DJs for hire in Hackney

Hire a DJ in Hackney for your wedding, party or event. If you need a local DJ who will keep your guests on their feet all night, look no further. From disco to house or pop to rock, our DJs are experienced in reading the room and playing hit after hit for your guests. Choose from 283 of the best professional DJs near you.

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DJLuxe
London

Versatile DJ offering a range of options including full PA, lighting and DJ Live options with percussion, saxophone and vocals.

Typically booked for:

£400 - £500

"Fantastic! Full night of dancing for everyone! Love having a DJ, but we've never had live sax and percussion before! Made all the difference and we loved every..."

Rahul, Wedding, Feb 2023
DJ Fabrizia

Fabrizia has been rocking worldwide the decks for 20 years with style. London-based, she has a full Sound system and Lights!

Price available upon request. Click belowhere to get a quote.

"We had a great time with Fabrizia! Very easy and quick to organise everything, flexible and amazing energy on the night. Thank you so much!"

Boris, Wedding, Oct 2023
Missy Jay
London

The #1Female DJ awarded DMC! I've played 500+ events including London O2 Arena & Privilege Ibiza . Guaranteed to wow your guests!

Typically booked for:

£2500 - £7000

"Excellent - very reliable and great DJ "

Gary, Bar / Club / Venue event, Oct 2023
Elle Mac
London

A fun multi-genre DJ who knows how to read the crowd. Whether it’s a festival, wedding, corporate event or birthday party you’ll enjoy!

Typically booked for:

£160 - £350

"Great DJ - would recommend "

Helen, Private event, Apr 2024
Doug Dee
London

Over 13 years of experience as a DJ.

Price available upon request. Click belowhere to get a quote.

"Would highly recommend Doug - extremely personable and put on a great show for our Christmas Party. 10 out of 10!"

Til, Corporate event, Dec 2023
Alex Moretto

"Played at incredible venues in London - Lightbox Mainroom (vauxhall), Orange Yard (Soho) as well as boat parties on the Thames"

Typically booked for:

£250 - £800

"Alex played an amazing set, he had the crowd dancing all night at his boat party!"

John, Cruise, Aug 2022
Rockynation

Smart Professional with capability to determine the musical tastes of the client and spin appropriate songs with finesse and excitement,

Typically booked for:

£160 - £350

"Thank you for a good evening Rocky, my guests enjoyed the party and the music"

Viktor, Private event, Feb 2024
Levi_R
London

Electronic music. From Techouse to Techno

Typically booked for:

£160 - £440

"Good music and professionalism. Excellent tunes and very friendly. "

Andaz, Bar / Club / Venue event, May 2023
Pedrin Edu
London

Fun & Professionalism 100% Guaranteed! You know the vibez!

Price available upon request. Click belowhere to get a quote.

"I saw DJ Pedrin do an amazing set in Brighton - bringing unknown African rhythms to the UK!!"

Funso, Bar / Club / Venue event, Apr 2021
Reptile
London

New to London and ready to make your parties come alive! Played well over 600 events and hoping to add more to that list!

Price available upon request. Click belowhere to get a quote.
Daiva Starinskaite

Daiva is a soulful singer with more than 15 years of experience in the entertainment business.

Typically booked for:

£160+

"Ruby & The Dukes played two amazing sets for my birthday party with all the 80 or so guests getting up and dancing, saying afterwards how much they enjoyed the music..."

Claudine, Birthday party, Oct 2018
Katie Wilkinson

I'm a singer / bass player / DJ / producer based in London.

Typically booked for:

£200+

"I'm so happy we hired Katie to DJ our event! She was very flexible, arrived on time, and was just so fabulous to work with. Hope I can make another party soon to..."

Melissa, Private event, Jun 2018
Daniel Angell

Leading Pop/Dance DJ and Musician based in Shoreditch, Experienced in DJ-ing for large events and parties in and around Central London.

Typically booked for:

£200 - £375

"Daniel was great and I would recommend him to anyone. We emailed after booking to agree a playlist with suggestions from myself of favourite artists. On the day..."

Steve, Private event, Feb 2023

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Helen hired Elle Mac for a Private event (available in Hackney)

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Viktor hired Rockynation for a Private event (available in Hackney)

“Would highly recommend Doug - extremely personable and put on a great show for our Christmas Party. 10 out of 10!”

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Til hired Doug Dee for a Corporate event (available in Hackney)

FAQs about hiring Djs in Hackney

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What does a DJ do?

A DJ, short for disc jockey, is a musician responsible for selecting and playing recorded music for audiences. They do more than just play songs; they blend music and carefully curate playlists specifically for each event. Our DJs will first discuss with you your music preferences, the theme of the event and the demographics of your guest list so they can get an understanding of the type of music that will work best for your event. When performing, DJs use mixers, turntables or other digital equipment to merge and blend tracks to keep a constant flow of music. Our DJs are experts at reading the crowd and adjusting the music accordingly, ensuring everyone’s having a great time. Many of our DJs offer MC services where they handle announcements and introduce special moments (like the first dance at a wedding). Some DJs also create remixes or mashups, adding their unique touch to popular tracks.

Is it rude to ask DJ for a song request?

Not at all! Unlike live musicians, who have to learn music before performing it, your DJ may play almost any song you request. However, we recommend sending your DJ a list of songs you'd want them to include in their set list before the event, as some DJs may be unable to find lesser-known tracks on the night.

Do DJs need insurance to play?

Yes, many professional DJs in the UK choose to have insurance coverage. While it is not a legal requirement, venues and event organisers often require DJs to have PLI (Public Liability Insurance). This insurance protects DJs from potential legal and financial liabilities if a third party (such as a guest or venue staff) is injured or their property is damaged during the performance. Having insurance provides peace of mind and demonstrates professionalism, especially when performing at events and venues that prioritise safety and security for all parties involved. Encore simplifies the process of finding and booking insured DJs as all our musicians with PLI are marked with a badge on their profile.

What do I need to ask a DJ before hiring?

Aside from the pragmatic questions such as availability, music library and experience, there are some often overlooked questions such as set up times, how much space they'll need and performance style (how they interacted with the audience and their mixing style). If stuck, get in touch with one of our experts who can help you find the perfect DJ for your event.

Does a DJ provide all their own equipment?

DJs typically have their own decks, a high-quality PA system, microphones, and disco lighting. The quality of their equipment has a huge impact on the quality of the sound and experience they create—expensive DJs frequently have superior equipment, with this investment in quality and experience reflected in their price. Always ask the DJ if they require any additional equipment for their performance, as your venue may be able to supply additional sound and lighting to improve the performance.

How do I can find the right DJ for my event?

Finding the right DJ for your event can seem like a daunting task, but with Encore, you can ensure to find the perfect DJ for your event. You can browse through our selection of 360 professional DJs where you can filter by location, price, theme and check availability. We also provide reviews so you get a sense of their style and be assured of their professionalism. We also have dedicated category pages for DJs for corporate events, weddings, and birthday parties to ensure that your chosen DJ has experience with the type of event your hosting. Once you shortlisted a few DJ's you're interested in, you can directly enquire on the site and ask some more specific questions such as mixing style, an example of one of their typical DJ sets, and how they interact with the crowd. You can also specify at this stage whether you'd rather have a party DJ who keeps the dance floor full or a DJ who provides ambient background music, depending on your requirements.

How far in advance should I book?

We encourage booking a DJ as soon as possible. A talented DJ can be sometimes scheduled months (or even years!) in advance for peak periods like Christmas and the summer wedding season. However, at Encore, we handle last-minute reservations so get in touch with one of our experts if you have an event planned soon.

What is a mobile disco?

A mobile disco is a DJ who tours with a portable sound system allowing the DJ to travel around and perform in spaces which might not fit or have the facilities for a traditional stage. The beauty of mobile discos is that, unlike a traditional nightclub or venue, a mobile disco can be set up anywhere, perfect for smaller or outdoor venues.

Do you tip a DJ you hire?

Whether you tip a DJ you hire is completely up to you. If you feel your DJ has gone above and beyond to keep your guests entertained, you may want to tip them to show appreciation. However, ultimately, it is a personal choice and there is no expectation to.

Hiring a DJ in Hackney

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Electronic
Average response time:
4 hours
Busiest times:
July, August, September

How much does it cost to hire a DJ in Hackney?

The typical price for a DJ is:
£Budget£340
££Pro£570
£££High-end£800+

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