Last year summer of 2013, a high profile client had asked us to play at their house for an evening celebration party. As you know we do not advertise private events, however, we asked the client if we could have permission to take pictures of our set-up without revealing too much of their garden(s). They hired one of our London DJs to play in the evening and asked us to set up earlier at noon before all the caterers, chairs and other entertainment arrived.
For this job we quoted them the normal standard DJ set up price of £150 for the equipment and £250 for a 5hour saturday night DJ set (total cost £400). The equipment consisted of:
2x Technics turntables
1 x Pioneer mixer
2x 1400 watt Mackie SRM 450 speakers with stands
1 table & cloth
All cabling wired and gaffer taped to areas so no loose wires.
The laptop was there to test the sound and connections were working ie, sound check. The DJ arrived at 7:45pm with his needles, Serato box, laptop and let’s not forget… skills.
There was a gazebo that was placed over the decks after we had set up (provided by the company who arranged the table and chair covers). Party Night London can provide gazebos for outdoor DJ set ups, however there would be an additional charge for this (in this event the client asked the chairs company).
The London DJ finished their set at 01:15am and we picked up the equipment the next day (Sunday at 13:00pm), in most circumstances we pick up the next day or following working day (if the venue is not open).
The client had heard one of our DJs play at a London nightclub and asked us him to play the same way as he did in the nightclub and not like a private event. The client asked the Party Night London DJ to mix quick, scratch and perform turntable tricks just like as in the London nightclub – when all the guests got up and partied.
We must and always emphasise this: all of our DJ staff from our DJ agency are professional DJs. They use Serato Scratchlive or Traktor and do not use the automix programmes or softwares.