The Philly electronic dance music scene is as eclectic as the City of Brotherly Love itself, and boasts some of the best dance music on the East Coast. In addition to the party rockers behind the decks in the clubs, there are a number of local DJs that are available to make your special event a memorable one. Check out this list of Philadelphia’s top DJs, who are blowing the roofs off of everything from nightclubs to house parties.
Absolute DJs LLC
123 Fake St
Philadelphia, PA 19135
Matt Frasch, the owner of Absolute DJs, is a wedding specialist with over 14 years of DJ experience. Matt provides a free consultation for your event, and once he has a better feel for your desired party, you are matched up with the Absolute DJ who specializes in what you need. The winner of various accolades, Absolute DJs is the house DJ company on the beautiful Spirit Of Philadelphia boat cruises and winner of the Bride’s Choice Award 2011. Absolute DJs LLC has a five-star rating on Wedding Wire and is number two on Philly Hotlist. Check out this talent out for your next event.
East Coast Event Group
7124 Rising Sun Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
East Coast DJs has been rocking the tri-state area since 1980. With an awesome offering of state-of-the-art LED up-lighting, dance lighting, custom monogram lighting and more, you are sure to experience the industry’s latest in technology. With everything done in-house, East Coast is responsible and ensures that everything from start to finish is quality. Instead of being the cheapest company, it strives to make sure you receive the best service for the best price. This company is the winner of awards five years in a row, including Brides Choice Award 2012 and 2012 Pick the Know Best of Weddings, and you can be comfortable entrusting your special occasion to them.
DJ Roleplay broke into the scene in 1999 and learned from the best locals in the city such as DJ Vibe, DJ Omega and Jeff Heart. With a diverse background spinning house and trance in the local underground rave scene; spinning at local nightclubs including Motion Nightclub, Shampoo Nightclub, The Warehouse and Transit Nightclub; putting on a weekly podcast called Toxic; and playing at local college events and private parties, DJ Roleplay has kept himself busy. Roleplay eventually joined Live Soul Nation as its first DJ, spinning at different venues and events around the Philadelphia area including Roxxy Nightclub, Flirt Lounge, Mint Lounge, Octo Nightclub, Club 27 and The Suite. Currently, Roleplay holds a weekly residency at iCandy Nightclub on Troublemaker Thursdays. With an event list on his website, why not catch him at one of his Philly-area gigs?
DJ Perry Angelozzi
Who would have thought that DJ Perry would know what his calling was at the young age of 12? He started working at The Chez in Atlantic City, New Jersey when he was only 13 and has been spinning records ever since. His mentors include Charlie Buckeye and Jellybean Benitez. Eventually evolving into the music director for a radio station, he left his mark during a 10-year period where he influenced the Philadelphia dance scene. Perry quickly became one of the hottest DJs in the area, playing at clubs such as Egypt, The Eighth Floor, Ricochet, CROBAR, Envy, Shampoo, Casbah, Mint and many more. He has evolved as an artist and remains a driving force in the music industry. Be it a wedding, event or club nightlife, DJ Perry Angelozzi is one of the top in the industry and a 2011 Philly Hotlist winner.
2805 Gilham St
Philadelphia, PA 19149
Celebrations plays music from “yesterday’s hits to today’s hottest sounds.” Performing since 1984 with everything from candlelight to laser lights, and for small events with as little as 25 people to major events with over 3,000 people, Celebrations will rock your party. They’re always ready to handle your event’s mojo with computer-based digital sound systems, dazzling light shows or plasma and giant screen music video shows. Celebrations is fully insured and will easily help make your special occasion memorable.
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