What’s the secret to keeping a party dancing all night long?
Several factors, actually!
It starts with the preplanning stages, working directly with DJ LORi, who is your hired DJ (no substitute DJ, or last minute changes, ever!) and finally at the day or evening of the event, with the right energy of music and choices of music, whether it is today's hits like EDM, Dance, Hip-hop, Trap, RnB and more, (which is her specialty, by the way), or your favorite era music like Retro, 70s-80s-90s and Alternative Rock, 80s and 90s Dance and Hiphop, Old School House music of the 80s and 90s , Freestyle and Heartthrob, 90s Techno, Disco and Funk, Motown, and more, since she has lived through the decades and actually knows all this music because she actually spun it back then! Her three decades of being a DJ in the nightclub scene carries with her extensive knowledge of the music :)
First, it starts with working directly with the client on the pre-planning details prior to the event date. Knowing what music the clients want, (which is the #1 important factor, of course), and tailored to their event specifically, (since we all know that no two events are ever alike, at all), and DJ LORi keeps contact through emails and phone calls. Creating an itinerary and time schedule of the private party or corporate event is the key to organizing the event, plus weddings are treated with much more details, as well, given that time management is very important to keep the flow of the ceremony and reception on key. Communication with the client and venue manager on details is an absolute must, of which is a crucial part of preplanning, too, and working directly with DJ LORi, so that there are no guesswork as to what to expect for your event. Vendors, such as venue mangers, photographers, videographers, caterers, etc. are, then, contacted the week of, regarding DJ setup, loading and more, and given the planned itinerary to all vendors ahead of time, which helps to keep the communication flowing flawlessly, without any potential problems.
Secondly, once DJ LORi has established all this, the day of the event, DJ LORi is ready to get the party started with the right dinner and cocktail music (if needed): upbeat yet not over-emphasized nor loud cocktail music, plus low key, yet not boring nor sleepy dinner music. And, finally, the real party begins when everyone is ready to dance and have fun!
Please read further in the next questions for more details about her personal fabulous style and how she is really different from others DJs :)
How would you describe your ‘style’?
Keep the music flowing with her flawless club-style turntable mixing full of energized music, DJ Lori alternates your choices of music to keep that fresh appeal of dancing expected, all without the same boring and overplayed tunes you hear at every other function. Mashups and samples are added throughout her set, which really adds an unexpected but totally cool appeal, and all without that obnoxious mike talking over the music (the music makes the party, not the DJ screaming into the mike, right?).
Requests are greatly encouraged, of course and actually are fitted into the playlist of the evening, which is another plus of DJ LORi's success. As we all know many DJs do not like to take requests, which beats the one purpose of the party since the party is catered for all to have fun, right? But, DJ LORi happily accomplishes requests, because she knows it is important to please the crowd, as well as the clients :)
What do you love most about your job?
Everything! Which is why DJ LORi is still spinning, for over 33 years, and continually winning awards for her style and excellent rated quality service ;) Between having the opportunity to work directly with clients, to spinning the music and creating a unique style that surprises people and blows their mind on the fresh style heard through the music being spun, and ultimately watching everyone have fun, what more can a DJ ask for!
What inspired you to start your own business?
Back in 1984, the single fact that there were absolutely no female DJs, at all, was a start! Plus, DJ LORi's own entrepreneurial mindset of wanting to stand out from the boys and create a party with the female mind in check was a huge factor, as well :) But, overall, her intense love of nightclub music, particularly House music, was her true calling, as well as her diversity of love for Pop music and her favorite era music, Disco, Funk and Hiphop. Working with people is another part of her outgoing personality, as she is a people person who loves to meet new people and make happy memories for people.
Why should our clients choose you?
One reason alone! She is award-winning for a reason. Her style, her genuine and intense desire to make sure she delivers a flawless and excellent quality service of music, and the fact that she actually cares and communicates fully, regarding each and every party, treats you like royalty and treats your event with the upmost service you expect for your hard-earned money.