I can't believe the holidays are already upon us! In September, I DJ'd a pre-holiday party at Spago in Beverly Hills. Played a fun holiday, pop, remix set. Now booking for holiday parties, schedule is filling up fast! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your date.
I am so excited to be a part of BeautyCon! Can't wait to share my live mix with you!
I was thrilled to be the DJ for The Beguiled Movie Premiere Party! Clients requested a mix of indie, rock, soul, funk, and pop. Check out my Spotify playlist for the set list!
DJ Marion Hodges and myself going head-to-head playing all the best disco and new wave from the 70s & 80s!
Very excited to be on the bill for the LA Times Food Bowl this weekend!
Tonight I'll be playing pop, classics, and throwbacks at STK in West Beverly Hills!
DJ Lyla and I holding it down at The Pikey Hollywood tonight!
Ring in the new year with me at The Church Key in West Hollywood!
Made a mini-mix for your holiday celebration! Enjoy this blend of Christmas themed classics, hip-hop, twerk, soul and funk! Download link here: DJ Tessa Holiday Mix 2016 or stream on Soundcloud below. <3
Biggie - Christmas Missed Us
Bing Crosby - Happy Holidays (Beef Wellington Remix)
Gene Autry vs. Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hot Santa (Danny Diggz Christmas Blend)
Yin Yang Twins - Deck Da Club
Johnny Mathis vs. E-40 - Sleigh Ride (Danny Diggz Tell Me When To Go Blend)
Bing Crosby - Mele Kalikimaka (VFresh Edit)
Naughty By Nature - Holiday
Otis Redding - Merry Christmas Baby (Jake Hill Redrum)
Tuxedo - Wonderful Christmastime
Wham - Last Christmas (DJ Tanner Edit)
Check out this Thanksgiving Day playlist I contributed to with other DJs from PRISM DJs. Enjoy!
Catch me at Magnolia House Pasadena on Wednesday, November 23! Indie dance, pop hits, soul, funk, mashup.
Pamela and Matthew were married last July at Lombardi House, my favorite wedding venue in Hollywood! This couple had the most amazing mix of music, from house, indie, soul, pop to Latin, it all came together seamlessly. Come take a peak into the sonic selections! Images by Birds of a Feather Photography.
Their reception started with cocktail hour as guests arrived. I set a light, upbeat mood with some remixed covers, indie and house tracks:
Ed Sheeran & Passenger – No Diggity/Thrift Shop (Kygo Remix)
Phantogram – Fall in Love (Figgy Remix)
Sailors – Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson x Bruno Mars Cover)
Radiation City – Fly Me to the Moon (Astrud Gilberto Cover)
Daniela Andrade x TEEMID – Latch (Disclosure Cover)
Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats (Rocket Boy Remix)
SNBRN feat. Kaleena Zanders – California Love (Summer Mix)
Pretty Pink – Happy (Pharrell Williams Cover)
Ceremony immediately followed cocktail hour with these beautiful processional and recessional songs.
Wedding Party Processional: Bob Marley & The Wailers – Is This Love
Groom Processional: Gipsy Kings – A Mi Manera
Bride Processional: Carlos Vives – Bailar Contigo
Recessional: Bruno Mars – Marry You
Guests were immediately seated for dinner where they relaxed and enjoyed these unique and romantic selections:
El Michel’s Affair – C.R.E.A.M.
Daniela Andrade – Crazy in Love
Andrea Bocelli – Besame Mucho
Buena Vista Social Club – Chan Chan
Gipsy Kings – Hotel California (Spanish Mix)
Aloe Blacc – Gente Ordinaria
Omara Portuondo – Killing Me Softly
Quantic Soul Orchestra & Alice Russell – Feeling Good
Leon Bridges – Coming Home
Amy Winehouse – Someone to Watch Over Me
Guests danced the night away to classics, rock, pop, hip-hop, R&B, EDM, and Latin party hits…
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Ram Jam – Black Betty
AC/DC – Shook Me All Night Long
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
Calvin Harris – Summer
Walk the Moon – Shut Up & Dance
Jason Derulo – Want to Want Me
Pitbull ft. Chris Brown – Fun
Michel Telo – Ai Se Eu Te Pego
Celia Cruz – Quimbara (Real El Canario Carnaval Remix)
Janelle Monae ft. Jidenna – Yoga
Beyonce ft. Jay-Z – Drunk in Love
Their wedding hashtag was #bestdayever, and it was truly the BEST DAY EVER! Congratulations Pamela & Matthew!!
Venue: Lombardi House || Wedding Planner: The Love Riot Company || Bride’s Wedding Dress: Pronovias || Groom’s Attire: Ted Baker || Wedding Bands: XIV Karats || Florist: Foxtail Florals || Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas || Music: Prism DJs || Catering: Wolfgang Puck || Rentals: Line 204 and Town & Country || Photography: Birds of a Feather Photography
Brad and Stasi were married at Newhall Mansion, a historic private estate in Piru, California. Images provided by the beautiful and talented Sarah Shreves Wedding Photography. If you are in search of a great officiant, it’s a must to contact Elysia Skye from LA Wedding Woman.
Of course, we have great music selections to share. We’ll start with my favorite guest arrival music for setting the romantic atmosphere..
James Vincent McMorrow – Higher Love (Steve Winwood Cover)
Ben Howard – Only Love
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Pictures
Fleet Foxes – I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You
Bon Iver – Holocene
Warpaint – Billie Holiday
Frente! – Bizarre Love Triangle
Jose Gonzalez – Crosses
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Om Nashi Me
Ceremony processional and recessional music…
Wedding Party Processional: Pinback – Loro
Bride Processional: Jon Brion – Phone Call
Recessional: Al Green – I Want To Hold Your Hand (intro removed)
Following the ceremony, we moved into the cocktail and dinner hours with a mix of soul, indie and swanky lounge. Here’s a couple fun ones from cocktail and dinner combined..
Koop – Koop Island Blues
Chet Faker – No Diggity
Cults – Go Outside
Jessie Ware – Wildest Moments (Cousin Cole Soul Mix)
Feist – Mushaboom
Air – Love
Poolside – Harvest Moon (Neil Young Cover)
Flight Facilities feat. Giselle – Crave You
Billy Bragg & Wilco – California Stars
Radiation City – Fly Me To The Moon (Astrud Gilberto Cover)
Mayer Hawthorne – When The Night Falls (Chromeo Cover)
Pinback – Fortress
The XX – Heart Skipped A Beat
Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home (Ghosts Of Venice Edit)
And then there was dancing to a mix of indie dance and remixed classics…
The Virgins – Rich Girls (Beatards Remix)
Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer (Drop Out Orchestra Rework)
Stevie Wonder – Superstition (C2C Remix)
Robyn – Dancing On My Own
Le Tigre – Deceptacon
Blondie – Heart Of Glass (Oliver & Thee Mike B Remix)
Empire Of The Sun – Alive
Coconut Records – Nighttiming (RAC Remix)
Chromeo – Bonafied Lovin
Another super fun wedding down in the books! Congratulations Stasi & Brad!
Mike and Jack were married in October 2014 at Spencer’s in Palm Springs, a super swanky and elegant venue nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains. Christina from Matthew David Studio provided the gorgeous images seen in this post. Frank from Momentous was the amazing event coordinator.
Guest Arrival Music:
Daniela Andrade – Crazy in Love (Beyonce Cover)
Katy Perry – Electric Feel (MGMT Cover)
Ingrid Michaelson – I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley Cover)
Adele – Crazy for You
Alexi Murdoch – All My Days
The Shins – New Slang
Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life
For the Grand Entrance, Mike and Jack walked out to Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris “We Found Love”
Cocktail hour took place at this beautiful pool. So of course, poolside vibes were mandatory. Here’s a small sampling:
Ed Sheeran & Passenger – No Diggity vs. Thrift Shop (Kygo Remix)
Teemid – Crazy feat. Joie Tan (Gnarls Barkley Cover)
Poolside – Do You Believe
Disclosure feat. London Grammar – Help Me Lose My Mind
The xx – VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)
Empire Of The Sun – Half Mast
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps (Cosmonaut Grechko Version)
Next we enjoyed dinner with an eclectic mix of romantic indie, electronic, soul and classic covers like these here…
Aloe Blacc – Love Is The Answer
Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us (LNTG Rework)
The Bird and The Bee – How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees Cover)
Jamie Cullum – Don’t Stop the Music (Rihanna Cover)
Sam Smith – How Will I Know (Whitney Houston Cover) (Dj Tanner Edit)
Lykke Li – Little Bit
Frank Ocean – Thinking About You
Cat Power – Sea of Love (Phil Phillips Cover)
Following dinner, Mike and Jack cut the cake to Beyonce’s “Love on Top”.
Then came dancing! The clients wanted to make sure this portion included high energy club mixes and throwbacks. I was more than happy to make that happen for them with tunes like these…
Beyonce – Partition (Dave Aude Remix)
Missy Elliott – Ragtime Interlude/I’m Really Hot
Robyn – Dancing On My Own
Sia – Chandelier (Plastic Plates Remix)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Murder on the Dancefloor
Hercules and Love Affair – Hercules’ Theme
Empire Of The Sun – Alive
Scissor Sisters – Let’s Have A Kiki
Azealia Banks – 212
Jesse J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang (3LAU Remix)
Tinashe – 2 On (Discotech Remix)
Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora – Black Widow (Justin Prime Remix)
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams
Madonna – Hung Up
We concluded the evening appropriately with Beyonce and Jay-Z’s “Drunk in Love”.
Congratulations Mike and Jack!!! Thanks for making me a part of your special day!
Here’s the wonderful review from them…
“DJ Tessa is the best DJ ever! After much research on wedding DJ’s, I was lucky enough to run across DJ Tessa and I am so glad I did. She our DJ for our wedding and she was a total hit.
I am a big music aficionado so I was quite the stickler for making sure that the music for different parts of our wedding fit. Tessa completely understood what I was trying to achieve and came up with awesome recommendations for music that fit the different vibes for the different venues of our wedding.
We went over several different playlists and she even sent me over music to preview. Some of the music I hadn’t even heard of but immediately fell in love with.
Several people at the wedding commented on how amazing the music was. I told Tessa that after the dinner portion of the wedding that I wanted everyone to be dancing all the way up until the end of the wedding. She turned the whole banquet hall into a thumping nightclub. People were dancing the entire night and we literally had to tell people to leave at the end of the wedding. So many people said that they had never had more fun at a wedding and a large part of that was due to the music.
Our wedding was a night to remember thanks in big part to Tessa. The music was incredible and she was a dream to work with. Completely recommend hiring Tessa.”