Hosting a party is an exciting, fun, and stressful experience. And it may result in a few gray hairs (no offense to the gray haired people out there). Anyway, finding the right DJ is difficult. So many options, so many price ranges, and a whole lot of the same pitch. That being said, if you'd like to know more about my approach to parties then keep on reading.
“Chase and his crew are the ONLY DJ group I can recommend to my clients. As an event/wedding coordinator I HIGHLY suggest having these guys for your entertainment. I could go on and on... I have booked them for probably 99.9% of my weddings at Bonnette Banquet Lodge, and they have always delivered excellence! Chase...I love you guys!” - Marcia S.
“These guys are incredible!!!!! Couldn't ask for anything more, had the greatest night of my life thanks to them!” - Miranda C.
“Chase and his posse were AWESOME!!! He and his crew DJ'd for my girlfriends 50th birthday party on Saturday night. They went above and beyond are expectations and were the hit of the party. Everyone at the party commented how great they performed regarding the music and how his staff got our guests involved in on the dance floor... I highly recommend their services for any venue. We couldn't be more delighted!!!” - Jack R.
“Turn It Up is a class act! Chase is a fantastic DJ and a truly professional business man. And Vince is an incredible dancer. All in all, hiring Turn It Up was the best decision I made! Highly recommend!!”. - Monica D.
“Thank you, thank you, Chase Damberg and Turn It Up!!!! Fabulous Event February 14 at One Billion Rising Revolution at Gazebo Park in Stuart Florida!!! You made it fabulous and fun---the music was awesome! And extra grateful you and your team were willing to contribute your time and talent for this most worthy cause to help end violence against women in Martin County, and in solidarity with men, women and children around the world. Valentine's Day I'm sure is one of your busiest times---so thank you thank you for extending your great heart!!!” - Kim B.
A Night to Remember
Making these special events special, really comes down to two very important factors in my opinion. The first being the DJ’s ability to play and understand the music that is being requested. The second is the DJ’s ability to understand and control the timeline of the event. Have you ever been to a party and just not understood what the DJ is playing? You end up spending more time judging the music than you do enjoying the event. Or have you been a part of an unorganized party where all you see is the coordinator frantically running around, and there ends up being no time for dancing because the timeline was pushed so far back? If you have, then you understand why hiring someone that has mastered these things is crucial. This is an important event, don’t leave it up to just anyone with a laptop and a speaker.
Sometimes people think hiring a DJ is similar to booking other vendors and tend to book a DJ based off of price or general appearance, but DJing is a subjective performance. It’s not just a matter of showing up and playing your ‘type’ of music. For example, some DJ’s have different ideas of what ‘top 40’ is and they might just play a rap playlist at your house party. Or if you’re hosting a fundraiser and request your DJ to play some 70s and 80s music, they may just research a music chart from that time and blindly play the music back to back… A DJ should understand your music and how it flows. Your DJ should be able to read your crowd and play according to where the night is going while actively working in your guests requests. Now, even if the music isn’t as important, also keep in mind the appearance of the DJ, their equipment, and their knowledge of how events work. I personally manage two other DJ companies with quite a few DJs that follow our guideline. And I have found that DJing ends up being more of a personal interpretation of the music and performance. So, I have taken a step ‘to the side’ of the companies I manage to pursue this personal brand. I’ve been DJing for just about 11 years now and love everything from the business to the art of it.