We are a Chicago-based entertainment company that specializes in mobile DJ’ing, event planning and event promotion. Our mission is to create positive social atmospheres for clients and guests alike so that they may share lifelong memories. We will do this by building and maintaining relationships with our clients, providing excellent customer service, expanding our network of professionals, and holding a high standard of quality in music and technology.
Employees of X-Fade Entertainment will be provided with an environment that promotes creativity, innovation, and personal growth. X-Fade Entertainment shall recognize the needs of its employees and respect their ideas in order to maintain a reputable and unique company.
To be Chicagoland’s most recognized entertainment group for mobile DJ’ing and event planning.
Jeffrey Mabilangan – Co-Owner | DJ | Event Manager
Jeffrey Mabilangan graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition with a focus on Hospitality Management.
Throughout high school and college, Jeffrey has had extensive experience in leadership, event planning, customer service, and in food and beverage. He has been president of two student organizations including the Philippine Student Association (PSA) and the Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC). In each organization, he has led officer boards and members to plan and execute events from small social gatherings to large educational conferences and philanthropic fundraisers. Jeffrey has had solid experience in customer service as a barista for Starbucks, as an intern for Dusit Thani Hotel in the Philippines, as an event manager for UIUC’s Campus Recreation, and as a managing partner for X-Fade Entertainment. His education in Hospitality Management has also given him significant hands-on experience in food and beverage through two student-run restaurants which are Bevier Café and the Spice Box.
In addition to X-Fade, Jeffrey works full-time as the Operations/Food and Beverage Manager of Hotel Indigo in Vernon Hills, IL.
Jeffrey’s experiences were all driven by his passion for music, his natural hospitality, and his enthusiasm towards positive social change. Ultimately, he wants to combine his interests of music, events, and hospitality by opening his own bar/restaurant establishment.
Charles Acoba – Co-Owner | DJ | Mobile Manager
With over eight years of DJ experience, Charles has performed at over 100 events for a variety of crowds and venues. Charles has a background and understanding in many different genres of music. In high school, Charles competed in national piano competitions and won awards in different categories such as age, length of study, popular music, and duets. This experience taught him to appreciate and respect various artists and their music. In addition to Charles’ roles at X-Fade Entertainment, Charles is the Chief Financial Officer at a Chicagoland recording studio whose mission is to help re-establish the Chicago music industry through genuine, high-quality productions for the artists and bands. Charles always strives to stand out in everything he does which allows him to deliver memorable performances. Call or text Charles at 630.248.9302 or email at CharlesAcoba@xfade-
Jason Ylagan – Owner | DJ | Nightlife Manager
Jason Razon Ylagan is a 22 year old Filipino American aspiring to be an entrepreneur amongst the Entertainment and Fitness industry. He graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor in Applied Management degree in Health Fitness Management and has obtained an Associates Degree in Fitness. Pre-certified under NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), he is currently working as a Personal Fitness Trainer at Bally Total Fitness since 2007.
Starting in 2003, Jason Ylagan was inspired to become not only a DJ, but a Producer, Musician, and Entertainer. At an early stage in life, he started taking piano lessons at the Perla Cudal Studio, but his musical interest compelled him further. Approaching junior high, he joined the school’s percussion section; a year later specializing in the art of Jazz percussion. Jason attended Lake Park High School where he specialized in various percussion instruments in the school’s Marching Band. What made him leap into his current profession were these experiences for without those, his musical life would not be where it is today.
Oliver Mayapis | DJ/Promoter
Erin Weiner | Promoter