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DJ Persist offers DJ entertainment, photo booth and lighting services to the Chicago area. Specializing in multicultural/Latino events, this DJ has helped weddings, quinceñeras and birthdays party all night long. Couples are able to customize their playlist using DJ Persist's wide range of genres, like motown, hip-hop, top 40, early 2000s, reggae or salsa.

DJ Persist has been involved in the music industry since the age of 17. He worked in radio, and hosted his own show, then decided to learn more about the craft. After traveling and performing through college, he moved back to Chicago to pursue DJing full time, and has been doing what he loves for the past 15 years. He had held several nightclub residencies in the city of Chicago, which enhances his performance at weddings.

Services Offered
Couples love his diverse playlists and versatility. DJ Persist is available to provide music throughout your entire event. His services include:

  • Bilingual MC
  • Consultation
  • One event per day
  • Video projection
  • Do-not-play list

Other Services
Services also include a photo booth for your guests to enjoy and lighting packages to add ambience to the venue. He is also willing to bring additional equipment to help your ceremony and reception run smoothly. Uplighting, LED Robot, LED TVs, Sparklers, Dancing in the clouds, additional microphones, projectors and a satelite sound system are available for couples' use.

  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?


Which of the following event rental services to you provide?

Clean Up

What is included in the starting price?

Sound/PA System

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Photo booth

Which of the following does your starting price include?

CD/DVD of Images
Social Media Integration

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What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Sound/PA System

Which of the following does your most popular package include?

CD/DVD of Images
Social Media Integration

What is the starting price for uplighting?


What photo booth items are available?

CD/DVD of Images
Enclosed Booth
Flip Book
Social Media Integration

What music genres do you specialize in?

Hip Hop
Top 40

What services do you offer?

Bilingual MC
Do-Not-Play List
Liability Insurance
One Event Per Day
Video Projection

What additional equipment do you offer?

Flat Screen
Sound/PA System

Which of the following services do your prices include?

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Reviews of DJ Persist

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Estrella A. Sent on 09/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

DJ Persist will not dissapoint!

I’ve been eyeing DJ Persist for many years because his music always has me on the dancefloor, and I never want to leave. I had always known I’d want him as a DJ at my future wedding and he was actually the first vendor we booked.
Thinking back now, little did I know that having Jesse as a DJ at my wedding would mean the whole package, not just bangin’ music. Leading up to our wedding day, Jesse was prompt, organized, and intentional behind all aspects of our wedding reception timeline. He has systems in place that made it easy for us to think through what music/genres we wanted (and what we didn’t want). He was quickly able to grasp the vibe we wanted our guests to feel during our cocktail hour, dinner, and dancefloor, and was able to make our vision a reality.
After our wedding, our guests have told us that our reception timeline ran so smoothly, and Jesse played a huge role in making that happen. There was even a moment where I wasn’t sure if we were on time, and he quickly put on his “counselor” hat and reassured me we were right where we needed to be with a smile. Jesse is not a just a DJ who plays music. He does everything in his power to hype up the crowd by being a great MC, which allows you, as a couple, to take a step back and let him take care of everyone having a good time. He’s seriously a jack of all trades with so many add-ons on top of his DJ services. We are so grateful he was a part of making our wedding day so special. Thank you, Jesse! You’re truly a natural at what you do.
Freddy M. Sent on 06/20/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A True DJ and MC in every sense

We recently had the pleasure of hiring DJ Persist, also known as Jesse, for our wedding, and we could not be more thrilled with our choice. From the very beginning, Jesse demonstrated exceptional professionalism and a genuine passion for his craft, making our special day even more memorable.

One of the standout qualities of DJ Persist was his ability to connect with our predominantly Spanish-speaking guests. His fluency in Spanish allowed him to make announcements and engage with our guests in a way that made everyone feel included and excited. This was incredibly important to us, as it ensured that all our guests, regardless of their language, could fully enjoy the celebration.

Jesse's extensive knowledge of Hispanic music was evident from our initial consultation. On his website, we were able to request a few of our favorite songs, and he took it from there. He curated a fantastic playlist that perfectly captured the energy and spirit we wanted for our wedding. Jesse did an outstanding job of filling the evening with similar tracks, keeping the dance floor alive and vibrant throughout the night.

One of the aspects we appreciated most was Jesse's ability to seamlessly transition between different music genres. Our wedding featured a diverse mix of cumbia, merengue, banda, reggaeton, and even some house music towards the end of the night. Jesse's DJ skills were top-notch. His seamless transitions and expert mixing kept the music flowing smoothly, creating an electric atmosphere that our guests are still raving about.

In conclusion, Jesse exceeded all our expectations and played a pivotal role in making our wedding day unforgettable. If you are looking for a DJ who can bring your celebration to life with vibrant music, we wholeheartedly recommend DJ Persist. Thank you, Jesse, for helping us create such wonderful memories!
Max Sent on 04/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our Dance Floor Was Packed All Night

We could not have had a better DJ for our wedding than Jesse. He is incredibly easy to work with, responds to all questions very quickly, and he provides robust planning tools that allow couples to plan their day down to the smallest detail. Above all else, though, he definitely knows how to read the room and play the perfect song for the moment. His music mixing is phenomenal - he had our dance floor completely full during our entire reception while making sure all of our "must play" songs made it into the playlist. We received countless compliments from our guests about how the music was the best they'd ever heard at a wedding. We simply cannot recommend Jesse enough!
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