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Stephanie and JJ’s Scripps Seaside Forum Wedding Party

Stephanie and JJ kick off their Scripps Seaside Forum wedding with the Hora.

Stephanie and JJ kick off their Scripps Seaside Forum wedding with the Hora.

When Stephanie and JJ contacted me, their wedding was just over one year away. It’s a pretty good feeling when a couple wants to secure my services that far in advance. When their wedding day came around, June 24, 2018 at Scripps Seaside Forum, I wanted to make sure it was extra special for them.

Their first dance was the to classic R&B jam, “All My Life.” The rest of the night, was filled with great dance tunes

Here’s a look at their setlist.

First Dance
K-Ci & JoJo - All My Life

Father/Daughter Dance
Heartland - I Loved Her First

Mother/Son Dance
Forever Young - The Tenors

Open Dancing First Set
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
Usher - Yeah
B-52's - Love Shack
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling (Select Mix Remix)
Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)

Cake Cutting
James Taylor - How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

Open Dancing Second Set
Michael Buble - Everything
Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me
Kenny Loggins - Your Mama Don't Dance
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman
Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
John Mellencamp - Jack and Diane
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Beyonce - Crazy In Love
House of Pain - Old School Jump Off
C&C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat
Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out (Hot Classics Remix)
Aretha Franklin - Respect (Select Mix Remix)
The Temptations - My Girl
Van Morrison - Moondance
The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud to Beg
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
K.C. & the Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
Flo Rida - Low
Salt-N-Pepa - Push It (Mayeda Remix)
Michael Jackson - P.Y.T
Otis Day & the Knights - Shout
Beatles - Twist & Shout
Young MC - Bust A Move
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Madonna - Holiday
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good

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

Gigi and Casey's Wedding Celebration at Brick - Liberty Station Wedding

Casey and Gigi's ceremony set-up at Brick in Liberty Station. 

Casey and Gigi's ceremony set-up at Brick in Liberty Station. 

Gigi and Casey put on an extra big party at Brick in Liberty Station on October 15, 2017. With catering from Curiocity, a photobooth and plenty of dancing, their guests were entertained all night.

Here’s a look at the setlist:

First Dance
Adele - Make You Feel My Love

Mother/Son Dance
Rascal Flatts - My Wish

Father/Daughter Dance
Phil Collins - You'll Be In My Heart

Open Dancing

  • Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • Calvin Harris ft Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean - Feels (Fabian EWF Mix)
  • Pitbull f./John Ryan - Fireball (Radio Edit)
  • Bruno Mars - 24K Magic (Promo Only Clean Edit)
  • Usher - Yeah
  • Griffith, Marcia - Electric Boogie
  • Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is
  • Michael Buble - Everything
  • The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
  • Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
  • Otis Day & the Knights - Shout
  • B-52's - Love Shack
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  • Michael Jackson - P.Y.T (remix)
  • Flo Rida - Low
  • Kool & the Gang - Jungle Boogie
  • Grover Washington Jr. - Just the Two of Us
  • Bruno Mars - That's What I Like (Promo Only Clean Edit)
  • Michael Buble - Haven't Met You Yet
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  • Madonna - Holiday
  • Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl
  • Whitney Houston - How Will I Know (Select Mix Remix)
  • New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
  • Jimmy Buffett - Cheeseburger In Paradise
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
  • Cali Swag District - Teach Me How To Dougie
  • Future f./Kendrick Lamar - Mask Off
  • Janet Jackson - Let's Wait Awhile
  • Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa
  • Naughty By Nature - Feel Me Flow

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies/Uplighting: Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Venue: Brick
Event Coordinator: Brick Coordination
Catering: Curiocity

Courtney and Nick's Garden Wedding at Green Acre

Courtney and Nick’s ceremony at Green Acre on October 7, 2017.

Courtney and Nick’s ceremony at Green Acre on October 7, 2017.

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Courtney and Nick’s October 7, 2017 wedding took place at Green Acre, a hidden gem of a venue located within the inland area of La Jolla. It’s the perfect spot for a secluded celebration and the two of them put together an amazing celebration with family and friends.

Here’s a look at the setlist.

First Dance
Ed Sheeran - Perfect

Dinner
Noah Cyrus f./Labrinth - Make Me Cry
LP - Lost On You
Julia Michaels - Issues
HAIM - Want You Back
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
Gavin DeGraw - Chariot
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Drake - Passionfruit
Discotron - Disco Ballin'
Carl Carlton - She's A Bad Mama Jama
Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
Sia f./Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills

Father/Daughter Dance
Rascal Flatts - My Wish

Mother/Son Dance
Jackson Five - I’ll Be There

Open Dancing First Set
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Otis Day & the Knights - Shout
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
Usher - Yeah
Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
Britney Spears - I'm A Slave 4 U
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Fitz And The Tantrums - HandClap

Open Dancing Second Set
Lil Jon - Get Low
E-40 - Tell Me When To Go
Nicki Minaj ft Drake - Truffle Butter (Jester Remix)
House of Pain - Old School Jump Off
Juvenile - Back That Azz Up (Fraze Remix)
Sir Mix-a-Lot - Baby Got Back
Fergie - Fergalicious
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
Lady GaGa - Just Dance
Kesha - Tik Tok
Cali Swag District - Teach Me How To Dougie
Lil Wayne - Go DJ
Future f./Kendrick Lamar - Mask Off Silento - Watch Me
Romantics - What I Like About You
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Kingsmen - Louie Louie
K C & The Sunshine Band - Give It Up
Michael Jackson - P.Y.T
AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Tupac - California Love
Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like It's Hot
The Game - How We Do
Too Short - Blow The Whistle
50 Cent - Just a Little Bit
Sean Paul - Get Busy
Miley Cyrus f. Jay-Z - We Can't Stop (DJ Scooter Twerk Remix - Clean)
Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A.
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee f./Justin Bieber - Despacito

Last Dance
James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go (Last Dance Remix)

Koi Bar Celebrates One Year Anniversary With A Party

San Diego DJ, Justin Kanoya, spins music at the one year anniversary party for Koi Bar. 

San Diego DJ, Justin Kanoya, spins music at the one year anniversary party for Koi Bar. 

Koi Bar is the lounge attached to Emerald Chinese Cuisine. While the restaurant has been a fixture in San Diego for many years, the lounge only opened up last year. Obviously, this one year anniversary is a call for a celebration, so Koi opened up its doors to drink and food specials for its One-Derful Anniversary Party on August 25.

It was a great night to play an open format setlist to just set a nice lounge vibe.

Here’s the setlist:

  • Wale ft Sam Sneak - My PYT (Mr. Collipark Remix)
  • Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing (DJDX The Fix Blend)
  • Maxamillion - Sexual Healing
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air (Le Boeuf Remix)  
  • James Brown - Soul Power  
  • Tinashe - Flame
  • Kygo f./Parson James - Stole The Show
  • Major Lazer f./Travis Scott, Camila Cabello & Quavo - Know No Better
  • Lost Frequencies f./Janieck Devy - Reality
  • Stoned Butterflies - Love The Music (70's Mix)  
  • Lorde - Green Light (Chromeo Remix)  
  • Nelly Furtado - Say It Right (Foldcash Remix)  
  • Felix Jaehn ft Jasmine Thompson - Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) (The Rooftop Boys Remix)  
  • David Bowie - Let's Dance
  • Don Bravo - My Love  
  • Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do (IMCFresh Intro Edit)
  • Kesha  - Die Young (PeteDown Acapella Out)
  • OMC - How Bizarre (Select Mix Remix)
  • Afro Rican - Give It All You Got (Select Mix Remix)
  • Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam
  • Sage The Gemini - Now & Later (Merk & Kremont Remix)  
  • The Chainsmokers ft Rozes - Roses (The Him Remix)  
  • Throttle; Earth, Wind & Fire - September  
  • Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
  • Ginuwine - Pony
  • Fetty Wap - Trap Queen
  • Camp Lo - Luchini (This Is It)
  • Luniz - I Got 5 On It
  • Naughty By Nature - Jamboree
  • Cent - Outta Control
  • Sia ft Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills (Mr. Collipark Remix)  
  • Ice Cube - Check Yo Self
  • Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (Jean Tonique Remix)
  • Montel Jordan - This Is How We Do It
  • Bruno Mars - k Magic (Rock It Scientists Hype Edit) (Dynamiq Cutdown)
  • Mann ft 50 Cent - Buzzin (Remix)
  • Nicki Minaj ft Drake - Truffle Butter (Jester Remix)  
  • Usher - Caught Up
  • Haim - Want You Back
  • Drake - Passionfruit (BPM Supreme Remix)  
  • Discotron - Disco Ballin'  
  • The Weeknd ft Daft Punk - I Feel It Coming (Mr. Collipark Remix)  
  • Blackstreet - No Diggity (Bondax Edit)  
  • Major Lazer ft Justin Bieber & MO - Cold Water (J Rythm BPM Supreme Remix)
  • Calvin Harris f./Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean - Feels (Promo Only Intro Edit)
  • Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
  • DJ Khaled ft Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne - I'm The One (Bpm Supreme 100-81 Transition)  
  • Sean Kingston f./Elan From The D.E.Y. And Juelz Santana - There's Nothin
  • Rihanna ft Drake - Work (DJ Jam HeaterVille Remix)
  • Snoop Dogg - Gin & Juice
  • Fat Joe ft Remy Ma & French Montana - All The Way Up (Mr. Collipark Remix)  
  • Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - The Next Episode (San Holo Remix)  
  • Missy Elliott - Work It (Mayeda Remix)  
  • Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On (Mayeda Remix)
  • Maroon 5 ft Kendrick Lamar - Don't Wanna Know (Mr. Collipark Remix)  
  • Justin Bieber - Sorry (Mr Collipark Remix)  
  • Drake ft. Lil Wayne - The Motto [Clean]
  • Selena Gomez - Same Old Love (Nikki X & Dj Mike D Remix)  
  • Ed Sheeran vs Joe Maz - Shape Of You (Dynamiq Edit)
  • Flo Rida & 99 Percent - Cake
  • Zedd & Alessia Cara - Stay
  • Lauv - I Like Me Better  
  • Jay-Z - Hard Knock Life
  • Brandy - Sittin Up In My Room (Select Mix Remix)
  • Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack (Select Mix Remix)
  • Groove Theory - Tell Me (Mayeda Remix)  
  • Drake - Fake Love (Caked Up Remix)  
  • Beyonce - Naughty Girl
  • Marvin Gaye ft BJ The Chicago Kid - Whats Going On (New 2016 Version)
  • Disclosure ft Sam Smith - Latch (G Duppy Reggae Remix)
  • Bruno Mars - Versace On The Floor
  • Snakehips & MO - Don't Leave
  • Daughter - Get Lucky (Daft Punk Cover) (Holtoug Deep House House Edit)
  • Halsey - Colors (Blonde Remix)
  • Soul ll Soul - Back To Reality (KLATCH Remix)
  • Rihanna - Needed Me (TEE Remix)  
  • Lost Frequencies - What Is Love 2016  
  • Nora En Pure - Saltwater  
  • R. Kelly - Step In The Name Of Love

Lily’s 50th Birthday Party - Elka Yoga and Wellness Center

Lily celebrated her 50th birthday with family and friends at Elka Yoga and Wellness Center. The aerial yoga studio was the venue for open gym and a dance party DJ'd by DJ Kanoya (Justin Kanoya, San Diego DJ.)

Lily celebrated her 50th birthday with family and friends at Elka Yoga and Wellness Center. The aerial yoga studio was the venue for open gym and a dance party DJ'd by DJ Kanoya (Justin Kanoya, San Diego DJ.)

One of the great things about our kids making friends is the fact that in most cases the parents become friends too. Such is the case for Lily. We’ve known her family since our daughters started kindergarten five years ago. They continued to go to school together for the next few years and despite them not attending the same school anymore, we still keep in touch.

Lily’s 50th birthday was celebrated at Elka Yoga and Wellness Center. The location made for a unique event, with supervised aerial yoga to start and then a dance party for the rest of the evening.

It was a great night spinning some 80s classics, freestyle and a close out to Lily’s favorite song, “Melt With You,” by Modern English.

Here’s the full setlist

  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition (Simone Nu Disco Remix)
  • ZHU - Generationwhy
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (Kandy Space Remix)
  • Alesso - Heroes (Basic Tape Remix)
  • The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie (70s Classics)
  • Mariah Carey - Emotions (Select Mix Remix)
  • Coolio - 1-2-3-4 (Sumpin’ New) (Select Mix Remix)
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Cameo - Candy (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Discotron - Disco Ballin’
  • The Spinners - I'll Be Around (70s Classics)
  • Rappin' 4-Tay - I'll Be Around (Select Mix Remix)
  • Mann - Buzzin’
  • Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait
  • Balla Tounkara - Yarabi
  • Marian Hill - Down
  • Flume f./Kai - Never Be Like You
  • Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
  • Sia f./Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills
  • Ja Rule - Livin' It Up
  • Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
  • Justin Timberlake ft Jay-Z vs Biggie & Next - Suit & Tie (Too Juicy Blend)
  • Major Lazer ft Justin Bieber & MO - Cold Water (J Rythm BPM Supreme Remix)
  • Beyonce - Crazy In Love
  • Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (Jean Tonique Remix)
  • Fifth Harmony - Work From Home (Select Mix Remix)
  • Afrojack f./Mike Taylor - SummerThing!
  • Andy Grammer - Fresh Eyes
  • Jonas Blue f./Dakota - Fast Car
  • OMI & Felix Jahen - Cheerleader (DjGogos Remix)
  • Pitbull, Ne-Yo - Time Of Our Lives (Select Mix Remix)
  • Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin’ Something (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Chaka Khan - I Feel For You (Hot Classics Remix)
  • LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
  • Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance (Select Mix Remix)
  • Flo Rida - I Cry
  • Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
  • Bruno Mars - 24k Magic (Rock It Scientists Hype Edit) (Dynamiq Cutdown)
  • Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
  • Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies (Select Mix Remix)
  • Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
  • Johnny Gill - Rub You the Right Way (Select Mix Remix)
  • Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
  • Dino -  I Like It (Select Mix Remix)
  • Madonna - Into The Groove
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
  • Erasure - A Little Respect
  • New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
  • Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - Lost In Emotion (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
  • Boyz II Men - Motownphilly
  • Janet Jackson - Miss You Much
  • Kungs & Cookin' On 3 Burners - This Girl
  • Flo Rida - Low
  • Big Pun - Still Not a Player (feat. Joe)
  • Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack (Select Mix Remix)
  • Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hotstepper
  • House of Pain - Old School Jump Off
  • Prince - 1999
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  • Michael Jackson - P.Y.T (remix)
  • Salt N Pepa - Push It (Mayeda Remix)
  • Sheila E - Glamorous Life
  • Klymaxx - Meeting In The Ladies Room (Select Mix Remix)
  • Debbie Deb - When I Hear Music (Select Mix Remix)
  • Erasure - Chains of Love
  • Robin S - Show Me Love
  • Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch - Good Vibrations (Select Mix Remix)
  • Throttle - Hit The Road Jack (R-You 100-123 Transition)
  • Pitbull, John Ryan - Fireball (Select Mix Remix)
  • Irene Cara - Flashdance (What A Feeling)
  • Journey - Don't Stop Believin’
  • John Mellencamp - Jack and Diane
  • Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good
  • Modern English - Melt With You
A photobooth and dancing (DJ Kanoya) were a part of the activities at this 50th birthday party. 

A photobooth and dancing (DJ Kanoya) were a part of the activities at this 50th birthday party.