Best of Chica DJs – Week 1

Chica DJs Best of Week One

We give you advice on how to sort out your wedding music, how to choose your wedding DJ and some tips to help you decide whether you need one at all. We also let you in on some DJ Secrets. Here’s a round-up of the articles published by Chica DJs this week:

Real Live Wedding DJ or DIY Playlist?

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Do you really need a wedding DJ or can you save yourselves some cash by putting together a playlist for your big day? We help you decide here (although we might be slightly biased!). Continue reading “Best of Chica DJs – Week 1”

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DJ Secrets: where do DJs find their music? Part 2

DJ Secrets: Where do DJs find their music Part 2

This post follows on from DJ Secrets: Where do DJs find their music? Part 1 so check it out if you haven’t already. Here are some more places to help you in your quest for a full music library:

6. Radio

Gone are the days of just a few commercial radio stations playing the same mainstream songs every couple of hours. Now there are thousands of internet radio stations covering all music genres and, fortunately for us, their playlists are often publicly available. Choose a few here  Continue reading “DJ Secrets: where do DJs find their music? Part 2”

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DJ Secrets: where do DJs find their music? Part 1

DJ Secrets: Where do DJs find their music

If you’re new to the world of DJing, you’re probably wondering where DJs find all the music that they play out every weekend. These days, the internet means that you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own armchair to go cratedigging.  And with digital downloads a fraction of the price that records used to cost you, on the face of it music shopping online can seem like a treasure trove compared to 20 years ago. However, just because there are millions of songs online, it doesn’t mean they’re all diamonds – there are far more dodgy remixes than there are amazing finds. The internet can seem like a gigantic, never-ending record shop – so where do you start? Here are some places to help you kickstart your cratedigging career:  Continue reading “DJ Secrets: where do DJs find their music? Part 1”

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11 Essential questions to ask your Wedding DJ – Part 2

11 essential questions for your wedding dj part 2

This post follows on from Part 1 of the 11 Essential Questions to ask your Wedding DJ. Here are the rest of the topics you should cover in your first conversation with a potential DJ to check that she’s the right person to be in charge of the music.

6. Do you have back-up equipment?

As with all electrical devices, any number of things can go wrong with sound equipment. From broken cables, to unexplained controller malfunctions to laptop tantrums, make sure your DJ has a backup in case any piece of the equipment suddenly fails.  Continue reading “11 Essential questions to ask your Wedding DJ – Part 2”

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11 Essential questions to ask your Wedding DJ – Part 1

Wedding DJ Essential questions from Chica DJs

One of the best parts of your wedding will be having your friends and family around you partying like it’s 1999 – as long as you get the right wedding DJ! Choosing the DJ who’s right for your wedding can be a daunting task – there are so many out there and they all have different styles. How do you find one who fits into your vision of your wedding party? To make things easier, we set out the top 11 questions you should be asking your wedding DJ before you book her.

1. What experience do you have?

Some DJs have only ever played at weddings. Others have experience of clubs, festivals and other events too. If a DJ has a wide experience of different venues and crowds, she’s more likely to have an eclectic music taste and be able to be make the kids at your party dance as well as your parents. Continue reading “11 Essential questions to ask your Wedding DJ – Part 1”

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Celebrating Gibraltar’s first year of Civil Partnership

Rock of Gibraltar celebrates civil partnership first anniversary. Chica DJs

Today marks the anniversary of Gibraltar’s Civil Partnership Act. The landmark law gives same-sex couples the right to have their relationship legally recognised and to enjoy most of the same rights as their straight counterparts. We explain what civil partnership is and why we still need gay marriage on the Rock. Continue reading “Celebrating Gibraltar’s first year of Civil Partnership”

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How to plan your wedding music: The Must-Play List

Once the ceremony, speeches and general formalities are over, it’s time to hit the dancefloor and get the party started. The reason that the best wedding DJs can guarantee that your dancefloor will stay packed is that they do half of the work before the festivities begin. They make sure they have a good idea of your musical tastes beforehand and they’ll plan your wedding music accordingly. This is where the Must-Play List comes in. Continue reading “How to plan your wedding music: The Must-Play List”

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