Clay A.

My wife and I are so happy we hired Josh Dukes to be the DJ on our wedding day. We got married at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma, CA on July 15th 2011.

Josh had everyone dancing at all times and played the best mixes. The energy was fantastic and he had everyone of all ages (including my family and their friends) up and dancing! Of course, he had us 20-something year olds gettin loose all night long.

He duplicated exactly what we wanted and played the specific songs we asked for at the necessary points of our wedding day. Everything went off without a hitch! He had great equipment setups (since the venue requires 4 different location sound setups) and this was no problem, he had a wireless mic, a lapel mic, and even sound cables for a musician- buddy of mine to use. He’s laid back yet professional at the same time. He makes you feel relaxed and not worried about the DJ’ing at all. He really did make it stress free.

I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM! Thanks Josh, you the man!

Emily S.

DJ Dukes totally rocked our wedding reception in Yountville! He had the youngest to the oldest guests shaking their booties all night long–and as a fabulous MC, he impressively managed to get every person (without a hip problem) out of their chairs and into a conga line! Definitely one of my favorite moments of the night.

Josh was super easy to work with on song choices, and we are glad he convinced us to let him “read the crowd” for the best flow. He nailed it; even inspired one of our guests do a Footloose slide across the dance floor!

As a bride who managed our wedding planning, I was grateful that Josh was extremely proactive, organized and flexible throughout the process. And at the reception, he coordinated details with our caterer–so I could enjoy the party and my new husband. Thank you, Josh, for making our night perfect!

Greg S.

Josh did a fabulous job djing our wedding.  He was easy to work with leading up to the event, and did an awesome job keeping everyone on the dance floor, old and young.  We couldn’t have been happier.

Michelle D.

Dj Josh Dukes is amazing – I have had a ton of compliments from my guests ever since our wedding at the Bardessono in Yountville, CA.  Once the dancing started, he kept the dance floor full until the very end.  A couple of guests would request songs, and he would always check with me (the bride) before playing them, which was so considerate and professional.  He is a true DJ – he knows the best parts of each song and he flawlessly transitioned from one song to another.  We had friends and grandmothers on the floor for almost every song!!

He did our full wedding, from ceremony, through cocktail hour and dinner, introductions, and then onto dancing.  He has a great website setup so that you can fill out the “must hear” songs, and he will work them into the night as requested.  He really knows his stuff, has all of the newest and best music, and works with you ahead of time to get any requested songs added to the playlist before the event.

Napa Valley was our destination wedding – but if I could persuade him to travel to our home state, I would hire him for every event that I have coming up.  I have never been happier working with someone, especially since I was planning this wedding from afar.

Katie V.

My husband and I hired Josh Dukes for our wedding at Cornerstone on September 14, and I could not have been happier!!!

We both love music, and growing up as a dancer and knowing our two families like to dance…. we needed a DJ who could keep the crowd pumped and moving all night. No cheesy music, no annoying interruptions, he was perfect!

He has an online planning form and also schedules time to chat with you about the vibe and style you have. He allowed us to make lists for different points in the evening of “must hears” and of course.. the do not play! Not a single song played that made me or my husband go “huh?”.

Everything went smoothly, and tons of our guests have mentioned him when talking about the wedding. How he blended in the background and didn’t make it about him, no obnoxious shout outs, and most importantly… no bad songs!!! Everyone was saying he was one of the best wedding DJs they’d ever heard. I was seriously sore the next day from dancing so much.

Even my grandfather, who is 87 and generally very tired, danced the ENTIRE TIME. He said it was one of the best nights he ever had, which warmed my heart.

If you want a DJ who plays enough popular music to keep the general crowds content and moving but not the cliche wedding songs, while also mixing in some of your personal favorites, he’s your man!!!!

Highly recommend- do yourself a favor and book him now.

Jacob M.

Josh crushed it at our wedding this summer at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma, CA. The sound for our ceremony and for dancing was perfect, the musical selections were exactly what we hoped for, and more people raved about the music selection for dancing than we thought possible. It was a pleasure working with Josh – he made the whole process smooth and easy.

D V.

We hired Josh for our wedding this past July and we couldn’t have been happier! His set was just the right balance of new age dance music with disco and classic oldies to keep everyone on the dance floor – old and young! We sent Josh a list of suggested songs from guests prior the reception and he did a fantastic job mixing in the requests with his own songs. He really knew how to read the crowd!!! After the reception all we heard from our guests was how good the DJ was..some saying he was the best they’ve ever heard at a wedding! It was an overwhelming success and we couldn’t be happier. We would recommend him to anyone and hope to work with him in the future! BIG THUMBS UP!!

Dana H.

We hired Josh Dukes for our wedding last June – and he made our reception a hit!  Our wedding planner referred us to Josh, and after speaking with other DJs on the phone we were about ready to give up on finding a fun DJ that was not cheese-ball wedding corny.

Having been to other weddings where the DJs spoke non-stop and handed out glow sticks and feather boas, I knew what I didn’t want at my wedding.  When we spoke with Josh we loved his clam laid back demeanor, and were reassured by his prompt reply to all of our emails and phone calls.  Josh has a great on-line system which allows you to select favorite songs (and ban those pesky songs that everyone hates, but still manages to be played at way to many weddings – “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge anyone?…).

Josh kept our friends and family dancing all night, spoke only when necessary to keep things going smoothly, and took the time to speak with us to get the general vibe we wanted at our wedding.  Josh provided music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and our reception.  He set up his systems in three different locations, and everything went off without a hitch.  We gave Josh a lot of freedom with song selection and he did an amazing job!

Gianna F.

We knew Josh was the perfect DJ for us when we came across an article on DailyCandy about him and his company “Boutique DJs.”  That article led us to his website, where he gave tips and tricks on creating the ultimate wedding celebration.  This particular tip said it all – “Ask grandma what she danced to at her wedding…always a sweet gesture to add that song to your list of must plays.”   That got us hooked (someone who knew how to create a fun party atmosphere but simultaneously knew not to neglect the most important people…family).  Upon reading this (and after chatting with him on the phone), we immediately hired Josh as our DJ for our July 13th, 2013 wedding at Solage Resort.

We cannot say ENOUGH good things about Josh.  He is incredibly talented, he loves what he does and his positive attitude just fills a room.  He managed to keep our dance floor going all night long (our guests were still dancing their butts off until midnight and we would have continued had our venue allowed us to)!

Josh was perfect for us in so many ways – he was fun, laid back, not cheesy in any way, effortless, and he created an atmosphere where each guest (of all ages) felt comfortable on the dance floor. He knows how to read the crowd and give them exactly what they want to keep them out there on the floor.  WE LOVED THAT ABOUT HIM!

Not only that, but he was soooooooooooooo accommodating in every way we wanted or could have imagined! We were still making changes to some of our details up until the day before our wedding and Josh easily executed on said changes.  Nothing seems to ruffle his feathers!!  He is a true delight!

We had so much fun with Josh during our planning process and on the actual wedding day that we wanted him to come and hang out with all of us at the after party.  He really was such an integral part of our celebration and he truly made our wedding an absolute success.  It really was a celebration on every level and we cannot thank him enough for making it one of the best nights of our lives!

Daniela L.

I can’t begin to describe how amazing it was working with Josh on my big day… My friends can NOT stop talking about how he was the best DJ they have ever heard – not just at a wedding but PERIOD and I have some pretty hard friends to please in that area as they are “experienced” party people…. he listened to everything I wanted and really made it the perfect day…If you want to do ONE thing that will guarantee your wedding to be a blast HIRE THIS GUY

Katie w.

We hired Josh for our November wedding in Sonoma. My wedding planner referred him and after a quick phone conversation I knew Josh was right for us. He was incredibly flexible, anti-cheese, and did not mind my constant… ‘one more request….’ on the playlists!

He played the requested songs and added in the perfect additions. Our guests came up one by one at the end of the night to tell me it was the best wedding reception they had danced at.  Josh read the room and kept the party going all night.  THANK YOU Josh for making the night so joyful. Its a no brainer– HIRE JOSH and your guests will thank you, and you will stay on the dance floor all night.

Katie R,

We hired Josh as the DJ for our wedding in Sonoma. He was highly recommended by every other vendor and I can see why. He provided the music for the ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception. He was professional, he listened to all our requests and he was current. He was awesome and had our guests dancing all night!!!!

He had state of the art equipment and he blended song seamlessly. He provided al the equipment (this venue needed two sets) and I did not have to worry about the music all night! 

I would highly recommend Josh for any event!

Hanah L,

Some good friends and I went to see Josh spin at the Domain Chandon Pink Party at the Yountville winery. Not only is it a great benefit for breast cancer treatment, we got to dress up in our finest pink attire and dance the night away to the 1′s and 2′s of DJ Dukes. Josh is a good guy for spreading the word on this worthy cause that raised over $20,000 for breast cancer research. 

I try to see him spin all over San Francisco whenever I can. I enjoy his love of music, his knowledge of old school, his positive outlook on life and his affinity to all that is creative and Bay Area artists.

If you haven’t seen him yet, you should definitely check him out!

Chris H,

We just had our wedding this past weekend in Sonoma and Josh (who was highly recommended by several pro planners) was absolutely perfect…. from his interaction and professionalism, to the great music and energy, everyone commented he was the best they had heard… what was truly special is how he took time to meet the parents, take requests, and read the crowd…. Thanks Josh for everything…..

Lizzy L,

I hired Josh to spin my birthday party last year. I am from the east coast and I have always been surrounded by Dj’s and musicians… before hiring Josh I was a bit bewildered as how to go about hiring someone to do a job my comrades had always done for me. I was referred to Josh via a friend. We chatted briefly about the type of tunes I like. I will say this about Josh – he is one of the nicest guys I have met in this city, especially for a DJ. No ego, totally polite and all heart – three things not common to those in the industry. In the end I would also say that his track selection was beyond my expectations. Not only did he hear me when I made certain requests, but I really feel like he GOT my taste in music. He also totally went above and beyond by spinning an extra hour due to my desire to have the party go later. THANK YOU JOSH!!!! Would I hire him again??? I plan on it for this years b-day bash!

Sigrid C,

Josh Dukes actually filled in for another DJ I had hired for a party at the last minute. He was so professional and I couldn’t believe how lucky I was that the first DJ cancelled, because he turned out to be so fantastic! Everyone there asked for his information for future events. He is also a really cool guy and very considerate. I would 100% hire him again, it’s not often you get to work with someone at his level.

Margaret K,

Josh is an incredible DJ! I’ve been at several parties and events where he has performed and he has done an excellent job at all of them. He has a way of getting everyone up and dancing. I am really impressed in how he is able to read a crowd and play to them. He has a wide variety of music and makes parties fun! I couldn’t recommend a better DJ!

Nuruddin V,

We used Josh Dukes for our wedding in Sonoma last month. I can say without hesitation that the music blew everyone away. No one wanted to leave the dance floor. Music is one of the most important parts of a wedding and Josh came through big time. He is professional and willing to do what it takes to fulfill your vision. I would use his services again in a second.

Christine K,

I first heard DJ Dukes play at a friend’s birthday party. My fiance and I looked at each other shortly after he started playing and almost simultaneously said “this guy needs to play at our wedding”. 
Luckily he was available and willing to make the trip down to Santa Barbara. 
He asked us the types of songs we wanted to have played, was fully accommodating and facilitated an amazing dance party and consequently rocking wedding. 
DJ Dukes is very professional and we would both HIGHLY recommend him to play for any occasion. He’s certainly number one on our list when we require a DJ again!!! HUGE thumbs up!!!