PRESENTATION + PERFORMANCE

NOT ALL DJ COMPANIES ARE THE SAME

IMPORTANT FACT: Not all DJ companies are the same! Take for example, the two photos below.

Example of a typical budget DJ service set up.

The 1st photo (above) is of a typical cost effective DJ service. Yes, they’re “cheap” but would you want this at your event? Can you imagine how they must interact with the guests and how they perform if they don’t even show effort (or respect) in their visual presentation at YOUR BIG EVENT? How do you think your venue feels about having a messy set up like this to ruin the visual vibe of their space?

Photo of our DJ set up. Presentation is just as important as performance

The 2nd photo (above) is from a recent event of ours showing the great pride & detail taken to ensure a clean presentation along with a great performance. Nothing is overlooked which means we pay attention to the important details of your event and take every effort to ensure your expectations are not only met, they’re exceeded.

We’re not the most expensive and we’re definitely not “CHEAP”. But you will never be disappointed with what we have to offer you for your event. We also understand that it’s not “one size fits all”. We have several different system configurations to fit the style and needs of any event type. From large scale, to simple and effective. We come prepared to offer you exactly what you want.

Give us a call or send us an email. It never hurts to chat with us and see if we’d be a good match for you and your specific event needs.

BELOW ARE MORE OF OUR DJ SET UP PHOTO EXAMPLES IN VARIOUS SPACES, VENUES & CONFIGURATIONS.

FREE UPLIGHTING PACKAGE!

Free LED decorative uplighting with your DJ package

FREE LED DECORATIVE UPLIGHTING UPGRADE WITH YOUR DJ PACKAGE

For a limited time, we are offering FREE DECORATIVE LED UPLIGHTING PACKAGE to your DJ ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE at NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU for a limited time.

You might ask, how does this work and how do I enjoy this offer?

Here are a few ways to get a free uplighting upgrade package included with your select DJ package.

  • Book our Traditional or Premier DJ package
  • Add a photo booth to any of our DJ packages
  • Book your special event with us by February 15th
  • Book any of our DJ packages for a weekday event (Sun-Thurs)

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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!

LED lighted turntable DJ package
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!

Contact for pricing and availability

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!

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SCHOOL DANCE DJ PACKAGES


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.