Archive for March 2011
Most wedding DJs know that as long as you play the hits, the guests will be happy. However, even grandma will agree that some songs are too played out. I mean, we can only stand to hear “Celebration” and “YMCA” so many times. If you’re looking for a left-of-center playlist (that will still get everyone on their feet), consider these essential party-starters:
Outkast – Hey Ya! Lady Gaga – Telephone feat. Beyonce Snoop Dogg – Drop It Like It’s Hot Peter, Bjorn and John – Young Folks Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried Ke$ha – Tik Tok De La Soul – Oooh Michael Franti & Spearhead – Say Hey Phoenix – 1901 Cut Copy – Lights and Music
Start creating your own wedding play-list list at www.greatratedjs.com/clients
Most DJs charge a grip of money and do not offer discounts for smaller events. They have a good reason to. Most people need a DJ on Saturday, sometimes on Friday and Sunday but rarely any other day of the week. Since the options of when a DJ may be hired are limited to a small number of days a DJ will have a set price regardless of how small your event is. This will most likely not be the best option for you if you’re on a budget. Instead look for a part-time or hobbyist DJ that does not heavily relay on the money he or she makes from DJ’ing. Part-time or hobbyist DJs will be your best bet as they mostly DJ for the pure enjoyment of it. Since they have a primary source of income, anything they make on the side as a DJ is pure gravy.