I was excited to be contacted from my San Diego DJ website by Michelle who booked me to DJ at the Uncorked Wine Festival in San Diego.
The event took place on a sunny and beautiful Saturday afternoon at Embarcadero North Park with more than 3000 people in attendance. There were over 80 wines and tasting stations set up throughout the park with 100 wine varieties to taste.
The stage, which eventually the crowed wanted on dance on, was set up in front of a large grassy area. San Diego’s best event DJ 😀 started out the event with playing reggae and chill vibes and slowly built up to dance music as the wine happy crowd filled in and began dancing.
San Diego Photographer Bradley Schweit was on site to capture all the fun in the sun. Check out a few pictures below:
The other San Diego DJ booked to play could not make it, so that meant my set time was extended by an hour and I would need to bring my own mobile DJ equipment.
I set up on the stage, covered from the sun, and plugged into a larger sound system. Unfortunately the sun took a turn and started melting my Serato DJ control vinyl records like hot cakes. Regardless of this unfortunate circumstance my two hour set went off without a glitch. I slowly built the afternoon vibe with deep funky house, disco trippy sounds and groovy bass lines. It was awesome to hear my beats on a larger sound system. The MC gave me shout outs while making announcements and even pointed out that I was playing turntables and vinyl records.
A ping pong and fuse ball competition hosted by Pacific Magazine was a hit. The lucky winners took home $250.
Pacific Magazine event staff were happy with the evening and followed up with
“You guys were awesome and the vibe was perfect! Thank you both for a great show…”
If you need a San Diego DJ to play a party, birthday, wedding or any other event, please contact me. I would love to provide the music.
“We are going to lock you in here,” said the owner of the venue as he handed me the keys and his staff positioned the air conditioning unit that had just arrived. I had been asked to set up my turntables in a small hidden room located past the restrooms, through a few doors and down a long corridor. No one was going to find me here, not ABC and especially not the audience of 200 people for whom I would be DJ’ing for the next 4 hours.
Due to a miscommunication with the event planning no live music performance was going to be legally tolerable. Unless of course it was impossible to find where the live music was coming from.
By the time the air conditioner showed up I was already an hour into the set and had made the decision that this was going to be a mega mix. I would try to play as many songs as possible to keep myself entertained. Usually I don’t like to do this because I think that many DJ’s mix songs too quickly and don’t let their audience fully enjoy each song.
There are advantages to DJ’ing from a locked room away from the audience. There are no distractions, just my art and a lot of silly dancing. No requests, no audience feedback, no people coming up just to chat about whatever. This is somewhat similar to being a lonesome bedroom DJ but then totally different when you know there is a huge crowd listening to the mix.
Over the 4 hour set I had the occasional visitor to my secret DJ closet, the event and venue staff telling me that it was sounding great. The manager of the venue shared that a few guests had inquired where the music was coming from. Overall the event was a success and a one of a kind experience that I hope never happens again when I DJ in San Diego.
Thank you to Pacific San Diego Magazine and their awesome staff for always having me out to play their events!
I always have a great time when I DJ in San Diego for Pacific Magazine. The most recent gig was to celebrate the grand opening of OB Warehouse in Ocean Beach, a new venue by the Cohn Restaurant Group.
There were excellent drinks by Crisps Cider and Hendricks Gin, delicious eats by Chef Elias Gonzales and of course vinyl dance beats by DJ Misha.
Check out a few photos from the event:
A recent DJ gig in San Diego for Pacific Magazine. They hosted a “Giving Back” event at My Sisters closet in La Jolla.
FAQs: Most Commonly Asked Questions about our DJ Services and Disk Jockey in San Diego
1. How much do you charge?
There are a few factors involved with this question: – What type of event is it? Wedding? Coporate event? Birthday? Where is the event located? How many people will be in attendance? What equipment is necessary?
Generally Mobil DJ services start at $99 per hour.
2. Do you have experience?
This may be the most important question one can ask of a any DJ and not just wedding DJ. For your big event, you want a well experienced professional DJ to be in charge of the entertainment; the DJ can make or break your party/event. And the answer is yes, we have over 10 years of experience in the corporate/private party DJ business.
3. Should we be hiring a band or a DJ?
There are big differences between a band and DJ. Bands are usually faily expensive ($1,500+), play a fairly limited genre of music, have naturally loud volume, and usually don’t provide a professional MC who will coordinate and run your event. Professional DJs like us will be able to play a wide variety of music for all age groups and demographics and also be your MC and coordinator.
4. Is there any difference between a Special Event DJ and a Club DJ?
Special and corporate events are much more challenging than a nightclub event with the wide variety of music required to satisfy all demographics and taste preferences. Also, a Special/Corporate Event DJ must be able to coordinate events and handle all announcements, as well as be able to work with other event professionals (catering directors, photographers, etc.).
5. Can we customize our music play list?
Of course you can. We make sure to get in all of your requests at your event. We do require that a completed song list be submitted a week in advance so that all music is prepared for the event.
6. What type of equipment do you use?
We use name brand equipment to guarantee quality sound and reliability. Some of the brands we use include: Mackie, JBL, Technics, Shure and American DJ.
7. Will you bring backup equipment to my event?
When a DJ brings high quality equipment to your event, back ups won’t be necessary. If a DJ is selling you on bringing back ups, maybe you should question their equipment. In any case, back ups will be available for extreme cases of equipment failure.
8. How far in advance should I hire the DJ?
It depends on the type of event you are planning; for example a wedding, many people book their wedding vendors a year in advance. This provides a good lead time on guaranteeing your vendor’s availability for the date you want, especially during peak wedding season. Off peak season, 6 months is a good lead time. But with any event, you would still want to book as far in advance as possible.
9. What happens if your DJ is a no show?
This scenario will not happen. Lines of communication with our DJs are wide open. In the case of a tragedy, which does happen, we will have a back up DJ available who will be prepped and up to speed on your event.
10. Will you MC and coordinate all of our events?
The DJ naturally is the MC of the event, unless otherwise specified. In the event that you do not have an event coordinator, our DJs jump into that position and keep the event flow as close to the time line as possible. If you do have a coordinator, our DJs work side by side with them.
Fashion Valley Mall held a special event featuring a runway fashion show to display the latest styles from stores inside the mall like Gap, Macy’s and Banana Republic.
Pacific San Diego Magazine was a sponsor of the event and had a special VIP Lounge area after the runway show. Inside the lounge there were cocktails, style tips and fashion advice from Style Stop and the vinyl beats of DJ Misha with sound reinforcement from San Diego House Music.com
J Lab headphones were also onsite showing off their latest line of in-ear headphones, their rep Jordanna gave me a pair of the J2 Jbuds. Check them out on their website jlabaudio.com
These events are always a great time, and always free for readers of Pacific Magazine. Check out their website for contest and fun events in San diego!
Summer is approaching fast…
It’s a time for fun in the sun, celebrating good times and jamming to house music.
Thinking of having a party?
I’ve recently made upgrades to my mobile DJ equipment and now have the ability to take the dance party anywhere!
If you’re planning a party or event, contact me, because I would love to provide the music.
On the horizon…
Searsucker – San Diego Gaslamp District
It’s extraordinary to see that with great vision, dedicated hard work and a bit of luck, a great thing can happen. Searsucker, is not only an amazing restaurant, but is also growing in popularity as a new downtown night spot.
I love that Searsucker embraces house music and allows it to create the perfect atmosphere and mood for an elegant nightlife experience.
Next: Friday, May 29th
DJ Misha with Jason Whitmore on Live Saxophone
[pic caption]: Jason Whitmore playing live saxophone at Searsucker
Pacific San Diego Magazine
Last month I played at a Pacific Magazine wine tasting event at the Envy Nightclub in the Ivy Hotel. The event was a huge success and the publishers, David and Simone Perfloff, have since asked me to be the resident DJ for Pacific Magazine’s promotional events.
Stay tuned for more cool happenings around San Diego. Be sure to “Like” Pacific Magazine on Facebook and join the email newsletter on their website to learn about future events.
PacificSD Facebook Page
[pic caption]: with David and Simone Perloff at a Pacific Magazine event
Analog Bar – San Diego Nightclub
Last weekend I worked at Analog Bar with SanDieogHouseMusic.com and was really impressed with this venue. It’s a great place for a DJ, since special attention was given to both the DJ booth and the sound system. It’s also a fantastic place for getting down on the dance floor with a big room sound and sweet lighting. I look forward to working more at Analog Bar in the upcoming months.
Next: Sunday, June 5th 3-6pm
DJ Misha -ALL VINYL SET for ANALOG SUNDAYS
[pic caption]: DJ MC rocking the house at SanDiegoHouseMusic.com Launch Party
Eden – Hillcrest Nightclub
If you want to blow off your work week, I’ll be DJing at Eden this coming Friday, April 29, from 5-8 p.m.
Come down, enjoy some Happy Hour drinks and get your weekend started off right!
I’ll be DJing at Eden regularly, so keep checking back for future date on the events page.