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January 14, 2015

The Cage + Aquarium DJs are always gigging, and the month of January is no exception! They have now found their way into the world of radio, with the help of fellow C+A DJ, Daniel Demchuk. Dan hosts a three-hour radio show on NEIU’s 88.3 WZRD every Wednesday evening, and is always featuring new and vibrant talent. For the next three Wednesday nights, starting tonight, Dan is going to have a special guest DJ from C+A play an hour long set on his show. With this lineup of musically diverse DJs, WZRD is sure to have an exciting next few weeks of programming.

Upcoming Guests:
1/14 @ 10PM – Tyler Huffman
1/21 @ 10PM – Alexa Zajdel (DJ Lecks)
1/28 @ 10PM – Neville Allen (DJ Elliven)

Make sure to tune in TONIGHT at 10pm for Tyler Huffman’s guest mix and interview!  Listen to DJ Demchuk every Wednesday on WZRD Chicago, 88.3 FM, from 10pm – 1am CDT on-air & streaming at



May 29, 2014

Last week we visited the Scratch Music Group headquarters in New York City to meet up with our new coworkers and discuss our partnership. We got to tour their offices and the Scratch DJ Academy. We’re looking forward to the future in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and beyond.







March 7, 2014

We are excited to share some very important news! Cage and Aquarium entered a recent partnership with Scratch Events, a nationwide DJ company based in New York. Scratch Events was founded by two men: Rob Principe (the CEO presently) and late, great Jam Master Jay of RUN DMC, and we are beyond excited about the creative lineage of our new partners. Cage and Aquarium will continue under the direction of Tyler Huffman and Shelley Anderson, but we will have a much larger pool of resources, talent, event management tools and connections within the field.

We are still in charge of all things at C+A, so expect “business as usual” with some added benefits exclusive to our staff and clients. Some of the benefits include stronger event oversight, full access to the Scratch DJ Academy for new staff training and continuing education for veteran DJs, and additional planning resources for clients among other resources.

The photography division of Cage and Aquarium has grown tremendously over the last three years. Shelley is excited to continue to lead a team of photographers for weddings, events and other opportunities.

We are very excited to share this information with you! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Shelley and Tyler can be reached by email at office (at) cageandaquarium (dot) com.

January 21, 2014

Cage and Aquarium performed their inaugural set from the Monsters Eat Laptops series at the indoor Logan Square Farmer’s Market on Sunday, January 12. Victor Carreon (DJ Limbs), Christopher May (DJ Evil Vince) and Tyler Huffman spun an all vinyl, four-hour set as people snatched up local goods and eats inside the former Pierre’s Bakery on Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square. We’ll be back with another Monsters Eat Laptops set at LSFM on Sunday, February 16, 10 am – 2 pm. See you there! Photos by Shelley Anderson.

January 11, 2013

We have hand-picked some of Chicago’s best to be a part of. If you are interested in gaining ideas for your wedding, seeing our DJs “in action” and getting the inside scoop on the Chicago wedding scene you don’t want to miss these upcoming events!


Indiewed – Saturday, February 2
•Featured C+A DJs – Victor Carreon, Dan Demchuk and Tyler Huffman (be sure to visit us on the Second Floor!)
•10 am – 4 pm, Ravenswood Event Center, 4043 N Ravenswood
Purchase Tickets (We have a limited number of tickets to give away for this event! First come first serve…email us at

Why we selected this event:
Every year Indiewed is bigger and better. While it is a larger, tradeshow style event, every company involved is independently owned. There are some true hidden gems among the vendors featured at the show!


Committed – Sunday, February 24
•Featured C+A DJ: Victor Carreon and an ALL WAX SET (learn more about C+A Wax Weddings)
•12-4 pm, Greenhouse Loft, 2545 West Diversey Avenue
Purchase Tickets
Why we selected this event:
Committed is a wedding show featuring the eco-friendly members of the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance. With more than 30 members, you are bound to find something green for your wedding!



Logan Square Wedding Party
•Featured C+A DJ – Tyler Huffman, Featured C+A Photographer – Shelley Anderson
•Wednesday, January 16, 6-8 pm, Shop 1021, 2650 N Milwaukee
Why we selected this event:
If you’re looking to keep your vendors local and support small businesses (especially in Logan Square), there are some fantastic vendors involved with this show!


The Bridal Lounge at the James – Thursday, January 17
•Featured C+A DJ – Kevin Price
•6-9 pm, The James Hotel, 55 E Ontario
Why we selected this event:
This downtown-chic cocktail event is sure to be a great time! It is filled with some of Chicago’s best wedding vendors.


Save the Date for more upcoming wedding events!
Sunday, March 3 – Wedding March at Floating World Gallery
Thursday, March 28 – The Great Taste 4 at Room 1520

November 16, 2012

Check out our newest full page ad soon to be revealed in the next issue of Chicago Social Brides Magazine! A huge thanks to Justin Soest of Edit17 Design for helping us put it together. And thank you to Chris Thomopolous (DJ Moppy) for your lovely hand.

November 2, 2012

We were proud to sponsor the 2012 Heshima Kenya Fashion Challenge at Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago on October 24. Heshima Kenya is a refugee community for adolescent girls to live healthy lives and the Fashion Show brought together five designers to support the cause. Each one delivered a look designed with two scarves from the Maisha Collective line. The Cage and Aquarium team was there to help photograph the night and provide the soundtrack. A huge thanks to photographers Kristin Gulick and Katie Ricard and DJ Limbs for their hard work!

We were excited to partner with many other great companies in sponsoring this event as well! Participating sponsors included A Swan Event, Art of Imagination, Counter Culture Coffee, Expressive Structures, Femme Du Coupe, Food For Thought, Private Label Linens, Shutterbooth, Yum Squared Bakery and more!


Heshima Kenya 2012 Fashion Challenge from Cage and Aquarium on Vimeo.

October 23, 2012

Be U Weddings has been hard at work launching their brand new Bridal Guide. It is finally here and it is simply stunning! We cannot wait for the official launch party happening tomorrow at Room and Board! There will be a fashion show and some of Chicago’s top industry experts to talk with brides and grooms about their big day. We will be DJing and showcasing our work at the event. Please stop by to say hello! Also, be sure to download the E-Magazine and check out our feature on Pages 116-119!

October 16, 2012

World renowned battle and hip hop DJ, DJ Abilities performed with some of our team this past Saturday at Jerry’s. It was an incredible set and we were stoked that our DJs Chris and Eric (Cutz on Cuts) and Ajay (DJ shAde) got to share the stage with him! Here’s hoping Abilities graces Chicago with his presence again sometime soon!



October 4, 2012

The Minnesota-based renowned battle and hip hop DJ, DJ Abilities is performing on Saturday October 13 at Jerry’s (1938 W Division) in Wicker Park, Chicago. The show will also feature local Chicago acts Cutz on Cutz (C+A DJs Chris and Eric) and DJ shAde (Ajay from C+A).

What: DJ Abilities, Cutz on Cutz and DJ shAde
Where: Jerry’s Deli – 1938 W Division, Wicker Park, Chicago
When: Saturday, October 13, 10:00 pm – 2:30 am
Cost: $10 Door. $7 with RSVP (e-mail for RSVP)
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