4.8 (6)
4 hires on Fash
2 employees
36 years in business

About this pro

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 :)

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Chicago, IL 60601
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6 Reviews


  • Cassandra Jovich

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! Dj Lori really made my party lit! All my friends loved the music she played and we loved that it had a club vibe like downtown Chicago!! I will remember my 25th birthday party forever!!!

  • Gail Lazzarus

    Amazing job! I will hire DJ Lori again for my next party! I searched and talked to several DJs and truthfully, she was the only one who impressed me with her professionalism and years of experience. The night of my party, she blew us all away with her fun mixing and her skills putting songs together!! I loved that she was early to setup her equipment and the fact that she took requests from my guests and fit their songs into the party like a real pro was a huge plus. Thank you, Lori!!! Best party ever!!!

  • Ronald Tucker

    Amazing DJ!! We love DJ Lori!! My party was the bomb!! DJ Lori showed up 2 hours early to set up, and was so very nice! She helped me plan the party and took requests from my guest and threw down a set that blew me and my friends minds!! She really does know how to put music together because my dance floor was packed all night and everybody is still talking about how lit my party was!!! THANK YOU!!!!! We wanted a DJ that was cool and played music from today, not music from the same stuff you hear from other parties and man, is she awesome!!! Hire her, you'll be glad you did, I am!

  • Cathy Donnovan

    I cannot even begin to emphasis what an awesome DJ that Lori is!! First off, she truly was a excellent communicator in helping me plan my wedding to the T and took the time with (now my husband!) Ned and I to plan my wedding with the right logistics and music. Then, the day of the wedding, all my guests simply raved about her music and her style because she really pays attention to everything, leaving me with no worries and all the right music we all wanted :):):) Seriously, hire her for your wedding! I am so happy we found her and cannot thank her enough for her professionalism, plus her amazing setup is so fun! My family and I absolutely love her! THANK YOU, LORI !!!

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

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 :)

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

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.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

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.

How did you get started in this business?

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.

What types of customers have you worked with?

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

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

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.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

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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