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who me? A wedding Dj?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by <KEY3>, May 17, 2004.

  1. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    So a good friend is getting married and our
    mutual friend who actually is a Dj has a big gig the same day.
    Somehow I ended up getting pick as the 'music man'
    for this upcoming wedding. I have 6 weeks to learn how to beat match.

    My friend who is actually a dj is goign to lend me some tables to practice....
    but I have question:

    • Should I load up a laptop with MP3's?
      Maybe have another disc tray for requests?
      Build MP3 playlists in advance?
      The groom wants me to play the FUNK! but will I need the cheese too?
      Do wedding Dj's get laid if they are friends of the bride and groom?
      Should I bring a date if I know I'll be working the whole time?
      Will I have to MC too?

    luckily it's up in cottage country and the whole event is going to be chill,
    but it's still a little nerve wracking to think about it.

    ^ I'm worried this will be me!!! :eek:
  2. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

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  3. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

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  4. synaps

    synaps Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 8, 2002 Messages: 1,644 Likes Received: 0
    you won't learn how to match beats in 6weeks ...

    building a few discs from the collection and playing/fading those may be your best bet ...

    bring some cheese, too. gotta try please everyone ...

    if you take a laptop and have decks, you'll need final scratch ...
  5. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    instead of a laptop you could rent/borrow a cdj800 or 1000 or any cd dj machine that plays mp3's and burn a bunch on to a cd.
  6. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    thanks nomada! I know you know your stuff.

    essentialy the guy wants funk, soul and grooves.
    I totally know the genres but I'm just not sure about putting them all together.

    Maybe have another disc tray for requests?

    I mean to have 2 tables, the laptop AND a stand alone CD player to put in request discs from whoever.

    I think I'll find a few good mixes (downtempo, soul etc.) just to put on while other shit is happening
  7. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    but i wouldnt stress it... most mobile dj companies actually dont want their dj's to mix at all.... but you'll also have to talk alot and act like a game show host and shit.

    a wedding is the last thing i'd wanna dj...
  8. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    Well basically all you need to know is...

    Dj LaOboYy VoL. 2 - Still Fly Remix.
  9. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,030 Likes Received: 123
    Does a wedding reception really require you to match beats and all that mambo jambo? In my mind something like this should just be filled with corny shit like KC and JoJo and Boyz to Men= no mixing required. Of course, I'm not being paid to musically host a reception.

    So what I'm asking is: What are you really expected to do by these people? Are they expecting Herbie Hancock or something?
  10. 8onus

    8onus Banned

    Joined: Apr 18, 2004 Messages: 1,052 Likes Received: 1
    i am a bowling alley DJ(fuck all of you in advance) so i know a few things

    do the following:

    1. be very interactive with the crowd. have a request sheet, a tip jar, make jokes, dedicate songs, trivia etc.

    2. bring as much music as you can find. from all catagories, you never know. make a list of all you songs you have,(there are certain prgrams that do this with your mp3s) so that you and the requesting party can see what you do and dont have. bootleg a bunch of those gay ass "NOW thats what i call music" cds and you should have a lot of it covered.

    3. have a back up cd player incase one fucks up, a discman will do.

    4. you do not need final scratch, you wont even need to beatmatch at a damn wedding. just pick up the ends of songs quikly and say shit over the mic like"heres a goodie but an oldie" between songs.

    5. if you play your cards right you should get laid. maybe twice.
  11. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

    Joined: May 21, 2002 Messages: 7,345 Likes Received: 122
    Its gonna be so fun!

    For about twenty minutes.
  12. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 41
    play the old school* version of every now and then i fall apart

    *as in the movie
  13. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
  14. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Member

    Joined: Aug 8, 2001 Messages: 580 Likes Received: 2
    celebrate good times.

    come on.
  15. adderall

    adderall Elite Member

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