There are many DJ hire hints and tips pages on line and this
is ours, however this is not to sell our mobile disco service
but to offer some suggestions on how to choose which mobile
disco to hire. We would hope you contact Pro
Mobile Disco but if you do not or we are unavailable we
can at least can offer guidance on how to find a reliable
and professional mobile disco in Hertfordshire.
When you start to plan your party, if you do already have
a reliable mobile disco in mind contact the DJ immediately.
However if you are starting from scratch, or the reliable
DJ is unavailable its best to speak to several mobile discos
and take the time to ask lots of questions. Some of the questions
we are most frequently asked are displayed in the DJ
FAQ section. From your questions and the answers given
you can normally have an idea who will be the most committed
to making your special occasion a success.
There is a vast range in service quality offered by mobile
discos in Herts and its an unfortunate fact that some DJs
will make claims which are simply not true. For example you
will find every DJ will say they use state of the art, top
quality mobile disco equipment and have vast DJ experience
in all occasions. The reality is that it is possible to buy
very a cheap second hand DJ system for a few hundred pounds,
illegally download some music tracks and call yourself a DJ.
A DJ who is a member of the NADJ or SEDA is far more likely
to be to be reliable and have better quality DJ equipment
as these organisations have a code of conduct and membership
conditions such as PAT checks and PLI. Pro Mobile Disco has
membership of both these associations.
When you speak to a mobile DJ there is no magic way to know
if you are being told the complete truth, and who will provide
the best DJ service, but claims along the lines of "Best
DJ in Hertfordshire" or "Greatest Mobile Disco Ever"
should be completely ignored. Obviously the mobile disco making
these claims cannot have seen every other mobile disco in
action, so this type of claim is an unrealistic exaggeration.
It would be wise therefore to be suspicious of other exaggerations
that may be made by the same DJ.
The age of the DJ will also give you a clue as to level of
experience. Although it is possible an 18 year old DJ could
have more party experience than a 40 year old DJ, its unlikely.
The 40 year will more probably be able to perform very well
at teenage parties but also have the experience of the more
difficult parties such as corporate functions, weddings and
Mobile Disco Equipment
Its important to establish what mobile disco equipment your
DJ is using because your favourite music will sound terrible
on a cheap DJ system. Its just like a car journey, a top of
the range limousine will get you there in far more luxury
and comfort than a 20 year old banger. A cheap mobile disco
setup will not produce the same full frequency range and will
distort the music making the best music sound terrible. Click
DJ Equipment for some more
details of the Pro Mobile Disco set up.
Its a good idea to ask friends if they could recommend a
DJ but a bad idea to let a a friend volunteer to be the DJ
at your party. If your friend is a good DJ why would they
work for free when they should be booked to play elsewhere.
In the reverse situation, what ever job you do would you work
for free simply because a friend asked you too. Amateur DJs
only play at friends party's and so do not gain any real party
experience. Its an unfortunate fact that the highest level
of last minute phone calls we receive are because either a
friend, or a friend of a friend offered to DJ and has cancelled
at the last minute. Its far better not to strain a relationship
and invite your friends to the party and hire a reliable professional
DJ with a show must always go on attitude.
Some mobile Discos are proud to state its just your choice
of music they play and welcome unlimited play lists. Although
its very true it is your party and the customer is always
right, other people attending may not like what you like,
in fact they may have different totally tastes in music to
you. Most people want lots of dancing at their party so, parties
always work best when the DJ plays something for everyone
ensuring everyone joins in the fun. However its not a good
idea to ask friends and family in advance for their favourite's
and add these to a playlist. A great party DJ will read a
crowd and so its essential the DJ knows that the person who
asked for a track is in the room. The DJ can then make a guess
if playing the track will build a party atmosphere or create
a dance floor walk off. An experienced party DJ will read
the crowd and work hard to play the right tracks you and your
friends will want to hear.
The reason why some DJs want you to provide a long playlist
is because reading a crowd takes years of experience and is
something that can only ever be done on the night. Its best
to send your professional party DJ a list of about 10-25 of
your favourite tracks and on the night let your DJ play loads
of requests from everyone, this will really to get the party
The exception to this is at Teenagers parties and prom nights.
At these type of occasions music likes and dislikes are very
specific and normally every will enjoy the same thing. However
for general parties its not a good idea to ask friends and
family in advance what they want to hear and add these tunes
to a DJ play list. This is because the DJ needs to see that
the person who likes a particular track is actually in the
room to hear it.