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Cycle for Survival 2018!

This video captures highlights of Cycle For Survival 2018 at Equinox West LA! Watch me take you behind the scenes at this fun event.

Learn More & Join the Next Ride!
https://www.cycleforsurvival.org/

On February 24th, I DJed at Equinox West LA for Cycle for Survival! I worked with the AV team on-site to provide the energy and music for all of the teams and riders at the event. I worked alongside an MC, instructors, dancers, and a full production team to create an amazing experience for all of the riders.

For gear, I only brought with me what I needed such as my DJ controller, laptop, music, headphones, laptop cable, and a power strip. Then the AV hooked me up with XLR cables. We tested out sound, and the whole room sounded amazing! There was a subwoofer in the room to help people feel the booming bass in the music. They also installed a disco ball on top to create a cool party effect.

As for music, I mostly played upbeat, high energy EDM. I liked to play songs that people would recognize with a danceable, motivating beat. Partying along with me are some dancers to help keep the riders motivated as they cycle on through. 

Overall, this was a successful event, and I heard we raised over $27 million nationwide to help beat rare cancers! This was an amazing experience and am so happy to provide the energy for everyone that night. Thank you, Equinox, for having me! And for those who are interested in participating and helping out, please check out https://www.cycleforsurvival.org/events

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Lake Arrowhead Wedding + DJ Mix Link!

This video captures the highlights from Tyler and Katherine's wedding up in Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa! I also include a link to listen to my live set recorded at the wedding!

Link to my sample wedding mix from the wedding:
https://mojoe.media/dancemix2018-01

On February 17, 2018, I DJed a destination wedding up in Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa for Katherine & Tyler. That evening I was in charge of the ceremony, cocktail, and reception.

The ceremony was at a beautiful spot with the sight of Lake Arrowhead in the background. I provided sound, music, and microphones for the officiant and the couple. The wedding ceremony was a success, and shortly after, everyone joined the cocktail hour at the resort's lobby. I also provided music as guests enjoyed drinks and appetizers.

Then it was time to welcome the guests into the room for the reception. The room was beautifully arranged and decorated. To lighten up the area, I set up my uplights around the walls of the room and had my DJ setup at the back of the room. The couple had their grand entrance, dinner, toasts, first dance, anniversary dance, bouquet toss, garter removal/toss, cake cutting, father & daughter dance, group photo, and dancing! 

It was an intimate wedding with their close family and friends, and we were so good on time that we had almost 3 hours of dancing! I played music that was fun for all age groups that I got the young and old up on their feet. This was such a fun wedding and I'm glad that Katherine and Tyler had an amazing time.

VENUE:
http://www.lakearrowheadresort.com/

PHOTOGRAPHER:
https://www.thedarlenephotography.com/

VIDEOGRAPHER:
http://www.instagram.com/pachecoproductions_

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2000s Throwback Party Mix! - Live Set from Hollywood

Here's a Live 20-minute recording of my DJ set in Hollywood, CA!
This captures a few of my favorite hits from the 2000s in a short party mix.
Enjoy!

Tracklist:
1. Get Busy
2. Never Leave You
3. Crazy In Love
4. Get Low
5. No Diggity
6. Drop It Like It's Hot
7. Hot In Herre
8. Numb/Encore

Catch me DJ at Five0Four in Hollywood, CA some Fridays.

Follow me on Social Media!
Instagram: @dj_mojoe
Facebook: www.facebook.com/djmojoe
YouTube: www.youtube.com/djmojoeofficial

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Open Format Dance Mix! - Live Set Recording

Here's my latest mix covering Top 40, 80s, 90s, 00s, Hip Hop, Pop, EDM, and Throwbacks!
This is a 48-minute excerpt from a 3-hour dance set I performed at an event back in February.
Hope you like it!

Follow me on social media:
Instagram: @dj_mojoe
YouTube: www.youtube.com/djmojoeofficial

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My 3rd Destination Wedding!

This video captures highlights of a destination wedding I DJed at Pine Hills Lodge in Julian, CA

On January 13, 2018, I traveled down to Julian, CA to DJ Alexis and Jianina's wedding in Pine Hills Lodge. It was an intimate wedding mostly comprising of their family and close friends. 
Fun history fact: Professional boxer, Jack Dempsey, used to train at the lodge when he built a gym there.

That evening I was in charge of their ceremony and reception. Originally, we were supposed to have the ceremony outdoors, but due to recent weather in the area, we kept it indoors. 
For the ceremony, I provided a simple QSC K8.2 speaker setup with a Shure GLXD24/SM58 Mic for the officiant.

For the cocktail hour, everyone went to the lodge's bar area for drinks and appetizers while Jianina and Alexis took pictures. The venue provided music for the cocktail hour using my iPad.

The dinner reception was in the room next over. It was beautifully decorated and I set up my uplights for the extra touch. I used my wireless Ape Labs Maxi with shield covers which were perfect because I didn't have to worry about cables and finding power outlets in the room. I set the color to amber and they added a nice warmth to the lodge/cabin feel of the room.

Once we had everybody seated in the reception area, we continued with the grand entrance, first dance, parent dances, toasts, cake cutting, money dance, and ended it with open dancing. 

Everybody had a great time and I'm glad I got to make it a fun and memorable experience for Jianina and Alexis.

Thanks for having me as your DJ!

Venue:
Pine Hills Lodge
http://www.pinehillslodge.com/

Uplights:
Ape Labs Maxi
https://amzn.to/2pJv0YH

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Best NYE Indian Wedding Party!

DJed and hosted a 450 people wedding and NYE party at the Hyatt Regency Westlake Village! This video captures highlights throughout the event, sample DJ mix transitions, hype calls, and a live testimonial from the bride and groom.

On December 31, 2017, I had double honor DJing Anna & Andy's wedding and hosting the New Year's Eve celebration for 450 people! Such a fun Indian/Latino/American crowd!

It was an action-packed event. I was in charge of the sound, lighting, music, and entertainment that day.

To kick things off, we started with the Baraat around 9AM which had a second line band jumpstarting everyone's morning. Then they led everybody inside for the Hindu wedding ceremony.

After the morning ceremony, guests had lunch outside on the back lawn of the hotel and had a few hours break before the evening's festivities begin again later that day.

Around 5pm we had the cocktail hour which I played some music for the guests. At 6pm, we opened the doors to let people inside the reception room. Instead of the guests taking their seats, we started a 1-hour dance party in preparation for the bride and groom's entrance. This set the tone and energy of the night and left the people in a party mood throughout the evening.

We had some formalities such as the grand entrance, first dance, parent dances, and speeches. We also had a special performance by a Capoeira band and the bride and groom danced! We even had a surprise flash mob which many people were involved in.

We continued to dance the night away and as we got closer to midnight, I led the 450 people for the countdown. I played a special NYE edit from Clubkillers.com to play at the 1-minute mark. When the clock stroke midnight, I then played Mariah Carey's "Auld Lang Syne". It was such an epic time!

Afterward, we kept it that party vibe and I cranked up the energy a notch for all the late party people who were still with me. I played some good club bangers and a mixture of some Bollywood music, as well.

Everybody had a fantastic time that night and at the end of it, I even received a live testimonial from Anna & Andy sharing their experience.

Anna & Andy, thank you so much! I had a blast being your DJ & MC.

- DJ MOJOE

DJ ASSISTANT:
Diego
IG: @dgoletsgo

VENUE:
Hyatt Regency Westlake Village
https://westlake.regency.hyatt.com/en...
(Mention DJ MOJOE referred you)

WEDDING COORDINATOR:
Mindy & Co Events
http://ww.mindyandcoevents.com

 

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Corporate Party's First Time Dancing! @Boulevard3

This video captures a fun corporate holiday event party at one of Hollywood's clubs, Boulevard3!

On December 7, 2017, I had the honor to DJ on behalf of The One Up Group for a corporate holiday party at Boulevard3. They're an entertainment and production company in Los Angeles who was in charge of bringing the entertainment for this corporate event. I was in charge of setting the vibe of the party and worked alongside a live band consisting of a violinist, saxophonist, and drummer. I even got the chance to work with sky drummers which were positioned on high sticks overlooking the crowd.

I've partied at Boulevard3 before, but this was my first time DJing in here and everyone was super nice! I only brought my controller, laptop, and in-ear monitors and connected to their main mixer. In a few moments, I was ready to rock the party. This was my first time DJing for the company, and I was informed that the crowd isn't really a dancing crowd. After hearing that, I decided to challenge that idea. I played a mixture of 80s, Motown, Top 40, R&B, hip-hop, and house beats. Eventually, people were starting to bob their heads, tap their feet, and eventually danced!

I was contracted to perform till 12am, but they ended up extending me for another hour! I then even cranked it up a notch and played a bit of hip-hop and more club beats. This was an amazing event and the planner, CEO, organizer, people, staff and everybody else had a great time. This comes to show that music is definitely important at an event and having the right DJ contributes greatly to an event's success.

Thank you for having me!

DJed on behalf of The One Up Group: http://1upent.com

Boulevard3: http://boulevard3.com/

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New Custom Branded USB Flash Drives!

I love my new custom branded USB flash drives! In this video, I talk about why I chose this style design and why it's great to have your own custom USB flash drives.

Brand Your Own USB Flash Drives Here! (Btw, Excellent customer service!)
https://www.usbmemorydirect.com/products/bullet_usb_drive.htm

I chose this design because of its sleek design, metal protective casing, screw on cap, and key ring features. It also stores about 8GB of memory which is plenty of music to carry with you when you DJ. I also plan to give these away at my new bridal show and pre-load them with mixes and more information about my DJ services. This is a great way to brand yourself as a DJ and am happy how it all turned out. Thank you, USB Memory Direct!

Custom USB Flash Drive
Custom Branded USB Drive

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What a Club-Style Wedding Looks Like!

On December 2, 2017, I was the DJ & MC for Dale & Denise's wedding at the Metropol Event Venue in Glendale, CA. That evening I took care of the music for their cocktail & reception. It's a gorgeous venue that's designed for a party. It has elegant furnishings, draping, flooring, and lighting! The venue even caters serving delicious family-style Mediterranean food. Overall, it was a great elegant, yet party vibe. I played some hits for the Filipino parents such as disco, cha cha, & group dance songs, and later I cranked up the energy with more Top 40, hip hop, and EDM for everybody else. It was a great blend of genres to keep the party going. One of my favorite memories that night was that we got the bride & groom up on the DJ stage to hype up their guests! We ended the night with "Don't Stop Believing" which everybody sang along. Dale & Denise had an amazing time that night, and I had a blast being their DJ. Thank you for having me!

Read 5-Star Review:
https://i.imgur.com/6t9TiHP.jpg

DJ Assistant:
DJ Jus Jay

Coordinator:
KQ Elements - http://kqelements.com/

Photobooth:
Momentus Studios - https://www.momentusstudios.com/ 

Photographer:
Erin Shimazu Photography - http://erinshimazuphotography.com/

Videographer: 
Evan Shimazu Videography - https://vimeo.com/evanshimazuvideography

Venue: 
Metropol in Glendale, CA - https://www.metropolbanquet.com/

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Rocking a Quinceañera Party at the Langham Pasadena!

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA  -- On October 13, 2017, I was the DJ and MC for Anna Sophia's Quinceañera at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, CA. It was an Americanized version of the Quinceañera with a mixture of some Spanish songs to fit the tradition and English songs to keep the party live and upbeat.

That evening I was set up on stage with my two RCF Evox 8 Speakers, Pioneer DDJ-SX2, Mini LED Moving heads, Laptop, and SoundSwitch.  I also provided Ape Labs Maxi uplights around the room to match her light pink color theme. 

For her grand entrance, they had a mariachi band perform as she entered the room. During dinner, the mariachi band went around the room playing songs for everyone. We also watched a video presentation of Anna Sophia capturing some highlights of her life as she was growing up. Soon, we had the changing of the shoe ceremony, as well as, the father & daughter dance. We all partied and danced the rest of the night. Everyone had a great time at the party. Thanks Anna Sophia for having me as your DJ!

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DJ MOJOE with Blake Griffin!

DJ MOJOE with Blake Griffin

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA -- I was asked to curate the playlist for Blake Griffin's Charity Event in Beverly Hills, CA that was to be held on September 15, 2017. I created a playlist that that was to be played at the Ermenegildo Zegna boutique store off at Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA. The client wanted music that will create a fun atmosphere while sticking to their brand standards. The client approved my music and on September 15th, I stopped by at the store to hear my music playlist play. Upon entering and checking in with the staff at this invitation-only event, I continued to the area where the charity event was held. I immediately recognized my music playlist being played through the store's speakers as I walked through. So far so good! When stepping into the event floor room, there were hors d'oeuvres and wine passed around which I happily grabbed some. Things were great! Then, I noticed a tall man among the guests in the room and it was none other than the man himself, Blake Griffin! To keep this story short, I was able to grab a picture with him after introducing myself. I'm happy to have helped out at the charity event by providing a fun playlist for people to enjoy. My client was happy with the music and the outcome of the event and looks forward to working with me again. Thank you for the opportunity!

You can listen to the exact Spotify playlist that I created here:
Spotify Playlist 

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2018 Couples' Choice Award Winner!

WeddingWire DJ Couples' Choice Award

DJ MOJOE Honored for Excellence in 10th Annual WeddingWire Couples’ Choice AwardsⓇ

SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA—January 10, 2018 – DJ MOJOE today announced its recognition as a winner of the esteemed 2018 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award for DJ/MC in Simi Valley, CA.

WeddingWire Inc., the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and events industry, annually recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The top local wedding professionals in more than 20 service categories from venues to florists are awarded the prestigious accolade.

DJ MOJOE was recognized as a recipient solely based on reviews from newlyweds and their experiences working with them. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“This is the tenth year we’ve celebrated our top-rated vendors who have helped millions of couples celebrate one of the most important days of their lives,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “This group of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals, such as DJ MOJOE, not only make wedding planning simpler for engaged couples, but also serve as a trusted partner in helping to make WeddingWire the go-to place for wedding planning. We congratulate all of this year’s winners on their achievement.”

DJ MOJOE is thrilled to be one of the top DJ/MCs in Simi Valley on WeddingWire.com.

For more information about DJ MOJOE, please visit us at https://www.weddingwire.com/biz/dj-mojoe-simi-valley/076d9f1b84d7c405.html

To learn more about the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice AwardsⓇ, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

About DJ MOJOE

DJ MOJOE is a professional party DJ for weddings, corporate, and special events in Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange County and travel destinations.

About WeddingWire, Inc.

WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 3 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 15 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 900 and maintains global headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

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Filipino Wedding of 200 Guests at Woodland Hills Country Club!

On September 30, 2017, I provided my DJ/MC service for Andrew and Emylee's reception at the Woodland Hills Country Club. This was about a Filipino wedding of about 200 people. That evening, I set up my equipment for the cocktail hour room and reception room. I used a combination of my QSC and RCF speaker system to cover sound. To create a clean DJ setup, I used my new Pro-X DJ Facade with my Ape Labs Maxi lights to light it up. For dance lights, I used 2-wireless dongles to sync my moving heads. 

The evening kicked off with a fun grand entrance of the bride and groom leading to their first dance and dinner. While guests are eating, I hosted a trivia game for the guests to learn more about the happy couple and gave away prizes to the winners. We continued with the parent dances, dancing, cake cutting, bouquet & garter toss, a group photo, honeymoon dance, and another open dance set. I even taught a few people how to dance the cha cha later in the night. Everybody had an amazing time that night, especially our bride and groom. Thank you Andrew & Emylee for having me as your DJ!

READ 5-STAR REVIEW HERE:
https://i.imgur.com/ldz4tm3.jpg

WHERE TO BUY APE LABS MAXI:
https://www.kpodj.com/

DJ ASSISTANT:
Jay Acupan

VENUE:
http://www.woodlandhillscc.org/

PHOTOGRAPHER:
Dipan Desai - http://www.hitchedphoto.com/

VIDEOGRAPHER: 
Hessler De La Cruz - http://www.beyondcinema.net/

FLORIST:
http://exoticgreengarden.com/

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When a DJ & Band Rocks a Wedding!

On September 17, 2017, I DJed a wonderful wedding at the Birchwood Room in Calamigos Ranch for Danny & Evelyn. They hired me to DJ & MC for their ceremony and reception. At that time, it was my 2nd time DJing at the Birchwood Room and it was a pleasure to be back again. 

Their wedding ceremony took place on the lawn in front of the fountain. I provided a wireless microphone and speaker to play music and for the officiant to speak. Everything went smoothly and the bride's song selection added an elegant and personal touch.

For the cocktail hour, they had a live band play r&b and Motown tracks to set the mood of the night. They were a great addition to add to their wedding and people loved them. 

For the dinner, it took place on the patio of the venue which created a nice, intimate vibe. We had the band play during the 1st half of dinner and I had my chance to spin the 2nd half.

After the wedding formalities, we had the band open up the dance floor playing amazing covers such as September, Uptown Funk, and other dance classics. Then we switched up the vibe when it was my turn to perform. I continued to keep the dance floor by mixing a Latin set that included Suavemente, Danza Kuduro, Baila Esta Cumbia, and other Latin bangers. Everyone danced till the end and had an amazing time. 

Overall, Danny, Evelyn, and their guests had a great time at the wedding. Thank you for having me as your DJ!
 

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Fun Wedding Near the Beach!

On September 15, 2017, I was the DJ and host for Jennae & Kyle's wedding at the Redondo Beach Historic Library. That evening I took care of their ceremony, cocktail, and reception. Everything was held indoors and from the ceremony area, you have an amazing view of the ocean and beach outside. They timed their ceremony perfectly to the setting of the sun which created a nice effect in their pictures and video. I worked with some talented vendors that night such as John Policarpio Photography and Dale and Shanna from Fattykine Video. I'm so glad that Jennae & Kyle had an amazing time at their wedding. I received some great compliments, and I even booked her sister's wedding a couple months after! Thanks, Jennae and Kyle, for having me as your DJ! Also, shout out to the homie, DJ Jus Jay, for the referral! 

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How a Fun Wedding Looks Like! DJ Entertainment!

On September 2, 2017, I was the DJ and MC for Jaime & Bradley's wedding at The Grand in Long Beach, CA. It was a fun wedding of about 250 guests. I provided sound and microphone for their ceremony, music for their cocktail, and DJ/MC entertainment for their reception. It was a very fun and upbeat wedding mostly because of their music selections that they've chosen for their wedding. They even had a special performance from their cousins. Overall, the dance floor was packed! And everybody danced the whole night. I'm glad I was able to capture some highlights of people dancing and some of my song mix transitions. This is the kind of weddings I enjoy performing. Thank you, Jaime and Bradley, for having me as your DJ!

DJ Assistant:
DJ DGO

Coordinator:
Cindy Wu
http://www.atouchoflavender.net

Photobooth:
Cynthia Freed
http://www.boothtwentyfour.com/

Photographer:
Jan Garcia
http://www.janandtey.com/

Videographer:
Travis Do
http://www.8kindsofsmiles.com/

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Destination Wedding at Highland Dell Lodge in Monte Rio, CA

DJed a Destination Wedding at Highland Dell Lodge in Monte Rio, California for my childhood friend's wedding! 

On August 26, 2017, I had a great opportunity to DJ one of my childhood friend's wedding up in Monte Rio, California. We knew each other since we were kids and glad we reconnected when she asked me to be a part of her wedding.

DJ TALK:
Since this was my second destination wedding, I already had an idea what to expect and what I would need to perform at the wedding. I connected with the venue manager at Highland Dell Lodge and communicated what DJs have done in the past and the equipment that they already provide and set up. Fortunately, the venue already provided the sound system, cables, and stage area where I'll be performing. On my travels, I just had to bring my controller, laptop, headphones, laptop stand, wireless microphone, and lights. On the day of the event, Herb, the venue manager, made sure I was up and running well to perform. He was great to work with in making all of this happen.

WEDDING TALK:
Sonia and Matt's wedding took place at a beautiful lodge up in Monte Rio, California. This was a destination wedding for most of her friends and family. Their ceremony was held at Riverfront Meadow which was located across the river. It was an outdoor ceremony and Sonia's friends handled the speaker, microphone, and music setup. It was great to attend the ceremony as a guest. After the ceremony, I was able to reconnect with Sonia's family and make new friends with some of the guests along the way. 

After the ceremony, we moved the 100 wedding guests to Highland Dell Lodge where the cocktail and reception took place. I played some Italian standards music as guests enjoy catching up with one another over drinks and appetizers. Then I hyped up their guests for the grand entrance. Then we enjoyed a nice dinner with a mix of Bossanova and some Thievery Corporation (album "Saudade") music in the background (Amazing music by the way). Afterwards, we enjoyed some toasts from both fathers of the bride and groom, maid of honor and best man. Then we continued with the first dance, father & daughter dance, mother & son dance, and opened up the dance floor for dancing. 

I had an amazing dance set comprising of 70s, 80s, disco, merengue, salsa, 90s, 00s, and hip hop. In this video, you'll hear a sample of songs that I played that night. We had people dancing and singing their hearts out the entire night and everybody had a great time. At the end of the video, our bride, Sonia, gave a quick testimonial of my services which I'm so glad that she and Matt and had an amazing time at the wedding. Thank you, Sonia and Matt, for having me as your DJ!

Wedding success!

To book DJ MOJOE for your wedding, please visit my website:
http://www.djmojoe.com

Watch my 1st Destination Wedding here: https://youtu.be/wfMSTSriCEY

WEDDING VENUE:
https://www.wedding-spot.com/venue/487/Highland-Dell-Lodge/

PHOTOGRAPHER:
http://paulcmiller.com/

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Beautiful Camarillo Ranch House Wedding!

*Keep Reading Below for a Wedding Tip!*

On October 28, 2017, I DJed my friends' wedding at the Camarillo Ranch House in Camarillo, CA. This was a Filipino wedding of about 200 people. I knew the couple from California State University of Northridge where we joined FASA together. It was such a great pleasure and honor to have been asked to DJ/MC for their wedding several years later. 

It was my 3rd time DJing at the Camarillo Ranch House, and it's such a great property. They had their wedding ceremony at the gazebo and their cocktail on the other side of the building. At another wedding I DJed, the couple had their ceremony by the huge Oak tree (I believe that's the right kind of tree). As far as I know, there are 2 ceremony sites on property that the wedding couple choose; both equally gorgeous.

To get in detail with my DJ setup for both ceremony and cocktail areas, I used 1 speaker at each location and it was enough acoustically to project clear sound for everybody to hear. I used my new QSC K8.2 speakers on a speaker stand and running an iPod for music. For the microphone, I used a Shure GLXD24 wireless system. 

Later on that evening, we invited guests over inside the barn for the reception. They decorated and designed the place so well that it looked like their wedding could be in a magazine. Below is a photo of what the reception looked like. And yes, I took this photo! #joeriveraphotography haha

Camarillo-Home-Ranch-Wedding-DJ.jpg

The reception program was fun and different! For the grand entrance, we lined the sponsors and wedding party outside. After introducing the sponsors in, I played "Everybody" by the Backstreet Boys and during the beat intro, I announced all the names of the bridal party and bride and groom and they all walked inside together at the chorus of the song. It was epic! Great decision to do this on the bride's part. Right after, Gizzelle & Matthew danced to their first dance song "I Swear" by All-4-One then went to a surprise choreographed dance with their wedding party to the song "The Moustache Song". It was great!

We enjoyed a delicious dinner, heard some great speeches, and witnessed the parent dances. What was unique about the parents' dances was that they had their friend, Carizza, sing the songs. She communicated with me days before the wedding and gave me the instrumental tracks that she will be singing to. For the Father & Daughter dance, she sang "Have I Told You Lately" and for the Mother & Son dance, she sang, "More Than You'll Ever Know". Having someone sing during the wedding reception added a nice personalized touch. 

Afterwards, we continued the night with a first dance set catered to the Filipino crowd who love to line dance. I played songs such as "Cha Cha Slide", "Electric Slide", "Dancing Queen", and some disco. Then, we took a quick break for our bride and groom to do the cake cutting, bouquet toss, garter toss, and the Filipino money dance tradition. After the formalities, we continued to dance the night away with some hip hop, top 40, and fun, upbeat music. It was nothing but great vibes.

At the end of the night, we sent our newlyweds off by having a grand balloon farewell! We had all of the guests make 2 lines outside of the barn and hold a balloon. Our happy couple held even bigger balloons and at the count of three, they walked between the 2 lines of guests with their balloons. At the end of the tunnel, everybody released their balloons at the same time. Fortunately, I was able to capture all of this on my Snapchat video which you can watch below! 

WEDDING TIP: Hire your videographer to last until the end of the reception. Some of the most memorable things happen towards the end once everybody is loosened up. 

All-in-all, everybody had an amazing time, especially our bride and groom. Thank you, Gizzelle and Matthew for having me as your wedding DJ!

Also, don't forget to check out the professional video below created by Creative Bliss Events!

If you have any comments, questions, or would like to know more information about the wedding, please feel free to reach out!

In the meantime, check out these amazing vendors whom I had the pleasure to work with that evening:

Wedding Planner & Coordinator:
www.vitabellaevents.com

Catering, Rentals, Bar & Staff:
www.djscatering.com

Photographer:
www.joseaalvarado.com

Videographer:
www.creativeblissevents.com

Lighting & Draping:
www.inthemixevents.com

Florist:
Yamaguchi's Nursery

 Photo Cred: Jose Alvarado Photography

Photo Cred: Jose Alvarado Photography

 Photo Cred: Jose Alvarado Photography

Photo Cred: Jose Alvarado Photography

 Photo Cred: Jose Alvarado Photography

Photo Cred: Jose Alvarado Photography

 Photo Cred: Jose Alvarado Photography

Photo Cred: Jose Alvarado Photography

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DJed a Lit 500+ Polynesian Wedding at UCLA!

On August 13, 2017, I DJed a super fun wedding at the UCLA campus for Lydia & Eti's wedding. It was a Polynesian wedding of about 500+ people. Their ceremony took place on top of Janss Steps in UCLA and their cocktail and reception at Dickson Court North. That night I played a mixture of r&b, hip hop, reggae, Polynesian music, top 40, and throwbacks! Everyone had a great time and the dance floor was packed! Only fun times at this wedding. Thank you, Lydia and Eti, for having me as your DJ!

ASSISTANT:
Angelique - IG: @angeliquex3joy

VENUE:
UCLA - http://uclaevents.com/events/weddings/

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