How to Pick a DJ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long have you been doing this? What is your background?

A. I have been engaged in the mobile DJ business for 4 years. I’ve always been a music fanatic. I’ve spent much of my life immersed in it; when I was growing up my family had a jukebox and my dad’s band practiced at our house. Record players and radios were my best friends as a teen. As an adult, I moved on to doing radio and DJing in nightclubs for several years. Now as DJ Delight, I’m passionate about one thing; playing the perfect music to entertain and create remarkable dance floor memories at special events.

Q. How do I choose the right DJ for my event?

A. I realize determining how to pick a DJ is a big task and that it’s easy to just choose someone based on the lowest price, but don’t! Finding the best person to work with you and for you should be the goal– not the cheapest price. The object of having a DJ is to have FUN! You need a DJ with personality. That person should also be a good listener and pay attention to detail. Flexibility, connectedness, experience and knowledge of various music types are just a few of the traits a good DJ has. 

Q. What kind of equipment do you use?

A. As a sound aficionado, I only invest in the latest high-end digital equipment and lighting. Names like JBL, Behringer, Chauvet, etc. Today’s technology has made possible some of the most crisp, vibrant sound ever achieved and working with it is one of the pleasures I get from my work.

Q. How will you dress for my event?

A. As the DJ selected for your event, I represent you and will always dress appropriate to the occasion. For example, if your event is a wedding, my attire is dressy. If it’s a back yard cookout or family reunion, I dress casual for the warmer weather, but in a manner that still reflects good taste.

Q. Will we have a chance to meet?

A. Absolutely! An In-Person Planning Meeting well in advance of your event is a must. This is a chance for you to get acquainted with your DJ and an opportunity for me to answer all of your questions. If your event is a wedding, it’s during this meeting that I start gathering the details of the Bride and Groom’s wants and needs. No matter the occasion, whether birthday, reunion, office party or holiday celebration, the Planning Meeting is crucial to capturing the details of your event in order to make the musical program uniquely yours.

Q. Are YOU the DJ that will be entertaining at my event?

A. Yes, unless I break both arms or have some other major unforeseen problem, it will be me. Should that happen, the only substitute for me is a trusted replacement who will abide by the music program and uphold my established standards.

Q. Is there a contract?

A. Yes, a contract is important for clarifying the roles and expectations of our business relationship. It spells out what you can expect from me as well as describes what is needed for setting up (early access to venue, shelter, power outlets, equipment set-up area, etc.) The contract is made available during the Planning Meeting with signed copies provided to both of us.

Q. How can I book my date?

A. By signing the contract and paying a deposit.

Q. Can I give you a list of songs?

A. Yes, please do. Part of the music programming includes making sure to include your requests. However, it’s best to allow me to use my expertise to select the music for open dancing. As a responsive DJ, rather than a pre-programmed jukebox, I blend your choice musical selections with my musical knowledge and respond to the energy and tastes of your guests accordingly.

Q. Can you make announcements for us?

A. Yes. As someone who has done a variety of voice work, ranging from broadcast commercials, TV documentary narration, public speaking and more, you’ll find I’m an excellent oral communicator. I will be happy to serve as your Mistress of Ceremony, if you like, guiding your guests through each step of your event’s program.

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