Dave Elmer - Drop That

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About Dave Elmer - Drop That

I've been DJing for more than 40 years and my passion is entertaining people, getting everyone on the dance floor and keeping them there!
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I can turn my hand to most musical tastes and have a vast collection of many genres. I have played at Cheltenham & Stroud Jazz Festivals and DJ'ed at events in Amsterdam, Paris, Croatia & Palma. I have recently been resident DJ at the exclusive No.131 Hotel in Cheltenham playing 5 hour sets of R&B, Hip Hop and Dance. I am often booked for weddings and like to speak with potential clients about their event requirements to make it special for them. I have a good eye for the dance floor and making it tick and am totally in my element when I'm on the Decks and love to get the crowd going making sure I read the room to give people the best musical experience. I have had regular radio shows on community stations and currently have a weekly Internet radio show on Soulpower Radio on Monday nights. My personal tastes and radio selection is Jazz, Afrobeat, Soulful House and World Music. But am at home playing Jess Glynne or ABBA to get the crowd dancing. I hope my reviews will Show you how much energy and effort I put in to make every night very special

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Dave Elmer - Drop That's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Cameron M
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

We loved having David, a lovely guy and he plays some great songs to suit whatever your taste is!

Keiran B
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Dave was great. I gave him the date, the address and timings. He was there without any bother, in great time setting up his equipment before we even realised. He did everything we wanted and discussed prior to the day. Great music choice as the older guests felt like they could get involved as well as the younger guests. Would definitely recommend.

Reply from Dave Elmer - Drop That
10 months ago

A great night and a wonderful bunch of people. Setting was excellent and I think everyone had a good day, I certainly did!

James H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Dave was great, from the chats beforehand, all his equipment and breezy setup. A perfect soundtrack for a great night.

Reply from Dave Elmer - Drop That
10 months ago

Was a great night and a fantastic venue. The couple were lovely and I wish them the very best for the future x

From other customers:

Chris D
4 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Exeter
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5 out of 5

Dave Elmer’s set at the Almost Boxes event was that of a seasoned, gifted crowd pleaser who clearly has more than mastered his trade. This was a man who knew how to play the right songs at the right time taking his crowd on a musical journey and building excitement in the process. Dave is the perfect frontman & is that rare commodity these days, a musicologist who has the extra weapon of being a remarkable MC. His microphone interjections were used expertly to excite the dancefloor, often laced with his razor sharp wit. This set was delivered with the aplomb of a DJ who I believe has mastered both the international & festival circuit & who quite frankly, on this occasion, put most of the other DJs on the bill in the shade. Bravo Dave, the perfect set.

Andrew L
9 months ago, for a Birthday party in Croyde
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5 out of 5

Dear David Thank you so much for Saturday night. The DJ can make or break a party – you made it! We had such a blast and you were very much part of that. I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you again for a great job well done on behalf of us all. The dance floor could not have been more full all night! Andrew

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Dave Elmer - Drop That's Song list

Love the Pop!
Happy - Pharrell
Take me Home- Sophie Ellis Bexter
Jump Around - House of Pain
Crazy in Love - Beyoncé
Mundian to Bach - Punjabi MC
Hold my Hand - Jess Glynne
Don’t be so hard on yourself - Jess Glynne
Don’t start now - Dua Lipa
Symphony / Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Breathe - Prodigy
Dancing it out!
Renegade Master - Fat Boy Slim
One More Time - Daft Punk
Bingo Bango - Basement Jaxx
Groovejet - Spiller
Little L - Jamiriquoi
Sing it Back - Maloko
Move your feet - Junior Senior
Finally - CeCe Peniston
Insane in the Brain- Cypress Hill
My Body (Louie Vega Mix) - Luther Vandross
Pass Out - Tinie Tempah
Disco Nights!
Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Billie Jean / Thriller - MJ
Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind & Fire
Love Really Hurts - Billy Ocean
Celebration - Kool & the Gang
Funky Town - Lipps Inc
Upside Down - Diana Ross
Give it up - KC & The Sunshine Band
I’m every woman - Chaka Khan
Give me the Night - George Benson
Casanova - Coffee
Back in the Day!
Lola’s Theme - Shapeshifters
One More Time - Daft Punk
Flawless - The Ones
Feel It - The Tamperer
Day & Night - Kid Cudi
Let it Roll - Doug Lazy
Deeper Love - Aretha Franklin
What is Love - Haddaway
Hideaway - De’Lacy
Call on me - Eric Prydz
Right Here, Right Now - Fatboy Slim
The Anthems!
Waterloo - ABBA
All night long - Lionel Richie
Raspberry Beret - Prince
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
I’m still standing - Elton John
Let’s Dance - David Bowie
Don’t stop me now - Queen
Mr Blue Sky - ELO
You can’t hurry love - Phil Collins
Rock around the Clock - Bill Hayley
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Baggy Trousers - Madness
My Favourite Tunage!
Put your hands up - Feddy Le Grand
Liquid Spirit (Claptone Mix) - Gregory Porter
Ninetoes - Finder
Like it is - COEO
Deep in the Bottom - Monique Bingham
Moving’ - Brass Construction
My Jazz Vibe!
Always Love - Fabio Nobile
Avalanche - Soil & Pimp Sessions
Carry me Home - Kokoroko
Summer Sun - Koop
The Sidewinder - Lee Morgan
Still in Love(Kyodai Remix) - Shuya Okino
Something in my Eye - Corduroy
Our Love - Luisito Quintero
Love a bit of Afrobeat!
Water No Get Enemy - Fela Kuti
New Bell - Manu Dibango
Africa - Gili Yalo
Come Along - Ebo Taylor
Cherokee Son - Irakere

Dave Elmer - Drop That's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£75
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£450
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I’m very flexible and as long as you can give me decent notice period of changes I can adapt.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes of course. Again we can talk through your requirements for the event. At the end of the day it’s about you feeling happy with what I have provided.

How much time do you need to set up?

I would probably allow an hour as long as there aren’t flights of stairs or access difficulties. Once the system is in it won’t take long. If you’d prefer it set up prior to the event starting we can discuss that too.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Happy to take a selection of musical choices from you. Let’s talk about what you require on our 1st meeting and what I can offer.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I have all the equipment I hope you need. Anything specific we can discuss.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Won’t affect me as a DJ but should be able to access all the music you need.
Funk, Christmas, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, EDM, Drum 'n' Bass, Garage, House, Ibiza club, Triphop, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Swing, Avant garde, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Ambient pop, Funk rock, Americana, Disco, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Top 40, Soul, Rock, Indie, Alternative rock, Britpop, Rock 'n' Roll, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Brazilian music, Cuban music, Latin, Salsa, Samba, Reggae
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