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Cage and Aquarium Productions

Chicago , IL
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1803 W Byron #104
Chicago, IL 60613 US (map)

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312-725-2243

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ABOUT US

Cage Aquarium - A Division of Scratch Events, is a premier event deejay, photography and live music service in partnership with the nationally recognized, Scratch Academy. As veterans in... Read more
Cage Aquarium - A Division of Scratch Events, is a premier event deejay, photography and live music service in partnership with the nationally recognized, Scratch Academy. As veterans in Chicago's private event and wedding circle, Cage Aquarium is always ahead of the curve as a unique option for deejay, photography and live music services. With standard turntable service and unique offerings such as Wax Weddings, an event experience aimed strictly at vinyl music enthusiasts, C A has the drive to bring clients top talent, a personalized playlist, and memorable moments. Cage Aquarium services can set a vibe, change a mood or define a moment. Read less
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What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
We booked Cage and Aquarium for our wedding, one of the big factors being price. They were significantly cheaper than the other DJs we researched, especially given that our wedding was on a holiday. I was worried, having a "you get what you pay for" mentality but Eddie, our DJ, was really great. After talking with him, I didn't feel overwhelmingly like he understood what I wanted to achieve music wise for the dancing portion of the evening, but on the actual day, things went about as well as they could have. He took requests and played a lot of songs that made our nieces and nephews really enjoy the dance floor.

Eddie deserves a special shout out because he really saved the day when it came time for a little video we wanted to show our guest before dinner. We rented a projector from another vendor and while that person told me they would be able to supply the cords required to hook up, when we got the projector the morning of the wedding, they informed us that they didn't have any cords! We purchased a few things at Best Buy and then when it was time to get set up, we realized we didn't have what we needed, but by this time the wedding had already started. Eddie, who had an assistant with him, actually went home, got the appropriate cord from his own personal collection, and set everything up in time for the video to be played, right on schedule. Definitely above and beyond.
Overall, a super fun evening. My husband and I danced the whole time.
We booked Cage and Aquarium for our wedding, one of the big factors being price. They were significantly cheaper than the Read more...
We booked Cage and Aquarium for our wedding, one of the big factors being price. They were significantly cheaper than the other DJs we researched, especially given that our wedding was on a holiday. I was worried, having a "you get what you pay for" mentality but Eddie, our DJ, was really great. After talking with him, I didn't feel overwhelmingly like he understood what I wanted to achieve music wise for the dancing portion of the evening, but on the actual day, things went about as well as they could have. He took requests and played a lot of songs that made our nieces and nephews really enjoy the dance floor.

Eddie deserves a special shout out because he really saved the day when it came time for a little video we wanted to show our guest before dinner. We rented a projector from another vendor and while that person told me they would be able to supply the cords required to hook up, when we got the projector the morning of the wedding, they informed us that they didn't have any cords! We purchased a few things at Best Buy and then when it was time to get set up, we realized we didn't have what we needed, but by this time the wedding had already started. Eddie, who had an assistant with him, actually went home, got the appropriate cord from his own personal collection, and set everything up in time for the video to be played, right on schedule. Definitely above and beyond.
Overall, a super fun evening. My husband and I danced the whole time. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Cage and Aquarium are fabulous! They were the second vendor we picked after our venue. We first decided to book Kristin as our photographer and then, after the excellent and personalized conversations with Shelley, decided that we wanted Cage and Aquarium for our dj. We were matched with Tyler and felt that he really took the time to figure out what kind of music we wanted to hear on our wedding day. They asked so many detailed questions (photography and dj) and helped us make determinations about our first dance and other special songs. Kristin was a fabulous photographer and very efficient! I'm very pleased and cannot wait to see the finalized pictures!
Cage and Aquarium are fabulous! They were the second vendor we picked after our venue. We first decided to book Kristin as Read more...
Cage and Aquarium are fabulous! They were the second vendor we picked after our venue. We first decided to book Kristin as our photographer and then, after the excellent and personalized conversations with Shelley, decided that we wanted Cage and Aquarium for our dj. We were matched with Tyler and felt that he really took the time to figure out what kind of music we wanted to hear on our wedding day. They asked so many detailed questions (photography and dj) and helped us make determinations about our first dance and other special songs. Kristin was a fabulous photographer and very efficient! I'm very pleased and cannot wait to see the finalized pictures! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Photography
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EmmaCZ
Wedding:
9/5/2015
4.9/5.0
We used Cage and Aquarium for both Photography and DJ Services. Shelley was our photographer and captured our day perfectly! We love the photos so much! We got paired with DJ Lex and it was a perfect match. She had people on the dance floor all night and people only had to take breaks because they were so tired from all the dancing. We also got a great package deal by using C&A for both services. It was a perfect choice!
We used Cage and Aquarium for both Photography and DJ Services. Shelley was our photographer and captured our day Read more...
We used Cage and Aquarium for both Photography and DJ Services. Shelley was our photographer and captured our day perfectly! We love the photos so much! We got paired with DJ Lex and it was a perfect match. She had people on the dance floor all night and people only had to take breaks because they were so tired from all the dancing. We also got a great package deal by using C&A for both services. It was a perfect choice! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
I am so happy I went to a bridal event where Cage and Aquarium was DJ'ing!! I loved Kevin's mix so I walked right up to him and said, "I want you to DJ at my wedding!!" After talking to Shelly, she told me that they usually match you with a DJ based on availability but I think I made it pretty clear to her that Kevin is who I wanted! :-)

My husband is Nigerian so we wanted to make sure they could mix the music so they gave me a couple of references that they DJ'd at for Nigerian-American weddings and they came highly recommended! My fiance was supposed to supply Kevin with the list of Nigerian songs since I don't know the old school stuff that his parents, aunts, and uncles would like and he didn't do it. But, literally at the reception, my husband gave him some songs to play and Kevin was able to download them on the spot and mix them in seamlessly!! My family (young to old) and his Nigerian family (young to old) really enjoyed the music! I would highly recommend using them for any type of event!
I am so happy I went to a bridal event where Cage and Aquarium was DJ'ing!! I loved Kevin's mix so I walked right up to Read more...
I am so happy I went to a bridal event where Cage and Aquarium was DJ'ing!! I loved Kevin's mix so I walked right up to him and said, "I want you to DJ at my wedding!!" After talking to Shelly, she told me that they usually match you with a DJ based on availability but I think I made it pretty clear to her that Kevin is who I wanted! :-)

My husband is Nigerian so we wanted to make sure they could mix the music so they gave me a couple of references that they DJ'd at for Nigerian-American weddings and they came highly recommended! My fiance was supposed to supply Kevin with the list of Nigerian songs since I don't know the old school stuff that his parents, aunts, and uncles would like and he didn't do it. But, literally at the reception, my husband gave him some songs to play and Kevin was able to download them on the spot and mix them in seamlessly!! My family (young to old) and his Nigerian family (young to old) really enjoyed the music! I would highly recommend using them for any type of event! Read less
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Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Tyler is the best DJ in the business. He is very kind, passionate and listens to everything you want. He is a must if you want the perfect dance floor at your wedding!!!
Tyler is the best DJ in the business. He is very kind, passionate and listens to everything you want. He is a must if you Read more...
Tyler is the best DJ in the business. He is very kind, passionate and listens to everything you want. He is a must if you want the perfect dance floor at your wedding!!! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Cage and Aquarium was absolutely wonderful. We contracted with them for both photography and DJ services, which was an incredible value for us and helped us stay within our budget. Shelley was our lead photographer and she was so incredibly patient and responsive to all of our needs. We had a complicated wedding with two ceremonies in one day, but Shelley was completely on top of being where she needed to be to capture all of the most important moments for us. We also had Dan as our DJ for our ceremony and reception, and he was an absolute pleasure to work with. He got everybody up and dancing, and I ended up having such a blast at my own wedding! Would absolutely recommend the entire Cage and Aquarium team!
Our experience with Cage and Aquarium was absolutely wonderful. We contracted with them for both photography and DJ Read more...
Our experience with Cage and Aquarium was absolutely wonderful. We contracted with them for both photography and DJ services, which was an incredible value for us and helped us stay within our budget. Shelley was our lead photographer and she was so incredibly patient and responsive to all of our needs. We had a complicated wedding with two ceremonies in one day, but Shelley was completely on top of being where she needed to be to capture all of the most important moments for us. We also had Dan as our DJ for our ceremony and reception, and he was an absolute pleasure to work with. He got everybody up and dancing, and I ended up having such a blast at my own wedding! Would absolutely recommend the entire Cage and Aquarium team! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Photography
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Andrea
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Cage & Aquarium was nothing short of awesome. We worked with Tyler, who was friendly and professional from day one. We heard him spin at several wedding events around town and knew we had to work with him based on his sound. Such a perfect mix of music for a wedding -- across genres and eras, and so unique to us. He even went an extra mile to be sure that our introduction song was exactly how we wanted it (required some track splicing on the back end). We are so appreciative to Tyler and the entire C&A team for everything they did to make our day just perfect.
Our experience with Cage & Aquarium was nothing short of awesome. We worked with Tyler, who was friendly and professional Read more...
Our experience with Cage & Aquarium was nothing short of awesome. We worked with Tyler, who was friendly and professional from day one. We heard him spin at several wedding events around town and knew we had to work with him based on his sound. Such a perfect mix of music for a wedding -- across genres and eras, and so unique to us. He even went an extra mile to be sure that our introduction song was exactly how we wanted it (required some track splicing on the back end). We are so appreciative to Tyler and the entire C&A team for everything they did to make our day just perfect. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Martin with Cage & Aquarium DJed our wedding on 12.13.14. He did a wonderful job! We had a relatively small wedding, so we wanted to make sure that we played music that everyone would like and dance to. He absolutely nailed it! We couldn't have been happier.

The planning process was easy and smooth and the entire C&A staff was willing to help and answer any of our questions.

Martin did such a great job that a few couples in attendance at our wedding are hoping to use C&A for theirs.
Martin with Cage & Aquarium DJed our wedding on 12.13.14. He did a wonderful job! We had a relatively small wedding, so we Read more...
Martin with Cage & Aquarium DJed our wedding on 12.13.14. He did a wonderful job! We had a relatively small wedding, so we wanted to make sure that we played music that everyone would like and dance to. He absolutely nailed it! We couldn't have been happier.

The planning process was easy and smooth and the entire C&A staff was willing to help and answer any of our questions.

Martin did such a great job that a few couples in attendance at our wedding are hoping to use C&A for theirs. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This review is way too long overdue - Ed from Cage and Aquarium DJ'd our December wedding and we still have people telling us what a fantastic job he did. In fact, my new brother-in-law who sings with a popular Chicago wedding band, has told us that Ed was one of the best DJs he'd ever seen. He read the room perfectly the entire night, from cocktail hour through dinner and then got our dance floor hopping right up till the very end. Even when he finished his set, people were still cheering for more. We also had him DJ our pre-ceremony and ceremony music and he did an awesome job with that, especially since we never rehearsed the timing.

Also, I'm what you would call a "Type A" bride if you were being polite. I swear, I must have emailed Ed about 60 times in the weeks leading up to the wedding with music requests, concerns, and timing notes. Not only did Ed respond to every email promptly and professionally, he went out of his way to make sure we had the exact music we were looking for and that all the songs we had requested fit the vibe of our party. He definitely helped make our wedding one of the best nights of our lives and a great night for our guests.

Thank you Ed!!
This review is way too long overdue - Ed from Cage and Aquarium DJ'd our December wedding and we still have people telling Read more...
This review is way too long overdue - Ed from Cage and Aquarium DJ'd our December wedding and we still have people telling us what a fantastic job he did. In fact, my new brother-in-law who sings with a popular Chicago wedding band, has told us that Ed was one of the best DJs he'd ever seen. He read the room perfectly the entire night, from cocktail hour through dinner and then got our dance floor hopping right up till the very end. Even when he finished his set, people were still cheering for more. We also had him DJ our pre-ceremony and ceremony music and he did an awesome job with that, especially since we never rehearsed the timing.

Also, I'm what you would call a "Type A" bride if you were being polite. I swear, I must have emailed Ed about 60 times in the weeks leading up to the wedding with music requests, concerns, and timing notes. Not only did Ed respond to every email promptly and professionally, he went out of his way to make sure we had the exact music we were looking for and that all the songs we had requested fit the vibe of our party. He definitely helped make our wedding one of the best nights of our lives and a great night for our guests.

Thank you Ed!! Read less
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Jackie & Matt
Wedding:
11/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Cage & Aquarium were very helpful in the planning process for our wedding. Kristin worked closely with Shelley and we had a great list of must take photos and a general feel for how we wanted our special day to be captured on film.

Tyler provided what he referred to as the "soundtrack for our wedding day," and at moments it did feel like we were in a movie. He was flexible with our constantly changing schedule for the evening, and made sure that the dance floor was packed all night (not an easy job for a wedding of 100 people). He actually mixes, which is way beyond what most dee jays can do, and Tyler did it well!!
Cage & Aquarium were very helpful in the planning process for our wedding. Kristin worked closely with Shelley and we had Read more...
Cage & Aquarium were very helpful in the planning process for our wedding. Kristin worked closely with Shelley and we had a great list of must take photos and a general feel for how we wanted our special day to be captured on film.

Tyler provided what he referred to as the "soundtrack for our wedding day," and at moments it did feel like we were in a movie. He was flexible with our constantly changing schedule for the evening, and made sure that the dance floor was packed all night (not an easy job for a wedding of 100 people). He actually mixes, which is way beyond what most dee jays can do, and Tyler did it well!! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Photography

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