location: LA + SF, CA
willing to travel: Yes
describe your artistic style: Better than describing our style, we thought it best to let our work speak for itself: Over the past 5 years, members of the Dart DJ collective have shared stages all over the world with Phoenix, Missy Elliott, Robyn, Cut Copy, Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells, Big Boi, Chromeo, Saint Etienne, Toro y Moi, The Flaming Lips, Ladytron, Spoon, Washed Out and many other notable artists. While these contemporary artists play a role in our sets, they do not tell the whole story. A Dart DJ set tastefully blends funk, motown and soul legends like Michael Jackson, Prince and Smokey Robinson with the interesting and inspiring artists of today (as well as many other artists from all over the musical lexicon).
what inspires you? We draw inspiration from contemporary musicians and artists who are pushing the boundaries of pop, funk and soul while paying homage to the classic artists who defined genres and generations. From LCD Soundsytem to Parliament Funkadelic, all of us at Dart love the music we play at weddings. While this sounds simple, to be genuine and thoughtful with the music you play at a wedding is increasingly rare in a landscape filled with top 40 DJ's.
what do you love about weddings? The honesty. In the world of music, everything is over thought, composed and presented in a way to seem cool. With weddings, we have two people who love each other and all of their best friends and family (plus drinks and amazing food). Weddings are where people let their "cool" guards down and can truly celebrate in an exciting and honest way. We are always honored to be a part of such a true and sincere gathering.
what's your travel policy? We are not afraid of planes, trains and automobiles. Cover the cost of travel and we will be anywhere and everywhere! In addition, we are "locally" based in both Southern and Northern California.