Catching the Vibe | Mobile Music with Jason Jones and Guest DJ Chris Hintz, owner of Pinnacle Productions in Sioux Falls South Dakota. (DiscJockeyNews.com)
As a Mobile DJ, programming music for an event or a wedding beforehand is pretty much standard protocol among the most successful mobile DJs. Typically your client will provide a list of “must play tunes” and the general format and
flow of the event. It’s your job as a DJ to work in the requests along with your own programming. Of course, being a great DJ and not just an “also-ran” is learning how to catch the vibe of the audience and reading the dance floor.
Your pre-programmed song list for the event should be a guide but certainly not a rule. Reading the crowd and playing off of it to keep the dance floor packed, and generally creating a memorable experience for the party-goers, is what makes the top Mobile DJs tops. They also get the most referrals, and stay busy. Simply put, if you want to be successful as a mobile jock in what’s a highly competitive space you’ll have to know what to mix-in next.
In this Mobile Music Thursday video from Disc Jockey News, Jason Jones interviews DJ Chris Hintz about music programming, and reading the vibe of the crowd. It’s a good watch for new Mobile DJs or those that are struggling with mixing music programming with change-ups based on the vibe of the dance floor and audience.
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