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DJ-Chicago

Chicago , IL
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219 N. Justine Street
Chicago, IL 60607 US (map)

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773-472-5100

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The reason we have been so successful in satisfying our customers is that we take the time to understand their personal tastes and musical preferences. Couples that hire DJ-Chicago for... Read more
The reason we have been so successful in satisfying our customers is that we take the time to understand their personal tastes and musical preferences. Couples that hire DJ-Chicago for their wedding reception meet with their DJ several weeks prior to their wedding day so they know their DJ understands their expectations for the night, from the opening introductions to the last song of the evening.

In addition to our personal attention and professionalism, another way that we differentiate ourselves from other DJ companies is that we feel the focus of a wedding reception should be the couple, not the DJ. In fact, we feel that the only place for “cheese” at a wedding reception is on the appetizer tray and definitely not at the DJ table. 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?
Bilingual MC, Do-Not-Play List, Liability Insurance, MC
What additional equipment do you offer?
Microphones, Projector, Sound/PA System, Uplighting

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Gabrielle
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
So I originally booked DJ Chicago based off one review I read where someone claimed they danced so hard at their wedding the groom ripped his shirt in half. Let me tell you, we danced so hard my father came very close to ripping his shirt! Our dance floor was PACKED the whole night. I literally didn't even use the bathroom all night because every time I tried to go, another amazing song came on. It was nonstop. Mark read the crowd and provided the most excellent performance. He wasnt one of those DJs who liked hearing his voice the whole night either.. He was just wonderful. Please don't look anywhere else, book DJ Chicago. Thank you, Mark!
So I originally booked DJ Chicago based off one review I read where someone claimed they danced so hard at their wedding Read more...
So I originally booked DJ Chicago based off one review I read where someone claimed they danced so hard at their wedding the groom ripped his shirt in half. Let me tell you, we danced so hard my father came very close to ripping his shirt! Our dance floor was PACKED the whole night. I literally didn't even use the bathroom all night because every time I tried to go, another amazing song came on. It was nonstop. Mark read the crowd and provided the most excellent performance. He wasnt one of those DJs who liked hearing his voice the whole night either.. He was just wonderful. Please don't look anywhere else, book DJ Chicago. Thank you, Mark! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough good things about DJ Chicago! My husband and I just started looking for DJs, one of our friends had just gotten back from a wedding and could not stop talking about the music---DJ Chicago! After reading reviews, looking a their website (which is very user-friendly, has their music database uploaded, and walks you through their process), and inquiring with Mark, we knew that we wanted to book DJ Chicago. They have great customer service all-around. If you e-mail a question, you will have a response in less than a day.

Within a few weeks of your wedding, they will set up a meeting with you where you discuss the details together with the manager (Dylan) and your DJ (John). You can have it as custom as you want! My husband and I love music and had specific requests that were not in the database, during the meeting we would find the version we liked and they would download the song(s)! Also, they would make sure that they knew the order and pronunciation of everyone's names.

The day of the wedding, John (our DJ) was on time, set-up, and dressed professionally before we even arrived to the venue. He made the night flow so seamlessly! Everyone could not stop complementing on the music and DJ! The dance floor was packed all night--even our venue coordinator who has been in the business for over 40 years pulled us aside and said that she has NEVER seen the dance floor that packed for the ENTIRE night! We cannot thank John and DJ Chicago enough for making our wedding night amazing!
We cannot say enough good things about DJ Chicago! My husband and I just started looking for DJs, one of our friends had Read more...
We cannot say enough good things about DJ Chicago! My husband and I just started looking for DJs, one of our friends had just gotten back from a wedding and could not stop talking about the music---DJ Chicago! After reading reviews, looking a their website (which is very user-friendly, has their music database uploaded, and walks you through their process), and inquiring with Mark, we knew that we wanted to book DJ Chicago. They have great customer service all-around. If you e-mail a question, you will have a response in less than a day.

Within a few weeks of your wedding, they will set up a meeting with you where you discuss the details together with the manager (Dylan) and your DJ (John). You can have it as custom as you want! My husband and I love music and had specific requests that were not in the database, during the meeting we would find the version we liked and they would download the song(s)! Also, they would make sure that they knew the order and pronunciation of everyone's names.

The day of the wedding, John (our DJ) was on time, set-up, and dressed professionally before we even arrived to the venue. He made the night flow so seamlessly! Everyone could not stop complementing on the music and DJ! The dance floor was packed all night--even our venue coordinator who has been in the business for over 40 years pulled us aside and said that she has NEVER seen the dance floor that packed for the ENTIRE night! We cannot thank John and DJ Chicago enough for making our wedding night amazing! Read less
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Xiao Yan (Catherine)
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
We reached out to Mark only after extensive research. By far, Mark had the best reviews in the Chicago area and couples consistently stated that he was easy to work with and knew exactly what type of music to play based on what was happening. We were very thankful to have Mark play at our reception. About 1 month before the wedding, Mark reached out to us to set up a meeting. I sent Mark the day of schedule before the meeting and I knew from our conversation that he reviewed it carefully before the meeting because he had follow up questions for each important segment. I appreciated Mark’s sensitivity to the music that should be played during our traditional tea ceremony at the reception. He actually sent me a list of instrumental songs to choose from after the meeting. I had a chinese song for my father-daughter dance that was available only on youtube. Mark helped me download it as an mp3 and sent it to me for review. I was working when we met with Mark telephonically so could not write down meeting notes. Mark sent me a pdf of all his notes for review and sent me reminders of what I needed to get back to him on.

During the reception, Mark was extremely professional. He was dressed in a suit. He coordinated with my photographers and videographer to keep us on track throughout the night. He would tell us, “this thing is next but you have some time so no rush.” He never rushed us, gave suggestions as needed, asked for permission to play the r-rated songs after most of the children and older folks left, and made us feel very relaxed. We received so many compliments on the music throughout the night and afterwards. The music was on point. I told Mark we hated the cheesy music that is overplayed at every wedding. He came up with a brilliant solution - to play the oldies. Our guests, young and old, all jumped out of their seats to get on the dance floor. It was awesome. We had so much fun the whole night because Mark really kept the party going. Thank you so much!
We reached out to Mark only after extensive research. By far, Mark had the best reviews in the Chicago area and couples Read more...
We reached out to Mark only after extensive research. By far, Mark had the best reviews in the Chicago area and couples consistently stated that he was easy to work with and knew exactly what type of music to play based on what was happening. We were very thankful to have Mark play at our reception. About 1 month before the wedding, Mark reached out to us to set up a meeting. I sent Mark the day of schedule before the meeting and I knew from our conversation that he reviewed it carefully before the meeting because he had follow up questions for each important segment. I appreciated Mark’s sensitivity to the music that should be played during our traditional tea ceremony at the reception. He actually sent me a list of instrumental songs to choose from after the meeting. I had a chinese song for my father-daughter dance that was available only on youtube. Mark helped me download it as an mp3 and sent it to me for review. I was working when we met with Mark telephonically so could not write down meeting notes. Mark sent me a pdf of all his notes for review and sent me reminders of what I needed to get back to him on.

During the reception, Mark was extremely professional. He was dressed in a suit. He coordinated with my photographers and videographer to keep us on track throughout the night. He would tell us, “this thing is next but you have some time so no rush.” He never rushed us, gave suggestions as needed, asked for permission to play the r-rated songs after most of the children and older folks left, and made us feel very relaxed. We received so many compliments on the music throughout the night and afterwards. The music was on point. I told Mark we hated the cheesy music that is overplayed at every wedding. He came up with a brilliant solution - to play the oldies. Our guests, young and old, all jumped out of their seats to get on the dance floor. It was awesome. We had so much fun the whole night because Mark really kept the party going. Thank you so much! Read less
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Nicolle
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
DJ Chicago was amazing, we worked with Mark and Chad. Chad was our DJ the day of our wedding and he did AMAZING! His music selection was great and kept everyone on the dance floor all night long! We could not have had a better DJ! Thank you so much and we highly recommend using DJ Chicago.
DJ Chicago was amazing, we worked with Mark and Chad. Chad was our DJ the day of our wedding and he did AMAZING! His music Read more...
DJ Chicago was amazing, we worked with Mark and Chad. Chad was our DJ the day of our wedding and he did AMAZING! His music selection was great and kept everyone on the dance floor all night long! We could not have had a better DJ! Thank you so much and we highly recommend using DJ Chicago. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Mark was the DJ for our wedding on 10-10-15, and he was FANTASTIC! Right off the bat from the initial meeting, Mark was personable, friendly, and eager to get to know us. Throughout the process, he made sure he had everything correct and verified everything so that we were confident things would go just how we wanted. My husband and I had some unique additions to our reception that involved a LOT of logistics (i.e. placing a speaker outside, moving all 200 of our guests from the ballroom to the veranda for a firework show, which he also had to play the music for, and getting the guests back in the ballroom afterwards) That was no easy task, and Mark executed it flawlessly. On top of all of that, the dance floor was PACKED and I mean PACKED all night. I can't even tell you how many times people came up to us to tell us how great of a party it was and how awesome the music was. We would hire him again in a heartbeat! Mark was amazing!! THANK YOU!
Mark was the DJ for our wedding on 10-10-15, and he was FANTASTIC! Right off the bat from the initial meeting, Mark was Read more...
Mark was the DJ for our wedding on 10-10-15, and he was FANTASTIC! Right off the bat from the initial meeting, Mark was personable, friendly, and eager to get to know us. Throughout the process, he made sure he had everything correct and verified everything so that we were confident things would go just how we wanted. My husband and I had some unique additions to our reception that involved a LOT of logistics (i.e. placing a speaker outside, moving all 200 of our guests from the ballroom to the veranda for a firework show, which he also had to play the music for, and getting the guests back in the ballroom afterwards) That was no easy task, and Mark executed it flawlessly. On top of all of that, the dance floor was PACKED and I mean PACKED all night. I can't even tell you how many times people came up to us to tell us how great of a party it was and how awesome the music was. We would hire him again in a heartbeat! Mark was amazing!! THANK YOU! Read less
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Sydney
Wedding:
9/25/2015
5.0/5.0
I could go on and on about how fantastic Mark is. From our very first phone call, I knew he would be awesome to work with. I very much stressed to him how important it was to me for our reception to be a dance party. He made it happen! I can't tell you how many guests came up to me to tell me what a great DJ he was. From the ceremony, to cocktail hour, to dinner, to the reception, the music selections were flawless. I had given him some guidance on the vibe we wanted and the type of music we wanted to hear, and he totally ran with it. He helped us to create our timelines prior to the big day, and everything went off without a hitch!

Again, I would recommend him a million times over. Just a top notch guy who really wants to make your day special.

Thanks Mark!!!
I could go on and on about how fantastic Mark is. From our very first phone call, I knew he would be awesome to work with. Read more...
I could go on and on about how fantastic Mark is. From our very first phone call, I knew he would be awesome to work with. I very much stressed to him how important it was to me for our reception to be a dance party. He made it happen! I can't tell you how many guests came up to me to tell me what a great DJ he was. From the ceremony, to cocktail hour, to dinner, to the reception, the music selections were flawless. I had given him some guidance on the vibe we wanted and the type of music we wanted to hear, and he totally ran with it. He helped us to create our timelines prior to the big day, and everything went off without a hitch!

Again, I would recommend him a million times over. Just a top notch guy who really wants to make your day special.

Thanks Mark!!! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
We hired DJ- Chicago for our wedding on 9/19/15. After meeting with Mark the owner- I felt confidant that he would be great to DJ our wedding. We met with Mark again a week before the wedding- and he was SOO helpful in helping give us music suggestions and song choices as my fiance and I weren't very particular.

I only gave Mark one piece of guidance - and that was to keep the party dancing all night and that he did! He read the crowd, and kept all my guests dancing the entire night. I had so many people come up to me and say he was one of the best DJ's they've seen. He played a great mix of old & new - but not the lame old traditional wedding songs- he played some 90s hip hop that our whole group loved. He gave us great suggestions for our entrance song, pie cutting song, etc. after we told him the vibe we were going for that night. With his guidance we also ended the night with Bohemian Rhapsody - we had all of our guests screaming/singing along and it was hands down one of my highlights from the night!

Mark/DJ Chicago was extremely professional, reasonably priced and soo helpful. We would highly highly recommend anyone book Mark for their wedding!
We hired DJ- Chicago for our wedding on 9/19/15. After meeting with Mark the owner- I felt confidant that he would be Read more...
We hired DJ- Chicago for our wedding on 9/19/15. After meeting with Mark the owner- I felt confidant that he would be great to DJ our wedding. We met with Mark again a week before the wedding- and he was SOO helpful in helping give us music suggestions and song choices as my fiance and I weren't very particular.

I only gave Mark one piece of guidance - and that was to keep the party dancing all night and that he did! He read the crowd, and kept all my guests dancing the entire night. I had so many people come up to me and say he was one of the best DJ's they've seen. He played a great mix of old & new - but not the lame old traditional wedding songs- he played some 90s hip hop that our whole group loved. He gave us great suggestions for our entrance song, pie cutting song, etc. after we told him the vibe we were going for that night. With his guidance we also ended the night with Bohemian Rhapsody - we had all of our guests screaming/singing along and it was hands down one of my highlights from the night!

Mark/DJ Chicago was extremely professional, reasonably priced and soo helpful. We would highly highly recommend anyone book Mark for their wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
When planning our wedding, my fiance and I agreed that the most important aspect to us was having a raging dance floor all night long. DJ Chicago MADE our wedding! Mark was our DJ and our contact person from start to finish. His work was FLAWLESS. While my new husband and I love to dance, we were pretty vague about what exactly we wanted to hear at our wedding. Mark made perfect suggestions every step of the way and accommodated every question and request we thought up.

Our initial meeting was smooth and the contract straightforward. The song list available on the DJ Chicago website was accessible and comprehensive. We got great ideas for songs and themes and in our final meeting it was clear that Mark had taken notes and made sure he understood what we wanted. I wanted specific versions of specific songs for our ceremony and Mark made it happen.

From the ceremony, to background music, to our reception entrance, all the music was on point. Mark checked on us periodically throughout the night, making sure we liked what we were hearing and giving suggestions based on his experience reading the room. When my bridesmaids asked to make a short, unscheduled speech, Mark made them check with me first. When dinner service was over a little early, Mark was ready to get the party started.

Within minutes of the dance floor opening, we had guests telling us they loved the music! Our dance floor was never empty. Every transition from one song to the next was seamless and made perfect sense. We heard everything from Queen and ABBA to oldies to 80s pop to 90s hip hop (all taken from our request list!) and nothing felt out of place. He even whipped out a random Rupaul song that my best friend decided she NEEDED to hear in the moment! In the days after the wedding, my family and friends have kept saying it was one of the best parties they've ever been to. THANK YOU DJ CHICAGO!
When planning our wedding, my fiance and I agreed that the most important aspect to us was having a raging dance floor all Read more...
When planning our wedding, my fiance and I agreed that the most important aspect to us was having a raging dance floor all night long. DJ Chicago MADE our wedding! Mark was our DJ and our contact person from start to finish. His work was FLAWLESS. While my new husband and I love to dance, we were pretty vague about what exactly we wanted to hear at our wedding. Mark made perfect suggestions every step of the way and accommodated every question and request we thought up.

Our initial meeting was smooth and the contract straightforward. The song list available on the DJ Chicago website was accessible and comprehensive. We got great ideas for songs and themes and in our final meeting it was clear that Mark had taken notes and made sure he understood what we wanted. I wanted specific versions of specific songs for our ceremony and Mark made it happen.

From the ceremony, to background music, to our reception entrance, all the music was on point. Mark checked on us periodically throughout the night, making sure we liked what we were hearing and giving suggestions based on his experience reading the room. When my bridesmaids asked to make a short, unscheduled speech, Mark made them check with me first. When dinner service was over a little early, Mark was ready to get the party started.

Within minutes of the dance floor opening, we had guests telling us they loved the music! Our dance floor was never empty. Every transition from one song to the next was seamless and made perfect sense. We heard everything from Queen and ABBA to oldies to 80s pop to 90s hip hop (all taken from our request list!) and nothing felt out of place. He even whipped out a random Rupaul song that my best friend decided she NEEDED to hear in the moment! In the days after the wedding, my family and friends have kept saying it was one of the best parties they've ever been to. THANK YOU DJ CHICAGO! Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Mark at DJ Chicago did a great job. He let us give him a list of songs we wanted to play and he honored that. He is very professional and made sure to get the speeches, dances, introductions, cake cutting, etc. rolling on time. Highly recommend this company!
Mark at DJ Chicago did a great job. He let us give him a list of songs we wanted to play and he honored that. He is very Read more...
Mark at DJ Chicago did a great job. He let us give him a list of songs we wanted to play and he honored that. He is very professional and made sure to get the speeches, dances, introductions, cake cutting, etc. rolling on time. Highly recommend this company! Read less
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Tim
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Outstanding! On so many levels. Mark (owner) and Chris (our DJ) helped make everything very special and awesome at our wedding. From pre-planning meetings, to their professionalism (while being very fun too), to the music at 3 sites (ceremony, cocktail, and reception) they nailed it all. Bottom line: I would recommend them to anyone, anytime. They also provided up-lighting for our reception, came early to set up everything up, and really really did an awesome job. This company is legit.
Outstanding! On so many levels. Mark (owner) and Chris (our DJ) helped make everything very special and awesome at our Read more...
Outstanding! On so many levels. Mark (owner) and Chris (our DJ) helped make everything very special and awesome at our wedding. From pre-planning meetings, to their professionalism (while being very fun too), to the music at 3 sites (ceremony, cocktail, and reception) they nailed it all. Bottom line: I would recommend them to anyone, anytime. They also provided up-lighting for our reception, came early to set up everything up, and really really did an awesome job. This company is legit. Read less
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