How To Create and Host Your Own Silent Disco Party – NO EXTRA EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Generally, you need a bunch of special equipment to host a silent disco party. Today, I’m going to show you how to host your own without any extra equipment other than phones and headphones for anyone wanting to join in.

Check out the blog post showing how we had people spread over 4 continents!

First off, you’ll need to register for a free account at app.mysilentdisco.club/register.

Once logged in, you’ll see the tutorial, but you can skip it as we’ll cover everything in this post.

First thing we want to do is create the playlists.

Dashboard - Click Create Playlist
Dashboard – Click Create Playlist

Playlists are made up of of music files (mp3 and m4a work best)

Create your first playlist
Creating your first playlist

Name your playlist – You can change this as you come up with better puns!

Tags – This is so you can add tags as to what music is on the playlist. This is currently just for your reference,

Choose music from your computer – This allows you to select a mix from your computer. I recommend SoundCloud to get royalty free music. You can filter the search to use commercially and when you upload those mixes, you can link back and add the DJ name or title so you help promote the mix.

I recommend this SoundCloud downloader to get mixes.

Click the “+” button to add more mixes.

They will play in the order from top to bottom. To re-order them, you can just drag and drop them into place. Super simple!

And to remove a mix, just click on the “X” on the top right!

Next up, lets create a party! – Click the logo to get back to the dashboard, then click create a party.

Dashboard - Now you have playlists, create a party
Dashboard – Now you have playlists, create a party

Creating a party is super easy, the hardest party is finding the best name!

Create a party
Name your party and fill in the rest of the details

Start time and Start date are just estimates. When you are ready to start the silent disco party, you’ll manually start. This way you can launch the music when you get a solid crowd at your event 🙂 These will appear on the party details card on the app when people search for available parties.

Event link – This is optional and just for your reference.

City – This appears on the app when people search for available silent discos.

Timezone – This is important so that people tuning in from around the globe are on the same sync.

Drag a playlist into each room slot
Pick a playlist for each room

To pick a playlist for a room, hold down the left mouse button over the playlist and drag it into the room slot. When the room slot goes green, let go of the mouse button.

You can have 1 room, 2 or 3 as standard or if you have a picky crowd you can open up rooms 4 and 5 for 1 credit.

Once you have filled in everything, click the save button. You’ll now be able to make the party live straight away, or wait until you are 100% sure you have the right mixes and playlists.

Making a party live means people can see it as a party on the app and can start downloading the playlists
Making a party live means people can see it as a party on the app and can start downloading the playlists.

TIP: You can make the party live from the dashboard. Just click the status button

Switch the status to live when you are ready for people to join the party. Share your party code so people can search for your silent disco party
Switch the status to live when you are ready for people to join the party. Share your party code so people can search for your silent disco party

So now you’ve created your playlists, added them to a party and about to go live!

Final thing is to actually start the party.

When the day comes for your event, quickly log in and click start for 5 credits.

Start the party for 5 credits

When you register, you’ll have enough starting credits to have a couple of silent discos and try out having more than 3 rooms.

If you need more, you can easily add them on the profile page, which you can get to via the menu on the top right!

You can also get 5 free credits by sharing the love on Facebook (also on the profile page).