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

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.

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Brittany M

Hot Mix did an event for the office and we could not be more happy with the results. Very professional, everyone had a great time dancing, and a pleasure to have entertaining us at a special occasion.

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Thomas Donahue

Just back from our honeymoon, I wanted to thank Scott and Hot Mix Entertainment for a wonderful evening. Could not have been happier.

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Charlotte M

I was really excited by the large variety of music the DJ came with. Whatever we requested was available! I was not expecting that. The DJ did an amazing job. Very professional. Arrived early to set up and everything was good to go by the time my guests arrived. He nailed my entrance. I’m really proud he was my DJ. The whole crew did an excellent job!

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Madeline T

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

Scott was amazing! He broke his leg shortly before our wedding and not once gave us any doubt he would still get the job done and do it well. And that he did! We had many compliments on the DJ and can’t recommend him enough! The lighting he suggested and provided really made the room romantic and special. So happy with the services!

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Kathleen K

Scott Smokin Silz is always professional and his music is on point! Definitely will use Hot Mix Entertainment again!

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Rick Allay

Scott did an AMAZING job at our wedding. We met with him twice to hash out all the details. He is extremely professional and knows his stuff. He was able to help us with some musical choices too when we were stuck. We also got the up lights and photo booth from him. Everything was exceptional! Our guest are still mentioning to us that this was the first wedding they have been to where the dance floor was packed from beginning to the end of the last song played. I would recommend him to anyone.

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Ryan M

What can I say about Scott except that he totally crushed it at our wedding and kept the dancefloor packed all night long? We had a destination Austin wedding and no DJ was good enough for our tastes except Silz so we dragged him all the way down to Texas – a choice we could not be happier with. The music was amazing, he did an insane job with the uplighting – when the lights were lowered, the place looked incredible! – and his photobooth was a highlight to us and our guests. Oliver (who manned the photobooth) was a true professional and had amazing ideas for our friends that made their excitement over picture taking even better. All we wanted at our wedding was a total party and he kept it that way all night long!

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