Chicago, IL – Legendary DJ Scott “Smokin” Silz, founder of Hot Mix Entertainment appeared on Chicago’s “Remarkable Radio Show” to teach listeners what to look for when choosing a DJ Entertainer for a wedding or any celebration.
Having spun records since 1977, and being an original member of the Hot Mix 5 DJ Team, Silz has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the #1 ranking for DJ Artistry from the Chicago Tribune; he was named as one of the 10 most influential DJs in radio in the world, and has even had the City of Chicago name a street “Hot Mix 5 Way” after his group, just to name a few.
Silz gives away a special report to brides and anyone planning a party, titled “5 Most Important Things to Look For When Hiring a DJ Entertainer.” Remarkable Radio tracked down Silz to share his expertise and discuss his special report with their listeners.
“I’m a big fan of talk radio, and I’m excited to be a part of it. To think of how many brides and folks planning parties I can help with my knowledge, is surreal,” said Silz.
“Folks planning events must be very careful when choosing a DJ Entertainer.” Silz continues, “The Chicago area has 73,000 weddings a year, and most take place on just 25 calendar days. That’s why so many bad and inexperienced people can enter the DJ field and still find work. My report will tell you what to look for.”
Silz went on to address the biggest question he gets, which is about DJ pricing. “People always wonder why they encounter such a wide range of prices when they call DJs.” Silz said, “The average DJ in Chicagoland is about $1,450.00. These fees are linked to the popularity and demand of the particular company or entertainer. You simply need to learn more about those individuals in order to make an informed decision. In fact, a DJ in the higher, average price range should be more comforting than a ‘suspiciously cheap’ sounding choice. Do your due diligence and meet them in person. A popular professional’s reputation will precede them.”
Also in the interview, Silz responded to another big misconception that DJs simply play popular music, and that anyone who can ‘push play’ can be a DJ. “What most first-time celebration planners often overlook is the fact that the DJ Entertainer is also responsible for the entire flow of the event, BEYOND playing the music. The DJ is the host and spokesperson, representing you and announcing all of the formalities, so they must not only be educated in event coordination, but they must also possess the number 1 revered skill in the world, which is public speaking!” Silz added, “As the DJ has the microphone, he also becomes the coordinator and leader for all of the other vendors, from the photographer (so they capture every moment properly), to the caterer (so the meal is served piping hot and smoothly). You must also feel that the entertainer is a good representative of the celebrant or host, namely the couple in the case of a wedding.”
Silz offered another word of caution to folks planning celebrations, “The most popular and talented DJ Entertainers are often booked 12 to 18 months in advance. This is rarely discussed anywhere, but smart planners will place top priority in the entertainer, and book them immediately as soon as they know their date to assure they get what they want!”
Silz had more knowledge to share than there was time on-the-air, so he offered his complete FREE special report titled “5 Most Important Things To Look For When Hiring a DJ Entertainer”, which listeners and readers could download at his website: www.hotmixentertainment.com or by calling him directly at 773-967-9100.
Scott “Smokin” Silz and his Hot Mix Entertainment company have been helping people create successful and fun events since 1983, and his clients are thrilled with their results.
“What can I say about Scott except that he totally crushed it at our wedding and kept the dancefloor packed all night long? We had a destination Austin wedding and no DJ was good enough for our tastes except Silz so we dragged him all the way down to Texas – a choice we could not be happier with. The music was amazing, he did an insane job with the uplighting – when the lights were lowered, the place looked incredible! – and his photobooth was a highlight to us and our guests. Oliver (who manned the photobooth) was a true professional and had amazing ideas for our friends that made their excitement over picture taking even better. All we wanted at our wedding was a total party and he kept it that way all night long!”
“Hot Mix was FANTASTIC! The music was exactly what we wanted. The lighting looked great and the dance floor was packed! Thank you for a perfect night. You were so easy to work with and responded quickly to all of our emails. I will highly recommend you to all of our friends.”
“Hot Mix was so great to work with! As soon as we met Scott we knew we wanted him to be our DJ. He was so professional and knowledgeable. He made everything easy for us. The music was exactly what we wanted and our guests kept asking us how we found our DJ cause he was the best. Everyone danced all night and the lighting just made the room look better than we ever could of imagined. Thank you Hot Mix!Hot Mix was so great to work with! As soon as we met Scott we knew we wanted him to be our DJ. He was so professional and knowledgeable. He made everything easy for us. The music was exactly what we wanted and our guests kept asking us how we found our DJ cause he was the best. Everyone danced all night and the lighting just made the room look better than we ever could of imagined. Thank you Hot Mix!”
“Scott “Smokin” Silz was our DJ and we could have stayed and partied all night. He played all the classics that we asked for. We both grew up listening to his mixes on WGCI. We love House and Old Skool. He played R&B for our cocktail music and dinner. It’s exactly what we hoped for. We had so many friends who were into the mixes and said that we had the best wedding ever. Thank you “Smokin” Scott. Hot Mix 5 in the mix, mix, mix. Jammin! You’re doing our friends wedding in November and we can’t wait. See you soon.”
To get Silz’ complete FREE special report titled “5 Most Important Things To Look For When Hiring a DJ Entertainer”, visit: www.hotmixentertainment.com or call 773-967-9100.
Company Name: Hot Mix Entertainment
Contact Person: Scott Smokin’ Silz
Country: United States