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DJ-Chicago

Chicago , IL
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3032 N. Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 US (map)

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773-472-5100

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ABOUT US

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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Patricia
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
You know it's a good party when the groom splits his pants from dancing so hard! We used DJ Chicago for our wedding on 10/15/16 and couldn't be happier - Mark is the best. He is professional and experienced, and not only did he ensure that everything ran smoothly, he made our wedding an absolutely outstanding party for us and all of our guests. From the cocktail hour until the very last song, Mark was excellent at playing exactly the right songs at the right time. The dance floor was FULL the entire night. He played all of our "must play" songs, and selected a variety of songs we didn't expect to hear but absolutely loved, based on our conversations with him before the wedding. So, so many of our friends and family commented on what an awesome DJ we'd found. We are so happy and grateful.

I would recommend DJ Chicago and Mark to everyone I know. If you're considering using DJ Chicago for your wedding, look no further. They are absolutely excellent, and - bonus - they're a great value too! Thank you DJ Chicago!
You know it's a good party when the groom splits his pants from dancing so hard! We used DJ Chicago for our wedding on Read more...
You know it's a good party when the groom splits his pants from dancing so hard! We used DJ Chicago for our wedding on 10/15/16 and couldn't be happier - Mark is the best. He is professional and experienced, and not only did he ensure that everything ran smoothly, he made our wedding an absolutely outstanding party for us and all of our guests. From the cocktail hour until the very last song, Mark was excellent at playing exactly the right songs at the right time. The dance floor was FULL the entire night. He played all of our "must play" songs, and selected a variety of songs we didn't expect to hear but absolutely loved, based on our conversations with him before the wedding. So, so many of our friends and family commented on what an awesome DJ we'd found. We are so happy and grateful.

I would recommend DJ Chicago and Mark to everyone I know. If you're considering using DJ Chicago for your wedding, look no further. They are absolutely excellent, and - bonus - they're a great value too! Thank you DJ Chicago! Read less
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Eleanor
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
We worked with DJ Chicago owner Mark through the planning process and our DJ was Gil. Mark was great through the planning process, asking about what we wanted and listening carefully to our musical taste. We were pleased that he got excited about some of the songs on our final lists. At the wedding itself, Gil was WONDERFUL! He was very professional, obviously very good at his job and concerned about providing a high level of service. We really, really appreciated that he came to find us before he played the last dance, because dancing to that final song was one of the best moments of the whole night. He worked seamlessly with the house-mandated sound system and with our musician, who had to cut in to use the mic for the first dance. Everything went smoothly. He was a great sport and it was great to see his big smile all night. We would definitely recommend DJ Chicago and Gil.
We worked with DJ Chicago owner Mark through the planning process and our DJ was Gil. Mark was great through the planning Read more...
We worked with DJ Chicago owner Mark through the planning process and our DJ was Gil. Mark was great through the planning process, asking about what we wanted and listening carefully to our musical taste. We were pleased that he got excited about some of the songs on our final lists. At the wedding itself, Gil was WONDERFUL! He was very professional, obviously very good at his job and concerned about providing a high level of service. We really, really appreciated that he came to find us before he played the last dance, because dancing to that final song was one of the best moments of the whole night. He worked seamlessly with the house-mandated sound system and with our musician, who had to cut in to use the mic for the first dance. Everything went smoothly. He was a great sport and it was great to see his big smile all night. We would definitely recommend DJ Chicago and Gil. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Amazing job! Gil was very professional, meticulous and easy to work with. We put all the music choices in his hands, and he nailed it! Everybody enjoyed the music, and it created a great environment for our celebration.
Amazing job! Gil was very professional, meticulous and easy to work with. We put all the music choices in his hands, and Read more...
Amazing job! Gil was very professional, meticulous and easy to work with. We put all the music choices in his hands, and he nailed it! Everybody enjoyed the music, and it created a great environment for our celebration. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We could not have made a better decision that DJ-Chicago. From our initial meeting all the way up until the last guest left, Mark (the owner) and John (our DJ) were a breeze to work with and helped us plan and put on a really fun show! Some highlights included:

-In our initial meeting, Mark asked us if we'd thought about cocktail-hour music. We'd been so focused on reception/dancing that we hadn't given it much thought, but since our wedding was half-American, half-Brazilian, Mark suggested some bossa nova. It worked really well, and gave cocktails a fun, relaxed vibe before the reception started.

-When we arrived at the venue about half an hour before the ceremony started, John spotted us gave us an enthusiastic high five as soon as we saw him (we probably looked somewhat terrified), and that was exactly what we needed in that moment-- it was really encouraging and calming. My wife actually gave him a hug!

-John checked in with us repeatedly over the course of the night on what was coming up next in the timeline--we hadn't known he was going to do that, but it was really really helpful. I also believe (although I could be wrong, because the timing became a little bit of a blur) that he managed to get some things started ahead of time. When he saw an opening, he would check in with us on who the next toast-givers were, go find them to check in with them, and then go announce the toasts, even if it was a bit early, to allow for more dancing later

-The music choices themselves were perfect--everyone was dancing right up until the last song. As indie rock lovers, we thought it was great that he was able to sneak in a little Modest Mouse during dancing. It went over really well! He also managed to find pop songs that both the American and Brazilian guests could enjoy equally. My wife's 80 year-old, non-English-speaking grandmother told us in Portuguese that "all her jams were playing."

For all those reasons and more, thanks to Mark and John from DJ-Chicag
We could not have made a better decision that DJ-Chicago. From our initial meeting all the way up until the last guest Read more...
We could not have made a better decision that DJ-Chicago. From our initial meeting all the way up until the last guest left, Mark (the owner) and John (our DJ) were a breeze to work with and helped us plan and put on a really fun show! Some highlights included:

-In our initial meeting, Mark asked us if we'd thought about cocktail-hour music. We'd been so focused on reception/dancing that we hadn't given it much thought, but since our wedding was half-American, half-Brazilian, Mark suggested some bossa nova. It worked really well, and gave cocktails a fun, relaxed vibe before the reception started.

-When we arrived at the venue about half an hour before the ceremony started, John spotted us gave us an enthusiastic high five as soon as we saw him (we probably looked somewhat terrified), and that was exactly what we needed in that moment-- it was really encouraging and calming. My wife actually gave him a hug!

-John checked in with us repeatedly over the course of the night on what was coming up next in the timeline--we hadn't known he was going to do that, but it was really really helpful. I also believe (although I could be wrong, because the timing became a little bit of a blur) that he managed to get some things started ahead of time. When he saw an opening, he would check in with us on who the next toast-givers were, go find them to check in with them, and then go announce the toasts, even if it was a bit early, to allow for more dancing later

-The music choices themselves were perfect--everyone was dancing right up until the last song. As indie rock lovers, we thought it was great that he was able to sneak in a little Modest Mouse during dancing. It went over really well! He also managed to find pop songs that both the American and Brazilian guests could enjoy equally. My wife's 80 year-old, non-English-speaking grandmother told us in Portuguese that "all her jams were playing."

For all those reasons and more, thanks to Mark and John from DJ-Chicag Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
7/3/2016
5.0/5.0
A friend of mine recommended Mark from DJ Chicago and it was an awesome suggestion. The dance floor was filled til the very end of the night when we had to eventually kick people out. I was pretty vague in my suggestions of a music list and he did a great job selecting songs, a good mix of old and new. He even was flexible with some rather odd requests by my husband (the Imperial March may have made an appearance). You can't go wrong with Mark!
A friend of mine recommended Mark from DJ Chicago and it was an awesome suggestion. The dance floor was filled til the Read more...
A friend of mine recommended Mark from DJ Chicago and it was an awesome suggestion. The dance floor was filled til the very end of the night when we had to eventually kick people out. I was pretty vague in my suggestions of a music list and he did a great job selecting songs, a good mix of old and new. He even was flexible with some rather odd requests by my husband (the Imperial March may have made an appearance). You can't go wrong with Mark! Read less
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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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