DJs

  • Mikey Palms

    Born and raised in Brooklyn, Mikey has been DJing professionally for over fifteen years. As the proprietor of two major venues (Sounthpaw; Public Assembly) he became a significant figure in the New York music scene. In addition to his internet radio presence (co-founder of Chances with Wolves – East Village Radio) he DJ’s over thirty weddings and corporate events a year in addition to his busy nightclub schedule. His music selection is designed entirely around the needs of the client – just name the sound! Has DJed with or opened up for: Ad-Rock (Beastie Boys), Mark Ronson, Prince Paul (De La Soul), Diplo, DJ Premier, Talib Kweli, Questlove, The Rub (Cosmo Baker; DJ Ayres; DJ Eleven)
  • Ben Boylan

    Ben Boylan is an NYC based DJ who specializes in weddings. His minimal style of announcing and unique ability to read crowds is what makes him different from other DJs. Ben will make sure your dance floor is packed and your ceremony is worry-free. “Ben from the get-go was incredibly organized and knowledgeable... The sound quality was great and his emceeing was professional and minimal, letting the focus shine on the wedding itself. His song choices had everyone up dancing and on their feet all night." - Alexandra, New York, NY. Ben is proud of his online "DJ mixes" which have received over 10 million hits and being named "Wedding Specialist" by DJ pool "Heavy Hits." When he's not DJing he is studying Portuguese or playing with his 3 year old son Jonah.
  • Phi Unit

    Phi Unit is a Brooklyn based producer and DJ. What started as an obsession to manipulate music on the turntables since his early teen years, has turned into live sets described as a mix of timeless classics with new hits. Phi graduated from New York University with a degree in Neural Science and Psychology and has lived in New York for over 10 years. Phi Unit has been a resident DJ at many downtown NYC and Brooklyn clubs including: The Freehold, Huckleberry Bar, Battery Harris, The Woods, Stanton Social, Gatsby's, Revel and Arrow Bar. Phi Unit is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Building Beats, a registered non-profit organization that develops and expands DJ and music education programs that teach entrepreneurial, leadership, and life skills for underserved youth.
  • Marcus Ho

    DJ/Actor/Performer Marcus Ho is 16 year veteran of the NYC club scene. His DJ roots date back to the raves and underground clubs of his hometown Seattle in the 1990's (yes, he was underage). Marcus views djing weddings as a distinct honor and loves collaborating with couples to deliver a unique musical experience for each event. He seamlessly blends hits from all decades and genres, siting House, Indie, Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Funk and Soul as some of his favorites. Though his acting career has lead him around the globe, and to the big and small screens, his greatest thrill is to create a packed dance floor full of smiling faces. Career highlights include The Saprano's Holiday Wrap Party, New York Magazine Holiday Party, The Ivy Club (London), The Vogue (Seattle)
  • Ethan Marunas

    Ethan Marunas has been DJing clubs, bars, weddings, and various events for over a decade. His DJ name is Baby Dayliner, which is also the moniker under which he performs and releases his own music. His initial influences were the Hip Hop and ‘80s tunes he grew up with, but now is also into disco, oldies, trap, current top 40, dancehall, Latin music, and everything in between. You can currently find Ethan spinnging at Pianos (LES), and Broken Land (Greenpoint). Past residencies include STK, Botanica, Le Poisson Rouge, Max Fish, and Good Company. Outside NYC he’s done small residencies at Les Deux (LA), The Half Moon (Hudson, NY), and ESPY awards parties. When he’s not DJing, he’s recording his own music, running, playing a game of pickup basketball, or reading a novel.
  • JD Gluckstern

    Raised in downtown New York, JD has been involved in music for nearly 20 years. Starting out in a band, and eventually moving towards DJing, JD's love for music and rhythm have informed his ability to make crowds dance for as long as he's been performing. Always playing a little bit of everything, JD's style ranges from 80's singalongs, to reggae, to disco, to hip hop, and all the way to modern dance music. JD has had residencies at Lit Lounge, Battery Harris, and the William Vale, as well as having played one off gigs at everywhere from the Boom Boom Room to Output to House of Yes. JD has honed his crowd-pleasing style to make sure everyone from your grandmother to your little cousin is getting down on the dancefloor. When not DJing, JD is the owner of Williamsburg boutique, Concrete + Water. You're always welcome to pop by and say hi and tell him what song you absolutely have to hear on the big day.
  • Jeff Kessel

    Jeff Kessel has been DJing in New York City for the past 6 years. He performs at weddings, parties, and clubs and enjoys playing a wide range of music mixing rare cuts and timeless jams. He has DJed for comedian Hannibal Burress during his former residency at the Knitting Factory, and has spun at venues ranging from the Park in Chelsea, to an open house in the iconic brownstone from Spike Lee's Crooklyn, among others. Jeff will take from you a selection of songs you wish to be played along with songs that you definitely DO NOT want played and allow those choices to inform his set for the evening. On his own, his sensibilities skew towards 90s R&B and 80s dance numbers, but his musical palate is wide and he is very adaptable.