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DJs and Ceremony Music in San Diego, CA,
(858) 254-6625
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  • 19 Reviews


    Abby

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  • We hired Israel to play our outdoor wedding and reception and he was great! Friends of ours had had him at their wedding and we liked what we had heard. Throughout the process, he was very easy to work with, laid back, and open to all of our suggestions. During the wedding ceremony, he played background acoustic guitar. We had asked him to play a special song for the bridal procession, which he learned quickly, and he played it beautifully. He also played Spanish styled guitar during our dinner of paella. When the dancing was ready to start, he rocked the night with the songs we had picked out and his own selections that exactly matched the vibe that we were trying to create for an unforgettable night. We highly recommend Israel because of everything that he brought with his guitar playing and DJing that made our night truly special!

    Dani

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • Israel was absolutely amazing. We had a small intimate wedding in our aunt & uncles backyard & he was a perfect fit. He was a last minute recommendation from a friend and are so glad he was available. We met with him about two weeks before our wedding to get a feel for what he could do and what we wanted. He told us a little of his background and mentioned he plays Brazilian and Portuguese also. We loved listening to him play some songs for us and basically gave him free reign of what to do. He played the classic wedding song during the ceremony and then for about 4-5 hours for our reception played and song on his guitar music like Izzy Kamakawiwo'ole and other Brazillian/Portuguese music . We wanted specific songs for the father/daughter and mother/son dance which he just set up with his computer and then went back to playing on his guitar. Our family & friends loved him and were interacting with him all night as Israel was enjoying the guests there as well. We couldn't have imagined ... Read more

    Johnna

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    5 out of 5
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  • Israel played the ceremony and cocktail hour at our wedding and was fabulous! His style, musical selection, and vibe were exactly what we were looking for and not to mention, he's super easy and nice to work with. Thank you Israel for helping to create a wonderful environment for our wedding!

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    I just saw this thank you so much !! It was a pleasure playing for you guys :-)

    Melissa

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    5 out of 5
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  • Israel is a very talented musician, artist and DJ. The crowd was engaged all night and the dance floor was packed!

    User2577337

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    5 out of 5
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  • I worked with Israel as a wedding coordinator. He was easy to get in touch with prior to the wedding, although I think he prefers the phone to e-mail. His guitar playing was incredibly beautiful. He has interpretations of modern songs that make them so romantic. He was also a fantastic choice for cocktail hour which got everyone in that relaxed party atmosphere. As a DJ he did a wonderful job of MC'ing the event and playing the requests of the bride and the groom. Overall it was fab to work with Israel!

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    Thanks so much for the awesome review i really appreciate it :-)

    Kristen

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    5 out of 5
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  • The music Israel provided for our wedding was outstanding. He played the classical guitar before, during, and after the ceremony. He also plays Bossa Nova/chill music and can play cover songs. We liked that he can sing in English, Spanish, and Portuguese! It was very romantic for a Sunset Cliffs wedding. Israel met with us twice before the big day to showcase his broad array of talents on the guitar (this was the best part!) and also to talk about the types of songs we wanted him to DJ for our reception. He was very accommodating and extremely talented on the guitar. I wish he could have played longer but alas people want a DJ to get them dancing. He also did a great job emceeing the reception. He brought his own set up, lights, microphones, and was very professional. We recommend Israel for any event, but make sure you use him for his greatest talent-the guitar!

    Marci & Eric

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    5 out of 5
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  • Isreal was a definitely a 5 star! From his guitar performance during cocktail hour to his DJ-ing throughout the event, we as well as the guests were impressed. His style, way of dress and willing to listen & work with us shows true class that is seldom found these days. If we ever have another special event he will be our man!

    Erica

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    5 out of 5
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  • Isreal was more than just a great wedding DJ. He played acoustic during our cocktail hour and impressed all the guests with his musical talents. Our reception was held during the day and he still brought lighting, fog, and all the goodies to get all the guests dancing. I was so happy, this was the perfect day, and I would recommend Isreal to anyone.

    Pamela

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    5 out of 5
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  • Dj is a key part of a wedding next to the planner because they keep the flow going. I found Israel just searching through Yelp and looking at his videos on YouaTube and just knew he was the Dj for us. We actually did not even meet until the day of the event but I wasn't even worried because he was very good at answering any questions I had. We had special music during our ceremony and he was right on que! I highly recommend his services for your big day or any event! While getting ready he was just playing acustic guitar and hearing that REALLY just CALMED me down and let me enjoy the moments before walking down the aisle.

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    Thanks so much :-)))

    Jason

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    5 out of 5
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  • Great music selection, great guitar playing for the ceremony, we couldn't have asked for more.

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    Thank you so much Jason, I had a great time at the wedding !

    User4215935

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  • My wife & I trusted Israel Maldonado with our wedding Solo guitar dinner music & DJ from beginning. We never had ounce of doubt he would do great job for us! He dressed professional & did great job! All our guests were super pleased with music! Highly recommend Israel for any event !

    Jaimie

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  • DJ service was for our school sock hop! Israel was very professional and attended to the kids with a great personality. It was a great event and will definitely use his service again!

    User4174808

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  • Israel is a a great DJ and musician. He knows how to read the crowd and get people dancing. I've been working with him the past 3 years and recommend him to all my friends. His guitar playing is exceptional.

    shayla

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    5 out of 5
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  • Israel played at our wedding reception during the cocktail hour and dinner. He transitioned into the dj following dinner. His live music is wonderful and he will play anything that you ask him to for the dj portion. He was very professional, friendly and responsive from my initial contact with him. We are lucky to have found him and that he was available for our event. He was exactly what we were looking for. Also, he can play many styles of music. We like reggae, Spanish, r&b/soul and he was able to incorporate all of that into our party. He even brought an extra guitar in case my brother in law (also a musician) wanted to jam with him. Israel is top notch and I would recommend him in a heart beat!

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    It was such a fun wedding thank you so much!! :-))

    Christine

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Israel is very easy to work with - he is flexible and creative, leaving things open for you to show your own personality, but also proposing different options if you get stuck. When it comes to the actual music - Israel is an amazing guitarist, playing songs in his own style while still maintaining the integrity of the original piece. Regarding the DJ side, with little guidance from us on what to play and not play during our reception, Israel picked up very well on our personalities and our guests' tastes as well - everyone in attendance was thrilled and had a great time. The music at a wedding can really make or break the experience for not only the couple, but the guests in attendance as well....Israel definitely MADE IT. Thanks so much for sharing the day with us!

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