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Sounds To Go

Roseville , CA
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My name is Justin Prahar, and I'm the owner/operator of Sounds To Go. I'd love to speak with you and learn more about your ideas, and your plans for your... Read more
Welcome!



My name is Justin Prahar, and I'm the owner/operator of Sounds To Go. I'd love to speak with you and learn more about your ideas, and your plans for your wedding day! Once I know more about you, we'll look at how we can work together to plan your wedding day, and how I can help you bring your vision to life.

Together we can brainstorm and come up with fun, creative ideas for your wedding. Once we're done, I'll help you, your friends, and your family have the best time you possibly can while YOU relax and enjoy your wedding celebration!

No Surprises.

When you work with Sounds To Go, you work with me every step of the way. You'll call me, e-mail me, and meet with me to plan your event, and I'm here for you during the entire process.

No impersonal office staff, no subcontractors, no "mystery DJ" showing up at your event. No surprises!

I realize that you'll be entrusting me to represent you to your closest family & friends, and to help you all have an unforgettable time. I don't take this trust, or your decision lightly. Since I hope we'll be working together closely, I'd like to tell you a bit about myself, and my journey.

My Story

I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, and my passion for music started at a young age, and pretty much began with my father's record collection. Everyone says it, but my musical tastes really are all over the place, and this gives me a great knack for musical programming, and for helping my clients set different moods for every part of their event. I love the challenge of finding just the right musical selections to fill and enhance each and every moment. Getting high-level direction from my clients, and filling in with just the right music to match their personality & tastes is one of the things I love the most about DJing.

When I was 13, I started playing guitar. Who DIDN'T want to be Eddie Van Halen in 1987, right?

Though I had been listening to music pretty intently for a while before that, I was pretty much all-consumed with music from that point on. While other kids were playing sports, hanging out, going out, and getting into trouble, I was in my room playing my guitar. Sometimes practicing meticulously, sometimes noodling randomly for hours on end, but always having fun! I still enjoy playing guitar & bass whenever I can. My experience as a musician exposed me to the performing and recording aspects of music, live sound equipment, and all sorts of cool and nerdy toys.

Fast forward several years. I met and married my wife, and best friend in the world, Laurie, and we relocated to Roseville, California with our 6 month old daughter to start our new life together.

Outside DJ'ing, and before becoming a full-time DJ, I spent most of my professional life working in the areas of online marketing & technology, with a recent focus on Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, and Social Media Management for small businesses.

Fun Facts
Favorite music(s): Classic & Psychedelic rock, Jazz, Avant-garde, Classical, Metal (Thrash, Speed, Death, Black, Grindcore... all of them), 80's Rock & Metal, world-musics. Favorite artists: Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Black Sabbath, Rush, Van Halen, Living Colour, Patricia Barber, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Steve Vai, Chic Corea, Medeski Martin & Wood, Sepultura, Suffocation, Bach, Paganini, Lost Tribe, Ozzy, Primus, The Cars, Cream, Skinny Puppy, hundreds more. Spicy food: I LOVE spicy food! I love spicy food challenges. I can eat spicier food than you. Or anyone you know. Seriously. You have no idea! I've eaten the hottest fresh peppers on the planet. Naga Jolokia (Ghost Pepper), Trinidad Scorpion, Carolina Reaper. I tried growing my own ghost pepper plant, but it died. They're hard to grow here. I have tons of hot sauces and extracts... Something spicy for any dish, and every occasion! Pets: I'm a cat person, but love all animals. We have four cats, two parakeets, two aquariums, a hamster, and two hermit crabs. I try to blame all the pets on my daughter, but I'd have the fish, birds, and cats if it was just me anyway. Did you know cat people are smarter than dog people? Hey, I saw it on Facebook, so it has to be true, right? Just kidding!Dogs are fun too. Here's proof we can all just get along. Favorite reads: I read miscellaneous philosophy, comparative religion, and as much layman-friendly theoretical physics as I can handle. I have subscriptions to Scientific American, Popular Science, and National Geographic magazines. I'm not smart, I just like to pretend. I don't like to read fiction. Ain't nobody got time for that! Star Trek & Star Wars: Yes, I like them both, but I've always loved Star Trek more. Star Trek is science-fiction, Star Wars is science fantasy. Believe it or not, there IS a difference, and I love debating the nuances of this distinction whenever I get the chance. Got Nerd? BRING IT! Confession: I was sad when Desperate Housewives ended. Favorite things about my wife: She makes me laugh. She has a big heart. She keeps our household together. She can't sing a note, but sings like a diva in the car anyway. She's the best mom ever. She puts up with me, and that says enough! Favorite dessert: Anything DARK chocolate. The flowerless chocolate cake at Rick's Dessert Diner is decadent, sinful, and all-around to die for. Not for the faint-of-cocoa-heart. Collections: Aside from my instruments, I collect coffee table books on rock & roll history, it's culture and art, favorite artists, the history of guitars, etc. Least favorite things: Sports, Shopping Malls, Politics. One of my favorite things: That you're taking the time to read all this! :)
About Sounds To Go

Almost out of nowhere in 2004, I decide to try my hand at being a DJ. "Come on... I can do THAT!" I said. It did seem like a perfect fit after all. I had the extensive musical background & knowledge, and experience with all the equipment involved, so why not?

That was the beginning of Sounds To Go!

Fast forward again, and here we are today! Since starting my business, hundreds of memorable weddings and other special celebrations later, I have learned that there's so much more to being an entertainer than "just playing music," and "being a DJ" is really only a part of what I do. As much as I love the power of music and the effect it can have on people, the enjoyment I get out of simply playing music and playing with my (very cool) toys has grown to include something else... namely, the great satisfaction I find in helping to facilitate awesome events! I love helping my clients create a celebration that is uniquely theirs.

And finally...

I hope you'll enjoy my site! I have tried to give you more helpful, useful & relevant information than most DJ websites do. It's important to me that you understand how I work with you to make your day incredible, and it's also important to me that you get an idea of what you should expect from any DJ service you hire. I understand you're making a big decision, and let's face it... you're making a serious investment in entertainment for your wedding. My services aren't cheap. Not in price, or in value. I respect the decision you are making, so I want you to have as much information as possible to help you make the most informed choice you can when it comes to entertainment for your event. I hope you will find my site helpful in selecting your DJ entertainment, and in planning your wedding as well.

Well, that's about it for me... Now I want to hear about YOU! I do hope you'll contact me so we can work together to realize your vision for your special occasion.

Thank you for reading, and for considering my services.

Justin Prahar

Owner/Operator

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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, Karaoke, Liability Insurance, MC
What additional equipment do you offer?
Microphones, Projector, Sound/PA System

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.6/5.0
Justin is a fantastic person to work with! Very attentive, as well as professional! Responded to our email quickly and when we met up he provided us an outline for the wedding and gave us sheets to look over for which songs to play. He also wanted us to list types of music we like and will add our style into our playlist.
Justin is a fantastic person to work with! Very attentive, as well as professional! Responded to our email quickly and Read more...
Justin is a fantastic person to work with! Very attentive, as well as professional! Responded to our email quickly and when we met up he provided us an outline for the wedding and gave us sheets to look over for which songs to play. He also wanted us to list types of music we like and will add our style into our playlist. Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Justin is AWESOME! We can't say enough good things about him! He helped us with suggestions, helped us organize the entire event, and had everybody up and dancing the entire time. We had SO MANY people compliment us on the DJ and many people told us it was the best wedding they'd ever been to and we think Justin is to thank for that!
You will not be sorry if you go with Justin - we plan to recommend him forever - and we will look for a reason to hire him again in the future!
Justin is AWESOME! We can't say enough good things about him! He helped us with suggestions, helped us organize the entire Read more...
Justin is AWESOME! We can't say enough good things about him! He helped us with suggestions, helped us organize the entire event, and had everybody up and dancing the entire time. We had SO MANY people compliment us on the DJ and many people told us it was the best wedding they'd ever been to and we think Justin is to thank for that!
You will not be sorry if you go with Justin - we plan to recommend him forever - and we will look for a reason to hire him again in the future! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and i got married in May 2015 and was looking for a good DJ to help coordinate our wedding and reception. After our first meeting with Justin my husband and I got in the car and said "that's the one." A day later we called him and told him that we wanted to go with him... it was by far the best decision we made. Justin provided a full lay out of the entire wedding day.. he had everything written out on a well prepared spreadsheet with all of our details and song choices. He showed up to our rehearsal dinner and took charge. We didnt have a wedding coordinator and Justin was able to help us make sure that the ceremony went smoothly. He was so incredibly professional and fun to be around. On our wedding day the timing was PERFECT. Everyone was telling us how much fun our reception was and how much they loved the music. Justin really made sure that it was exactly what we wanted. We highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a Wedding DJ. Thank you Justin for making our day so special. - Tyler & Chelsea Gianna
My husband and i got married in May 2015 and was looking for a good DJ to help coordinate our wedding and reception. After Read more...
My husband and i got married in May 2015 and was looking for a good DJ to help coordinate our wedding and reception. After our first meeting with Justin my husband and I got in the car and said "that's the one." A day later we called him and told him that we wanted to go with him... it was by far the best decision we made. Justin provided a full lay out of the entire wedding day.. he had everything written out on a well prepared spreadsheet with all of our details and song choices. He showed up to our rehearsal dinner and took charge. We didnt have a wedding coordinator and Justin was able to help us make sure that the ceremony went smoothly. He was so incredibly professional and fun to be around. On our wedding day the timing was PERFECT. Everyone was telling us how much fun our reception was and how much they loved the music. Justin really made sure that it was exactly what we wanted. We highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a Wedding DJ. Thank you Justin for making our day so special. - Tyler & Chelsea Gianna Read less
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Bryan
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Justin was one of the key players on the day of my wedding and delivered a seamless, well orchestrated music service for my ceremony and our reception. Working with Justin was a complete pleasure because he is extremely organized, professional and flexible. The client's wishes always come first for him and so everything turned out exactly as I had imagined it in my head. He is friendly, easy to work with and his experience was a major asset as we began planning out all of the details of the day. Day of, we even threw him quite a few surprises which he managed gracefully and always with a smile. He arrived early to make sure that he could be set up on time without any glitches, and interfaced with many other key players that day to insure the event was also glitch free. Thank you Justin for making this so special for me and my husband. His music selections were always on point and our guests literally could not wait to get out of their seats and start dancing!! Many of our guests made sure to tell us how much fun they had and how much they enjoyed the music and entertainment. THANK YOU Justin for making this day so special!
Justin was one of the key players on the day of my wedding and delivered a seamless, well orchestrated music service for Read more...
Justin was one of the key players on the day of my wedding and delivered a seamless, well orchestrated music service for my ceremony and our reception. Working with Justin was a complete pleasure because he is extremely organized, professional and flexible. The client's wishes always come first for him and so everything turned out exactly as I had imagined it in my head. He is friendly, easy to work with and his experience was a major asset as we began planning out all of the details of the day. Day of, we even threw him quite a few surprises which he managed gracefully and always with a smile. He arrived early to make sure that he could be set up on time without any glitches, and interfaced with many other key players that day to insure the event was also glitch free. Thank you Justin for making this so special for me and my husband. His music selections were always on point and our guests literally could not wait to get out of their seats and start dancing!! Many of our guests made sure to tell us how much fun they had and how much they enjoyed the music and entertainment. THANK YOU Justin for making this day so special! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/6/2014
4.8/5.0
I found Justin's website and I knew I liked him because he answered SO MANY questions BEFORE you could actually ask them. Plus, he called me only 6 minutes after I requested info from him! That's unheard of! When we met, he was very professional and showed a genuine interest in my wedding, specifically my Muppet theme. We were very pleased with him!
I found Justin's website and I knew I liked him because he answered SO MANY questions BEFORE you could actually ask them. Read more...
I found Justin's website and I knew I liked him because he answered SO MANY questions BEFORE you could actually ask them. Plus, he called me only 6 minutes after I requested info from him! That's unheard of! When we met, he was very professional and showed a genuine interest in my wedding, specifically my Muppet theme. We were very pleased with him! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
After 1 meeting with Justin, I knew he was the man for my wedding. With a DIY wedding upcoming, it was clear that hiring the right DJ was key to keeping my wedding ceremony and reception in accordance with my intentions.

Justin delivered as expected. Justin is professional, organized, and reliable. And he threw an awesome party. He read our crowd and played the music we wanted and kept everyone on the dance floor.

I would recommend Justin to anyone. He is affordable and delivers a high quality DJ experience. Loved him!
After 1 meeting with Justin, I knew he was the man for my wedding. With a DIY wedding upcoming, it was clear that hiring Read more...
After 1 meeting with Justin, I knew he was the man for my wedding. With a DIY wedding upcoming, it was clear that hiring the right DJ was key to keeping my wedding ceremony and reception in accordance with my intentions.

Justin delivered as expected. Justin is professional, organized, and reliable. And he threw an awesome party. He read our crowd and played the music we wanted and kept everyone on the dance floor.

I would recommend Justin to anyone. He is affordable and delivers a high quality DJ experience. Loved him! Read less
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ANNE
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Justin was a professional DJ who did everything we ask of him. From the beginning of working with him, we just knew we would not have to worry about the music and sound. Justin even helped our live Jazz musician with his sound system to make sure everything was perfect.

We had some different choices of music and Justin came through playing weaving those songs into the music list he made for our wedding.

He showed up early, set-up everything (outside wedding with lights and great sound) he cleaned up and packed every into his van he went. I wish we lived near Sacramento because we would so hire him again for many different types of parties. You won't go wrong hiring Justin!
Justin was a professional DJ who did everything we ask of him. From the beginning of working with him, we just knew we Read more...
Justin was a professional DJ who did everything we ask of him. From the beginning of working with him, we just knew we would not have to worry about the music and sound. Justin even helped our live Jazz musician with his sound system to make sure everything was perfect.

We had some different choices of music and Justin came through playing weaving those songs into the music list he made for our wedding.

He showed up early, set-up everything (outside wedding with lights and great sound) he cleaned up and packed every into his van he went. I wish we lived near Sacramento because we would so hire him again for many different types of parties. You won't go wrong hiring Justin! Read less
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Alysia
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Justin was awesome!! He did my brother and sister in laws wedding years ago which is how I foundhim and he was just fantastic! We had told himwe wanted a good mix of oldies, and r&b and some hip hop and he had everyone on the dance floor the whole night. Many of my guests said our wedding was the best they had ever attended! It was so much fun nobody wanted it to end. Thanks Justin!!!!!
Justin was awesome!! He did my brother and sister in laws wedding years ago which is how I foundhim and he was just Read more...
Justin was awesome!! He did my brother and sister in laws wedding years ago which is how I foundhim and he was just fantastic! We had told himwe wanted a good mix of oldies, and r&b and some hip hop and he had everyone on the dance floor the whole night. Many of my guests said our wedding was the best they had ever attended! It was so much fun nobody wanted it to end. Thanks Justin!!!!! Read less
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Kari
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
We just loved Justin! My husband and I were impressed with Justin from the first meeting throughout the entire wedding planning. Justin is so organized and thoughtful and an all around genuine good guy to have as a DJ and very professional. We had a broad music mix throughout the night, and we couldn't have chosen a better DJ to do the job. We made very - very last minute decisions and Justin came through with every one of our requests. He made it such an easy process from the start to finish and went the extra mile to make our wedding day a success. And not to mention he sounds great on the microphone and all his announcements were perfect! Also, the sound system he provided was A+. All of our family and friends danced the night away. What a relief to have a DJ that was personal, completely listened to us and truly cares about making your special day unforgettable! We highly recommend Justin for your wedding and/or any events you may be planning, He is a great DJ and you will not be disappointed with his services. Thank you Justin.
We just loved Justin! My husband and I were impressed with Justin from the first meeting throughout the entire wedding Read more...
We just loved Justin! My husband and I were impressed with Justin from the first meeting throughout the entire wedding planning. Justin is so organized and thoughtful and an all around genuine good guy to have as a DJ and very professional. We had a broad music mix throughout the night, and we couldn't have chosen a better DJ to do the job. We made very - very last minute decisions and Justin came through with every one of our requests. He made it such an easy process from the start to finish and went the extra mile to make our wedding day a success. And not to mention he sounds great on the microphone and all his announcements were perfect! Also, the sound system he provided was A+. All of our family and friends danced the night away. What a relief to have a DJ that was personal, completely listened to us and truly cares about making your special day unforgettable! We highly recommend Justin for your wedding and/or any events you may be planning, He is a great DJ and you will not be disappointed with his services. Thank you Justin. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/7/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had Justin as our DJ for our March wedding. From the beginning, we were completely impressed by his professionalism and thoroughness. He always replied to any emails or questions I had promptly and was extremely flexible. He was super organized and met with us to go over our plans and ideas for our wedding to make sure every detail was thought of, down to every last thing that we wouldn't have even thought of. We had several special requests for him, like our entrance song and dance and every time I threw a new idea at him he made it happen. It was so nice to not have to worry about anything at all. He came early to the reception location to set up and practice coordinating lights and sounds with the lights guy. The whole night was flawless. He kept everything on track and played the perfect selection of songs to appeal to us and our guests. Some DJs tend to like the microphone too much, but with Justin it was the perfect amount of mcing. Seriously recommend Sounds To Go for your wedding!! You will be very pleased!!
My husband and I had Justin as our DJ for our March wedding. From the beginning, we were completely impressed by his Read more...
My husband and I had Justin as our DJ for our March wedding. From the beginning, we were completely impressed by his professionalism and thoroughness. He always replied to any emails or questions I had promptly and was extremely flexible. He was super organized and met with us to go over our plans and ideas for our wedding to make sure every detail was thought of, down to every last thing that we wouldn't have even thought of. We had several special requests for him, like our entrance song and dance and every time I threw a new idea at him he made it happen. It was so nice to not have to worry about anything at all. He came early to the reception location to set up and practice coordinating lights and sounds with the lights guy. The whole night was flawless. He kept everything on track and played the perfect selection of songs to appeal to us and our guests. Some DJs tend to like the microphone too much, but with Justin it was the perfect amount of mcing. Seriously recommend Sounds To Go for your wedding!! You will be very pleased!! Read less
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