A DJ can make or break a wedding reception. The right DJ captures the crowd and fosters the perfect party. The wrong DJ... we won't go into it. Luckily, we're dealing in the former - DJs who are wholeheartedly committed to meeting the exact needs of the bride and groom on their day. But - even among stellar DJs - there's a ton of variety. In our series, Meet Your DJ, we're shining a spotlight on what makes DJ4U's DJs unique and tailor made to fit your reception's needs.
John Parkinson. 26. Canton, IL
How long have you been a DJ?
What's the best party you've ever been to and what made it stand out?
Private Holiday Party at Peoria Country Club. Great planning committee to work with and a really fun group of guests.
What is one thing a DJ does for his/her job that no one notices?
Prep Work. Ensuring you have all of the information and music you need before showing up to an event
What's the quickest way to kill the mood of a party?
Play something obscure that nobody knows
If you walked into a dead party, how would you save it?
Teach an interactive dance such as the Cupid Shuffle
Name your all-time favorite jam
Usher - Yeah
What's the greatest part of your job?
Being part of a Bride and Groom's special day
In your opinion, what's the most important piece of DJ equipment?
A table topper to hide cables and keep the overall system looking elegant
How does a DJ set him/herself apart?
Going above what is expected. Holding doors, offering to help in any way possible
Do you have a DJ inspiration or hero?
Bill Froom and Tony Lee. Our company was built on their principles
Are you for or against song requests and why?
Pro requests if they fit the mood of the party. Will not play songs that are off the wall, even if requested.
How would you define a DJ's role?
A DJ is the quarterback of a party. You must be able to coordinate everything that is going on and execute a smooth flowing event.