"If you are getting a disc jockey" says John Hubela
of The Compact Disc Jockeys, "make sure he or she can mix a
variety of music. That's important because you have different generations
at a wedding."
John stresses the importance of getting a DJ who can manage the
flow of events. "Look for someone who understands the different
energy levels required during the evening. For the first dance,
you need someone who can direct people verbally or through the energy
level of the music. Your guests must be taken to the next segment,
whether it is dining, a hot dance series, or your dance with daddy."
The sound system should be professional grade, preferably all CD.
"and should look good too," says John.
The Compact Disc Jockeys recently played a romantic wedding, (at
The Foundry) spinning Luther Vandross, Alicia Keys, as well as
some traditional songs from Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald;
later mixing various Latin and club music at the bride's request.
John recommends you request wisely. "Can you dance to it?
Does it create the proper ambience? Does it inject the right energy
at the appropriate time?"
John has done weddings at the Mark, the Ritz-Carlton, the Manhattan
Penthouse, the Marriott Marquis, and the Puck Building.
"The most exciting part for me is when guests are dancing,
having a great time, and saying how great the music is. That's when
I know everybody is happy - that's what it's all about!"
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