2017 - The Year in Photos

2017 - The Year in Photos

2017 was filled with so many exciting private events and weddings and I was so blessed to work with so many gifted photographers who specialize in capturing the magic, especially on the dance-floor.  

A BIG THANK YOU to 5ive15ifteenBarbara Ann StudiosCorina V PhotographyDanijela Weddings, Elizabeth in LoveIkonicaMango StudiosSamantha Ong Photography,  Tara and Barb of Tara McMullen Photography and When He Found Her.  I'm humbled to get to work with such talented people.

Can't wait to see what 2018 has in store!  Get ready to Be Moved.

Top 10 Most Requested Songs Of 2017

Top 10 Most Requested Songs Of 2017

Every year around this time I post the most requested songs from the past 12 months and below are the top 10 of 2017, so here we go!

10.  Mi Gente - J Balvin, Willy William, Beyonce - This song came out late in the year but came out with a bang!  Dance-floor masher!

9.  Shape of You - Ed Sheeran - Ok, a little off topic but I've seen this guy perform live and he brings it each and every time.  To watch him do what he does, just him and his guitar, is worth the price of admission.  Plus, this song always gets the floor moving.

8.  Pony - Ginuwine - This is a late, late, late night song.  We'll leave it at that.

7.  Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G. - "It was all a dream...".  No song has a greater intro!

6.  Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys - There are very few songs that people remember the dance-routine from, and this is one of them.

5.  Don't Stop Believin' - Journey - Some may be sick of it, but it's a classic.  Period.

4.  THE TRAGICALLY HIP.  Canadian Icons.  I had so many requests, not for specific songs, but just for "The Hip".  So I picked my favourite "Bobcaygeon".

3.  Ignition (RMX) - R. Kelly - "Now usually I don't do this but ah..."

2.  24K Magic - Bruno Mars - The title says it all, it's MAGIC.

1.  Despacito (RMX) - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber - Like 2013's "Blurred Lines" it started off HOT but like any amazing song, got played out fast.  Regardless, when the song comes on...Tengo que bailar contigo hoy.

To enjoy all these tracks, click play on the Spotify link below.  Parental Advisory.  Spotify account required to hear the whole track.

Havana

Havana

Playing something you can dance to with this sampler latin / moomba / reggae mash-up.  Enjoy!

Deja Vu

Deja Vu

Listening to this mix might give you a feeling of deja vu...

YOU

YOU

Another dope mix from the summer of 2016.

The Set-Up(s)

The Set-Up(s)

You invest a lot time and money in creating a very specific look and feel for your event.  The colours are bright, the linens and chairs compliment your florals and the space, the room has a natural flow and beauty, just the way you envisioned.  So why not have a DJ set-up that matches what you've worked so hard to create.

This is how your event or wedding could look.

Enjoy!

Can you see the speakers?  Photo courtesy of Ikonica.  Venue The Royal Conservatory of Music.

Can you see the speakers?  Photo courtesy of Ikonica.  Venue The Royal Conservatory of Music.

A white topper looks so sleek on a plexiglass-bar.  Shangri-La Toronto.

A white topper looks so sleek on a plexiglass-bar.  Shangri-La Toronto.

Even in a tight space, having a speaker system that fits the room and a black wrap-around that covers the DJ console makes a huge difference.  Photo Elizabeth in Love.  Graydon Hall Manor.

Even in a tight space, having a speaker system that fits the room and a black wrap-around that covers the DJ console makes a huge difference.  Photo Elizabeth in Love.  Graydon Hall Manor.

Oh baby I like it...

Oh baby I like it...

RAW.  As in raw video footage.  Having filmed and professionally edited videos are great, and be sure to check out mine here.  Yet, when the party is pumpin', sometimes you need to pull out your iphone and capture the moment.  Just like these...

90'S R&B / HIP HOP MIX

90'S R&B / HIP HOP MIX

#fbf #tbt #whatever, the mix below is bringing you back to my radio roots playing on my show "Worldwide" on 89.5 CIUT in Toronto.  Sit back and enjoy!

Graydon Hall Manor DJ

Graydon Hall Manor DJ

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"I have had the pleasure of working with Michael Coombs for more years than I can count. In that time Michael has always conducted himself with a degree to professionalism that is significantly elevated from most of his peers. He is the polished, professional, and impeccably polite. He takes tremendous pride in every single event he works. He is perfectly prepared for each and every event (never "winging it"). And he is focused on ever improving his craft and the range of services he offers. He also takes care of the venues he works in, and respects the rules and regulations, load-in procedures, and set up times. This may seem like a small detail, but if these details are ignored an event can get off to a rocky start. That's absolutely never the case with Micheal Coombs. He is a true professional and I would recommend Micheal to any client with perfect confidence."

Nicole Pieckenhagen - Managing Director
Graydon Hall Manor

Graydon Hall Manor is one of my favourite venues to play in Toronto and my parties there are always on point!  The space is so inviting that the dance-floor fills up fast and guests, young and old(er) always have a great time.  Take a look at what your wedding could be and enjoy!

Special thanks to Joee Wong,  Ikonica, Barb of Tara McMullen Photography, Samantha Ong, Carmin Davidson and Elizabeth in Love for the phenominal photos.