By Craig Michaels

Growing up in Indio, Paul Zepeda always had an interest in music. He graduated from Indio High School where he played the trumpet in the Pride of The Desert Marching Band. Paul decided to attend COD after high school but was not sure where his path would take him. He had many friends who were DJs and MCs who would let him tag along to their gigs playing at clubs and weddings.

Eventually at 26, Paul decided to buy his first system which consisted of two CD decks and a fledgling music library. After many months of practicing and entertaining family and friends at house parties, he received a call one Saturday that would kick start his career. A DJ for a wedding reception was a no show and they asked if Paul could cover the gig. Paul figured it was now or never, “I said yes and boy was I nervous! By the end of the night the bride and groom were very happy even calling me a hero,” he recalls. It was at that point that Paul realized he wanted to do more weddings. ”It’s such a rewarding feeling, especially after all the work I put into it but the end result makes it all worth it,” explains Paul.

One short year after his first solo gig, Paul began his company, Desert DJ Entertainment Group. A true professional who’s qualities can best be describe as friendly, courteous, responsible, reliable, helpful, and tentative to his client’s needs. Fifteen years later, Paul has five DJ’s working for him who can satisfy and crowd playing a wide range of musical styles dating back to the 1940s to today’s new music.


For the past three years, in addition to his mobile DJ gigs, Paul has been doing shows locally. Some of the Venues include The Hood in Palm Desert, The Date Shed in Indio and, The Tack Room Tavern in Indio. Last month his company hosted their third annual Terror at the Tackroom, Halloween party which featured many talented DJ’s and a handful of awesome local bands; Long Duk Dong, What The Funk, Eevaan Tre and The Show. This annual event drew about 1000 people and continues to grow.

Paul says he is adding bands to more of his shows and is always looking for new venues to promote. If want to contact Paul at Desert DJ Entertainment Group, you can reach him at: (760) 218-4725 or by email at:

Written By: Craig Michaels
Musical Affair Entertainment