Much more than “Pushing Play”
It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog entry because we have been so busy this summer and fall with events. Our Halloween parties are coming up and soon after that we slow down a little for the winter. I’ll be keeping up on this throughout the winter to give advice to those booking us for next year, and to just give insight on what makes a great event and things to avoid while planning your big day!
One thing I want to discuss is this generation of “DJs”. We get tagged in our industry as “push play” DJs because we use Laptops and hard drives to play our music. It used to be primarily vinyl and then it went from vinyl to CDs, and now it’s went from CDs to digital music. We use Digital Music for a number of reasons, and the primary reason is that we can now store our thousands of songs on one hard drive. Pair that up with our DJ programs we use on our computers and we can virtually find any song in under 3 seconds. Not only that is the sound quality we can now deliver through state of the art equipment made is almost identical to sound you would get from a CD. We don’t have to worry about skips, scratches, or any mishaps anymore while a song is playing. I had an incident in 2003 DJ’n a wedding where the first dance song started skipping half way through cause my CD was scratched…that incident is still notorious at the Elks Lodge because they hired me to do the wedding.
So if you stand in front of a laptop and play music are you considered a DJ?? YES! DJ stands for Disc Jockey.
A disc jockey (also known as ‘DJ’ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience. Originally, disk referred to phonograph. This is the original definition of a DJ. The reason for this blog is this…we get “tagged” or “made fun of” for just using all digital music formats. DJs that still use Vinyl seem to have this huge distaste towards DJs that use strictly digital formats. I’m not going to sit here and say one DJ type is better or worse then another. I will say this though:
At RMF Entertainment we are much more then just “DJs”. We are Entertainers and we are the best in this area at what we do. There’s so much more to a successful event then just playing music. We are very good in front of crowds, we know how to make the proper announcements on the microphone, we know what to play, how to play and when to play certain songs, and we engage people in dancing with certain activities and dances. Basically in a nutshell if you hire RMF Entertainment you are getting much more then a DJ. We might not know how to use turntables but I can guarantee you we know how to keep a party active and fun. At Weddings we often serve not only as the DJ but the entire event coordinator. We make all the announcements, we successfully keep your guests informed of the nights upcoming events, and we make sure everything is done correctly from the first dance all the way down to the Bridal party dance.
There is an art to not only being the DJ but to also being the host of the party and being able to make proper announcements on the microphone that not only are informative but also get people excited about dancing and getting involved.
To sum it up, we might appear to some to be just pushing play but there is an art to it. We pick the right songs at the right time. At the same time we get on the microphone at the right times and sound confident doing it. Our company has done over 1000 events in the last 4 years. We are growing rapidly and expanding for this reason. We know how to entertain and have perfected it over the last few years. We are professional, yet at the same time relaxed enough to make sure you have a great time at your event or wedding.
Take care everyone and let us know if you have questions or would like to schedule a free consultation.