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Top 10 djs in Santa Monica, CA

Clients agree: these Santa Monica djs are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
DJ Ray Ray Mobile Entertainment

DJ Ray Ray Mobile Entertainment

5.0(1)
24+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Amiee N. says, "Excellent service. Offers great lighting, music genres and early to set up + on time. Would recommend for any and all events ! 👍" Read more
DJ TONY ENTERTAINMENT

DJ TONY ENTERTAINMENT

5.0(4)
33+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Liz C. says, "Excellent DJ that is very professional. Tony made our wedding so much fun! Great music and organized to keep the party moving and engage people to dance. Had the best time!! Will be booking in the future for any party needs." Read more
DJ Hoe

DJ Hoe

New on Fash
Offers online services
22+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Musically insightful, eclectic and unpredictable (depending on who's paying), delivered with a minimum of fuss and drama. There's really nothing quite like making music for the people. Sharing your discoveries and favorites with an audience and taking them on a musical journey, corny as that sounds.
DJ Dexstarity

DJ Dexstarity

5.0(1)
4+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Kinyeta F. says, "Great experience, he had an eye for detail. Made sure to be attentive and ask about the music preference. He came with his equipment set up quickly and even had an MC with him who was lively and had the crowd engaged. I would definitely recommend his services." Read more
DJ Superb

DJ Superb

5.0(2)
4 hires on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Gracie T. says, "He was easy going and read the vibes of the crowd. Everyone loved the music. 2 weeks later and people are still telling me I hired a great DJ. I said yes he is Dj SUBURB" Read more

Your DJ questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much does a DJ cost?

DJ prices are $300 to $800 on average for birthday parties, corporate events, bar/bat mitzvahs, and other private parties. Wedding DJ prices are $500 to $4,500. The average cost to hire a DJ depends on the event type and length, your location, the DJ's experience, and the package and add-on services you select. Average DJ prices for various event types are:

  • Wedding: $500 to $4,500
  • Birthday / anniversary party: $250 to $1,000
  • Corporate event: $300 to $1,000
  • Bar/Bat mitzvah : $1,000 to $2,000+
  • Quinceañera: $1,000 to $2,000+
  • Prom / school dance: $500 to $2,000

DJs charge $75 to $200 per hour for most parties and corporate events and $150 to $300+ per hour for weddings. Prices for bar mitzvahs and quinceañeras can often be as high as or higher than their wedding prices because these parties often include extra services like giveaways, MC services, a photo booth, and more.

How much should you tip a DJ?

The standard tip for a DJ ranges from 15% to 20% of their total fee, depending on the even type, duration, and complexity, and the services provided. Consider tipping on the higher end of the range if the DJ kept the party alive, engaged the crowd, and ensured the event ran smoothly and on schedule.

In additional to tipping, express your gratitude by posting positive reviews online, referring the DJ to friends and family, and sharing their info on social media.

Is hiring a DJ worth it?

Investing in a DJ for your event can be an excellent decision, especially if you're aiming for a smooth, energetic, and professionally managed experience. A DJ can provide a level of expertise and entertainment that enhances the atmosphere and ensures a memorable experience for everyone involved.

Here's a breakdown of the benefits of hiring a DJ:

  • Seamless music flow and expert music selection tailored to the event, crowd, and desired mood
  • Professional announcements, including introductions, key moments, and scheduling
  • Elevated crowd engagement through upbeat music and interactive elements
  • Enhanced lighting and special effects to further engage and entertain the crowd
  • Reduced stress and effort on your part

What do DJ prices include?

The specific services included in a DJ's price vary depending on the contract, package options, and the individual DJ. However, most DJ prices include:

  • Sound equipment, including high-quality speakers and microphones
  • Music library featuring a variety of genres
  • Limited MC services, including basic announcements and introductions
  • Setup and teardown of their equipment

Popular add-on services typically available for an extra fee include:

  • Lighting packages, including uplights and dancefloor lighting
  • Special effects like fog machines and bubble machines
  • Photo booth rental

Do DJs provide lighting?

Many DJs offer a basic lighting package that includes a few simple lights. Some DJs offer more elaborate packages with a wider variety of lights and special effects. The extra cost for lighting depends on the type and complexity of the package you choose. Average prices for common lighting options and special effects are:

  • Premium dancefloor lighting: $100 to $400
  • Uplighting around room, bridal party table, or entire event space: $250 to $500
  • Laser light show : $50 to $120
  • Name or logo projection / Gobo lighting: $200 to $300
  • Fog machine: $175 to $400
  • Bubble machine: $30 to $80

What questions should I ask DJs before hiring?

Ask these questions to ensure you hire the best DJ for your event:

  • How long have you been a DJ in this area?
  • How would you describe your performance style?
  • What services and items are included in the package price?
  • What add-on services do you offer, and how much do they cost?
  • Do you provide emcee services?
  • Is your setup and takedown time included in the package hours or billed separately?
  • Can you share some videos from past events?
  • Can you provide references from past clients
  • Which music genre do you have the most experience with?
  • Can I preview some of your popular playlists?
  • Can I request specific songs?
  • Will you accept music requests from my guests?
  • Do you take breaks during the event?
  • Do you bring all the required equipment? Will I need to provide anything?
  • Do you bring backup equipment in case anything breaks down during the event?
  • What is your payment schedule and cancellation policy?

How can I find the best DJ for my event?

Choosing the right DJ is crucial to your event's sucess. The DJ sets the tone and mood, keeps your guests entertained and engaged, keeps the party energized, and ensures your event runs smoothly and on schedule. Follow these guidelines to find the best DJ for your party, corporate event, or wedding:

  • Look for DJs with experience handling events similar in type and size to yours.
  • Ask family, friends, and your event planner for referrals.
  • Read DJ reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Get quotes from at least two DJs for similar packages and add-ons.
  • Arrange an in-person meeting to discuss your event, musical preferences, and .
  • Select a DJ whose personality and style is a good fit for your event.
  • Get a written contract outlining the package length and the services and equipment included, the payment schedule, and the DJ's refund and cancellation policies.

Reviews for Santa Monica djs

Recent success stories from people in the Santa Monica area.
Sonia Q.
Professional, great customer service. Everyone was dancing. Would definitely use his services over and over again.
DJ TONY ENTERTAINMENT
Paul M.
Arrived early and good set up. Great music selection and awareness of the audience and vibe. Great energy and he was friendly.
DJ Superb
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