18 Jan Make Sure Your DJ is The Perfect Fit
9 Questions to Make Sure Your DJ is The Perfect Fit
If you’re in search of a DJ who will best fit your event, you will more than likely have the following questions to ask them. Be sure to do your research and most importantly, pick who you have that connection with. After all, your DJ is in charge of your events fun level!
Question 1: “Why do people tend to pick you as their DJ?”
This first question will get the entertainment company thinking and they will tell you their best attributes from
the start so that you have an idea of what they can offer to your event. Hopefully they’re outgoing and their
charming personality will stand out and you’ll find that connection. Or maybe, they have brand new
equipment or services that fit your event best. Whatever the answer may be, it can make or break
your decision from the start!
Question 2: “Besides DJ services, do you offer any other services?”
Sometimes, DJ’s provide extra services like video screens and intelligent lighting
to jazz up the party and bring that wow factor for you and your guests. For example, our Hora Loca is a service
guaranteed to take your event to the next level! Photo booths are also awesome and are that extra special something!
Tip: When signing a contract with a DJ, make sure to get all of the details so that you
don’t sign up for anything extra that you do not need.
Question 3: “Do I get to choose which DJ I want for my event or do I only get who is available at that time?”
Having options for which DJ you prefer is very important! Specifically,
picking your ideal DJ that fits your style is important in the success of any event! When signing a
contract, make sure that you discuss what type of music you like and don’t like. This will help your event run
smoothly and ensure that the correct type of music is played. Some sales reps will try anything to get you to
sign a contract towards their business, but make sure that it i s the one of your choosing and not just who is
around. Mystical can guarantee a variety of staff members so that every client is comfortable and confident with who works
Question 4: “Have you ever been to the venue of our event before?”
If they have never been to the venue of your event, make sure that they plan a visit to get
a feel for how to set up their equipment. Sounds vary depending on what type of room and the size. Your DJ will
get a feel for how to work the room’s acoustics and lighting designs before hand so that nothing goes wrong the
day of. It is essential for your DJ to plan accordingly for the venue your event is taking place at.
Question 5: “Do you have backup equipment and are you certified to use
everything that you have?”
Having extra equipment JUST IN CASE is crucial when selecting the right DJ. They should provide an extra
microphone, computer, mixer, and other materials because if something happens and they are running short of
an item that is needed, the DJ will not be able to be as successful or have things run smoothly.
Your DJ should be certified and know the ins and outs of connecting systems so that your
guests can hear every word at a moderate level without thinking its too loud or too soft. This is standard for true
Question 6: “Do you take song requests?”
If you want to have a set list of the songs before hand and not let the DJ take any song
requests, you need to be clear with telling him this direction. If you are flexible with
your guests requesting songs, the DJ should know that as well. If a guest requests a song
and is told it will be played and they don’t hear it, it will disappoint them. It is all up to
the host! Mystical Entertainment Group provides every client with their own client portal. This is so each client can
make lists of songs they DO NOT want to hear, MUST hear and some songs that would be great, but aren’t
necessary. Clients can also make notes for their DJ so that the night of your event, all you have to worry about is
finding a spot on the dance floor.
Question 7: “Can you show me an example of your mixing and blending of tracks?”
Without mixing and blending of songs, there would be an awkward silence between each
song being played just like when you are listening to your iPod. This could also entertain
guests more if the DJ is able to correctly mix and blend because you don’t want them to
become bored from listening to the same original songs. Mixing it up a bit will get them
feeling ready to join the dance floor! Feel free to check out our podcast and see how our guys mix their music!
Question 8: “To get the crowd excited, what do you do?”
Encouragement and excitement to get the party going can be started with different
techniques like asking couples to come to the dance floor for a “slow-dance” or playing a
throwback song that is meaningful to the host and guests. It could be a song that has a specific dance that people
know about. If you want the DJ to bring dancers to your event, make sure that you clearly tell them
that you want extra entertainment so that they can teach your guests to dance. Our Hora Loca also covers this!
Lastly, a DJ can provide giveaways that will make the crowd go wild no matter what age they are. It is
fun, creative, and a great way to get them on the dance floor with their light-up sunglasses
Question 9: “What other events have you performed for?”
To determine their level of success, this question will be a great closing to get to know
what else they have participated in. A well-rounded DJ is the best and if they have
attended Weddings, Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet Sixteen’s, and all different events, than they
will know how to decipher between how to perform differently depending on occasion.
If a DJ talks badly about a past event, this is unprofessional and something to stay away