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DJ Esso

Arlington , VA

LOCATION

801 N. Monroe St.
Arlington, VA US 22201 (map)
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ABOUT US

Esso has DJ'ed over 100 parties and events, from weddings to clubs and college parties. For weddings he brings out the crowd pleasing blend of Top 40, remixes, 70s, 80s, and 90s... Read more
Esso has DJ'ed over 100 parties and events, from weddings to clubs and college parties. For weddings he brings out the crowd pleasing blend of Top 40, remixes, 70s, 80s, and 90s classics. For college parties and clubs, Esso specializes in remixes, electro, and house music. Esso is fun, easy to work with, and takes requests from any appropriate genre.

Esso's wide range of musical tastes make his DJ'ing perfect for DJ'ing a wedding's cocktail hour and dinner, with his broad knowledge of swing/big band, jazz, and classical music. Esso can MC a wedding with ease, while not being overbearing or corny.


Esso has a range of speaker options, with 4 15" cabinet speakers, 2 rock stage speakers (with 2 5" subs built in), and 2 15" subwoofers. Book Esso soon to reserve his high energy mixing talents while providing your event with a luxurious speaker and lighting setup! Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Hip.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No, I buy it.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Just me, but I talk with other DJ's about music and the profession.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
3 hours.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes, but only if feasible. Otherwise I am free to answer questions via phone or email.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Haha yes of course.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes, I bring everything from the cords to the speakers, subwoofers, and lights.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Dancefloor lighting.
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
1 hour, no table is necessary but it helps me if there is one.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Yes, a DJ Esso neon sign, but I don't have to bring it.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I emcee wedding announcements but during the dancing I let the music speak for itself for the most part.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Haha that doesn't happen.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
It's always nice to get food and drinks!
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Yup.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I work with a good DJ agency that can provide another DJ.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Only if feasible.
What is your overtime rate?
$150 an hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Not usually.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$150 non-refundable booking fee. Weddings require more preparation than other events I DJ so the booking fee reserves the date and helps me get started on preparing for the big day.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Fantastic music and played all the selections requested! Great job!
Fantastic music and played all the selections requested! Great job!
Fantastic music and played all the selections requested! Great job! Read less
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KateByDesign
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Seth was the DJ for my wedding and I can't say enough GREAT things about him. We were looking for a DJ that was FAR from the cheesy DJ's we regularly saw at friends weddings. We found that in Seth. He was extremely professional, very responsive, and so easily adapted to any changes or requests I made. He met with us in person and went over everything as well as took into consideration many songs we wanted to hear as well as my Bridezilla-like timeline that I asked him to go by. The day was flawless in thanks to him! Not only does he have great DJ skills, but his MC'ing is extremely professional and he got everyone out in the dance floor. So many guests were asking for a playlist after the wedding and I had to give a majority of the credit to Seth! He really listened to us when it came to music we didn't like and music we loved. So glad to have found him and we are happy to refer him to our own friends as well as anyone reading this review. Thanks again Seth!!
Seth was the DJ for my wedding and I can't say enough GREAT things about him. We were looking for a DJ that was FAR from Read more...
Seth was the DJ for my wedding and I can't say enough GREAT things about him. We were looking for a DJ that was FAR from the cheesy DJ's we regularly saw at friends weddings. We found that in Seth. He was extremely professional, very responsive, and so easily adapted to any changes or requests I made. He met with us in person and went over everything as well as took into consideration many songs we wanted to hear as well as my Bridezilla-like timeline that I asked him to go by. The day was flawless in thanks to him! Not only does he have great DJ skills, but his MC'ing is extremely professional and he got everyone out in the dance floor. So many guests were asking for a playlist after the wedding and I had to give a majority of the credit to Seth! He really listened to us when it came to music we didn't like and music we loved. So glad to have found him and we are happy to refer him to our own friends as well as anyone reading this review. Thanks again Seth!! Read less
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lilguard10
Wedding:
10/17/2009
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DJ ESSO was absolutely amazing! And was critical in making our wedding reception a HUGE hit! By the time we got to the reception I know that I (bride) didn't want to think about logistics or details but just wanted to enjoy visiting with our guests. DJ ESSO was great at making sure all the things like announcing the wedding party, first and father/mother dances went well, announced cutting the cake, toasts, etc. happened smoothly and at the perfect time in the reception. He was sure to arrange collecting all necessary info (how to introduce wedding parties/etc) beofre the big day, and he gave us endless options of what type of music to have. He was professional but fun and NOT overly cheesey/fake like i feel many (if not most) DJs are. His equipment was set up ahead of time and tested with no glitches or snafus. Overall, he was EXCELLENT and I would highly recommend him to anyone else interested. A friend of mine used him at their wedding and raved, and I am so glad she did. :)
DJ ESSO was absolutely amazing! And was critical in making our wedding reception a HUGE hit! By the time we got to the Read more...
DJ ESSO was absolutely amazing! And was critical in making our wedding reception a HUGE hit! By the time we got to the reception I know that I (bride) didn't want to think about logistics or details but just wanted to enjoy visiting with our guests. DJ ESSO was great at making sure all the things like announcing the wedding party, first and father/mother dances went well, announced cutting the cake, toasts, etc. happened smoothly and at the perfect time in the reception. He was sure to arrange collecting all necessary info (how to introduce wedding parties/etc) beofre the big day, and he gave us endless options of what type of music to have. He was professional but fun and NOT overly cheesey/fake like i feel many (if not most) DJs are. His equipment was set up ahead of time and tested with no glitches or snafus. Overall, he was EXCELLENT and I would highly recommend him to anyone else interested. A friend of mine used him at their wedding and raved, and I am so glad she did. :) Read less
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