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The Higher Sound is a wedding and event DJ located in Brooklyn, New York. This team has decades of experience performing in various environments, from nightclubs to house parties to wedding receptions. With their extensive database of songs and upbeat energies, they will work to make sure you and your guests have the time of your loves on the dance floor.

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The Higher Sound DJs ultimately create each playlist and atmosphere specifically for each client based on their wishes and vision. Some of the genres they specialize in includes country, rock, jazz, and electronic. During your planning process, the team will keep an open line of communication with you, from your first consultation to your big day. Uplighting and MC services are also available for a visually rich, well-rounded experience.

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Travel Expenses
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Hip Hop

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EJ Kelley
Ej Kelley Sent on 09/25/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A serious sound master who gets the vibe.

When multiple guests make a point of coming up to you throughout the night, and especially during dinner, to compliment the quality of what your DJ is pumping out, you know you made the right choice.

My wife and I set out to find a solid "DJ that does weddings," rather than "a wedding DJ" — for "our dinner party we get married at" vs. "our wedding with a dinner party." After three trusted neighborhood sources, without flinching, answered us with "Derek Russo," we knew who we had to hit this guy up!

After our first call, we immediately liked him, and after asking for a sample wedding playlist — and seeing what was on it — we knew this was a guy we could absolutely trust. Working with Derek was a breeze. He got the vibe, read the room, and put a soundtrack to what turned out to be the authentic, high-quality experience we dreamed of.
Jonathan F. Sent on 04/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Epic Dance Party South of the Border

Derek was an integral part of our destination wedding in Mexico on 2/22/22.
His communication was excellent leading up to the event.
He played whatever few requests we had and brought everyone to the dance floor throughout the party.
Thanks Derek!
Owen Sent on 04/20/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Asbury Park Wedding Aug ‘21

Our experience with Derek as our wedding DJ was a delight—from start to finish. My spouse and I married at the Jersey shore last summer. Derek was willing to travel from NYC. Very helpful because we wanted someone from the city, as opposed to a local DJ. His professionalism, response, and flexibility were all outstanding. Derek quickly understood the vibe we were going for; and executed all our requests with aplomb—during both the ceremony and reception. He has an expansive breadth of musical knowledge, which meant a lot to us when searching for the right DJ. In addition, he rolled with, and seamlessly handled, some unexpected technical glitches at the venue. In summary, if you’re looking for a fun, flexible DJ that can provide the atmosphere you want—Derek is the man!
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