Higher Sound

The Higher Sound is a diverse team of experienced and creative DJs, Selectors, and Event Curators.   Our passion is music, and we provide the best music for your event!


We are a group of DJs from the Denver (and Boulder), Colorado area.  Most of us are not originally from Colorado, but we now call this amazing place our home.  Everyone on our team came together through spinning and playing parties, and we've all been DJ'ing along the Front Range of Colorado for over a decade.   The company was birthed after we started noticing that our friends had a tough time finding great DJs for their weddings.  After talking amongst ourselves and relaying our experiences to each other, tthe light bulb went off.   We realized we had an opportunity to provide a service.  We seized that opportunity, and The Higher Sound was born. 


Our is mission is to provide exceptional music for your party.  We are not traditional.  The traditional DJ is kinda boring.  We do not play the same music for every show; instead, we are constantly updating our sounds.  We are not chatty MCs who tell jokes.  We do not haul in obnoxious lighting rigs.  We do have accent lighting that we can set up…   or not.  We can play the cheesy standards if you like.  But it's not our specialty.  That being said, we are humble servants whose mission it is to take your event to the next level, we are not ego-driven; we'll play anything.  It's your party, after all.  Take a look around our website to find out more about us. 

TESTIMONIALS aka...happy clients!

DJ Russo & The Higher Sound has been a supporter of our nonprofit organization, Rock the Earth, for several years and has been hired to spin at a variety of special events and fundraisers.  DJ Russo’s catalogue and musical knowledge runs deep, maintaining a sensitivity and awareness to successfully create a soundtrack for a wide-range of special events – from your late night/all night throw-down dance party, to creative and compelling background atmosphere at your high-end, classy dinner party at a top restaurant in which attendees are not your normal 20 and 30 somethings.  DJ Russo is our go-to DJ for all of our event needs.

Marc Rossrocktheearth.org


"Before our wedding, my fiancee and I spent quite awhile looking for a newer twist on the the wedding DJ.  We wanted someone who would be able to play a wide variety of music and steer clear of the typical cheesy stuff you hear at so many weddings.  We heard Derek spinning one night at Hapa and his sound was perfect.  We couldn't have asked for more.  He did an excellent job and all of our guests were full of compliments (including some raging music snobs)."  
Jason Pink  St. Julien Hotel - Boulder, CO


Derek, the music was fantastic. I only wish we'd had more time to dance! Working with you on selecting the set list and style of music worked out great, and you turned me on to some great new bands along the way. Not only our peers loved it, but so did our uncles, aunts and parents! I've never danced that hard. So groovy and inventive. Everyone talked about it the day after. Way to go!

Tim & Dana Dushanbe Tea House - Boulder, CO


Thank you so much for being a part of our special day!!  You came highly recommended by friends and I am so glad I listened to them.  All of our guests, even Grandma, really enjoyed the music! It was nice to have a DJ with such a vast selection of music.  Not only were you able to play all of our special requests, but you really tuned into our guests' and played exactly what they wanted to hear at all times.  Thank you for keeping the dance floor packed all night long. We couldn't have asked for anything more!"  

Sarah & Kyle  Outpost Inn - Fraser, CO


Derek is by far the best wedding DJ in Denver.  I've been to a few weddings that he's DJ'ed, including my own, and he always has the crowd dancing and having a blast.  There's no cheesy dances or lame coreographed chicken dances - just great music that gets everyone in the mood to party.  Our wedding wouldn't have been as magical as it was if it weren't for Derek's skills.  We'll be forever thankful that he was a party of our special day.

Doug & Susannah  Azul Fives Resort, Playa del Carmen, Mexico


Aside from the vows, DJ Russo was my very favorite part of an entirely magical evening.  More than just a wedding DJ, Derek new exactly the songs to play to keep both my grandparents and my best friends on the dance floor all night!  Months after the event, people are still talking about how much fun they had at our wedding; while, I graciously accept the compliment, I know they are really thanking Derek and my absolutely unforgettable wedding dance party

Jon & Lisa  The Clock Tower - Denver, CO



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Higher Sound                                                                                 E: derek@thehighersound.com              

2207 Hooker St, Denver, CO 80211                                                    P: (303)503-3598