Wedding Entertainment: Why a DJ?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

Your choice between a band and a DJ is directly connected to what kind of wedding you want to have.  The music sets the reception off with the entertainment has been selected.

Do you want dancing and a more high energy dance floor with the options to request songs, provide play and do not play lists, cater to everyone at your reception and provide music during cocktails and dinner?  This what a DJ can provide.

Good DJs can read the dance floor and make adjustments in song selection depending on what the people are feeling.  With unlimited tracks in his/her arsenal, you can be sure there will be something for everyone.

DJs will MC your wedding reception and deliver events at the specific times to make sure you are worry free during your special day.  They know what song to play and when as decided before the day of the event.

DJs provide exactly the song you need for each part of your event.  Special dances songs and other aspects of your reception need an exact song that you have chosen for that moment.

A word about entrance songs here.

A good DJ will not speak over the vocal part of your entrance song you have selected.  They will use the instrumental part of your song while speaking and then come in with the vocals at the right point to set off your entrance with maximum delivery.
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Questions You Should Ask Your DJ

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Advice

Is this your full-time business? Have you worked lots of weddings in the past?

Keva Events is my full-time business.  I have not been in the wedding game long, but have DJed a handful of weddings along with a few parties and events.  I started as a club DJ before I moved with my wife to MA.  I have over 15 years experience DJing.

 

Do you have set playlists to choose from? Do you customize the playlists for our style?

I cater my playlists according to the needs/wants from the client.  I can play anything from the 50s to Top 40 and Pop including old school hip hop, rock, euro pop, edm, electronica, chill out and more.

 

What do you do if the music just isn’t working for the crowd?

I read the crowd as I DJ and make adjustments according to the response of the dance floor.  I also provide times for slow dances and let the dance floor take a break with some more mellow tracks so the guests don’t burn out.

 

Will you MC the schedule of events?

I am an MC for weddings as well as DJ.  I stick to your itinerary for your event and make announcements as needed.

 

How do you handle song requests?

I try to cater to all requests if I can fit them into the night’s music.

 

Do you have transition/mixing samples?

You can find examples of my DJ skills here.

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And Music For All

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Advice

And Music For All
As a wedding DJ you need to be able to get everyone involved in the vibe of the event.  Making sure you have all age groups and diverse guests is paramount. You want all of your guests have a good time which means the music has to be varied through the wedding. Set aside age groups and diversity in your guests, a mix of all kinds of music keeps things fresh all night long.

I have a bit of everything in my music library. I play everything from 50s through today in genres including Top 40, Pop, Old School Hip Hop, Euro Pop, Country, Rock, EDM, Electronica, Chill Out, Rap and more.
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Why you need a tight itinerary for your wedding

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Advice, Uncategorized

On your big day, you don’t want to worry about how smoothly things will run.  Having a rigid schedule takes the pressure off because you know that all the vendors are on the same page and your wedding will go off without a hitch.

Having a loose schedule leaves room for panic and anxiety about how things will happen at your wedding.

You should talk to your DJ/MC primarily and give them the agenda for your wedding.  This way, the announcements will be on time and every part of your wedding happens exactly as you planned.
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Tao Te DJ Chapter 10

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in Tao Te DJ

Tao Te DJ Chapter 10

Carrying body and soul and embracing the one, Can you avoid separation?
Attending fully and becoming supple, Can you be as a newborn babe? Washing and cleansing the primal vision, Can you be without stain? Loving all men and ruling the country, Can you be without cleverness? Opening and closing the gates of heaven, Can you play the role of woman?
Understanding and being open to all things, Are you able to do nothing?

Giving birth and nourishing, Bearing yet not possessing, Working yet not taking credit, Leading yet not dominating, This is the Primal Virtue.

 

Translation –
Can you connect to the dance floor while keeping the ideas for the next track in your mind?
Receiving energy from the crowd, can you get the feeling of the first time you played out?
Mixing and pushing your music forward, can you be yourself without following in another’s path?
Can you put yourself in the mind of a dancer on the floor?
Creating an atmosphere without getting in the way of the flow by idolizing yourself and still having self confidence – that is the total sum of the DJ/Dancer equation.

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