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Just Press Play Productions

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Providing the popular iPod DJ Service along with Bose speaker systems which provide clear, quality coverage of your reception area. Together the two give you a reception with your own... Read more
Providing the popular iPod DJ Service along with Bose speaker systems which provide clear, quality coverage of your reception area. Together the two give you a reception with your own personal touch and provide you with great sound and an elegant look. With our iPod DJ service you can choose the very simple affordable do-it-yourself basic service or one of our upgraded services where we can provide an MC to make announcements and play the music from the iPod and/or provide the player and the music.

iPod DJ Systems!
This is our most popular rental. With the use of an iPod, digital music player, or a laptop pre-programmed with your playlists for the party you are in control…Just Press Play!
We hook up your player to our Bose speaker system, add a microphone and simple to use controls for the music and microphone and away you go. Best of all iPod DJ systems start for as little as $190!

Just Press Play Productions...www.justpressplaypro.com or (224) 232-7822

We offer two different types of iPod DJ service.

Basic Service: You provide the iPod, digital music player, or CD player and designate one or more people to press play and pause on your player and turn on the microphone when needed. We will deliver and set-up the Bose speaker systems, connect your player and instruct the designated people how to use them (takes 15 minutes). You use the speaker systems as long as you need for no additional charge. This service starts at $190 for parties under 150 and for parties larger than 150 it starts at $300. This is the most affordable package.

Basic Service with MC Service: Similar to our Basic service except we supply an emcee to make announcements and operate your player for you so you don’t have to designate someone. This service is just $30 per hour charge for the emcee in addition to the rental charge. Still very affordable and leaves less for you to have to worry about. Wireless Microphones: These are perfect for weddings. They make announcements and toasts easy as you can carry the mic anywhere in the room and turn it on when you need it and turn it off when you are done with just the push of a button. They rent out for $50 for the entire evening.

Light Shows: These add movement and excitement to your dance floor.

The Basic Light Show: Two colored dancing light fixtures on a stand, this rents out for $50.

The Deluxe Light Show: Two colored dancing light fixtures, a strobe light and a mirror ball effect light on one stand, this rents out for $100.

The White Light Show: A Mirrored ball effect light and a strobe light. This is for those who don't want any colored lights on their dance floor and rents out for $50.

The Mirrored Ball effect light rents out for $40 or can be added to any package for an extra $10.


Musicians: If you are having musicians playing for your ceremony, cocktail hour, or even during the reception, we can provide amplification for them as well. We can provide a separate PA, microphones, microphone stands, music stands, mixer with reverb, direct inputs etc. You can have the musician’s call us and we can take care of all their needs. This will save you $100 or more off of their price in many cases.
If you would like to give me a call or email me with additional information I can give you better prices and customize it for your needs.

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What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We chose JPP for our wedding July 5. Alan was our MC. It was a fantastic value. For $550 we got speakers set up both inside the reception room plus outside on the attached patio, and Alan was able to use those same speakers to provide our music during the ceremony. We created our playlists on Spotify, met with Alan a couple of weeks before the wedding to go over what we wanted, and he managed the playlists on the day of. He was still able to take requests from guests and we loved that we picked all our songs - the bartender even told us that it was the best music he had heard at a wedding. Our wedding was a cocktail reception immediately following the ceremony, so we had songs for before the ceremony, a playlist for after the ceremony which was mellow music, and then dance songs for later in the evening. We were so pleased with it. He also made announcements, such as our introduction, the cake cutting, the first dance, and when new food items were available for guests. Thank you Alan and Just Press Play!
We chose JPP for our wedding July 5. Alan was our MC. It was a fantastic value. For $550 we got speakers set up both Read more...
We chose JPP for our wedding July 5. Alan was our MC. It was a fantastic value. For $550 we got speakers set up both inside the reception room plus outside on the attached patio, and Alan was able to use those same speakers to provide our music during the ceremony. We created our playlists on Spotify, met with Alan a couple of weeks before the wedding to go over what we wanted, and he managed the playlists on the day of. He was still able to take requests from guests and we loved that we picked all our songs - the bartender even told us that it was the best music he had heard at a wedding. Our wedding was a cocktail reception immediately following the ceremony, so we had songs for before the ceremony, a playlist for after the ceremony which was mellow music, and then dance songs for later in the evening. We were so pleased with it. He also made announcements, such as our introduction, the cake cutting, the first dance, and when new food items were available for guests. Thank you Alan and Just Press Play! Read less
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BRYAN
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We booked Just Press Play Productions upon recommendation of one of our friends, and it turned out to be the biggest difference-maker of our event.

At first, we thought, we only need an iPod with our playlist. So we ordered that. Then we thought, "hey, we could use a wireless microphone for our toasts." So we tacked that on, too. And then we thought, "hey, they offer a DJ to man the music and playlists for the event at a very reasonable price. Why not add that on, too?" And that has made all the difference.

A couple of weeks before the wedding, we came into contact with Jeff Ilardi from JPP Productions. We laid out every important detail about our event, and he took note of every scheduling minutiae.

The two big impacts that Jeff and JPP Productions had was
1) Providing exactly the music we wanted, when we wanted, at the perfect volume
2) Often, during the event, Jeff would essentially become our on-site event coordinator, coming up to me and reminding me that "in one minute, you have your toasts coming up!" or "Did you want to cut your cake right now, as scheduled?" We found out that, during the wedding, it is too easy to lose track of time and timelines, and Jeff was absolutely professional and helpful with keeping everything on track all along the way.

So, if you're considering hiring Just Press Play Productions for your event -- stop wondering and just book them. They will be responsive, prompt, and professional.
We booked Just Press Play Productions upon recommendation of one of our friends, and it turned out to be the biggest Read more...
We booked Just Press Play Productions upon recommendation of one of our friends, and it turned out to be the biggest difference-maker of our event.

At first, we thought, we only need an iPod with our playlist. So we ordered that. Then we thought, "hey, we could use a wireless microphone for our toasts." So we tacked that on, too. And then we thought, "hey, they offer a DJ to man the music and playlists for the event at a very reasonable price. Why not add that on, too?" And that has made all the difference.

A couple of weeks before the wedding, we came into contact with Jeff Ilardi from JPP Productions. We laid out every important detail about our event, and he took note of every scheduling minutiae.

The two big impacts that Jeff and JPP Productions had was
1) Providing exactly the music we wanted, when we wanted, at the perfect volume
2) Often, during the event, Jeff would essentially become our on-site event coordinator, coming up to me and reminding me that "in one minute, you have your toasts coming up!" or "Did you want to cut your cake right now, as scheduled?" We found out that, during the wedding, it is too easy to lose track of time and timelines, and Jeff was absolutely professional and helpful with keeping everything on track all along the way.

So, if you're considering hiring Just Press Play Productions for your event -- stop wondering and just book them. They will be responsive, prompt, and professional. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Just Press Play Productions is PERFECT for all weddings!
Jeff is very professional and timely in communication. He did a phenomenal job!
You choose and provide all your own music - so you know it will be good. JPPP provides helpful guides on how to organize your playlists and a day-of order of events document, where you indicate how you want things announced/played/etc.
I highly recommend JPPP!
Just Press Play Productions is PERFECT for all weddings!
Jeff is very professional and timely in communication. He Read more...
Just Press Play Productions is PERFECT for all weddings!
Jeff is very professional and timely in communication. He did a phenomenal job!
You choose and provide all your own music - so you know it will be good. JPPP provides helpful guides on how to organize your playlists and a day-of order of events document, where you indicate how you want things announced/played/etc.
I highly recommend JPPP! Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Great service. Jeff was wonderful to work with. He was very helpful in answering all of my questions and adapted well to changes in the ceremony and reception.
Great service. Jeff was wonderful to work with. He was very helpful in answering all of my questions and adapted well to Read more...
Great service. Jeff was wonderful to work with. He was very helpful in answering all of my questions and adapted well to changes in the ceremony and reception. Read less
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Terri
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.8/5.0
Even though music is critical to a wedding and reception we did not have a fortune to book a high priced band or DJ. We were referred to Just Press Play, who provided us with just the right amount of equipment and talent needed at a price that we could afford. From the ceremony to the last dance our guest were treated to a spectacular music.
Even though music is critical to a wedding and reception we did not have a fortune to book a high priced band or DJ. We Read more...
Even though music is critical to a wedding and reception we did not have a fortune to book a high priced band or DJ. We were referred to Just Press Play, who provided us with just the right amount of equipment and talent needed at a price that we could afford. From the ceremony to the last dance our guest were treated to a spectacular music. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Jeff was so easy to work with over email, he understood what we needed and made recommendations based on that. Our MC Andy, showed up early to set up and did such an amazing job. My husband is a mic hog (love you honey but you are), and Andy did such a good job of letting him take over to make announcements and such. He also plugged in his OWN iPod when we ran out of songs for our money dance (I think it was the longest money dance in history). Nobody even noticed that he had to switch devices, that's a sign of a great MC who's really paying attention to what's going on. Highly recommend Just Press Play Productions! Thanks Jeff!
Jeff was so easy to work with over email, he understood what we needed and made recommendations based on that. Our MC Read more...
Jeff was so easy to work with over email, he understood what we needed and made recommendations based on that. Our MC Andy, showed up early to set up and did such an amazing job. My husband is a mic hog (love you honey but you are), and Andy did such a good job of letting him take over to make announcements and such. He also plugged in his OWN iPod when we ran out of songs for our money dance (I think it was the longest money dance in history). Nobody even noticed that he had to switch devices, that's a sign of a great MC who's really paying attention to what's going on. Highly recommend Just Press Play Productions! Thanks Jeff! Read less
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Maura
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Just Press Play and our DJ, Jeff. We got married at Starved Rock Lodge which is about 60 miles from Chicago. He was willing to travel and very upfront about his services and the pricing. Very professional. He was always super responsive to emails during the planning process which is very helpful. He was also flexible - we left creating our playlists until too close to the wedding and he was very accommodating about adding this service. His compliments about our music selections were definitely appreciated as well!

JPP is absolutely perfect for couples for whom music is very important. It was important to both of us that we be 100% in creative control of the music played at our wedding. We could not find a regular DJ that would accommodate that and we were so glad we found JPP and Jeff! We rented the equipment from JPP and used the MC service as well - it's well worth having a professional behind the playlists. Jeff did a wonderful job at our wedding ceremony and reception. The transitions were absolutely perfect. We thought it was great and we heard nothing but compliments from our guests. I would hire JPP and Jeff again in a heartbeat. Thank you!
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Just Press Play and our DJ, Jeff. We got married at Starved Rock Lodge Read more...
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Just Press Play and our DJ, Jeff. We got married at Starved Rock Lodge which is about 60 miles from Chicago. He was willing to travel and very upfront about his services and the pricing. Very professional. He was always super responsive to emails during the planning process which is very helpful. He was also flexible - we left creating our playlists until too close to the wedding and he was very accommodating about adding this service. His compliments about our music selections were definitely appreciated as well!

JPP is absolutely perfect for couples for whom music is very important. It was important to both of us that we be 100% in creative control of the music played at our wedding. We could not find a regular DJ that would accommodate that and we were so glad we found JPP and Jeff! We rented the equipment from JPP and used the MC service as well - it's well worth having a professional behind the playlists. Jeff did a wonderful job at our wedding ceremony and reception. The transitions were absolutely perfect. We thought it was great and we heard nothing but compliments from our guests. I would hire JPP and Jeff again in a heartbeat. Thank you! Read less
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Cassie
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Loved Just Press Play and Alan our DJ. It was so easy to contact them for information and their responses were always prompt. The value is great and they do such a great job. It was daunting coming up with all of the music for the playlists but their website is very helpful in giving song suggestions, tips and advice on putting together the playlists. Alan did a great job at the wedding, pronounced everyone's names correctly (some were difficult) and made sure my guests were having a good time.
Loved Just Press Play and Alan our DJ. It was so easy to contact them for information and their responses were always Read more...
Loved Just Press Play and Alan our DJ. It was so easy to contact them for information and their responses were always prompt. The value is great and they do such a great job. It was daunting coming up with all of the music for the playlists but their website is very helpful in giving song suggestions, tips and advice on putting together the playlists. Alan did a great job at the wedding, pronounced everyone's names correctly (some were difficult) and made sure my guests were having a good time. Read less
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Amy A.
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I could go on for days about how great it was to work with Just Press Play. Jeff is a pleasure to work with. He answered every email quickly and was always there when I had a question (and I had a lot of them!) I could not believe that I would be able to find such an affordable DJ service. Alan was our MC and he was phenomenal. He was professional, friendly, and so much fun to have at our wedding. Nobody would have ever guessed the playlists came from our own Macbook! The ceremony was beautiful, and my reception was a total dance party, which is exactly what I wanted. I cannot thank JPP enough for all of their help!
I could go on for days about how great it was to work with Just Press Play. Jeff is a pleasure to work with. He answered Read more...
I could go on for days about how great it was to work with Just Press Play. Jeff is a pleasure to work with. He answered every email quickly and was always there when I had a question (and I had a lot of them!) I could not believe that I would be able to find such an affordable DJ service. Alan was our MC and he was phenomenal. He was professional, friendly, and so much fun to have at our wedding. Nobody would have ever guessed the playlists came from our own Macbook! The ceremony was beautiful, and my reception was a total dance party, which is exactly what I wanted. I cannot thank JPP enough for all of their help! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding (Sep. 29, 2013), and just press play was great!!! The process of getting everything together, Jeff was so quick in responding to my emails, and making sure all my questions were answered in such detailed responses. (Even the stupid questions I had) Jeff was more than happy to assist me in anyway. Any bride on a budget, this company is your choice. Saving money or not, they are all professional and very helpful. Our DJ/MC, Robert did a great job. I gave him a detailed timeline of everything and the whole evening went very smoothly. He always made sure that we communicated and everything was to our liking.
I just had my wedding (Sep. 29, 2013), and just press play was great!!! The process of getting everything together, Jeff Read more...
I just had my wedding (Sep. 29, 2013), and just press play was great!!! The process of getting everything together, Jeff was so quick in responding to my emails, and making sure all my questions were answered in such detailed responses. (Even the stupid questions I had) Jeff was more than happy to assist me in anyway. Any bride on a budget, this company is your choice. Saving money or not, they are all professional and very helpful. Our DJ/MC, Robert did a great job. I gave him a detailed timeline of everything and the whole evening went very smoothly. He always made sure that we communicated and everything was to our liking. Read less
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