all started in 1979 at a local teen disco.I first saw Saturday
Night Fever in 1978 and wanted to learn to dance like that
so I started going to the local clubs. I started hanging out
with the DJ's and one night the owner of the teen disco asked
if I could fill in. I was hooked ever since. I went on to
bigger teen clubs when the DJ started teaching me to beat
mix and operate the lights with the music.
I then started working at the Rink in Utica,
MI as a DJ, not because I was any good but because I had all
the Disco records none of the other DJ's would play. From
that point I started in area clubs and people kept asking
me to perform at their functions. Actually it was more like...."Hey
Mark you're welcome to come to my party and by the way.....bring
your records" and hence started my mobile dj business.
I belong to several DJ organizations
locally and internationally.
Nationally I am a member and moderator on mobilebeat.com, a website dedicated to the mobile disc jockey.
- Founding member Michigan
Chapter of the ADJA
For the past several years I have attended
the Mobile Beat National Disc Jockey convention in Las
Vegas (yeah that ones hard to take especially in February.
We do go to learn....really) It's a great chance to talk
to 1000's of DJ's around the world to learn different
ideas and improve our services.
together a DJ system entails several factors: who is the client
and what are their needs. Most people
that I have talked to said
they didn't want to get blasted out but at the same time needed
the volume to create an exciting atmosphere. When I put my system
together I kept all that in mind. First and foremost it must sound
great. I use all professional grade audio products that are some
of the best on the market today. Second it must be reliable. The
components I use have all been tested through time as very reliable.
I am not going to try and wow you with specs but just to assure
you that I will not show up with a home stereo system or components.
adds ambiance to your event. When watching a movie, the sound and
music in the background is there but not really the most important
part of a scene. Lighting will do the same thing at an event. I
use the lighting effects to enhance the mood and setting of the
event. If the music is pumping, the lights are shooting multitudes
of color over the dance floor. When it slows down, the lights come
down and maybe just a splash of a color tones down the crowd to
make a romantic setting. One of the 1st things I learned when I
started to DJ was how to control the lights to the music. People
may not notice it but psychologically it creates an atmosphere they
can really enjoy.
||Music evokes passion whether it is for
love, dancing, feelings or energy. I have a vast amount
of music, over 20,000 songs from the 1920's to today’s
Pop music has always had some controversy around it. Today’s
music may be a little harsher in vocabulary but I do have
all clean radio edits provided by TM Century's Prime Cut
CD's. These are the same great hits you hear on the radio
without the profanity. Belonging to a music subscription
such as this ensures that I will have all of today’s
hits your guests want to hear. Each week I receive a new
cd with the top 30 in AC, CHR, Urban, Country, Rock, Dance