Go DJ Go is a multi-award-winning premium DJ and MC service specializing in custom music and lighting options for weddings and special events throughout Texas, featuring highly personalized planning assistance and stellar client feedback.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding DJs in Dallas Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Gabriel, from Go DJ Go.
Where have you been featured?
We’ve been featured in 360 West Weddings and on GigMasters’ “Best Of” list numerous times, ranking #1 for weddings and events in the Metroplex for four years running now. We’ve also received multiple “Couples Choice” and “Top Pro” awards from WeddingWire and Thumbtack, and feature regularly at bridal shows across North Texas throughout the year.
Why do couples love working with you?
Our couples appreciate the uncommonly high level of service we provide them from start to finish, and how Go DJ Go is their one-stop shop eliminating the need to contract multiple sound/lighting vendors.
As the sole owner here, I’m able to stay directly connected and available to my clients all the way from the early planning stages through to the wedding itself, getting a real feel for each couple, their guests, and the unique vision for their big day. Taking time to get to know clients as people, offering ideas, and helping shape a timeline as needed will beat any DJ with less experience or showing up the day-of just trying to “wing it”!
What do you love most about being a wedding DJ?
My favorite aspect of this job is helping bring each couple’s goals to life, and keeping guests engaged with a great blend of custom music, lighting, and [optional] specialty games. I believe a wedding should feel celebratory; after all, that’s what it is! Folks get dressed up and often travel significant distances to celebrate this most special occasion with the couple, and there’s nothing worse than arriving to find things feel aimless or boring the entire time! On that same token, I also really enjoy the planning process, helping get the puzzle pieces all together, and then hosting as MC to maintain a smooth and entertaining flow of events.
How did you get started?
I’ve been a DJ since high school, when friends would request that I cart over my large collection of music to play their house parties. Later, as I went off to study film in college, I still felt myself being pulled back toward the music side of things, so prior to graduating, I formed a small company and began moving in this direction professionally.
I began playing weddings in 2011 and quickly discovered how the necessary combination of musical expertise, public speaking, and organizational skills really played to my particular strengths, and have therefore been specializing in them ever since!
What 3 words best describe your DJ’ing style?
Go DJ Go’s style is expert, entertaining, and tailor-made.
What’s your setup like?
We run a top-of-the-line QSC system featuring wireless microphones and multiple LED dance units which produce a variety of lighting effects. We also offer numerous other extras in the way of lighting, including custom-colored up-lights to dress up plain rooms and complement decor, spotlights for wedding cakes, and a monogram that puts a couple’s custom design up in lights (such as their names/wedding date).
A good number of our client couples also opt to add on our DLP projector/screen for dedication videos or slide shows, and a select few go for karaoke to bring even more fun to their reception. Whatever vibe a particular couple is going for, many select several of these extra equipment options at once to combine and save with a bundle deal.
What budget range do you cater to?
Go DJ Go caters to couples with mid-to-high budgets, generally ranging from $950 to $4500. Time-frame, location, and extras selected all factor into the price, with about half of couples opting to include custom ceremony sound+music along with their reception.
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you play it?
No real DJ can name just one song! I’ll give you a handful, and challenge your readers to name the artists… “P.Y.T.”, “Suavemente”, “Shoop”, “Friends in Low Places”, “You Shook Me All Night Long”, “This is How We Do It”, and “Get Low” are all favorites.
For a slower dance, give me a bonafide classic like “Unforgettable” (I like the duet version with Natalie & Nat King Cole), “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley, or perhaps something more contemporary by Adele, “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young, or “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur. All undeniably great songs I’d listen to even if I didn’t DJ weddings for a living!
Gabe was fantastic! He was so easy going and calm, which was perfect because I am not!!!! He is very professional and will ensure that your wedding is done the way YOU want it! If you’re not sure, he’s full of great ideas! If you ask for his direct honesty, he will give it to you and I love that because as you know, us brides don’t have time for anything else! He is dependable, easy to contact, quick to respond, and even checks in on you to make sure all is good!
One of the things I also loved most about Gabe is that he takes so much pride in his work; he is organized, meticulous, and a perfectionist… He likes to have a plan, a backup, and then leaves some room to read the environment so he can respond accordingly. He is a joy to work with and in the event we ever need DJ services again, we know where to go! I am constantly advertising for him because we loved him that much and only hope we can give back to him for what he has done to help make our day special! Love ya, Gabe!
-Jenn and Ryan
Gabriel is awesome! From the day we met up with him, we had nothing but pleasant interactions with him! He is a very very nice person and is extremely professional. We gave him a list of songs we love and he played them along with others that went great with the ones we selected! He was so nice and interactive with our guests and he kept everything running so smoothly! He does a take on the Newlywed Game and it was our favorite part! It got all the guests involved and made for a lot of laughs! We loved it! If we ever need to hire a DJ in the future we would absolutely choose Gabriel again. In fact, after our wedding, my cousin and one of my close friends used Gabriel for each of their weddings as well! He’s an awesome DJ! You can’t go wrong with this guy!
-Angela & Jon
Having Gabriel at our wedding reception could not have been better! He was so incredibly flexible with us, clear, promptly responded, supported us, and worked with our vision for music, atmosphere, and activities. We truly could not have had a better DJ to work with — I would recommend Gabriel in a heartbeat to any couple!
Shelbie & Humberto