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Cell phones at events… embrace it or hate it?

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Studies show that the average American checks their phone roughly 80 times in a day.  This is the equivalent of 4-5 times per hour awake.  Other studies show a combined phone usage of 5 hours per day.  In fact, while writing the first few sentences of this of this blog,[…]

Live Music paired with a DJ for the Ultimate Entertainment Combo

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A band, a DJ, or both?  How to decide what’s best for your big day will be addressed within this blog.  It should be noted, right from the start, that this blog has been co-written by both an experienced DJ, Xplosive Entertainment’s Vice President, DJ Michael T and a live[…]

Understanding Event Lighting 101

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Lighting for your next big event… is it needed? Are you confused with the options called: club lighting, dance floor lighting, moving heads, scanners, up-lights, monogram gobos, intelligent lights, etc.? What’s the difference and really what does all this lingo mean? The trick with planning any party, whether it’s a[…]

Top Eight Event Enhancement Categories

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Within the event industry, there is a segment of entertainment options called “extra entertainment”, or at Xplosive Entertainment like to call it event enhancements, or “EE” for short.  Regardless of the term you use, these extras come in various categories and are vital for taking a typical (possibly mundane) event[…]

Cinco de Science

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May the 5th signifies the Mexican holiday of “Cinco De Mayo.” Cinco, however, is celebrated, not only just in Mexico, but also in the US as it’s unofficially recognized as a taco and tequilia inspired reason to for a fiesta filled with music, dancing, and drinking. When you think of[…]

Xplosive Expansion into South Jersey

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PRESS RELEASE:   For immediate release April 24, 2018   Xplosive Entertainment, a DJ based entertainment and production firm based in Monmouth County has announced its expansion into the South Jersey area.   Founder, Jordan Marshall says, since 2006, Xplosive has been performing at events including weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, corporate events[…]

9 things not to forget the days leading to your big day!

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It’s two weeks before your big day! Whether it’s your wedding, or your child’s bar/bat mitzvah or sweet 16, there are some commonalities on the check list that should be completed. This blog should help point you in the right direction ensuring you are prepared for a smooth sailing celebration.[…]

Post Showcase Stress | How to make the right vendor choices.

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Does this describe you? You have attended numerous event expos and party showcases. You have stacks of business cards, press kits and price packaging from DJ/Entertainment companies, party planners, decorators, photographers, videographers, etc. You have friends, family and co-workers providing you with their opinions and suggestions. Basically, you feel overwhelmed,[…]

7 Tips for selecting the right photo booth

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1. Know your event type.  Yeah… this seems obvious, but not all photos booths are ideal for all events. What’s right for a sweet 16 may not be ideal for an elegant wedding (based on look or functionality). Some of the photo booths have automated “fun” comments that appear on[…]