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DJ Kanoya Productions

San Diego , CA
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San Diego, CA 92129 US (map)

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760-809-6951

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your recent engagement .... my name is DJ Justin Kanoya and I want to be your wedding entertainment director.

i have more than a decade of experience... Read more
Congratulations on your recent engagement .... my name is DJ Justin Kanoya and I want to be your wedding entertainment director.

i have more than a decade of experience entertaining at events and serving San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. From beginning to end, I ensure every event I performs at flows smoothly and guests have an outstanding time.

Contact me today and let's get started on planning the best night of your lives so far! Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Adaptive. I adapt to all situations, big crowds and small. I pride myself on being able to read a crowd a react appropriately.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
There is no limit on how much can be requested, but there is a limit on how much can be played. Obviously there would not be time to play an hours worth of requests if there were only 45 minutes left in the party. But also, working in requests to match the flow and the energy of the party is an exact science. Therefore it may be difficult to work in all requests.
What is your usual attire?
Dress slacks and a nice shirt. I will look like a performer and not part of the catering staff or one of your guests. It is important that I establish this presence.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
Not unless I absolutely cannot locate it.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Just me.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
I do not have a minimum, but it would seem silly to DJ for less than an hour.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Absolutely! In person, iChat, Skype, Google Voice and Video ... what's your flavor?
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
I am Japanese American, so I am familiar with those traditions. I have also performed at many Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Jewish weddings.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Sure, but it's important to not make this list too long. Certainly there are songs they may "hate," but this party is for everybody and not just the client. We're trying to please a lot of palettes.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes ... Denon professional DJ audio gear and the Bose L1 speaker system.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
I have a American DJ megapixel LED bar to light the dance floor. Uplighting and other special lighting is available at an additional cost.
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
I usually arrive two hours before start time and a table is not required.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
I usually ask for an 8'x8' area for myself and 4'x4' area for the speakers.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No, that is tacky!
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Of course that is what I am being paid to do. But I'm not yakking all night long.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
I like to let the music speak for itself. If no one is dancing then it's probably because I need to change up the tempo or genre.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I do not take breaks, but providing meal while other guests are dining is always appreciated.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
I do play music when I am having my quick dinner!
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I belong to a good network of DJs that I can call on. However, this has onl happened once, and it was when my wife went into labor.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No.
What is your overtime rate?
This is negotiable. Typically $150/hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
This is negotiable for travel outside of San Diego County.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Typically 20% of the quote.

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Maggie
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
We had Justin as our DJ for the wedding reception, and he was great. He was professional, and definitely knew how to read and work the crowd. We had a great time and so did our guests. I highly recommend him!
We had Justin as our DJ for the wedding reception, and he was great. He was professional, and definitely knew how to read Read more...
We had Justin as our DJ for the wedding reception, and he was great. He was professional, and definitely knew how to read and work the crowd. We had a great time and so did our guests. I highly recommend him! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Justin Kanoya was an amazing DJ! He was extremely professional and very easy to work with. He really was integral to our event keeping with the timing of all of the different aspects of our wedding reception. At our wedding, dancing was definitely the highlight, in large part to Justin's amazing DJ skills! Thanks so much, Justin!
Justin Kanoya was an amazing DJ! He was extremely professional and very easy to work with. He really was integral to our Read more...
Justin Kanoya was an amazing DJ! He was extremely professional and very easy to work with. He really was integral to our event keeping with the timing of all of the different aspects of our wedding reception. At our wedding, dancing was definitely the highlight, in large part to Justin's amazing DJ skills! Thanks so much, Justin! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
DJ Kanoya was friendly, professional, and flexible to our schedule. Our unconventional wedding included multiple live music acts, and DJ Kanoya was incredibly helpful in working with us to make sure the equipment and timing were in place.

He also was a wonderful MC throughout the night - he worked with us to make a schedule for the night so that he knew what was going on and when. Of course, we altered that schedule and DJ Kanoya rolled along with it.

And the music was awesome. We didn't give much guidance as to what we wanted, but he got our guests excited and kept them on the dance floor all night.

DJ Kanoya was really great and I would strongly recommend him.
DJ Kanoya was friendly, professional, and flexible to our schedule. Our unconventional wedding included multiple live Read more...
DJ Kanoya was friendly, professional, and flexible to our schedule. Our unconventional wedding included multiple live music acts, and DJ Kanoya was incredibly helpful in working with us to make sure the equipment and timing were in place.

He also was a wonderful MC throughout the night - he worked with us to make a schedule for the night so that he knew what was going on and when. Of course, we altered that schedule and DJ Kanoya rolled along with it.

And the music was awesome. We didn't give much guidance as to what we wanted, but he got our guests excited and kept them on the dance floor all night.

DJ Kanoya was really great and I would strongly recommend him. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Justin was great. He guided us through planning of the itinerary for our reception, listened to what we wanted, and then took charge and made sure everything flowed well. We had total confidence in him because it was clear that he had a lot of experience and knew what he was doing. Would definitely recommend him to anyone!
Justin was great. He guided us through planning of the itinerary for our reception, listened to what we wanted, and then Read more...
Justin was great. He guided us through planning of the itinerary for our reception, listened to what we wanted, and then took charge and made sure everything flowed well. We had total confidence in him because it was clear that he had a lot of experience and knew what he was doing. Would definitely recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Justin was very easy to work with. He had a great personality and made our reception a lot of fun. The variety of music with our requests was great!
Justin was very easy to work with. He had a great personality and made our reception a lot of fun. The variety of music Read more...
Justin was very easy to work with. He had a great personality and made our reception a lot of fun. The variety of music with our requests was great! Read less
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Joan
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
As mother-of-the-groom I was very impressed with Justin's professionalism and his overall handling of the reception at my son's wedding. He met with my son and fiance before the wedding to discover what was important, and provided a questionnaire to get family input. His knowledge of music and his interest in making sure the right music was played at the right time was impressive. We had a relatively short amount of time in the reception hall and Justin made sure all the important elements of introduction, recognition and tradition were met. He managed the "flow" beautifully and, more importantly, seamlessly. Our guest were charmed and entertained. It was a fun, sentimental and memorable reception.
As mother-of-the-groom I was very impressed with Justin's professionalism and his overall handling of the reception at my Read more...
As mother-of-the-groom I was very impressed with Justin's professionalism and his overall handling of the reception at my son's wedding. He met with my son and fiance before the wedding to discover what was important, and provided a questionnaire to get family input. His knowledge of music and his interest in making sure the right music was played at the right time was impressive. We had a relatively short amount of time in the reception hall and Justin made sure all the important elements of introduction, recognition and tradition were met. He managed the "flow" beautifully and, more importantly, seamlessly. Our guest were charmed and entertained. It was a fun, sentimental and memorable reception. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Justin is a great DJ and Master of Ceremonies! I've been to two weddings that he has performed for (one for a mutual friend in 2010 and another for a good friend in 2012). He was definitely able to keep the crowd's attention and keep the enjoyment going. One thing I definitely noticed is that he is very tactful and successful at getting everyone's attention during important aspects of the program. Justin can read the party very well.. he kept the dance floors full.. can tell when a group is feeling like old school 90s hip hop or salsa.. even started a Soul Train.. he's not afraid to enjoy the night and make it fun for everyone! Definitely knows what he's doing and he is valuable!
Justin is a great DJ and Master of Ceremonies! I've been to two weddings that he has performed for (one for a mutual Read more...
Justin is a great DJ and Master of Ceremonies! I've been to two weddings that he has performed for (one for a mutual friend in 2010 and another for a good friend in 2012). He was definitely able to keep the crowd's attention and keep the enjoyment going. One thing I definitely noticed is that he is very tactful and successful at getting everyone's attention during important aspects of the program. Justin can read the party very well.. he kept the dance floors full.. can tell when a group is feeling like old school 90s hip hop or salsa.. even started a Soul Train.. he's not afraid to enjoy the night and make it fun for everyone! Definitely knows what he's doing and he is valuable! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Justin is a great DJ and Master of Ceremonies! I've been to two weddings that he has performed for (one for a mutual friend in 2010 and another for a good friend in 2012). He was definitely able to keep the crowd's attention and keep the enjoyment going. One thing I definitely noticed is that he is very tactful and successful at getting everyone's attention during important aspects of the program. Justin can read the party very well.. he kept the dance floors full.. can tell when a group is feeling like old school 90s hip hop or salsa.. even started a Soul Train.. he's not afraid to enjoy the night and make it fun for everyone! Definitely knows what he's doing and he is valuable!
Justin is a great DJ and Master of Ceremonies! I've been to two weddings that he has performed for (one for a mutual Read more...
Justin is a great DJ and Master of Ceremonies! I've been to two weddings that he has performed for (one for a mutual friend in 2010 and another for a good friend in 2012). He was definitely able to keep the crowd's attention and keep the enjoyment going. One thing I definitely noticed is that he is very tactful and successful at getting everyone's attention during important aspects of the program. Justin can read the party very well.. he kept the dance floors full.. can tell when a group is feeling like old school 90s hip hop or salsa.. even started a Soul Train.. he's not afraid to enjoy the night and make it fun for everyone! Definitely knows what he's doing and he is valuable! Read less
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Judy
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We saw DJ Kanoya dj at another venue about a year prior and just loved his style. Not only was the music fit for the occasion but he was so approachable and pleasant to speak to. So when we pinned down our wedding date, we went straight to DJ Kanoya and asked him to be our DJ. During wedding preparations, he met with us on a few occasions and went over everything from A to Z and put us at ease. He asked us very important questions that I would not have thought to ask on my own (that's experience right there!) so it validated our initial assessment of him. At the wedding, I could not have asked for a better DJ! He was incredibly uplifting and had all my guests engaged during the reception and didn't miss a beat with multiple announcements at the appropriate moments. Once the dancing started, he seriously had everyone on the dance floor like there was no tomorrow. He played all the music that we requested and had a natural feel for the type of songs we would enjoy based on the discussions we had during our meetings with him. His DJ skills are proven with the natural mix from song to song to song to song. We had many compliments about our DJ from our friends who attended and he undoubtedly was a huge part of our successful wedding. We have referred him business because we believe and trust that our friends would appreciate him as much as we did.
We saw DJ Kanoya dj at another venue about a year prior and just loved his style. Not only was the music fit for the Read more...
We saw DJ Kanoya dj at another venue about a year prior and just loved his style. Not only was the music fit for the occasion but he was so approachable and pleasant to speak to. So when we pinned down our wedding date, we went straight to DJ Kanoya and asked him to be our DJ. During wedding preparations, he met with us on a few occasions and went over everything from A to Z and put us at ease. He asked us very important questions that I would not have thought to ask on my own (that's experience right there!) so it validated our initial assessment of him. At the wedding, I could not have asked for a better DJ! He was incredibly uplifting and had all my guests engaged during the reception and didn't miss a beat with multiple announcements at the appropriate moments. Once the dancing started, he seriously had everyone on the dance floor like there was no tomorrow. He played all the music that we requested and had a natural feel for the type of songs we would enjoy based on the discussions we had during our meetings with him. His DJ skills are proven with the natural mix from song to song to song to song. We had many compliments about our DJ from our friends who attended and he undoubtedly was a huge part of our successful wedding. We have referred him business because we believe and trust that our friends would appreciate him as much as we did. Read less
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MauiMeInSD
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Justin was the the perfect DJ for our wedding. He worked with us prior to the wedding in coordinating music that we wanted to play, and not just stuff he wanted to play. He was responsive to my emails and made us feel comfortable. He did all of our ceremony music and was a great emcee. He was able to read our crowd so well that he had our guests dancing the entire evening. He even staged our last dance of the evening and it was definitely one of our favorite moments from that night. He's a true professional and really knows his stuff. We would highly highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding DJ.
Justin was the the perfect DJ for our wedding. He worked with us prior to the wedding in coordinating music that we wanted Read more...
Justin was the the perfect DJ for our wedding. He worked with us prior to the wedding in coordinating music that we wanted to play, and not just stuff he wanted to play. He was responsive to my emails and made us feel comfortable. He did all of our ceremony music and was a great emcee. He was able to read our crowd so well that he had our guests dancing the entire evening. He even staged our last dance of the evening and it was definitely one of our favorite moments from that night. He's a true professional and really knows his stuff. We would highly highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding DJ. Read less
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