EVENT PLANNING & BLOG

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

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.
Tips For Simplifying Prom Planning So You Can Focus On Having Fun
Trends come and go, but prom really is forever. I’d even go so far as to say that there are two kinds of people in the world: those who go to prom and those who don’t.

What Our Clients Are Saying

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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!

Kevin R
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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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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.

Thomas Donahue
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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!

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Scott, your talent as a DJ is only surpassed by your classiness behind the microphone. Thanks for rocking our wedding to the wee hours, EVERYONE loved the music you played and the vibe you created!

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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!

Ashley I
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We chose Hot Mix because of Scott. We met at his office and we were so impressed. He’s such a pro at what he does. We couldn’t have been happier with the way our wedding turned out. He took care of our ceremony, the dinner music and the dancing. He kept people on the floor and played a great selection of music. Everything was just perfect.

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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!

Heather F
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Scott was great to work with. He responded immediately to all of our emails and phone calls. Our reception was rockin’ from start to finish. He had everyone on the dance floor and kept them there. The lighting was beautiful. Our Photo Booth pictures looked great. We couldn’t have been happier with our decision to hire Hot Mix Entertainment. I can’t tell you how many compliments we got about our music and DJ. We highly recommend Hot Mix and Scott!

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