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 relied upon to use their experience, ability to read the crowd, mood of the moment and intuition to choose the right music. This intuition is developed through plenty of experience so if you want the best music make sure that you hire a professional DJ not just a family friend who dabbles every once and a while. This can be disastrous – trust me, I’ve seen it!
Playing requests can be tricky and the DJ’s ability to manage them can make or break the event. The Sound Obsession policy is to play the request if it works with the vibe at the time, if not; we save it for another point in the evening. On rare occasion a request will not be played as it doesn’t suit the event. However, if the bride & groom or any other host of an event requests a song, it ALWAYS gets played! So it should – it’s your night after all!