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DJ Sota Entertainment

Costa Mesa , CA
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LOCATION

287 Hanover Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA US 92626 (map)

PHONE

831-818-5408

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

DJ Sota Entertainment is a Professional Mobile DJ Service that can provide your DJ, Emcee, Lighting, Photobooth, Slide Show, and All needed Sound Equipment. We help in the coordinating... Read more
DJ Sota Entertainment is a Professional Mobile DJ Service that can provide your DJ, Emcee, Lighting, Photobooth, Slide Show, and All needed Sound Equipment. We help in the coordinating of your wedding or event and provide high quality customer service and entertainment so you can relax, have fun, and know you're in good hands.

Contact Us Today!

(831) 818-5408

Email: DJSotaEntertainment@Gmail.com

PLEASE VISIT: http://www.DJSota.com

- Professional DJ and Emcee Service

- Lighting, Photobooth, and Slide Shows

- Phenomenal Customer Service

- Affordable Pricing

- Extensive Knowledge of Music and Mixing

- Custom Tailored Music

- Not Cheesy

- Flexible

- Insured

- Weddings, School functions, Corporate Events, Benefits, Parties, Bars/Clubs, Concerts, and Private Events

Hello, my name is Dakota J Sottosanto and as owner of DJ Sota Entertainment I am involved in every event we book. I know the DJ/Emcee is an essential part of your special event so we make it our goal to ensure each wedding or event flows smoothly and successfully and that everyone is having a great time. Our style is always professional and friendly because we know how important it is that you feel comfortable and confident with the DJ/Emcee you choose. I personally guarantee you will not be disappointed with choosing DJ Sota Entertainment.

We understand each wedding or event is unique, and is a collection of people from a variety of age groups and cultural backgrounds, so we have learned to be flexible enough to meet the needs of any group. For DJ Sota Entertainment, each event is about the clients celebrating with their family and friends, NOT about the DJ/MC. We are not the style of DJ/MC that likes the sound of their own voice and plays their own personal favorite music selections, instead we custom tailor each event based on the request of our clients. we do our best to make sure the clients are happy and that their guest are having a GREAT time. We love seeing people celebrate to the music we spin.

For Wedding and Event Planning & Coordinating

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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Professional, Friendly, and Flexible. I try to get an idea from each client what they are looking for.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
NO, I always encourage my clients to make request to give me an idea of what they like.
What is your usual attire?
Normally a Suit - Vest or Jacket, Dress Shirt, Dress Pants, Dress Shoes and a Tie
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
I will download or buy any song I don't already have if requested. If it's a rare song I may ask the clients to help me track it down if I am unable to find it.
How many other DJs do you work with?
I have a small team of 5 DJs. We stay small to provide the best customer service.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
4 hours
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
Yes I have done weddings all across the board and at this point am pretty comfortable with just about anything.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Of course
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes I provide all my own equipment
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
I have many different types of lights. I can provide just about anything you may need. Uplights, Dance Lights, Laser Lights, GOBO Monogram, Disco Ball, Pin Spots etc. If I don't have it I can get a hold of it.
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 always ask for at least an hour to set up. I can provide my own table if needed, but if provided that works as well. I use one 6 foot table.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
I just need a 6 foot table near the dance floor.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I do Emcee the event, but I don't talk too much. Many Wedding DJs talk way too much.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
I have different techniques to fill the dance floor.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
It is customary to provide a meal for your vendors. But I am never really on a break. I am always aware of the music and the event.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Of course, but I am never too far away.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I never have missed an event, but I do know other DJs in an emergency.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
NO
What is your overtime rate?
$75 per half hour
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes, it can depend on the distance, but I am reasonable.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$300

INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

What items are available for rental?
Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Lights, Linens, Lounge Furniture, Photo Booth
Do you offer delivery, setup, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

INFO FOR LIGHTING & DECOR

What type of events do you produce?
Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings
Which of the following services do you provide?
Audiovisuals, Day-of Coordination, Decorative Draping, Entertainment, Event Concept & Design, Event Décor, Event Lighting, Event Planning, Furniture Rental, Venue Selection

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DorysMike
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
After finding our venue (The Summit House in Fullerton), finding our DJ was the next on our to-do list. From our first phone conversation, DJ Sota (Dakota) was always extremely professional and was able to answer any questions we had, no matter how small they may have been. Dakota DJ'd our wedding at the Summit House on 08/31/14, and he also provided the uplighting (which was beautiful) and a personalized image that was projected for us, instead of a monogram.
A couple weeks before our wedding, we meet with Dakota to go over our timeline just to make sure everything would run smoothly on our wedding day. Since I'm an optometrist, we wanted to incorporate a personalized "eye chart" to be projected at our wedding (Instead of the traditional/ standard monogram). Although we asked Dakota if he would be able to pull this off for us with such short notice, he was extremely helpful and was more than willing to help us with this unique request. The end result was PERFECT! It was just what we had pictured.
To say Dakota made our reception smoothly would be an understatement. We are both from predominately Latin families, so one of our initial concerns was to make sure we found someone who would be able to play a good mix of Latin music to keep our guest dancing. Dakota did just that! Our guest were having so much fun on the dance floor that we decided to extend our reception an extra hour to keep the celebration going!! (and Dakota was able to accommodate us with that last minute request).
To this day, our friends and family let us know how much fun they had at our wedding, especially dancing the night away. We are soo thankful to have come across DJ Sota's website. He is very professional, was very punctual, extremely organized, so easy to work with and overall helped make our dream wedding a reality. Thank you Dj Sota for everything, you are THE BEST!!
After finding our venue (The Summit House in Fullerton), finding our DJ was the next on our to-do list. From our first Read more...
After finding our venue (The Summit House in Fullerton), finding our DJ was the next on our to-do list. From our first phone conversation, DJ Sota (Dakota) was always extremely professional and was able to answer any questions we had, no matter how small they may have been. Dakota DJ'd our wedding at the Summit House on 08/31/14, and he also provided the uplighting (which was beautiful) and a personalized image that was projected for us, instead of a monogram.
A couple weeks before our wedding, we meet with Dakota to go over our timeline just to make sure everything would run smoothly on our wedding day. Since I'm an optometrist, we wanted to incorporate a personalized "eye chart" to be projected at our wedding (Instead of the traditional/ standard monogram). Although we asked Dakota if he would be able to pull this off for us with such short notice, he was extremely helpful and was more than willing to help us with this unique request. The end result was PERFECT! It was just what we had pictured.
To say Dakota made our reception smoothly would be an understatement. We are both from predominately Latin families, so one of our initial concerns was to make sure we found someone who would be able to play a good mix of Latin music to keep our guest dancing. Dakota did just that! Our guest were having so much fun on the dance floor that we decided to extend our reception an extra hour to keep the celebration going!! (and Dakota was able to accommodate us with that last minute request).
To this day, our friends and family let us know how much fun they had at our wedding, especially dancing the night away. We are soo thankful to have come across DJ Sota's website. He is very professional, was very punctual, extremely organized, so easy to work with and overall helped make our dream wedding a reality. Thank you Dj Sota for everything, you are THE BEST!! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Sevy
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Dakota is the best DJ one could ever expect. Seriously, he will take all the stress and work out of your hands and handle everything. He is also a very genuine, great guy.
Dakota is the best DJ one could ever expect. Seriously, he will take all the stress and work out of your hands and handle Read more...
Dakota is the best DJ one could ever expect. Seriously, he will take all the stress and work out of your hands and handle everything. He is also a very genuine, great guy. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Lina
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota is it! Reliable, professional, hip, very easy to get along with! My husband and I are so grateful for how DJ Sota was able to guide us through step by step and very patient with us while we were indecisive with song choices for both the ceremony and reception. He is super organized with numerous lists of suggestions and helped turn our stress to excitement for our special day. We definitely recommend DJ Sota!
DJ Sota is it! Reliable, professional, hip, very easy to get along with! My husband and I are so grateful for how DJ Sota Read more...
DJ Sota is it! Reliable, professional, hip, very easy to get along with! My husband and I are so grateful for how DJ Sota was able to guide us through step by step and very patient with us while we were indecisive with song choices for both the ceremony and reception. He is super organized with numerous lists of suggestions and helped turn our stress to excitement for our special day. We definitely recommend DJ Sota! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Amy
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Dakota and Diego made our wedding day an absolute dream! Dakota was on the ball from the moment I contacted him, and was very flexible and helpful with our song choices. Diego was very professional, respectful, and fun! We couldn't have asked for a better DJ service!
Dakota and Diego made our wedding day an absolute dream! Dakota was on the ball from the moment I contacted him, and was Read more...
Dakota and Diego made our wedding day an absolute dream! Dakota was on the ball from the moment I contacted him, and was very flexible and helpful with our song choices. Diego was very professional, respectful, and fun! We couldn't have asked for a better DJ service! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Choosing a DJ for my wedding was something I wasn't excited about doing. I was a little worried about choosing a DJ because, unlike other components of a wedding, I couldn't actually hear/see a DJ's work before an event.... I just had to trust my instincts and reviews.

I thoroughly looked at other DJs, asked for quotes, asked friends for recommendations, but I wasn't really satisfied with anything I saw. I came across DJ Sota on WeddingWire, and I was impressed by all the reviews. I, of course, had to investigate further, and so I checked on Yelp, his website, his YouTube videos (of weddings), and his FaceBook. At this point, I felt like a stalker, but hey... a DJ will make or break your wedding, so I was determined to find a great one.

From the first time I spoke with DJ Sota, he was very professional, friendly, and attentive. Before we booked him, he met with my husband and answered all our questions and addressed our concerns. I wasn't really sure what to expect from a DJ, but DJ Sota nailed it. He promptly sent us a wedding planning sheet. This was so helpful, and it made planning the "day of" music/timeline less daunting.

About two weeks before my wedding, Dakota (DJ Sota) and I touched base on music selection and equipment needs, and a week before my wedding, we met at the venue to discuss layout and finalize the timeline and music selection. As mentioned, DJ Sota was very professional and incredibly knowledgeable. He gave me some recommendations that were very helpful. In addition, he was very thorough in his work.

On the day of the wedding, DJ Sota was everything I hoped for and more! From the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, to dancing, DJ Sota played everything I wanted and helped us
Choosing a DJ for my wedding was something I wasn't excited about doing. I was a little worried about choosing a DJ Read more...
Choosing a DJ for my wedding was something I wasn't excited about doing. I was a little worried about choosing a DJ because, unlike other components of a wedding, I couldn't actually hear/see a DJ's work before an event.... I just had to trust my instincts and reviews.

I thoroughly looked at other DJs, asked for quotes, asked friends for recommendations, but I wasn't really satisfied with anything I saw. I came across DJ Sota on WeddingWire, and I was impressed by all the reviews. I, of course, had to investigate further, and so I checked on Yelp, his website, his YouTube videos (of weddings), and his FaceBook. At this point, I felt like a stalker, but hey... a DJ will make or break your wedding, so I was determined to find a great one.

From the first time I spoke with DJ Sota, he was very professional, friendly, and attentive. Before we booked him, he met with my husband and answered all our questions and addressed our concerns. I wasn't really sure what to expect from a DJ, but DJ Sota nailed it. He promptly sent us a wedding planning sheet. This was so helpful, and it made planning the "day of" music/timeline less daunting.

About two weeks before my wedding, Dakota (DJ Sota) and I touched base on music selection and equipment needs, and a week before my wedding, we met at the venue to discuss layout and finalize the timeline and music selection. As mentioned, DJ Sota was very professional and incredibly knowledgeable. He gave me some recommendations that were very helpful. In addition, he was very thorough in his work.

On the day of the wedding, DJ Sota was everything I hoped for and more! From the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, to dancing, DJ Sota played everything I wanted and helped us Read less
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Stephanie & Zach
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota (aka Dakota Sottosanto) did an amazing job as our wedding DJ at the Newland Barn in Huntington Beach. I'll just start off by saying - my husband and I are not particular about much, but we are TOTALLY particular about music. DJ Sota allowed us to build custom playlists for each wedding event, which suited our tone and personality without being off-putting to our guests. He counseled us through the process, lending expert advise that only a professional with experience in weddings would know. And together we made a one-of-a-kind experience for ourselves and our guests!

I feel like many wedding DJ's would have taken one look at our broad musical choices and ran for the hills. But DJ Sota went that extra mile to get to know the music, and was super helpful in making sure that our special songs would be played at appropriate moments (even working in some of our more obscure favorites into the open dance timeslots) He is a charming fellow to boot so MC'ing the events seemed to come naturally to him; no weird awkward silences or pauses. He was friendly, courteous, and professional to our family and friends too, which goes a long way with us. Overall we would highly recommend DJ Sota!
DJ Sota (aka Dakota Sottosanto) did an amazing job as our wedding DJ at the Newland Barn in Huntington Beach. I'll just Read more...
DJ Sota (aka Dakota Sottosanto) did an amazing job as our wedding DJ at the Newland Barn in Huntington Beach. I'll just start off by saying - my husband and I are not particular about much, but we are TOTALLY particular about music. DJ Sota allowed us to build custom playlists for each wedding event, which suited our tone and personality without being off-putting to our guests. He counseled us through the process, lending expert advise that only a professional with experience in weddings would know. And together we made a one-of-a-kind experience for ourselves and our guests!

I feel like many wedding DJ's would have taken one look at our broad musical choices and ran for the hills. But DJ Sota went that extra mile to get to know the music, and was super helpful in making sure that our special songs would be played at appropriate moments (even working in some of our more obscure favorites into the open dance timeslots) He is a charming fellow to boot so MC'ing the events seemed to come naturally to him; no weird awkward silences or pauses. He was friendly, courteous, and professional to our family and friends too, which goes a long way with us. Overall we would highly recommend DJ Sota! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a wonderful husband and wife team for music and coordination then Stop and Stare Events and DJ Sota Entertainment is the way to go! Kristen and Dakota were absolutely fantastic to work with and very detail oriented. I was extremely impressed by how in tune they were with the details; I never realized there were so many mini details to make a wedding day one to remember especially the music.

Music at an event really sets the mood for the whole day and Dakota developed a wonderful playlist that fit our venue/music taste perfectly. The music was wonderful throughout the whole day, he listened to what my husband and I wanted and did that and more. Also, he has a capturing voice which is a plus since he was the one telling guests information. Weeks after the wedding guests kept sending emails asking about the playlist and all the great detail of the wedding. This is the first time I have ever hired a DJ and I would recommend Dakota as one of the best DJ’s out there!

Lastly, the small details of a wedding really tie everything together and without Kristen’s wonderful help our wedding wouldn’t have ran as smoothly as it did. She was so easy to work with and was very helpful when I asked for advice. When I arrived to our wedding site everything looked amazing and just the way my husband and I envisioned it! Kristen even went above and beyond when it came to the cake cutting. We just had a plain table cloth with the cake but Kristen moved the flowers that were tied onto the chairs to the table for an elegant touch!

My advice is hire this amazing duo, plain and simple. You will not regret it!
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If you are looking for a wonderful husband and wife team for music and coordination then Stop and Stare Events and DJ Sota Entertainment is the way to go! Kristen and Dakota were absolutely fantastic to work with and very detail oriented. I was extremely impressed by how in tune they were with the details; I never realized there were so many mini details to make a wedding day one to remember especially the music.

Music at an event really sets the mood for the whole day and Dakota developed a wonderful playlist that fit our venue/music taste perfectly. The music was wonderful throughout the whole day, he listened to what my husband and I wanted and did that and more. Also, he has a capturing voice which is a plus since he was the one telling guests information. Weeks after the wedding guests kept sending emails asking about the playlist and all the great detail of the wedding. This is the first time I have ever hired a DJ and I would recommend Dakota as one of the best DJ’s out there!

Lastly, the small details of a wedding really tie everything together and without Kristen’s wonderful help our wedding wouldn’t have ran as smoothly as it did. She was so easy to work with and was very helpful when I asked for advice. When I arrived to our wedding site everything looked amazing and just the way my husband and I envisioned it! Kristen even went above and beyond when it came to the cake cutting. We just had a plain table cloth with the cake but Kristen moved the flowers that were tied onto the chairs to the table for an elegant touch!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Diego did a great job at our wedding. We were pleased with his professionalism as well as playing exactly the music and type of music we had given him.
Diego did a great job at our wedding. We were pleased with his professionalism as well as playing exactly the music and Read more...
Diego did a great job at our wedding. We were pleased with his professionalism as well as playing exactly the music and type of music we had given him. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota made our night so fun. He had everyone out on the dance floor and I am still getting remarks on how good of a DJ he was and how fun the night was because there was good music playing. The lighting setup that he did was so worth it and made the perfect atmosphere.
DJ Sota made our night so fun. He had everyone out on the dance floor and I am still getting remarks on how good of a DJ Read more...
DJ Sota made our night so fun. He had everyone out on the dance floor and I am still getting remarks on how good of a DJ he was and how fun the night was because there was good music playing. The lighting setup that he did was so worth it and made the perfect atmosphere. Read less
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samira
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota's company was so amazing to work with. We were referred to Dakota's company by our photographer, Jamie Brinkman from Jamie B Photography, who had worded with him several times prior and was very pleased with DJ Sota's team. We originally thought Dakota was going to be our DJ, but he had another event. After we had a Skype meeting with DJ Dave, we knew that this was going to be the best decision for our special day!

We had to arrange the whole thing from the east coast and they walked us through the entire process with ease. At times, we felt overwhelmed with all the typical wedding things, but with their organized time line and helpful client questionnaires, we learned quickly that this was going to be much easier than expected. They were super helpful with suggestions and giving us a peace of mind by walking us through different ideas and how to incorporate our vision for the perfect wedding.

Dave was punctual, very friendly, easily worked with our requests. He had a sense of humor, very easygoing and ensured we stayed on track with our time line the day of wedding. Even though we had a bit of a late start (we were about 15-20 min late), he managed to bring us back on track - which was super important since we had 2 other vendors who had a specific time they needed to start their performances. Every guest that had a request or needed his assistance continued to rave about his professionalism and how easy it was to approach him. He was well dressed and always had a smile on his face (which was always a plus with those candid photos!).

If we ever have another event - no offense Dakota - Dave would definitely be our man! :)
DJ Sota's company was so amazing to work with. We were referred to Dakota's company by our photographer, Jamie Brinkman Read more...
DJ Sota's company was so amazing to work with. We were referred to Dakota's company by our photographer, Jamie Brinkman from Jamie B Photography, who had worded with him several times prior and was very pleased with DJ Sota's team. We originally thought Dakota was going to be our DJ, but he had another event. After we had a Skype meeting with DJ Dave, we knew that this was going to be the best decision for our special day!

We had to arrange the whole thing from the east coast and they walked us through the entire process with ease. At times, we felt overwhelmed with all the typical wedding things, but with their organized time line and helpful client questionnaires, we learned quickly that this was going to be much easier than expected. They were super helpful with suggestions and giving us a peace of mind by walking us through different ideas and how to incorporate our vision for the perfect wedding.

Dave was punctual, very friendly, easily worked with our requests. He had a sense of humor, very easygoing and ensured we stayed on track with our time line the day of wedding. Even though we had a bit of a late start (we were about 15-20 min late), he managed to bring us back on track - which was super important since we had 2 other vendors who had a specific time they needed to start their performances. Every guest that had a request or needed his assistance continued to rave about his professionalism and how easy it was to approach him. He was well dressed and always had a smile on his face (which was always a plus with those candid photos!).

If we ever have another event - no offense Dakota - Dave would definitely be our man! :) Read less
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Marci
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband did most of the work on the music portion of our wedding but I can say DJ Sota and DJ Vaughn did an absolutely amazing job for my wedding last night in San Diego.

DJ Sota was extremely communicative via email and answered any and all questions we had. He helped us create a great timeline for the day and made helpful suggestions for music choices when we were lost. Even on the morning of my wedding I was able to email him to extend my processional song and sure enough he came through!

DJ Vaughn was our actual DJ for the night and if I could give him 10 stars, I would. He was FANTASTIC! He never left his area and he played the best dance songs. He MC'd exactly how we would want, made the night run smooth and helped throw one hell of a dance party. From the minute dinner ended until the time the lights went on and the wedding was over people were on the floor dancing. His music choices were great and my only complaint is the night had to end

Thank you DJ Vaughn!
My husband did most of the work on the music portion of our wedding but I can say DJ Sota and DJ Vaughn did an absolutely Read more...
My husband did most of the work on the music portion of our wedding but I can say DJ Sota and DJ Vaughn did an absolutely amazing job for my wedding last night in San Diego.

DJ Sota was extremely communicative via email and answered any and all questions we had. He helped us create a great timeline for the day and made helpful suggestions for music choices when we were lost. Even on the morning of my wedding I was able to email him to extend my processional song and sure enough he came through!

DJ Vaughn was our actual DJ for the night and if I could give him 10 stars, I would. He was FANTASTIC! He never left his area and he played the best dance songs. He MC'd exactly how we would want, made the night run smooth and helped throw one hell of a dance party. From the minute dinner ended until the time the lights went on and the wedding was over people were on the floor dancing. His music choices were great and my only complaint is the night had to end

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Patrick
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I could not recommend DJ Sota enough! Dakota is great to work with and extremely helpful and made the whole process of finding a DJ for our wedding a breeze! Dakota already had another event scheduled for our wedding day as we contacted him late, but he had DJ Vaughn work our wedding, and Vaughn was the best DJ I have ever seen. He is very professional while making it a great party! I cannot even count the number of compliments that we received from our guests about Vaughn, they all had an amazing time! I promise you will not go wrong with either Dakota or Vaughn!
I could not recommend DJ Sota enough! Dakota is great to work with and extremely helpful and made the whole process of Read more...
I could not recommend DJ Sota enough! Dakota is great to work with and extremely helpful and made the whole process of finding a DJ for our wedding a breeze! Dakota already had another event scheduled for our wedding day as we contacted him late, but he had DJ Vaughn work our wedding, and Vaughn was the best DJ I have ever seen. He is very professional while making it a great party! I cannot even count the number of compliments that we received from our guests about Vaughn, they all had an amazing time! I promise you will not go wrong with either Dakota or Vaughn! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota was our DJ for our wedding on 4/26/14. When we first got engaged, I had no idea where to even start looking for a good DJ, when I started researching, there quite a bit of shady DJ's out there that were trying to rip us off and charge us way to much for what they were offering, and most of them just seemed stuck up, and weren't really helpful. When I found DJ Sota on Yelp, I saw amazing reviews on him and his company DJ Sota Entertainment. Ever since the day I contacted him, he has been helpful every step of the way, and he was very prompt and quick about responding by email, text, or phone call, and answered any questions we had. He made us feel super comfortable and was up front and honest with us,we were even on a first name basis, and he wasn't pushy at all.

We met up 2 weeks prior to our wedding to finalize everything, and we had some last minute changes, and he was able to work around it. He even was able to have one of his friends to come help translate at our wedding to accommodate and make my Argentinean family comfortable during the reception.We definitely recommend him for any event you may need a DJ for. Thanks so much Dakota!
DJ Sota was our DJ for our wedding on 4/26/14. When we first got engaged, I had no idea where to even start looking for a Read more...
DJ Sota was our DJ for our wedding on 4/26/14. When we first got engaged, I had no idea where to even start looking for a good DJ, when I started researching, there quite a bit of shady DJ's out there that were trying to rip us off and charge us way to much for what they were offering, and most of them just seemed stuck up, and weren't really helpful. When I found DJ Sota on Yelp, I saw amazing reviews on him and his company DJ Sota Entertainment. Ever since the day I contacted him, he has been helpful every step of the way, and he was very prompt and quick about responding by email, text, or phone call, and answered any questions we had. He made us feel super comfortable and was up front and honest with us,we were even on a first name basis, and he wasn't pushy at all.

We met up 2 weeks prior to our wedding to finalize everything, and we had some last minute changes, and he was able to work around it. He even was able to have one of his friends to come help translate at our wedding to accommodate and make my Argentinean family comfortable during the reception.We definitely recommend him for any event you may need a DJ for. Thanks so much Dakota! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Fantastic! As many couples are, my fiancé and I were complete novices at planning a wedding. DJ Sota was the third DJ we sat down with during the wedding planning process. The first two seemed fine, but we had agreed to interview at least three. Well, within minutes of meeting DJ Sota, we both knew he was the one. He is professional and obviously knowledgeable, but it is the “more” that he brings to the table – his friendly personality, his experience on how weddings should work, his enthusiasm (he started sketching out our venue layout that first meeting and offered to go see the place so we could figure out sound and light!), and on and on. We sent him our draft itinerary for the big day and he took the time to go over it and make suggestions on how the wedding might flow better (and he was absolutely right!). We probably weren’t the easiest crowd – with our mix of traditional guests wanting Spanish music and younger guests wanting Top 40 – but he managed to make it all come together so seamlessly. Our guests had a great time – old and young! Thank you DJ Sota!!
Fantastic! As many couples are, my fiancé and I were complete novices at planning a wedding. DJ Sota was the third DJ we Read more...
Fantastic! As many couples are, my fiancé and I were complete novices at planning a wedding. DJ Sota was the third DJ we sat down with during the wedding planning process. The first two seemed fine, but we had agreed to interview at least three. Well, within minutes of meeting DJ Sota, we both knew he was the one. He is professional and obviously knowledgeable, but it is the “more” that he brings to the table – his friendly personality, his experience on how weddings should work, his enthusiasm (he started sketching out our venue layout that first meeting and offered to go see the place so we could figure out sound and light!), and on and on. We sent him our draft itinerary for the big day and he took the time to go over it and make suggestions on how the wedding might flow better (and he was absolutely right!). We probably weren’t the easiest crowd – with our mix of traditional guests wanting Spanish music and younger guests wanting Top 40 – but he managed to make it all come together so seamlessly. Our guests had a great time – old and young! Thank you DJ Sota!! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
3/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Wedding was on March 7, 2014.

I’ve only been to a few weddings in my life and most of the wedding DJ’s I’ve seen are ok, but not great. They do a decent job and for most people I guess that works. This was different though because this was OUR wedding. My job was to find a DJ who can read a crowd and keep everyone engaged when they needed to and at other times, sit back and let the music do the talking. I stumbled upon Dakota on Wedding Wire and instantly I noticed NOTHING but 5 star reviews. I started watching the videos, looked at the pictures, and read the reviews and saw nothing but praise. I emailed Dakota about information and was instantly pleased by the prompt response. Dakota provided all the information I asked for and then some. My (now) wife and I met up with Dakota was pleased by his professionalism mixed in with excitement with the soon to be married couple . What made us feel even better was that he had just done a reception at the venue we were to be married at, so he knew the location and talked about setups he’s done in the past. We instantly booked him because we knew he was the one for us.

Leading up to the wedding Dakota was in constant communication with us sending us more information than we could handle and it was great. Once our itinerary was complete, Dakota was more than willing to look it over and gave great suggestions to have the wedding flow more smoothly. The day of, naturally, is one of nervousness but we give nothing but PRAISE for Dakota. The wedding was PERFECT. He played all the right songs at the right times and got the party going when it needed to. NO ISSUES AT ALL! I would hands down always recommend Dakota and his services and he is well deserving of this 5 star rating!!!! THANK YOU DAKOTA!
Wedding was on March 7, 2014.

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Wedding was on March 7, 2014.

I’ve only been to a few weddings in my life and most of the wedding DJ’s I’ve seen are ok, but not great. They do a decent job and for most people I guess that works. This was different though because this was OUR wedding. My job was to find a DJ who can read a crowd and keep everyone engaged when they needed to and at other times, sit back and let the music do the talking. I stumbled upon Dakota on Wedding Wire and instantly I noticed NOTHING but 5 star reviews. I started watching the videos, looked at the pictures, and read the reviews and saw nothing but praise. I emailed Dakota about information and was instantly pleased by the prompt response. Dakota provided all the information I asked for and then some. My (now) wife and I met up with Dakota was pleased by his professionalism mixed in with excitement with the soon to be married couple . What made us feel even better was that he had just done a reception at the venue we were to be married at, so he knew the location and talked about setups he’s done in the past. We instantly booked him because we knew he was the one for us.

Leading up to the wedding Dakota was in constant communication with us sending us more information than we could handle and it was great. Once our itinerary was complete, Dakota was more than willing to look it over and gave great suggestions to have the wedding flow more smoothly. The day of, naturally, is one of nervousness but we give nothing but PRAISE for Dakota. The wedding was PERFECT. He played all the right songs at the right times and got the party going when it needed to. NO ISSUES AT ALL! I would hands down always recommend Dakota and his services and he is well deserving of this 5 star rating!!!! THANK YOU DAKOTA! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with DJ Sota Entertainment. He was recommended to us by a friend who also had a wonderful experience.
We had a great experience with DJ Sota Entertainment. He was recommended to us by a friend who also had a wonderful Read more...
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Patty
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Dave was excellent. We asked for a wide variety of songs to be played that were suitable for youngsters to older people and that he exactly what he played. He kept the wedding going and kept right on the time schedule. The music was the right level of loudness.
I did not deal directly with the event production or rentals but everything went off as planned.
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DJ Dave was excellent. We asked for a wide variety of songs to be played that were suitable for youngsters to older people and that he exactly what he played. He kept the wedding going and kept right on the time schedule. The music was the right level of loudness.
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Julie
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota's company was great to work with. I got married last October and am slow to getting around to this review, as I'm not typically a big reviewer...at all. However, I felt compelled to get the word out about our experience with DJ Sota and DJ Dave. We emailed a lot of different DJ companies and a lot of their prices were ridic for what we would get. I emailed DJ Sota for a quote and his pricing was VERY reasonable! Before making my vendor decision, I scheduled a Skype meeting with Dakota (DJ Sota) and DJ Dave, since Dave would be our DJ while Dakota was already booked. I wanted to get a good feel for their vibe and how much they love music and have knowledge about what we wanted, which was a lot of various decade chill music for dinner and all 90's hip hop and other party music during reception. I had some no no's too (no Bieber/Miley/Selena Gomez tween ish), and they totally got our style do's and dont's. Dakota was also prompt on email responses and totally even helped us plan not only the music for big moments (i.e. Aisle walk, wedding party entry, first dance) but also the day's schedule with his predetermined questionnaire and planner. This was so helpful.

We hired Dave and it was a great decision. Everyone was packed on the floor dancing most of the night and he was super professional and kind. We really appreciated his hard work in not only DJing, but also hooking up the ceremony speakers and uplights and making the lighting look awesome. Yes....the prices were so reasonable that we opted for uplights from them too. I would recommend this company for sure...cool, professional guys!
DJ Sota's company was great to work with. I got married last October and am slow to getting around to this review, as I'm Read more...
DJ Sota's company was great to work with. I got married last October and am slow to getting around to this review, as I'm not typically a big reviewer...at all. However, I felt compelled to get the word out about our experience with DJ Sota and DJ Dave. We emailed a lot of different DJ companies and a lot of their prices were ridic for what we would get. I emailed DJ Sota for a quote and his pricing was VERY reasonable! Before making my vendor decision, I scheduled a Skype meeting with Dakota (DJ Sota) and DJ Dave, since Dave would be our DJ while Dakota was already booked. I wanted to get a good feel for their vibe and how much they love music and have knowledge about what we wanted, which was a lot of various decade chill music for dinner and all 90's hip hop and other party music during reception. I had some no no's too (no Bieber/Miley/Selena Gomez tween ish), and they totally got our style do's and dont's. Dakota was also prompt on email responses and totally even helped us plan not only the music for big moments (i.e. Aisle walk, wedding party entry, first dance) but also the day's schedule with his predetermined questionnaire and planner. This was so helpful.

We hired Dave and it was a great decision. Everyone was packed on the floor dancing most of the night and he was super professional and kind. We really appreciated his hard work in not only DJing, but also hooking up the ceremony speakers and uplights and making the lighting look awesome. Yes....the prices were so reasonable that we opted for uplights from them too. I would recommend this company for sure...cool, professional guys! Read less
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Matthew
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
**Professional,Organized, Great Music Selection, Amazing DJ!!!!** We recently hired DJ Sota Entertainment for our wedding on October 12, 2013 and he killed it! DJ Sota took the time to meet with us several times before the wedding to make sure every detail was covered and executed perfectly the day of the wedding. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to friends and family! He handled our Ceremony, Cocktail hour, and Reception. He also masterfully designed and provided all of the lighting to match the mood to the occasion. Everything was seamless and he provided valuable feedback throughout the process! Thanks for doing such an amazing job!!
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**Professional,Organized, Great Music Selection, Amazing DJ!!!!** We recently hired DJ Sota Entertainment for our wedding on October 12, 2013 and he killed it! DJ Sota took the time to meet with us several times before the wedding to make sure every detail was covered and executed perfectly the day of the wedding. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to friends and family! He handled our Ceremony, Cocktail hour, and Reception. He also masterfully designed and provided all of the lighting to match the mood to the occasion. Everything was seamless and he provided valuable feedback throughout the process! Thanks for doing such an amazing job!! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired DJ Sota Entertainment for our October 12, 2013 wedding. DJ Sota helped us select our music leading up to the event and DJ Dave was there for the event itself.
DJ Sota Entertainment was a huge help in selecting the music for our wedding. We were a bit lost on what we should choose, and they had a great tool on their website that shows you the top music choices for each event (ceremony, entrance song, first dance, etc.) which helped guide us in the right direction. The week before our wedding we spoke with DJ Sota to finalize the schedule as well as all of our music choices and he had some great suggestions. He provided very professional, organized and knowledgeable service.
The day of the wedding went perfectly! DJ Dave kept all of the events flowing and once the dancing began people were on the dance floor all night!
We would highly recommend DJ Sota entertainment!
We hired DJ Sota Entertainment for our October 12, 2013 wedding. DJ Sota helped us select our music leading up to the Read more...
We hired DJ Sota Entertainment for our October 12, 2013 wedding. DJ Sota helped us select our music leading up to the event and DJ Dave was there for the event itself.
DJ Sota Entertainment was a huge help in selecting the music for our wedding. We were a bit lost on what we should choose, and they had a great tool on their website that shows you the top music choices for each event (ceremony, entrance song, first dance, etc.) which helped guide us in the right direction. The week before our wedding we spoke with DJ Sota to finalize the schedule as well as all of our music choices and he had some great suggestions. He provided very professional, organized and knowledgeable service.
The day of the wedding went perfectly! DJ Dave kept all of the events flowing and once the dancing began people were on the dance floor all night!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I worked with Dakota on planning, and my wedding day DJ was DJ Diego. Planning was so easy, Dakota helped us planning every detail and had so many ideas. DJ Diego did fantastic job on my wedding day, and we had so many compliments how smoothly our wedding programs went. Just call DJ SOTA ENTERTAINMENT and they will take care of everything for you. Thank you Dakota and Diego!

I highly recommend to hire Stop and Stare events as your coordinator especially when you work with DJ Sota entertainment. Their team harmony is so awesome, and it made my wedding planning and wedding day stress free!
I worked with Dakota on planning, and my wedding day DJ was DJ Diego. Planning was so easy, Dakota helped us planning Read more...
I worked with Dakota on planning, and my wedding day DJ was DJ Diego. Planning was so easy, Dakota helped us planning every detail and had so many ideas. DJ Diego did fantastic job on my wedding day, and we had so many compliments how smoothly our wedding programs went. Just call DJ SOTA ENTERTAINMENT and they will take care of everything for you. Thank you Dakota and Diego!

I highly recommend to hire Stop and Stare events as your coordinator especially when you work with DJ Sota entertainment. Their team harmony is so awesome, and it made my wedding planning and wedding day stress free! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota was extremely organized, professional, punctual, and knew how to get the guests dancing at our wedding. He was not corny with his presentation or songs (which I greatly appreciated) and he made sure everything stayed right on schedule. I was always able to talk to him about what I wanted or ask any questions I needed, either in person, over the phone, or email, and he got back to me with awesome recommendations right away! Most important, he made a stressed out bride, such as myself, feel much more relaxed about songs and how the night would go. Everyone had a great night and he did an AMAZING job! All the guests have described our wedding with the same word--perfect!! Thank you DJ Sota!:)
DJ Sota was extremely organized, professional, punctual, and knew how to get the guests dancing at our wedding. He was not Read more...
DJ Sota was extremely organized, professional, punctual, and knew how to get the guests dancing at our wedding. He was not corny with his presentation or songs (which I greatly appreciated) and he made sure everything stayed right on schedule. I was always able to talk to him about what I wanted or ask any questions I needed, either in person, over the phone, or email, and he got back to me with awesome recommendations right away! Most important, he made a stressed out bride, such as myself, feel much more relaxed about songs and how the night would go. Everyone had a great night and he did an AMAZING job! All the guests have described our wedding with the same word--perfect!! Thank you DJ Sota!:) Read less
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Keely
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
So when I say that we knew exactly what we wanted/didn't want in a DJ, that may be an understatement! My husband and I had each been to 27 weddings before our own (it became such a story we finally had to count) and had seen and heard of many DJ horror stories. Through all of our experiences, as well as those of our family and friends, I had decided that it was necessary to be a musical control freak when it came to our own wedding. Although I knew exactly the genres and type of artists/songs we wanted, I don't know all of their names/titles and he knew what I was going for as soon as we started our discussions.

While DJ Sota was super understanding and accommodating to my countless requests, it ended up being completely unnecessary! He was so tuned in and really understood what we were looking for, and more importantly to us, what we didn't want. Before dinner had even hit the table, we were receiving countless compliments on the songs and style of musical choices that we went up to Dakota before we even ate dinner to thank him. After the wedding, the compliments have continuously poured in for DJ Sota!

Another small note: One of my best friends and bridesmaid got married the year before and had the worst DJ experience I have ever seen. They didn't even have their first dance to the song they chose, which she has spoken about ever since. When I suggested playing that song for them, Dakota suggested playing it as a transitional slow song and making an announcement congratulating them on their one year anniversary. We ended up doing it after the cake cutting and were able to dance next to them while they finally had their "first dance". They were so excited and appreciative and it was one of the best parts of the day for us.

I could go on, but I unequivocally recommend DJ Sota's services and am so happy with our choice to use him!
So when I say that we knew exactly what we wanted/didn't want in a DJ, that may be an understatement! My husband and I had Read more...
So when I say that we knew exactly what we wanted/didn't want in a DJ, that may be an understatement! My husband and I had each been to 27 weddings before our own (it became such a story we finally had to count) and had seen and heard of many DJ horror stories. Through all of our experiences, as well as those of our family and friends, I had decided that it was necessary to be a musical control freak when it came to our own wedding. Although I knew exactly the genres and type of artists/songs we wanted, I don't know all of their names/titles and he knew what I was going for as soon as we started our discussions.

While DJ Sota was super understanding and accommodating to my countless requests, it ended up being completely unnecessary! He was so tuned in and really understood what we were looking for, and more importantly to us, what we didn't want. Before dinner had even hit the table, we were receiving countless compliments on the songs and style of musical choices that we went up to Dakota before we even ate dinner to thank him. After the wedding, the compliments have continuously poured in for DJ Sota!

Another small note: One of my best friends and bridesmaid got married the year before and had the worst DJ experience I have ever seen. They didn't even have their first dance to the song they chose, which she has spoken about ever since. When I suggested playing that song for them, Dakota suggested playing it as a transitional slow song and making an announcement congratulating them on their one year anniversary. We ended up doing it after the cake cutting and were able to dance next to them while they finally had their "first dance". They were so excited and appreciative and it was one of the best parts of the day for us.

I could go on, but I unequivocally recommend DJ Sota's services and am so happy with our choice to use him! Read less
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Leila
Wedding:
9/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Just go with him!!

Who are we?:
We were very very picky couple,haha,I checked over 100+ venue online,went to see 15+ in person,my hubby took over 2 months to pick his suit(longer than me!!),watched over 70+ demo reel to choose wedding videographer.
Can you tell we are picky!!?; )

How we chose Sota?:
Well DJ is a big part of the wedding,he actually be at your wedding.You don't want creepy guy,do you?I googled him,haha,saw his pics,ok,he is clean + good looking guy...(Sorry,that's important,right??!!!)Talked him on the phone,polite and cool.
And also - after I booked him,I saw his name on the "vendor list" on the featured wedding on one of my favorite wedding blog.The wedding was very well done and pretty.The person who planned this wedding chose HIM...so this DJ must be good one!That seriously made me feel good!!!

How was it on the day?:
I gave him the list of songs to play & not to play,so I understand he knows somewhat we want him to play,but you want more than that,right?Somehow he knew EXACTLY want we like,even those songs I didn't request were our taste.One of my friend came up to me at our wedding and told me this music is so you!!.
Our wedding was small(75 ppl) and not everyone is young,there was a time there are only few on the dance floor,but he kept energy high(in good way).
He was very polite and fun.

If he makes a CD of all the songs he played at our wedding,I would totally pay extra and buy it.I liked it that much!
Oh and my hubby...his one of "few" requests for our wedding day was "No loud DJ,good music" and he was very happy,he still talks our DJ was the best!
Just go with him!!

Who are we?:
We were very very picky couple,haha,I checked over 100+ venue online,went to Read more...
Just go with him!!

Who are we?:
We were very very picky couple,haha,I checked over 100+ venue online,went to see 15+ in person,my hubby took over 2 months to pick his suit(longer than me!!),watched over 70+ demo reel to choose wedding videographer.
Can you tell we are picky!!?; )

How we chose Sota?:
Well DJ is a big part of the wedding,he actually be at your wedding.You don't want creepy guy,do you?I googled him,haha,saw his pics,ok,he is clean + good looking guy...(Sorry,that's important,right??!!!)Talked him on the phone,polite and cool.
And also - after I booked him,I saw his name on the "vendor list" on the featured wedding on one of my favorite wedding blog.The wedding was very well done and pretty.The person who planned this wedding chose HIM...so this DJ must be good one!That seriously made me feel good!!!

How was it on the day?:
I gave him the list of songs to play & not to play,so I understand he knows somewhat we want him to play,but you want more than that,right?Somehow he knew EXACTLY want we like,even those songs I didn't request were our taste.One of my friend came up to me at our wedding and told me this music is so you!!.
Our wedding was small(75 ppl) and not everyone is young,there was a time there are only few on the dance floor,but he kept energy high(in good way).
He was very polite and fun.

If he makes a CD of all the songs he played at our wedding,I would totally pay extra and buy it.I liked it that much!
Oh and my hubby...his one of "few" requests for our wedding day was "No loud DJ,good music" and he was very happy,he still talks our DJ was the best! Read less
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Negin
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
We had DJ Sota at our wedding and he was fantastic. Has a great song selection and got everyone onto the dance floor.
We had DJ Sota at our wedding and he was fantastic. Has a great song selection and got everyone onto the dance floor.
We had DJ Sota at our wedding and he was fantastic. Has a great song selection and got everyone onto the dance floor. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Madison
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Josiah from DJ Sota Entertainment is a phenomenal DJ! He was the DJ for my wedding, and he did an outstanding job!! He was super flexible and very easy to talk to about what we wanted. Everything ran perfectly from start to finish, and he definitely knows how to get the crowd dancing! We had a wonderful time, and we still get compliments about our DJ 6 months later. I would definitely recommend Josiah to everyone I know who is looking for a great DJ.
Josiah from DJ Sota Entertainment is a phenomenal DJ! He was the DJ for my wedding, and he did an outstanding job!! He was Read more...
Josiah from DJ Sota Entertainment is a phenomenal DJ! He was the DJ for my wedding, and he did an outstanding job!! He was super flexible and very easy to talk to about what we wanted. Everything ran perfectly from start to finish, and he definitely knows how to get the crowd dancing! We had a wonderful time, and we still get compliments about our DJ 6 months later. I would definitely recommend Josiah to everyone I know who is looking for a great DJ. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Dakota was the DJ for our wedding. We found him via "The Knot" as a suggested DJ in the OC area. He was fantastic! From the beginning, he took care of us, he is very organized, responsive and easy to work with. My husband and I, have deep latin roots and we were looking for a DJ that could mix both Latin music with the American Top 40 songs. This wasn't an easy feat, Dakota helped us all the way, he provided guidance and suggestions when in doubt but also respected our wishes. We wanted to have a different timeline than the traditional american wedding, and just have one big section at the end for dancing and partying, and he was phenomenal.

Can't thank him enough, he helped make our wedding a success.
Dakota was the DJ for our wedding. We found him via "The Knot" as a suggested DJ in the OC area. He was fantastic! From Read more...
Dakota was the DJ for our wedding. We found him via "The Knot" as a suggested DJ in the OC area. He was fantastic! From the beginning, he took care of us, he is very organized, responsive and easy to work with. My husband and I, have deep latin roots and we were looking for a DJ that could mix both Latin music with the American Top 40 songs. This wasn't an easy feat, Dakota helped us all the way, he provided guidance and suggestions when in doubt but also respected our wishes. We wanted to have a different timeline than the traditional american wedding, and just have one big section at the end for dancing and partying, and he was phenomenal.

Can't thank him enough, he helped make our wedding a success. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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LeAnne
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Fantastic!! Dakota kept the reception flowing smoothly I didn't have to worry about anything!! I would highly recommend Dakota for any DJ needs. I was so pleased with his services I need to find another reason to use him! Great personality and sense of humor I accidentally hit him with my toss bouquet and he he laughed right along with the rest of us!!
Fantastic!! Dakota kept the reception flowing smoothly I didn't have to worry about anything!! I would highly recommend Read more...
Fantastic!! Dakota kept the reception flowing smoothly I didn't have to worry about anything!! I would highly recommend Dakota for any DJ needs. I was so pleased with his services I need to find another reason to use him! Great personality and sense of humor I accidentally hit him with my toss bouquet and he he laughed right along with the rest of us!! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Private User
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Dakota was amazing! He was extremely helpful with the planning process. My husband and I had an idea of what kind of music we wanted but didn't have the time to put together a list of artists and songs that we wanted to play. Dakota was super helpful with suggestions and the music turned out wonderful. Our guests commented on the great dancing music as well.

We were very much against the typical "wedding" music and dances and Dakota never played a song we didn't like. He listened and paid attention to all of our requests in terms of what not to say.

We didn't have a wedding coordinator so Dakota was also in charge of making sure all of our speeches, dances, cake cutting, etc. were on time. we felt extremely confident that the party would run smoothly knowing that he was in charge. I now know what people say that you absolutely don't want to worry about anything on your wedding day, and Dakota took all of our worries away! He was professional and made the party look awesome as well with his lighting options.

Two of our friends (who didn't even know each other) recommended Dakota to me so we didn't even consider anyone else. We would highly recommend him!
Dakota was amazing! He was extremely helpful with the planning process. My husband and I had an idea of what kind of music Read more...
Dakota was amazing! He was extremely helpful with the planning process. My husband and I had an idea of what kind of music we wanted but didn't have the time to put together a list of artists and songs that we wanted to play. Dakota was super helpful with suggestions and the music turned out wonderful. Our guests commented on the great dancing music as well.

We were very much against the typical "wedding" music and dances and Dakota never played a song we didn't like. He listened and paid attention to all of our requests in terms of what not to say.

We didn't have a wedding coordinator so Dakota was also in charge of making sure all of our speeches, dances, cake cutting, etc. were on time. we felt extremely confident that the party would run smoothly knowing that he was in charge. I now know what people say that you absolutely don't want to worry about anything on your wedding day, and Dakota took all of our worries away! He was professional and made the party look awesome as well with his lighting options.

Two of our friends (who didn't even know each other) recommended Dakota to me so we didn't even consider anyone else. We would highly recommend him! Read less
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Pearl
Wedding:
7/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Like many other brides, DJ Sota was the first time I had hired a DJ and like all the previous reviews here say, he did not disappoint!

Dakota was the one that did my wedding ceremony and reception. He was patient and helped with every step of the planning process regarding the timeline and had some great suggestions as well and also accommodated our song requests. The dance floor stayed busy during the whole night with the exception of photos with guests, but even then as I was posing for pictures, I looked over the audience and saw that they were just itching to get back on the dance floor.

And like the yelper before me said, what you're paying for is quality. I just knew how stressful this important day would be and how it could have gone wrong with a cheap DJ who had little to no experience and lack of insurance. I am thankful and love my hubby for letting me hire DJ Sota!

p.s. Our guests say that they have never had so much fun at a wedding before until they came to ours! Even our elderly, handicapped guest who arrived with a walking cane got up to dance!
Like many other brides, DJ Sota was the first time I had hired a DJ and like all the previous reviews here say, he did not Read more...
Like many other brides, DJ Sota was the first time I had hired a DJ and like all the previous reviews here say, he did not disappoint!

Dakota was the one that did my wedding ceremony and reception. He was patient and helped with every step of the planning process regarding the timeline and had some great suggestions as well and also accommodated our song requests. The dance floor stayed busy during the whole night with the exception of photos with guests, but even then as I was posing for pictures, I looked over the audience and saw that they were just itching to get back on the dance floor.

And like the yelper before me said, what you're paying for is quality. I just knew how stressful this important day would be and how it could have gone wrong with a cheap DJ who had little to no experience and lack of insurance. I am thankful and love my hubby for letting me hire DJ Sota!

p.s. Our guests say that they have never had so much fun at a wedding before until they came to ours! Even our elderly, handicapped guest who arrived with a walking cane got up to dance! Read less
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Ariana
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota was our DJ for our June wedding and he was awesome. Great communication and quick response to all our questions. Since we were hiring him from out of town he offered to Skype with us which was great. He was so open to allowing us to give him a selection of Persian music. Great music all night long. He kept the dance floor full all night and really gauged the crowed. We had a lot of compliments from out guest. Very professional from beginning to end. Highly recommend!
DJ Sota was our DJ for our June wedding and he was awesome. Great communication and quick response to all our questions. Read more...
DJ Sota was our DJ for our June wedding and he was awesome. Great communication and quick response to all our questions. Since we were hiring him from out of town he offered to Skype with us which was great. He was so open to allowing us to give him a selection of Persian music. Great music all night long. He kept the dance floor full all night and really gauged the crowed. We had a lot of compliments from out guest. Very professional from beginning to end. Highly recommend! Read less
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Brittney
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
As a new bride and never having to hire a DJ before i was a little nervous. When I found DJ Sota, he answered every question I had and made me feel at ease. DJ Dave was our DJ for the wedding and he did an amazing job!! Everyone at our large wedding kept raving about how awesome he was! Dakota was so easy to work with and was extremely helpful! THANK YOU isn't enough for this company! Everything was perfect, you guys rock!!
As a new bride and never having to hire a DJ before i was a little nervous. When I found DJ Sota, he answered every Read more...
As a new bride and never having to hire a DJ before i was a little nervous. When I found DJ Sota, he answered every question I had and made me feel at ease. DJ Dave was our DJ for the wedding and he did an amazing job!! Everyone at our large wedding kept raving about how awesome he was! Dakota was so easy to work with and was extremely helpful! THANK YOU isn't enough for this company! Everything was perfect, you guys rock!! Read less
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Malaika
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired DJ Sota for our wedding and could not have been happier with the service and the experience. From the very beginning, Dakota showed how great he was to work with. We had contacted several DJ companies around the same time and Dakota was the first to get back to me within hours of my inquiry. Dakota had come highly recommended and throughout the whole process, he lived up to it.

Given our busy schedule, we held all of our planning discussions over the phone. Despite not meeting in person, Dakota made us completely comfortable in planning the music for the ceremony and reception. He was very helpful, provided his expert advice, and got back to us right away if we had any questions. He wasn’t shy with asking questions or giving his opinion on songs, timing, etc. which was greatly appreciated as we aren’t the biggest music people.

Dakota’s online planning tools made the process seamless. You can access it any time and make changes. It was great to be able to give this to my husband and have him complete it, giving me more time to handle other wedding tasks.

Our final planning call with Dakota was very helpful and he was extremely flexible with us making revisions to the plan at any point (my parents kept changing their minds about a projector). The wedding music was fantastic and he kept the dance floor packed all night (as the wedding pictures attest)! Dakota was also a wonderful MC and worked closely with our day-of coordinator to keep everything on track.

If you’re looking for a DJ company that is professional and fun, this is the one for you.

Thanks again Dakota!
We hired DJ Sota for our wedding and could not have been happier with the service and the experience. From the very Read more...
We hired DJ Sota for our wedding and could not have been happier with the service and the experience. From the very beginning, Dakota showed how great he was to work with. We had contacted several DJ companies around the same time and Dakota was the first to get back to me within hours of my inquiry. Dakota had come highly recommended and throughout the whole process, he lived up to it.

Given our busy schedule, we held all of our planning discussions over the phone. Despite not meeting in person, Dakota made us completely comfortable in planning the music for the ceremony and reception. He was very helpful, provided his expert advice, and got back to us right away if we had any questions. He wasn’t shy with asking questions or giving his opinion on songs, timing, etc. which was greatly appreciated as we aren’t the biggest music people.

Dakota’s online planning tools made the process seamless. You can access it any time and make changes. It was great to be able to give this to my husband and have him complete it, giving me more time to handle other wedding tasks.

Our final planning call with Dakota was very helpful and he was extremely flexible with us making revisions to the plan at any point (my parents kept changing their minds about a projector). The wedding music was fantastic and he kept the dance floor packed all night (as the wedding pictures attest)! Dakota was also a wonderful MC and worked closely with our day-of coordinator to keep everything on track.

If you’re looking for a DJ company that is professional and fun, this is the one for you.

Thanks again Dakota! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had such an amazing wedding with many many thanks to DJ Sota Entertainment. We worked with Dakota and from the minute we began working together, all of our questions were answered. With so many unknowns when planning your large wedding, we could not be more thankful for the guidance that we were given by Dj. Sota. The day was perfect and DJ Sota was so important to our night! My husband and I had the best time, our friends and family are constantly telling us what a great time they had. DJ Sota Entertainment also provided our uplighting services, which completed the room to perfection. Thank you tremendously and from the bottom of our hearts to Dj Sota Entertainment.
We had such an amazing wedding with many many thanks to DJ Sota Entertainment. We worked with Dakota and from the minute Read more...
We had such an amazing wedding with many many thanks to DJ Sota Entertainment. We worked with Dakota and from the minute we began working together, all of our questions were answered. With so many unknowns when planning your large wedding, we could not be more thankful for the guidance that we were given by Dj. Sota. The day was perfect and DJ Sota was so important to our night! My husband and I had the best time, our friends and family are constantly telling us what a great time they had. DJ Sota Entertainment also provided our uplighting services, which completed the room to perfection. Thank you tremendously and from the bottom of our hearts to Dj Sota Entertainment. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Annie
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough good things about this company. My original DJ pulled out fairly last minute, and I had too much going on to spend a lot of time finding a new one. I found DJ Sota Entertainment on the internet. They responded immediately, set up a prompt meeting, an gave us a more than fair quote. It was like a gift from heaven for a stressed out bride.
DJ Dave was our wedding DJ, and he was fantastic. I was the least prepared bride in the history of ever, but he put together a marvelous set with only a single phone meeting three days before the wedding (my fault). My wedding day was so busy I didn't have time to speak with him at all before, but the whole ceremony went perfectly. He tried his best to keep us on schedule during the reception (an impossible task with our family) and when things fell behind he improvised perfectly, saving me tons of stress. He kept the dance floor going all night, an impressive feat considering the very wide range of musical tastes. I could not have asked for a better DJ.
Save yourself time, money, and stress. One meeting with these guys and you'll know you're in god hands.
I can not say enough good things about this company. My original DJ pulled out fairly last minute, and I had too much Read more...
I can not say enough good things about this company. My original DJ pulled out fairly last minute, and I had too much going on to spend a lot of time finding a new one. I found DJ Sota Entertainment on the internet. They responded immediately, set up a prompt meeting, an gave us a more than fair quote. It was like a gift from heaven for a stressed out bride.
DJ Dave was our wedding DJ, and he was fantastic. I was the least prepared bride in the history of ever, but he put together a marvelous set with only a single phone meeting three days before the wedding (my fault). My wedding day was so busy I didn't have time to speak with him at all before, but the whole ceremony went perfectly. He tried his best to keep us on schedule during the reception (an impossible task with our family) and when things fell behind he improvised perfectly, saving me tons of stress. He kept the dance floor going all night, an impressive feat considering the very wide range of musical tastes. I could not have asked for a better DJ.
Save yourself time, money, and stress. One meeting with these guys and you'll know you're in god hands. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota Ent. was exactly what we needed. We had talked to a number of DJs before talking with DJ Sota and didn't get the right vibe with any of them. Dakota was quick to respond to all of our communications. Dave DJed our wedding and did an excellent job. The setup of the lighting and gobo light was perfect. Not only did they handle our music and lighting, but Dakota helped walk us through the timeline of when everything would happen. This saved our wedding because we didn't use a coordinator and were a little scrambled within the 2 weeks prior. They were very flexible with their schedule and with what we wanted during the wedding. Much thanks to DJ Sota Ent!
DJ Sota Ent. was exactly what we needed. We had talked to a number of DJs before talking with DJ Sota and didn't get the Read more...
DJ Sota Ent. was exactly what we needed. We had talked to a number of DJs before talking with DJ Sota and didn't get the right vibe with any of them. Dakota was quick to respond to all of our communications. Dave DJed our wedding and did an excellent job. The setup of the lighting and gobo light was perfect. Not only did they handle our music and lighting, but Dakota helped walk us through the timeline of when everything would happen. This saved our wedding because we didn't use a coordinator and were a little scrambled within the 2 weeks prior. They were very flexible with their schedule and with what we wanted during the wedding. Much thanks to DJ Sota Ent! Read less
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Shanelle
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words to express how wonderful Dakota is. The lighting that Dakota provided made my day, it was beautiful!! The music was everything I wanted and more! Dakota your a Saint!!!
There are not enough words to express how wonderful Dakota is. The lighting that Dakota provided made my day, it was Read more...
There are not enough words to express how wonderful Dakota is. The lighting that Dakota provided made my day, it was beautiful!! The music was everything I wanted and more! Dakota your a Saint!!! Read less
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Quyen
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota Entertainment was amazing! Dakota and his team are with you the entire way. From the moment I hired them until the end of my wedding, they were helpful, accommodating, and there every step of the way. They had great ideas for me and took every single one of my requests. I had DJ Dave as my DJ and MC for my wedding. He played all the music I asked for, had my guests on their feet and dancing and at the end of the night all my guests were raving about how amazing he was. I also had a photo booth there and Jason was amazing too. Jason handled a crowded and demanding line of photo booth goers with ease. He had props, music, and lights in the photo booth and made each experience unique. I would recommend Dakota and his team to any bride in need of a great DJ and photo booth. Thanks to them foraging my wedding entertaining, fun. And memorable.
DJ Sota Entertainment was amazing! Dakota and his team are with you the entire way. From the moment I hired them until the Read more...
DJ Sota Entertainment was amazing! Dakota and his team are with you the entire way. From the moment I hired them until the end of my wedding, they were helpful, accommodating, and there every step of the way. They had great ideas for me and took every single one of my requests. I had DJ Dave as my DJ and MC for my wedding. He played all the music I asked for, had my guests on their feet and dancing and at the end of the night all my guests were raving about how amazing he was. I also had a photo booth there and Jason was amazing too. Jason handled a crowded and demanding line of photo booth goers with ease. He had props, music, and lights in the photo booth and made each experience unique. I would recommend Dakota and his team to any bride in need of a great DJ and photo booth. Thanks to them foraging my wedding entertaining, fun. And memorable. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We chose Dakota as our DJ because he had a great combination of skills: professional, good MC voice, and easy to work with. Our timeline was constantly changing, but Dakota was always helpful in working with us on the timeline. He checked in with us during the wedding regarding a few events, which was very helpful. He also seems to have a good feel for the guests and the music. We would highly recommend DJ Sota if you're looking for a DJ in the Southern California area.
We chose Dakota as our DJ because he had a great combination of skills: professional, good MC voice, and easy to work Read more...
We chose Dakota as our DJ because he had a great combination of skills: professional, good MC voice, and easy to work with. Our timeline was constantly changing, but Dakota was always helpful in working with us on the timeline. He checked in with us during the wedding regarding a few events, which was very helpful. He also seems to have a good feel for the guests and the music. We would highly recommend DJ Sota if you're looking for a DJ in the Southern California area. Read less
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Daniela
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with DJ Sota entertainment was great. DJ Sota was always very helpful throughout the whole planing process. He was not the DJ playing at my wedding, but he helps a lot with different details needed for the day of the wedding. The DJ at our wedding was DJ Diego who was great at playing most of the songs we requested, and made our wedding super fun!!
Working with DJ Sota entertainment was great. DJ Sota was always very helpful throughout the whole planing process. He was Read more...
Working with DJ Sota entertainment was great. DJ Sota was always very helpful throughout the whole planing process. He was not the DJ playing at my wedding, but he helps a lot with different details needed for the day of the wedding. The DJ at our wedding was DJ Diego who was great at playing most of the songs we requested, and made our wedding super fun!! Read less
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Bill
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
We had DJ Sota for our wedding on March 30, 2013 and I can only say that he is an amazing DJ. First the Music selection was great...We left the selections up to DJ Sota and he guided us on which types of music that should be played during each setting. Second Timeline, the weeks heading up to the wedding we starting making our timeline for the reception and DJ Sota contacted us and gave us recommendations to how it could flow better. He also coordinated with the reception location, photographer and videographer to make sure that all the special events like first dance, flower toss, anniversary dance, and cake cutting would be synched with them so that those special events won't be missed. DJ Sota kept it upbeat by bringing in different types of music from oldies to current selections so that the guests from all ages would enjoy the dance floor. He even got the dance floor started by having people come to the dance floor to do special dances like the harlem shake, cha cha slide, electirc slide, and cupid shuffle. He even got onto the dance floor to show everyone how to do it which was highly appreciated. All in all our wedding went great and I really think alot of it had to do with DJ Sota being able to coordinate everything with our other venders and more importantly being able to keep the wedding upbeat. My wife and I highly recommend him and we mean do truly mean it.
PS my sister in law is getting married in November and she booked DJ Sota for her wedding too.
We had DJ Sota for our wedding on March 30, 2013 and I can only say that he is an amazing DJ. First the Music selection Read more...
We had DJ Sota for our wedding on March 30, 2013 and I can only say that he is an amazing DJ. First the Music selection was great...We left the selections up to DJ Sota and he guided us on which types of music that should be played during each setting. Second Timeline, the weeks heading up to the wedding we starting making our timeline for the reception and DJ Sota contacted us and gave us recommendations to how it could flow better. He also coordinated with the reception location, photographer and videographer to make sure that all the special events like first dance, flower toss, anniversary dance, and cake cutting would be synched with them so that those special events won't be missed. DJ Sota kept it upbeat by bringing in different types of music from oldies to current selections so that the guests from all ages would enjoy the dance floor. He even got the dance floor started by having people come to the dance floor to do special dances like the harlem shake, cha cha slide, electirc slide, and cupid shuffle. He even got onto the dance floor to show everyone how to do it which was highly appreciated. All in all our wedding went great and I really think alot of it had to do with DJ Sota being able to coordinate everything with our other venders and more importantly being able to keep the wedding upbeat. My wife and I highly recommend him and we mean do truly mean it.
PS my sister in law is getting married in November and she booked DJ Sota for her wedding too. Read less
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Claudine
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota Entertainment provided up lighting for my reception. The up lighting gave the room the extra touch it needed and made it more beautiful. It took the room to the next level and looked great in all the photos! He was very professional and worked well with my wedding planner and his team.
DJ Sota Entertainment provided up lighting for my reception. The up lighting gave the room the extra touch it needed and Read more...
DJ Sota Entertainment provided up lighting for my reception. The up lighting gave the room the extra touch it needed and made it more beautiful. It took the room to the next level and looked great in all the photos! He was very professional and worked well with my wedding planner and his team. Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Lili
Wedding:
2/17/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota was AMAZING! He is young, fun and hip, but not to be lacking any professionalism, punctuality and performance. He is very knowledgeable about music selection and is up to date with his accessibility. He suggested my ceremony song and I immediately cried! So I was very comfortable in trusting him with song selections and knowing I was in good hands. It's so nice to be able to text, call or email him and get a speedy response every time. My guests loved that he was a great MC, taking song requests and he nailed the timing with each event. His voice and mannerism were perfect! He offered THE BEST value package too, he couldn't be beat. Trust me, you will be very happy with DJ Sota! He really made our wedding day!
DJ Sota was AMAZING! He is young, fun and hip, but not to be lacking any professionalism, punctuality and performance. He Read more...
DJ Sota was AMAZING! He is young, fun and hip, but not to be lacking any professionalism, punctuality and performance. He is very knowledgeable about music selection and is up to date with his accessibility. He suggested my ceremony song and I immediately cried! So I was very comfortable in trusting him with song selections and knowing I was in good hands. It's so nice to be able to text, call or email him and get a speedy response every time. My guests loved that he was a great MC, taking song requests and he nailed the timing with each event. His voice and mannerism were perfect! He offered THE BEST value package too, he couldn't be beat. Trust me, you will be very happy with DJ Sota! He really made our wedding day! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Shannon
Wedding:
1/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Dakota was one of the first vendors in a line of wedding vendor experiences and he definitely got us started out right. He has a very professional and personable demeanor and we instantly connected with him. He was upfront with his services and how he could help us enhance the reception with lighting, music, and other elements. We knew after meeting with him that he would be our DJ. As we got closer to our wedding day, he presented us with a lengthy (but super informative) packet of song ideas with our event information to fill out. This also consisted of all of the details he needed to know but that we never would have thought of on our own. He listened to our needs, made suggestions based on us as individuals and the type of wedding we were having, and more importantly, he proved himself on the day of- our guests had a great time and we got to hear all of the key songs we had requested. Two additional things that stood out for us-- On our RSVP cards we left a line for guests to fill out that said "I promise to dance if you play___" We got quite the mix and somehow Dakota managed to slip in the important ones at just the right time. We also had several guests request the money dance during the reception, which we had initially said no to. Dakota came up to us during the night to get our permission to do this because of all of the requests. We really felt like he had our best interests in mind and wanted to give us a great wedding experience. The true litmus test- our guests danced until the music stopped; even my 93 year old grandma got out on the dance floor!
Dakota was one of the first vendors in a line of wedding vendor experiences and he definitely got us started out right. He Read more...
Dakota was one of the first vendors in a line of wedding vendor experiences and he definitely got us started out right. He has a very professional and personable demeanor and we instantly connected with him. He was upfront with his services and how he could help us enhance the reception with lighting, music, and other elements. We knew after meeting with him that he would be our DJ. As we got closer to our wedding day, he presented us with a lengthy (but super informative) packet of song ideas with our event information to fill out. This also consisted of all of the details he needed to know but that we never would have thought of on our own. He listened to our needs, made suggestions based on us as individuals and the type of wedding we were having, and more importantly, he proved himself on the day of- our guests had a great time and we got to hear all of the key songs we had requested. Two additional things that stood out for us-- On our RSVP cards we left a line for guests to fill out that said "I promise to dance if you play___" We got quite the mix and somehow Dakota managed to slip in the important ones at just the right time. We also had several guests request the money dance during the reception, which we had initially said no to. Dakota came up to us during the night to get our permission to do this because of all of the requests. We really felt like he had our best interests in mind and wanted to give us a great wedding experience. The true litmus test- our guests danced until the music stopped; even my 93 year old grandma got out on the dance floor! Read less
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Daphne
Wedding:
1/1/2013
5.0/5.0
It took me forever to write this review but, I really need to say how incredible this company really is! We hired DJ Sota Entertainment for our wedding at The London in West Hollywood on New Years Day. Most other companies were unwilling to work with us on the date or if they were they were marking up their fees dramatically. We met DJ Sota at a wedding expo in Newport Beach and were immediately impressed by his presentation, his understanding of what we were looking for and his professionalism. He understood the style of music and decorum we were looking for. Our family and friends are still talking about how beautiful the entire day was. Thank you so much, DJ Sota Entertainment!! We will recommend you again and again!! A PLUS! I will be using DJ Sota for my anniversary party as well as any other events I have, too!
It took me forever to write this review but, I really need to say how incredible this company really is! We hired DJ Sota Read more...
It took me forever to write this review but, I really need to say how incredible this company really is! We hired DJ Sota Entertainment for our wedding at The London in West Hollywood on New Years Day. Most other companies were unwilling to work with us on the date or if they were they were marking up their fees dramatically. We met DJ Sota at a wedding expo in Newport Beach and were immediately impressed by his presentation, his understanding of what we were looking for and his professionalism. He understood the style of music and decorum we were looking for. Our family and friends are still talking about how beautiful the entire day was. Thank you so much, DJ Sota Entertainment!! We will recommend you again and again!! A PLUS! I will be using DJ Sota for my anniversary party as well as any other events I have, too! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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katie
Wedding:
12/23/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota Entertainment far surpassed my expectations from a vendor at my wedding. Dakota just had knee surgery, so he sent DJ Sal in his place to work my ceremony and reception and he played all the music we liked and tailored the playlist to what the guests reacted to. It was perfect!!

I first heard of DJ Sota while working wedding with Paige Ashlyn Weddings and Events. Watching Dakota work from the vendor side won me over and I knew that when my day came, there was no one else I'd rather hire to DJ/ MC my wedding.

DJ Sal did a phenomenal job and I'd use and refer them to everyone I know. You can't go wrong with this company. Dakota goes above and beyond, providing his own detailed timeline and also makes himself available throughout your planning process to help with the music selections. I was a little unsure of what to pick at first and at the initial meeting, he played a few different versions of the wedding march, which I had my heart set on walking down the aisle to. He has it ALL!!

When it came time to dance, the music was a hit! DJ Sota Entertainment MADE my reception. The ambiance was kept fun and upbeat, just the way it should be.
DJ Sota Entertainment far surpassed my expectations from a vendor at my wedding. Dakota just had knee surgery, so he sent Read more...
DJ Sota Entertainment far surpassed my expectations from a vendor at my wedding. Dakota just had knee surgery, so he sent DJ Sal in his place to work my ceremony and reception and he played all the music we liked and tailored the playlist to what the guests reacted to. It was perfect!!

I first heard of DJ Sota while working wedding with Paige Ashlyn Weddings and Events. Watching Dakota work from the vendor side won me over and I knew that when my day came, there was no one else I'd rather hire to DJ/ MC my wedding.

DJ Sal did a phenomenal job and I'd use and refer them to everyone I know. You can't go wrong with this company. Dakota goes above and beyond, providing his own detailed timeline and also makes himself available throughout your planning process to help with the music selections. I was a little unsure of what to pick at first and at the initial meeting, he played a few different versions of the wedding march, which I had my heart set on walking down the aisle to. He has it ALL!!

When it came time to dance, the music was a hit! DJ Sota Entertainment MADE my reception. The ambiance was kept fun and upbeat, just the way it should be. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Dakota DJ'ed at our wedding and I am so pleased that our guests had a fantastic time thanks to how well he MC'ed and kept the flow going from beginning to end. The music selection was very important to us, we had a very particular nostalgic/laid-back theme and Dakota was able to put together a song list that was right on the ball with what we were looking for. He gave us valuable feedback and suggestions, all of which we would never have thought about or even considered on our own. Dakota kept everything professional, organized, upbeat, and he even went the extra mile to work hand-in-hand with our wedding coordinating team on the day-of to ensure a perfectly executed event. It's really rare to have a DJ that is keen on the details and Dakota is just that!
Dakota DJ'ed at our wedding and I am so pleased that our guests had a fantastic time thanks to how well he MC'ed and kept Read more...
Dakota DJ'ed at our wedding and I am so pleased that our guests had a fantastic time thanks to how well he MC'ed and kept the flow going from beginning to end. The music selection was very important to us, we had a very particular nostalgic/laid-back theme and Dakota was able to put together a song list that was right on the ball with what we were looking for. He gave us valuable feedback and suggestions, all of which we would never have thought about or even considered on our own. Dakota kept everything professional, organized, upbeat, and he even went the extra mile to work hand-in-hand with our wedding coordinating team on the day-of to ensure a perfectly executed event. It's really rare to have a DJ that is keen on the details and Dakota is just that! Read less
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Paige
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I used DJ Sota and one of the DJ's that work for him, DJ Dave and they both went above and beyond my expectations for the event. They were both very professional and brought a great energy to both my wedding and also my work holiday party. I would recommend them both to anyone!
I used DJ Sota and one of the DJ's that work for him, DJ Dave and they both went above and beyond my expectations for the Read more...
I used DJ Sota and one of the DJ's that work for him, DJ Dave and they both went above and beyond my expectations for the event. They were both very professional and brought a great energy to both my wedding and also my work holiday party. I would recommend them both to anyone! Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Dakota really made our wedding. He had all the guest dancing not to mention kept the entire wedding running smoothly. Thank you so much for all you help you truly made our wedding day the best day ever!
Dakota really made our wedding. He had all the guest dancing not to mention kept the entire wedding running smoothly. Read more...
Dakota really made our wedding. He had all the guest dancing not to mention kept the entire wedding running smoothly. Thank you so much for all you help you truly made our wedding day the best day ever! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Doug
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Dakota did a great job! He kept the party lively throughout and really made the night special for both of us. He also provided lighting that helped make our space more inviting. The song selection was great and he managed to get everyone on the dance floor, even those who were a bit shy. We had a great time and Dakota was a major reason.
Dakota did a great job! He kept the party lively throughout and really made the night special for both of us. He also Read more...
Dakota did a great job! He kept the party lively throughout and really made the night special for both of us. He also provided lighting that helped make our space more inviting. The song selection was great and he managed to get everyone on the dance floor, even those who were a bit shy. We had a great time and Dakota was a major reason. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Nate
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Dakota's excellent performance left me, my new bride, and our families all in awe after our wedding. Our "wedding coordinator" contact at our venue ended up disappearing and doing nothing for most of the day, and Dakota stepped up and kept us on schedule and the wedding moving. He could do this because he actually sat down and went through our whole wedding with us for an hour a few days before the wedding, down to phonetically spelling the names of our wedding party for the grand entrance. He even drove to our venue to check it out for his set up! While many DJ's are obnoxious and annoying, DJ Sota encouraged people to get out on the dance floor and have fun, even at our hot, daytime wedding, all the while being professional and classy, as well as fun.
To sum up: book DJ Sota Entertainment. I'm telling everyone I know that he is quite simply the best in the business. For professionalism, class, peace of mind and an excellent wedding day experience, you can't do better than DJ Sota Entertainment.
Dakota's excellent performance left me, my new bride, and our families all in awe after our wedding. Our "wedding Read more...
Dakota's excellent performance left me, my new bride, and our families all in awe after our wedding. Our "wedding coordinator" contact at our venue ended up disappearing and doing nothing for most of the day, and Dakota stepped up and kept us on schedule and the wedding moving. He could do this because he actually sat down and went through our whole wedding with us for an hour a few days before the wedding, down to phonetically spelling the names of our wedding party for the grand entrance. He even drove to our venue to check it out for his set up! While many DJ's are obnoxious and annoying, DJ Sota encouraged people to get out on the dance floor and have fun, even at our hot, daytime wedding, all the while being professional and classy, as well as fun.
To sum up: book DJ Sota Entertainment. I'm telling everyone I know that he is quite simply the best in the business. For professionalism, class, peace of mind and an excellent wedding day experience, you can't do better than DJ Sota Entertainment. Read less
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Joseph
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota helped make our day so special. All our friends ands family enjoyed the music and had a blast. He was on point and offered many ideas to make our wedding so memorable. The music selections were endless and the people didn't stop dancing. Thank you so much!!!
DJ Sota helped make our day so special. All our friends ands family enjoyed the music and had a blast. He was on point and Read more...
DJ Sota helped make our day so special. All our friends ands family enjoyed the music and had a blast. He was on point and offered many ideas to make our wedding so memorable. The music selections were endless and the people didn't stop dancing. Thank you so much!!! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
4/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Dj Sota was great. he kept the flow going throughout the night and we danced our butts off! A few of our friends even commented on how great our DJ was during the event! I loved DJ Sota's ideas for grand enterence and speeches. thanks DJ Soto!
Dj Sota was great. he kept the flow going throughout the night and we danced our butts off! A few of our friends even Read more...
Dj Sota was great. he kept the flow going throughout the night and we danced our butts off! A few of our friends even commented on how great our DJ was during the event! I loved DJ Sota's ideas for grand enterence and speeches. thanks DJ Soto! Read less
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Long
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
No matter how well you plan a wedding, no matter how beautiful the venue, how perfect the cake looks, and how fantastic the flowers are, all of that can go to waste if the MC is not able to tie it all together. That is what DJ Sota did on our magical night. He played the perfect music, got people out on the dance floor and he kept the whole night in order. The night started late due to other reasons and he was able to adjust and make the necessary adjustments so the whole night was seamless.

The success of our wedding night was a great balance of the right vendors and DJ Sota came highly recommended to us and I have no problems recommending him to anyone who is looking to have a magical night to remember.
No matter how well you plan a wedding, no matter how beautiful the venue, how perfect the cake looks, and how fantastic Read more...
No matter how well you plan a wedding, no matter how beautiful the venue, how perfect the cake looks, and how fantastic the flowers are, all of that can go to waste if the MC is not able to tie it all together. That is what DJ Sota did on our magical night. He played the perfect music, got people out on the dance floor and he kept the whole night in order. The night started late due to other reasons and he was able to adjust and make the necessary adjustments so the whole night was seamless.

The success of our wedding night was a great balance of the right vendors and DJ Sota came highly recommended to us and I have no problems recommending him to anyone who is looking to have a magical night to remember. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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ashleyhemerick
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved DJ Sota!!! Not only did he play great music all night long but he organized our wedding to make it flow smoothly. He also did a great job announcing all the toasts and speeches. He made our wedding day PERFECT! : )
We loved DJ Sota!!! Not only did he play great music all night long but he organized our wedding to make it flow smoothly. Read more...
We loved DJ Sota!!! Not only did he play great music all night long but he organized our wedding to make it flow smoothly. He also did a great job announcing all the toasts and speeches. He made our wedding day PERFECT! : ) Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota was amazing! everyone raved about the party and wanted to keep dancing even after we had to leave the venue! He was also very professional and easy to work with, would recommend him to anyone.
DJ Sota was amazing! everyone raved about the party and wanted to keep dancing even after we had to leave the venue! He Read more...
DJ Sota was amazing! everyone raved about the party and wanted to keep dancing even after we had to leave the venue! He was also very professional and easy to work with, would recommend him to anyone. Read less
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nreidt
Wedding:
9/30/2011
5.0/5.0
After meeting with numerous DJ's who just were not a good fit for us, we were introduced to Dakota through a mutual friend and we are SO glad we found him. He is laid back, yet organized. He was flexible with us and helped us so much with our music selections. He was even able to convert a unique version of a song that my husband really wanted for our ceremony. Dakota did our ceremony and our reception and all of our guests had a great time! He played music that we liked and made all of the necessary announcements without being over the top or cheesy like some DJ's can be. Thank you Dakota! We highly recommend him for any wedding or event!
After meeting with numerous DJ's who just were not a good fit for us, we were introduced to Dakota through a mutual friend Read more...
After meeting with numerous DJ's who just were not a good fit for us, we were introduced to Dakota through a mutual friend and we are SO glad we found him. He is laid back, yet organized. He was flexible with us and helped us so much with our music selections. He was even able to convert a unique version of a song that my husband really wanted for our ceremony. Dakota did our ceremony and our reception and all of our guests had a great time! He played music that we liked and made all of the necessary announcements without being over the top or cheesy like some DJ's can be. Thank you Dakota! We highly recommend him for any wedding or event! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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alison
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Dakota did a great job hosting my wedding. Not only were the songs he played great, but he really managed the flow of the wedding and was very charming with my guests.
Dakota did a great job hosting my wedding. Not only were the songs he played great, but he really managed the flow of the Read more...
Dakota did a great job hosting my wedding. Not only were the songs he played great, but he really managed the flow of the wedding and was very charming with my guests. Read less
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Chandra
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Dakota was awesome. I would have no hesitation in hiring him all over again, and am happy to recommend him. He was very mindful of our very long song request list and played almost all of them (over 200), dealt with more than his fair share of crazy family members and power issues gracefully and professionally, didn't talk just to hear himself, and was very easy-going about our less than traditional set-up and pace of the night. In short, just hire him. You'll be happy you did.
Dakota was awesome. I would have no hesitation in hiring him all over again, and am happy to recommend him. He was very Read more...
Dakota was awesome. I would have no hesitation in hiring him all over again, and am happy to recommend him. He was very mindful of our very long song request list and played almost all of them (over 200), dealt with more than his fair share of crazy family members and power issues gracefully and professionally, didn't talk just to hear himself, and was very easy-going about our less than traditional set-up and pace of the night. In short, just hire him. You'll be happy you did. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Brenda
Wedding:
7/25/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a fun DJ with great professionalism look no farther. DJ Sota Entertainment is your choice. We all enjoyed his enthusiasm at my daughters wedding. He kept us all on track with the timing of events. We could not have asked for a better DJ. My Choice 5 STARS!!!
If you are looking for a fun DJ with great professionalism look no farther. DJ Sota Entertainment is your choice. We all Read more...
If you are looking for a fun DJ with great professionalism look no farther. DJ Sota Entertainment is your choice. We all enjoyed his enthusiasm at my daughters wedding. He kept us all on track with the timing of events. We could not have asked for a better DJ. My Choice 5 STARS!!! Read less
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Hilary18
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved DJ SOTA!! My wedding was June 18th and he made the whole night perfect! I had a few special request and he did every single one! He was so easy going and not too overpowering of the night! He played well rounded songs the whole night, accommodating the different types of people. I can honestly not say enough about him! I could not have picked a better DJ!
I loved DJ SOTA!! My wedding was June 18th and he made the whole night perfect! I had a few special request and he did Read more...
I loved DJ SOTA!! My wedding was June 18th and he made the whole night perfect! I had a few special request and he did every single one! He was so easy going and not too overpowering of the night! He played well rounded songs the whole night, accommodating the different types of people. I can honestly not say enough about him! I could not have picked a better DJ! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
4/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Dakota was absolutely amazing! I already had a wedding planner but had I not, I know Dakota would have made sure everything went smoothly. He was very professional from the first time we met till the end of the wedding. He was early to the wedding, making sure everything was set up correctly and took care of every little detail. My husband and I were beyond pleased with him and really appreciated how respectful he was in asking our permission before random guests started to give speeches. I have recommended him to every friend who has got engaged since and will continue to do so. I have no doubt that he would be the perfect choice for any event!
Dakota was absolutely amazing! I already had a wedding planner but had I not, I know Dakota would have made sure Read more...
Dakota was absolutely amazing! I already had a wedding planner but had I not, I know Dakota would have made sure everything went smoothly. He was very professional from the first time we met till the end of the wedding. He was early to the wedding, making sure everything was set up correctly and took care of every little detail. My husband and I were beyond pleased with him and really appreciated how respectful he was in asking our permission before random guests started to give speeches. I have recommended him to every friend who has got engaged since and will continue to do so. I have no doubt that he would be the perfect choice for any event! Read less
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JP
Wedding:
4/1/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota was very professional. He captivated the audience while playing a broad range of music that everyone loved. On top of fantastic service at a great price, he is a good guy as well. I strongly recommend working with him if you can.
Regards,
Jared
DJ Sota was very professional. He captivated the audience while playing a broad range of music that everyone loved. On top Read more...
DJ Sota was very professional. He captivated the audience while playing a broad range of music that everyone loved. On top of fantastic service at a great price, he is a good guy as well. I strongly recommend working with him if you can.
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teresainoc
Wedding:
9/19/2010
5.0/5.0
I hired Dakota for my second wedding because my fiancé and I are “very” particular about our choice of music and he was more than willing to take the time to work with us. Dakota helped to select a variety of music that really suited our taste. He spent a lot of time with me before the wedding and gave me some great recommendations for the ceremony music, and various types of music such as first dance, intro of the Wedding Party, etc. Dakota was very professional, personable and delightful to work with!!! In addition to the very specific songs that I wanted, he also suggested a lot of other tunes that he knew I would like! Dakota’s variety of music made the night and kept everyone from ages 8 to 80 dancing until the end! I couldn’t have asked that he do a better job! I would definitely hire him again and recommend him for anyone having a wedding or event! Many thanks to Dakota for making our Wedding even more memorable then we could have imagined!
I hired Dakota for my second wedding because my fiancé and I are “very” particular about our choice of music and he was Read more...
I hired Dakota for my second wedding because my fiancé and I are “very” particular about our choice of music and he was more than willing to take the time to work with us. Dakota helped to select a variety of music that really suited our taste. He spent a lot of time with me before the wedding and gave me some great recommendations for the ceremony music, and various types of music such as first dance, intro of the Wedding Party, etc. Dakota was very professional, personable and delightful to work with!!! In addition to the very specific songs that I wanted, he also suggested a lot of other tunes that he knew I would like! Dakota’s variety of music made the night and kept everyone from ages 8 to 80 dancing until the end! I couldn’t have asked that he do a better job! I would definitely hire him again and recommend him for anyone having a wedding or event! Many thanks to Dakota for making our Wedding even more memorable then we could have imagined! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Josiah is by far THE BEST DJ out there!! He did our wedding and everything went perfectly! He is delightfully confident with a fun personality, extremely professional and prepared, easy to work with, and knows how to get a crowd out on the dance floor!

My family and extended family are not really into dancing at all, but with the amazing song choices and just everything that Josiah brings to the table--EVERYONE WAS DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY! :) That's what I call a GREAT wedding with an AWESOME DJ!

Ask for JOSIAH he won't disappoint!

Michelle
Corona,CA
Josiah is by far THE BEST DJ out there!! He did our wedding and everything went perfectly! He is delightfully confident Read more...
Josiah is by far THE BEST DJ out there!! He did our wedding and everything went perfectly! He is delightfully confident with a fun personality, extremely professional and prepared, easy to work with, and knows how to get a crowd out on the dance floor!

My family and extended family are not really into dancing at all, but with the amazing song choices and just everything that Josiah brings to the table--EVERYONE WAS DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY! :) That's what I call a GREAT wedding with an AWESOME DJ!

Ask for JOSIAH he won't disappoint!

Michelle
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Andrew
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
I am a professional photographer and have worked many events with Dakota. He has always gone above and beyond to ensure that his clients and their guests are comfortable, happy and having a great time. This comes pretty easy for him because of his natural professionalism and great personality. I enjoy DJ Sota's work so much that I even hired him to MC my wedding and yet again was blown away by his ability to host the perfect evening. I recommend him to all of my clients and friends.
I am a professional photographer and have worked many events with Dakota. He has always gone above and beyond to ensure Read more...
I am a professional photographer and have worked many events with Dakota. He has always gone above and beyond to ensure that his clients and their guests are comfortable, happy and having a great time. This comes pretty easy for him because of his natural professionalism and great personality. I enjoy DJ Sota's work so much that I even hired him to MC my wedding and yet again was blown away by his ability to host the perfect evening. I recommend him to all of my clients and friends. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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haybeau
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Dakota was not only a DJ, he was also incredibly helpful during the planning process of the wedding. He made excellent recommendations to help with the timing of the wedding events and helped coordinate with the caterers to ensure that everything flowed smoothly. He was very responsive to my music requests, and I received numerous compliments about him from friends and family. I highly recommend DJ Sota to anyone looking for a professional DJ who clearly knows his craft and the event business well.
Dakota was not only a DJ, he was also incredibly helpful during the planning process of the wedding. He made excellent Read more...
Dakota was not only a DJ, he was also incredibly helpful during the planning process of the wedding. He made excellent recommendations to help with the timing of the wedding events and helped coordinate with the caterers to ensure that everything flowed smoothly. He was very responsive to my music requests, and I received numerous compliments about him from friends and family. I highly recommend DJ Sota to anyone looking for a professional DJ who clearly knows his craft and the event business well. Read less
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sonia
Wedding:
3/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Dakota did a fantastic job at our wedding. Our guest had a blast. He followed our request for music & event order through out the night perfectly. We loved his MC skills. Everyone hopes for an enthusiastic DJ that gets your crowd involved and having a good time. We especially appreciated the pre-meeting flexibility and availability when trying to plan our event.
Dakota did a fantastic job at our wedding. Our guest had a blast. He followed our request for music & event order through Read more...
Dakota did a fantastic job at our wedding. Our guest had a blast. He followed our request for music & event order through out the night perfectly. We loved his MC skills. Everyone hopes for an enthusiastic DJ that gets your crowd involved and having a good time. We especially appreciated the pre-meeting flexibility and availability when trying to plan our event. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Rachele
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
DJ Sota did was our Wedding DJ almost 5yrs ago, and I just ran into him this past weekend, and was thrilled that I could write a review for his service from 2008. I highly suggest him for any event! He really considered all our special requests and incorporated them into the current music trends that were suitable for our special day!
DJ Sota did was our Wedding DJ almost 5yrs ago, and I just ran into him this past weekend, and was thrilled that I could Read more...
DJ Sota did was our Wedding DJ almost 5yrs ago, and I just ran into him this past weekend, and was thrilled that I could write a review for his service from 2008. I highly suggest him for any event! He really considered all our special requests and incorporated them into the current music trends that were suitable for our special day! Read less
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Rachele
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Thank you DJ Sota/Dakota for making our wedding day celebration fun and fabulous! You were great with taking our suggestions and incorporating them with what was current and appropriate for our guests-everyone had a wonderful time, and they were up on their feet dancing!
Thank you DJ Sota/Dakota for making our wedding day celebration fun and fabulous! You were great with taking our Read more...
Thank you DJ Sota/Dakota for making our wedding day celebration fun and fabulous! You were great with taking our suggestions and incorporating them with what was current and appropriate for our guests-everyone had a wonderful time, and they were up on their feet dancing! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Jenette
Wedding:
7/25/2008
5.0/5.0
I am so thankful that Dakota DJ'ed my wedding! He did an amazing job and went above and beyond what he was hired to do. He is not only a great DJ but a great person! When we met with him before the wedding he took down all our suggestions and made some thoughtful recommendations. The music was exactly what we wanted, he announced all the parts of the reception and kept us on track for the evening, and the dance floor was alive until we left the party. I recommend DJ Sota to everyone looking for a DJ. Hire him! You won't be disappointed.
I am so thankful that Dakota DJ'ed my wedding! He did an amazing job and went above and beyond what he was hired to do. He Read more...
I am so thankful that Dakota DJ'ed my wedding! He did an amazing job and went above and beyond what he was hired to do. He is not only a great DJ but a great person! When we met with him before the wedding he took down all our suggestions and made some thoughtful recommendations. The music was exactly what we wanted, he announced all the parts of the reception and kept us on track for the evening, and the dance floor was alive until we left the party. I recommend DJ Sota to everyone looking for a DJ. Hire him! You won't be disappointed. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Alana
Wedding:
6/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Dakota was a wonderful DJ. Everyone loved the music and he helped make our reception run smoothly. Thank you so much Dakota!
Dakota was a wonderful DJ. Everyone loved the music and he helped make our reception run smoothly. Thank you so much Read more...
Dakota was a wonderful DJ. Everyone loved the music and he helped make our reception run smoothly. Thank you so much Dakota! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
We used DJ Sota for our wedding. He kept everyone dancing and having fun all night long!
We used DJ Sota for our wedding. He kept everyone dancing and having fun all night long!
We used DJ Sota for our wedding. He kept everyone dancing and having fun all night long! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Thuc
Wedding:
8/26/2012
4.9/5.0
Dakota was an absolute pleasure to work with. When we first met with him, his professionalism and breadth of knowledge of various types of music convinced us that he was to be the DJ and emcee for our wedding. Although he wasn't the least expensive of the DJ's that we interviewed, the initial meeting proved to us that he was a better "fit" for our style. Our style ranged from 70s to current with a focus on pop/dance as well as Sri Lankan Baila thrown in....he mixed all of that effortlessly. He even recommended music to us that we weren't familiar with (Vitamin String Quarter, Bruno Mars "Marry You", etc..) that we ended up actually using as part of the ceremony and reception programming. He also suggested we have an Anniversary Dance to start off the dance portion of the reception and even though it wasn't our idea, it was one of the more memorable parts of our wedding.

He provided us with a very thorough Wedding Planner which helped us solidify the program with him. This allowed us to only have to meet with him once before the wedding and as other reviewers have said, this pre-wedding meeting is very well thought out and detailed. We were very flexible in our ideas and thoughts so only one meeting was needed.

Day of the wedding, everything went smoothly with no mishaps. Dakota set up in a venue that he had never worked before and he worked around some of the unique requirements of that venue. Dakota fielded song requests from our young guests (under 12 years old) and had them going crazy on the dance floor with Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez songs...even our 60+ year old Uncle was "cutting a rug". As mentioned earlier, he blended music that he had no familiarity with and everyone enjoyed it and raved about how good the music was. Programming wise, he was able to emcee his way through some tricky names and kept everything moving and flowing.

We would highly recommend DJ Sota/Dakota to anyone.
Dakota was an absolute pleasure to work with. When we first met with him, his professionalism and breadth of knowledge of Read more...
Dakota was an absolute pleasure to work with. When we first met with him, his professionalism and breadth of knowledge of various types of music convinced us that he was to be the DJ and emcee for our wedding. Although he wasn't the least expensive of the DJ's that we interviewed, the initial meeting proved to us that he was a better "fit" for our style. Our style ranged from 70s to current with a focus on pop/dance as well as Sri Lankan Baila thrown in....he mixed all of that effortlessly. He even recommended music to us that we weren't familiar with (Vitamin String Quarter, Bruno Mars "Marry You", etc..) that we ended up actually using as part of the ceremony and reception programming. He also suggested we have an Anniversary Dance to start off the dance portion of the reception and even though it wasn't our idea, it was one of the more memorable parts of our wedding.

He provided us with a very thorough Wedding Planner which helped us solidify the program with him. This allowed us to only have to meet with him once before the wedding and as other reviewers have said, this pre-wedding meeting is very well thought out and detailed. We were very flexible in our ideas and thoughts so only one meeting was needed.

Day of the wedding, everything went smoothly with no mishaps. Dakota set up in a venue that he had never worked before and he worked around some of the unique requirements of that venue. Dakota fielded song requests from our young guests (under 12 years old) and had them going crazy on the dance floor with Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez songs...even our 60+ year old Uncle was "cutting a rug". As mentioned earlier, he blended music that he had no familiarity with and everyone enjoyed it and raved about how good the music was. Programming wise, he was able to emcee his way through some tricky names and kept everything moving and flowing.

We would highly recommend DJ Sota/Dakota to anyone. Read less
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Lolani6
Wedding:
6/19/2009
4.9/5.0
DJ Sota was very professional but at the same time personal when it came to
DJ-ing my wedding, he was easy to get ahold of and open to ideas. Music was great but he was also a great MC which can be hard to come by. Everyone had a blast!
DJ Sota was very professional but at the same time personal when it came to
DJ-ing my wedding, he was easy to get Read more...
DJ Sota was very professional but at the same time personal when it came to
DJ-ing my wedding, he was easy to get ahold of and open to ideas. Music was great but he was also a great MC which can be hard to come by. Everyone had a blast! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/31/2012
4.4/5.0
Dakota was great. He was easy to get in touch with and always responded right away. The uplighting he provided created a very intimate and beautiful feel to our reception ballroom.

I loved his ideas and ability to keep the reception timeline running smoothly. Our guests danced until 1 a.m. and didn't want it to be over...I felt the same way! He had people on the dance floor all night and took some requests and got everyone involved.

I would have given him all 5's...but a major faux pas happening during our Grand Entrance at which point he introduced me by the WRONG NAME. After the meetings, emails, texts messages, etc...I couldn't believe it when he said Michelle and not Melissa. My new husband looked at me and said, "Did you just hear that?!" After he said it, he realized he goofed and reintroduced us with my correct name Melissa, but what's done is done at that point.

Luckily, I'm pretty easy going and just wrote it off as "one of those things" and enjoyed my reception. He did provide a projector and screen for me (that I hadn't paid for yet, $200) and was a bit miffed that two minutes after he called me Michelle he came up asked me for the $200 and didn't apologize for the name mishap. It is what it is...I just thought I would share on the review.

But overall, he did a great job keeping everyone dancing and having a great time.
Dakota was great. He was easy to get in touch with and always responded right away. The uplighting he provided created a Read more...
Dakota was great. He was easy to get in touch with and always responded right away. The uplighting he provided created a very intimate and beautiful feel to our reception ballroom.

I loved his ideas and ability to keep the reception timeline running smoothly. Our guests danced until 1 a.m. and didn't want it to be over...I felt the same way! He had people on the dance floor all night and took some requests and got everyone involved.

I would have given him all 5's...but a major faux pas happening during our Grand Entrance at which point he introduced me by the WRONG NAME. After the meetings, emails, texts messages, etc...I couldn't believe it when he said Michelle and not Melissa. My new husband looked at me and said, "Did you just hear that?!" After he said it, he realized he goofed and reintroduced us with my correct name Melissa, but what's done is done at that point.

Luckily, I'm pretty easy going and just wrote it off as "one of those things" and enjoyed my reception. He did provide a projector and screen for me (that I hadn't paid for yet, $200) and was a bit miffed that two minutes after he called me Michelle he came up asked me for the $200 and didn't apologize for the name mishap. It is what it is...I just thought I would share on the review.

But overall, he did a great job keeping everyone dancing and having a great time. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
DJ Sota Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind words, but I also want to respond.

I really had no idea that I called her Michelle, instead of Melissa. If I did, I would have apologized. I am very sorry for this mishap. I have DJed hundreds of weddings and this has never happened. I looked over my notes and not that it's any excuse, but see she had a large Bridal Party with bridesmaids named Michelle, Mindy, margaret, and another Melissa as well, which may have led to a tongue tie. If I made this mistake, again I am very sorry.

In regards to the $200 that was due, it was supposed to be paid before the wedding began. I specifically mentioned I did not want to have to bug her during the wedding, but since I did not receive the $200 before hand I wanted to remind her sooner rather than later because things just get more busy as the night goes on. I was hoping that maybe a family member was holding the money and had just forgotten to pay me.

I am happy to hear that over all you and your guest had a great time and the night was a success. And again I apologize for the tongue slip.

MAP

 
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