He bought his first vinyl turntables (Gemini, he was broke at the time) and began mixing house music in his bedroom just like any other DJ. He started off with the name Dj Probe, but after being told from another DJ that the name Probe had been taken by another DJ in Chicago, he decided to change his name. The name “Persist” comes from persistent, a name that was given by his fraternity who had seen the character in his work ethic.
With 9 years of mixing under his belt, there is still a lot of potential for Persist. So be on the lookout for DJ Persist at a party near you! Read more
DJ Persist was incredible!!!!! His attention to detail was impeccable. He checked in with us throughout the night to make sure everything was going as we wanted it to go. All of the guests at our wedding had an amazing time due to the variety of music that DJ Persist played. He is also very organized which helped out a lot especially when planning a wedding. Best DJ ever!!!!! If you want your party to be a blast, book him! You won't regret it.Original recommendation
DJ Persist was truly incredible! The one main thing I wanted for my wedding was to have everyone dancing and enjoying themselves, DJ Persist made that happen! Empty chairs everywhere and one full dance floor. He knew what to play and how to keep our wedding organized at the same time. Definitely will be booking him for our next big event!Original recommendation
One word, AMAZING!!! We hired DJ Persist to DJ at our wedding a few weeks ago in downtown Chicago and he did an incredible job! We had a mixed race/bi-cultural wedding and were worried about making sure that everyone had a good time and he didn't let us down. Not only was the dance floor packed all night, he kept us on schedule and stress free. ...Original recommendation
If you want to have a stress free good time, I HIGHLY recommend DJ Persist for your next event! Thank you Jesse for creating an unforgettable wedding experience!
We used DJ Persist (Jesse) for our wedding this past July, 2017 for our wedding. Since the very beginning he was so easy to work with and very responsive to emails and any questions we had for him. We met with him twice and each time he was courteous, professional and provided some good suggestions to help us out. On our wedding day, he arrived early to set everything up. He kept us on track by following the timeline that we created with him. ...Original recommendation
He truly was the best DJ that we could have asked for. At the end of the night we were so satisfied and glad that we had him at our event because he truly made in difference in making things run smoothly throughout. For future events, we will certainly be using his services again. Thank you so much for making our wedding night fun and memorable for us and all of our guest……until this day we continue to receive compliments!!
DJ Persist was amazing at our wedding on May 13th at Loft on Lake in Chicago! We had a mixed race wedding (Caucasian Groom/Mexican-American Bride) and wanted to make sure all our guests could have some of their favorite tunes for the night. DJ Persist played a great mix of oldies, 80's, 90's, Mexican, and Hip-Hop for our wedding - and all our guests loved it. ...Original recommendation
He even helped us organize cake cutting and instructed the catering company to buss the tables, as our catering company was not prepared and not on top of their game. Without Jesse managing the night our wedding would not have gone as smoothly. He checked in with us constantly on the program, and any concerns we had he was right there with his help. I would contract Jesse again in a heartbeat and hope people reading give him a call. Thanks again DJ Persist! Zach and Ady