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Review 48

Hi James!
I just wanted to say thank you so much for your services at our event on Saturday. The venue looked amazing! Your technicians were AMAZING. So responsive, thoughtful and creative. I loved working with you guys and hope we can work together again soon. How extensive are your services? Do you also work on large venues (we are having a gala for 500+ guests in May at the USA today building n McClean….perhaps something we can partner together on??)

Best wishes,

Patricia R. Gill
Director of Special Events
Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic

Review 47

James at Ideal Media DJHD is second to none. I have been to a lot of weddings where the dance floor goes unused by the guest, the flow of the wedding is not smooth and feels mechanical or guests can simply not understand what the DJ is saying due to bad sound quality. I was worried about all of these things when picking a DJ. James really does know how to keep your guest having a great time on the dance floor, he can read a crowd and plays a great mix of music (romantic, trendy, 80’s, international he has it ALL) to keep guest happy and the party going. He is a wonderful master of ceremony as he effortlessly directs the guest to different events. While we had a time line of all the nights events he did not make the party feel rushed and we were able to smoothly go from dinner to dancing to cake cutting ect. with out any awkwardness. We also used James for our lighting and drapes and we could not be happier with how every thing looked. James was very patient through out the whole planning process. He is quick to answer any questions through email and find solutions for problems that arise. Although we used the same ball room for the wedding ceremony and for the reception he was able to make the atmosphere and ambiance of the ball room feel completely different for the two events. The ceremony felt romantic and cozy, while the reception was beautiful, open and fun. The draping and uplights were masterfully done and we has so many compliments on how beautiful everything looked (even by hotel event staff!). We also has him do a gobo light with our names on that shined on the dance floor to add an extra special touch. James is a true professional and knows his weddings, I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone I know that is looking to make their wedding venue look stunning and for the music/dancing to be a blast.


Review 46

My husband and I contacted James the day before our wedding reception after our “booked” singer flaked on us. Thankfully James was available on SHORT NOTICE! On the day of the reception, James was on time, friendly, flexible and an absolute professional!!! The event was enjoyed by all of our guests and literally everyone danced the entire night. Afterward all of our guests commented on our “Awesome” DJ!!


Review 45

James DJHD did a wonderful job at our wedding ceremony and reception!!! Prior to the wedding, he conducted a site visit with no additional charge in preparation of the actual wedding day. He provided a quality DJ service, MC service, and lighting for our event. We were more than pleased with his delivery. His professionalism made him easy to work with and I would definitely refer him to other friends and family.

Adrienne & Ryan Swann

Review 44

I used James a couple weekends ago for my wedding at a vineyard. People are still reaching out to me about how great the music was at the reception. He was really professional throughout the entire process – I booked him really early in advance, and was bothering him with inquiries for a while and he always answered promptly. He was clear about what exactly he needed from me, and he came through on every single thing we asked of him. His rates are very affordable, and I honestly could not be happier with how the music turned out. Thanks for everything James!! 🙂


Review 43

James is a great guy, down to earth and easy going. He always responds to our e-mails in a reasonable time and he is very accommodating, willing to work within our budget and offer ways to save. One example, we decided a month before the wedding if we could add uplighting in addition to our DJ service with him. He was about to guide us through our decision and came up with photos and videos of what it might look like. We decided to go for the uplighting and it was impressive! James is also very caring and passionate about his work. Before the wedding, he called us a couple days ahead of time to ask us how to pronounce members of the bridal party’s names correctly which was a challenge since our bridal party consisted of very ethnic names. During our wedding day, he followed our scripts and music requests without any problems. He also engaged in the dancing himself during the playing of ‘Cupid Shuffle’ to get the crowd going. As for the uplighting, he went above and beyond what was originally requested and we were v
ery happy with the results. Thank you James for DJing on our special day!


Review 42

James was wonderful! He added drapery and uplighting, and people kept commenting on how gorgeous everything was. He was an awesome DJ! He knew just what to do to get guests up and dancing. Also, his prices are great. I’d recommend him to anyone; he really made our day special!!


Review 41

Fantastic DJ

We could not have been happier with Ideal Media DJHD. Once all the details were ironed out before hand the execution was flawless, we never had to worry once about the DJ after the reception started. Highly recommended.

Rhett Lewis

Review 40

WOW! I really lucked out with finding James of Ideal Media DJHD! What a passionate, driven individual! I originally found him through the web when I searched for DJs that were familiar with Kpop which was an important part of our music selections. From our discussions, I knew he was the right DJ for our event. He also stated he did lighting and decor which I decided to utilize. I even agreed to be his guinea pig for pipe and draping. All of his prices were completely reasonable and competitive and also did not include extra fees such as delivery. I felt like I was talking to someone who really cared about my wedding as oppose to some company trying to nickle and dime me. It was also SO convenient to plan with him about all three services (DJ, lighting, and pipe and drape) instead of going through three different vendors. Also, because I booked all of these services through him, he gave me a small discount on the final price which I deeply appreciated. I couldn’t be happier with his services. The lighting, pipe and drape looked absolutely amazing (you should see the pictures, ask him!) and it was so fulfilling to see my visions come to life, especially since I plan on going into the wedding planning industry. His DJ skills also blew me away. He mixed songs into the next song seamlessly and is also a MASTER at reading the crowd. He would loop songs and choruses that everyone was dancing to. At my wedding, people were doing the dougie for a really long time and he just let it play/loop until everyone had their chance to shine in the circle that was formed on the dance floor. He knew when to slow it down and speed it back up and was very familiar with all of the songs I had on my list. AMAZING! I will always seek him out when my friends/clients are planning their weddings. Make sure you ask him if he does anything before you have to find another vendor and save yourself the hassle. I look forward to working with him again in the future!

Willow Kim

Review 39

Good afternoon James,

Thank you for joining us on Saturday.  You did a very good job and I know that we were very pleased with your work.

David M.

Review 38

James is an amazing talent and we were so lucky to have him working at our wedding reception. He provided music, uplighting, and a gobo. He is very organized and prompt in responding to our initial e-mails. He worked within our budget and helped to create the best party of our lives!

Prior to the wedding, James conducted a site visit at our venue to show us the gobo and the blue uplighting for our reception. The fact that he did a site visit prior to the wedding was such a stress reliever in itself, so we were sure he was familiar with the venue and knew exactly what shade of blue we needed.

In terms of music, James REALLY knows how to feel out the crowd. Most weddings that we have been to play “typical” wedding music, but I KNEW that ours would be different. We had such a beautiful ceremony, but after a long day, we were ready to party! After the dinner music was over, our guests danced the night away for hours. Our friends commented that this was the first wedding they went to where the dance floor was consistently FULL the whole night! Everytime I attempted to leave the ballroom to take care of something, he would play an amazing song, so I had to immediately turn around and run back to the dance floor!

Lastly, we were so impressed with his MC skills. He had to announce our wedding party’s entrances into the reception. If you are famliar with Filipino weddings, you know that there are numerous sponsors that are part of the entourage to be announced. He pronounced EVERY name perfectly and clearly! We did go over the names with him beforehand, but he didn’t even need our help!

Thank you James for the best night of our lives!!

Lisa S.

Review 37

It was a pleasure having James work with us during our wedding ceremony and reception. We did not meet with him in person until the day of the wedding, but just through our communications online and on the phone it felt like we knew him.

He was extremely prompt in responding to our emails and he would also arrange phone conferences so that we could discuss everything in more detail. James was also extremely organized! He provided us with a sample reception timeline, which made it easy for us to select the music that we wanted during the event.

James did an excellent job throughout the reception. He kept us on schedule, all while ensuring that we all had a great time! He did an excellent job of judging the crowd and keeping the party going. Our wedding guests are still talking about how much fun they had!

If we ever have any events in the future and are in need of a DJ, we would definitely give James a call again.

Aneisha B

Review 36

Ideal Media was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding!!!! (Leave it to me to wait until the last minute to request uplights for the reception; I’m talking a week before the wedding.) As soon as I emailed James, he called me to discuss details. His pricing for uplights was the best I had found, especially on short notice. He was very accommodating and was willing to make a free trip to the venue to see what he was up against. He was able to provide wire free (yay!) uplights that blended in with the reception space during day light hours, but lighted up the room at night. He really was able to transform the room into a beautiful area for dancing the night away. I would recommend Ideal Media in a heart beat!

Elizabeth K.


Review 35

Anyone looking for professionalism, someone to make a client feel like a VIP James is your DJ. The services he provided for my husband’s birthday party this past weekend were AWESOME and all of my friends agreed, I have to say I was so surprised that he actually covered all the songs I requested and everything was well put together for an event we held. He is up to speed on the latest technology and made this setup look very high-tech, with no wiring to be seen. I cannot thank you enough James, without you my event would not have been as successful and as fun as it was. My friends are still talking about your services, and trust me you will be hearing from us again soon. KEEP IN TOUCH you are the best DJ ever. THANKS SO MUCH! James:


Review 34

Nikki: how many hours did you dj for me

me: 5hrs 30 min

Nikki: how much for just djing for 4 hours im inquiring for my sister in law working on convincing her to use you so her wedding doesnt bomb because they wanna use her friend and he sucks but dont tell her i told you that EVERYONE was complimenting me on my dj and how friendly you were and that you were on the dance floor

Nikki: best dj ever!

i need your site so I can write a review


Review 33

Hi James,

I can’t thank you enough for everything that you did and how much having you there made things go so smoothly.

Thank you for the referral…she has actually already contacted us! We would love to work with you more in the future. I recommended you to one of our brides, as well…


Review 32

DJ HD did a great job for our wedding even with less than a week to prepare. Patient and easy to talk to and with no annoying sales pitch, he met with us for a couple hours to go over what we wanted. He was able to provide some suggestions and answer all our emails and requests. He arrived at the venue over an hour and half before start time. We were pleasantly surprised with the volume of the music during the reception… not so loud that you have to yell to be heard but not too soft where you don’t feel like dancing. Compared to the other DJs, I would say his prices are very good and reasonable! Definitely helpful in this economy. Great job DJ HD!

Jung Byon

Review 31

Again, I have to say special thanks to a few people:

James – the DJ. He hit all the right notes and he set up the beautiful lighting throughout the room to give the community center that nightclub atmosphere.

Lester and I met them for the first time last night, but I know we have made lifelong friends.


Review 30

Working with DjHD was incredible. He keeps you dancing all throughout your event. He has a true knack of feeling out the crowd and knows exactly what to play, to keep people engaged.

He is a true professional who listens to your needs to ensure that you hear the music you requested, played at your event. His set up is phenomenal! He can bring out all the bells and whistles for any event. If you need lights added to your event, he’s your man! Karaoke anyone? He has everything you need. I will recommend him to everyone I know and look forward to working with him again.


Review 29

We are still interested in doing a testimony for you.  You were great and definitely saved our wedding!  Everyone had a great time!!  🙂


Review 28

James…what can I say….THANK YOU a million times over!!!!

I had many good feedback and nice compliments about you.  I’m thankful I found you.  Ron could not believe how I found you and he couldn’t have been more impressed with you.  Sometimes he gets a bit skeptical about people advertising on the internet, and also not ever having met you for any meeting about our event…he wasn’t quite sure how you were going to “perform”…but he was definitely PLEASED!  I wish we had more parties planned so we can have you again.  I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know that will need a DJ.  When my daughter gets married…guess who I’ll be calling on?????

Thanks again James.
Sincerely appreciative!
Sara and Ron

Review #27

Thank you James for your help with the wedding! We all had a FANTASTIC time and I will definitely be recommending you to future brides! Take care and thanks again!

Tiya & Freddy

Review #26

Hi James,

Thanks again for a wonderful evening, despite all of the…well intricacies!  We certainly look forward to working with you in the future!


Review #25

Thank you.  Staff were very appreciative of the party, and in particular your music.  Thanks so much for a job well done.  Look forward to crossing paths again in the future.  Happy holidays to you also!


Review #24

Wonderful DJ, did an excellent job!

I hired James to do my wedding last April, he did a wonderful job! He met with me and listened to all of my needs up front. He even created a great first dance mix for my husband and I! We hired him for his dj services and uplighting, the uplighting looked beautiful and I got tons of compliments on his work! He did the music for both my ceremony and my reception, and even had every ceremonial song right on que. I definitely would recommend him!

Nicole M.

Review #23

I was thoroughly pleased with every aspect working with James. He was quick to respond, return messages and provide insightful feedback to our needs — even dealing with my numerous calls and texts. His ability to work within our budget was also a huge plus++!
The day of the event, I was pleased with James timelines to set-up and even more pleased with his DJ’ing. This event was for my daughter’s Sweet 13 and the music was clean, trendy and kept the kids moving. I was also impressed that he kept the kids in line with appropriate dancing. In the end, the adults were even on the floor – even though the kids hated us dancing, smiles.
I would definitely recommend using James’s services for events of all ages! I had several adults ask for his information for their events. 5 Stars!

Janelle C.

Review #22

DJHD is a fantastic Dj to work with. His set-up is unique and he is very entertaining. He knows how to make an event outstanding.

A Touch of Vision Videography & Photography

Review #21

Thanks for doing such a great job at my wedding and making my special day all I wanted and more


Review #20


You were a delight to work with as well.  Thank you for helping to make Jillian’s party a great event.  I will surly use you in the future as well as refer you to friends and clients.  Stay blessed!


Review #19

DJ HD was the perfect DJ. I hired last minute
(1 week before) and he had all my requested songs, did a great job with the space, and made my husband’s 30th birthday a success. Thanks!!


Review #18

We had our 25th anniversary party on May 12, 2012. We hired DJ HD for the event. DJ HD did a wonderful job. He knew exactly what to say to get the crowd going. The program we discussed worked well and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the Soul Train line. Everyone enjoyed the music. Some guests enjoyed DJ HD’s style so much that they asked who he was and how to contact him for events they may schedule in the future. Thank you DJ HD for a great time.

Michael & Michelle

Review 17

Hey James;

Thanks for coming up! You were a huge hit here, and I am happy to give you a review. I think we will seriously consider doing it again next year, so stay in touch! I will also recommend you to any friends that are thinking about having a karaoke party!


T.Rowe Price

Review 16

Hi James,
I just wanted to say thank you for such a good time at the holiday party here at Pratt St. Thanks so much.

Kay White

T.Rowe Price

Review 15

Hi James,
No thank you! You were amazing! I am letting all my friends know about you. Yes, we are looking at planning a dance and possibly an inauguration party for Obama :). I will keep you posted. The teens had a blast!

Review 14

Met all of our expectations and  made our wedding day very special, thanks again for a job well done!

Angela Kyle

Review 13

Great job, could not ask for more. Great guy, the kids live him. He is entertaining and engaging.

Joe G.

Review 12

Awesome DJ!!!

DJ HD is a totally wonderful DJ. I can’t say enough great things about him. He was very responsive to me and our group of worldwide attendees. He had all song selections ready to go at our event and he played everything we wanted. Our attendees were from age 6-20 something. He knew which songs were “hot” which kept everyone on the dance floor from the moment our event started to having them beg for “just one more song” when our event was over!!!!

DJ HD was extremely prompt at our site visit and event. His play list is incredible. DJ HD is also a super nice guy!!! I would highly recommend him and wish he could be at our next event which will be in Florida!!!!

Denise B.

Review 11

Uplighting for Wedding

James was very professional and provided uplighting for my wedding in May along with a monogram and lighting for the cake. He was easy to work with and everything looked great!

Irene C.

Review 10

James, You were a delight to work with as well. Thank you for helping to make Jillian’s party a great event. I will surly use you in the future as well as refer you to friends and clients. Stay blessed! Jill

Review 09

Thanks James!

I will make sure I spread the word about your greatness. Because of your ability to lead the crowd, we had a great event.

Thanks again,

Tammy G.

Review 08

Thanks again for everything!  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves Thursday!

Stefanie K

US Coast Guard

Review 07

Dj James was a pleasure to work with…
He did more than just play music, he joined in with the dancing parts that we could not figure out, lol

Very cool Dj…

Krystal A

Review 06

The wedding event was a success and the dj(James) helped to make it this way. The music was on point not to loud for the attendance, I would recommend this DJ for quailty and performence.Great Job. Thank you.


Review 05

DJHD was awesome! He arrived early for set-up and left quietly at the conclusion of our ceremony. The transitions from each song were flawless. Music was played at a manageable volume and the blend of music with the PA system was great as well. We will definitely use his services again!

Carlton C.

Review 04

DJ HD was everything I could have asked for. He’s a true professional and played a large role in making our party a success. His creative decisions with lighting brought our venue to life in a way that we couldn’t have imagined. He graciously played plenty of songs from our playlist and did an amazing job reading the crowd and keeping them on their feet. I have no regrets and feel lucky to have booked him. His rates were very reasonable and his service is top notch.

Sabrina C.

Review 03

Hi James,

Thanks Soooooo much for your services! My guests are still talking about how great the music was! I also was informed that you assisted with the audio visual setup as well. Thanks! Everything was magical for us! We will definitely be repeat customers!

Antoinette & Ronnie Gartrell

Review 02

James the Dj did an awesome job on the event of my daughters sweet sixteen. He came on time even thou he have trouble with the traffic since it is friday. All the things we’ve discussed was executed well. Lights, projector and tec. I send the slideshow and music for the cotillion and he made sure he had a back up in case something happen. He made sure dthe dance floor is always alive with all his nice selections. I could have not ask for anything else and I would highly recommend him to other client.

Maria P.

Review 01

GREAT! DJHD kept the crowd partying until the very end! Even assisted with A/V setup! Will definitely recommend him to my friends and use his services again! THANK YOU for making my wedding the talk of the town!


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