Thursday, November 11, 2010

DJ Crash spins the Hollywood Walk 50th anniv party


November 2010 – You can’t have a 50th anniversary of the Walk of Fame without a grand Gala. Plans are moving forward to hold the Gala in November to mark the date of the completion of the Walk of Fame. The celebration took place at the Highlands Ballroom, catering by Wolfgang Puck, and music by DJ Crash

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

DJ Crash spins the C.A.R.D. event at Park Plaza Hotel



DJ Crash had the honor of spinning at the 20th anniversary celebration for The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) diligently maintains a reputation as one of the world’s largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

DJ Crash video montage August 2010

August 2010 DJ Crash events and Pictures








I just finished an incredible month of weddings and private events. Every weekend in August was filled with weddings and specials events.

Starting with August 7th, I spun at the Playboy Mansion for the Midsummers Nights Dream Party. The LEAP foundation party on the Next Friday, Travis and Salina's wedding the next day. Then on August 21st, I dj'd Andrew and Sophia's wedding reception, Dave Mathhews and John Mayer's afterparties. On Saturday August 27 and 28th, I deejayed the Chambord Vodka party at the London Hotel rooftop, and Kendra and Daniel's reception in Fullerton. That doesn't include all the other in-store events during the weekdays.

Call me anytime you are looking for upscale, experienced entertainment. I'd love to help!

Warmest regards,
Crash

Monday, June 28, 2010

Los Angeles Wedding DJ Crash spins Jonathan and Mary's reception






What made Mary and Jonathan's reception great? Great attitude. They came to me and asked to create a party, not a typical wedding reception. That's what they got - fun and carefree.

The reception was atop the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, in the conservatory room. Thanks to Shaun and Sara for setting the room. They created a fantastic atmosphere. Not the typical table rounds, instead using tall tops to give the room a more casual and informal feel, while still keeping it elegant and sophisticated.

There was no formal structure to the party. Yes, I said it - NO AGENDA. We knew the food would come out from 7-9pm, and guests would be arriving at the same time. What bride and groom didnt want was a cake cutting, no garter and bouquet toss, no grand entrance - nothing. So my job was to create several atmospheres. The first half of the night was upbeat lounge (soul, r&b), and the second half of the night was dance, top 40, pop, rock, and hip hop.

Congratulations Mary and Jonathan. Great food, friends and family.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

DJ CRASH SPINS THE 2010 GLOBAL GREEN INITIATIVE AWARDS



Los Angeles, CA – June 14, 2010 –
Global Green USA celebrated its 14th Annual Millennium Awards honorees at a fundraising gala at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, California on Saturday, June 12, 2010. The event also raised funds for Global Green’s response to the Gulf Oil spill to support the communities impacted, to help document the devastation it is causing, fight for more legislative regulation of the oil industry and increased investment in renewable energy and clean technologies.

Hosted by
Good Morning America’s Sam Champion, Pierce Brosnan & Keely Shaye Smith, Michelle Rodriguez, Amy Smart, Alison Brie, Sharon Lawrence, Judy Greer, Rhona Mitra, Walton Goggins, James Kyson-Lee, Cheryl Tiegs, Bahar Soomekh and State Senator Fran Pavley helped tribute the evening’s honorees including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The University of California System, The W Hollywood Hotel & Residences, James Cameron & Suzy Amis Cameron, and Global Green President Matt Petersen.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

DJ Crash spins for the Swaziland King, Queen and Princess



"The Kingdom of Swaziland (Umbuso weSwatini), sometimes called Ngwane, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, bordered to the north, south and west by South Africa, and to the east by Mozambique. The nation, as well as its people, are named after the 19th century king Mswati II." - Wikipedia

On Saturday May 29th, I had a real treat - the honor to DJ for the King, Queen and princess of Swaziland. They celebrated their daughters graduation from Biola university. I must say, she is a good rapper! Sikhanyiso rapped a couple of bars at the stage in the presence of dignitaries and celebrities. Wonderful.

I've attached a quick 6 minute edit of video from the party (no audio - expect for a few south african songs).

This was a once in a lifetime kind of event. How many people can say they've spun for a king and queen?

-Crash

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Redlin-Kernen Wedding at Dukes Malibu






We couldn't have asked for a nicer day. The sun shining, cool breeze - but not cold. If you've never been to Dukes in Malibu its truly a great experience. The staff was terrific! They are down-to-earth friendly, helpful. The location is found on PCH. While its not a five star upscale type venue, I walked past several local hollywood movie stars, one of them included Ryan O'Neil. Make sure to check out the Sunday brunch. Enough about Duke per se'. Now to the reception.

Jenny and Mark are fantastic! The reception started as a bus carrying all the friends arrived and the party started. Tray passed hor dourves, a nice bar, sun and surf, a nice patio deck and off to a great start. The music flavor for the beginning was cool alternative like jack Johnson, and jazzy funk like Herbie Hancock. Upbeat, but not overpowering.

As guests made their way to their seats, the next event were a few toasts, and a video montage. Dad had to reboot the computer. The video shows the bride and groom exchanging vows in Fiji. There is a great clip which the bride and groom are giving vows and the groom is wiping the sweat from his brow - it looked like he was nervous sweat about the marriage (but it was really that tropical heat). The crowd roared with laughter. Very cute!!!

Dinner buffet served, family members walked up to the mic one by one to congratulate the couple - cheers. On to the first dance. They selected John Legend "So High." From slow songs to faster including Brick house, I gotta feeling, like a virgin to Don't Stop Believing.

They decided not to have some of the traditional things like garter bouquet, but did cut the cake.

A great experience. In fact, the party lasted two more hours than expected! It was fun.

Thanks Mark and Jenny for allowing me to be your DJ.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Expobridal Show - April 25th






Expobridal. April 25th.

75-100 Brides attended this intimate, fun, cute event. I kept my set up simple and easy.
Location was at the Universal Hilton hotel ballroom.

Most brides were looking for 2011 weddings. May and June 2011 were the busiest months.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my table to chat.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

DJ Crash @ the Grammy Museum - Target Terrace






Its been several years since I've been back to the Target Terrace at the Grammy Museum. Two years ago I spun at the E3 Conference party at this location. I've returned.

This was a corporate event, for the same group that actually built LA Live. AEG and Wolfgang Puck catering help to host the party. 300 guests chilled (literally - it was a bit cold), drank and ate all night long.

Many thanks to Diana (the host), Nadia (AEG) and the fantastic staff from Wolfgang Puck for making the night so fantastic. Great view. Cool crowd.

The music style was nu-jazz and classic rock. The crowd was mainly gentlemen (aged 30-50).
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Friday, April 9, 2010

Preferred DJ vendor list - Past and Present

With 20+ years in this business there is not much I haven't seen or done. From Weddings to Bar Mitzvahs, Corporate events across the nation to local birthday parties, Nightclubs and dive bars. I've been pretty lucky to have spun at so many different types of functions.

I couldn't have done it without the help of my original partner Allen from RCDJ days (1990-2000), and my friends and partners at the hotels and country clubs throughout Southern California.

Current Hotels and Country Clubs - DJ Crash preferred

Sofitel (Beverly Hills)

Montage (Beverly Hills)

Viceroy (Santa Monica)

Millennium Biltmore (Downtown)

Marriott (JW Downtown LA)

Marriott (Marina Del Rey)

Marriott Courtyard (Culver City)

La Quinta Resort (Palm Springs)

Hotel Figueroa (Downtown)

Hilton (Universal City)

Beverly Garland Hotel (Universal City)



PREFERRED HOTELs and country clubs over the past 20 years

Breamar Country Club

Porter Valley Country Club

Pasadena Hilton

Castaway (Burbank and Orange County)

Pomona Valley Mining Company

Mountaingate Country Club

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Woodland Hills Country Club

Barker Hanger

Beverly Hilton Hotel

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Le Meridien Hotel

Peninsula Hotel

Bel Age Hotel

Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey

Santa Anita Golf Course

Chevy Chase Country Club

El Caballero Country Club

Hillcrest Country Club

Bel Air Country Club

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Desigual Opening party April 2010


This is a five minute clip of DJ Crash in the mix, crowd at the Desigual event at the Beverly Center store grand opening.

I'm guessing there was about three-hundred guests walked through the store during the three hour event.

Catering hosted by Taste.
Audio track on video - Razoof "Mission"
Video footage by DJ Crash http://www.djcrash.com

Monday, March 22, 2010

Live! on Sunset -- March 18 2010


Fun -- in -store event. Food, Drink, Shopping, and of course, music -- By DJ CRASH. :)

This video clip contains 3 hours of dj-ing compressed into 14 minutes...
LIVE! on sunset event March 18th 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

W&D Wedding at Sunset Restaurant in Malibu







Who knew, at 5pm the sun would finally pop out from behind the fog. It did. All day a thick layer of fog fell heavy upon the land, then, quickly and suddenly the fog lifted and the sun beemed brightly til it set around 6:30 or 7pm. It was a fantastic wedding.

The reception was brilliant. From the moment guests walked into the room, there was a happy festive atmosphere. The grand entrance was quick, concise, elegant and lively. We swept right into the first dance, and directly into dancing right after that. The crowd got up to groove without hesitation. The party continued right into salads.

Dinner music consisted of requested jazz: Sade, Michael Buble, Sergio Mendez, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Herbie Hancock (to name a few). A few heart-felt speeches gave way back to dancing, which led into cutting of cake, and back to dancing.

Congratulations to Diane and Wiley!

Blessings to the new family.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

MPISCC conference and Tradeshow - afterparty mixer








On Friday, March 12 2010, I had the distinct honor to serve as musical host to the MPISCC conference and tradeshow at the JW marriott, downtown Los Angeles. The Marriott played host to over 100 of the best, biggest and brightest meeting professionals in Southern California.

The soiree began at 5pm sharp and ended around 7pm in the evening. It was a very cool and breezy night. The backdrop of the Ritz Carlton, and search-lights floated through the early evening skies. As the sun fell, the white lit furniture turned into pieces of art.

Many thanks to Kari Lusti (Petersen Museum) for directly connecting with me.
Congratulations to Melanie Abbott. She won an 8 night stay in Hawaii. If you can believe it, someone else was picked before her, and they weren't on-site to claim the prize. Who wouldn't want 8 nights in hawaii???

Several of the participating sponsors included:
Classic Party rentals, AFR event furnishings, BBJ linens, DJ Crash, LA Photo Party, Plan-it Interactive, Scentevents, and Tic Tock Couture Florals.

DJ Crash
http://www.djcrash.com

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wedding Salon Meet and Mix


I had the pleasure to attend the Wedding Salon mix and mingle event at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset. Its located off the 405 freeway. The Luxe is a diamond in the ruff, in the literal sense.

It was nice to meet Tatiana from Wedding Salon. Tatiana also is owner of 4pm events. Tiffany Monday from Makeup by Berit. Janet Barnett from BarnettLifestyles. Chris from Paradise delight. Patsy from Patsy Ann designs. Luis from Stark Companies. A legendary affair. Nick Corona Photography... Sorry if I missed someone...

Luxe hotel is a wonderful spot for private events: weddings, bar mitzvahs, birthday parties and anything you can think of.

JW Marriott at LA Live Opening Night celebration w/ DJ Crash









This was a special opening ceremony for the special event community. There were several hundred guests in attendance. I especially enjoyed watching the aerialist pouring sparkling wine for guests. The overall layout, lighting, food presentation was fantastic.

The team at the JW Marriott Downtown Los Angeles really has their game together.

The music style was Nu-Jazz, Acid Jazz, Nu-Disco all blended together. I think the music did well to compliment the lighting and atmosphere of the room.

Monday, February 22, 2010

DJ Crash @ the NACE mixer - Feb 2010



The February NACE mixer at the Napa Valley Grill in Westwood. If you have not been to the Napa Grill, may I suggest - go. The food was excellent. We had a fantastic presentation from the Chef Joseph and staff.

Three course meal included:

Passed Hor D oueurves
confit pork belly
spring vegetable pave
strauss farm veal
paired with Peju Sauvignon Blanc

First Course
Pan roasted diver scallops
paired with Joel Gott Chardonnay

Second Course
Sonoma Lamb Duo
paired with Hess Meritage

Dessert
Glazed inside out caske
paired with Croft Porto

Well done NACE Los Angeles!

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Exclusive DJ to several hotels





Crash Entertainment is the exclusive DJ to several hotels in Southern California including:

Sofitel (Beverly Hills)
Hilton (Universal City)
Millennium Biltmore (Downtown - Los Angeles)

If you are hosting an event at one of these facilities, it is most likely that you will be contacting me to arrange your DJ entertainment needs.

Please visit our site: http://www.djcrash.com for pricing, photos and much more

Sunday, February 14, 2010

DJ Crash @ LA Live Feb 13th 2010





It was short and sweet event, but very high energy.
The opening of JW Marriott at LA Live.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

DJ Crash at Spanish Hills Country Club - Feb 2010









I had the honor to DJ for the Hamill family for a surprise birthday party.
All the guests were up, dancing and very lively.
It was a fantastic party. I look forward to returning to Spanish Hills Country Club for future events.