Welcome to the first of many videos where The DJ Firm (TDF) owners, Eric Sampson (DJ Jem) and Carlington Young (DJ Sye Young) give you a glimpse into the world of TDF. We are kicking off the series by explaining what happens once you decide to book with us. Watch below and then head over to our website by clicking HERE!
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!
To book DJ Daily for your next event click here.
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!
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!
London House Chicago
LH on 22
WGN News Feature; Patrick Jasper
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 second installment of The DJ Firm Podcast is here! Jem drops a dope mix for the weekend! PLAY, LISTEN & SHARE @thedjfirm!
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 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!
Hold On by Wilson Phillips
Twist & Shout by The Beatles
Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard
Happy by Pharrell Williams
Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
Billie Jean by Micheal Jackson
Marry You by Bruno Mars
Walking on Broken Glass by Annie Lennox
Jump Around by House of Pain
The Locomotion by Little Eva
Latch by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith
Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
Let Me Clear My Throat by DJ Cool
Apache (Jump on it) by Sugar Hill Gang
My Boo by Ghost Town DJ
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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!
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!
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!