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My History as a Professional DJ


My History as a Professional DJ

After reaching my 100th Event Log video, I decided to look back at my YouTube videos to see how much I've grown as a working, professional DJ.

I explain my DJ setup, my vlogging style and journey, people who have helped me along the way, new DJ gear that I purchased, video editing style, marketing strategies, growth of my YouTube channel, and some behind-the-scenes of my past events.



Why Choose Hummingbird Nest Ranch?

In this video, I give 5 reasons why I love working at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch! This video is for newlyweds, couples, and event industry professionals who are looking for a venue space to host their event.

Watch Recent Wedding Highlights:

There are many factors to consider when choosing a venue to host your event. As a DJ, my goal is to entertain your guests, make sure the event runs smoothly, make my clients happy, and pack the dance floor! It is important to become familiar with the venue space and know any challenges one may face to make it an ideal night.

Everyone will have their own reasons to what makes a venue an ideal place to work or to host an event. From my perspective as a DJ, and after working here 3 times, here are my 5 reasons why the Hummingbird Nest Ranch is great!

1. It has a beautiful, warm, romantic, luxurious personality

2. DJ & bar are near the dance floor!

3. There are options to where you can host your event.

4. You can have a late party! Great for party people!

5. Easy load-in for vendors!

Hope this information is helpful for everyone involved in the event industry to understand what's important to vendors and to help make the client's event a success. By knowing what's important, we can understand and help each other as a team.

What important factors do you consider when working or selecting a wedding/event venue?

Leave your comments below!

(Name, Instagram, Type of Vendor, Important Factors, and Favorite Venue)

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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!)

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


2017 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award

DJ MOJOE, Honored For Excellence With 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award®

Los Angeles, CA– January 22, 2017 – WeddingWire, the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and event industry, announced DJ MOJOE as a winner of the esteemed 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® for DJ Entertainment in Los Angeles, CA!
The Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. The prestigious awards are given to the top local wedding professionals across more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year. 
The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with DJ MOJOE. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.
“The Couples’ Choice Awards’ ninth year features one of the most impressive groups of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals yet,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is our honor to work with high-caliber merchants, such as DJ MOJOE, who not only make a couple's big day possible, but also contribute to the more than 2.5 million U.S. reviews represented on WeddingWire.  We congratulate all of this year's winners on their achievements.”
As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, DJ MOJOE is highlighted on WeddingWire, which is comprised of more than 200,000 wedding professionals in the U.S.
DJ MOJOE is thrilled to be one of the top DJs in Los Angeles and Ventura on WeddingWire. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We truly value all of our clients and appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn a 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award.
To learn more about the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, please visit
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 around the world 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,, and more. The company employs more than 800 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.                      


Where do I get my music?

In this video, I answered a question someone asked me via Snapchat "Where do I get my music?"

1. I primarily get my music from DJ pools online. 
Why? They keep me constantly updated with the newest, hottest and latest tracks. They have clean & dirty edits with 8-bar intros. They have club-friendly remixes and re-drums to add energy in a track. They have acapellas and loops for production. They have transition edits to help change BPM. 
How much? Ranges between $20-$40/month and depends on the DJ Pool. Some even offer a yearly rate which can help you save money in the long run. If you're new to a DJ pool, I recommend trying the first couple of months to see how you like it.

2. Amazon music. Why? Great selection of songs and comes in .mp3 file formats. If I don't find the song I want in any of the DJ Pools, I go to Amazon to purchase it. This situation happens commonly when a client asks for a specific song that I don't have, especially for their weddings.

Well this is how I get my music. How do you get yours? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below!


What music do I play at a wedding?

In this video, I answer a question from a fellow DJ who asked "How do I come up with my playlist for a wedding?". In other words, "What music do I play at a wedding?"

I answered this in 2 ways:
1. Simply ask the couple. This will help you get an idea of their music styles and tastes and what song they would like for each specific part of the wedding. To be even more unique, you can even ask where they are from originally and then surprise them with some songs from their home city/state/country. This creates a great crowd reaction.
2. Read your crowd. It's your job as a DJ to read the crowd and adjust your music selection accordingly. As much as one would like to just play songs from their specific playlist, the energy in the room can change and may require you to play music outside of your playlist to adjust to the crowd's energy.

Hotel Angeleno Party!

On July 14, 2016, I DJed the launch of the new Hotel Angeleno! They just finished their multimillion dollar renovation around the hotel and they invited all of their valued partners and clients to share in the celebration! They also became a new member of Genre Hotels and received an exclusive partnership with Uber! 

That night, I DJed on the top floor of the hotel providing fun music for all the guests. The guests enjoyed themselves so much, that the hotel extended my contract with them for another entertaining hour! The night was a success and happy for the growing success of Hotel Angeleno.

In the quick video below, you'll see some of the behind-the-scenes footage taken from my Snapchat, djmojoe. Add me on Snapchat for more BTS footage for future events and parties! 

How I saved over $1000 by switching to Squarespace!


How I saved over $1000 by switching to Squarespace!


Finding the right company to host your website isn't an easy task. You have to think about ease of use, design, management & cost. I believe that having a well designed and managed website is central to help you stand out in the digital arena. So over the past 5 years, I've been investing my time, money and efforts to find & create my ideal website.

My website has gone through 5 re-designs with 4 different web hosts. Out of the 5 re-designs, I put my labor and sweat into 4 of them. As time went by, I noticed that technology and the internet were blooming as "new features" and "trends" appear that make websites better. It makes sense because technology is continually evolving to make it easier for the end consumer. At every stage of my website, I was happy with how it looked, but as time went on, I knew how important it was to be up-to date and keep up with leading trends in technology & design.


Before my current Squarespace site, my website was designed and hosted by a third-company (I won't name) back in August 2015 and I loved it! However, it came at a hefty price of roughly $128 per month! I justified my costs when I saw the analytics, that my bounce rate went down from an average of 80% to about 30%. Numbers don't lie. I've also received compliments from many clients that they loved my website! For a good 10 months, I was proud of my website and was content with it. It wasn't until my good friends, Tiana and Paul from, shared with me their website hosted by Squarespace. Besides the great design and the user-friendly engine, I was blown away to hear the costs to run it -- $12 per month! 


I did the math. I could either continue to spend $1536 a year at my previous host OR $144 a year by switching to Squarespace. I chose Squarespace. Not only were the costs right, but Squarespace fits all the criteria I was looking for. It's super user-friendly, easy to manage, affordable, and beautifully designed to fit my style and tastes. After I switched, it took me about 1 week to design my current Squarespace website and now it looks even better and amazing thanbefore!


I saved over $1000 by switching to Squarespace! $1392 to be exact :) all while still having a beautifully designed, and if not, better website.

Anyways, I hope this article has given you some thoughts about Squarespace and what it can do for you. Thanks for your time reading this! If you have any thoughts or questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. If not, let's stay connected on social media!

Best, Joe

PS. Special thanks to Tiana & Paul!