About Digital Jockey
Digital Jockey was founded in 1996 by Luke Whipple. Throughout his life, Luke has enjoyed clean sound, good music and dancing. In the early 1990s he searched for a clean, yet powerful, home sound system. He started with a small home theater setup (which was quickly upgraded as finances allowed). Luke was interested in building a personal music library for his enjoyment. He quickly saw that Compact Discs were the media of choice because of their clean sound and durability (as compared to LPs or Cassette Tapes).
This fascination with home sound and CDs culminated with a $1500 consumer-grade amplifier and over 600 Discs. During this phase of his life, Luke was repeatedly asked to play music at local functions. Luke enjoyed these functions and, in 1996, decided to start a Mobile DJ business.
First, he had to think of an appropriate business name. He was not interested in names like AAAAA DJ, which are designed to be listed first in alphabetical directories. He wanted a name that accurately described his business. The name DIGITAL JOCKEY came as a combination of Disc Jockey (the service to be provided) and Digital (reflecting the commitment to clean sound in an age when some DJs swore by the audio cassette).
After having the consumer-grade amplifier fail during home theatre operation, Luke began looking for more durable sound gear to use in his new business. He decided to sell the home equipment and began to purchase reliable professional sound and lighting equipment. Today, Digital Jockey uses the latest equipment from the industry's top manufacturers.
Luke has always loved ballroom dance and has danced at BYU and UVSC. He continues to develop his talents. He decided to add ballroom dance instruction to Digital Jockey to help others gain exposure to another form of dance and to have fun. Today, it is not uncommon to see Luke teaching basic social ballroom dance or swing during dances.
To continue to improve Digital Jockey's services, Luke has attended professional disc jockey trade shows and has participated in local and national DJ associations. He has also mentored, collaborated with, and assisted other disc jockeys.
In 2000, Luke realized the benefits of the Internet and began plans for a website. These plans included an online searchable music list and online request form to assist his customers in their event planning. This site is now a reality at www.DjUtah.com. Luke is always interested in adding new features to increase the functionality of DjUtah.com.
In 2006, Digital Jockey relocated to Brigham City, UT from Orem, UT. Digital Jockey continues to service Utah's Wasatch Front, including Park City and Logan.
Today, as always, Digital Jockey uses legally acquired music and encourages others to do likewise.
Even though Digital Jockey strives to acquire the latest Top-40, Country, Latin, Adult Contemporary and Dance music, we realize that we still may not have a specific song that you desire for your corporate event, dance, wedding, party or other event. Whenever we do not have the song(s) you desire, Digital Jockey will acquire the song(s) if possible to make your event the way you want it.
Luke has always been interested in putting the customer first in event planning. Digital Jockey continues with that tradition today as evidenced by their flexibility and music policy. We welcome any questions or comments about our company or services.
We look forward to working with you to help make your event perfect.