Avacado Hts , CA


13955 Porto Rico Dr.
Avacado Hts, CA US 91746 (map)




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First Choice DJs and Entertainment was created in 1983, to provide people with a variety of music genre. There are two important reasons why I started this business:

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First Choice DJs and Entertainment was created in 1983, to provide people with a variety of music genre. There are two important reasons why I started this business:

The first reason is that whenever, my family or friend’s hosted parties and a DJ would perform, we would request Latin/Spanish music to listen or dance too, and the DJ’s would only have two choices; La Bamba or Tequila as an option.

The second, but maybe the most important reason was honesty! I can say to this day, that I have not had one party that I have not full filed my responsibilities. There are vendors out there that take advantage of clients and swap DJs depending on the price that other clients pay. In fact, I had a personal negative experience on my wedding with a vendor, a photographer in my case. From that day onward, I promised myself to always keep my word and always fulfill my clients wishes to make there special day unforgettable.

Two of many powerful factors that have kept me in business, and have extended my clientele by word of mouth; this is the only form of advertisement that I have ever needed. I will work with you to create a customized itinerary/time-line of what events you would like to happen and it what order. I then can manage the reception, remove those details, stress, and place them on me to ensure your desires come true.

Wow! Over 28 years doing something, I love and being able to share, it with so many people has brought a special fulfillment in my life!


Marcel Gonzalez (Owner and DJ)

First Choice DJ and Entertainment

13955 Porto Rico Dr.

Avocado Hts. Ca. 91746

(626) 369-0212 Office

(310) 567-3947 Cell Read less




What music genres are in your collection?
70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Describe your DJ style:
(English + Latin) We do not play games; we let our music speak for its self. We are night club DJ's can mix different types of music together. I take the stress out of your event and place it on my shoulders to make sure the music and flow of the night meets your desire.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No, the reason for me staying in the business this long is my love for so many different genre of music. In fact when we meet in person, I will play music from my collection and you will be amazed at the variety.
What is your usual attire?
We wear tuxedos or suits
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No I will get it, but I do allow my clients to select the music of there desire. I like the music to match there personality. I stay away from stereo typical wedding music. I do respect the song choices my clients have "must play" & "don't play" lists.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Only one, once I book an event that is the only one I do. My clients expect the best and I always keep my word. No bait and switch here or used car sales man. My partner and I both are there (two DJ's and MC)
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
4 Hours is our minimum.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes I meet with every client in person and play music and create the itinerary. I handle the timeline and all MC'ing for the event. I only announce only those things that need to be mentioned. (For example Grand Intro, Toast, Cake, First Dance, Garter, and Bouquet)
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We can do any event. Our 28 years in the business have allowed me to build a music collection that is unmatched. I am Latin and I started DJ'ing because my DJ friends back in the day had no Latin music. My mom had a bridal shop so I started do weddings at the age of 15.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes I recommend having a do not play list created because I do not want to play a song during dinner that reminds you of an ex. :-)
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes all our equipment is new. We swap our equipment out every six months.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
All lighting is included do not charge extra or have package deals.
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 min's for setup and no table needed
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No extra space is needed.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No I find this to be tacky. It is about your day not advertising my business. I provide great entertainment and guest will inquiry with clients who was that awesome dj at your event. All business word of mouth.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I do emcee (Spanish or English) but do not talk between songs. We mix all of our dance music (English to Latin) 50's to 60's to 70's to 80's to Flashback to Spanish Rock to Salsa to Top 40.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
I start reading the crowd from the time I begin playing - cocktails / dinner - so by the time the dancing starts I can read what they like.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
No breaks you need to be ready for the unexpected and no meals required.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
No breaks taken, during this time I am reading the crowd while folks are having dinner or cocktails. So when we start dancing I all ready have an idea of what music the guest would dance too.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
28 years of DJing and never cancelled on a client.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No only do one event per day. Can not find anyone that i trust to provide the same attention to details and music genre to cover it all. DJ, MC, Cordinator, and etc...
What is your overtime rate?
We charge the same hourly rate the whole night. I do not raise prices for overtime.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Nope this is all included. We only charge from the time the reception starts till it ends. No charge for setup or drive time.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Our deposit is $ 300.00 and balance is paid the day of the event. This allow my clients to see the finished product before they pay the remaining balance.


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Marcel & co. We're amazing. Our wedding reception ran so smooth an we and all our guests had a blast. They kept the party going and marcel went out of his was to make sure my husband and I were well taken care of. He helped out our photographer, made sure we had everything we needed, took pictures for us, and just made it a night to remember. Out of all the decisions we made while planning our wedding if have to say booking first choice Djs was the best. I recommend them to all brides who want their reception to be a night to remember.
- Lauren &Manuel
Services Used: DJ
Wow.. Wow.. Wow.... What can we say about First Choice Djs?!?!? We love them!!!! Marcel is truly and absolutely INCREDIBLE!!! Ill start off by saying that we already had a dj picked out, but then we met First Choice Djs at a bridal show... and were blown away! by their appearance and how fun it was just being next to them! They were set up in a room with their dj booth and uplighting all over the room.. the music was an absolute show stopper! you can hear the quality behind all their equipment! and once we started talking to them, we knew this was it... we set up a meeting and met with Marcel and he was just perfect! He went over every possible detail with us. Within that first meeting, Marcel had us wanting to dance, had the perfect array of music, knew exactly what kind of music we liked with just a few questions and everythi g was golden from there! Even when we started to go over the father/daughter music, he had us in tears! then again for mother/son music... I was having a hard time finding the right father/daughter song and he found exactly what I wanted! we felt so comfortable with him and by the end of our visit, he was family...
There was no question he was the man for the job! You can see his addiction to music and his attention to detail and quality. For us, the DJ/MC was a VERY IMPORTANT part of our day, if not THEE most important... A DJ can make or break your day. They play such an important role in setting the mood and keeping your guests entertained. and MARCEL did that and more!! His profesionalism is incredible! and he was the PERFECT MC all night long!! he knew exactly how to get the crowd on the dance floor and they stayed there all night long!! It was beautiful! He made sure we were taken care of too!!! Made sure we got our food, made sure we took time to eat, made sure we drank water and had everything we needed. At some point I even saw him fixing a light (who else would do that? dont know). he made sure the venue looked great, made sure the night flowed great, read the crowd and kept our guests dancing ALL NIGHT LONG! People have been complimenting Marcel since that night and how great he made everything! He made sure certain lights were on for certain parts of our reception and also made sure it was dim when we wanted it to be... Even at the end of our night, we were trying to escape, and he took us thru another exit and made sure were made it over to the hotel nice and safe. All in all, he surpassed all of our expectations!! and we have family members and friends asking for his info, so if your intereseted in having him make your night special, contact him asap! You will NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!! We wish we can give him more stars!! Thank you for making our night sooo special Marcel!! You are Family!
Henry & Yesenia Sandoval
Services Used: DJ
OMG you were a HIT. Everyone at the reception was in AH how perfect the evening went. The music was awesome and how you kept everything on track. Daniel and I would like you thank you for making our wedding reception so beautiful and stress free.

Mary Gaytan

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Services Used: DJ
Unbelievable. One of my biggest concerns for my wedding was having so many people from different cultures and wanting to have the best music for all of them. From traditional Mexican music, rock-en-espanol, to 80s and funk, Marcel and Luis did an AMAZING job. The dance floor was persistently packed. The flow was perfect and they were completely professional. I can't say one negative thing about the entire experience. I will definitely recommend them to all my friends and family.
Services Used: DJ
First Choice DJ's, did an awesomw job at our wedding. Everyone enjoyed there service, the know how to read a crowd. They played music that was enjoyed by the wedding guest. We heard positive compliments on our DJ, we will use them again. Our family booked them for an event already. We appreciate what Marcel and his team did for us. They also made a beautiful Wedding Montage, everyone was very touched by it. Thank you so much.

Marilin Ortiz
Services Used: DJ
You wouldn't believe how many compliments we recieved from friends and family about how good our wedding was and that was mostly thanks to our DJ, Marcel. When we first contacted Marcel, we met up and set up an itinerary together. My fiance and I were not sure how the wedding reception should go, but Marcel guided us through it all and in the end we planned out a great party. We were able to do all the wedding things within the timeline we had set and more lmportantly, within the flow of the party. Marcel allowed us to choose the music genres we liked and even made suggestions for us. With that he created an awesome playlist that kept everyone on the dance floor. The dance floor was mostly full the entire night and that is the best indication of how much fun everyone was having and how good the music was. The most important thing about Marcel's services is that not only did he play great music, but he acted as the "MC", making announcments and introductions for us throughout the entire night. Marcel and his partner come highly recommended for anyone looking for great entertainment!
Services Used: DJ
FirstChoiceDJs exceeded our expectations. From our first meeting with Marcel we knew we were dealing with someone who was professional. I am very picky about music, and my husband and I have very eclectic taste. At our initial meeting Marcel, he knew how to read us, in terms of style. He found ways to incorporate our love for rock and classical music into our ceremony. My husband walked down the aisle to Metallica, and it was tastefully done with style and grace.

As an emcee, we couldn't have asked for more. He made sure our reception ran smoothly. The music transitions were smooth. The announcements were made with elegance and style. And we treated us like royalty. He was kind enough to make sure we were taken care of (getting us punch when we were thirsty before the reception started, getting me a cool towel to get the sweat off my face). He went above and beyond the call of duty.

Our guests are still complimenting his choice of music and the wonderful job Marcel did as emcee and DJ. Our wedding was fun and fantastic. As a bride and a former wedding planner, I didn't have to give him a lot of instruction. He knew exactly what to do and when to do it. I didn't have to worry about anything. What instructions I did give him he followed to a tee. My husband and I couldn't be happier with his services. We recommend FirstChoiceDJs to any couple or any event. I hope to serve as a glowing referral for future brides and grooms. This vendor deserves all the best accolades they can be given. Bravo Marcel!
Services Used: DJ
First Choice did a great job on our wedding and I was extremely happy with Marcel presentation. Great Job!
Services Used: DJ
Valley Light
Thank you so much!! You totally made the evening!! We couldnt have expected anything more!!
Services Used: DJ
Marcel was great!
Services Used: DJ
Let me start by saying that I was extremely happy with the way Marcel conducted my wedding ceremony. Everything went so well, I want to get married again and re-live the day over and over. He did a great job!!!. Everyone is still talking about the wedding. Not only was it beautiful, but everyone had a good time and that is what I wanted. You can be sure if I hear about anyone needing a DJ, he is the MAN! I can not think of anything to say except....KEEP UP THE G-O-O-D WORK.

Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning
The music and entertainment at our wedding was just wonderful - no complaints from either of us. We have gotten good feedback especially on the string quartet music that was played during our pre-cermony.

I think that without Marcel's guidance I would have been in la la land the whole time.

It was truly the happiest day of my life, and Marcel really added to how special and perfect it was.

I will highly recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ.

- Michelle
Services Used: DJ
Marcel (FirstChoiceDjs) did an outstanding job at our wedding. Shonna and I were completely happy with how he handled the ceremony and the reception. Everything worked out great. His equipment sounded excellent, the setup was timely, performances and musical selection were absolutely in line with our taste level as well as that of our guests', and your professionalism in dealing with us as well as accommodating for last minute requests was flawless and of the highest caliber. I was very happy to have followed our event planners recommendation as he exceeded our expectations.

I felt he was present and ready and guided the flow and timing of key moments (introduction, speeches, first dance, father/daughter dance, cake cutting, etc...) perfectly. Everything flowed from one moment into the other seamlessly.
Many of our guests absolutely loved his musical selection. The 80s dance stuff was a huge hit. The classical renditions of contemporary pop hits were also a great touch. He brought everyone to the dance floor early on. People kept dancing and he kept the momentum of the festivities going until the end.

I appreciate the effort and care he put’s into his craft. Whatever it was we wanted to have happen at our wedding - that sense of joyful celebration - was achieved in great part thanks to his handling of the festivities. He exercised just the right level of encouragement and restraint for the crowd we had. I would not hesitate to make him our first recommendation to anyone looking for a great DJ for any event.

Thank you,
Young Song
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning
On my wedding day the quality of service that I received from First Choice Dj's were the best. Marcel paid attention to every detail in the wedding. First Choice Dj's are very responsible, Professionals and inexpensive. I will totally recommend their service to anybody. I am glad that they were part of my big day.

Wendy & Vincent Borboa
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Venue, Unique Services


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