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£20 Challenge DJ sets

Ministry of Sound DJs create dance mixes using vinyl from Oxfam
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Three Ministry of Sound DJs, presenters and tastemakers have completed a poverty-busting challenge.

With a budget of £20 each, Goldierocks, Mike Wooller and Arielle Free selected vinyl and CDs from Oxfam shops to produce three 20-minute sets, which were streamed on the Ministry of Sound LIVE app and website on Friday night. The sets are now available on demand.

The challenge


Tina Turner to David Bowie

The DJs uncovered gems from a diverse range of genres, including dance, techno, pop and funk. The eclectic tracks snapped up from as little as 49p include Culture Club’s White Boy (Dance Mix), Nutbush City Limits from Tina Turner and Tonight by the late, great David Bowie.

Key tracks from Goldierocks’ and Arielle Free’s Oxfam sweeps were Kim Mazelle’s Love Me or Leave Me, Too Spicy by Hotbox and Technotronic’s Get Up Before The Night Is Over.

Goldierocks also picked up some funky accessories as part of her £20 spree, which she says are perfect for festivals.

‘The biggest one in my collection was by M&S Presents The Girl Next Door – Salsoul Nugget. It’s a classic house track and was the one that clinched it for me!’

Mike Wooller

Arielle Free, Mike Woller & Goldierocks

Olney, Ealing and Dalston

The three presenters are enthusiastic Oxfam shoppers. Arielle Free selected her records at the Olney Oxfam Shop. Mike Wooller splashed the cash at Ealing Oxfam Shop, while Goldierocks blew her budget at the famous Dalston Oxfam Books and Music Shop.

All the money raised from vinyl sales at Oxfam helps fight extreme poverty and suffering across the globe.

‘It’s funny, from the outside the shop looks small and dainty but inside it has such a huge record collection. I came away with 13 vinyls for £17, and that was only after sifting through for an hour.

‘I’m a real vinyl junkie and don’t enjoy paying huge prices for it. I’ve always been the person that looks for gems and a bit of history. I like the idea of others having the records before me. I’m happy to be involved with Oxfam and show the love because of everything it does.’

Arielle Free

The playlists

The full playlists are listed below, along with the total amount spent by each DJ.

Mike Wooller

Mike Wooller Salt ‘n’ Pepa – Let’s Talk About Sex
Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares To You
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes
Grace Jones – My Jamaican Guy
U2 – With Or Without You
M&S Presents The Girl Next Door – Salsoul Nugget (If You Wanna)

Total: £14.92



Hotbox – Too Spicy
Usher – U Remind Me (Illicit Club Mix)
Culture Club – White Boy (Dance Mix)
Proper DJ Superfresh & The Grand Lordmaster – Flavour
Kim Mazelle – Love Me Or Leave Me
Khaled – Chebba (Man City Mix)
Tina Turner – Nutbush City Limits
Har Mar Superstar – Baby, do you like me clothes?
Cryfres Yr Ysgol A’r Qelwyd – Cwrs Cymraeg Llafar
LeAnn Rimes – Can’t Fight the Moonlight

Total: £19.89 (including the hat, glasses and jacket worn by Goldierocks during her set)

Arielle Free

Arielle FreeThe Temptations – Papa was a Rolling Stone
10cc – Dreadlock Holiday
Boney M – Daddy Cool
Gibson Brothers – Cuba
Blondie – Heart Of Glass
David Bowie – Tonight
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
Technotronic – Get Up Before The Night Is Over
The Warp Brothers – We Will Survive
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World

Total: £18.88

The vinyl and CDs – along with Goldierocks’ glam gear – will be donated back to Oxfam and available to buy on Oxfam’s Online Shop.

Click here to browse everything from vintage clothes to vinyl in Oxfam’s Online Shop.

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