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Dj Kurious – Vendor Highlight

DJ Kurious aka Michael is a versatile and dynamic open format club-style mobile DJ and video DJ. With an unwavering passion for music and an innate ability to understand and connect with audiences, DJ Kurious is your go-to maestro for an unforgettable event experience. 

Dj Kurious was born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii, where he was immersed in a life of music. He was surrounded by the vibrant sounds of Hip hop, RnB, Techno, & epic Karaoke sessions. His family holds a special place in shaping his identity today by creating the hip hop crew, Kurious. This still lives on through his artistry and unique style today.

His journey as a DJ began in his teenage years under the guidance of well-known mobile/radio DJs who served as his mentors. As his experience flourished, he was able to  secure several residencies in the nightclub scene throughout the years. After showcasing his talents, gaining more experience and cultivating a deep understanding of diverse crowds in the nightclub scene, he began establishing himself as a mobile DJ. He then seized the opportunity to make an everlasting impression on the wedding industry. 

With an impressive 20 years of experience in both the club scene and the mobile DJ industry, DJ Kurious has honed his craft to perfection. You can trust him to deliver the latest sound, great lighting and any additional services necessary to take your event to extraordinary heights.

We had the chance to chat with Michael and asked him a few fun questions, see below & get to know him a little better:

1) What’s the most epic dance party you’ve DJ’ed at a wedding and what song got everyone going crazy on the dance floor?

There are so many it’s hard to pick! 

I had several parties where the grooms took their shirts off and everyone went nuts lol. Another one when the groom’s mom just jumped on the dinner table hyping the crowd like she was a rock star. But some of the most memorable parties come from California / the bay area. Many of the clients from the bay have a strong influence on music in their family, especially hiphop. I remember one party where every bay area song I played, everyone sang and danced. What got everyone hyped even more was seeing parents as well as the grandparents getting into it, dancing like there was no tomorrow! 

2) Have you ever had any celebrity clients or guests at a wedding? If so, can you spill any details or share any fun anecdotes?

Yes! It was one the most nerve wracking moments of my life! When I first spoke to the client I never knew that she was a celebrity till a week before her wedding. Knowing I’m doing a wedding that even the news is covering got me so nervous. As the day came, I was surprised how my nerves were pretty calm and felt like any other wedding I have done. I saw other celebrities that I really wanted to say hi to and take pictures with, but told myself to remain calm and professional. Overall it was such an awesome experience, everyone was so nice as well as the celebrity newlyweds. They even took pictures with me!  

3) Can you share a hilarious mishap that happened on the job, and how you handled it with a smile?

The only time I can think of is DJing my 10 year reunion. I’m not a drinker at all but my classmates kept feeding me shots. Soon after a few shots I started hugging everyone in the club lol. My friends sobered me up real quick with a lot of water and food! Luckily was able to finish up my set lol

4) How do you keep the energy up and make sure everyone is having a blast, even the grandma who never dances?

With me it’s important to study my clients and their parties’ music preferences before an event. I always prepare sets I know that works with different crowds. When the dancing starts, I’m constantly studying the party’s reactions and always trying to see what types of music works. Even with a prepped playlist, some crowds may lose interest so that’s when I dig into my 20+ years of DJ music experience and try all the different genres of music that will either get them dancing or singing.  

5) Have you ever had any unique requests from a couple for their wedding playlist? If so, what was the most unexpected or surprising request you received?

Baby Shark lol

This is when it just started to get popular and there were no kids! The party went crazy! Lol

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