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What You Can Expect

Uptown Sounds NY is a wedding DJ, lighting, and photo booth company based in Newburgh, New York. Serving the greater Hudson Valley region, we provide a team of experienced professionals to help couples create the perfect wedding / event reception. Our team knows the importance of honoring cultural traditions and customs, and can work in a wide variety of musical genres. These include Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Dembow, Kompa, klezmer, Norteño, and more, as well as contemporary classics from R&B, pop, and rock ‘n’ roll. If clients have a particular request, our DJs are happy to accommodate. We are committed to creating a setlist that reflects the unique tastes, backgrounds, and personalities of each couple.

In simple terms, a DJ plays music. He or she uses pre-recorded music from other musicians, usually drawing from a large collection of available songs that suit the theme of a particular event.


In reality, being a DJ is a bit more complex than this definition would make it appear. It may seem that the job of a DJ could be easily replaced by a music playlist, but there are a few things a DJ can do that an iPod or stand alone lap top can not accomplish:


– A DJ can mix songs and create musical transitions. This allows the intro and outro of various songs to lead smoothly into one another, allowing music to flow easily without startling disruptions that might dampen the mood or be distracting for the crowd.


– A DJ will also make sure that the audio output levels remain consistent between songs. This is important because some songs will have much louder or softer elements than others, and playing the two back to back can be jarring. Having someone tend to the sound levels keeps the music flowing smoothly without distractions.


– A DJ can read the crowd and change up the playlist to help keep the mood of the event consistent. If the energy levels of the gathering are starting to droop, a change to more up-beat songs may be in order; if the night is starting to wind down, more laid back music could be prescribed.


– DJs at events often also act as announcers or event organizers who are able to keep the party on track. For example, they may announce things like which important dance is coming up at a wedding reception, hand the microphone over for speeches, and otherwise keep the night moving according to schedule.


Essentially, the benefit of a good DJ is the ability to make the music flow naturally and seamlessly in a way that will be pleasing to the ears and maintain desired energy levels. Book Your Event Today!





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