Would you like to book an Urban DJ for your birthday, anniversary, wedding or company party? Evenses is the right place for you. At Evenses we offer a wide range of well-known Urban DJs. They are DJs with the best top 40 hits and playlists to provide a great party for you and your guests.
Book an Urban DJ for your birthday or company party
At Evenses we are happy to help and advise you in choosing a DJ. If you have any questions or would like to report something about your booking, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help you find suitable entertainment. You can reach us 24/7 by phone or email. Below you will find a blog. Here you can read more about booking an Urban DJ.
Blog about Urban DJs
Are you getting married soon and are missing an act to make the party explode? Is your son a big fan of hip-hop and R&B, and wants to give him an unforgettable surprise at his birthday party? Or is the annual company drink coming up again and you still don't have any entertainment? Booking a professional urban DJ could just be the perfect addition to the party or event you are going to organise. The variety among urban DJs is very large, but with a little help and patience you will surely find the artist that fits your ideas perfectly.
By booking an urban DJ you can, musically, go in many directions with your party or event. As a kind of collective name for many different types of music, the urban genre is very varied, so that you can provide almost every occasion with a unique sound. On our website alone you will find countless urban DJs who all have their own style and preferences. From nightclub-style parties and cool afterparties to weddings and festivals, an urban DJ could give your party or event that little bit extra.
A little further below we go into a little more detail about urban music exactly and what you can expect when booking an urban DJ, but what is certain is that there are major differences between the music styles within the genre. In general, the term urban music refers to music of African American descent, especially hip-hop and R&B. In addition, various Latin styles, such as Latin pop and Chicano rap, are considered part of the urban music genre, as well as music of Caribbean origin, such as reggae and zouk. Deciding to book an urban DJ is therefore a good start, but after that you will have to distinguish between the many artists available and the many types of music within the urban genre.
For that reason, it is also useful to already have an idea for yourself of the party you are going to organize and the type of music you have in mind for it before you start booking an urban DJ. At Evenses, we have been devoting ourselves to planning parties, providing entertainment for all kinds of events, and booking live acts for many years. Thanks to this experience, we have an extensive portfolio of professional urban DJs for whom we have already arranged countless bookings in recent years. This way we know exactly which artist best suits every type of party and we are happy to make that expertise available to our customers, so that you can book the perfect urban DJ for your party or event.
If you first want to take a look at the available options yourself, you can do some research using the search engine on our website. In addition, you can also contact our bookers and entertainment specialists seven days a week with questions about booking an urban DJ. You can always reach them by filling in the quotation form on the website, or by e-mail or telephone. At Evenses you can be assured that we will book the urban DJ together with you to ensure that it fits perfectly with the party or event that you have in mind.
What does urban music actually mean?
The term urban is strongly associated with African American music, especially hip-hop and R&B from the United States. For South Americans, among others, reggaeton and South American hip-hop are considered urban, due to the influence of the aforementioned genres. Urban music is thus used as a description to indicate musical and cultural movements related to hip-hop, rap, and R&B. Like much of the genre's early music, the term itself originated in the United States, where modern R&B and street culture flourished in the 1980s and 1990s in major cities such as New York and Atlanta. Literally, urban actually means nothing more than street culture.
Although urban music only started to gain traction outside the United States in the 1980s and 1990s, the genre had already started to gain ground there a few decades earlier with the help of radio.
When Frankie Crocker, one of the founders of the urban contemporary genre, was appointed program director of the new radio station WBLS in 1974, he created an eclectic mix of R&B and disco that pushed the traditional R&B format in a new direction, which WBLS urban called contemporary. The station was an instant success and quickly became one of the most listened to radio stations in the country. This station also became the place to broadcast a rap program called Rap Attack in 1983.
By the early 1980s, the urban genre had become an eclectic mix of R&B, rap, reggae, dance, house, and freestyle, and WBLS was the leading radio station in the field. In the spring of 1982, Detroit radio station WDRQ was added, after this station had switched from a top 40 format to urban contemporary music. In addition to rap, R&B, and dance, WDRQ also played fairly mainstream pop music with catchy beats from artists such as Cyndi Lauper and Culture Club. This further shaped the urban genre into the style of music that we label today as urban.
During the 1990s, urban tracks began to dominate the US charts and from the early 2000s, urban was one of the most commercially successful genres. Top 40 charts as well as hip-hop and R&B charts were led by urban songs, with megahits like Outkast's Hey Ya, Snoop Dogg's Drop It Like It's Hot, and a slew of hits from Usher. Many of the well-known urban artists who began to gain popularity during that period, such as Rihanna, Chris Brown, and Ne-Yo, also moved on to producing more EDM-esque tracks later in the 2000s, much like the ones we hear a lot today.
What can you expect from a good urban DJ?
Apart from booking the urban DJ that suits your party in terms of music style, it is also important that this artist can fill the role you have in mind for him or her. We are talking about factors such as communication during the booking process and interaction with the listening audience, to name just a few examples. Ultimately, you will be able to form a good picture of the urban DJs you are considering, especially if you are assisted by an experienced party, but to help you on your way, we list a few things below where a good urban DJ should comply with.
An urban DJ can mix urban track
This first one sounds like a total blowout, but you'd be surprised how many reasonably experienced DJs can still get stuck in fluently mixing urban tracks. Urban music, such as hip-hop or R&B, sometimes requires a certain form of mixing called slam mixing, where a song is abruptly cut short and immediately followed by a new song. When mixing, for example, electronic dance music, this hardly occurs. In addition, urban music also mixes much faster compared to styles such as house or techno. If you want to hear urban music at your party, be sure that the DJ has a lot of experience within the genre.
The urban DJ of your choice is open to suggestions
Booking an urban DJ for your party or event has many advantages, including the possibility to create a personalised set list together with a professional artist. It is and will always be your party. So check with the urban DJs you like to see if they are open to suggestions and requests, both prior to the event and during the festivities themselves. In this way you can provide the occasion with a very original personal touch, while it is also great fun for your guests if they can request a request number every now and then.
An involved urban DJ does his or her best to make your party as good as possible
As an organizer you are responsible for the course of the party, but it is always nice if you get some input from different sides during the preparations. The same goes for the DJ who wants to book. Depending on the occasion, the DJ will have to accompany different moments musically, for example from the reception to the speeches and then the party. An engaged DJ will make suggestions or give advice on setting the tone for the different moments during the party. Ultimately, the DJ accompanies the story of your party and that accompaniment has to match what you want at different times.
What Evenses can do for you
If you are thinking about booking an urban DJ for your party or event, we also recommend contacting a party with experience in this area. At an entertainment agency like Evenses, we have been working for many years with a wide range of professional urban DJs, including well-known names such as The Flexican, Freddy Moreira, and DJ DYLVN. We can guide you from start to finish, from searching to booking the ideal urban DJ for your party.
At Evenses we have been active in the world of live acts and party planning for many years, and we have booked countless acts over the years. Using the search engine on our website you can view our portfolio of urban DJs, including reviews from other clients, while our bookers and entertainment specialists are also available seven days a week to answer your questions and help you book the urban DJ of your choice. You can always reach them by filling in the quotation form on the website and sending it without obligation, or by e-mail or telephone. We will do everything we can to ensure that your party is complemented with the perfect urban DJ.