WHY CHOOSE DJ ALEX UPDIKE?
What people remember most about any wedding or event is how much FUN they had. Nothing creates those memories like music, so let me create the most memorable experience for you and your guests through an epic soundtrack designed specifically for you.
There are a thousand details to manage planning an event. I make the entertainment planning process straightforward and easy while ensuring you get exactly what you want. It’s your event. You deserve to be stress-free so you can simply enjoy it.
SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, BASED IN PALM SPRINGS
“DJ Alex absolutely MADE our wedding! Every guest we spoke to after the event noted how incredible the DJ was.
He was so fun, played the perfect music, got everyone up and dancing!”
– Kimberly S. –
Can we be honest with each other for a second? The “About Me” section on every DJ’s website is, well, boring. You probably don’t really care about where I’m from, how I “got into DJing”, or even how many years I’ve been doing it. You care about one thing – can I provide an epic experience for you, your friends, and your family? And the answer to that question is a resounding YES!
I view everyone I work with not as clients, but as partners. My promise to you is that we will work together to create the exact atmosphere and experience you want for every part of your wedding or event. I then take all that information and combine it with my vast musical knowledge, high-level DJing skills, and years of experience reading crowds to create a musical experience that is uniquely YOU. From the flawless pre-ceremony playlist, to the perfect vibe during dinner, to the craziest dance party at the end of the night, music evokes the feelings and creates the memories that guests remember forever. So don’t settle. Go with the best.
When I’m not rocking dancefloors, I enjoy the occasional softball game to try and relive my glory days as a collegiate baseball player, trying to read more, and eating way too much pizza.
#1 rated DJ on Yelp and Google
3-time award nominee in the “Best Of” DJ categories in the Coachella Valley
Winner of the 2020 LUXlife Global Wedding Award for “Best Wedding DJ in Southern California”
YOUR ENTIRE EVENT,
I like to keep things pretty straight forward. That’s why I bundle all my services into one convenient package based on your needs. Need a DJ to provide music and sound for a full wedding, beginning to end? There’s a package for that. Need a DJ for only your reception, party, or corporate event? There’s a package for that, too. For one flat-rate fee, you receive professional, experienced, highly-rated DJ services for your entire event. No surprise charges. No upgrade fees. Simply select a package and you are ready to rock!
• Ceremony & reception sound
• MC responsibilities
• Clean, modern-looking setup
• Wireless lapel mics (for ceremony) &amp;
handheld (for reception)
• Dance floor lighting
• Custom, curated playlists
• Custom planning “Music Bible”
• Access to private Spotify playlists
• One free venue walkthrough
PRIVATE EVENTS & PARTIES
• Clean, modern-looking setup
• Wireless microphone system
• All MC responsibilities
• Custom, curated playlists
• Dance Floor lighting
• Final details meeting
• Photo Booth
• Custom uplighting
• Custom song mixes
• Fog or haze machines
• Live musicians
• Full-scale DJ setup & high-quality sound
• Custom curated playlists
• Final details meeting
• MC Responsibilities (Games, etc.)
• Lighting options
Access to photo services with Palm
Springs’ best bachelorette party
THE IDEA OF “WE DO IT DIFFERENTLY” IS SIMPLE.
It’s a guarantee that your wedding entertainment WON’T be the same old, tired cliches you’ve seen at your friend’s and relative’s weddings. It’s a guarantee that the cheesy wedding songs get left at the door and the only music you’ll hear all night has been specifically selected for you and your guests. I don’t believe that your DJ should be doing line dances with the guests; I don’t believe your DJ should be yelling “get your hands up” all night; and I don’t believe your DJ should be a 50-something who “gets you” because he has millennial children. And call me crazy, but I believe your DJ should actually know how to mix.
It’s a guarantee that your wedding will be an EXPERIENCE with your loved ones that you will cherish forever.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING:
“Alex was the DJ for our recent wedding on September 9th. We could not have asked for someone better. Our wedding was a destination wedding and he was extremely easy to work with via e-mail and text. Our guests spent the whole night on the dance floor. Everyone had a blast dancing to the awesome music provided by Alex.”
– Laura B. –
“Hiring Alex to DJ our wedding was one of the best decisions we made when planning! My husband and I are HUGE music lovers, so we definitely have high standards…I’ll never forget when he dropped a special cool remix of “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers in the middle of the reception and everyone LOVED it! That’s a special memory for me”
– Lauren W. –
“We couldn’t be happier with Alex Performing at our wedding. We were looking for the best of the best. And we found him. Not only was he calm, cool and collective with great music and a fabulous personality, he went way beyond anything we would ask”
– Joy S. –
“His communication was great from start to finish and he made things so easy for us. He is very professional and friendly. He listened to our needs and music preferences and couldn’t have been more spot on. He truly helped make our night special and no one wanted to leave the dance floor!”
– Cathy P. –
“Alex was amazing and the perfect DJ for our Palm Springs destination wedding. I was organizing my wedding all the way from Australia and Alex was super responsive via email…and he totally nailed what we were looking for. I’m a little music obsessed, and I knew that with our more casual wedding, I wanted the music to be pumping and the dancefloor full all night, and it was!”
– Kate S. –
LET’S GET REAL.
Q: How long have you been DJing?
Alex: I have been DJing since 2014 and doing weddings since 2015
Q: How many events have you DJed?
Alex: I have DJed over 200 weddings, private events, pool parties, and I am still growing!
Q: Do you play requests?
Alex: I TOTALLY play requests. Although as the DJ, I reserve the right to refuse a request if I feel it does not mix well or fit with the vibe of the current music being played. You also have control over what I DON’T play; I will not play requests if they fall under the “do not play” list given to me on your “Music Bible”.
Q: What are your payment terms?
Alex: I require a 30% deposit upon completion of the contract with the remaining balance due by the day of the wedding or event.
Q: What types of events do you DJ?
Alex: I do a lot of weddings, but also DJ many private parties, corporate events, pool parties, bodybuilding competitions, and school dances.
Q: What additional services do you offer?
Alex: Any package can be customized to include a photo booth, uplighting, live musicians, or smoke/haze machines. (see Services) If you want something beyond that, please ask and I will most likely be able to get it for you!
Q: Where can I hear you play?
Alex: As much as I’d like to invite you to my next wedding, the best place to hear my music is on my Mixcloud page at www.mixcloud.com/djalexupdike
Q: What if I decide to add a service or more time to my contract after it’s signed?
Alex: In almost every case, I can add services or time to an existing contract up until our last planning meeting.
Q: How do you make sure I get the music I want?
Alex: I take the time to personally get to know all of my clients. We will talk in detail about your music interests and desires to ensure I know the exact vibe you are going for. On top of that, all of my couples get access to their own personal “Music Bible” that takes them step-by-step through the wedding to ensure they get exactly what they want at every turn!
Q: Should I tip the DJ?
Alex: A tip is always appreciated if you enjoyed the DJ, but is completely up to the discretion of the client.
Q: Why should I hire you instead of my cousin with an iPhone and Spotify account?
Alex: A DJ goes way beyond simply hitting the play button on a preset playlist. I have years of experience reading crowds and making real-time decisions regarding the music so that I know the PERFECT song to play at any given moment. I use professional-grade equipment, mix all of my dance music “club- style”, and have been MCing events for longer than I’ve been DJing. Tell your cousin to top THAT!