It's all about the music.
I’m rather critical of pub/club/disco sound systems and DJs playing them. Some do it fabulously well. Most don’t. After all, this is 'make-a-sound' not 'make-a-noise'.
When I hear music in a venue, firstly, it mustn’t be distorted, secondly, it must be at a volume appropriate for the clientele, and finally, it must be music you want to hear ... and not all about the DJ!
It's all about you.
For me, the best DJs are those that have a 6th sense as to what will be the best track to play next. I learned this skill working with Mark Pollard of Compact Discos.
My favourite events to DJ for are 40th,50th... and as time goes on, 50th and 60th birthday parties with an 80s - based music theme dipping from 60s, 70s, 90s and current pop tracks. I DJ at weddings and other events too, but birthday parties is what I love the most. However, I've DJed at all sort of events where music has featured, from book launches, Solstice parties and even funeral wakes.
Lights, camera, action...
You can choose from a range of light rigs (have a look at the video) and a variety of sound systems that will move you.
The music catalogue is vast but if you're into something a bit fringe or leftfield, let me know and I'll source it.
I DJ using the Virtual DJ Pro platform and CD based system with either state-of-the-art Denon or Hercules controllers, feeding music to reliable, high-powered amps and JBL speakers.