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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

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)

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