DJ Tactics to Keep the Party Going All Night

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After you have been a DJ for a couple of years, you start to pick up on the crowd's energy. You notice when people are sitting out and when they are itching to dance. People come right up to you and tell you the music is awful, or request songs that you're pretty sure no one else will enjoy. If you are working all-ages events like weddings, it can be challenging to keep everyone dancing all night.

Start and end the party with popular hits. People are usually reluctant to be the first ones on the dance floor, so you could start with something that everyone will recognize and enjoy. Pick a classic, upbeat song that isn't too "niche" at an all-ages party.

Every DJ should cater to the young women in the crowd first. Why the girls, you ask? Because they are the first people to get on the dance floor and show off for everyone. If you play the music they enjoy (even if it's Britney), the men will soon follow.

The energy level really shouldn't be sky high all night - the DJ needs to give people a chance to rest and talk to each other. Allow people to walk around and get drinks to recharge their batteries. When people start to seem tired from dancing, interject with a game to shore up flagging interest. When everyone is energized from the game, play the upbeat tunes to raise the energy levels again. Anything that gets people socializing together will raise the energy level automatically.

Dance music, electronica, and trance can all moderate the mood level by changing brain waves. Overall, it's best to pick a diversity of songs that everyone will enjoy, including grandpa and the cranky kids. If you can tell that most of your audience loves country, pick fun, popular country tunes, not hip-hop. Playing the universal favorite songs always helps perk everyone up. Classic rock tunes, dance songs, and top 40 hits will please just about everyone.

Interject your playlist with songs requested by the guests. If no one is requesting anything, ask people to come up and give you ideas. Anything that gets the crowd involved in the music is a good thing. Make note of the songs that get people dancing and excited. You will need this information for your next party whenever the energy seems to stall. This will be your "secret weapon" list to pull out when no one seems to have any life left.


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