If you're someone who works as a disc jockey (DJ), whether full-time as your primary profession or as a side gig, your hands play a huge role in helping people dance to the beat. From controlling various knobs to creating effects and numerous other specific tasks you carry out while on the job, the ability to use your hands without any obstruction is very important for any DJ.
At Enso Rings, we're proud to provide a wide variety of silicone rings to many individuals or occupations where the unobstructed use of the hands is an important need, including DJs. Our Ultralite silicone ring collection, for instance, features rings so airy and comfortable that you'll often forget they're on your finger throughout the day. Why might DJs be drawn to our products as stylish items, or as alternatives to traditional metal rings while on the job? Here's a primer.
What a DJ Does With Their Hands
Disc jockeys are utilized in a number of different settings, from parties and bars to nightclubs and even weddings. Their primary role is to select songs that mesh well with the needs of their audience, so they'll often have a large collection of party-themed songs they can choose from.
A DJ might also create effects or special sounds using an effect pedal, which requires them to twist knobs on the floor at their feet with one hand while working the music with their other hand. They're responsible for controlling the mix to make sure vocals or instruments don't overwhelm one another, and they also need to be able to spin records physically in order to cue up particular songs.
Not only this, but many of these tasks need to be carried out without looking at the hands while the DJ's head is still facing his or her audience. For some with traditional metal rings, however, this presents a problem: These rings sometimes slide down or even off the finger, thus requiring the disc jockey to stop what they're doing in order to put it back in place.
For this and a few other reasons, many DJs prefer silicone rings as an alternative to a metal ring for this setting. Our next few sections will go into many of the benefits they offer to DJs and those with related jobs.
Many think of themes like extreme temperature resistance mostly for outdoor activities, but there are situations where they apply to DJs as well. Many equipment pieces utilized by disc jockeys will become very hot due to regular use, so being able to withstand temperatures that are too hot for metal rings is important.
Likewise, DJ booths are often placed right near speakers or other equipment that produce a lot of heat, which can become uncomfortable if the nearby finger is fitted with a metal ring instead of one made from silicone. With a silicone ring, however, you won't have to worry about the heat bothering your skin.
While silicone rings are extremely durable, they're also designed in a way that they become break-smart. This means that if the ring happens to snag or get caught on something, it'll snap apart instead of tearing your finger open.
This is important for DJs who need to be able to twist knobs or turn the pages of their vinyl records without looking at their hands. For those with metal rings, there's always a chance that they'll catch on something and risk major injury or potentially lead to a lost finger.
If you're wearing a silicone ring instead, though, you'll never have to fear that risk. The ring will simply break off rather than threaten your personal safety.
Affordable to Replace
And if your ring does happen to break off while you're on the job, you won't have to worry about it being too expensive to replace. Silicone rings are exponentially less expensive than traditional metal rings, so you can simply grab another one as soon as your current ring happens to snap off. Even if it does happen to be a very rarely-worn accessory, you'll still be able to replace it with a high degree of ease and without having to break the bank in order to do so.
In fact, many people who enjoy silicone rings build a collection of these rings that they can wear depending on their outfit or how they feel for a given day. Being able to change them out is easy and affordable, which helps provide a sense of flexibility when choosing the right ring for a particular event.
Sweat Resistance and Hypoallergenic Qualities
Many DJs work very hard while on the job, which involves some intense movement while working out very strenuous tasks. This means that they're sure to sweat heavily at various points throughout their shift, and that's where silicone rings really shine through again.
Since these rings are made of pure silicone, a hypoallergenic material, disc jockeys don't need to worry about any allergic reactions that may occur if they're constantly exposed to sweat and other fluids. Even those who naturally sweat a great deal tend not to experience this problem with silicone rings, which makes them a great choice for disc jockeys and similar professionals. And as we already noted, a silicone ring is less likely to fall off while you're dancing or working hard for several hours straight.
For more on why silicone rings are often favored by disc jockeys and others who use their hands on a daily basis, or to learn about any of our silicone ring collections, speak to the pros at Enso Rings today.