Back to the FUTURE? Behold the new “Future Retro” package (aka “Tron-Tables”)

Here it is! The new DJ “Future Retro” DJ system! Also nicknamed “Tron-Tables” (after the movie Tron). Ready for corporate, weddings, schools, mitzvahs and more.. This specific package incorporates the elegance, purity & tradition of vinyl record players with modern “Futuristic” design and features. The best of both worlds!

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Future Retro Package (aka “The Tron-Tables”)

IN THIS PACKAGE:
– 2 custom white turntables with blue LED accent lighting
– 2 custom LED lighted cases (any color)
– 1 Custom white S9 Mixer
– 2 white vinyl records
– 12′ black drape backdrop with LED uplight
– white laptop & stand
– 2 wireless mics
– Optional LED dance lighting package
– Optional Sound package
All black trim accents on entire system

SUPER CLEAN, PROFESSIONAL & EYE CATCHING! Matched with expert performance. PRESENTATION+PERFORMANCE=PERFECTION!

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SCHOOL DANCE DJ: Enhance with LED Glow Batons!

LED Glow Batons for School Dance in Colorado

Your Colorado School Dance just got better!

A very popular new enhancement to any school dance DJ package is our LED Lighted Foam Glow Batons. These are 18″ long and light up in multiple colors.  Additionally, with the touch of a button (at the bottom of the baton), you can change from solid color, changing color, strobing, flashing and more!

Our LED Foam Glow Batons (aka LED glow sticks), come in packages of 50 and include the batteries. Just pull the battery protector sleeve, turn on and have fun!

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DISCOUNT PRICING WITH MULTIPLE PACKAGE ORDERS

Since most schools will have more than 50 students attending their school dance, multiple package orders are expected. In this case, we do offer discount pricing.

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GLOW PARTY?

LED COLOR GLOW STICKS - FOAM BATONSA great theme would be a “glow party”. This would come with minimal lighting and would include enough LED glow batons for everyone attending. We do not have set package pricing on this since each school has a different attendance size and the package should reflect the number of students attending your school dance.

A GREAT SOUVENIER AFTER THE SCHOOL DANCE ENDS

 

After your school dance concludes, your students are free to take home a glow baton. They are yours to keep!


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Wedding DJ: Besides Music, What Do We Do?

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What Does A DJ Actually Do At A Wedding?

Wedding DJ Entertainment is a specialized skill that require a specific type of experience & personality.  When a Bride or Groom (or couple) start contacting DJ companies for pricing, there are many factors to consider in that price.  Your DJ is NOT JUST PLAYING MUSIC.  There is so much more happening!

WHEN IS A WEDDING DJ WORTH THE PRICE THEY QUOTE YOU?

I came across this question from a few different individuals; “What does a DJ actually do at a wedding?” For those that aren’t familiar with professional wedding DJs it may seem all they do is push a button and play music.

special events dj in colorado by brian howeWhile planning music is one of the core functions of the DJ, there is so much more that goes on. Many times the Wedding DJ stands in as pseudo-Wedding Coordinator if the couple has not hired one or if the venue does not provide one. I can’t speak for all Wedding DJs, and yes there are a number of DJ’s that do weddings that do not do the following and ultimately can sour the experience for many brides and grooms. But I can give you a glimpse of what I do as part of my Wedding DJ services for my clients, and to some people’s surprise, a DJ starts to prepare for a wedding well before the actual wedding. In fact, it starts on the very first contact.

Getting To Know You

One of the very first things I do when meeting with a new couple is to figure out what exactly you are looking for. What kind of music do you like? Do you want lighting? Would you like to dance on a cloud for your first dance? What interesting things have you experienced at other weddings? All of this information becomes the foundation of determining the things you want, and don’t want, from your wedding.

I then quote you a price and will patiently wait (and gently nag) for you to select your DJ.

Learning The Nitty-Gritty

While the first phase of the discussions gives the DJ a glimpse into what you are looking for, once you get closer to your wedding date the details need to be fleshed out. Typically about 60 days out from your wedding I have a series of forms that will get filled that help me guide some of the key elements of your wedding, from the pronunciation of your wedding party guests to if you are going to have a bouquet toss. I have to admit, the list can be a bit tedious for some, but it’s very important for me to know all the ins and outs so I can help ensure that you have a great night of entertainment.

It is also around this time that I will start to reach out to the venue to find any specifics and guidance. If I am unfamiliar with the location I’ll typically plan a trip to the site to determine things like establishing a line of communication with the venue, equipment placement and if there are any issues with some of the details discussed thus far. I will also reach out to the vendors like the photographer and videographer if I have not corresponded with them in the past to begin our collaboration for your wedding.

Sometimes, More Planning Meetings

So while some planning meetings can be “done in one” the truth is changes happen all the time. Head counts can force changes to the floor plans, musical selections might be altered to accommodate a group of people, you may decide to enhance your experience that you didn’t plan before, the list can go on. I always reach out to my couples 30 days out to see what has changed, and what hasn’t, and see if more formal meetings are required.

It’s at this time that I want the couple to lock in their special songs just in case it takes a while to procure anything. There are times I have literally ordered vinyl from Europe for a first dance where I could not obtain a copy otherwise. So if you have an odd song I suggest getting it in by this time so I can procure it.

Preparing For Your Special Day

Usually the week prior I begin to lock things in place. I go over the details again and again, and if there is a question about a detail that I don’t have an answer to, I am not afraid to ask. I want to make sure that your day is as stress free as possible! I establish all your special songs in specific “crates” of music, clone my hard drive, and make another copy to a USB thumb drive so I have multiple copies of music to play on just in case. I go over all my equipment to make sure nothing is missing. I send the vendors and the venue some of the information I gather so they have a baseline document to work off of. There is a surprising amount of “little things” that I have to check off my list before your wedding day comes.

The Day Arrives

When the wedding day arrives, for many DJs it means workout time and it’s no different for me. I am a solo-run DJ business which means I put all my equipment in my van, drive, unload, setup, test, perform, breakdown, drive home, and unload. If you are doing a ceremony as well I have not one but two separate systems to setup and configure. Once setup and everything is tested out to my satisfaction then the real fun begins.

The “Clutch Shot”

Making sure nothing goes wrong is always on a DJs mind and for good reason. A photographer can have a bad photo but there are literally hundreds of great shots to choose from, a florist can have a wilted flower or two but it may be overlooked by the remaining stunning assortments, a caterer can have a bad plate of food, but the hundred or more other plates are exquisite; but if something fails with with the DJ especially at those critical moments all bets are off. A Wedding DJ does not get a second chance and they must react at a moment’s notice. If a microphone cuts out a backup is at the ready. A song fails to play and another copy of it is a click away. A tremendous amount of care for your event is given by the DJ to ensure that your entertainment goes as flawlessly as possible.

Managing the Evening

During the cocktail and big milestones of the reception is in constant contact with the venue and the other vendors ensuring that everyone is on the same page. You don’t want to surprise the wedding photographer with some “gotcha”. They always have to be at the ready and have the latest information. If food is delayed you need to have additional songs prepared till dinner is ready. If something changes everyone needs to be in the loop and usually the DJ is that go-to person of the evening.

Once the last bites are eaten and the last speeches are made then it’s usually the DJ’s time to shine to play a great set of dance music based off all the discussions you had prior, trying to cross different age groups and styles to make everyone feel included. I take a lot of pride in my knowledge of music and my ability to seamlessly blend track into track. There are times that some people didn’t even know I went into another track and to see the look on their face at that moment is priceless.

Before you know it the night is wrapping up. The whirlwind of months if not years of planning has drawn to a close. The last songs are played. For the DJ it’s time to pack up and head on home. It’s been a long day but I sure feel damn good that everyone had a great night.

Summary

So what does a DJ do? Well the above paragraphs explains quite a bit, there are still even more details that are too mundane to go over. On average I spend about 15-30 hours per wedding “all in” depending on the size and requirements. This also leads into the reasoning on why a professional wedding DJ costs more than a couple hundred dollars.

I hope this can give you a greater level of appreciation of how involved the Wedding DJ is at a wedding.

Booking A Wedding DJ in Denver Colorado

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WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR WEDDING DJ?

DJ For Wedding in Denver Colorado and Denver Metro areas.  Your wedding reception is a very important LIFE CYCLE EVENT.  It must be perfect, amazing and the best and most memorable experience for you, your family, friends and all of your invited guests.  We may very well be your PERFECT WEDDING DJ IN DENVER COLORADO!

DJ For Wedding in Colorado:  YOUR DENVER WEDDING DJ SHOULD:

Meet You In Person Before You Confirm Services:  Never hire someone based on price alone!  Your Denver Wedding DJ needs to match your personality, style, taste and be able to meet your vision and expectations you’ve set for your special wedding day.  Your DJ is your ambassador during your wedding reception.  They are making announcements on your behalf.  Introducing you to all of your guests, bringing attention to you on the center of the dance floor for your first dance and working with all of your other vendors.  Do you really want to “chance” that with someone you’ve not yet met in person?

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Be Your Event Planning Assistant / Coordinator:  Unless you hired a professional wedding planner, you’re left to plan everything yourself.  A quality wedding DJ will fill the role of “wedding planner” by assisting you with the timeline, activities, vendor coordination (during event), direct communication with your venue prior to your wedding day and coordination during your wedding – Manage the flow of your timeline during your wedding and communicate the details with all of your participating vendors – Make changes as needed and keep you in the loop, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the evening.  YOU ARE THE BOSS!  A good wedding DJ will offer you professional advice and recommendations, but ultimately, you get to make all of the final decisions that are in your best interest.  DJ Brian Howe recognizes how important this day is to you and is ready to be your planning partner and execute everything to your complete satisfaction!

Compliment The Evening.  Not Complicate It:  The role of a wedding DJ in Denver is to provide professional wedding DJ entertainment services when it is appropriate (during dancing).  Not be the center of attention.  This day is ABOUT YOU.  Not The DJ.  Before the dance floor opens up, a wedding DJ must provide the proper atmosphere during cocktails & dinner.  This means music set to a reasonable volume so that guests can socialize without shouting over the music.  The choice of music is important as it sets the tone for the evening.  Although cocktail & dinner music is considered “background music”, the style of music creates the ambiance.  DTP Events takes this very seriously and creates playlists that create the ideal experience for you and your guests to enjoy while socializing and eating.  As the client (aka “guest of honor”), you can decide on the type of music you wish to have for cocktail hour and dinner.  Your professional wedding DJ will assist with ideas and provide examples of successful background music playlists.

Be Approachable: During your wedding, guests should feel comfortable coming up to your wedding DJ and be able to ask for their specific song requests.  Your wedding DJ entertainer should be very accommodating to your guests, even if they are unable to fulfill their requests.  By the time your wedding day comes, your DJ will already have a playlist created by you.  There will be songs that you will want played by your DJ and songs that you do not want played, even if requested.  Being friendly and having an approachable personality while respecting your song wishes, is  A MUST!

Open Format DJ in Colorado

Open Format DJ Brian Howe - Denver Colorado

Open Format DJ = Mash Up & Remix

DJ Brian Howe at Jacksons, Denver (rooftop party).

Open Format DJ style, DJ Brian Howe is available to perform as headliner (or opener to international act) for big room nightclubs, upscale ultra lounges and popular dance venues across the U.S. and beyond. Popular “DJ Brian Howe Sets” are open format DJ style, which include high energy EDM (think fist pumping!) and Las Vegas style “Party Rock” (aka mash-up, mainstream pop dance remix).

Depending on your venue needs, DJ Brian Howe can play to your demographic audience and adjust the mix based on the flow of the evening and energy of the crowds. The goal (for nightclubs & lounges) is to “sell drinks”. With this in mind, DJ Brian Howe formulates a music mix that rotates your crowds from the dance floor to the bar.Additionally, the goal is to retain the crowd that comes into your venue. If they come inside, a positive, fun & energetic atmosphere will keep them from going anywhere else. Good music and positive people will make this happen.


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DJ FOR CORPORATE PRODUCT PROMOTION & MARKETING

special events dj in colorado by brian howeDJ Brian Howe has been involved in many corporate promotion events that market or promote a brand or product. The most common is beverage & clothing. Some beverage clients include Bombay Sapphire, Bacardi, Ketel One Vodka, Budweiser & Red Bull. For clothing, DJ Brian Howe has been a part of many fashion shows, store launches, sales promotions and more.

DJ BRIAN HOWE: Book for special events!

DJ Brian Howe is a Disc Jockey in Colorado, serving Loveland, Fort Collins, Denver Metro and Mountain Range. DJ Brian Howe is available for private event bookings (weddings, corporate, holiday, school dances, and more) as well as guest DJ sets in lounges, clubs, resorts & nightlife venues. Voted #1 Dance DJ in Denver by Westword Magazine, DJ Brian Howe is the established choice as the best source for a DJ in Colorado to get the dance floor rocking!
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DJ BRIAN HOWE AWARDS & ACCOLADES:

  • Named “Best Dance DJ” by Westword Magazine, 2010
  • Nominated “Best DJ Entertainer” by Denver Ch. 7’s A-List
  • Nominated “Top 100 National DJ” by DJ Times Magazine
  • Featured (Front Page) DJ by Club Systems International Magazine
  • Featured DJ / Entertainer Denver Post, Rocky Mtn. Times & Image Magazine
  • Featured interview (Dec 2010) in Lodo Magazine
  • Former mixshow DJ for XM RADIO ch. 81 “Air BPM”
  • Former Resident DJ for Beta Nightclub (Ranked #1 club in the US)
  • DJ for MC Hammer performances in San Francisco
  • DJ for Tone Loc’ & Digital Underground
  • DJ for Playboy Playmate & Reality Star Kendra Wilkinson
  • Opening DJ for George Clinton (Parliament) and The Funkadelic
  • Opening DJ for Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys)
  • Opening DJ for One Republic (top charting music group)
  • Private DJ performance at residence of Onerepublic lead singer for private event
  • Music provider for VH1 (Keeping up with the Kardashian’s)
  • Music producer for Beachbody fitness videos (P90X, PiYo, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Hustle)
  • Produced “Can You Feel It” theme song for Denver Nuggets
  • Featured Anheuser-Busch DJ for west coast promotional tour
  • DJ for GQ Magazine & Bombay Sapphire, Colorado Region