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!!!

Vanessa P,

DJ Carvalho recently played at my wedding and the music was really outstanding. He blew our expectations out of the water. Almost every single person at the wedding contacted us the next day to let us know how awesome the DJ was. He also has such a laid back charm about him and it was a pleasure working with him. We highly recommend him.

Heather K,

David Carvalho was my wedding DJ last weekend and he was amazing. He was recommended to me from a friend who loved him and he met all expectations. He played those songs that you didn’t even know you wanted played. We didn’t even tell him very much just our style and he did an amazing job. We danced till the end and just had the best time ever. Plus, David is so incredibly nice, we LOVED him!!!

Nicolas S,

We hired David to DJ at our wedding on the recommendation from a friend, and never regretted it a single moment. During the months leading up to the wedding, he was very professional and incredibly responsive over email – including even helping us jump through some unexpected venue insurance requirement hoops that popped up at the last minute. 

From a music standpoint, we were very pleased with the music selection, and given the number of guests (and age range) of people who danced at our wedding, we know our guests were impressed, too. 

Highly recommended.

Matt D,

David Carvalho was our wedding DJ three weeks ago and he rocked the joint!! David is extremely professional and passionate about his job and will exceed your expectations guaranteed! We’ve had so many people contact us to say how much they loved the music. 
David brings his extensive library and weaves many styles together to keep the crowd moving. For those who don’t think so, we had him play everything from Benny Goodman to New Order to the Pharcyde to Jay-Z and practically everything in between! He made it seamless…

We can’t recommend him highly enough!

Garrett V,

DC was the DJ at our wedding celebration.
One word – Hallelujah!
Thanks again!

Ivan S,

We had David for our wedding and he did such a great job that people, young and old didn’t stop dancing whole night until 2am! he kept the energy high and everybody was having a blast with his ingenuous mash-ups. 
he had few phone meetings and he was very professional and even though we gave him very little guidelines (“make it fun”) he hit a home run on the music selection. 
we also saw him at several major clubs in the city where he was headlining and he is AMAZING! every time was different music but every time was a blast!