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74 Events - Gary Hoffmann

Brooklyn , NY
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Brooklyn, NY 11217 US (map)

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917-604-3970

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74 Events is a New York City DJ company offering services throughout the tri state area. Our DJs work with you to customize around your musical preferences. All of our 74 Events staff... Read more
74 Events is a New York City DJ company offering services throughout the tri state area. Our DJs work with you to customize around your musical preferences. All of our 74 Events staff members are comfortable with any genre or style. Obscure to Top 40, Bollywood to Bachata, hip hop to hardcore, whatever you need, we can do it!

All of the emphasis is on the music, dance floor, and our clients. You can count on a clever and fun set list, a packed dance floor and focused customer service from the moment you contact us until the last song of the night. Read less
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What music genres do you specialize in?
Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
Do-Not-Play List, Liability Insurance, MC
What additional equipment do you offer?
Sound/PA System

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Aron
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
When my wife and I began our search for a DJ for our wedding, I felt like a DJ would be the most difficult vendor to be decisive about. I am the type of person who will tell you if a like a song I hear on the radio, but never knows the name/artist of the song or likes any specific genre. We found 74 Events through recommendations and met with Duane Harriott (DJ for our wedding) and Gary Hoffman (owner and facilitator of events for 74 Events) before deciding on them. They were super nice, went through the process (meetings prior to the wedding), went over Duane's experience, and provided a few sample sets that Duane worked on previously. While the sample sets all sounded great, I wondered how it would fit with our wedding. It was a feeling I expected that I would have with every DJ that I'd meet with; and ultimately decided to go with our gut and book 74 Events and Duane as our DJ. Leading up to the wedding, Gary was super responsive and helped us with sample lists of music to narrow down our ceremony music and what type of reception music we would like. At the actual wedding, to say it most simply, Duane was awesome. He played music that appealed to all generations of our wedding guests. Our venue did not have air conditioning and our wedding in June provided for a warm environment. Despite this, Duane kept everyone dancing all night and having a blast. I kept getting positive comments and questions on where I found Duane. Not only was he an excellent DJ, but he did a great job of giving my wife and I heads up on when toasts, certain dances, cake cutting, etc. were coming so we were adequately prepared. I highly recommend 74 Events and Duane as your wedding DJ. 5++++ stars.
When my wife and I began our search for a DJ for our wedding, I felt like a DJ would be the most difficult vendor to be Read more...
When my wife and I began our search for a DJ for our wedding, I felt like a DJ would be the most difficult vendor to be decisive about. I am the type of person who will tell you if a like a song I hear on the radio, but never knows the name/artist of the song or likes any specific genre. We found 74 Events through recommendations and met with Duane Harriott (DJ for our wedding) and Gary Hoffman (owner and facilitator of events for 74 Events) before deciding on them. They were super nice, went through the process (meetings prior to the wedding), went over Duane's experience, and provided a few sample sets that Duane worked on previously. While the sample sets all sounded great, I wondered how it would fit with our wedding. It was a feeling I expected that I would have with every DJ that I'd meet with; and ultimately decided to go with our gut and book 74 Events and Duane as our DJ. Leading up to the wedding, Gary was super responsive and helped us with sample lists of music to narrow down our ceremony music and what type of reception music we would like. At the actual wedding, to say it most simply, Duane was awesome. He played music that appealed to all generations of our wedding guests. Our venue did not have air conditioning and our wedding in June provided for a warm environment. Despite this, Duane kept everyone dancing all night and having a blast. I kept getting positive comments and questions on where I found Duane. Not only was he an excellent DJ, but he did a great job of giving my wife and I heads up on when toasts, certain dances, cake cutting, etc. were coming so we were adequately prepared. I highly recommend 74 Events and Duane as your wedding DJ. 5++++ stars. Read less
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Jennie
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
We worked with Ben as our DJ and he was absolutely incredible. Amazing taste, genuine DJ chops, low-key, easy to work with (as was Gary, who coordinated our contract). Just can't recommend him enough. I want Ben to DJ my whole life. Also, super good value.
We worked with Ben as our DJ and he was absolutely incredible. Amazing taste, genuine DJ chops, low-key, easy to work with Read more...
We worked with Ben as our DJ and he was absolutely incredible. Amazing taste, genuine DJ chops, low-key, easy to work with (as was Gary, who coordinated our contract). Just can't recommend him enough. I want Ben to DJ my whole life. Also, super good value. Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Hiring 74 Events is one of the best decisions my husband and I made during our wedding planning. And we have high standards.

Our wedding guests raved about James, who was our DJ, and about how much fun they had overall. James is extremely polite, tactful, and kind; and he came early to set up and provided sound/mic support during ceremony; music during cocktail hour; and DJ/sound services during reception. James even coordinated with the wedding party to do a 'surprise' game activity for me and my husband. He was able to 'read' the crowd and cater to the mood of a particular moment. Overall, he was so much fun and nice- I cannot recommend James enough!

Leading up to the ceremony, my husband and I corresponded with Gary and we joked about how Gary is our 'unofficial professional bridesmaid.' Gary helped us lay out the order of our reception; went over the song list; corresponded with the venue manager about sound system; etc. Gary is super responsive (even sent us reminders); and very flexible about meeting times/place (my husband and I have busy work schedules). He also worked with us to come up with a package that was within our budget - probably the best deal in the area (trust me, I did a lot of research; and I research for a living).

My husband and I cannot recommend 74 Events enough! Thank you so much, Gary & James!!
Hiring 74 Events is one of the best decisions my husband and I made during our wedding planning. And we have high Read more...
Hiring 74 Events is one of the best decisions my husband and I made during our wedding planning. And we have high standards.

Our wedding guests raved about James, who was our DJ, and about how much fun they had overall. James is extremely polite, tactful, and kind; and he came early to set up and provided sound/mic support during ceremony; music during cocktail hour; and DJ/sound services during reception. James even coordinated with the wedding party to do a 'surprise' game activity for me and my husband. He was able to 'read' the crowd and cater to the mood of a particular moment. Overall, he was so much fun and nice- I cannot recommend James enough!

Leading up to the ceremony, my husband and I corresponded with Gary and we joked about how Gary is our 'unofficial professional bridesmaid.' Gary helped us lay out the order of our reception; went over the song list; corresponded with the venue manager about sound system; etc. Gary is super responsive (even sent us reminders); and very flexible about meeting times/place (my husband and I have busy work schedules). He also worked with us to come up with a package that was within our budget - probably the best deal in the area (trust me, I did a lot of research; and I research for a living).

My husband and I cannot recommend 74 Events enough! Thank you so much, Gary & James!! Read less
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Kira
Wedding:
6/3/2016
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Gary and 74 events! They were one of the best vendors we worked with. They were always so responsive and had great suggestions about music selections and the flow for the night. Both Gary and our DJ Duane went above and beyond in helping us plan the perfect music for our wedding. In my opinion the DJ and photographer are the two most important vendors and Duane did not disappoint. Everyone raved about the music choices and it was a non stop party on the dance floor. Appealing to my generation and my parents generation was really important to me and Duane played the absolute perfect mix. We didn't want the party to end!
I cannot say enough good things about Gary and 74 events! They were one of the best vendors we worked with. They were Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Gary and 74 events! They were one of the best vendors we worked with. They were always so responsive and had great suggestions about music selections and the flow for the night. Both Gary and our DJ Duane went above and beyond in helping us plan the perfect music for our wedding. In my opinion the DJ and photographer are the two most important vendors and Duane did not disappoint. Everyone raved about the music choices and it was a non stop party on the dance floor. Appealing to my generation and my parents generation was really important to me and Duane played the absolute perfect mix. We didn't want the party to end! Read less
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Kyle
Wedding:
5/29/2016
5.0/5.0
74 Events was great to work with. We had DJ Kahn. Gary and DJ Kahn were awesome. Very professional and responsive to any and all issues. Did a great job setting everything up with the event space so we never needed to get involved or deal with any unreasonable issues. Also was very fairly priced for how important there service is to the out coming of a wedding. I would highly recommend them if you want to have a great time at your wedding.
74 Events was great to work with. We had DJ Kahn. Gary and DJ Kahn were awesome. Very professional and responsive to any Read more...
74 Events was great to work with. We had DJ Kahn. Gary and DJ Kahn were awesome. Very professional and responsive to any and all issues. Did a great job setting everything up with the event space so we never needed to get involved or deal with any unreasonable issues. Also was very fairly priced for how important there service is to the out coming of a wedding. I would highly recommend them if you want to have a great time at your wedding. Read less
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Lee
Wedding:
5/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with 74 Events was one of the best experiences of our wedding! Gary Hoffman and James Mulry (the DJ we worked with) made everything so easy, guiding us through creating the run of show for the evening all the way through keeping things moving at the reception as the MC. Perhaps most important to us, they worked side by side with us to create a playlist that kept the dance floor full until the last song (really!). Gary gave us a worksheet to share music we liked as well as music we didn't want to hear -- and then helped us narrow down the four pages of songs we sent back (we may have gone just a bit overboard). We've both been to numerous weddings, but never had this much fun at one -- and all our guests said the same thing, with multiple people asking for James' contact information. We cannot thank you enough for doing so much to make the night so unforgettable!
Working with 74 Events was one of the best experiences of our wedding! Gary Hoffman and James Mulry (the DJ we worked Read more...
Working with 74 Events was one of the best experiences of our wedding! Gary Hoffman and James Mulry (the DJ we worked with) made everything so easy, guiding us through creating the run of show for the evening all the way through keeping things moving at the reception as the MC. Perhaps most important to us, they worked side by side with us to create a playlist that kept the dance floor full until the last song (really!). Gary gave us a worksheet to share music we liked as well as music we didn't want to hear -- and then helped us narrow down the four pages of songs we sent back (we may have gone just a bit overboard). We've both been to numerous weddings, but never had this much fun at one -- and all our guests said the same thing, with multiple people asking for James' contact information. We cannot thank you enough for doing so much to make the night so unforgettable! Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
74 events was a preferred vendor of the Foundry (our wedding venue) and the cost are really reasonable. They run on the motto of not creating cheesy weddings and only focused on music which was exactly what we wanted. We connected with Gary Hoffman and he was always responsive to our inquiries. We met with three of their DJs from their roledex. We didnt connect with two of the three we met though. Shortly after we attended a friends wedding in which my husband was an officiant to. He worked with their DJ, James which also happens to be a part of 74 events.

When you first meet James, he seems to have this laid back quiet cool Brooklyn aura about him but he is actually very intelligent, professional and hardworking. James dropped beats during the right times and the floor was constantly busy. After the wedding we emailed 74 events to book James. We selected James because of his down to earth honest demeanor and his obvious interest in music. He has a wealth of knowledge of music in all types of genres.

My husband and I compiled a list of songs that we wanted for different segments of the wedding and during our final meeting James gave us input/suggestions. Based on the way he responded/worked we let him roll with the punches thereafter and gave him our complete trust to him. I was happy to know james played a mixture of both our song requests (my husbands - old school hip hop and mine - alternative cover bands) throughout the night.

My friends all complimented on how cool of a guy he is. I would definitely book james for future events.
74 events was a preferred vendor of the Foundry (our wedding venue) and the cost are really reasonable. They run on the Read more...
74 events was a preferred vendor of the Foundry (our wedding venue) and the cost are really reasonable. They run on the motto of not creating cheesy weddings and only focused on music which was exactly what we wanted. We connected with Gary Hoffman and he was always responsive to our inquiries. We met with three of their DJs from their roledex. We didnt connect with two of the three we met though. Shortly after we attended a friends wedding in which my husband was an officiant to. He worked with their DJ, James which also happens to be a part of 74 events.

When you first meet James, he seems to have this laid back quiet cool Brooklyn aura about him but he is actually very intelligent, professional and hardworking. James dropped beats during the right times and the floor was constantly busy. After the wedding we emailed 74 events to book James. We selected James because of his down to earth honest demeanor and his obvious interest in music. He has a wealth of knowledge of music in all types of genres.

My husband and I compiled a list of songs that we wanted for different segments of the wedding and during our final meeting James gave us input/suggestions. Based on the way he responded/worked we let him roll with the punches thereafter and gave him our complete trust to him. I was happy to know james played a mixture of both our song requests (my husbands - old school hip hop and mine - alternative cover bands) throughout the night.

My friends all complimented on how cool of a guy he is. I would definitely book james for future events. Read less
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Casey
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
You guys, 74 Events is the bomb. Having worked in the events industry in New York, I have incredibly high standards and was blown away by Gary's professionalism and his ability to ensure no rock was unturned and every detail was thought through. I got married at a private home and a lot of extra details had to be considered and Gary nailed all of them.

While Gary ensured our day ran smoothly, Sean, our DJ was literally the best wedding DJ I've ever heard. And I promise, I do not use those words lightly. Not only did multiple people come up to me afterwards telling me so, but the dance floor was packed literally all night.

I cannot express my gratitude enough for the detailed planning by Gary and the mind-blowing dance party by Sean. You guys rock and I cannot recommend these guys enough. Thanks again for the most memorable night of my life!
You guys, 74 Events is the bomb. Having worked in the events industry in New York, I have incredibly high standards and Read more...
You guys, 74 Events is the bomb. Having worked in the events industry in New York, I have incredibly high standards and was blown away by Gary's professionalism and his ability to ensure no rock was unturned and every detail was thought through. I got married at a private home and a lot of extra details had to be considered and Gary nailed all of them.

While Gary ensured our day ran smoothly, Sean, our DJ was literally the best wedding DJ I've ever heard. And I promise, I do not use those words lightly. Not only did multiple people come up to me afterwards telling me so, but the dance floor was packed literally all night.

I cannot express my gratitude enough for the detailed planning by Gary and the mind-blowing dance party by Sean. You guys rock and I cannot recommend these guys enough. Thanks again for the most memorable night of my life! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
If there's an event in need of a DJ, do yourself a favor and get in touch with Gary. He was very professional and prompt with everything we needed for our wedding. Duane who was our DJ, was amazing with gathering our music selection and coming up with a playlist that had our guests requesting for the playlist even after our wedding was over. Thank you again for all making our wedding even more memorable.
If there's an event in need of a DJ, do yourself a favor and get in touch with Gary. He was very professional and prompt Read more...
If there's an event in need of a DJ, do yourself a favor and get in touch with Gary. He was very professional and prompt with everything we needed for our wedding. Duane who was our DJ, was amazing with gathering our music selection and coming up with a playlist that had our guests requesting for the playlist even after our wedding was over. Thank you again for all making our wedding even more memorable. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/16/2016
5.0/5.0
I will keep this short and simple: 74 Events is exceptional, Gary Hoffmann is great, and our DJ Sean Marquand is amazing.

The company is well run, well organized and professional. Gary makes things streamlined and easy. Sean is a lovely man with a great talent for his craft and makes his portion of the wedding about the music and not about him, which I think is a testament to his focus on spinning as art (or skill or performance, insert word you most prefer). He is more than just lining up some tracks. He incorporates the music with different portion of the evening well and takes cues from the couple and the people in attendance, he stays away from corny nonsense, he plays tracks people love and at the right times. We had a crowd full of professional dancers and they tore it up and couldn't have been happier, we also had a ton of dorky doctors who also loved it and were dancing all night. Sean was smooth transitioning between segments, didn't say a single word more than necessary to get the job done. He was efficient and excellent.

I can't imagine any reason to not use these guys. It would be silly.
I will keep this short and simple: 74 Events is exceptional, Gary Hoffmann is great, and our DJ Sean Marquand is Read more...
I will keep this short and simple: 74 Events is exceptional, Gary Hoffmann is great, and our DJ Sean Marquand is amazing.

The company is well run, well organized and professional. Gary makes things streamlined and easy. Sean is a lovely man with a great talent for his craft and makes his portion of the wedding about the music and not about him, which I think is a testament to his focus on spinning as art (or skill or performance, insert word you most prefer). He is more than just lining up some tracks. He incorporates the music with different portion of the evening well and takes cues from the couple and the people in attendance, he stays away from corny nonsense, he plays tracks people love and at the right times. We had a crowd full of professional dancers and they tore it up and couldn't have been happier, we also had a ton of dorky doctors who also loved it and were dancing all night. Sean was smooth transitioning between segments, didn't say a single word more than necessary to get the job done. He was efficient and excellent.

I can't imagine any reason to not use these guys. It would be silly. Read less
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