Silent Disco Party Caps off Nestle Water Conference at the Hotel Del Coronado

Nestle Water recently held a conference at the Hotel Del Coronado. On the closing night, July 26, 2017, the company organized a party on venue’s Windsor Lawn. The night started out with house beats from DJ David Cutler and the final two hours I joined him along with DJ Sweeshe for a silent disco.

With three DJs, the guests had three different genres of music to choose from. David continued with house music, Sweeshe played current R&B and Hip-Hop and I spun all 90s

Take a look at my setlist, which included a host of singalongs -- something that always sounds interesting when everyone is wearing headphones.

  • Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me
  • Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy (Select Mix Remix)
  • Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Edge Remix)
  • Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
  • Mariah Carey - Emotions (Select Mix Remix)
  • Emotions - Best Of My Love
  • Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl
  • Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract
  • Whitney Houston - How Will I Know (Select Mix Remix)
  • New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
  • Madonna - Holiday
  • Prince - Raspberry Beret
  • Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (Select Mix Remix)
  • New Kids On The Block - The Right Stuff
  • C&C Music Factory - Things That Make You Go Hmmmm (Select Mix Remix)
  • Boyz II Men - Motownphilly
  • Katy Perry - Firework
  • Ray Charles - America the Beautiful
  • Marky Mark - Good Vibrations
  • Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart (Select Mix Remix)
  • Chaka Khan - I Feel For You (Hot Classics Remix
  • Michael Jackson - P.Y.T (remix)
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - Sing A Song (Hot Classics Remix
  • Phil Collins - Sussudio (Select Mix Remix)
  • Scandal - The Warrior (Select Mix Remix)
  • Journey - Don't Stop Believin
  • Bon Jovi - Livin On A Prayer
  • The Clash - Train In Vain (Edge Remix)
  • Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
  • Garth Brooks - Friends in Low Places
  • Tupac - California Love

Another Sweaty Dance Party at Corepower Yoga with Katie B - Live DJ Yoga Sculpt

Corepower Yoga members dance and sweat at a Yoga Sculpt class taught by Katie Burke and DJ'd by Justin Kanoya.

Corepower Yoga members dance and sweat at a Yoga Sculpt class taught by Katie Burke and DJ'd by Justin Kanoya.

I was back at Corepower Yoga for my monthly sweaty dance party with Katie B. Fun fact, since she’s a Justin Bieber fan, I always try and insert at least one Biebs track. So of course it was one of the hottest jams of the summer … good ol’ Despacito.

Check out the rest of the setlist below:

  • DJ Taz Rashid - Longing Since
  • Sean Paul f./Migos - Body (Instrumental)
  • Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber vs Carlo Kou - Despacito (J Rythm Edit)
  • DJ Khaled ft Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts (Tek One Classic Party Starter Edit)
  • The Weeknd ft Daft Punk - I Feel It Coming (Mr. Collipark Remix)  
  • LL Cool J - Jingling Baby
  • Next - Too Close (Andrew Masta & The Disco Punk Nu Disco Dance Edit)
  • Sage The Gemini - Now & Later (Merk & Kremont Remix)  
  • The Fugees - Ready Or Not (Bloodtone Remix)  
  • La Roux - Bulletproof (Declain & V.Y.C. Remix)  
  • Bob Marley vs Vicetone vs Tom & Jame & Holl & Rush - Is This Love (R-You Edit)
  • Kesha  - Die Young (PeteDown Acapella Out)
  • Eric Prydz - Call On Me (Aylen & Dani Deahl Remix)
  • Jamiroquai - Little L (Bob Sinclair Remix)  
  • Pink Floyd vs Tommie Sunshine vs Horsemen vs Tiesto vs Sevenn vs TJR vs LOCZI - The Wall 2017 (LOCZI Show Edit)
  • Katy Perry ft Skip Marley - Chained To The Rhythm (Barry Harris Remix)  
  • DJ Snake - Middle (Serafin Uptempo Mix)  
  • Freak Nasty - Da Dip (Select Mix Remix)
  • The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
  • DJ Kor vs Ice Cube - You Can Do It (Transition)
  • Shaggy ft Samantha Cole - Luv Me (Sex Machine)
  • Luniz - I Got 5 On It
  • Childish Gambino - Redbone
  • Kaoru Watanabe - Shinobu
  • Michelle Qureshi - Sea Spray (Original Mix)

From Chicago To San Diego - A Rancho Valencia Destination Wedding

Lauren and Ben's celebrate with a wedding dance party in Rancho Santa Fe

A look at Lauren and Ben's first dance at Rancho Valencia.

A look at Lauren and Ben's first dance at Rancho Valencia.

The reception room was lined with long tables that all guests sat, highlighted with candlelight colored uplighting. 

The reception room was lined with long tables that all guests sat, highlighted with candlelight colored uplighting. 

Sometimes I work with couples that I’m thankful didn’t “get away.” I don’t often think about this, but this is one of those cases. Lauren and Ben were referred to me by a colleague because he was already booked on their wedding date of June 24, 2017. So they easily could have been one of those that “got away,” but they did not and I had a great time DJing their party.

Lauren and Ben are based in Chicago, so all of their guests were in San Diego for this celebration, which took place at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe. Throughout their planning process we found out more about the common ground we shared, most notably that Lauren is a Yoga Sculpt instructor at Corepower Yoga. This is the class I regularly DJ in San Diego.

These two were great to work with, and their friends and family all made for a great party. I even dropped a few Blues Brothers Chicago classics!

Here’s a look at the setlist:

First Dance
Elton John - Your Song

Dinner

  • Dean Martin - Everybody Loves Somebody
  • Frank Sinatra - Our Love Is Here To Stay
  • Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E
  • Diana Krall - Let's Fall in Love
  • Louis Armstrong - La Vie En Rose
  • Bryan Savage - Soul Temptation
  • A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum
  • Glee - Dancing With Myself
  • Robin Thicke - Lost Without You
  • Chris Brown - Yo (Excuse Me Miss)
  • Babyface - For The Cool In You
  • Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
  • Fifth Harmony - Write On Me
  • Toto - Africa (Select Mix Remix)
  • Mariah Carey - Dreamlover
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition
  • Kanye West - Good Life
  • Prince  - Kiss
  • The Temptations - The Way You Do the Things You Do
  • Olly Murs - Dance With Me Tonight
  • Kygo & Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me
  • Chainsmokers, Ashanti - Only U vs Roses (J. Espinosa Jumpoff Edit)
  • Ed Sheeran - Photograph
  • Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
  • Major Lazer f./Nyla - Light It Up
  • Kungs & Cookin' On 3 Burners - This Girl
  • Andy Grammer - Fresh Eyes
  • Jason Derulo - Kiss The Sky

Parents Dance
Rascal Flatts - My Wish

Open Dancing

  • Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
  • Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
  • Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
  • Nicki Minaj ft Drake - Truffle Butter (Jester Remix)  
  • Usher - Yeah
  • Deorro f./Pitbull & Elvis Crespo - Bailar (Remix)
  • Flo Rida - Low
  • Andy Grammer - Honey, I'm Good (Select Mix Remix)
  • Darius Rucker - Wagon Wheel
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee f./Justin Bieber - Despacito (Remix)
  • 50 Cent - In Da Club
  • Dr Dre ft Snoop Dogg, Kurup & Nate Dogg - The Next Episode
  • Rihanna - Disturbia
  • DNCE - Cake By The Ocean
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  • Kenny Rogers - Through The Years
  • James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go
  • Otis Day & the Knights - Shout
  • Blues Brothers - Soul Man
  • Chubby Checker - The Twist
  • Romantics - What I Like About You
  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • Sam Hunt - House Party
  • Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (Jean Tonique Remix)
  • Keith Urban - Wasted Time
  • Mark Ronson f. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
  • Young MC - Bust A Move
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  • Robin Thicke f./Pharrell & T.I. - Blurred Lines
  • Elvis Crespo - Suavemente
  • Meghan Trainor f./John Legend - Like I'm Gonna Lose You
  • Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
  • Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams
  • DJ Khaled f./Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne - I'm The One
  • Fetty Wap - Trap Queen
  • Backstreet Boys - I Want it That Way
  • The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This  
  • Drake - Passionfruit (BPM Supreme Remix)  
  • Felix Jaehn ft Jasmine Thompson - Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)  
  • Fifth Harmony f./Ty Dolla $ign - Work From Home (Rap Version)
  • The Weeknd ft Daft Punk - I Feel It Coming (Mr. Collipark Remix)  
  • Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
  • Journey - Don't Stop Believin' (Live)

Last Dance
Dierks Bentley - Come a Little Closer

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies/Lighting: Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Venue: Rancho Valencia
Coordinator: Josefina Events
Officiant: Ceremonies by Bethel

Clarisse Celebrates With a Hawaiian Style 50th Birthday

House parties are always made better with a live DJ. For Clarisse’s 50th bash, friends and family gathered at her home to celebrate on June 23, 2017. With a Hawaiian themed party, I started with a little reggae, but eventually moved into plenty of old school and 80s classics to celebrate.

Here’s a look at the setlist.

  • UB40 - I Got You Babe
  • Ellie Goulding - Burn (Loud City Reggae Remix)
  • Daya - Sit Still Look Pretty (R!OT Remix)  
  • A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum
  • Rick James - Mary Jane (19Sixty Quick Hitter)
  • Stevie Wonder - Knocks Me off My Feet (DJ Joey C Edit)
  • Naughty By Nature - Jamboree
  • Ray J - Sexy Can I
  • J Boog - Let's Do It Again  
  • Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
  • Mariah Carey - Emotions
  • Drake - Passionfruit (BPM Supreme Remix)  
  • David Bowie - Let's Dance
  • Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It (DJDX Extra Beat Edit)
  • The Spinners - I'll Be Around (70s Classics)  
  • Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Edge Remix)
  • Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy (Select Mix Remix)
  • Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
  • Brick - Dazz (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
  • Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
  • Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
  • Jagged Edge - Where The Party At
  • Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
  • Chainsmokers, Ashanti - Only U vs Roses (J. Espinosa Jumpoff Edit)
  • Lady GaGa - Alejandro
  • Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (Jean Tonique Remix)
  • Sia ft Kendrick Lamar - The Greatest (Cosmic Dawn Remix)  
  • Sia ft Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills (Mr. Collipark Remix)  
  • Major Lazer ft Justin Bieber & MO - Cold Water (J Rythm BPM Supreme Remix)
  • Levert - Casanova
  • Sean Kingston f./Elan From The D.E.Y. And Juelz Santana - There's Nothin
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - Summertime
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  • Chaka Khan - I Feel For You (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Michael Jackson - P.Y.T
  • Brenda K. Starr - What You See Is What You Get (Freestyle Classics)
  • Sa-Fire - Let Me Be The One (Select Mix Remix)
  • Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Fore - Planet Rock (Vanilla Ace Remix)  
  • Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam
  • Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind (Joey Negro Disco Mix)  
  • Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good
  • Kungs & Cookin' On 3 Burners - This Girl
  • Andy Grammer - Honey, I'm Good (Select Mix Remix)
  • Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
  • KYLE f./Lil Yachty - iSpy
  • Emotions - Best Of My Love
  • Coolio - 1-2-3-4 (Sumpin' New)
  • Griffith, Marcia - Electric Boogie
  • Beatles - Birthday
  • Commodores - Brickhouse
  • Robbie Nevil - C'est La Vie (Select Mix Remix)
  • Keith Sweat - I Want Her
  • Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
  • Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait
  • Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do
  • Ja Rule - Livin' It Up
  • Nelly - Hot In Herre
  • Big Pun - Still Not a Player (feat. Joe)
  • Van McCoy - The Hustle
  • The Jacksons - Blame It On the Boogie
  • Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
  • The Whispers - Rock Steady
  • Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl
  • Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl
  • Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - Lost In Emotion (Freestyle Classics)
  • Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
  • Debbie Deb - Lookout Weekend
  • Freestyle - Don't Stop the Rock Pt. 2 (Select Mix Remix)
  • Jocelyn Enriquez - Do You Miss Me (Freestyle Classics)
  • Afrika Bambaata & The Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock (Select Mix Remix)
  • Run D.M.C. vs The Scene Kings vs Aylen - It's Tricky Wild Style (LOCZI Show Edit)
  • Salt N Pepa - Push It (Mayeda Remix)
  • Flo Rida - I Cry
  • Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance (Select Mix Remix)