Organization Through Playlists
Playlist in my opinion are the most important part to DJing any event. I Have a diverse range of playlist’s which allows me to read the crowd and very quickly be able to recall a style, or a particular song, to cater to the evolving vibe. I make it a point to take the songs from each wedding I do, and add them to a respected playlist for later use. In one year I can easily acquire hundreds of new material. I have playlist’s ranging from “Insta-dance”, “good times”, “cocktail hour”, and also more specific playlist’s like “Salsa”, “Motown”, “holidays”, Gen-x/Gen-y, and many, many more. These are instrumental in helping me understand the demographic as well as understanding what vibes the bride and groom want to create. rather than trying to find a perfect song when I pick up on a vibe or a theme, I can quickly navigate through various playlist’s, referencing several metrics such as key of the song for perfect musical transitions, beats per minute, time frame, and style. I had a bride and groom say they were into Motown. I knew all I had to do was open my Motown playlist and have fun!
Boston Wedding DJ – Marc Anthony