My wedding was the absolute best night and I owe a lot of it to DJUj. I didn’t leave the dance floor all night along with about 50 of our guests. We had a BLAST and people can’t stop talking about the wedding! Thank you SO much for making it su...
ch a fun day! The only thing I blame on you… are the blisters on me feet because I didn’t want to stop dancing! Haha Thanks again for being so easy to work with and so fun! If you are getting married and still need a DJ, I 10/10 would stop searching and book DJUj. You won’t regret it!!
Reviewed On 10/18/2021 by Jenna D
James was the very first vendor we booked as soon as we got engaged! We were at a previous wedding with him as the DJ and knew right away that's who we wanted for ours! I HIGHLY recommend booking with DJUj for your wedding!! James was very easy...
to work with and extremely responsive every time we had a question for him. Our wedding guests are still talking about how much fun the wedding was thanks to James! He read the crowd and made sure there were people on the dance floor the entire night! Thank you for making our wedding even better!
Reviewed On 10/13/2021 by Samantha L
Jimmy is THE BEST!!! Very responsive and helps with anything you have questions about!!! Makes you feel comfortable knowing that he will take care of everything! He reads the crowd great and knows exactly what song needs to be played next!! If ...
you’re looking for a DJ for your next event - this is your guy!! At my wedding people were on the dance floor the ENTIRE night!!! Thanks again Jimmy!!
Reviewed On 10/13/2021 by Maria J
Jimmy is incredible! He was so wonderful with guests and the entire planning process- he got everyone dancing, was professional, and overall an amazing dj. Thank you Jimmy!!!
Reviewed On 10/12/2021 by Jessica E
James brought our party to life! He listened to our requests and exceeded our expectations! Thanks for helping our guests cut loose, and have a great night to remember! After attending my wedding, my friend requested James' information to have...
him DJ her wedding. Don't hesitate...Make James your DJ today!
Reviewed On 10/04/2021 by Jamie T
Jimmy was extremely easy and wonderful to work with. He was responsive to every email and phone call. He answered every possible question we could think of and was so professional when doing so. Our wedding simply would not have been the same w...
ithout him. He played outstanding music and made sure to keep the dance floor full the whole night! I would recommend Jimmy for any event. He was amazing!
Reviewed On 9/30/2021 by Nicole W
I found DJUj (James) through Chicago Wedding Facebook groups and he was wonderful! We rescheduled twice due to COVID and he was super responsive. He was straight forward with pricing, which I thought was very reasonable. His planning website is...
really nice and helpful. On the day of he showed up right on time and set up everything needed. Everything went so well! He has a great presence and super professional. Thank you for helping us make our big day so great!
Reviewed On 9/26/2021 by Allie H
Ah-mazing dj! Djuj knew exactly what to play and he was so nice and flexible! Definitely would recommend! Hands. Down.
Reviewed On 9/16/2021 by Luis G
James was so patient, accommodating, showed up early before our ceremony to set up. A true professional. He nailed the song choices for the ceremony, cake cutting, cocktail hour. He was even able to take requests during the dancing session from...
our guests! Our friends and family all had an amazing time with the music throughout the entire night! James is also super communicative throughout the entire planning so you won't be left in the dark with him. Totally recommended!
Reviewed On 9/07/2021 by Jessica L
Kind, energetic, detailed, generous, outgoing, above and beyond, warm hearted.
The best decision I could’ve made. We love DJUj. Blessed to have found him.
Reviewed On 9/01/2021 by Brianne D
DJ James has DJ/MC both mine and my brothers wedding and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND! not only was he so kind and fun to work and planned with, but his energy and positivity was so amazing to have at my wedding! He followed my guidance but also kept eve...
ryone on the dance floor all night long!
His set up and the lighting he brought was perfect and not to overbearing.
Again, I would highly recommend!
Reviewed On 8/30/2021 by Maissie P
James was the perfect DJ for our wedding. He was so flexible when we had to change our date twice because of the Covid-19 pandemic. His platform was easy to use for adding the music we wanted played during our reception. He did a great job play...
ing soft instrumental music during dinner so that everyone could still talk and hear each other. He kept the party going and had us all dancing all night long. We would definitely recommend James for your wedding or any event needing a DJ. Thanks for making our special day perfect!
Reviewed On 8/04/2021 by Ashley O
James was awesome! He was great at answering all my questions, providing his input/advice, and confirming details with me. I had a surprise for my now husband during the ceremony and James rocked it! Highly recommend. Thank you so much!
Reviewed On 8/04/2021 by Bryce S
James is a WONDERFUL DJ! We had people on the dance floor all night. There truly was never a lull in dancing! His online system is very easy to use and he does a great job of accepting requests and kindly telling people if the Bride does not wa...
nt a specific song to be played.
James is very responsive and truly has a great memory. He kept on a tight schedule with us and I genuinely felt like I could trust him throughout the whole day. Hiring James was the perfect decision for me and my Husband.
Reviewed On 8/03/2021 by Emma L
Jimmy was a fabulous DJ for our wedding day July 30th 2021. He was able to work with us seamlessly when we had to postpone from last September due to covid.
Jimmy listened to our music requests and double checked with me through out the night t...
o make sure the music was working well for the group.
His services were also super affordable!
He makes the process so easy with his online forms as well. I would absolutely recommend him.
Reviewed On 8/01/2021 by McKayla E
Jimmy did an awesome job at our wedding! Had everyone out on the dance floor the whole time!!
Reviewed On 7/24/2021 by Autumn M
Jimmy was such an amazing wedding DJ as I knew he would be. We chose our wedding date based solely on his availability because we know he's the best! He kept the head party going and people dancing the whole time! He knew exactly what to play a...
nd when. I will forever recommend him to couples looking for a DJ!
Reviewed On 7/24/2021 by Stephanie V
DJUJ made our wedding a blast!! We came across DJUJ as a recommendation from our caterer. We were initially excited because he was right in our price range and the caterer had a lot of good things to say. Upon meeting him for the first time, we...
were so excited about him. James has a fun personality and a lot of experience and knowledge about being a DJ! When our wedding had to be postponed due to COVID in 2020, we were most scared that he would not be available for a rescheduled date.
THANK GOODNESS HE WAS. James was a blast to work with and made our wedding so special. He showed so much care for us and our music preferences throughout the entire planning process. I thought I was going to be really easy going and a "play whatever I know you'll do great" type of bride, but I definitely was not. I had a few very specific stylistic requests that he honored.
We really appreciated that we could structure the music as much or as little as we wanted. So, we gave very specific song selections for the ceremony, but when it came to the reception, we had a few requested and the rest was up to him. He played a variety of songs that had everyone dancing.
Our favorite part was when he had all of our guests gather in a circle and sway back and forth as my husband and I danced to the song Piano Man. We didn't request this, but it was so memorable and happy for us. We felt so loved. The music at our wedding was the most important piece and James delivered for us. I would recommend him for every wedding!
Reviewed On 7/19/2021 by Darelyn C
As a couple that loves to dance, having an active dance floor was super important to us. We shared this with DJUj and he did not disappoint. He had every guest at our wedding dancing ranging from 1 years old to grandparents. He played the songs...
that we requested, but also understood the music we liked and continued to play songs we loved. Our guests loved interacting with him and he listened to their requests as well. Guests at our wedding told us they are hoping to use him for their wedding and we received compliment after compliment on how awesome our music and DJ was. It made for the perfect evening and we can’t recommend him enough. He was professional throughout and adjusted to some changes on the spot when my mom surprised us with a speech. He went with the flow and ensured that everyone felt included throughout. We knew that having a good DJ would make or break our day, and we are so so thankful we went with DJUj.
Reviewed On 7/10/2021 by Sarah P
James was recommended to us by our caterer and I booked him without having met him. He made everything so easy and provided an amazing night of music that kept our guests dancing all night! For never having met him in person, I was so thrille...
d with him! 10/10 recommend!
Reviewed On 7/07/2021 by Carol M
BEST DJ AROUND!!! Highly recommend DJuj! He is super kind and gets everyone dancing! Thanks again 🤗
Reviewed On 6/27/2021 by Jennifer C
We are so happy we had Jimmy as the DJ for our wedding! The uplighting and monogram of our new last name were beautiful details that made the reception pop! Not only is he an amazing DJ, but a great MC as well! He kept the night going on schedu...
le with the toasts, first dances, bouquet toss, etc. He did a great job announcing the bridal party and getting the energy up from the guests. The music selection was exactly what we wanted and guests barely left the dance floor. We shut the place down at 1:30 AM all thanks to Jimmy's music choices! Thank you again for helping create the most perfect day!
Reviewed On 6/06/2021 by Samantha L
James did a phenomenal job at our wedding!!! We had our dance floor packed all night!! He was entertaining and great to communicate with. Hands down best choice for music and you will not be disappointed!!!
Reviewed On 5/31/2021 by Jordan B
James was the perfect choice for our reception and ceremony. He was extremely helpful throughout the evening, and we knew our wedding was in very capable hands. He created a great atmosphere for our guests, and kept up a great tempo throughout ...
the reception. Couldn’t have asked for more!
Reviewed On 5/29/2021 by Ryan G
Jimmy made our night so incredibly special! He got everything right and handled our special requests. He got everyone out on the dance floor for the whole night. Definitely recommend!! So great and professional to work with!
Reviewed On 5/23/2021 by Ashley P
James was awesome especially during this pandemic!! We had to change our venue which was a little further and he had no issues moving with us. Music was awesome!! I would highly recommend!!
Reviewed On 5/16/2021 by Abby J
James was AMAZING! He DJ’d our ceremony and reception at the Brix. He’s not just a DJ he’s so much more! He kept the night on track and he stuck to our timeline. James was so accommodating with everything, knew our other vendors, and we really ...
left the music up to him and he nailed it! ❤️👏🏼👍🏻
Reviewed On 4/27/2021 by Alexandra H
James was AMAZING!! We booked James for our wedding and could not be happier that we found him! James was super easy to work with, even during a pandemic when Covid through us for a loop with our original wedding date. He is so personable and e...
nthusiastic! He got all of our wedding guests on the dance floor and we didn't leave it all night! Everyone raved about the music and dancing and we owe it all to James! He also did our ceremony music and it all flowed seamlessly. He really made it the BEST day ever!!!
Reviewed On 3/08/2021 by Alyssa H
I’m so so happy we found James for our wedding! He was absolutely amazing from booking, to the day of our wedding. He knew exactly what to play to keep the party going, and even put on a little guitar show 🤣 not only is he a great DJ, but he’s...
also such a nice, easy going guy!
Reviewed On 2/05/2021 by Kylie J
James was great to work with! We heard him DJ at a friend's wedding and knew we needed to book with him!
Reviewed On 12/13/2020 by Cjay L
James was amazing! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ. Even with a smaller wedding due to Covid he made it fun and go very smoothly!
Reviewed On 11/16/2020 by Justin M
Jimmy was recommended to us by a friend and he was just amazing as our DJ. He is very personable, organized, and very friendly! He even found songs from tv shows that we needed for our wedding. For example, our last song was 5000 Candles in th...
e Wind which Chris Pratt sang in the show Parks and Rec and although there was versions of it on I tunes, Chris Pratt’s version wasn’t. Jimmy somehow found it and was able to play it for us to end our amazing day and we absolutely loved it!
Jimmy also knows how to play to the audience. The dance floor was never empty and I mean never until the end of the night. He played songs everyone loved and played every song we wanted to hear. When he says he knows how to play to the audience, please believe him.
We also loved his website organization forms. We were able to organize all of our songs and plan our whole event right on his website. It was perfect. Thank you Jimmy for everything! I will be recommending you to people looking for a DJ.
Reviewed On 10/26/2020 by Amy Y
I can honestly say that working with James is so easy! He is high-energy, professional and adaptable to ALL situations (which is good in a professional DJ service!) I love how he can work with ALL personalities and can read a room to play fun...
music people will enjoy whether they are eating or dancing! You should book him if he is available on your date because he does NOT have a ton of open dates since he's so awesome!
Reviewed On 10/21/2020 by Patti S
Jimmy was amazing from start to finish. He is such a kind person and genuinely enthusiastic about what he does. He was always quick to respond and his planning forms were easy to navigate. Due to COVID, we had to change our wedding plans comple...
tely and switch to a backyard wedding at a property we’d never seen with a smaller guest count. Jimmy set up all his equipment without ever seeing the property and took care of everything from the ceremony through the reception. We planned this wedding within a few months and I gave Jimmy very little guidance on our music choices. I had been to a wedding with him as the DJ before and knew he’d be able to take the lead and read the crowd, which he did. Even though we had a smaller guest count it still felt like a party thanks to his music choices and overall enthusiasm. I'd recommend Jimmy without any hesitation and our day would have been a lot more stressful if we didn’t have him as our DJ.
Reviewed On 10/18/2020 by Lauren D
DJUj DJed our wedding last night (10/16/2020) & I could not get on here fast enough to write a review! From the beginning, Jimmy has been such a pleasure to work with. He was so personable, responsive, & flexible even when had to switch our ven...
ue to one in another state! When my husband & I had met Jimmy for coffee a few months before the wedding, we honestly had forgotten it was the first time we had met. He has such an awesome personality & is so much fun to talk to! It was like we were hanging out with a friend we had known for years! A DJ plays such a crucial role in a wedding & after talking to him, we trusted him completely. SO glad we did! Jimmy killed it yesterday. The music was continuous & each song flowed into the next one perfectly. The dance floor was packed all night long! We are still getting calls & texts about how great he was! His lights on the dance floor were awesome. His set up looked great. He also brought uplighting that completely transformed the ballroom! I could not recommend DJUj enough!!!
Thank you a million times for making our day the BEST DAY EVER, Jimmy!!!!!
Reviewed On 10/07/2020 by Benjamin S
James (DJUj) was absolutely wonderful to work with. His online portal made the planning process super easy. He was accommodating in making sure that we had music and a microphone for the ceremony. And he had everyone dancing at the reception. H...
e was so lively with a great personality and very easy to talk to. He checked in on us often and made sure that my wife and I were getting everything that we wanted. He was so flexible with the whole day, it was nice to not have to worry about things. I HIGHLY recommend him for any event that you might have, but especially a wedding. You won't be dissapointed!!
Reviewed On 9/23/2020 by Aimee Y
James was an awesome DJ! He was attentive, professional, friendly, well organized, and handled all the kids requesting songs with grace and ease! Highly recommended!
Reviewed On 9/10/2020 by Gabriella S
We had a mini ceremony and party this year for our wedding and wanted Jimmy to be there for ceremony music and also some fun background music during the party after while we played games and drank. Jimmy was so great! The ceremony music was per...
fect down to the exact versions of the songs we asked him for. The music after the ceremony was perfect too! Even without a dance floor at our party this year, everyone was dancing and having a great time. So many guests came up to us to tell us how great Jimmy is! The planning tools are so easy to use and Jimmy is very responsive to any questions. We are so excited to have Jimmy be the DJ at our full wedding reception next year too!
Reviewed On 9/08/2020 by Kaitlin H
James was literally AMAZING!!
My husband and I were honestly not too picky about what would be played during our wedding since we listen to all kinds of music, so we let James do his thing and we couldn’t have been happier!!
I would recommend ...
him to anyone and everyone I know needing a dj!
Planning a wedding is hard enough, but it’s even harder during a pandemic- James made everything so easy and effortless!!
I could go on and on about how great he was, but if you’re thinking of using him, do it! You won’t regret it I promise!!
Reviewed On 7/31/2020 by Jennifer R
DJ Uj has not even DJ'ed our wedding yet, but I felt the need to write a review because of how the process of postponing our wedding has been made easy by him. He has been so kind and understanding during our re-planning process, which is prett...
y unusual! We cannot WAIT to have him at our wedding next fall!
Reviewed On 6/30/2020 by Melissa M
We couldn’t have been happier with our experience with Djuj!!! Especially during this pandemic when flexibility is really needed. First of all the collaborating with James Mastrino was amazing. He was so responsive From day 1!!! We planned b...
efore the pandemic and had to cancel our wedding, and he worked with us until we were able to have our event. After all was said and done our unique Flash wedding experience wouldn’t have been the same with out him. He had our crowd up and dancing when there wasn’t even a dance floor !!!!!! Pretty impressive!!!!! Everything I asked for was delivered and then some! Thank you djuj !!!
Reviewed On 4/16/2020 by Peter S
The dance floor was full the entire night. James kept the music going and everyone happy and having fun the whole time. When we didn't like something he changed it and allowed us to do exactly what we wanted with the music. We didn't want the...
lights, so James turned them off. He allowed one of our friends to emcee, and worked with us for live dancers. It was awesome and he was so easy to work with. Highly, highly, highly recommend.
Reviewed On 2/21/2020 by Deanna P
Jimmy was absolutely amazing! From the ceremony to the reception, he made sure our needs were met AND kept the dance floor packed all night long!
Reviewed On 2/07/2020 by Jennifer L
James was such an amazing DJ for our wedding in late-January! He came as a recommendation from our venue (BRIX on the Fox), but we eventually found out later that he DJ'd my sister-in-law's wedding 6 years ago! With all that set aside...we want...
to highlight some absolutely awesome things we LOVED about James:
1. He was so nice, honest, and open to helping.
2. The program we used to make our "setlist" was SUPER easy to use and we were able to customize everything down to first dances, dedications, processionals/recessionals, and more! Another awesome part of this was that he picked and played songs from our setlist based on the crowd. He also played a few songs that we didn't have on our list, but again...it was spot on with the crowd. In short...he was really good at reading the crowd based on how they were on the dance floor.
3. All of the music had a great flow! Songs didn't go fast...slow...fast... He would play a few faster songs and then give the crowd a break by playing a slower-paced song.
4. He was SUPER quick to respond to e-mails and last minute requests (such as the processional song, our Photo Rush song, and the Father/Daughter breakout dance that I created and sent to him).
5. Professionalism really stuck out to us too - dressed for the occasion and interacted with the crowd in a polite, fun, and professional manner. We were so grateful to have him assist us and our photographer with having our families get ready for photos under our trellis (basically getting everyone's attention and on standby).
6. He was diligent with providing the FOB, Bestman, and Maid of Honor with the microphones when needed for their speeches. Our ceremony was setup perfectly with our officiant having a lapel microphone and the reader with a mic stand.
7. James' quote was fair, reasonable, and competitive. We didn't have to put a deposit down for our wedding day, but rather sign an electronic contract for it to be considered "booked" - it made it very convenient!
Overall, we were very pleased with James and his DJ skills! Our friends and families were talking about the music throughout the night and in the weeks after the wedding! We're glad that James could be part of our special day and would welcome the opportunity to work with him again if the opportunity presented itself!
Reviewed On 2/03/2020 by Kate P
DJuJ was the best!! His website for planning and music selection was very user friendly and he helped keep the reception moving along. He was more than willing to help my father plan a special speech and kept everyone dancing all night long. ...
His prices are extremely reasonable and he was a pleasure to work with! Highly recommended!
Reviewed On 1/22/2020 by Amber L
I can’t speak highly enough of our experience with DJUJ!! James was the DJ for our wedding and he killed it! Our wedding party was taking pictures outside and our photographer needed to be in the street for a few shots and James came out and he...
lped our photographer direct traffic. He just noticed that they could use some extra hands and came to help! We can genuinely say he went above and beyond! In the chaos of wedding planning he made things as easy and worry free as possible! You'll be thankful to work with someone as helpful and professional as James for whatever event you're planning!
Reviewed On 1/08/2020 by Carly S
Where do I even begin?! James is by far the best DJ I could have ever had. He’s very prompt with talking to you, he constantly checks up during the wedding process, he makes sure you always are happy and that your needs are being met, he makes ...
your day go so smooth. He is a very wholesome person that genuinely cares about you and your big day! I’ve never met another DJ that cared so much about everyone and every detail that goes into his work, it is amazing. He knows exactly what music to play to keep everyone dancing! His set up is very clean and appealing, goes well with any theme or color scheme. He is very prompt. I’m so happy I trusted him with our big day because it went so smooth thanks to him! I will recommend him to every single person! Thanks again!
Reviewed On 1/06/2020 by Marianna D
We hired James to DJ our wedding on New Years Eve. He was nothing short of incredible! When setting everything up, he was extremely responsive and accommodating. He responded very quickly to emails, always knew the answers to questions and did ...
a great job of preparing us for our big day. He has a great online tool for organizing what songs you want played/don't want played, which was easy to use and very helpful. He met with us in person to go over everything and took great notes and asked great questions. He was in contact before the wedding and really made us feel at ease about the music. On the day of the wedding he was prompt and on time. Our florist was supposed to set up some NYE party supplies, but never did. James stepped right up and helped us out with it, which was so incredibly nice. During dinner, he did an amazing job of prepping people for their speeches. He was great at controlling the mic and making sure everything went smoothly. We had two songs for our first dance and he transitioned them with ease. During the night he played all the right music. He knew how to get everyone on the dance floor, both the young and old. James really knows how to read the room and get the most people out on the dance floor. I can't express enough how amazing he was!!!! At the end of the night he still had people out on the dance floor chanting "one more song!" His set up is also really cool and visually appealing, definitely one of the best DJ booths we've ever seen. He also did up-lighting for us which looked beautiful. He was so accommodating, polite and overall a really great DJ. If you want an amazing wedding where people are dancing all night then definitely hire James!!!
Reviewed On 12/24/2019 by cindy l
James rocked the house! His professionalism and assistance throughout the process up to the wedding was appreciated. He mixed up a song for me and my son to dance to - as a special request for me!! Overall the night flowed well and his timin...
g was perfect!
Reviewed On 12/21/2019 by Brandin E
James is the perfect wedding DJ. I swear I'm tempted to hire him just to DJ our house warming party coming up, he's that fun.
He's very personable, professional, and thoughtful. He really cares about the experience we get and about our wedding....
The one thing that stood out most to me was this:
As the groom I was giving my dinner speech. I mentioned to one of my groomsman a time in which he was playing a random tune on his guitar and I just started singing a song I felt fit the tune. It was a great moment and I told my groomsman I'll never forget it. As soon as I finished my speech James played the song. The one I had mentioned in my speech. I hadn't thought to tell him about it. I hadn't thought to ask. But he was listening and did the exact right thing in that moment because he cares.
That, I'll never forget.
So yeah, hire him. You won't find anyone else more willing to do anything to make your special day perfect.
Reviewed On 12/09/2019 by Carly J
Oh we loved James!
We hired him off of our vendor list from our venue and we couldn’t be happier! All of his equipment is update and he truly listens to his couples of what we want and don’t want to be played on our special day. He participate...
d with our guest and my husband and I had great reviews saying how great our DJ was which was a top 3 on our wants for our wedding.
Thank you James!
Reviewed On 11/27/2019 by Sarah H
I hired James as a DJ and Emcee for my wedding after meeting him at a friend's wedding earlier this year. I had an excellent experience and I would *highly* recommend him to anyone who's looking for a DJ! He was very professional, friendly, an...
d extremely easy to work with... I was so busy with other wedding details that it was a huge relief to tell him what I was looking for and then sit back and not worry about it (and when I did reach out to him he replied promptly and addressed all of my questions in detail).
And he did an amazing job! He kept the dance floor full the entire night (which surprised me because I thought my friends/family were not really the dancing type). He was able to keep the reception running smoothly despite a few hiccups with the food, and he played exactly the kind of music my husband and I love.
Overall I was so happy with my experience, and hiring DJUj was one of the best decisions of my entire wedding-planning process.
Reviewed On 10/30/2019 by Daniel R
To echo the universal consensus among these reviews: James was fantastic. Could not have been easier to work with, took our suggestions/preferences seriously, advised us whenever we needed it, and kept the place BUMPING. It's amazing that there...
are more expensive DJs out there, because I can't imagine what else you could ask for in a DJ. Two weeks later and we've already had a guest from our wedding ask for James's contact info for her niece's wedding.
Reviewed On 10/22/2019 by Jackie D
James is the best DJ ever! I went to two of my friends weddings as him as their DJ and needed him to DJ my wedding! So much so that I picked my wedding date based on his availability. He is so great to work with; quick to respond, personable, r...
easonable and flexible. We had a last minute change with introduction order and songs and James was flexible and quickly fixed it. He was amazing! Definitely recommend.
Reviewed On 10/13/2019 by Anthony B
I came across James at a wedding approximately 1 year before mine and was instantly sold on his talents. James was so easy to work with in the planning process and he would respond to emails in the most timely manner. The uplighting that he pro...
vides is an amazing touch and he lets the bride/groom pick the color. James was able to keep nearly the entire reception on the dance floor for 3.5+ hours! Even the grandparents that usually sit at weddings were busting moves! My wife and I only hand a handful of songs requested and we let James do the rest, and we are so glad we did. He mixes the perfect amount of music from oldies to hits of today and it works seamlessly. James is a top notch professional, he's courteous, kind, and he's a U.S. Veteran, so there's little to dislike about the man. I will 100% be referring James to all my friends and family from here on out. Thanks a million James.
Reviewed On 10/10/2019 by Danielle M
James was an absolute joy to work with. He made the day of our wedding so enjoyable because I never had to worry about a single thing. He made sure we were on track with time during the reception and if we weren't, he was able to change things ...
around like it was meant to be that way and didn't even break a sweat. We told him our taste in music and he pulled through with the best songs to keep everyone dancing! He was always so easy to communicate with and just made the whole process leading up to the big day a breeze. Which we all know planning a wedding is not the easiest thing but I never stressed out about the DJ portion of it because of how great James is! Will 10 out of 10 always recommend him to anyone who is looking for a DJ
Reviewed On 9/23/2019 by Derrick P
The best dj ever great booth and setup cool and laid back and very reasonable prices
Reviewed On 9/23/2019 by Jordan A
Uncle Jimmy throws one HELL of a party! While he was very organized, knowledgeable, professional, and responsive, what we liked the most about working with him was that on the day of our event, we didn't have to worry... didn't have to verify.....
. didn't need to check in... we were free to have a great time and, as they say, leave it to the professionals. And when we did have last minute changes, Jimmy handled them with grace and made it seem like everything had been the plan all along.
If you are looking for a DJ, look no further. I know that the next time we are having an event, Jimmy will be our first and only phone call.
Reviewed On 9/22/2019 by Hallie B
Jimmy has such a pleasure to work with! He was recommended to us and we will continue to reccomend him to anyone in need of a DJ! He is a blast to have, very personable, and amazing at his job. He got back to me same day every single time and a...
nswered any questions or concerns I had in planning wedding music. He reach and exceed our expectations!
Reviewed On 9/22/2019 by Nicole J
We are beyond grateful for DJ Jimmy!! He was absolutely amazing! He made our wedding extremely special! He is highly
Recommended! Everything was perfect from our ceremony to cocktail hour to reception and when we had no idea what we were doing ...
he had it covered. From last minute request to covering our cocktail music everything was perfect. Brought the little ones hula hoops which great. I received compliments all night on how great he was and he absolutely was! We are forever grateful. We are so happy to have had the best DJ and a forever friend!
Thank you Jimmy
❤️Mr & Mrs Porter
Reviewed On 9/19/2019 by Brittany Z
James did a fantastic job! He made my wedding the party of the year and the night I dreamt of. Everyone was on the dance floor! He helped us move things along and keep things on schedule. The best dj and overall great person! I couldn’t have im...
agined my wedding without him.
Reviewed On 9/19/2019 by Lauren E
I highly recommend DJUJ. He offers the most honest price with no strings attached for thoughtful, dedicated, amazing DJ services. He helped my husband and I maintain the flow of our wedding day and he effortlessly made sure our reception dance ...
floor was packed. He is a master at reading the crowd and wonderful at responding to the couple's needs. He even mic'ed our outdoor ceremony, coordinating the music and sound, and provided soft, subtle, beautiful uplighting for our reception--all complimentary as part of his services. DJUJ definitely was an invaluable part of our wedding team and kindly and professionally helped us create a magical day. Thank you!
Reviewed On 9/18/2019 by Courtney W
James is an AMAZING DJ & my husband and I are SO thankful we hired him as our wedding DJ!! From the minute I inquired he was very organized & professional. Throughout our entire wedding planning process he was very quick to respond to emails. H...
e uses a DJ planning tool which includes a wedding day timeline & a song request list. I found the tool to be very thorough and helpful!! On the day of our wedding James was so kind & engaging. Everything ran very smoothly during introductions & speeches and he checked in with us to make sure everything was going well. Our dance floor was packed the ENTIRE night. He made sure to play our song requests as well as taking requests from our guests. James had such great energy & he did a phenomenal job reading the crowd. We got sooo many compliments on our DJ! I highly recommend hiring James!!
Reviewed On 9/03/2019 by Lauren E
We had an amazing experience with DJUJ. He was SO helpful when it came to planning and helping us set up/stick to our timeline for our wedding. He was very responsive when we had questions and always put our worries to rest. He kept the dance ...
floor full the entire night. I cant rave enough about James and what a great business he runs!
Reviewed On 7/21/2019 by Rachel N
DJUj was absolutely FANTASTIC! He was reasonably priced, incredibly friendly, fast to respond to any questions and an all around great DJ. He read the room perfectly and kept people on the dance floor all night long! When I had emailed him a fe...
w questions, he not only responded, but he called me within minutes because he knew brides are stressed the week of the wedding. HIRE HIM!
Reviewed On 7/14/2019 by Amanda D
We had such a great experience with James. From the very beginning of planning our wedding, he was prompt, professional, and helpful. We had some unusual song requests, like tv show theme songs etc, and James was more than happy to oblige. Gues...
ts loved his music choices, and he made sure the night went smoothly. He was very fairly priced and worth every penny. I highly recommend him for a quality DJ, and an overall nice guy!
Reviewed On 6/18/2019 by Becki D
James was my wedding DJ on June 1st and it couldn't have been better! From the start James was so helpful and responsive. He made me feel at ease throughout the entire planning process. The wedding day was perfect. The music was fantastic and ...
James has great energy! He kept the guests dancing all night and helped in making sure everything ran smoothly.
Reviewed On 6/02/2019 by Nicole M
DJ UJ did an incredible job from start to finish, from our wedding ceremony to reception! He had great communication in the whole planning process to the big day and went above and beyond our expectations. He read the crowd so we’ll and got our...
entire guest list on the dance floor! 10/10 would recommend!
Reviewed On 5/29/2019 by Adam M
I had the pleasure of working with DJUJ for my wedding this past weekend and I can honestly say he is quite a talent. I can assure you won't receive a better DJ in the Chicagoland area that's as personable, committed and flat out fun than James...
. For those of you who don't know "UJ" stands for Uncle Jimmy, and after a night like I had, he sure felt like he was one of the family. Everyone I talked to that night said the music was flat out awesome! He played everything you coulda asked for and kept the place rocking from start to finish. Just stop what you're doing and book him now before someone else does!
Reviewed On 5/19/2019 by Meghann S
We got married on May 10, 2019 and working with DJUj was the best decision we could have made! James was very responsive and personable, even though all of our communications were via email. It was awesome to have heard so many guests complimen...
ting his skills! He went above and beyond for us, finding a German drinking song as a shout out to my dad and even finding a decades-old theme song to be included in my dad's speech (this request was on the fly, occurring only moments before the speech was given!) We are more than thrilled with our decision to use DJUj!
Reviewed On 5/09/2019 by Therese J
James is the best! If you are looking for an affordable, great, and lively DJ, he is your guy! He played all the music that we had on our checklist, and even suggested songs during our meeting. He is very easy to work with!!
Thank you James fo...
r making our wedding day even more special!
Reviewed On 5/07/2019 by Eric B
James was a great addition to our wedding. The consultation meeting before the wedding was helpful and he was able to offer suggestions that allowed us to organize the day. He was easy to work with, available anytime to communicate and always o...
pen to our suggestions and questions. The day of the wedding was smooth, and James helped the party come to life. His setup, lights, music and energy all added to an outstanding performance for our reception. We would highly recommend James!
Reviewed On 4/02/2019 by Elijah D
James Mastrino was the DJ for my wedding that happened three days ago and he was perfect. He was very professional, on time, and super communicative. My bride had a bunch of last minutes changes that she wanted and he was more than willing to g...
o along with them. He kept people dancing all night and kept the night moving along. I would HIGHLY recommend him.
Reviewed On 3/31/2019 by Marty M
From the moment we first met with James to discuss our wedding, we were sure that he would lead a great night. He was very attentive to our specific requests (like a specific obscure polka), and he did an excellent job reading the room and kee...
ping people on the dance floor the entire night. We had 250 guests, and everyone was talking about how it was the best wedding that they had been to (including their own)! We give a lot of the credit for that to our excellent MC and DJ, James Mastrino.
Reviewed On 3/24/2019 by Katie J
We booked Jim for our wedding on 1-19-19 and it was the best decision we made, besides marrying each other haha! Our wedding was two months ago and we STILL have family and friends raving about the music and how the dance floor was never empty....
What we loved most, was that Jim didn't need us to create a playlist because he is so in-tune with what songs were a hit with all generations. We didn't want a wedding where it was only new songs playing and the older folks felt like they couldn't get up and dance and Jim definitely delivered! On top of his great music choices, Jim really helped to keep the evening flowing seamlessly and was always checking in with us throughout the night. Funny, nice, family oriented, and amazing knowledge of music. What more could you ask for in a FANTASTIC DJ!?!? Jim is the absolute best!
Reviewed On 3/19/2019 by Erin M
James was referred to us by my cousin and uncle, both weddings he DJ'd, and both weddings I never left the dance floor! He is extremely quick with responses, and more than willing to chat about your visions, face to face or over email. He happi...
ly offered to pick songs for ceremony, cocktail hour, & dinner when I felt I couldn't make one more decision. Outside of a few requests, I left the reception music up to him and you can ask anyone at my wedding, they didn't leave the dance floor either! His prices are very fair and he is extremely professional.. I 100% recommend James for all DJ needs.
Reviewed On 3/05/2019 by Anna S
DJUj is the best! He was referred to us by a close friend and from our first meeting I was extremely confident he would do an amazing job. James was very professional and organized, we had several unique requests and catered to everyone of them...
. I would recommend DJUj to anyone with DJ needs.
Reviewed On 1/30/2019 by Laura B
Jimmy did an amazing job DJing our wedding! We booked him after he DJed my cousin's wedding, which had the best dancing we'd enjoyed in awhile! While we were planning, Jimmy was extremely fast in responding to any questions I had, and his plann...
ing software was helpful and easy to use. Jimmy met me face-to-face to discuss our plans, and he really took the stress out of planning the music for our big day. The music he played for all portions of the night was perfect, and he worked easily with my other vendors. The dance floor was packed all night!! Don't hesitate--book DJUJ! THANK YOU, Jimmy!
Reviewed On 11/27/2018 by Jenna G
I can not not say enough good things about DJUj. From start to finish he was great, full of energy, and he kept the party going all night! Anyone who has worked with wedding vendors knows its not easy to find a vendor that answers your emails ...
right away and Jimmy was very accommodating with every request we had. My biggest fear with a DJ is that they play the music they like and are not reading the crowd. We had 300 people from age 4-85 at our wedding and the dance floor was filled all night and he was even taking requests which made everyone at the wedding very happy!
Reviewed On 11/04/2018 by Dan P
Had DJUj for our wedding and he was amazing! Great selection of music, tailored perfectly to every moment of the night. Easy to get along with and very professional, made the night all the easier for my wife and I. Will definitely be asking ...
him to do another event for us should we need him!
Reviewed On 11/03/2018 by Matthew R
DJUj was GREAT, even that word is an understatement. A lot unfortunately was going wrong in the beginning of our wedding and he adapted to anything I needed him to do. He was ready to go. We had to move all times up from the cocktail hour, to d...
inner, to speeches, and he was ready for it all with me. I am the groom and refused to let the day be ruined for my bride and he was there to help me through it all as well. When it came time to dance he stayed busy and handled the crowd extremely well. He involved everyone to make them comfortable and I even see people dancing that refused when i asked haha. DJUj you are amazing at what you do. My new wife and I couldn't have asked for a better person to be in that booth to help us celebrate our love. We already said even if we have a little party in Chicago were bringing you aboard again because you definitely helped make our day everything we could of wanted. Thank you SO much.
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Cyndi M
I had the pleasure of meeting James in a recent wedding in October. As the operator of Cammi Photo Booth it is important for us to work well with the DJ and ensure a flawless transition. James not only did an amazing job of entertaining the gu...
est. He even went above and beyond to help the wedding coordinators with announcements and cake cutting preparations.
Reviewed On 10/11/2018 by James K
Everything about the experience with James was incredible. The music was absolutely perfect all night. Our friends and family never left the dance floor! He kept the guests engaged and entertained all night and they were loving it. Don’t skip o...
ut on the uplighting! It was beautiful and filled the reception tent/dance floor with soft colors that were perfect for our theme. Everything was amazing and we can not thank him enough for making our wedding day extra special.
Reviewed On 10/09/2018 by Laura C
DJ Jimmy is the absolute best! He is the sweetest person, and the first thing our family and friends said when they heard Jimmy speak was, “Wow! He has the PERFECT DJ voice!” We booked Jimmy’s services well over a year before our wedding becaus...
e we knew it would be hard to find a good DJ at such a reasonable price. He was also just so wonderful to work with. You could tell he was genuinely excited for me and my husband. We gave Jimmy a song list, and he mixed our selections with his own, and people were on the dance floor all night. Many guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and I firmly believe that Jimmy had a lot to do with it!
Don’t even think twice about who should be your DJ. Book DJUj because you will not find a better DJ or better prices.
Reviewed On 9/21/2018 by Brandon P
DJUJ was our DJ at our wedding. At our wedding he did the usual things as reading the crowd and making sure things work out well. However, When I told DJUJ that we wanted something different the day of the wedding, he went full out and helped u...
p and danced with us. He changed things on the fly on my (the groom) and the bride's request.
Secondly, two months later, my cousin had a wedding and asked me how we found our amazing DJ.
He's that good.
Reviewed On 9/05/2018 by Nora Q
We recently had DJUJ at our wedding in July at Danada House and he was AMAZING. We had people on the dance floor all night long. There were times we felt like we needed a bigger dance floor! He kept the crowd going all night long and played a v...
ariety of songs to make sure all ages were enjoying themselves. We still have people talking about how great he was! We are so happy that we chose him as our DJ!
Reviewed On 8/23/2018 by Jamie R
Jim is an incredible DJ!! He did our wedding ceremony and reception – it was absolutely perfect. I cannot say enough good things about Jim. He kept our guests on the dance floor all night long. So many of our guests came up to us saying how ...
great the music was. He played all the songs we wanted and none of the ones we didn’t, while keeping everyone energized. He even found us the perfect color uplighting! From when we initially contact Jim until the end of the reception, Jim was focused on us and everything we wanted – quick responses, clear communication, so prompt, crazy energy, and all around such a nice guy. I could go on and on Jim goes above and beyond expectations. I’d recommend Jim 10 out of 10 times – you won’t be disappointed. Thank you Jim!!
Reviewed On 8/20/2018 by Catherine M
JIMMY IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST!!!!!! he made my wedding the most fun it could ever be! The dance floor was PACKED my entire wedding and he is such a fun and nice person to work with. Couldn’t recommend him enough!!! He is so easy to get in touch wi...
th and always got back to me so quickly, he also is so experienced he knows exactly what to do and I didn’t have to worry about anything on my wedding day. He was able to do my ceremony music as well at a separate location and the sound quality was perfect. DJUJ is a wedding must!
Reviewed On 8/15/2018 by Colleen N
Jim Mastrino played at my wedding for 5 hours. He was very nice, upbeat and professional. The dance floor was full the whole time! Great music! He is very organized. He has great online forms to help organize your playlist, who is being introdu...
ced and a timeline for him to follow for the night. He was very inexpensive compared to the other DJs we checked out.
Reviewed On 8/14/2018 by Jean S
DJ Jimmy was fantastic at our Danada House wedding. From our initial consultation, he had excellent suggestions for our wedding, and was able to answer all of our questions with ease. He has a very easy online planning form that can be filled o...
ut at your leisure while you wedding plan, and makes sure you don't miss any details! My mother-in-law requested a non-traditional wedding song for her mother-son dance, and James did not have this song, but even with about 24-hours notice (sorry!), he was able to find our song and have it playing on our wedding day. At our reception, DJ Jimmy had so much energy and professionalism, and was able to DJ not just our dance floor but all of our speeches and announcements with no hiccups at all! When it came time to dance, DJ Jimmy was so much fun and got all of our guests up dancing! His music choice was spot-on, and you can tell he knows just what to play for your group. His uplighting is also beautiful if you want uplighting at your event! I highly recommend DJUj for any wedding! His prices are also some of the most competitive I've seen! Thank you again!!
Reviewed On 8/05/2018 by Kristen K
We cannot praise James enough! We had our initial meeting with him after being recommended to him and were so impressed with how much he really cares about what he does and how passionate and experienced he is! We peeked in on a wedding he wor...
ked and it confirmed he was the one for us. We asked to meet with him once more to go over final details a couple weeks before the wedding and he did. Some companies don't even let you meet your DJ once, let alone twice, before the wedding, but James would have met with us as many times we we needed. He is so fun and easy to work with. Of all the things about a wedding that we stressed over, James was the one person we knew we could trust to take care of things! He went above and beyond what we imagined and gave us everything we wanted and more. We had so many song requests and were very detailed in what songs we wanted played at certain times and he nailed it all! The ceremony music was beautiful. The entrances were seamless. The songs throughout the night included everything we asked for and he kept people on the dance floor. He has a great energy and positive attitude and will do anything he can to take care of his bride and groom. He was the first one to arrive that day and the last one to leave because of all the setup and preparation. He made sure everything was perfect for our big day and we are just so impressed. He could easily be charging three times what he is now! And something we noticed is any time he spoke on the mic (announcements, etc) it was crystal clear vs other DJs we've seen at other weddings where we can't understand a word the DJ says. The quality of his work exceeds what he charges. He also worked so well with last minute changes due to how our day was running... if we needed something to change or happen at a different time, he rolled with it and handled everything with ease. He did not get flustered once. He actually put us at ease during times we were stressed about other things regarding the wedding. James Mastrino - DJUJ has every quality we'd want in a DJ and we will be recommending him to everyone we know from now on.
Reviewed On 7/20/2018 by Kara L
DJUJ did an amazing job hosting our 7.6.18 wedding in Michigan. He does a great job organizing songs, keeps the energy high, and is very professional.
Reviewed On 7/16/2018 by Alyssa A
James is honestly the most wonderful person and incredible DJ I could have ever wished for on my wedding day! He is so friendly, sweet, upbeat, and accommodating. James kept communication open and easy, he was very reachable and quick to respon...
d to emails before the big day. He even dealt with my Mom’s many emails asking him to continually edit a special dance song for us with nothing but friendliness and he made it so perfect! I really can’t say enough good things. All of our family and friends loved him, too! We got so many compliments about him and how great he was from our guests. So, so glad we were lucky enough to have him as our DJ for our special day :)
Reviewed On 6/30/2018 by Sandy G
James was such an awesome DJ for our wedding! He was super responsive and easy to work with during the planning process, was very receptive to our needs and desires for reception music, and James is an all-around wonderful guy to work with! He ...
really knows his field and makes it so easy to ensure your special day is EXACTLY what you want. Thank you for everything, James!
Reviewed On 6/30/2018 by Joshua R
DJ Jimmy was amazing! He is our favorite DJ. Everyone loved the music! When we met beforehand to go over the timeline and what was expected from him on our big day, he was so attentive and helpful! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a...
fabulous and professional DJ!
Reviewed On 6/20/2018 by April P
djuj James Mastrino was Awesome! He was everything I was looking for in a dj. He was so polite, professional and talented. My wife and I asked for a lot of requests and special things and he happily did them all! The wedding was so fun and ev...
eryone danced all night, thanks to our wonderful DJ! I will definitely be recommending him to anyone that asks!
Reviewed On 6/10/2018 by Shirley H
DJUJ was wonderful to work with! He was the DJ at our wedding on June 8th, and our friends and family were really impressed with him. The dance floor was full for the entire wedding. Prior to the wedding he was responsive and flexible with spec...
ial requests that we had.DJUJ was willing to take requests from guests at the wedding, and really kept the event moving and involved the crowd. He made our wedding extremely special, and I would highly encourage anyone to consider him for your event.
Reviewed On 6/06/2018 by Jen W
Wow, where can we begin with how amazing Jimmy has been to us! The first time we met to talk about the wedding, we knew he was going to be the perfect DJ and emcee for our ceremony and reception. He is a genuinely kind, happy and attentive pers...
on. We had a blast talking with him together about all of our hopes for our big day, and he seemed sincerely excited to help us with any special requests we had. He saved us so much stress for our wedding day because every time we contacted him about details we always ended up feeling so reassured that everything would turn out just as we hoped.
When our big day arrived, Jimmy was incredible all day. He perfectly synced up the songs we wanted for our ceremony and created the sweetest ambiance for the biggest moments in the wedding. At the reception, he made sure everyone had a great time. And all our family and friends told us they absolutely loved our DJ. Everyone thought we must have been friends for years for him to be able to speak so comfortably at the reception and to have such a great order of songs to keep everyone dancing and having fun.
It made us so happy to have so many of our family and friends rave to us about how wonderful a time they had, and we have Jimmy to thank for that. He helped make our day just that much more special and there are no words to fully describe how grateful we are for all his work. He's just an outstanding person through and through and you will be elated when you choose him for your big day. He was a huge part of us having the wedding of our dreams. Thank you Jimmy!!!
Reviewed On 5/19/2018 by knottiee420df5c8605de79
DJUJ had the guests at my wedding dancing all night long! He was so easy to work with and very responsive to all of our questions and the details of the day. He went above and beyond to make sure my day went as planned and I could not have aske...
d for more. He was fun, professional, outgoing, and overall a great person to have there. I would highly recommend him to DJ your big day, or any event- I will definitely work with him again!
Reviewed On 5/11/2018 by Bree D
Jimmy was great! We had several compliments from our guests that the DJ was awesome and that they had a great time. He tailored the music selection to fit our families, and everyone had a blast. He was also really easy to work with - friendly, ...
flexible, and open/honest. We had a few hiccups/unexpected circumstances with our wedding, and he was really helpful and accommodating the entire time. He provided everything we needed for both the ceremony and reception, including up-lighting, which looked incredible. Couldn't be happier with our choice of DJ!
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