Our name is Faultline Music Service. You might call us a DJ company but we're not crazy about that description.
Not because we're DJ snobs. We're proud of being DJ's. We do lots of weddings every year. Weddings are one of the most fulfilling events we do. Two people coming together, committing their lives to each other. A celebration with their most important family and friends by their sides. And we have the good fortune to supply the soundtrack to such an amazing day. Yes I said soundtrack. That's what we do. We don't play songs. We create soundtracks.
It might be one of the most important distinctions between a music service company like us, and just another DJ company, like many others. We don't view weddings as jobs. Yes, weddings may be something we do practically every weekend and there is a lot of work involved. But to you, it's a once in a lifetime celebration and we never forget that our role is to make your day the most amazing it can be. We do that by flawlessly weaving the music throughout the wedding day to create an emotional response that you and your guests didn't even know was happening. Pretty sneaky of us, huh? Actually it's not as mysterious as I'm making it sound.
Music is perhaps the most powerful emotional trigger on the planet. That's not an exaggeration. It's a psychological fact, More than any other stimulus, music has the ability to conjure up images and feelings that need not necessarily be directly reflected in memory. The overall phenomenon still retains a certain level of mystery; the reasons behind the ‘thrill’ of listening to music is strongly tied in with various theories based on synesthesia.
That's a slightly clinical way of saying that music makes you feel emotions. That's it. Music makes you feel. It's something primal and in our DNA. It doesn't even have to be tied to a memory of a past event. Music itself can help create that memory. An upbeat song can instantly make you feel happy, excited and motivated. Conversely, a low key or somber song can bring up feeling of sadness, dread or even tears.
Want one more example? Imagine sitting in the theater and watching your favorite movie with no music at all. It would sure lose a lot of its impact wouldn't it? Hollywood pays huge sums of money to hire composers to create movie soundtracks that will hit you at your emotional core. There's literally a musical science behind creating music. Composers know that certain notes, chords and arrangements can evoke a specific feeling from the listener. They write scores in such ways to trigger the emotional response that a scene requires. That's why super hero action movies have huge brass filled themes that are designed to get your adrenaline pumping during all those battle scenes and horror or suspenseful movies use a sparse low key tension filled score that lets you know something bad is about to happen.
What does all of this have to do with your wedding? Simple. The music played by the DJ isn't just a bunch of songs you like, although that's certainly important. It's the way those songs are played. It's when those songs are played and how they transition from one to the next to create a smooth flow to the entire reception. And it's also all of the music that you didn't even ask the DJ about. You know, the music that's played as your guests arrive, as they're seated and after the ceremony. It's the cocktail hour, when perhaps you thought, "Play whatever, we'll be off taking pictures anyway." It's the dinner hour that most DJs see as nothing more than background music. Time filler songs to be merely endured while the DJ is waiting to play the "real" songs. To us, there is no such thing as "time filler music." All of those elements are crucial to setting the tone for an amazing reception. We're building, through music, note by note, song by song to the crescendo. And just like all great songs have their structure that builds to an exciting chorus or climax that you just can't wait to get to so you can sing along and dance like crazy, so will your reception build to it's exciting climax. And you, your new spouse, your family and friends will sing along and dance like crazy. Oh how you'll dance.