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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

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

Asian Business Association Organizes Second Taste of Asia - Four Points Sheraton

  Tajima wins the award for best dish of the night at the 2018 Taste of Asia.

Tajima wins the award for best dish of the night at the 2018 Taste of Asia.

  DJ Justin Kanoya spins at the 2018 Taste of Asia.

DJ Justin Kanoya spins at the 2018 Taste of Asia.

For the second year in a row, the Asian Business Association of San Diego organized the Taste of Asia on May 15, 2018. This event brings various San Diego restaurants under one roof to delight the taste senses of the more than 200 attendees.

Attendees enjoyed delicious sips and bites from breweries and spirit purveyors to established and up-and-coming restaurants. Samples included everything from poke, ramen, Kalua pork tostada, pad thai, hot oil wontons, chocolate liquor, dumplings and ube cake.

I played music throughout the night. Here’s a look at the setlist:

  • Halsey - Colors (Blonde Remix Radio Edit)
  • Sia f./Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills (Le Youth Remix)
  • Lost Frequencies f./Sandro Cavazza - Beautiful Life
  • Christina Aguilera - Telepathy (Rare Candy Radio Edit)
  • Hotel Garuda - Smoke Signals
  • Maroon 5 - Wait (Chromeo Remix)  
  • Route 94 ft Jess Glynne - My Love (Instrumental)
  • Daft Punk - Get Lucky (Pretty Pink Edit)
  • Charlie Puth - Attention (PeteDown NuDisco Remix)  
  • Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still (Zhu Remix)  
  • Boogie Vice - Bel Air
  • Mr. Belt & Wezol ft Aevion - One More Day  
  • X Ambassadors - Unsteady (Boehm Remix)  
  • Duke Dumont f./Jax Jones - I Got U
  • Chromeo - Old 45's
  • Dua Lipa - IDGAF (Clean Radio Edit)
  • Kygo ft Justin Jesso - Stargazing (Kaskade Remix)
  • Foster The People - Sit Next To Me
  • Sam Feldt & Alex Schulz - Be My Lover  
  • George Michael - Careless Whisper (DJ Amor & DJ O'Neill Sax Remix)  
  • Felix Jaehn ft Jasmine Thompson - Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) (The Rooftop Boys Remix)  
  • Clean Bandit ft Sean Paul - Rockabye (Majestic Audio Remix)  
  • Chris Malinchak ft Mikky Ekko - Stranger
  • Adina Howard X Big Pun - Freak Like Me vs. Still Not A Playa (Acapella Out)
  • A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It (Select Mix Remix)
  • Lauv - I Like Me Better (PeteDown Flavor Mix)  
  • Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour (Starting From Scratch)
  • Fetty Wap ft Monty - Way You Are (Instrumental)
  • Bee Gees vs Bruno Mars - Stayin Alive (Serafin Finesse Edit)  
  • Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne - Rather Be (Mighty Mi & Slugworth Twerk Mix)
  • G-Eazy & Halsey - Him & I (BPM Supreme Future Bass Remix)
  • Camila Cabello ft Young Thug - Havana (BPM Supreme Moombah Remix)
  • Third Eye Blind - Semi Charmed Life (Pat C's Mashup)  
  • Nicki Minaj ft Drake - Truffle Butter (Jester Remix)  
  • Alanis Morisette X ODB - You Oughta Know X Got Your Money (DJ Ragoza Blend)
  • Maroon 5 ft SZA - What Lovers Do (A-Trak Remix)  
  • Alex Adair - Casual
  • Blackstreet - No Diggity (Figgy Remix)
  • Duke Dumont - Ocean Drive  
  • Backstreet Boys X Jonas Blue - I Want It That Way X Fast Car (DJ Ragoza Bootleg)
  • Jonas Blue f./Dakota - Fast Car (Promo Only Quick Edit)
  • Justin Timberlake ft Chris Stapleton - Say Something (twoDB Remix)  
  • Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes (Dark Intensity Remix)  
  • Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine (Nejtrino & Baur Remix)  
  • Ed Sheeran vs Oasis vs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Martin Garrix - Shape Of Wonderwall Grenno Mashup)  
  • Queen - Another One Bites The Dust (Michael Wayne & Teletanko Remix) (Clean Short Edit)
  • Ivan Jack - The Dock Of The Bay  
  • Chachi & Paige - Land Down Under  
  • Seinabo Sey - Younger (Kygo Remix)  
  • Clean Bandit f./Zara Larsson - Symphony
  • HAIM & BloodPop - Little Of Your Love (Remix)
  • Chris Malinchak - Magic
  • Snakehips & MO - Don't Leave (Throttle Remix Edit)
  • Halsey - Colors (Blonde Remix Edit)
  • Sia f./Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills (Le Youth Remix)
  • Selena Gomez - Bad Liar
  • Lost Frequencies f./Sandro Cavazza - Beautiful Life
  • Christina Aguilera - Telepathy (Rare Candy Edit)

Tesoro’s 25th Wedding Anniversary Party at Tom Hams

  The Tesoro’s looking as good today as they did on their wedding day 25 years ago.

The Tesoro’s looking as good today as they did on their wedding day 25 years ago.

  Kicking off the dance party at Tom Hams on Shelter Island in San Diego. 

Kicking off the dance party at Tom Hams on Shelter Island in San Diego. 

On March 31, 2018, the Tesoro’s celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a big party that was essentially the same pomp and circumstance of a wedding that took place on the same day.

Close family and longtime friends celebrated with them at Tom Hams on Shelter Island in San Diego. It included some performances from relatives and of course a lot of dancing.

Here’s a look at their setlist:

Open Dancing

  • The Jacksons - Blame It On the Boogie
  • Frank Sinatra - My Way
  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • Joan Osborne - Heat Wave
  • K.C. & the Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes
  • Griffith, Marcia - Electric Boogie
  • Bruno Mars - 24K Magic (Select Mix Remix)
  • Usher - Yeah
  • Billy Idol - Mony Mony
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  • Michael Jackson - P.Y.T
  • Salt N Pepa - Push It (Mayeda Remix)
  • Flo Rida - Low
  • Ivan Jack - The Dock Of The Bay  
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  • Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee f./Justin Bieber - Despacito
  • N.E.R.D f./Rihanna - Lemon
  • DJ Ragoza - Fat Bottom Girls/Hypnotize
  • Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
  • Tupac - California Love (Select Mix Remix)
  • The Champs - Tequila
  • Bega, Lou - Mambo No.5
  • Jive Bunny and the Mixmasters - Glenn Miller Medley
  • Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
  • Santana - Oye Como Va
  • Michael Buble - Sway
  • Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
  • Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
  • Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Al Jarreau - We're In This Love Together
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
  • K.C. & the Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
  • Casper - Cha Cha Slide
  • ABBA - Dancing Queen
  • Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (Jean Tonique Remix)
  • Drake - God's Plan
  • G-Eazy f./A$AP Rocky & Cardi B - No Limit
  • 50 Cent - In Da Club
  • Bruno Mars & Cardi B - Finesse
  • J Balvin & Willy William f./Beyonce - Mi Gente
  • Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
  • Shannon - Let the Music Play
  • Stevie B - Spring Love (Freestyle Classics)
  • Whitney Houston - How Will I Know (Select Mix Remix)
  • Aretha Franklin - Respect (Select Mix Remix)
  • Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam - Head To Toe (Hot Classics Remix)

Last Dance
Journey - Don't Stop Believin' (Live)

Vendor Team:
DJ and MC: DJ Kanoya Productions
Venue and Catering: Tom Hams Lighthouse
Photography: Stephy Wong Photography

Lisa and Lori's 60th Birthday Party at 2Planks Vineyards

  Lisa and Lori celebrated their 60th birthday at 2Planks Vineyards in Vista, California. 

Lisa and Lori celebrated their 60th birthday at 2Planks Vineyards in Vista, California. 

What’s better than celebrating someone’s birthday? How about celebrating two? And the celebrants are twins!

That was the case for this dual 60th birthday party for Lisa and Lori. Their party took place at 2Planks Vinyeards in Vista, Calif., and included close friends and family (including classmates from elementary school.

The nights playlist was a mix of great rock and roll from the 60s and 70s as well as a dance party with plenty of current favorites.

Here’s a look.

Dinner

  • Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
  • Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
  • Toto - Hold the Line
  • Bryan Adams - Cuts Like a Knife
  • Eric Clapton - Change the World
  • Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love
  • Stephen Stills - Love the One You're With
  • Doobie Brothers - China Grove
  • Led Zepplin - D'yer Maker
  • Allannah Myles - Black Velvet
  • Hall & Oates - She's Gone
  • Kenny Loggins - Your Mama Don't Dance
  • Jim Croce - Bad Bad Leroy Brown
  • Grand Funk Railroad - Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
  • Huey Lewis - Perfect World
  • Eagles - Take It Easy
  • Steve Winwood - Roll With It
  • Five For Fighting - 100 years
  • James Taylor - Your Smiling Face
  • Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World
  • Beatles - In My Life
  • Green Day - Time of your life
  • Passenger - Let Her Go
  • Fray - How To Save A Life
  • Journey - Faithfully
  • Led Zepplin - Stairway To Heaven
  • Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
  • Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
  • Toto - Africa
  • Rick James - Mary Jane 
  • Wham! - Everything She Wants (Short Edit)
  • Hall & Oates - Out Of Touch (Select Mix Remix)
  • Carl Carlton - She's a Bad Mamma Jamma
  • Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind (Joey Negro Disco Mix)
  • HAIM - Want You Back
  • Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
  • Gavin DeGraw - Chariot
  • Bay Ledges - Safe
  • Charlie Puth - Some Type Of Love (Select Mix Remix)
  • Gladys Knight & the Pips - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  2Planks Vineyards is a great spot for an event of 50 guests or less.

2Planks Vineyards is a great spot for an event of 50 guests or less.

Dance Party

  • Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
  • Sister Sledge - We Are Family
  • The Kingsmen - Louie Louie (Select Mix Remix)
  • KC & The Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till Get You Get Enough (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Tone Loc - Wild Thing
  • Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
  • Van Halen - Jump
  • Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
  • Zac Brown Band - Chicken Fried
  • Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
  • Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get It Started
  • V.I.C. - Wobble
  • Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
  • Beatles - Twist & Shout
  • Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
  • Blue Swede - Hooked on a Feeling
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  • Marcia Griffiths - Electric Boogie
  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • Lionel Richie - You Are
  • Journey - Don't Stop Believin’
  • One Direction - Story Of My Life