How to Spot Skilled DJ’s – What makes a Skilled DJ?
09 May 2018

How to Spot Skilled DJ’s – What makes a Skilled DJ?

What make a great DJ? Read this if your want to know what makes a skilled DJ and the techniques skilled DJ’s use to deliver a mind-blowing party and unforgettable evening time and time again……

09 May 2018

I know all our guys at Dreamwave Events are at the top of their game and highly skilled DJ’s – but do you know how to clock a skilled DJ?  How do you know the DJ you have booked is the person who will bring a fantastic evening party?  I have put together a few tips to help you choose the right DJ and spot the techniques that make the so good at what they do……

 

Skilled DJ’s will Read the Dance floor

First of all, not one person wants their dance floor empty at their party.  A skilled DJ will assess their audience and play music that works for them and keep their dancing shoes alight!  A wedding DJ needs to be particularly good at this as the guests at a wedding tend to be mixed ages that will generally want certain era’s and genres of music to get them moving!  A skilled DJ will also be aware of cultural backgrounds of the wedding party and would have prepared music especially for the evening.

Keeping the dance floor full is definitely what I would want from a DJ – after all, a party is’t a party without a good boogie!

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Skilled DJ’s have the Ability to get back the Crowd

Secondly, should your DJ happen to try a song that doesn’t work (and it happens to the best of them); the dancers will surely disperse! It will be well within a skilled DJ’s capabilities to switch to a song that will re-captivate the crowd quickly.  This is much more difficult than it sounds – keeping their cool whilst realising their error combined with hasty thinking to re-gather the group.

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Beat-matching

A DJ can earn their stripes by showing their skills off by seamlessly synchronising the tempos of two songs.  A skilled DJ adjust pitch and time and then make beats of the two well chosen songs hit at the same time and enables a smooth transition between them.  If not done properly the beats will fall out of sync that will result in an oh so obvious blip in performance…and yes the dancers will notice!

Skilled DJ Wivenhoe House Essex Wedding Suffolk Party

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Pitch ‘n’ Time

I just touched on this in beat-matching.  A skilled DJ can adjust the length and pitch of a song that there is a seamless transition between two tunes without affecting the quality of their performance.

 

Skilled DJ’s will give an Energetic Performance

Indeed, a DJ indisputably needs a technical edge and knowledge of music, but there ultimately is something you cant teach –  how to be energised and engaged with the crowd.  A fantastic DJ will visibly be enjoying their performance.  They will be completely committed to the party and be animated on the platform of their DJ Set.

 

Experienced, Skilled DJ’s will have a great Music Repertoire

Yeah, OK, so I included this one even thought it’s pretty obvious.   Having an awesome range of music knowledge has to be a must for every skilled DJ.  I think a DJ that has this, shows fluidity and more confidence in their performance.   Skilled DJ’s will use their knowledge to adjust their act and a great music repertoire will certainly them to adjust to the dance floor.

 

The Result……..

All the above combined will surely equal a highly skilled DJ that will execute a mind-blowing performance and give a guaranteed fantastic party that will set your dancing shoes on fire!

 

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