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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Connelly

Navigating Different Styles of Music at your Wedding

How I (and how your DJ) should navigate different styles of music at your wedding. We can play the music you love.

Navigating different styles of music at a wedding and keeping everyone dancing
Navigating different styles of music at your wedding and keeping everyone dancing.

How I Navigate Unique Wedding Client Requests: From "Blow My Whistle" to "Don't Stop Believing."


Greetings, soon-to-be newlyweds and music enthusiasts alike! As a wedding DJ, I've witnessed countless love-filled celebrations and navigating the intricate world of client requests. Today, I invite you to step into the DJ booth and join me on a humorous journey to explore the joys and challenges of crafting the perfect playlist for your big day. So grab your headphones and get ready to dance, because we're about to embark on an unforgettable musical adventure together!

1. The Musical Journey Begins: Embrace Your Eclectic Tastes

Weddings are a melting pot of musical preferences, and as your DJ, I am here to weave them into a harmonious tapestry. From grandpa's love for the classics to your college friend's obsession with the latest dirty south rap, it's my mission to blend them all seamlessly. So, don't be shy about sharing your unique requests—I accept the challenge.

2. The Notorious “Don’t Stop Believing" Dilemma

Ah, "Don’t Stop Believing." It's the song that has become an unofficial anthem for weddings worldwide. While its popularity is undeniable, it's also worth considering the groans that might emanate from the dance floor when it graces the speakers—for the tenth time. Rest assured, I'll find the perfect balance between embracing the hype and keeping the dance floor buzzing with a diverse selection that satisfies everyone's taste buds. Love the original? I got you. Want something different? I’ve got a mash-up of Avicii’s “Levels” that’s a straight banger. Ya, it has a chorus the most popular wedding song ever, but the drums turn it into a late-night club classic. This is how I toe the line between cliché and hype. Keep the traditionalist happy and still maintain house party vibes. Hit me up. I'll share an example.

3. The Sweet Symphony of Sentimental Songs

Every wedding has those special moments that tug at the heartstrings. Whether it's the first dance, the father-daughter dance, or the grand finale, these sentimental interludes require carefully chosen melodies. Fear not, lovebirds, for I will work closely with you to curate a playlist that captures the essence of your love story and creates everlasting memories.

4. When the Clash of Genres Erupts

Weddings celebrate unity, but sometimes, musical preferences collide like the Titans of old. Your cousin's rock anthem might be at odds with your partner's affinity for East Bay hip-hop. Fret not! As an open-format DJ, I have the skills to blend genres effortlessly, ensuring a vibrant dance floor where even the most unlikely musical pairings can coexist in perfect harmony. Don't want to have genres mixed at your wedding? Please don't hire me as it's a impossible request. My only non 5-star review is from a client who was upset I "mixed genres" even though her must play playlist spanned from classic polka music to modern hip-hop. See what I'm saying?

5. The Art of Reading the Room: Trust in the DJ's Magic

One of the DJ's most vital superpowers is reading the crowd's energy and adapting on the fly. You can trust me to gauge the dance floor dynamics, make intuitive decisions, and play the songs that will keep your guests on their feet. Rest assured, I'll be more than just a DJ—I'll be your musical maestro, orchestrating an unforgettable evening.


Dear soon-to-be-wedded bliss seekers, the journey toward crafting the perfect wedding playlist is an exhilarating one. As your DJ, I am here to listen, understand, and transform your musical desires into a captivating reality. Together, we'll embark on a melodic adventure that traverses genres, bridges generational gaps and creates a dance floor that pulsates with fresh sounds.

So, let the music be your guide as we navigate the exciting world of wedding client requests. Trust in my expertise, embrace the unexpected, and get ready to experience a night filled with magical melodies that will have you and your guests dancing into the early hours. Cheers, to love, laughter, and good beats.


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