Tom Norridge T/A Crossfade Disco, 218 London Road, Headington, Oxford. OX3 9EE

(01865) 762901 tom@crossfade.co.uk

Your Disco

Listen To The Music – Shuffle Up Your Feet!
Music is at the very heart of what I do; I am passionate about it! Whatever you or your guests are into, I’ve got it covered. Requests are always welcome.
In addition to the all time favourites, the collection covers all the big hits and genres across the decades right up to the latest releases.
I work with the leading ’DJ only’ music suppliers to bring you the most sought after classics and new titles, a month or so ahead of being sold on general release.

Rather than offer you everything you could ever need for your event, I simply specialise in the areas I’m good at. First and foremost this is my DJ-ing and hosting skills coupled with sound and lighting expertise. I’m sorry I don’t do karaoke, as I strongly believe in keeping the music as it’s meant to be heard, which is why quality equipment is so important. Your wedding or event is my sole commitment on the day, and all equipment is reserved for your exclusive enjoyment. As a result, your event will NEVER be at the mercy of whatever happens to be left on the shelf that afternoon.

Shut Up And Dance With Me!
Whilst it is vital that a good DJ can interact with the guests, make any necessary announcements, do the odd shout-out and generally build atmosphere, one thing you won’t hear is your music being talked all over! That belongs on the radio, not on the dancefloor!

For Your Ears Only!
Good music deserves to be done justice. Why should all those musician’s hard work be spoilt? I take great pride in the sound quality at your event and understand that a good sound system needs to be heard rather than seen. A great deal of thought and care has gone into choosing the right equipment to bring you exquisite sound quality whilst at the same time being easy on the ears. Those who would rather not dance will enjoy listening as much as those dancing! Crossfade’s sound systems are chosen for good looks and fitness of purpose over price or a name badge. The result is hi-fi quality sound at night club (or more responsible) levels!

Shine Some Light On Your Night!
I am especially proud of the lighting. Starting with the star cloth fronted DJ booth, there is a wide range of modern, stylish light effects including moving heads, multiple beam lights and lasers. For a real retro feel there’s a good old fashioned mirror ball, the classic liquid oil projector, ‘kaleidoscope’ light panels (classic 70s and 80s effects!) Plus there’s UV lighting for those glow parties! To really bring your venue to life, there is LED up-lighting which will highlight the walls and prominent features in glorious, vivid colours to match your colour scheme.

LED based light effects bring a new energy and bright, vibrant colours to the dancefloor which were not previously possible with traditional coloured lamps. Low power consumption and minimal heat generation make the LED PAR cans a safer alternative to traditional PAR cans and with the full spectrum of colours they are able to reproduce, they are one of the most effective forms of mood lighting available today.

Without turning your venue into a night club, I aim to provide an impressive lightshow for all sizes of venue, helping to create that party mood and atmosphere! Lightshows can also be tailored to personal preferences and themes; I can even programme the lights to match a specific colour scheme! You can also choose additional light effects from our lighting section as an upgrade to your show, I will be happy to advise on which would be most suited to your venue. If you have any queries, just ask!

Please Don’t Smoke Us Out!

I use the same haze technology used by television studios (to enhance lighting effects without affecting the filming, set, or performers). This produces a thin, subtle, odourless haze which is only apparent under the light effects. It should not be confused with traditional fog machines which produce thick clouds of dense fog which can be undesirable.

Crossfade, consists of only one disco. This means that I can focus entirely on your booking. With no other bookings or events to attend to on the same given day, your booking gets my full, undivided attention.
With there being only one disco, you also know that the person you have been speaking to or even met in person will be the one turning up at your function on the day. I like to get to know my clients. This way I can provide a service that is far more personal than the big multiple ‘DJ Farmers’ with a ‘turn up and play’ approach. Likewise, once you have got to know me, the last thing you would want is a complete stranger you aren’t familiar with, turning up to play instead. You are probably aware by now that this isn’t made up with ‘average’ run of the mill equipment. The quality of Crossfade’s equipment equals or exceeds that of most event companies.

Clean, Green and Ethical

In this age of mass production and throwaway technology, it is easy to overlook certain environmental aspects of our daily lives. Obviously, a disco setup is entirely dependant on electricity. Therefore it is only right that it wastes as little energy as possible. I can proudly declare the equipment used is at least 95% efficient at converting mains electricity into both light and amplified sound at any given venue. In addition to the now widely known and accepted LED technology, the amplifiers driving the loudspeakers recover the energy produced within the speaker’s magnets and voice coils which is otherwise lost. This in turn results in less power being consumed. Great for your event’s carbon footprint, great for modern eco-venues and a reduced demand on diesel powered generators at marquee based functions.

Most of Crossfade’s speakers, flight cases, equipment stands and rigging are made in the UK and Europe. Speakers made in Hove, East Sussex and Newtown, Powys, a Haze machine from Mitcham, Surrey, a DJ booth made in Birmingham, Truss and podiums from Luton, flightcases from Stockton-On-Tees and a pure analogue DJ mixer made in Barcelona are just a few examples.