DJ Persist

  • 6048 S Komensky Ave, Chicago, IL 60629
  • (312) 320-4202


About Us

Who We Are!

Our company takes great pride in not being an “ordinary DJ company”. We are extremely passionate about what we do and that is why we NEVER just sit back and just play music. We truly believe in the successful execution of your event, we coordinate with all of your vendors so you do not have to worry about anything!

When it comes to rocking the dancefloor, we know what we are doing! With our knowledge and talent, we are able to read the crowd and actually mix live, just like in a nightclub–no cheese, no corny games, just extremely fun celebrations. We’re always looking to innovate new ways to make your event unforgettable and talked about long after the last dance.

Packing dance floors with guests of all ages and backgrounds, orchestrating flawless events from beginning to end, and celebrating life’s biggest moments is what we are all about.

Vendor Profile - Jesse Palencia

Jesse Palencia



13 Reviews for DJ Persist

  • Diane O
    Diane O wrote a review January 6, 2022
    Great experience!

    What an amazing and professional DJ! Jesse acted not only as our DJ but as a coordinator as well. He ensured we were on schedule throughout the entir...e ceremony and reception. Music was on point throughout the entire of my bridesmaids even came up to me during the wedding and said this music is all you! He was able to catch our taste in music perfectly and our guests loved it!

    Due to covid, we were able to meet virtually about a week before our wedding to go over music and timeline. His online system is easy to navigate and features "top _____" to help with ideas to pick the right song for garter/bouquet toss, first dances, etc. Very helpful!

    And my absolute favorite thing about him is he ended our night in the best way possible! He played our last song of the night as expected but then he played 2 other songs that are close to both of us but aren't necessarily dancing type songs...BUT, he did it and the floor was packed for both of these. What an amazing way to end the night. Thank you so much Jesse, we couldn't have asked for a better DJ!

    Date of wedding: 11-26-2021

  • Diana D
    Diana D wrote a review December 28, 2021
    A perfect day!

    DJ persist was perfect for our wedding! Since the moment we hired him communication was always smooth and quick. He helped us plan and execute a timel...ine which made the day of our wedding flow without any issues. As someone who stresses about any little detail, I never had a problem with worrying about the music or the timeline since DJ Persist always made sure he was on top of everything. Lighting and the photo booth were great add ons. Our families and guests loved the photo booth and the props. We loved having an interactive guestbook that included pictures of everyone. I would recommend DJ Persist in a heartbeat!

    Date of wedding: 12-03-2021

  • Taylor N
    Taylor N wrote a review December 19, 2021
    Do not hesitate to hire DJ Persist!

    I don't even know where to begin because I have so many amazing things to say about Jesse! We (very naively) waited until about 4 months before our w...edding to even start looking for a DJ for our ceremony and reception. I found Jesse through my online searches and saw how many great reviews he had and I knew we had to book him. Unfortunately, his website said that he was booked through 2021. I reached out anyways and I am so glad I did because he had our date available!

    Jesse was extremely helpful and reliable throughout the entire planning process. Our venue requested that all DJs do a venue tour prior to the event day and Jesse had absolutely no problems choosing a day and making the drive out to do so. The online planning tool that Jesse uses is super simple and user friendly. About a week before the wedding we had a final meeting that helped me feel completely at ease and confident that the music on our big day would be perfect. At this meeting, Jesse suggested adding an anniversary dance and I could not be happier he did - it was so fun to see all of the couples at our wedding dance and we got so many amazing pictures from this moment!

    Jesse executed the day flawlessly. He kept our timeline on point. I am naturally a micromanager, but I had so much trust in Jesse that I never once looked at a clock to make sure that we were on schedule because I knew Jesse had it. Our wedding was mixed - my family being white and my husband’s hispanic - and I can honestly say that there was music for absolutely everyone throughout the night. We had the perfect balance of oldies, hip hop, 90’s rock, 00’s pop, bachata, salsa, slow dances, line dances and more. Jesse read the crowd perfectly and the dance floor was literally never empty. I may be biased, but thanks to Jesse I can honestly say our wedding was the most fun I have ever attended.

    I will recommend Jesse time and time again to anyone looking for a DJ and hope that we have events in the future that give us the opportunity to book him again. If you’re considering booking Jesse for your event, just do it! You will not regret it.

    Date of wedding: 11-19-2021

  • Nancy P
    Nancy P wrote a review October 17, 2021
    Unforgettable Wedding Reception

    We booked DJ Persist for our wedding in October. In our initial conversation with Jesse me and my then fiancé had one goal in mind and it was to keep... our guest and ourselves on the dance floor. DJ Persist did not disappoint, he understood the assignment! We had an amazing time, had so much fun and he got our vibe to the tee. We stayed on the dance floor all night. Very professional and organized, great MC that help set the tone for an unforgettable wedding.

    Thank you Jesse for your professionalism and amazing energy that you brought to our wedding. You made our reception unforgettable and one our guest will talk about for years to come. We will definitely be reaching out to you for any event in the future! Can’t wait to work with you again- The Lopez

    Date of wedding: 10-15-2021

  • Gabe H
    Gabe H wrote a review October 5, 2021
    Great mixes kept everyone dancing all Night!

    We had dj persist DJ our wedding in September. He helped manage our timeline so we could enjoy the day. During the reception, everyone danced the time and he kept the party live with a good music mix with matching music videos. The slide show with music was also a good touch. Highly recommend!

    Date of wedding: 08-21-2021

  • Estrella A
    Estrella A wrote a review September 6, 2021
    DJ Persist will not dissapoint!

    I’ve been eyeing DJ Persist for many years because his music always has me on the dancefloor, and I never want to leave. I had always known I’d wa...nt him as a DJ at my future wedding and he was actually the first vendor we booked.

    Thinking back now, little did I know that having Jesse as a DJ at my wedding would mean the whole package, not just bangin’ music. Leading up to our wedding day, Jesse was prompt, organized, and intentional behind all aspects of our wedding reception timeline. He has systems in place that made it easy for us to think through what music/genres we wanted (and what we didn’t want). He was quickly able to grasp the vibe we wanted our guests to feel during our cocktail hour, dinner, and dancefloor, and was able to make our vision a reality.

    After our wedding, our guests have told us that our reception timeline ran so smoothly, and Jesse played a huge role in making that happen. There was even a moment where I wasn’t sure if we were on time, and he quickly put on his “counselor” hat and reassured me we were right where we needed to be with a smile. Jesse is not a just a DJ who plays music. He does everything in his power to hype up the crowd by being a great MC, which allows you, as a couple, to take a step back and let him take care of everyone having a good time. He’s seriously a jack of all trades with so many add-ons on top of his DJ services. We are so grateful he was a part of making our wedding day so special. Thank you, Jesse! You’re truly a natural at what you do.

    Date of wedding: 08-14-2021

  • Trevor B
    Trevor B wrote a review September 3, 2021
    Great Wedding DJ

    I booked DJ Persist for my wedding and he did a fantastic job! He was very organized and responsive which made the music planning process easy. The da...y of the wedding he was right on time and throughout the day he made sure each part of the event ran smoothly. The music he provided during the reception was perfect and the photo booth that we rented through him was a hit as well. He is the perfect choice for any wedding celebration!

    Date of wedding: 07-24-2021

  • Ruby A
    Ruby A wrote a review September 1, 2021
    Amazing Wedding Experience

    Enrique & I had an amazing wedding experience. Thank you Dj Persist for keeping all our guests on the dance floor all night long. Our guest cannot... stop talking about how much fun they had because of how much dancing they did. Dj persist helped us have such a wonderful memorable wedding because of his talent, professionalism, and responsiveness to Enrique & I and our wedding guests. We all had a blast thanks to Dj Persist.

    Date of wedding: 08-28-2021

  • Lucina C
    Lucina C wrote a review August 9, 2021
    Best DJ and Photobooth services in Chicago!

    DJ Persist was the best!! I booked him for my daughter's quince last year (covid). Changed the event date 3 times. We changed location and he was alw...ays responsive and never gave me a hard time. Finally we were able to book this year 2021 a Sweet 16 and it all worked out! He asked for a meeting before the event (super professional) and a list of songs my daughter wanted him to play. He played all the songs and knew when to change the music. I also hired his photo booth. OMG Best photo booth ever!! Everyone had fun with the photo booth and the music!! We all danced and had a great time! I would highly recommend him to all my friends and family!! Can't wait to book him in the future.

    Date of wedding: 03-06-2021

  • Austin P
    Austin P wrote a review July 27, 2021
    Dream wedding thanks to Jesse!

    Where do I even begin with DJ Persist? From the first call I had with him, I could tell he truly cared for his clients. He was always super responsive... to every phone call or email. When it came down to the night of the wedding he acted like another wedding coordinator. He kept us on time and told us everything we had to do to the TEE. Heck, he even reminded us we needed to eat before making rounds to the tables to say hello to everyone. He kept everyone on the dance floor all night long. It was truly a great experience and I will forever recommend him to everyone in the search of a DJ for any special event! 10/10!

    Date of wedding: 07-10-2021

  • Cassandra G
    Cassandra G wrote a review July 26, 2021
    Best dj ever!

    Dj persist was amazing! Although he was unavailable to dj our wedding day, he set us up with one of his staff djs, DJ Luniks!!!! However, we knew we... wanted dj persist because he has DJ’d a bunch of our friends wedding and those weddings had the best dance floors! Our wedding was no different, the photobooth was incredible, his staff dj was amazing and I genuinely never left the dance floor! Book dj persist! You won’t regret it!!!!

    Date of wedding: 05-22-2021

  • Kayla S
    Kayla S wrote a review July 19, 2021
    A joyous day for everyone

    DJ Persist is a must for any event! He keeps everyone on the dance floor and plays the best music. Very professional and responded quickly to any ques...tions we had. Highly recommend having DJ Persist at your next event!

    Date of wedding: 07-17-2021

  • Omar C
    Omar C wrote a review July 16, 2021
    A Day Everyone Will Always Remember

    Since the planning process, DJ Persist made sure to not only hear us but truly understand what we wanted for our special day. His reliability and expe...rience made the planning aspect of our wedding very smooth. On our wedding day his playlist was exactly what we expected. He was able to get every single guest up on their feet from the second the dance floor opened until the last dance. DJ Persist truly helped us make our wedding day one to always remember not just for us but every single guest. Thank you!

    Date of wedding: 06-19-2021

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