Don’t Stop Believing??

When Djing,my staff and I use a software program called Serato Scratch Live. It has some excellent features of advanced music organization beyond your conventional CD music library. One feature that I particularly enjoy is the “History Folder”. The history folder keeps a detailed log of the music played through out any given gig. This comes in handy since you can refer to past music play lists that worked out well. Periodically I like to analyze my history of play lists and look for songs that are predominately crowd pleasers. I was browsing through my “wedding rock play list” and out of curiosity I wanted to find the top rock song I played this year at the weddings that I have performed at. Can you guess what it was?!? Not a shock to me, it was Don’t Stop Believing by Journey. There is something about this song that makes people […]

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Trust your DJ – A good DJ will get the job done!

Everyone wants the perfect music to be played at their event and to have a packed dance floor all night long. A good DJ will make this happen if you put trust in him or her and their expertise. For a few events, I have been asked to put together the entire set list in advance so the hosts of the event could approve every song on it. This is great for the people throwing the event but is it best for the rest of the guests attending? My experience says NO! The musical taste of guests varies widely and a good DJ will find the right mix to suit everyone! At Sound Obsession we have no problem providing a selection of possible songs typically included but we also leave lots of time open for requests; as guests LOVE to make their own song selections! A good DJ can be […]

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Mixology 101 – Does your DJ use the latest technology?

In my teenage years as a DJ, some of my fondest memories were hopping on the GO Train with friends and heading downtown to go record shopping. I would spend hours in each shop carefully previewing and selecting which records to purchase. Back then I would make my purchases strictly on the basis of my own personal music preferences, especially since each vinyl cost anywhere from $12.00 to $15.00 for 2 tracks, one song on the A-Side and one song one the B-Side – a very costly hobby to say the least! As time past, my hobby started morphing into my career. People began to hire me for DJ gigs that required many genres of music to be in my repertoire. Luckily, the invention of the CDJ had come along and now I could purchase CDs to mix instead of vinyl. Although mixing vinyl is more fun and brings an […]

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What Got You Dancin’ In 2010

As a professional DJ it is my job to spot and play the current and upcoming music hits of the year, specifically the hits that will make people want to dance and sing along! Hit songs do not necessarily have brilliant lyrics or possess genius instrumentation. Presently the majority of popular dance music is dominated by corporate constructed artists & songs that inject catchy components such as simple repetitive choruses paired up with a cheerful and warm electro sounding beat. Since 2010 is nearing a close, I would like to share my top 6 dance hits that always got the party going this year! I have not ranked these in any particular order, they are all party favorites! CLICK ON IMAGES TO VIEW VIDEO Taio Cruz |Dynomite This song was created with the intention to make people dance and sing along. Dynomite is equipped with very simple catchy lyrics in […]

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Always Research The DJ Company

Choosing the right wedding DJ is a crucial element towards planning a fun and memorable wedding reception.  Ideally, everyone would like an experienced DJ that can read a crowd to get the party going! Well the good news is you can have that amazing DJ at your wedding, but you must take the time to educate yourself by doing research first. There are many different methods and criteria of seeking and choosing a Wedding DJ such as search engines like Google, word of mouth, and using the in house DJ of your reception venue, just to name a few. Before choosing your wedding DJ you must carefully consider the credibility of the person referring the DJ company and whether there is a conflict of interest. For example, most couples are not aware of the nature of relationships between wedding venues and DJ companies. Quite often the recommended in- house DJ […]

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Blog Section Launched!

Hey everybody, You might have already noticed, but we’ve just added a new blog section to the Sound Obsession website. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes over the last few months and we felt this was the best time to bring some major updates to the site. This blog is meant to be a place where you can find out about our latest announcements as well as interesting articles relating to the industry. We plan to add a lot of interesting content so stay tuned and subscribe to the feed! If you have any feedback, please leave them in the comment section below or email me via the contact page.

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