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Peter Gabriel, Paula Abdul, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Michael Jackson, Jan Hammer, Human League and a Few More
Mixed Live in Century City, March 30, 2012
This could be one of my busiest months in recent times. Im booked on four weddings, or one every week. On top of that I’m spinning an additional two parties every week as well. My other DJs are taking up another half dozen parties. It’s looking like a fun and busy few weeks.
I just finished an incredible month of weddings and private events. Every weekend in August was filled with weddings and specials events.
DJ Crash spinning at the Grammy Museum special event.
Its been several years since I’ve been back to the Target Terrace at the Grammy Museum. Two years ago I spun at the E3 Conference party at this location. I’ve returned.
This was a corporate event, for the same group that actually built LA Live. AEG and Wolfgang Puck catering help to host the party. 300 guests chilled (literally – it was a bit cold), drank and ate all night long.
Many thanks to Diana (the host), Nadia (AEG) and the fantastic staff from Wolfgang Puck for making the night so fantastic. Great view. Cool crowd.
The music style was nu-jazz and classic rock. The crowd was mainly gentlemen (aged 30-50).
With 20+ years in this business there is not much I haven’t seen or done. From Weddings to Bar Mitzvahs, Corporate events across the nation to local birthday parties, Nightclubs and dive bars. I’ve been pretty lucky to have spun at so many different types of functions.
I couldn’t have done it without the help of my original partner Allen from RCDJ days (1990-2000), and my friends and partners at the hotels and country clubs throughout Southern California.
Current Hotels and Country Clubs – DJ Crash preferred
Sofitel (Beverly Hills)
Montage (Beverly Hills)
Viceroy (Santa Monica)
Millennium Biltmore (Downtown)
Marriott (JW Downtown LA)
Marriott (Marina Del Rey)
Marriott Courtyard (Culver City)
La Quinta Resort (Palm Springs)
Hotel Figueroa (Downtown)
Hilton (Universal City)
Beverly Garland Hotel (Universal City)
PREFERRED HOTELs and country clubs over the past 20 years
Breamar Country Club
Porter Valley Country Club
Castaway (Burbank and Orange County)
Pomona Valley Mining Company
Mountaingate Country Club
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Woodland Hills Country Club
Beverly Hilton Hotel
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
Le Meridien Hotel
Bel Age Hotel
Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey
Santa Anita Golf Course
Chevy Chase Country Club
El Caballero Country Club
Hillcrest Country Club
Bel Air Country Club
Quick video montage of the in-store event
This is a five minute clip of DJ Crash in the mix, crowd at the Desigual event at the Beverly Center store grand opening. I’m guessing there was about three-hundred guests walked through the store during the three hour event.
Catering hosted by Taste.
Audio track on video – Razoof “Mission”
Video footage by DJ Crash http://www.djcrash.com
This was a special opening ceremony held for the special events community. There were several hundred guests in attendance. I especially enjoyed watching the aerialist pouring sparkling wine for guests. The overall layout, lighting, food presentation was fantastic.
The team at the JW Marriott Downtown Los Angeles really has their game together.
The music style was Nu-Jazz, Acid Jazz, Nu-Disco all blended together. I think the music did well to compliment the lighting and atmosphere of the room.
Who is a professional DJ?
Its a full-time job. They don’t have any other work other than being fully immersed in music and the professional entertainment world. It is not a normal monday thru friday (9 to 5).
DJ-ing isn’t just a weekend job either. Its marketing, promotions, investment in music and equipment, networking and everything else that goes into making a successful business.
Professional DJ: Is someone who arrives on time, or early. Dresses appropriate to the occasion.
Professional DJ: treats clients with dignity and respect, and also expects the same in return.
Professional DJ: Knows how to spin ALL forms of music. Not just house, or hip hop – but also funk, disco, country, latin. A professional DJ will study a musical form before spinning it at an event. We normally have that additional time between jobs to learn about new genres of music, and sometimes go back and re-educate ourselves on some of the classical forms too.
Professional DJ: Knows when to get on a mic, and when NOT to be on the mic.
Professional DJ: Understands the changes in technology.
Professional DJ: Teaches others about music.
Professional DJ: Has been working full time as a DJ for more than 8 years. With an average of 200 events per year.
If you choose to hire someone without qualifications, ask yourself this:
“Would you hire a friend to be your dentist – if that person wasn’t fully qualified?” Why would you hire an unqualified person to DJ your party?
Please visit me weekly and monthly for my unique perspective on the entertainment and events world.