Jordan Nelson


Jordan Nelson

Jordan Nelson is the owner of SLC Mobile DJ in Salt Lake City, UT. A native of the tiny southern Utah town of St. George, Jordan began his mobile DJ journey as a junior in high school in a similar fashion to many other DJs, with a pair of cheap speakers, a dual CD mixer, and a few sound-activated lights. After traveling to Salt Lake to attend the University of Utah, Jordan completely revamped his business and invested heavily in sales and master of ceremonies training, turning his $400/event company into a $1,200/event company in under a year at 22 years old. Jordan is currently a pre-med student at the U while he continues to run his successful business delivering high-quality entertainment to couples, schools, and corporations along the Wasatch Front. He developed a strong passion for lighting and lighting programming during his early years and has written 2 books for mobile DJs on the subjects. When he is not spending his weekends at weddings and events, you can find him at the local gun range or hiking with his beautiful wife.




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Keeping Your Dance Floor Packed: The Bride & Groom

June 21, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
There are a lot of factors that go into keeping the dance floor hoppin' at a wedding; the interactivity of the MC, the mixing ability of the DJ, and of course the family dynamics among the relatives of the happy couple. One aspect of keeping the dance floor packed from start to end that is often overlooked, however, is the role that the bride and groom play. If you take the time to learn how to educate your couples in this regard, you can have larger dance floor crowds and greater energy at every wedding. So when does this process start? For me, it begins in the consultation. I always begin by talking to the couple about their impact on the entire evening. Every guests will be watching and observing them, and they can use that to their advantage to ramp up the energy from the start. I encourage them to beg... [read more]
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Should I Make the Leap to DMX?

June 14, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
Spend any length of time in a DJ-related Facebook group and you're bound to quickly find a post in which some DJ says "I've wanted to learn DMX, I just haven't done it yet." At first, it would appear that procrastination has struck once again, but in reality it may simply be that this DJ (and many, many others like him) is unsure if he is willing to invest the time and expense in learning DMX programming. Have you wrestled with that question yourself? If so, you're not alone. DMX programming adds a whole new dimension to the services you are able to offer to your clients, but spending the time to learn how to program your lights may not be the best option for your business. DMX programming can be a great skill to acquire for the avid school dance or party DJ, but may not offer the same returns to the w... [read more]
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How Learning to Say No was the Best Thing I Ever Did

June 7, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
There are a lot of things in life that are easy to say no to; visiting your in-laws, going to the dentist, and participating in those annoying telephone surveys, to name a few. For many mobile DJs, however, there is one thing that is extremely hard to say no to, and that is giving a massive discount on their services to fill a date. Listen, I get it. A little over a year ago, I found myself in the same situation that many DJs find themselves in. I was new to my current market, had little connections, and was desperate to just be out DJing. Even though I knew I had worked significantly harder to improve my skills and talents and own professional equipment, I was repeatedly lowering my quoted price in an effort to book as many events as possible. It was a terrible spiral; I would try and raise my price to a ... [read more]