The essential ’90s R&B classics you’ll want to hear at your wedding

Essential '90s R&B classics. Chica DJs weddings

Are you a fan of ’90s R&B? Have you been fantasising about bumpin’ & grindin’ as soon as the reception starts? Don’t worry – you’re not alone!

It’s certainly got its critics but the ‘90s was in fact a fertile decade for music. The era that gave us Britpop, grunge, breakbeat, D&B, trip hop and the guilty pop pleasures that are Girls Aloud, Spice Girls & Backstreet Boys also heralded a new era for R&B. You can still hear its influences in today’s chart-topping hits – Drake has made no secret of his admiration for TLC, Bruno Mars says he owes a big debt to R&B hitmakers like Boyz II Men and Solange has paid credit to Brandy for her role in paving the way for today’s R&B.

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How to choose the right DJ for your wedding!

How to choose the right DJ for your Wedding. Chica DJs

 

We hear all the time that one of the most memorable parts of any wedding is the party! It’s when you can finally throw your heels off, let your hair down and dance the night away with your family and friends all wishing you well. If you’re getting married in Gibraltar or the Costa del Sol, you’re lucky in that there is a fairly wide variety of wedding DJs stretching from Málaga all the way down to Tarifa. With so many options available in our local area, how do you choose the right DJ for your wedding?

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Wedding-only DJ vs Flexible Wedding DJ

When it comes to choosing a wedding DJ, there’s one topic which always seems to divide people. Do you choose a DJ who only works at weddings or do you choose one who performs at all sorts of events?

The argument for choosing a DJ who only plays at weddings is that he or she is extremely experienced and knows everything there is to know about DJing at weddings. There is something to be said for that.

There is another side to this, though:

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Female DJs – a round-up!

Female DJs - a round-up! Chica DJs

We all know there are far fewer female DJs than there are male DJs. Not only are we under-represented in festival line-ups, the charts and record label signings but you’re also much less likely to walk into your local club and see a woman behind the decks.

This is nothing new. We’ll be exploring this topic in a lot more detail in coming posts but, for now, here are a few pieces from around the internet on the current state of play of the female DJ:

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DJing after turntables – why digital DJing still needs skill

DJing after turntables - why digital DJing still needs skill

It’s a rarity these days to walk into a club and see a DJ spinning actual vinyl. The majority of DJs use a laptop and controller, CDJs or, to a lesser extent, software such as Ableton Live. But just because no wax is involved, does it mean that DJing is now as simple as pressing a button? Deadmaus would have us believe that it is. But there is definitely an argument to say that DJing with digital files is no less a skill than mixing real life vinyl.

It’s as easy as you want it to be

If you really want to (and I have seen this being done), you can press play on a pre-mixed set and your crowd would be none the wiser…but that’s not DJing; that’s pretending to DJ. Continue reading “DJing after turntables – why digital DJing still needs skill”

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Why you should choose your Wedding DJ wisely

Why you should choose your wedding DJ wisely. Chica DJs

There’s a much-quoted statistic that 80% of your wedding’s success depends on the entertainment. This may or may not be true but there’s no doubt that a lot of great wedding memories are made on the dancefloor. That’s why you need to give some serious thought to your choice of wedding DJ when planning your big day.

As with any profession, there are great DJs, there are good DJs…and there are really bad DJs. If you can afford a great or good DJ then book them as they’re worth their weight in gold. If you can only afford a bad DJ, it’s probably wiser to do without the music altogether. That might sound like extreme advice but here’s what you want to avoid:

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Gibraltar facts: why you should get married in Gibraltar

Why you should get married on the Rock of Gibraltar

What do John Lennon and Sean Connery have in common? Yes, they both got married in Gibraltar. In fact, Sean Connery even came back to the Rock to marry his second wife!

Following a rise in political tension between Gibraltar and Spain over the past couple of years, the British territory affectionately known as ‘the Rock’ has been all over the UK news. But there’s more to Gibraltar than border queues and Barbary Macaques – it’s also an increasingly popular wedding destination. Here are some facts about Gibraltar and why you should get married there. Continue reading “Gibraltar facts: why you should get married in Gibraltar”

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A brief guide to getting married abroad

There are plenty of reasons why couples decide to get married abroad

If you’re from the UK how do you guarantee sunshine on your wedding day? Get married abroad, of course! Why not choose a country such as Spain where there’s an average of 300 days of sunshine a year? There are plenty of reasons to consider getting married abroad. We set them out here and point out some extra points to think about. Continue reading “A brief guide to getting married abroad”

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