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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

Matthew and Felicia’s Dance Party - Hotel Del Coronado Wedding

Custom signage set guests on the right path at Matt and Felicia's Hotel Del Coronado wedding. 

In a way it was fitting that I DJ’d Matthew and Felicia’s wedding at the beautiful Hotel Del Coronado. The couple actually works at the Del and it was where they met, fell in love and of course shared their vows to each other.

The reason it was fitting, for me, is the Del is probably the venue I’ve DJ’d/MC’d the most weddings at. I do not have an official count, but looking back on the past 14 years, I know I’ve been a part of many. It’s a place where I truly honed my craft as a DJ and MC. In a way I found my love for DJing at this place, in the same spirit Matthew and Felicia found their love for each other.

The ceremony took place on the beach and just a few steps away, on the Windsor Lawn, was where their reception and dance party took place. Del weddings are always a magical, but there is something extra special on nights like this. A perfect Fall evening in Southern California with a Pacific Ocean backdrop and a great group of people having fun and celebrating love!

Here's a look at their setlist:

First Dance
Ben E. King - This Magic Moment

  • Palm Trees - Casanova
  • Stevie Wonder - I Wish (DJ Joey C Extended Edit)
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) (Mennska Remix)
  • Duke Dumont - Ocean Drive  
  • Daughter - Get Lucky (Daft Punk Cover) (Holtoug Deep House House Edit)
  • The Beatangers - Do The Funk
  • Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till Get You Get Enough (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Colbie Caillat - I Do
  • Sam Cooke - You Send Me
  • Pentatonix - Can't Sleep Love
  • S.W.V. - Right Here (Human Nature Duet) [Select Mix Remix]
  • American Authors - Best Day Of My Life (Select Mix Remix)
  • Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Craig David - Officially Yours
  • The Beatles - From Me to You
  • Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
  • Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is
  • Ray Charles - Ain't That Love
  • Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
  • Mike Perry f./Shy Martin - The Ocean
  • Sam Feldt f./Kimberly Anne - Show Me Love (EDX Radio Edit)
  • Lost Frequencies f./Janieck Devy - Reality
  • The Internet f./Kaytranada - Girl
  • Adele - Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
  • Meghan Trainor f./Yo Gotti - Better
  • Ingrid Michaelson - Boys Chase Girls
  • Jack Johnson - Never Know
  • Charming Horses feat. Grace Grundy - Higher Love (Original Mix)

Mother/Son Dance
Beatles - In My Life

Open Dancing

  • Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  • Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
  • Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
  • Phil Collins - Sussudio (Select Mix Remix)
  • Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch - Good Vibrations (Select Mix Remix)
  • Andy Grammer - Honey, I'm Good (Select Mix Remix)
  • Flo Rida - I Cry
  • Sam Cooke - Cupid
  • Michael Buble - Everything
  • Rod Stewart - We're Having a Party
  • Steve Winwood - Higher Love
  • Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing (Kygo Radio Edit)
  • Jagged Edge - Where The Party At
  • Kanye West - Gold Digger
  • Rihanna ft Drake - Work (Lost Kings Remix)  
  • Sia f./Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills (Promo Only Quick Edit)
  • Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
  • Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre ft Nate Dogg - The Next Episode (Loczi & Rafi Remix)
  • The Chainsmokers f./Halsey - Closer (R3hab Remix Radio Edit)
  • Usher - Yeah
  • Party Break - Montel Party Break
  • House of Pain - Old School Jump Off
  • Drake f./Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance
  • Drake - Hotline Bling (Promo Only Verified )
  • Meghan Trainor f./John Legend - Like I'm Gonna Lose You
  • Kungs & Cookin' On 3 Burners - This Girl
  • Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean? (Select Mix Remix)
  • Flo Rida - Low
  • DNCE - Cake By The Ocean (Riddler Remix)  
  • Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (Promo Only)
  • Smash Mouth - All-Star
  • Kenny Loggins - Footloose
  • Prince - Raspberry Beret
  • Clash - Train in Vain
  • Darius Rucker - Wagon Wheel
  • Journey - Don't Stop Believin' (Live)
  • Tupac - California Love (Original Version)
  • Jason Mraz - I'm Yours (Live)

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies
: Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Venue: Hotel Del Coronado
Florals: Nancy Stevens

Other weddings hosted by DJ Kanoya at Hotel del Coronado

Melissa & Gus’ Dance Party - Hotel Del Coronado Wedding

I kicked off these wedding festivities by grabbing Melissa and Gus and saying, "this was a day I have been waiting on for nearly 10 years." Wait ... me? 

My former intern, Melissa, and her groom Gus, just as their wedding festivities kicked off. 

My former intern, Melissa, and her groom Gus, just as their wedding festivities kicked off. 

You see, Melissa and I used to work together. In fact she was my intern at the Port of San Diego. We shared many hours sitting together, working on projects and laughing. Occasionally, on Monday mornings, I would share my adventures of a wedding I DJ'd over the past weekend. It was then, she said, "when I get married - probably in like 20 years - you're DJing my wedding." 

Well, it only took eight years to find her life partner and it was as much fun as I imagined. 

Gus and Melissa's wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado (October 10, 2015), in the historic Crown Room was special with hundreds of friends and family joining in on the party. 

Here's the setlist for the night:

Bridal Party Entrance

  • Queen - Don't Stop Me Now

First Dance

  • Carlos Gardel - Por una Cabeza (True Lies Tango)

Dinner Music

  • Maoli - Love Song
  • Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - What a Wonderful World
  • Atlantic Starr - Two Occasions
  • Frank Sinatra - I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • Tupac - Tupac Tribute Medley
  • Sam Feldt f./Kimberly Anne - Show Me Love
  • Vanilla Ace - Follow Me We Can Go (Clean) (Extended)
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (Kandy Space Remix) (Short Edit)
  • Alesso - Heroes (Basic Tape Remix) (Clean) (Extended)
  • Jay Z - Empire State Of Mind
  • Chris Brown - Yo (Excuse Me Miss) (Main Version)
  • Eve - Let Me Blow Ya Mind
  • Rihanna - I Hate That I Love You
  • Atlantic Starr - Two Occasions
  • R. City f./Adam Levine - Locked Away
  • Bastille - Pompeii
  • DJ Cassidy - Calling All Hearts (Radio Edit)
  • Ariana Grande f./Mac Miller - The Way
  • Ella Henderson - Ghost

Cake Cutting

  • Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me (2012 Re-Recorded Version)

Father/Daughter Dance

  • Van McCoy - The Hustle

Mother/Son Dance

  • Jennifer Lopez - Let's Get Loud

Open Dancing First Set

  • K.C. & the Sunshine Band - That's the Way
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
  • Pitbull, Chris Brown - Fun (Select Mix Remix)
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  • Michael Jackson - P.Y.T.
  • Al Jarreau - We're In This Love Together


  • The Chainsmokers - #Selfie (Clean Radio Edit)
  • Martin Garrix - Animals (Radio Edit)
  • Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne - Rather Be (Discotech Remix) (Extended)

Open Dancing Second Set

  • Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
  • Major Lazer & DJ Snake f./MO - Lean On
  • Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea - Pretty Girls (Promo Only Intro Edit)
  • Party Break - Montel Party Break
  • Usher - Yeah
  • The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face (Select Mix Remix)
  • Charlie Puth, Meghan Trainor - Marvin Gaye (Select Mix Remix)
  • The Spinners - I'll Be Around (70s Classics) (Clean) (Extended)
  • The Whispers - Rock Steady (Short Edit)
  • Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good
  • Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Young MC - Bust A Move
  • Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
  • Emotions - Best Of My Love
  • Santana - Cha Cha
  • Cha Cha (Big Band) - Track08
  • Bega, Lou - Mambo No.5
  • Isley Brothers - Between The Sheets
  • Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa (Intro Clean)
  • 2 Pac - Keep Ya Head Up (Select Mix Remix)
  • Marcia Griffiths - Electric Boogie
  • V.I.C. - Wobble
  • Dr. Dre ft Snoop Dogg - Nuthin But A G Thang (Intro Clean)
  • Don Omar & Lucenzo - Danza Kuduro (Ft. Lucenzo)
  • Sean Paul - Get Busy
  • Natalie La Rose, Jeremih - Somebody (Select Mix Remix)
  • Mariah Carey - Dreamlover
  • Notorious B.I.G. - Mo Money Mo Problems
  • Afrojack f./Mike Taylor - SummerThing! (Promo Only Clean Edit)
  • Ariana Grande, Zedd - Break Free (Select Mix Remix)
  • Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance (Promo Only Intro Edit)
  • Meghan Trainor - Dear Future Husband
  • Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
  • Colbie Callait - Turn Your Lights Down Low

Last Dance

  • Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning

Vendor Team:
DJ: Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Uplighting: DJ Kanoya Productions
Slow Motion Video: DJ Kanoya Productions
Venue: Hotel Del Coronado
Florals & Design: TessFresh Flowers
Wedding Coordinator: Swann Soirees
Photographer: Atrero Photography
Videography: Norma Medina

Other weddings hosted by DJ Kanoya at Hotel Del Coronado

Angela and Kristofer’s Slow Motion Video - Hotel Del Coronado Wedding

What do you get when you have 16 members of a wedding party, bride, groom and another 100-plus guests? Some good times in the slow motion video booth.

Angela and Kris’ friends did pretty well.

For more insight on this wedding, check out my setlist and the amazing pictures from the Youngrens photo team.

A slow motion video booth is a great way to remember the people that attended your event as well as all of the fun they had while they were there. For more information, submit your event details on the "request for quote" page. To see videos from other events, visit DJ Kanoya Productions on Vimeo.

Wedding Reception Sing-along - Hotel Del Coronado

Some songs are just meant to be sung with a group of friends. And when those songs come on, you sing them very loud. I loved creating this moment, espeically loved seeing the bride with her group of girlfriends singing with a smile. 

Friends and family sing along to the Backstreet Boys, “I Want it That Way.”