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Do you need a small budget counter culture DJ (happy question mark)...- What tiz counter culture you ask (insert inquiring question mark with enthusiasm)...
A counterculture (also written counter-culture) is a subculture whose values and norms of behavior differ substantially from those of mainstream society, often in opposition to mainstream cultural mores.
A countercultural movement expresses the ethos and aspirations of a specific population during a well-defined era. When oppositional forces reach critical mass, countercultures can trigger dramatic cultural changes.
Scholars differ in the characteristics and specificity they attribute to "counterculture". "Mainstream" culture is of course also difficult to define, and in some ways becomes identified and understood through contrast with counterculture. Counterculture might oppose mass culture (or "media culture"), or middle-class culture and values. Counterculture is sometimes conceptualized in terms of generational conflict and rejection of older or adult values. Typically, a "fringe culture" expands and grows into a counterculture by defining its own values in opposition to mainstream norms.
A counter culture DJ plays eclectic music that is not POPULAR. We ask, "has a song been played a billion times on the commercial radio station in your area" (snarky question mark)... If so, a counter culture DJ will NOT play it. A counter culture DJ will play hidden sonic gems from little pockets of the underground music scene. There are tremendous libraries of 'unheard-of' music masterpieces that go unknown, because the popular marketing and media (machines) i.e. 'outlets' haven't ravished the hidden artist for their own agendas'. There is a glut of marvel compositions that swim beneath the surface. And these masterpieces remain hidden- under piles and miles of sonic SAMENESS that are regurgitated over the air-waves. The majority of society is exposed to a pittance of contrived songs that sail upon the surface. And over, and over and over again. Around 2% of the society however, is hungry for sounds that are augmented on the diagonal and submarine. We cater to the rarity of this curious few and counter culture DJ's are actually hard to find. We are as unique as the music we play.
To paint the picture; Superlover Soundz once DJ'd a GOTHIC wedding in a WICCA church on Halloween. All the guests were in costume and the bride and groom wanted nothing but heavy metal and grind-core songs played during the service and at the reception. This wedding was something out of an Edward-Scissor-Hands fantasy, and it was beautifully messy. Understatement: Original and intensely fun for anyone who attended.
To give you another facsimile of a counter-culture event; Superlover Soundz DJ'd a wedding at a farm in Hawaii. The bride and groom were avid 'ravers' and they wanted nothing but IDM (intelligent dance music) played at their reception. They asked and we delivered.
We also block that one guest who requests 'Freebird'- from interjecting their 'genius' for the most part- to create more of a solidified 'production' with the intention to create a 'meditative' sonic stream, a sound scene to manipulate the mood and keep the vibe going a flowing with a particular theme. Nothing like that morbidly cheesball country song injected into the set of romantic motown soul to squash everyone's vibe. Bleh.
......This is not to say that some of the music could be more 'mainstream' by request. Want some oldies by Ray Charles or a James Brown boogie (a yes yes kind of question mark). No probs.- if this is part of the sound scene plan. (oh, a counter-culturalist can be as snobby and erudite as they want (((like a Portlandia Hipster, even!))) if they have controls) Want some shit-pop song you hear on your marketed WGKU in Omaha. Nope. Christina Aquilera. Nope. Mariah Carey. Nope. Not unless it's an 80's party designed to make fun of these artists.
To sophisticated music connoisseurs- the desultory clump of crap music trussed together by a cheesy DJ with a fog machine, is pet peeve material. The antipathy to such musical torture, by those seeking transcendent and a more refined musical experience is palpable- and we desire to rescue and resuscitate the poor souls stuck in the pit of 'fashionable force feed'.
Control freaks with systematized song lists are also invited and encouraged to use our service. Do you simply need the equipment and a Master of Ceremony to tastefully make announcements and smoothly guide your event?... we can deliver.
Ok, point made. Nuff said.
Alright- now, Superlover Soundz also offers a sliding scale fee. Are you hippies on a yoga ranch and you only make 1K a month? We will subsidize your gig. Are you a Real Estate guru that can truly afford a DJ with all the bells and whistles? We ask you pay the going rate. Equality, equity and access to services is what we're shooting for.