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have reached a very special company for very special clientele -
a premium Tulsa DJ service dedicated to the best retro DJ experience
for your 80s parties, 90s parties, class reunions, weddings, and
other events, using REAL VINYL and CDs instead of a laptop for the
most old-school, genuine mobile DJ performances you can get.
You won't find another Tulsa-area DJ company quite like us!
LEVELS OF CUSTOMER SERVICE.
Retro DJ is a solid company built on a foundation of over
a quarter-century of experience. We know that our clients
want something more than "just another guy playing music"
or "that same old company from the wedding show."
We are a specialized business focused on bringing the hottest 80s/90s
"retro night" club-like experience to your event!
DJ actually prefers to meet clients directly in person to discuss
their specific needs in advance of the actual booking. We
want to make sure that we can provide the best performance possible
for your special event. We're not scrambling to take "any
gig we can" just to pull in some easy bucks. We want
you to be confident that we're the right DJ group for you instead
of pressuring you into an immediate contract. If you hire
us, you're the only customer that we will be focusing on for that
read that right: We only send out ONE DJ system per
night. We don't take a bunch of bookings all over
the place then send out a slew of random DJs who may or may not
be able to do the job correctly. We've seen firsthand how
embarrassing it can be to book a DJ (from another company) and then
end up with some "newbie" who doesn't know what he/she
is doing. We know that you want to make a good impression
on your guests. You want your event to be special. By
concentrating our time and resources on one client per night
and sending out a seasoned professional to each and every event,
we can provide you not only with an AWESOME DJ performance,
but an AWESOME customer experience as well!
Retro DJ is a SPECTACULAR choice for wedding receptions (including
LGBT weddings), class reunions, corporate events, holiday parties,
retro-themed proms and homecomings, and almost any event that you
want to turn into a legendary 80s night and/or 90s night!
of the absolute top-shelf DJs in Tulsa, "Badger" Kelley
has been professionally DJing for over twenty-five years.
(He started really young.)
stunning résumé includes thirteen years of running
his first mobile DJ company (EKG Pro Mobile Music), countless club
performances including "ResurXtion," "80s Prom,"
and "That 90s Party," being part of the legendary "Edge
of Insanity" (EOI Network) alternative radio crew, and even
writing a nationally-published column for Karaoke + DJ USA
not DJing, Badger enjoys obsessively collecting Atari 2600 cartridges
and the music of Depeche Mode, painting, working out, and spending
time with his wife and two sons.
FULLY-STOCKED ARSENAL OF CLASSICS.
you're crazy about the 80s, wacky about the 90s, or a little of
both, you're going to LOVE what we have to offer at Awesome Retro
dance hits of the 80s and 90s.
hip-hop, R+B and New
Jack Swing-era tracks.
(No hardcore gangsta rap.)
slow jams and rock ballads,
so you can get your groove on.
- The alternative
classics we loved in the clubs - from bands like New
Order, Depeche Mode, Ministry, New Order, Book of Love, and the
- A good selection
of house tunes (commercial and underground) from
back in the day!
- Even some
good, pumping techno/rave tracks, if the occasion
calls for them.
No two Awesome
DJ performances are ever the same. We don't have a "cookie-cutter"
set for all parties; each performance is individually hand-crafted.
we do take advance suggestions from you before your event (we love
that!), and we take requests from you on-site during the performance!
bring you a more clublike experience, we have some of the most ultra-rare
remixes ever produced of some of your favourite dance tracks
- remixes that work to enhance the experience and make the tracks
more mixable and danceable! When possible, tracks are beatmatched
and mixed together to provide a more fluid dancing experience.
And, it may
surprise you, but we don't play any of these tracks from a laptop.
Sometimes we use CDs for tracks when we have to, but Badger prefers
to mix his sets using real vinyl records.
RIGHT - REAL VINYL.
don't use a laptop or MIDI controller. We haul in cases of
REAL vinyl (mostly in near-mint condition), and
some CDs for use when necessary.
is a longtime vinyl collector (with over 5000 records in his home
collection) and likes mixing manually, without using a magic "sync
button" to do the work for him. "Call me a masochist,
but when it comes to something I'm this passionate about, I enjoy
doing real, hard work."
means you get a cooler, more visual performance from a real DJ putting
in genuine, old-school DJ work - and no more DJs with a
case of "laptop face" (that deer-in-the-headlights glare
they get when they zone out). :)
CLEAR, FANTASTIC SOUND.
off the bat: We're not going to try to impress you with thousands
and thousands of watts. One of the secrets of the mobile DJ
industry is that an 800 watt amp can actually provide way
more than enough power for most wedding receptions. We usually
use at least a 1000-watt amp for our standard system.
have a strong, solid sound setup, but we're not going to blast your
eardrums with an unbearable wall of noise or a flood of muddled
bass. We never crank our systems up all the way, and we aren't in
a "volume competition" with our competitors. Our audio systems are
plenty loud, but they're also clear.
standard speakers are a pair of Peavey SP3s - big,
chunky, concert-grade equipment - not just a couple of little speakers
on poles. Our larger systems also feature a pair of 18"
Peavey Black Widow cabinets for additional thumping bass.
turntables are Technics SL-1200s - the heavy-duty
club standard, equipped with Shure cartridges for
exceptional clarity and great tracking. We use Pioneer
CD decks and an Allen + Heath mixer (kind of like
the Aston-Martin of the mixer industry). We take pride in
every Awesome Retro DJ performance, and the quality of our professional
sound gear clearly reflects that.
NUTS ABOUT LIGHTS.
in the 80s/90s, DJs took a lot of pride in their light shows.
Competing DJs would do what they could to get the "next big
thing" when new lights came out, so there were some really
good shows out there. These days, there are a few DJs with
decent light shows, but a lot of DJs' "complete light systems"
are just pathetic. A few blinking spotlights and a strobe
light don't constitute a complete light experience for the customer.
Awesome Retro DJ, we still believe that a great light show is ESSENTIAL
for a great party atmosphere. All of our packages include
at least some lights. Not only do we include modern
light effects and lasers by companies like Martin and Chauvet, but
also some AMAZING hard-to-find but well-maintained
vintage gear by American DJ, Probeam, and Optikinetics. Our
light shows are AWESOME!! Contact us for details!
are not the cheapest option out there, but you get a LOT for
most modest package, the "Club Standard," starts
at $850, including advance consultation, the drive to almost
anywhere in Tulsa, setup, teardown, DJ, assistant, lights
and sound, and up to four hours of performance time.
An advance retainer is required.
the time being, take $100 off ANY Awesome Retro DJ bookings!
For more information, or
to inquire about booking your event, please
OUT OUR PAGE ON FACEBOOK!
(You can also send us messages there!)
Thank you very much; we look
forward to hearing from you!
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Awesome Retro DJ/WEK
Photograph of Badger by Brittany Murphy of To the Nines Photography