Writing on the subject of mobile disc jockey brings back to my mind a rather funny incidence; it was around a couple of years back when Techno and Trance was peering from its coil (Ref: Jawbreaker by Judas Priest) leaving heavy metal behind but we were not fully aware of the poison that was coming to a boil. It was the day of my engagement and we wanted to design a temporary dance floor so that we can dance, drink and do all those berserk stuff. It was strictly meant for the young crowd.
Now, a dance floor is nothing without the music but we didn’t feel like keeping track of every CD we were supposed to play; live music is definitely a lot better. We ran a poll regarding volunteers but no one gave in; all were in a mood to party. So my school-buddy Pat (another nerd) suggested a mobile disc jockey. I fell from the couch – “Hey, Pat; a full bottle of Cognac for you; but I don’t think it shall be a bright idea with someone playing music over the phone and I’m sticking the speaker jacks into it. Besides, do you have any idea about where the bills can run to?” – I was under the impression then that mobile disc jockeys play their music over the mobile phones and hence the name. Have mercy on this poor soul, I’ve had faced enough laughter since then.
How to find a mobile disc jockey?
So Pat came once more to the rescue. He logged on with my Laptop and took me to some site called Respond (well, now I realize what comprehensive means) where it became tough for us to find the person of our choice because of the vastness of the mobile disc jockey services list. After five, long, beer-drenched evenings, we selected eight of them from within our own city. What followed the next day is a two-and-a-half-hour long telephonic session and after being satisfied with one, we headed his studio the next morning. Time was running short; the party is in the evening and we desperately needed a mobile disc jockey.
Oh, there he is, seated between his arsenals of vinyl records and compact discs, amplifiers, PA systems, mixers, headphones, and microphones. “I have a very basic DJ set-up above…” – “I guess we need to pay extra for that but we are on a tight budget…” – “Relax, just speak your mind” – came the answer. “I can provide even a computerized performance system with time-coded CD content; else, I can carry along a multi-stylus head-shell and a specially made digital controller system and my laptop.”
Did that make any sense to you? Neither did the words to me, but I’m happy that the music did. This fellow had also arranged for a decent set of lights that turned the evening…umm… colorful? You bet; and that too in a lot of ways.