What Makes a Great DJ???

To put it simply, what makes a DJ great is having the ability to pick the right music at the right time. Young Club DJs in Las Vegas will tell you something different, but take it from someone that is a musician and someone that studies human behavior. Very few people can go full throttle all night on the dance floor no matter who you are. Parties need to have an ebb and flow; especially at a Wedding. DJs that pull off clever mixes and beat-matching are not doing a family justice if it is not a song they know or want. Las Vegas Wedding DJs must be fluent in many forms of music from all decades. Someone born in 1980 may not know a thing about music from the 50’s and 60’s. True DJs have their favorite forms of music, but cannot be biased in any way if they want to be successful; especially at Weddings. People come to Las Vegas from all over the world to get married. Big cities. Small country towns. Suburbs of Europe. Hawaii. You name it. Wedding DJs must be able to adjust the party on the fly if family members want the volume changed up or down; tempo changed up or down etc. etc. If a DJ does not like Country………….but the family does………..it must be played…………and it must be played as requested. Our job as Wedding DJs is to make suggestive input as requests are made if a song is questionable, profane or not danceable. But again some songs may have a strong meaning to a family, whether they are danceable or not. In a recent poll, only one-third of Americans consider themselves good dancers:
www.correlated.org/89, so what that means is; if you have 100 people at a Wedding, only 33 of them will feel they’ve “got all the right moves” to get out there on the dance floor and dance confidently. The other 64 people may “not like to dance” or be “too shy to dance” regardless of who the DJ is. Now this may sound like a poor excuse from a DJ who’s supposed job is to “pack the dance floor.” I am here to tell you, this is a misconception. We have gotten many compliments from guests after a Las Vegas Wedding Reception that did not get up to dance for one song, but said “they liked the music.” When a family unites for a 4-5 hour gathering, they may not have seen each other for decades and may instead, choose to spend most of their time at the bar or sitting and chatting with long lost friends and family. Maybe they will dance a few slow songs, dance a couple of group dances; and they’re happy. If the average song is 4 minutes, you will only hear 45-55 songs at a Four Hour Wedding and I have never witnessed anyone dance for 50 songs straight. Most people dance for a few; take a break; dance a few more, mingle a bit etc. This is how it is supposed to be. This is how couples and their families enjoy each other, enjoy a meal, enjoy good music and celebrate a nice Wedding/Family Reunion in Las Vegas. – John DeRosa is the Owner/Operator of Bruno Productions and www.weddingdjsoflasvegas.com . Call 702-878-4845 or e-mail events@weddingdjsoflasvegas.com .

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