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DJs

Andy Anderson/Gotham DJ

917-593-9823; gothamdj.com

After making a name for himself on the club circuit, Anderson started spinning at nuptials in 2005, insisting that wedding tunes need not be corny. Evidently, he’s keeping his word—rocker Andrew W.?K. hired him to spin when he got married. Prices upon request.

Antique Phonograph DJ Mac

646-228-5780; michaelcumella.com

You won’t find another DJ like Michael Cumella—he’s just about the only one around who plays early 78s on century-old crank-up horned phonographs, though he’s also happy to play contemporary hits. From $500 for the cocktail hour.(good value)

Aria Melody DJ

917-412-0536; ariamelody.com

“No lights, no fog, no gimmicks” is the motto of this cheese-free DJ group, who formed after members Paul and Nicole Sinclair couldn’t find an inconspicuous DJ to perform at their own wedding. Along with partner John Sinclair, they take a backseat approach while ensuring the music is perfect and the mike isn’t overused. From $1,475. (good value)

Beat Train Productions NYC

347-568-8987; beattrainproductions.com

Past clients rave about this boutique company, which sends out a small but experienced team of DJs to spin everything from big-band jazz to contemporary Top 40. Prices range from $1,250 to $3,500 for five hours. Lighting services also available. (good value)

The Compact Disc Jockeys

800-235-0404; cdjmusic.com

With glowing references from wedding-planning heavyweights like Claudia Hanlin, owner John Hubela, a veteran DJ, has the talent to provide music for any kind of affair. His collection contains Ella Fitzgerald, Lady Gaga, and everyone in between. The average price is about $1,250. (good value)

DJ Cassidy

212-337-2034, ext. 12; djcassidy.com

For big-spending couples who take their partying seriously, there’s Cassidy. This in-demand DJ spun at the 2009 Inaugural Ball and has worked gigs for Jay Z, Alicia Keys, and Diddy. While his first love is hip-hop, he plays plenty of ’70s and ’80s soul, funk, and R&B too. Prices upon request.

DJ Dina Regine

djdinaregine.com

One of Manhattan’s first female club DJs, Regine has kicked off First Fridays at the Guggenheim, spun a benefit for the Dalai Lama at Lincoln Center, and played at parties for celebrities like Keith Richards, Cher, and Bruce Willis. She’ll create a personalized soundtrack for each phase of the ceremony and reception. Prices upon request.

DJ Foosh

646-327-0202; foosh.com

DJ Foosh got his start at house parties and has moved up to fashion shows in New York, London, and Milan. His eclectic taste leans toward world music, as well as funk and soul classics from James Brown and Prince. Matrix co-stars Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres hired him for their wedding. From $1,750.

DJ Johnny Stuart

646-554-5148; johnnystuart.com

Johnny “Danger” Stuart has been sought after for decades and is regularly called on to set the mood at InStyle cover shoots for celebs like Beyoncé and Rihanna. Destination weddings are no problem—he’s played nuptials as far away as Jamaica, Hawaii, and Greece. From $2,800.

DJ Shakey

201-679-9736; djshakey.com

A serious vinyl collector, DJ Shakey (a.k.a. Julie Covello) happily entertains diverse requests and plays all styles, from pop hits to underground club music. Not into the whole emceeing thing? Covello will happily stay silent while she spins her variety of crowd-pleasing tunes. From $1,500. (good value)

Expressway Music

212-953-9367; www.expresswaymusic.com

Launched in 1992 and led by David Swirsky, this team of seven DJs is great at reading the crowd and is knowledgeable about how to make the most of numerous New York venues. These DJs spin everything from world music to pop to swing. Prices upon request.

Generation Events

212-505-7593; generationevents.com

Jason Fioto, a regular at Manhattan clubs Marquee and 1 Oak, heads this entertainment company, which provides tunes for about 50 nuptials a year. Clients include luxury brands like David Yurman and Louis Vuitton. From $3,000.

Heartbeats Everywhere

408-406-8399; heartbeatseverywhere.com

This outfit features two Bay Area transplants who met in New York. DJ Eko and Deejay Reborn have spun for crowds at the Sydney Opera House and Coachella. They’ve also performed alongside high-profile acts like Beyoncé. From $2,000 to $3,000.

Jarrell Entertainment

917-449-3435; jarrellentertainment.com

This company’s DJs bring your vision of celebration to the dance floor. They’ve spun for A-list celebrities from Palm Beach to New York to the South of France. Prices upon request.

Jimmy Dee Music Productions

914-428-9231; jimmydee.com

This production company has performed at more than 10,000 events and can provide DJs, emcees, live music, lighting, video, and photography. If you want a live simulcast of the party, ask about the plasma video screen. A traditional DJ with photo and video package starts at $5,400.

Love Junkies NYC

646-504-9640; lovejunkiesnyc.com

Soul-music connoisseur Jon Oliver is one of the founding DJs of all-vinyl-records dance party I Love Vinyl. He’s been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and the New York Times and received Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Award for 2014 and 2015. Prices range from $1,500 to $2,500.

Mister Saturday Night

651-271-4779; mistersaturdaynight.com

DJ Justin Carter’s roving dance party, Mister Saturday Night, is well-known among those who like to bust a move, and he has spun for clients like MoMA, Mulberry, and Travel + Leisure. For your wedding, he or one of his cohorts will play everything from reggae and rare soul to Motown and grand­mother-pleasing big-band hits. From $2,000, plus sound system.

Play Something Good

646-580-0261; playsomethinggood.com

Local husband-and-wife DJs Abby Klein and Tom Shiner have spun at some of the city’s coolest venues (think Santos Party House, Gramercy Park Hotel, the Tribeca Rooftop, and the Ace Hotel) and for the likes of the Beastie Boys and Bloomingdale’s. Prices average $1,600. (good value)

Scratch Weddings

866-955-8580; scratchweddings.com

For a stress-free experience, book this no-risk wedding-DJ service, which comes with insurance, a host of backup DJs, and a dedicated music manager. For three years in a row, it was selected for The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” and Wedding Wire’s “Bride’s Choice” awards. The full package includes setup, breakdown, and equipment. Prices upon request.

74 Events

74events.com

This Brooklyn-based DJ spins every genre under the sun and aims to keep the stress low and the dance floor packed. From $1,650.

$mall ¢ange

917-412-1862; djsmallchange.com

James Dier (a.k.a. $mall ¢hange) is a favorite among other DJs, which says a lot about his prowess behind the turntables. He has played for raucous crowds at many of the city’s top clubs, but he also caters to betrothed music heads who appreciate that his eclectic collection includes rare records like Gloria Jones’s 1964 version of “Tainted Love.” From $1,500.

Sparber

917-917-575-5484; twerkinghard.com

A regular at Gracie Mansion, Josh Sparber has also played to Stockholm crowds and for the BBC in London. His upbeat and wide-ranging tastes include everything from funk, doo-wop, and northern soul to house and hip-hop. Rates start at $2,000. (good value)

Touch of Class

201-997-0077; tocdjs.com

This husband-and-wife team is a great choice for multicultural weddings; they can emcee in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Their four teams of DJs spin nearly 150 weddings a year. Additional services include plasma screens, photo booths, LED uplighting, and videography. From $1,250. (good value)

Ultimate Sound DJ's

718-204-1938; ultimatesoundDJs.com

These DJs hand over complete control of music selection and timing, so they’re a favorite among couples with strong opinions about their wedding soundtracks. Event prices start at $1,100 and include lighting and five hours of music. (good value)

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