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Essential Sounds Entertainment is a wedding DJ serving Belmar, New Jersey. They鈥檙e trained to give the right amount of enthusiasm, based on what you and your fiancee request. Founder PJ Windle established the company with personal service, customized music planning and friendly relationships as core pillars. Essential Sounds Entertainment aims to connect with the happy couple and establish a level of trust.

Services Offered
Essential Sounds Entertainment is ready to get your guests up and moving at the reception with songs that may be lighter in sound or perhaps more fast-paced (to inspire some fierce dance-offs). DJ services include:

  • Do-not-play list
  • Liability insurance
  • PA/sound system
  • Microphones
  • Emcee
  • Consultation

Other Services
Essential Sounds Entertainment is there for your add-ons that will take your wedding from good to grand. Additional ways they can make your wedding extra sweet and memorable include:

  • Uplighting
  • Ceremony officiant
  • Karaoke
  • Photo booth
  • Projector
  • Flatscreen
  • Dancing in the clouds
  • Monograms
  • Live music
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?


What is included in the starting price?

Sound/PA System

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

Sound/PA System

What is the starting price for uplighting?


What music genres do you specialize in?

Hip Hop
Top 40

What services do you offer?

Do-Not-Play List
Liability Insurance
One Event Per Day

What additional equipment do you offer?

Flat Screen
Sound/PA System
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Sarah W. Married on 09/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating


PJ was a fantastic DJ for our wedding day! He played great music that catered to all styles and tastes. PJ took time to meet with us ahead of our big day to ensure he understood our vision and provided valuable insight when we needed his advice and opinion on things we weren鈥檛 sure of. This was a Turkish/American wedding and PJ was more than happy to include some traditional Turkish music which truly mean a lot to the groom and his family. If I鈥檓 ever in need of DJ services again, I鈥檇 absolutely book PJ again. Thank you!
Dan O. Married on 09/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Night!

PJ was absolutely first class! Easy and seamless process to book and coordinate the wedding entertainment, and the entire process felt so personalized. PJ had the dance floor full from start to finish - the party never stopped!. Thank you again PJ!
Lauren L. Married on 11/12/2022
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Thank you PJ!!!!

We just wanted to thank PJ for making our wedding an absolute BLAST. It truly was the most fun I have EVER had. Until after our wedding, I never realized how incredibly important it is to have a really strong, DJ, because the music is literally everything at a wedding celebration. That is why I cannot endorse PJ enough, to have a DJ that really knows what they're doing, really understands how to feel the crowd, he did a perfect job, and had us all on our feet literally all night!!!! THANK YOU for making our day beyond special and SO beyond fun!!!! You were also just such a pleasure to work with as a person. Thank you again.
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Susan Elizabeth Photography Susan Elizabeth Photography Wedding Photographers

PJ and all the guys at Essential Sounds are truly some of the best in the biz! Always fun, yet very professional! They always do whatever it takes to throw an amazing party, and you can guarantee the dance floor will be packed all night long!!! PJ is truly dedicated to each and every one of his couples, making sure that they are always on the same page with the couple's music selection, yet making sure that theres always "something for everyone" to ensure that everyone from the flower girl to grandma can dance into the night! If you are looking for an amazingly talented, fun, reputable, experienced, professional, and all around GREAT entertainment company, then look no further..Essential Sounds is the only way to go!

Endless Wave Films + Photos Endless Wave Films + Photos Wedding Photographers

Essential Sounds Entertainment is a rare find. The love they put into their work is unmatched. PJ has developed a business where people can come in and feel right at home from the first moment they meet him. Your event will be full of dancing, fun and excitement with ESE. The best part is that you will feel as if your best friend is DJing your wedding, not some random person. Awesome company run by awesome people!

John Arcara Photography John Arcara Photography Wedding Photographers

P.J. is the consummate professional. Always ready to help out & always perfect. He and his illustrious staff from Essential Sounds are some of the very best in the business. I would absolutely recommend them for all of your entertainment & lighting needs! They are lively & fabulous & amazing to deal with. There are many things that your entertainment & imaging teams need to choreograph together & we are alway thrilled when working with anyone from Essential since we know it will just be perfection! PJ, we are so glad to be able to hang with you guys & hope to see you a lot more!

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