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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

Ian and Betsy Beautiful Family Wedding - San Diego Botanic Garden

  Ian and Betsy were married at the San Diego Botanic Garden on July 20, 2018

Ian and Betsy were married at the San Diego Botanic Garden on July 20, 2018

Weddings are generally the beginning of two lives together. But often times, it is more than just two; and it can be the beginning of a new family life together.

Such was the case with Ian and Betsy wedding day, July 20, 2018. There love for one another was equal to that of their own children. It was touching to see how much these two wove together their kids into various parts of the day. From the ceremony, to the grand entrance and all of the dancing, this day was not just for them, but for their amazing family.

What a pleasure to be a part of all of that. Here’s a look at their setlist.

First Dance

Blake Shelton - God Gave Me You

Dinner
Bay Ledges - Safe
Charlie Puth - Some Type Of Love
The Lumineers - Ophelia
Mr. Probz - Till You're Loved
John Mayer - Half Of My Heart
Capital Cities - Safe And Sound
Noah Cyrus f./Labrinth - Make Me (Cry)
Khalid - Location
Vance Joy - Fire And The Flood
A Tribe Called Quest - Award Tour
Colbie Caillat - Bubbly
Naughty By Nature - Jamboree
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Steve Winwood - Higher Love
Maroon 5 ft SZA - What Lovers Do (Slushii Remix)
Blackstreet, Blinky Blink, Mase & Mya - Take Me There
Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack (Select Mix Remix)
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Carl Carlton - She's a Bad Mamma Jamma

Open Dancing
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Beatles - Twist & Shout
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
Beyonce - Crazy In Love
Chris Brown - Run It
Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
Kanye West - Touch The Sky
Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up
The Temptations - My Girl
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Jersey Boys - December 1963 (Oh What A Night)
Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine
The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Frank Sinatra - Summer Wind
Louis Armstrong - Cheek to Cheek
Drake - God's Plan
Flo Rida - Low
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
Usher - Yeah
Nelly - Hot In Here
Michael Buble - Everything
Natalie Cole - This Will Be an Everlasting Love
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
James Taylor - How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Rascal Flatts - Bless the Broken Road

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies:
Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Catering: Miho
Venue: San Diego Botanic Garden
Photography: Lillywhite Photography(all photos in this blog, courtesy of Lillywhite Photography)

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

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)

Yoga Sculpt With Katie B; April 2018 - Corepower Yoga

When I’m scheduled to DJ a yoga sculpt class just a few days after the tragic death of Avicii, then it only makes sense to sing more than a few Avicii tracks during the class.

Here’s a look at what I played with Katie B for April 2018 class.

  This was another great class. But this text message I received after the class was even better!

This was another great class. But this text message I received after the class was even better!

 

  • Lords Of The Underground - Funky Child (Instrumental)
  • Bill Withers - Lovely Day (Full Phatt Remix)
  • Foster The People - Sit Next To Me (Flipside Remix Radio)
  • Chromeo - Old 45's
  • Kygo ft Justin Jesso - Stargazing (Kaskade Remix)
  • Sam Feldt, Lush & Simon ft INNA - Fade Away  
  • Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne - Rather Be (Mighty Mi & Slugworth Twerk Mix)
  • Ingmarlo f./DJ Taz Rashid - Crystal Garden
  • Anjey Satori - Transition from the Shadow to the Light
  • JR Castro f./Kid Ink & Migos - Get Home (Instrumental)
  • G-Eazy ft ASAP Rocky & Cardi B - No Limit
  • Migos - Stir Fry (Mr. Collipark Remix)  
  • Dua Lipa - IDGAF (PeteDown Flavor Mix)  
  • Third Eye Blind - Semi Charmed Life (Pat C's Mashup)  
  • Ministry Of Funk - Sax Machine
  • ZEDD, Maren Morris & Grey - The Middle (BPM Supreme Remix)  
  • Migos ft Lil Uzi Vert vs PBH & Jack Shizzle vs Laidback Luke & Twoloud - Bad & Boujee
  • Avicii f./Zac Brown Band - Broken Arrows
  • Avicii - Levels
  • Flo Rida - Good Feeling
  • MC Fioti, Future, J Balvin, Stefflon Don & Juan Magan - Bum Bum Tam Tam (Jax Jones Remix)
  • Nirvana vs TJR - Smells Like We Wanna Party (Da Brozz Mashup)  
  • Queen - Another One Bites The Dust (Michael Wayne & Teletanko Remix)
  • Justin Timberlake ft Chris Stapleton - Say Something (twoDB Remix)
  • Cheat Codes ft Demi Lovato - No Promises (Hook & Sling Remix)  
  • Cher X Avicii - Believe X Fade Into Darkness (Ragoza Edit)
  • Camila Cabello ft Young Thug - Havana (Pat C's Better On Me Mashup)
  • Avicii - Wake Me Up
  • Holt Blackheath - Nuthin But A G (House Thang)
  • Jonas Blue f./Dakota - Fast Car
  • Backstreet Boys X Jonas Blue - I Want It That Way X Fast Car (DJ Ragoza Bootleg)
  • Wrek & LZRD Remix)  
  • Luniz - I Got 5 On It
  • L.A. Leakers f./Eric Bellinger, Wale & A.D. - Facetime (Instrumental)
  • SZA & Calvin Harris - The Weekend (Funk Wav Remix)  
  • Bill Withers - Lovely Day (Full Phatt Remix)
  • Ingmarlo f./DJ Taz Rashid - Crystal Garden