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RISE: A Women's Event Dance Party - Eastlake Church

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One of the best ways to relieve oneself after a long day of “conferencing,” is to get out on the dance floor. I had the opportunity to DJ the closing party at RISE, A Women’s Event, which took place at Eastlake Church.

It was a short session, but filled with non-stop dance hits. Here’s a look at the setlist.

I was reunited with an intern of mine. We had not seen each other in more than 10 years!

I was reunited with an intern of mine. We had not seen each other in more than 10 years!

Open Dancing
Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix)
Sam Feldt & Kimberly Anne - Show Me Love (EDX Remix)
Chris Malinchak - If U Got It
Boogie Vice - Bel Air
Ace Of Base - The Sign (Antoine Chambe Remix)
C&C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat
Mr. Belt & Wezol ft Aevion - One More Day
Elvis Crespo - Suavemente
Nicky Jam - Hasta El Amanecer
Drake - In My Feelings (Mr. Collipark Remix)
Usher - Yeah
Destiny's Child - Independent Women (Acapella In)
Party Break - Montel Party Break
House of Pain - Old School Jump Off
Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
Bell Biv DeVoe - Poison
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch - Good Vibrations (Select Mix Remix)
Flo Rida - Low
Salt N Pepa - Push It (Mayeda Remix)
PUMPA - Mi Gente (Soca Remix)
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up
Celia Cruz - La Vida Es Un Carnaval
Dorado - Payaso de Rodeo
V.I.C. - Wobble
Beyoncé - Run The World (Girls)
Rihanna ft Calvin Harris vs Tiesto & Dzeko - We Found Jackie Chan (BPM Supreme Bootleg)
Tiesto & Dzeko f./Preme & Post Malone - Jackie Chan
Cardi B f./Bad Bunny & J Balvin - I Like It
Mark Ronson f. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Michael Jackson - Rock With You
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good

A Retreat Without The Travel With Goldie Graham - Starlight La Jolla

San Diego based yoga and fitness DJ, Justin Kanoya, and yoga teacher, Goldie Graham.

San Diego based yoga and fitness DJ, Justin Kanoya, and yoga teacher, Goldie Graham.

After a couple of missed attempts, I finally had the opportunity to DJ an event with yoga teacher extraordinaire, Goldie Graham.

Goldie, who teaches yoga in San Diego, routinely hosts multi-day yoga retreats in different areas of the country (and the world). But on this day, she put together a one-day retreat at a quaint venue in La Jolla. She called it a “retreat without the travel.”

It took place at the Starlight La Jolla, a perfect the spot for a perfect afternoon to flow and then enjoy tasty treats and then a couple of hours in and around the pool.

Here’s a look at the soundtrack for the day:

Yoga
Tiny Island - Le Valse Petit
DJ Drez - Floating Sweetness
Jason Mraz - Love Someone
Cigarettes After Sex - Crush
Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still (Gryffin Remix)
Sol Rising - Misty Morning
Gorillaz ft George Benson - Humility
The Soil - Unspoken Word
Route 94 ft Jess Glynne - My Love (Instrumental)
Sol Rising - Destiny
Dillon Francis & Kygo f./James Hersey - Coming Over
Odesza ft WYNNE & Mansionair - Line Of Sight
A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It (Select Mix Remix)
Nas - If I Ruled The World (Select Mix Remix)
KREAM & Clara Mae - Drowning
Sol Rising - To The Sun
Prismo - Breathe
Moby - This Wild Darkness
Jauz & Kiiara - Diamonds
DJ Taz Rashid - At Home
Ingmarlo f./DJ Taz Rashid - Invoke Within
Jason Mraz - Rise
Carl Miles - Star Gazer
Michelle Qureshi - Shivasana

Goldie Graham teaches yoga at the Starlight La Jolla during her Retreat Without The Travel event.

Goldie Graham teaches yoga at the Starlight La Jolla during her Retreat Without The Travel event.

Post Yoga Pool Party
Jess Glynne - Ain't Got Far To Go
HAIM - Want You Back
Bay Ledges - Safe
George Ezra - Budapest
Afrojack f./Mike Taylor - SummerThing!
Klingande - Jubel (Radio Edit)
Erykah Badu - Love Of My Life
2 Pac - Keep Ya Head Up (Select Mix Remix)
TLC - Creep (Select Mix Remix)
Brandy - Sittin Up In My Room (Select Mix Remix)
Shanice - I Love Your Smile
Bill Withers - Lovely Day (Full Phatt Remix)
Queen, Notorius B.I.G. - Fat Bottom Girls Hypnotize (Acapella In To Instrumental)
A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum
Fugees - Killing Me Softly with His Song
Lauv - I Like Me Better
Eve - Who's That Girl
Shaggy ft Samantha Cole - Luv Me (Sex Machine)
Angie Martinez ft Sacario & Lil Mo - If I Could Go
Adina Howard X Big Pun - Freak Like Me vs. Still Not A Playa (Acapella Out)
Dua Lipa - IDGAF (PeteDown Flavor Mix)
Mariah Carey - Fantasy (Select Mix Remix)
Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (Jean Tonique Remix)
Justin Bieber vs Aaliyah - Let Me Love You vs Rock The Boat
Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne - Rather Be (Mighty Mi & Slugworth Twerk Mix)
LL Cool J - Around The Way Girl (Untouchables Remix)
Palm Trees - Casanova
Tori Kelly - Should've Been Us (Lost Kings Remix)
Kygo & Selena Gomez - It Ain't me (Not So Typical Remix)
Kid N Play - Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody (Select Mix Remix)
Boogie Vice - Bel Air
Duke Dumont f./Jax Jones - I Got U
Backstreet Boys X Jonas Blue - I Want It That Way X Fast Car (Ragoza Blend)
Jonas Blue f./Dakota - Fast Car
Foster The People - Sit Next To Me (Stereotypes Remix)
A-Ha - Take On Me (Kygo Remix)
ZHU - Generationwhy
Disclosure ft Sam Smith - Latch (G Duppy Reggae Remix)
Natalie La Rose f./Jeremih - Somebody
Ashanti - Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)
Calvin Harris f./Frank Ocean & Migos - Slide
Timeflies - Once In A While
Camila Cabello f./Young Thug - Havana
Maroon 5 f./SZA - What Lovers Do
Cheat Codes f./Fetty Wap - Feels Great
Justin Timberlake - Senorita
N.E.R.D. ft Rihanna - Lemon (Mr. Collipark Remix)
Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
Lighter Shade of Brown - On A Sunday Afternoon (Select Mix Remix)
Beyonce - Love On Top
Calvin Harris f./Dua Lipa - One Kiss
Rudimental f./Jess Glynne & Macklemore - These Days

Ian and Betsy Beautiful Family Wedding - San Diego Botanic Garden

Ian and Betsy were married at the San Diego Botanic Garden on July 20, 2018

Ian and Betsy were married at the San Diego Botanic Garden on July 20, 2018

Weddings are generally the beginning of two lives together. But often times, it is more than just two; and it can be the beginning of a new family life together.

Such was the case with Ian and Betsy wedding day, July 20, 2018. There love for one another was equal to that of their own children. It was touching to see how much these two wove together their kids into various parts of the day. From the ceremony, to the grand entrance and all of the dancing, this day was not just for them, but for their amazing family.

What a pleasure to be a part of all of that. Here’s a look at their setlist.

First Dance

Blake Shelton - God Gave Me You

Dinner
Bay Ledges - Safe
Charlie Puth - Some Type Of Love
The Lumineers - Ophelia
Mr. Probz - Till You're Loved
John Mayer - Half Of My Heart
Capital Cities - Safe And Sound
Noah Cyrus f./Labrinth - Make Me (Cry)
Khalid - Location
Vance Joy - Fire And The Flood
A Tribe Called Quest - Award Tour
Colbie Caillat - Bubbly
Naughty By Nature - Jamboree
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Steve Winwood - Higher Love
Maroon 5 ft SZA - What Lovers Do (Slushii Remix)
Blackstreet, Blinky Blink, Mase & Mya - Take Me There
Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack (Select Mix Remix)
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Carl Carlton - She's a Bad Mamma Jamma

Open Dancing
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Beatles - Twist & Shout
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
Beyonce - Crazy In Love
Chris Brown - Run It
Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
Kanye West - Touch The Sky
Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up
The Temptations - My Girl
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Jersey Boys - December 1963 (Oh What A Night)
Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine
The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Frank Sinatra - Summer Wind
Louis Armstrong - Cheek to Cheek
Drake - God's Plan
Flo Rida - Low
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
Usher - Yeah
Nelly - Hot In Here
Michael Buble - Everything
Natalie Cole - This Will Be an Everlasting Love
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
James Taylor - How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Rascal Flatts - Bless the Broken Road

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies:
Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Catering: Miho
Venue: San Diego Botanic Garden
Photography: Lillywhite Photography(all photos in this blog, courtesy of Lillywhite Photography)

Paula's Totally Tubular 40th Birthday - 80s Music Party

Who made mixtapes back in the day? But did you ever make a mixtape cake?? This was the perfect touch for Paula’s 80s themed birthday party.

Who made mixtapes back in the day? But did you ever make a mixtape cake?? This was the perfect touch for Paula’s 80s themed birthday party.

Who doesn’t love a themed birthday party? And moreso, who doesn’t love an 80s party?

For Paula’s 40th birthday bash, it was all 80s, complete with guests glamed out in their finest spikey hair and loud neon fashions. And of course, there was an all 80s playlist. So take a trip down memory lane, and check out these hits from (yikes), more than 30 years ago!

Open Dancing
Harold Faltemeyer - Axel F Theme
Pet Shop Boys - What Have I Done To Deserve This
Huey Lewis - If This Is It
Nice-n-Wild - Diamond Girl
Gary Numan - Cars
Cure - Cut Here
Loverboy - Working for the Weekend
Cars - Shake It Up
Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For a Hero
Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie
Modern English - Melt With You
Go-Go's - Vacation
Toto - Rosanna
Falco - Rock Me Amadeus
Mr. Mister - Kyrie
General Public - Tenderness
B-52's - Rock Lobster
Cure - Close To Me
Duran Duran - Reflex
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls Pt. 2 (Select Mix Remix)
Prince - When Doves Cry
Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life
Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off (Select Mix Remix)
Run-DMC - It's Tricky
Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me
Wham! - Everything She Wants
Erasure - Chains of Love
Nena - 99 Red Balloons
Bananarama - Cruel Summer
Robbie Nevil - C'est La Vie (Select Mix Remix)
The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian (dance mix)
David Bowie - Let's Dance
J. Geils Band - Centerfold
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
Cameo - Word Up
Madonna - Into the Groove
Whitney Houston - How Will I Know (Select Mix Remix)
A-Ha - Take On Me
OMD - If You Leave
Prince - Raspberry Beret
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
Pet Shop Boys - What Have I Done To Deserve This
Run-DMC - My Adidas
Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
Van Halen - Jump
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Rick James - Superfreak
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Morris Day and the Time - Jungle Love
Madonna - Like a Prayer
Phil Collins - Sussudio
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Run DMC - Walk This Way
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Salt N Pepa - Push It
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Michael Jackson - P.Y.T
Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Cure - Just Like Heaven
Prince - Kiss
Beatles - Happy Birthday
Madonna - Holiday
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
Clash - Train in Vain
Erasure - A Little Respect
New Order - Blue Monday
Alphaville - Forever Young
Journey - Faithfully
The Human League - Don't You Want Me
Madonna - True Blue

The Good Place Comic Con 2018 Party - NBC Bash in San Diego

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It was a bit of a last minute booking, but what an experience this was. NBC was hosting a private event at San Diego Comic Con, taking place in its “The Good Place” themed booth that was built in the Gaslamp area of downtown San Diego.

It was a great dance party with a few Good Place cast members, as well as actors from other NBC shows.

Here’s a look at the setlist:

Soul ll Soul - Back To Reality (KLATCH Remix)

  • Blackstreet - No Diggity (Figgy Remix)

  • Don Bravo - My Love

  • Alessia Cara - Wild Things (MK Remix)

  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling (Loud Luxury Remix)

  • Chachi & Paige - Land Down Under

  • Jess Glynne - Ain't Got Far To Go

  • Charming Horses feat. Grace Grundy - Higher Love

  • N.E.R.D. ft Rihanna - Lemon (Mr. Collipark Remix)

  • Dua Lipa - IDGAF (Panic City Remix)

  • Mariah Carey f./ODB - Fantasy (Intro Edit)

  • Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (Jean Tonique Remix)

  • Mann ft 50 Cent - Buzzin’ (Remix)

  • LL Cool J - Around The Way Girl (Untouchables Remix)

  • Calvin Harris ft Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean - Feels (Fabian EWF Mix)

  • Discotron - Disco Ballin’

  • Boogie Vice - Bel Air

  • Mr. Belt & Wezol ft Aevion - One More Day

  • Chromeo - Jealous (I Ain't With It) (Select Mix Remix)

  • Salt N Pepa - Push It (Mayeda Remix)

  • Migs ft Lil Uzi Vert vs PBH & Jack Shizzle vs Laidback Luke & Twoloud - Bad & Boujee

  • Queen - Another One Bites The Dust (Michael Wayne & Teletanko Remix)

  • Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody

  • Toto - Africa

  • Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack (Select Mix Remix)

  • Ace of Base - The Sign

  • Backstreet Boys - I Want it That Way

  • Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)

  • Robbie Nevil - C'est La Vie (Select Mix Remix)

  • Lionel Richie - All Night Long (Select Mix Remix)

  • Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Edge Remix)

  • Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me

  • Mariah Carey - Emotions

  • Bruno Mars - 24k Magic (J Rythm All Gold Hype Intro)

  • Usher - Yeah

  • Party Break - Montel Party Break

  • House of Pain - Old School Jump Off

  • Nicki Minaj f./Drake & Lil Wayne - Truffle Butter

  • Ice Cube - Check Yo Self

  • Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies (Select Mix Remix)

  • Lit - My Own Worst Enemy

  • Third Eye Blind - Semi Charmed Life (Pat C's Mashup)

  • Bee Gees vs Bruno Mars - Stayin Alive (Serafin Finesse Edit)

  • Bruno Mars, Cardi B - Finesse (Select Mix Quick Trax)

  • Mase - Feel So Good (Select Mix Remix)

  • Bell Biv DeVoe - Poison

  • Boyz II Men - Motownphilly

  • Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey (Select Mix Remix)

  • De La Soul - Me Myself & I

  • Marcia Griffiths - Electric Boogie

  • Cupid - Cupid Shuffle

  • Kanye West - Good Life

  • Drake - God's Plan

  • Cardi B f./Bad Bunny & J Balvin - I Like It

  • Pitbull f./Osmani Garcia & Lil Jon - Taxi

  • Chaka Demus & Pliers - Murder She Wrote

  • Queen, Notorious B.I.G. - Fat Bottom Girls Hypnotize (Acapella In To Instrumental)

  • Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize

  • Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me

  • Journey - Don't Stop Believin'

  • The Killers - Mr. Brightside

  • Rihanna - Bitch Better Have My Money (PeteDown Future House Mix)

  • Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen

  • Young MC - Bust A Move

  • Whitney Houston - How Will I Know

  • Flo Rida - Low

  • Ed Sheeran vs Oasis vsDimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Martin Garrix - Shape Of Wonderwall Tremor (Grenno Mashup)

  • Camila Cabello ft Young Thug - Havana (Pat C's Better On Me Mashup)

  • Ariana Grande, Zedd - Break Free (Select Mix Remix)

  • NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye

  • Beyoncé - Run The World (Girls)

  • A-Ha - Take On Me (Kygo Remix)

  • Klingande - Jubel