DJ Fernando Silva
Fernando has been exclusive with Lethal Rhythms for over eight years
Lethal Rhythms Entertainment provides a variety of services based solely around Your Style, Your Taste, and Your Vision. Lethal Rhythms is Atlanta’s only provider of Passport and Professional Mix DJs who can ensure your guests will celebrate your special day in style and class. We have been featured on The Knot, Wedding Wire, WeTV “Say Yes to the Dress”, Brides Choice Awards, Georgia Bridal Association, BRIDES, and more!
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Get to Know Fernando
Give us the low down on your music-related academic and professional background.
I am a Professional Mix DJ that has been in the Music Entertainment Business since 1995. With over 15 years of experience, my knowledge of music and love for entertaining people has played an integral part in my ability to interact and entertain crowds of all ages. I have been exclusive with Lethal Rhythms for just over eight years now. I am currently a Manager within Georgia Pacific’s Supply Chain team during the day, but never gave up my love for music.
When did you first learn to mix?
In the mid-’90s… with some inspiration from some of the great DJs Funkmaster Flex and DJ Scribble. On a side note, I still remember the day where I tore up my dad’s turntable.
What inspired you to get into the music industry?
Music has always been a passion since I can remember… I was the guy in high school and college that everyone referred to as “DJ”. As part of my passion, I started my own DJ entertainment company back in the 90s which was based in the Connecticut/NY market. One of the dynamics that we had as part of our success was the level of energy that we would bring to an event. Unfortunately, I had to relocate to the Atlanta area in 2004 and joined the Lethal Rhythms team shortly after. I was fortunate in joining a team that that shared the same principles and level of enthusiasm.
Who are some of your favorite music numbers/mixes to spin?
I am all over the place on this one (literally). Once in a while, I will have a client ask me, “What’s your favorite Music Genre?” And my response is that “I like them all!!!!” Give me anything and I will find a way to mix it………
What is your favorite thing about Lethal Rhythms?
My favorite part about Lethal Rhythms is that they create an environment that allows its team to innovatively work with our clients in developing the perfect event to fit their style, taste, and vision. No cookie cutter weddings!!!!!!
What is the most memorable event you have DJ/Emceed with Lethal Rhythms Entertainment Group for?
My very first solo event (Homecoming Dance in sophomore year – LOL what was I thinking). On a more serious note, it was a charity event for kids with Leukemia. It was one of the most humbling experiences in my life to date.
Tell us something goofy about yourself.
I used to think that I could break dance.
What advice do you have for potential new clients?
First: Having a strong level of comfort with your entertainment and DJ is a must. Make sure that you’re working with someone who has a desire to understand your vision of a perfect wedding/event and at the end of the day, adjust to what you’re exactly looking for.
Second: Have fun. That’s what we’re here for.
If you aren’t already hooked on DJ Fernando from that great interview, the following Wedding Wire reviews are sure to reel you in!
Lethal Rhythms Entertainment offers an unparalleled experience with professional mix DJs. Listen to music samples of each DJ’s musical style on SoundCloud. For sample wedding music playlists from Motown to 80s and everything in between, follow our Pinterest Playlist Boards. For more reviews and testimonials, visit our profiles on Wedding Wire and The Knot.
“DJ Fernando of Lethal Rhythms Entertainment was one of the absolute best decisions that we made for our wedding! He provided music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception and he could not have been any easier or more fun to work with. He completely understood the mood we were trying to set with each part of our wedding and totally nailed it – all of it. Our reception was a blast! DJ Fernando’s mixing skills were such a hit – we didn’t ever want the party to end! Thank you so, SO much for making our wedding day flawless!”
-Anna, May 17, 2014, Montaluce Winery
“Fernando Silva did an amazing job DJ-ing my wedding. He was very professional, personable, and read the crowd very well. I asked him to play some low-key songs during the dinner portion of my event and he did just that, and people were swaying in their seats while they were eating. He played all the songs I picked and didn’t play the ones I specifically said “no” to. I requested no line dance songs and he came up to me toward the end of the reception and said 3 people had requested “Cupid Shuffle” and so I approved, and when he put it on almost everyone was on the dance floor busting a move. Needless to say, he knew what the crowd wanted and gave it to them, but ran it by me first. Also, I asked him to play old school hip-hop music which he did, however, we had some children that stayed late at the reception so he was courteous and didn’t play anything too risqué, but still kept the dance floor fun and energetic. He was also great at hyping the crowd up and he interacted with my guests, which I was very thankful for. I would recommend him to anyone I know that’s planning an event, not just a wedding. My reception wouldn’t have been as fun without him as the DJ, and that’s a fact!”
-Katy, April 12, 2014, Brasstown Valley Resort
“Absolutely the best DJ service you could ever hope for. From the very beginning when we met with Joel Rabe (Owner) we felt like we important to him, that our wedding meant a lot to him, and that he was going to anything and everything to make our day perfect. This is what every bride and groom hope for when planning their wedding! Joel was already booked for our wedding day, but he promised to give us his next best DJ. DJ Fernando did not disappoint. He was as good and better then what we had expected. We had an amazing party and DJ Fernando kept it going all night long. He interacted with all of our guests and kept the party level right where we wanted it! We had so many people raving about the party! As one of our friends tweeted, “The bar for weddings has been set pretty damn high. That was an awesome party that no one will ever forget.” We couldn’t have pulled it off without all the help from Joel, Fernando, and everyone at Lethal Rhythms. Even though Joel could not DJ our big day, he was still with us throughout the whole planning process and as a GREAT surprise, he showed up at the end of our party to say hi and take pictures and congratulate us. We truly are thankful for such a wonderful job they did and helping us and all of our guests enjoy the entire night! Thank you
“I used DJ Fernando for our wedding and he was outstanding. He was very professional from the very beginning. He was helpful in making decisions for us. He did exactly what we wanted him to and played everything we asked. Everyone loved him..young to old! The variety of music he played was perfect. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting an amazing reception!”
“We were at a friend’s wedding a year ago and discovered a DJ that blew us away. He was engaging, seamlessly transitioned through incredible songs, and most importantly kept everyone dancing the ENTIRE time. What caught my attention was that he also cared about what music the wedding guests wanted to hear. He went around to each table asking what type of artists or songs they’d like to hear(at the end of the day, the bride and groom want their guests to have a great time so this level of detail really stuck with me). I remember saying to my now wife, “We need to have this guy DJ our wedding!” This legend’s name is DJ Fernando of Lethal Rhythms. For our wedding, one of the very first things he told us in the planning phase was that he wanted to make the night unique to us. That meant a lot to us as it showed he wanted an unforgettable night just as much as we did. He was very professional to work with and any specific song change or agenda change was just a call or email away. He also made note of specific songs or artists we didn’t want to include. There were also times where we were unsure about song selections for specific moments of the reception and his suggestions were spot on to our liking. On our wedding day, DJ Fernando was very punctual and quickly made sure all the speakers, turntables and lighting were ready to go. When it came time for the reception he killed it with the introductions as the place erupted in applause and cheers. It was an incredible way to kick everything off. The night could honestly not have gone any better. The dance floor was packed from start to finish no matter if it was oldies, slow songs, or hip-hop. The next day our legs were so sore and my wife’s feet were bruised from dancing so much. We’ve had so many people come to us and say that it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to. Thank you, DJ Fernando, for an unforgettable night that we’ll be talking about for decades. We’ll definitely be sending recommendations your way!”
-Allan and Robyn, September 20, 2014, Chimney’s at Big Canoe
“Lethal Rhythms is amazing! I can not say enough about how professional they are as a company. Fernando was the DJ at our wedding reception and he did an amazing job! He was on time, dressed professionally, followed our timeline exactly, and the guests loved him. He was so amazing that one of our wedding guests called while we were still on our honeymoon to book him for their out of state wedding! It made me feel great knowing that our guests had a fantastic time dancing the night away at our reception. Lethal Rhythms was worth every penny and I would refer them to anyone that is looking for a fun-filled, upbeat, amazing reception.”
“DJ Fernando is amazing! I am SO thrilled that he was a part of our wedding! I originally wanted a band for our big day, but after realizing that I just didn’t have that much room in the budget, we went looking for awesome DJ services. My friends had used Lethal Rhythms/Avalanche entertainment before and I was very impressed. We reached out to them and I am so glad we did. He not only provided us with awesome entertainment for our wedding, but I felt like he really listened to the kind of music I wanted to be played. (even though he gave me a little grief for playing Selena Gomez…it was just one song. Come on!) He talked to me beforehand and really understood the kind of wedding we wanted and more than met our expectations! My dad (who isn’t a big fan of dancing or loud music) even raved about how fantastic Fernando was! I highly recommend these guys to everyone!”
“Fernando has to be one of the most entertaining DJ’s I’ve ever seen. During the entire event, he had almost everyone on the dance floor and had a great selection of music. Everyone with Lethal Rhythms is very professional and a joy to work with.”
From my initial contact with Joel and how he wanted to speak with me via phone and not communicate over email I knew that Lethal Rhythms Entertainment Group was a very professional company that cared about their clients! Joel was awesome and very detail oriented and showed genuine interest in me, my fiancé and what we envisioned for our wedding! He suggested that DJ Fernando Silva would be the best fit for us…and he was spot on! Fernando was equally as awesome as Joel was in going over all of the details of the ceremony and reception and what type of vibe we wanted. He made suggestions for songs and the bride/groom DJ mix battle which was a lot of fun and our guests seem to really enjoy! If you want a PARTY and not just music at your wedding, choose Lethal Rhythms!
–Brooke & Joe, The Defoor Centre, October 18, 2014
“Lethal Rhythms (Fernando Silva) was one of the first vendors hired for my wedding, and one of the few vendors with whom I would choose to hire for another event. Fernando was professional, punctual, appropriately dressed for the occasion (believe it or not, I had at least one vendor appear in jeans and a short-sleeve cotton shirt for my evening wedding), extremely organized, and made the reception flow seamlessly (even though my guests decided at the reception to request a father/daughter dance and a mother/son dance when my husband and I had planned not to do this; even though we wanted to change the order of reception events at the last minute; even though we decided not to extend the reception by an hour as originally planned). The only improvement that I could suggest for Lethal Rhythms is their responsiveness to emails, as there were several times that I had to send multiple emails or make a phone call in order to get a response. However, I always did get an eventual response. I can assure you that you will not be disappointed if you choose to hire Fernando from Lethal Rhythms for your wedding. Their services were worth every penny that they charged, and I cannot say enough good things about the DJ services they provided.”
“Lethal Rhythms was such a phenomenal vendor to work with during the wedding planning process. Kra was so easy to get in touch with, and DJ Fernando brought the HOUSE down at our wedding! He did such a great job of taking our preferences and weaving them seamlessly into a perfect mix. From the moment we got to Summerour, the music was perfect. I really appreciate how easy it was for me to make the Cocktail Hour playlist; those are some of our favorite songs, and they don’t really fit well into the reception music style. It meant a lot to us that we were able to play those during the course of the evening, and we had a lot of friends comment about that. But what MOST of the people commented about was how awesome the music was! I remember telling Fernando that Erin’s only music request was that “People wouldn’t want to leave the dance floor for 3 hours,” and I’m almost positive there were a few people who didn’t! His choices for the dance competition were fantastic; “Bye Bye Bye” was PERFECT, and the girls vs. guys were outstanding. The whole night was excellent, and it was just the right mix of what we suggested and what they knew how to do. I couldn’t have been happier, and I would (and am) recommending Lethal Rhythms and DJ Fernando, personally, for everyone I know who’s having a wedding in Atlanta. You should definitely check them out!!”
“Well, the party was a HUGE success, I think it might have been difficult getting people off of the dance floor : ) Fernando was a dream to work with, so fun & engaging!”