Funky floor filling 70s disco dance classics played by professional 70s music DJ. If you got the moves we got the disco grooves, lets boogie. We can provide the perfect 1970s mobile disco entertainment and a highly experienced 70s music DJ for your 1970's theme night event. We play Disco, Glam rock and the top party pop from the 1970s. Disco music became a mainstream phenomenon when in 1977 the film Saturday Night Fever was released. Wearing a white suite with waistcoat was super cool and everyone wanted to get down on the dance floor.
In the mid to Late 70s there was an explosion in disco party's and these first days of disco were a boom time for the mobile DJ. Almost every organisation from youth clubs and Scout troops, to social clubs and sports associations held regular disco nights. Unfortunately although the music was brilliant the mobile disco equipment used by the average DJ was nothing like as good as it is today. The disco world changed when Roger Squires opened a specialist shop for mobile discos in Tufnell Park. This was were we acquired our first proper DJ equipment. In the store cupboard we still have in working order a pair of original HH s130 amps from about 1977. The last time we used these was for a corporate video and the director wanted an original 70s looking mobile disco set up.
Direct drive turntables which were ultra expensive, and were not in widespread use until the late 80s. Almost all 70s DJs used a combination of belt drive turntables and a tape deck. The belt was basically a rubber band that stretched from the motor and around the underside of the turntable. The problem with belt drive was a slow start up speed and the possibility of the belt slipping when the deck becomes well used. Sometimes in a hot and humid club conditions moisture would build up on the surface of the belt thus causing the record to slip and slur the disco music. A DJ trick would be to put you finger on the record and manually spin it to help it maintain the correct speed.
If the dance floor was really bouncy or if the record was badly scratched another essential part of the 70s DJ kit would be a few coins. Placing a few coins on the record arm would help the needle stay in the groove. Today if the there is even a slight bleep in the music everyone will instantly notice, but back in the seventies a scratched record was normal and nobody much cared. As long as the tune was a good dance track most dances would ignore all the hiss, hum and the extra beats made by scratches and just boogie on down. Sometimes a big scratch or a bump to the record deck would make the needle arm jump about all over the place and a 3 minute record might last 5 minutes or be over in just one. If it was a popular tune lots of party DJs would just bump the needle back to the start for a respin and claimed it had jump there.
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