When we started KMGC (DJ) Productions @1993, advertising was in the phone book only and there were just a handful of mobile DJ services to pick from. Very few DJ businesses that were around then, are still around here today. We used to take 3,000+ cd's to each event and needed (4) 6 foot tables just for our music. If we used cd-r's or mini-discs, we needed proof that we purchased the music legally and had the original discs to stay legal.
Our name, KMGC is actually the first letters of the first names of direct family members in 1993, including our 2 children, my wife Margaret and myself, Gil.
Lighting a dance floor used a lot of power and lights were limited to 'duty cycles' on how long a light can be on, usually 4 minutes. The light then had to be off for 10 minutes to cool. KMGC DJ Productions used a passive speaker system with amps, which were all very heavy, pushed to their limits, but very reliable. Armed with several CD Players (some could play mp3 files later on), mini-disc players and large bulky mixers we were ready for any and many events. If you were wondering, yes, KMGC still has the original equipment and Gil continues using his original microphone and stand used in the beginning.
Today, KMGC Productions (have since dropped 'DJ' from our name) uses MP3 files, self-powered speakers that are much louder-much clearer-much lighter, computers, controller and a mixer for our high-end sound. KMGC Productions uses much less space and travel is much lighter in weight, amount of equipment and a combo of both when talking music. LED lighting can stay on for an entire event instead of a few minutes. Advertising is all over and anywhere you look...except the phone book.
New DJ services come and go quickly and there are so many to choose from, the choices seem endless. Nowadays, for under $1,000, a person can buy a budget DJ system, download music from various sites or use song streaming services for their music (all illegal music of course), buy a couple of lights and call themselves 'Professional DJ's'. It seems everyone is a professional DJ, even if never being hired for an event or DJ'ing in public before.
Yes, times have changed in the 20+ years and everyone needs to start somewhere, but a 'Professional DJ' is not just a term to throw around. A professional DJ has years of experience, years of music knowledge, the ability to read a room for the music that reaches everyone. A professional DJ knows how to get people on to the dance floor through the music, has the ability to change up the music in a smooth manner, ability to play the music requested by who hired you and not what the DJ wants to hear. A professional DJ knows when to speak into the mic and not to ramble on as people do not come to hear a DJ, they come to hear the music, enjoy each other and have fun.
This is where KMGC Productions and Gil stand out. KMGC and Gil have the experience, background, knowledge and ability to play the music you and your guests want to hear and enjoy. We make announcements into the mic but don't do endless chatter and Gil can read a room to get everyone into the music for dancing, singing along and have a great time. Gil can change up the music seamlessly going from Country, to Hip-Hop to Oldies, etc... Gil will interact verbally and non-verbally with you and your guests, no matter what type of event you are having. Whether a Birthday Party, Reception, celebration or a non-profit event, Gil and KMGC Productions will ensure everyone has a great time as we have done in the 90's and continue doing today...
Gil's professionalism shows in how music is chosen and played to create a flow for the afternoon or evening at every event from the song selections pre-requested. Gil will also add music he knows will hit the sweet spot as well as other requests if ok'd to do so. KMGC's professionalism is heard through our sound from a fantastic, high-powered sound system. Professional lighting is seen though the various LED lights and with the DMX lighting, lights are controlled by Gil as to when they are on/off, what the lights do and how they operate overall. With KMGC Productions, the wiring for both the sound system and lighting is neatly strung for a professionally, clean look.
When experience, professionalism, appearance, sound, lighting and music are important to you and your guests, KMGC Productions provides and delivers, all at an affordable rate.