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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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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We found Gary and 74 Events through a Google search! We were nervous going in with no referral but Gary was amazing! Exceptionally organized, calm, friendly and professional, we felt confident in Gary and Ben Carlin, the DJ he paired with us for our wedding.

We met with Gary and Ben twice before the wedding and had great vibes from the very beginning! They walked us through our night with confidence and made our lives so much easier!

We knew our families love to dance, but woah, did we have a packed danced floor! It was literally the most fun party I've ever been to, and yes I am biased because it was my wedding but the energy and love in our tent was outrageous!

Thank you guys for an amazing experience and we can't wait to work with you again!
We found Gary and 74 Events through a Google search! We were nervous going in with no referral but Gary was amazing! Read more...
We found Gary and 74 Events through a Google search! We were nervous going in with no referral but Gary was amazing! Exceptionally organized, calm, friendly and professional, we felt confident in Gary and Ben Carlin, the DJ he paired with us for our wedding.

We met with Gary and Ben twice before the wedding and had great vibes from the very beginning! They walked us through our night with confidence and made our lives so much easier!

We knew our families love to dance, but woah, did we have a packed danced floor! It was literally the most fun party I've ever been to, and yes I am biased because it was my wedding but the energy and love in our tent was outrageous!

Thank you guys for an amazing experience and we can't wait to work with you again! Read less
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Richard
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Gary from 74 Events was great. We were referred to a specific DJ by our venue and he was already booked for the night, and we were referred to Gary to help us find someone who would be good for us. Gary immediately recommended some based on what we were looking for and during our first meeting, we knew that this would work. The meetings were extremely professional and DJ Dan Arlein (at Gary's recommendation) was awesome. We initially provided relatively loose guidance for music for the reception/dinner/dancing and Gary and Dan helped us refine what we wanted and Dan delivered. It really was a perfect night for us, and the music and was a big part of it. Dan was also really good emceeing part of the night when we moved to different stages of the wedding (i.e. first dances, toasts, etc.). And most importantly, he kept people dancing and excited all night. We also had two performers at our wedding - one during our ceremony and one later in the evening. Gary and Dan coordinated with them seamlessly before and during our wedding night to ensure that everything worked well. We didn't have to really do anything for this or worry about it and everything turned out great.

We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone considering either Gary or Dan.
Gary from 74 Events was great. We were referred to a specific DJ by our venue and he was already booked for the night, and Read more...
Gary from 74 Events was great. We were referred to a specific DJ by our venue and he was already booked for the night, and we were referred to Gary to help us find someone who would be good for us. Gary immediately recommended some based on what we were looking for and during our first meeting, we knew that this would work. The meetings were extremely professional and DJ Dan Arlein (at Gary's recommendation) was awesome. We initially provided relatively loose guidance for music for the reception/dinner/dancing and Gary and Dan helped us refine what we wanted and Dan delivered. It really was a perfect night for us, and the music and was a big part of it. Dan was also really good emceeing part of the night when we moved to different stages of the wedding (i.e. first dances, toasts, etc.). And most importantly, he kept people dancing and excited all night. We also had two performers at our wedding - one during our ceremony and one later in the evening. Gary and Dan coordinated with them seamlessly before and during our wedding night to ensure that everything worked well. We didn't have to really do anything for this or worry about it and everything turned out great.

We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone considering either Gary or Dan. Read less
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overfeld.wedding@gmail.com
Wedding:
6/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Our wedding is still a few months away, but we've been really impressed with Gary throughout the planning process. He's doing exactly what we want and need for a completely reasonable price. We're working with one of his DJ who really fits our personality as a couple. We are excited to celebrate with them in June!
Our wedding is still a few months away, but we've been really impressed with Gary throughout the planning process. He's Read more...
Our wedding is still a few months away, but we've been really impressed with Gary throughout the planning process. He's doing exactly what we want and need for a completely reasonable price. We're working with one of his DJ who really fits our personality as a couple. We are excited to celebrate with them in June! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
We hired 74 Events for our wedding last week. Gary was incredibly friendly and flexible and immediately understood our needs and tastes during our first call. He also came across as really honest and dedicated to his customers; he mentioned that there was only one of his DJs that he thought would be a good fit for us and hoped he was available. Luckily for us, David Medina was available on our wedding date and he was incredible. He was really laid back, so knowledgeable about music, and on the evening of our wedding had all generations on the dance floor for almost the entire event. It really made the evening so memorable and even more special than it already was. He also was able to cut the song I danced to with my father because it had some speaking at the beginning of the track. I don't know when the next occasion we'd have to hire a DJ will be but we would certainly work with 74 Events again.
We hired 74 Events for our wedding last week. Gary was incredibly friendly and flexible and immediately understood our Read more...
We hired 74 Events for our wedding last week. Gary was incredibly friendly and flexible and immediately understood our needs and tastes during our first call. He also came across as really honest and dedicated to his customers; he mentioned that there was only one of his DJs that he thought would be a good fit for us and hoped he was available. Luckily for us, David Medina was available on our wedding date and he was incredible. He was really laid back, so knowledgeable about music, and on the evening of our wedding had all generations on the dance floor for almost the entire event. It really made the evening so memorable and even more special than it already was. He also was able to cut the song I danced to with my father because it had some speaking at the beginning of the track. I don't know when the next occasion we'd have to hire a DJ will be but we would certainly work with 74 Events again. Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
6/12/2015
5.0/5.0
You cannot go wrong with Gary and DJ Kahn. They blew us away with their professionalism from the very beginning with our first email exchange. These guys are kind, organized, professional, and truly go above and beyond to make your event (wedding in our case) amazing. We immediately bonded with Gary and Kahn because they are just down to earth, cool and relaxed dudes but they really know how to bring the life to the party. Gary was so on top of things the entire time and always anticipating our needs. I never had to chase anyone and they were by far the easiest vendor we worked with during our wedding. Con arrived super early on the actual day to ensure everything was set up and working. He sound checked for our officiant and singers we were using during our ceremony to ensure everything was on point. He also shows up dressed to impress. No cheesiness from this guy! He was amongst the best dressed at the wedding! He did a wonderful job emceeing and keeping things going without any corniness. He strictly abided by our requests and do not play list. The dance floor was full the entire time. People even got up to dance during dinner bc the music was that good. Everyone complimented us on the music and have been telling us how much fun it was. I have been to many weddings where i leave thinking "who the hell was that terrible Dj???" Luckily, people left our wedding saying "where did you find that awesome DJ?!?" My husband and I would not hesitate to recommend Gary and Con to the non-cheesy, music loving couple who just want to dance and have a good time at their wedding.
You cannot go wrong with Gary and DJ Kahn. They blew us away with their professionalism from the very beginning with our Read more...
You cannot go wrong with Gary and DJ Kahn. They blew us away with their professionalism from the very beginning with our first email exchange. These guys are kind, organized, professional, and truly go above and beyond to make your event (wedding in our case) amazing. We immediately bonded with Gary and Kahn because they are just down to earth, cool and relaxed dudes but they really know how to bring the life to the party. Gary was so on top of things the entire time and always anticipating our needs. I never had to chase anyone and they were by far the easiest vendor we worked with during our wedding. Con arrived super early on the actual day to ensure everything was set up and working. He sound checked for our officiant and singers we were using during our ceremony to ensure everything was on point. He also shows up dressed to impress. No cheesiness from this guy! He was amongst the best dressed at the wedding! He did a wonderful job emceeing and keeping things going without any corniness. He strictly abided by our requests and do not play list. The dance floor was full the entire time. People even got up to dance during dinner bc the music was that good. Everyone complimented us on the music and have been telling us how much fun it was. I have been to many weddings where i leave thinking "who the hell was that terrible Dj???" Luckily, people left our wedding saying "where did you find that awesome DJ?!?" My husband and I would not hesitate to recommend Gary and Con to the non-cheesy, music loving couple who just want to dance and have a good time at their wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Gary and James for our wedding. We were both out of town when initially selecting vendors, so were unable to meet anyone in person before making a decision. Gary helpfully set up a Skype call with our DJ (James Arnold) and carefully explained how everything worked. He was very organized and responsive throughout the whole process, and also helped advise us with the overall flow and song selections. We finally met both of them only a month before our wedding, and were happy to find that they were as friendly, organized, and professional in-person as they seemed over skype/email!

James rocked the entire wedding. He kept the volume to a minimum during dinner so that guests could comfortably chat while dining. After that, James kept the dance floor full. Guests that we wouldn't have expected to see on the dance floor were out there dancing! Our guests kept telling us that we did a great job coming up with the playlist, but this was mostly praise for James. We gave him only about 10 "must play" songs, a list of selected recommendations, and creative freedom to play what he thought best.

Overall, we would highly recommend working with Gary to coordinate your music needs and DJ James Arnold to spin your special day!!
It was a pleasure working with Gary and James for our wedding. We were both out of town when initially selecting vendors, Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Gary and James for our wedding. We were both out of town when initially selecting vendors, so were unable to meet anyone in person before making a decision. Gary helpfully set up a Skype call with our DJ (James Arnold) and carefully explained how everything worked. He was very organized and responsive throughout the whole process, and also helped advise us with the overall flow and song selections. We finally met both of them only a month before our wedding, and were happy to find that they were as friendly, organized, and professional in-person as they seemed over skype/email!

James rocked the entire wedding. He kept the volume to a minimum during dinner so that guests could comfortably chat while dining. After that, James kept the dance floor full. Guests that we wouldn't have expected to see on the dance floor were out there dancing! Our guests kept telling us that we did a great job coming up with the playlist, but this was mostly praise for James. We gave him only about 10 "must play" songs, a list of selected recommendations, and creative freedom to play what he thought best.

Overall, we would highly recommend working with Gary to coordinate your music needs and DJ James Arnold to spin your special day!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
74 Events was a dream to work with. We are definitely DJ snobs, and my husband worked as a club DJ for many years, so we were very specific on what we did and did not want. We weren’t looking for the typical wedding DJ, with the cheesy songs and lame table games. We didn’t want a smoke machine, or any of the other crap that comes with many wedding DJs. We especially didn’t want that cheesy DJ voice, or a DJ who tried to fight us for the spotlight. We wanted a laid back and professional club DJ who could beat mix flawlessly in and out of songs, while keeping the party going.

Gary, the owner, was the single most organized vendor that we had the pleasure of working with for our wedding. He was meticulous, thorough, prompt, and in constant communication with us throughout the entire planning process. Meetings with him were efficient, and every single one of our questions was answered. Gary was flexible with our meetings, working around our (sometimes annoying) work schedules.

The DJ booked for our event was Rob. At our first meeting, Rob had put us at ease. He totally got our vibe, and what we were looking for in our wedding DJ. He answered every question that we had, especially those tough technical DJ questions from my husband.

Rob was amazing and professional on the day of our wedding. He was dressed appropriately for our event, and was very prompt in his arrival. He had everything set up and ready to go with time to spare. Everything sounded great! Rob was amazing during our reception, and multiple people came up to us telling us how impressed they were with his skills. We even had waiters from our venue whisper to us on the side that they wished every DJ that was booked for weddings at the venue would be as great as Rob. He was a pleasure to listen to, and kept things moving along on timeline.

Thank you Rob and Gary for making our wedding amazing and cheese-free. You guys are the best!
74 Events was a dream to work with. We are definitely DJ snobs, and my husband worked as a club DJ for many years, so we Read more...
74 Events was a dream to work with. We are definitely DJ snobs, and my husband worked as a club DJ for many years, so we were very specific on what we did and did not want. We weren’t looking for the typical wedding DJ, with the cheesy songs and lame table games. We didn’t want a smoke machine, or any of the other crap that comes with many wedding DJs. We especially didn’t want that cheesy DJ voice, or a DJ who tried to fight us for the spotlight. We wanted a laid back and professional club DJ who could beat mix flawlessly in and out of songs, while keeping the party going.

Gary, the owner, was the single most organized vendor that we had the pleasure of working with for our wedding. He was meticulous, thorough, prompt, and in constant communication with us throughout the entire planning process. Meetings with him were efficient, and every single one of our questions was answered. Gary was flexible with our meetings, working around our (sometimes annoying) work schedules.

The DJ booked for our event was Rob. At our first meeting, Rob had put us at ease. He totally got our vibe, and what we were looking for in our wedding DJ. He answered every question that we had, especially those tough technical DJ questions from my husband.

Rob was amazing and professional on the day of our wedding. He was dressed appropriately for our event, and was very prompt in his arrival. He had everything set up and ready to go with time to spare. Everything sounded great! Rob was amazing during our reception, and multiple people came up to us telling us how impressed they were with his skills. We even had waiters from our venue whisper to us on the side that they wished every DJ that was booked for weddings at the venue would be as great as Rob. He was a pleasure to listen to, and kept things moving along on timeline.

Thank you Rob and Gary for making our wedding amazing and cheese-free. You guys are the best! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We have nothing but great things to say about 74 Events. Working with Gary and David (our DJ) was great. They are very professional and organized. Our meetings prior to the wedding were very helpful, and they thought of things we hadn't even considered. The day of, DJ David Medina was wonderful. His announcements and introductions were very professional. The music was amazing. We had a blast and received nothing but compliments from friends and family about how great the DJ was. He played the music we wanted (we provided a list) and also mixed in some of his own picks. It was great. We would highly recommend picking 74 Events (and David Medina as the DJ) for your wedding if you want an awesome dance party!
We have nothing but great things to say about 74 Events. Working with Gary and David (our DJ) was great. They are very Read more...
We have nothing but great things to say about 74 Events. Working with Gary and David (our DJ) was great. They are very professional and organized. Our meetings prior to the wedding were very helpful, and they thought of things we hadn't even considered. The day of, DJ David Medina was wonderful. His announcements and introductions were very professional. The music was amazing. We had a blast and received nothing but compliments from friends and family about how great the DJ was. He played the music we wanted (we provided a list) and also mixed in some of his own picks. It was great. We would highly recommend picking 74 Events (and David Medina as the DJ) for your wedding if you want an awesome dance party! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
James Arnold, our DJ, was attentive to detail throughout the whole process. Both he and Gary (owner of 74 Events) took an immediate interest and tailored their approach to what we said we wanted at our wedding. We went with a mix of 80s and 90s music, and they were supportive and provided good feedback throughout. They also added numerous recommendations based on their experience (such as with scheduling different parts of the reception) that really helped the flow of our day. It was a huge hit - everyone loved it and many of our guests talked about how great the music was, and how it was played at the perfect volume where you could choose to dance or have conversations without having to scream. James made sure to take the time to prepare the proper pronunciations of the names of our parents and everyone in the wedding party. He also took care of all audio needs during our ceremony. And despite having a script for the progression of the evening, it was very easy to make changes on the fly as announcements needed to be made throughout the night, since James was attentive to us throughout. We were absolutely thrilled with the amazing evening that James and 74 Events helped create for the two of us. It was truly the wedding of our dreams. - D & E
James Arnold, our DJ, was attentive to detail throughout the whole process. Both he and Gary (owner of 74 Events) took an Read more...
James Arnold, our DJ, was attentive to detail throughout the whole process. Both he and Gary (owner of 74 Events) took an immediate interest and tailored their approach to what we said we wanted at our wedding. We went with a mix of 80s and 90s music, and they were supportive and provided good feedback throughout. They also added numerous recommendations based on their experience (such as with scheduling different parts of the reception) that really helped the flow of our day. It was a huge hit - everyone loved it and many of our guests talked about how great the music was, and how it was played at the perfect volume where you could choose to dance or have conversations without having to scream. James made sure to take the time to prepare the proper pronunciations of the names of our parents and everyone in the wedding party. He also took care of all audio needs during our ceremony. And despite having a script for the progression of the evening, it was very easy to make changes on the fly as announcements needed to be made throughout the night, since James was attentive to us throughout. We were absolutely thrilled with the amazing evening that James and 74 Events helped create for the two of us. It was truly the wedding of our dreams. - D & E Read less
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