Our Artists

The focus of Marquee Artists is in the highly-skilled and experienced talent. Each artist has been rocking dancefloors at major club venues to weddings to private and corporate events for a number of years. Our hand-selected screening process ensures that you will have the highest level of quality and professionalism at your next event.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about one of our featured artists or any artist on our talented roster.


  • Neil Payne

    Neil Payne has many years of experience as a resident DJ at Eighteenth Street Lounge, Wonderland, Local 16 and other top venues in DC as well as Los Chocoyos, El Cuartito and others in Guatemala where he lived for a year. 

    Neil is a co-founder of the FunkDC collective and TrueGrooves record label. He has been the DJ for numerous weddings and events from Capitol Hill to the Midwest. He enjoys mixing a variety of music genres, always with a focus on keeping the dancefloor hopping and appealing to a wide range of party-goers and guests.


  • Kristopher Bryant Riley

    Kristopher Riley is no stranger to the microphone. He's been hosting events and making people dance for nearly ten years with experience ranging from corporate seminars to private parties. Kris is deeply embedded in the DC creative community from having co-founded a dance company to co-creating and publishing DC's own 'GO Magazine'. His versatility and dedication to amazing events brings new meaning to the words "master of ceremonies".


  • DJ D-UP

    Voted 2011 “Best DJ” in the Miami New Times and named in the SunPost Weekly‘s  2011 Miami’s “Top Ten DJs”, DJ D-Up is showing and proving that he truly is party-rocking at its finest.

    With stellar technical ability and a vast knowledge of music, D-Up combines hiphop “turntablism” and house style mixing, bringing forth a unique approach and creating an undeniable energy that keeps the crowd begging for more. Notorious for annihilating dance floors, D-Up incorporates all types of music into his action-packed sets, including house, electro, hip hop, rock, 80s classics, old school, reggae, exclusive remixes and more.


  • DJ Chizzau

    DJ Chizzau has been in the DC nightclub circuit since 2002 and has played in nearly every major venue throughout his professional career. He is now a top tier choice for lounges and clubs in the city, having residencies at the most prominent locations such as The Park at 14th.

    Growing up in Europe in the middle of the New Wave boom, then moving to the US at the peak of hip-hop and pop culture and eventually experiencing raves and electronic music events, he has developed an appreciation for all modern music forms. He ultimately perfected his craft as a DJ by learning and respecting the classic artists which preceded today's top music choices, essentially allowing him to be one of the most versatile DJs in the field.


  • Chris Burns

    Chris Burns has pioneered an original DJ and production style inspired by the dance culture of yesteryear with a modern, eclectic twist. His work as a DJ, music producer, label owner and promoter has been recognized through critical acclaim by local outlets such as The Washington Post, The Washington City Paper, Brightest Young Things and others.

    Burns is regularly called upon to play at some of DC’s most acclaimed venues, including U Street Music Hall, Flash, Eighteenth Street Lounge and the 930 Club. 2014 is shaping up large for Burns with music releases and collaborations slated for Italians Do It Better, Mysteries of the Mind and Quantize Recordings.


  • Bobby Jae

    Bobby Jae has been rocking dancefloors from New York to Miami and everywhere in between for over a decade. Previous residencies include the world-renowned Buzz nights at Nation, Sessions at Club Five and Blended at Sonar.

    Along with DJing, Bobby has been the force behind a number of high quality events and an agent for the world's best artists. He brings years of experience in creating the most memorable events to Marquee Artists.