When the CD came to being it meant we had to start collecting a new library of music and additional equipment to play the CD. Today the CD collection is now on a computer hard drive, along with some of the record collection . We always carry an additional hard drive loaded with 50,000 songs and a few customized discs in the event of a problem. If all else fails its out with the straw hat and cane. 50,000 titles are also in MP3 format on a Laptop computer hard drive linked to a professional DJ program that does everything for us. (how lazy have we got)at least it gives us time to pay more attention to the group, meet with the people at the gig and join in some of the fun.
When playing to a crowd of people whether it be fifty or two hundred you would be surprised at some of the requests they could come up with. They have even sung or hummed the tune when they could not remember the title or artist, If they had been drinking this was a show of its own.
Working as a mobile DJ you have to have professional equipment that sounds good at volume levels you normally would not listen at, and without distortion. Each event we have to load in and out, set up and break down, prepare your program and be prepared to change the format if its not getting the dance floor active. A four hour gig is actually a 10 hour day depending on travel time. Lets not forget any lighting we have to have and set up. All in all if the crowd has a great time and the dance floor is busy it is worth all of the time and effort spent to see people enjoy themselves.
If you have any requests for future music postings let us know.
I gotta million of em’