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Run, Yoga, Party: 2019 Lululemon Seawheeze Showcase Store - Vancouver

DJ Justin Kanoya at the 2019 Lululemon Seawheeze Showcase store in Vancouver.

DJ Justin Kanoya at the 2019 Lululemon Seawheeze Showcase store in Vancouver.

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Back in May 2015 I started DJing full time. Those first few months were great, finding my way into self employment. But it also was a summer of anticipation as I was training to run my first Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon in August of that year.

The race, which takes place in Luluemon’s birthplace, Vancouver, was an amazing experience. I also admired the DJs that were spinning in the Seawheeze store and other areas of the pre-race events.

A few months later, I was extremely lucky enough to return to Vancouver to DJ Lululemon’s Leadership Conference. In the summers that followed, I have returned to run Seawheeze with the hopes each year to DJ at the event.

Well this was the year and the day was August 16, 2019.

It was a proud moment for me. I’ve had the privilege to DJ some cool events for Lululemon, including a store opening in Palm Springs and the recent Lululemon San Diego 10k kick off event. ⁠

But DJing just one element of the brands annual Seawheeze (half marathon) weekend in Vancouver was on my bucket list. Well I can check that off. ⁠

This particular event, was the exclusive shopping experience for the runners, the Seawheeze Store.⁠

Aside from Black Friday, this has to be the single biggest shopping day for Lululemon. It’s arguably the most important “store” they set-up for the year . . . And I got to set the tone. I can't wait to see what experience will top this!⁠

Here’s a look at the 4-hour setlist I played for the thousands of runners that came through that morning.

Another Seawheeze medal for the collection: DJ Justin Kanoya and wife Sheila, display their hardware.

Another Seawheeze medal for the collection: DJ Justin Kanoya and wife Sheila, display their hardware.

  • Freischwimmer ft. Dionne Bromfield - Ain't No Mountain High Enough

  • Shawn Mendes - If I Can't Have You (Jacked Remix)

  • The Outfield - Your Love (Chachi Remix)

  • The Black Eyed Peas - My Humps (Kid Conrad Get Up Bootleg)

  • Run D.M.C. vs The Scene Kings vs Aylen - It's Tricky Wild Style (LOCZI Show Edit)

  • Heavy D & The Boyz - Now That We Found Love

  • Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces (Pecoe Remix)

  • Dagny - More, More, More

  • The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie Pt. 2

  • Coolio - 1-2-3-4 (Sumpin' New)

  • Barenaked Ladies - One Week

  • Herve Pagez ft. Diplo & Charli XCX - Spicy (Acapella In)

  • Sam Hunt - House Party (Bpm Supreme ReDrum)

  • Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out

  • Janet Jackson vs Charlie Puth - What Have You Done For Me Lately - DJ Spider Done For Me Transition
    Eve - Who's That Girl (Stavros Martina Moombahton)

  • The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (DJ Smerk 24k Magic Blend)

  • Rick James - Give It To Me Baby Pt. 2

  • Drake - Nonstop (BPM Supreme Future House Remix)

  • Nirvana vs TJR - Smells Like We Wanna Party (Da Brozz Mashup)

  • Halsey - Without Me (Mr. Collipark Remix)
    Dazz Band - Let It Whip (Back & Forth) feat. Willow Smith & Rick Ross (Amerigo

  • Gazaway Remix)

  • Van Halen - Jump (Armin Van Buuren Remix)

  • Elvis Crespo - Suavemente (James Morano Remix)

  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus - Old Town Road (Teletanko Remix)

  • Marshmello ft. CHVRCHES - Here With Me (Candy On The Dancefloor Bootleg)

  • Lizzo - Juice
    PANG! feat. Sergio Sylvestre - Under the Bridge

  • Taylor Swift f./Brendon Urie Of Panic! At The Disco - ME!
    Kygo & Whitney Houston - Higher Love

  • Beenie Man ft Janet Jackson - Feel It Boy (DJ PonFetti Edit)
    Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (Jean Tonique Remix)

  • Zedd, Maren Morris - The Middle
    Third Eye Blind - Semi Charmed Life (Pat C's Mashup)

  • Backstreet Boys X Jonas Blue - I Want It That Way X Fast Car (Ragoza Blend)
    Jonas Blue f./Dakota - Fast Car

  • Boogie Vice - Bel Air

  • Kacey Musgraves - High Horse (Dee Jay Silver Country Club Edit)

  • Pitbull ft Ne-Yo - Give Me Everything Tonight (R3hab Remix)
    Jolyon Petch & Komes - Ain't Too Proud To Beg

  • Felix Cartal - Get What You Give

  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello - Señorita (Tall Boys Club Edit)

  • Junior Senior - Move Your Feet

  • CeCe Penniston - Finally

  • Kurtis Blow - Basketball

  • Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It

  • Chumbawamba - Tubthumping

  • Hanson - MmmBop

  • Ce Ce Peniston - Keep On Walking

  • Christina Aguilera x Avicii ft Aloe Blacc - Genie In A Bottle x SOS (Simo Blend)

  • Alex Adair - Casual

  • Post Malone & Swae Lee - Sunflower (BPM Supreme House Remix

  • Felix Jaehn ft Jasmine Thompson - Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)

  • P. Diddy - Bad Boy For Life (Scissors Remix)

  • Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger (Overused Remix)

  • Icona Pop f./Charli XCX - I Love It (Promo Only Clean Edit)

  • Mary Mary - Shackles (Praise You) (Callum Knight Remix)

  • Whitney Houston - So Emotional (Jolyon Petch Remix)

  • Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror (Kamikarzy Remix)

  • Salt-N-Pepa - Push It (Mayeda Remix)

  • Kesha - Die Young (PeteDown Acapella Out)\

  • Blur, Avicii - Song 2 Levels (Culture Shock Mash-Up)

  • Bingo Players - Cry (Just A Little) (A-Trak & DiscoTech Remix)

  • Flo Rida - I Cry

  • Britney Spears - Work Bitch

  • Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean

  • Shawn Mendes - If I Can't Have You (Jacked Remix)

  • Lizzo - Truth Hurts

  • Kanye West - Good Life

  • Drake - Nice For What (Mr. Collipark Remix)

  • Queen, Notorious B.I.G. - Fat Bottom Girls Hypnotize (Acapella Into Instrumental
    DJ Kool vs Notorious B.I.G. vs Drake - Hypnotize Motto (DjXCENRiC Hype MashUp)

  • The Black Crowes - Hard To Handle

  • Third Eye Blind - Semi Charmed Life (Hype Mix) (Acapella In)

  • Wreckx N Effect - Rump Shaker (Acapella In/Out)

  • Usher - Yeah (Wedding Crasherz Break)

  • DJ Kool - Let Me Clear My Throat

  • James Brown - Soul Power

  • Marshmello ft CHVRCHES - Here With Me (BPM Supreme Jump Off Edit)

  • G-Eazy & Halsey - Him & I (BPM Supreme Future Bass Remix)

  • Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour

  • Campsite Dream - No Diggity

  • Ed Sheeran ft Justin Bieber - I Don't Care (Marquee Remix)

  • Camila Cabello ft Young Thug - Havana (BPM Supreme Moombah Remix)

  • Kris Kross Amsterdam & The Boy Next Door ft Conor Maynard - Whenever

  • The Cover Girls - Show Me (Quick Hit)

  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B - Finesse Remix (DJ Phresh Poison Intro)

  • Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation

  • One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful

  • Pitbull - Don't Stop The Party

  • Florida - Low (Anthem Kingz Big Room Party Starter)

  • Outhere Brothers - Boom Boom Boom

  • Kaskade & Brohug & Mr. Tape & Madge vs The White Stripes - Seven Nation Fun (Holl & Rush Mashup)

  • Adina Howard - Freak Like Me (TRP Remix)

  • Oliver Heldens & Lenno - The Groove (DJ City Club Edit)

  • Avicii - The Days

  • Fake Pictures - Two Princes

  • Charming Horses Ft. Jano - Killing Me Softly

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

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

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)