DJ Info

DJ Info

I have been djing professionally for over twenty years in Chicago, and for almost every type of event: from large formal weddings to small bars, to large clubs, to outdoor skateboarding/ snowboarding/ surfing competitions to underground house parties as well as many experimental home studio sessions. I consider myself a fan of almost any type of music, with a main focus on what makes people move on the dance floor. My favorite DJ sets are known to be massively eclectic jumping from one genre to another with seamless mixing, a bit of scratching, and an upbeat style. Most people say this is what they like best about hearing me play. Some know me as DJ Mr. D.

For booking inquiries, you can email me at, with your event date and any other pertinent details. Due to my busy schedule, it's best to book me as soon as you may be interested.

Here are a few things people have written about me after I've djed their party:

"Dustin is hip, patient, kind, and extremely proficient – and that doesn’t even touch his DJ skills...yet! Dustin has impeccable taste and range in music and will satisfy all tastes of the crowd from underground backpack rap to oldies to new school to pop – there is not a genre of music he doesn’t know! He is extremely passionate about his craft, incredibly knowledgeable and resourceful. My husband’s family is from West Africa so we had some eccentric requests to play Ghanaian music and he was not only intrigued, but did his own research and met our requests. He has a keen ability to read the crowd, navigate the momentum, and pick the right moments to amp it up or turn it down. His mixing is flawless and it is an added visual bonus to see him back there scratching. Dustin is extremely easy going and constantly made us feel at ease and stayed true to our requests. Not only does he kill it on the turntables but he also doubles as a master of ceremonies keeping things completely on track and has a smooth yet assertive announcing voice. You can put your 100% trust in him to know you will have an amazing night!! I, as a dancer, wanted our wedding to be an epic dance party, and that’s exactly what we got! When the night was “supposed” to end and our guests kept chanting, “ONE MORE SONG!!” AND he delivered not just one but FOUR… that’s an epic night, THE most Amazing Wedding we both could have ever imagined, and it would not have been possible without the man on the turntables, DJ Dustin Harris."
-Mallory & Edmund - Wedding - Illinois beach Resort 5/9/15

"We have been to 2 weddings with Dustin Harris as the DJ. The first was a friend's wedding and the second was our wedding. The first thing that you notice is that Dustin plays great music. He keeps the party going. The music does not stop. One song blends into the next...exactly what a DJ should do. He definitely has his finger on the pulse of the room. He is an actual DJ and not some guy with an ipod...I can do that. He has a full setup which includes 2 turntables and a microphone and even does some scratching, which really impressed me. The thing that sealed the deal on Dustin being our wedding DJ was when he put on his personal faves and got out on the floor and started dancing. I think it was "Me, myself and I" by De La Soul. I was sold because I was having a blast, I could tell he was having fun and he was playing all the good music from my youth and not the mindless garbage you hear at weddings nowadays. We decided to book Dustin, and he met with us twice before the wedding to get to know us and to figure out exactly what we wanted for our wedding. Dustin arrived early and was ready for the particulars of the room...a true professional. We had a large hall with a separate bar area. He brought a wireless speaker setup so that we could have music in the bar...which I loved. I really like when music is everywhere in the venue and he took care of that without us even having to ask for it. Dustin also served as the MC for the wedding and worked with our wedding officiant to make our ceremony seamless. Everything went great, there were no technical difficulties, lapses in music, or bad timing...which is huge. He organized the wedding procession, the introductions, the speeches and the first dance. All of it was handled in a professional manner. After that, was my favorite part. He kept the party going and kept people on the dance floor. He played great songs to get all of the room involved. You could see people of all ages on the dance floor...which is really all you can hope for. I was sweating it out all night long on the floor and only stopped to get more drinks in me. I had such a great time and could have been dancing till 3 am, but the venue had to shut us down before midnight. Dustin kept the dance floor full and mixed a great playlist of songs together. He took my requests and mixed them in perfectly on the fly. I am looking for an excuse to have another huge party so we can hire him again. So many people told me that our wedding was the best one they had ever been to. We would recommend him to anyone and can't wait to attend another one of his events. If you are looking for a great DJ, an MC for your wedding, and an overall great guy...Dustin Harris is your man. Book him today!"
-John and Colleen Colangelo - Married 5-3-14

"Dustin helped make our wedding reception a very special night. He worked with our requested songs, but also took it to another level that made the entire night a great experience for everyone. He was also a pleasure to work with before and after the event and we would strongly recommend Dustin for any kind of event."
- Jess and Chuck

"Dustin was incredible to work with. If you are looking for a DJ for any event - look no further. I got married at Loft on Lake on 5/10/2014 and received many recommendations about using Dustin as my DJ. The first time I met him, I completely understood why he gets such glowing recommendations. Dustin is super patient, responsive, attentive and enthusiastic from the very beginning. The planning process for the music and day of was clean, organized, and fast. The day of the event Dustin played all our recommendations and followed our timeline that we had agreed upon prior to the event. He ran the event completely seamlessly! Not only are his DJ skills fantastic, but he is really good at getting a read on the crowd and playing the appropriate music to keep everyone dancing! We received so many compliments on Dustin and I would recommend him to everyone to work with!"
- Ashley and Joel

"I heard about Dustin Harris through teachers that had had him as a DJ for their weddings. They said he was great and from all the referrals, I couldn't pass him up. I had Dustin Harris as my DJ for my wedding Labor Day weekend 2013. He was simply amazing! He met with me a couple times before the wedding and had a variety of thoughtful questions for myself and my fiance' to answer. He was very organized and understood my vision. Needless to say my dance floor was packed the entire night....thanks to him! He felt the vibe and played music that catered to the mood and crowd. What a true DJ is supposed to do! He was on time and ready to go!!! I will definitely pass his name along to my friends and teacher friends for sure!!! Some are already interested :)" - Emily

"I like to describe my family as 'danci-ful', any opportunity to dance, we will absolutely do it, so in a wedding - the DJ is the key. At different times, we have all been at weddings we think are 'sub-par', and it always comes down to the music. You did such a great job of taking both of our tastes in music and making my family dance so hard and so long that they were completely exhausted at the end of the night. They kept wanting to take a break, but the music was so good they stayed out on the dance floor. It was definitely the most fun night of my life, and you played a big part in that. At the end of the night, I had a lot of people asking where I had found you and how could they get ahold of you for their next event. Thank you so much for making our wedding such a great day!" - Courtney

"We booked Dustin to deejay our wedding and we could not be happier. Dustin is extremely easy to work with and his passion for his art was evident from our very first meeting. His music selection, from the cocktail hour to the reception, was perfect. Because of Dustin, our dance floor was rocking the whole night and our guests haven’t stopped raving about how much fun it was. Dustin also went above and beyond for our special day ensuring that everything transitioned smoothly throughout the night. So if you’re looking for an awesome DJ to rock your event, look no further. DJ Dustin is the man!" - Lue & Annie

“Dustin- You really made our wedding so very special. Thank you for paying such close attention and for bringing such energy and fun to our evening! All the best, Dan & Candace”

“Dj Dustin rocks! He kept everyone moving and having a great time for the whole night! Thanks much, Matt & Lisa”

“Dustin- Thank you so much for being a part of our big day! You have been easy to work with and we will refer you when we can! We appreciate your part in allowing the reception to flow so thank for your “MC” type roll too! You are fun! Blessings, Doug & Jess”

“From the first time my fiance and I met with D.J. Dustin, we could tell that he was the perfect blend of laid-back, easy to work with and professional. He really listened to what we wanted for the musical tone of the evening, and added his own ideas to enhance it. From the more mellow cocktail hour music to the tunes that got everyone up on the dance floor, he made the musical transitions perfect, drawing from what the crowd was in the mood for. I have had so many people tell us that it was the best wedding that they have been to, largely due to the fun that everyone had dancing all night long. I myself have never had more fun at a party, and much of that was due to the great job that Dustin did! He was recommended to us and I would definitely do the same for anyone that wants to have a great time and doesn't want to have to worry about what the d.j. might play next. He really helped to make the evening's events (speeches, cake cutting, first dance, etc.) run smoothly, and as the bride I did not have to worry about it at all because he took care of it. Thanks to D.J. Dustin for a wonderful time!
Thanks again, Val and Mark”

“Dustin- Thank you so much for being such an important part of our wedding! You did an amazing job and we had such a perfect time. Thanks again, Liz & Mike”

“Dustin- Amazing! Thank you so much for keeping the night rocking! Karen and Jim”