Glenn Mortensen, better known as DJ DOLO, is one of Chicago’s premier open format DJs. With more than 11 years experience in the DJ game, it’s no surprise that he can effortlessly bring any room together with his high energy mixes.
When DJ Dolo first stepped into the Chicago music scene, he had already acquired an elevated intelligence of musical style, and how to bring the night together through a vast variety of different genres of music. He can hype with house-lifting, big sound EDM as well as his signature hip hop sets, or switch it up with moombahton, dance hall, and soul. And when the mood strikes, he can take the experience deeper with more emotional, intellectual dance music.
One can accredit his craft to his childhood of listening to high energy mix tapes of his early mentors like Kid Capri and Funk Master Flex to the screwed and chopped stylings of DJ Screw. He got his hands on his first turn tables at age 18 and started to sell his own mix tapes in the flea markets in his hometown of Indianapolis. Knowing he had the skill, he took his hip hop, R&B, soul, and dancehall genres to the house music mecca of Chicago to get the exposure he needed to take it to the next level – and he’s been on track ever since.
In the corporate and private event world Dolo’s open format style can range from party rock and mash-ups to evolved indie rock and nu disco. His knowing of a vast number of genres and then carefully selecting tracks can create a customized experience for any party.
You can find him playing big sound at the hottest clubs around the country, including residencies in Chicago at Studio Paris, Boardroom, Sub 51 and Roof just to name a few.