One reason alone: DJ LORi is award-winning and for a reason! Her style and her genuine desire to be a true professional and delivering a flawless and excellent quality service of music is super important! Plus, the fact that she actually cares and communicates fully with her clients regarding each and every events, and treats them like royalty is , also very important to establishing a great relationship. DJ LORi treats all her events with the upmost service that her clients expect.

Everything! From meeting with clients, to making sure she delivers the exact type of service they expect, to playing the music that makes them happy, what makes her happy in the end :)


Hired 5 times
2 employees
38 years in business
Serves Chicago, IL

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    Mary P.

    Lori is the ultimate professional and takes great pride in making your event memorable. She has hosed two events for me. Lori pays meticulous attention to every detail and her sound, lighting, and music selection perfectly captured our vibe. I recommend D.J. Lori because she will make your event extraordinary. We received many compliments about our classy music and the ambiance that Lori created as our mistress of ceremonies at our wedding reception.
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    July 28, 2022

    Ruben V.

    DJ Lori was hands down the best DJ ever! She was so helpful from start to finish, and really took a lot of work load off of my wife and I. She was extremely professional, understanding, and energetic through our whole experience. She also made us feel so comfortable. She had the whole wedding dancing the night away with great musical transitions and sound/lighting. Highly recommend!
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    July 20, 2022

    Patti B.

    DJ Lori is amazing. She is competent, confident, organized, and communicative!! Big big bang for our buck! We had a 200 person post Covid wedding with people ages 8 months to 80 plus years and EVERYONE was on the dance floor, stayed on the dance floor, and didn’t want the night to end.
    Right away she was a completely engaging, calming presence.
    Throughout the planning of the day she stayed in personal and professional contact ensuring that specifics would be seamlessly navigated. We held a flash mob to surprise the bride and groom that involved about 75% of the guests—it. Was. epic. DJ Lori was wonderful throughout.
    I would hire her again for any event!
    Patti Brucki–mother of the bride
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    June 29, 2022

    Shawna R.

    We hired DJ Lori last year for our 2022 wedding and she did an excellent job!! She was super professional and super diligent on the details we needed. My husband and I had a wonderful time and our guests raved about her, too!! Honestly, I have seen so many bad djs, so when we hired her online, it was really nice to see how she was so wonderful and of course super fun on our wedding day. We highly recommend Lori as she really cared about helping us plan our wedding, With our wedding outside and the reception inside, it was a lot of details we needed and she actually sat down with us to go over everything that was so crucial to us. Look no further, hire DJ Lori!! Lori really is the best!! Thank you so much, Lori!!!
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    March 10, 2022

    Jennifer r.

    She has great ideas and goes over every detail of the night with you and your timeline can be shared with photo and video vendors so they know what to be prepared for. She is one of a kind and wants your night to be perfect. We will work with her again!
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    August 30, 2021

    Kaila O.

    DJ Lori was everything I wanted for a dj. She did exactly what I asked her to do she was very professional. She had people on the dance floor all night long she played music for everyone of all ages were able to enjoy. I couldnt have asked for a better night and definitely not a better dj. 10 out of 10 I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. She was amazing.
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    June 30, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    Several factors, actually!

    It starts with the preplanning stages, working directly with DJ LORi, who is your hired DJ (no substitute DJ, or last minute changes, ever!) and finally at the day or evening of the event, with the right energy of music and choices of music, whether it is today's hits like EDM, Dance, Hip-hop, Trap, RnB and more, (which is her specialty, by the way), or your favorite era music like Retro, 70s-80s-90s and Alternative Rock, 80s and 90s Dance and Hiphop, Old School House music of the 80s and 90s , Freestyle and Heartthrob, 90s Techno, Disco and Funk, Motown, and more, since she has lived through the decades and actually knows all this music because she actually spun it back then! Her three decades of being a DJ in the nightclub scene carries with her extensive knowledge of the music :)

    First, it starts with working directly with the client on the pre-planning details prior to the event date. Knowing what music the clients want, (which is the #1 important factor, of course), and tailored to their event specifically, (since we all know that no two events are ever alike, at all), and DJ LORi keeps contact through emails and phone calls. Creating an itinerary and time schedule of the private party or corporate event is the key to organizing the event, plus weddings are treated with much more details, as well, given that time management is very important to keep the flow of the ceremony and reception on key. Communication with the client and venue manager on details is an absolute must, of which is a crucial part of preplanning, too, and working directly with DJ LORi, so that there are no guesswork as to what to expect for your event. Vendors, such as venue mangers, photographers, videographers, caterers, etc. are, then, contacted the week of, regarding DJ setup, loading and more, and given the planned itinerary to all vendors ahead of time, which helps to keep the communication flowing flawlessly, without any potential problems.

    Secondly, once DJ LORi has established all this, the day of the event, DJ LORi is ready to get the party started with the right dinner and cocktail music (if needed): upbeat yet not over-emphasized nor loud cocktail music, plus low key, yet not boring nor sleepy dinner music. And, finally, the real party begins when everyone is ready to dance and have fun!

    Please read further in the next questions for more details about her personal fabulous style and how she is really different from others DJs :)

    Having over 34 years solid experience of being a DJ, emcee and host, DJ Lori has worked hard to earn her reputation as true professional who cares about her clients and the needs of their events. Her hands-on experiences has given her the ins-and-outs of what is required for establishing the right format for each and every type of event, whether it is background music, high energy parties, promotions for brands involving direct customer contact or specific details needed for private and corporate events.

    Also, graduationg in the top of her class at the Illinois Medial School for broadcasting, DJ Lori has decades of radio broadcasting experience of being a radio mixmaster for weekends for radio stations such as Chicago's #1 Hiphop, Power 92 and Power1063 and many more.

    Prices are based on the exact service needs of the event. Prices can range from hourly figures of $100 to $200, and includes top-of-the-industry state-of-the-art dancefloor lighting, room uplighting, grandeur top quality sound systems and whatever direct customer contact needed.

    Back in 1984, the single fact that there were absolutely no female DJs, at all, was a start! Plus, DJ LORi's own entrepreneurial mindset of wanting to stand out from the men and create a party with the female mind in check was a huge factor, as well :) But, overall, her intense love of music, particularly nightclub and House music, was her true calling, as well as her diversity of love for Pop music and her favorite era music, Disco, Funk, Trap Hiphop. Working with people is another part of her outgoing personality, as she is a people person who loves to meet new people and make happy memories for people.

    All kinds!
    I consider to have had the privilege of working with the clients who have hired me to be very important people. But most notably, having the privilege to work with celebrities, Hollywood movie stars, professional athletes has been a really honor! Such as NBA's Michael Jordan, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Green Bay Packers, plus having the honor to DJ the offical after-parties for Kelly Clarkson, Kirk Franklin, Ledisi, and opening nightclub and casino shows for Hip-hop artists Lupe Fiasco and Ray J, MTV‘s Brad, CW Channel's "Gossip Girls" and Maroon 5 for The CW Channel, Carolyn Manzo ("Desperate Housewives of New Jersey"), Clinton Kelly (What Not To Wear and The Chew), red carpet host Tai Beauchamp, Tyler Perry and his crew of actors, and so much more, is truly a DJ's dream

    In recent years, I've had the honor to DJ private events for NBA's Michael Jordan at his Chicago home, as well as working directly in retail stores like Swarovski and In-Style magazine with Hollwood movie stars such as Tyler Perry's movie stars.

    The best advice available is to make sure you read in-depth of the experience, background of the DJs you are reviewing, plus fully understand the equipment and brand they will bring to the event. NEVER COMPARE DJS BASED ON PRICE ALONE! This is a tricky industry where many DJs do not purchase quality equipment nor upgrade on a regular basis, plus thier experience and knowledge of the right music needed for your event.

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