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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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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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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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