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A dance entertainment company from
Southern Oregon

We help schools, churches, and youth groups achieve their dreams of putting on bangin’ parties and events while maintaining the highest standards.

Song Request

Thank you for joining us with your song request.  We want to include your selection in our event, however - there are a few things you should know.  Please remember that you are making a request for dance music - we tend to divide these tracks into Fast (100 to 140 bpm) and Slow (40 to 80 pm) and music that is danceable - that is, with a consistent, steady beat. Please also remember that we have to preview each request to ensure that we keep our library clean - we won’t include or play anything that is inappropriate.

Though we would love to play every request we receive, not all songs can get played.  If you include a dedication please make sure the DJ knows that your dedication is ready to be played if it hasn’t made it to the dancefloor at your event.

Well that about does it. Please use the form below to let us know what you would like to hear. And, as always, if you have any questions, feel free to Contact Us and we will make every effort to answer.

See you on the dancefloor!

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BGCUV Teen Event

 

This Friday, March 3rd

All middle schoolers are invited to attend our Modern Masquerade Dance. Doors open at 7pm and will close at 9pm. Partyrockers will be serenaded by modern mashups as DJ KLE3N keeps the music spinning all night. We will provide the fun, refreshments will be available for purchase. All attendees are encouraged to bring a mask, it is a masquerade after all: backups will be provided.

Tickets cost $5, but if a BGCUV member brings a non-member guest then the cost for BOTH is $5. Before the night of the dance, teens will be able to make song requests by going to BGCUVTeens.org or tweeting #bgcuvteens with the song and artist. Any questions or details about the dance can be answered in the BGCUV office or by calling 541.440.9505.

Masks Encouraged
No Inappropriate or Revealing Clothing
No Blood or Weapons

See you this Friday at the Modern Masque - and Hey, INVITE A FRIEND!

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Glide Homecoming Song Request

Thanks for visiting KLE3NDance and requesting music for your event - we are excited to perform, and with your help, know it will be a great party.

Please note - we are enthused to log your request. As a matter of fact, by making your request you are helping us deliver a better activity; one customized to your exacting needs. And we endeavor to play every request we receive, provided the following guidelines are considered.

  • We will only play clean music. That means no profanity, no reference to drugs or overt sex, and no inciting violence.
  • We try to only play danceable music at dances. There are some times that non-dance music is played but very infrequently
  • We ask for your name and email address so we can keep you updated as to the status of your request - we will not use your contact information for any other purpose
  • We provide you with an area to enter notes if you would like to dedicate a song, or help us understand the importance of your request
  • Finally - we will try as hard as we can to play your request, but please know, that not playing your request is not a reflection on you

Thanks for submitting - and Contact Us if you have any questions or would like to discuss more about making requests for your event.

DJ KLE3N

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FREE Homecoming 2016

It’s official, the party meisters at KLE3NDance are doing two - - that’s ( 2 ) - - FREE gigs for Homecoming Season in 2016. Two lucky schools, churches or organizations are going to get a FREE night of clean dance party madness with all the frosting - custom mix library, advanced online requests, computerized club lighting, party fog, frost canons, and maybe even the big screen rig with an additional VJ (winner’s choice)!

When you enter to WIN, we’ll need to know when and where your event is taking place, whom to contact to coordinate the event and your contact info for questions and credit for the entry. The first entrant to commit to an event, gets the FREE treatment and one additional FREE event will be drawn at random in August.

For you doubters: FREE isn’t the same as a full gig you say? Oh contraire! KLE3NDance has been rocking dance parties for well over 15 years, we put it all out there for any event or gig we engage - be it a house party, a Halloween bash, elementary school field day or a high school prom - there’s no halfway here. Our 2016 Homecoming Dance Party Winners will get the full meal deal and the bragging rights to go with it. (Publicity and photo ops at the winner’s discretion).

For you registrants: If you represent an organization; if you are on the team to decide; or if you just know that your upcoming event needs to step it up a notch, Enter Today - there’s no obligation. Decisions are being bandied right now for this fall and you don’t want your team left out. And, if you have questions about KLE3NDance, need to know we know what we’re doing or just want to get educated about DJs in general - read our FAQs or Contact Us. We would love to answer your questions.

There’s nothing quite like the KLE3NDance experience - and you could get it for FREE. As we way, Clean Music - Clean Standards - Clean Dance.

ENTER BELOW!

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FAQ

Experience

How long have you been a DJ and how many events have you done?

DJ KLE3N has been a DJ in one form or another for over 30 years.  Beginning with radio in the early 80’s to being a mobile party DJ today, he has done more than 300 gigs and nearly 200 youth specific dances. 

What other types of events do you do?

We do all kinds of events where parties are needed.  While we enjoy just spinning for background sounds, we really thrive on the energy of a good group festivity.  We have done grad parties, fundraisers, field days,  barn dances, house parties, family reunions, weddings and receptions, block parties, church dances, recitals, birthday parties, trade shows, auctions, funerals, and this goes on.

Venues and Performance

Have you played for our school before?

Maybe.  But if we haven’t we sure want to.

Will you check out our party site prior to our event?

We always check out the venue before an event.  That’s just good planning.  By meeting the facility coordinator we get a chance, before the stress of the event day, to review electrical plans, fire regulations, room layout, load in specifics, etc.  This helps us when we plan what equipment and cabling to bring, lighting necessities, and how long it will take us to get set up.  And, when we’ve been to the facility before, we never get lost on the way to your event.  ;-)

Will you act as the emcee and make all of the announcements?

We sure can.  Glassophobia is what they call it - the fear of public speaking - 74% of Americans have it.  We don’t.  If your event needs someone to do the speaking, we would be happy to serve and say whatever you need said.

What is your interaction style?

That’s a tough question.  Typically, energetic.  But with our experience, we can play it whatever way you desire.  We can be witty, subdued, reserved, professional, or uproarious.  We rarely succeed at being stuffy though. 

What will you wear to our event?

We are comfortable in whatever you require.  Typically we go with a light, black short sleeve shirt, a bow tie and slacks, but we can do black tie all the way down to shorts and sandals.

Can we see you in action?

It would be inappropriate to engage in sales at someone else's event.  We hope you can understand.  If you engaged us to perform at your event, you wouldn’t want us to be distracted with a future client and negotiating while we should be dedicating our attention to you.  We do, however, perform at events that are more open, that you are more than welcome to join and observe.  And, of course, you are more than welcome to speak to any of our references about our abilities, style and professionalism.  We also offer a FREE consultation where we are happy to audition for your evaluation.

Will you travel for our event?

Sure.  Depending on the location of your event, there may be additional fees.

Do you attend planning meetings?

If you would like us to.  We have a fee structure that includes attendance at meetings and even decoration parties.  We can discuss those details in our initial FREE Consultation.

Is your setup time included in your fee or do we have to pay extra?

Oh heavens - no.  When you contract us, we go right to work putting together your playlists, itemizing the equipment we will bring and checking out the venue.  We dedicate our entire day (or weekend, as the date requires) to your event.  We will set up at the earliest possible hour to ensure that your event is ready to play and you will never pay extra for the time we invest in being ready to perform.

How much time do you need to setup?

That really depends on a few factors.  But typically, an hour or two to several hours - depending on the scale of the event.  That being said, we plan our work around the schedule for the day.  We prefer to set up early - or even the day before.  Thus allowing for any mishaps or early event detail changes.  When we commit to you, we commit the entire day.

What will you wear when you set up and break down your equipment?

Depending on the weather, we typically wear shorts and company T-shirts (and sometimes a really groovy headband) - moving gear, laying out cables, and wiring lighting systems tends to overheat the staff.  However, we will be cleaned up, dressed professionally and presentable long before the guests arrive.

Equipment

Why does a professional sound system matter?

Clarity.  You really notice the quality difference when the volume is down low, or cranking hot.  Simple speakers may be able to get the essence of the sound into the room, but a quality system can  penetrate the space.  The better the system, the better you can push the sound into the room whether soft or loud.  In short, quality matters.

At KLE3N Entertainment, we use JBL Pro audio equipment.  Our system is expandable from house party size to full gymnasium sound.  Each setup is tuned and balanced with a sound engineering computer specific to the venue in which we perform.  This allows us to optimize our delivery for whatever material we present. 

What are subwoofers and why do you include them in your setup?

Subwoofers are the speakers that you feel.  With a frequency range of  25Hz to 120Hz, these large cones fill out a performance sound in the low end giving music it’s full range.  No dance music should be performed without them. 

Do you have backup systems if needed?

Absolutely.  We have two systems for every event we attend.  A sound system is a complicated set up; and moving delicate equipment sometimes takes it’s toll.  We set up early and have equipment redundancy to ensure that your party day isn’t marred by unfortunate events on our part.

Do you have wireless microphones available?

Yep.  We always have a wireless microphone for speeches, announcements, and interacting with the guests.  Should your event design require additional wireless equipment, we can provide and support more components at a small cost.

Do you have a “light show”?

Sure we do.  We include a custom designed light set up with each of our party options and can scale our event design all the way up to full club style accommodations.

What other services or equipment do you offer?

We have found that bringing the mood to an event is simple and highly impactful.  We can provide uplighting, custom monogramed gobo lights, illuminated fixtures, ceiling treatments, video screens, and all kinds of supplies. 

Music

Where do you get your music?

We buy all of our music.  Since we run a digital system we buy all of it online and some of it we rent.  We are subscribers to a music POOL where we get the latest tracks when the are released to the industry, we are also professional subscribers to Spotify for tracks we only use periodically.  For special content we have an account on BeatportPRO and we occasionally buy from Amazon.  We never download music illegally or trade with those who do.

How do you keep your music up to date?

We are constantly comparing our digital library to industry charts, trend outlets, and artist drops.  Because we also perform in residency, our library is naturally stocked with the latest dance music available.  Typically, we have access to the hits before the radio station play them.  We also glean tracks as needed from older content we have had for years (some things just don’t go out of style). 

How involved can we be in selecting music for our event?

As we say - It’s your party.  We will work with any level of involvement you desire.  For most events, though, we only need 20 or so of your favorite songs and we can extrapolate a party playlist from there.  For select events we take online requests before the party.  When we do, each track is researched, the lyrics reviewed and the tracks processed before we play.  On the day, we love to take requests and strive to play them in a timely manner, but in order to maintain our standards, we won’t play anything that hasn’t gone through our vetting process.  We always differ to the planning committee for special songs and reminiscent moods and all of our library tracks are family friendly, G rated.  

Can we supply a “Do NOT Play List?

You bet.  There is nothing worse than dropping a track at an event only to find out it caused previous trauma.  We will quarantine anything you put on the DO NOT PLAY list for your event.

When do we need to submit our music requests and event details?

We go right to work on researching music just as soon as the contract is signed and deposit is in.  We can take changes and requests up until the night before an event.  We would prefer, however, to have our library crates organized about a week in advance of your event.

How do you program your music while performing?

Harmonic Mixing, beat matching and energy dynamics.  We specialize in reading the crowd.  Too many line dances and you wear them out.  Too many slow songs and you bore them out.  A good performer needs to know what will get them motivated and what will chill them down.  We always let the crowd rest when they begin to wither from the excitement. 

We also use Harmonic Mixing.  Effective implementation is a bit more complicated than can be explained here, but, in simple terms, we control the dancefloor by creatively choosing following songs that compliment or clash with the key of the preceding song as the need may be.  When done in a building set, the dancefloor energy compounds and elicits a fervor that is almost palatable. 

Do you take requests during the evening?

Sure if that’s what our hosts would like us to do.  We always greet requesters warmly and professionally.  If we are taking requests, we qualify that we have the track, if it’s appropriate to play, and if it’s allowed to be played.  We try to get that request into the rotation as soon as possible.  If we are requested to play something that just doesn’t fit the above criteria, we are always polite and inform the requester about the status of their request. 

What do you do to motivate the crowd if nobody is dancing?

If the program indicates that a full dancefloor is the goal - we share energy.  With the use of the microphone, and dropping favorite tracks, we can get the guests to wiggle.  One secret, though (and all professional DJs know this), if the ladies are dancing - the crowd will get in to it.  We hold back a few crowd favorites for just such circumstances.  Works every time.

What is Beat Matching and why do we care that you know how to do it effortlessly?

In simple terms, Beat Matching is a DJ skill that carries one track’s energy and pulse into the next without pausing between beatlines.  The effects of employing this tactic is a constant drive to keep dancing with an elevating musical energy that increases over time.  Club DJs use this skill exclusively.  When your event includes a professional DJ, who knows how to deliver a club like feel, your guests retire with a praise of the event being great.

Can we hear some examples of mixing and blending different tracks?

Sure, if you would like.  We can supply samples of our performances cut into a “mix tape” for your review upon request.

Costs and Conditions

How much does it cost to hire you for our event?

We are not the most expensive, but we are not the least.  We have found it easier for our clients to budget when we disclose exactly what our costs are for each option we provide.  But typically, our recent events have ranged from $350.00 up to $2400.00 for a single day event.

Will we meet in person before we commit to hiring you?

Absolutely.  We prefer it actually.  We know you have questions - so do we.  We feel that your event is a performance; any good performance requires collaboration.  Our initial consultation is FREE where we can discuss your vision and our contribution.  That meeting usually lasts about an hour.  After which we will have a gameplan for bringing your vision to life.

Can we speak to your references?

We wish you would.  Employing us for your event is a big deal and we know that you need to be absolutely sure about moving forward with us on your team.  Our references can answer questions, give you guidance and put your mind at ease about how we can elevate your event planning stress..

How long will you hold our date for us?

Once your deposit is in hand, your day is reserved for you.  We will not cancel or overbook that date, period.

Do you perform at more than one event per day?

Nope.  There is too much that goes into bringing about the perfect party for us to divide our attention on your day.

Do you require a meal while at our event?

No - we come prepared.  That being said, if there are great eats, we might nibble (if you don’t mind).

Do you take breaks while performing?

We never let the party die.  Once in a while we may need to escape to the loo, but we can get back before the next track has to drop.  When we are contracted for your event, we are always ready to go.

What is your policy on alcohol or smoking during our event?

At youth activities, we hope that the kids are abstaining, we don’t partake of either so it’s not an issue.

What do you require from us?

Clarity, good communication and forwarding your expectations.   We can commit to fulfill almost anything, so long as we know what you need. 

Business Issues

Do you set up a sign or banner with your equipment?

Not usually. When we are contracted to play an event, we're there representing our hosts and if it is decided that branding would be inappropriate, we omit our business name from our setup and announcing.

On the other hand, if our host wants to leverage our stellar reputation in promoting their event and wants us to reinforce our brand, we are more than willing to accommodate - but only with prior approval and in a professional manner.

And, of course, at dance parties that we host and promote ourselves, of course we do.

Do you have insurance?

Yep.  Any professional doing business onsite at someone else’s facility should have insurance.  We carry a two million dollar policy and would be happy to forward proof and riders to any facility that requires it. 

Do you offer a written contract?

Absolutely.  After our initial FREE consultation, we will have a written contract with all the details of your event outlined and documented.  Included in that contract are specifics about our commitment to you and your details in hiring us. 

What if something happens to you and you can’t make it to our event?

In nearly fifteen years, we have never missed an event.  But, should some catastrophe arise, we will first try to replace ourselves, then try to hire someone of our caliber to fill in, and lastly or regrettably we will forward you a full refund including your deposit as soon as possible.

What should we do if we have more questions

Well, Contact Us you silly!  We would be more than happy to chat with you about any aspect of your event whether it be something in our industry or other vendors, we are here to help.

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Our DJ

1982 - Our DJ - DJ KLE3N (aka Dean Vincent) - got his start in 1982 when a high school work experience opportunity arose at the local FM radio station, KRSB radio right here in Douglas County, Oregon. At the tender age of 18, he quickly realized he had the chops to juggle playllist programming, taking requests, making on air announcements and promoting events. Music stuck to him.

Off to college, career and adventure, he got side tracked building a family, training for a profession and returning to Oregon from Arizona but he never shrunk from his dance roots. Country & western, pop, and some glam rock rounded out his playlists by the time the iPod transformed how we all consumed music.

2002 - When a need arose to host dance parties for a teen church event, his performance past was recalled and he was pressed in to service.

Since that time he has had a permanent residency in Southern Oregon dropping at over 200 events as a DJ, decorator, promoter, and consultant for youth dances. Over the years he has also logged dozens of weddings, events, shows, presentations, lectures and symposiums.

DJ KLE3N continues to deliver party worthy performances from his super KLE3N music library and is currently booking dates at least six months out.

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About DJ KLE3N

They say nothing beats experience. Why do they say that? Well it’s true. But what does experience mean to an entertainment company. We think it means smooth - smooth, purposeful, and flexible.

When your event is a “must be success” you have to trust those you engage to deliver. You want to know that when things go sideways - and don’t kid yourself, they eventually will go sideways - that there is someone solid enough to get things back on track without the audience being affected. Only experience can do that. Experience can anticipate those bumps. They’ve seen them. Experience means nine things are going on at once and it looks effortless. Experience means seeing the entire project and knowing just when to make the move. Only experience can deliver consistently.

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Our Services

At KLE3NDance we have a variety of resources to help us achieve our aim - from ground based sound systems to flying lighting rigs, big screen projection systems and lasers. We have built our systems around JBL Professional sound gear, DMX computer controlled lighting equipment and provide select decor and environmental elements. We also offer a complete suite of promotional tools to enhance the theme or mood of our events. We thrive on improving and increasing our show - we embrace the challenge to improve.

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KLE3N is Unique

We call it “Clean music, Clean standards, Clean dance”. Clean doesn’t mean boring - quite the opposite - clean just means high standards. We select our tracks with great care. We exclude anything with swear words, overt references to sex, sexcist or demeaning themes, and references glorifying the use of drugs or alcohol. True, there are tracks that play on the radio, that we just won’t play. But we are far from starving for content.

We have built a library around dance music. In the vernacular, EDM. We have found the tempo and content to be the best for vigor and action avoiding the propensity toward grinding and twerking. In technical terms, dance music has a beat fast enough to move the audience - fast enough to keep the shenanigans to a minimum - and founded on subject matter that is generally positive and uplifting. Not all popular music has these qualities. We pick and choose. And, where necessary, we find clean edits or remixes that meet our high standards.

When we deliver - we deliver like a freight train. We are expert at reading the audience and adjusting, adapting to the crowd’s mood. Following the rise and fall of the terrain. Pulling the cargo over the passes and roaring down the mountain. Exhilarating! There are trade secrets involved, but moving the energy up and down, building to ecstatic release is the aim of any performance. Suffice it to say, we know how to drive the train.

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Professionals should know what they’re doing; they should be responsible for their behaviors; and most of all, we believe they should be accountable to their customers. Here are the questions we think every DJ should be asked, and our responses.

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If you have questions, we welcome them . . . just Contact Us.

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