DJs are synonymous with music, events, and celebrations, but there’s considerably more about them that many people don’t know. As unlikely as this sounds, many people don’t even know DJ is an acronym for ‘disc jockey’. It would be great (won’t be amiss) to learn a little more about DJs and what they entail, especially if you’re planning on adding a professional DJ to your team of wedding vendors. Besides, knowing a bit about the history of DJing can be quite interesting. With that being said, we’ve listed out the 3 questions people ask about DJs.


  • What are the different kinds of DJs?

There are 4 types of DJs but their roles often overlap each other’s roles. Club DJs, radio DJs, mobile DJs, and turntablists are the main types of DJs. Turntablists are arguably the most popular kind of DJs, creating art through scratching, cutting, and exhibitionism. Club DJs ensure the dance floor is never empty, while mobile DJs are the type you’ll see entertaining guests at corporate events and weddings.


  • What do you need to be a DJ?

There’s quite a number of equipment you need but the main ones are headphones, a mixer, decks, and speakers. If you don’t know what some of the equipment does, the mixers blend the music while decks play that music. Headphones are what you use to cue the music, of course.


  • Who invented DJing?

The first live DJ dance party was performed almost a century ago-1943, to be precise. It was performed by a radio DJ called Jimmy Savile. He played jazz records at the Loyal Order of Ancient Shepherds (Otley, England). But it was Walter Winchell, the American radio commentator, who conceived the phrase ‘disc jockey’ almost a decade earlier. He used the term to describe Martin Block, an American DJ, who gained fame for playing the most popular recorded music.

Is your upcoming wedding in the Windy City? Chicago has a host of great wedding venues to host your wedding but music and entertainment are part of what ultimately makes a wedding as special as you dream it to be.

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