How To DJ A Party Properly
Learn how to DJ a party properly so that you can make some money, meet new people, show your musical talent, and have some fun. Different parties will obviously require a different style of DJ. Some parties will have a lot of older people, so you should play music and genres from their era rather than newer or modern music. However, if you try playing the same songs at a teenage party you will be booed off the stage.
- Find out what kind of system you will be working with and that your equipment is compatible. It is more than aggravating when you show up for a DJ gig and have to move everything around to fit your system. Furthermore it could be catastrophic if none of your equipment works. It is best to call ahead and find out what you will be working with.
- Show up early and setup quickly. You should be sound testing at least 30 minutes before the party starts and everything should be setup even earlier. By the time people are ready to dance and hear music you will be more than prepared and can meet their desires.
- Take requests from the crowd if possible. A lot of times people will want to hear specific songs played, and if their request is a popular song that you think the rest of the crowd will like then say you will do it. However, if they pick some obscure song that you are afraid people will not like just say you do not have that song. This should help take some of the pressure off when you are trying to choose songs for people to dance to as well as help you learn what the partiers prefer to listen to.
- Do not play corny or funny songs unless you know for sure they will be a hit. For example, the chicken dance song at high school prom would be a bad idea. Kids that age would just think it is dumb, and although some of them would dance to it the majority would probably be unhappy with that choice. Be smart and choose your songs conservatively. In other words, pick songs that you are almost positive that the majority of the crowd will enjoy listening to.