Nightlife

20 THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT DAILY!

Photo by @raysorphotography12

Photo by @raysorphotography12

  1. I was born in Boston. I’m originally from New York/New Jersey. I went to Drexel University in Philly and then moved to Chicago for The DJ Firm, but mostly to spend time with Sye Young.

  2. I met Sye Young in Cancun on spring break. I took his business card and then kicked him out of the DJ booth.

  3. I was an artist as a kid, but wanted to go into music instead.

  4. Juice by Lizzo is my shit right now.

  5. I know more about hip hop than Eric Sampson.

  6. I hate country music, but will play it if it’s required.

  7. My first DJ gig was family fun night at a gospel church.

  8. My worst DJ gig was in a utility cellar in a dusty basement of a Japanese restaurant, there was one light bulb hanging from the ceiling. They ran speakers from the basement to the restaurant, so I was by myself. I DJ’d for five hours and made $75.

  9. Now, I run a sister company called On Deck DJs.

  10. The name DJ Daily comes from my old roommates. My roommates never saw me because I was working all the time. They would say, you DJ every day, you’re like DJ Daily. It just stuck!

  11. I took French for 12 years, I can speak it a little bit.

  12. I was always the class clown in school.

  13. I played every sport, but I was terrible at everything except basketball.

  14. I hate tomatoes, but I love everything made from tomatoes.

  15. Lobster and pizza are my favorite foods, Paulie Gee’s is the best in Chicago and deep dish is trash.

  16. I’m addicted to sour candy and Call of Duty.

  17. I once went to a goldfish party. The tradition was you had to swallow a live goldfish while there and I did it.

  18. My favorite movie is Home Alone.

  19. Martinique was the best vacation I’ve ever been on and I DJ spring break every year on different islands.

  20. People say my catch phrase is, “follow your heart,” but you can also go follow @ondeckdjs!

Photo by; @arlee_photo

Photo by; @arlee_photo

To book DJ Daily for your next event click here.

APPRECIATION POST!

Photo by; @andreasendregaard

Photo by; @andreasendregaard

We are six months into 2019 and feeling super grateful for all of the opportunities we have had this year so far. It’s important to take the time and show our appreciation for all of our event partners whether you’re a wedding planner, photographer or event designer. All of our clients for weddings and private events, charity partners and corporate clientele. All of our club venues, owners and promoters. However, we wouldn’t be who we are today if it wasn’t for many of the people in this photo. Thank you to our personal TDF team including all of our DJ’s, musicians, tech specialists and support staff. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do every day without you! You are only as strong as your team and we are only getting stronger. We can’t wait to see what the rest of 2019 has in store and thank you for rocking with The DJ Firm!

Eric Sampson and Carlington Young; owners of The DJ Firm

Eric Sampson and Carlington Young; owners of The DJ Firm

Venue Feature; London House Chicago

London House Chicago is known for some of the best views in the city. Just take yourself to the 22nd floor and enjoy some small bites and classic cocktails all while taking in your surroundings and all Chicago has to offer. If you’re not on the rooftop during the summer time, they have a great indoor space, too. No matter your preference, on many nights, The DJ Firm provides the music and we always guarantee a good time. London House Chicago is also known for it’s history as a local jazz space dating back to the 1940’s—bringing in musicians of the time. This month they paid tribute to this history by offering jazz brunches on the weekends featuring different jazz musicians. Patrick Jasper, of The DJ Firm, was featured twice, offering his musical talents on the saxophone. London House Chicago, Patrick Jasper and their Jazz Brunches were also featured on WGN News! The DJ Firm offers more than just DJ’s—we offer live music acts, too! Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway, a fun night out with friends or a trendy summer time space, look no further, and check out London House Chicago!

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London House Chicago

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WGN News Feature; Patrick Jasper

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!

TDF TAKEOVERS; SOCIAL 25

If there’s one thing The DJ Firm knows, it’s how to throw a party. With experienced DJ’s crushing some of the hottest nightclubs, the only thing better, is when you get them all at the same nightclub, at the same time. We introduce to you; TDF Takeovers! They don’t happen too often, but when they do, you don’t want to miss out. Some of the most memorable TDF Takeovers have happened at Social 25 Chicago, PRYSM Nightclub, Underground and The Trap House. Stay up-to-date with The DJ Firm DJ’s and schedules on our Instagram @thedjfirm!

TDF Takeover at Social 25 Chicago featuring Plan B Promo vs. The DJ Firm!

Ready to hire TDF for your next event? Click here to request more info!

Hello, New Year. I'll meet you on the dance floor.

On behalf of our entire TDF team we would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported us this year. We are truly grateful to every client, venue and company that has chosen to work with us, especially in a world filled with options. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to give you an experience that will last a lifetime!

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

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!

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!

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!

20 THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT JEM!

JEM is part owner of TDF, alongside SYE YOUNG.

JEM is part owner of TDF, alongside SYE YOUNG.

  1. My real name is Clarence, but everyone knows me by my middle name, Eric or Jem. 
  2. I got my first pair of turntables when I was 19; I hosted and threw college parties.
  3. My dad was a DJ, but he doesn't have a DJ name. He DJ'd house parties and parties in the Caribbean. 
  4. My family is from Belize.
  5. My favorite artist right now is Bruno Mars because he's a great performer. 
  6. I hate avocados. I used to hate tomatoes, but I can tolerate them now.
  7. I used to ride a motorcycle, I'd love to get one again, but my wife would kill me! 
  8. My wife inspires me to be better every day.
  9. I used to be a graffiti artist; I drew a self portrait of Sye Young, but we lost it.
  10. I played football all through middle school, high school and college; I played defensive tackle.
  11. I coached high school football for a year.
  12. I've lost over 100 pounds!
  13. However, my proudest moment was when my son was born.
  14. When asked what my dream is in life; I just want my son to be successful!
  15. I love movies! My favorite movie is Man on Fire, followed by, Armageddon and Independence Day. 
  16. My favorite drink is tequila and tropical Red Bull. My favorite tequila is Casamigos. 
  17. What keeps me up at night? My English Bulldog, Diego. He never stops barking!
  18. I'm really into Cross-Fit & Shred 415.
  19. The most annoying question I get asked while DJing is; What we got coming up next? 
  20. But I truly love what I do for a living and not everyone can say that! 
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