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Located in Chicago IL Hot Mix Entertainment is the top-rated wedding entertainment company in the Midwest. With a legacy of unparalleled reviews across platforms like WeddingWire, The Knot, and Google, our reputation speaks for itself. Specializing in crafting unforgettable wedding experiences, Hot Mix Entertainment prides itself on its commitment to excellence, ensuring every dance floor is packed and every moment resonates with the unique essence of the couple. We understand the monumental significance of weddings and the pivotal role entertainment plays in making them memorable and incredible. With Hot Mix Entertainment, it will be your day, done your way from the first dance to the last song. Established in 1983 by celebrity radio DJ, Scott Smokin’ Silz of the Hot Mix 5 from WGCI and V103. Our approach to planning is collaborative and tailored. We prioritize your vision and vibe and utilize a rock-solid process to ultra-personalize it from start to finish where you’ll be involved every step of the way. From virtual one-on-one consultations at your convenience, we ensure your entertainment vision comes to life seamlessly. No pushy salespeople, no cheesy interaction skits or blow-up props, just an incredible time that keeps guests - young and old on the floor all night long. More than just DJs... Our a la carte offerings range from custom lighting, to Photo Booth and more. Whether you envision a nightclub vibe, a playlist filled with timeless family favorites, or something entirely unique, we're here to make it happen. Experience the Hot Mix Entertainment difference. Reach out and schedule a meeting with Scott. Let's create magic together. Expect more for your wedding - you deserve it.

2024-25 Prime dates available. Non prime incentives $$$ for Jan-March dates and Monday - Thursday events.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?

$1,995

What is included in the starting price?

Consultation
MC
Microphones
Travel Expenses
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,995

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

Consultation
Sound/PA System
MC
Microphones
Travel Expenses

What is the starting price for uplighting?

$500

What music genres do you specialize in?

Club
Electronic
Hip Hop
Oldies
Pop
R&B/Soul
Rock
Top 40

What services do you offer?

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

What additional equipment do you offer?

Disco Ball
Flat Screen
Microphones
Photobooth
Projector
Sound/PA System
Uplighting
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99% Recommended by couples
90 Reviews
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Scott from Hot Mix Entertainment is highly recommended as a DJ for weddings. He is described as professional, fun, and helpful throughout the planning process, and is praised for his ability to keep guests on the dance floor. Scott's services, including a photo booth and uplighting, are also highlighted as adding to the overall ambiance of the event. Guests have had a great experience with Scott, making him a memorable highlight of their weddings.

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Scott from Hot Mix Entertainment is highly recommended as a DJ for weddings. He is described as professional, fun, and helpful throughout the planning process, and is praised for his ability to keep guests on the dance floor. Scott's services, including a photo booth and uplighting, are also highlighted as adding to the overall ambiance of the event. Guests have had a great experience with Scott, making him a memorable highlight of their weddings.

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Corey C. Sent on 09/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The EXCEPTIONAL Scott “Smokin” Silz is #1 Above the Rest!!!

If your looking for an entertainer that brings the party vibe, look no further! Scott is your guy!!! He was great to work with when collaborating on ideas for our day from start to finish. He is extremely professional and was so much fun with every meeting! So very helpful with the planning process and incredibly thorough in getting to know your musical tastes to create just the right vibe for your day. He kept our guests on the dance floor the entire evening and kept the party going until the very last minute.

Not only was Scott our DJ & MC but also provided a great photo booth with tons of fun signage props. We even opted for the photo booth guest book keepsake which we have looked at several times since our wedding! We also chose the uplighting offered by Scott that was placed throughout the event space which really enhanced the ambiance of the room!

Overall, it was an absolute honor having Scott “Smokin” Silz a Chicago house music pioneer and legend spin on our wedding day. He was certainly a highlight for us and our guests. He definitely made it a night we will always remember!
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Stephanie R. Sent on 06/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing!!!

Scott was an absolute pleasure to work with and was the key to making our day perfect. He went above and beyond to make sure we had all of the equipment to make our ceremony and reception go off without a hitch. He kept the entire day on schedule and we had the dance party of our lives at the reception! We have received endless compliments on the service he provided us. After attending countless weddings, he is by far the best DJ that we’ve experienced. Thanks so much, Scott!
Matt & Steph Wiater
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Cass L. Sent on 06/25/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Flexibility for COVID Wedding

Scott at Hot Mix was amazing! We had to change our party due to COVID and he was understanding and flexible. He made our party so special and kept our guests dancing all night. We had more fun than we could have imagined!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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Team

Scott Smokin' Silz
Scott Smokin' Silz
Chief Entertainment Officer

Recently named one of the 10 most influential DJs in the world along with his Hot Mix 5 team, Scott is one of the most sought-after names in event entertainment—and is available to emcee and DJ your event. World renowned Wedding DJ, acclaimed Chicagoland personality and award-winning DJ Scott “Smokin’” Silz of the famed Hot Mix 5 radio team. His career spans some of Chicago’s leading music stations including V-103, 107.5 WGCI FM, WBMX and more.
Personal note: Hey it's Scott and I can't wait to hear about your event. Let's touch base to see how I can make your dream wedding come true!

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Annette Kerstin Photography / Bordeaux Studio Annette Kerstin Photography / Bordeaux Studio Wedding Photographers

Amazing and professional DJ Services. As a Wedding Photographer I see many services and highly would recommend Scott Smoking Silz Hot Mix Entertainment. He does an amazing job and goes beyond what would be expected. To have a rocking party at a Wedding and keep all of the guests entertained is very important. And he is awesome at it. Scott has such a good personality that makes him loved by all. I give him 5 Stars.

Entourage Mobile Entertainment Entourage Mobile Entertainment Wedding DJs

Scott from Hot Mix Entertainment is a true professional. I have seen his work ethic first hand and he sets a high bar for others DJs to compare against. He is one of the few that I have seen that truly gets it, and is exactly what a discerning client should look for in an entertainer.

A Posh Production Lighting, Decor, DJ, and Photo Booth A Posh Production Lighting, Decor, DJ, and Photo Booth Wedding Decor & Lighting

Scott and Hot Mix Entertainment are a pleasure to work with! They are true professionals in this industry and really treat each client special!

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