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The Smart DJ

Atlanta , GA
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Atlanta, GA US 30043 (map)

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What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Country, Dance, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Soul
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Lashunda
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Choosing The Smart Dj is one of the best decisions that we made for our wedding! His music selections were great. He was very professional and accommodating. He also provided drapery and lighting...it was breathtaking! He gives you everything that you need without breaking your pockets. I definitely recommend hiring the smart DJ. it's a smart decision!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Great DJ and knows how to cater towards your wedding crowd!
Services Used: DJ
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Ethel
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Ray performed for our son's graduation party on May 25th, and he was awesome. When my husband & I first met him, I knew we had met the perfect DJ for our son's party. He was very professional, personable and informative. He was also very prompt at the initial meeting & on the day of the event. We also hired him to supply the slide show for the party. He did a great job here as well. Basically, I would recommend him to anyone looking for an AWESOME DJ. If we should ever give another party, we'll definitely would hire DJ Ray again!
Services Used: DJ
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/26/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Ray was the first vendor we hired! Which was awesome because he is the reason we were able to meet our fabulous planner Zephanie Curlett!! We used The Smart Djs for uplighting and reception music. We got our song requests over to Ray and he made sure he played them at the right time during the reception (bride & groom entrance, bouquet & garter toss etc) He got the party going and our guests loved it! Our venue's elevator was out of service but we did not have to sacrifice any part of his service because of it. A true professional!!!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Monica
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Ray Hernon was a pleasure to work with. I used his services for uplighting at my wedding. You will not find a better price in Atlanta! The quality of service you are getting is much more valuable than the price you pay. He was very helpful, responsive to emails and genuinely wanted me to have everything I asked for. I would definitely use him again!
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
12/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The inital meeting was very professional. There was a great presentation of lighting and services that they could provide. The lighting, drapery and music was great.
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Ray was great! The party was jumping and he is so professional. Him and my Groom had so much fun and it made the party wonderful!!!!
Services Used: DJ
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Drew
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.9/5.0
We contacted The Smart DJ about a month and a half before our wedding day, and we were in touch within a few hours of his website form we filled out. He was great about explaining what he needed from us. We contacted him with a few questions a week before the reception and he was very quick to get back to us with forms to fill out. On the wedding day - he was set up and ready to go on time and had everything going by the time we arrived. He was professional, knew how to emcee the event and did a great job. Would recommend, great value. Thanks to the Smart DJ and DJ Ray!
Services Used: DJ
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Marcus
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much for providing a great service and putting up with our drunk guests!! Great job!! Highly recommend!!
Services Used: DJ
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ShunBea
Wedding:
6/10/2012
5.0/5.0
You can't beat the price of uplighting from The Smart DJ. Ray was great to work with. I made some changes at the last minute and he immediately sent a new contract and stated that I could pay him the day of the event.

The purple uplighting made my reception space (Callanwolde) look phenomenal. Everyone talked about how the lighting added that extra touch to my purple affair. The Smart DJ is professional, courteous, and inexpensive for brides on a budget. Don't hesitate to book with him, and I am a VERY PICKY BRIDE!
Services Used: DJ
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Kelechi
Wedding:
10/9/2011
4.6/5.0
I wanted a DJ that would provide a great mix of music but also would provide lighting. I informed him that this would be a Nigerian wedding, so although we were interested in having R&B and Techno played, the majority would be Nigerian music. He saw no problem with it, and even made suggestions on how to accommodate my musical tastes. On the day of the wedding he did a great job with everything, but there were 2 mishaps. The first was that when re-entered into the reception with our traditional clothing, the song that I specified to play was not played. I just went with it because at least there was Naija hip hop being played. The other was some type of mishap with the song of our last dance as it started skipping. However, DJ Ray quickly rectified it with very little noticeable difference and got everything corrected.

All in all, he was a great choice (and our lighting looked great too!) and would DEFINITELY use him again.
Services Used: DJ
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td82
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I booked him for my wedding on July 30th, 2011 and I would recommend him to anyone looking. His package and price were good but what I liked about him was his ability to adapt and work well with one-off request. Doing the same thing over and over is easy, but to respond to odd requests during the midst of actions means he's good at what he does. I consider myself very picky and in charge of Audio & Visual for my church so when it comes to my wedding I need someone else doing it according to my specs and liking. My set up were different from his package, my song list was in a different language, and various systems of my hooking to his system. Beside that, during the reception, he had to monitor and reacted to foreign language announcement and transitioned back to music smoothly. When it comes to the dancing, he kept everyone entertained and managed to have some fun also. Very great guy to work with.
Services Used: DJ
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sharkgrl
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ Ray went above and beyond making our wedding perfect. He worked with our independant guitarist to make sure he had all the right equipment and sound, he played every song we requested, he had great intuition to feel out the crowd and keep them dancing and happy, and he rolled with a few last minute timeline changes so that the guests never knew the difference!
His website was easy to navigate and allowed us to plan, change, and organize the whole production, and his package pricing for DJing, lighting, and slideshow was UNBEATABLE (trust me, we shopped around.) I would and will reccomend him to anyone, and will go back for service for future family events!
Services Used: DJ
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Leanne
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
We were extremely pleased with The Smart DJ, DJ-ing our wedding reception. They are extremely professional. Since they had never hosted an event at our venue, prior to the reception they drove out to the location and took pictures of the rooms and took note of the power outlet set up. I was impressed and happy because there would be no surprises the day of.

They arrived and set up on time. They worked with the venue staff well. The DJ played all the songs we had requested and made sure not to play our 'don't play' songs. He kept everything rolling and on time.

Their prices are reasonable and included everything we needed, so there were no hidden costs. We chose their basic package and add an extra hour of service. We were very satisfied.
Services Used: DJ
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Mrs. F 2 Be
Wedding:
7/16/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ Ray was wonderful! He played all the songs on the playlist and was in step with every detail and event in the wedding. I wanted a part feel for the reception and he delivered just that! He arrived on-time and was very punctual with tear-down.
Services Used: DJ
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Tamar Carrero
Wedding:
5/2/2010
4.0/5.0
The Smart DJ provides a lot for the money you pay. Ray is the owner and DJ and is good about responding to your phone calls and emails. He has a very good website with a lot of information. You can even book him, pay your deposit, submit your music list, choose your lighting colors, write your names to appear as a monogram on the dance floor, and upload pictures for a slide show he will provide at the wedding...all through his website. My fiance and I had specific ideas about the set of songs we wanted played for the different events at the wedding (processional, recessional, garter belt, etc) and Ray did a fair job of editing the songs we chose.
The only issue we had with him was that the songs we chose for the ceremony processional started skipping while our parents were walking down the aisle. We had to stop the processional for about 10 minutes for him to get it situated. But the show went on. I am not real sure about what happened. If you have him editing anything out of a song, just make sure he reviews the final product before he plays them at the wedding. Some people would have freaked but I kept my cool. I didnt want a 10 minute delay to ruin my entire day.
He did play a very good mix of music while the guest were being seated and during the cocktail hour.
His slideshow was good and people really enjoyed it.
The lighting he provided was really great and made the entire reception area look amazing and so romantic.
He did a good job introducing the different parts of the reception.
Once we suggested a little more current music during the reception, he was all the way on point and had me and the rest of the guest dancing ALL NIGHT!!!! He even played reggae in honor of my dread lock rasta dad!!!
I would reccomend his DJ services for a wedding. I am sure he learned from the skipping songs mistake at mine and everything else was what I expected and I was quite pleased with him in the end.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Unique Services

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