Celebrations need some life to keep it going and small talk and party games are just not enough. A party is not complete without someone busting out some moves on the dance floor. In order to get the people on their feet, we’re providing you a complete list of Filipino DJs that you could definitely hire for your next wild event! Check them out!
DJ VIRGIL7 has been part of Chicago's hip-hop, Break-dance & Freestyle dance communities as a professional b-boy and DJ for over 10 years. Affiliated with Stylin Out Network & The Breaking Program; His extensive knowledge of musical styles means that Virgil7 can play anything for any occasion. A multi-genre mastermind blending club hits, classic remixes, and nu-disco. Other specialties include drum and bass, hip-hop boom bap breaks, Latin, K-Pop &Top 40 tracks from the decades. Virgil7 has held DJ residencies throughout Chicago at Sub51, Grandbar, Taxim, Mad River, Dance Studio, Joy District, and Pop-ktv and spins around Chicago at Bar Goa, Emporium, and Debonair. The versatile DJ of Chicago, Illinois.
Real Name: Jay Ejercito
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Momentzproductions or www.Facebook.com/jayfunkchi
IG: https://www.instagram.com/jayfunk55/ or https://www.instagram.com/momentzpro/
Website: www.momentzproductions.com and www.JayFunk.com
Started his craft in the ‘90s, Jay grew to become the official team DJ for Chicago Bulls, Bears, and Whitesox in 7 to 9 seasons respectively. He can also be heard on Chicago’s #1 station 1035 Kiss Fm Mixshow which has been running for 15 years already. His passion for music has prompted him to leave his profession as a medical technician. Looking back, he has not regretted his decision one bit.
Currently the official DJ for Chicago Bulls, US Soccer, White Sox, and multiple clubs across the country, Vince has been honing his skills since he was a teenager at birthday parties and high school event. He also has a spot on 104.3 Jams every Friday and Saturday while he streams on Twitch every Monday and Wednesday. Moreover, he is a music producer who has already produced several official remixes for artists such as Beyonce, Pink, Katy Perry, Pitbull, and Usher among others.
Real Name: Hans Lim
In his early years as a DJ, Hans played for Chicago nightclubs such as VLive, Zentra, and Republic. Today, he does wedding gigs which are around 30 annually with Remix Entertainment and Dream House Productions. Aside from being a DJ, he serves as a Director of Creative Services who manages a team of graphic designers and web developers.
Real Name: Calvin Cornel Buado
Other site: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/calvin-cornels-musicast/id1635274026
From playing for teen Nightclubs, weddings, and Private Events, Calvin is now the DJ for Chicago Blackhawks Games and Forum Social House (Seattle). He has also expanded his expertise to producing competitive Cheer & Dance mixes.
Real Name: Rex Balcita
Started as a DJ in 1994. Rex used to play for house parties, flyer parties, bars, clubs, bands which now extended to lounges and weddings. He is also an Audio Engineer at Shure Inc. by day alongside being the Founder and Owner of "MODE Events" (Production A/V www.mode-event.com) and President of DJ Collective "Hoy Luck Club" (ig: @hoyluckclub).
Justin started his journey as a DJ in house parties and went on to play for Hard Rock Cafe (NYE), The Duplex, Easy Bar, The Marvel, & Black Lion today. Apart from being a DJ, he is also an Automotive Service Consultant.
When DJ Wildcast was still starting, he played for weddings, cotillions, birthday parties, corporate events, and Filipino organization parties. Now, many other events have been added to his list. He DJs on Saturdays for various F45 studios around the Chicagoland Suburbs. Moreover, he streams DJ sets on Twitch (@djwildcat3) and serves as a Lead Email Marketing Specialist for Oracle.
Started as a DJ in 2004. Mikey Jukes was Inspired by legendary scratch DJs like DJ Q-Bert, D-Styles and the Invisibl Skratch Piklz. He started DJing only with the interest in learning how to scratch. He formed a hip hop group called Poyntblank with some of his MC friends which allowed him to get recording and scratching hooks from various artists. He eventually started DJing for various events starting with college house parties and weddings. He also DJs for various Filipino Small Business pop-ups around the city, the most recent one being Filipinx, Para Sa Kultura at Oakton College, ManilaZoo, and Abakada’s 4th year Anniversary. Currently he is also part of the Hoy Luck Club, a group of DJs, artists, musicians and content creators that have banded together to form a collective that focuses on brand promotion and incubation. At the moment Mikey Jukes is lined up to spin at the W City Center for New Year’s Eve. Should anyone be interested in hiring him, he’s already accepting bookings for 2023! You can find him by Black Lion and The Duplex in Logan Square.
During her early years, King Marie has tried “everything and anything” to get a grasp of all there is DJing has to offer. Now, with her wide exposure to different endeavors from the start, she can be seen in almost all kinds of events. Apart from being a DJ, she is not far from the world of creative events as she also works as an “artist, Creative + Art Direction, Event Production, Community Building, and Modeling.” Check her latest adventures on her social media accounts.
Real Name: Jeffrey Mabilangan
Other site: https://instagram.com/dancefromhomedjs
Started nearly two decades ago, Jeff Mabi shared that he used to play in different kinds of events–”birthdays, cotillions, associations, holiday parties.” However, he no longer plays for clubs or bars. But that doesn’t mean he’s no longer in the scene. “You can book my company, X-Fade Entertainment, for weddings and private events!”. To share the other side of his life, Jeffrey said, “I work full-time in the hospitality industry as the Assistant General Manager of the Drake Oak Brook Autograph Collection.”
Yojimbo started as a DJ by playing at Weddings, Birthdays, Clubs, and Bars in 2004. After almost two decades, he has expanded his skills and has added playing on the streaming platform Twitch for more exposure! Admirably apart from being a DJ he also juggles being a Sterile Processing Tech during the day!
Real Name: Kristian and Brian Vistan
Other site: https://soundcloud.com/brvtherskeeper
Their duo started in 2015, Kristian is a full time mobile DJ while Brian works at the Apple Store.These brothers might be the latest starters on our list but their skills have earned them enough to play in clubs, bars, and music festivals from the get-go! There’s no consistent place where you can see them so be sure to follow them on their socials to see where they’ll be next!
What started in basement parties in 2003 has now grown into a passionate career! Charlieboy is now a first-rate party-starter in weddings! Apart from that, he’s also flourishing in other industries being a realtor, owner of The Jungle (Recording Studio), and a Muay Thai trainer.
At the beginning of his journey in 2014, Mike Rocka started as a DJ for weddings and corporate events. Now, he plays for F45 Fitness as well as for other events like car shows at Drake, NYE parties, weddings, and corporate celebrations. He lives and breathes music for his passion runs deep because if he’s not playing for events, he’s busy producing his own music, writing his own songs, and audio engineering.
Back in 2005 and in his early days, Marquee started in clubs and school dances. Now, he plays for various gigs and events notably United Center, Guaranteed Rate Field, Rocbar, and Joy District. He is clearly passionate about music because aside from being a DJ, he is also a Producer, Music Editor, Composer, and Music Coordinator.
Real Name: Alvin Balenia
Circa 2000, Alvin Ease held Chicago residencies at BeviAmo Wine Bar and Spybar with rotations at the Dragon Room, Transit NightClub, Zentra, Domain, Rednofive. Alvin Ease is part of the Myx Global DJs, and hosts HouseBrew with DJ Marlino & DJ Therese. His first two tracks “Think Out Loud" and "Take You Higher" were released on Sunrising Records this year. In 2023, he has some upcoming releases for That's Right Dawg Music.
Real Name: Kristina
In 2015, she began performing as a DJ at festivals, bars, and clubs. Katrina recently came to Chicago this year, so we can expect that her journey as DJ is just starting to get better.
Disclaimer: This list will continuously be updated to include every Filipino DJs in Chicago! If you fit the bill and wish to be a part of our list, please fill up our form.