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Wedding Entertainment: Why a DJ?

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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.

Why you need a tight itinerary for your wedding

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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.

Tao Te DJ Chapter 10

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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.

Tao Te DJ Chapter 9

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Tao Te DJ Chapter 9

Better to stop short than fill to the brim. Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt. Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it. Claim wealth and titles, and disaster will follow. Retire when the work is done. This is the way of heaven.

 

Translation –
As a DJ you should not overload the mix with special effects and tricks. Use them sparingly or else they will start to ruin the flow of the set.

Get a big ego from controlling the dance floor and festivals, you will loose that which brought you such joy as when you first played out.

When your run is over, you will know.

Tao Te DJ Chapter 8

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Tao Te DJ Chapter 8

The highest good is like water. Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive. It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao. In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, go deep in the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. In speech, be true. In ruling, be just. In daily life, be competent. In action, be aware of the time and the season. No fight: No blame.

 

Translation –
The music is the element that can flow in places that people cannot explain. Feelings and reaction; joy and sadness; memories and loves – these cannot be explained.

Meditation is the groove of the music and “when it hits you feel no pain.”

Tao Te DJ Chapter 7

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Tao Te DJ Chapter 7

Heaven and Earth last forever. Why do heaven and Earth last forever? They are unborn, So ever living. The sage stays behind, thus he is ahead. He is detached, thus at one with all. Through selfless action, he attains fulfillment.

 

Translation –
The DJ is not a participant on the dance floor. The selfless action is playing music for the crowd. Only then will the DJ feel complete.

Tao Te DJ Chapter 6

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Tao Te DJ Chapter 6

The valley spirit never dies; It is the woman, primal mother. Her gateway is the root of heaven and Earth. It is like a veil barely seen. Use it; it will never fail.

 

Translation –
Music cannot be seen, but only heard. There is a spirit in all life that music can permeate.

Tao Te DJ Chapter 5

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Tao Te DJ Chapter 5

Heaven and Earth are impartial; They see the ten thousand things as straw dogs. The wise are impartial; They see the people as straw dogs. The space between heaven and Earth is like a bellows. The shape changes but not the form; The more it moves, the more it yields. More words count less. Hold fast to the center.

 

Translation –
The role of the DJ is to create a journey of music. The more the variation of the music, the more people are drawn in to the sound. A wise DJ understands the need for an ebb and flow of the created musical landscape to provide the crowd a solidified mix. More extraneous flourishes like the over use of filters or effects detract from the original center of the mix.

Tao Te DJ Chapter 4

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Tao Te DJ Chapter 4

The Tao is an empty vessel; it is used, but never filled. Oh, unfathomable source of ten thousand things! Blunt the sharpness, Untangle the knot, Soften the glare, Merge with dust. Oh, hidden deep but ever present! I do not know from whence it comes. It is the forefather of the gods.

 

Translation –
Music causes feelings and actions. There is no physical way to capture the essence of sound. Once it released into existence, it causes a reaction to the listener that is without any way for the listener to accurately describe those feelings and emotions.

Music is eternal and can never fail from any amount of use.

Tao Te DJ Chapter 3

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Tao Te DJ Chapter 3

Not exalting the gifted prevents quarreling. Not collecting treasures prevents stealing. Not seeing desirable things prevents confusion of the heart. The wise therefore rule by emptying hearts and stuffing bellies, by weakening ambitions and strengthening bones. If men lack knowledge and desire, then clever people will not try to interfere. If nothing is done, then all will be well.

 

Translation –
The advent of Festival DJs has turned into a craze for beginning DJs who want to be famous. They all think they should be moving huge crowds. In the act of attempting to become a famous DJ, there is usually a long gestation period in which the DJ hones his craft and builds himself from the ground up. By not focusing on becoming famous and keeping your head down as you toil away at your craft, you may eventually become a great DJ.