Wedding

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

Let the Music Do the Talking

Last month The DJ Firm hosted it’s second annual “Let the Music Do the Talking” showcase and networking event. This is an exclusive night we host every year to network with individuals who are currently working in the wedding and event planning industry. This is our opportunity to showcase amazing vendors and musicians, along with The DJ Firm talent and all we have to offer as a company! This year our event took place at the beautiful Ivy Room Chicago located at 12 E. Ohio St. in the heart of downtown Chicago! We partnered with Chi Thee Wed and Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago and had an incredible photo booth experience by; Wave 3-D. Check out some highlights below by our photographer; Andreas Endregaard and if you missed out, there’s always next year!

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2019 Showcase and Networking Event

Let the Music Do the Talking

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Jenny Yoo 2019

We love any opportunity to work with Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago, so we were excited to collaborate with some amazing vendors for the 2019 Jenny Yoo runway show; featuring and celebrating her 2019 wedding and bridesmaid dress collection. If you’re planning a wedding and need some inspiration, look no further, complete vendor list is below!

Collin Pierson-Photography

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel-Venue

Fragrant Design-Florist

Leap Weddings-Videography

Cake Chicago-Sweets

Bowery and Bash-Furniture Rental

BBJ Linen-Linen Rental

Bianca Sansosti Artistry-Hair + Make-Up Collective

The DJ Firm-Music

The Wedding Dresser-Stylist

Instant Party Photo Booth

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Jenny Yoo

2019

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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!

What's on Your Wedding Playlist?

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The DJ Firm can customize the music we play at your wedding or private event to include all of your favorite songs and genres! Here are 15 songs that are guaranteed to get your guests off their seat and onto their feet! After all, a case won is a dance floor packed, and The DJ Firm has a perfect record. Comment below what songs you love to hear at weddings!

  1. Hold On by Wilson Phillips

  2. Twist & Shout by The Beatles

  3. Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard

  4. Happy by Pharrell Williams

  5. Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey

  6. Billie Jean by Micheal Jackson

  7. Marry You by Bruno Mars

  8. Walking on Broken Glass by Annie Lennox

  9. Jump Around by House of Pain

  10. The Locomotion by Little Eva

  11. Latch by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith

  12. Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

  13. Let Me Clear My Throat by DJ Cool

  14. Apache (Jump on it) by Sugar Hill Gang

  15. My Boo by Ghost Town DJ

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Click here for more information on what The DJ Firm has to offer!

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

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!

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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MILLER + MILLER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Miller + Miller Wedding Photography consists of a husband and wife team, Ryan & Sarah Miller, who specialize in wedding and engagement photography. Although they are based in Chicago, they also travel the world photographing weddings and have been in business for over ten years! The DJ Firm has had the opportunity to experience their photography style first hand as they were capturing the precious wedding moments-we were providing the soundtrack. They have photographed weddings inside some of Chicago's most elegant venues such as; The Signature Room at the 95th and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel Chicago. You can't go wrong with Miller + Miller Photography & TDF! 

ECBG CAKE STUDIO CHICAGO

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 ECBG Cake Studio specializes in custom cakes, cookies and cupcakes for weddings, celebrations and private events. Erin Martin, founder and owner, opened her business in Chicago in 2011 and believes "cake is so valuable because it helps us celebrate the moments that really matter." We couldn't agree more! ECBG Cake Studio provides high quality and organic ingredients, offers a wide variety of savory and sweet flavors, all while incorporating a personal and custom touch. If you're looking for the perfect sweet to add to your celebration click below for more information! 

Cake created for a @weddingguidechicago photo shoot!

Cake created for a @weddingguidechicago photo shoot!

Beautiful cake created by ECBG Cake Studio Chicago!

Beautiful cake created by ECBG Cake Studio Chicago!

TDF x WEDDING WIRE

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Wedding Wire is a website that allows you to find local wedding venues and vendors in a "stress-free, hassle-free and just plain free way!" Not only can you plan your wedding with the help of Wedding Wire; but you can complete your registry, find inspiration and read the latest reviews before making any important decisions. The DJ Firm is a trusted Wedding Wire vendor, click below to get more information on what we offer and to read some of our glowing reviews! Book The DJ Firm today and let us give you an experience to last a lifetime!  

WEDDING TRENDS: SILENT DISCO

Looking for a new and exciting way to entertain your wedding guests? Look no further! TDF was able to experience the latest trend in wedding fun; a silent disco. With two DJ's going head-to-head your guests can switch channels to enjoy the music they prefer, plus it allows guests who don't enjoy dancing to sit and have a conversation while watching an abundance of different dance moves unfold. Your parents can get down to "Love Shack" while the kids do the "Dougie!" The colors on the headphones will change depending on which channel you choose, producing some friendly competition between DJ's. The DJ Firm had the opportunity to DJ their first silent disco wedding; DJ Jem was on deck with Top 40 hits, while DJ Sye Young provided the throwbacks. If you're looking for a way to throw and epic afterparty without worrying about noise ordinances-visit Sound Off for equipment rental & contact TDF for your DJ's today! 

DJ SYE YOUNG & DJ JEM providing the silent disco soundtrack at The McLaughlin wedding this month! 

DJ SYE YOUNG & DJ JEM providing the silent disco soundtrack at The McLaughlin wedding this month! 

Not ready for the silent disco trend? Looking for something a bit louder? Get ready to rock your wedding with The DJ Firm! 

Learn more about our Chicago Wedding Djs here and request a quote today!

DJ'S & DRUMMERS

What's better than having a professional DJ providing the soundtrack for your wedding night? A professional DJ + a professional drummer playing alongside each other for one unforgettable performance. We'd like to introduce you to Rocky Roppo; a drummer The DJ Firm is proud to collaborate with. When you link Rocky with one of our DJ's you are bound to provide your guests with one memorable experience. Take your wedding night to the next level with TDF! 

Learn more about our Live Entertainment here.

Drummer Rocky Roppo performing alongside DJ Daily at The DJ Firm's 2018 Showcase Event

Drummer Rocky Roppo performing alongside DJ Daily at The DJ Firm's 2018 Showcase Event

Drummer Rocky Roppo and The DJ Firm's own DJ Daily

Drummer Rocky Roppo and The DJ Firm's own DJ Daily

The DJ Firm's 2018 Showcase Event

The DJ Firm's 2018 Showcase Event

9 Wedding Ideas that are TDF Approved!

Here are 9 wedding ideas that are TDF approved! 

1. Informal Save-the-Date Cards 

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Papergoodiesbykim on ETSY

2. Confetti Poppers

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Confetticonecompay on ETSY

3. Polaroid Guest Book

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IG: Loveandlines

4. Guest Song Requests

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Daintydoeprintables on ETSY

5. Unique Table Numbers

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6. Grandmas can be flower girls, too!

Photo by: Brittany Runnels Photography

Photo by: Brittany Runnels Photography

7. Live Entertainment Featuring a Wedding Caricature Artist or a Palm Reader 

Photo by: Leah Valentine Photography

Photo by: Leah Valentine Photography

8. Guests will remember the food (truck!) 

Photo by: Epoch Moment Photography

Photo by: Epoch Moment Photography

9. Prepare for the morning after!

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McParty Shop on ETSY

The DJ Firm Meets The Flower Firm!

Photo: @flowerfirm

Photo: @flowerfirm

Chicago based company; The Flower Firm was opened by Colette Clancy and James Papajohn in 1997, but has since grown to incorporate a staff of 30 producers, designers and technicians. Similar to The DJ Firm, they take on wedding, corporate, non-profit and private social events. With an extensive clientele list including; Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, American Airlines, Brookfield Zoo and a large number of satisfied brides--this is a company you want to collaborate with! "The Flower Firm transforms your vision into a stunning reality while exceeding all expectations." 

Photo: @flowerfirm, Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Photo: @flowerfirm, Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

 

Looking for a Wedding DJ to go with those flowers? Check out the best Djs in Chicago on our Wedding Dj page.

TDF x THE KNOT

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The Knot is your one-stop-shop for all of your wedding needs from dresses to vendors and from checklists to venues, they've got you covered for your big day. The DJ Firm is a trusted "The Knot" vendor promising to offer wedding, corporate and private clients an unforgettable time. Check out some of our top reviews on theknot.com and book your wedding with us today. A case won is a dance floor packed, and The DJ Firm has a perfect record!

MILLER + MILLER Photography

MILLER + MILLER Photography

Convinced? Learn more about our Chicago Wedding Djs here and request a quote today!