Talent City Artists are Chicago’s premiere choice for classy, hip DJ services, live musicians & bands, award winning photojournalism & video production including wedding cinematography.
We pride ourselves on our ability to stay ahead of the curve in this fast paced industry, emerging as a leader in Chicago social events & wedding production. We believe each event is unique and requires special attention. Our team of experts will take time to understand your vision and strategically make your dream a reality.
Corey Sanford, creator of Talent City Artists, Inc. is from the Lake Geneva Wisconsin area, who followed his dream of becoming a DJ. Moving east, he attended the Institute of Audio Research in New York City. Corey studied all areas of the music industry specializing in mixing, mastering, MIDI and recording music with a 3.8 GPA to boot.While studying music, Corey polished his customer service skills while serving as a wine sommelier, waiter, bartender and manager in two of NYC's finest restaurants: Artisanal Fromagerie and Wine Bar and Il Cantinori. Regular clients included: Madonna, Richard Gere, Sara Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, Al Pacino the list goes on and on.Corey (a.k.a. DJXACTO or FUNK FEIND) promoted and hosted several large club events throughout the NY tristate area, packing hundreds and often thousands of dancers into some of NY, NJ and Philadelphia's hottest nightclubs. Working with Global DJ's he headlined events spinning and mixing the hottest EDM and Hip Hop Styles. Corey has since played music for all kinds events, cultures and ethnicity, from Polka to Fox Trot and Mexican Bonda to Indian bhangra. Corey specializes in Nigerian, Serbian, Polish, Indian, Muslim, Jewish, Irish, Jordanian and more. He's done it all!Soon Corey started producing his own tracks. Spinning records and producing led him to start his own company. Corey is currently producing 2 movie scores for Hollywood actor, writer and producer, Drew Gabreski, who owns Speed Well Films & Bloodshed Films. While producing 2 shows for Spike and filming most MMA fights, there was still time to film and produce a feature film "Be Afraid," in 2017 as seen on Netflix..Corey returned to the Midwest 2003 to visit friends in Chicago. It was on that visit that Corey became enticed by the Pilsen art scene.He wasted no time moving his operation to Chicago so that he could create art, produce high end events and record music. 2004 and 2005 Corey's artwork was featured in the Pilsen Art Walk.Corey settled in Chicago and now has three wonderful boys. One of which is already running photo booths and a mobile DJ for Talent City Artists. Corey now focuses his music and artistic abilities towards providing a unique creative service at weddings, art openings, private parties, fashion shows, boutique events and more.Talent City Artists is a full service music company offering clients years of musical expertise and passion with an artistic creative edge. Talent City Artists are Chicago's premiere choice for classy, hip DJ services, live musicians & bands, award winning photojournalism & video production including wedding cinematography.We pride ourselves on our ability to stay ahead of the curve in this fast paced industry, emerging as a leader in Chicago social events & wedding production. We believe each event is unique and requires special attention. Our team of experts will take time to understand your vision and strategically make your dream a reality.