Every once and a while I get the honor of attending a wedding as a guest. From the ceremony to the send off, I enjoy every minute of celebrating the happy couple, and it definitely helps to have a professional DJ/MC to get the celebration started.! Sheena & Brandon’s wedding was no exception. They hired DJ Phlipz for their June 2015 wedding and he immediately got the party started with the introduction of the newlyweds during their wedding reception. As one of DC’s most sought after night club DJ, it’s no wonder Chris has no problem keeping the wedding guests on the dance floor. Find out more about Chris and why DJ Phlipz and ShowPow Events is the key to hosting a fun and high energy wedding celebration.
Tell me about yourself. Who is DJ Phlipz?
I’ve been a full-time club DJ since 2005. I regularly DJ in VA and DC 4-5 nights week at various clubs and lounges including The Gryphon, Heist, W Hotel, STK, A-Town, Lost Society, and Sax, among others. I’ve been married for 6 years and have a 4 year old son.
How did you get into the wedding industry?
As a club DJ, I would get asked a lot about doing weddings and private events. Once I started to get more inquiries to do weddings, I started to promote that I do them more.
How long have you been a wedding DJ?
I’ve been DJing wedding’s regularly for about 5 years now, and started focusing on doing more the past 2-3 years.
Describe your signature style.
As a club DJ, I like to bring that style of high energy mixing, but mixed with wedding classics and normal club hits. A “mash-up” of both worlds.
Describe the experience clients can expect when working with you.
I’m very easy going and really easy to work with. I know how things can change at any moment during a reception and my job is to make everything flow.
What keeps you passionate about weddings?
I love getting to know my clients over the course of the booking to the reception day. I like to see how everything plays out from beginning to end.
What’s the one thing you wish couples knew before searching for a wedding DJ?
Don’t skimp out on your entertainment! The DJ IS the main part of the event (beside’s the couple of course!). We act as the coordinator, MC, play music, and keep the vibe going the whole night.
What wedding trends are you currently obsessed with?
Wireless and Battery Powered Uplighting. Cleaner look, smaller.. no wires.
What’s your favorite song to play at a wedding?
Depending on the guests, it can range from Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing, to Avicii’s Wake Me Up.. Usually to close out the night.
Thanks Chris for sharing some fun facts about you and your business! Don’t forget to check out his website to sample some DJ Phlipz mixes and follow him on social media to find out where he’s spinning . Don’t forget to wear your favorite dance shoes!