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About Midwest DJ

I have 10+ years' experience of actual DJ'ing using turntables and records (the way it should be), and an interactive Emcee (2 time Midwest Scribble Jam Champion) who can work a crowd like it's second-hand nature. We don't press play on some pre-programmed music console, i-pod or CD player like DJ Gus with a boy band microphone head set and saying I have 20+ years' of experience only to find out he sucked and left a dent in your wallet that even Macco cant fix.(My 2-year old son can press play on a CD player).

I strive for a seamless song transition and blending by using beat matching techniques, so you can't even tell I changed songs. Also, DJ Gus has a 500,000 karaoke song bank that you have never heard of or only want to listen to 10 of the songs. Whereas, I have a very wide variety of all music genres that you want to hear, which varies from Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Kenny Rogers, Johny Cash, Barry Manolo, Rascall Flatt's, Kidz Bob, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Commodores, Zapp & Roger, Mushroom Jazz, DJ Shadow, John Legend, Pantera to Jay-Z, Outcast, Lady Gaga and Petey Paul and many, many, many more including mash-ups and remixes of the top 40's with classics that ('cause it's your special day) can play all night long (fees for extended playing time will vary).

Q: What do my services entail?
A: Everything you would expect from a DJ -- set-up, lights, wireless microphones, crowd interactive emcee and dance music all night, song requests, garter toss, bouquet toss, all of it!

Q: What specials skills do I have?
A: All the skills an actual DJ should possess -- beat matching, scratching and most importantly, crowd read. Were not gonna play "Shake That Ass" when there are 2-year old and 10-year old kids on the dance floor.

Q: What do customers love about my work?
A: We are the best, with the incorporation of real turntableism and an Emcee, We know what were doing. Time and time again, I have guests of the wedding party tell me that they wish they would have used my emcee and I as their wedding DJ rather than a low-budget I-Pod DJ Gus.


7hrs. Services without lights - $750.00
7hrs. Services with lights - $950.00
Extended playing time (after 7th hour) - $100.00 per hour

Non-wedding related events:
Without lights - $100.00 per hour
With Lights $100.00 per hour + $100.00 for the lights


Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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Question and answer

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

A. Education wise,...no. There is no education in going to a record store and listening to the new/used music and buying what i like or what i might want to play for a show/event.
But i will read up on new pro audio gear that is coming out and go to the music shop and play with them.

Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.

A. This i have mostly covered in the main description above, but what i have left out is "travel" time. I honestly dont mind driving to your event, but if its hours away we may need to discuss gas options.

Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?

A. When i was in my very early teens I went to my first concert "Pink Floyd" (Division Bell Tour) and i was in such awe that i knew i wanted to be a musician. Through the years I've been to several hundred concerts & festivals doing everything from going in the mosh pits to sitting in the top balcony and just taking it all in. In my late teens - early 20's i was in a band that incorporated a dj in some of our songs and i instantly was hooked on turning turntables into an instrument.

Q. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. When i first started djing i would play at house parties, graduation parties and really anything i could get. Nowday's with the 10+ years of experience i find that i dj more wedding receptions, bar/club "resident dj" ( IE I'm the dj for the entire night at that specific bar or night club) or i will dj with music groups such as rock/metal bands or hip hop groups.

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. Any one can yell random things in a microphone and press play on a cd player for the Hokey Polkie. But it takes a skilled dj to keep a crowd going.

Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

A. All the behind the scenes labor & countless hours of practice time and money that goes into what we (dj's) do on our own time or leading up to an event. A lot of djs are dirt poor cause of this.

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