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DJs To Go

Redondo Beach , CA

LOCATION

901A North Pacific Coast Hwy. #200
Redondo Beach, CA 90277 US (map)

PHONE

310-798-8711

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

DJs To Go provides upscale, experienced, and fun wedding DJs to clientele across the Los Angeles area and much of Southern California.

DJs To Go is an excellent choice for... Read more
DJs To Go provides upscale, experienced, and fun wedding DJs to clientele across the Los Angeles area and much of Southern California.

DJs To Go is an excellent choice for brides who want to experience an elegant and hassle free wedding day at a reasonable price.

We specialize in providing couples with a custom made and unique wedding day your friends and family members will talk about for years.

We encourage you to visit our offices for a free DJ consultation meeting. Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
Hip Hop, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
We have 8 DJs, we have all styles covered.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No.
What is your usual attire?
Tuxedo.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No, we can normally buy it on line.
How many other DJs do you work with?
8
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
2 hours.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes, we prefer it that way.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We have Spanish and Hindi speaking DJs.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes, tons of it.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Dance lighting EFX and wireless mics.
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?
30 minutes.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
All our DJs will act as your emcee if requested. They don't talk between EVERY song though.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Depends on the event and the crowd.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Food is good but not required.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Yes.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have 8 DJs, we always have back up gear and back up DJs available.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No.
What is your overtime rate?
Varies per event but is normally $125 per hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Normally no.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$250 to $350 depending on the package chosen.

REVIEWS

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Rhonda
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Tim was great, he was fun without being crazy and stupid. Just right for us. Everybody danced all night. My mom loved Tim the best, she was kinda in charge of most things. She said Tim always answered the phone right away or called back very quickly if she left a message. She said he was definitely the most organized of all our wedding vendors. She said she never had to worry about Tim doing what he was supposed to do. Seems like there are lots of flakes in the word these days. Reliability took some of the wedding stress out of it for my mom.
Tim was great, he was fun without being crazy and stupid. Just right for us. Everybody danced all night. My mom loved Tim Read more...
Tim was great, he was fun without being crazy and stupid. Just right for us. Everybody danced all night. My mom loved Tim the best, she was kinda in charge of most things. She said Tim always answered the phone right away or called back very quickly if she left a message. She said he was definitely the most organized of all our wedding vendors. She said she never had to worry about Tim doing what he was supposed to do. Seems like there are lots of flakes in the word these days. Reliability took some of the wedding stress out of it for my mom. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
3/7/2014
5.0/5.0
DJs To Go was a great choice, excellent bang for the buck! Not too much to say, we used an inexpensive package. We talked with our DJ, Joel, on the phone and organized a few things. He showed up and played. We drank, we danced, we all had tons of fun. A++
DJs To Go was a great choice, excellent bang for the buck! Not too much to say, we used an inexpensive package. We talked Read more...
DJs To Go was a great choice, excellent bang for the buck! Not too much to say, we used an inexpensive package. We talked with our DJ, Joel, on the phone and organized a few things. He showed up and played. We drank, we danced, we all had tons of fun. A++ Read less
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carissa
Wedding:
9/14/2013
2.2/5.0
I believe DJs To Go employ several DJs; I cannot speak for all of them but unfortunately, I can say that our experience with Matt Short was far from ideal.
He seemed ok when we first met with him but I got the impression that was far more interested in talking about himself than he was hearing what my husband and I were looking for in a DJ for our wedding. He didn’t seem to grasp the fact that we were paying him – not the other way around.

I will say that Matt arrived early and everything was set up flawlessly. However, he played EVERY “event song” late! When the ceremony finished and we were ready to walk back up the aisle, there was no music! I had to “give him a look” and then he pressed play! The same thing happened for our first dance!

We had a buffet dinner (a very nice one ☺); during our first meeting Matt told us that he would announce the start of dinner to people and say that he’ll let each table know when they can go up to the buffet so people weren’t stuck waiting in line – which sounded good to us. But when he made this announcement he was rather rude, he said “the buffet is ready. Do NOT go up until I release your table. Do NOT go up until I release your table”. I overheard a few guests making comments about his choice of words and his tone, which was a little heart breaking – of course you don’t want your guests to have any complaints let alone one that you agree with.
I believe DJs To Go employ several DJs; I cannot speak for all of them but unfortunately, I can say that our experience Read more...
I believe DJs To Go employ several DJs; I cannot speak for all of them but unfortunately, I can say that our experience with Matt Short was far from ideal.
He seemed ok when we first met with him but I got the impression that was far more interested in talking about himself than he was hearing what my husband and I were looking for in a DJ for our wedding. He didn’t seem to grasp the fact that we were paying him – not the other way around.

I will say that Matt arrived early and everything was set up flawlessly. However, he played EVERY “event song” late! When the ceremony finished and we were ready to walk back up the aisle, there was no music! I had to “give him a look” and then he pressed play! The same thing happened for our first dance!

We had a buffet dinner (a very nice one ☺); during our first meeting Matt told us that he would announce the start of dinner to people and say that he’ll let each table know when they can go up to the buffet so people weren’t stuck waiting in line – which sounded good to us. But when he made this announcement he was rather rude, he said “the buffet is ready. Do NOT go up until I release your table. Do NOT go up until I release your table”. I overheard a few guests making comments about his choice of words and his tone, which was a little heart breaking – of course you don’t want your guests to have any complaints let alone one that you agree with. Read less
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DJs To Go responded with the following comments:

Carissa Wilson and Malcolm Holmes, let's use this as a "teachable moment" and help you develop some people skills, communication skills & common sense. If you have a problem please call me to discuss the issues sanely. I e-mailed you 3 times & called 5 times. You called back once. Please, no more nasty messages. :-(

Soooo... here we go.

Because you created your own problems and have a very unrealistic level of expectation, I was hoping to handle this privately so you wouldn't look like fools. Since you won't call or e-mail back in a sane tone, I guess it has to be public. I did a great deal of research and and found the following.

1. DJ meetings: Matt met with you two times. You bought the cheapest DJ package we offer. No meeting time was included. Matt gave you about $600 of free DJ time. How much did your best friend give you?

Please don't bash him for helping you and being accommodating. Beyond the unrealistic complaints, you had a great wedding. You gave Matt a big hug at the end. He did a great job. Give him a 4.5.

2. DJ talked about himself at meetings: Again, met with you when he didn't have to. You asked questions about past weddings. So, yes, he did talk about his past events, and experiences. BUT, you asked him.

3. You hired an officiate that prides herself on her super quiet voice and she won't use a mic. Matt couldn't hear her or you. Your ceremony was structured like a football huddle (circle), Matt couldn't see you. Because you created an unworkable situation, he didn't know when to start the music. You rendered him deaf and blind. In this case, yes, you have to tell him when to push play.

4. You had to tell him to start the songs: Yes, he's not psychic. The delay was less than a second. Really...? No more coffee.

4. DJ tone: Yes, Matt had to be blunt. Your guests extremely drunk. They didn't listen when he was polite.

5. Feel free to call me... politely.

310 798 8711
timb@877djstogo.com
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Tim is the best DJ! He was professional, had a great voice and personality, and played the music that kept the party going. Even with the age variety everyone was dancing and complimented him. Highly recommended!!!
Tim is the best DJ! He was professional, had a great voice and personality, and played the music that kept the party Read more...
Tim is the best DJ! He was professional, had a great voice and personality, and played the music that kept the party going. Even with the age variety everyone was dancing and complimented him. Highly recommended!!! Read less
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DJs To Go responded with the following comments:

Thanks!
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Mya
Wedding:
8/23/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Tim from DJs To Go at our wedding, and we received a high quality service. Tim was a delight to work with and played all the songs we requested. He played not only songs requested for the ceremony but for the cocktail hour, reception and the whole night through the wedding. My guests were so happy with the music, the dance floor was never empty! We had so much fun dancing thanks to DJs To Go.
Tim was also very good on the microphone. He was very good with guiding the crowd all through the night. We had a few stations for dinner and he successfully guided everyone to find each station. I am very pleased with how the whole day turned out. I recommend DJs To Go to anyone.
We used Tim from DJs To Go at our wedding, and we received a high quality service. Tim was a delight to work with and Read more...
We used Tim from DJs To Go at our wedding, and we received a high quality service. Tim was a delight to work with and played all the songs we requested. He played not only songs requested for the ceremony but for the cocktail hour, reception and the whole night through the wedding. My guests were so happy with the music, the dance floor was never empty! We had so much fun dancing thanks to DJs To Go.
Tim was also very good on the microphone. He was very good with guiding the crowd all through the night. We had a few stations for dinner and he successfully guided everyone to find each station. I am very pleased with how the whole day turned out. I recommend DJs To Go to anyone. Read less
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DJs To Go responded with the following comments:

Thanks Mya and Giorgo, the wedding was great fun!!!!!
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Megan
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I heartily recommend the services of Tim at DJs to Go. From our initial meeting, to answering follow up questions, to setting up the final details, Tim was professional and CLEARLY knew what he was doing. He was the perfect fit for our diverse group of guests at our wedding. Somehow he had everyone from our grandparents to our college friends out on the dance floor having a great time. He played all the right songs and was an AMAZING master of ceremonies. We could not have asked for more!!
My husband and I heartily recommend the services of Tim at DJs to Go. From our initial meeting, to answering follow up Read more...
My husband and I heartily recommend the services of Tim at DJs to Go. From our initial meeting, to answering follow up questions, to setting up the final details, Tim was professional and CLEARLY knew what he was doing. He was the perfect fit for our diverse group of guests at our wedding. Somehow he had everyone from our grandparents to our college friends out on the dance floor having a great time. He played all the right songs and was an AMAZING master of ceremonies. We could not have asked for more!! Read less
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DJs To Go responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much for the great feedback.
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Linda
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
EXCELLENT. Everything was smooth, we had a great night. Everything was handled as palnned.
EXCELLENT. Everything was smooth, we had a great night. Everything was handled as palnned.
EXCELLENT. Everything was smooth, we had a great night. Everything was handled as palnned. Read less
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DJs To Go responded with the following comments:

Linda,
Thanks to you too for being on top of the planning too!
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Stevie
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Frank Rivera, he was great. He played both Spanish and English music for us. Nice guy, great fun, highly recommended. It was my daughter's Qiunce.
We used Frank Rivera, he was great. He played both Spanish and English music for us. Nice guy, great fun, highly Read more...
We used Frank Rivera, he was great. He played both Spanish and English music for us. Nice guy, great fun, highly recommended. It was my daughter's Qiunce. Read less
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DJs To Go responded with the following comments:

Viva Frank :-)
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/23/2011
4.7/5.0
Tim the owner of DJs To Go was a great value for his services. He was able to meet all of our demands and requests, including multiple slide shows and a very intricate "rap" speech given by the best man, groom and good friend of groom. He even played all of our requested songs even though he had a slight hesitation in playing one or two of them due to the song titles (but it was our grandparents fav song so we had to play it). Overall, we enjoyed him as DJ and he definitely has the ability to effectively MC a wedding efficiently and effectively -- BTW, this is a huge plus for a wedding that is spread out and requires a lot of transition from their guests! Thanks Tim!
Tim the owner of DJs To Go was a great value for his services. He was able to meet all of our demands and requests, Read more...
Tim the owner of DJs To Go was a great value for his services. He was able to meet all of our demands and requests, including multiple slide shows and a very intricate "rap" speech given by the best man, groom and good friend of groom. He even played all of our requested songs even though he had a slight hesitation in playing one or two of them due to the song titles (but it was our grandparents fav song so we had to play it). Overall, we enjoyed him as DJ and he definitely has the ability to effectively MC a wedding efficiently and effectively -- BTW, this is a huge plus for a wedding that is spread out and requires a lot of transition from their guests! Thanks Tim! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Tim was the DJ at a wedding I officiated at tonight, and he was such a pleasure to work with!

As an officiant, it is critical that the DJ is able to coordinate sound and music accurately to flow with the wedding ceremony. Tim was one step ahead of my questions! It is so refreshing to work with someone so professional and personable!

I stayed for the reception, and Tim emceed the event with passion and finesse! I can tell the families were truly entertained and happy with him and his great energy!

I really hope to work with Tim again soon! He is a great compliment to all wedding vendors.

I highly recommend DJs to Go and Tim Benter!

Best,
Arielle Haze (LA Wedding Woman)
Tim was the DJ at a wedding I officiated at tonight, and he was such a pleasure to work with!

As an officiant, Read more...
Tim was the DJ at a wedding I officiated at tonight, and he was such a pleasure to work with!

As an officiant, it is critical that the DJ is able to coordinate sound and music accurately to flow with the wedding ceremony. Tim was one step ahead of my questions! It is so refreshing to work with someone so professional and personable!

I stayed for the reception, and Tim emceed the event with passion and finesse! I can tell the families were truly entertained and happy with him and his great energy!

I really hope to work with Tim again soon! He is a great compliment to all wedding vendors.

I highly recommend DJs to Go and Tim Benter!

Best,
Arielle Haze (LA Wedding Woman) Read less
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DJs To Go responded with the following comments:

Arielle, thanks, it was a pleasure working with you. You were very professional but personable with the brides and grooms! I highly recommend you.

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