Retro DJs brings a vibrant touch to wedding celebrations with their expertise in retro music. Specialising in blending classic hits with modern tunes, these wedding DJs ensure a lively and memorable atmosphere. For top-notch wedding entertainment, Retro DJs stand out.

Retro DJs, formerly ACT Select Sounds, have been a cornerstone of Canberra’s DJ scene for over 30 years. With a track record of energising more than 2000 events, their expertise lies in seamlessly blending retro hits with modern beats. At Retro DJs, the focus is on making sure everyone has a blast. Their extensive experience means they know precisely how to read the crowd and keep the energy high all night. Whether classic tunes or fresh tracks, they perfectly mix everything to suit your wedding vibe. They've covered the details, from providing a microphone for speeches to offering a basic MC service. Their goal is to make your wedding a night to remember for you and your guests. Find us on Facebook @retrodjs

What you’ll love about working with Retro DJs for your wedding:

  • Personalised Music Experience
    Retro DJs pride themselves on their ability to read the crowd and play the perfect tunes. They mix retro and modern music to keep guests of all ages dancing and having fun.
  • Professional and Friendly Service
    Clients often comment on the DJs' friendly and approachable nature. They love what they do, and it shows, making your wedding entertainment feel personal and engaging.
  • Attention to Detail
    From setting up the equipment safely and accommodating special requests, Retro DJs ensure every detail is handled carefully, allowing you to enjoy your wedding without worry.

Highlights of working with Retro DJs:

  • Over 30 years of experience
  • Specialise in retro and modern mixes
  • Friendly and professional service
  • Tailored music to suit any crowd
  • Reliable and detail-oriented setup
  • find us on facebook at @retrodjs


I think my reviews tell it all but my strength is my experience in the wedding industry, having played at over 500 wedding receptions. I know what's required to make a successful reception. My dedication to my clients to make sure the music is exactly what they want, I like to get the right amount of input form the bride and groom and let my talent do the rest.

Mr Dean Downes

Business Owner

Easy Weddings Special Offer

I offer a one price all-inclusive package for $975

Price includes:

  • Any music between 6.00pm and midnight (reception only)

  • A Comprehensive meeting with you 4 weeks prior to your wedding

  • A formally dressed DJ, (suite and Tie)

  • Minimum 4 light affects

  • Your choice of DJ facade, love hearts, stereo boom box, plain black, plain white or funky 80s.

  • Early setup (if required)

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Service Area ACT



Yes, conditions apply; this will depend on DJ setup location.

Yes, I do encourage requests, although we will discuss what is suitable and what is not at our meeting.

Yes I can provide a basic MC service, conditions apply and extra fee charged of $550.

Yes, Public Liability insured and PPCA licenced.

I require an area of 1.5mx3.0m for the safe setup of our equipment. Outdoor function must be fully enclosed and protected from the elements.

240 volt power within 5 metres of the DJ setup.

Yes, conditions apply, extra fee charged depending on the location of the venue.

No, a deposit isn’t required, although we request that any cancellations be advised ASAP.

Payment can be made at our meeting or one week prior to your wedding either by cash or EFT

No, but can discuss options with you if this is something you require.

50 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

October 2017

Dean Downes was so amazing, from the day we contacted up until the wedding. He will provide you with as much or as little assistance as you would like when choosing music. We were very set on playing mostly the songs we wanted and he delivered this amazingly, as well as filling the rest of our wedding with similar style songs. He coordinated with our MC (who was my uncle) on the day to ensure everything went perfect. Dean co-ordinated prior to the wedding day with the venue to ensure they had everything he needed to set up. Our guests danced all night and commented on how good he was. Thanks so much Dean we will be sure to use you for our next celebration.

Nicola B.

Retro DJs

Hi Nicola, your review is so lovely, thank you so much

May 2017

Fantastic DJ – accepted my last minute requirements and had guests dancing all night long!! He worked so well with my MC (brother) and we couldn’t thank him enough for bringing the ‘party’ factor to our wedding.

Caylee G.

September 2016

Would recommend Dean to absolutely anyone for anything! he got back to me straight away and was extremely affordable compared to everyone else. he isn't your 'karaoke machine' type DJ either. All music was perfectly played and really well mixed into each song at the end. Everyone commented on how good he was and all had a great night. My MC got along with him really well too. He even played specific music that I wanted and supplied to him on a USB stick. Very helpful, easy to deal with, has great tips and ideas to help you along the way and is always in contact with you. So glad we went with him and not anyone else!

Marianthi B.

June 2019

Dean was great to deal with and helped us when we needed him last minute. He set up and entertained guests all night while working well with the venue and our MC. His playlist is very broad and he worked with us to get more unique songs. Overall, we were very happy with our decision to use ACT Selectsounds and would recommend them to other couples.

Matt W.

May 2019

ACT Selectsounds Mobile Music was amazing!!! Dean was so good at reading the crowd and playing the right music! We had people dancing the whole time at our reception, which made it such a fun night and great vibe!! We also received many comments from our guests who said how great the DJ was and that they loved all the music he played! We would highly recommend ACT Selectsounds for any couple that is getting married, as Dean really was amazing!

Emma D.

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