Ensure maximum raging dance party magic with Hudson River Valley DJ Get Down Upstate

Lovers of vinyl, eclectic yet accessible mixes, and a seriously good time, all your perfect-for-you DJ dreams are about to come true. Get Down Upstate is one of our very favorite DJ companies serving the New York and Hudson River Valley areas. Usually, finding a non-cheesy, ultra chill, and blow-your-mind knowledgeable DJ is nearly impossible. But with Jesse and Ali at Get Down Upstate, you're in for an awesome ride where everyone will be boogieing down.

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6 unexpected moments to rock your signature song (and a song suggestion!)

I know you're planning out song selections for the big musical moments: your processional, your first dance, parent dances… but what about other moments during the day that might need some soundtrack magic? I'm talking about getting ready with your wedding party, your first look — moments that might need some depth.

PLUS: we've got an ultra special song tucked in our pockets that you should totally consider for one of these moments. More on that later… keep scrolling!

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Finding poly-friendly wedding songs (that AREN'T about forsaking all others)

My fiancé and I practice ethical non-monogamy. We prefer this term to polyamory, but sure, you can call us poly if you want to. We had a discussion of how many songs are out there are about “forsaking all others,” something we definitely are not including in our vows. It’s a common theme in popular songs: now that I’m with you, I promise not to look at anyone else, think about anyone else, etc. Here is how we're including poly-friendly wedding songs in our playlists…

Keeping the dance floor hopping AND hearing your favorite lesser-known songs? It's possible with this Bay area DJ

Finding a DJ who gets your style and knows how to craft an epic playlist is actually a lot harder than it sounds. We've been chatting with our DJ partner, Bay Area-based DJ Greg Gioia, about how he manages to seamlessly blend danceable and familiar hits with his clients' favorite independent and offbeat music. His strategy virtually guarantees that you'll please everyone on your guest list, which is no small feat…