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DNA Entertainment

Monterey , CA
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LOCATION

485 Lighthouse Ave
Monterey, CA US 93940 (map)

PHONE

831-372-5555

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

DNA Entertainment was created in 1998 by two enthusiastic disc jockeys with a passion for music. Since then, we have become one of the largest mobile DJ and Entertainment services in... Read more
DNA Entertainment was created in 1998 by two enthusiastic disc jockeys with a passion for music. Since then, we have become one of the largest mobile DJ and Entertainment services in Northern California. Our DJs are full time DNA employees, allowing DNA to guarantee that at every event, you will be working with an entertainer that upholds the values instilled by the DNA founders, not a contractor we have hired out. We have a dedicated fleet of vehicles with backup equipment on board each one.

We strive to provide professional service and a fun attitude while maintaining the lowest prices possible. Always on time with the state of the art equipment, DNA Entertainment promises a successful, entertaining, and hassle-free event.

We are based out of Monterey; however, our service area includes all of Monterey Peninsula, Santa Cruz County, and the Bay Area.

DNA Entertainment is a part of most preferred vendor lists of local facilities and other vendors. With this extensive knowledge of local facilities and partnerships with local vendors, you can rest assure you are in the best hands!



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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

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, Decorative Draping, Event Décor, Event Lighting, Furniture Rental

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Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We had Jason O'Neil for out wedding and he was everything we could have ever wanted in a dj and more! We had him from 4pm-2am and he knew just how to keep our guests out on the dance floor. He had to do music on the beach for reception, music in our reception hall and then move to our after party room and they was never a dull moment! He was truly amazing! I even changed a few songs the day before the wedding and he was so nice about it and had everything ready the day of. He also made sure people knew what events were happening and that people signed our guest book! We would recommend him to everyone looking for a DJ...this is the man to get!! :) Thank you so much Jason for making our wedding events all go smoothly and keep people dancing!!
We had Jason O'Neil for out wedding and he was everything we could have ever wanted in a dj and more! We had him from Read more...
We had Jason O'Neil for out wedding and he was everything we could have ever wanted in a dj and more! We had him from 4pm-2am and he knew just how to keep our guests out on the dance floor. He had to do music on the beach for reception, music in our reception hall and then move to our after party room and they was never a dull moment! He was truly amazing! I even changed a few songs the day before the wedding and he was so nice about it and had everything ready the day of. He also made sure people knew what events were happening and that people signed our guest book! We would recommend him to everyone looking for a DJ...this is the man to get!! :) Thank you so much Jason for making our wedding events all go smoothly and keep people dancing!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/13/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ Darion was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!! We have received so many compliments on how great the music was! I don't think there was a single point at that night where the dance floor was not packed! Everyone said they had a blast, and we THANK Darion for his role in creating such a GREAT atmosphere and memory for us!!
DJ Darion was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!! We have received so many compliments on how great the music was! I don't think there was Read more...
DJ Darion was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!! We have received so many compliments on how great the music was! I don't think there was a single point at that night where the dance floor was not packed! Everyone said they had a blast, and we THANK Darion for his role in creating such a GREAT atmosphere and memory for us!! Read less
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Leigh Ann
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Mario was the best DJ ever, the entire wedding went without a hitch and he had everyone even my two grandmas dancing on the floor!! Would highly recommend!!
Mario was the best DJ ever, the entire wedding went without a hitch and he had everyone even my two grandmas dancing on Read more...
Mario was the best DJ ever, the entire wedding went without a hitch and he had everyone even my two grandmas dancing on the floor!! Would highly recommend!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Wonderful DJ service! Colin was my DJ and he did an amazing job! Very professional and played everything I requested!
Wonderful DJ service! Colin was my DJ and he did an amazing job! Very professional and played everything I requested!
Wonderful DJ service! Colin was my DJ and he did an amazing job! Very professional and played everything I requested! Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired John Gregoria to DJ our wedding recently in Carmel at a private estate and couldn't have been more pleased. We actually had plans to meet with a different DJ to interview but while at Chic Events confirming our rentals for the wedding, Anthony asked if our DJ was in place and I informed him I was actually on my way to meet with one...He mentioned they have a DJ'ing company as well and asked for a few minutes to tell me about it...I figured I may as well while I was in town....They seemed great and provided me with a lot of helpful information...I then met with the other DJ and knew immediately that we would hire DNA. John was presented with a bit of a disappointing restriction and challenge during the walk-through of the location of our wedding by being informed that he couldn't bring in his DJ speakers but I was confident it would all work out. The day of the wedding came and with a few minor adjustments the music was absolutely perfect. We started out by having a pre-ceremony as guest were arriving and the tone of the music was so perfect and then late into the evening John rocked it...everyone was dancing, having such an awesome time. At one point both my husband and I looked over at John and he was full on "clubbing" it, making sure all songs mixed together just absolutely perfect. Awesome job! I'm so happy and thankful that Anthony approached me about their dj'ing services....Job well done!!!
We hired John Gregoria to DJ our wedding recently in Carmel at a private estate and couldn't have been more pleased. We Read more...
We hired John Gregoria to DJ our wedding recently in Carmel at a private estate and couldn't have been more pleased. We actually had plans to meet with a different DJ to interview but while at Chic Events confirming our rentals for the wedding, Anthony asked if our DJ was in place and I informed him I was actually on my way to meet with one...He mentioned they have a DJ'ing company as well and asked for a few minutes to tell me about it...I figured I may as well while I was in town....They seemed great and provided me with a lot of helpful information...I then met with the other DJ and knew immediately that we would hire DNA. John was presented with a bit of a disappointing restriction and challenge during the walk-through of the location of our wedding by being informed that he couldn't bring in his DJ speakers but I was confident it would all work out. The day of the wedding came and with a few minor adjustments the music was absolutely perfect. We started out by having a pre-ceremony as guest were arriving and the tone of the music was so perfect and then late into the evening John rocked it...everyone was dancing, having such an awesome time. At one point both my husband and I looked over at John and he was full on "clubbing" it, making sure all songs mixed together just absolutely perfect. Awesome job! I'm so happy and thankful that Anthony approached me about their dj'ing services....Job well done!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
John was our DJ and he did an AMAZING job. He met with us to finalize our guest list, which helped us get to know him, but, most importantly, it allowed him to customize our music so all of our guests had a BLAST. I can't recommend him enough.
Chic did a fabulous job. They elegantly draped the room,added beautiful uplighting, brought the chiavari chairs & chargers, all of which made the room elegant and classy.
Thank you so much for making us, my family, and, of course, our guests so happy!
John was our DJ and he did an AMAZING job. He met with us to finalize our guest list, which helped us get to know him, Read more...
John was our DJ and he did an AMAZING job. He met with us to finalize our guest list, which helped us get to know him, but, most importantly, it allowed him to customize our music so all of our guests had a BLAST. I can't recommend him enough.
Chic did a fabulous job. They elegantly draped the room,added beautiful uplighting, brought the chiavari chairs & chargers, all of which made the room elegant and classy.
Thank you so much for making us, my family, and, of course, our guests so happy! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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ryann
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
BEST WEDDING DJ EVER!!! we paid for 6 hours of music and my guests paid him to stay an extra half hour they were having such an amazing time! our DJ Anthony did a great job listening to exactly what i wanted, the music was perfect at every spot of the wedding!
BEST WEDDING DJ EVER!!! we paid for 6 hours of music and my guests paid him to stay an extra half hour they were having Read more...
BEST WEDDING DJ EVER!!! we paid for 6 hours of music and my guests paid him to stay an extra half hour they were having such an amazing time! our DJ Anthony did a great job listening to exactly what i wanted, the music was perfect at every spot of the wedding! Read less
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Rona
Wedding:
7/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Evan Parker from DNA entertainment was an awesome DJ and MC for my wedding at the Perry House. He took the time out of his schedule to chat with me prior to the wedding to go over the little details for our big day. He pretty much nailed it, from the ceremony, reception, and dancing. He was very professional with email responses, phone conversations, to the day of the wedding. I actually allowed him to choose several songs for parts of the reception and they were excellent! Not only was he professional, he was extremely fun, played all of our "must play" songs, and kept the party going until the very end.

DNA entertainment as a company was also great. It's extremely convenient that they also have a rental company, Chic Event rentals. It made the wedding planning process more convenient. They pretty much responded to my DJ service inquiry within hours of me sending it. I'd recommend DNA entertainment to any of my friends and family who wants to have a DJ who knows how to make weddings a fun, memorable experience.
Evan Parker from DNA entertainment was an awesome DJ and MC for my wedding at the Perry House. He took the time out of his Read more...
Evan Parker from DNA entertainment was an awesome DJ and MC for my wedding at the Perry House. He took the time out of his schedule to chat with me prior to the wedding to go over the little details for our big day. He pretty much nailed it, from the ceremony, reception, and dancing. He was very professional with email responses, phone conversations, to the day of the wedding. I actually allowed him to choose several songs for parts of the reception and they were excellent! Not only was he professional, he was extremely fun, played all of our "must play" songs, and kept the party going until the very end.

DNA entertainment as a company was also great. It's extremely convenient that they also have a rental company, Chic Event rentals. It made the wedding planning process more convenient. They pretty much responded to my DJ service inquiry within hours of me sending it. I'd recommend DNA entertainment to any of my friends and family who wants to have a DJ who knows how to make weddings a fun, memorable experience. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
4/5/2013
5.0/5.0
DNA Entertainment was fabulous. They played all the music that I requested. They also had such are large selection for the ceremony and the reception. We danced all night long. Didn't want the night to end. Highly recommend DNA!
DNA Entertainment was fabulous. They played all the music that I requested. They also had such are large selection for the Read more...
DNA Entertainment was fabulous. They played all the music that I requested. They also had such are large selection for the ceremony and the reception. We danced all night long. Didn't want the night to end. Highly recommend DNA! Read less
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Jacque
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Evan Parker with DNA Entertainment! He was great to work with and helped our wedding run smoothly!

He was very experienced and professional and we couldn't have been happier with him! He got people up on the dance floor, which is exactly what we wanted! and he also cooperated with our friends so that they could do a surprise dance!

We would definitely recommend Evan to anyone!
We used Evan Parker with DNA Entertainment! He was great to work with and helped our wedding run smoothly!

He Read more...
We used Evan Parker with DNA Entertainment! He was great to work with and helped our wedding run smoothly!

He was very experienced and professional and we couldn't have been happier with him! He got people up on the dance floor, which is exactly what we wanted! and he also cooperated with our friends so that they could do a surprise dance!

We would definitely recommend Evan to anyone! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Darion did an amazing job with the music! The entire dance floor was packed the whole time, and he was very professional and responsive leading up to the big day. I can't say enough good things about DNA -- these guys know what they're doing!
Darion did an amazing job with the music! The entire dance floor was packed the whole time, and he was very professional Read more...
Darion did an amazing job with the music! The entire dance floor was packed the whole time, and he was very professional and responsive leading up to the big day. I can't say enough good things about DNA -- these guys know what they're doing! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Darion was our DJ and he was awesome, the music he played was perfect and most of our people didnt stop dancing the whole night! Darion is a professional who handled everything and made our night great, thank you so much Darion! I would also like to add that Anthony the owner was great to work with and professional! Thank you DNA!
Darion was our DJ and he was awesome, the music he played was perfect and most of our people didnt stop dancing the whole Read more...
Darion was our DJ and he was awesome, the music he played was perfect and most of our people didnt stop dancing the whole night! Darion is a professional who handled everything and made our night great, thank you so much Darion! I would also like to add that Anthony the owner was great to work with and professional! Thank you DNA! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
We were referred to DNA Entertainment by our wedding planner as this was a destination wedding. All communication was done via phone and email. We met with our DJ Darion Bonnett once we arrived on Monterey. He did a fantastic job with both the ceremony and reception. He really made it a fun evening!
We were referred to DNA Entertainment by our wedding planner as this was a destination wedding. All communication was done Read more...
We were referred to DNA Entertainment by our wedding planner as this was a destination wedding. All communication was done via phone and email. We met with our DJ Darion Bonnett once we arrived on Monterey. He did a fantastic job with both the ceremony and reception. He really made it a fun evening! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
DNA was easy to work with from the beginning. Our interactions were done all over the phone or email. But the true magic came from Andi our DJ the night of our wedding. She was so amazing!! Truly beautiful human being. She instantly put me at ease when we spoke on the phone for the first time to go over all my song choices and placements . I leaned on her for advise on the "feel" of the reception and making sure we got to play all of our songs. She even supported me doing a Wedding Party dance...she even announced all the parties names. (that was not easy) I was worried about the beach ceremony and the music going smoothly. I was worried about the distance from Andi to the microphones and ALL the readings and songs that we chose. IT was perfect...there was no down time... you could not even tell when the music switched. She emailed us the next day to give us Honey moon advice. She went above and beyond. I just love her. If I got married again...I would use Andi.
DNA was easy to work with from the beginning. Our interactions were done all over the phone or email. But the true magic Read more...
DNA was easy to work with from the beginning. Our interactions were done all over the phone or email. But the true magic came from Andi our DJ the night of our wedding. She was so amazing!! Truly beautiful human being. She instantly put me at ease when we spoke on the phone for the first time to go over all my song choices and placements . I leaned on her for advise on the "feel" of the reception and making sure we got to play all of our songs. She even supported me doing a Wedding Party dance...she even announced all the parties names. (that was not easy) I was worried about the beach ceremony and the music going smoothly. I was worried about the distance from Andi to the microphones and ALL the readings and songs that we chose. IT was perfect...there was no down time... you could not even tell when the music switched. She emailed us the next day to give us Honey moon advice. She went above and beyond. I just love her. If I got married again...I would use Andi. Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with Anthony getting everything set up. He always answered all of our questions and was willing to work with us on whatever we needed. Darion was our DJ. We knew it was going to be a challenge keeping the dance floor filled with people because our families were not dancers, but Darion did an amazing job! He even got on the dance floor with us! It was so much fun!
We worked with Anthony getting everything set up. He always answered all of our questions and was willing to work with us Read more...
We worked with Anthony getting everything set up. He always answered all of our questions and was willing to work with us on whatever we needed. Darion was our DJ. We knew it was going to be a challenge keeping the dance floor filled with people because our families were not dancers, but Darion did an amazing job! He even got on the dance floor with us! It was so much fun! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
we were a little leary because the DJ we originally met with did not end up doing our reception, which we found out just a week before. but, i think it was for the best because colin did a great job. as requested, there was no cheesiness, minimal talking over the music and GREAT selections. he played to the crowd which was really enjoying hip-hop but that's not what we prefer. the groom asked him change it up a bit and he promptly turned things just enough towards electronica/dance music to keep us happy but still keep the masses dancing. it turned into one of the best dance parties i've been too! i got so many compliments from guests about the music and how much fun they had.
we were a little leary because the DJ we originally met with did not end up doing our reception, which we found out just a Read more...
we were a little leary because the DJ we originally met with did not end up doing our reception, which we found out just a week before. but, i think it was for the best because colin did a great job. as requested, there was no cheesiness, minimal talking over the music and GREAT selections. he played to the crowd which was really enjoying hip-hop but that's not what we prefer. the groom asked him change it up a bit and he promptly turned things just enough towards electronica/dance music to keep us happy but still keep the masses dancing. it turned into one of the best dance parties i've been too! i got so many compliments from guests about the music and how much fun they had. Read less
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Bride56
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding totaled 36 people, many of whom are musicians, so the quality of our music services was extremely important to us. From the preceremony music to the last dance, the music we loved played flawlessly. Evan, our DJ, totally ROCKED! Every detail was on queue. He kept up the energy to the point that our 36 people sounded like 100. He also directed everyone to the cake cutting, first dance, etc. very professionally, yet in a very fun way.
DJ services are expensive so I cut corners in many other areas so that I could afford this top-notch company and I will never regret it!
Evan met with us before the ceremony and went over all the details. I can honestly say my wedding music and DJ services were perfect in every way.
I most highly recommend DNA entertainment and Evan as your DJ. My guests can't stop talking about the reception and the fun that we had.
Our wedding totaled 36 people, many of whom are musicians, so the quality of our music services was extremely important to Read more...
Our wedding totaled 36 people, many of whom are musicians, so the quality of our music services was extremely important to us. From the preceremony music to the last dance, the music we loved played flawlessly. Evan, our DJ, totally ROCKED! Every detail was on queue. He kept up the energy to the point that our 36 people sounded like 100. He also directed everyone to the cake cutting, first dance, etc. very professionally, yet in a very fun way.
DJ services are expensive so I cut corners in many other areas so that I could afford this top-notch company and I will never regret it!
Evan met with us before the ceremony and went over all the details. I can honestly say my wedding music and DJ services were perfect in every way.
I most highly recommend DNA entertainment and Evan as your DJ. My guests can't stop talking about the reception and the fun that we had. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/12/2011
5.0/5.0
DNA was great! They made the whole music process very easy. Our DJ was Darion and he did an amazing job. I gave him very simple and limited instructions of the type of music and attitude we wanted and he came through. He had a great variety of music and it set the perfect mood for the wedding.
DNA was great! They made the whole music process very easy. Our DJ was Darion and he did an amazing job. I gave him very Read more...
DNA was great! They made the whole music process very easy. Our DJ was Darion and he did an amazing job. I gave him very simple and limited instructions of the type of music and attitude we wanted and he came through. He had a great variety of music and it set the perfect mood for the wedding. Read less
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Thalia
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I had Darion as our DJ for our wedding. He did a great job and was able to read the crowd and play all the appropriate music. The communication before and during the wedding was great.
I had Darion as our DJ for our wedding. He did a great job and was able to read the crowd and play all the appropriate Read more...
I had Darion as our DJ for our wedding. He did a great job and was able to read the crowd and play all the appropriate music. The communication before and during the wedding was great. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I used Darion from DNA and he was great! I would definitely use him again for any future parties I have. I have been receiving calls from guest of our wedding saying they have never seen such a great DJ. Darion has a gift of being able to change songs in a seamless manner so that there wasn't a quiet moment on the dance floor. We had guests on the dance floor from beginning to end. Thanks Darion!!
I used Darion from DNA and he was great! I would definitely use him again for any future parties I have. I have been Read more...
I used Darion from DNA and he was great! I would definitely use him again for any future parties I have. I have been receiving calls from guest of our wedding saying they have never seen such a great DJ. Darion has a gift of being able to change songs in a seamless manner so that there wasn't a quiet moment on the dance floor. We had guests on the dance floor from beginning to end. Thanks Darion!! Read less
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David
Wedding:
11/25/2010
5.0/5.0
DNA’s professionalism and experience made sure everything ran smoothly. DNA was one of the first vendors we contacted. We wanted to make sure we had this vendor in place and that they could handle the cultural requests we had and because our wedding was on a holiday. We were assigned Jon as our DJ and he was very responsive in answering phone calls and emails whenever we had questions. We had a venue change 2 weeks before the ceremony and DNA helped us put together a beach wedding. We told them how many people and the location. Everything was set up on the beach when the wedding party got there. Jon played all the requested songs at the right moments (even with us delivering the wedding music 2 hours before the ceremony). Jon took the time to find out which songs to play at certain times during the reception even though the songs were in Russian. His questions helped us get organized and deliver what he needed to DJ our wedding/reception. DNA also edited our wedding dance song down to manageable time so we could use while learning our dance.
DNA’s professionalism and experience made sure everything ran smoothly. DNA was one of the first vendors we contacted. We Read more...
DNA’s professionalism and experience made sure everything ran smoothly. DNA was one of the first vendors we contacted. We wanted to make sure we had this vendor in place and that they could handle the cultural requests we had and because our wedding was on a holiday. We were assigned Jon as our DJ and he was very responsive in answering phone calls and emails whenever we had questions. We had a venue change 2 weeks before the ceremony and DNA helped us put together a beach wedding. We told them how many people and the location. Everything was set up on the beach when the wedding party got there. Jon played all the requested songs at the right moments (even with us delivering the wedding music 2 hours before the ceremony). Jon took the time to find out which songs to play at certain times during the reception even though the songs were in Russian. His questions helped us get organized and deliver what he needed to DJ our wedding/reception. DNA also edited our wedding dance song down to manageable time so we could use while learning our dance. Read less
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drgomps
Wedding:
8/22/2010
5.0/5.0
I was extremely satisfied with the job that Darion and all the folks at DNA for both emceeing and djing my wedding. Everything was handled flawlessly and quickly. DNA took care of the PA system for our ceremony at berwick park, then the reception at the old whlaing station. Darion was flexible and made a great playlist out of my bipolar requests and even helped gather the family and friends and put together a great horrah! Would definitely recommend, a bit pricey compared to some out there, but if you want your wedding to go off smoothly and professionally, its worth the investment.
I was extremely satisfied with the job that Darion and all the folks at DNA for both emceeing and djing my wedding. Read more...
I was extremely satisfied with the job that Darion and all the folks at DNA for both emceeing and djing my wedding. Everything was handled flawlessly and quickly. DNA took care of the PA system for our ceremony at berwick park, then the reception at the old whlaing station. Darion was flexible and made a great playlist out of my bipolar requests and even helped gather the family and friends and put together a great horrah! Would definitely recommend, a bit pricey compared to some out there, but if you want your wedding to go off smoothly and professionally, its worth the investment. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had the owner, Anthony Karabetyan, as our DJ, and we couldn't have asked for a better DJ! Seriously, he was ridiculously fast at responding via email (which I loved, since I was planning from another state), paid attention to detail, and was just one of the most charming, charismatic guys I've ever met! And he is AWESOME at his job. My guest list didn't look to be much of a dancing group, but the dance floor was packed all night! He could read the crowd and play what they wanted!

We also had a couple of songs he didn't have in his database, but he got the right ones without any problems. He's great on the mic and knows what he's doing -- for SURE. It was so important to us to have a good DJ who kept the party going and keep people entertained, and he was perfect!!

I HIGHLY recommend Anthony and his DJs at DNA Entertainment!
We had the owner, Anthony Karabetyan, as our DJ, and we couldn't have asked for a better DJ! Seriously, he was Read more...
We had the owner, Anthony Karabetyan, as our DJ, and we couldn't have asked for a better DJ! Seriously, he was ridiculously fast at responding via email (which I loved, since I was planning from another state), paid attention to detail, and was just one of the most charming, charismatic guys I've ever met! And he is AWESOME at his job. My guest list didn't look to be much of a dancing group, but the dance floor was packed all night! He could read the crowd and play what they wanted!

We also had a couple of songs he didn't have in his database, but he got the right ones without any problems. He's great on the mic and knows what he's doing -- for SURE. It was so important to us to have a good DJ who kept the party going and keep people entertained, and he was perfect!!

I HIGHLY recommend Anthony and his DJs at DNA Entertainment! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
DNA Entertainment did an amazing job at our wedding ceremony and reception. Evan was our DJ and he was very personable and open to all the songs that we wanted played at our wedding and the ones we didn't want played as well. The sound was amazing and people were dancing all night long!! We would highly recommend DNA entertainment for weddings on the Monterey Peninsula.
DNA Entertainment did an amazing job at our wedding ceremony and reception. Evan was our DJ and he was very personable and Read more...
DNA Entertainment did an amazing job at our wedding ceremony and reception. Evan was our DJ and he was very personable and open to all the songs that we wanted played at our wedding and the ones we didn't want played as well. The sound was amazing and people were dancing all night long!! We would highly recommend DNA entertainment for weddings on the Monterey Peninsula. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Anthony and DNA are awesome! My husband was really picky about the music and Anthony and our DJ Evan made even the pickiest groom happy. Evan was professional, yet cool, totally on point and just great to work with in the week before the wedding and during the wedding itself.
The pre-planning process with Anthony was great. Poor guy heard from me WAY too many times, but he was always super responsive and so great. He customized his services to fit my budget and I would recommend him to anyone.
In fact, we liked him so much, we went with his other company for our event rentals - Chic Event Design. Just as awesome to work with! Anthony is a great business man and a joy to work with.
I think this little story says a lot about his work: We were at a bridal show and saw him there after we'd already been working with him for a number of months. My mom turned to some people looking at his work and said, "you don't even need to think twice about this guy... just book him, he's fabulous." Mom was right - he really is great!
Anthony and DNA are awesome! My husband was really picky about the music and Anthony and our DJ Evan made even the Read more...
Anthony and DNA are awesome! My husband was really picky about the music and Anthony and our DJ Evan made even the pickiest groom happy. Evan was professional, yet cool, totally on point and just great to work with in the week before the wedding and during the wedding itself.
The pre-planning process with Anthony was great. Poor guy heard from me WAY too many times, but he was always super responsive and so great. He customized his services to fit my budget and I would recommend him to anyone.
In fact, we liked him so much, we went with his other company for our event rentals - Chic Event Design. Just as awesome to work with! Anthony is a great business man and a joy to work with.
I think this little story says a lot about his work: We were at a bridal show and saw him there after we'd already been working with him for a number of months. My mom turned to some people looking at his work and said, "you don't even need to think twice about this guy... just book him, he's fabulous." Mom was right - he really is great! Read less
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rb
Wedding:
2/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Anthony was the best....he really tried to get people onto the dance floor. You wont' be sorry if you hire DNA Entertainment for your event.
Anthony was the best....he really tried to get people onto the dance floor. You wont' be sorry if you hire DNA Read more...
Anthony was the best....he really tried to get people onto the dance floor. You wont' be sorry if you hire DNA Entertainment for your event. Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
10/2/2009
5.0/5.0
DNA Entertainment and DJ Jon Belmont helped make our wedding a wonderful success and amazing memory. Jon was helpful and had great recommendations that helped us from our first meeting. During the wedding he was professional and personable. He was able to adjust on the fly and keep people on the dance floor all night. He rolled with whatever unscheduled requests we through at him. He even helped the photographer and ended up snapping some photos. I have attended many weddings and parties and Jon was the perfect combination of personable and fun, I would recommend them for any occasion!
DNA Entertainment and DJ Jon Belmont helped make our wedding a wonderful success and amazing memory. Jon was helpful and Read more...
DNA Entertainment and DJ Jon Belmont helped make our wedding a wonderful success and amazing memory. Jon was helpful and had great recommendations that helped us from our first meeting. During the wedding he was professional and personable. He was able to adjust on the fly and keep people on the dance floor all night. He rolled with whatever unscheduled requests we through at him. He even helped the photographer and ended up snapping some photos. I have attended many weddings and parties and Jon was the perfect combination of personable and fun, I would recommend them for any occasion! Read less
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Judy
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
I love Anthony! He is really the man. Super fun, high energy, and he made our reception Rock! Everything flowed so well, and he was a true master of ceremonies.
I love Anthony! He is really the man. Super fun, high energy, and he made our reception Rock! Everything flowed so well, Read more...
I love Anthony! He is really the man. Super fun, high energy, and he made our reception Rock! Everything flowed so well, and he was a true master of ceremonies. Read less
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Huulagirl21
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
We worked with Anthony, and he was so great. Willing to work with us on our songs, had a great selection, very professional (not cheesy!) and carried off the day flawlessly!
We worked with Anthony, and he was so great. Willing to work with us on our songs, had a great selection, very Read more...
We worked with Anthony, and he was so great. Willing to work with us on our songs, had a great selection, very professional (not cheesy!) and carried off the day flawlessly! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Darion from DNA Entertainment did a wonderful job!! We had SUCH a great time at the reception! Guests continue to rave about it. Darion provided suggestions on song choices, was on-time, was professional, was engaging. Highly recommend him for your next DJ-event!!
Darion from DNA Entertainment did a wonderful job!! We had SUCH a great time at the reception! Guests continue to rave Read more...
Darion from DNA Entertainment did a wonderful job!! We had SUCH a great time at the reception! Guests continue to rave about it. Darion provided suggestions on song choices, was on-time, was professional, was engaging. Highly recommend him for your next DJ-event!! Read less
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Kaley
Wedding:
3/30/2013
4.9/5.0
DNA Entertainment was the absolute best! We couldn't have found a better company to DJ our wedding! Make sure to ask for Darion. Not only did he keep the party pumping all night, he played exactly the music we wanted to hear and even got on the dance floor to show us some common dances. He was outstanding and my guests couldn't stop talking about what a great DJ he was.
DNA Entertainment was the absolute best! We couldn't have found a better company to DJ our wedding! Make sure to ask for Read more...
DNA Entertainment was the absolute best! We couldn't have found a better company to DJ our wedding! Make sure to ask for Darion. Not only did he keep the party pumping all night, he played exactly the music we wanted to hear and even got on the dance floor to show us some common dances. He was outstanding and my guests couldn't stop talking about what a great DJ he was. Read less
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Bianca
Wedding:
3/9/2012
4.9/5.0
Our DJ for the event was Andrea. She was great. She was very helpful when I couldn't decide on some music options. She was on time and ready to go the day of the wedding. Everything went so smooth. I would definitely recommend Andrea and DNA Entertainment to anyone getting married in the Monterey area!
Our DJ for the event was Andrea. She was great. She was very helpful when I couldn't decide on some music options. She was Read more...
Our DJ for the event was Andrea. She was great. She was very helpful when I couldn't decide on some music options. She was on time and ready to go the day of the wedding. Everything went so smooth. I would definitely recommend Andrea and DNA Entertainment to anyone getting married in the Monterey area! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Antonette
Wedding:
2/11/2012
4.9/5.0
Andi Harris deejayed my February wedding.  She was such a pleasure to work with.   We met a month beforehand to discuss details like the big introduction, the first dance, toast, genre of music to play, etc.  It was then that her previous experience as a wedding planner became clearly evident. She had many ideas and knew of the different things that work and things that may not. All stuff that I did not consider or would not have considered not having been married or involved in a wedding before.
During the reception, Andi kept my husband and I on a tight schedule to insure that our reception stayed on track. She totally nailed our vision for an all-80’s night and played all the fun songs from that era.  And she was wonderful at incorporating my husband’s and my personal/favorite love songs. Her enthusiasm for our festivities was contagious. It was a dry reception.  So it takes a lot of confidence for our guests to get out on the dance floor. But Andi coaxed (really hard) them to get them up out of theirs seats. If you’re looking for a carefree, rocking deejay who will keep you in check for your reception, your best bet is to go with Andi from DNA.
Andi Harris deejayed my February wedding. She was such a pleasure to work with. We met a month beforehand to discuss Read more...
Andi Harris deejayed my February wedding.  She was such a pleasure to work with.   We met a month beforehand to discuss details like the big introduction, the first dance, toast, genre of music to play, etc.  It was then that her previous experience as a wedding planner became clearly evident. She had many ideas and knew of the different things that work and things that may not. All stuff that I did not consider or would not have considered not having been married or involved in a wedding before.
During the reception, Andi kept my husband and I on a tight schedule to insure that our reception stayed on track. She totally nailed our vision for an all-80’s night and played all the fun songs from that era.  And she was wonderful at incorporating my husband’s and my personal/favorite love songs. Her enthusiasm for our festivities was contagious. It was a dry reception.  So it takes a lot of confidence for our guests to get out on the dance floor. But Andi coaxed (really hard) them to get them up out of theirs seats. If you’re looking for a carefree, rocking deejay who will keep you in check for your reception, your best bet is to go with Andi from DNA. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.9/5.0
I worked with Jon who did an amazing job at our wedding. We received so many compliments on how well he was able to introduce our wedding party. Jon also worked very well with the music we wanted played at our wedding, as well as last minute dances that needed to be incorporated at our wedding. Thank you Jon!!!
I worked with Jon who did an amazing job at our wedding. We received so many compliments on how well he was able to Read more...
I worked with Jon who did an amazing job at our wedding. We received so many compliments on how well he was able to introduce our wedding party. Jon also worked very well with the music we wanted played at our wedding, as well as last minute dances that needed to be incorporated at our wedding. Thank you Jon!!! Read less
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Maureen
Wedding:
4/30/2011
4.9/5.0
DJ Evan from DNA Entertainment was perfect, we had guests come up to us after the wedding and ask if they could get the playlist. Evan had worked with us to customize the wedding playlist but also find music that we loved to hear. Working with this company was really easy and they were extremely professional. A few weeks before the wedding, Evan called us and we went through the music selections with the timeline. He even said that if we needed to change anything at the last minute, he would be able to do that.

There were 3 top things that I loved about our DJ and DNA:
1) Evan was totally getting in to the music. He didn't just stand there, he looked like he was really enjoying the event and was happy.

2) 2 people came to the event, the DJ and someone to help. They came with 2 sound systems. One for the outside patio and another for the inside wedding reception.

3) The setup also included lighting.

4) The playlist rocked! Loved it.

5) Evan walked through all the music selections for the day and recommended a few if you didn't know any.
DJ Evan from DNA Entertainment was perfect, we had guests come up to us after the wedding and ask if they could get the Read more...
DJ Evan from DNA Entertainment was perfect, we had guests come up to us after the wedding and ask if they could get the playlist. Evan had worked with us to customize the wedding playlist but also find music that we loved to hear. Working with this company was really easy and they were extremely professional. A few weeks before the wedding, Evan called us and we went through the music selections with the timeline. He even said that if we needed to change anything at the last minute, he would be able to do that.

There were 3 top things that I loved about our DJ and DNA:
1) Evan was totally getting in to the music. He didn't just stand there, he looked like he was really enjoying the event and was happy.

2) 2 people came to the event, the DJ and someone to help. They came with 2 sound systems. One for the outside patio and another for the inside wedding reception.

3) The setup also included lighting.

4) The playlist rocked! Loved it.

5) Evan walked through all the music selections for the day and recommended a few if you didn't know any. Read less
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Ashley Freeman
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.8/5.0
Working with Anthony at DNA Entertainment was great. He kept such great flow of the evening and was smooth in his transitions. He also did a great job with music selection. We were able to just tell him a few must plays, give him an idea of the feel we wanted and he delivered. Best dance party ever!
Working with Anthony at DNA Entertainment was great. He kept such great flow of the evening and was smooth in his Read more...
Working with Anthony at DNA Entertainment was great. He kept such great flow of the evening and was smooth in his transitions. He also did a great job with music selection. We were able to just tell him a few must plays, give him an idea of the feel we wanted and he delivered. Best dance party ever! Read less
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kmoreno
Wedding:
11/7/2009
4.8/5.0
Jon at DNA was awesome. It was great to have someone young with an old soul and a wide musical variety. He captured the mood of our wedding and reception perfectly and contributed greatly to the fun factor! It was awesome.
Jon at DNA was awesome. It was great to have someone young with an old soul and a wide musical variety. He captured the Read more...
Jon at DNA was awesome. It was great to have someone young with an old soul and a wide musical variety. He captured the mood of our wedding and reception perfectly and contributed greatly to the fun factor! It was awesome. Read less
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Putri281
Wedding:
7/11/2009
4.8/5.0
I would recommend DNA entertainment to anyone looking for a professional and personable DJ.

Anthony was our DJ and he made sure our guests had a wonderful time dancing to the grooves.

He was quick to accommodate + had a great attitude.

DNA Entertainment came recommended to us by the venue. we were not disappointed
I would recommend DNA entertainment to anyone looking for a professional and personable DJ.

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I would recommend DNA entertainment to anyone looking for a professional and personable DJ.

Anthony was our DJ and he made sure our guests had a wonderful time dancing to the grooves.

He was quick to accommodate + had a great attitude.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Evan Parker can show you a good time! Guests were impressed with the jazz selection during meal service, and all age groups were entertained throughout the course of the night. At one point Evan was jumping up and down with the music while everyone was dancing. Both Evan and the owner of DNA Entertainment contacted us after the wedding and followed up on how they did on our wedding day. When I informed them that different version of our first dance song (female singer vs male) was played, they owned up to it and said they will be more careful in future events. Note to future brides & grooms: perhaps, it could have been miscommunication as well, have the DJ play the song for you, to ensure the right songs are played for your wedding.
Evan Parker can show you a good time! Guests were impressed with the jazz selection during meal service, and all age Read more...
Evan Parker can show you a good time! Guests were impressed with the jazz selection during meal service, and all age groups were entertained throughout the course of the night. At one point Evan was jumping up and down with the music while everyone was dancing. Both Evan and the owner of DNA Entertainment contacted us after the wedding and followed up on how they did on our wedding day. When I informed them that different version of our first dance song (female singer vs male) was played, they owned up to it and said they will be more careful in future events. Note to future brides & grooms: perhaps, it could have been miscommunication as well, have the DJ play the song for you, to ensure the right songs are played for your wedding. Read less
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Summer
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.4/5.0
DNA recently DJ'd our wedding in Monterey, and we were very happy with the results.

The owner, Anthony, was a fast and courteous correspondent, and uber-friendly and professional - a real treat to work with in the lead-up to the wedding.

Darion was the actual DJ at the wedding, and he was very good about pacing the music and avoiding songs we didn't want played - the dance floor was definitely hopping all night.

The only snag of the evening were some of the announcements - although he did everything in a very appropriate and respectful manner (unlike a lot of wedding DJ's I've seen), Darion did have a few bloopers in there - for instance, we were announced as the "husband and groom" when we walked in!!!!

But even with those few snafus, the evening went very well, and hey, if anything had to go wrong, a couple of verbal misquotes were the least of my worries - and it provided a good laugh to our guests! :D
DNA recently DJ'd our wedding in Monterey, and we were very happy with the results.

The owner, Anthony, was a Read more...
DNA recently DJ'd our wedding in Monterey, and we were very happy with the results.

The owner, Anthony, was a fast and courteous correspondent, and uber-friendly and professional - a real treat to work with in the lead-up to the wedding.

Darion was the actual DJ at the wedding, and he was very good about pacing the music and avoiding songs we didn't want played - the dance floor was definitely hopping all night.

The only snag of the evening were some of the announcements - although he did everything in a very appropriate and respectful manner (unlike a lot of wedding DJ's I've seen), Darion did have a few bloopers in there - for instance, we were announced as the "husband and groom" when we walked in!!!!

But even with those few snafus, the evening went very well, and hey, if anything had to go wrong, a couple of verbal misquotes were the least of my worries - and it provided a good laugh to our guests! :D Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
Loved them, we had initially requested a Latin/Hispanic Dj due mostly Hispanic invitee's. it wasn't until days before the wedding we find out that there had been a change and they were unable to accommodate. After our wedding, we said to each other, "the DJ (Collin) did such a great job" so with that said, we loved our DJ
Loved them, we had initially requested a Latin/Hispanic Dj due mostly Hispanic invitee's. it wasn't until days before the Read more...
Loved them, we had initially requested a Latin/Hispanic Dj due mostly Hispanic invitee's. it wasn't until days before the wedding we find out that there had been a change and they were unable to accommodate. After our wedding, we said to each other, "the DJ (Collin) did such a great job" so with that said, we loved our DJ Read less
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Dani
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.2/5.0
Jon was our DJ for our Carmel Valley wedding. Both he and Anthony were great to talk to when we had our initial consultation. They had great advice and walked us through several of the decisions we had to make. For the wedding music selection, we noted several songs we'd like played; but unfortunately, my husband and I both noticed many of these never played which we were a little bummed about. We also felt some of the songs selected during the dancing portion of the wedding were a bit tired/played out. I would absolutely hire DNA entertainment again; although next time, I would be more hands on with song selection.
Jon was our DJ for our Carmel Valley wedding. Both he and Anthony were great to talk to when we had our initial Read more...
Jon was our DJ for our Carmel Valley wedding. Both he and Anthony were great to talk to when we had our initial consultation. They had great advice and walked us through several of the decisions we had to make. For the wedding music selection, we noted several songs we'd like played; but unfortunately, my husband and I both noticed many of these never played which we were a little bummed about. We also felt some of the songs selected during the dancing portion of the wedding were a bit tired/played out. I would absolutely hire DNA entertainment again; although next time, I would be more hands on with song selection. Read less
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Roy & Amy
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.1/5.0
We had initially talked to Anthony the owner and he sent us the template of the timeline and songs we would like to hear or not here. We wanted to meet with him since would like to get to know him and his company and he happened to be doing an event at the Hayes Mansion where we were going to be married. Unfortunately he wasnt able to do our wedding since he was booked but he recommended one of his many staff, Nick Nappoli. We talked and email back and forth with Nick and got to meet him the week before the wedding. He did a great job with going with the ALL 80's music. Our wedding went well, but our timeline during the reception started out slower than we anticipated and then found ourselves with 1hr left to do the bouquet toss, garter, money dance and cake. It worked out and none of our guests noticed, but it did stress us out a bit. I advise to be more communicative on your timeline to the DJ, as the reception does goes so fast and things can go differently than you anticipated. The DJ/MC can be able to pay more attention to it than you can and the DJ can adapt to what may of not been expected, so make sure you account for those unexpected and choose more songs than what is proposed.
We had initially talked to Anthony the owner and he sent us the template of the timeline and songs we would like to hear Read more...
We had initially talked to Anthony the owner and he sent us the template of the timeline and songs we would like to hear or not here. We wanted to meet with him since would like to get to know him and his company and he happened to be doing an event at the Hayes Mansion where we were going to be married. Unfortunately he wasnt able to do our wedding since he was booked but he recommended one of his many staff, Nick Nappoli. We talked and email back and forth with Nick and got to meet him the week before the wedding. He did a great job with going with the ALL 80's music. Our wedding went well, but our timeline during the reception started out slower than we anticipated and then found ourselves with 1hr left to do the bouquet toss, garter, money dance and cake. It worked out and none of our guests noticed, but it did stress us out a bit. I advise to be more communicative on your timeline to the DJ, as the reception does goes so fast and things can go differently than you anticipated. The DJ/MC can be able to pay more attention to it than you can and the DJ can adapt to what may of not been expected, so make sure you account for those unexpected and choose more songs than what is proposed. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/10/2012
4.0/5.0
This is the only DJ allowed at the perry house. She was very pleasant to work with and followed up repeatedly to ensure she knew what we wanted. The ceremony music was perfect, as we're our specific dances. She did forget a dedication and special dance for my parents 40 th anniversary and during open dance there weren't a lot of people on the dance floor. She played very few of what was on our general must play list.
This is the only DJ allowed at the perry house. She was very pleasant to work with and followed up repeatedly to ensure Read more...
This is the only DJ allowed at the perry house. She was very pleasant to work with and followed up repeatedly to ensure she knew what we wanted. The ceremony music was perfect, as we're our specific dances. She did forget a dedication and special dance for my parents 40 th anniversary and during open dance there weren't a lot of people on the dance floor. She played very few of what was on our general must play list. Read less
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Kristen and Dave
Wedding:
8/27/2011
3.4/5.0
DNA was the number one recommendation for DJ's in Monterey, which is one of the reasons I went with them. There was a lot of miscommunication though out the last few weeks of my planning. I had not heard or met with my Dj and it was very stressful. He did a great job in the end, although I wish he had gone off my must play list a lot more. There were songs I wanted played and never heard them. The owner, Anthony, was great. When my DJ had asked for me to accommodate him the week of my wedding, I had drawn the line and Anthony was very accommodating to me. Despite the issue we had, I would still recommend DNA, but would suggest that clear expectations be communicated from the beginning.
DNA was the number one recommendation for DJ's in Monterey, which is one of the reasons I went with them. There was a lot Read more...
DNA was the number one recommendation for DJ's in Monterey, which is one of the reasons I went with them. There was a lot of miscommunication though out the last few weeks of my planning. I had not heard or met with my Dj and it was very stressful. He did a great job in the end, although I wish he had gone off my must play list a lot more. There were songs I wanted played and never heard them. The owner, Anthony, was great. When my DJ had asked for me to accommodate him the week of my wedding, I had drawn the line and Anthony was very accommodating to me. Despite the issue we had, I would still recommend DNA, but would suggest that clear expectations be communicated from the beginning. Read less
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Elisa and Matt
Wedding:
4/30/2011
3.3/5.0
I have mixed feelings about DNA. I had them do my wedding and I thought my DJ did a pretty good job. Some times, he was right on the money with song choices, then there would be a random song i hated thrown in.... but that was ok. I was pretty explicit on my song list (do and don'ts) and they were pretty much followed. I did so that there was to be NO REQUESTS, and people were requesting left and right. But they songs were ok that they requested so that was fine.

We did have a rocking party, but i couldn't tell if it was the dj or the group of peeps? But, either way, we had fun!

He did play the wrong version of the song for the bridemaids to walk down the asile to.... it really set me off. I think that is what made me have a sour taste in my mouth over the whole thing. I was very explicit on what song i wanted them to walk down the asile to. It was an ACOUSTIC version of Kenny Loggins "Danny's Song"... and what played was this 70's woman sining a rendiditon of that song... WITH the words (which was what my biggest fear was). You see, the song says "even though we ain't got money, I'm so in love with you honey"..... i just thought it was a tacky line to play at a wedding that cost a pretty penny.

BUT the DJ was very apologetic and didn't try to play it off like he didn't do anything wrong. I appreciated that. That was a stand up move.

Another problem was I couldn't hear the cake cutting song (when I'm 64 by the Beatles) when we did the cake cutting. I wondered why, but I guess some guests said it was playing on the wrong set of speakers. :(

All in all, they were good, not great. I am usually not a sour apple but I guess the whole wrong song thing really affected my rating. All i could hear while i was standing at the end of the asile with my dad waiting for the bridemaids to finish walking was the worst variation of the song i wanted. But it is laughable now, at the time, not so funny! Even my husband while standing on the alter turned to his brother (who helped us pick out the songs) and said "she is gonna be pissed!" LOL

But i did appreciate the apology and that did help out!
I have mixed feelings about DNA. I had them do my wedding and I thought my DJ did a pretty good job. Some times, he was Read more...
I have mixed feelings about DNA. I had them do my wedding and I thought my DJ did a pretty good job. Some times, he was right on the money with song choices, then there would be a random song i hated thrown in.... but that was ok. I was pretty explicit on my song list (do and don'ts) and they were pretty much followed. I did so that there was to be NO REQUESTS, and people were requesting left and right. But they songs were ok that they requested so that was fine.

We did have a rocking party, but i couldn't tell if it was the dj or the group of peeps? But, either way, we had fun!

He did play the wrong version of the song for the bridemaids to walk down the asile to.... it really set me off. I think that is what made me have a sour taste in my mouth over the whole thing. I was very explicit on what song i wanted them to walk down the asile to. It was an ACOUSTIC version of Kenny Loggins "Danny's Song"... and what played was this 70's woman sining a rendiditon of that song... WITH the words (which was what my biggest fear was). You see, the song says "even though we ain't got money, I'm so in love with you honey"..... i just thought it was a tacky line to play at a wedding that cost a pretty penny.

BUT the DJ was very apologetic and didn't try to play it off like he didn't do anything wrong. I appreciated that. That was a stand up move.

Another problem was I couldn't hear the cake cutting song (when I'm 64 by the Beatles) when we did the cake cutting. I wondered why, but I guess some guests said it was playing on the wrong set of speakers. :(

All in all, they were good, not great. I am usually not a sour apple but I guess the whole wrong song thing really affected my rating. All i could hear while i was standing at the end of the asile with my dad waiting for the bridemaids to finish walking was the worst variation of the song i wanted. But it is laughable now, at the time, not so funny! Even my husband while standing on the alter turned to his brother (who helped us pick out the songs) and said "she is gonna be pissed!" LOL

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VeeBee123
Wedding:
5/30/2010
3.1/5.0
For the price we paid for DNA entertainment, I'm not really impressed. They did work with us on price which was great, and they let us e-mail them some MP3's of specific songs for the ceremony. However, they didn't tell us who our DJ was going to be until 2 days before the wedding, and we had no time to meet with him and talk to him about our preferences. They also told us (days before the wedding) that our DJ would most likely be a beginner because we didn't pay the extra $200 for MC services. When he did arrive he had trouble timing the ceremony music so that everyone waited around in silence unsure what to do next, and at the reception he had difficulty with getting the music started for our entrance (which pretty much killed it). They are a nice group, but they seem very disorganized, especially for the price.
For the price we paid for DNA entertainment, I'm not really impressed. They did work with us on price which was great, and Read more...
For the price we paid for DNA entertainment, I'm not really impressed. They did work with us on price which was great, and they let us e-mail them some MP3's of specific songs for the ceremony. However, they didn't tell us who our DJ was going to be until 2 days before the wedding, and we had no time to meet with him and talk to him about our preferences. They also told us (days before the wedding) that our DJ would most likely be a beginner because we didn't pay the extra $200 for MC services. When he did arrive he had trouble timing the ceremony music so that everyone waited around in silence unsure what to do next, and at the reception he had difficulty with getting the music started for our entrance (which pretty much killed it). They are a nice group, but they seem very disorganized, especially for the price. Read less
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