DJ Posedown

DJ Posedown

1 employee
14 years in business

About this pro

Originally under the moniker, Da Musicanator, now DJ Posedown, he began music study as a classically-trained musician. Since 1999 he has played music, pursuing a Bachelor of Music in instrumental performance from Lawrence University. He graduated and now mixes for a variety of events and locations, including clubs, bars, businesses, schools, house parties, online and FM radio stations, fashion shows, and weddings. While living in Chicago, he hosted ticketed private and monthly nights. His main genres include house (acid, deep, ghetto, lo-fi, lounge, tech) and disco / funk, but fluent with most other genres and moods. Currently, he has a weekly show on's online radio. While in graduate school, he DJ'd with a partner at San Francisco Art Institute on TWR Radio. Previously, he was part of AUDA, Hidden Dog, and Sat Youth crews.

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Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Preferrably meeting in person at least once before event to greet and go over the event with expectations and arrangements. If we come to terms, signing a contract of agreement for gig and making payment. Continuing to stay in contact over email or phone up to the time of event.

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

Bachelors of Music in instrumental performance from Lawrence University (2011). Curricula included basic keyboard, music theory & analysis, aural skills, sight signing, chamber music, private instuction, band, ensemble, and music history. Craft mixes for online. Radio host on WLFM (2009 - 11), Dubplate (2014 - present), The Tower (2017 - 8) and maintain archive.

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

Prices negotiable, but typically $30 / HR. Available to rent additional hardware from businesses, but have a pair of speakers (12" @ $35), wired microphones (2 @ $15), and mixer on hand. Traveling cost to cover gas mileage. There to set up and take down 30 mins before and after at no cost. Any time outside of agreed time is $100 at beginning of each HR.

How did you get started in this business?

Grew up in a musical household. The radio or turntable is always on, operated by my dad whose dad headed a polka band for over 50 years, until his death. Resultingly, I pursued music in college for a degree. For extracurricular activity, I started a radio program that allowed a venue to showcase my new interest in popular music. It continued into my time living in Chicago, where I started gigging as a DJ and made friends with other music producers in the area.

What types of customers have you worked with?

Clubs, bars, businesses, schools, house parties, fashion and art shows, and weddings.

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