Adelaide DJs – Music plays an integral part in the success of your event. Wether it be a wedding, birthday, celebration, social or corporate event, music is key to the success of your celebration. For over 40 years we’ve seen significant changes in genres and styles of music but essentially, nothing has changed on the dance floor apart from time. 90’s and R&B seem to be the most popular go to style and genre now, as it fits the demographic of most guests at private events.

So lets talk about the tips and advice you need to ensure your on the right path to ensure a full dance floor.

Building Momentum

Building the momentum in the room starts from the very beginning and your Party DJ needs to be able to speak clearly, concisely and in a professional manner, but most importantly have FUN. Guests will decide in the first 2.8 seconds after the microphone is opened whether it’s going to be a good or bad night. Your music needs to gather momentum and provide the right atmosphere, at the right volume to gain the best results. Atmosphere is also created from the start allowing guests the opportunity to mingle over easy listening music, whilst they’ve come together to network or catch up. The BPM’s (Beats Per Minute/Tempo) in a song should slowly increase throughout the course of pre-dinners and/or dinner music, as to not put guests to sleep. At Middleton Events it’s our goal to have guests singing along to classics and chair dancing ready to hit the floor just before speeches, and/or when the dance floor opens. It’s not uncommon when the music is great to see guests hit the dance floor immediately on entry into the room. We love crowds like that and makes for a memorable night!

How To Select The Right Music For Your Event

Middleton Events has managed and performed thousands of events and have a wealth of knowledge and experience at your disposal. It’s this experience that we love to pass on to our clients to ensure your event, is your way, your music, and has the WOW factor.

Middleton Events loves our clients having input into their most favourite songs……after all you know what your family friends and guests are in to and what provokes great memories. We don’t want you to program the entire music format, but to give us a guide.

We will always endeavour to get you to list your exclusive music planning portal, your must plays, family, friends and favourites and do not plays….the songs that upset people, that may have been played at a funeral, from a previous relationship, or that you definitely do not want played. Beware of the Party DJ at private and corporate events with set playlists!

Middleton Events provides all clients with their own exclusive online planning portal which allows you to login to your event and watch the countdown to your event. You can also view all of your event details, make changes if needed, update music requests, timelines, plan your formalities, speeches and procedures, contact us, make payments, digitally sign documents and much more. It will even allow your guests to log in and request or dedicate songs to you!

Allow Your Guests To Request Songs Prior To Your Event

Middleton Events clients receive a unique URL that they can post on their invitations or email, tweet or Facebook to invite guests to log on to their event planning portal and request and dedicate songs. They will not see any of your information or selections, just a sample music database where they can request songs before your event from anywhere in the world. Within 15 seconds of submitting their request, you’ll be notified by an email from us that your guest has requested a song and you can accept or reject that request. You have the power and complete control as to the music selections of your guests. If you accept their request, it will populate the guest request system……if you reject it, it’s lost in space. A fantastic way to know before we even turn up, what your guests want to hear.

Whilst its important to get this guidance, we know how to fill a dance floor and we bleed our clients must plays and guests requests into what we know maximising dance floor participation. Not one event is the same, but this will allow us to quickly and more accurately understand the guests music tastes to provide the best event possible.

As a rule an experienced Event, Corporate Wedding or Party DJ Adelaide will not play outside of the most requested 200 party songs in the world unless its a request. These are proven dance floor fillers that have been number 1 and you can sing them and dance them.

In Summary

It’s important to have input into what you know your guests, family and friends will like and dance to. As a rule we use this guide to populate a set of music that we know will fill a dance floor. Requests should also be taken on the night provided they fit the style and genre you want to ensure guests stay engaged for longer periods and for a fantastic celebration.

Happy Planning from the events team and we’ll MEET YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR