Post # 1
I’ve been researching DJ’s and found that some have beat mixing capabilities (where the beats of one song are mixed with the beats of the next song so there is not a break between songs) whereas others do not (they will have a small pause between songs). I’ve heard it’s better to not have breaks in between songs so people keep dancing, but wasn’t sure if this is really a huge issue. The DJ’s who can do beat mixing tend to be a little more expensive. Is this technique something other people are looking into for your reception? Or what was the DJ like at your wedding?
Post # 3
A DJ who can mix well most likely has a good amount of experience. Mixing cannot be learned overnight. While there should never be silence in between songs (dead air), it doesn’t have to be a beat mix to stil be a good segue. The great thing about beat mixing is it keeps the momentum going and since 2 songs are being mixed, you get a unique sound that may never be heard again. The DJ is actively involved in CREATING the sound for your reception as opposed to just hitting the play button every three minutes.
Post # 4
beat matching is like DJ 101.. I would assume any DJ worth his/her spit would be able to do it. I wouldn’t pay more for someone who was able to do it.. I would just expect them to be able to…