THERE'S A LOT OF WEDDING DJS OUT THERE,
WHAT MAKES OFFBEAT SO GOSH DARN GREAT?
GREAT QUESTION, THANKS FOR ASKING
I get it. I really do. Booking the entertainment for your wedding is HARD. Get it right and you'll have the greatest night of your lives, along with a lifetime of awesome memories and that super smug feeling every time one of your guests tells you that yours was, indeed, the “Best. Party. Ever."
However, get it wrong and you’ll be stuck with every couples wedding nightmare: the fizzled out reception party and that horrible feeling of a missed 'once in a lifetime' opportunity. This happens up and down the country every weekend. You may well have seen it yourself. The FOMO is real.
So what's the difference between a DJ who has your guests calling for "ONE MORE TUNE!!" at the end of the night, and one who has them calling for taxis at half past ten? Well, it all comes down to 3 crucial elements...
HAVE THEY GOT THE EXPERIENCE?
It is hard to overstate the importance of experience when it comes to rocking the dance floor, and fortunately I have an absolute boat load of it. I’ve DJed at (deep breath) festivals, corporate functions, sports stadiums, yachts, carnivals, shop openings, warehouse parties, fashion shows, free parties, superclubs, promotional events, beach parties, countless bars, on the radio and, of course, literally hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of weddings. I’ve had residencies all over the UK, been booked internationally and have had Hollywood A-Listers and celebrities on my dance floor.
All of this has given me insights and ideas about how to not only read the crowd, but crucially, how to lead the crowd, taking it to delightfully unexpected places. Quality DJing is not just about selecting songs that your guests already know they want to hear, but also playing the ones they would never have thought to have chosen themselves, making your reception party truly stand out from everyone else's.
DO THEY ABSOLUTELY FREAKING LOVE IT?
Passion is energy, and that energy flows directly from the DJ to the dance floor. My lifelong love for music means not only that I have an obssesively large collection and knowledge of past music, but that my finger is firmly on the pulse of popular culture, finding inspiration in movies, TV shows and even social media to keep my sets on point and constantly evolving. My passion for creating the perfect mix means I prepare my tracks ahead of time with cue points, loops and edits, resulting in a tighter, more creative and flexible set. I also come armed with my own selection of personal dance floor weapons; unique bootlegs, mash-ups and remixes, for getting unexpected classics into the mix without dropping the energy levels. I absolutely love what I do, and that passion runs through every last detail of my business, from your initial enquiry to the very last song of the night.
DO THEY HAVE 'THE SKILLS'?
When it comes to mixing music, some of the most amazing DJs do little beyond fading the channel volumes up and down, because what makes them great is their incredible taste in music. That's fantastic, but at a wedding, your guests are unlikely to be interested to hear undiscovered Tech House gems, rare Hip-Hop B-sides, or the latest genres coming out of Japan. They'll want to dance to stuff they know and love and can sing their heart out to. This means that some premium mixing skills are really gonna make a difference in making it sound fresh and different. Being able to confidently flip in and out of different genres and tempos like it's second nature means that I can focus on the crowd in front of me, selecting the perfect tune at the perfect time, and creatively mix the music to keep your guests on the dance floor all night long.
CLICK ON THE VIDEOS AND MIXES BELOW TO SEE AND HEAR HOW I MIX AND THE KIND OF ATMOSPHERES I CREATE:
The following mixes contain music that isn't to everyone's taste however they demonstrate my abilites to creatively mix, scratch and mash-up my way through a lot different types of music with vastly differing tempos.
THIS IS NOT THE TYPE OF MUSIC I TYPICALLY PLAY AT WEDDINGS
(BUT WILL IF YOU WANT ME TOO)