Welcome to "Dj Element 115" DJ Services (Formally DjGotee )
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My tele # is above, please call anytime. Please do not email me, I do not look at emails often. If we are doing another gig when you call and we can not answer the phone, please leave a message, or call back, thank you.
We also do "after" wedding parties, office parties, Sweet 16's, conventions, store openings and any party you can think of. For last minute parties, Call us, we have open dates. Please call now to reserve your party. For Any Party ! Three Five Two--Nine Nine Nine--Nine Five Nine Five
Thanks for contacting me for a DJ service . I know the following info is long , however, Read all the following info, Before Calling me, as it contains a lot of what you should know about hiring a Good DJ. Please do not try to judge my DJ Service after reading just one or just a few paragraphs. If someone just gives you my telephone #, Find and Read this ad first before calling me. Almost all your questions may be answered here in this ad. If your question/s are not answered here, I will answer them when we talk with each other, either on the phone or face to face, Thanks.
I have Business references that I will forward to you , if you wish. I also have references that are non business people whom I may give tele numbers for, once we establish contact, as they are private people.
Ahead I will try to clarify how my DJ Service is much different then all the rest.....I'm not going to give you a lot of niceties and brag about how good i am as a Hollywood type star, that's what all over DJ's do.....I'm going to tell you what you need to know to make a proper intelligent decision. One note : If other DJ Services call us "The Cheap Guy" , remember that we have superior equipment, music, mixing skills and we still save you MONEY !
If youd like to listen to a demo of my music mixes, you can listen to some of my Club mixes at the MixCloud website : Go to mixcloud.com and enter "djgotee" in the search area. That will bring you to all of my Club mixes .
(Also here : https://www.mixcloud.com/djgotee/ ).
These music mixes are primarily played in Clubs, AND**, These mixes are not always indicative of what I play at all gigs, but rather a synopsis of my talents and abilities of professional mixing. So please do not judge how your gig will sound , as said, these mixes are for CLUBS.
We are also on facebook as "djgotee steve" > https://www.facebook.com/steve.hud.169
My personal DJ Website : http://www.advancedccc.com/
We STILL have the lowest price for the Best DJ service : note that others charge $200 for just 2 or even 1 hour, do your homework before comparison ! We offer this budget DJ Service to accommodate people who would like to save their money for other more important things. Save hundreds of dollars compared to other DJs and get much better sounds. This service can be a very good affordable alternative substitute to an very expensive wedding, or party DJ. Why pay $400, $500, $600 or more for a few hours of music and probably a loud obnoxious clown on the Mic?
Do you really need a DJ that charges for extras that cost even more money like photo booths, a clown costume and party favor table and other non-essential addons? And did you know that most wedding venues (for instance, Holiday Inn) include a wedding coordinator with your Hall rental agreement? This means you dont have to hire a DJ that charges $600 --or-- many times More for the same services. This is why we offer a budget DJ Service, so YOU can save your money and, or spend it on things you really need or want.
Whats included in my DJ Services :
1)A medium to large size PA (2000 watt + public address system with TWO speakers)( for up to 500 people plus) which is available included with the DJ Service, for just $225 for 4 hours (many areas of Central Fl., call for info). (This PA is powerful, as powerful as any medium to large size DJ system out there for a fraction of the cost. Only top of the line equipment is used). We use two professional speakers, not just one like other services. Nor do we use the cheap compact plastic low power speakers that sound like a transistor radio.
2)A former Radio DJ, Music Mix and Sound Engineer and Radio Station Engineer offers this PA and a DJ for any gathering, Yes, a DJ to mix sounds throughout your entire party is included !
3)This offer also includes DJ lights, yes it includes a dynamite array of lights!
4)Mics are provided for speeches by guests and again, as mentioned, DJ is present for sound and song mixing and a few short announcements.
5) If you have specific music styles you want played, I can do that also, but have your music ready on a thumb drive (Up to 5 songs ONLY, please ) in the format of an mp3. -AND- On the day of the gig, I have a huge booklet to choose songs from so I can play what people request.
6) We own 2 very reliable vehicles, so we are Never late for a gig. In fact, we have Never missed a gig or were late. We Never book more than One gig per day. We always arrive early to a gig, many times 3 to as many as 4 hours in advance (with no cost to you).We have backup equipment.
7) As of july 2017, We now take a FULL money deposit to hold the gig's date and, if practical, we like to meet in person with the gigs coordinators prior to the gigs date, to ensure a verbal confirmation on the gigs date and to give the customer a small booklet about our DJ service.
8) If not clear, as stated above...included in the $225/4 hour budget DJ service is travel time of 4 hours(round trip) and setup/breakdown time and most central florida gigs fall into this catagory). Call to confirm our territory.
9) Our fee for this DJ service is only $225/4 hours. When you call, we DO NOT Upsell. In other words , we offer this DJ service, as described above, for the stated fee and Only the stated fee. We will Not Upsell a customer to include any other services, time or equipment. All the other DJ services upsell as a matter of fact.
10) Please note , be careful in your comparisons.....Other DJ Services will ALWAYS upsell you to a much higher cost than we charge. The service that says they start at $150/4 hours will have inferior equipment, music, or something else important lacking, that they will try to upsell you to. This is indicative of the way other DJ services do business....AND ...You can BET they Will try to upsell you to a higher fee by adding more services, time or equipment ! My service is for 4 hours (and in some cases even more hours) and includes professional equipment, the best music, lights and professional music mixing skills.
11) The Music : A variety of well known music provided, (A massive music library, including mostly Current Club and radio genres), Latino and Island music .... just like any DJ offers, but with one difference : All our selections are Specially selected DJ mixes with extreme fidelity, with monster bass and clarity, sometimes extended or remixes, that most other DJ's do not have. I have specialized in Sweet 16 parties recently, which means i can also cater to this age crowd.
Note : Please realize that our DJ Service only plays remastered or remixed versions of songs and this is a BIG upgrade in sound quality and fidelity. We dont play low and bad fidelity copies of songs. Remastered or remixed versions means the utmost of high fidelity and clarity in the sound. If the sound quality matters to you and your guests, and it should, please consider our Service. No other regional DJ's offer what we offer in terms of the highest fidelity in music and the absolute BEST and most expensive in sound reinforcement.
Ahead is more mainly about the quality of the music we play......and the types of music we play :
We play (Mainly) New crowd pleasing, dancable songs that are "Mixable" songs from the current Hit Lists (also known as Chart Hits) that you would hear on the radio. Two Examples of the local radios here in Orlando : XL106.7 and Amp Radio 101.9 FM. We also play crowd pleasing, danceable and "Mixable" Oldies songs from the 60s to 2000's. However, only a smaller per cent of Oldies are played (sprinkled) in between the current hit lists of newer songs.
Types of music we concentrate on : CURRENT EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Danceable Hip Hop, R &B, Motown, Soul Music, Very upbeat and Dancable Latino and Island music, Romantic Music, and as mentioned : Danceable and "Mixable' Oldies songs from the 60s to 2000's. We do not play ANY music with extreme vulgarity.
Over 90 per cent of the music played is the music you would hear on the radio and almost all songs are easily recognized by any crowd . However, as a professional DJ, I use songs that "Mix" together, (Or "Blend" together easily). This is known as "Beatmixing". This style readily keeps the crowd on the dance floor without any pauses. This means that my songs have an introductory and outgoing "Beat", so that the songs "Mix" together easily. The music is "Non-Stop" and as a result, adds to the professionalism that a DJ is supposed to adhere to. If another DJ does NOT know how to "Beatmix" or otherwise does not employ such skills, they will not easily manage to keep the crowd dancing and happy. That explains the music i offer in a nutshell, hope you will enjoy....
No other local service Beats this deal with these amenities ! Be careful when comparing DJ services, call me and have the other DJ service ad in front of you and I will explain in detail how my services are the better, in fact, I think its the best for the extra amenities I offer.
But please note, for this offer ($225 for 4 hours), the DJ does not coordinate activities. That means for something like a wedding, we are only comfortable doing a wedding reception party...however, We will do a full wedding and perform a few short announcements , however, if extended ,detailed announcements are required, they can be performed by guests or relatives. Like almost ALL Dj's, We are not hollywood movie stars. I do not direct activities and that means I will save you money. I do not provide clown costumes, a party table, photo booth, karaoki, or a PA for musical instruments or singing. All these extras will be considered an UPSELL that would (also) cost you a lot more money from any other DJ Service. However, I hold true to the original purpose of a DJ and that is...to provide the best music with the best equipment, taking requests and having a helpful friendly attitude. AND ...to repeat....We do make a few short announcements and if you have a friend or relative who wants to do any extended announcements, like it says above, there are mics available. Please remember, we are a budget DJ service and our goal is to save you money, especially for folks getting married who are thinking ahead eventually to have the money to buy a car or a house...think about that . If other DJ Services call us "The Cheap Guy" , remember that we have superior equipment, music, mixing skills and we still save you MONEY !
Question and Answers :
How do you handle requests :
All my music is "virtual". This means its on a computer in digital format as an mp3. I dont use CD's,TAPES, records, Ipads/Ipods or any other old style media devices and my PC can NOT download music on the day of the gig. With this in mind, I will tell you how I can specifically play some of the music you and your guests specifically want to hear. Heres how I do this....you gather the mp3's (mp3's only please, Up to 5 songs ONLY, for our discount offer) you want played and when we meet, b4 the gig, I "borrow" your music for your party. This way, everybody is happy. However, I did want you to know I do specialize in High Intensity Dance Music . Your mp3's MUST be delivered to me on a USB thumbdrive before the event and prepared in pristene condition and with no editing required, and ready to play. Thats specifically the music you and your guests, want to hear (that YOU chose yourself)! To top it off, your USB thumbdrive and all the mp3's I borrow are given back to you , as you are the owner of this music !
What makes us better than the rest :
1) As explained, we accept your mp3 music on USB thumb drive(Up to 5 ONLY). However, we have the BEST music !
2) On the day of the gathering, I also have a huge song list for people to choose music requests from and I take requests on the day of the gig and if I have it and it fits in with the theme of the gathering, I will play it.
3) Our Advanced Technical Skills,
4) WE Never try to Upsell to a more expensive service, equipment or time, (the fee for a gig is $225 for 4 hours flat fee with NO other fees), (if more time is requested, we take tips).
5) We love to make people happy and We are NOT pushy sales people.
6) We have many happy and satisfied former customers !
And so, What do you love about this job? With me, its making people happy, being clear and concise about what I offer and saving them money that i love about this job. I know how much I value these attributes when Im looking for a Service.
How do you handle concerns for a backup DJ in case of an emergency, I do the same thing as the big DJ services. I can supply the customer with an accomplished and experienced DJ who can take my place with equipment and transportation. BUT, make no mistake about it, just because the big companies say they have a pool of DJ's at their disposal, the DJ's have to be ready on a moments notice with the proper equipment and transportation, especially if the emergency happens on the day of the gig. Even for a big DJ company, this is NOT always practical --OR--possible, for them and for my DJ Services.. At any rate, if all else fails, the customer gets their FULL deposit back in circumstances like this, if a DJ can not be substituted. If the customer backs out of a gig for a reason like a date change, I will see at that time if I can DJ the new date. If not, I will also give back 50 % of the deposit. For major emergencies, 100% of the deposits are refunded.
What inspired you to start your own business and what are your experiences? Simple, Its in my blood. About My background : Been mixing sounds since 1970s, including meeting with the following celebrities and coordinating and music mixing for opening performances for : The 60s band- The Animals (Eric Burdon and Allen Price), Natalie Merchant, R.E.M. (Michael Stipe (Of REM) and his Sister) , Huey Lewis and the News, Jodie Foster, Steven Stills, Members of the Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Thompson Twins, Blondie, Berlin, The Smithereens, Modern English, GE (George E.) Smith (A personal friend, who played with Hall and Oates in the early 80s tours, also Who was the Music Director for Saturday Nite Live in the late 1980's), and many more.
As said, Ive been involved with sound and working with people for parties and other circumstances like Live performances since the late 1970s. My age does not mean I'm removed from knowing modern music types. Being older most likely means I'm more experienced in what people like. In clubs, Ive mixed many types of music in the past. Ive been in many clubs over the years and really enjoy mixing for private parties. Some of the clubs ive either mixed sounds in or performed in or coordinated the opening acts at are :
Shaboo Inn, Mansfield Connecticut (1970s), Crazy Horse Club, Southington Connecticut (1970s),Rons Place, New Haven Connecticut (1970s),Toads Place, New Haven Connecticut (1970s/80s),West Hartford Agora Ballroom (Originally the Hard Rock Cafe), West Hartford Connecticut (1970s/80s),Yale University Gigs, New Haven Connecticut, Wesleyan University Gigs, Middletown Connecticut,Countless other small venues in Connecticut and New York City. The Grotto, New Haven Connecticut (1970s/80s) (right around the corner from Yale University Campus)I was also a music consultant and part time booking agent for the Grotto Nightclub in New Haven Ct. and liaison beteen The Grotto and the famous nightclub "CBGB'S" (Hilly Kristal, owner at the time) in New York City in the 1970s/80s.
Now if what I just said peeks your interest, please call for more detailed info and thanks for contacting me .
And after you make your descision, give myself (Steve) or Laurie a call to book your next Party Gig at the above #. Thanks for reading and have a happy Party !