Fourth Estate Audio is an all-inclusive DJ and lighting company dedicated to putting on memorable, stress-free and fun weddings and parties.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding DJs in Chicago Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jay, from Fourth Estate Audio, Inc.
Where have you been featured?
We’ve been recognized in Glamour Magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business, and on VH1.
Why do couples love working with you?
Our couples love that we hold their hands through every step of their wedding planning and execution. We respond to all calls and emails promptly. And we share stress-busting guides and inspiring ideas to help each couple put on a one-of-a-kind wedding.
What do you love most about being a wedding DJ?
There’s nothing to match the joy of watching dozens of exhausted dancers surrounding our couple at the end of the evening and gushing, “This is the best wedding we’ve ever been to!”
How did you get started?
After spinning records in the Junior High School lunchroom, I graduated school, worked for a radio station, started doing school dances, then class reunions. Reunions produced a lot of inquiries about doing weddings, and now they’re about 75% of our business.
What 3 words best describe your DJ’ing style?
We see the words “Responsive,” “Reassuring” and “Flexible” in a lot of our client reviews.
What’s your setup like?
Bose, JBL and ElectroVoice speakers, Shure and Sennheiser microphones, Crown and QSC power amps, Chauvet FreedomPar Tri-6 uplights.
What budget range do you cater to?
We like to serve mid-range weddings, with occasional high-end ones at places like the Palmer House, Brookfield Zoo and the Field Museum.
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you play it?
‘Got to Give It Up’ by Marvin Gaye.
Our whole experience with Fourth Estate Audio was outstanding. All our questions/emails were responded to quickly and the value of the services we got was outstanding. Jay was our DJ and he was phenomenal. He included all of the music we requested in the online form and was able to create an environment our guests felt comfortable in to let loose on the dance floor. We were also able to add any of our own music by using the USB drive he gave us. He did a great job working with us to keep everything organized on our wedding day, and even let us make a change or two, last-minute. (Thanks for the Star Wars Theme when our ring bearer walked down the aisle!) We had so many people compliment our DJ service after the wedding. We were able to dance outside all night thanks to Jay and the lights that he had available to us. We highly recommend Fourth Estate Audio for your wedding or event!
Hired Fourth Estate Audio for a wedding on 6/30/18. I could tell from the first conversation we had that I was going to hire Fourth Estate. They were extremely professional and helpful throughout the entire process. Every question or suggestion we made, we saw a response from Fourth Estate very quickly. On the event day, Fourth Estate completely delivered on everything we asked for. The music selection was entirely on point with what we had wanted. Would trust Fourth Estate for any event that requires a DJ.
With any wedding, there are so many decisions to be made, from the clothes, food, venue, who to invite, invitations, all of it, and I must say that Jay and his company Fourth Estate Audio made the DJ decision the best ever! He was quick and efficient in his communication, his interface and technologically advanced website, and the overall feel of this company was above par. We even lost our USB drive in the mail the week of our wedding and Jay stepped in and took care of that, too, providing all the songs we requested. The day of the wedding, he sent Scott to DJ our event on a yacht! Scott was polite, on point, and very fun and accommodating. He was super fun, too, and catered to our guests as we requested he do. If you are having a wedding in the Chicago area and are looking for the best, these guys are it! Thank you, Jay and Scott, we appreciate you guys more than you know!