About DJ Lou Paris

Who is this guy anyways?

You dream big dreams when you are a kid, about being an astronaut, being a firefighter, being president. Now that I am an adult I reminisce back to those days and the most vivid recollections all seemingly revolve around music. Listening to Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder on my father’s AM radio in his Chevy Malibu brought back happy times driving to Arthur Treacher’s to get a Crunch Dog. Opening up Prince’s 1999 double-LP and dropping the needle on it for the first time burnt that memory into my subconscious. I can remember everything about that very moment.

I knew at a very young age that music would play a large role in my life. I played the hell out of those and other records. You name it, I was listening to it. The Sugarhill Gang when rap debut on the scene, Michael Jackson’s Thriller is as timeless as ever, Nirvana’s Nevermind, and the list goes on and on.

Scott and Lucy with DJ Lou Paris at Senate Garage. Questions to ask a Wedding DJ.

My Personal Tastes

Every DJ has his own preferences and I am no exception. I did grow up on such a wide variety of music and have a deep appreciation from the rock and roll era, the classic rock era, disco, funk, soul, pop, jazz, even a little bit of country. I tend to personally gravitate to old school hip-hop, R&B, pop, funk, and classic soul.

How It All Began

So how did I get into DJing in the first place? Well, I started out helping my friend out DJing school dances circa 88-89 in Northern NY.  From there I went to college at SUNY Canton where I DJed parties and had a time slot at the college radio station. Then I worked with outfits in Northern NY to provide mobile DJ services to a number of events. The mid-90s came along and I moved to the Washington DC area where I picked up gigs at the most popular clubs like DC Live and The Ritz and occasionally I worked for “multi-op” mobile DJ operations from time to time, working mostly weddings and corporate events.

And then I took a pause from DJing for a bit. My IT career was growing and I took on many roles in the public, private, and government sectors. But that passion for playing and discovering music never died. The desire to entertain a crowd with the best music and seamless transitions continued to nudge me. Ultimately I decided to start my own mobile DJ business when my family moved back to the beautiful Hudson Valley, and in late 2012 Paris Creative was born.

The Birth Of Paris Creative

The Paris Creative logo in 2012.

Strangely enough, since the DJing world has become much more technology-centric I have been able to apply a lot of my knowledge in the IT world and merged that knowledge with my DJing world. Now while I embrace technology to the fullest, I still have one foot in the analog world sporting a very large 12″ and 45 record collection and if you would like me to spin vinyl just say the word. That love of vinyl was even incorporated into my 2012-2017 version of my logo, but in the pursuit to keep things fresh I decided to go with an awesome hand-drawn design from my friend as my new logo.

Paris Creative square logo

What Makes Me Unique

I bring knowledge, passion, and desire to your event. Having a vast knowledge and connection to music, and making seamless transitions instead of just simply pressing play and forgetting about it. The experience of working numerous crowds (high school, clubs, corporate parties, and weddings), at lots of locations. to understand what they want to hear and dance to, knowing that songs from totally different genres and years can seamlessly intertwine with each other. And adding to my passion for music I bring technical expertise that is rare to find in this industry. Everything from my backup concepts to the ability to hone in the perfect sound at a venue.

All of that personally drives me to give you the best night of entertainment.

Where I’ve Been

Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, NV

The Chateau, Kingston NY

The Chateau, Kingston NY

Winding Hills Golf Club, Montgomery NY

Winding Hills Golf Club, Montgomery NY

Sleepy Hollow Lake, Athens NY

Sleepy Hollow Lake, Athens NY

The Links At Unionvale, LaGrangeville NY

The Links At Unionvale, LaGrangeville NY

Best Western Plus, Kingston NY

Best Western Plus, Kingston NY
Garden Plaza Hotel
Holiday Inn

Le Chateau Belleview, Tannersville NY

Le Chateau Belleview, Tannersville NY

The Inn At West Settlement, Roxbury NY

The Inn At West Settlement, Roxbury NY

Twin Lakes Lodge, Hurley NY

Twin Lakes Lodge, Hurley NY

The Tuxedo Club, Tuxedo Park NY

The Tuxedo Club, Tuxedo Park NY

Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park, North Salem NY

Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park, North Salem NY

Dutchess Golf Club, Poughkeepsie NY

Dutchess Golf Club, Poughkeepsie NY

Guilford Yacht Club, Guilford CT

Guilford Yacht Club, Guilford CT

Emerson Resort & Spa, Mt Tremper NY

Emerson Resort & Spa, Mt Tremper NY

The Katterskill, Catskill NY

The Katterskill, Catskill NY

The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie NY

The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie NY

Buttermilk Falls In, Milton NY

Buttermilk Falls In, Milton NY

The Grandview, Poughkeepsie NY

The Grandview, Poughkeepsie NY

Diamond Mills Hotel, Saugerties NY

Diamond Mills Hotel, Saugerties NY

Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie NY

Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie NY

Lighthouse Point Carousel, East Haven, CT

Lighthouse Point Carousel, East Haven, CT

Ashokan Dreams B&B, West Shokan NY

Ashokan Dreams B&B, West Shokan NY

Dutchess Manor, Beacon NY

Dutchess Manor, Beacon NY

Benmarl Winery, Marlboro NY

Benmarl Winery, Marlboro NY

Shakespeare on the Hudson, Catskill NY

Shakespeare on the Hudson, Catskill NY

Woodstock, NY

Woodstock, NY

The Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff NY

The Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff NY

FEAST at Round Hill, Washingtonville NY

FEAST at Round Hill, Washingtonville NY

Cornell St. Studios, Kingston NY

Cornell St. Studios, Kingston NY

Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville NY

Aroma Osteria, Wappingers Falls NY

Aroma Osteria, Wappingers Falls NY

The Would, Highland NY

The Would, Highland NY

Altamont Manor, Altamont NY

Altamont Manor, Altamont NY

Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville CT

Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville CT

The Hill, Hudson NY

The Hill, Hudson NY

Stone Ridge NY

Stone Ridge NY

Red Rooster Barn, Hudson NY

Red Rooster Barn, Hudson NY

Owls Hoot Barn, West Coxsackie NY

Owls Hoot Barn, West Coxsackie NY

The Phoenician, Phoenicia

The Phoenician, Phoenicia

Cortlandt Colonial Manor, Cortlandt NY

Cortlandt Colonial Manor, Cortlandt NY

Stone Tavern Farm, Roxbury NY

Stone Tavern Farm, Roxbury NY

Basilica Hudson, Hudson NY

Basilica Hudson, Hudson NY

Tappan Hill Manson, Tarrytown NY

Tappan Hill Manson, Tarrytown NY

Full Moon Resort, Big Indian NY

Full Moon Resort, Big Indian NY

Vassar College Alumnae House, Poughkeepsie NY

Vassar College Alumnae House, Poughkeepsie NY

Blooming Hill Farm, Monroe NY

Blooming Hill Farm, Monroe NY

The Warwick Center, Warwick NY

The Warwick Center, Warwick NY

The White Wolf, Napanoch NY

The White Wolf, Napanoch NY

Ashton Gardens, Sugar Hill, GA

Ashton Gardens, Sugar Hill, GA

Washington DC

Washington DC

Candlelight Farms Inn, New Milford CT

Candlelight Farms Inn, New Milford CT

The Old Barn, Bridgewater, NY, USA

The Old Barn, Bridgewater, NY, USA

The Lazy Swan, Saugerties NY

The Lazy Swan, Saugerties NY

Beekman Arms Inn, Rhinebeck, NY

Beekman Arms Inn, Rhinebeck, NY

Blenheim Hill Farm, Jefferson, NY

Blenheim Hill Farm, Jefferson, NY

Senate Garage, Kingston NY

Senate Garage, Kingston NY

Foxfire Mountain House, Mt. Tremper NY

Foxfire Mountain House, Mt. Tremper NY

Hunter Mountain, Hunter NY

Hunter Mountain, Hunter NY

Villa Venezia, Middletown NY

Villa Venezia, Middletown NY

Interlaken Inn, Lakeville CT

Interlaken Inn, Lakeville CT

Patriot Hills, Stoney Point NY

Patriot Hills, Stoney Point NY

The Sullivan Event Center

Onteora Mountain House, Boiceville NY

Onteora Mountain House, Boiceville NY

Highlands Country Club, Garrison NY

Highlands Country Club, Garrison NY

Lippincot Manor, Wallkill NY

Lippincot Manor, Wallkill NY

Clermont State Historic Park, Germantown NY

Clermont State Historic Park, Germantown NY

Handsome Hollow, Long Eddy NY

Handsome Hollow, Long Eddy NY

Chalet on Hudson, Cold Spring NY

Chalet on Hudson, Cold Spring NY

Thayer Hotel, West Point NY

Thayer Hotel, West Point NY

The Greens at Copake Country Club, Craryville NY

The Greens at Copake Country Club, Craryville NY

Pier 9, New Windsor NY

Pier 9, New Windsor NY

Buckley Farms, Ballson Lake NY

Buckley Farms, Ballson Lake NY

Stable Gate Winery, Castleton-On-Hudson NY

Stable Gate Winery, Castleton-On-Hudson NY

Le Chambord, Fishkill NY

Le Chambord, Fishkill NY

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz NY

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz NY

Heartsease Manson, West Park NY

Heartsease Manson, West Park NY

Saugerties Steamboat Co., Saugerties NY

Saugerties Steamboat Co., Saugerties NY

Mid County Rod & Gun Club, Lagrangeville NY

Mid County Rod & Gun Club, Lagrangeville NY

Olde Homestead Golf Club, New Tripoli PA

Olde Homestead Golf Club, New Tripoli PA

Fountains Catering & Event Banquet, Middletown NY

Fountains Catering & Event Banquet, Middletown NY

Livingston Mansion at Oak Hill, Hudson NY

Livingston Mansion at Oak Hill, Hudson NY

Helsinki Restaurant, Hudson NY

Helsinki Restaurant, Hudson NY

Ashokan Center, Olivebridge NY

Ashokan Center, Olivebridge NY

Murray's, Tivoli NY

Murray’s, Tivoli NY

Lamb's Hill, Fishkill NY

Lamb’s Hill, Fishkill NY

Mahopac NY

Mahopac NY

Willow NY

Willow NY

Roton Point, Norwalk CT

Roton Point, Norwalk CT

Red Maple Vineyard, West Park NY

Red Maple Vineyard, West Park NY

Honored is the best word to describe my ability to have visited so many placed from the Hudson Valley, The Catskills, and beyond.

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