Your Next Sporting Event DJ

Why hire Hurricane to staff your athletics DJ roster?

  • Nearly two decades of college sports event experience
  • Professional, stadium-level music programming and event coordination
  • Deep understanding of sporting event chronology and timelines
  • DJs are comfortable working in fast-pace, broadcast environments
  • Direct communication access to DJs before, during, and after events
  • Up-to-date music libraries from professional record pools

Full Time Support Staff

Your athletics event DJs and hosts are always on time. Should you have any questions, you'll always have a direct line day-of-event contact at Hurricane HQ. Our dedicated team is in constant contact with our staff when they are fulfilling event services.

Communication Through Technology

Let us run the show and feel confident putting years of musical programming and college sporting event management to use. Or have as much control as you'd like. We offer direct communication as well as online account access for uploading custom music, online payments, and more.

Need sound or AV support? No problem.

We provide audiovisual solutions for events including staging, outdoor sound systems, lighting, DJ gear, microphones and more.

Case Study: Rutgers University, DJ Nate Hawley

Want to take your sporting event entertainment to the next level? Don't hire just any DJ -- get the official DJ of Rutgers Football!

Meet Hurricane Productions' Nate Hawley, the go-to DJ for Rutgers Athletics. Whenever there's a football game, wrestling match, or gymnastics meet at RU, you're almost certain to find Nate behind the DJ booth.

University Football DJ

Nate first connected with Hurricane Productions after attending a Rutgers event the company had produced. His lifelong passion for music and DJing propelled him to reach out and ask how he could get involved. With a strong interest in being a college sports event DJ, Hurricane gave then-sophomore Nate his first Rutgers DJ opportunity in 2014. Within a couple of years, Nate became known as the “Official DJ of Rutgers Football.”

Since then, his skills as a professional DJ and MC have only improved.

"My music library and knowledge has grown and my mixing is no longer tied to a specific genre," he says. "I’m comfortable with any crowd and I can now use the mic without stumbling through announcements

While Nate is best known for entertaining crowds on game day, he's so much more than the Rutgers Football DJ. He's also one of our most popular private event entertainers. Whether he's working solo or as part of a DJ-MC team, Nate will curate the perfect playlist for you and your guests while delivering the professionalism you expect.

Interested in having Nate entertain your next event? Get in touch with us and let us know you want DJ Nate!

Hurricane promotes Markus Robinson to Media Director



Hurricane Productions announces the promotion of Markus Robinson to Media Director.

He assumes the lead role for video and photo projects related to Rutgers University, non-profit partners, and private events. He will co-manage media staffing and logistics with General Manager, Chelsea Rutkowski.

He will also continue to assist with corporate video for MediaCutlet (A content creation and consulting company owned by Hurricane's co-founders Strato Doumanis and Vincent Velasquez).

"I'm most excited for growth in the company, continuing relationships and also creating new ones," Robinson said.

Robinson graduated Rutgers in 2016 with a degree in Visual Arts and Digital Filmmaking.

As a student, he was a member of the University's Media Team and produced videos for all platforms.

Robinson first learned about Hurricane Productions as a student. Hurricane's former GM, Julia Crimi (Assistant Director, Major Events and Programs - Rutgers University) mentioned Hurricane's video capabilities to Robinson. At the time, Crimi was working on an initiative for Rutgers Against Hunger during the school's summer orientation program. Robinson filmed and edited a video recap of the program.

Later that year, one of Robinson's directors at the Media Team - Larry McAllister II - sent him an application for an open position at Hurricane.

Shortly after college, Robinson joined Hurricane's team at as a freelancer and increased his portfolio while working with MediaCutlet's former Media Director, Austin King (Commercial Video Editor at Raycom Media).

His promotion as Hurricane's Media Director marks his first full-time job opportunity.

"Markus elevated himself to this position with a rare combination of talent and work ethic," Velasquez said. "I'm thankful that our former employees and our partners at Rutgers recognized his potential and helped him transition from a student to a professional. Joining us full-time energizes our entire staff."

About Hurricane Productions:
Hurricane Productions® is an integrated media organization and a recognized leader in DJ entertainment and event production. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content to live and online audiences. DJ entertainment, multimedia, and event production are Hurricane’s principal creative content and production activities. The company is headquartered in Red Bank, NJ.

Hurricane promotes Chelsea Rutkowski to General Manager

Hurricane Productions announces the promotion of Chelsea Rutkowski to General Manager.

Chelsea's new title increases her portfolio.

She assumes the lead role for client relations and marketing. Chelsea manages 30 independent contractors and 100+ annual events.

Chelsea started at Hurricane two years ago as the company's administrative assistant. She balanced two additional jobs when she accepted her first full-time position.

Chelsea worked game day operations for the New York Jets and served at Grandma's Meatball Restaurant in Manasquan, NJ.

Her experiences accelerated the learning curve.

"Our company constantly measures performance and we continue to see our current team create new opportunities," company CEO Vincent Velasquez said. "Chelsea leads a team-based culture that surpasses goals and produces results."

Hurricane will actively seek a new hire for its admin assistant position in the coming weeks.

About Hurricane Productions:
Hurricane Productions® is an integrated media organization and a recognized leader in DJ entertainment and event production. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content to live and online audiences. DJ entertainment, multimedia, and event production are Hurricane’s principal creative content and production activities. The company is headquartered in Red Bank, NJ.

Hurricane promotes Nick Nittoli to Director of Operations

Hurricane Productions prides itself on developing and rewarding homegrown talent. And Nick Nittoli's recent promotion to Director of Operations is that narrative in action.

Nick officially started the full-time position role in May 2016.

But Nick's journey at Hurricane began over six years ago as a freelance photographer after he graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ.

As he grew his photography portfolio, the company grew in step - seeing an increase in corporate and University events.

Nick sensed the shift. As a self-starter, he learned more about production. He taught himself how to shoot video. He operated photo booths. He enabled himself to fulfill as many needs as possible.

Nick developed into the ultimate utility team member.

"I invested in myself and that provided me with new opportunities within the company," Nittoli said. "If you would have told me on my first day that I'd be where I am now, I'd have thought you were crazy. The truth is, I couldn't be happier because I know the company is on the cusp of exploding into the next level and I'm just happy to be a part of that."

As Director of Ops, Nick oversees all of the company's events with a focus on staffing, equipment and internal technology.

"When you're growing a company, you have to grow your brain trust," said Hurricane's CEO Vincent Velasquez. "And there's no one that knows the event business, specifically our business, better than Nick."

Go further back than six years ago, Nick and Vincent played baseball together as classmates at St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel, NJ. Hurricane's co-founder/owner - Strato Doumanis - also graduated from SJV.

Nick is part of the company's recently developed 'front office,' which includes full-time positions held by Velasquez, Doumanis, and Administrative Assistant Chelsea Rutkowski.

Wanted: Freelance Video Editors

freelance video editor

We are currently searching for talented freelance video editors to join our team.

The candidate must be proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro and be familiar with codecs, compression, frame rates, and basic audio editing.

Experience dealing with large amounts of content is recommended.

Proficiency and/or knowledge of PluralEyes, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects is a plus.

Must be able to work with multiple video and audio sources.

Owning Adobe Premiere Pro and a computer capable of editing on is preferred.

The candidate will mostly be responsible for editing private event media (weddings, sweet 16s, etc.).

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