Destination DJs

Destination DJs

5.0 (10)
Best of 2022
3 employees
22 years in business

About this pro

Professional DJ with 30+ years of DJ experience and experience playing in the clubs, bars and lounges of San Francisco -- an international music city rich in DJ culture. 

I love music.  It is so much fun to be able to brighten someone's day and liven up and event with good sound, fun tunes and smooth mixing.  I enjoy working with clients to customize playlists to ensure that the music at the party is one of the highlights and success stories.  I have 30+ years DJing weddings, private parties and I still play  in the clubs, bar and lounges of San Francisco (I currently play at BARbarella, Monarch, WISH and Virgin Hotel SF).  Music is the pulse of life.  It can help make or break an event. 

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San Rafael, CA 94903
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10 Reviews

5.0

  • Miranda B. (San Francisco, CA)

    Sean DJd for our wedding this August, and what a fantastic job he did. We started with a cocktail hour where he played some light background music to the music during dinner ending with all the hits for the dancefloor that kept everyone grooving. My husband is Italian, so Sean chose some great Italian classics to play during dinner which the Italian side of the family really liked, and he also MCd for the announcements etc also which helped the evening flow smoothly! I am a pretty mellow kind of person, and basically let Sean pick all the music for the evening - he did a tremendous job and was very easy to work with as well. I highly recommend him for your next event, and if you are out and about town in SF come check out one of his bar/lounge/club sets which rock also :)

  • Kap S. (San Francisco, CA)

    I would recommend DJ7 for any event and would certainly him them again. He did a great job pre-wedding and the day-of. Sean showed up on time, was very responsive and helpful, and most importantly, was flexible with the timing of the wedding. He also worked with us playing the music for the ceremony and not just playing the reception afterwards. I loved that he had the wedding timeline and that we were able to create our playlist before the event. We scheduled an interview before we hired Sean, he was on time and instantly made us feel comfortable and confident that he was the right person for the job. We gave Sean our picks for types of music and some of the songs we wanted to hear but asked him to pick most of the songs. This turned out great, he asked lots of questions about our taste and songs we liked and then followed our taste and requests and added his own picks to fill in. He was also open to taking requests from the dance floor, which made my young niece's night when she got to make her request to the DJ. I would highly recommend DJ7 to anyone who is planning a big event. He was on time, he handled the set up and take down on his own, not needing any additional help from us, our friends, or anyone around, and he put on a great show.

  • Jessica O. (Fairfax, CA)

    Sean was the DJ for our wedding. He's amazing - talented, great music taste, nice, positive and accommodating. He had the dance floor rocking the entire night. Everyone had a blast. He honored our requests for songs to play and not to play and he also served as a capable MC for the night to keep things moving along. Plus, it was about 112 degrees that day and he didn't complain a bit. I've also seen him DJ in numerous non-wedding settings and he never disappoints. DJ Seven Rocks!

  • Nanci H. (Austin, TX)

    My fiance and I hired sean (dj seven) for our engagement party, and also for another large party that we threw. My guests told me that he MADE the parties....he's a really fun dj, and he has such an extensive collection of music, he knew absolutely everything that my friends requested, no matter how obscure and unusual. He can really tell what a group is going to like, and he figures out what to play to maximize the fun factor. His rates were very reasonable...especially for someone with so much DJ experience.


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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

First, we'll talk on the phone or via email.  Then, we will agree on a price and level of services.  Next, I will usually email the client a contract. I require a signed contract and 50% deposit/retainer to bind the contract.  Then I send you my master song list and we review music direction and specific song requests.  I am happy to have you send me Spotify or Apple Music playlists or song lists.  We stay in touch up until the party date so that all details are covered. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

B.A. in Urban Planning from UCSD

DJ Instructor at DJ4Life Academy 20009 - 2014.  I now offer private lessons to students. 

Awarded Top10 Dreamteam DJ by Nitevibe.com two years in a row. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Yes, usually $500-$600 for sound, $100 for travel, $100-$200 for lights, $150-$200 per hour to DJ live. 


How did you get started in this business?

I started DJing college parties while attending UCSD in San Diego to help pay bills and for the fun of DJing.  What started as a fun hobby grew into a career. 


What types of customers have you worked with?

All types from couples to small businesses, Burning Man to SF nightclubs. I have also DJed for some higher profile clients like former coach of the 49ers, Mike Singletary, Apple execs, America's Cup, Salesforce.  I have opened for hip hop legends Snoop Dogg and Too Short and Berlin techno duo, Booka Shade. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I DJed for 1000 Optimizely employees at the Asian Art Museum in SF recently.  

I DJed the Napa wedding of successful restaurant entrepreneur, Adriano Paganini, who started Super Duper Burgers and back then, Pasta Pomodoro.  His company is called Back of the House (www.backofthehouseinc.com)

I DJed a holiday party for 800 people from Marqeta at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland this past holiday season, 2019.

I am a resident DJ at Virgin Hotel SF, Everdene Rooftop Bar.  The view from the roof is spectacular!


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Find someone with experience and who is easy to work with.  Work with the professional who tries to understand your needs and offers the best price for the service he or she is offering.  With DJs, you often get what you pay for.  Experience goes a long ways...check the reviews!


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

What styles of music?  All the basic details such as: where, how many hours, how many areas of sound, how many guests...


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