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Top 10 djs in Dekalb, IL

Clients agree: these Dekalb djs are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Dj

Dj

5.0(4)
1 hire on Fash
31+ years in business
Serves Dekalb, IL
Veronica says, "His mixes are amazing. He has music that everyone will enjoy. Very good dj show and presentation. Highly recommend him." Read more
DJ Champ INC

DJ Champ INC

New on Fash
24+ years in business
Serves Dekalb, IL
No job too big or small Making sure the customer is satisfied. And providing an high end service.
Djimpact Productions

Djimpact Productions

New on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Dekalb, IL
Providing mobile DJ service for all occasions and types of events, specializing in Weddings, Sweet 16, Quinceanera's, Corporate events and Birthday parties. We have top of the line sound equipment, always upgrading to the highest quality of sound and lighting. All digital equipment and all types of music -- you request it, we play it! We always support with back up equipment. We offer a variety of package options, including Video Projection, LED HD TV's, Uplighting, Picture Slide Shows, Live Video Recording of your event then projected on video screens and more... We have more than 15 years of experience. We'll make your event unforgettabl...
Green Karma Event Services

Green Karma Event Services

New on Fash
16+ years in business
Serves Dekalb, IL
🌟 Elevate Your Event with Green Karma Event Services! 🌟 Ready to turn your event into an unforgettable celebration? Choose Green Karma Event Services for an experience like no other! 🎧 **DJ Services:** Let our talented DJs set the perfect vibe for your event, tailored to your preferences. 📸 **Photobooth Experience:** Capture memories with our open-air or 360 photobooths, adding fun to every pose! 💍 **Wedding Officiants:** Craft a unique ceremony that reflects your love story and values. 📷 **Candid Photography:** Freeze those special moments in time with our skilled photographers. We're dedicated to making your vision a reality. C
Violator DJ Showtyme

Violator DJ Showtyme

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
33+ years in business
Serves Dekalb, IL
I am a celebrity dj djing currently for radio and some of the biggest names in the music industry.
Very Entence Entertainment

Very Entence Entertainment

New on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Dekalb, IL
DJ and Photo Booth services x ,We offer a wide variety of services from DJ, lighting, monograms,karaoke ,Mirror Booth, Gif selfie booth, and 360 video booth, we offer our 55 inch dj booth monotor perfect for displaying logos and monograms.
Beat Magician Events

Beat Magician Events

5.0Exceptional(7)
24+ years in business
Serves Dekalb, IL
Alejandra S. says, "I celebrated my 30th Birthday party and was in urgent need of a DJ. Contacted Beat Magician and he was awesome. Was on time to set up and check sound before my guest arrived . The music that I requested was played and had my guest dancing the night away. Beat Magician is very professional, reliable and what I like most that a contract was provided. " Read more
DJ Duce

DJ Duce

New on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Dekalb, IL
By giving the customer the experience they deserve by having the ability to customize how they would like to run their event based the services requested. Creating great experiences and sharing the positive energy good music can provide. Seeing clients enjoy their event and the financial connections that can be made and grown through building rapport and creating a great network.
Boogie Down Entertainment

Boogie Down Entertainment

New on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Dekalb, IL
Boogie Down Entertainment is based out of Chicago,IL where i provide different genres of music to clients based on what they are looking for. I enjoy providing clients with excellent customer service giving clients the blueprint of my DJ Service.
DCB Productions

DCB Productions

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
27+ years in business
Serves Dekalb, IL
Professional DJ with clear voice, excellent communication skills and a good sense of timing and coordination Based in Chicago specialize in Private parties, Birthday, Family Parties, Reunions, Weddings, and Showcases Multiple Genre of Music from: Steppers, Hip-Hop, R&B, House, Deep House, Blues, Dusties, Jazz, Old School, & Old School Rap An extremely versatile DJ ensuring that he can read a crowd and a people person I'm a people person, love playing music. No matter what type of music it brings people together....

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 Dekalb djs

Recent success stories from people in the Dekalb area.
George
A very good personality, likes to having fun and hanging out with people.
Dj
Lorena C.
Great DJ! I booked him to do my sister’s wedding and he was amazing. He played everything the bride and groom requested. The guests dance all night and everyone enjoyed the music. He is very friendly and his presentation was great.I would definitely hire him again.
Beat Magician Events
Zach G.
Tony was outstanding! He got the wedding crowd on their feet and they never stopped dancing! He exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend him to anyone planning an event. Thank you for making our special day all the more special!
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