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DJ Sota Entertainment is a professional Mobile DJ and Event Planning Company. We offer Disc Jockey, Emcee, Lighting, Slide Show, Photo-Booth, Coordination, and Planning Services. We Service all of Southern California

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Donna Gershman

16 July 2019

We hired Dakota to DJ our wedding 2 weeks ago and he was fantastic. The music was super important to us since we weren't hiring a band. He was easy to work with, very prepared and made the pre-wedding process simple. He knew how to get people dancing and has a fun and likeable personality. He also kept everything running on time. I would definitely recommend him for any event. More...

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Dave J.

15 July 2019

I had the opportunity to work with Dakota (DJ Sota) who is a master of his craft. He is incredibly knowledgeable about everything weddings and parties. His planner forms help you fill in all the blanks, and he helps his clients put together detailed timelines from the DJ's perspective. To top it off, he has plenty of experience and and excellent relationship with many vendors and venues. I would highly recommend WCWDJs/DJ Sota Entertainment to anyone looking for a DJ in SoCal! More...

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Mitch K.

14 March 2019

We used DJ Sota Entertainment for our wedding celebration and they were amazing!!!We booked them for the photo booth. Jimmy was our host. He had great communication before the event to help us pick the perfect photo background!He also put together the sweetest little photo memory book that he was sure to have all the guests sign next to their pictures!! It was so great to have that to look back at after the wedding!I would 100% recommend someone to use them and I will definitely be using them for any future celebrations!!! More...

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Rob J.

11 February 2019

Super helpful, patient, and all around professional. Dakota and his team gave us plenty of time to figure out all the small details, even up to and during our big day. Tyler was our DJ and he did a great job. He was on point and went out of his way to go over each step or switch over during our wedding, but without being intrusive. We had a few last minute changes and Tyler adapted without issue. Jimmy ran the photo booth and he also did a great job. Kept in gaged without our guests and genuinely seemed to have a good time himself. The pricing was competitive and the service was second to none. Great job guys. -Rob & Donielle Janis More...

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Shelby

5 December 2018

DJ Josiah and DJ Sota were so easy to book with for our wedding! It was stress-free, easy, and so accommodating. They were able to talk to me on the phone a few times before the big day and got the gist of the flow and guests that were coming. I was able to tell them the vibe we were going for and they delivered! I gave them full rein to feel the crowd and play what fit the theme we talked about over the phone. It was incredible! The flow of the night was perfect, DJ Josiah interacted the right amount, and played banger after banger. Our guests still are commenting on how fun the night was and it was all thanks to the DJ! So thank you guys for everything you did! So professional. More...

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L A.

5 December 2018

My husband and I got married this past October, and we were so impressed with the quality of the service we received from DJ Sota Entertainment. First off, they are a preferred vendor for our venue, El Adobe de Capistrano, and the special event staff at the venue could not help but sing their praises for DJ Sota Entertainment! Owner, Dakota, spent over an hour on the phone with me going over every detail for the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, and made several excellent recommendations for how to make the party lively and keep people dancing!A few days later I spoke on the phone with our DJ, Josiah, who was so personable and helpful, and he reviewed all of the details that Dakota and I had worked out. Josiah was so professional and helpful, and everything went off without a hitch on the big day! The music was great throughout the whole evening, and Josiah did a great job of reading our guests and catering the playlist to fit them.In addition to the time they spent on the phone with me, both Dakota and Josiah made themselves available via email to answer any and all questions that I had about choosing our music. I would whole-heartedly recommend DJ Sota Entertainment, and Josiah in particular, to anyone who is looking for a quality, experienced, and professional DJ! More...

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L A.

5 December 2018

My husband and I got married this past October, and we were so impressed with the quality of the service we received from West Coast Wedding DJs. First off, they are a preferred vendor for our venue, El Adobe de Capistrano, and the special event staff at the venue could not help but sing their praises for West Coast Wedding DJs! Owner, Dakota, spent over an hour on the phone with me going over every detail for the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, and made several excellent recommendations for how to make the party lively and keep people dancing!A few days later I spoke on the phone with our DJ, Josiah, who was so personable and helpful, and he reviewed all of the details that Dakota and I had worked out. Josiah was so professional and helpful, and everything went off without a hitch on the big day! The music was great throughout the whole evening, and Josiah did a great job of reading our guests and catering the playlist to fit them.In addition to the time they spent on the phone with me, both Dakota and Josiah made themselves available via email to answer any and all questions that I had about choosing our music. I would whole-heartedly recommend West Coast Wedding DJs, and Josiah in particular, to anyone who is looking for a quality, experienced, and professional DJ! More...

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Candace S.

27 November 2018

This review is LONG over due. Our wedding was on March 10 2017. I am so beyond thankful that I was able to find DJ Sota. He was so organized! He was easy to get ahold of the days before our wedding and really helped me with the timeline of our reception. He was kind caring and my guest loved the music he played! He kept it classy and fun. He also did our lighting. You will not regret hiring him as your wedding DJ. JUST DO IT! More...

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Eric S.

14 November 2018

As a wedding officiant, I have experience working with a multitude of DJs over the years.  Some are okay, some are good, and then there is West Coast Weddings DJs.  They are amazing.  I do want to mention Daktota specifically, I have worked with him dozens of times and he is a true professional. I would not hesitate for a moment to hire him or anyone at West Coast Weddings Djs. More...

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Danny Kemp

17 October 2018

DJ Sota was great. He helped with our day of timeline with our wedding coordinator, and knew everything we needed and helped with everything we wanted. He helped tailor all music to our tastes but with our guests in mind. The dance floor was full all night. The lighting and sound were perfect. Your DJ is your MC so don't skimp and don't deal with national companies sourcing their local contractors. More...

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Aleksandra

14 August 2018

I can't say enough wonderful things about DJ Sota! From our first call with him, he was professional and personable - a cut above others we spoke with. Every interaction with him gave us increasing confidence that we were in good hands. On the actual day of the wedding, he was amazing. He listened to what we wanted in terms of vibe and honored the songs I wanted him to play while keeping things moving along smoothly. When we had some last minute changes at the end of the night, he pulled them off and made it look easy. The music for the wedding was a big deal to me and he pulled off exactly what we wanted! I can't say enough about how trustworthy and professional and talented he is!! More...

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Andrea

3 August 2018

The recent wedding of our son and daughter-in-law was a big hit thanks to the professional services of DJ Sota. He showed up in a timely manner, honored all of our requests, made each toast and dance special, had music selected for the younger crowd, and even surprised us with a few of his added numbers! We loved the lighting and photo booth as well! More...

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Mandy K.

2 July 2018

Dakota was absolutely AMAZING. 100% perfect. From the start he was professional and very thorough and he provided his input on our song selections: letting us know in a kind manner that some songs we chose were not "normal" or the best route to take. He provided us with wonderful suggestions and he played everything I wanted at my dream wedding!! My friends LOVED his music and said that it was better than their own weddings!! I cant recommend him enough but I will recommend his services every chance I get! BOOK HIM NOW. When I informed other vendors that I booked him they commented that I got the BEST DJ. Also I booked his wife- Kristen Black, Stop and Stare Events stopandstareevents.com, 818.530.8822 and she is the BEST coordinator that you will find for your wedding. Please book both. You will not regret it. More...

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Melanie

25 June 2018

DJ Sota was the perfect addition to our wedding. He is great at reading the room and finding the right "groove" for your event. He did a fantastic job as our MC and DJ for our wedding. Their company also has a photo booth which is a big plus. Our guests loved it! More...

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Maria O.

25 May 2018

Just had DJ Sota at our 80's Prom for Moms and everything went perfectly!  It can be hard to get a group of moms to start dancing, but he worked magic and everyone had an absolute blast!Booking with him was a breeze and I couldn't have been happier!  I would HIGHLY reccommend! More...

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Susan

29 April 2018

DJ Sota was top notch- he was professional & totally gets how to make an event awesome! He did a great job helping us plan to run of show with song suggestions, ideas for making the reception engaging for our guests and helping us plan the timing of the ceremony and reception. He handled the entire event with class & the dancing mix was a blast. He was easy to work with, fair in his price and generally made the evening such a blast. Highly recommend. More...

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Susan F.

29 April 2018

DJ Sota was top notch- he was professional & totally gets how to make an event awesome!  He did a great job helping us plan to run of show with song suggestions, ideas for making the reception engaging for our guests and helping us plan the timing of the ceremony and reception.  He handled the entire event with class & the dancing mix was a blast.  He was easy to work with, fair in his price and generally made the evening such a blast.  Highly recommend. More...

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griselda

1 November 2017

DJ Sota Entertainment was a pleasure to work with. From the start he made our music planning such a breeze. He is very organized, professional and very detailed in planning music for ceremony and reception. My husband and I highly recommend him. Although we did not have a large wedding, he was flexible in providing a package which fit our needs. More...

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Gris N.

1 November 2017

DJ Sota Entertainment was a pleasure to work with. From the start he made our music planning such a breeze. He is very organized, professional and very detailed in planning music for ceremony and reception. My husband and I highly recommend DJ Sota. More...

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Astrid B.

25 October 2017

Dakota played every song we requested and his professionalism and attitude were great! His timeline calls before the wedding really helped with having everything organized!

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Astrid

24 October 2017

Dakota was awesome to work with and played all our requested songs. Our call with him before to walk through our timeline and make suggestions was super helpful!

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Missy U.

16 October 2017

DJ Josiah was the DJ/MC for our wedding this past weekend. He was very easy to work with and paid special attention to our needs and music requests. He helped us refine our wedding timeline that our day of coordinator suggested in order to help better the flow of the reception. He had great song choices that kept the dance floor alive all night! More...

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Kaitlin

17 September 2017

Music has been a huge part of our relationship and we knew we wanted our day to be filled with the music that we really loved, and so we knew picking the right DJ was crucial. Dakota (DJ Sota) was absolutely fantastic! We spent hours putting together our own MASSIVE playlist of 60+ songs for our cocktail hour and another 60+ songs for dinner/dancing to send to him, because we wanted to make sure the music we wanted was played. However, it was in no particular order and it had way too many songs for the evening, so I was curious what he was going to end up doing with it. When we met for our final details meeting with him and our wedding planner, Kristen Black, it was clear that he had done his research! While he knew most of the artists we put down, he had already looked up the few songs he didn't have or hadn't heard of, and had excellent suggestions for how to weave in our music and the music for the masses (classic wedding songs) that we wanted to include as well to make everyone happy. He had also started putting some of the songs in order based on what he thought would flow best. I was impressed with his professionalism - he had a number of things he wanted to get through to ensure he had a clear idea of our vision for the day, but we also had fun just chatting and getting to know each other a bit too. By the end of the meeting, I had no doubt that Dakota was going to deliver on an amazing day! And he did! On the day of, everything went off without a hitch! He stuck to the timeline and found a way to weave in all of our must hear music (which we, of course, put in bold on the massive list we had already sent him...we were so over the top!). People still talk about how incredible the music was and how much fun everyone had! The dance floor was packed all night and there was no awkward down time! The flow of the music and the evening was absolutely perfect and we owe that to our fantastic DJ, Dakota, and wedding planner, Kristen! More...

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Kaitlin L.

17 September 2017

My husband and I got married in July 2017. Music has been a huge part of our relationship and we knew we wanted our day to be filled with the music that we really loved, and so we knew picking the right DJ was crucial. Dakota (DJ Sota) was absolutely fantastic! We spent hours putting together our own MASSIVE playlist of 60+ songs for our cocktail hour and another 60+ songs for dinner/dancing to send to him, because we wanted to make sure the music we wanted was played. However, it was in no particular order and it had way too many songs for the evening, so I was curious what he was going to end up doing with it. When we met for our final details meeting with him and our wedding planner, Kristen Black, it was clear that he had done his research! While he knew most of the artists we put down, he had already looked up the few songs he didn't have or hadn't heard of, and had excellent suggestions for how to weave in our music and the music for the masses (classic wedding songs) that we wanted to include as well to make everyone happy. He had also started putting some of the songs in order based on what he thought would flow best. I was impressed with his professionalism - he had a number of things he wanted to get through to ensure he had a clear idea of our vision for the day, but we also had fun just chatting and getting to know each other a bit too. One notable thing that he totally saved us on was our ceremony recessional song. We were a little wishy-washy on it as is, and when he made another suggestion, we realized it was the perfect call...and at the wedding, people loved it! By the end of the meeting, I had no doubt that Dakota was going to deliver on an amazing day! And he did! On the day of, everything went off without a hitch! He stuck to the timeline and found a way to weave in all of our must hear music (which we, of course, put in bold on the massive list we had already sent him...we were so over the top!). People still talk about how incredible the music was and how much fun everyone had! The dance floor was packed all night and there was no awkward down time! The flow of the music and the evening was absolutely perfect and we owe that to our fantastic DJ, Dakota, and wedding planner, Kristen - both from Stop & Stare Events! More...

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Jessie C.

25 August 2017

DJ Sota Entertainment was THE best decision we made for our wedding. Dakota was always there to answer our phone calls and we were so excited that the really listened to what kind of music we liked. Our wedding guests STILL talk about the music to this day! Dakota played everything that we asked for and the dance floor was packed the entire time! Every detail was planned out so perfectly and effortlessly! No stress for this bride & groom on their wedding day! We loved every minute and we would recommend DJ Sota Entertainment to everyone looking for an affordable DJ/MC! More...

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Mary B.

22 August 2017

I highly recommend Dakota for your wedding day or special event!! His professionalism started off on our first phone call/meeting!! The day of he was efficient and played EVERYTHING we requested. The best part of Dakota was the dance floor was packed the whole night! I had multiple people come up to me at the wedding and after saying he was the best DJ they have ever seen! He kept everything on schedule and was so much fun to work with! Thank you for making our wedding day extra special! More...

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Nancy B.

14 August 2017

We found out about DJ Sota Entertainment through our friends. Let's just say it was the best decision we made, and the one vendor that was on point, and made the night memorable. With the planning process, Dakota was patient with us when we were going through changing our minds, as well as having to modify the schedule due to issues with other vendors. He's also very knowledgeable with all genres that we discussed with him, and helped us in finalizing our list of music.  He was very professional the day of, and made sure that everything ran smoothly. I cannot thank him enough for all he did!You won't regret booking with his company! More...

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Renee

4 August 2017

Dakota was recommended to us by a friend who used him for their wedding and I'm so glad he was! He was very detailed in requesting music from us beforehand and he was great at really getting a feel for what kind of music we wanted and what we liked. I had many compliments on our playlists throughout the event and the dance music was exactly what I hoped for. I was having a hard time focusing on visiting guests because I just wanted to keep dancing!

He was an excellent MC and kept the energy going well. We included the shoe game at our reception as well and he did a really great job with it and it was a really fun addition.

Thank you so much for everything!
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Daniel S.

20 May 2017

We had Dakota play at our wedding in May, 2017. I don't think the dance floor was empty all night, we had a fantastic time and danced the night away. We told him what our musical tastes were generally with a few specific requests and he was able to put together a great playlist, a nice mix of oldies and new stuff. He handled requests very well and even found songs on the spot that weren't already in his library. We would recommend him to anyone. More...

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Brian M.

4 December 2016

My Wife and I hired Dakota for our wedding at El Adobe De Capistrano in November. He was awesome! We got to work with Dakota before the wedding and he had us fill out a helpful timeline, and had great recommendations for what type of music and songs to be played and when. My mother-in-law had a special request for some songs to be played during the wedding, and Dakota did not disappoint. Our guests loved the music and had a great time at the wedding. He was a great MC and helped keep the flow and energy of the wedding going! We would definitely recommend Dakota to our family and friends! Thanks Dakota!! More...

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User7411605

17 November 2016

We chose Dakota as the DJ for our wedding on 11/6/16 and we were thrilled with how the night went. He was very hands on with everything, from sending us a rough timeline during our initial inquiry, giving us an online database to pick and choose our music from, to several phone calls where we went over all the details leading up to the event. He also had no problem giving suggestions, which was really useful in the end. We even had some last minute changes to the music that Dakota handled seamlessly.

The day itself went perfectly; Dakota kept the dance floor going, kept everything on schedule, and made all the dances really special (one of my favorites was how he approached the 'anniversary dance'). I've had several friends and family tell me afterwards about how great he was at keeping everything moving and how much fun they had on the dance floor.

We also used his wife, Kristen as our day-of coordinator and also used his photobooth service. Both are highly recommended - Kristen was a dream come true and the photobooth assistant went the extra mile and put together a book of the extra photo prints.

Overall, my husband and I thought Dakota killed it and would recommend to anyone looking for a wedding DJ. Thanks Dakota!
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paula

14 November 2016

Oh My God! Thank you very much Dj Dakota. You're awesome!!!!! Perfect from the beginning to the end ;)

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Freda

31 October 2016

We had the pleasure of using DJ Sota at our wedding this past Saturday, October 29th at Spanish Hills Country Club. As an extra special benefit we had his wife, Kristen, with Stop and Stare Events help assist us with wedding planning. DJ Sota was ready and availabe to assist us with any questions leading up to the wedding. We asked for songs to be synchronized at a particular time for Grand Entrance and DJ Sota made sure that it happened to the exact second. We were also very nervous about how much light the venue would provide and DJ had uplighting ready and available the night before the wedding. Talk about keeping the bride and groom calm right before their wedding!! I would highly recommend both DJ Sota and Kristen services to anyone looking for great music, high energy and flawless execution. More...

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Destin

27 October 2016

We worked with Dakota to DJ our October wedding recently, and WOW, he truly impressed us!! We had a very specific motown funk music theme and he perfectly merged all of our wishes with expert suggestions & additional ideas we hadn't thought of, including coming up with genius selections for the processional tunes (and dare I say, my now husband is a slight music snob). Dakota was incredibly professional and truly helped us navigate the best music-flow for all of our happenings. He is a true expert, and I would highly suggest using him, no matter your taste preferences. He is a perfect guide - very adaptable and knowledgable. We also rented video projection through him, and he managed all of the video streaming flawlessly. The sound quality was also superb for all areas of our outdoor venue. His work, in tandem with his wife - Kristen Black - who is a coordinator/wedding planner/owner of Stop & Stare Events, was top notch. They are the best team ever, and a fantastic value. I would highly suggest hiring both of them if you do require the service. More...

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Destin J.

26 October 2016

We worked with Dakota to DJ our October wedding recently, and WOW, he truly impressed us!! We had a very specific motown funk music theme and he perfectly merged all of our wishes with expert suggestions & additional ideas we hadn't thought of, including coming up with genius selections for the processional tunes (and dare I say, my now husband is a slight music snob). Dakota was incredibly professional and truly helped us navigate the best music-flow for all of our happenings. He is a true expert, and I would highly suggest using him, no matter your taste preferences. He is a perfect guide - very adaptable and knowledgable. We also rented video projection through him, and he managed all of the video streaming flawlessly. The sound quality was also superb for all areas of our outdoor venue. His work, in tandem with his wife - Kristen Black - who is a coordinator/wedding planner/owner of Stop & Stare Events, was top notch. They are the best team ever, and a fantastic value. I would highly suggest hiring both of them if you do require the service. More...

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Michael

29 September 2016

Dakota absolutely killed it at our wedding! He's the kind of DJ who gets involved in the planning from the beginning, and understands what it takes to execute your vision for the wedding. On the day of, he worked seamlessly with our coordinator to make sure everything happened on schedule and as planned. Of course, the actual DJ'ing was on point too - everybody was dancing until we had to turn the music off!

We especially appreciated him working with us on short notice, and his willingness to drive out for our wedding. He's enthusiastic about his work, and he'll help put you at ease during what is probably a terrible wedding planning process!
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Eric C.

25 September 2016

Simple enough, DJ Matt killed it. Dakota and Matt both worked with us through our planning process to get the best plan possible. They both have a ton of experience and know what works and what doesn't. There are so many little details that you'd never think of, but they have the answers. DJ Matt turned our barn into a club. This was not your standard cliche playlist with an awkward MC. The song progression went with the mood of the room. If something wasn't working, he would change it up. There was never a dull time where you were thinking to yourself "how do I dance to this song?" like I've felt at so many weddings. Not only was he able to cater to the younger crowd, but all of our older relatives and friends we're drawn to the dance floor as well.I HIGHLY recommend booking them if you can, you absolutely won't be disappointed. More...

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13 September 2016

Best DJ Ever!!! I have been to many weddings where the DJ totally makes or breaks the event. DJ Soto was professional and kept the party going. His announcements were right on cue and he was able to be quick on his feet and change up the timeline when new things came up. He worked really well with our wedding and venue coordinators and was so easy to communicate with. He helped to accommodate in our timeline our first dance turned flash mob turned party time, and even acted a little and played along when, at our request, he scratched the song and changed it to another one as rehearsed. Thanks to DJ Soto, the flash mob went off without a hitch and the party kept going after that. He was easy to get a hold of and was very helpful in answering all of our questions and nailing down the final timeline. When you have three different people telling you the best way to do things, he was able to put all of them together, combined with his expertise, to make the best flow for the big day. More...

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Brooke

13 September 2016

Dakota was an amazing DJ! He went above and beyond our expectations and really kept the party going. He was a great dj and great mc and very professional. We had a few behind the scenes issues and he did a great job with keeping things on track and helping to solve some problems. I highly recommend him to anyone! We couldn't be happier with his performance. More...

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Brooke B.

13 September 2016

Dakota was an amazing DJ! He went above and beyond our expectations and really kept the party going. He was a great dj and great mc. We had a few behind the scenes issues and he did a great job  with keeping things on track and helping to solve some problems. I highly recommend him to anyone! We couldn't be happier with his performance. More...

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Edna B.

9 September 2016

If he's free on your wedding day, I suggest you book him ASAP.  We hired Dakota to be our wedding DJ and officiant... and he was wonderful.  He is very professional.  He responds to your emails quickly and thoroughly.  With his vast experience, he was able to provide useful input as to our timeline, ceremony and lighting.  He also provided us with a rustic photo booth that was perfect for our outdoor wedding.  The ceremony itself was short but funny and personal.  He eased a lot of our concerns leading up to the wedding and I'm so thankful for him because he was so much more than just a DJ for us.  We had a really great time at our wedding, but he also helped guide us every step of the way.  I cannot recommend him enough. More...

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Stephen S.

9 September 2016

I really appreciate how Dakota took care of our wedding.  He is a one man band (figuratively).  He did the music, the lighting, and he even married us.  The best thing about Dakota was he was professional, organized, prepared, and most of all a fun guy who you can relate to.  Thank you for a great wedding! More...

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Julia

2 August 2016

DJ Matt was incredible on our wedding day. He was flexible and very willing to adjust to changes we made. He was super friendly and fun. The music he put together was great, he listened to our suggestions, everything was perfect!! More...

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Samantha

1 August 2016

Thanks to DJ Eddie, our wedding was a SUPER fun party! Music was a big priority for us and DJ Eddie executed flawlessly. Our friends love to dance and my husband and I have a very diverse taste in music from hip hop to funk to country to old school R&B. Eddie was able to provide a great assortment and incorporate everything we wanted. He also had great strategies to get people onto the dance floor. I've received SO many compliments since about how it was one of the most fun weddings they've ever attended. Furthermore, our ceremony had great sound and the whole thing went off without a hitch. I worked with Dakota in the planning phase and he was so thorough, responsive and helpful. Most importantly, he provided excellent advice from all years of experience. I would absolutely recommend working with West Coast Wedding DJs! More...

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Samantha C.

1 August 2016

Thanks to DJ Eddie, our wedding was a SUPER fun party! Music was a big priority for us and DJ Eddie executed flawlessly. Our friends love to dance and my husband and I have a very diverse taste in music from hip hop to funk to country to old school R&B. Eddie was able to provide a great assortment and incorporate everything we wanted. He also had great strategies to get people onto the dance floor. I've received SO many compliments since about how it was one of the most fun weddings they've ever attended. Furthermore, our ceremony had great sound and the whole thing went off without a hitch. I worked with Dakota in the planning phase and he was so thorough, responsive and helpful. Most importantly, he provided excellent advice from all years of experience. I would absolutely recommend working with West Coast Wedding DJs! More...

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Alexandra

7 July 2016

DJ Sota (Dakota) did our wedding for us last weekend and he was just fabulous to work with and a super nice guy. He was one of the 1st vendors that we booked because he had such great Yelp reviews and he was close to the venue (Ventura County) which we thought was super helpful - though he does travel for weddings anyways.

He set up 3 different DJ stations throughout the property (ceremony, cocktail hour and reception) as well as 12 up lights. He was very professional throughout the whole process and quick to get us quotes/information as needed. He also helped us pick a lot of our key songs because we really weren't sure what we wanted. He worked really hard all night to keep the party going and keep people on the dance floor. We had a bit of a smaller wedding - about 83 people - but with his great tunes, we kept it going until midnight! He also made efforts to play songs the older folks would like to get them on the dance floor.

He was just very attentive to our needs and we were nervous about the 1st dance/parent dances so he suggested that we keep them shorter and fade out the music and it worked really well.

He was a great M/C all night as well, talking to the crowd and letting everyone know what was going on. With his help, the wedding could not have been more seamless!

All and all, we really enjoyed working with DJ Sota from West Coast Wedding DJs and would recommend him for anyone's wedding or party in the future.
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Michael L.

16 June 2016

Dakota absolutely killed it at our wedding! He's the kind of DJ who gets involved in the planning from the beginning, and understands what it takes to execute your vision for the wedding. On the day of, he worked seamlessly with our coordinator to make sure everything happened on schedule and as planned. Of course, the actual DJ'ing was on point too - everybody was dancing until we had to turn the music off!We especially appreciated him working with us on short notice, and his willingness to drive out for our wedding. He's enthusiastic about his work, and he'll help put you at ease during what is probably a terrible wedding planning process! More...

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Julie C.

14 June 2016

We could not have asked for a more awesome, professional for our wedding day! After scouting the internet for a good DJ, my now husband stumbled upon DJ Sota's website. After a year and a half of planning, emails and a final meeting right before our big day, I am happy to say that our wedding was INCREDIBLE. DJ Sota and his wife Kristen of Stop and Stare events make a GREAT team. They are so organized and helped ease so much of the stress of all the little details and planning. Thank you for an AWESOME wedding and for being so great to work with! More...

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Jennifer

8 June 2016

"DJ Sota is a wonderful and extremely professional DJ. He also officiated our wedding and did a GREAT job. We were so pleased with his sermon and delivery, it was beautifully done. He is great at making song suggestions for people like me who are so indecisive! I had a few last minute changes too and he handled them with no problem at all. My wedding guests and I enjoyed dancing the night away and he made the games we played so much more fun! His playlist was exactly what we talked about in our meeting and I LOVED IT! My husband and I have such different tastes and he made sure to accommodate both of us by playing the perfect mixture of songs. I had also heard a new song that my bridesmaids and I wanted to hear and he went out of his way to make sure he had it and played it for us. That was awesome! I HIGHLY recommend DJ Sota and look forward to having another party so I can hire him again! Thanks for a wonderful experience!! You are awesome!" More...

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Jennifer

4 June 2016

DJ Sota was awesome! He was very quick to respond from the very beginning and very professional. He is so helpful to help put together your whole day, the timeline and he's done a lot of weddings so he has great suggestions of how to make things run smoothly and keep your guests entertained! We received several compliments from our guests at how fun the music was. He also did uplighting for us that really added so much to the ambience of the whole night. Along with being an awesome DJ and really listening to what we wanted at our wedding he was a wonderful MC. He didn't steal the show but had an awesome presence and helped everything move along and encouraged our guests to be part of the whole evening! I would definitely recommend DJ Sota to all Bride's out there so you have one less thing to worry about for your big day because he has it handled! One of the best decisions we made! More...

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Jen B.

4 June 2016

DJ Sota was awesome! He was very quick to respond from the very beginning and very professional. He is so helpful to help put together your whole day, the timeline and he's done a lot of weddings so he has great suggestions of how to make things run smoothly and keep your guests entertained! We received several compliments from our guests at how fun the music was. He also did uplighting for us that really added so much to the ambience of the whole night. Along with being an awesome DJ and really listening to what we wanted at our wedding he was a wonderful MC. He didn't steal the show but had an awesome presence and helped everything move along and encouraged our guests to be part of the whole evening! I would definitely recommend DJ Sota to all Bride's out there so you have one less thing to worry about for your big day because he has it handled! One of the best decisions we made! More...

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Valerie

22 May 2016

DJ Sota rocked it. My husband and I are so incredibly satisfied with the services Dakota provided on our May 1st wedding day.

He was professional in every one of our interactions and very responsive to all of our (many) requests and last-minute changes. He listened to us, provided gentle suggestions when necessary and truly exceeded our expectations.

His non-cheesy MCing and well-designed dance sets made the evening a dream - from the walk down the aisle to the last song! We can't thank him enough.

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Valerie P.

22 May 2016

DJ Sota rocked it. My husband and I are so incredibly satisfied with the services Dakota provided on our May 1st wedding day. He was professional in every one of our interactions and very responsive to all of our (many) requests and last-minute changes. He listened to us, provided gentle suggestions when necessary and truly exceeded our expectations. His non-cheesy MCing and well-designed dance sets made the evening a dream  - from the walk down the aisle to the last song! We can't thank him enough.Highly recommend! More...

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Joe D.

3 May 2016

Dakota was a great choice to go with for our wedding. He was very proactive to help get everything setup. What you want to go with at your wedding is someone with experience because during the day of the wedding, your very busy and need to have someone know what needs to be done. His professionalism made the experience smooth and helps coordinate with your vendors and venue, before and during the wedding. Music was great, experienced execution. Would highly recommend him! More...

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Alexandra S.

11 April 2016

My now husband and I hired Dj Sota Entertainment for our March 20th wedding in Camarillo. Dakota was an absolute breeze to work with and incredibly professional. There weren't any issues with unwanted music or unsolicited commentary. A music genie! I 10/10 recommend them for your wedding... I couldn't be happier. Thank you guys! More...

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Matt T.

19 February 2016

Dakota did a great job as the DJ and Emcee of our wedding reception in San Juan Capistrano.  He kept the party going and worked well with his wife at Stop and Stare Events to make sure everything stayed on track.  He was able to adjust on the fly and keep things spontaneous.  But he also met with us ahead of time to review the plan and timeline for the day, so he knew exactly what we wanted.  A lot of guests at the reception said that this was the most fun that they'd ever had at a wedding. More...

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Liz H.

15 February 2016

West Coast Wedding Djs did an excellent job Djing my brother's wedding. Everyone had a blast and people danced all night! I also felt like he did a great job MCing the wedding. It was fun, but not over the top and cheesy like some other DJs I have seen. I would highly recommend contacting West Coast Wedding DJs, a.k.a, DJ Sota Entertainment. More...

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28 January 2016

DJ Sota was very fun to work with! Before the wedding, he was helpful, professional, organized, and patient. He had a lot of great ideas and even referred us to our day-of-planner, Stop and Stare Events. He was absolutely fabulous at the event and made sure all of our guests (from the kids to the older people) had a great time. I heard from many of my guests that he really “made” the wedding! More...

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Alex

21 January 2016

DJ Sota did a fantastic job at our wedding and exceeded our expectations. Everyone had a blast and many people commented on how great the music was! He also provided lighting for us which was lovely! More...

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Kali N.

16 January 2016

DJ Sota Entertainment is the best. Josiah was our DJ for our wedding and he did such an incredible job. My husband and I, and all our guests loved him.  Prior to our wedding, I met with Dakota who went over the type of music we like and what we wanted for our wedding.  He was so patient and was not irritated when I was very indecisive and unsure about which music I specifically wanted at the wedding.  He was helpful and I never felt rushed.  He gave so many options and was very knowledgable about all types of music.  After that meeting, I spoke with Josiah on the phone before our wedding to discuss our music and the order of how everything would go.  He was so great and made me feel completely comfortable.  I was anxious about having an overly loud DJ that would make the night awkward/uncomfortable or cheesy.  He listened to my concerns and he really turned out to be the perfect match for what we were looking for.  He kept the energy high and had the exact vibe we were hoping for.   The only thing I wish I would have done differently would be to hire Dakota's wife, Kristen, for wedding planning. When I met with Dakota I expressed concerns about the wedding going smoothly because we had a "day of" coordinator but the communication was not there. I did not know what to expect on the day of the wedding because I was not familiar with the whole process and didn't know the right questions I should be asking my coordinator.  Kristen happened to be there and she came in and talked to me and gave me such great advice and information about what I should ask and verify with our coordinator. She was so sweet and kind. If we were further away from the wedding when I met with them I would have definitely hired her. Overall, everyone at DJ Sota Entertainment that we worked with are professional, provided great communication, easy-going, and very obviously love their jobs!  If we ever need a DJ again we will definitely be hiring them and referring them to our friends!! Thank you again guys!! More...

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Shirley

6 January 2016

DJ Sota is amazing!!! DJ Sota helped shape our timeline from ceremony to reception. He was patient and easy to find whenever I have questions here and there. A month prior to the wedding, we were able to go through everything with him face to face. It made us feel like we can completely rely on him. He even went in the venue and went through everything with my venue's project manager. It was such a relieve knowing he's on top of everything. More...

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11 December 2015

We got married at the Surf and Sand in Laguna on 10/10/15. DJ Sota is professional and experienced and played a huge part in making our wedding day seamless and perfect. From the pre-ceremony to ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, the music and flow was spot on. He is engaging with the crowd and the song selections were fantastic and not typical wedding music. Highly recommended. More...

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Danielle E.

7 December 2015

DJ Sota is the best of the best! I am a professional wedding planner and have worked with him many times on many events. Every single time, he is a class act! I love working with DJs who take charge and follow a timeline, but also work alongside the coordinator to ensure that everything runs smooth. Dakota is very professional on the mic, and gives just the right amount of charisma and charm, without overdoing it. I would recommend Dakota to anybody looking for a stellar DJ for their wedding or special event! More...

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Trevor R.

11 November 2015

WE LOVE working with you West Coast wedding Dj's. We are a video company and they are great on keeping the party going and always smiling. Their team is willing to go the extra mile to make your wedding or event perfect. Trust us, go with them! More...

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Hillary

9 November 2015

My husband and I recently got married and used West Coast Wedding DJs for our reception and we are so glad that we did! Dakota was SO GREAT to work with- not only was he the emcee for our wedding reception- but he also did ALL of our lighting in the ballroom. He helped us create the overall look we wanted in the reception room by adding tons of purple uplights, pin spotting and helped create a custom monogram for us that matched exactly with all of our other décor. We really trusted and valued his opinion on how the lighting would work and it TOTALLY transformed the room into our dream reception room.
He was also an amazing emcee- We had a fun time meeting with him before the wedding to go over song selections for every aspect of the reception and he totally hit the nail on the head with what music to play for the dancing- everyone complimented us after the wedding that he played amazing song selections. He was also great on the mic introducing our extremely large bridal party and getting the other guests excited for the Grand Entrance. It was SO nice not to have to worry about having a crummy DJ at the wedding since music was something that was both very Important to us. We highly highly recommend Dakota and West Coast Wedding DJs!!! Not only will you not be disappointed by their DJ services- but also their lighting packages!
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Hillary W.

9 November 2015

My husband and I recently got married and used West Coast Wedding DJs for our reception and we are so glad that we did! Dakota was SO GREAT to work with- not only was he the emcee for our wedding reception- but he also did ALL of our lighting in the ballroom. He helped us create the overall look we wanted in the reception room by adding tons of purple uplights, pin spotting and helped create a custom monogram for us that matched exactly with all of our other décor. We really trusted and valued his opinion on how the lighting would work and it TOTALLY transformed the room into our dream reception room.He was also an amazing emcee- We had a fun time meeting with him before the wedding to go over song selections for every aspect of the reception and he totally hit the nail on the head with what music to play for the dancing- everyone complimented us after the wedding that he played amazing song selections. He was also great on the mic introducing our extremely large bridal party and getting the other guests excited for the Grand Entrance. It was SO nice not to have to worry about having a crummy DJ at the wedding since music was something that was both very Important to us. We highly highly recommend Dakota and West Coast Wedding DJs!!! Not only will you not be disappointed by their DJ services- but also their lighting packages! More...

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Mrs C.

9 November 2015

I was recommended DJSota by our wedding planner. As we were not pleased with the DJ that our venue came with, we were in desperate need for a great recommendation. Our wedding theme was music, so naturally this was very important to us. From the first phone call, we knew we had made a good choice. DJ Sota was incredibly quick to respond to emails and set us up with DJ Josiah for our big day. When we met with Josiah, it was an instant connection. He was prepared and knew exactly what vibe we were looking for. Closer to the wedding, we had a final phone call with DJ Sota. It was so thorough! He basically helped us fill in any and all gaps for our wedding day timeline and his suggestions for the flow of the day were so helpful. He also took the songs we wanted for the aisle walk and edited them to play longer, as we obnoxiously had a wedding party of 13 on each side. On the day of Josiah kept the dance floor going all night and guided the flow of the night along with my wedding coordinator. He was on time and set up before any guest arrived, as well. We could not be happier with our experience. A big thank you to this company as a whole. More...

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Jessamyn

5 November 2015

Top notch company and our DJ, Josiah, was AWESOME!

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Jess M.

5 November 2015

I really can't say enough good things about our wedding DJ and the entire process leading up to our wedding and the day of. Our DJ, Josiah, was so great and really made our wedding so much fun for us and all of our guests. We could not have been happier. Additionally, the process of booking, meeting with, and coordinating our preferred songs for the different parts of our wedding was so seamless and easy. I would highly recommend this company and will absolutely be using them for other events in the future. More...

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Caitlin

2 October 2015

DJ Sota was really great getting all the information in order for the wedding. We had Josiah for the actual wedding and he was AMAZING! We had a very complicated layout with a lot of people and not a lot of room to work with, Josiah kept it all in order and had the guests where they needed to be when they needed to be there. It went as smoothly as possible. I am so Grateful for DJ Sota and Josiah being there for this. More...

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Jackie

29 September 2015

DJ Sota Entertainment was simply amazing to work with! On top of Dakota’s professionalism he was very helpful, organized and was truly genuine about wanting the best evening for us. He was very entertaining and kept our guests dancing all night! The flow of our wedding was perfect and everyone complimented the great music. The up lighting he provided also helped set for the perfect evening. Thanks Dakota!! More...

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Sean S.

23 September 2015

We hired dj sota to dj our wedding in Huntington Beach in August and he was so much more than a dj. He is a true pro! He met with us and helped not only with the music selection, but also with the whole flow of the wedding. He had a bunch of great ideas to help everything flow and stay on schedule. He took charge on the wedding day and made it such a a fun night. The music selection was on point and personalized to exactly what we wanted. He really kept the party going. I don't write reviews for people very often but dj sota was so great that I wanted to. He was one of the best choices we made for our wedding. Hire dj sota, you will not regret it! More...

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Chris M.

6 September 2015

Awesome company!  I have been to several weddings they have DJ'd at and seen what they do.  Very professional and great crew.

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Jared F.

4 September 2015

I have been been in the wedding industry for almost 8 years I have had the pleasure of working with Dakota and Kristen multiple times at different venues. Both perform at the highest level of professionalism in the industry.  I referred them to DJ/Coordinate my best friend's wedding and look forward to being on the other end of the industry to enjoy the music and well thought out planning of my best friend's wedding. More...

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Kim N.

21 August 2015

This review is for Josiah. He was our DJ for our wedding day and he did an absolute amazing job! During grand entrance, he pronounced everyone's name correctly. He also followed our playlist for most of our reception tailored to our music taste. And if our guests had any song request, he would make sure to run it by us first. I was really pleased that he didn't play a song twice during dancing hour because that is always a pet peeve of mine when I'm at a wedding reception. When he asked our guests to stay quiet for speeches, he asked maybe one or two times even though they didn't stay completely quiet. I really liked that he didn't keep bugging our guests to be absolutely quiet since we all know it was impossible to do with 200+guests. He moved on nicely without any rudeness or awkwardness. All in all, Josiah was great. He was lively and had a great upbeat personality!  We also worked with Dakota on the planning process and he was super detailed on every aspect of the reception. We appreciated that since the reception was well organized and we were for the most part, on time with every reception event. I got compliments from my wedding guests on how well the reception flowed. Thank you Josiah and Dakota! More...

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11 July 2015

Dakota did an amazing job as the DJ and MC for our wedding on 6/20/15. My wife and I looked high and low as we both are not originally from the Southern California area. Some vendors told us that you can't effectively have one person act as the DJ and MC --- Dakota proved that wrong. He kept our wedding entertained the entire night and even some slight of hand to get people up and dancing. Dakota uses an online interface so my wife and I could list songs we definitely wanted to hear on our special day along with the songs we didn't want to hear. Setting this up was fun and easy. Dakota met with us about a week or two before our event. From there things were handled. My wife and I had nothing to worry about--- we didn't look at our clock or worry about the evening's schedule the entire night. One of our out of town wedding guests is a DJ and he was very impressed.

If you need a great DJ -- look no further, my wife and I found Dakota on Yelp and we couldn't be happier that we hired him. Thank you so much!
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Breanna E.

18 June 2015

Dakota did a fantastic job at my wedding last week! He was courteous, always responded to my inquiries in a timely manner, easy to contact, made excellent suggestions and arrived on time! A true professional. Dakota knows what he's doing when it comes to events and it definitely shows. One of the things I liked most was the timeline he made for us which was a huge bonus because we did not hire a wedding planner so we predominantly went off of his schedule. The entire event went splendidly and we have to thank Dakota for helping make that possible. More...

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Diana W.

13 June 2015

DJ Sota did our wedding a couple months ago and was absolutely amazing!! After reading the great reviews online, we were leaning towards booking him and then our photographers recommended him when randomly asking for their recs, and it was a done deal. Not only was he the DJ/Emcee, but we also had him do the uplighting/monogram for our wedding which really transformed the room. He created a beautiful blush color and worked with us on specific fonts/lettering for the monogram and where he thought it would look best without getting in the way of the photographer's lighting - which shows his level of experience. Do not underestimate the importance of having a great DJ at your wedding. From personal experience, we can say that the DJ really can make or break a wedding when it comes to how much fun the guests are having and making sure you're keeping that dance floor full! Having a great DJ/Emcee means more dancing, better pictures/video, a smooth timeline and overall just less stress for the bride and groom. Dakota worked with us on all of the details and provided such great recommendations for us throughout the process. (We had never even thought about what type of background music we wanted throughout dinner and he immediately got to know us and worked with our tastes). Everything about the process was extremely professional and well-planned which lead to amazing execution the day of. He was SO much more than some wedding DJs we have seen where they just play songs back to back and there's not a lot of crowd interraction. Our wedding was so much fun and people are still talking about how much fun they had on the dance floor! Thank you Dakota! More...

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Sarah S.

4 June 2015

DJ Sota Entertainment absolutely exceeded all of my expectations. My (now) husband and I had the pleasure of having Dakota of DJ Sota Entertainment at our recent wedding (5/30/15). And I have nothing but high praise for him!!!Through an initial email with Dakota, I learned about Stop and Stare Events, who we ended up hiring to do our wedding coordination. Between DJ Sota and Stop and Stare Events, I felt like everything was as seamless as possible. From our initial calls to discuss the evening, to the planning documents Dakota had organized for us with plenty of suggested songs and moments throughout the evening, to the final execution the day of the wedding, everything was perfect. Dakota had some really great suggestions for us in terms of set up (since he had done a wedding at our venue before, he had an even greater value add) as well as great ideas for the timeline. There are a number of ideas of his that we took to heart, and I am so incredibly grateful. His experience DJing wedding clearly shines through when you work with him.In terms of the actual wedding, he was SPOT ON all day with the music. He followed our original requests and suggestions but read the crowd all day to ensure the music fit the mood. And given the remote nature of our venue, I am so happy to say that we had not a single snafu with sound all day. The microphones and music for our reception were perfect, the cocktail and dinner music set the mood, and he transitioned perfectly into the party music.On behalf of my husband and I, thank you to DJ Sota Entertainment (and to Stop and Stare Events) for executed everything to perfection!!! More...

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Dana

3 June 2015

Dakota was professional, friendly, adaptive to our needs and provided THE BEST WEDDING MUSIC EVER!!
Our guests were so happy and we got so many compliments on our DJ!! In addition, Dakota added his expertise to the flow of the evening and executed it to perfection!! From the Grand Entrance to the Speeches and First Dances, the timing was perfect and wonderful!! PLEASE USE HIM IF YOU NEED THE PERFECT DJ TO MAKE YOUR EVENT SEAMLESS AND WONDERFUL!!!
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Charles A.

30 May 2015

Since we were having a Sunday daytime wedding, we were on the fence for many months over whether we needed a DJ and emcee, or whether we could just get by with an iPod playlist. Honestly, hiring DJ Sota was one of the best decisions we made. We especially appreciated his suggestions and honest opinions about the ceremony and reception music selections we made. His music catalog is extensive, and he had no problem obtaining the obscure songs we wanted. He successfully controlled the whole flow of the wedding as the emcee, and got everyone dancing on an unexpected 90 degree day, turning our Sunday morning celebration into a successful dance party - thanks, Dakota! More...

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Elisabeth

21 May 2015

We hired DJ Sota (Dakota) for our Palm Springs wedding and are SO pleased with the services he provided! He is super professional, well-priced, has a fantastic personality for DJ'ing, and is full of ideas and suggestions when it comes to your music selection. Dakota did a wonderful job of feeling out the crowd and playing songs that were consistent with the mood/vibe on the dance floor. He had almost all of our guests on their feet, and the evening's entertainment flowed seamlessly from one hour to the next.

Be sure to book DJ Sota far in advance so you don't miss out! He is fantastic, and we highly recommend him for any occasion. :)
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Nima

19 May 2015

We could not have asked for any more in Dakota and a DJ. He walked us through from begining to end, and helped us make every important decision. He knew what to do and what not to do and we couldn't have done it without him.
We sat down with Dakota and he was able to really help us nail down our song selection. From entrance songs to first dance to dancing music he had it dialed. The dance floor incorporated all the music we love with the Persian music of my family. Literally the whole wedding was on the dance floor, and dancing all night long to the very last song.
Dakota was able to supply dance lights, uplights, a monogram, a photobooth, seperate mics for speeches, and everything AV you could want. He made it so easy because it was all in one spot with one vendor. Definetly the way to do it.
During the wedding he MCed it flawlessly. Everything flowed and there was never a long unwanted break. In fact we ended up ahead of schedule! I get compliments to this day on how well the wedding flowed and I would recommend him to my friends and anyone getting married. Thank you Dakota!
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Nima M.

19 May 2015

We could not have asked for any more in Dakota and a DJ.  He walked us through from begining to end and helped us make every important decision. He knew what to do and what not to do and we couldn't have done it without him.         We sat down with Dakota and he was able to really help us nail down our song selection. From entrance songs to first dance to dancing music he had it dialed.  The dance floor incorporated all the music we love with the Persian music of my family. Literally the whole wedding was on the dance floor, and dancing all night long to the very last song.          Dakota was able to supply dance lights, uplights, a monogram, a photobooth, seperate mics for speeches, and everything AV you could want.  He made it so easy because it was all in one spot with one vendor. Definetly the way to do it.          During the wedding he MCed it flawlessly.  Everything flowed and there was never a long unwanted break. In fact we ended up ahead of schedule!  I get compliments to this day on how well the wedding flowed and I would recommend him to my friends and anyone getting married.  Thank you Dakota! More...

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Josh K.

19 May 2015

My sisters wedding was just this past Sunday 5/17/15. Dakota was incredible. First of all he came early and left late. He got both families very involved in the event with creative games and a bright spirited attitude. There just wasn't one dull moment with this guy. Music was phenomenal, modern, lively, and incorporated both of our families different cultures. He literally had both familes dancing the entire night. Even the elderly family members were getting down !  My wedding will be next and he is definately my first choice of DJ and number one recommendation to friends and family. Thanks Dakota for taking care of my sister with such a good event. You helped make her one night unforgettable. More...

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Andrea

7 May 2015

THE BEST DJ, and most professional person you will meet in the wedding industry!

We had the pleasure of having Dakota (DJ Sota) as our wedding MC last week and he was perfect!
From the very first interaction, to our sit down meeting, and through the day of DJ Sota was prepared, fun, and so easy to work with.

To a DJ we are probably the worst couple, we like a little bit of everything, and we aren't very decisive. DJ Sota took the time to listen to what we liked, and come up with a playlist that was perfect for our wedding. All night our friends told us how great the music selection was, and we had a dance party until the very end!

There were no awkward moments, or empty dance floors, DJ Sota provided the very best!
We really can't say thank you enough, for how awesome he is at playing music, but also at being a part of our wedding. We really do feel that he played a key role in our wedding success, and for that we will always be thankful!

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Erika C.

5 May 2015

DJ Sota was one of the first vendors we booked for our wedding due to the yelp reviews, we couldn't agree more! Dakota not only impressed us but our guest loved him. He's extremely professional taking the time to answer questions and helping you pick out songs. I was worried that no one would be on the dance floor due to us getting married on mayweather/pacquaio fight night but our wedding was way better than the fight, people were on the dance floor and not wanting to leave. After our wedding people all ages said they enjoyed not just the music but the transition of everything the MC/DJ did. Do yourself a favor and look no further for a DJ because DJ Sota is worth every penny! More...

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Ryne S.

22 April 2015

We hired DJ Sota entertainment and we were able to have Dave DJ our event. He was stellar. Great guy. Easy to talk to no ego to deal with. He didn't want to play his own mixes or whatever he wanted. The guests were happy. We were happy. Plus he's one hot tamale More...

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David S.

25 March 2015

We used DJ Sota for our wedding and were completely delighted! Every detail was fantastic and they kept our party going perfectly smooth. Love Vaughn! Would highly recommend these guys, as they are true professionals and experts, especially for weddings. More...

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Ryan C.

3 February 2015

DJ Sota we first met at a friends wedding while we were engaged and loved him so much that we booked him the next week for our wedding. Very professional and easy to get along with. Our wedding was a blast and everyone loved the music. Highly recommended for anyone looking for DJ. You will not be disappointed with him. More...

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Michael H.

1 January 2015

If you are on your quest to finding a wedding DJ, look no further. DJ Sota and DJ Vaughn were truly fantastic! My wife and I have been recommending them to everyone we know. Hands down the best wedding DJ I have ever experienced.DJ Sota was professional, helped answer all of our questions, and was extremely responsive via email and phone. We had a planning session where he helped us create a timeline, gave us advice on song choices, and got to know our preferences. The day before the wedding we had to make some last minute adjustments and DJ Sota had no problem helping us out.DJ Vaughn was our DJ and MC on our wedding day and he was amazing. Our friends could not stop talking about how great he was and we cannot say enough good things about him.  As an MC, he was professional and had a great personality.  As a DJ, he knew how to read the crowd, had the best song selection, and kept everyone on the dance floor all night long. He started the night off with a creative way to get everyone on the dance floor, kept it going with great song choices, and by the end of the night nobody wanted to leave.Of all the DJ's we looked at, DJ Sota was probably one of the more affordable ones out there and he and DJ Vaughn were worth every penny.  They truly made our wedding a night to remember. Thanks again!Also, I highly recommend using DJ Sota's wife Kristen as your day of coordinator...she was fantastic! She helped coordinate all the vendors and made for a stress free wedding day. Her company is Stop and Stare Events. More...

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Ramy T.

30 December 2014

I recently got married and DJ Sota was our DJ. He did an excellent job for starters. Thru his direction our wedding schedule went very smooth. We gave him a play list of songs in no particular order and he played each song at the perfect time. He was very easy to deal with and was extremely accommodating. I was pleased with his high level of professionalism.  We interviewed other dj's and none of them came close to his competency. We also had his wife for our day of planner and she also was exceptional.  Our whole wedding party was appreciative of her professionalism and ability to adjust to the moment. I would highly recommend both of them for a wedding of any size. I couldn't have been happier with their services. More...

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Laura

17 December 2014

DJ Sota Entertainment is a five star business that I would recommend to anyone looking for a professional and extremely talented DJ. Dakota Sottosanto was our DJ for our wedding in Huntington Beach, CA. I hired Dakota in March for our December wedding. He books up fast so I wanted to make sure that he would be available.

From the moment I contacted him he made everything easy and I felt I was in good hands. He emailed me a DJ planning form, he has over 100,000 songs! I was able to take my time and go over each detail of the reception. Since he was so helpful I asked if he could recommend a coordinator, florist and photographer. Turns out his wife is a coordinator and a darn good one too! I hired her the next day (see spear are review for Stop and Stare events). They are a great team, I highly recommend having them both at your wedding.

About two weeks before the wedding I met up with Dakota. He had a timeline all mapped out for me and all I had to do was fill in what songs we wanted for our grand entrance, bouquet toss, garter toss etc. He steered me in into how to pick music for each section of the reception and it was perfect.

The day of the event he showed up early, was all set up, I didn't have to follow up at all. His DJ stand has a smooth cover around it so you don't see any wires. Everyone commented on how great Dakota was I even had him stay two extra hours. Best night of my life, thank you!!
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Laura E.

13 December 2014

DJ Sota Entertainment is a five star business that I would recommend to anyone looking for a professional and extremely talented DJ. Dakota Sottosanto was our DJ for our wedding in Huntington Beach, CA. I hired Dakota in March for our December wedding. He books up fast so I wanted to make sure that he would be available. From the moment I contacted him he made everything easy and I felt I was in good hands. He emailed me a DJ planning form, he has over 100,000 songs! I was able to take my time and go over each detail of the reception. Since he was so helpful I asked if he could recommend a coordinator, florist and photographer. Turns out his wife is a coordinator and a darn good one too! I hired her the next day (see spear are review for Stop and Stare events). They are a great team, I highly recommend having them both at your wedding. About two weeks before the wedding I met up with Dakota. He had a timeline all mapped out for me and all I had to do was fill in what songs we wanted for our grand entrance, bouquet toss, garter toss etc. He steered me in into how to pick music for each section of the reception and it was perfect.The day of the event he showed up early, was all set up, I didn't have to follow up at all. His DJ stand has a smooth cover around it so you don't see any wires. Everyone commented on how great Dakota was I even had him stay two extra hours. Best night of my life, thank you!! More...

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Engie

24 November 2014

We had DJ Diego for our wedding last May. He was very entertaining and kept our guests dancing all evening! We also worked with him and DJ Sota to get everything prepared beforehand. They are very efficient and organized. The timeline they helped us create was extremely helpful and DJ Diego made sure everything went smoothly and according to the timeline. We would definitely recommend them to family and friends. More...

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Engie D.

24 November 2014

We had DJ Diego for our wedding last May. He was very entertaining and kept our guests dancing all night! We also worked with him and DJ Sota to get everything prepared beforehand. They are very efficient and organized. The timeline they helped us create was extremely helpful and DJ Diego made sure everything went smoothly. We would definitely recommend them to family and friends. More...

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Eileen H.

20 October 2014

DJ Sota was the DJ and emcee for our wedding ceremony and reception last month (Sept 2014) at Dove Canyon Country Club and he did such an amazing job! He was extremely professional and easy to work with from start to finish, and he gave so many helpful suggestions on song choices, as well as on the timing and structure of our wedding. He also did such a great job incorporating the Arabic music we requested to be played, and our guests loved it! On our wedding day, he helped keep us on schedule and checked in periodically throughout the night, and most importantly, he played great music and kept the dance floor packed. Everyone had such a great time, and it was largely because of DJ Sota. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding DJ. You won't be disappointed! More...

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Kristen

5 October 2014

We hired DJ Sota (Dakota) for our wedding at the Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. We originally hired Dakota to do the lighting and be our DJ for the reception. About 2 weeks before the wedding, I asked Dakota if we could add a custom monogram. Although we were only 2 weeks away, Dakota was more than accommodating. He was able to take the design from the back of our wedding invitation and project it on the wall. It turned out amazing! Then about 2 days before the wedding, we had a problem with our ceremony musician and asked Dakota to step in and play during the ceremony as well. Again, he came through without any hesitation!!

Everything turned about better than we even imaged! The lighting was beautiful. The music was excellent. And Dakota made sure everything went according to plan. Dakota has done many weddings and his knowledge of all the details and timing of everything put me at ease. Our hotel coordinator only facilitated through the ceremony, so it was very important that we had someone who could run the show at the reception.

In addition, my husband is Colombian and we wanted to have a mix of music and incorporate Latin music. Dakota did a great job mixing it up and keeping the Latin music modern so everyone enjoyed dancing to it.

Lastly, the best thing I liked about Dakota was that he is not cheesy or like a game show host. We met with many DJs and they all had this game show host vibe. Dakota gave the party life without taking over the show. I would definitely recommend Dakota to anyone looking for a DJ.
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Kristen W.

5 October 2014

We hired DJ Sota (Dakota) for our wedding at the Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. We originally hired Dakota to do the lighting and be our DJ for the reception. About 2 weeks before the wedding, I asked Dakota if we could add a custom monogram. Although we were only 2 weeks away, Dakota was more than accommodating. He was able to take the design from the back of our wedding invitation and project it on the wall. It turned out amazing! Then about 2 days before the wedding, we had a problem with our ceremony musician and asked Dakota to step in and play during the ceremony as well. Again, he came through without any hesitation!! Everything turned about better than we even imaged! The lighting was beautiful. The music was excellent. And Dakota made sure everything went according to plan. Dakota has done many weddings and his knowledge of all the details and timing of everything put me at ease. Our hotel coordinator only facilitated through the ceremony, so it was very important that we had someone who could run the show at the reception. In addition, my husband is Colombian and we wanted to have a mix of music and incorporate Latin music. Dakota did a great job mixing it up and keeping the Latin music modern so everyone enjoyed dancing to it. Lastly, the best thing I liked about Dakota was that he is not cheesy or like a game show host. We met with many DJs and they all had this game show host vibe. Dakota gave the party life without taking over the show. I would definitely recommend Dakota to anyone looking for a DJ. More...

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Sevy

27 September 2014

Dakota is the best DJ one could ever expect. Seriously, he will take all the stress and work out of your hands and handle everything. He is also a very genuine, great guy. More...

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DorysMike

27 September 2014

After finding our venue (The Summit House in Fullerton), finding our DJ was the next on our to-do list. From our first phone conversation, DJ Sota (Dakota) was always extremely professional and was able to answer any questions we had, no matter how small they may have been. Dakota DJ'd our wedding at the Summit House on 08/31/14, and he also provided the uplighting (which was beautiful) and a personalized image that was projected for us, instead of a monogram.
A couple weeks before our wedding, we meet with Dakota to go over our timeline just to make sure everything would run smoothly on our wedding day. Since I'm an optometrist, we wanted to incorporate a personalized "eye chart" to be projected at our wedding (Instead of the traditional/ standard monogram). Although we asked Dakota if he would be able to pull this off for us with such short notice, he was extremely helpful and was more than willing to help us with this unique request. The end result was PERFECT! It was just what we had pictured.
To say Dakota made our reception smoothly would be an understatement. We are both from predominately Latin families, so one of our initial concerns was to make sure we found someone who would be able to play a good mix of Latin music to keep our guest dancing. Dakota did just that! Our guest were having so much fun on the dance floor that we decided to extend our reception an extra hour to keep the celebration going!! (and Dakota was able to accommodate us with that last minute request).
To this day, our friends and family let us know how much fun they had at our wedding, especially dancing the night away. We are soo thankful to have come across DJ Sota's website. He is very professional, was very punctual, extremely organized, so easy to work with and overall helped make our dream wedding a reality. Thank you Dj Sota for everything, you are THE BEST!!
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Dorys V.

26 September 2014

After finding our venue (The Summit House in Fullerton), finding our DJ was the next on our to-do list. After doing a lot of researching we came across DJ Sota's info on weddingwire. Needless to say we were impressed with how many great reviews he had. From our first phone conversation, DJ Sota (Dakota) was always extremely professional and was able to answer any questions we had, no matter how small they may have been.  Dakota DJ'd our wedding at the Summit House on 08/31/14, and he also provided the uplighting (which was beautiful) and a personalized image that was projected for us, instead of a monogram.A couple weeks before our wedding, we meet with Dakota to go over our timeline just to make sure everything would run smoothly on our wedding day. Since I'm an optometrist, we wanted to incorporate a personalized "eye chart" to be projected at our wedding (Instead of the traditional/ standard monogram). Although we asked Dakota if he would be able to pull this off for us with such short notice, he was extremely helpful and was more than willing to help us with this unique request. The end result was PERFECT! It was just what we had pictured =)   **I'll be uploading a pic as soon as we get them from our photographer, with all the commotion of the night, I failed to take some with my phone =(  **To say Dakota made our reception smoothly would be an understatement. We are both from predominately Latin families, so one of our initial concerns was to make sure we found someone who would be able to play a good mix of Latin music to keep our guest dancing. Dakota did just that! Our guest were having so much fun on the dance floor that we decided to extend our reception an extra hour to keep the celebration going!! (and Dakota was able to accommodate us with that last minute request). To this day, our friends and family let us know how much fun they had at our wedding, especially dancing the night away. We are soo thankful to have come across DJ Sota's website. He is very professional, was very  punctual, extremely organized, so easy to work with and overall helped make our dream wedding a reality. Thank you Dj Sota for everything, you are THE BEST!! More...

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Kathy N.

25 September 2014

My husband, my family, and my friends really enjoyed DJ Sota's music!  My wedding was this past weekend on 09/20/14.  He knew exactly what we wanted.  We wanted hip hop, r&b and some pop and he did the perfect mix of it. I have to admit I was worried at first because I wasn't sure if he could mix my preference in music well but he did!  He's very professional, easy to work with, and easy to talk to.  I couldn't ask for a better DJ and I would recommend him to everyone!  Thank you again DJ Sota!  We appreciate your hard work. More...

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Lina

10 September 2014

DJ Sota is it! Reliable, professional, hip, very easy to get along with! My husband and I are so grateful for how DJ Sota was able to guide us through step by step and very patient with us while we were indecisive with song choices for both the ceremony and reception. He is super organized with numerous lists of suggestions and helped turn our stress to excitement for our special day. We definitely recommend DJ Sota! More...

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Jamie

5 September 2014

We used DJ Sota for our wedding. He kept everyone dancing and having fun all night long!

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Jamie H.

5 September 2014

We used Dj Sota for our wedding. He kept everyone dancing and enjoying their evening all night long! Highly recommend.

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Amy

8 August 2014

Dakota and Diego made our wedding day an absolute dream! Dakota was on the ball from the moment I contacted him, and was very flexible and helpful with our song choices. Diego was very professional, respectful, and fun! We couldn't have asked for a better DJ service! More...

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6 August 2014

Choosing a DJ for my wedding was something I wasn't excited about doing. I was a little worried about choosing a DJ because, unlike other components of a wedding, I couldn't actually hear/see a DJ's work before an event.... I just had to trust my instincts and reviews.

I thoroughly looked at other DJs, asked for quotes, asked friends for recommendations, but I wasn't really satisfied with anything I saw. I came across DJ Sota on WeddingWire, and I was impressed by all the reviews. I, of course, had to investigate further, and so I checked on Yelp, his website, his YouTube videos (of weddings), and his FaceBook. At this point, I felt like a stalker, but hey... a DJ will make or break your wedding, so I was determined to find a great one.

From the first time I spoke with DJ Sota, he was very professional, friendly, and attentive. Before we booked him, he met with my husband and answered all our questions and addressed our concerns. I wasn't really sure what to expect from a DJ, but DJ Sota nailed it. He promptly sent us a wedding planning sheet. This was so helpful, and it made planning the "day of" music/timeline less daunting.

About two weeks before my wedding, Dakota (DJ Sota) and I touched base on music selection and equipment needs, and a week before my wedding, we met at the venue to discuss layout and finalize the timeline and music selection. As mentioned, DJ Sota was very professional and incredibly knowledgeable. He gave me some recommendations that were very helpful. In addition, he was very thorough in his work.

On the day of the wedding, DJ Sota was everything I hoped for and more! From the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, to dancing, DJ Sota played everything I wanted and helped us
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Yvette I.

6 August 2014

Choosing a DJ for my wedding was something I wasn't excited about doing. I was a little worried about choosing a DJ because, unlike other components of a wedding (flowers, catering, photography), I couldn't actually hear/see a DJ's work before an event.... I just had to trust my instincts and wedding website reviews.Now, it must be mentioned that I'm pretty particular with music and detail-oriented. My husband says I look into things too much, but in my defense, this is how I receive quality service... you have to do your homework!I thoroughly looked at other DJs, asked for quotes, asked friends for recommendations, but I wasn't really satisfied with anything I saw. I came across DJ Sota on WeddingWire, and I was impressed by all the reviews. I, of course, had to investigate further, and so I checked on Yelp, his website, his YouTube videos (of weddings), and his FaceBook. At this point, I felt like a stalker, but hey... a DJ will make or break your wedding, so I was determined to find a great one.From the first time I spoke with DJ Sota, he was very professional, friendly, and attentive. Before we booked him, he met with my husband and answered all our questions and addressed our concerns. I wasn't really sure what to expect from a DJ, but DJ Sota nailed it. He promptly sent us a wedding planning sheet. This was so helpful, and it made planning the "day of" music/timeline less daunting.About two weeks before my wedding, Dakota (DJ Sota) and I touched base on music selection and equipment needs, and a week before my wedding, we met at the venue to discuss layout and finalize the timeline and music selection. As mentioned, DJ Sota was very professional and incredibly knowledgeable. He gave me some recommendations that were very helpful. In addition, he was very thorough in his work.On the day of the wedding, DJ Sota was everything I hoped for and more! From the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, to dancing, DJ Sota played everything I wanted and helped us keep on schedule. During and after the wedding, I received several compliments about the music... even my venue coordinator was impressed with him! DJ Sota truly made our day!! Thank you so much, DJ Sota! More...

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Kristin

18 July 2014

If you are looking for a wonderful husband and wife team for music and coordination then Stop and Stare Events and DJ Sota Entertainment is the way to go! Kristen and Dakota were absolutely fantastic to work with and very detail oriented. I was extremely impressed by how in tune they were with the details; I never realized there were so many mini details to make a wedding day one to remember especially the music.

Music at an event really sets the mood for the whole day and Dakota developed a wonderful playlist that fit our venue/music taste perfectly. The music was wonderful throughout the whole day, he listened to what my husband and I wanted and did that and more. Also, he has a capturing voice which is a plus since he was the one telling guests information. Weeks after the wedding guests kept sending emails asking about the playlist and all the great detail of the wedding. This is the first time I have ever hired a DJ and I would recommend Dakota as one of the best DJ’s out there!

Lastly, the small details of a wedding really tie everything together and without Kristen’s wonderful help our wedding wouldn’t have ran as smoothly as it did. She was so easy to work with and was very helpful when I asked for advice. When I arrived to our wedding site everything looked amazing and just the way my husband and I envisioned it! Kristen even went above and beyond when it came to the cake cutting. We just had a plain table cloth with the cake but Kristen moved the flowers that were tied onto the chairs to the table for an elegant touch!

My advice is hire this amazing duo, plain and simple. You will not regret it!
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Stephanie

24 June 2014

DJ Sota (aka Dakota Sottosanto) did an amazing job as our wedding DJ at the Newland Barn in Huntington Beach. I'll just start off by saying - my husband and I are not particular about much, but we are TOTALLY particular about music. DJ Sota allowed us to build custom playlists for each wedding event, which suited our tone and personality without being off-putting to our guests. He counseled us through the process, lending expert advise that only a professional with experience in weddings would know. And together we made a one-of-a-kind experience for ourselves and our guests!

I feel like many wedding DJ's would have taken one look at our broad musical choices and ran for the hills. But DJ Sota went that extra mile to get to know the music, and was super helpful in making sure that our special songs would be played at appropriate moments (even working in some of our more obscure favorites into the open dance timeslots) He is a charming fellow to boot so MC'ing the events seemed to come naturally to him; no weird awkward silences or pauses. He was friendly, courteous, and professional to our family and friends too, which goes a long way with us. Overall we would highly recommend DJ Sota!
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Steph A.

24 June 2014

DJ Sota (aka Dakota Sottosanto) did an amazing job as our wedding DJ at the Newland Barn in Huntington Beach. I'll just start off by saying - my husband and I are not particular about much, but we are TOTALLY particular about music. DJ Sota allowed us to build custom playlists for each wedding event, which suited our tone and personality without being off-putting to our guests. He counseled us through the process, lending expert advise that only a professional with experience in weddings would know. And together we made a one-of-a-kind experience for ourselves and our guests! I feel like many wedding DJ's would have taken one look at our broad musical choices and ran for the hills. But DJ Sota went that extra mile to get to know the music, and was super helpful in making sure that our special songs would be played at appropriate moments (even working in some of our more obscure favorites into the open dance timeslots) He is a charming fellow to boot so MC'ing the events seemed to come naturally to him; no weird awkward silences or pauses. He was friendly, courteous, and professional to our family and friends too, which goes a long way with us. Overall we would highly recommend DJ Sota! More...

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samira

16 June 2014

DJ Sota's company was so amazing to work with. We were referred to Dakota's company by our photographer, Jamie Brinkman from Jamie B Photography, who had worded with him several times prior and was very pleased with DJ Sota's team. We originally thought Dakota was going to be our DJ, but he had another event. After we had a Skype meeting with DJ Dave, we knew that this was going to be the best decision for our special day!

We had to arrange the whole thing from the east coast and they walked us through the entire process with ease. At times, we felt overwhelmed with all the typical wedding things, but with their organized time line and helpful client questionnaires, we learned quickly that this was going to be much easier than expected. They were super helpful with suggestions and giving us a peace of mind by walking us through different ideas and how to incorporate our vision for the perfect wedding.

Dave was punctual, very friendly, easily worked with our requests. He had a sense of humor, very easygoing and ensured we stayed on track with our time line the day of wedding. Even though we had a bit of a late start (we were about 15-20 min late), he managed to bring us back on track - which was super important since we had 2 other vendors who had a specific time they needed to start their performances. Every guest that had a request or needed his assistance continued to rave about his professionalism and how easy it was to approach him. He was well dressed and always had a smile on his face (which was always a plus with those candid photos!).

If we ever have another event - no offense Dakota - Dave would definitely be our man! :)
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11 June 2014

Diego did a great job at our wedding. We were pleased with his professionalism as well as playing exactly the music and type of music we had given him.

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Michelle

6 June 2014

DJ Sota made our night so fun. He had everyone out on the dance floor and I am still getting remarks on how good of a DJ he was and how fun the night was because there was good music playing. The lighting setup that he did was so worth it and made the perfect atmosphere. More...

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Barbara W.

24 May 2014

DJ Sota was our DJ for our wedding on 4/26/14. When we first got engaged, I had no idea where to even start looking for a good DJ, when I started researching, there quite a bit of  shady DJ's out there that were trying to rip us off and charge us way to much for what they were offering, and most of them just seemed stuck up, and weren't really helpful. When I found DJ Sota on Yelp, I saw amazing reviews on him and his company DJ Sota Entertainment. Ever since the day I contacted him, he has been helpful every step of the way, and he was very prompt and quick about responding by email, text, or phone call, and answered any questions we had. He made us feel super comfortable and was up front and honest with us,we were even on a first name basis, and he wasn't pushy at all. We met up 2 weeks prior to our wedding to finalize everything, and we had some last minute changes, and he was able to work around it. He even was able to have one of his friends to come help translate at our wedding to accommodate and make my Argentinean family comfortable during the reception.We definitely recommend him for any event you may need a DJ for. Thanks so much Dakota! More...

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b j.

21 May 2014

Dakota just DJ'd our wedding and it was awesome. He's a true professional and really knows how to keep the flow of your wedding going and people on the dance floor. He worked with every request we had and did an exceptional job. If you need a wedding DJ hire this guy you'll be happy you did. Thanks Dakota More...

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Barbara

8 May 2014

DJ Sota was our DJ for our wedding on 4/26/14. When we first got engaged, I had no idea where to even start looking for a good DJ, when I started researching, there quite a bit of shady DJ's out there that were trying to rip us off and charge us way to much for what they were offering, and most of them just seemed stuck up, and weren't really helpful. When I found DJ Sota on Yelp, I saw amazing reviews on him and his company DJ Sota Entertainment. Ever since the day I contacted him, he has been helpful every step of the way, and he was very prompt and quick about responding by email, text, or phone call, and answered any questions we had. He made us feel super comfortable and was up front and honest with us,we were even on a first name basis, and he wasn't pushy at all.

We met up 2 weeks prior to our wedding to finalize everything, and we had some last minute changes, and he was able to work around it. He even was able to have one of his friends to come help translate at our wedding to accommodate and make my Argentinean family comfortable during the reception.We definitely recommend him for any event you may need a DJ for. Thanks so much Dakota!
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SAMIRA G.

6 May 2014

DJ Sota's company was so amazing to work with. We were referred to Dakota's company by our photographer, Jamie Brinkman, who had worded with him several times prior and was very pleased with DJ Sota's team. We originally thought Dakota was going to be our DJ, but he had another event. After we had a Skype meeting with DJ Dave, we knew that this was going to be the best decision for our special day!We had to arrange the whole thing from the east coast and they walked us through the entire process with ease. At times, we felt overwhelmed with all the typical wedding things, but with their organized time line and helpful client questionnaires, we learned quickly that this was going to be much easier than expected. They were super helpful with suggestions and giving us a peace of mind by walking us through different ideas and how to incorporate our vision for the perfect wedding.Dave was punctual, very friendly, easily worked with our requests. He had a sense of humor, very easygoing and ensured we stayed on track with our time line the day of wedding. Even though we had a bit of a late start (we were about 15-20 min late), he managed to bring us back on track - which was super important since we had 2 other vendors who had a specific time they needed to start their performances. Every guest that had a request or needed his assistance continued to rave about his professionalism and how easy it was to approach him. He was well dressed and always had a smile on his face (which was always a plus with those candid photos!). If we ever have another event - no offense Dakota - Dave would definitely be our man! :) More...

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Julie

4 May 2014

DJ Sota's company was great to work with. I got married last October and am slow to getting around to this review, as I'm not typically a big reviewer...at all. However, I felt compelled to get the word out about our experience with DJ Sota and DJ Dave. We emailed a lot of different DJ companies and a lot of their prices were ridic for what we would get. I emailed DJ Sota for a quote and his pricing was VERY reasonable! Before making my vendor decision, I scheduled a Skype meeting with Dakota (DJ Sota) and DJ Dave, since Dave would be our DJ while Dakota was already booked. I wanted to get a good feel for their vibe and how much they love music and have knowledge about what we wanted, which was a lot of various decade chill music for dinner and all 90's hip hop and other party music during reception. I had some no no's too (no Bieber/Miley/Selena Gomez tween ish), and they totally got our style do's and dont's. Dakota was also prompt on email responses and totally even helped us plan not only the music for big moments (i.e. Aisle walk, wedding party entry, first dance) but also the day's schedule with his predetermined questionnaire and planner. This was so helpful.

We hired Dave and it was a great decision. Everyone was packed on the floor dancing most of the night and he was super professional and kind. We really appreciated his hard work in not only DJing, but also hooking up the ceremony speakers and uplights and making the lighting look awesome. Yes....the prices were so reasonable that we opted for uplights from them too. I would recommend this company for sure...cool, professional guys!
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Julie K.

4 May 2014

DJ Sota's company was great to work with. I got married last October and am slow to getting around to this review, as I'm not typically a big reviewer...at all. However, I felt compelled to get the word out about our experience with DJ Sota and DJ Dave. We emailed a lot of different DJ companies and a lot of their prices were ridic for what we would get. I emailed DJ Sota for a quote and his pricing was VERY reasonable!  Before making my vendor decision, I scheduled a Skype meeting with Dakota (DJ Sota) and DJ Dave, since Dave would be our DJ while Dakota was already booked. I wanted to get a good feel for their vibe and how much they love music and have knowledge about what we wanted, which was a lot of various decade chill music for dinner and all 90's hip hop and other party music during reception. I had some no no's too (no Bieber/Miley/Selena Gomez tween ish), and they totally got our style do's and dont's. Dakota was also prompt on email responses and totally even helped us plan not only the music for big moments (i.e. Aisle walk, wedding party entry, first dance) but also the day's schedule with his predetermined questionnaire and planner. This was so helpful. We hired Dave and it was a great decision. Everyone was packed on the floor dancing most of the night and he was super professional and kind. We really appreciated his hard work in not only DJing, but also hooking up the ceremony speakers and uplights and making the lighting look awesome. Yes....the prices were so reasonable that we opted for uplights from them too. I would recommend this company for sure...cool, professional guys! More...

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Marci

29 April 2014

My husband did most of the work on the music portion of our wedding but I can say DJ Sota and DJ Vaughn did an absolutely amazing job for my wedding last night in San Diego.

DJ Sota was extremely communicative via email and answered any and all questions we had. He helped us create a great timeline for the day and made helpful suggestions for music choices when we were lost. Even on the morning of my wedding I was able to email him to extend my processional song and sure enough he came through!

DJ Vaughn was our actual DJ for the night and if I could give him 10 stars, I would. He was FANTASTIC! He never left his area and he played the best dance songs. He MC'd exactly how we would want, made the night run smooth and helped throw one hell of a dance party. From the minute dinner ended until the time the lights went on and the wedding was over people were on the floor dancing. His music choices were great and my only complaint is the night had to end

Thank you DJ Vaughn!
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Patrick B.

27 April 2014

I could not recommend DJ Sota enough!  Dakota is great to work with and extremely helpful and made the whole process of finding a DJ for our wedding a breeze!  Dakota already had another event scheduled for our wedding day as we contacted him late, but he had DJ Vaughn work our wedding, and Vaughn was the best DJ I have ever seen.  He is very professional while making it a great party!  I cannot even count the number of compliments that we received from our guests about Vaughn, they all had an amazing time!  I promise you will not go wrong with either Dakota or Vaughn! More...

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Marci S.

27 April 2014

My fiance did most of the work on the music portion of our wedding but I can say DJ Sota and DJ Vaughn did an absolutely amazing job for my wedding last night in San Diego. DJ Sota was extremely communicative via email and answered any and all questions we had. He helped us create a great timeline for the day and made helpful suggestions for music choices when we were lost. Even on the morning of my wedding I was able to email him to extend my processional song and sure enough he came through! DJ Vaughn was our actual DJ for the night and if I could give him 10 stars, I would. He was FANTASTIC! He never left his area and he played the best dance songs. He MC'd exactly how we would want, made the night run smooth and helped throw one hell of a dance party. From the minute dinner ended until the time the lights went on and the wedding was over people were on the floor dancing. His music choices were great and my only complaint is the night had to endThank you DJ Vaughn! More...

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Consuelo

26 March 2014

Fantastic! As many couples are, my fiancé and I were complete novices at planning a wedding. DJ Sota was the third DJ we sat down with during the wedding planning process. The first two seemed fine, but we had agreed to interview at least three. Well, within minutes of meeting DJ Sota, we both knew he was the one. He is professional and obviously knowledgeable, but it is the “more” that he brings to the table – his friendly personality, his experience on how weddings should work, his enthusiasm (he started sketching out our venue layout that first meeting and offered to go see the place so we could figure out sound and light!), and on and on. We sent him our draft itinerary for the big day and he took the time to go over it and make suggestions on how the wedding might flow better (and he was absolutely right!). We probably weren’t the easiest crowd – with our mix of traditional guests wanting Spanish music and younger guests wanting Top 40 – but he managed to make it all come together so seamlessly. Our guests had a great time – old and young! Thank you DJ Sota!! More...

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Tiffany

24 March 2014

Wedding was on March 7, 2014.

I’ve only been to a few weddings in my life and most of the wedding DJ’s I’ve seen are ok, but not great. They do a decent job and for most people I guess that works. This was different though because this was OUR wedding. My job was to find a DJ who can read a crowd and keep everyone engaged when they needed to and at other times, sit back and let the music do the talking. I stumbled upon Dakota on Wedding Wire and instantly I noticed NOTHING but 5 star reviews. I started watching the videos, looked at the pictures, and read the reviews and saw nothing but praise. I emailed Dakota about information and was instantly pleased by the prompt response. Dakota provided all the information I asked for and then some. My (now) wife and I met up with Dakota was pleased by his professionalism mixed in with excitement with the soon to be married couple . What made us feel even better was that he had just done a reception at the venue we were to be married at, so he knew the location and talked about setups he’s done in the past. We instantly booked him because we knew he was the one for us.

Leading up to the wedding Dakota was in constant communication with us sending us more information than we could handle and it was great. Once our itinerary was complete, Dakota was more than willing to look it over and gave great suggestions to have the wedding flow more smoothly. The day of, naturally, is one of nervousness but we give nothing but PRAISE for Dakota. The wedding was PERFECT. He played all the right songs at the right times and got the party going when it needed to. NO ISSUES AT ALL! I would hands down always recommend Dakota and his services and he is well deserving of this 5 star rating!!!! THANK YOU DAKOTA!
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Matt P.

24 March 2014

Wedding was on March 7, 2014.I've only been to a few weddings in my life and most of the wedding DJ's I've seen are alright, but not great. They do a decent job and for most people I guess that works. This was different though because this was OUR wedding. My job was to find a DJ who can read a crowd and keep everyone engaged when they needed to and at other times, sit back and let the music do the talking. I stumbled upon Dakota on Wedding Wire and instantly I noticed NOTHING but 5 star reviews. I started watching the videos, looked at the pictures, and read the reviews and saw nothing but praise. I emailed Dakota about information and was instantly pleased by the prompt response. Dakota provided all the information I asked for and then some. My (now) wife and I met up with Dakota was pleased by his professionalism mixed in with excitement with the soon to be married couple . What made us feel even better was that he had just done a reception at the venue we were to be married at, so he knew the location and talked about setups he's done in the past. We instantly booked him because we knew he was the one for us. Leading up to the wedding Dakota was in constant communication with us sending us more information than we could handle and it was great. Once our itinerary was complete, Dakota was more than willing to look it over and gave great suggestions to have the wedding flow more smoothly. The day of, naturally, is one of nervousness but we give nothing but PRAISE for Dakota. The wedding was PERFECT. He played all the right songs at the right times and got the party going when it needed to. NO ISSUES AT ALL! I would hands down always recommend Dakota and his services and he is well deserving of this 5 star rating!!!! THANK YOU DAKOTA! More...

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11 March 2014

We had a great experience with DJ Sota Entertainment. He was recommended to us by a friend who also had a wonderful experience.

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Madison

21 February 2014

Josiah from DJ Sota Entertainment is a phenomenal DJ! He was the DJ for my wedding, and he did an outstanding job!! He was super flexible and very easy to talk to about what we wanted. Everything ran perfectly from start to finish, and he definitely knows how to get the crowd dancing! We had a wonderful time, and we still get compliments about our DJ 6 months later. I would definitely recommend Josiah to everyone I know who is looking for a great DJ. More...

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Gayle

20 February 2014

Josiah was a great DJ. He DJ'd our Holiday Party and he was prepared for so many different genres of songs. He has a great personality and is prepared and organized. He will DJ every event we have in the future!

Gayle
Valencia Terrace
Corona, CA
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Michelle

20 February 2014

Josiah is by far THE BEST DJ out there!! He did our wedding and everything went perfectly! He is delightfully confident with a fun personality, extremely professional and prepared, easy to work with, and knows how to get a crowd out on the dance floor!

My family and extended family are not really into dancing at all, but with the amazing song choices and just everything that Josiah brings to the table--EVERYONE WAS DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY! :) That's what I call a GREAT wedding with an AWESOME DJ!

Ask for JOSIAH he won't disappoint!

Michelle
Corona,CA
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Fonzy C.

10 January 2014

What DJ can save your wedding, entertain your guests, play great music and get you complements on how great your wedding was? THIS DJ Can!! My wife and I can't say enough great things about DJ Sota Entertainment. From the very first call until the day after the wedding DJ Sota Entertainment focused on us and on our wedding. We got married in July 2013 and I am still getting asked who was our wedding DJ. I am always happy to say it was Diego from DJ Sota Entertainment. He was amazing. We had a delay on our wedding day due to a problem with our limo and Diego entertained our guests as we made our way to the reception. Once we arrived Diego played every song we requested and made sure the reception got back on schedule. He was dressed professionally, had a great booth that complimented our reception decorations and he speaks Spanish! My parents loved that he did because they were able to talk with him and feel assured that everything was going according to plan. Diego was great the whole night making sure everything moved along by using his great DJ voice and playing hip hop, salsa, pop, 80s and everything we wanted. I knew after meeting with Dakota (DJ Sota president) and Diego (Super DJ) that I would not have to worry about the music or the DJ. So do your self a favor and stop meeting with other DJs that just want your money or the ones that probably shouldn't be DJs and book DJ SOTA Entertainment. Ask for Diego and you will not be disappointed. More...

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Caroline T.

9 January 2014

I hired DJ Sota for my wedding.  He did a fantastic job not only with music but with floor lighting.  He was punctual and did everything I asked of him. I would highly recommend him.

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Patty

2 December 2013

DJ Dave was excellent. We asked for a wide variety of songs to be played that were suitable for youngsters to older people and that he exactly what he played. He kept the wedding going and kept right on the time schedule. The music was the right level of loudness.
I did not deal directly with the event production or rentals but everything went off as planned.
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Tisha L.

20 November 2013

DJ Sota did such an amazing job at our wedding. Very organized, professional & he is such a great mc. I am so happy we were able to book him for our big day. Based off of yelp reviews I didn't look into finding any other DJ and when we met him it just confirmed how much pride he takes in his work and it shows! He made our wedding day run smoothly! The music was perfect and everyone had a great time! More...

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Lindsay

11 November 2013

We hired DJ Sota Entertainment for our October 12, 2013 wedding. DJ Sota helped us select our music leading up to the event and DJ Dave was there for the event itself.
DJ Sota Entertainment was a huge help in selecting the music for our wedding. We were a bit lost on what we should choose, and they had a great tool on their website that shows you the top music choices for each event (ceremony, entrance song, first dance, etc.) which helped guide us in the right direction. The week before our wedding we spoke with DJ Sota to finalize the schedule as well as all of our music choices and he had some great suggestions. He provided very professional, organized and knowledgeable service.
The day of the wedding went perfectly! DJ Dave kept all of the events flowing and once the dancing began people were on the dance floor all night!
We would highly recommend DJ Sota entertainment!
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Leila

5 November 2013

Just go with him!!

Who are we?:
We were very very picky couple,haha,I checked over 100+ venue online,went to see 15+ in person,my hubby took over 2 months to pick his suit(longer than me!!),watched over 70+ demo reel to choose wedding videographer.
Can you tell we are picky!!?; )

How we chose Sota?:
Well DJ is a big part of the wedding,he actually be at your wedding.You don't want creepy guy,do you?I googled him,haha,saw his pics,ok,he is clean + good looking guy...(Sorry,that's important,right !!!)Talked him on the phone,polite and cool.
And also - after I booked him,I saw his name on the "vendor list" on the featured wedding on one of my favorite wedding blog.The wedding was very well done and pretty.The person who planned this wedding chose HIM...so this DJ must be good one!That seriously made me feel good!!!

How was it on the day?:
I gave him the list of songs to play & not to play,so I understand he knows somewhat we want him to play,but you want more than that,right?Somehow he knew EXACTLY want we like,even those songs I didn't request were our taste.One of my friend came up to me at our wedding and told me this music is so you!!.
Our wedding was small(75 ppl) and not everyone is young,there was a time there are only few on the dance floor,but he kept energy high(in good way).
He was very polite and fun.

If he makes a CD of all the songs he played at our wedding,I would totally pay extra and buy it.I liked it that much!
Oh and my hubby...his one of "few" requests for our wedding day was "No loud DJ,good music" and he was very happy,he still talks our DJ was the best!
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Matthew

29 October 2013

**Professional,Organized, Great Music Selection, Amazing DJ!!!!** We recently hired DJ Sota Entertainment for our wedding on October 12, 2013 and he killed it! DJ Sota took the time to meet with us several times before the wedding to make sure every detail was covered and executed perfectly the day of the wedding. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to friends and family! He handled our Ceremony, Cocktail hour, and Reception. He also masterfully designed and provided all of the lighting to match the mood to the occasion. Everything was seamless and he provided valuable feedback throughout the process! Thanks for doing such an amazing job!! More...

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Lina H.

26 October 2013

DJ Sota is amazing at what he does. As a live guitarist/singer, it's always great to have an experienced DJ who knows his sound and equipment. As an MC, his style is fresh, hip, cool, engaging, and he knows how to get the crowd on it's feet celebrating. Looking forward to working more with you Dakota! More...

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Keely

23 October 2013

So when I say that we knew exactly what we wanted/didn't want in a DJ, that may be an understatement! My husband and I had each been to 27 weddings before our own (it became such a story we finally had to count) and had seen and heard of many DJ horror stories. Through all of our experiences, as well as those of our family and friends, I had decided that it was necessary to be a musical control freak when it came to our own wedding. Although I knew exactly the genres and type of artists/songs we wanted, I don't know all of their names/titles and he knew what I was going for as soon as we started our discussions.

While DJ Sota was super understanding and accommodating to my countless requests, it ended up being completely unnecessary! He was so tuned in and really understood what we were looking for, and more importantly to us, what we didn't want. Before dinner had even hit the table, we were receiving countless compliments on the songs and style of musical choices that we went up to Dakota before we even ate dinner to thank him. After the wedding, the compliments have continuously poured in for DJ Sota!

Another small note: One of my best friends and bridesmaid got married the year before and had the worst DJ experience I have ever seen. They didn't even have their first dance to the song they chose, which she has spoken about ever since. When I suggested playing that song for them, Dakota suggested playing it as a transitional slow song and making an announcement congratulating them on their one year anniversary. We ended up doing it after the cake cutting and were able to dance next to them while they finally had their "first dance". They were so excited and appreciative and it was one of the best parts of the day for us.

I could go on, but I unequivocally recommend DJ Sota's services and am so happy with our choice to use him!
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17 October 2013

I worked with Dakota on planning, and my wedding day DJ was DJ Diego. Planning was so easy, Dakota helped us planning every detail and had so many ideas. DJ Diego did fantastic job on my wedding day, and we had so many compliments how smoothly our wedding programs went. Just call DJ SOTA ENTERTAINMENT and they will take care of everything for you. Thank you Dakota and Diego!

I highly recommend to hire Stop and Stare events as your coordinator especially when you work with DJ Sota entertainment. Their team harmony is so awesome, and it made my wedding planning and wedding day stress free!
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Elle K.

16 October 2013

He will be my DJ again!!...if I can host a party in the future!He was our DJ at our wedding last year.I was little nervous,well when you are looking for florist,catering,venue,you kind of have an idea what the vendor's taste is like.DJ?hmm,it's tough.Even you ask for their demo,still hard to tell,because each couple has different music taste and maybe the DJ is following their direction...so hard to tell if he has good taste or not,if he would understand YOUR taste.Who are we?:We were very very picky couple,I checked over 100+ venue online,went to see 15+ in person,my hubby took over 2 months to pick his suit(longer than me!!),watched over 70+ demo reel to choose wedding videographer.How we chose Sota?:Well DJ is a big part of the wedding,he actually be at your wedding.You don't want creepy guy,do you?I googled him,haha,saw his pics,ok,he is clean + good looking guy...(Sorry,that's important,right !!!)Talked him on the phone,polite and cool.And also - after I booked him,I saw his name on the "vendor list" on the featured wedding on one of my favorite wedding blog.The wedding was very well pretty.The person who planned this wedding chose HIM...so this DJ must be good one!That seriously made me feel good!!!How was it on the day?:I gave him the list of songs to play & not to play,so I understand he knows somewhat we want him to play,but you want more than that,right?Somehow he knew EXACTLY want we like,even those songs I didn't request were our taste.One of my friend came up to me at our wedding and told me this music is so you!!.Our wedding was small(75 ppl) and not everyone is young,there was a time there are only few on the dance floor,but he kept energy high(in good way).If he makes a CD of all the songs he played at our wedding,I would totally pay extra and buy it.I liked it that much!Oh and my hubby...his one of "few" requests for our wedding day was "No loud DJ,good music" and he was very happy,he still talks our DJ was the best! More...

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User3021273

14 October 2013

DJ Sota was extremely organized, professional, punctual, and knew how to get the guests dancing at our wedding. He was not corny with his presentation or songs (which I greatly appreciated) and he made sure everything stayed right on schedule. I was always able to talk to him about what I wanted or ask any questions I needed, either in person, over the phone, or email, and he got back to me with awesome recommendations right away! Most important, he made a stressed out bride, such as myself, feel much more relaxed about songs and how the night would go. Everyone had a great night and he did an AMAZING job! All the guests have described our wedding with the same word--perfect!! Thank you DJ Sota!:) More...

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Daphne

2 October 2013

It took me forever to write this review but, I really need to say how incredible this company really is! We hired DJ Sota Entertainment for our wedding at The London in West Hollywood on New Years Day. Most other companies were unwilling to work with us on the date or if they were they were marking up their fees dramatically. We met DJ Sota at a wedding expo in Newport Beach and were immediately impressed by his presentation, his understanding of what we were looking for and his professionalism. He understood the style of music and decorum we were looking for. Our family and friends are still talking about how beautiful the entire day was. Thank you so much, DJ Sota Entertainment!! We will recommend you again and again!! A PLUS! I will be using DJ Sota for my anniversary party as well as any other events I have, too! More...

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Jennifer

26 September 2013

Dakota was the DJ for our wedding. We found him via "The Knot" as a suggested DJ in the OC area. He was fantastic! From the beginning, he took care of us, he is very organized, responsive and easy to work with. My husband and I, have deep latin roots and we were looking for a DJ that could mix both Latin music with the American Top 40 songs. This wasn't an easy feat, Dakota helped us all the way, he provided guidance and suggestions when in doubt but also respected our wishes. We wanted to have a different timeline than the traditional american wedding, and just have one big section at the end for dancing and partying, and he was phenomenal.

Can't thank him enough, he helped make our wedding a success.
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Negin

13 September 2013

We had DJ Sota at our wedding and he was fantastic. Has a great song selection and got everyone onto the dance floor.

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Malaika

1 September 2013

We hired DJ Sota for our wedding and could not have been happier with the service and the experience. From the very beginning, Dakota showed how great he was to work with. We had contacted several DJ companies around the same time and Dakota was the first to get back to me within hours of my inquiry. Dakota had come highly recommended and throughout the whole process, he lived up to it.

Given our busy schedule, we held all of our planning discussions over the phone. Despite not meeting in person, Dakota made us completely comfortable in planning the music for the ceremony and reception. He was very helpful, provided his expert advice, and got back to us right away if we had any questions. He wasn’t shy with asking questions or giving his opinion on songs, timing, etc. which was greatly appreciated as we aren’t the biggest music people.

Dakota’s online planning tools made the process seamless. You can access it any time and make changes. It was great to be able to give this to my husband and have him complete it, giving me more time to handle other wedding tasks.

Our final planning call with Dakota was very helpful and he was extremely flexible with us making revisions to the plan at any point (my parents kept changing their minds about a projector). The wedding music was fantastic and he kept the dance floor packed all night (as the wedding pictures attest)! Dakota was also a wonderful MC and worked closely with our day-of coordinator to keep everything on track.

If you’re looking for a DJ company that is professional and fun, this is the one for you.

Thanks again Dakota!
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Pearl

30 August 2013

Like many other brides, DJ Sota was the first time I had hired a DJ and like all the previous reviews here say, he did not disappoint!

Dakota was the one that did my wedding ceremony and reception. He was patient and helped with every step of the planning process regarding the timeline and had some great suggestions as well and also accommodated our song requests. The dance floor stayed busy during the whole night with the exception of photos with guests, but even then as I was posing for pictures, I looked over the audience and saw that they were just itching to get back on the dance floor.

And like the yelper before me said, what you're paying for is quality. I just knew how stressful this important day would be and how it could have gone wrong with a cheap DJ who had little to no experience and lack of insurance. I am thankful and love my hubby for letting me hire DJ Sota!

p.s. Our guests say that they have never had so much fun at a wedding before until they came to ours! Even our elderly, handicapped guest who arrived with a walking cane got up to dance!
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Zai H.

27 August 2013

Hands down best experience ever.  Dakota just did the music for my fashion show a few days ago and I need to say, I never thought I'd get this kind of experience from anyone.  I've never thrown an event this large before so needless to say, I was not completely prepared to think of everything.  Throughout the process, Dakota was great about collaborating music ideas and flow events, speakers, fashion show line up segments, etc. The night of the event the DJ Sota crew set up quickly and professionally.  Everything went smoothly and without guidance.  He ran the fashion show lighting and music as if he was the host putting it on.  After the event everyone was in awe of how well it was put on, how well the lighting choices were and how great the music line up was.  I'll always remember this as my first fashion show event, and thanks to Dakota and DJ Sota Entertainment, it will be a fond memory! If you want a memorable event with no fuss, I suggest calling DJ Sota Entertainment. More...

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Daphne D.

20 August 2013

It took me forever to write this review but, I really need to say how incredible this company really is! We hired DJ Sota Entertainment for our wedding at The London in West Hollywood on New Years Day. Most other companies were unwilling to work with us on the date or if they were they were marking up their fees dramatically. We met DJ Sota at a wedding expo in Newport Beach and were immediately impressed by his presentation, his understanding of what we were looking for and his professionalism. He understood the style of music and decorum we were looking for. Our family and friends are still  talking about how beautiful the entire day was. Thank you so much, DJ Sota Entertainment!! We will recommend you again and again!! A PLUS! More...

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LeAnne

7 August 2013

Fantastic!! Dakota kept the reception flowing smoothly I didn't have to worry about anything!! I would highly recommend Dakota for any DJ needs. I was so pleased with his services I need to find another reason to use him! Great personality and sense of humor I accidentally hit him with my toss bouquet and he he laughed right along with the rest of us!! More...

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Ariana

6 August 2013

DJ Sota was our DJ for our June wedding and he was awesome. Great communication and quick response to all our questions. Since we were hiring him from out of town he offered to Skype with us which was great. He was so open to allowing us to give him a selection of Persian music. Great music all night long. He kept the dance floor full all night and really gauged the crowed. We had a lot of compliments from out guest. Very professional from beginning to end. Highly recommend! More...

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User3425936

28 July 2013

Dakota was amazing! He was extremely helpful with the planning process. My husband and I had an idea of what kind of music we wanted but didn't have the time to put together a list of artists and songs that we wanted to play. Dakota was super helpful with suggestions and the music turned out wonderful. Our guests commented on the great dancing music as well.

We were very much against the typical "wedding" music and dances and Dakota never played a song we didn't like. He listened and paid attention to all of our requests in terms of what not to say.

We didn't have a wedding coordinator so Dakota was also in charge of making sure all of our speeches, dances, cake cutting, etc. were on time. we felt extremely confident that the party would run smoothly knowing that he was in charge. I now know what people say that you absolutely don't want to worry about anything on your wedding day, and Dakota took all of our worries away! He was professional and made the party look awesome as well with his lighting options.

Two of our friends (who didn't even know each other) recommended Dakota to me so we didn't even consider anyone else. We would highly recommend him!
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P C.

18 July 2013

Like many other brides, DJ Sota was the first time I had hired a DJ and like all the previous reviews here say, he did not disappoint!Dakota was the one that did my wedding ceremony and reception. He was patient and helped with every step of the planning process regarding the timeline and had some great suggestions as well and also accommodated our song requests. The dance floor stayed busy during the whole night with the exception of photos with guests, but even then as I was posing for pictures, I looked over the audience and saw that they were just itching to get back on the dance floor.And like the yelper before me said, what you're paying for is quality.  I just knew how stressful this important day would be and how it could have gone wrong with a cheap DJ who had little to no experience and lack of insurance.  I am thankful and love my hubby for letting me hire DJ Sota!p.s. Our guests say that they have never had so much fun at a wedding before until they came to ours! Even our elderly, handicapped guest who arrived with a walking cane got up to dance! More...

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Danielle

17 July 2013

DJ Sota Ent. was exactly what we needed. We had talked to a number of DJs before talking with DJ Sota and didn't get the right vibe with any of them. Dakota was quick to respond to all of our communications. Dave DJed our wedding and did an excellent job. The setup of the lighting and gobo light was perfect. Not only did they handle our music and lighting, but Dakota helped walk us through the timeline of when everything would happen. This saved our wedding because we didn't use a coordinator and were a little scrambled within the 2 weeks prior. They were very flexible with their schedule and with what we wanted during the wedding. Much thanks to DJ Sota Ent! More...

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Mariam L.

12 July 2013

DJ Sota Entertainment did my wedding on July 5th and he did an absolutely amazing job. He worked with us  to come up with a playlist that was right for our wedding. My husband and I have very different tastes in music, which was a big struggle and made me nervous, but DJ Sota was able to make the perfect combo of music for our wedding along with giving us great suggestions. Another tricky thing about my wedding was that I wanted some Arabic music to reflect my Lebanese heritage. Luckily DJ Sota had a large collection of Arabic songs and even downloaded some specific Arabic songs I wanted. It was perfect. He did a great job keeping us informed during the wedding since we were 45 minutes behind and had a lot of events packed in during the reception. Even though we were running long, DJ Sota was able to get us back on track to the point where no one even noticed our timing issue. He worked very well with our other vendors to make sure everything went smoothly. Several of our guests came up to us after the wedding to tell us how much they liked our DJ and how friendly he was. The thing my husband and I wished for the most out of our wedding was for our guests to have fun and dance all night. Thanks to our amazing DJ, our wish came true. Picking the right DJ can make or break a wedding since they are responsible for the entertainment....I'm so happy to say that DJ Sota Entertainment made our wedding our dream come true. More...

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Annie

6 July 2013

I can not say enough good things about this company. My original DJ pulled out fairly last minute, and I had too much going on to spend a lot of time finding a new one. I found DJ Sota Entertainment on the internet. They responded immediately, set up a prompt meeting, an gave us a more than fair quote. It was like a gift from heaven for a stressed out bride.
DJ Dave was our wedding DJ, and he was fantastic. I was the least prepared bride in the history of ever, but he put together a marvelous set with only a single phone meeting three days before the wedding (my fault). My wedding day was so busy I didn't have time to speak with him at all before, but the whole ceremony went perfectly. He tried his best to keep us on schedule during the reception (an impossible task with our family) and when things fell behind he improvised perfectly, saving me tons of stress. He kept the dance floor going all night, an impressive feat considering the very wide range of musical tastes. I could not have asked for a better DJ.
Save yourself time, money, and stress. One meeting with these guys and you'll know you're in god hands.
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Jason T.

6 July 2013

When it comes to professional entertainment, DJ Sota clearly knows how to deliver. I'm a musician and a lead singer for a band, so I know what it takes to engage an audience, read the crowd, and keep them interested. As a performer, I'm constantly critiquing others and you can trust me when I say DJ Sota executes these fundamental challenges at his events. He knows how to transition between songs to keep the momentum going and I could tell that he too was a musician based on his sense of timing, rhythm, and understanding of when key changes are appropriate. After speaking with him at my best friends wedding, my suspicions proved to be correct.  We both shared a passion for music, played in bands, and even liked a lot of the same bands/artists. Awesome!However, that's just one aspect about DJ Sota's service and there's so much more to being a good business person in the entertainment/service industry than just being a great DJ. You don't earn 5 star reviews unless you're delivering on all fronts, and he absolutely does. While working the event, he was well organized, articulate, and fun! His song selections were great and so was the lighting. He even played one of our bands songs during the reception, which was a special touch that I wasn't expecting. Since then, I've always recommended his services to anyone I know who needs a DJ and I'll continue to do so in the future.Lastly, everyone always wants to talk about price. How much does it cost? Is he expensive? Can't I find someone cheaper? Well, like anything else in life, you get what you pay for. Good work is not cheap and cheap work is not good. If you want quality entertainment, stop pinching your pennies and start opening your wallet. Otherwise, you're likely to get some "DJ", with laughable gear, who looks like a gang banger, and thinks the only genre of music worth playing is hip hop. Bad idea. Make a wise decision and choose DJ Sota. More...

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Brittney

1 July 2013

As a new bride and never having to hire a DJ before i was a little nervous. When I found DJ Sota, he answered every question I had and made me feel at ease. DJ Dave was our DJ for the wedding and he did an amazing job!! Everyone at our large wedding kept raving about how awesome he was! Dakota was so easy to work with and was extremely helpful! THANK YOU isn't enough for this company! Everything was perfect, you guys rock!! More...

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User3346589

23 June 2013

We had such an amazing wedding with many many thanks to DJ Sota Entertainment. We worked with Dakota and from the minute we began working together, all of our questions were answered. With so many unknowns when planning your large wedding, we could not be more thankful for the guidance that we were given by Dj. Sota. The day was perfect and DJ Sota was so important to our night! My husband and I had the best time, our friends and family are constantly telling us what a great time they had. DJ Sota Entertainment also provided our uplighting services, which completed the room to perfection. Thank you tremendously and from the bottom of our hearts to Dj Sota Entertainment. More...

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Shanelle

29 May 2013

There are not enough words to express how wonderful Dakota is. The lighting that Dakota provided made my day, it was beautiful!! The music was everything I wanted and more! Dakota your a Saint!!! More...

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Quyen

16 May 2013

DJ Sota Entertainment was amazing! Dakota and his team are with you the entire way. From the moment I hired them until the end of my wedding, they were helpful, accommodating, and there every step of the way. They had great ideas for me and took every single one of my requests. I had DJ Dave as my DJ and MC for my wedding. He played all the music I asked for, had my guests on their feet and dancing and at the end of the night all my guests were raving about how amazing he was. I also had a photo booth there and Jason was amazing too. Jason handled a crowded and demanding line of photo booth goers with ease. He had props, music, and lights in the photo booth and made each experience unique. I would recommend Dakota and his team to any bride in need of a great DJ and photo booth. Thanks to them foraging my wedding entertaining, fun. And memorable. More...

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User2894991

4 May 2013

We chose Dakota as our DJ because he had a great combination of skills: professional, good MC voice, and easy to work with. Our timeline was constantly changing, but Dakota was always helpful in working with us on the timeline. He checked in with us during the wedding regarding a few events, which was very helpful. He also seems to have a good feel for the guests and the music. We would highly recommend DJ Sota if you're looking for a DJ in the Southern California area. More...

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Claudine

24 April 2013

DJ Sota Entertainment provided up lighting for my reception. The up lighting gave the room the extra touch it needed and made it more beautiful. It took the room to the next level and looked great in all the photos! He was very professional and worked well with my wedding planner and his team. More...

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Jeanizy D.

15 April 2013

My sister had her wedding on March 30, 2013, lets just say DJ Sota was AMAZING!!! He was very nice, welcoming, friendly, and even taught my sister's guests how to dance! This is my first experience where I have seen a DJ interact with the crowd. I totally Recommend him!!! If I can redo my wedding, I would have gone straight to DJ Sota!!! More...

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Bill

13 April 2013

We had DJ Sota for our wedding on March 30, 2013 and I can only say that he is an amazing DJ. First the Music selection was great...We left the selections up to DJ Sota and he guided us on which types of music that should be played during each setting. Second Timeline, the weeks heading up to the wedding we starting making our timeline for the reception and DJ Sota contacted us and gave us recommendations to how it could flow better. He also coordinated with the reception location, photographer and videographer to make sure that all the special events like first dance, flower toss, anniversary dance, and cake cutting would be synched with them so that those special events won't be missed. DJ Sota kept it upbeat by bringing in different types of music from oldies to current selections so that the guests from all ages would enjoy the dance floor. He even got the dance floor started by having people come to the dance floor to do special dances like the harlem shake, cha cha slide, electirc slide, and cupid shuffle. He even got onto the dance floor to show everyone how to do it which was highly appreciated. All in all our wedding went great and I really think alot of it had to do with DJ Sota being able to coordinate everything with our other venders and more importantly being able to keep the wedding upbeat. My wife and I highly recommend him and we mean do truly mean it.
PS my sister in law is getting married in November and she booked DJ Sota for her wedding too.
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Bill L.

13 April 2013

We had DJ Sota for our wedding on March 30, 2013 and I can only say that he is an amazing DJ.  We interviewed with alot of DJ's from ones that are two man teams to those we speak both Vietnamese and English but after we met with DJ Sota my wife and I had a good feeling about him and he surely did not disappoint.  Our wedding was a Asian wedding and half of the guests didn't speak English so we were a little worried at first but let me say it didn't matter if they didn't understand him they had a great time.  First the Music selection was great...We left the selections up to DJ Sota and he guided us on which types of music that should be played during each setting.  I was also shocked that my older uncles and aunts got up and starting dancing to music they never heard of.  Second Timeline, the weeks heading up to the wedding we starting making our timeline for the reception and DJ Sota contacted us and gave us recommendations to how it could flow better.  He also coordinated with the reception location, photographer and videographer to make sure that all the special events like first dance, flower toss, anniversary dance, and cake cutting would be synched with them so that those special events won't be missed.  Our younger guests absolutely loved DJ Sota.  My wife and I don't dance much so we were worried that the dance floor would be empty but it was the total opposite.  DJ Sota kept it upbeat by bringing in different types of music from oldies to current selections so that the guests from all ages would enjoy the dance floor.  He even got the dance floor started by having people come to the dance floor to do special dances like the harlem shake, cha cha slide, electirc slide, and cupid shuffle.  He even got onto the dance floor to show everyone how to do it which was highly appreciated.  All in all our wedding went great and I really think alot of it had to do with DJ Sota being able to coordinate everything with our other venders and more importantly being able to keep the wedding upbeat. My wife and I highly recommend him and we mean do truly mean it.  PS my sister in law is getting married in November and she booked DJ Sota for her wedding too. More...

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Daniela

10 April 2013

Working with DJ Sota entertainment was great. DJ Sota was always very helpful throughout the whole planing process. He was not the DJ playing at my wedding, but he helps a lot with different details needed for the day of the wedding. The DJ at our wedding was DJ Diego who was great at playing most of the songs we requested, and made our wedding super fun!! More...

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Rachele

29 March 2013

Thank you DJ Sota/Dakota for making our wedding day celebration fun and fabulous! You were great with taking our suggestions and incorporating them with what was current and appropriate for our guests-everyone had a wonderful time, and they were up on their feet dancing!

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Rachele

27 March 2013

DJ Sota did was our Wedding DJ almost 5yrs ago, and I just ran into him this past weekend, and was thrilled that I could write a review for his service from 2008. I highly suggest him for any event! He really considered all our special requests and incorporated them into the current music trends that were suitable for our special day! More...

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Shannon

13 March 2013

Dakota was one of the first vendors in a line of wedding vendor experiences and he definitely got us started out right. He has a very professional and personable demeanor and we instantly connected with him. He was upfront with his services and how he could help us enhance the reception with lighting, music, and other elements. We knew after meeting with him that he would be our DJ. As we got closer to our wedding day, he presented us with a lengthy (but super informative) packet of song ideas with our event information to fill out. This also consisted of all of the details he needed to know but that we never would have thought of on our own. He listened to our needs, made suggestions based on us as individuals and the type of wedding we were having, and more importantly, he proved himself on the day of- our guests had a great time and we got to hear all of the key songs we had requested. Two additional things that stood out for us-- On our RSVP cards we left a line for guests to fill out that said "I promise to dance if you play___" We got quite the mix and somehow Dakota managed to slip in the important ones at just the right time. We also had several guests request the money dance during the reception, which we had initially said no to. Dakota came up to us during the night to get our permission to do this because of all of the requests. We really felt like he had our best interests in mind and wanted to give us a great wedding experience. The true litmus test- our guests danced until the music stopped; even my 93 year old grandma got out on the dance floor! More...

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Lili

22 February 2013

DJ Sota was AMAZING! He is young, fun and hip, but not to be lacking any professionalism, punctuality and performance. He is very knowledgeable about music selection and is up to date with his accessibility. He suggested my ceremony song and I immediately cried! So I was very comfortable in trusting him with song selections and knowing I was in good hands. It's so nice to be able to text, call or email him and get a speedy response every time. My guests loved that he was a great MC, taking song requests and he nailed the timing with each event. His voice and mannerism were perfect! He offered THE BEST value package too, he couldn't be beat. Trust me, you will be very happy with DJ Sota! He really made our wedding day! More...

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Nancy A.

6 February 2013

Just had my wedding and Dakota and Dave did a wonderful job. They were both fun and professional which is a rare mix but something you definitely need for a wedding to go smoothly. Dakota was able to work with me on last minute changes to the timeline like it was the easiest thing ever for him. For me, weddings are all about the music and the fun you can show your guests, which I think wedding DJs should be known for, but in particular I was trying to stay away from the whole cheesy DJ thing, Dakota was able to class it up while keeping it fun. That's peanut butter and gold in my book. If I could use one word to describe this awesomely musical experience it would be fabidociosglitterawesomenuttyfuntimes. That's right, I just made up a word because there are no words to describe the awesomeness that is Dakota's shizzle. If you want your event to blow your mind, then this is your choice. If you want your mind to not be blown, if you want to be bored and be a douchy face, then you should go elsewhere. Bam! Let your mind be blown..... More...

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Jenette

25 January 2013

I am so thankful that Dakota DJ'ed my wedding! He did an amazing job and went above and beyond what he was hired to do. He is not only a great DJ but a great person! When we met with him before the wedding he took down all our suggestions and made some thoughtful recommendations. The music was exactly what we wanted, he announced all the parts of the reception and kept us on track for the evening, and the dance floor was alive until we left the party. I recommend DJ Sota to everyone looking for a DJ. Hire him! You won't be disappointed. More...

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katie

14 January 2013

DJ Sota Entertainment far surpassed my expectations from a vendor at my wedding. Dakota just had knee surgery, so he sent DJ Sal in his place to work my ceremony and reception and he played all the music we liked and tailored the playlist to what the guests reacted to. It was perfect!!

I first heard of DJ Sota while working wedding with Paige Ashlyn Weddings and Events. Watching Dakota work from the vendor side won me over and I knew that when my day came, there was no one else I'd rather hire to DJ/ MC my wedding.

DJ Sal did a phenomenal job and I'd use and refer them to everyone I know. You can't go wrong with this company. Dakota goes above and beyond, providing his own detailed timeline and also makes himself available throughout your planning process to help with the music selections. I was a little unsure of what to pick at first and at the initial meeting, he played a few different versions of the wedding march, which I had my heart set on walking down the aisle to. He has it ALL!!

When it came time to dance, the music was a hit! DJ Sota Entertainment MADE my reception. The ambiance was kept fun and upbeat, just the way it should be.
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Brenda

11 January 2013

If you are looking for a fun DJ with great professionalism look no farther. DJ Sota Entertainment is your choice. We all enjoyed his enthusiasm at my daughters wedding. He kept us all on track with the timing of events. We could not have asked for a better DJ. My Choice 5 STARS!!! More...

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Paige

10 January 2013

I used DJ Sota and one of the DJ's that work for him, DJ Dave and they both went above and beyond my expectations for the event. They were both very professional and brought a great energy to both my wedding and also my work holiday party. I would recommend them both to anyone! More...

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8 November 2012

Dakota DJ'ed at our wedding and I am so pleased that our guests had a fantastic time thanks to how well he MC'ed and kept the flow going from beginning to end. The music selection was very important to us, we had a very particular nostalgic/laid-back theme and Dakota was able to put together a song list that was right on the ball with what we were looking for. He gave us valuable feedback and suggestions, all of which we would never have thought about or even considered on our own. Dakota kept everything professional, organized, upbeat, and he even went the extra mile to work hand-in-hand with our wedding coordinating team on the day-of to ensure a perfectly executed event. It's really rare to have a DJ that is keen on the details and Dakota is just that! More...

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sonia

7 November 2012

Dakota did a fantastic job at our wedding. Our guest had a blast. He followed our request for music & event order through out the night perfectly. We loved his MC skills. Everyone hopes for an enthusiastic DJ that gets your crowd involved and having a good time. We especially appreciated the pre-meeting flexibility and availability when trying to plan our event. More...

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Allison

7 November 2012

Dakota was absolutely amazing! I already had a wedding planner but had I not, I know Dakota would have made sure everything went smoothly. He was very professional from the first time we met till the end of the wedding. He was early to the wedding, making sure everything was set up correctly and took care of every little detail. My husband and I were beyond pleased with him and really appreciated how respectful he was in asking our permission before random guests started to give speeches. I have recommended him to every friend who has got engaged since and will continue to do so. I have no doubt that he would be the perfect choice for any event! More...

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alison

7 November 2012

Dakota did a great job hosting my wedding. Not only were the songs he played great, but he really managed the flow of the wedding and was very charming with my guests.

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Long

7 November 2012

No matter how well you plan a wedding, no matter how beautiful the venue, how perfect the cake looks, and how fantastic the flowers are, all of that can go to waste if the MC is not able to tie it all together. That is what DJ Sota did on our magical night. He played the perfect music, got people out on the dance floor and he kept the whole night in order. The night started late due to other reasons and he was able to adjust and make the necessary adjustments so the whole night was seamless.

The success of our wedding night was a great balance of the right vendors and DJ Sota came highly recommended to us and I have no problems recommending him to anyone who is looking to have a magical night to remember.
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Alana

7 November 2012

Dakota was a wonderful DJ. Everyone loved the music and he helped make our reception run smoothly. Thank you so much Dakota!

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Andrew L.

7 November 2012

DJ Sota did a spectacular job of DJ-ing our mid-October wedding at Seacliff Country Club in HB. From the first meeting, to the program planning and song selection and right through the big day, he was 100% professional. We had initially called about 12 DJs, and they were all over the map on price and follow-up. Put DJ Sota on your short list to save yourself some time. We can strongly recommend him. More...

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alison h.

7 November 2012

DJ Sota did a great job with my wedding. He was very enthusiastic and the guests loved him. He is very professional and makes sure that your event is handled the way you would like it. Couldn't have asked for a better DJ on my wedding day. More...

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Long N.

7 November 2012

What can I say?  DJ Sota did a FANTASTIC job MC'ing my wedding.  As with all weddings, we were on a very tight schedule was delayed at the start.  Being resourceful, he had an extended playlist of fantastic music to help ease the guests as we were waiting to get the ceremony started.  The music selection he had was a hit with the guests.  We gave the input for what type of music to play and he found a way to make everything fit.  Even music that I liked that we all felt was going to be too difficult to mix in, he was able to get it to work.  Pricing was very reasonable and there was no upselling on anything.  We knew exactly what we wanted and we got exactly what we wanted.  He did a great job of commanding the attention of the guests and was able to put us back on schedule again without making things feel and seem rushed.  The music was always popping and and the dance floor was always full. More...

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Thuc

6 November 2012

Dakota was an absolute pleasure to work with. When we first met with him, his professionalism and breadth of knowledge of various types of music convinced us that he was to be the DJ and emcee for our wedding. Although he wasn't the least expensive of the DJ's that we interviewed, the initial meeting proved to us that he was a better "fit" for our style. Our style ranged from 70s to current with a focus on pop/dance as well as Sri Lankan Baila thrown in....he mixed all of that effortlessly. He even recommended music to us that we weren't familiar with (Vitamin String Quarter, Bruno Mars "Marry You", etc..) that we ended up actually using as part of the ceremony and reception programming. He also suggested we have an Anniversary Dance to start off the dance portion of the reception and even though it wasn't our idea, it was one of the more memorable parts of our wedding.

He provided us with a very thorough Wedding Planner which helped us solidify the program with him. This allowed us to only have to meet with him once before the wedding and as other reviewers have said, this pre-wedding meeting is very well thought out and detailed. We were very flexible in our ideas and thoughts so only one meeting was needed.

Day of the wedding, everything went smoothly with no mishaps. Dakota set up in a venue that he had never worked before and he worked around some of the unique requirements of that venue. Dakota fielded song requests from our young guests (under 12 years old) and had them going crazy on the dance floor with Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez songs...even our 60+ year old Uncle was "cutting a rug". As mentioned earlier, he blended music that he had no familiarity with and everyone enjoyed it and raved about how good the music was. Programming wise, he was able to emcee his way through some tricky names and kept everything moving and flowing.

We would highly recommend DJ Sota/Dakota to anyone.
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Andrew

16 October 2012

I am a professional photographer and have worked many events with Dakota. He has always gone above and beyond to ensure that his clients and their guests are comfortable, happy and having a great time. This comes pretty easy for him because of his natural professionalism and great personality. I enjoy DJ Sota's work so much that I even hired him to MC my wedding and yet again was blown away by his ability to host the perfect evening. I recommend him to all of my clients and friends. More...

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Kristen B.

9 October 2012

Working with DJ Sota Entertainment has always been a pleasure! Dakota brings tons of experience and knowledge to the table, and has a great team of DJs working with him. His proactive approach, amazing ability to keep the day flowing and the guests entertained, makes my job as a coordinator easy! I believe that the right (or wrong) DJ can make all the difference in your wedding day, and with DJ Sota Entertainment at your event, it is sure to be perfect! More...

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H. B.

7 October 2012

Dakota recently DJ'ed at our wedding and I am so pleased that our guests had a fantastic time thanks to how well he MC'ed and kept the flow going from beginning to end. The music selection was very important to us, we had a very particular nostalgic/laid-back theme and Dakota was able to put together a song list that was right on the ball with what we were looking for. He gave us valuable feedback and suggestions, all of which we would never have thought about or even considered on our own. Dakota kept everything professional, organized, upbeat, and he even went the extra mile to work hand-in-hand with our wedding coordinating team on the day-of to ensure a perfectly executed event. It's really rare to have a DJ that is keen on the details and Dakota is just that! More...

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Melissa

24 September 2012

Dakota was great. He was easy to get in touch with and always responded right away. The uplighting he provided created a very intimate and beautiful feel to our reception ballroom.

I loved his ideas and ability to keep the reception timeline running smoothly. Our guests danced until 1 a.m. and didn't want it to be over...I felt the same way! He had people on the dance floor all night and took some requests and got everyone involved.

I would have given him all 5's...but a major faux pas happening during our Grand Entrance at which point he introduced me by the WRONG NAME. After the meetings, emails, texts messages, etc...I couldn't believe it when he said Michelle and not Melissa. My new husband looked at me and said, "Did you just hear that?!" After he said it, he realized he goofed and reintroduced us with my correct name Melissa, but what's done is done at that point.

Luckily, I'm pretty easy going and just wrote it off as "one of those things" and enjoyed my reception. He did provide a projector and screen for me (that I hadn't paid for yet, $200) and was a bit miffed that two minutes after he called me Michelle he came up asked me for the $200 and didn't apologize for the name mishap. It is what it is...I just thought I would share on the review.

But overall, he did a great job keeping everyone dancing and having a great time.
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Doug

3 September 2012

Dakota did a great job! He kept the party lively throughout and really made the night special for both of us. He also provided lighting that helped make our space more inviting. The song selection was great and he managed to get everyone on the dance floor, even those who were a bit shy. We had a great time and Dakota was a major reason. More...

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Heidi

28 August 2012

Dakota really made our wedding. He had all the guest dancing not to mention kept the entire wedding running smoothly. Thank you so much for all you help you truly made our wedding day the best day ever!

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Nate

23 August 2012

Dakota's excellent performance left me, my new bride, and our families all in awe after our wedding. Our "wedding coordinator" contact at our venue ended up disappearing and doing nothing for most of the day, and Dakota stepped up and kept us on schedule and the wedding moving. He could do this because he actually sat down and went through our whole wedding with us for an hour a few days before the wedding, down to phonetically spelling the names of our wedding party for the grand entrance. He even drove to our venue to check it out for his set up! While many DJ's are obnoxious and annoying, DJ Sota encouraged people to get out on the dance floor and have fun, even at our hot, daytime wedding, all the while being professional and classy, as well as fun.
To sum up: book DJ Sota Entertainment. I'm telling everyone I know that he is quite simply the best in the business. For professionalism, class, peace of mind and an excellent wedding day experience, you can't do better than DJ Sota Entertainment.
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Nate B.

23 August 2012

Dakota's excellent performance left me, my new bride, and our families all in awe after our wedding. Our "wedding coordinator" contact at our venue ended up disappearing and doing nothing for most of the day, and Dakota stepped up and kept us on schedule and the wedding moving. He could do this because he actually sat down and went through our whole wedding with us for an hour a few days before the wedding, down to phonetically spelling the names of our wedding party for the grand entrance. He even drove to our venue to check it out for his set up! While many DJ's are obnoxious and annoying, DJ Sota encouraged people to get out on the dance floor and have fun, even at our hot, daytime wedding, all the while being professional and classy, as well as fun. To sum up: book DJ Sota Entertainment. I'm telling everyone I know that he is quite simply the best in the business. For professionalism, class, peace of mind and an excellent wedding day experience, you can't do better than DJ Sota Entertainment. More...

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Joseph

15 August 2012

DJ Sota helped make our day so special. All our friends ands family enjoyed the music and had a blast. He was on point and offered many ideas to make our wedding so memorable. The music selections were endless and the people didn't stop dancing. Thank you so much!!! More...

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Heather

15 April 2012

Dj Sota was great. he kept the flow going throughout the night and we danced our butts off! A few of our friends even commented on how great our DJ was during the event! I loved DJ Sota's ideas for grand enterence and speeches. thanks DJ Soto! More...

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Nikki

23 February 2012

After meeting with numerous DJ's who just were not a good fit for us, we were introduced to Dakota through a mutual friend and we are SO glad we found him. He is laid back, yet organized. He was flexible with us and helped us so much with our music selections. He was even able to convert a unique version of a song that my husband really wanted for our ceremony. Dakota did our ceremony and our reception and all of our guests had a great time! He played music that we liked and made all of the necessary announcements without being over the top or cheesy like some DJ's can be. Thank you Dakota! We highly recommend him for any wedding or event! More...

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Hayley

27 December 2011

Dakota was not only a DJ, he was also incredibly helpful during the planning process of the wedding. He made excellent recommendations to help with the timing of the wedding events and helped coordinate with the caterers to ensure that everything flowed smoothly. He was very responsive to my music requests, and I received numerous compliments about him from friends and family. I highly recommend DJ Sota to anyone looking for a professional DJ who clearly knows his craft and the event business well. More...

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Kelly

20 December 2011

DJ Sota was amazing! everyone raved about the party and wanted to keep dancing even after we had to leave the venue! He was also very professional and easy to work with, would recommend him to anyone.

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Chandra P.

13 December 2011

Dakota was awesome. I would have no hesitation in hiring him all over again, and am happy to recommend him. He was very mindful of our very long song request list and played almost all of them (over 200), dealt with more than his fair share of crazy family members and power issues gracefully and professionally, didn't talk just to hear himself, and was very easy-going about our less than traditional set-up and pace of the night. In short, just hire him. You'll be happy you did More...

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ashley

20 November 2011

We loved DJ Sota!!! Not only did he play great music all night long but he organized our wedding to make it flow smoothly. He also did a great job announcing all the toasts and speeches. He made our wedding day PERFECT! : ) More...

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Jared

6 October 2011

DJ Sota was very professional. He captivated the audience while playing a broad range of music that everyone loved. On top of fantastic service at a great price, he is a good guy as well. I strongly recommend working with him if you can.
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Jared
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Lolani

9 September 2011

DJ Sota was very professional but at the same time personal when it came to
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Teresa

9 September 2011

I hired Dakota for my second wedding because my fiancé and I are “very” particular about our choice of music and he was more than willing to take the time to work with us. Dakota helped to select a variety of music that really suited our taste. He spent a lot of time with me before the wedding and gave me some great recommendations for the ceremony music, and various types of music such as first dance, intro of the Wedding Party, etc. Dakota was very professional, personable and delightful to work with!!! In addition to the very specific songs that I wanted, he also suggested a lot of other tunes that he knew I would like! Dakota’s variety of music made the night and kept everyone from ages 8 to 80 dancing until the end! I couldn’t have asked that he do a better job! I would definitely hire him again and recommend him for anyone having a wedding or event! Many thanks to Dakota for making our Wedding even more memorable then we could have imagined! More...

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Hilary

8 September 2011

I loved DJ SOTA!! My wedding was June 18th and he made the whole night perfect! I had a few special request and he did every single one! He was so easy going and not too overpowering of the night! He played well rounded songs the whole night, accommodating the different types of people. I can honestly not say enough about him! I could not have picked a better DJ! More...

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