Sunday, February 21, 2016

Middle School Dance Music List 2016

 So your school is having a dance in 2016 and you're looking for some great songs to include for the party. This is your guide to a middle school, high school or maybe even an elementary school dance. Always make sure your DJ or music list is of course the radio edited version. You always want to keep teachers and staff happy as well as students entertained. Engaging your guests and keeping the crowd moving will ensure a successful evening and help keep you as the planner, DJ or music list creator for the next years dance. Here's a very successful list of top picks for your upcoming dance. 

The Weekend – Can’t feel my face                            Justin Bieber – love yourself             Flo Rida – Our house                                                            21 Pilots – Stressed out
Major Lazer – Lean on                                                           Chainsmokers – Roses               Rae Sremmurd – Come get her                                         Lil Dicky – Save dat money         DLOW – Betcha can’t do it like me                      Black eyed peas – boom boom pow Fetty Wap – 679                                                           Flo Rida – GDFR                             Bruno Mars – Uptown funk                                            Don Omar – Danza Kuduro                V.I.C. – Wobble                                                                         Flo Rida – low                           Fetty Wap – Trap Queen                                                             Pitbull – Fireball                 LMFAO – Party Rock                                                   Cha Cha Slide                                                                                Cupid Shuffle  IheartMemphis – Lean & Dabb        
DJ snake – turn down for what                           
elvis crespo – suavamente
Drake – Jumpman                                                                        Fetty Wap – RGF islands   iheart memphis – hit the quan                                                  pitbull – time of our lives     meghan trainor – lips are moving                                             Martin Garrix - Animals       sage the gemini – gas pedal                                                                                                     fetty wap – my way                                                                                                                   Bobby Schmurda – Hot boy                                                              Soulja Boy – Supaman Fifth Harmony – worth it                                                                                                               j cole – wop                                                                                   Yo Gotti – Down in the DM
DJ unk – walk it out                                                                       Future – Where ya

Justin Bieber - Sorry                                                                   Black Eyed Peas - Dirty Bit
Silento - Watch me (Whip nae nae)

Some great slow songs to mix in between
Ed Sheeran – thinking out loud 
 jason mraz – i won’t give up 
 Paramore – only exception 
 5 seconds of summer - amnesia
Ed Sheeran – Photograph 

Keep in mind a couple of factors to help make your music a successful. You can even tell your DJ this. Determine what your fellow students and/or classmates like the most. If they're into electronic dance music, include a few songs that are more house club like. If they like hip hop, include the current hip hop songs. Line dances are an excellent way to engage the audience. Make sure your DJ is fun, great personality and knows how to read the crowd for the appropriate times to play a song.

Have fun at your dance. If your in the Florida area feel free to contact us if you're looking for a DJ service!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Walkathons Charity Events and outdoor festivals DJ

       So you're planning a special event outdoors, a festival, a charity event or a walkathon race for the cure. Whichever it may be whether it's a 5k or an event to raise funds there are some great ideas and factors to making it successful. 
       It's very important to be organized and have somewhat of a system down the day of your event. We go to numerous events each year where guests are not sure where to go, who talk to and what's happening. Have an organized check in or place where guests first arrive. Often if you're having a DJ, announcer or master of ceremonies, they can make announcements as to what guests can do first. Usually your DJ or Emcee has a small agenda or timeline of activities during your event. 
        Secondly, make sure you have several things going on at your event, walkathon, 5k run or charity event. It's up to you as the event planner but there's several ideas available. Have a photographer taking pictures of your guests or participants, have a drink station, snack station or activity going on. From a small raffle or 50/50 to some fun dances by your DJ or entertainment. Another great idea is provide a snack or themed snack for the event. For charity runs or walkathons, bagels with orange juice or muffins, bottles of water and or gatorade is great too. Even fruit or anything promoting health. If you event is an evening one include something healthy but a dinner snack, to get everyone motivated. 
        Another great idea is to have a cool character or local celebrity or person to come out for about 10-15 minutes and welcome everyone. They can even start the walk or run to get people engaged. 
        At the end of your event you could create some awards for different participants. Some great ideas are best dressed, best walk time, best team, etc. People love motivation and ways to engage the crowd. Your DJ or music person is super important too. You want them to pick out music that appeals to all ages from top 40 music to 70s and 80s. Family oriented and kid friendly music is a plus. 
      Lastly, the day of your event, charity or walkathon check with all of your volunteers, staff or members to make sure you have electricity for entertainment, enough supplies and people to help get everyone checked in, drinks and snacks, etc. Possibly some name badges or T-shirts to highlight who the helpers, staff or volunteers organizing everything. Have fun and make sure you thank all of your supporters. It's the people who are there to take part in your event that make it possible along with your volunteers and entertainers.