DJ Persist in Chicago

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.  That's what makes us Chicago's best wedding DJs.

About the Owner

DJ Persist has been involved in the music industry since the age of 17. He worked in radio, and hosted his own show, then decided to learn more about the craft. After traveling and performing through college, he moved back to Chicago to pursue DJing full time, and has been doing what he loves for the past 18 years. He had held several nightclub residencies in the city of Chicago, an experience that enhances his performance at weddings.
Today, DJ Persist has expanded his services to include A/V and Photo Booth services to become a well-known, award winning company. DJ Persist strives to give you the best in customer service by listening to your needs to provide for you an unforgettable event!

Quick Facts

• Formally V5 Official DJ
• Inspired to follow DJing by my father. He was in a band, so music was always around me
• First Vinyl Turntable (Gemini)
• Interested in DJing at the age of 15
Bilingual English/Spanish

Persist Appearances

  • Aura (Kansas City, Mo)
  • Nikki (Chicago, IL)
  • Dolphin (Chicago, IL)
  • Transit (Chicago, IL)
  • Republic (Chicago, IL)
  • V-Live (Chicago, IL)
  • Bar Luna (Chicago, IL)
  • RadioStar (Chicago, IL)
  • Sangria (Chicago, IL)
  • Zocalo (Chicago, IL)
  • WRTE 90.5 F.M (Chicago, IL)
  • Savor (Chicago, IL)
  • Club PM (Chicago, IL)
  • Red-I (Chicago, IL)
  • Pacha (Chicago, IL)
  • Soma (Champaign, IL)
  • Canopy (Champaign, IL)
  • 313 Bar and Grill (Champaign, IL)
  • Cowboy Monkey (Champaign, IL)
  • Tonic (Champaign, IL)
  • WMBL Radio (Champaign, IL)
  • Highdive (Champaign, IL)
  • Clyborne (Champaign, IL)
  • Picassos (Chicago, IL)
  • La Quinta (DeKalb, Il)
  • Shadow Bar (College Station, Tx)
  • Havana Lounge (Houston, Tx)
  • Club Heat (Houston, Tx)


  • Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, Il)
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb, Il)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisc)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville Tenn.)
  • University of Houston (Houston, Tx)
  • University of Texas (Austin, Tx)
  • University of Illinois (Champaign, Il)
  • University of North Texas (Denton, Tx)
  • Texas A&M University (College Station, Tx)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Iowa State University (Ames, IA)

The sounds of DJ Persist


M :(312) 320-4202


DJ Persist is an award-winning bilingual DJ for wedding, birthdays and private events, based in Chicago.

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