What makes a good DJ?

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–A good DJ service, in San Luis Obispo or anywhere, of course, starts with the music. An extensive music database is at the top of the list, especially a playlist that includes a variety of music and artists from classic oldies to the latest artists.

  • Knows the music and the artists
  • Knows how to read a crowd
  • Stage presence

Knows the music and the artists

It’s one thing to have a music library with thousands of songs and another thing to be deeply familiar with the music. A good DJ is also a good party planner. When you meet with the DJ to choose the music one of the first signs you are working with a good DJ is the questions he or she are asking. Questions can include everything from the kind of music you want, to background music and the age range of your guests.

To a good DJ, these questions are important because it helps the DJ make good music recommendations. A high school graduation party, for example, calls for one kind of music while dance music for a golden anniversary party attended by everyone from babies to great grandparents needs variety.

Knows how to read a crowd

There’s more to a good DJ than just showing up and playing the music. Even though every set has a mix of fast and slow music, sometimes the energy of the crowd changes. A good DJ knows how to read the crowd and change the pace. He or she also knows how to engage your guests with a little banter to pick things up or slow them down. Basically, the DJ you want knows how to keep the party going so everyone has a great time and start slowing it down as “closing time” arrives.

Stage presence

A DJ often does double-duty as the master of ceremonies, introducing the guests of honor, announcing key-guests who are making toasts or announcing a change in activities. A solid stage presence helps engage guests in the activity of the moment. There is nothing like friendly laughter to put guests in the frame of mind to enjoy the party. A good DJ can help get everyone happy and relaxed, including the host and hostess.

Add in party and wedding planning

Planning weddings and other events is not something a DJ service typically does, except for Music Makers DJ Service in San Luis Obispo. When you hire a DJ service that can also be part of the entire planning process you are guaranteeing a good time for your guests and an especially relaxed time for yourself!

Why go through the stress of finding a venue, hiring a caterer, renting furnishings, and arranging for the music alone? Music Makers DJ Service has a music library of nearly 100,000 songs, they know their music, can help suggest the best music for the event and guests, keep the party going and help you plan it all as well. Give Music Makers DJ Service a call today to get your party started!

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