When I'm not deejaying weddings, I can be found: Art Directing various freelance projects, doing portrait illustrations in graphite, and finding the original source of samples in hip hop songs (I currently have a list of about 120 samples that aren't completely obvious!).
My other interests: Car design (if you know who Chris Bangle is, we'll be friends forever!), modern art, and creative writing.
Favorite music artists: The Roots, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Portishead, Cinematic Orchestra, Thievery Corporation, Redman, Massive Attack, Esthero, Black Moon, Mos Def, The Neptunes.
First dance songs I'm enjoying lately: "All of Me" (John Legend) "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (Ella Fitzgerald), "The Nearness of You" (Norah Jones), "Everything" (Michael Buble), "At Last" (Etta James), "Unchained Melody" (Righteous Brothers).
A quote I live by: "Be the change you want to see in the world." – Mahatma Gandhi
On being a wedding DJ: "I think music is one of the very few things in life that is instantly gratifying. When I hear a song I love, I am immediately uplifted. It also brings people together in ways that other mediums cannot. People often dance with complete strangers and build a relationship from there. That alone makes music an incredibly powerful medium, especially for a wedding, and I enjoy being able to work within it."
When I'm not deejaying weddings, I teach drum lessons, strum guitar and work as a stagehand at The Fillmore, San Francisco.
My other interests: I like riding bikes and skateboards. I enjoy reading history and classic fiction. I love cooking and family time.
Favorite music artists: There are so many, but Prince was my favorite. I saw him live 12 times. I love everything from Ella Fitzgerald to Frank Sinatra, Louis Jordan to Little Richard, The Jackson 5 to Stevie Wonder, David Bowie to Abba, Van Halen to Nirvana, Africa Bambaataa to Biggie Smalls, Billie Eilish to Madison Beer and Olivia Rodrigo to Lizzo.
Oh, and Bob Marley!
First dance songs I'm enjoying lately: I Want You Back-Jackson 5, Signed Sealed Delivered-Stevie Wonder, Cold Heart-Elton John and Dua Lipa, Good As Hell-Lizzo, Always And Forever-Heatwave, Leave The Door Open- Bruno Mars and Company, People often loosen up to a good slow song.
A quote I live by: I only like one kind of music. Good music!!
On being a wedding DJ: Whether religious or secular, gay or straight every wedding is a hallowed tradition. I do my best to honor and respect all cultures, attendees and vendors alike. I work hard to create playlists that are appropriate for every event.