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L&M Entertainment Knows How to Keep Dance Floors Shaking

By Pamela Sosnowski

Anybody can play music at a special event, but it takes a DJ to keep the vibe high and the guests on the dance floor all night long. Matt Ezyk, owner of Providence-based L&M Entertainment understands this, and it's the reason why he got into the DJ business: to entertain people. He offers mobile DJ services for weddings and events, creating the atmosphere his clients want through the use of music and engaging with guests.

"A lot of people come in and think 'I'm going to pay this guy and he's going to lay music and that's it'," he said. "Music dictates the whole night (or day). I build timelines with the couples so that everybody that's working the wedding that day knows and understands what I am doing with the music."

Ezyk has been spinning records since his teen years, and was even the DJ for his own senior prom and homecoming. His basic equipment started out as CDs and turntables; today, he uses the latest state-of-the-art audio equipment and lighting effects. Eventually word-of-mouth led him to booking bigger opportunities such as weddings, parties, and other occasions. He launched L&M Entertainment in 2000 to serve the Providence area and beyond.

Since every couple is different with their own tastes in music, Ezyk always consults with them before their big day to learn their preferences so he can provide the best possible experience for their reception. That includes providing them with his online music library where they can specify which tunes they love and hate, giving him a good foundation to build a playlist.

He also works closely with photographers, letting them know ahead of time when he's planning on playing the first dance song or the dance with parents. That way they can be prepared to capture these moments. For weddings, he charges a flat rate, stating that it's provides a much better value for his clients. It's just one of the details that helps separate him from other DJs, although he also cites several more.

"I take great strides to maintain professionalism," he said. "I have over 16 years experience (14 with weddings) and that is invaluable when you inevitably encounter changes and issues that need to be mitigated. I [also] separate myself from my competitors by offering a better value; I have a lot of experience and a lot of high end equipment at a more affordable price versus a comparable competitor."

The reviews from customers also speak for themselves: L&M Entertainment has received all five star reviews on Yelp, The Knot, and WeddingWire. Clients appreciate Ezyk's planning skills, availability to answer any questions, and early set-up in addition to keeping a venue hopping with engaging music. All of which affirm Ezyk's passion for his chosen profession.

"I do this business because I enjoy it," he said. "Certainly in any business you need to make money and be profitable but I really only got into it because I love to entertain with music."

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