DETAILS GUIDE

Thanks for contacting us about your event!

 

District Remix is a boutique entertainment company offering professional, Open-Format DJs who work to be a reflection of your musical style. We're excited to explore your ideas that will guide us in the creation of a custom soundtrack that embraces your vision.

If you're searching for the perfect DJ that brings tremendous value, creativity, mixing, planning, experience, and will actually be proactive and coordinate your event (or work alongside your hired wedding planner) ...we're the company for you!

 

If you're purely seeking someone to play music with no creativity at the lowest cost, we're probably not the best option for your entertainment.

We typically service the Baltimore, Annapolis, Eastern Shore, and Washington D.C. metro areas, as well as traveling around the country and worldwide.

THE DEMO

Connect with one of our DJs during your real-time music consultation online.

 

If you are in a time crunch, check out our sample videos below.

 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment—experience the District Remix difference!

WHAT WE DO

We aren't typical deejays, but elegant mixers that make your event the party that everyone raves about. We don't specialize in one style of music, we specialize in YOUR style of music.

 

We have a wide range of Open Format DJs that can accommodate your musical tastes no matter what the type.

WHY CHOOSE US?

Our philosophy is simple: provide the best possible music on quality sound equipment to make sure you have the most memorable party of your life. Establishing a comfort and confidence level with your DJ is key. Check out some of our reviews below!

Need to see some reviews for each DJ?

Services & Style

Is District Remix a full or part-time DJ firm?


District Remix is a full-time, full service DJ company, with an office open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Demonstrations are scheduled by appointment.




Is District Remix insured?


Yes. We carry a $1.8 million full liability policy, and are able to furnish a copy for you or your venue by request.




What makes District Remix unique?


We listen to your needs and exceed your expectations. All of our DJs beat-mix/club-style mix your music tastes. We encourage you to meet your performer for a music demonstration to see how they mix before you book!




What types of events are your specialty?


Weddings are our passion and make up over 90% of the business booked through District Remix. We also cater to corporate functions, private parties and school dances.




How would you define your “style” or approach to providing DJ entertainment?


We train our team to be “classy-cool” on the mic. We are the “voice” of your event, but you are the “face” of it. Our performers’ presentation is polished and understated, marked by artistic mixing and a professional “cheese-free” approach to announcements and microphone work. Many DJs think it's their job to put on a show and be the center of attention at the reception. We firmly believe that your wedding is your show, and we have no interest in taking the spotlight from you. Your dance floor will be packed, but it will be because the DJ selected just the right songs from your request list and mixed them in just the right sequence - not because they chattered endlessly on the microphone.




What areas do you serve?


Our standard rates include a travel radius of 1 hour (one-way) from our office in Columbia, MD. This means we cover most areas of Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, Central Maryland, Baltimore, and parts of Maryland's Eastern Shore with no additional travel fee. Past the first hour, a travel charge does incur; for events past 150 miles one-way, we require overnight accommodations. If you are looking to have us DJ an event further away or out of the country, call us a custom quote.





Meet The DJ

Can I chat with the deejay?


We encourage you to chat with your selected deejay prior to your event. We feel as many other parts of the events industry (catering, photographer, etc), you get to experience their work, whereas many DJs will just rely on reviews and say they are great. We want you to know exactly what to expect out of their performance. Would you book a caterer without doing a sampling first? Many couples we have spoken to say they know what a bad DJ looks like, but most haven’t gotten to experience a great one. We allow you to do that via an online demonstration.




Do you offer free consultation(s) on your event?


Yes! We offer unlimited planning and music sessions with your salesperson and/or performer.




I can’t come in person. How can I see what you do?


Distance is no longer a factor for our clients. We can schedule a demo online via Google Meet or Facetime. You get the same exact experience as you would coming into a office (minus the handshake). If you just need to see how we mix, we can send you a sample video of your selected performer.




Can we visit you at a performance?


Out of respect for the privacy of others on their special day, District Remix does not permit prospective clients to “drop in” on a wedding. Would you want us to bring clients to your event? This is why we invite our clients to our office, or schedule an online meeting to talk to the DJ and see how they spin. This way we can give you a condensed dry run of your wedding, with time to tweak the music and ask any questions you might have. In addition, our references, online reviews, and the information we provide you in our initial meeting will speak volumes of our experience, style and professionalism.





DJ Performance

Will the DJ work from a custom playlist?


All of the District Remix DJs are happy to personalize the music and soundtrack around your taste(s).




What format of music do the DJs use?


The District DJs are all digital, utilizing multiple formats to play your music.




What type of equipment do you use?


District Remix proudly outfits their DJs with Pioneer, QSC, Shure, JBL and other professional brands.




How will the DJ dress for my event?


Let us know what the dress code is and we’ll make sure to fit the style. We like to blend in with your guests, not stick out like a sore thumb. Our DJs will dress in tuxedos by request.




Do they have deejays with experience in multicultural events and music?


District Remix caters to many cultural backgrounds … Middle Eastern and Hispanic, to name a couple! If there is music we aren’t experts in yet, we will be!




When do you arrive to set up for an event?


Our performers always arrive on-site at least an hour and a half prior to the contracted start time of the event, and earlier as necessitated by the setup requirements of the site.




What happens if there is an emergency?


District Remix has emergency systems and deejays in place each weekend.




Do all of your DJs beat-mix or do they just fade song to song?


All of our DJs beat-mix the music, whatever genre(s) it may be. This allows us to keep your guests up dancing throughout the party, regardless of the music styles selected.




Do you move your gear from room to room (cocktail area to the reception)?


We bring enough gear to do the event without having a break in music.




I don’t want the music at my wedding to be a traditional wedding soundtrack. Can we do something more eclectic?


Totally! We’re not at all attached to tradition – we’re here to incorporate the music you request, and to mix it in a way that will create the wedding and energy you’ve envisioned. Somewhere along the line, the phrase “wedding DJ” became a bad word, synonymous with cheesiness. We couldn’t be any further from that image.




Do you use party props?


No. Our performers do not dress in any type of costume or distribute props to the crowd, unless requested and provided by our clients. We also don't harass your guests into joining us on the dance floor, nor do we teach them how to line dance. If you are seeking a performer to motivate your guests in this way, you would probably be happier with another deejay company - there are a few who specialize in this interactive style of entertainment!




Do you offer additional services?


Yes! We offer wireless LED uplighting that can be modified to complement your events color theme. We also offer customized pre-recorded mixes for band breaks, medleys for first dances, parent dances and more!




How involved are you in helping us plan our music?


We are here to help! During our initial meeting, we work out a bulk of the music with you, figuring out your style and tastes to make the music selections that day. District Remix sets up each client with an online planning account to organize your music choices, timeline and all of the special details.




How involved can we be in selecting music for our event?


We encourage you to be as involved as you would like to be! If you would like to select every song, we are happy to accommodate you. The majority of our couples, however, prefer to discuss their preferences and at least pick a few specific requests. That helps in alleviating the stress of picking out everything/enough music for your event.




What kinds of music are included in your collection?


District Remix owns an enormous library of music in all formats, including international music. We update our collection constantly, ensuring that we are able to provide the songs that our clients and their guests are currently enjoying. Furthermore, we work closely with our clients in selecting the music for their event, and will gladly acquire any commercially available song that we don’t already own at no additional cost.





Contract Details

How much do you charge?


Depending on the DJ selected, our 4-6 hour event rates range between $1200 - $3000.




Does District Remix accept all major credit cards?


Yes. We process all of our credit card payments through an online payment system.




How will I know who my DJ will be, and how do I book said DJ for my event?


Once you’ve submitted the contact form on our website and indicated that you’re ready to connect with a DJ, we’ll ask you a few easy questions to answer. These will enable us to match you with an available DJ who will be a great fit for you in terms of music, personality and any other preferences you may have. The DJ will then be more than happy to schedule an easy, convenient consultation via Skype or telephone (or meet you in person if you prefer) to discuss your plans, review the contract and answer your questions. You’ll have a 7-day window during which to make your decision, electronically sign your agreement and submit payment - and of course we're here to provide any additional information or assistance you need during that time and along the way!




Do you charge for set-up or tear down time?


No.




What is included in the cost of my event?


The requested amount of performance time (additional time is available at a prorated hourly cost), setup time, breakdown time, and ALL equipment, including additional sound systems and wireless microphones for weddings with up to 200 guests. For weddings over 200 guests, a custom quote may be necessary to ensure your event's equipment and staffing needs are met.




What are the terms of payment if I book your services?


An industry-standard 50% non-refundable retainer is due with your signed agreement within 7 days of the contract being presented to you. This retainer reserves and guarantees the services of said specific DJ on your wedding day, and includes their unlimited accessibility to you in providing music planning assistance. Any balance due is collected 30 days prior to your event.




What do you require from my event site?


Power (less than 50 feet from our setup), one 6-foot table and at least 90 minutes prior to access the venue.





Reputation & Referrals

Is District Remix highly recommended by hotels, reception sites and wedding vendors?


Yes, we work with many of the top wedding venues and vendors throughout the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia area. We are known as the DJ company that industry professionals choose for their personal and private events!




Does District Remix have credentials, referrals and testimonials?


Absolutely! We have plenty ... visit us on WeddingWire, The Knot, Facebook, and Google+ for our reviews.




Do you pay “kickbacks” for referrals?


Never. District Remix does not pay kickbacks or referral fees in the forms of money, gifts or any other incentives. We are proud to have earned referrals and endorsements from the area’s best wedding planners, venues, caterers, photographers and other event professionals based solely on the outstanding services we provide.




Why should I choose District Remix for my event?


Simply put, we provide exceptional entertainment and the most accommodating and attentive customer care found in this industry.





This Is How We Party

WHAT ABOUT THE FLIPSIDE?

We wish we had a dollar for every time a guest came up to us at a wedding to say, "I wish I would have known about you when I had my wedding... our DJ was terrible..."

 

We get it.

 

There aren't many times when you have the opportunity to hire a DJ in life, and most people just don’t have any idea what's involved or more importantly, what’s at stake.

 

If you're considering a DJ solely on price, perhaps what your fiancée paid for their college party DJ, or your co-worker or best friend paid a friend of a friend, then you're taking a gamble on one of the most impactful things at your party. If the flowers are beautiful and the food is incredible at your wedding but the DJ is less than stellar, or worse yet, terrible, what do you think your guests will remember?

 

The average price for a wedding DJ in the MD/DC/PA/VA area is $1625 (calculated from the top 50 DJs/companies in the area ranging from $850 to $3000). The more experienced, professional, and reliable DJs are usually priced above that average rate because they typically provide an above-average experience. By definition, a DJ who charges less than the "average" rate is, by default, below average.

 

Given the impact the DJ has on your event, do you want someone who is below-average on your wedding team? Why would you risk diminishing all the other details you worked and paid for to save a couple of hundred dollars on your DJ? If you are hiring on price alone, we’re probably not the right fit for you. We’ll wish you luck (and hope you won’t need it) and admire your strong tolerance to risk on your wedding day.

WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?

4 hours: $1800

5 hours: $2200

6 hours: $2600

 

For corporate and other private events, rates start at $1200 (for 4 hours).

The first hour of travel to and from your venue from Columbia, Maryland is always included.

 

Past the first hour, an additional $100 per hour of travel is added. If we exceed 150 miles in travel to your venue, we ask that you provide us with overnight accommodations.

You can add uplighting for $35 per light. Any additional services will have a custom quote.

We are an investment; one of the few things that your guests will remember and be aware of is how well the music is managed and performed. Demand for our DJs limits them to 40-50 weddings each a year.

 

The average DJ cost nationally for 4 hours is $1000, according to WeddingWire, with the average in the DC/Baltimore region being $1600. We aren't your average DJ and we'd love to show you the difference!

 

A Professional Wedding Entertainment company will normally invest 20 to 30 hours to your special event but it may appear that you are only paying for "4 hours".

"The best price is not always the best deal, especially when planning an event."

HOW ARE YOU DIFFERENT?

We encourage you see what we offer, how we mix and blend music around your style(s) and what we are capable of creating for you before you sign a contract. Most DJs will offer to chat for a few minutes at a coffee shop, then present a contract. Do you know how they spin music? We want you to know exactly who and what you are getting and investing in:

 

*How's their customer service?

*Does your performer DJ, as well as MC?

*How much experience do they have?

*Are you able to see/hear them play before the actual wedding?

*Can you find them on the preferred vendor and venue lists?

*Do they have insurance?

*What brand(s) of equipment do they use?

AND...when your venue coordinator or planner referred your DJ personally to you (saying you need to talk to them), what does that tell you?

You can always ask your other vendors: whom would they hire for their own wedding?

We feel that a couple's wedding entertainment should be held in the same regard as the photographer and caterer, for instance. Taste the food, view the photos...experience the product before making the commitment =)

SOME WEDDING STATISTICS

When asked, 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.

WHERE HAVE YOU PLAYED?

CAN WE MEET?

Absolutely, we can do a phone call or video chat online (Google Meet, Facetime, etc). If we do chat online, we can do a customized demonstration of your event, giving you a live preview of what your event will be like! 

HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?

  • Details

    Once we get all the pertinent details (times, event spaces, etc) that we need, we'll send an email with a contract link.

  • Sign & Pay

    Sign the contract and pay the retainer online, then we'll email you back a copy counter-signed by us, as well as a Summary of Account, showing the payment has been applied to your file.

  • Plan

    We email you access to your online planning! Throughout the year, we are here as a resource for you. We'll contact you for our final meeting 30 days prior to the party! 

    Our meetings are a final wrap-up and last minute catch-all for any details we may have missed. The final meeting usually only takes 20-30 minutes.

HOW DO WE PLAN?

HOW DO WE DJ?

Want to see how our DJs spin? Take a look at our performers mix-videos below! We've also added longer samples of their work from our MixCloud.

 

The songs in these videos are purposefully shortened for demonstration purposes. We want to give you an idea of HOW we mix. We will totally play any songs/genres that you are really into (we aren't just going to play club music).

 

We aren't fade-in, fade-out DJs!

NEED MORE SAMPLES?

Check out each DJ's longer mix

Frequently Asked Questions

Services & Style

Is District Remix a full or part-time DJ firm?


District Remix is a full-time, full service DJ company, with an office open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Demonstrations are scheduled by appointment.




Is District Remix insured?


Yes. We carry a $1.8 million full liability policy, and are able to furnish a copy for you or your venue by request.




What makes District Remix unique?


We listen to your needs and exceed your expectations. All of our DJs beat-mix/club-style mix your music tastes. We encourage you to meet your performer for a music demonstration to see how they mix before you book!




What types of events are your specialty?


Weddings are our passion and make up over 90% of the business booked through District Remix. We also cater to corporate functions, private parties and school dances.




How would you define your “style” or approach to providing DJ entertainment?


We train our team to be “classy-cool” on the mic. We are the “voice” of your event, but you are the “face” of it. Our performers’ presentation is polished and understated, marked by artistic mixing and a professional “cheese-free” approach to announcements and microphone work. Many DJs think it's their job to put on a show and be the center of attention at the reception. We firmly believe that your wedding is your show, and we have no interest in taking the spotlight from you. Your dance floor will be packed, but it will be because the DJ selected just the right songs from your request list and mixed them in just the right sequence - not because they chattered endlessly on the microphone.




What areas do you serve?


Our standard rates include a travel radius of 1 hour (one-way) from our office in Columbia, MD. This means we cover most areas of Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, Central Maryland, Baltimore, and parts of Maryland's Eastern Shore with no additional travel fee. Past the first hour, a travel charge does incur; for events past 150 miles one-way, we require overnight accommodations. If you are looking to have us DJ an event further away or out of the country, call us a custom quote.





Meet The DJ

Can I chat with the deejay?


We encourage you to chat with your selected deejay prior to your event. We feel as many other parts of the events industry (catering, photographer, etc), you get to experience their work, whereas many DJs will just rely on reviews and say they are great. We want you to know exactly what to expect out of their performance. Would you book a caterer without doing a sampling first? Many couples we have spoken to say they know what a bad DJ looks like, but most haven’t gotten to experience a great one. We allow you to do that via an online demonstration.




Do you offer free consultation(s) on your event?


Yes! We offer unlimited planning and music sessions with your salesperson and/or performer.




I can’t come in person. How can I see what you do?


Distance is no longer a factor for our clients. We can schedule a demo online via Google Meet or Facetime. You get the same exact experience as you would coming into a office (minus the handshake). If you just need to see how we mix, we can send you a sample video of your selected performer.




Can we visit you at a performance?


Out of respect for the privacy of others on their special day, District Remix does not permit prospective clients to “drop in” on a wedding. Would you want us to bring clients to your event? This is why we invite our clients to our office, or schedule an online meeting to talk to the DJ and see how they spin. This way we can give you a condensed dry run of your wedding, with time to tweak the music and ask any questions you might have. In addition, our references, online reviews, and the information we provide you in our initial meeting will speak volumes of our experience, style and professionalism.





DJ Performance

Will the DJ work from a custom playlist?


All of the District Remix DJs are happy to personalize the music and soundtrack around your taste(s).




What format of music do the DJs use?


The District DJs are all digital, utilizing multiple formats to play your music.




What type of equipment do you use?


District Remix proudly outfits their DJs with Pioneer, QSC, Shure, JBL and other professional brands.




How will the DJ dress for my event?


Let us know what the dress code is and we’ll make sure to fit the style. We like to blend in with your guests, not stick out like a sore thumb. Our DJs will dress in tuxedos by request.




Do they have deejays with experience in multicultural events and music?


District Remix caters to many cultural backgrounds … Middle Eastern and Hispanic, to name a couple! If there is music we aren’t experts in yet, we will be!




When do you arrive to set up for an event?


Our performers always arrive on-site at least an hour and a half prior to the contracted start time of the event, and earlier as necessitated by the setup requirements of the site.




What happens if there is an emergency?


District Remix has emergency systems and deejays in place each weekend.




Do all of your DJs beat-mix or do they just fade song to song?


All of our DJs beat-mix the music, whatever genre(s) it may be. This allows us to keep your guests up dancing throughout the party, regardless of the music styles selected.




Do you move your gear from room to room (cocktail area to the reception)?


We bring enough gear to do the event without having a break in music.




I don’t want the music at my wedding to be a traditional wedding soundtrack. Can we do something more eclectic?


Totally! We’re not at all attached to tradition – we’re here to incorporate the music you request, and to mix it in a way that will create the wedding and energy you’ve envisioned. Somewhere along the line, the phrase “wedding DJ” became a bad word, synonymous with cheesiness. We couldn’t be any further from that image.




Do you use party props?


No. Our performers do not dress in any type of costume or distribute props to the crowd, unless requested and provided by our clients. We also don't harass your guests into joining us on the dance floor, nor do we teach them how to line dance. If you are seeking a performer to motivate your guests in this way, you would probably be happier with another deejay company - there are a few who specialize in this interactive style of entertainment!




Do you offer additional services?


Yes! We offer wireless LED uplighting that can be modified to complement your events color theme. We also offer customized pre-recorded mixes for band breaks, medleys for first dances, parent dances and more!




How involved are you in helping us plan our music?


We are here to help! During our initial meeting, we work out a bulk of the music with you, figuring out your style and tastes to make the music selections that day. District Remix sets up each client with an online planning account to organize your music choices, timeline and all of the special details.




How involved can we be in selecting music for our event?


We encourage you to be as involved as you would like to be! If you would like to select every song, we are happy to accommodate you. The majority of our couples, however, prefer to discuss their preferences and at least pick a few specific requests. That helps in alleviating the stress of picking out everything/enough music for your event.




What kinds of music are included in your collection?


District Remix owns an enormous library of music in all formats, including international music. We update our collection constantly, ensuring that we are able to provide the songs that our clients and their guests are currently enjoying. Furthermore, we work closely with our clients in selecting the music for their event, and will gladly acquire any commercially available song that we don’t already own at no additional cost.





Contract Details

How much do you charge?


Depending on the DJ selected, our 4-6 hour event rates range between $1200 - $3000.




Does District Remix accept all major credit cards?


Yes. We process all of our credit card payments through an online payment system.




How will I know who my DJ will be, and how do I book said DJ for my event?


Once you’ve submitted the contact form on our website and indicated that you’re ready to connect with a DJ, we’ll ask you a few easy questions to answer. These will enable us to match you with an available DJ who will be a great fit for you in terms of music, personality and any other preferences you may have. The DJ will then be more than happy to schedule an easy, convenient consultation via Skype or telephone (or meet you in person if you prefer) to discuss your plans, review the contract and answer your questions. You’ll have a 7-day window during which to make your decision, electronically sign your agreement and submit payment - and of course we're here to provide any additional information or assistance you need during that time and along the way!




Do you charge for set-up or tear down time?


No.




What is included in the cost of my event?


The requested amount of performance time (additional time is available at a prorated hourly cost), setup time, breakdown time, and ALL equipment, including additional sound systems and wireless microphones for weddings with up to 200 guests. For weddings over 200 guests, a custom quote may be necessary to ensure your event's equipment and staffing needs are met.




What are the terms of payment if I book your services?


An industry-standard 50% non-refundable retainer is due with your signed agreement within 7 days of the contract being presented to you. This retainer reserves and guarantees the services of said specific DJ on your wedding day, and includes their unlimited accessibility to you in providing music planning assistance. Any balance due is collected 30 days prior to your event.




What do you require from my event site?


Power (less than 50 feet from our setup), one 6-foot table and at least 90 minutes prior to access the venue.





Reputation & Referrals

Is District Remix highly recommended by hotels, reception sites and wedding vendors?


Yes, we work with many of the top wedding venues and vendors throughout the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia area. We are known as the DJ company that industry professionals choose for their personal and private events!




Does District Remix have credentials, referrals and testimonials?


Absolutely! We have plenty ... visit us on WeddingWire, The Knot, Facebook, and Google+ for our reviews.




Do you pay “kickbacks” for referrals?


Never. District Remix does not pay kickbacks or referral fees in the forms of money, gifts or any other incentives. We are proud to have earned referrals and endorsements from the area’s best wedding planners, venues, caterers, photographers and other event professionals based solely on the outstanding services we provide.




Why should I choose District Remix for my event?


Simply put, we provide exceptional entertainment and the most accommodating and attentive customer care found in this industry.





UPLIGHTING

If you are looking to create a different look in your event space, uplighting is the easiest way to do it!

We utilize wireless, battery-powered uplights by Chauvet.

 

With over 60 stock colors to choose from and options to create custom colors and remote control, we'll have your event space looking just the way you want!

Uplighting can create a wonderfully warm atmosphere to any room, and also gives you a more dynamic look to your reception and party photos!

Check out the looks below! For color options, check out all of them in the link here. $35 per light.

No Wires

Our uplighting is elegant. No wires or cheap-looking fixtures that show multiple LEDs; just a small footprint that can be placed anywhere (check the column of the photo).

TIPS

NEED TO HEAR SOME ADVICE?

CHECK OUT THIS PODCAST WE WERE ON!

DECIDING ON A FLOOR PLAN?

THIS WORKS!

It allows all the guests to gather together in the center. With the DJ on the dance floor, they can really connect with the energy of the crowd.

ARGGH!

The DJ would have to blast the sound through all of the tables, resulting in a hollow sound on the dance floor. Plus, the DJ can't connect to the vibe on the floor!

NEED RECOMENDATIONS?

We are more than happy to refer you to wonderful vendors that we work with! Let us know what you need and we'll send you in the right direction :)

We can't wait to rock your event!