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DJs in South Lake Tahoe, CA,
(530) 577-3414
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  • 43 Reviews


    Christina

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  • Derek is the coolest guy. He really cares about making you happy on your wedding day. He DJ'ed both the ceremony and reception for us and did a great job with both. We didn't use traditional music for the ceremony, and he was great to work with when we told him what we wanted. We were also a bit untraditional in that we used only one song for the whole processional, including family, the wedding party, and the bride entrance. Derek made sure it worked out perfectly. He even had us send a separate sound file for the part of the processional music I wanted for my entrance, so that he could make sure to get the timing just right. He also worked very well with our videographer, since the two of them needed to work together to coordinate audio. He did a great job at the reception too. In addition to playing great music (and making sure to avoid our "do not play" list), he made the evening flow so smoothly, from the introduction to the toasts to the cake cutting all the way th... Read more

    User3649865

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  • Derek is the coolest guy. He really cares about making you happy on your wedding day. He DJ'ed both the ceremony and reception for us and did a great job with both. We didn't use traditional music for the ceremony, and he was great to work with when we told him what we wanted. We were also a bit untraditional in that we used only one song for the whole processional, including family, the wedding party, and the bride entrance. Derek made sure it worked out perfectly. He even had us send a separate sound file for the part of the processional music I wanted for my entrance, so that he could make sure to get the timing just right. He also worked very well with our videographer, since the two of them needed to work together to coordinate audio. He did a great job at the reception too. In addition to playing great music (and making sure to avoid our "do not play" list), he made the evening flow so smoothly, from the introduction to the toasts to the cake cutting all the way th... Read more

    User2150025

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  • Our of 5 starts, Derek deserves 10! I cannot put into words how amazing Derek was! He did a fantastic job! He pretty much coordinated our entire event. The music was perfect! He knows what he is doing and is great at doing it. Even our guests could not stop talking about how awesome he was!

    michele

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  • Wow. Where do I begin? I had a destination wedding so I just started calling DJs out of the phone book. In talking to quite a few I picked Lake DJ based on a short phone conversation. I can't tell you how glad we are that I made that choice. Derek and his wife came as a team and made the whole event run so smoothly. They were extremely helpful with the whole process; they took all of the stress away during the reception. They were attentive and kept me involved in a really relaxed way. No pressure or stress. The DJ plays a huge roll in setting the tone and our tone was perfect. The speakers and equiptment were great too, every song had amazing clarity! Our guests raved about our DJ after the event. They even made us CDs with all of the music played during our ceremony and reception. I could keep going, but I think I made my point. They were AMAZING! I reccomend Lake DJ to everyone!!!

    User2141403

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  • Derek Tarpey of Lake DJ is awesome! He has such a great personality to work with and is very open to any type of genre you choose for your wedding. Also, his Emulator is excellent and adds that cool special touch to your Wedding day. Your guest will be will love it and have a great time. The sound quality of the music was excellent and Derek is awesome at MC'ing the evening and keeping the flow going. We really appreciate all his assistance on our Wedding Day and will definately have great memories to come.

    User2644442

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  • Derek Tarpey was a great DJ and we couldn't have asked for anything better! He was very professional, organized, prepared, responsive, and a nice guy. He played the songs we asked for and his song choices otherwise were perfect. He even made us a few CDs with our wedding "soundtrack" which we have nostalgically listened to. Your DJ can really make or break your reception (and ceremony), and Derek did not disappoint. His personality and sense of humor is perfect for any crowd. He also knew our venue well (Edgewood) and knew our vendors as well. He worked with all staff/vendors to ensure everything flowed smoothly and exactly as we had asked. Our first dance song was cut off before the end, so be sure if you want a song played in its entirety that you specify this. He uses his professional judgment and reads the crowd to determine how long a song should play (and is usually spot-on). Thanks, Derek, for the most perfect wedding!!

    Kate

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  • Derek was awesome! He not only helps with the music, but he helps keep the wedding on track and on time. Here are a few points that I loved: 1. Before the wedding - he was very responsive and proactive. We met with him a few times before hand to discuss logistics. We loved his ideas and he was also open to our ideas. The timeline he provided really helped us tweak our own timeline since this is something we've never planned before. 2. During the wedding - he kept the wedding moving along smoothly. He worked with our musicians to make sure the audio was great. The music he played was awesome and kept everyone partying until we closed the place down. He also has the coolest DJ board that everyone loved. 3. Personality - it's great to work with good, quality people. Derek and his wife have a great attitude and love their job. They enjoy what they do, which comes across and makes them better at what they do. If I had to go back and do it again, I'd definitely hire Lake D... Read more

    Rachael

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  • Derek was the best decision I made. He was so personable, stuck to my playlists and made sure everything went smoothly the day of. Don't think twice about a DJ he is the best Tahoe has to offer!

    Christy

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  • Derek Tarpey was Awesome!! He knew what to do and when better than we did.....he also knew what to play and when. He got all of our guests out of their chairs and had them on the dance floor. He also help coordinate our reception, which was a HUGE help to us. We would recommend his services to anyone in need of a DJ in the Lake Tahoe area.

    Molly

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  • Derek is THE BEST! My bridal party is STILL talking about how fantastic he was. He even made sure we were all comfortable during that "picture" time between the ceremony and reception and kept the party going until the end of the reception. He has got the perfect match of charisma and professionalism and is very thurough when making sure your wedding day goes by without a hitch. The best of the best in Tahoe!!!!!!

    Alyse

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  • Derek was great. And his accent was cute! He was very helpful throughout planning, even though I changed my songs several times. He really was the life of the party. He was basically the master of ceremonies the whole time, telling me when to enter, when to cut cake, and when to do the garter, bouquet toss. He was much more than I expected. He really made the wedding a lot of fun.

    Janeen

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  • Derek of Lake DJ was amazing. He went above and beyond! If you are getting married in Tahoe, call Derek of Lake DJ you wont be sorry!!!

    Jen

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  • Derek was great. He kept everyone well informed as to what was going on next, where to be, etc. He worked well with our photographer to make sure he was able to capture everything. Did a great job of playing songs we wanted and not playing anything off our do not play list. Would def. book him again for another event!

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