Beats Rhymes & Love

Beats Rhymes & Love


Frequently Asked Questions

What are your rates?

Our rates depend on the type of event, the number of hours you will need the DJ, the location of the event, and number of guests (or size of the event space which determines how many speakers are needed to fill the room with sound).

As you will see through research, our rates are highly competitive with DJ companies in the New York Tri-State Area. Please complete the form on our Contact page and we will send you a quote within 24 hours.

Do you offer other services besides DJ?

Yes. We offer packages that include MC and lighting.

Who will be my DJ?

An experienced DJ from our roster will meet with you and work with you as you are preparing for the event.

Who will be the MC?

One of our MCs will greet the guests, do introductions, make announcements and host events such as the bouquet toss and garter ceremony, if needed.

Can we see you spin live?

Currently, the majority of the events we DJ are private events such as weddings, but we can arrange a live demo.  Additionally, if we are DJing a public event, you are more than welcome to attend with friends.

What kind of equipment do you use?

All professional DJ equipment.

Hardware controls: Traktor Kontrol S4, Vestax midi controller or Technics turntables, Rane mixer 
Software: Rane Serato ScratchLive, Serato Itch, Traktor Pro2, Apple MacBook Pro computer 

Sound: QSC speakers, JBL speakers (if needed), JBL subwoofer (if needed), Shure wireless microphone

Do you have back-up equipment?

Yes. We bring a back-up set of equipment and music to every event.

What do you wear to DJ?

Whatever is appropriate for your event. Suit and tie, unless otherwise specified.

When do you arrive to set-up for the event?

1-2 hours before the event begins.

Do you require a meal?

We appreciate the gesture if offered, but do not require a meal.

How do we arrange a meeting?

Simply give us a call or send an email to set-up a time and location to meet. A cafe like Starbucks is usually a good option.

If your schedule does not allow you to meet in-person, we are also open to having a brief video chat via Skype or Google Hangouts to answer any of your initial questions before we meet in-person.

What do we need to do to confirm a date?

All you need to officially confirm a date is to submit a signed contract and deposit.

Do I need to send you a playlist of songs we want to hear at the party?

You can either send a specific list of songs you want to be played or only send a few examples of the types of songs you want to hear and we can figure out the rest.

We have an extensive music library, so it is very likely that we will have a majority of the music. If there is something you request that we don’t have, we can get it.  No problem at all.  We can even help with recommending music for different portions of the event.

Can I submit a “do not play” list?

In the past, clients have submitted lists of artists or songs that they absolutely did not want to be played. Your DJ will stick to any guidelines you provide.

Do you take requests?

We play songs that go along with the musical tastes and song requests of our clients. We leave it up to our clients if they want me to take requests from their guests.  If they allow us to take requests, we would be happy to entertain a song suggestion from a guest as long as it is in line with the taste of our clients and could enhance the experience of all the guests (not just that one person).

What is your approach?

Our approach is to first get to know our clients and find out their vision of the event so we can help bring it to life. Then, we try to find out who the audience will be so we know what type of music will keep them entertained.  Throughout the preparation process, we stay in contact with our clients, making sure all calls and emails are answered promptly.