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Lori's DJ Service (also known as DJ LORi)

Chicago, Cook

(18)
32 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Lori's DJ Service (also known as DJ LORi) logo
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Lori's DJ Service (also known as DJ LORi)

Chicago, Cook

(18)
32 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Chicago's award-winning pioneer female DJ and her exclusive award-winning DJ service, established since 1985.

Officially voted #30 & #46 female DJ worldwide, DJ LORi operates an high-end and supreme quality DJ service, with the emphasis of your chosen music, and the ultimate best in state-of-the-art DJ equipment, sound, lighting and uplighting.

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Reviews (18)

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Maureen S

26 October 2019

DJ Lori was great!
Lori provided the music for both the ceremony and the reception at my daughter's wedding last week. Her detailed planning and communication in advance of the big day helped us tremendously, and the music selections were spot-on--the dance floor was packed all night!
If we have a need for DJ services in the future, Lori is the person we will call. Outstanding!
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Mary Polk

21 July 2019

I am giving Lori a five star review. From start to finish, Lori was highly professional. Her paperwork was comprehensive and she delivered everything as promised. This was a post party and we felt my husband Howard was present in spirit. Lori’s mix exceeded my expectations and the volume was perfect for the party room at Cooper’s Hawk. I received many compliments on Lori’s music. I recommend Lori without reservation and would be excited to hire her again. More...

Thank you, Mary. I am glad I could provide a positive experience for everyone in regards to Howard's day.

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Donielle J

15 July 2019

DJ Lori did an amazing job at my daughters Sweet 16 party over the weekend! We purchased the light show package and it was incredible and more important; just what my daughter wanted down to the exact colors! Lori kept me posted up through the party asked great questions to make sure everything she did was what was wanted by the client. I would highly recommend DJ Lori for your event as we definitely will utilize her services again without question! More...

Thank you, Donielle! It was such a fun party!

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Aaron

15 July 2019

We searched high and low for a DJ to play at my daughters Sweet 16 party. DJ LORi was all that and some. From the set up to the music that kept teens (and my family) on the dance floor all night long. From today's music to hooking me up with my old school hip hop request. This was the perfect choice for our event and we HIGHLY recommend DJ LORi for your next event. More...

Thank you, Aaron! Your family is so wonderful and so much fun! Loved that you all dance and had a great time, too! Thanks, again!

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Elizabeth Montgomery

26 June 2019

Lori was a fantastic DJ! The guests loved the music and danced all night. Thanks for a great evening, Lori!

Thank you, Elizabeth! It was so great to catch up after all these years since high school, too :)

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Chris

8 June 2019

Lori is a very genuine person. She helped us every step of the way including several of my wife's surprises during the ceremony. She was so professional and committed to us that she drove out to the venue on her own accord to make sure she knew the facility. She is very kind, patient, which was needed in our case with a large bridal party. We would recommend her over and over again. If you want a person who cares about you and your ceremony and wedding reception going well, chose Lori.
Sincerely,
Chris and Kim Jurs
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Kathy

5 June 2019

I hired DJ Lori for my daughter's high school graduation party and she was terrific. From initial contact to the actual event, Lori was prompt, professional and wonderful to work with! We didn't really give her a particular set list to work with, but she read the room well and kept the party going. She even came out to help us poor uncoordinated souls during some of the line dances. I would definitely recommend her for your event! More...

Thank you, Kathy! It was fun working with you, especially with the line dances 😃

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James

20 May 2019

OK, this is a little early in the process since the actual event is in December; however, so far I have nothing but positive things to say about our interaction with her. One thing that struck me early is how thorough she is. That is a hallmark of a seasoned pro. Her pricing reflects her offered packages from extremely elemental to abundanza! Of course, at this point performance remains to be seen so I cannot comment about artistry or the mechanics of putting on a show, but if our experience to date is any indicator, I haven't a worry in the world. More...

Very nice, thank you, James :) I believe you will be happy with the job I will implement for the holiday event coming up in December. I look forward to working with you and your fellow workers!

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Chicago Bilingual Nurse Consortium

20 May 2019

Lori's was very professional and prompt for set up in plenty of time before the event began. Music type was matched to the events as they occurred. The DJ setup and lights enhanced the event decor. There was very good communication prior to the event. Wish we were able to have more DJ-guest interaction, but it was not appropriate to this event. More...

5 star premium quality performance, pre-party communication and pre-prep was delivered promptly, professionally and with cordialness. This event was not a dance party, it was a gathering for an awards and recognition ceremony only. The event was 3 hours and the last 45 minutes were left for upbeat "dancing" opportunity, after the awards ceremony commenced. People did responded positively to the music selected and danced. Arrival to venue was 2 1/2 hours prior to event starting time, and diversity regarding music was catered to the crowd as needed, the crowd being over 85% Latin. Bachata, Reggaeton, Freestyle/Heartthrob, Salsa, Top 40 ranging 2014 to today's hits was implemented, according to the crowd presented. Requests and complete DJ interaction was fully implemented throughout the entire event, as continual attention was needed for the client's microphone usage, as well as prompt pauses of music was needed for minute speeches for raffle purposes and award giveaways. Full attention was, then turned to having music to continue for "dance" opportunities and song requests were promptly honored and delivered promptly within 3 minutes after the requests was made, (3 requests: Salsa, Bruno Mars and Jazz cocktail).

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Lenore

18 February 2019

Having DJ Lori for my wedding was the best DJ we could have asked for! Once my husband and I were set on having Lori as our DJ she sent us a bridal packet which had the entire wedding laid out in detail!! I loved that she cared so much to put so much detail in to all weddings! We sat with her and went over different songs, when to play them, and lighting! She has so much more equipment then many other DJs had that I had talked to. She is very professional, detailed, and always had open communication with me which is all a bride could ask for. I would recommend her to anyone! All of my guests were saying how much they loved her! Thanks DJ Lori! More...

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Victoria

15 February 2019

Lori was an amazing DJ at our wedding! I am one of those brides who is very particular about EVERYTHING and Lori was able to make it all happen. We met beforehand and I gave her a list of all the songs I wanted to hear. She knew exactly what to do and really put my mind at ease. I loved every moment of my wedding and everything went so smoothly. We couldn’t have done it without her! Also, Lori brought this awesome cloud DJ booth, and awesome lights! It was perfect! More...

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Cathy Donnovan

24 January 2019

I hired Lori's DJ Service (DJ Lori) for my wedding in October of 2018, (last year), and let me tell you, this is one amazing wedding DJ. Not only was she a true professional in every way, but she handled every aspect of our wedding perfect. She was super helpful with our planning, our music picking, and above all, she did an amazing job keeping the dance floor popping with all my guests. She helped us organize our ceremony and the reception, as we had a lot going on for our wedding, and her help really put us at ease. On the day of our wedding, she and her assistant arrived several hours ahead of time, and had everything all setup outside for our ceremony and inside for our reception, ready to go. Her light show is awesome, too! I love her setup as she has a really cool white d.j. booth setup, not like those cheap looking and cheesy skirted tables that I've seen other d.j.'s use. Her light towers and uplights really added a very beautiful ambiance to our wedding that I loved. But let me tell you about her sound system! Her music volume and selections for dinner and cocktail time was perfect, and not too loud at all. All my guests loved that they could talk during dinner time. And when it came time to dance, her sound system was fabulous!! It sounded like a nightclub, which is exactly what we wanted, really putting out a great sound, (not those terrible highs like I've heard from other wedding d.j.'s I attended in the past). If you are looking for a truly professional wedding DJ, look no further, seriously! She is worth it! Thank you, Lori! My husband Joe and I are truly grateful for everything you did for our wedding. More...

Thank you, Cathy :)

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Veronica

25 September 2018

I hired DJ Lori for my 25th birthday party and I gotta tell you, she is truly an amazing DJ!! She helped me organize my party, took my requests, was ever so polite and professional, and played the best music I have ever seen in a DJ!! I have seen many DJs, even in the clubs and she blows them all away!!! Thank you, DJ Lori!! Best party ever and you made it happen for me!! More...

Thank you, Veronica!

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Charlie

9 September 2018

DJ Lori was so professional and quite good at her craft. She has music for everyone to enjoy. I highly recommend her. I plan to use her again.

Thank you, Charlie!

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Patty

10 August 2018

OMG, such an amazing DJ! DJ Lori did a fabulous job deejaying my 30th birthday party!! She helped me planned my party to the details I wanted, took the time to answer all my emails and calls, and showed up early to setup. She played to all my requests and I had alot. I love hip-hop, 80s, 90s, EDM and Trap music and she really threw down! My friends are raving about her!! They still talk about my party to this day, thanks to DJ Lori! I love her light show and her mixing is phenomenal! Like a club DJ, she really knows how to play her music! Thank you so much!!!! More...

You are so welcome, thank you :)

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Linda

19 June 2018

My friend used Lori's service for a surprise 50th birthday party and she did an amazing job!! Her lighting equipment was awesome and really set the party atmosphere. Lori took requests from everyone and fulfilled those requests. Cannot say enough good things about her. I would definitely recommend her!! More...

Thank you, Linda :) It was so great working with you and Kim and I am so glad everyone is happy! Much thanks for your referral, as well!

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Gonzalo Andino

18 June 2018

Whatever the highest rating is available is what I would give Lori's DJ Service. She was exceptionally professional in all manner of her providing DJ service. Her friendliness with all my family and guests was highly commendable. She arrived on time as promised and fulfilled all song requests. I would recommend her DJ Service to anyone.

In conclusion; I, along with my wife, are very happy and pleased in having hired Lori's DJ Service.
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Thank you, Gonzalo!

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Jim

8 June 2018

We hired Lori for wifes retirement party. She was AWESOME! She had everyone dancing and laughing nonstop for hours. Her equipment was top notch and her energy level was extreme. She is ALL everyone is talking about the day after the party. She will not disappoint. I would use her in an instant for any other event I was planning. A+++++ More...

Thank you, Jim! It was, truly, a blast and it was my pleasure to work with you and Cindy :) Thank you so much!

Q&A

Several factors, actually!

It starts with the preplanning stages, working directly with DJ LORi, who is your hired DJ (no substitute DJ, or last minute changes, ever!) and finally at the day or evening of the event, with the right energy of music and choices of music, whether it is today's hits like EDM, Dance, Hip-hop, Trap, RnB and more, (which is her specialty, by the way), or your favorite era music like Retro, 70s-80s-90s and Alternative Rock, 80s and 90s Dance and Hiphop, Old School House music of the 80s and 90s , Freestyle and Heartthrob, 90s Techno, Disco and Funk, Motown, and more, since she has lived through the decades and actually knows all this music because she actually spun it back then! Her three decades of being a DJ in the nightclub scene carries with her extensive knowledge of the music :)


First, it starts with working directly with the client on the pre-planning details prior to the event date. Knowing what music the clients want, (which is the #1 important factor, of course), and tailored to their event specifically, (since we all know that no two events are ever alike, at all), and DJ LORi keeps contact through emails and phone calls. Creating an itinerary and time schedule of the private party or corporate event is the key to organizing the event, plus weddings are treated with much more details, as well, given that time management is very important to keep the flow of the ceremony and reception on key. Communication with the client and venue manager on details is an absolute must, of which is a crucial part of preplanning, too, and working directly with DJ LORi, so that there are no guesswork as to what to expect for your event. Vendors, such as venue mangers, photographers, videographers, caterers, etc. are, then, contacted the week of, regarding DJ setup, loading and more, and given the planned itinerary to all vendors ahead of time, which helps to keep the communication flowing flawlessly, without any potential problems.


Secondly, once DJ LORi has established all this, the day of the event, DJ LORi is ready to get the party started with the right dinner and cocktail music (if needed): upbeat yet not over-emphasized nor loud cocktail music, plus low key, yet not boring nor sleepy dinner music. And, finally, the real party begins when everyone is ready to dance and have fun!


Please read further in the next questions for more details about her personal fabulous style and how she is really different from others DJs :)

Keep the music flowing with her flawless club-style turntable mixing full of energized music, DJ Lori alternates your choices of music to keep that fresh appeal of dancing expected, all without the same boring and overplayed tunes you hear at every other function. Mashups and samples are added throughout her set, which really adds an unexpected but totally cool appeal, and all without that obnoxious mike talking over the music (the music makes the party, not the DJ screaming into the mike, right?).


Requests are greatly encouraged, of course and actually are fitted into the playlist of the evening, which is another plus of DJ LORi's success. As we all know many DJs do not like to take requests, which beats the one purpose of the party since the party is catered for all to have fun, right? But, DJ LORi happily accomplishes requests, because she knows it is important to please the crowd, as well as the clients :)

Everything! Which is why DJ LORi is still spinning, for over 33 years, and continually winning awards for her style and excellent rated quality service ;) Between having the opportunity to work directly with clients, to spinning the music and creating a unique style that surprises people and blows their mind on the fresh style heard through the music being spun, and ultimately watching everyone have fun, what more can a DJ ask for!

Back in 1984, the single fact that there were absolutely no female DJs, at all, was a start! Plus, DJ LORi's own entrepreneurial mindset of wanting to stand out from the boys and create a party with the female mind in check was a huge factor, as well :) But, overall, her intense love of nightclub music, particularly House music, was her true calling, as well as her diversity of love for Pop music and her favorite era music, Disco, Funk and Hiphop. Working with people is another part of her outgoing personality, as she is a people person who loves to meet new people and make happy memories for people.

One reason alone! She is award-winning for a reason. Her style, her genuine and intense desire to make sure she delivers a flawless and excellent quality service of music, and the fact that she actually cares and communicates fully, regarding each and every party, treats you like royalty and treats your event with the upmost service you expect for your hard-earned money.

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