Hey music lovers! We had a quick chat with DJ Ken Stone from New Jersey, who's been a GigMasters member since 2007. He gave our music specialist, Pauly Gigs, some DJ tips and an update on what's going on in his scene these days.
Pauly Gigs: What style of music are you spinning these days?
Ken Stone: It really depends a lot on the event. Some high school parties like more of a urban/hip-hop focus, while parties out in Pennsylvania I may end up doing 45 minutes of country slow dancing and have a packed dance floor for all of it. I usually do something like this at weddings after the cake cutting. I'm moving to Houston this summer so I may have to shift gears a bit.
PG: What are you NOT spinning?
KS: They majority of my customers specifically say, "No line / participation dances."
PG: What's the crowd like at your wedding gigs?
KS: I get mostly people who love to dance and don't need much encouragement to get out there on the dance floor and have a good time. They like the oldies but after dinner when the party kicks into high gear they like the newer faster songs with a good beat.
PG: What's your current top 10 playlist?
KS: Overall, I'd say these songs would make a good top 10 for the majority of the events I DJ...
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
Lady Gaga - Just Dance
Beyonce - Single Ladies
Pink - Raise Your Glass
Taio Cruz - Dynamite
Usher - OMG
Pitbull - Give Me Everything
Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor
Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow
Thanks Ken! If you have a Spotify account, you can listen to the entire mix below...
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