DJ Afrolicious
DJ Afrolicious

DJ Afrolicious

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Introduction: My name is James Jessie and I go by DJ Afrolicious. I'm 23 years old and I'm from Phoenix, Arizona. I'm a graduate from the University of Utah and I majored in Game Design. I've been DJing for about 4 years professionally and I'm available for weddings, parties, and all different occasions and events. I specialize in Hip-Hop and old school 70's/80's/90's music and I can make customized playlists to fit your needs. I'm a fun, energetic DJ who loves to dance and make sure that your wedding, party, or any other special event is a banger. While I may be young and new to the game, I'll do everything I can to make your event amazing and I won't leave you unsatisfied. Be sure to check out my website for any useful information about my services. You can also check out my Instagram (@dj_afrolicious) to see a bunch of my work. I look forward to working with you!
Overview

Hired 15 times

Serves Salt Lake City, UT

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1 employee

5 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, PayPal, Square cash app, and Venmo.

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

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Jan C.
2 weeks ago
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We hired DJ Afrolicious for our Engagement party. We had a mix of friends, family and some littles there and he did an absolutely amazing job of reading the room from dinner to dancing towards the end of the function. Has an amazing set up and worked well with guest request. Thank you for helping advance & match the vibe of our party!

Details: Engagement party • 50 - 99 guests • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • Funk / disco • 80s • Oldies • Top 40 • R&B / soul • Hip-hop / Rap • Pop • Banquet hall or ballroom

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Parker B.
Jun 21, 2023
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DJ Afrolicious was incredible to work with! He removed all of the stress out of the wedding regarding the music and MC’ing. No mistakes were made and he was on queue for everything we asked for. He played the music we all love and our guests complimented us a ton throughout the night on how great he was. He communicated very well, was professional, showed up on time, and had all of the necessary equipment for success. Thanks so much James!! I would recommend booking with him 10/10 times.

Details: Wedding • 100 - 149 guests • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • Hip-hop / Rap • Outdoor venue • MC services

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Makenna S.
Apr 23, 2023
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Dj Afrolicious was amazing!!!!!! we had so much fun at our wedding!!! he made me feel so comfortable and even helped create a time line for the evening. i was so grateful since i didn’t have a wedding planner! he was on time and so kind. even helped take some photos for friends. above and beyond!! 10/10 would hire him again in a heart beat!

Details: Wedding • 50 - 99 guests • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • 13 - 17 years old • 12 years old or younger • Hip-hop / Rap • R&B / soul • Funk / disco • Banquet hall or ballroom

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Molly C.
Jun 8, 2022
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DJ Afrolicious did a fantastic job of DJing our daughter’s wedding reception. He kept everything running smoothly, making announcements for the cake cutting and first dances in a timely and entertaining manner. He put a great spin on our music requests and was incredibly professional and easy to work with. Would use him again!!! 5 stars for everything. Punctuality, responsiveness, value, work quality, professionalism.

Details: Wedding • 150 - 199 guests • 18 - 30 years old • Pop • Hip-hop / Rap • Top 40 • Oldies • Outdoor venue

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Savannah C.
May 26, 2020
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Lots of fun, cool guy, guests had a great time enjoying his music. Thanks DJ Afrolicious!

Details: Party • 25 - 49 guests • 13 - 17 years old • Oldies • Top 40 • Pop • Hip-hop / Rap • 80s • Office

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FAQs

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

    My pricing is based on the number of people and the number of hours you would want me for.

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

    First, I like to get all of the basic information about the event including the location, the number of people, and the number of hours. After that, I ask for a playlist of songs or a number of artist/genre requests that way I can customize my set to fit your event. I'm very lenient in terms of payments. I leave it up to the customer on whether they would like to get the payment out of the way beforehand or do it at the event.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    My dad and one of his friends got me into it. My dad picked a turntable because he was thinking of getting into DJing like his friend. He ended up never using it so I picked it up and started practicing with it. I started practicing in 2015 and I'm mostly self taught. My dad's friend did help me learn some more things and I mastered my craft over the course of around 3 years. It wasn't until 2019 that I started to consider becoming a freelance DJ and now I work all over the Salt Lake County.

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