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​​​​​​​What music genres are in your collection? 

  • 1960s - Today, Hip-Hop, Pop, R&B, Country, Classic & Alt Rock, Indie, EDM & Downtempo Beats

Do you have liability insurance?

  • Yes, we maintain a current industry-standard liability insurance policy at all times and will provide to your venue upon request.
  • Terrace DJ is a registered business in the State of Pennsylvania.

Describe your DJ style:

  • Open-format, classic dance tracks along with modern cuts of all genres.
  • We specialize in customized alternative/non-traditional setlists that are not typical of run-of-the-mill reception hall DJs.
  • Our many years of real-world djing experience give us the skill to know precisely what to play when to make your event perfect.
  • Professional, classy, and reserved, we do not distract from your experience with unnecessary announcements or embarrass your guests with corny motivational tactics - that's just not our style.

Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?

  • There is absolutely no limit to your requests. We will work tirelessly to get all your must-play favorites into the mix!
  • We pride ourselves on keeping the spotlight on you, not us, and will keep to your setlist unless permission is given to accept requests. 

What is your usual attire?

  • Something casual yet refined for informal events, let us know what you would like.
  • Suit with a button-down shirt and tie for formal events and weddings, unless otherwise directed.

If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?

  • For those favorite must-play songs we will find and purchase whatever is needed. Again, no limits here!
  • Finding important songs is our concern, we want you to enjoy your wedding/event with your favorite tracks!

How many other DJs do you work with?

  • Terrace DJ currently has two co-founders, DJs Nate and GS. Both are active DJs in the Philly/NJ/NYC area 

What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?

  • A five-hour event is standard, exceptions are usually not a problem. 

Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?

  • Yes - initial contacts are followed by email and phone, and before contract signing we can meet you at a place of your convenience if desired to ensure we are both comfortable before moving forward. 

Can the client submit a do-not-play list?

  • Of course - we will honor all requests, play and do-not-play lists will be completed before your event.

Do you bring your own equipment? 

  • We offer professional sound systems, fully owned (not rented for your event) so we can guarantee our equipment is in perfect operating condition and new in appearance.
  • We always provide bass reinforcement speakers as standard with our setups, for high-fidelity stereo sound you can hear and feel. 
  • We have three dance floor lighting packages (T-bar, Twin 6.5' Truss Totems, and a Truss Arch System) for you to consider. 
  • Uplighting package (set of 12 lights) is available, we will work with you to design a classy solution for your needs.

​How much time do you usually need to set up?

  • We typically need 2 hours prior to guest arrival (depending on the complexity of the lighting package) for setup and sound check.
  • We will bring our own table and cover unless otherwise directed. 

Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events? 

  • No - we prefer to generate leads via word of mouth, not by advertising at your event. We will give our business cards only if requested. 

Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs? 

  • Important announcements are made smoothly and professionally, but we prefer to let the music speak for itself rather than use heavy mic work to hype your guests. 

How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing? 

  • Honestly, this is never an issue - great upbeat music selections to fill the floor early and seamlessly beat matched to provide continuity is key to creating a great party atmosphere for the whole event.  
  • Preparation and communication beforehand to understand your event guarantees that no one is left out from having a great time.

What is your policy on taking breaks? 

  • No breaks are standard, if a meal is planned for us we will play through dinner. 

What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event? 

  • We always back each other up and do not schedule two events on the same day. 
  • We also maintain a network of other DJs in the areas we cover.  

Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? 

  • Only one event per day is our policy so we can focus exclusively on your event.

What is your overtime rate? 

  • $200 per hour. 

Do you charge for travel expenses? 

  • No additional charge within a reasonable 2 hour driving radius of Philly - our prices are all-inclusive, ask if you have concerns 

What is required to book your services? 

  • Incredibly simple. If you are ready to move forward, a contract with all specific event details will be emailed to you. 
  • If everything looks good, it can be signed at our face-to-face meeting or if more convenient it can be digitally signed. 
  • We offer convenient, password-protected online planning and song selection tools, along with secure credit card payment options. 
  • A 50% retainer (payable by credit card) completes the booking process, with balance due 7 days prior to the event.

David Perlman Photography / David Perlman / davidperlamphotography.com
K&M PHOTOGRAPHY / Kristin Nelson and Matt Meyer / kmphotographynj.zenfolio.com
​iNsYnc Photography / James Clark / insyncny.com
Kerry Harrison Photography / Kerry Harrison / kerryharrison.net 

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