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Kate and Brittany’s Winery Wedding Celebration

Kate and Brittany were married on December 30, 2017 at Solterra Winery and Kitchen.

Kate and Brittany were married on December 30, 2017 at Solterra Winery and Kitchen.

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The 2017 event season closed out in fine fashion with Kate and Brittany’s wedding, a small gathering of their closest family and friend on December 30, 2017. It took place at Solterra Winery and Kitchen, located in Leucadia, California.

Kate and Brittany are friends of mine, and in fact, Kate and I were discussing how she might be the leader in San Diego for most DJ Kanoya events attended. Between fitness events and other weddings, she’s been at a large handful.

But this event was the most important and turned into a wonderful celebration of love. From high energy dances, to Wilson Phillips sing alongs, I had as much fun as their guests.

Here’s a look at the setlist.

Dinner

  • Chachi & Paige - Land Down Under
  • Mr. Belt & Wezol ft Aevion - One More Day  
  • Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix)
  • Chris Malinchak - If U Got It
  • Lika Morgan - Sweet Dreams
  • Chris Malinchak - Wonderful
  • Solange - Cranes In The Sky
  • LP - Lost On You
  • HAIM - Want You Back
  • Gavin DeGraw - Chariot
  • Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
  • Stevie Wonder - Knocks Me off My Feet (DJ Joey C Edit)
  • The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
  • Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
  • Lauv - I Like Me Better
  • Rihanna - I Hate That I Love You
  • Chromeo - Old 45's
  • Maroon 5 ft SZA - What Lovers Do (Slushii Remix)  
  • Craig David ft Mos Def - 7 Days (DJ Premier Remix)
  • Groove Theory - Tell Me (Mayeda Remix)  
  • LL Cool J - Around The Way Girl (Untouchables Remix)
  • Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Robbie Nevil - C'est La Vie (Select Mix Remix)
  • Starley - Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix)
  • Charming Horses feat. Grace Grundy - Higher Love
  • Palm Trees - Casanova
  • Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
  • Jess Glynne - Ain't Got Far To Go
  • Daya - Sit Still, Look Pretty
  • Sia f./Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills
  • Mike Perry f./hy Martin - The Ocean
  • The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love


Open Dancing

  • Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - Sing A Song (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is
  • She & Him - I Was Made For You
  • The Supremes - Come See About Me
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn - Pride and Joy
  • Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman
  • Van Morrison - Moondance
  • Bob Seger - Old Time Rock & Roll
  • Joan Osborne - Heat Wave
  • K.C. & the Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling (Select Mix Remix)
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
  • Boyz II Men - Motownphilly
  • Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
  • Mariah Carey - Emotions (Select Mix Remix)
  • Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl
  • Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract
  • Wilson Phillips - Hold On
  • Usher - Yeah
  • Party Break - Montel Party Break
  • Nicki Minaj ft Drake - Truffle Butter (Jester Remix)  
  • Bruno Mars - 24k Magic (J Rythm All Gold Hype Intro)
  • Maroon 5 ft SZA - What Lovers Do (A-Trak Remix)  
  • Juvenile - Back That Azz Up (Fraze Remix)  
  • Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (Jean Tonique Remix)
  • Kanye West - Good Life
  • Luniz - I Got 5 On It
  • Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa
  • 50 Cent - In Da Club
  • Nelly - Ride Wit Me
  • Ice Cube - Check Yo Self
  • Next - Too Close
  • Backstreet Boys - I Want it That Way
  • Rihanna - We Found Love
  • Salt N Pepa - Push It (Mayeda Remix)
  • Kesha  - Die Young (PeteDown Acapella Out)
  • Flo Rida - I Cry
  • Icona Pop - I Love It (Select Mix Remix)
  • Softmal, Rey Vercosa & Avrupts - Sexsuality  
  • Whitney Houston - How Will I Know (Select Mix Remix)
  • New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
  • Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
  • 4 Non Blondes - What's Up
  • Oasis - Wonderwall
  • Sublime - Santeria (Select Mix Remix)
  • Dr. Dre - Nuthin' But A G Thang
  • Dr Dre ft Snoop Dogg, Kurup & Nate Dogg - The Next Episode
  • Paperboy - Ditty
  • Ace of Base - The Sign
  • Journey - Don't Stop Believin' (Live)
  • Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
  • Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance


Last Dance
Ray Lamontagne - You Are The Best Thing

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies/Uplighting: Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Venue and Catering: Solterra Winery and Kitchen
Photographer: Hale Production Studios

Jason and Sheri “Run” a Fantastic Lodge at Torrey Pines Wedding

Jason and Sheri's first dance at the Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Jason and Sheri's first dance at the Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Guests at Sheri and Jason’s Lodge at Torrey Pines wedding take a dance break from their dinner. 

Guests at Sheri and Jason’s Lodge at Torrey Pines wedding take a dance break from their dinner. 

When it comes to DJing weddings I sometimes meet people for the first time on their wedding day. There are times when I meet couples via a mutual friend, before they are engaged and eventually DJ their wedding. And sometimes I meet someone who isn’t even dating anyone and years later, I end up DJing their wedding.

Such is the case with Sheri and how I came to be the DJ of her and Jason’s wedding at the Lodge at Torrey Pines on September 2, 2017.

Sheri and I met at Torrey Pines State Preserve in early 2014. I was attending a run club meet up she was leading in early 2014. Fittingly, three years later, we were just a few miles from that spot, celebrating her and Jason’s wedding at the Lodge.

It was one of those “over the top” beautiful events. An outdoor dining space overlooking the famed Torrey Pines 18th green and then moving inside to a dance space that we dubbed “Club Kimmel.”

And what a dance party it was. While we had a few short dance sets during dinner, it was inside where things cranked up. With just a couple of hours, there was no time to build up, just hit hard with some great dance tracks filled in with plenty of the bride's favorite, Justin Timberblake.

Here’s the setlist

First Dance
In Case You Didn’t Know/Suit & Tie - Brett Young/Justin Timberlake Mix

Father/Daughter Dance
I Loved Her First - Heartland

Mother/Son Dance
I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack

Open Dancing

  • Disclosure ft Al Green - Feel Like I Do
  • Blackstreet - No Diggity (Figgy Remix)
  • Halsey - Colors (Blonde Remix)
  • Soul ll Soul - Back To Reality (KLATCH Remix)
  • Bingo Players - Cry (Just A Little) (A-Trak & DiscoTech Remix)  
  • Flo Rida - I Cry
  • Kesha  - Die Young (PeteDown Acapella Out)
  • DNCE - Cake By The Ocean (Riddler Remix)  
  • Michael Jackson - P.Y.T.
  • Salt N Pepa - Push It (Mayeda Remix)
  • Ghost Town DJ's - My Boo (Select Mix Remix)
  • Ja Rule - Livin' It Up
  • Usher - Yeah (Wedding Crasherz Break)
  • Party Break - Montel Party Break
  • House of Pain - Old School Jump Off
  • Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (Jean Tonique Remix)
  • Miley Cyrus f. Jay-Z - We Can't Stop (DJ Scooter Twerk Remix - Clean)
  • Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A.
  • Ice Cube - Check Yo Self (Select Mix Quick Trax)
  • Missy Elliott - Work It (Mayeda Remix)  
  • Jagged Edge - Where The Party At
  • Next - Too Close 
  • Maxamillion - Sexual Healing 
  • Naughty By Nature - Hip Hop Hooray to O.P.P.
  • Drake - Fake Love (Caked Up Remix)  
  • Lionel Richie - All Night Long (Select Mix Quick Trax)
  • Bruno Mars - 24k Magic (Rock It Scientists Hype Edit) 
  • Smash Mouth - Allstar (Quick Edit Acapella Out)
  • Drake ft Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance (Aryay Remix)
  • Justin Timberlake ft Jay-Z vs Biggie & Next - Suit & Tie (Too Juicy Blend)
  • Justin Timberlake - Senorita
  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • J Balvin & Willy William - Mi Gente
  • The Weeknd ft Daft Punk - I Feel It Coming (Mr. Collipark Remix)
  • Sam Hunt - House Party (Bpm Supreme ReDrum)
  • Boyz II Men - Motownphilly
  • Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
  • Journey - Don't Stop Believin’ (Live)
  • The Outfield - Your Love (Select Mix Remix)
  • Bon Jovi - Livin On A Prayer
  • Pitbull, John Ryan - Fireball (Select Mix Remix)
  • Tupac - California Love
  • Cassidy - Hotel
  • R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
  • The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This

Last Dance
Justin Timberlake - Mirrors

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies/Uplighting: Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Venue: The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Event Coordinator/Designer: Crown Weddings
Videography: Anthology Films
Photographer: Half Full Photography
Decor: Platinum Pro

Rancho Santa Fe Wedding and Dance Party - Morgan Run Resort Wedding

The golf course at Morgan Run Resort presents a beautiful backdrop at Maria and Nicholas’ wedding. 

The golf course at Morgan Run Resort presents a beautiful backdrop at Maria and Nicholas’ wedding. 

Maria and Nicholas’ wedding, August 4, 2017 at Morgan Run Resort, was a gathering of friends and family in a beautiful location. They had both their ceremony and reception at the lush golf course in Rancho Santa Fe.

This was one crowd that came to dance, evident by how most guests started filling the dance floor before the dinner. Here’s the setlist, with a pretty short dinner hour and a dance set filled with some hot dance tracks.

Here’s a look at the setlist.

First Dance
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

Dinner

  • Mystikal - Bouncin' Back
  • Beyonce - Love On Top
  • Cure - Close To Me
  • Big Pun - Still Not A Playa (Hidden Beach)
  • Groove Theory - Tell Me
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition
  • ZHU - Generationwhy
  • Prince - Kiss
  • Carl Carlton - She's a Bad Mamma Jamma
  • Felix Jaehn f./Jasmine Thompson - Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)
  • Dean Martin - Ain't that a Kick in the Head
  • Ludacris - Roll Out
  • Duke Dumont - Ocean Drive
  • Vanilla Ace - Follow Me We Can Go
  • Drake - Passionfruit (BPM Supreme Remix)
  • Usher f./Juicy J - I Don't Mind
  • Stevie Wonder - Knocks Me off My Feet (8b Intro Clean) (DJ Joey C Edit)
  • Fabolous - Into You
  • Naughty By Nature - Jamboree (Intro Clean)
  • Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love
  • Usher - U Remind Me
  • Rihanna ft Drake - Work (Lost Kings Remix

Parents Dance
Frank Sinatra- The Way You Look Tonight

Open Dancing

  • Stevie B - Spring Love (Larry D Mix)
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  • Sage The Gemini - Now & Later (Merk & Kremont Remix)  
  • Flo Rida - Low
  • Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
  • Kesha  - Die Young (PeteDown Acapella Out)
  • Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
  • Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
  • Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
  • Meghan Trainor f./John Legend - Like I'm Gonna Lose You
  • Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
  • Iggy Azalea - Fancy (Seize Where The Ladies At Edit)
  • Chaka Demus & Pliers - Murder She Wrote 
  • Kanye West - Good Life
  • Clean Bandit f./Sean Paul & Anne-Marie - Rockabye
  • Drake & Future - Jumpman 
  • Bruno Mars - 24K Magic 
  • Nicki Minaj ft Drake - Truffle Butter (Jester Remix)  
  • Usher - Yeah
  • DJ Snake f. Lil Jon - Turn Down For What
  • Missy Elliott - Work It
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee f./Justin Bieber - Despacito (Remix)
  • Nicky Jam - Hasta El Amanecer
  • Backstreet Boys - I Want it That Way
  • NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye
  • Tupac - California Love
  • Juvenile ft Lil Wayne & Manny Fresh - Back That Azz Up
  • DJ Kor vs Ice Cube - You Can Do It
  • R. Kelly - Ignition

Last Dance
The Chainsmokers f./Coldplay - Something Like This

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.