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McDowell DJ Service - DJ Old Soul
McDowell DJ Service - DJ Old Soul

McDowell DJ Service - DJ Old Soul

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Introduction: I consider myself to be a diverse DJ and am able to provide a wide range of music in the genres of R&B, Hip-Hop, House, Afrobeat, Dancehall, Reggae, Latin, Pop/Rock, Country, and Oldies. I provide lighting and basic MC services as well. I have a professional MC partner if you want to make your event even more special. I provide commercial insurance if your event venue requires it. I have been hired for 40+ events through Thumbtack since moving to the Atlanta area in 2015. Prior to this, I was hired on a regular basis in the Chicago/northern Illinois area. I play to the taste of the audience. I don't come to the event with a scripted 'crate' of music, which allows me to be flexible and spontaneous, letting the mood and energy in the room take me where I need to go. I recognize that 'its not about me', rather its about who hired me and their guests, so song requests are welcome. Over the years, I have paid attention to people's likes and dislikes about DJ's, so I keep those things in mind as I prepare for an upcoming event. I am a dancer by nature, so playing music that makes people move is an important, almost spiritual part of my life. I genuinely have fun at every function as they are typically about celebrating something or someone, a birthday, a retirement, a wedding, the holidays, etc. You will likely see me joining a line dance from my DJ table and singing along. Though I am a professional, it is hard for me to think of this as 'work'.

Hired 60 times

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12 years in business

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Cash, Venmo, Zelle

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

58 reviews


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Steve C.


The music selection was perfect for the party, Monte definitely can read a crowd, everyone had a great time! He's responsive, professional and very easy to work with. We will definitely have him for our next party. I highly recommend him for anyone in need of DJ services.
McDowell DJ Service - DJ Old Soul's reply
Thanks, Steve! Had a great time with you all. Looking forward to the next one.
May 11, 2021
Elexius R.


Half way through our outdoor wedding there was a down pour. DJ Old Soul kept the party going despite the puddles that were filling up around us. Our guests even requested more songs at the end of the night. No one wanted the party to end. Thanks DJ Old Soul. We appreciate you so much!
McDowell DJ Service - DJ Old Soul's reply
Thank you! I wish you and Vlad blessings on your marriage. Had a great time with you and your guests.
Oct 19, 2020


Music was on point for the wedding and if I host again and need him as DJ. This was the first time he was great.
McDowell DJ Service - DJ Old Soul's reply
Thank you, Diane! You have a beautiful family and I enjoyed playing for you all. Congratulations again to you son and new daughter in law.
Apr 4, 2021
Britany P.


Dj Monte kept the crowd dancing throughout the entire wedding. He arrived promptly and was dressed very well for a formal wedding. There were a few last minute changes he rolled with them to where the guests were none the wiser! He played every song on the requested list. He even correctly pronounced a more difficult name in the bridal party, no one EVER says it correctly! Book him now!
McDowell DJ Service - DJ Old Soul's reply
Wow! Thank you Britney for the thorough and thoughtful review. I really enjoyed myself with you and your guests.
Sep 15, 2019
Ebony G.


Monté did such a wonderful job as the DJ for my wedding reception. So many guests had such great things to say about the music. Thank you!
McDowell DJ Service - DJ Old Soul's reply
Thank you, Ebony! It was my pleasure.
Sep 2, 2019
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Monte Mcdowell


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My fee is $125/hour, with a 3 hour ($375) minimum. This price includes travel, set up and break down time, and basic MC services. I am flexible on pricing depending on the event and the possibility of future business. Dance floor lighting can be provided for a small additional fee. For very special events, I have an MC partner who charges a separate fee of $150 per event.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    It starts with a phone conversation or in-person meeting. I ask questions about the event's purpose, expected guests, and type of preferred music. I let the client ask me about the events I've done in the past, and music I typically provide. Through email, I ask the customer to complete a playlist of requested/required songs, and a draft program of the event (if applicable). Lastly, I prepare an agreement that describes what I need, what I will provide, as well as payment arrangement.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I was a music seller at Borders Books and Music for several years which further expanded my knowledge of different genres of music. I maintained an online radio station through Live365 for several years, allowing me to share my love for independent R&B and Hip-Hop music.

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