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Chicagoland's premier disc jockey service. Specializing in Weddings! Servicing the Chicagoland area for over 15 years. Professional DJs, MCs, and entertainers, state of the art digital sound and lighting equipment, extensive digital music library, decor lighting, photobooth, video montage production and services, unlimited event consultations, etc. Meet your actual DJ at your first meeting with us. A lifetime of memories awaits you, call us now.

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What music genres do you specialize in?

Hip Hop

What services do you offer?

Bilingual MC
Liability Insurance

What additional equipment do you offer?

Flat Screen
Sound/PA System
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Andy M. Married on 12/17/2021
5 out of 5 rating

What A Night!

DJ Rich absolutely crushed it as the DJ and MC for our wedding reception. I had the time of my life. My only complaint is that the night had to end!

Our pre-wedding meeting with Rich the week before the event was incredibly helpful. He picked up our vibe right away, and he made sure everything was going to flow smoothly. And sure enough, every transition throughout the night was seamless.

Our reception entrance was electric. DJ Rich energized the entire room.

I literally ran back to the dance floor the few times I had to leave it throughout the night. I didn’t want to miss a minute.

We loved our entire experience with DJ Rich. Highly recommend!!!
Michelle Married on 12/04/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend Essence Entertainment!!

From our first meeting with Rich, we knew him and his team would be exactly who we wanted for our wedding. Rich is extremely personable and easy to talk with. We used Rich for two years, once for our ceremony and then for our reception a year later. Both times Rich was easy to work with and accommodated all of our requests.
He made sure that we didn’t have any stress on either of the nights and took complete control putting me at ease. Rich played our requested playlists plus many other fun songs to keep up with the vibe of our reception.
We also used uplifting from Essence and it helped pull together the overall vision of our reception room. We utilized the photo booth as well and all of our guest had so much fun with it. We loved the photo book that came with everyone’s pictures from the night.
We would highly recommend Rich and his team at Essence Entertainment over and over again!! Thanks again for a great two years!
Shan Married on 11/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Premier is an understatement.

Rich and the team at Essence Entertainment are truly a tier above the rest. We worked directly with Rich to book the perfect package for our wedding that fit our needs AND wants. The week prior to our wedding we sat down with Rich to finalize songs - he worked with us to find the perfect music for each special moment, the one hour meeting was so smooth, he put us both at ease as we walked through every last detail and somehow it didn't feel even a little bit rushed.

They truly worked to make our day EXACTLY what we wanted. The night before, we made a last minute decision to move the ceremony outside (70 in November?!) and Rich ran with it without a second thought. The last minute change didn't feel last minute at all because Rich and team are true professionals at what they do. On the day of, Rich and Patryk were so easy to work with, we had so many compliments from the other vendors with how “on it” they were. From music, to emceeing, they truly nailed it - the playlist got everyone on the dance floor, and they even joined in for The Wobble! My MOH’s speech was a Hamilton parody, the music timing was so perfect, you would’ve thought they practiced for weeks leading up.

If you're searching for the perfect DJ/Emcee, LOOK NO FURTHER - THIS IS YOUR DJ TEAM.
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