As well as modern mobile disco equipment A good
party DJ needs a comprehensive music collection. We bring
thousands of records to each party but the ones that make
the night memorable are the 70 to 80 that are actually played.
Its not just the choice available but the djs ability to read
the crowd and know what will work in that environment and
what will not.
Although everyone has different tastes in music
we find in a party situation people often go with the flow
and if the DJ can find the right 70 to 80 music track a process
of group cohesion will occur. In the perfect party situation
everyone develops a collective feeling of goodwill and even
if they are not keen on a particular record will still join
in the fun. What we aim for is the middle ground. If its a
mixed aged group then the latest chart music with the greatest
floor fillers will probable be a good mix. If its a theme
night party like an 80's pop party or a 70's disco night then
we will aim for the most danceable tracks and not waste time
on a tune that people cant remember or did not fill the dance
floor when it was first released, A party for teenagers will
mostly include the latest chart music including requests,
concentrating on the groups preferred music styles. We never
try to "educate" our audience into appreciating
the music we like. Instead its our job to work out what will
work best and get everyone involved.
At a party every record the DJ plays should be in reaction
to how well the one before it was received. During a very
long party or a party with not many guest's to refresh the
dance floor, its sometimes a good idea to give everyone a
break. This gives them a chance to have a drink and a chat
etc and also gives the DJ a chance to play some requested
music that would not fit in otherwise. This might seem a strange
idea but its best to maintain a state of group behavior. If
people are getting hot and thirsty they will disappear from
the dance floor in ones and twos, so its best lower the tempo
and get everyone to walk of the dance in one go, let everyone
take a breather and drop the volume a fraction so they can
have a chat. A party is a complex environment of social interaction
meeting with friends and talking and not just about the dancing.
That said after a short break everyone will be set to join
in and because its often the ladies who start the dancing
this time when they come back to the dance floor they normally
drag their previously bar propping partners with them.
The music sets the tone for the evening and can take party
goers on a emotional rollocoaster. Too loud, too quite, too
fast, or too slow is all a matter of timing. A good DJ will
be able to read the crowd and create the perfect party atmosphere.
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