(518) 506-3305. Affordable Wedding DJs in Albany, NY with a massive library of new music & classics. Plus, now Digital Photography & Laser Lights.
Do you have an Albany NY Wedding coming up and have been to a number of weddings in the area that were not so good? Do you need top quality in music entertainment and disc jockey services for your party in Albany, New York, at very affordable rates and know that the DJ can “make or break a wedding” more than anybody else? If you know this, then consider us for your Albany NY Wedding. We are not your average Jerry Garcia body-double djs who only play 80’s wedding hits like “Celebrate” and “The Chicken Dance”…
TOP HITS & GREAT CLASSICS: DJ Kenny Casanova & DJ Maria will rock your party with a great blend of today’s hits and all your favorite classics. Let us show you why Kenny Casanova is “The Bee’s Knees of all DJs and Emcees”, and DJ Maria is the Capital District’s #1 female wedding DJ!
As a wedding and party specialist, DJ Kenny Casanova and TheDJservice.com brings to you:
•Very affordable prices!!!
•Professional Gear Bose L1 Stick & Peavey
•Digital Slideshow Projection
•DJ/MC experience since 1996
•200,000 song library
•Music Video Package
•Karaoke & with huge track library
•Huge Laser Show
•Professional Photography “The DJ Cam”
•Interactive events, dances, & activities
•Voted Capital Region #1 Karaoke DJ
•Radio Personality Experience
•Ring Announcer Experience: WWF / WWE
•Sports Broadcasting Experience
LOCAL ALBANY COUNTY SERVICES: If you are looking for an affordable & experienced DJ for your wedding reception or party with countless local venue hall relationships, our local Albany County office serves customers from Albany, Alcove, Altamont, Berne, Bethlehem, Clarksville, Coeymans, Coeymans, Hollow, Cohoes, Colonie, Delmar, East, Berne, Feura Bush, Glenmont, Green Island, Guilderland, Guilderland Center, Knox, Latham, Loudonville, McKownville, Medusa, Menands, New Scotland, Newtonville, Preston Hollow, Ravena, Rensselaerville, Roessleville, Selkirk, Slingerlands, South Bethlehem Voorheesville, Watervliet, and Westerlo, all on a regular basis for music entertainment disc jockey mobile DJ services.
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518-506-3305 – Albany Wedding DJ –Are you looking for a wedding DJ that really knows how to use the mic, but also knows not to chime in all the time with annoying remarks? Are you also looking for a wedding DJ that plays today’s best music with a mix of the classics that you want to hear, but not all boring old slow irrelevant tracks? “DJ Kenny Casanova & A+ The DJ Service” could be just what you are looking for!
Looking for the very best in mobile music entertainment for your event? As a wedding and party specialist, TheDJservice.com offers:
-CUSTOM MUSIC – Have a hand in creating the playlist ; new hits, throwbacks, & classics -GREAT LIGHTING – LEDs, Uplighting, Dance Lights & Laser Shows.
-DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY – Affordable Digital Photography available, burned to a disc that night
-DIGITAL PROJECTION –Slide Shows and/or music videos
-KARAOKE PACKAGE – Sing with a huge selection when you opt for our Karaoke Champion Package
-MUSIC VIDEO PACKAGE – each track is a music video on LED screens
-ACTIVITIES & ANNOUNCING – Guest Interaction, dances & activities
-EXPERIENCE – DJ experience from 1998 on (radio & WWF / WWE pro wrestling!)
-Affordable price,professional & fun!!!
ALBANY WEDDINGS ARE OUR SPECIALTY –CUSTOMIZE – Our Albany wedding disc jockeys meet with you to customize your special day so there are no surprizes. (That means The Chicken Dance WILL NOT HAPPEN unless you have requested it!) We will help you organize your perfect event schedule, so that you hear EXACTLY what you want to hear. We plan with every Bride and Groom, however you like; face-to-face, emails, skype/facetime, phone calls, and even text at 518-506-3305, so that the correct atmosphere happenes in the end at times all throughout the event.
AFFORDABLE FUN – If your wedding is set to take place in Albany, NY or somewhere in the Capital Region or beyond, we will provide everything that needs to happen to ensure great customer service so all flows from start to finish! We optimize your music selection, provide splendid audience interaction, and entertain by keeping your guests laughing, dancing, and singing along to create memories that last a lifetime. And most of all, we put the spotlight on the bride & groom… Not us.
-PLANNING – Planning your perfect event with you, provide song suggestion lists and worksheets -PLAYLIST POWER – Giving you the power of the playlist. We play your favorite music, take requests, or take care of the selections for you. We do not force music on you that you do not want to hear. No surprises! – GUEST INTERACTION – leading off group activities / dances with The Cha Cha Slide, Thriller, Staying Alive (Disco Lesson), Cupid Shuffle, YMCA, The Limbo, The Apache (Old School Dance lesson), The Twist, all your favorites and more! (The only one we hate is the dreaded Chicken Dance, LOL!) -CEREMONY MUSIC – Custom ceremony music, planning & organization
–PROFESSIONAL GEAR – State of the Art Bose Tower L1 Model 2 Sound Systems. (Always request Model 2. It is the best!) … and never messy wires! (The DJ who allows this is LAME!)
–DANCE LIGHTS – Laser & LED Dance Lights to create an amazing dance experience you will marvel at. -DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY – Offering an affordable “The DJ Cam” Digital Photography package available, ideal for weddings on a budget, with an image disc provided that night -CUSTOMER TESTIMONIES – We provide a long list of happy customer recommendations and reference contacts so you can feel sure about using our DJs for your Albany wedding. Here are a few recent photos from our customers:
LOOKING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE WEDDING HALL IN YOUR AREA?
If you are looking for a nice event hall for a small-to-medium sized wedding that allows outside catering, you probably know that your choices are limited. Many places today, have in-house catering, as this is a big money maker for the venues.
If you live in the Troy area, or nearby, and are working with a budget as many of us are, Petersburg might work for you.
LOCATION – “Petersburg, NY? Where the heck is that?” It’s funny. I’ve been a disc jockey for a number of years now and never heard of Petersburg Memorial Hall before, either.
I live in Wynantskill, off of Pawling. This is between Troy and Albany and I asked the same question. After I initially talked with the bride and groom about providing music for their special day, I had to run a Google map search to familiarize myself with a town that was less than 25 minutes away from me. (In case you are like me and are wondering, Petersburg is the next town down Grafton State Park.)
The reception I DJ’ed for was at a cute little place called “Petersburg Memorial Hall,” located conveniently on 71 Main Street. The venue is located right before the Petersburg Town Library. The hall provides plenty of parking and does work out to be a great little place for a great little wedding to take place.
AFFORDABILITY – Someone looking for a smaller wedding with the potential to meet affordability restraints can benefit considering this venue. While many halls in and around the Capital District that house wedding receptions also provide their own dinning packages, at the Memorial Hall, this is not the case. Here, you can book any catering service that you like and also make provisions to set up your own bar. This means an incredible amount of savings, as these two expenses are quite often the largest for any wedding.
SPECIFICS – The Memorial Hall can seat 80-100 people fairly comfortably. It has two side access doors to allow easy access for vendors and also any decorating purposes you may have. It has plenty of chairs and tables and a decent linen selection resource, along with seat covers. The hall also has very high ceilings and also a great little stage with draw curtains that could easily be used for your DJ or even a small live band.
There are a few little facility points to note. There is a decent kitchen, but it is not very large. It is probably, however, suitable for your outside caterer to make due with for what the hall can comfortably occupy. Also, it is import to note that there is only one shared bathroom. It is, however, handicap accessible, I believe.
On a technology note, the town of Petersburg is out in a rural area. It does not provide any Sprint cell phone coverage, but it does have Verizon cell phone coverage. Internet access is also provided to the hall through a wi-fi hub in the town library, nearby.
I would give it a three out of four stars for a good affordable wedding venue/hall option.
In Albany, NY come this time of year, people usually begin to call their wedding DJs and their wedding photographers to plan their weddings. Common places customers are looking for their wedding receptions often include higher-end golf green clubs and also large ski resorts, like Jiminey Peak. However, the early booking seems to be a little late this year.
With all the snow and coldness we have experienced in Upstate NY, party planning as a whole for a while their had been put off a little, for fear of inclement weather. Because of the late start, I expect to see more weddings being scheduled for later in the year, than usual.
It’s not all bad, however. If you are a bride or groom in The Capital Region, you can still be an optimist and look at the positive side of things. Right now in Lake Tahoe, California, the spring/summer wedding season might be one big snow day cancelation altogether! If snow on your wedding day means a lucky sign of fertility and prosperity, Lake Tahoe couples being married today, need to get out and play the lottery.
Yes, ladies & gentleman… Friends family…. This is exactly what over thirty feet of snow looks like, on the ground, at one time. This picture is real. It is not Alaska, or the North Pole, or the icey planet Hoth from the Empire Strikes Back. This shot was just taken in front of Tahoe Donner Ski Resort in California, where they hold many weddings, just like our Jiminey Peak.
Tahoe has received over 50 feet, that’s 600 inches of snow this season alone. Different storms recently dumped over 100 inches each, in only the span of few days. And it is not over. The Weather Channel says that there is even more on the way.
Can you even imagine driving up to your wedding on a road like this?
Man alive! Mother Nature can have a way making, or ruining your special day.
When people plan an outdoor reception, the often do so with the “it would never happen to me” attitiude. However, The past two years, as a wedding DJ, I have seen some pretty rainy outdoor weddings. While an outdoor wedding can be totally awesome, when the weather does not cooperate, it can be a disaster if you do not have some planning, in order.
1. Plan well. While you have to plan ahead and cannot know what the weather will be on a particular date exactly, you can still try for the right season. Plan your outdoor wedding day for a time of the year that averages good weather that is comfortable.
2. Have a Backup Plan. You can’t predict what the weather is going to be. Rather than stress about it, plan for a site which will allow you to move the entire wedding to an inside location easily.
3. Alert your vendors! All of your vendors should know that it is an outdoor wedding. It sounds easy, but often this is forgotten and sometimes certain precautions need to be taken by your professionals to make everything work out well.
4. Dress for the elements. Choose fabrics that ensure comfort on the big day. Think about the later hours of the event as well.
5. Keep your guests’ comfort in mind. Also, make sure to let your guests know that the wedding will be outdoors. Prepare them so that they may dress appropriately.
6. Decorations. Remember, decorations have to brave the elements, and sometimes they may ruin photos, as well. Look for natural or built-in points of beauty for great backdrops and photo opportunities, rather than to try and plot lots of unnecessary decorations.
7. Invest in a good tent. You get what you pay for and you do not want to be dodging downpour streams in the middle of the dance floor. Take no shortcuts when renting a tent, or deal with sunburns and tidal waves.
Before sampling machines and software on laptops that let you digitally loop a sequence on a track, DJ’s used to do something called “Beat Juggling.”
Beat juggling is the act of playing section of a song on one turntable, and at the precise moment when the beat ends, cueing it up on a duplicate record, on another turntable. This was often done to extend a part of a song that a DJ particularly liked; perhaps one that really got people dancing. Beat Juggling was also used in order to create unique compositions, using multiple turntables and one or more mixers.
It is said that beat juggling with a small section of a beat is looped using two copies of the same record was first done by Kool DJ Herc at a disco club in 1973. The idea caught on and later was refined by other early hip hop DJs like Grand Wizard Theodore (arguably, the first DJ to scratch out loud in 1977), Grandmaster Flash, and Afrika Bambaataa.
This meant that DJ’s couldn’t fire up an iPod, or open a folder of thousands of tracks stored on a laptop, it meant they had to physically carry bulky records to their events, and quite often have on hand TWO of many of the same albums!
“Scratching” came about by mistake, as the DJ was cueing up the next beat and enjoyed the sound that it made. This eventually became the artform that it is in the hip-hop world today.
Afrika Bambaataa. Also known as “The Godfather of Hip Hop” – produced one of the first major breakdance tracks called, Planet Rock. He invented turntable techniques that eventually spread throughout the world. The first song with beat juggling and scratching to hit the mainstream charts was by mixed by Grand Mixer DST performing on the turntables in Herbie Hancock’s dance track, “Rockit.” As a result, scratching and turntablism was first exposed to the masses.