It’s free with no obligation to hire
Current Top Pro
Hired 11 times
15 years in business
(Central Time Zone)
12:00 a.m. to midnight
Cash, Check, Venmo
Currently a Top Pro
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Jul - Dec
Photos and Videos
21 photos and 3 videos
Prom or school dance,
Hip-hop / Rap,
R&B / soul,
Funk / disco,
EDM / house,
I had the opportunity to meet with DJ Phil and enjoyed it very much. Our meeting went way past the time I thought it would be. He's very easy to plan an event with! Since I had no idea what to expect for wedding music, dance and wedding traditions; DJ Phil stepped right up and walked me through EVERYTHING! Because of our talk, I walked away feeling 100 times more confident about our wedding. His personality is magnetic!!! Unfortunately, the wedding never happened but DJ Phil was most definitely one of the highlights to the planning. I highly advice anyone looking for DJ/MC services to look no further. You have found the right, the only page. He's very prompt at responding and reliable so DON'T PASS HIM UP!!!!! Thank you so much Phillip! You rock!Feb 26, 2019Verified
Phil is a very talented selector and DJ, he has a great sense of what the crowd would like to hear and should be hearing, which are not always the same. His repertoire is larger than the ones of your uncle, your grandma and your friend from high school who turned into a huge indie punk rock celebrity - combined - and he sometimes DJs with a headlight which gives him extra style credits.Jun 4, 2018
Phillip is the perfect DJ for your event! He's super responsible, polite and professional to a fault, and has great tunes for any occasion, mixed expertly. He's a pleasure to deal with and I'd hire him for anything!Jun 4, 2018
I had a vision of having a 80’s and 90’s funk and hip hop 40th Birthday party and Phillip had great collection of vinyl which was full of funk and very eclectic. When I told him we wanted to do karaoke 🎤 he easily hooked us up. We connected a projector to his computer which was also connected to his excellent sound system and a his mic system and we were full on with the karaoke! Phillip is very cool and a great DJ with excellent tastes. He was there early to set up, completely professional and easy going. He kept the music and energy going throughout the party.Jul 20, 2018
We were really happy to have Phil DJ our 50-person party last fall. He arrived well before our guests and played the jams all through the night. A real pro. Highly recommended! 🌟Mar 15, 2018
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I arrive two hours before I have to play any music and you do not pay for set-up or take-down time. I require a signed contract for bookings with a $150 non-refundable deposit. For events that are more than 60 miles from my home in Northwest Austin, I charge a $50 travel fee. My pricing includes*: A P.A. (Two Turbosound Milan M-15s) A secondary P.A. (for weddings only) Two turntables (Technics 1200s) A DJ mixer One crate full of 12"s and LPs and one case of 45's (**read below if you'd like for me to bring more) Serato (for DJing with digital music files) Two laptop computers (one as a back-up) Microphones: One corded microphone, one wireless handheld microphone, and one lapel microphone (for weddings only) Two dancefloor lights on a lighting tree * There are not any additional fees for gear unless you need something that I typically don't provide like karaoke, uplighting, or a fog machine. ** If you want a "vinyl bar," where I bring an additional bin and a half of records and invite party guests to look through them and make requests, it's an additional $150. I always bring some records to my gigs, I just don't always run a vinyl bar.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When I am contacted by a new customer, I will schedule a phone call or in-person meeting to discuss the event organizer's needs, tastes, and logistics. I require a signed contract and non-refundable $150 deposit for any event I am hired to perform at. After a contract has been signed, I'll send the client a music request checklist, which serves as my guide for what music I should play (and what not to play) at the event. Clients can also send Spotify or YouTube playlists. In preparation for each event, I acquire and organize the requested music from the checklist (if I don't already have it) and, while I'm DJing an event, I stick closely to the music that the client has requested. Contracted clients can always contact me by phone, text, or e-mail and I like to schedule "week-of" phone calls to go over an event's timeline and music selections.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I've been DJing parties for 14 years. I've played at least 30 weddings, multiple clubs in Austin and The Bay Area, school functions, fundraisers, house parties, dorm parties, retirement parties, birthday parties, and more. I'm a current resident at Plush nightclub (third Sundays) and I contributed equipment and marketed the BYOV events at The Buzz Mill. I also accept DJ gigs from several other event companies in Austin and one venue.