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Choosing music to level up your wedding, party or event

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Creating the perfect party playlist can be a challenge, but it's a key element to making sure your event is a success. Here are some tips for DJs and event organisers, to help you create a playlist that will keep your guests dancing all night long.


1. Know your audience

Before you start creating your playlist, think about the type of event you're hosting and the people who will be attending. Consider their age range, music preferences, and any cultural or regional differences. This will help you choose music that will appeal to everyone.


2. Choose a theme

Choosing a theme for your party can help you narrow down your song choices and make the playlist more cohesive. For example, if you're hosting a '70s disco party, you can focus on disco and funk music from that era.


3. Mix up the tempo

It's important to mix up the tempo of your playlist to keep things interesting. Start with some slower songs to help people ease into the dancing, then gradually increase the tempo as the night goes on.


INCREASE THE TEMPO

4. Don't be afraid to mix genres

Mixing up genres can help keep your playlist fresh and interesting. For example, you can blend pop, hip-hop, and electronic music to keep things upbeat and lively.


5. Avoid too many slow songs

While it's important to mix up the tempo, it's also important to avoid too many slow songs. Slow songs can kill the momentum of the party and make people lose interest in dancing.


6. Include crowd-pleasers

Including crowd-pleasers is a surefire way to keep your guests dancing. These are songs that everyone knows and loves, like classic hits or current chart-toppers.


INCLUDE THE BANGERS

7. Take requests

If you're not sure what your guests will like, take requests. Encourage guests to suggest their favorite songs and add them to the playlist. This will also make them feel involved and engaged in the event.


8. Consider the transition between songs

The transition between songs can make or break your playlist. Make sure the songs flow seamlessly into each other, either by using a DJ software or by creating a playlist that makes sense musically.


IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT THE MIXING BUT SONGS HAVE TO BLEND MUSICALLY

9. End with a bang

Ending your playlist with a bang is crucial to leave your guests with a memorable impression. Choose a song that will get everyone on the dance floor and create a lasting memory.


10. Book a professional DJ

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Creating the perfect party playlist can take some time and effort, but with these tips, you'll be able to create a playlist that keeps your guests dancing and having fun all night long and please remember if you are organising a wedding, party or event and you have hired a professional DJ, don't restrict them with a fixed list or a large amount of music. Send them a list of suggestions and and varied (but precise) list of songs and genres and they will build the night around your requirements and what the guests are reacting to on the dance floor. If you follow this advice I guarantee it will elevate your wedding, party or event to legendary status!


Originally posted on https://www.mid8.co.uk

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