I am going to give you some quick music tips to get the party up and runnin’.
First thing is what is what type of crowd is going to be at your party? What kind of music do you think they like? Ask a few of your friends who are going to the party. There are many different types of crowds that like many different kinds of music. I have been to some parties where no one was feelin’ the music. And they all left. I felt sorry for the host, because you take all this time and effort and the music sucks. You definitely don’t want that. Sounds simple, but people mess it up all the time.
Secondly, what kind of gear are you going to bump your music on? Some of the best parties I have hosted were with DJs. I guarantee you have you said you had someone DJing your party people will come. If you know someone who can DJ that is a plus, but if you don’t then you can find one on Craigslist. There are DJs looking for gigs all the time. Don’t spend hundreds of dollars on a DJ. Unless it is a huge event or you got the cash anyways. You can find a decent DJ for about $ 50-$ 100 dollars depending on how long you want them to spin. Three to four hours usually does the job.
Extra Tip: When hiring a DJ, make sure you know what type of gear they are bringing with them and what type of gear you can supply (cords, speakers, turntables, etc.).
If you can’t afford a DJ and it’s just a regular party than you got other options. I usually throw parties without a DJ so no worries. You can use anything that plays music really (iPod, Laptop, Zune, etc.). One advantage of a laptop over an iPod (unless it is an iTouch) is that you can download songs while the party is going. So if someone requests a song and you don’t have it you can download it. An advantage for an iPod is that it is even more portable. You don’t really have to worry about anyone knocking it over like the laptop. It is pretty durable. So decide on your gear and make a song list. Put them in any order and make sure no other songs that are not on the song list accidentally plays during the night of the party. Random songs that pop up out of nowhere can be very disturbing. It also disrupts the party. Trust me. All By Myself does not sound good when blasted in high volume. Make sure your song list is around 60-80 songs depending on how long you want the party to last. Not all the songs on the list will be played; you might have to change a song, because the crowd isn’t feeling it. Remember cater to the crowd. To make the music flow even better use a program that has a crossfader. Winamp and iTunes both have them. A crossfader helps reduce all those silent parts at the end of songs.
So you got your gear and your music playlist. What you need now are the speakers. Please do not use weak pathetic 10W computer speakers. If you do it is a slap to the face to all the people that go to your party. These songs require heavy bass and good treble to get people on the dance floor. The size of the speakers will be dependent on the size of the room. Club Banger songs has lots of bass, so get speakers that can handle it. I would recommend tower speakers, a subwoofer, and an audio receiver.
Caution tip: The speakers need to be loud enough so every single person at the party can hear it, but not loud enough to attract attention from the outside of your house. If you don’t have neighbors that are cool with you bumpin’ music until the night of dawn they will probably call the cops. If they do, than your party will get busted up for sure. You don’t want that. Test out the speakers before anyone comes to the party so you don’t have to mess with it later.
There you have it some music tips for a party. If you follow these tips you should be on your way on hosting a great party. If the party is successful, then people will want to come back for more. And since I keep you updated with the latest Club Bangers you shouldn’t ever have a problem with the music selection at your parties ever again.
Music Guide for Hip-Hop|Club Bangers