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So…Roots and Groove became…

January 23, 2013


Roots and Groove, became Hi-Society, and to some, we became the Dj’s formerly known as Roots and Groove.  But then something wonderful happened.  Hi-Society became Lovesick, Inc.

Lovesick, Inc. is awesome. I couldn’t be happier to be part of such a wonderful team!

If you arrived at this blog looking for the DJ’s from Roots and Groove…click on over to Lovesick, Inc. and it is there that you will find me.





We’ve Moved! Roots & Groove is now part of Hi-Society Productions!

August 31, 2012

Big news for our clients and vendor friends!

People get ready. We are thrilled to announce that Roots & Groove will be formally joining the guys at Hi-Society Productions— Philly’s only other legit DJ and event production company! We’ve had a great relationship with Tom and Jon at Hi-Society since 2009 and have often shared notes, music, and even spun side-by-side in clubs and at their Lovesick Expo. Roots & Groove and Hi-Society were so often mentioned in the same breath that it was only a matter of time before we married together our brands.

These two guys are the only other people in this industry who share our passion for music and love for their clients, and we are excited to be a part of the Hi-So family.

What does this mean for Roots & Groove clients? Nothing really! Clients already booked for 2012 and 2013 will be getting the same customized music service, communicating through our existing contact information, plus the added security of being backed by two more awesome DJs. New clients will simply be contacting us through the Hi-Society website beginning September 1, 2012 as we transition away from providing DJ services under the Roots & Groove name.

This is a really exciting time and we can’t wait to see where this next level takes us! Please join us over at the Hi-Society Facebook page [search: Hi-Society Entertainment] and let them know you are a fan of Roots & Groove and now a fan of Hi-Society Productions.

So…we are not good at blogging:(

April 17, 2012

So if it has been a year since your last post….you are just not good a blogging.  Been to busy rocking weddings and private parties!

A “hat trick” of thank you notes!

February 28, 2011

Dear Adam and John (Roots & Groove),

We wanted to take the time to thank you properly for being the DJ’s at our wedding.  You did the absolute perfect job-from meeting you at your office, to the steady back & forth of emails, to the final meeting at our house-you put together the most wonderful mix of music that fit us to a T.  Music was such an important part of the day for us, and you did such an amazing job of putting a soundtrack to the day.  We will ALWAYS recommend you to our friends, family, strangers on the street…whomever! Thank you again for everything!!!

-Erica & Bill

(Wedding Date: September 25th, 2010)

We got another thank you note!

February 20, 2011

Dear Adam and John,

Thanks for kicking out the jams at our wedding reception!!  It felt like it flew by in seconds, but you guys did a great job.  We had a blast talking music in your basement [studio] – you made the entire process a lot of fun.  Thanks so much for all your work, and for making our wedding night so fun memorable.

All the best,

Melissa & Jon

(Wedding Date: January 22nd, 2011)

We got a thank you note!

February 20, 2011

John, We have gotten many compliments on our choice of Roots and Groove for our wedding day.  Thank you for listening and carrying out all of our musical wishes.  We loved every single song you played throughout the entire night.  You are very talented and we really enjoyed working with you.  Roots & Groove will be getting many recommendations from us!-

Thank You!-Amy & Bob

(Wedding Date: November 6th, 2010)

Wedding: October 17th

January 16, 2011

The best way to read this blog entry would be to turn on your radio and put on the following songs…#1 Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money in My Hand by The Primitive Radio Gods, #2 All I Want Is You by U2 and 3. Kiss Me I’m #!@’faced.

The Time…October 17th, 2010, The Place…Pocono’s…The People…Casey and Ari.  Lovely couple, radiantly and so obviously in love.  The weather was great, the staff were nice, the family was warm.  The leaves were just beginning to really get their colors in, love was in the air and Love Me Do Photography was in full effect taking marvelous photos (which you can see here).

The Ceremony took place outside, the came into Book of Love by Peter Gabriel and left in handcuffs (Ari is a Police office in NYC) to Beautiful day by U2. During cocktail hour, also outside, Qw35t served up a chill mix of indie tunes, singer songwriters and some 90’s trax too (think Alanis Morissette to Florence and the Machine to Radiohead to The Weepies to Keane and to Regina Spektor.

Dinner music ranged from Yael Naim, the Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Ray Charles, Adele, Bowie,  and Better than Ezra.  The Dance set went from Motown and Oldies, to 80’s and 90’s rock to Hip hop, and then the grand finale with everyone left in the room linked arm and arm singing at the top of their lungs in a circle to the Dropkick Murphy’s

John and I had a great time taking the drive up and spinning music to this wedding.  Good vibes all around…I will let Casey’s testimonial say the rest….

When Ari and I started planning our wedding, we knew we had to find a DJ that would not only venture off the beat path of normal “wedding music” but also accommodate our varying musical tastes (Ari loves all types of metal and classic rock, I’m a 90s alt-rock girl whose ventured into this new millennium of singer/songwriter pop) How do you make this work at a wedding?!? How do you please the 20-something friends, the 30-something cousins and the 50-something relatives and still make the Bride and Groom rock out just as much as their guests? I’m not sure, but these guys were able to do it, and had everyone at the wedding either dancing or singing along. Since we live in NYC but were getting married in PA, Adam Skyped with us, played music over the internet and put up with our endless lists of songs that we loved but didn’t know how to incorporate into a cohesive wedding playlist. Everyone knows that music can make or break a wedding. These guys made it, and we had multiple people tell us afterwards how awesome the music had been and how much fun they’d had. Thanks guys!

-Casey and Ari 10/17/10

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