AT FIG, WE:
Rock it. And hard.
We love a great party. Better yet, we've been throwing them for a long time. Our talented team of music lovers and event pros consult with you to ensure you have a timely, well-run, wonderful celebration. Hosting your event comes naturally as well, as we will facilitate your evening in a crisp, sensible, non-embarrassing manner.
Curate the right vibe.
We fit into any event and any situation, from huge weddings to the simplest of cocktail gatherings—and everything in between. Don't expect dancing? Want something different? No problem. Meet with us and tell us your vision. We will design the soundtrack. And how.
Make you look good. And sound better.
To DJ is human, and to also be sound consultants is so divine. We provide audio services for events in addition to knowing our tunes. Meet with us, and we will consult upon and design the best sound system for your event. And, if your event has an AV or audio provider, we will seamlessly work and communicate with them on our needs. Sounds good. (Yes, that was a play on words.)
Let you sing your heart out.
Journey, anyone? (Say yes.) Powered by YouTube, we bring the traveling stardom experience that is karaoke to the undiscovered talent in your crowd. (Internet required. Divas not included.)
Play well with others.
There’s no left-swiping here—we love working with planners, caterers, florists, photographers, filmmakers, and vendors of all kinds. Excellence in teamwork and camaraderie is not an option or an accident for us. We’re thankful to know and connect with the best in Chicago, and you can trust that we will collaborate and facilitate your night without a hitch. (Three choruses of “Kumbaya,” please.)
Really play well with others.
We rock the collaborative process with instrumentalists, from pre-arranged sets to improvisational beauty. Our team works with amazing local/national artists, including electric violinists, percussionists, and drummers. Our "best-of-both worlds" theory is the ideal answer to the live music versus recorded music debate. Did you know that we have a DJ/drummer combo available? Check out the video below for a DJ/drummer wedding by CJ Paz and our resident drummer, Brent Rolland.
How do I chose my DJ?
Artist Package: you pick the DJ!
This package is great for clients whom get referred to a specific DJ or want to choose their DJ from the start! We understand some clients are very specific and prefer to work with a specific person from start to finish. In our artist package, you can pay an added artist rate to reserve one of our talented DJ’s from the start and work with them through the entire process. This is great for clients with a specific music direction, specific cultural requests, or really like a particular DJ.
Resident Package: we handpick the DJ for you!
In our initial meeting, we will review with you your overall vision for your wedding, your vision, taste in music, & other aspects you are looking for in a DJ. We explain our process & you get a great idea of how a DJ will work at your event. We don’t jump to assign the DJ when you book with us, we instead allow you time to come up with a must play list, a list of general likes and vibe for each section of the wedding and of course add to our do not play list. We then use this info to pair you up with the best matched DJ. This method works very well, bc instead of getting matched you with a random DJ, you are connected with a great fit! You of course will get to meet the DJ closer to your event to review all of the details and make sure they are the right fit. This is a great option if you are looking to work with Fig in general and also the best price for your budget.
What is in your DJ Package?
Our packages include up to six  hours of playtime with an early load in and sound check. We provide music for cocktails, dinner, dancing and the basic sound equipment w/microphone. We can also provide music and mic’s for ceremony!
How long has fig DJ been in business?
25 years. Our founder James Gustin has been spinning songs for over 25 years. James and wife & co-owner Michele, are the best at developing talent and have trained over 50 DJs. Today we have a strong team of ten DJs with unique personalities and talents, but a common core of strategy and approach to events. Three of our team members have been exclusive to the fig residency program for the past 10 years. We can proudly say we have a hardworking, good willed, talented team!