5 DJs pick spooky tracks

Usually we ask DJs around town to name their hot track of the moment, but in honour of all things ghoulish, we persuaded five of the city's best selectors to name their all-time Halloween anthem.


Bent Tuesdays at the Wild Coyote
Baby Grand Fridays at the Modern
Big Up Saturdays at Plush
10 O'Clock Hot Mix Monday to Saturday on The Beat 94.5 FM
Straight Goods Fridays at midnight on The Beat 94.5 FM

Geto Boys "My Mind's Playing Tricks on Me"

"This one includes the classic line, 'I sit alone in my four-cornered room, staring at candles.' Everything about this song is eerie–plus it's just a classic record, no matter what time of year it is."


DJ Physik
Get Fresh Thursday at the Standard
Flava Fridays at Fever
Allure Fridays at Atlantis
Players' Club Saturdays at Richard's on Richards

Ray Parker Jr. "Ghostbusters"

"I wish I could play this track every night, but when I play it at any time other than Halloween, people stare at me funny. They don't make music like this anymore. I really miss the '80s."

DJ Abasi
Signal Saturdays at the Lotus Sound Lounge

Hardfloor "Who's Jack?"

"This track takes the classic Chuck 'Preacher Man' Roberts 'My House' speech to a whole other, scary-yet-awesome level. It's dark and perfect for any Halloween party where house and techno are the order of the evening."


DJ Rhek
Fridays at Hell's Kitchen
Crank Dat Halloween Friday (October 26) at the Waldorf

Keak Da Sneak "Sneak Comes Out at Night"

"'A Nightmare on My Street' by [DJ Jazzy Jeff and] the Fresh Prince is the best ever, but it's corny. So I go with this updated version of the freaky Whodini classic by a rapper who sounds like he gargles with sandpaper."


Blastramp Thursdays at the Bourbon
½ Alive Fridays at Richard's on Richards

Misfits "Halloween"

"It's like getting a BJ from a zombie at the drive-in while watching a 1970s German-witch revenge trilogy."