3 Top DJ Trends for Events in 2019
Trends are constantly changing in the music world, and it’s no surprise this is also true for events with music performed by DJs.
While the musical styles and genres may not change as fast in the event DJ space — there will always be standards in the songbook, be they old school hip hop or Abba anthems– there definitely is still changeover, not only in the music itself but also when it comes to how active a role your DJ will play in your event.
To help you understand what’s on-point and what’s as dead as disco (which there is ALWAYS a time and a place for) here are 3 top trends for DJ events in 2019.
Remixes and mashups of hit songs are still big
Unique on-the-fly remixes of pop songs — from Top 40 to the longer hit lists — are still very big at corporate events, as well as fashion and lifestyle events and brand activations. Giving the crowd something they recognize and making it new by mixing it in a new way or with another song or genre is a surefire way to get people drawn to the music. In short, mashups are still hot.
This level of experimentation doesn’t necessarily extend to wedding events, where things are more traditional, more formal, and where more straightforward renditions are expected.
More active and engaging DJs are increasingly popular
The traditional setup that sees a DJ quietly play music from a booth isn’t the standard any more. Event planners are increasingly asking their DJ to play a more active role, talking to the crowd and showing some personality during their performance. At LUXELIFE our DJs have their own style and we will match them with a client when there is a good fit between their look and the client’s brand or vibe/theme.
This is also true for company events, like office parties, where we are seeing a lot of business clients opting to book a DJ over a live band for their event, saving a bit of money while still delivering a great musical experience.
Wedding DJs are playing a more prominent role
It used to be a wedding DJ would play for the reception, giving the newlyweds the perfect soundtrack for their first dance, and that was about it. Now, however, wedding DJs are playing music for more of the wedding festivities, spinning songs from the entrance of guests, to cocktails, and of course the after-ceremony ending dance. They are also increasingly asked to act as master of ceremonies, making announcements like the start of dinner, start of speeches, time for cake-cutting, etc.
And as culturally curated weddings are increasingly popular, we’re seeing Toronto wedding DJs hired based on their ability to curate their wedding music selections to the client’s cultural background and traditions. This can include weddings that follow the couples’ own cultural backgrounds to more straightforward themed weddings, such as rustic or country-style weddings, vintage 60s/70s settings, and more.
To make sure your event has the right musical vibe — whether it’s a Great Gatsby-themed boutique wedding or an office party for a trendy company — you’ll want to make sure you hire a Toronto DJ service with both the experience and know-how to make sure the music and feel of the event is contemporary, engaging and perfect for your audience and event vibe you want. As Toronto’s top boutique DJ agency, we know what your event needs and how to execute it perfectly, so contact us today.