With After Dark Productions we have a huge inventory of superior quality equipment. We can offer a bespoke design service for your wedding. We use state of the art production computer aided design software, this shows exactly how everything will fit as well as pre defined recommended packages and bolt on extras.
With every package or bespoke service also included is the following: -
Online Client Portal: The client gets a login to a portal where they can manage music requests, view all the data we hold on their booking and setup a timeline to help manage their day.
DJ: After Dark DJs are all top end DJ's, they have the experience to keep the dance floor packed and never let it go stale.
Lighting Operator and System Technician: All the events we work on have light shows under control of a dedicated operator. The operator makes sure the light show always match what is going on with the music, rather than the mess of a selection of lights using internal programs. (It amazes us how few mobile DJ's have a dedicated lighting operator)
Full H&S Documentation: Employees / Public Liability Insurance, P.A.T Certification, Risk Assessments, COSHH data, BS7909 Compliance
Project Management: We project manage all our bookings, we will liaise with you and the venue over all matters. We produce documentation for all parties showing what we are installing with CAD drawings where needed, a full time sheet detailing our movements are also shared with the venue. So there are never any surprises on the day. Every venue we work in we make sure we keep on file all the data we need, such as load in routes, measurements, power supply and location. You will also have full details and contacts for our on site staff (DJ and technicians)
Diffusion/Haze Machines: We use a diffusion machine which produces an almost invisible and completely harmless mist, this is what exposes the impressive beams of light that shoot through the air out of our lights. It creates an incredible atmosphere and adds to the party vibe. Due to the way some smaller venues fire detection systems are configured they are unable to zone off their detection systems, thus the use of standard haze machines that our competitors use are banned. Our machine creates a haze with a much smaller particle size, this means we can operate it within the threshold of the majority of smoke detector systems. In fact there are some venues where we are the only DJ's authorised to use haze.
Every event is different, from the client’s personal taste to the size of the venue and numbers of guests attending. To have just one setup used for every gig would be frankly quite daft! Below you can view pre defined DJ setups that range from small to large, learn about our DJs, and find information about our bespoke design service.
Please use the below links to jump to the various DJ packages
The Silver disco package is one of our most popular setups.
It is incredibly adaptable and available with a white starcloth on the front or a black one.
It can easily shrink to fit smallest of venues up to a large barn or hotel.
The Silver Disco setups has the white spot/beam lights mounted on the frontage system. It can be adjusted from 3.5m to 6m to give an extra wide throw for the beam/spot lights. These moving head beam/spot lights are an amazing effect, in this configuration give both an explosive light show and a beautiful canopy of light for the first dance.
This setup is ideal for up to 75 people dancing, any more than that and we recommend swapping the beam lights for our Wash/Beam over head bars. Or combine both lighting setups like in the gold rig, we recommend this as once the front of the dance floor is full the back loses the atmosphere, this is due to their being no overhead lights.
The package includes.
Funktion-One sound system (2 x F115 Sub, 2 x F101 Tops)
4 x Beam/Spot moving head effect lights in white.
1 x Chamsys MagicQ lighting control console
1 x Robe diffusion/haze machine
White or Black star cloth frontage system.
Package Fee £500-£650*
Check out are additional services page for extra enhancements, we highly recommend the UP Lighter services with this.
Also the EVO6 speaker upgrade is recomended, this gives extra dancing capacity for when more than 75 people are expected on the dance floor. This also has the bonus of an even more impressive sound quality.
Our Gold setup is what we recommend to any client for events of 70 to 150 guests. It is 6m wide but can shrink to 5.5m wide if need be. It combines the silver setups lighting with an overhead beam show. This gives a real wow factor light show that delivers atmosphere to the whole dance floor, but also allows us to paint a wonderful and tasteful back drop of light for the first dance. We regularly hear guests say "wow" when the setup is revealed to them.
For up to 100 guests the system is can be configured with the white F101 top speakers upon request, by default it uses the incredible EVO6 top speakers expanding to up to 150 people, this is while delivering the purist sound you will ever experience.
The sound system can again be upgraded even further for up to 300 guests by adding 21" subs.
Why not look at adding our LASER show to really impress your guests in those big "hands in the air" moments?
The package includes.
Funktion-One sound system (2 x F115 Sub, 2 x F101 Tops (EVO6SH Tops for up to 130 guests))
Platinum Disco Package configured with black front starcloth cloth, this was at Avisford Park Hotel, note here we also supplied a full venue starcloth service. See our dedicated page for Avisford Park for more examples of the star cloth draping.
Below is the same package but with the white frontage cover.
This is the daddy of disco setups. This setup needs a space of between 6.5 and 7.5m, it is ideal for events of 150 to 300 guests. It combines the lighting setups from the gold rig, however it places all the lights up high on a 7.5m wide lighting truss system. This gives an amazing over head light show for all to experience.
The sound system here is our full Funktion-One EVO6 system, this system will deliver serious energy to the dance floor for up to 300 people, you will experience music as it was recorded and hear instruments in songs you have never noticed before. But fear not, even at high volume it won't hurt and will still allow all guests to have a conversation, on or off the dance floor. It simply does not get better than this.
We also recommend this system when we are working along side bands. Not only can they use our sound system, but our overhead lighting system allows them to setup in the middle, our DJ then moves his console to the side.
The package includes.
Funktion-One EVO sound system (2 x BR121 Subs, 2 x F115 Bass Bins, 2 x EVO6SH Tops
When it comes to larger events, especially in marquees and when working with other entertainment suppliers such as bands, things need a little bit more planning.
One of our unique selling points is the fact we can offer a full design service. We can take the venue and various components you are being supplied both by us and other suppliers, then bring it all together in virtual reality. This allows our clients to get a detailed visual idea of how everything will look and work together.
We produce 3D rendered images of the final look and even a walk through video as shown here.
Being able to produce large 2D CAD drawings, this allows all the suppliers to work together and know exactly where everything is going to go.
High profile and top end wedding planners book this service knowing we can provide the perfect DJ, as well as an incredible lighting and sound system setup.
We have a fantastic team of DJ's with tremendous experience from Wedding to Club to Festival. Our list of DJ contacts extends into a larger network, in the unlikely event our DJ is ill and our other main DJs are unavailable we can, if need be, at the last minute arrange a replacement who can join our team for the night. Thankfully this has never happened, but we are able to give clients the confidence there is no risk of them not having a DJ!
Our DJs have an excellent skill at keeping the party going while mixing tracks together with ease, as well as the request lists the client sends in they will accept any requests on the night, except any that appear on the do not play list!
Simon Horn A.K.A "DJ Si" most well known in the area for as DJ at pretty much all the school proms, Safe Drive Stay Alive and at Sheiks nightclub. He owns the company and deals with bookings and project management. Out of touring season he is available to be booked for weddings, he is ideal for sets focused on 90s to present day music.
Ben is a superb DJ and absolutely smashes every gig small or large. Ben can mix a set together for any age group, he always finds the happy medium to keep everyone in the room dancing.
Mark is an absolute legend and has one of the largest vinyl collections you may ever see, he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of UK and US House, thus he can specialise in delivering an incredible old school set. He is equally as capable to deliver a perfect smooth blend from today’s big hits to yesterdays soul and motown.
DJ Matt Terris
Matt, AKA DJ Beatz a decade ago would have been known to many as SNAP DJ for Chichester and Horsham. Today he can be found every Friday at Koko London for his Antics residency. He is an incredible RnB and HipHop DJ and has the incredibly rare skill to musically scratch. However he spent many years performing successful wedding DJ sets. When clients are looking for a wedding DJ that want some urban flavours in the set, as well as a cheeky little scratch he is the man!