We have the opportunity to work alongside many vendors when we provide the music for wedding, private and corporate events and one of our favorites is Ed and Aileen Photography. Ed and Aileen are a husband and wife duo who currently reside in Chicago and share a passion for wedding photography. If you’re “into candid moments, funny animal gifs, and binge watching Netflix” they’d love to hear from you and we give them our stamp of approval, too! “We aren’t your typical wedding photographers. And our kick ass couples aren’t your typical brides and grooms.” Click HERE to explore more about Ed & Aileen Photography and see below for some of our personal favorite shots.
We’d like to officially welcome SPIN VXN to our TDF team! Brooklyn Moser, who goes by SPIN VXN, always followed her passion for music performance through high school and college. She pursued a music career and continued her education at Scratch DJ Academy and in January of 2018 she dedicated herself to a full-time career in DJing. In just under two years she has locked in clients such as; Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Tommy Hilfiger. She has also debuted at many of The DJ Firm’s venues this past year such as; London House, The J. Parker and Clutch Bar Chicago. She is versatile and skilled at DJing weddings, private parties, club venues and even provides the music at LIVE DJ indoor cycling classes at the Chicago Athletic Clubs. We are excited to have her join us, welcome to the party life!
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!
Ms. Edith is a violinist from Chicago. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and is a member of the Chicago Sinfonietta, along with the Soulful Symphony in Baltimore. She has performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show and The Voice. She’s also performed with artists such as; J. Lo, Common, Aretha Franklin and Barry White. The DJ Firm has partnerships with live musicians to bring your event to the next level in entertainment for your guests! For booking or more information on Ms. Edith or other musicians we partner with click HERE.
Join our guy DJ Kid Clay at his 3rd Annual Skate Shindig this month on Thursday, September 26th from 8pm-12am at Fleetwood Roller Rink (7231 W. Archer Ave.) ROCK WITH CLAY for the LIVEST Skating Event of the Summer! Live DJs, Concession Stand and Good Vibes. $15 EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW. $20 GENERAL ADMISSION. (Ticket purchase does not include $3 skate rental.) Click HERE to get your tickets & we’ll see you there!
The DJ Firm has been partnering with The Knot and Wedding Wire for some time and this ‘Live Life in Color’ networking event was a memorable one. The Knot x Wedding Wire Chicago Social brought so many people together for an incredibly colorful night of connecting with local vendors, wedding planners and event coordinators. The Lakewood Chicago was the perfect event space, check out the other vendors below!
Planning + Design; Big City Bride
Catering + Bar; Paramount Events
Photography; Alexandra Lee Photography
Videography; Something New Media
Entertainment; The DJ Firm, Patrick Jasper
Lighting; A Posh Production
Photo Booth; Shutter Booth Chicago
Sweets; ECBG Studio
The DJ Firm partners with professional musicians to add a live touch to your wedding, corporate or private event. Adia is a violinist, singer and songwriting from Chicago. Her DJ/Violin sets are unmatched with her groundbreaking live improvisational skills. She is a regular performer on Fox’s hit show; Empire and has performed alongside numerous artists such as; Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Hudson and Chance the Rapper. Contact us today to get more information on how to include Adia as part of your event entertainment! Click HERE to hear samples of her amazing work.
The J. Parker, a Chicago rooftop restaurant 13 floors up above Hotel Lincoln, is located at 1816 N. Clark Street. This venue offers some of the best views in the city, handcrafted cocktails and New American small plates. One of The DJ Firm’s newest accounts, we are excited to start a partnership to provide the perfect soundtrack to dinner with friends or a night out on the town. Come and enjoy a stunning 360-degree view of both the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan and your favorite DJ’s!
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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.
The DJ Firm has such an incredible partnership with AT&T Michigan Avenue and this month we were able to execute another amazing event. We were on production for a very intimate and special #turnupthelove event featuring Lizzo! Her energy, positivity and effortless ability to show everyone a good time was amazing to watch first hand. Although we are always celebrating love all year long, this seemed like the perfect event to highlight as we close out another pride month. As always, thank you for choosing The DJ Firm, we are truly lucky to be part of so many awesome experiences. #loveislove #pride #lovewins #equality
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!
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
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WGN News Feature; Patrick Jasper
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!
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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!
2019 Showcase and Networking Event
Let the Music Do the Talking
The DJ Firm is excited to have a collaboration with WAVE 3-D, the first multi-camera photo booth designed to capture a 3-D experience. WAVE 3-D joined us at our 2019 Showcase and Networking event and allowed our guests (and DJ’s!) to try out this brand new photo adventure. With fifteen cameras capturing every angle there’s no doubt you’ll take your event to the next level and have the 3-D photo memories to prove it. Check them out today!