Meet The Team
You can find our DJ's mixing all types of events in Chicago, and around the globe. With decades of experience, the party never stops, and the dance floor are always packed. We specialize in Weddings, Mitzvahs, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Fashion Shows, Nightclubs and more! All of our DJ's came from the nightclub industry, which means they're able to mix, scratch, blend and mash-up songs on the fly which increases
One part of our business that sets us apart from others in our in-house planners. We have experts that produce and organize all types of events for our clients. From the first time you call, our planners will be with you every step of the way! Some of our biggest clients include Google, Toyota, Pepsi, Chicago Cubs, STK, Peninsula Hotel, Langham Hotel, AT&T, Verizon and many many more!
Akib Khanani - Owner
aka DJ Akib founded 312 Entertainment 7 years ago. Akib is a well established DJ that does Weddings, Social Events, and Nightclubs around the US. He has been featured on TLC's "4 Weddings," MTV, VH1, and WGN News. He performs yearly at the Kentucky Derby, PCB Spring Break, & Fashion week in NY and Chicago. His main goal in creating this company is to Provide more then just a DJ service, and branch out into the production end. He now does full production for some of the biggest hotels, fashion shows, and corporate events in Chicago and beyond.
"We are way more then just a DJ company. We pride ourselves in putting the wow factor in every event we do."
CJ (DJ & MC)
Consider C.J.’s dance expertise and knowledge of music. Combine it with his stage and singing experience, and understand why he is a dynamic performer who brings high quality talent to any party or event.
C.J.is proud to have provided entertainment for the Pritzker family, the Simon family, Igletson - Siskel familly and many more high-profile clients. He's also provided entertainment for companies such as Kraft, Chicago Bulls, AT&T, and many more.
Speed started his radio career at Chicago's B96 Mixshow and expanded to many radio stations from LA to Miami. Pioneer Electronics also hired him in their debut and development of their staple CDJ & DVJ turntables. Speed has toured the nation performing alongside Timbaland, Paul Oakenfold, Beyonce, Run DMC, Jay Z, & Eminem (to name a few). You can find DJ Speed doing a variety of Private Events, Weddings, And Nightclubs around the World.
Kevin’s DJ career began in Miami where he worked as a resident at Mansion with regular stops at Suite, Mynt, Prive and Nikki Beach. He was lured to Brazil when Mynt nightclub opened in San Paolo to become the resident DJ. Kevin quickly emerged as one of the hottest DJs in Brazil, and decided to remain in Brazil to perform at top clubs including Green Valley, Sirena and Provocateur. Kevin has played many festivals including Tomorrowland 2015 and 2016. Kevin is available for Private events and nightclubs.
Erik Johnson aka Tsunami has graced the decks at venues in Chicago and around the United States for almost a decade. He has released music on respected labels such as Moody Recordings, Toolroom, Hatrax and Illeven Eleven. Tsunami can be seen on weekends playing at trendy private events or spinning at one of his many nightclub residencies around Chicago.
Fresh out of college Nick Mazzei has taken the Chicago DJ market by storm. His open-format style and ability to expertly read a crowd has set him apart from others in the DJ market. While still in school, Mazzei was headlining college events around the US. Nick is available for all types of Private and Social events, as well as Nightclubs Nationwide.
DJ / MC Chi-Town Shani
Shani Barnett has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. She is a former Miss Chicago Dance and has been featured in numerous music videos and artists concerts. Shani is the quintessential entertainer who does it all- DJ, MC, Interactive Entertainer, Event Producer, and Choreographer. She knows how to read and command any type of crowd when she's on the microphone, mixing music, and/or rocking out her guests on the dance floor. Shani can be found every weekend entertaining at private events and functions when not DJing in the Chicago nightclub scene.
Autumn has been DJing for over 10 years. Her ability to read and excite all types of audiences is her trademark. from weddings, to corporate events, to nightclubs, autumn has done it all. her unique style of mixing multiple genres of music during a set has made her a favorite among party planners in the city. autumn also has the ability to video mix, and is considered a top "vj" in chicago. she has taken her talents to many venues such as stk, offshore rooftop, estate, innjoy, and deboniar social club.