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.
I met Sye Young in Cancun on spring break. I took his business card and then kicked him out of the DJ booth.
I was an artist as a kid, but wanted to go into music instead.
Juice by Lizzo is my shit right now.
I know more about hip hop than Eric Sampson.
I hate country music, but will play it if it’s required.
My first DJ gig was family fun night at a gospel church.
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.
Now, I run a sister company called On Deck DJs.
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!
I took French for 12 years, I can speak it a little bit.
I was always the class clown in school.
I played every sport, but I was terrible at everything except basketball.
I hate tomatoes, but I love everything made from tomatoes.
Lobster and pizza are my favorite foods, Paulie Gee’s is the best in Chicago and deep dish is trash.
I’m addicted to sour candy and Call of Duty.
I once went to a goldfish party. The tradition was you had to swallow a live goldfish while there and I did it.
My favorite movie is Home Alone.
Martinique was the best vacation I’ve ever been on and I DJ spring break every year on different islands.
People say my catch phrase is, “follow your heart,” but you can also go follow @ondeckdjs!
Pro-Sound and Stage Lighting (PSSL) recently released a list of the Top 50 DJ & Music Blogs to Follow in 2019 and we are excited to announce that The DJ Firm made the list, coming in at number three! Click the photo below for a link to the full list and gain more resources relating to DJ’s and music.
Thank you for choosing TDF!
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!
North Avenue Beach
It’s that time of year again; Castaways Chicago will be opening their doors this Memorial Day Weekend on Friday, May 25th. Music powered by The DJ Firm and 103.5 KISS FM. Come and check out Chicago’s hottest beach party located at North Avenue Beach; 1603 N. Lakeshore Drive. Hit the beach, then come and enjoy refreshing drinks, delicious food and music provided by the best DJ’s hand selected by The DJ Firm, along with musical performances powered by 103.5 KISS FM. Kick off your Memorial Day Weekend with Ally Brooke. See you there every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day!
The DJ Firm; more than just DJ’s! Click below for more information on everything we have to offer, we will give you the best party imaginable!
TDF Radio’s newest podcast, episode 004, is now LIVE! This month we are featuring sounds by DJ Kyle Conley!
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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!
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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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
This month DJ Heavy dropped some Throwback Thursday heat for Underground Chicago's podcast! DJ Heavy is "a perfectionist when it comes to mixing music. It's not only about picking the right songs, but mixing it the right way. I want to make it seamless, flawless." He's an expert when it comes to mixing and is easily one of Chicago's top DJ's! Click below to listen and click here to book DJ Heavy for your next event! #cautionitsheavy
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!
The DJ Firm's own, DJ Jem and DJ Sye Young, were pleased to provide the soundtrack for Arlington Park's annual Independence Day Fireworks Night this year! With an expected crowd of over 40,000 people TDF was ready to deliver the entertainment leading up to one of the best and longest fireworks display in Arlington's history! Thank you for rocking with The DJ Firm!
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