MyDJKJcom serves all of Missouri. We provide DJ and Karaoke services anywhere in Missouri and surrounding states. We can also provide sound and lighting production for small and large events including concerts and corporate meetings. Check out our website and Facebook pages for current events.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 480 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - General Liability
What to Expect
Your DJ a vital part of your reception/party. Our DJs wear many hats when planning and performing at your event.
With (link hidden) you can expect an experienced, professional DJ that will play several roles before and during the event to ensure that it will be a fun and memorable celebration.
The first job a DJ has is to plan the songs and timeline of events for your special day. Making sure all music is legally purchased, rated for your audience and is available with the best quality on the day of your event. Our DJs have with them over 200,000 mp3s in the best quality. This is a time consuming and the cost of digital media adds up quickly to over thousands of dollars making it one of the most expenses that a professional DJ has.
Our DJ will then contact you and plan a timeline that fits your needs for your style of event. Each timeline will fit your needs and needs to fit your guests needs as well. Many of our DJs spends hours with the client to organize and setup one event.
Sound Technician/Lighting Designer
Your DJ is responsible for delivering a sound system to the site of your event. He or she will assemble the sound system, conduct a sound check of the area and make sure everything is working and sounding great before your first guest arrives. This represents a lot of time, energy and work on the part of your DJ that very few people will see during the course of the event. In fact, this process may take several hours depending on travel time and the physical layout of the venue. In this sense, you have hired your DJ to be a delivery person and a sound technician.
Only through experience can one really understand the challenges and nuances of setting up electrical sound equipment in a safe manner, out of the way of your guests, and making adjustments to provide the clearest possible sound. An experienced DJ will be able to do this in rooms of various shapes and sizes, inside or outside, making necessary adjustments throughout the event.
Your DJ may design a lighting show. Our lights can be and are usually programmed for your event especially if up-lighting, spotlighting cake for special dances, moving heads/scanners, fog or LED's are used. This usually will take time and an experienced DJ will use the lights to enhance songs and/or add ambiance to the venue. This means your DJ will spend time when arriving at the venue to decide the best location for an effective and safe operation of the lights. Setting up the lights can be heavy and dangerous so care and caution must be used.
Announcements and Coordination
Your DJ is also responsible for making all necessary announcements throughout the event so that your guests and other vendors know what is going to happen. Photographers, for example, don’t appreciate when a DJ goes ahead with an unannounced portion of the event that might cause them to miss meaningful photos. Your DJ acts as the emcee of your party making sure that everything you want to happen, happens in an orderly way. Often your DJ will be playing and mixing pre-selected music while at the same time making announcements or facilitating festivities. This means that your DJ needs to be comfortable multi-tasking while coming off smooth, calm and collected. A DJ who effectively fulfills the role of coordinator and announcer will create a flow to the celebration and avoid a choppy, haphazard feel to the event.
A professional DJ will be prepared. Your DJ should communicate with you before your event to get from you the information necessary to act as emcee. There are various ways to go about planning. (link hidden) offers online planning tools, with planning documents that are completed by the client and returned to the DJ. Often our DJ will meet personally with our clients to go over the details of the event. Your DJ will also be communicating with other vendors during the event to be sure everyone is on the same page for each planned festivity. The important thing here is to make sure that your DJ has a process in place that will help him or her be a great coordinator and emcee for your event.
Music Selection and Engaging the Crowd
The next role is what most people think of when they imagine their DJ at work. He or she will be selecting music that reflects your musical tastes and will produce a fun and active celebration. Your DJ also needs to gauge the extent to which your guests need to be engaged and encouraged to get up and dance! Your DJ should be first and foremost concerned with the type of music you and your guests want to hear and dance to. A professional DJ knows how to engage guests and encourage an active dance floor but without being obnoxious or too overwhelming. A pro will always remember that the celebration is not about the DJ but about you, your family and guests and will be more than willing to respect your choice of music.
Your DJ will, with your guidance, create the musical atmosphere you wish to have at your event. An experienced DJ knows that music has a powerful affect on the psychology of the group and therefore can influence the flow of the celebration. He or she needs to be able to “read the crowd” as quickly as possible and gain insight into what motivates guests to have fun. Your DJ will constantly monitor the energy level in the room and speed things up or slow things down when necessary. A pro will be sensitive to the diversity represented in the crowd (age differences, ethnic differences, etc.) and be sure to play music during the event that will be enjoyed by your guests. Be sure to ask your DJ how he or she prepares for the music selection of the event. Ask about the process that allows you to give input, song selections and how your DJ will incorporate requests from your guests. Be sure to mention, too, which types of music or specific song selections are NOT to be played. (link hidden) offers online song selection with Must Play, Play if Possible and Do Not Play song lists that are easy to use to help in this matter.
A professionally operated DJ service will enable (and encourage) you to get to know your DJ and how he or she operates before the event. Don’t hesitate to communicate with your DJ by phone, website planning tools, email or a personal meeting. Your DJ will be glad to answer all of your questions because this type of communication leads to the effective fulfillment of all roles discussed in this article. Remember, your DJ is your partner in planning and wants, more than anything, to give you a celebration that you will fondly remember forever.
MyDJKJ is Missouri's premier mobile DJs specializing in wedding receptions, corporate events, school dances, and karaoke shows. Let our trained staff and their years of experience help you build an event of a lifetime! We can build sales for your business using karaoke, mobile game shows, trivia or bingo. Contact a MyDJKJ staff today to start your event!
Additional Booking Notes
We are trained professionals using LED lighting for a greener and safer world. Our sound systems vary on event, venue and needs of our clients. Please contact us for details on equipment and specs.
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