Finding a DJ who knows all genres

posted 3 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@BeeLadylike:  Okay well try sites like wedding wire and then look at the descriptions of each music artist. Make sure to check out reviews because sometimes people sound great until you hear a bit more about them. Once you find someone you are comfortable with give them a list of artists that you know you want to hear and if they are familiar then you may have a winner! Also when you go to meet in person and (possibly) sign a contract they will probably have a list of bands they use and songs they know. Best of luck darlin! 

Also I would try reposting in Music category to get better feedback! Sorry I couldn’t help more 🙂


Post # 4
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We used Scratch DJs (scratch weddings) for the very  same reasons.  Im pretty sure they have people all over the US . Definitely check out their website to see if they have business in your area.  They only source club DJs with wide variety of choices in style .  They will give you a private sample session using songs you’ve selected ( and their own .) 

Post # 5
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@BeeLadylike:  We absolutely love music. My SO and I worried about that too, which is why we are so making a playlist and are going to tell the DJ that he/she can mix it how they want. The plus to a playlist is that, if the DJ drops out we can hire another one quickly and just give them the list and at least they can just play the songs.We will have a good mix of older and younger people at our wedding and really didn’t want too many newer songs because we love 90s Hip Hop and R&B and and some 70s and 80s R&B

Here’s what we have so far, feel free to copy and paste:

Shalamar- Gonna Make this a Night to Remember

Anthony Hamilton- Amazing

Frankie Beverly and Maze- Before I let Go

Sounds of Blackness- Optimistic

Mary J. Blige- Real Love

Stevie Wonder- I Be loving You Always

Tony! Toni! Toné! – Feels Good

Lauryn Hill – Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You

Total- No one else

Four Tops- Ain’t No Woman Like The one I got

Strafe- Set it off I suggest Y’all

Ghost Town DJs- My Boo

Stevie Wonder-That Girl

Etta James- At Last

Missy Elliott- Music Makes Me Loose Control

John Legend- Tonight

Debarge- Ooh I like it

Dance Tonight – Lucy Pearl

Lloyd- Get Shawty

Anita Baker- Sweet Love

Jodeci- Get on Up

SWV – Anything

Michael Jackson- Rock With You

Beyoncé- Get Me Bodied

Cameo- Word Up

Lauren Hill- Turn Your Lights Down Low

KP & Envyi- Shawty Swing My way

Tamia & Eric Benet- Spend My Life With You

Erykah Badu- Honey

Ariana Grande- I love the way

Bel Biv Devoe- Poison

Notorious B.I.G- More Money More Problems

Faith Evans- Love Like This Before

Michael Jackson- P.Y.T.

Anita Baker- Caught Up in the Rapture of Love

Big Pun- I’m not a Player I just Crush a lot
Koffee Brown- After Party

R. Kelly- Love Slide

GAP Band- Early in the Morning

Groove Theory – Tell Me
Zhané – Groove Thang

Brian McKnight- You’re More than Wonder ful

Charlie Wilson- Why You Wanna Hurt Me Babe

Tamar Braxton- Put it All on me

Marvin Gaye- Got to Give it Up
Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
Michael Jackson – Remember The Time
Zhané – Hey Mr. DJ

Tony Toni Tone- Let’s Get Down

R. Kelly- Step in the Name of Love

Jade- Don’t Walk Away

Notorious B.I.G.- I love it when you call me Big Papa

Marvin Gaye- Ain’t no Mountain High Enough

Maxwell – Sumthin’ Sumthin’: Mellosmoothe – Cut
Geoffrey Osborne- Love Ballad
Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison
Tamia – So Into You
Soul For Real – Candy Rain
Eric Benét – Spend My Life With You
SWV – I’m So Into You
Mark Morrison- Return of the Mack
K-Ci & JoJo – All My Life
Maxwell – Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)
D’Angelo – Lady

Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z – Crazy in Love

Erykah Badu & Common – Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)

Michael Jackson- Butterflies –

Musiq Soulchild- Love

Usher feat. Lil’ Jon & Ludacris- Yeah!–  

Michael Jackson- You Rock My World –

Amerie- Why Don’t We Fall In Love –  

Musiq Soulchild- sobeautiful –  

Keyshia Cole feat. Missy Elliott & Lil’ Kim- Let It Go

Ne-Yo- Miss Independent

Blame It – Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain


Post # 6
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@lina010:  ooh~ I love this playlist! I like the same style of music as you and was concerned about the same things. To find a good dj, i feel like you just have to put in the leg work. meet with a lot of people, ask for recommendations from friends and family, see who’s a good fit for you. ask for the dj’s demos so you can see his style, range, transition technique, etc.

we found our dj though a recommendation. he used to be a hip hop club dj who is now doing weddings. he has to perfect combination of recent top 40s stuff and older R&B and fun dancing songs. when i listened to his demo, it had me dancing right away~

good luck with everything! 🙂


Post # 7
6173 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@BeeLadylike:  since my friends started getting married, i have not been to a wedding where they played “stereotypical” wedding music.

but hiring a DJ is like hiring an employee.  make some appointments with a few different DJs until you find the one that works best with what you are looking for.


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