Freddy Fontaine DJ / Emcee
With over 18 years behind the decks, Freddy, a.k.a. DJ Backspin, is now one of the premiere DJs in Boston and New England. His talents have taken him overseas to countries such as: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, and Cancun. Since music is his passion, Backspin takes pride in being a versatile DJ, thus having a wide range of music in his library. He is energetic as a host/emcee, & treats all of his clients as priority number one. He can take his signature sound and stylistically cater to any crowd.
Freddy understands the importance of providing the best customer service, and is committed to making sure the client is informed & satisfied throughout the planning process. He can be found behind the turntables at Weddings, Nightclubs, Popular High End Lounges, Corporate Functions, and Middle and High School events. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with DJ Backspin to see how he’ll bring your vision to life.
Testimonials Freddy Fontaine
My husband and I worked with C-Zone for our wedding ceremony and reception music at Tupper Manor in Beverly, MA. C-Zone was extremely quick to reply to my inquiry and after giving them the date and timeline for our event the quote they provided was straightforward and very reasonable. I was also connected with one of their DJ’s, Freddy, who talked to me about what we envisioned for our wedding and answered any questions I had before we decided to sign the contract. After signing the contract, all payments/balances were made clear via C-Zone’s online portal. Diane from the admin staff was great to work with whenever I had questions about my balance and if my checks were received! As we went through the planning process, Diane let us know about the online questionnaire we needed to fill out. The questionnaire included details for our event and timeline so that the DJ knew exactly what was happening and when, and what songs we wanted for specific entrances and dances. The questionnaire was a good task for my husband so he could get involved in the wedding planning 😉 On our wedding day DJ Freddy arrived on time with an assistant who was very nice (I wish I knew his name so that I could recommend him also). They set up the sound system for our ceremony on the front lawn of Tupper Manor and our guests could hear the music, the JP, our reader and us clearly. They also had the indoor speakers set up for cocktail hour so the music flowed seamlessly from outside to indoors. DJ Freddy had the details that we had submitted via the online portal printed out for First Dance song, parent dances, etc. and quickly touched based with us on if we wanted any changes in-between cocktail hour and our introductions, as well as a few times throughout the night to ensure we were having fun and all the music we wanted was playing loudly! We had a great wedding, great music, and I would highly recommend this company and DJ Freddy!
Mary & Dylan // Wedding // Beverly, MA // August 2018
My wife and I could not be happier with DJ Backspin after our wedding! Freddy was great throughout the whole process, but really what mattered was that our dance floor was PACKED the entirety of our wedding. He was the perfect point person to run the wedding, as he handled our ceremony music and microphones, through the end of the reception. He ran a smooth show with no hiccups and knew exactly what to play at the right time to keep the party bumping. He didn’t talk too much (like a lot of DJs do) and made it all about my wife and me, constantly focusing on us and making sure we were the center of attention. He also knew how important the music was to me, and checked in to make sure I was happy with how everything was going and to see if I had anything I wanted to change or add.
One other thing that DJ Backspin excelled at was he was able to mix in all the traditions we had (Jewish and Catholic) while keeping it as a modern dance party. Nothing seemed out of place as he easily transitioned from traditional to dance party, which resulted in dancing non-stop, since there were none of those dead times for people to leave the dance floor! All in all, if you want to have a professional run your wedding smoothly, end to end from planning to lighting to music selection, but most importantly to keep your dance floor full, DJ Backspin is your man. I would book him for any event that needs a strong MC who will put your needs first and have you enjoying the day and not worrying about anything else!
Mathew & Rachel // Wedding // Tiverton, RI // October 2017
DJ Backspin was the DJ for my wedding on 10/8/17 and was easily the best and easiest decision I made throughout the whole wedding planning process.
He was extremely receptive to the music choices I had in mind and as the resident expert, offered some suggestions to add more depth to the repertoire in order to ensure everyone would have a good time. He even accommodated special requests I had.
Freddy is the consummate professional. He was the most responsive of all the vendors I dealt with, often getting back to me within an hour of my reaching out to him. We were in communication often.
On the day of the wedding, he was on site hours before the event to set up and make sure everything went off without a hitch, and he absolutely turned it out! He has the knack of getting everyone out on the dance floor…. even those who usually don’t dance!
One of the greatest strengths I noticed in Backspin’s skills is his ability to read the crowd. He steered the evening and the choice of music based on the crowd response once again making sure everyone had a great time.
Thank you Freddy for punctuating my wedding day with fun and revelry and making it a magical night!!
Ruth & Marcos // Wedding // Wrentham, MA // October, 2017
From day one DJ Backspin was amazing. He is professional yet personable and responds to emails faster than I can read them.
We needed a crazy variety of music (Spanish, English, old school, disco, etc. ) we were nervous while searching for A DJ to fulfill our needs. As soon as we met Freddy, my husband and I knew he was the perfect fit for us. He was answering our questions before we even asked them, he came with a plan that helped us figure out our plan. He provided a questionnaire that not only helped him but helped me feel like I did not have to worry about the music AT ALL. He had everything under control.
DJ Backspin went above and beyond the day of our wedding. He was there plenty early, looking sharp and pumped up for the night. During all the commotion of the day/night I remember a bridal party member coming up to me and saying that the DJs energy was contagious. This couldn’t have been more true and made me so happy! We asked a lot of him (different introduction songs for each couple and as stated above a crazy variety of music, a microphone for the ceremony, and two different setups for ceremony/cocktail hour music & reception music. He delivered with a smile on his face.
When deciding the importance of uplighting DJ Backspin shared the pros and cons from his professional, experienced point-of-view yet did not push us to spend the money. He understood that weddings can get expensive and was not pushy AT ALL. This meant so much to us given that most other vendors and or DJs we had met with were all about up-selling and juicing us for all we had.
I could go on for hours about how many compliments we received regarding the entertainment during our special day and I give all the credit to DJ Backspin. I would recommend him to any and everyone. Hiring him means no stress or worries, he will absolutely deliver every step of the way! Well worth the price tag!!!!
Kristina & Chace // Wedding // Berkley, MA // July 2016