EVENT PLANNING & BLOG

Below you'll find helpful tips and advice to make sure your event rocks!

The Benefits Of Having An All-In-One Venue For Your Wedding
The verdict is in. All-in-one venues are preferred by an overwhelming majority of today’s wedding couples. Why? It's so much easier!
How to Give a Great Wedding Toast
So you're giving a wedding toast. And that means that you will inevitably spend hours thinking about, writing and perfecting this toast.
5 No-Brainer Reasons to Hire a Chicago DJ for your Corporate Event
Big parties come with big responsibility. Planning the location, food, and entertainment for guests is usually the minimum.
5 Things To Do When Choosing A Chicago Wedding DJ
Your choice of Chicago Wedding DJ can make or break your wedding. Therefore, it’s paramount to set aside enough time to do due diligence.
Why Adding A Chicago Photo Booth Rental To Your Event Is So Worth It
After all, if a picture is a thousand words, a Chicago photo booth picture is a thousand laughs… with a dose of sentimentality added in for good measure.
5 Reasons to Hire a DJ for Your Chicago Corporate Event
Businesses throughout Chicagoland turn to world renowned Hot Mix Entertainment for their corporate event entertainment.
Chicago Wedding DJ Prices Revealed
How much does a Chicago wedding DJ cost? As you already know if you’ve done any research at all, Chicago Wedding DJ prices vary greatly.
A Modern Approach to Traditional Wedding Planning
Fortunately, as technology advances, we continue to get new simplified and streamlined ways to tackle what can often be the overwhelming task of planning a wedding.
Three Ways To Improve The Quality Of Sound At Your Indoor Wedding Party
Since most of the wedding guests will remember your special day through your entertainment choices, here are three easy tips to ensure that your sound quality is impressive.
Turn The Great Outdoors Into A Great Wedding Bash
What better day to remind yourself of the beautiful world we live in than you’re wedding day? If you plan appropriately, an outdoor party can be a great way to chill out with wedding attendees after the main reception.
How To Save Money On Prom This Year
After seeing this information, we thought we’d give you some ways to keep costs down this prom season.
Why Save A Healthy Budget For Entertainment?
Chicagoans highly prize weddings, spending an average of a little over $16,000 on venues, and around $71 per person on catering.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Need I say more? You want a pro in the DJ industry here he is. Scott Smokin’ Silz.

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Joanna H

My fiancee put me in charge of hiring a DJ which I thought would be a daunting task, until I met Scott. Hired him on the spot. Music was perfect and the dance floor packed all night.

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Jeana W

Hot Mix was FANTASTIC! The music was exactly what we wanted. The lighting looked great and the dance floor was packed! Thank you for a perfect night. You were so easy to work with and responded quickly to all of our emails. I will highly recommend you to all of our friends.

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Christina

DJ Scott is amazing. We had him do all the music entertainment at our wedding. Everyone had a great time and he kept the music rolling! Never a dull moment with Hot Mix Entertainment around! If you are considering hiring anyone else, stop right now! This is your guy! Thanks a bunch!

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Alex Reese

Scott did a fantastic job. He quickly caught on to the music tastes of my guests and was happy to quickly play their requests. I think everyone danced until they couldn’t dance anymore! Everyone stayed entertained and it’s due to this talented dj. Many people asked for his card. Yes, he was that good.

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Scott is a great DJ. I’m so glad we went with him. He kept the crowd engaged and dancing. He kept great music playing. He really put on an amazing show. It was everything we asked for and much more. Thanks for making our night so special!

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Heather F

Our DJ Scott from Hot Mix. was so much fun! He was very professional and listened to what we wanted. I was even more impressed when he was able to find a couple of hard to find remixes for my husband. (he loves House Music) Scott went above and beyond and made our wedding reception a success. At first I thought they were pretty expensive, but I would pay that again for the experience we had. You need to hire Hot Mix for your wedding!

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Olivia

Scott is a great DJ. I’m so glad we went with him. He kept the crowd engaged and dancing. He kept great music playing. He really put on an amazing show. It was everything we asked for and much more. Thanks for making our night so special!

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Scott was a perfect 10! I can't imagine a better DJ for our wedding... We knew he was good when we hired him, but he honestly blew us away at the wedding. He NAILED it! Cocktail hour was full of our favorite music and set the perfect tone for the night. At the reception, his announcements were perfect, and it was obvious that he has many years of radio/emcee experience. But most importantly, our guests danced all night and so did we! We had the BEST time. I also heard from friends that he handled the guests who had less-than-awesome song requests really well. Scott is a consummate professional. He knows music and how to run a room, and he has all the best quality equipment. I could not be happier with our decision to hire Scott, and I will recommend him to everyone I know!

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Jaclyn S