Chicago

Venue Feature; CLUTCH Bar Chicago

Photo via @clutch_bar _chicago on Instagram

Photo via @clutch_bar _chicago on Instagram

Clutch Bar Chicago is River North’s newest venue located at 316 W. Erie Street, the owners of Clutch Bar Chicago also opened Concrete Cowboy Chicago just around the corner back in 2017. They have locations in Dallas and Houston, but have found their niche in the Chicago nightlife scene, too. Clutch Bar Chicago boasts many great qualities such as; being a one stop shop for all your outing needs. Clutch has a delicious menu offering lunch, brunch and dinner options, TV’s to watch all the games, but also transforms into a trendy nightclub offering bottle services and hosting parties at the same tables you ordered pancakes at for brunch earlier that day. The decor is beautiful and will, without a doubt, be a go-to hot spot this summer! Another perk, find The DJ Firm providing the soundtrack on the weekends! See you there!

Photo via @clutch_bar_chicago on Instagram

Photo via @clutch_bar_chicago on Instagram

Click below for more information on how to hire The DJ Firm at your nightclub, bar or venue!

NYE with TDF!

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Ring in the New Year with The DJ Firm, get your tickets today! Wishing everyone a safe & fun New Year’s Eve and a happy & healthy 2019!

Union Rooftop in Minneapolis, MN with DJ Jem & Jake Hadden (tickets)

London House with DJ Daily and Korigo (tickets)

Vu Rooftop Chicago with 1111 (tickets)

Drake Hotel Chicago with DJ Sye Young & Miro (tickets)

Concrete Cowboy Chicago with Kyle Conley & DJ Sye Young (tickets)

Social 25 Chicago with DJ Daily (tickets)

Muse Event Center in Minneapolis, MN with DJ Kaila Troy (tickets)

House of Blues Chicago with Justin Nyce (Private NHL Event)

Kohler Wisconsin with DJ Swiss Kid (Private Event)

It's Showtime...Come Find Us!

The DJ Firm offers only the best talent to our current and prospective clients. One reason our DJ line up is so strong is because they have had so many years of experience at many of Chicago’s hottest venues. We encourage everyone to come and check us out, LIVE. There’s no better way to ensure you’re locking in the right company for your wedding, corporate or private event, than by partying with The Firm! We are coming in hot for December and we’d love for you to join us!

DJ SYE YOUNG

DJ SYE YOUNG

DJ DAILY

DJ DAILY

DJ KID CLAY

DJ KID CLAY

DJ HEAVY

DJ HEAVY

DJ KYLE CONLEY

DJ KYLE CONLEY

DJ JEM

DJ JEM

COMING SOON...

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The DJ Firm is preparing to debut it’s newest segment next month; TDF Radio! You’ll have access to the latest and most exclusive mixes created by some of the most talented DJ’s we know, and you’ll be able to enjoy these custom soundtracks at any time. DJ Sye Young has already been in the kitchen cooking up the first mix and we can’t wait for you to hear it! Stay tuned!

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Venue Feature: VU Rooftop Bar

Photo: @vurooftop on Instagram

Photo: @vurooftop on Instagram

Photo: Eater Chicago

Photo: Eater Chicago

Look at that VU! VU Rooftop Bar is the newest hotspot on Chicago’s South side. Located at 133 E. Cermak Road and twenty-two floors up, you can enjoy patios full of fire-pits, three bars, a karaoke room and shared plates prepared by executive chef; Nolan Narut. Developed and operated by the same company as ROOF on theWit; Concentrics Restaurant Group, we are excited to see another rooftop space opening in Chicago! The DJ Firm is happy to partner with and provide the soundtrack for VU Rooftop Bar, so grab your friends and check it out!

DJ SYE YOUNG at VU Rooftop Bar opening night!

DJ SYE YOUNG at VU Rooftop Bar opening night!

TDF x CHI thee WED

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CHI thee WED is one of the first Chicago-only wedding and inspiration blogs featuring some of Chicago’s top wedding and event vendors. This month The DJ Firm was included in their feature of Emily and John’s beautiful wedding that took place at the Zhou B Art Center back in August. Click here to view the blog post and thank you for rocking with Jem and TDF!

Photographer; Cling&Peck

Photographer; Cling&Peck

Production Event Featuring Flo Rida

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Although The DJ Firm specializes in providing top-notch DJ’s for all weddings, corporate events and private parties, we also offer production set-up for all event types. In this instance we teamed up with 103.5 Kiss FM and Hyatt Centric Hotels to offer an exclusive Flo Rida performance to some of 103.5 Kiss FM’s biggest listeners and as a way to promote the newest location of the Hyatt Centric Magnificent Mile. With our own in-house equipment, plus our own private team of tech guys, we are prepared to set-up for any event big or small. Contact us today!

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On Deck DJ's; your DJ Connection

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The DJ Firm prides itself on supporting all of the DJ talent Chicago has to offer. On Deck DJ’s is giving you another opportunity to connect with some of the best DJ’s in the Chicagoland area. If you’re looking to book a DJ for your wedding, corporate event or private party, they’ve also got you covered! Some of the DJ’s on their line-up include; DJ Swiss Kid, DJ Sho, and DJ Powers. With many years of experience in the private event and nightlife industry; they are ready to redefine your view of a great party!

Mixes on Mixes on Mixes

Pictured; DJ Heavy

Pictured; DJ Heavy

The DJ Firm is made up of some of the best talent you’ll find in the Chicago-land area. Each DJ brings their own unique style and creativity when it comes to mixing music live or when producing music independently. Our DJ’s provide soundtracks for many of your Chicago-based work-out classes you attend, clubs and bars you frequent and special events. We’ve had some inquires lately on where mixes can be found to listen to on your own time, so click the photos below to check them out!

Venue Feature: Concrete Cowboy Chicago

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Concrete Cowboy Chicago is one of River North's latest hot-spots. Located at 646 N. Franklin St. this is the perfect place to go with friends on Throwback Thursdays, during the day to order food & catch a game or at night when it transforms into the best combination of sports bar and night club. Although the name is Concrete Cowboy and you can sometimes catch a mechanical bull on site for Sunday Funday; you will not hear country music. The DJ Firm books the DJ's and will keep you moving to your favorite Top 40, hip-hop and throwback jams. The reason we love Concrete Cowboy? The staff is amazing, the diverse crowd is fun and this isn't their first rodeo; you're guaranteed a good time! 

DJ SYE YOUNG can regularly be found spinning at CC! 

DJ SYE YOUNG can regularly be found spinning at CC! 

In the Mix with TDF

The DJ Firm loves to collaborate with other DJ's and artists! Check out the videos below of DJ Jem and DJ Heavy mixing live with DJ Illest during a "Lunch Mix w/iLLEST Special Guest Edition." If you like what you hear click here to check us out for your next wedding or corporate event! 

In the mix with DJ Jem!

In the mix with DJ Heavy!

TDF x Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago

The DJ Firm and drummer; Rocky Roppo provided the entertainment for Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago's celebration as they debuted their latest issue this month! The festivities took place at the beautiful Ace Hotel Chicago; thank you for allowing us to be part of your special night! 

Photo by: Dennis Lee Photo (@denleephoto)

Photo by: Dennis Lee Photo (@denleephoto)

Photo by: Dennis Lee Photo (@denleephoto)

Photo by: Dennis Lee Photo (@denleephoto)

Photo by: Dennis Lee Photo (@denleephoto)

Photo by: Dennis Lee Photo (@denleephoto)

Catch The DJ Firm's feature in Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago and click below get more information on booking TDF for your next corporate event or wedding! 

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Venue Feature: CASTAWAYS CHICAGO

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Winter lasted a nice long nine months, but summer 2018 is almost here! The DJ Firm has partnered with Castaways Chicago for many years and always looks forward to the start of a new season. The hottest day party in the city officially opens it's doors on Friday, May 19th at North Avenue Beach! With music powered by The DJ Firm and live broadcasts by 103.5 Kiss FM + amazing food and drinks specials you can't go wrong with Castaways on your calendar! 

Book your private event in one of their cabanas! 

Book your private event in one of their cabanas! 

The DJ Firm's, DJ Daily, heating up Castaways Chicago last year! Photo by; DY Phoenix Photography

The DJ Firm's, DJ Daily, heating up Castaways Chicago last year! Photo by; DY Phoenix Photography

IN THE MIX WITH @DJKIDCLAY

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The DJ Firm is lucky to have the talents of DJ Kid Clay on our team. Not only does he leave a lasting impression on the Chicago nightlife scene, but he can regularly be found rocking private events for corporations such as; the Chicago Cubs and Nike. Kid Clay understands that "you can never stop learning when it comes to your craft and that being just good; isn't good enough." We invite you to explore some of his work through his exclusive mixes-rock with Clay! 

TDF x THE UNDERGROUND CHICAGO

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The Underground Chicago is one of the city's most exclusive hot-spots in the nightlife scene. The collaboration between our DJ's and Underground started way before The DJ Firm even existed. Many of our Chicago-based DJ's have rocked Underground dating all the way back to 2006! This venue has always been a favorite of ours; mostly because of the energetic crowds, good vibes and the warm chocolate-chip cookies served late-night. Most recently we had an opportunity to collaborate with Underground in a different way; providing mixtapes made from scratch by our DJ's to showcase on Underground's weekly podcast. If you're looking for some mixes to motivate your work-out, get you through rush-hour or start your weekend--look no further!

(Click the photos below to link directly to the mixes created by our very own DJ HEAVY, DJ JEM, DJ SYE YOUNG & DJ DAILY; free on MixCloud and iTunes!) 

TDF x ST. PATRICK'S DAY 2018

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Going to be in Chicago for St. Patrick's Day? You're in luck! The DJ Firm will be providing the soundtrack at some of the hottest St. Patrick's Day parties in the city. The dying of the Chicago River takes place at 9am, followed by the 2018 St. Patrick's Day parade kicking off from the intersection of Columbus and Balbo Drives at noon. However, if you're still looking for a St. Patrick's Day hot-spot to gather with your friends take a look below and get your tickets now! Cheers! 

20 THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT DJ SYE YOUNG!

DJ SYE YOUNG is part owner of TDF, alongside DJ JEM.

DJ SYE YOUNG is part owner of TDF, alongside DJ JEM.

  1. My full name is Carlington Dwayne Young, but I go by SYE!
  2. I didn't know my name was Carlington until I was 10 because everyone called me Dwayne, I didn't even know how to spell Carlington. 
  3. I named my daughter after a bartender in Boston. Her name is Jocelyn and she's my world!
  4. I was born in Jamaica and my favorite Jamaican dish are my dad's fried dumplings. I could never say no to a good beef patty either.
  5. My favorite movie is A Bronx Tale.
  6. And I'm addicted to Sports Center!
  7. I wrestled for 10 years in high school and college.
  8. I was the leader of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in high school and the president in college.
  9. It's hard for me to use a public bathroom, I have to wait until everyone is gone or find a private one!
  10. I am Biggie Smalls biggest fan.
  11. I had a Pit-Bull Terrier named Mimi. I named my dog after Mariah Carey because she's my favorite female artist. 
  12. In sixth grade I stole a candy bar from a gas station and got caught, they said they were calling the police, so I ran! I also never stole again. 
  13. I once thought there was such a thing as a mango-pineapple. It was just a regular pineapple.
  14. I'm diabetic. 
  15. My favorite place to DJ is The City in Cancun, Mexico because it's so huge!
  16. I've really only hurt myself badly one time, I tore my calf muscle when I was a junior in high school. 
  17. I hate snakes. I can't even watch a movie with snakes because it scares me. Anaconda was a horror movie for me.
  18. I had my first kiss when I was 17, across the street from the Northwestern football stadium.
  19. I once found $500 in a club on Halloween.
  20. My dream is to own the biggest entertainment company in Chicago, get to know TDF! 
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VENUE FEATURE: FREMONT CHICAGO

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These are all things you will do at Fremont Chicago located in River North. This exclusive bi-level hot-spot hosts one of the best boozy brunches turned day party experiences in the city. Grab your friends on a Saturday or Sunday and indulge in their all-you-can-eat buffet featuring a carving station, doughnut wall and boozy desserts before heading upstairs to the rooftop for drinks and dancing to a live DJ. The DJ Firm can be found dropping beats at Fremont regularly! 

@thisisjem rocking @fremontchicago cc: @themusictrust

@thisisjem rocking @fremontchicago cc: @themusictrust

@iamdjheavy rocking @fremontchicago cc: @themusictrust

@iamdjheavy rocking @fremontchicago cc: @themusictrust

Fremont Chicago has your weeknights covered, too, offering Boozy Bingo on Wednesdays, Throwback Thursdays and Happy Hour every Friday from 5-7pm! Catch DJ HEAVY throwing down a day party on Saturday, March 3rd (12p-3p) and Saturday, March 24th (3p-6p) and catch DJ JEM there on Saturday, March 17th (3p-6p) and Sunday, March 25th (3p-6p)! Don't be the only person who hasn't experienced the best bottomless mimosa boozy brunch Chicago has to offer!