FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You’ll find them conveniently listed below.
Stuff We Get Asked A Lot
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HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
Our pricing starts at 1295 and we have 3 packages that we then customize based on your vision to make it perfect for your unique and special event. Therefore, we always recommend setting up a fun and quick call to determine what setup would be best for you, and we can then give you an exact quote. We can't wait to hear about your event!
HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET FOR MY DJ?
You will hear from many vendors that you shouldn’t skimp on their services, but it couldn’t be more true in the case of DJ Entertainment. Considering that your DJ Entertainment will bear the responsibility of over 80% of the success of your celebration, you can see why choosing a FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL DJ is the wisest choice. Your wedding already looks like a million bucks, so don’t cut corners on the most important element that will make your reception an unforgettable and fun experience. Professional rates for DJ Entertainment range from around $700-$3,500, with the average professional rate being around $1,450 There are less experienced and part-time DJs that may charge less, but when you have a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, why take chances?
WILL YOU HOLD MY DATE?
In the DJ industry, our dates are our “inventory” and therefore cannot be held without a contract and retainer. Even if you need time to decide which package suits you, simply call to request a retainer contract. A small retainer of as low as $500 will hold your date. The most important detail is that you secure your date with us. Then, we can help you design a package right for you. We accept PayPal, Square, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or check for retainer payment.
DO YOU USE CONTRACTS AND ARE YOU INSURED?
For peace of mind, of course we use written contracts and conduct our business professionally. However, we never let the rules get in the way of good business. We are fully insured and are members of the American Disc Jockey Association. We are very easy to work with, and our focus is on celebration and family.
WILL YOU BE ON TIME FOR MY RECEPTION?
Yes. In fact, we will be early. We make all the arrangements for our arrival with your reception hall, and we arrive approximately two hours early to set up. Our equipment and microphones are then tested, tuned, and fully equalized to the room so your first guest hears perfection.
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
As a Full-Time Professional DJ Company, we only use the most reliable, professional and State-Of-The-Art Equipment. Although our talent, expertise, and musical abilities come first, our Sound and Lighting Systems are the tools we use to perform. When our name, reputation, and mission to deliver the best celebration for you are on the line, we count on our tools to deliver amazing sights and sound trouble-free. The brands we trust are the same companies that have been providing sound and lighting for the nation’s top concert and club venues. We perform on completely digital sound systems using both CD and computers. Creatively, this combination gives us ultimate flexibility to perform mixes never before possible. With the latest technology and backup gear built in and on site, you are guaranteed a fantastic reception, worry-free.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU HAVE? AND DO YOU HAVE A LIST?
Hot Mix Entertainment has the best music on the planet. At the time of this writing, we are holding millions of songs on MP3 and Compact Disc. We subscribe to 3 of the industry’s best music programming services that update our library weekly. These are the same companies that service the top radio stations in the USA. Our music is updated so frequently that we will have all of your favorite tunes and requests. We also have all of your favorite party classics, and tunes from every era including Big Band, Motown, Disco, New Wave 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, 10’s, Classic Rock n’ Roll, Alternative Rock, Top 40 R n B, Urban, Hip Hop, Dance, Club Music, Techno, EDM, Old School, Funk, and even more! Whew! If you are looking for a suggestion list, it is more practical that we send you our “most requested” music suggestion list, along with a suggested song list for traditional dances. Also, keep in mind that there is only time to hear around 15-20 songs per party hour. You’ll find more music and info in the client area of our website.
CAN I REQUEST A SPECIFIC DJ?
Absolutely. If you have seen one of our DJs perform, it is in our best interest to have he/she perform at your event. We endeavor to provide you with the exact entertainer that you request, however due to the nature of our business, have a second choice or allow us to match you with a perfect entertainer should a particular entertainer fall ill or become unable to perform your show. That way, you are covered in any case.
“Scott Smokin’ Silz is always professional and his music is on point! Definitely will use Hot Mix Entertainment again!”
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
I can’t thank Scott and his team enough for making our wedding night so special. I’ve been listening to Scott Smokin Silz on the radio for years and have been to many of his parties. I’m a big Hot Mix 5 fan and our music was exactly what we wanted. We love great dance music and Scott played all my jams. The night went so fast. Keep doin’ what you do Scott!
What a night in Chicago! Thank goodness we didn’t leave on our honeymoon the day after our reception – We were up all night dancing – no one wanted to leave thanks to Scott and Hot Mix Entertainment.
We hired Hot Mix Entertainment for our wedding and Scott did an awesome job as our DJ. He was great to work with and got all the music right. The reception was a great mix and kept the dance floor packed with our friends right up to the last song of the night. We had a complete blast! Hot Mix Entertainment was definitely worth hiring!
We planned our wedding long distance and relied on referrals from our friends in Chicago for a DJ Company. Scott and Hot Mix was it! Thrilled with the entire process and experience. Highly recommend.
Hot Mix Entertainment far exceeded our expectations. We knew they were great when we hired them because we saw them at a friends wedding. They were so professional and went above and beyond every step of the way. Thank you to our DJ Scott for making our night magical! Even our catering sales person commented on what a great DJ we had.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Need I say more? You want a pro in the DJ industry here he is. Scott Smokin’ Silz.
My husband and I spent a lot of time trying to find the best DJ for our wedding but after meeting Scott Silz we knew we found the right DJ. Scott is a true professional. He was very responsive and took the time to meet with us a couple of times and was very helpful. We wanted lots of people dancing and that’s exactly what we got. Our friends and family stayed right up to the last song. It was truly a special night. I’m so glad we chose Hot Mix Entertainment.
Scott Smokin Silz is always professional and his music is on point! Definitely will use Hot Mix Entertainment again!
Scott Smokin’ Silz over delivered! We had the most amazing night. FUN! FUN! FUN! You should hire Hot Mix right now. Our friends danced all night and even my husband was on the floor loving the music. Hot Mix was wonderful!
“The moment we decided on a venue, we started looking for a wedding DJ. A girlfriend of mine recommended Hot Mix Entertainment and we are SO GLAD she did!”