Turning 21 is a milestone moment. It’s a time to celebrate with loved ones and dance the night away, marking your entry into the next phase of adulthood. And what better way to set the mood for an unforgettable 21st birthday bash than with a killer DJ who keeps the energy pumping and the dance floor packed?
But with so many talented DJs out there, choosing the right one can feel like navigating a musical minefield. Don’t worry! This guide will equip you with all the essential steps to hire the perfect DJ who’ll transform your 21st into a night people are talking about for years to come!
Step 1: Know Your Vibe
Before searching for DJs online, define the vibe you’re aiming for. Is it a glamorous soirée with elegant beats and classic throwbacks? A high-energy bash with pulsing EDM and chart-topping hits? Or a laid-back gathering with chilled grooves and acoustic tunes?
Your theme and desired atmosphere are the starting point here. Knowing your vibe will help you narrow down your DJ search and help you ask the right questions when it comes to booking with them.
Step 2: Specific Genres or Something For Everyone?
Once you’ve got your vibe locked down, consider the musical genres that best suit your taste and your guests’ tastes. Are you a die-hard hip-hop fan? Do you crave a mix of pop, rock, and R&B? Or do you want a DJ who seamlessly blends genres, keeping everyone on their feet?
Be specific but open-minded. While a DJ specialising in your favourite genre is ideal, remember they should also be able to read the crowd and cater to diverse musical preferences.
Step 3: Experience Counts
An experienced DJ brings not just musical expertise but also event management skills and the ability to adapt to unexpected situations. Look for DJs with experience in 21st birthday parties or similar events.
Check their websites and social media pages for testimonials and reviews. Happy past clients are a strong indicator of a DJ’s ability to deliver an unforgettable experience.
At Floorfillers Entertainment, we’re proud to be one of the highest-rated DJs in the areas we operate. Take a look at our reviews.
Step 4: Communication is Key
Open and clear communication is crucial. The last thing you want is a DJ who doesn’t check in with you before the party or who turns up without knowing the plan!
Before booking, discuss your expectations with potential DJs. Share your theme, musical preferences, playlist ideas, and any special requests (think birthday shout-outs or specific song dedications).
A DJ who actively listens and engages with your vision is a good DJ. They should be able to answer your questions clearly and offer suggestions that align with your desires.
Step 5: Get a Signed Contract
Once you’ve found your perfect DJ, get everything in writing. A professional DJ will provide a clear contract that should outline the services provided, fees, equipment, cancellation policy, and payment schedule to ensure a smooth and stress-free experience for both parties.
Bonus Tip: Get the Party Started (Literally)!
Provide your DJ with a list of must-play songs for your 21st birthday celebration. This ensures they can weave in your favourites throughout the night, keeping you and your guests grooving.
Remember, your 21st birthday is all about celebrating you! Choose a DJ who understands your vibe, respects your preferences, and gets the party rocking.
Ready to make your 21st birthday celebration the one people remember? We specialise in creating unforgettable events, and we’re passionate about making your 21st birthday the ultimate dance floor experience.
If you’re looking for a top-rated 5* DJ to come and fill your dance floor, book a consultation with one of our Music Advisors by clicking here. On the call, they will discuss your plans and be able to provide you with a quote.
Let’s make your 21st birthday party a celebration you remember for life!