution that works for both of us. I always strive to be flexible and accommodating in order to ensure that your event is a success.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, I'm are able to provide an iPod/DJ service before and between my sets. I'm happy to offer this service at no additional cost to you as a way to enhance the overall musical experience. Please let me know if you have any further questions or if there is anything else I can do to assist with the planning of your event.

How much time do you need to set up?

I typically require around 1 hour to set up prior to the performance. Let me know if this time frame works for you and if there are any specific accommodations we should be aware of at the venue.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Of course. Be as hands on/off with the process as you wish. Happy to chat and discuss exactly what music your event requires to make your night special. Able to work with pre-organised playlists and requests. Alternatively, I can completely take care of proceedings.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yep. Base package include DJ decks. Optional add ons include: speakers, lights, laser, smoke, DJ booth. (enquire about projectors + screen).

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

As a DJ, if theres a particular sequence of songs or timing that you require, orchestrating this won't be a problem.
House, Electronic, Ambient, Deep house, EDM, Techno, Ibiza club, Industrial, Garage, Modern jazz, Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, Top 40, Disco, Funk, Australian music, Greek music, Italian music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Virtual event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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