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On January 11, 2019, I assisted one of my friend's events at the Hilton Universal Hotel for a 600-person event. We had a full production and we were in charge of the entertainment aspect of the show. This video captures some fun highlights from this corporate event!
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.
This video captures highlights of Cycle For Survival 2018 at Equinox West LA!
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!
Pine Hills Lodge
Ape Labs Maxi
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
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!
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Evan Shimazu Videography - https://vimeo.com/evanshimazuvideography
Metropol in Glendale, CA - https://www.metropolbanquet.com/
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!
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. …
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!
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!
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!
Angelique - IG: @angeliquex3joy
UCLA - http://uclaevents.com/events/weddings/
On August 12, 2017, I DJed and hosted a gorgeous wedding at Mr. C Hotel in Beverly Hills for Alex and Clelia. We expected a crowd of about 110 people with French, Armenian, and American backgrounds. People flew from different parts of the world to celebrate Alex and Clelia's big day.
This was my first time DJing at the hotel and the whole process went smoothly. I set up an appointment to visit the venue a few weeks before the wedding, and the hotel representative gave me a thorough walkthrough of the place. Since the ceremony, cocktail, and reception sites were at 3 different locations within the property, it was good for me to check the place out beforehand. I had a pleasant experience with the hotel and its staff.
On the day of the wedding, I arrived early with my assistant, Chris, to set up. Fortunately, the hotel had WOVA (World of Video & Audio) on site to have the ceremony sound already set up, and I just had to plug in my audio source to play the music for the ceremony. For the cocktail hour, we set up 1 speaker inside Mr. C's lobby to play some Italian standards music when guests enter. The reception took place on the upper floor which had a great view of Los Angeles from the building's outdoor patio. Inside the reception room, we placed uplights around the walls to create the vibe the bride and groom were going for. For sound during the reception, I had a basic sound system to match their intimate wedding theme.
For the rest of the night, everything went smoothly from the grand entrance, first dance, dinner, speeches, parent dances, and dancing. I had a fun chance to play some French and Armenian music to please both sides of the families and mixed in American music to bring everybody together. The DJ's job is read the crowd and play the right music at the right time, and I believe I did my job really well.
I'm so happy for Alex and Clelia and am glad that they had an amazing time with their family, friends, and loved ones. I had a blast being their DJ and host and I hope to work at Mr. C Hotel again soon.
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DJ ASSISTANT: Chris Cardoza Instagram: @djris
VENUE: Mr. C Hotel Beverly Hills http://mrcbeverlyhills.com
COORDINATOR: Erica Kumala & 2nd Coordinator, Jada Zieg http://bridesbestie.com
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jillian Rose http://www.jillianrosephotography.com
VIDEOGRAPHER: Mason http://anchor-pictures.com
FLORIST: Butterfly Floral http://butterflyfloraldesign.com
PHOTOBOOTH: Capture Pod https://www.capturepod.com
On August 5, 2017, I DJed the wedding of Courtney & Jesus at the McCormick Home Ranch in Camarillo, CA. It was a beautiful outdoor wedding. Their ceremony took place at the backyard and their reception on the grass lawn on front. This was a Filipino-Latin American wedding, so I played various styles of fun upbeat music for everybody to dance to. I played some bangers such as Mi Gente, This is How We Do It, Suavemente, and La Vida Es Un Carnival. We finished the night with "Everything" by Michael Buble as we gathered everybody to make a circle around the bride and groom. Everyone danced the whole night and had an amazing time. Thank you Courtney & Jesus for having me as your DJ!
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On July 9, 2017, I had a great opportunity to DJ and MC at one of the most beautiful venues in Malibu, Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards. It was for Randall & Joyce's intimate wedding with their family and friends. The wedding ceremony took place on a helicopter pad that had an amazing view of the Malibu mountains. For the cocktail hour, it took place on another platform right next to the estate which showed the northeast part of Malibu. Dinner was right next to the estate, as well, surrounded by the views, architecture, and even an infinity pool. This was definitely a great experience for everyone and I'm glad that Randall & Joyce had an unforgettable time. Thank you for having me as your DJ!
Here's a wedding I DJed and hosted at SmogShoppe for Mary Grace and Patrick! It was a super fun wedding. They're a fun couple and we kept the night full of surprises! I announced their grand entrance in the style of the Chicago Bulls Theme Song! They had a choreographed first dance! They had a Soul Train line as a way for guests to make their way to the cake table! We even took an impromptu group video towards the end to wrap up the night. Every one had an amazing time, especially our bride and groom. Thank you Mary Grace & Patrick for having me as your DJ! Enjoy!
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On June 11, 2017, I DJed an amazing wedding for Chris & Judy at the Calamigos Equestrian in Burbank, CA. That day I was in charge of their wedding ceremony, cocktail, and reception as the DJ/MC. In this video are some highlights from the wedding wrapped up in under 10 minutes. At the end of the video is a 5-star review of my services. Congrats Chris & Judy! Thank you for having me as your DJ!
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On April 9, 2017, I DJed a very fun and intimate wedding for Julia & Ryan at the Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas, CA. The venue is a true romantic gem tucked in the Calabasas Hills and is definitely a place one should visit.
That night I was in charge of their ceremony and reception. We had the ceremony and reception dinner outside and the dancing inside. To create the vibe, I played some 1920s speakeasy music early in the night, then some Italian Standards during dinner. For dancing, it was a mixture of motown, funk, disco, pop, hip hop, and throwbacks.
Here's a short video capturing some of the highlights from the wedding with a bonus video testimonial at the end.
Congratulations, Julia & Ryan!
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On May 14, 2017, I was hired from VOX DJs to DJ and host the wedding of Chelsea and Scott at the Camarillo Ranch House in Camarillo, CA. It was a Filpino-American Wedding, and they had a guest count of 250 as most of their family came from cities all over the US to witness this special occasion. This was a big wedding and was glad I worked with a team of professionals. Jane and her team from www.janealexanderevents.com helped me out throughout the day to ensure everything went smoothly.
That day I was in charge of their ceremony, cocktail, and reception. I didn't have an assistant with me to help me out, but fortunately, I arrived there early enough to handle it all on my own. For the ceremony, I setup near the large tree at the back of the ranch. I used my QSC K8 speaker to project sound, as well as my Alto ZMX122 mixer. They also had a special performance from The Brown Brothers who sang during the ceremony. For them, I setup 3 microphones on mic stands, 1 QSC K12 speaker on the floor as the monitor, and hooked up their keyboard to my mixer. The whole ceremony was beautiful and went flawless.
Shortly after the ceremony was the cocktail hour which I have used my battery-powered Denon speaker. I connected my iPad to it and played a playlist that I created on Spotify. I played a mixture of upbeat wedding music that catered to all ages. Even the staff had complimented and told me that they enjoyed the music. Thank you!
While people were enjoying the cocktail hour, I was doing my last touch ups, cleaning up, and sound check over at the reception area. When it was time to welcome guests, I had some upbeat wedding music in the background. I then lined up the wedding party outside and this even included their sponsors. The grand entrance was fun and the guests were cheering them on as they made their way inside. Right after the bride and groom's entrance, we did their first dance. Afterwards was a welcome speech from the bride's parents and a blessing from their officiant. Then it was time to eat.
While people are enjoying their delicious meals catered by Simply Marvelous BBQ (http://simplymarvelousbbq.com/), we had some special performances to entertain the guests. There were a total of 4 acts with 3 of them were solo singers. They provided me their iPhone to play the YouTube karaoke version of the song and they sang on top of the music. They were all great singers! The 4th act was from the group, The Brown Brothers. They sang over a music track that they've given me on a CD dedicated to the bride and groom. They sounded amazing!
Next, we had speeches and toasts. Following was the parents dances, and then an open dance floor! It was time to party! I played a mixture of Top 40 and classic funky and disco hits. I even played some Filipino favorites such as "Todo Todo" and other line dancing songs that gets people on the dance floor. About 30 minutes into the dance set, we took a break for the bride and groom to do their cake cutting, bouquet, and garter toss. My favorite parts was the bouquet toss because I played the song "Move B****" by Ludacris as the bride's request. You know it's going to be a fun party. Then we continued with more dancing and mixing the music up for everyone to dance. Finally, we ended the night with "Don't Stop Believing". I gathered people around the dance floor to surround Chelsea and Scott with their love. They were singing and shouting having a great time.
Overall, the whole night was a success! And importantly, Chelsea and Scott had an amazing time at their wedding. It was a pleasure to have been their DJ. Congrats Scott and Chelsea!
Camarillo Ranch House
Jane and Team
Stefani Ciotti Photography
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On March 26, 2017, I DJed and hosted at one of my favorite venues, Calamigos Ranch at the Oaks Room in Malibu, CA. This time it was for the wedding of Christine & Nathan. I was in charge of their wedding ceremony, cocktail, and reception. If you've never been here, it's an amazing place tucked in this hills of Malibu. At this particular venue and room, the ceremony is placed right in front of a beautiful curved waterfall which creates a serene scene as the couple gets married. Shortly after the ceremony, guests enjoyed the cocktail hour outside on the patio. For the reception, I gathered everyone inside and asked to position themselves around the dance floor as we welcomed the wedding party and the newlyweds. It was a fun grand entrance and set the tone of the night. We continued with the first dance, blessing of the meal, dinner, speeches, a slideshow presentation, parents dances, dancing and cake cutting. One of the things I enjoyed that night was mixing in some K-Pop, Korean Pop, music for the bride and her family/friends. I also worked with a great team of vendors who all made the night smooth and fun. Overall, it was an amazingly fun night! Thank you Christine & Nathan for having me as your DJ!
Venue - Calamigos Ranch:
Planner/Coordinator - Malibu Events by Erin:
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Photographer - Dave Richards Photography:
Florists - STEMS Floral Design:
Cupcakes - A Sweet Savory:
Photo Booth - Triumph Photo Booth:
Make-Up Artist - Suzie Kim:
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