Would you like to book an urban/Latin/top 40 DJ for your birthday, jubilee, wedding or business party? At Evenses you’ve come to the right place to book a musician. At Evenses we offer a large assortment of well-known urban, Latin and top 40 DJs. These are DJs who play the best top 40 hits and playlists to provide an unforgettable party for you and your guests. You could hire DJs like The Partysquad, DJ Dyna and Lady Bee.
The urban/Latin/top 40 DJs have been at the top of the top 40 charts several times. They perform throughout the UK at various occasions. They provide the best DJ tunes across many different genres at festivals, business parties and weddings throughout the year. We’d love to help you book one of these famous urban/Latin/top 40 DJs.
Hire an urban DJ / Latin DJ / top 40 DJ for your wedding or business party
At Evenses we’d be delighted to help and advise you in choosing a DJ. If you have questions or want to discuss anything regarding your booking, please feel free to contact us; we’d love to help you find suitable entertainment. You can reach us 24/7 by telephone and by e-mail.
Blog about Urban DJs
Are you getting married soon and are you missing an act to make the party explode after dinner? Is your son a big fan of hip-hop and R&B, and you want to give him an unforgettable surprise at his birthday party? Or is the annual company drink coming up again and are you still looking for some varied entertainment? Booking a professional Urban DJ might just be the perfect addition to the party or event you are organizing. The variation among the 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 speaking, go in many directions with your party or event. As a sort of collective name for many different types of music, the urban genre is varied. You can provide a unique sound to almost every occasion possible. On our website alone you will find countless of Urban DJs who all have their own style and preferences. From nightclub-like parties and cool after parties to weddings and festivals, an Urban DJ could give your party or event tan extra edge.
Below, we will go into exactly what urban music entails and what you can expect when booking an Urban DJ. 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 from African-American origin, in particular hip-hop and R&B. In addition, various latin styles such as latin pop and Chicano rap are also included in the urban music genre, as well as music of Caribbean origin, such as reggae. Deciding to book an Urban DJ is therefore a good start, but you will have to make a distinction between the many available artists and the many types of music within the urban genre.
For that reason, it is also useful to form an idea for yourself of the party you are going to organize and the type of music you have in mind before you book an Urban DJ. At Evenses, we have been devoting ourselves to planning parties for years and providing entertainment for all kinds of events. Thanks to this experience we have an extensive portfolio of professional Urban DJs for whom we have already made numerous bookings for in recent years. This way we know exactly which artist fits best with each 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, then you can already do some research using the search engine on our website. In addition, you can also contact our event specialists seven days a week with questions about booking an Urban DJ. You can always reach us by filling in the quotation form on the website, or by e-mail or telephone. At Evenses, you can assume that together we will find the right Urban DJ for your occasion and make the booking process as easy as can be.
What is actually meant by urban music?
The term urban is strongly associated with African-American music, especially with hip-hop and R&B from the United States. For South Americans, Reggaeton and South American hip-hop are considered latin urban, due to the influence of the aforementioned genres. Urban music is therefore used as a description for indicating music and cultural movements that are related to hip-hop, rap, and R&B. Just like much of the early music within the genre, the term itself comes from the United States, where modern R&B and street culture flourished in large cities such as New York and Atlanta in the 1980s and 1990s. All in all, urban literally can be summed up as street music.
When Frankie Crocker, one of the founders of the urban contemporary genre, was appointed as program director of the new radio station WBLS in 1974, he created an eclectic music mix of R&B and disco that pushed the traditional R&B format in a new direction, which became urban contemporary. The station was a huge success and soon became one of the most listened to radio stations in the country. In 1983 this station also became the first radio station to broadcast a rap program, called Rap Attack.
In the early 1980s, the urban genre had meanwhile become an eclectic mix of R&B, rap, reggae, dance, house, and freestyles and WBLS was the leading radio station in this field. The WDRQ radio station from Detroit was also added in the spring of 1982, 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. As a result, the urban genre was further shaped into the music style that we label today as urban.
In the course of the 1990s, urban tracks began to dominate the American charts and from the early 2000s, urban was one of the most commercially successful movements. Both top 40 list, hip-hop, R&B lists were led by urban numbers, with mega hits such as Hey Ya from Outkast, Drop It Like It's Hot by Snoop Dogg, and a whole host 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-like tracks later in the 2000's.
What can you expect from a good urban DJ?
Apart from booking the Urban DJ that fits well with your party in terms of music style, it is also important that this artist can play the role that you have in mind for them. We are talking about factors such as communication during the booking process and interaction with the listening audience, to name a few. Ultimately, you will be able to form a good picture of the Urban DJs that you are considering. If you are assisted by an experienced party such as Evenses, this will go a lot faster and be much simpler overall.
An urban DJ can mix urban tracks
It would surprise you how many reasonably experienced DJs can not smoothly mix urban songs. Urban music, such as hip-hop or R&B, sometimes requires a certain form of mixing called slam mixing, where a song is abruptly interrupted and immediately followed by a new song. This is virtually non-existent when mixing electronic dance music. 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 played correctly, make sure 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 personalized set list together with a professional artist. It is and remains your party of course, so be sure to check with the Urban DJs if they are open to suggestions and take song requests. This way you can give the occasion a personal touch, and allow your guests to listen to songs they specifically want to hear. Planning this out with the artist ahead of time is important so that the DJ and music is prepared on time.
An good Urban DJ does their 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. This also applies to the DJ that you book. Depending on the occasion, the DJ will have to play tracks for several moments, whether it be during your wedding reception or for the end of an award ceremony. A good DJ will make suggestions or give advice to set the tone for the different moments during the party. Ultimately, the DJ guides carries on the story of your event based on the music they play.
What Evenses can do for you
If you are thinking about booking an Urban DJ for your party or event, we also recommend that you contact a party with experience in this area. At an entertainment booking agency such as Evenses, we have been working for years with a wide range of professional Urban DJs. We can guide you from start to finish, from searching to booking the ideal urban DJ for your party. We have been active in the world of live acts and party planning for many years and have booked countless of acts.
By using the search engine on our website you can view our portfolio of Urban DJs including reviews from other customers. Our event specialists are also available seven days a week to answer your questions and help you book the urban DJ of your dreams. You can always reach us by filling in the quotation form on the website and sending it without obligation, or by e-mail or telephone. We will put everything into effect to ensure that your party is supplemented with the perfect Urban DJ, so that you no longer have to worry about that.