Jason Alexander


Jason Alexander

Jason is the co-owner and founder of Austin’s Best DJs, a professional DJ & photo booth company that provides music and entertainment for hundreds of weddings and events in the Austin and central Texas area. Jason started his DJ career as a mobile DJ, at age 13, and has since DJ'ed thousands of events, providing music and entertainment for clubs, bars, radio, concerts, festivals, and various other events. In addition to writing for Mobile Beat, Jason also writes "The DJ Insider," and has been featured in Canadian Special Events Magazine, Wedding Planner Magazine, Brides, and numerous other sites and publications. Jason is also a graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Education, as well as a Master's of Public Administration, from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is a certified Master Teacher, teaching Business, and other subjects in Austin, Texas. Contact Jason at: www.AustinBestDJs.com




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Smart DJ Tips: 5 Tips to Stand Out in a Saturated Market

October 14, 2019 by Jason Alexander
When it comes to the DJ business, we all know that there are numerous DJs. It seems as though the market is getting more and more crowded, every month! You may or may not notice, depending on your region or market. For us, the Austin market has definitely become filled with more and more wedding/event DJs, Austin/central TX photo booth rental companies, and more. Why? Well, for starters, the barrier to entry is low.

Why There Are So Many DJs

Think about it, if you needed a Bachelor's degree to be a DJ, then how many DJs would there now be? About 33% of Americans over age 25 have a degree, while the other 70% (about) don't have any type of college degree. (My wi... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: How Many Lights Should You Use?

August 17, 2019 by Jason Alexander
When it comes to DJ dance floor lighting, there are a wide variety of opinions on how much a DJ should bring. Some DJs say you should not bring a lot of lighting, while others may bring a ton of lighting. Yet others may bring no lighting at all unless the client pays for it. I've seen a variety of setups and there is no 100% correct answer, honestly. How much lighting you bring should be a decision for you and your client. You certainly need to ask your client what their expectations are, what their vision is, etc. One thing you don't want to do is assume you know what they want! Sure, you may bring the exact same setup to every gig, but should you? For our company, Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths, we do not bring the same setup every time. Let me explain why. We always check in with our client and... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Add-Ons Really Add Up!

June 5, 2019 by Jason Alexander
In the DJ business, things are constantly evolving. My wife and I own/manage our business Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths, and have run it since 2012. We were both long-time DJs before we even met! I'm approaching 3 decades (yes, decades, since I started when I was a kid) and my wife is approaching nearly 2 decades! We've seen a lot of trends come and go. As business owners, we have to stop and consider the trends and evaluate whether or not we want to be a part of them. DJs seem to always want the latest, greatest new turntable or controller, or light, that just came out. It seems as if DJing has turned into another way of "keeping up with the Jones." DJs like to constantly buy new equipment, and understandably so. ... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Prepping for Prom Season

April 6, 2019 by Jason Alexander
Prom season is here and it's about to be very busy, everywhere. We provide Austin/San Antonio prom DJs, Austin/San Antonio photo booth rentals, lighting, games, and much more. Prom season is always very busy for us and for DJs and DJ companies everywhere. With that being said, it's time to prep for the upcoming rush of proms and events. Although you should prep all year long, to stay on top of your game. Whether you're a DJ only, or if you provide many other options for your clients, preparation is always the key to your success. We recently hired a new DJ and I contracted him to work... [read more]
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Wireless uplighting Rainbow lights

Amazing, New Wireless Uplights for an Amazing Price!

February 22, 2019 by Jason Alexander
Wireless uplighting Rainbow lights Uplighting and wireless uplighting has been around for a little while now. There are the big name companies that charge a lot for their uplights and the quality is great, as we expect them to be. Then, you have numerous small or unheard of companies that are much cheaper on Amazon, but the quality is so-so. I've taken a chance and bought a few of those over the years. I've learned my lesson and will happily pay more for a quality product. We provide Austin & San Antonio DJs, read more]
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Breaking News: Technics Introduces NEW 1200 SL-1200MK7 Turntable!

January 7, 2019 by Jason Alexander
The king of turntables introduces the long-awaited direct drive turntable SL-1200MK7! (The European model is the SL 1210MK7). Yes, you read this right and this is NOT an old article! Just looking at the turntable will give you the chills! :) The new model looks like the classic model you know and love and is every bit as reliable and durable as the original SL- 1200 that was introduced in 1972.

What's the same with the new SL-1200MK7

  • Reliability
  • Durability
  • Classic Design
  • Same Operating Functions

What's New with the SL-1200MK7

  • A coreless direct drive motor
  • Rotation accuracy
  • More powerful torque
  • Does not require replacement of parts (maintains high reliability over ... [read more]
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KPODJ

Why KPODJ is Great For Your DJ Business!

December 20, 2018 by Jason Alexander

Mobile Beat writer, and DJ company owner, Jason Rubio, and his wife, Diana, are the owners/managers of Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths, based out of Austin, Texas. As one of the leading DJ & Austin photo booth rental companies, they always strive to do a great job at every wedding, quinceanera, or event that they are a part of. In order to do a great job, every DJ needs great equipment that can withstand t... [read more]

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Smart DJ Tips: Should DJs Advertise on The Knot, Wedding Wire, Google, or Other Website?

December 10, 2018 by Jason Alexander
When it comes to the DJ business, there are many different facets of the DJ world. You can be a bar/club DJ, a DJ who focuses on music production and remixes, or a DJ who focuses on private events, such as weddings and parties. In many cases, you can be all three (I've done all three). :) When you decide that you're ready to take your DJ business to the next level, you're likely considering advertising, marketing, SEO, etc. Let's face it, it's a very competitive business, and in order to be in business and thrive, you have to be found by your target market. Where you decide to advertise should greatly depend on who your target market is. One of my business mentors once told me that there are three important things about business: "location, location, location. Though the business world has changed gre... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: How Much Should You Charge to DJ New Year’s Eve Events?

November 13, 2018 by Jason Alexander
A question that often comes up is "how much should I charge for New Year's Eve gigs?" This is a very common question, and not a question that is easy to answer. The real answer is, it ultimately depends on you and how much you want to charge. A lot of DJs that are brand new will DJ for next to nothing, just to get gigs and get their name out there. I get it, you've got to get your name out there to get more experience, but to be honest, doing gigs for next to nothing gets old, very quickly. We've all been there at one point, but my advice is, don't stay there. Walmart has made a huge business out of being the lowest priced option. Everyone knows that you can save money buying from Walmart, but now, even Walmart is suffering since someone beat them at their own game. Ever heard of Amazon? :) These... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Find Your Niche & Find Success!

October 11, 2018 by Jason Alexander
When it comes to the DJ & wedding/event business, there is certainly no shortage of vendors! It seems as though every month, new wedding/event vendors are popping up, ready to begin their journey into the wedding world! In our area, the Austin Wedding DJ market certainly has no shortage of DJs and DJ companies. In the Austin, Texas area, there are over 150 professional DJ companies! Factor in all the DJ companies and solo DJs who do not advertise as much, or are on Facebook only, Craigslist, etc., and there are hundreds of more DJs in the business, right here in our area! On top of that, the Austin &am... [read more]