Marshal Moore’s October 2015 Picks

Top 10 Most Requested Wedding Songs


1.      Uptown Funk                                       –                      Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars

2.   Don’t Stop Believin’                            –                      Journey

3.   Cupid Shuffle                                       –                      Cupid

4 .  Happy                                                  –                      Pharrell Williams

5.   Shake It Off                                         –                      Taylor Swift

6.   I Gotta Feeling                                    –                      Black Eyed Peas

7.   Sweet Caroline                                    –                      Neil Diamond

8.   Wobble                                                –                      V.I.C.

9.   I Wanna Dance With Somebody         –                      Whitney Houston

10. Livin’ On A Prayer                               –                      Bon Jovi




Top 10 Radio Hits


1.      Good For You                                      –                      Selena Gomez

2.      Lean on                                                –                      Major Lazer

3.      Can’t Feel My Face                            –                      The Weeknd

4.      Cool For the Summer                       –                      Demi Lovato

5.      Locked Away                                      –                      R. City

6.      Photograph                                         –                      Ed Sheeran

7.      Uma Thurman                                    –                      Fall Out Boy

8.      Cheerleader                                        –                      OMI

9.      The Hills                                              –                      The Weeknd

10.  Where Are U Now                               –                      Skrillex & Diplo



Top 5 Urban Hits


1.      The Hills                                              –                      The Weeknd

2.      My Way                                               –                      Fetty Wap

3.      Can’t Feel My Face                            –                      The Weeknd

4.      Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)                       –                      Rich Homie Quan

5.      Lean On                                               –                      Major Lazer



Top 5 Dance Hits


1.      How Deep Is Your Love                       –                      Calvin Harris & Disciples

2.      Emergency                                             –                      Icona Pop

3.      Cool For The Summer                         –                      Demi Lovato

4.      Peanut Butter Jelly                              –                      Galantis

5.      SummerThing!                                     –                      Afrojack f./Mike Taylor


Dan Fumosa, The Shadowbrook, and a Happy Couple!

2015 was a summer full of weddings to remember where I was able to meet lots of great people and work with some amazing couples. The following is a video clip from late July as I helped Frank and Ashley celebrate their big day. The venue they chose to say those magic words, ‘I do’, was the Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury which is always a great place for all of us at Elite Entertainment to work. The evening started out in the garden for a beautiful ceremony. Guests remained outside through cocktail hour and enjoyed some excellent weather before heading inside to what was an awesome reception. We had it all setup and ready to go for the happy new couple, uplighting around the room, intelligent lighting right on the dance floor, as well as a photobooth for guests to enjoy. Everyone danced the night away and as I said, it was a night to remember! Be sure to check out this clip and dive right into the night with Frank and Ashley, you won’t be disappointed!

Marshall’s Monthly Picks August 2015

Top 10 – Top 40


1              Taylor Swift                                                        Bad Blood

2              Omi                                                                        Cheerleader

3              David Guetta                                                     Hey Mama

4              The Weeknd                                                      Can’t Feel My Face

5              Fifth Harmony                                                   Worth It

6              Walk The Moon                                                Shut Up And Dance

7              Wiz Khalifa                                                          See You Again

8              Andy Grammer                                                 Honey, I’m Good

9              Major Lazer                                                        Lean On

10           Skrillex & Diplo                                                  Where Are U Now



Top 5 – Urban


1              Rihanna                                                                B***h Better Have My Money

2              Fetty Wap                                                           My Way

3              Trey Songz                                                          Slow Motion

4              Wale                                                                      The Matrimony

5              Omarion                                                              Post To Be



Top 5 – Latin


1              Nicky Jam f./Enrique Iglesias                       El Perdon

2              Ricky Martin                                                       La Mordidita

3              Gente De Zona f./Marc Anthony              La Gozadera

4              Romeo Santos                                                   Hilito

5              Don Omar f./Natti Natasha                          Perdido En Tus Ojos

Chapter 1: Engaged!

I’ve been a DJ at Elite Entertainment for almost 5 years now, and when I first started with the company I saw the everything that the wedding industry can offer, from cool technology, romance, funny stories, happy memories, parties running into the evening and everything in between. Over the course of time I’ve become a much more polished M.C. and DJ, and in doing so have often seen things as an entertainer that I take note of and think “When I meet the girl I’m going to marry, I want to do something like that!” Well, after seeing many brides and grooms tie the knot, I got tired of INTRODUCING the “Brand new Mr. and Mrs. ….”  And decided I wanted to actually be “The brand new Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edward Savner III!”
While I wont go into the minutia of how I met my Fiancé, Megan, the shortest version of the story is that we met at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como on August 6th, 2013, exactly 630 days ago as of April 27th (the day I proposed to her). Just 4 days after that I actually DJ’d a wedding for one of her closest friends with her as a guest (It really is a small world after all!). Fast forward 20 months, many laughs, fewer tears, fights, hugs and kisses, and I decided it was time that I put everything together.
Megan works at Bebe in the Freehold Mall during the evenings after spending her days teaching preschool in the same classroom as her mother. I sorted through in my head what were the endless options of how to propose to her, and gently prodded her for information about what she wanted and didn’t want, because admittedly, I recognize she has no say in what will happen so I wanted to respect some of her requests and blend them with mine. She made it very clear: NO SPORTING EVENTS, JUMBOSCREEN ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND NO BRIDAL SHOWS! Talk about being deflated! Bridal shows are Elite’s biggest opportunity to market ourselves and Megan always has fun at those when she comes to watch us perform! Oh well, moving on to the next idea. I couldn’t trust her students to get involved as there were too many risk factors involved with humans who are still getting the hang of the A B C’s. So,  I decided as we were a deeply faith based couple to propose to her in the Parish we belong to: St. Robert Belermine  in Freehold Twp.
First I had to make sure that I had someone to capture this moment, which I knew I could trust only one person more than any other to video tape: Rob Haberman. Rob is not only an M.C. on staff but also a videographer for our events, and he was much obliged to film this special occasion. Next I called Megan’s evening time job and had them cover her shift at work, which the ladies squealed over once they heard why I needed this favor. Next was figuring out how to convince her to go to the church to find me their waiting. Ultimately, her mother and I decided that we would tell her I would meet them for dinner at the Chapter House in Howell on Rt. 9, and then her mother would make up some story about needing to drop off papers at church. Well you know what they say about the best laid plans…
I got to the church at 6:15 pm, expecting Megan at 6:30 pm. Rob got me all mic’d up, set the lighting and camera’s up perfectly when suddenly I heard my phone ring………It was Megan! My heart leapt into my throat. OF ALL PEOPLE WHAT COULD SHE POSSIBLY WANT?
The Conversation went like this:

“Richard! What’s going on?!”
“Baby? Relax. What’s wrong?”
“My mother is making me change out of my sweats into nice clothes. It’s the chapter house (sniffle), I feel like I’m being setup and I don’t like it!”
“Baby, relax. I’m just pulling into the parking lot now, I’m waiting for you.”
“Richard! You had better not be proposing to me! I’m tired, I haven’t showered, I’ve been crying and I’m aggravated.”
“Baby. I’ll see you soon, just relax.”
Anyone noticing a pattern here?
“No I don’t like this, I’m not going”………….click
I turned to Rob and said “Oh Shit…..” I was so nervous. Was this happening? What should I do? I sat in the church and literally prayed. I then received the following text messages (verbatim): “WTF is going on? Now we need to stop at the church to drop something off. Swear to me you’re not waiting at the church. SWEAR!” I told Rob and he smiled and said, “Well, she said to swear”. At that point I was desperate, and swore I wasn’t exactly where I was.

I stood in the sanctuary of the church, rolling from the balls of my feet to my heals, wearing my grey suit that Megan helped me pick, the matching vest, a silver tie she bought me for our first Christmas, and a silver watch with a face like a wheel that she got me for our first Valentines day. I even wore a bottle of cologne she bought me to finish it off. I was facing the entrance she normally entered through, and then from behind me I heard “WHAT’S GOING ON?!” Megan entered through a different doorway. I looked at the camera and said “Let’s go!” Rob and I walked to the back of the church and Megan shirked away and stepped backwards. I put my hands out and said the following:
“ A little less than two years ago, 20 months, 90 weeks, 630 days, 15 million seconds ago, we met. On that day I learned some things: First, there is a God. Second, I’m not him. Third, he makes plans for all of us, and finally that his plan for me was way better than anything I could have imagined. I love you Megan. Will you make me the happiest man in the world? Will you marry me?”

She sobbed, nodded her head and let out a simple “YES!”

I hope your engagement story was exactly how you  had envisioned it, but for what it’s worth, I wouldn’t have changed mine for anything!

June 2015 New Music by Corey Fox

Hold My Hand by Jess Glynne is a wonderful tune! It’s very danceable and quite relevant to our brides and grooms. The song is about love and togetherness. Jess sings that she’s “ready for this”, as our brides assure us they are!
Mr. Put It Down features Mr. 305, Pitbull. Enough said! This new hit by Ricky Martin is quite the dance song. Dancing is what we want to do, so try this!
Feel Right, featuring Mystikal, is by Mark Ronson. The same man that has guests still on the dance floor with Uptown Funk, has seemingly done it again! Maybe Mark has ripped a page out of James Brown’s book of funk, because Feel Right is funky and fresh! Oh, and the video is quite cute!

Marshall’s June 2015 Picks

Top 10 Wedding Requests:

1.      Journey                 -       Don’t Stop Believin’

2.      Cupid                           -       Cupid Shuffle

3.      Pharrell Williams               -       Happy

4.      Black Eyed Peas         -       I Gotta Feeling

5.      V.I.C.                          -       Wobble

6.      Neil Diamond                    -       Sweet Caroline

7.      Bon Jovi                        -       Livin’ On A Prayer

8.      AC/DC                           -       You Shook Me All Night Long

9.      DJ Casper                       -       Cha Cha Slide

10.     Van Morrison                    -       Brown Eyed Girl

Top 10 New Songs:

1.      Fetty Wap                       -       Trap Queen

2.      Jason Derulo                    -       Want To Want Me

3.      Walk The Moon           -       Shut Up and Dance

4.      The Weeknd                      -       Earned It

5.      Tove Lo                         -       Talking Body

6.      Ellie Goulding                  -       Love Me Like You Do

7.      David Guetta/Nikki Minaj        -       Hey Mama

8.       Nick Jonas                     -       Chains

9.      DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge  -       You Know You Like It

10.     Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih   -       Somebody

To “First Look” or Not to “First Look.” That Is The Question.

Last year nearly 40% of the wedding couples that we DJed for also used us for ceremony music.  When you factor in those ceremonies that were on-site but used musicians instead of us, that means over half of the couples we work with are getting married at their banquet facility.   The times certainly are changing!

When our very own Kris Abrahamsen got married he did a "First Look" with his bride-to-be Danielle

When our very own Kris Abrahamsen got married he did a “First Look” with his bride-to-be Danielle

There are some logistics that need to be altered when your ceremony is on site.  Traditional church or temple weddings usually end hours before the reception begins, leaving the couple (and their family and the bridal party) plenty of

time for pictures.  All that extra time usually vanishes when the ceremony is at the location because cocktail hour begins right after the recessional.

Which is how and why the “First Look” was created.

Tradition always said it was “bad luck” for the groom to see the bride before the ceremony.  Of course, this stemmed from the days of arranged marriages when the groom didn’t even know what his bride-to-be would look like till he lifted up her veil.  He didn’t get to see her before the wedding because no one wanted him to change his mind.  Those days are long gone (at least for our typical couples) so why the “bad luck” still exists in some circles is beyond us.

So as long as you aren’t overly superstitious or traditional, and assuming you have actually met your spouse-to-be in person and know what they look like, I’m here to encourage you to do a “First Look.”  In fact, I would argue that even if you are getting married in a church or temple and you have hours between the end of the ceremony and the beginning of cocktail hour, you should do a First Look.  Here are a few reasons why:

First Looks are More Intimate. The traditional moment when the groom saw his bride in her wedding gown for the first time was in a packed church or temple with everyone around. He didn’t really have any time to react or tell her how beautiful she looked because as soon as she got down the aisle the ceremony began. Not that this was a horrible thing but First Looks are better. The groom usually turns to see his bride when she is just a few feet away and other than photographers and videographers who are there to capture all the emotion, it’s a very private moment. Many couples are moved to tears and the words they share in those first few seconds can be beautiful and intimate (without a priest or rabbi standing within earshot waiting to get things started).

First Looks can be Captured Perfectly. As the First Look became a thing, photographers and videographers became adept at capturing it. Years and years later it has become a specialty for many of them. Wh11267415_970971556246536_6959303882195000035_oen there is more than one photographer on the job they will often position themselves perfectly to capture the expression on both the bride’s and groom’s faces. Videographers will often mic the groom so the first few words the couple shares can be recorded. It’s a magical moment that should be preserved and the First Look gives your photographer and videographer every opportunity to do just that.

First Looks Leave Time to Relax and Soak in The Day. The wedding day moves quickly. For most couples it’s a blur of emotions and moments and before they can catch their breath we’re playing their last song. Doing a First Look a few hours before the ceremony (again, even if the ceremony is in a church or temple) gives the couple a few more precious hours together on that day and it makes the time between the ceremony and the reception less hurried. If the ceremony is on-site it allows the couple to mingle with their family and friends and enjoy their cocktail hour without having to grab hors d’oeuvres between pictures.

10996070_970971559579869_3045419841374532136_oTradition Schmadition! Let’s face it there are many traditional things modern couples have set aside.  Tradition said the bride’s parents paid for the wedding. Tradition said you couldn’t live together before you got married.  Tradition said you couldn’t, you know, before you got married.  Tradition said you had to get married in a house of worship.  On and on.   As weddings have become more modern there are many traditional things that no longer apply.  And the couple not seeing each other before the ceremony should be one of them.  It’s an old and outdated custom that just no longer works for today’s weddings.

By the way if you want to see a great selection of some of the First Looks our sister company Elite Digital Images has captured check out this Facebook Photo Album.


My Third Time Officiating a Wedding

Just over a year ago I officiated my very first wedding.  Kim and Charlie, friends of my wife, were getting married and they knew I was “newly ordained” so they asked me if I could marry them.   Then in October I had the chance to officiate Jay and Marrisa‘s wedding down in Mexico.  Each time I sent the bride and groom some questions about themselves and how they met and fell in love and then I scripted the ceremony based around their answers.  I’ve DJed enough weddings 11165256_969290069748018_2596357784077122066_nthrough the years and seen too many ceremonies where there is nothing personalized for the bride and groom, so I figure if I’m going to officiate a wedding for friends I better make it all about them.

So last week Kris Abrahamsen married Danielle Mascio  and I had the honor once again to officiate.  I didn’t start with any template but once again I had Kris and Danielle answer some questions and then we put together the ceremony as a team.  Similar to the first two, I got tons of great feedback afterwards and I know Kris and Danielle were thrilled with how everything turned out.  There were some funny moments during the ceremony (I find laughter can break the ice especially when people are overly nervous or emotional like during a wedding) although we stayed 10154913_969289066414785_2648355059934131810_nrespectful to the importance of the ceremony.  And as I did the first two times, I asked Kris and Danielle to write and deliver their own vows.  And they both did.  Magically!  These words, in my opinion, are so much more powerful than the canned “I ____, take you ____, to be my lawfully wedded wife.”  When a couple has to think about what they want to say to their spouse-to-be in that moment, beautiful things come out.  And then when they can deliver those words on their own for their family and friends to hear, it becomes a Wow! moment.  Indeed in the Same Day Edit that Endless Wave Studios produced for Kris and Danielle they use some of Danielle’s powerful words and it’s the highlight of the video.

To Kris and Danielle I say my most heartfelt congratulations and thank you for giving me the chance to have such an important role on your day.  Love you both!


May’s New Music by Corey Fox

Brides and grooms think each other are beautiful. They dress the part, and they say the right words. And then they come to dance! What great words to sing along and dance to – You’re So Beautiful by The Empire Cast! Do I have to mention Empire is one of the biggest TV shows right now?!
Fun by Pitbull featuring Chris Brown. Yes, Pitbull is still giving us hits! We are all about fun, and especially dancing! Join us for this one on the dance floor.
The dance floor is where we love to be. The song Tonight Belongs To U! by Jeremih featuring Flo Rida, is a hot new dance song! Ripe for summer parties, it is fast and upbeat with a simple singable chorus.

One love, Corey

Marshall’s Picks May 2015

Top 10 Wedding Requests:

1.      Journey                      -       Don’t Stop Believin’
2.      Cupid                         -       CupidShuffle
3.      Pharrell Williams    -       Happy
4.      Black Eyed Peas       -       I Gotta Feeling
5.      V.I.C.                          -       Wobble
6.      Neil Diamond           -       Sweet Caroline
7.      Bon Jovi                     -       Livin’ On A Prayer
8.      AC/DC                       –      Shook Me All Night Long
9.      Van Morrison           –      Brown Eyed Girl
10.     DJ Casper                 -       Cha Cha Slide

Top 10 New Party Songs:

1.      Fetty Wap    -       Trap Queen

2.      Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars         -       Uptown Funk!

3.      Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne     -       TruffleButter

4.      Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo       -       Time Of Our Lives

5.      Chris Brown & Tyga         -       Ayo

6.      Maroon 5                   -       Sugar

7.      Omarion feat. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko  -       Post To Be

8.      Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih      -       Somebody

9.      Tove Lo          -       Talking Body

10.     Jason Derulo               -       Want To Want Me

Corey’s New Music Report – April 2015

I-Need-Your-Love-feat.-Mohombi-Faydee-Costi-SingleIt may not reach “It Wasn’t Me” status, but the new Shaggy song is lovelier. “I Need Your Love” has a nice beat and content! It is totally infectious and easy to sing along with!  It could be a summer anthem as the weather heats up.
She may be a one hit wonder with this pop tune, but Katy Tiz has definitely put out a great song! “Whistle While You Work ItKaty-Tiz-Whistle-While-You-Work-Itis positive lyrically and quite catchy!  This is a happy-go-lucky dance number.
“Want To Want Me” by Jason Derulo, is one of those songs that sneaks up on you. After nodding your head along to the beat, the chorus reminds you of the Cheap Trick song of similar name. I’ve been using it after toasts!
“Electric Love” by BORNS, is not a dance song. What it is however, is a wonderful song about how love feels! Definitely love playing this song and singing along to it!
“Bills” by Lunchmoney Lewis, may not talk of love or dancing, but it is amazing! It makes You feel like dancing. We all have bills and thus we can relate. What better way to forget about them than dancing the night away!
Another old school influenced song, “Juicy Wiggle“, comes from Redfoo of LMFAO. It’s not Shots or Sexy And I Know It, but a great pop formula of catchy chorus and silliness could make make this the next What Did The Fox Say?!

One love, Corey

Diana & Robert 3/21/15

As a DJ, Entertainer and a spectator of major life events, I have had the privilege of watching children baptized in the start of their lives, milestone birthdays like sweet 16′s, 50th birthdays, wedding anniversaries, holiday parties and every other reason for gather and celebration you can imagine. This is the first time in my years as an Elite Entertainer that I was so amazed by a group of people at one gathering that I wanted to write about it as soon as I got home. I want these memories to be as purely and accurately accounted as possible because they were all just so spectacular.

Diana and Robert Gorbe were the perfect match for each other. Robert was excited from the moment he saw his beautiful bride walk down the isle at the Crystal Point Yacht Club. Diana and I had been in contact earlier in the day as she wanted to ensure that everything was going to be perfect, much like her husband. She too looked ecstatic over the sight of a room full of family friends and loved ones. After exchanging vows and kiss to seal their marriage, we took the party upstairs and never looked back! The whole crowd was hooting and hollering as The bridal party danced their way in to Dynamite by Taio Cruz, or when Joshua, Diana’s son cut a rug like no other to Uptown Funk! Nothing captured the love that these two shared however, any better than when they shared their first dance as husband and wife to the tune of “I Only Have Eyes For You“. After toasts and first course, you could feel the anticipation building until Joshua, the ring bearer couldn’t take it any more and began dancing to anything that we played! His infectious dance moves really got the party rolling and set the tone for what was a jam packed evening full of Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Paradise By The Dashboard Light, and many other classic rock n roll songs!

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 12.28.06 PMThe three moments to me that let me know that I had done a successful job in exceeding their expectations as an Elite Entertainer were as follows: When we opened up our first round of dancing for the evening, Diana looked at me as a packed dance floor was appearing in front of her and mouthed to me from across the room “Oh my God! This is amazing!” Second, was when Rob approached me after dinner and said that I had worn him out, and that I am “A pro, who had better make this a profession for life, because this is amazing”. Finally, was when Diana and Rob together shared their overly gracious praise, that they were receiving compliments throughout the course of the evening on how this was the best wedding many of the guests had ever been to. I wish Rob and Diana all the best, and as the picture shows……..well, see for yourself!

Elite Earns The First Ever Weddi Award For Receiving The Most Reviews in 2014 from Wedding Wire

Elite Entertainment's Weddi Award - Copy

Elite Entertainment’s Weddi Award

It’s been hard to write about this moment till now because quite frankly I’ve been on Cloud Nine and I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to verbalize just how I felt about receiving this recognition.  It’s the culmination of a lot of different things and ultimately I needed to write this blog so I could thank everyone involved.  We received 245 reviews last year on WeddingWire which is what earned us the award.  WeddingWire recognized the leader in every category (venue, photographer, DJ etc) throughout the country but of those, Elite received the most reviews! By the way the 245 reviews represents almost 40% of the couples we had the pleasure of working for in 2014.  That’s a lot of weddings and lot of writing!

First and foremost I have to start where I so often do, and give THANKS to my incredible staff of DJs.  Every weekend we load up our vehicles and hit the roads to entertain at some pretty awesome events.  We leave our families for the day and spend that time doing what we LOVE – spinning music and creating memories.  It’s hard work but we also have a passion for it.  And when it’s all said and done and the party is over and we’ve loaded our gear back into our vehicles and headed home, I’ve asked my staff to be diligent about one more thing:  following up with their clients and asking for a review on WeddingWire.  Some will call and make the request, some will send an email.  But it takes the effort of asking to produce the numbers we have.  And for all of that (the great DJing, the leaving the family on the weekends and the follow up) I send my sincere gratitude.

Secondly, I want to THANK our great brides and grooms.  I know from firsthand experience that everyone wants a review these days.  I flew to Las Vegas recently and when I got checked in at the hotel I looked at my emails.  I already had 3 requests to “Rate My Experience.”  United Airlines wanted to know how the flight went, Expedia wanted to know what I thought of the hotel and the hotel wanted me to rate my “Check-In Experience.” (whatever that meant.)  I ignored all 3 requests because none of my experiences were so outstanding that I wanted to take the time to review them.  And I think that’s where we are as a society.  Review requests come in all the time.  Most people, like myself, will take the time to offer a review if we’re blown away by the experience (either amazingly impressed or incredibly disappointed.)  And I fully expect that from our brides and grooms.  If we haven’t exceeded every expectation you had before the wedding, don’t bother clicking on WeddingWire.  But if we lived up to your highest hopes and helped you throw the party you always imagined, then please try to find a few minutes in your busy day to tell the world about it.  In 2014, that happened a lot.  245 times to be exact.

With Sonny Ganguly and Matt Kaufman of WeddingWire

With Sonny Ganguly and Matt Kaufman of WeddingWire

And finally, I should also tip my cap and say thanks to WeddingWire.  They created this incredible portal where brides and grooms can talk about their real-life experiences with their wedding vendors.  Some professionals are afraid of review sites because they can expose your “soft white underbelly.”  I often hear the push back posited as “what if my competition wants to get on there and pose as a past client and bash me.”  WeddingWire actually has a fix for that.  If someone posts something negative you can ask them to prove they had a contract with you (and if they can’t the review comes down.)  But when I hear someone say this I immediately think to myself “what’s your real fear?”  Maybe it’s that you don’t exceed your clients expectations and you’re afraid of a platform like WeddingWire (or The Knot or Yelp!) where it’s all about the truth.  I don’t have that fear.  I’m confident my DJs live up to or transcend our reputation every weekend and so I’m grateful for a place like WeddingWire where past clients can tell future clients about their experience.  WeddingWire has created that and now, with these Weddi Awards they’ve also created a way to recognize the vendors who put in the most effort.

When Sonny Ganguly (Chief Marketing Officer for Wedding Wire) brought me to the stage to accept the award he gave me a nice introduction (made me sound like a super star, in fact, which was too nice!)  But I wish he had focused more on Elite Entertainment.  I personally did 40 weddings in 2014 so clearly those 254 reviews didn’t come just from my clients (although I did have the highest percentage of reviews – for the 3rd straight year!).  Those 245 reviews came from every one of my DJs and of course the couples who took the time to write us a review.  It was a total group effort and one that I am incredibly proud of.

March 2015 Podcast Mixed by Dominic Sestito


Many clients and friends over the years have told me to record my sets and put them up for everyone. So I decided the first of the month I will search the billboard 100 find some popular songs (even if I don’t like them) and dig up so kool mixes so you can practice your sweet dance moves.

Corey Fox’s New Music Report – February 2015

Walk-the-Moon-Shut-Up-Dance-2014-1200x1200It’s time to “Shut Up And Dance“! A great song by Walk The Moon. This is definitely a party song, saying it in the chorus … dance with me! Dancing is the main theme of the party, and of course that’s what we’re doing.


Another new song to add into our latest parties comes from Maroon 5. Sugar, is wonderfully sweet! Maroon-5-SugarYes please! It’s one of those catchy pop tunes i’m sure ladies will bop along with! And where the girls go, the fellas follow (straight to our packed dance floors)!
Trouble, by Iggy Azalea featuring Jennifer Hudson, is another women’s anthem. It’s a hip hop pop dance tune that i’m sure will be sung by many!

One love, Corey

February 2015 Podcast Mixed By Dominic Sestito


Many clients and friends over the years have told me to record my sets and put them up for everyone. So I decided the first of the month I will search the billboard 100 find some popular songs (even if I don’t like them) and dig up so kool mixes so you can practice your sweet dance moves.

Mike Walter Gets Published in The Today Paper

Recently our owner (and resident writer) Mike Walter had an article published in The Today Paper.   The article is entitled “You’re Engaged!  Now What?” and offers some good advice for couples who are recently engaged and just beginning the process of planning their weddings.   In case you don’t live in Eatontown, Tinton Falls or Ocean Township (where this publication arrives monthly to just about every door step), here’s a copy of Mike’s article.


Today Paper - You're Engaged 2015 - Copy

Kris A’s Best of 2014

So kind of piggybacking off Mike Walter’s recent blog, I sat back and thought of some of my favorite songs of 2014. Now these weren’t necessarily songs that came out this past year but these were some of the more successful songs that I found worked the best at my weddings:

 “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5 - something about that ultra short piano riff in the very beginning dropping into the bass line that gets me

“Danza Kuduro” by Don Omar - this to me is one of those songs that if it doesn’t make you get up out of your seats, nothing will

“Tricky” by Run DMC - ya gotta love a song that does the emceeing for you when right before the chorus initially drops you hear “HERE WE GO”

“I Love It” by Icona Pop ft. Charlie XCX - if your goal is to have everybody with their hands up and singing along and really into a song, look no further

“Turn Down For What” by DJ Snake ft. Lil Jon - definitely the song to turn things up a notch, and turn them down for what

And last but not least…

“Then (Piano Mix)” by Brad Paisley - obviously this is a great slow song and it’s not that I had any great success at an event or events with it, it’s mostly that it’s my wedding song and I wanted to include it ;)

Dominic Sestito – January 2015 – Podcast

Many clients and friends over the years have told me to record my sets and put them up for everyone. So I decided the first of the month I will search the billboard 100 find some popular songs (even if I don’t like them) and dig up so kool mixes so you can practice your sweet dance moves.



Corey Fox’s New Music Report – January 2015

The end of the party. The big bang.  I’ve noticed over the years that that’s what most brides and grooms want for the end of their party.  To go out on a high note!

pitbull-ne-yo-time-of-our-lives-music-mondayPitbull & Ne-Yo have my current favorite “end of the night song”: “Time Of Our Lives.“  I’ve been using it with great success for a few weeks now! Pitbull knows how to party. One could even say “he is the party”! Love him or not, he is responsible for plenty of “party” jams.
Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” is a masterpiece, featuring Bruno Mars on vocals (hence the reason almost everyone asks for Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”)  The slower tempo of this song keeps it out of my rotation for Bruno-Mars-and-Mark-Ronson-Take-Uptown-Funk-to-The-Streets“last songs”. “Uptown Funk” has been a better floor opener or transition song for me.  Bruno Mars has also been a consistent pop hit maker in recent years. A lot of his songs are a great choice for dancing.
“Wrapped Up”, the new song by Olly Murs, has HIT woven throughout the 3 minutes! It is an infectious tune of love, ripe for dancing and singing along! This is definitely Pop gold!
And finally, if “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran isn’t the first dance song at a wedding, then I think it should at least be played during dinner. It is truly a gem of a song. Ed Sheeran is quite a soulful songwriter and it shows in this song. Its simplicity is its magic – less is more!
Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran