Got a question about our products and services, feel free to contact us directly using the Contact page. However please firstly review the Frequently Asked Questions below as we have answered commonly asked questions below.
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Is Canadian DJ Inc a full or part-time DJ firm?
CDJ is a full-time, full service DJ company, with an office open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Beyond that there is always someone there to answer your questions at 1.604.999.8090 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is CDJ Inc insured?
Yes. We carry a $2 million liability policy and our staff is also covered by WCB.
What makes CDJ Inc unique?
Ability to adapt to last minute changes. We listen closely to your needs and integrate them into our evenings performance, exceeding your expectations. (no preconceived agenda) All our DJs beat-mix your music requests. (no dead-air)
What types of events are your speciality?
Weddings are our passion and make up over 50% of the business. We also cater to corporate functions, private parties and school dances.
How would you define your “style” or approach to providing DJ entertainment?
We train our team to be “classy-cool” on the mic. We are the “sound-track” of your event, but you are the “face” of it. Our performers’ presentation is polished and understated, marked by artistic mixing and a professional “cheese-free” approach to announcements and microphone work. Many of our competition think it’s their job to put on a show and be the center of attention at all cost… We firmly believe that your wedding is your show, and we have no interest in taking the spotlight from you. Your dance floor will be busy, but it will be because the DJ selected just the right songs from your request list and mixed them in just the right sequence – not because they chattered endlessly on the microphone.
What areas do you serve?
Our standard rates include a travel radius of 1 hour (one-way) from our office in Vancouver BC. This means we cover most areas of Upper and Lower Fraser Valley with no additional travel fee. Also included are Sunshine Coast, Whistler, Hope and the entire Vancouver Island. (Travel and or ferry fee may apply) If you are looking to have us DJ an event further away or out of the country, call us for a custom quote.
Can you meet your deejay?
CDJ encourages you to meet with your selected deejay prior to your event. We can either meet in person or chat via phone or online. We feel it is beneficial for you to get to experience their personality.
Do you offer free consultation(s) on your event?
Yes! We offer unlimited planning and music sessions with your salesperson and/or performer.
I can’t come in person. How can I see what you do?
Distance is no longer a factor for our clients. We can schedule a meeting online via Skype or Facetime. You get the same exact experience as you would be coming into our office (minus the handshake). If you just need to see how we mix, we can send you a sample audio/video of your selected performer.
Can we visit you at a performance?
Out of respect for the privacy of others on their special day, CDJ Inc does not permit prospective clients to “drop in” on a private event unless it is first approved by the event organizers.
Will the DJ work from a custom playlist?
All our DJs are happy to personalize the music and soundtrack around your taste(s). Your input is very much welcome.
How about songs that are not in your library?
No problem. We are a part of the international network of professional DJ’s which allows us to share our audio, video and karaoke libraries in real time. The DJ now can search various music libraries around the world in seconds.
What format of music do the DJs use?
The CDJ Inc DJs are all utilizing multiple formats to play your music, including full digital or retro-vinyl records. We are license holders for Serato, Virtual DJ and Tractor.
What type of equipment do you use?
We proudly outfit our DJs with Pioneer, QSC, Shure, JBL and other professional brands.
How will the DJ dress for my event?
Let us know what the dress code is and we’ll make sure to fit the style. We like to blend in with your guests. Our DJs will dress in suit & tie by request.
Do they have deejays with experience in multicultural events and music?
CDJ Inc caters to many cultural backgrounds … South-East Asian, Middle Eastern, European to name a few!
When do you arrive to set up for an event?
Our performers always arrive on-site at least an hour and a half prior to the contracted start time of the event, and earlier as necessitated by the setup requirements of the site.
What happens if there is an emergency?
CDJ Inc has a backup systems, technicians and deejays in place each weekend.
Do all your DJs beat-mix or do they just fade song to song?
Unless otherwise requested all our DJs beat-mix the music, whatever genre(s) it may be. This allows us to keep the happy energy flow and your guests up dancing throughout the party, regardless of the music styles selected.
Do you move your gear from room to room (cocktail area to the reception)?
We bring enough gear to do the event without having to have a break in music.
I don’t want the music at my wedding to be a traditional wedding soundtrack. Can we do something more eclectic?
Absolutely! We’re not at all attached to tradition – we’re here to incorporate the music you request, and to mix it in a way that will create the wedding and energy you’ve envisioned.
Do you use party props?
We do not. Our performers do not dress in any type of costume or distribute props to the crowd, unless requested and provided by our clients. We also don’t harass your guests into joining us on the dance floor, nor do we teach them how to line dance. If you are seeking a performer to motivate your guests in this way, you would probably be happier with another deejay company – there are a few who specialize in this style of entertainment!
Do you offer additional services?
Yes! We offer wireless LED up-lighting that can be modified to complement your events color theme. We also offer a variety of other services such as FunPhotoBooth, Video-Projection(s), custom logo projection and more…
How involved are you in helping us plan our music?
We are here to help! During our initial meeting, we work out a bulk of the music with you, figuring out your style and tastes to make the music selections that day. CDJ Inc takes detailed notes to organize your music choices, timeline and all other relevant details.
How involved can we be in selecting music for our event?
We encourage you to be as involved as you would like to be! If you would like to select every song, we are happy to accommodate you. Most of our couples, however, prefer to discuss their preferences and at least pick a few specific requests such as first dance, cake cutting etc. That helps in alleviating the stress of picking out everything/enough music for your event.
How will I know who my DJ will be?
Once you’ve submitted the contact form on our website and indicated that you’re ready to connect with a DJ, we’ll send you a few easy questions to answer via email. These will enable us to match you with an available DJ who will be a great fit for you in terms of music, personality and any other preferences you may have. The DJ will then be more than happy to schedule an easy, convenient consultation via Skype or telephone (or meet you in person if you prefer) to discuss your plans, review the contract and answer your questions. You’ll have a 15-day window during which to make your decision, electronically sign your agreement and submit payment – and of course we’re here to provide any additional information or assistance you need during that time and along the way!
What kinds of music are included in your collection?
CDJ Inc owns an enormous library of music in all formats, including world-music. We update our collection constantly, ensuring that we can provide the songs that our clients and their guests are currently enjoying. Furthermore, we work closely with our clients in selecting the music for their event, and will gladly acquire any commercially available song that we don’t already own at no additional cost.
How much do you charge?
Our package-deals we offer are the best and the simplest way to book for those that are not booking DJ services often. We also do offer “a la cart” system of booking for the event planners or banquet professionals. The package-deals and promotional pricing is available upon request.
What form of payment do you accept?
E-Transfer, personal or business checks, cash and bank drafts.
Do you charge for set-up or tear down time?
What is included in the cost of my event?
The requested amount of performance time (additional time is available at a prorated hourly cost), delivery-travel fees, setup time, breakdown time, and all equipment and wiring outlined in the selected package-deal.
NOTE: For events over 500 guests, a custom quote may be necessary to ensure your event’s equipment and staffing needs are met.
What are the terms of payment if I book your services?
A $200 nonrefundable retainer is due with your signed agreement within 15 days of the contract being presented to you. This retainer reserves and guarantees our services on your day, and includes performers unlimited accessibility to you in providing music planning assistance. Any balance owing is due on the day of your event.
What do you require from my event site?
We require at least one 6-foot banquet table with linen(s) matching room decor, and adequate power (120-volt, 15-amp circuit on a grounded outlet) within 35 feet of where the DJ will be set up. Also, access to the loading bay or area designated for loading/unloading of any and all equipment necessary for period of 1.5hrs (max).
Is CDJ Inc recommended by hotels, reception sites and wedding vendors?
Yes, we work with many of the top wedding venues and vendors throughout the south-west BC area. We are known as the DJ company that industry professionals choose for their personal and private events!
Does CDJ Inc have credentials, referrals and testimonials?
Do you pay “kickbacks” for referrals?
Never. CDJ Inc does not pay kickbacks or referral fees in the forms of money, gifts or any other incentives. We are proud to have earned referrals and endorsements from the area’s best wedding planners, venues, caterers, photographers and other event professionals based solely on the quality services we provide.
Why should I choose CDJ Inc for my event?
Simply put, we provide exceptional professional entertainment and have the most accommodating and attentive customer care found in this industry.