Some of my Top Wedding Songs

 


Enjoy this quick mix of some of my top wedding songs. As a wedding DJ I have an extensive library of music from 1950’s all the way to today’s music. I created this mix to showcase my ability to blend songs smoothly from different generations in order to keep an active dance floor.

 

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Recent DJ Mix-Top 40 and Latin!

I currently spin at a club in DC called “El Centro DF”. There is two locations; one is on 14st and the other is on Georgetown by Wisconsin Ave. We have a unique concept; We play Top 40 and Latin. We get a very diverse crowd and the environment is super fun. Below is a mix I recently created for the club. I hope you enjoy it :)

 

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El Centro June 2015 Mix by Dj Cuban by Michael Cruz on Mixcloud

Diana and Sean’s Epic Wedding 5.23.15 at Sunset Crest Manor, Chantilla VA

 


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I give 100% to each of my weddings. However Diana and Sean’s wedding was super special to me because we became friends before her wedding. She was referred to me by one of her best friends, Karina. Then Diana and her friends would frequently come to visit me at the clubs I spin such as El Centro, and Masa 14. She was very confident that I was going to do a great job at her wedding. She even bragged to all of her guests about me. It was the coolest feeling to walk around her wedding and the guests would stop me and ask me, “aren’t the DJ from El Centro? We can’t wait to hear you spin”. The expectations were extremely high from her and her guests; no pressure right?

The day of the wedding the weather was perfect. The sun was shining, and the breeze was blowing just enough to keep you cool from the sun.

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The ceremony and the dinner were both held outside. It was simply gorgeous!

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The dancing portion of the night was held inside the barn at Sunset Crest Manor. 

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Are you ready to see why I say “Epic”? Check out the video below and see the energy in the room.

 

Diana and Sean’s Wedding Dancing Part 1 from Michael on Vimeo.

It was truly an awesome crowd. Since Diana is from Peru and she also had family there. I made sure to play some of the best peruvian and latin songs. This is one of the things I have learned doing a lot of bilingual weddings. I didn’t record any videos of the latin songs however the energy was as high as the one on these videos.

This last video was one of the last songs I played that night.

 

Diana and Sean’s Wedding Dancing Part 2 from Michael on Vimeo.

 

Most of the pictures on this blog are courtesy of Teresa, the photographer at the wedding. It was a real pleasure working with her as well. Please visit her Facebook page Teresa Arthur Photography and her website www.teresaarthurphotography.com

 

The Venue:

http://www.sunsetcrestmanor.com/

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Wedding Wire Reviews for October & November 2014

I, (Michael Cruz) work frequently with Bialek’s Music. They are a talent agency that can help client’s with all sorts of entertainment needs. You may visit their website at www.bialeksmusic.com

I did a couple of weddings in November with Bialek’s Music and I received amazing reviews from the client’s. All of these reviews are unsolicited. The client’s were so thankful they decided to share their experience of having me as their wedding DJ.

 

5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service: 5.0
  • Responsiveness: 5.0
  • Professionalism: 5.0
  • Value: 5.0
  • Flexibility: 5.0

We went with Bailek Music’s DJ Cuban (Michael Cruz), and he was simply awesome. We loved every single song he played and the way it was mixed. So many people at our wedding commented on the amazing music. He kept the night going and the energy really high with a great mix of music that appealed to our younger and older guests and to our Jewish and Puerto Rican traditions. DJ Cuban is such a nice guy and was just a pleasure to work with. We can’t recommend him and Bialek enough. Bialek was a pleasure to deal with, as well.

  • Wedding: 11/10/2014
Services Used: DJ
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5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service: 5.0
  • Responsiveness: 5.0
  • Professionalism: 5.0
  • Value: 5.0
  • Flexibility: 5.0

We had DJ Cruz from Bialek’s music at our wedding, we are a bilingual couple (English/Spanish), DJ Cruz is bilingual, he was awesome!!!

DJ Cruz had the party dancing all night long. He is able to read the wedding guest and to play the music that gets the party going. He is very kind, flexible and easy going. The day of the wedding I forgot the garter and thus I tossed my bouquet and my husband tossed his boutonniere at the single men, DJ Cruz was flexible and able to always keep the party going.

He was never intrusive, and we all did the cupid shuffle at the end of the party :)
I highly recommend him! Classy, fun and kind!

  • Wedding: 11/08/2014
Services Used: DJ
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5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service: 5.0
  • Responsiveness: 5.0
  • Professionalism: 5.0
  • Value: 5.0
  • Flexibility: 5.0

We hired DJ Michael Cruz through Bialek’s Music for our reception on Nov. 1, 2014 at the Josephine Butler Parks Center in Washington, DC.

Bialek’s was recommended to us by our caterer (Catering by Seasons), and the process of finding a DJ was easy. We told Bialek’s our price range, and they sent us a selection of DJs, along with descriptions of their style and audio/video clips of their work. From there, we were able to contact the DJ directly to book. We selected DJ Michael Cruz.

Michael was easy to work with, attentive to our individual styles and eager to tailor his work to make our party the best it could be. We sent him lists of the songs we wanted and how we wanted the flow of the evening to change from start to finish.

What we got was an incredible party that our friends and family will be talking about for years to come. He made sure that the dancing didn’t stop and kept us going til the stroke of midnight.

We very highly recommend Michael Cruz to anyone looking to throw a great party, wedding or otherwise.

  • Wedding: 11/01/2014
Services Used: DJ
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5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service: 5.0
  • Responsiveness: 5.0
  • Professionalism: 5.0
  • Value: 5.0
  • Flexibility: 5.0

We honestly can’t say enough great things about the services that Bialek’s Music provided for our wedding. We HIGHLY recommend them!!!!

We booked the Palm Strings Quartet for our ceremony and cocktail hour and they played modern pop music for our guests. Several of our guests had commented that it was their first time hearing a string quartet play Coldplay and other pop hits. It definitely set the tone of our wedding that we wanted: A REALLY fun but elegant event. Our only regret is that we didn’t get a chance to hear the Palm Strings for the entire hour since we were busy taking some final pictures.

We also had reserved a photo booth for the evening. Since our wedding venue wanted to keep our reception room closed to our guests during our cocktail hour, the photo booth had to be set up at two different locations: One for during the cocktail hours and then relocate into the ballroom for the reception. We were extremely relieved how accommodating Alan was to fulfill this request! The photo booth picture album that Alan put together for us is honestly one of our favorite wedding memento.

Finally, our DJ Michael Cruz was the a HUGE hit. As firm believers that the DJ is the most important aspect of the reception (other than the bride and groom)… DJ Michael Cruz knocked it out of the park! Several of our guests commented on how professional his was and how he was able to gauge our guests to keep them on the dance floor. If our guests would start to exit the dance floor, Michael would make a short transit to a different song to keep them there. You know that you have a GREAT DJ when the 62 year old father-of-the-groom (who doesn’t normally dance) spends most of his night on the dance floor dancing to MODERN songs!

We honestly can’t thank Bialek’s Music enough for their services and we HIGHLY recommend them! The Palms Strings made our ceremony fun and elegant. Alan and the Photo Booth made it hilarious and DJ Michael Cruz made it a party!

  • Wedding: 10/12/2014
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Event Rentals & Photobooths
You may find the actual reviews on the link below:
If you would like for me to provide the same excellent service for your wedding, please get in contact with me to learn more: michael@dmvprodjs.com or 202-570-8888

November 1st, 2014

Even though November 1st started with a little rain it ended up being another successful night with an extremely fun wedding. I started my day with a meeting with a potential bride and groom in Old Town Alexandria. After the meeting my friend Ricardo and I decided to grab some coffee at a nearby coffee shop. I had a delicious expresso then we heading to the wedding at the Josephine Butler in DC.

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We arrived to the Josephine Butler house in DC extremely early for set up. That gave us plenty of time to set up and get ready for the wedding.

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This wedding was a little different from most weddings I’ve done. Since the couple decided not to have a traditional sit down dinner. Cocktail hour was from 6:30-8pm downstairs but the bride and groom decided to open up the doors to the reception area and invite guests early at 7:30pm. From the moment the doors opened until we ended the night the dance floor was packed.

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This wedding the groom was American and the bride was from Argentina. So I made sure to please both crowds by also playing merengue, salsa, and traditional songs from Argentina.

The energy was high almost the entire night. It was really an awesome experience.

and of course I had to play the all time favorite “Shout” by the Isley Brothers

The bride’s family had traveled all the way from Argentina for the wedding.

 

 

I just had the pleasure of receiving this wonderful email from the Bride and Groom. It makes me so happy to receive emails like this. I work extremely hard to exceed my client’s expectations every single time.

dan and cecilia feedback

 

Same Sex Wedding at Newton Mansion in Maryland

This past Monday I had the pleasure of djing at a same sex wedding.

They got married at the beautiful “Newton Mansion” in Mitchellville, Maryland. This facility has floor to ceiling windows that’s has a view of a golf course that’s both breath taking and welcoming. The couple wanted purple up lighting through out the room. I snapped a picture of the ballroom when it was still daylight and even then the lights made a huge difference in how the room looks.

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The introduction of the wedding party was very unique. I played the video of the Macklemore song, “Same Love” then when the video ended I looped the chorus and introduced the newly weds. The cheering of the crowd was over powering my speakers.

All the formalities were beautiful. From the first dance, to the Hora, to the toasts and dance with the mothers.

The moment we opened the dance floor this crowd did not wait to get the party started. They danced for the next 2 hours and half non stop. I loved every minute of it.

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The following day the couple sent me a beautiful email thanking and complementing me for my work. This is why I work hard for my clients. I work hard to exceed my clients expectations and make their dreams a reality.

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Special thanks to Bialek’s Music for booking me for this wedding.

Keybridge Marriott Wedding, August 2014

It was a pleasure djing for this wedding. Normally weddings have a dance time of 1 to 2 hours, but this wedding had 3 hours of dancing. I was really impressed the crowd stayed on the dance floor the entire night.

I got there early to set up my wireless LED uplights. The bride wanted the color purple. The uplighting really helped enhance this ballroom. The Key Bridge Marriott is a beautiful hotel that has mainly 2 ballroom’s. The top floor ballroom that overviews the Key Bridge that crosses from Rosslyn, Va to Georgetown, DC. The second ballroom is downstairs and has no windows. The uplight was a great choice by the couple.

The minute the dancing started the crowd rushed to the dancefloor. I knew this was going to be a fun night.

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I was having so much fun DJIng for this crowd. I was playing everything from Big bands, to the newest stuff like shake it off by Taylor Swift. The crowd was loving it all.

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After 3 hours of dancing I announced the last song. At the end of the song they asked for one more song.

The couple was really thankful and I enjoyed every single second of this wedding.

Special thanks to www.bialeksmusic.com for hiring me for this wedding and the http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/waskb-key-bridge-marriott/

Gonzaga High School Prom 4-20-13

Gonzaga High School prom was a lot of fun. As soon as the students came in they got on the dancefloor and didn’t stop dancing until the very end. I played along my band “Playlist” which was put together by Entertainment Exchange. I Dj for the most part of the night. Check out some cool pictures and a video of this prom, i wish my prom was as cool as this one :)

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There is no better feeling than receiving an email like the one below.

This is the reason why i work so hard and keep educating myself so I am able to make my clients happy.