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Mike's Professional Wedding DJ Service

Experienced     Dependable     Respectful

Metro Detroit Wedding DJ for Southeast Michigan +

Over 30 Years of Wedding DJ Experience, Everything Done Your Way.

To instantly see if Mike is available, click → Mike's DJ Schedule
Dates already booked and commitments are posted on his schedule page.

For Serious Inquiries and Personal Reply,
use Check Your Date below.
Supply basic event information and your e-mail address.


Mike is a Mobile DJ and he's very good at it. When you book him, you become his V.I.P. and will do want you want.

Mike is your DJ, not a surprise trainee or subcontracted fill-in.

Mike books only ONE event per day, which means that you get peace of mind. No over-bookings or double-bookings. YOU are Number One.

He hooks up TWO Laptops with Professional MP3 Mixing Software and a dual cd player. That means No Pauses Between Songs, no dead air, no down time. If a laptop should ever have a problem, he keeps on playing! You get an extra laptop and dual cd player ready at all times for instant music playing back-up. You hire a DJ for music, Mike makes sure you have it.

Based in the center of Metro Detroit, his DJ Service is available for the greater Metro Detroit area including Oakland County, Macomb County, Wayne County, Ann Arbor area, Downriver, all southeast Michigan, and several other areas in the lower peninsula.

Weddings Are About the Bride & Groom – not the DJ

Mike keeps the reception focused on the bride & groom, not himself.

Mike is middle-aged with lots of wedding DJ experience. He is not a kid still learning or a weekend basement DJ. Mike is the real deal.

He is also known as Madman Mike Your Musical Slave. Madman means doing more for free, going above and beyond of what is expected from a DJ. At weddings, he appropriately refers to himself only as Michael or Mike in order to show respect for the importance of your lifetime moment and to give respect to your family, friends and guests in attendance.

Mike does not have karaoke.
Mike does not have a demonstration promo video you can watch.

Want to watch/observe Mike on-the-job? → read this

Mike owns his professional DJ Equipment, it's not rented or borrowed.

Mike does NOT invite strangers (observers) to your reception.

Flat Rates (prices) – No Hidden Costs, no per hour charges, no time limit.
Lights and Back-Up DJ Equipment are already included in his prices.

Wireless hand-held microphone is already included in his prices.

DJ Equipment is set up before guests arrive, automatically included.

He brings an assistant to help coordinate and be back-up DJ, no charge.

Music – hear what you like, avoid what you don't want.

Music Volume – your choice.
usually easy to talk over low to start, higher for dancing.

Mike coordinates with photographers videographers so they don't miss getting pictures and videos of important moments.

DJ Entertainment Style: Sophisticated to interactive: see styles

If needed, Mike can MC. He is good at announcements and introductions.

DJ Attire: your choice. It's black tux unless suit or other is requested.

Mike has DJ Liability insurance, a necessity just to work at some venues.

Mike has experience at many reception venues: see list on separate page

Mike does not advertise: no signs, no flyers, no business cards on tables.

Mike is available for meetings before wedding to go over details.

Good when dealing with people. Always nice and polite.

He never bothers your guests.

Never Booked a DJ? Need honest info?
read Mike's in-depth → How To Choose and Hire a DJ

Mike is on Facebook.
click → Music Slavin Mike Your Musical Slave Facebook

Wedding DJ Prices

These Prices Apply To the METRO DETROIT AREA.
Other areas in lower peninsula may cost more, depends on travel distance.

Flat Rates (one price) → no per-hour charges, no hidden costs, any amount of time. Example: 4 hours and 7 hours have same price. explanation

Deposits are Not Refundable, with one exception.
   Exception: if you cancel but date is re-booked, deposit is refunded.
Deposits are SUBTRACTED from total price.

Balance - price minus deposit - to be paid at Beginning of your reception.
That's Mike's PEACE OF MIND FACTOR: you are NOT asked to pay in full before your wedding!

Friday or Saturday
Price: $750
Deposit: $300
Balance: $450 is to be paid at beginning of reception.

Sunday through Thursday
Price: $500
Deposit: $200
Balance: $300 is to be paid at beginning of reception.

Sunday through Thursday on a  Federal Holiday
such as Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, etc.
Price: $650
Deposit: $250
Balance: $400 is to be paid at beginning of reception.

New Year's Eve (no matter what day of the week)
Price: $1,100
Deposit: $400
Balance: $700 is to be paid at beginning of reception.

Serving Our Country $100 Military Discount
Mike's way of saying Thank You for serving. If you are a current service member or a veteran, you can subtract this discount from posted prices. Discount applies to those getting married and also to those who are paying Mike to DJ a family member's wedding.

Mike Playing Music for Wedding Ceremony
If ceremony is at same place as reception, usually no extra charge.

No ceremonies at a different location than reception venue.

Potential Additional Costs to prices posted above.

1. Gas Charge if event is not in Metro Detroit.
2. Carrying DJ Equipment Up/Down flight(s) of stairs, NO Elevator available.
3. Sound System for groups of 400 or more people.
4. Outdoors with No Shelter. In case of bad weather, Mike has to supply his own shelter to protect his DJ equipment
5. Loading Docks that are wall-only, no ramps/elevators (example: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center).

DJ Equipment Mike uses at Wedding Receptions

Mike's DJ Set Up is a Full Professional DJ System, not simply one laptop with two small speakers that some DJs use. Plus... Mike owns and brings additional back-up DJ equipment to your wedding.

Mike's Professional DJ System (also known as commercial equipment) includes two laptops with professional mp3 mixing software. Plus a Dual CD player, Numark mixing board, amps, Peavey and Behringer speakers, Shure 58 wireless handheld microphone, multi-colored rotating atmosphere type Lights for dancing, and more.

Below is Mike's full size DJ Van: clean, no advertising, no markings.

DJ Styles

You Can Tell Mike How To DJ Your Wedding

When hiring a DJ for the first time, most people are not aware that they can tell their DJ how to present themselves and their music entertainment. Therefore, Mike explains the three basic styles and a way to express them to any Wedding DJ you might hire.

• The Normal Wedding DJ style – Be Pleasant and Nice.
Smile, do introductions and announcements, occasionally say nice things. Talking is done in a positive today is your special day type voice. Don't be boring, everything done in good taste. This style offers the most flexibility during a reception. Your DJ will be able to play more song requests from the bride & groom, family, wedding party, important guests.

• The Low Profile style – mostly just play music.
Basically, no talking on the microphone except for required announcements or planned introductions (if any). If intro or announcements are required, it is done in a clear, monotone respectful voice. This style favors strict time lines and pre-formatted whole reception song playlists.

• The Party Style – Like a Bar Dance Club.
Dance music is the highest priority, keeping people on the dance floor. This usually means loud music, very few or no song requests from bride & groom, family and wedding party. DJ actively motivates people with an MC voice done in a very upbeat everybody party now! type voice.

Mike's DJ Music

Variety Dance Music from today's top tunes to way back. Cupid Shuffle, Wobble, Casper Cha Cha Slide to In The Mood by Glenn Miller. Pitbull, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Kid Rock, Flo Rida, Elvis, The Temptations, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Journey, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, ...
Take a look at Mike's → Popular Dance Songs  and  Popular Slow Songs

Mike owns an extensive music collection. But if he doesn't already have your music, he will get it at no charge to you. He has accounts with several music services including iTunes and amazonMP3. Millions of available songs!

Mike can suggest songs for a Father Daughter Dance.
click → Father-Daughter Dance Songs

Song ideas for Ceremony, Grand Entrance, Bouquet Toss, Garter, etc., can be found on Mike's → Weding Music page

Observers – Watching Mike On-The-Job

You cannot watch Mike at another person's private wedding. Watch him only at public events.

Mike does not invite strangers (observers) to weddings because he considers it improper to have uninvited strangers attending other people's private affairs. Example: would you be willing to have all uninvited strangers who want to observe Mike attend your wedding? Of course not. People who hire Mike expect him to work for them, respect their privacy and not use their private moments as public auditions.

He firmly believes that your wedding is private. Only the people you invite should be there. It's just that simple. He's sure that you would expect that same consideration from any DJ you might hire.

But some DJ services do allow strangers, usually called observers or watchers – people you don't know, the DJs don't know, were not invited by you, but invited by the DJs to watch them work at private events. By bringing observers, they are using your private wedding as a public audition.

If comparing DJ services and want to include those that allow observers watchers, Mike has important legal advice for youclick here. After learning how to protect yourself regarding observers, click your Back button to return to this page.

If you want to see Mike on-the-job, it will have to be at a public allowed event. To find out if he will be working an event where the public is invited, keep an eye on → Mike's Public Schedule


How Far In Advance Do You Need To Book Mike?

Impossible to say. Why? Someone might have just booked your event date while you were reading this. Or it might be available up to your wedding day.


Mike's Booking Policy

It is The First Person To Supply A Deposit, Books Him policy. Mike does not use the marketing gimmick of saying that you better book now because many people are looking at your date. Even when true, it sounds like a tacky high pressure sales pitch. Mike is one of the good guys, he doesn't need nor use a sales pitch.

General Advice

Take a look at his up-to-date posted schedule. If your date is not listed, take your time and compare DJ Services. If including Mike in those you are considering, use the Check Your Date box on schedule page or top of this page to receive a personal email reply.

If you want to book Mike, check his schedule page again to see if he is still available. If you already used Check Your Date, simply reply to his personal email or call him and state that you have the deposit ready and want to book him. If you haven't used it, use it now.


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