Chi Dr. Productions

Reston, VA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I am the type of person who takes pride in interacting with my clients to ensure they are getting the service and product they are expecting and more. I incorporate my vast knowledge in music genres to expound upon the playlist my clients provide. I also ensure the minute of details are covered to provide the best service possible to make my client's event the best possible experience, filled with great memories. Pleasing my customers and their attendees are my primary goals. My services have been voted #1 by Thumbtack in Event Production for 2015, 2016, and 2017, I wear that distinction with honor.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Being a part of someone's special day and being a vital part of someone or an entity's special event. I enjoy meeting and interacting with my clients. Providing entertainment for my clients is something I absolutely love, as well as being a professional throughout the whole process from quote submittal and beyond contract closeout.
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Location

Reston, VA 20191

Website

Background check

Complete

Years in business

18

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

178

Reviews

98 Reviews
  • Sam L. Jul 12, 2017
    DJ
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    Donnell is easy to work with and quiet on the job. He kept the party moving and responded to requests, but strayed from the list we gave him. He got back to our list when we reminded him.
  • Rebecca S. Jun 23, 2017
    DJ
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    The entire experience with Chi Dr. Productions was fantastic. I would highly recommend Donnell. He was very professional, was right on time and had the perfect selection of music for our 6th Grade pool party. The set up and take down of his equipment was quick and easy and even with the heat, he seemed to really enjoy his job! He is also very responsive to email. If I ever have another event that needs a DJ I would definitely call Donnell again.
  • Anitha K. Jun 19, 2017
    DJ
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    He got the party going. Changed the music according to the vibe !!
  • Heidi V. Jun 7, 2017
    DJ
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    He was great! Played music for all audiences at our party. Was always very responsive when we communicated. Arrived early for the event. Many guests tried to book him for their parties.
  • Brooke F. Jun 4, 2017
    DJ
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    Donnell was an incredible DJ. We loved him. He was so polite and made our party with his songs.
  • A.J. K. May 30, 2017
    DJ
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    Chi Dr. Productions was great at my wedding! Donnell Robinson was a great DJ, everyone enjoyed the music selection he had prepared, and when it came to last minute changes he was very accommodating.
  • Darlene D. May 30, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    He was the best DJ ever. I enjoyed the music and he help create a very romantic atmosphere. He enhanced our playlist submitted and provided additional assistance when it came down to the ceremony as well as reception. We couldn't ask for anyone better. He is the best in our eyes. He made our day special.
  • Elizabeth K. May 22, 2017
    DJ
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    Chi Dr. Productions was one of the best DJ's I have ever heard. I would definitely hire him again
  • Laura A. Apr 24, 2017
    DJ
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    Excellent
    DJ Chi Dr. did a great job with our prom. The kids loved the song selection, which he kept appropriate and modern. He did a good job setting up the uplighting. Very easy to work with; never having any questions or concerns. You can trust him to create a great dance floor!
  • Rachel H. Apr 3, 2017
    DJ
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    Absolutely perfect. 100%. Donnell was a great communicator from the beginning and worked with our vision for our wedding. He asked for great details to make sure our day went off without a hitch. For every moment of the day, he seemed to play the exact right song. We had people there ages 1-94 and everyone enjoyed the music. Guests were on the dance floor for the whole event and he took requests too! Donnell made announcements in a timely manner and kept the wedding on schedule. I would give 6 stars if I could! Donnell, feel free to use us as a reference whenever you'd like. We had a blast and we wish we could live it all over again!
  • Charissa P. Jan 18, 2017
    DJ
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    The guests danced "ALL NIGHT LONG"
    The DJ was great . He could change pace with the people dancing. He has a wide variety of music and the ability to find music in short notice. He made sure the party was fun .
  • Lisa C. Dec 30, 2016
    DJ
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    Super Professional & Fun!
    Prompt, conscientious, professional, pleasant, and great musical mixes! Chi Dr. Productions did a great job at understanding the ambience we wished to create for the reception, dinner and dance portions of our event and assembled a thoughtful and appropriate mix of musical selections that flowed seamlessly! Excellent equipment, speakers and lights. Great personality and professional demeanor. Courteous and easy to work with. Highly recommended for either your corporate or private event.
  • Cyndi S. Dec 15, 2016
    DJ
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    Highly Recommended!
    Donnell at Chi Dr Productions filled in as the last minute DJ for the Vint Hill Fall Festival, attended by several thousand people. Donnell has an laidback demeanor and his experience as a DJ is quite evident. He was thoroughly prepared for the event music-wise and even brought his own pop-up tent. You can't go wrong with Chi Dr Productions. Highly recommended!!
  • Jo F. Dec 15, 2016
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    This is the DJ you want.
    Great to work with. He was adaptable to situations and also provided games for our Company Holiday Party which had everyone scrambling. What fun! We plan to use him again and recommend him to whoever is looking for a DJ.
  • Courtney W. Dec 9, 2016
    DJ
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    Very professional, would hire again!
    We had a great experience with Chi Dr. Productions for our wedding last weekend! He was very professional, arrived on time, and the guests had a great time. I didn't think we'd have much dancing since it was a morning wedding, but there was and we loved it!
  • Christopher S. Dec 3, 2016
    DJ
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    Fantastic job!
    Fantastic job and he got a everyone dancing. Would definitely hire again!
  • Carmelita H. Nov 27, 2016
    DJ
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    Excellent DJ for any occasion
    The service Donnell provided was excellent for our anniversary party. He was professional, checked in with me regularly, and was prepared for anything we asked. We will definitely use him again.
  • Kaitlyn F. Nov 6, 2016
    Wedding DJ
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    Professional through and through!
    Loved everything about our wedding, and much of that can be attributed to the DJing! Thank you so much for a FANTASTIC day!
  • Megan P. Oct 23, 2016
    DJ
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    WOW!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
    This was THE best DJ that I have ever hired for an event. He was extremely professional and played a fantastic assortment of music that was geared to all audiences. He is very resonably priced and came with lights and everything. If you're looking for a DJ this is your guy! All of my guests raved about how fantastic he was. I will be hiring again in the future. 5 stars all around!
  • Coleen T. Oct 14, 2016
    DJ
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    Highly Recommend!!!
    Donnell was professional and easy to work with. I made the initial contact with him and then my daughter and fiancé met with him select music for their wedding reception. He provided great suggestions and on the day of the event his attire was impeccable. Last but not least, he kept the dance floor filled all evening. Great party. Highly recommend Chi Dr for your next DJ!
  • Glenda M. Sep 26, 2016
    Wedding DJ
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    Life saver!
    Best by far! He came in an did his thing when it was last minute. Thank you so much!
  • Praveen J. Sep 17, 2016
    DJ
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    He is accommodate all last min songs. Really appreciate it.
  • Bradley B. Sep 11, 2016
    DJ
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    Amazing DJ and amazing person!
    Chi Dr. Productions and Donnell was AMAZING!! He was the perfect DJ for our perfect day! He was very professional and played exactly the kind of music we wanted! We highly recommend him!
  • Laura H. Sep 6, 2016
    Wedding DJ
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    We loved him!
    he did an AMAZING job. everyone had so much fun at our wedding; we had our must play list and he took care of the rest and really did a great mix for everyone in the crowd. Got to the venue super early for set up, was super professional, took some song requests which keeps the guests happy. It was overall great. Thank you for making our wedding awesome!
  • Meera A. Aug 29, 2016
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    He was unbelievably professional, played amazing music that was suitable for all age ranges.
  • Vanessa M. Aug 14, 2016
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    Highly recommend! Very attentive
  • Matt F. Aug 7, 2016
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    Very professional. Played everything we asked for. Outstanding
  • Julianne R. Jul 19, 2016
    DJ
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    Chi Dr. kept our guests dancing at the brides request that he change a song from one we requested to one that would keep everyone on the dance floor. He took guests request as well. Our only small complaint was that he was a bit reserved as the MC. Overall, a wonderful D.J. at a great price! Jules and Anthony
  • Kellie O. Jul 18, 2016
    Wedding DJ
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    Fantastic DJ! Great job reading the crowd at our reception. Able to adjust music and played a great variety of types of music. Would recommend to any one!
  • Jerome V. Jul 12, 2016
    DJ
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    Mr. Donnell Robinson (Chi Dr. Productions) provided awesome entertainment and DJ Services for my "Meet & Greet" and "Family Banquet" Family Reunion event. He arrived early and was a true professional. Mr. Robinson provided karaoke for entertainment during the Meet & Greet, and the guest loved it. His service is Outstanding, he is friendly, I will hire him again for my next event.
    Donnell R. Jul 16, 2016

    Thank you Jerome. It was truly a pleasure working for you and your family at both events. I hope your whole 4-day family reunion experience was a memorably blessed one. I'm hoping to work with you all again sometime in the not so distant future. Thank you again! Kind regards, Donnell Robinson Chi Dr Productions

  • Betsy N. Jul 10, 2016
    DJ
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    Everything was perfect! All the kids and adults were entertained thanks to him. I will definitely forward his contact to others in the future!
  • Debbie M. Jun 12, 2016
    Wedding DJ
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    Everything went great. Donnell was always responsive to all our emails, he was very easy going, friendly and very nice. The music was great and we were very satisfied. Thanks Donnell for making our day just that much more special.
  • Jill W. Jun 7, 2016
    DJ
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    Donnell was extremely professional and promptly responded to any questions I asked. He was open to learning about our religious traditions and quickly learned all he needed to know to handle our requests. He was flexible, friendly and willing to change plans at the last minute if necessary due to weather issues for our outdoor/indoor event.
  • Joanna O. May 20, 2016
    DJ
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    Donnell did an AMAZING job with our wedding reception last weekend. We met with him a few days prior. He is very likeable and easy to talk with. On the day of, he delivered! Donnell DJ'd and MC'd! He arrived early and came professionally dressed and ready to go. We did have a few last minute changes to the flow of our reception, but Donnell handled those with ease. Nobody knew! The music was great and our guests hit the dance floor. You will not go wrong hiring Donnell as your wedding DJ. My husband and I highly recommend him!
  • Amy O. May 18, 2016
    DJ
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    Donnell did a fantastic job at our wedding. He plays all songs on time, and never missed a beat. He was friendly, courteous and professional. We would highly recommend him and in fact, we have already recommended him to a friend.
  • Katie C. May 16, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Donnell was amazing!! He truly made my wedding even more special! I talked to about 4 others & found Donnell by luck on here! not only was the music perfect, but the price for his services were incredible. Not only was he very polite but very professional and quick to respond! He kept in touch through the entire planning months, and was also very helpful! He had provided me with wedding sample timelines & also reminded us of the music choices we would need for the many special events throughout the night. Donnell had also played the huge extra music list I had given to him & had blended it perfectly with his own to make the perfect vibe all night long. Donnell was my favorite person that I had hired for my wedding! when the venue owner tried to make him stop the music early for no reason at all, he kept going & when the coordinator forgot to coordinate the bouquet toss & the night was coming to an end, Donnell stopped everyone & did a announcement so that I could throw my bouquet. I Highly Recommend!!!!
  • Dina B. May 12, 2016
    DJ
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    He did a great job playing the requested music and setting up the colorful lights show. There could've been more variety in songs and the music could have been louder and I would have liked it if he would have hype up the crowd and gotten them involved.
  • Geraldine D. May 9, 2016
    DJ
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    I hired Donnell for a graduation party that fell on Mother's Day on short notice. Donnell was very professional and accessible. Donnell played a great mix of music. All of my guests had a great time.
  • Sean F. Apr 24, 2016
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  • Shannon M. Apr 19, 2016
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    Excellent! We hired Chi Dr. Productions for my recent wedding reception. Mr. Robinson proved to be personable, responsive, reliable, and very professional. His music selections were appropriate and fun and had everyone up dancing and having a great time. He helped to make our day special!
  • Dennis S. Apr 4, 2016
    DJ
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    18th Surprise birthday party. It would have been better if more people showed up. Darnell did a terrific job with the music.
  • Michelle M. Apr 2, 2016
    Sweet 16 DJ
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  • Kelli H. Mar 8, 2016
    DJ
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  • Helen J. Jan 9, 2016
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    Donnell arrived on time, set up quickly and was an awesome DJ. Would highly recommend him for any type of event. He was great with kids at our school dance and played all of the requested songs and games. If you want a reliable, punctual DJ who delivers everything as promised, hire him!!
  • Caitlin C. Dec 7, 2015
    DJ
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    Donnell was great to work with and very professional for our corporate Holiday party. I definitely recommend him to others.
  • Sam D. Nov 15, 2015
    DJ
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    Great customer service and very professional company to work with. I recommend them highly.
  • Autumn W. Nov 2, 2015
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  • Suzanne L. Oct 28, 2015
    Wedding DJ
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    Chi Dr. Productions is amazing! Donnell was the DJ at my daughter's wedding and he was professional, friendly, approachable and flexible. He responded very quickly to my emails and I would use him again without hesitation! Book him today!
  • Morgan P. Oct 23, 2015
    DJ
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    Donnell was fabulous, did everything that we asked and kept the party going all night. All our guests had a wonderful time and it was because we had such a great DJ there to help kickstart the party! We would certainly use Donnell for another event and I would recommend him highly to anyone looking for a DJ! :)
  • Kathryn L. Oct 3, 2015
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  • Victoria V. Oct 2, 2015
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    Donnell did a great job at our festival. Very flexible and was willing to do anything that we asked of him. We really enjoyed his mix of music at our event as well.
  • Keldy S. Oct 1, 2015
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    Donnell did a marvelous job and handled our crowd well. We had some last minute changes and he worked well to accommodate us.
  • Roger W. Sep 23, 2015
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    Donnell did an outstanding job DJ'ing my high school reunion. He played all the songs from the early 60's that I had given him a list beforehand to play. He provided me a wireless mic for speaking to my audience. The music volume was kept low enough for all the older folk to hear what their table friends were saying. And by the end of the evenings high school reunion some of those 70's got out on the dance floor and danced. My thumbtack search for the selecting the right DJ for my purpose, filled the bill. Thank you Donnell.
  • Jennifer M. Sep 1, 2015
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  • Jessica M. Sep 1, 2015
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  • Sally R. Aug 17, 2015
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    Donnell did a wonderful job at our wedding in Old Town Alexandria, VA, last weekend! He worked with us in advance on the music. He is organized, timely and responsive. He is a great communicator, and professional in every way. He was on-time, dressed in a very nice suit, and he completely met our expectations. He had an unusual, international crowd/mix of people, who spoke 3 different languages and he kept everyone on their feet dancing and have a wonderful time. Donnell is a sure bet for a great wedding night!
  • Sheri H. Aug 10, 2015
    Wedding DJ
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    Wedding. Donnell arrived on time and set up. He was very courtious and professional. I would recommend Chi Dr Productions, for your next occasion.
  • Laurence D. Aug 3, 2015
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    Professional and flexible -- great party!
  • Natalie D. Jul 17, 2015
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    Donnell was absolutely phenomenal- we had some hiccups because of two back to back thunderstorms, but he quickly moved locations across a field and delivered perfect service- the dance party was hopping all night. I would absolutely use him again for any event- he was professional, responsive, friendly, and everyone there had an amazing time. I am so happy with the way the night went!
  • Amber G. Jul 13, 2015
    DJ
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    Donnell was wonderful to work with for our June wedding! He was easy to contact and was able to do everything we asked for and more. It was fantastic to not have to worry about the music or announcing as he took care of both exactly how we wanted. Low stress to work with and great results! I would definitely recommend his help at any event. :)
  • Amanda H. Jul 6, 2015
    DJ
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    I had such a wonderful experience with Donnell. He was professional and friendly. From the first meeting I knew he would be great at for my wedding. He was easy to get in touch with and work with. He put together such a wonderful play list. He showed up ready and dressed professionally. He was also a great MC. We got so many compliments afterwards on how great the dj and the music was. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a dj. Thank you!
  • Jennifer B. Jun 15, 2015
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    He was very professional did a great job of keeping music clean for kids. He was very friendly and pleasant to work with. I can't wait to hire him again next year.
  • Amanda L. Jun 14, 2015
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    We absolutley loved him, he did such a great job and kept us right on track with our timeline. He played everything we asked and accomododated the childrens requests :) He had so many compliments!
  • Laurie S. May 31, 2015
    DJ
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    Donnell was nice to work with, he arrived early, and he played the music we wanted. The venue was very hot (the A/C was poor), but we had a great time. Thanks!
  • Christine R. May 10, 2015
    DJ
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    Donnell was amazing! He is very easy to work with! When we met him for the first time he listened to all of our concerns and was able to answer all of our questions. A DJ needed to be booked for my sister's wedding reception ASAP and he was so accommodating and understanding. Not to mention his prices are great! Everyone at the reception loved him! He took requests and was able to get a vibe of the kind of music our guest enjoyed. Certain things had to be changed around in the reception schedule but he went with the flow and everything went smoothly. The guests raved about him and kept coming up to me saying how great of a DJ he was! If you need a DJ for your event with really affordable prices, look no further because he's your guy. I will most definitely be recommending him to all my friends and family and will be hiring him in the future for any events that will need music entertainment! I know I've already said this a million times but thank you Donnell! We truly appreciate you!!!
  • Nate H. May 7, 2015
    DJ
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    ChiDr was a fantastic DJ for our wedding. One of the things that made him great to work with was his very fast communication. More than any other vendor we worked with, we could count on Donnell to reply to us promptly, which helped make him easy to work with. We give him our highest rating!
  • James P. Apr 12, 2015
    DJ
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    Donnell showed up with plenty of time to set up and was able to get everything ready with plenty of time to spare which was one less thing to worry about. Music selection was on point and our furst dance was amazing with our quick switch to more catchy dance music for the rest of the families to dance to. Everything we wanted was there and it was great! I would recommend donnell to anyone!
  • Beth W. Mar 13, 2015
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    If you are looking for a professional, attentive, responsive, flexible and friendly DJ I would highly recommend Donnell Robinson. We were in need of a DJ for a surprise 40th birthday party. We ALL enjoyed the variety of music Donnell played in addition to all our requests. I can't say enough on a job well done. You will not be disappointed and we will use Donnell Robinson for future events. Thanks Donnell for making the party so much fun!! Beth Wamsley
  • Munther A. Feb 21, 2015
    DJ
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    We recently worked with Donnell, DJ Chi Dr. Productions, for our wedding ceremony. He was professional, on time and dressed to the occasion. Even though we did have specific musical preferences he helped guide the flow of the evening and the result was more fun than we could have created on our own. He was well equipped and the equipment didn’t take up much space on the dance floor. The speakers and the mics were very clear and reliable, no squeals or feedback during the ceremony at all. Our guests were impressed with his ability to read the crowd and get everyone on the dance floor. Bottom-line, highly recommended and we’d hire him again in a minute. Thank you Donnell for a remarkable evening!! Al Munther
  • Mark M. Feb 15, 2015
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    Donnelll did a very fine job at our Family Valentine's Dance. He showed up on time, got everything set up expertly, and was able to accommodate all songs list we provided. This was a mixed crowd, with older folks, families, and young children, so tough to keep everyone moving, but he managed to vary the program from slow dancing to party dancing and line dances so everyone had a chance. He was very professional, courteous and responsive. We were very pleased.
  • Michelle M. Feb 8, 2015
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    Mr.Robinson was very professional,but also fun for my daughters 16th birthday party.I have already recommended him.Thank you
  • Suzanne H. Feb 2, 2015
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    Donnell was professional, arriving on time, setting up and ready to go when my 60th party started. We danced all night and he accommodated me by playing all the songs I had requested. He also set up flashing lights that added to the atmosphere. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I was more than satisfied.
  • Bonnie B. Jan 19, 2015
    DJ
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    Donnell was excellent, He was very professional and played lots of great music that the team absolutely loved!! There was never a break in the music and he played a couple extra songs past the time he was scheduled to leave.
  • Andrew S. Dec 29, 2014
    DJ
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    My wife and I used Donnell as the DJ for our wedding in early October and he made everything easy for us when it came to music as well as doing a great job! He was super responsive to emails and calls and came to our venue before the event to make sure he would have the best setup possible. He was always so nice and also made sure to customize his services specific to our needs which we really appreciated. Though wedding planning can be stressful, he was the easiest part of our planning and did an awesome job of being the dj for the day of our wedding. I highly recommend him to anyone!
  • Heidi L. Nov 9, 2014
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    Chi D.R. was awesome! We met before our party and talked about the variety of music we wanted. His delivery was flawless! Very professional. Would definitely use him again!
  • Katherine H. Oct 26, 2014
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    Chi Dr. was attentive, responsive, amiable, detailed, professional, and the BEST! I would highly recommend his service. He was early and did a great job with our entire wedding. He played great music did outstanding introductions and was amazing. We will definitely book him again. THANK YOU AND PLEASE USE THIS DJ!!!
  • Marlon W. Oct 10, 2014
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  • Gaby M. Aug 16, 2014
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    Great music!
  • Ginny C. Jul 14, 2014
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    My brilliant self thought that I could manage the music for my own wedding. 2 weeks out, I was overwhelmed and started looking for DJs. I actually contacted Donnell based on a review from someone in a simulator situation. From the start, he was responsive and his price was unbelievable. He was very easy to work with and I am so thankful for his professionalism and patience as I was sending him ceremony music the morning of the wedding! The music was flawless! I received so many compliments from our guests raving about the ceremony! He also provided the music for our reception and read the crowd extremely well. I would highly recommend his services to anyone
  • Tiffany N. Apr 20, 2014
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    Happy to be working with DJ Donnell. Very professional in his approach thus far.
  • Daniel S. Jan 26, 2014
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    Professional, prompt, experienced. great value! Sweet 16 party was awesome for our daughter thanks to Donnell.
  • Sheila H. Jan 8, 2014
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    Donnell was great. We hired him to do our daughter's Sweet 16 party. He kept in touch before the event and answered all our questions and honored all our requests. He arrived on time and kept the party going. The kids were able to request songs throughout the evening and they had a blast. We would definately hire him again and may just do so for our next daughter's Sweet 16!!:)
  • Jeff P. Nov 10, 2013
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    Donnell was amazing! We booked him about 2 weeks before the wedding because we mistakenly thought we could do it on our own....bad mistake. Donnell had one of the best prices on Thumbtack and was one of the highest rated! I had at least 15 guests come up to me on separate occasions during the night and tell me how awesome the DJ was! We gave Donnell a few songs but mainly told him just to play what the crowd was into. He did not disappoint as our guest were on the dance floor all night! Thanks again Donnell for help making our wedding memorable!!
  • Elizabeth S. Oct 24, 2013
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    Donnell was very accommodating as helpful with music selection. Also he was always on time and diligent in what he had in his contract and made out wedding so much fun with great music! If recommend him to anyone with any type of event!
  • Cindy T. Oct 6, 2013
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    Very professional and did a great job. Everyone had a blast!
  • Erin D. Oct 5, 2013
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    Donnell was great. We hired him for our wedding reception. He took all of our requests and made them happen...even the weird ones. He can get any song! He was very receptive to our suggestions during the reception too. He did anything we asked! He also showed up early to make sure his set up did not interfere with our ceremony outside. The really expensive dis try to make you nervous about hiring an affordable dj. There was no reason to be nervous! Donnell was great, his equipment worked like it should, and he even came with lights, which I didn't ever think about having, but which was a really nice plus. Thank you for making our wedding reception a success! -Erin and James
  • Ana G. Sep 7, 2013
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    Excellent job!!!! Everything came out beautiful! He was just the best!
  • Andreas R. Aug 12, 2013
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    Chi Dr. Productions performed a great task. All guest were very pleased with his proformance. Job very well done. Thanks Andreas Raynor
  • Sheila N. Jul 7, 2013
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    This guy is awesome. He DJ's my family reunion banquet last night at the Crystal Ciry Marriott. He was on time, had a wide variety of music so that all generations at the reunion had music they like. Our family is originally from Louisiana and he was even able to get Zydeco and some very wonderful Nwe Orleans second line music. He is extremely professional and easy to work with. I will use his services again and recommend him tony friends and colleagues for their special occasions. This guy is awesome!!! Sheila Norris Baptiste-Jacquot Family Reunion Coordinator
  • Nicole H. Jun 30, 2013
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    We had a great time at the High school graduation party, he played music that the youth love and also didn't forget about older generations. Thank you again!!!!!!!
  • April G. Jun 26, 2013
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    We loved Donnell the music was great! He was professional and arrived on time. He used the microphone only when we needed him too..it was never the "DJ's show" like you sometimes get with DJ's. Thank you Donnell you were truly a pleasure to work with! Sincerely, April G Leesburg, VA
  • Laura G. Jun 23, 2013
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    In celebration of my daughter's Birthday/Heading to High School Party a memorable one. I hired Chi Dr. Productions and I'm so glad I did. Very professional and what I loved most is that he played every song the girls requested which was a wide variety of different music. I could have asked for happier group of 14 year old girls. They were HAPPY which means the party was a hit. Thank you Chi Dr. Productions for making my daughter's Party AWESOME!! Job Well Done.
  • Alyssa L. Jun 19, 2013
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    Donnell was great. He DJ'd a school party for my teenage son and his friends; the music was just right, and the kids had a fabulous time. Donnell was easy to work with and also very accommodating (we had to change our date at the last minute) - no problem recommending him to others!
  • Britton F. Jun 3, 2013
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    I would recommend Donnell to everyone looking for a professional, well priced and talented dj in the dc metro area. He was on time, kept our party moving, and we didn't have to worry about anything. He was also very patient and listened to requests. 5 stars!!
  • Alice E. Jun 1, 2013
    DJ
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    I hired Donnell for my son's high school graduation party. You never know how teens will react but Donnel's mix of tracks was excellent. In no time he got the kids up on the dance floor! He played current tunes and then threw in some classic 80's MJ and got the parents ( and grandparents ) kickin' it old school!! I would highly recommend him to anyone and will definitely ask him back for other events! Thanks Donnel, you are a real gentleman and great DJ!!!
  • Stephanie H. May 29, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Had a great time. He had a great selection of music my aunt said the music made her birthday fun. Everyone danced the day away.
  • Vivian B. May 28, 2013
    Working with Mr. Robinson was really a great experience. He is very professional and courteous. I contracted with Chi Dr. Producations for the music at my 70th birthday celebration on May 25th. I was quite pleased with Mr. Robinson's music selections. My guests, ages 8 to 90, had a wonderful time. One guest commented, "Great music; great food; great time."
  • Victoria S. May 28, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We had an engagement party for our daughter. Donnell Robinson showed up on time. Played for all age groups, took requests and turned our event into a party. He did a great job, and we would hire him again. Vicki Vicki

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing is pretty standard and basic. I charge my basic rate for a block of up to four hours. Pricing variances are based on type of function (birthday, wedding, outdoor vs. indoor, corporate event, school event, etc.), size of venue being used, equipment needed (regarding extensive lighting or not), number of attendees, dual set-ups that are over 300 feet apart, and to a much lesser extent location (if the event is outside of the 50 mile radius of Fairfax County, VA). I encourage my clients to inquire about pricing, even beyond my original quote.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
DJ'ing has always been in my blood. I got started playing records for my grandmother's card parties when I was 3 years old. I have pictures on my website to prove it. I've always prided myself in entertaining people and have a great ear for music and it's compatibility. Once I became an adult I collected so many CD's that I needed to do something with them. My family and friends started encouraging me to start DJ'ing in a business format, as I had gained experience over the years doing it for fun for my peers. Thus, in June of 1999 I created Chi Dr. Productions (Chi because I'm originally from Chicago and Dr as it is the initials of my name - Donnell Robinson). I've been so blessed and enriched with my talent and experiences. The best part is getting to know my clients and their attendees, it is a great forum to network from.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common type of jobs I perform are weddings, private parties (birthdays (including Sweet 16's, mehndi, quinceanara, bar & bat mitvahs), reunions, graduations, holidays, themed, corporate functions, school functions, pool, etc.). I've gained experience in these type of events since 1999.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
To ensure the person you're hiring has the proper expertise in the job you're potentially hiring them for. To ensure they have access to or actually have the proper equipment to handle your event. Ask if references are available. Ensure they meet or have a discussion with you about the type of music you're expecting and their knowledge of the genre(s). Ask if they are willing to take requests and that they have the capability to access music on request if it isn't already in their library of music. Also, check on payment policy (how much deposit is required, return policy in the event of cancellation, contracting & invoice, when is balance due, etc.). View website if available. Last but not least, ensure the person you're in contact with will be the one performing at your event (there are some who will contract your event out and the person who ends up with it may not have nearly as much in-depth knowledge of your event needs, as the original person you were in contact with).