jeudi 27 juin 2013

Figuring Out How To Select A DJ For Your Party

By Maria Conkle

If you are throwing a party it is great to hire a professional DJ that can get your guest dancing and having a wonderful time. Having great music and a DJ who knows what to play and how to read the crowd is an important ingredient for memorable party. Here we take a look at how to select a DJ to make your party memorable.

The first choice has to be the type of music that is to be played. If you are having a wedding party then there will be people of different generations present, as well as people with a wide range of music tastes. In this case it is probably better to keep music mainstream and play chart hits as well as classic hit songs from the 60s to the present day.

If your guests are around your own age then you have a lot of choice when it comes to current genres of music. You could play up to the minute Dubstep, Hip Hop or Progressive house tunes. Or you could play rock and indie music such as Tame Impala, Neon Indian, as well as classic Smiths and Joy Division songs.

One great way to have a party is hire several DJs, all of whom play a particular genre of music. For example you could begin your party with classic reggae and finish with some fast drum and bass.

Experienced DJs will be able to read the crowd and play the right tunes in order keep the party jumping. This is especially important for a dance set, where tempos and rhythms can be used to reflect the mood.

These days DJs use their laptop and DJ software, such as Traktor. Although many still prefer to use decks and vinyl. Some hip hop style DJs produce their own music out of sampled beats and snippets of music, as well remixing dance tracks. Top Hip Hop and Breakbeat DJs such as DJ Shadow and DJ Food use these techniques and often produce track as they play their set.

Often the best choice for a DJ is someone that you have seen before, this way you know that they are going to get the party jumping. But if you haven't it may be worth taking recommendations from friends. A good DJ will ask a lot of questions regarding the party, such as who are the guests, what is the age range and so on. It may also be worth taking a look at the DJs collection of music in order to find out how knowledgeable about music they are. Some DJs may only play the music that they like, but this may not be the same as the guests at the party.

So if you are trying to figure out how to select a DJ why not follow steps above. Good DJs are not difficult to find, but the right one will know exactly how to create the perfect party so that all the guests will still be talking about it in years to come.

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