The Rhode Island DJ Needs Great BOSE Sound For Dancing!

Last Saturday night I attended the first ever Dance Eden, a new freestyle dance event coordinated by two friends of mine.  One of them is a Rhode Island DJ I work with from time to time who also happens to be an excellent musician, Allan Chapman. I had recommended the same audio system I use, The BOSE L1 with Bass and he has since purchased one. I knew he was going to be cranking it up for the dance event and I was looking forward to hearing it.

DJ Mystical Michael Uses BOSE Better Sound Through Research

I am typically on the other side of the equipment and rarely get to relax and listen to just how good the sound quality is. Embarrassingly I forgot just how amazing it sounds!


I attend many dance events and they all have decent sound systems but what a difference the BOSE system is in comparison to all the rest of them. The high end was so clean and clear and it sounded the same no matter where I was in the room dancing or listening. It is unusual to experience such a full, natural midrange these days. Most sound systems will make the highs and lows much higher quality than the mids, not the BOSE. And of course, the bass was full and I felt it in my belly, just the way I like it!


I had so much fun dancing and the music just made it that much better. I am psyched to use my gear again now that I have remembered what all of you experience at every one of my gigs. I always do several sound checks but they are not the same as sitting or dancing without having to make certain I am doing what I hired, play great music, at an exceptional level.

DJ Mystical Michael uses The Incredible BOSE L1 System


Thanks BOSE for reminding me what music can sound like.

DJ Mystical Michael – Rhode Island DJ & NY DJ

Amazing Sound, Tragic Event

This afternoon I had a DJ associate ask if they wound be able to borrow my BOSE DJ gear for a community event this weekend in the New Jersey/New York region. They don’t live in the area and are DJing for a very special situation.  A young man that died tragically this past week hiking in Arizona is having an event held in his honor to support friends and family.


Of course, I said, “Yes!” without even having to think about it. I am just glad we are not already hired for this date and time so we can support the cause with the BOSE L1 system.


He is both an engineer and an excellent DJ; he and his wife DJ together regularly. I knew this when she asked me and that eventually we would get to the “gear” question when he was able to get in touch with me tonight. I gave him the link to my Equipment Page so he would be able view it and see how fortunate he is to get to play with the best out there.


Anybody who knows anything about audio equipment knows how outstanding the BOSE system is. I still get that racing I my heart every time I do my sound check before a gig. I keep thinking at some point it will lose its ‘rush’ for me but has not happened yet. I am like a kid opening gifts on his birthday each time I connect the last cord and crank my system up. I was first turned-on to the BOSE L1 system by the owner of a recording studio I used to work with. He swore by and after one use, I understood why.


I remember one time we were setting up for a gig and we both couldn’t stop gushing over the sound like two little geeks with a new techno toy. As is typically the case, the CEO of the corporation that was hosting the event came over and started rubbing his chin and staring at the speaker until he could hold back no longer. “Are they really the only speakers making that sound that is filling this whole hall and sounds like we are at a live concert?”


We laughed and the three of us engaged in a conversation about BOSE and our mutual appreciation for their superior technology and performance. It is very sad that this young man has tragically died. I am grateful that I can at least provide the sound system for the community’s support of his family and friends. It is not much but at least it is something.


DJ Mystical Michael only uses The BOSE L1 System with Bass for Weddings and Parties

DJ Mystical Michael NJ NY DJ

Upgrading My MacBook For DJ Services

I knew it was time for a new internal hard drive when I noticed that I was about to run out of space for adding new tunes to my computer.  As a professional DJ, continuing to build and expand our music library is essential to success with our customers, especially here in the NJ & NY region.


I visited The Apple Store last week for advice and recommendations on which hard drive to purchase and determined that the Samsung 1TB drive would be the best option for me.  Even though I do a Time Machine back up of my whole system weekly and once more ten minutes before removing the old one, I was nervous, very nervous about the wedding I have this Saturday. What if something went wrong and I did not have use of my MacBook? What if somehow it erased or lost my entire music library; all 35,000+ songs?

Well, fortunately nothing bad happened. I installed it properly and transferred all the data successfully.  There have been some collections I have wanted to strengthen and build larger and now I have the opportunity to do so!  I can’t wait to work on filling up the whole 1TB – a fun and ambitious challenge. But hey, this is what professional DJs get excited about.

DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & NY DJ

Professional DJ Party Lights

I have been asked several times recently by potential clients, “What kind of DJ party light do you have?”


I giggle inside because I know if I share the names of the lights they will not know what I am talking about. Truthfully, I too do not keep up on all the different lights for professional DJs that are out there these days. The good news is we have many options as professional DJs today for what kind of lights we want to use to add some ‘juice’ to the right gigs. Not all events will DJ party lights be a good fit.


Here are some of the DJ lights I regularly bring to events that they are successful in adding another element to the party. I have others that are not included but here are images of the sone of the more popular ones:







They sure make for fun wedding and parties!

DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & NY DJ

Believe It Or Not, Aesthetically Attractive DJ Equipment

I continue to get such a kick out of the confused stares I receive from folks as they gawk at the BOSE L1 System with B1 professional DJ equipment trying to figure out how that ‘Little thing makes such a big, beautiful sound?”



At almost every professional DJ gig there is some guy standing with his hands on his hips wondering how it works. They approach me hesitantly to ask where ‘the other speakers’ are?


I smile and gently share with him there are no other speakers. Someone has finally engineered a professional DJ system that is attractive, compact and loud enough for up to 500 people. It has the juice to move a crowd but still looks like something you might place in the corner of your living room.



I have been doing this long enough that I do not have to prove myself as a professional DJ by lugging all the big, heavy gear with me from gig to gig. I now work smarter and actually have better sound than the old style of big, heavy, UGLY things that ruin every wedding photo.


Can’t wait for my obligatory stares tomorrow at the wedding in the afternoon and the double anniversary party at night!



DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & NY DJ

Professional DJs Need Good Clean Sound

One of the things that has been a quirk of mine is the need for good clean sound when providing music at an event as the professional DJ. I grew up with a Dad who was a bit of an audiophile and this was passed on to me. I have always had at least decent, if not more than decent audio equipment at home.

As a professional DJ, in some ways it is even more important to have high-end equipment that you can count on. For me, this is why I feel so comfortable using the Bose L1 Professional DJ System. I know what I am dealing with. Bose like Apple make good stuff. Working in a recording studio, we see a lot of equipment and get to know what holds up and is supported and what isn’t, Bose and Apple are two brands that we know what we are getting, know they work and are designed well. This kind of confidence is such a plus when showing up for a professional DJ gig with maybe only 30 minutes to set-up and get the system cranked up.


Good, clean sound. The Bose L1 system is just so clean. I feel like I am with the musicians while in the studio! I have heard things on the Bose L1 that I did not know were part of songs that I have been listening to for 30+ years and never heard before. To be able to produce that kind of sound in a PA system is unheard of. You can get the pounding and thunder in most systems, like a huge car stereo system. But not that kind of clarity and clean sound.  I have fiddled with this a bit when setting for gigs to test the acoustics of the room or space. Each time I start out by cranking up Prince’s “When Dives Cry” first. It has that guitar, percussion and clean sound that allows me to hear what I need to hear before everybody is present. When I have the time, I ask the other folks setting up for the event; wait staff, bartenders, catering crew, event coordinators, etc, what they want to hear while we are alone. The requests are varied, which allows me to hear the system with diverse music. One night it will be Mozart’s “Moonlight Sonata”, the next it will be U2’s “The Sweetest Thing” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and the next maybe they will want to hear MJ’s Thriller. It does not matter what they choose, I will have the music and more importantly, it will sound better than maybe anything they have ever heard before. Not that over-equalized, synthesized bass and treble sound that is popular with electronic systems today- it is good, clean sound that everyone will and does appreciate. You can feel it in your belly, it is that clean!

If you are a professional DJ and want the best for your events, I highly recommend the Bose L1 System with Bass and Tone Match.¨Oh yeah, I almost forgot. The L1 system also has a unique feature. It sounds equally good from all angles- front. sides and anywhere in between. This means that every table at the wedding will have the same quality of sound!   Why would we use anything else as a professional DJ?


DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & NY DJ