Desert DJ’s

Two Businesses Are Better Than One

By | July 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm | 759 comments

I really resonate with Mark Karlstrom’s life story because we both have had many of the same experiences— working on cruise ships, TV, radio and nightclubs. Mark has traveled an interesting path which has led him to the Coachella Valley where he currently has a successful...

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Ceasare – The Dancing DJ

By | June 26, 2012 at 10:52 pm | 1,207 comments

If you ask Ceasare Orlando what he likes better, being a dancer or a DJ, his answer would go something like this, “That's a tough question, I love music, and have been playing different instruments since I was five. I also love technology and working as a DJ which allows me...

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Dynamic Dave Knows How to Balance the Right Music and Talk to Pack the Dance Floor.

By | June 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm | 1,383 comments

Dave Field is probably one of the most well know DJs in the Coachella Valley. When you go to Village Fest in Palm Springs on a Thursday night with Dave or, take a walk through the mall on any given day, people will often call out his name to stop him and ask where he’s...

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There’s More to Bob Scatch Than His DJ Skills

By | June 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm | 1,114 comments

If you have been living in the Coachella Valley for the past 25 years, the chances that Bob Scatch has been the DJ at a wedding or nightclub you attended are pretty good. Bob grew up working in his family restaurant business in the early 1980’s. While this served as a...

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DJ Supa James

By | June 5, 2012 at 8:57 pm | 1,472 comments

DJ Supa James, Paying His Dues With Sights Set For Big Markets As a young teenager James Palomares knew there was no other job he would rather have than getting paid to play music. In fact, to this day it is the only job he has ever had. The summer before 8th grade James asked...

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“I Do What I Love and People Enjoy a Great Show!”

By | May 24, 2012 at 9:31 pm | 1,271 comments

Growing up, Ming Bob Tan had a variety of jobs from being a dishwasher and cook to repairing video games and working security at local bars. Even today Ming Bob performs many jobs as a talent buyer / tour manager / marketing and promotions person. Ming Bob's love of music...

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PJ the DJ Does It All: Radio, Club, and Mobiles

By | May 16, 2012 at 9:59 pm | 1,374 comments

At the age of 31, Philip Godinez Jr., otherwise known as "PJ," can say he has had a pretty good life so far. He has been a local radio personality for several years-- keeping the dance floor full at one of the Valley's hottest night clubs, and finding time to spend with his wife...

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Michael Cap Prefers DJ Over Drumming

By | May 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm | 1,233 comments

When you ask someone for a mobile DJ company in Coachella Valley, California DJ is usually one of the first names that will come up. Owner/DJ Michael Capitanelli, also known as Michael Cap, is one of the most seasoned and well-known mobile DJs the desert. You could say music...

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East Coast DJ feelin’ Some California Love

By | May 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm | 1,892 comments

Growing up on the East coast in the small town of Jacksonville, Florida, Mia Dangerfield got her first taste of house music when a friend gave her a cassette tape of world-renowned DJ/producer Roger Sanchez. Something clicked for Mia. She became mesmerized by how the DJ would...

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Musical Match Made in Heaven

By | April 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm | 1,177 comments

DJ Luis and his wife Rose, (AKA DJ Thorn) are two of the most down-to-earth DJs you have ever met! They are very passionate about life, music, entertainment and each other.  The husband and wife team own an entertainment company called Primetime Productions.   The...

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Who Is The Greatest DJ of Them All?

By | April 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm | 3,354 comments

Today’s greatest DJs are more than just headphones and turntables, they are superstars. DJs spend their time collaborating with artists, touring the hottest clubs in the world, working on soundtracks, experimenting with new sounds, merchandising, releasing compilations, and...

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DJ Alf Alpha

By | April 11, 2012 at 12:04 am | No comments

                Born in Palm Springs, CA ,  Rafael Lopez was introduced to music at the age of 13 when his dad bought him a drum set.  A few years later he attended the Coachella Music and Arts Festival for the first time and was bitten by the DJ bug. He eventually...

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Vinyl Time

Vinyl Time

By | April 4, 2012 at 11:57 pm | 647 comments

When it gets dark, Palm Springs native Jeff Ferguson exchanges insurance for house music By Craig Michaels While most people are happy to let their record collection sit in the garage, Jeff Ferguson treats each plastic disc as if it were a priceless jewel. You can often...

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By | March 31, 2012 at 10:16 pm | 563 comments

Music Matters By Rachel Montoya   Music is an important part of our daily lives. We have all grown up listening to music on the radio and many of us were fortunate enough to participate in music classes in school. However, in recent years, many musical programs in...

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