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Major U.S. Cities

  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Las Vegas
  • New York
  • San Diego
  • Wailea, Maui

Major INT’L CITIES

  • Sydney, Australia
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Paris, France
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Bio

With over 15 years of DJ experience, Bay Area native Josh Dukes has played over 1000 weddings & events all over the world. Consistently providing professional Mobile DJ services for Weddings & Private events throughout Napa, Sonoma, Marin & San Francisco.
Josh is co-owner of the DJ booking agency Boutique DJs in San Francisco.

And has played events for numerous corporate clients including Facebook, Oracle, IBM, Intel, TaylorMade, San Francisco Giants, Williams-Sonoma, Fairmont, Silver Oak, Opus One & Domaine Chandon.

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Clubs
  • Ruby Skye- San Francisco
  • 111 Minna- San Francisco
  • Mezzanine- San Francisco
  • Slide- San Francisco
  • The Parlor- San Francisco
  • Ambassador- San Francisco
  • Double Dutch- San Francisco
  • Aventine Block Parties- San Francisco
Venues
  • AT&T Park – San Francisco – Taylor Made Golf Event
  • Four Seasons Resort – Maui, Hawaii – Wedding
  • Haiku Mill – Maui, Hawaii – Wedding
  • Ruby Skye – San Francisco – 2013 IBM/Intel Holiday Party w/ The Wallflowers
  • Pier 48 – San Francisco – 2012 Facebook Holiday Party
  • Fort Mason – San Francisco – 2012 Guardsmen Tree Lot Party
  • Beaulieu Garden – St. Helena – Weddings
  • AT&T Park – San Francisco – 2013 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
  • Durham Ranch – St Helena – Weddings
  • de Young Museum – San Francisco – 2013 Box Holiday Party
  • Opus One Holiday Parties – Napa – (2012-2014)
Testimonials
  • We used Josh as our DJ for our wedding reception last weekend in San Francisco. We chose him because he has awesome taste in music and didn't seem to be the typical cheesy "wedding DJ".

    Josh was awesome! He had the dance floor rocking out to mashups and was really accommodating with our random cocktail/dinner music requests. My husband really likes West African music and Josh found them and played them during dinner! We loved having him as our DJ and would definitely hire him again!! -Miranda, Berkeley, CA
  • Fantastic DJ. I've never danced so much in my life! He had the whole crowd going and kept the good beats coming from one song to the next.
    I would definitely recommend Josh to anyone looking to get a crowd out of their seats. -Laura S, Sonoma, CA
  • We used Josh Dukes for our wedding in Sonoma last month. I can say without hesitation that the music blew everyone away. No one wanted to leave the dance floor. Music is one of the most important parts of a wedding and Josh came through big time. He is professional and willing to do what it takes to fulfill your vision. I would use his services again in a second. -Nuruddin V, San Francisco, CA
  • Josh is my first option for a DJ. He is very professional, accommodating, and always does a great job. I think what makes him extra special is can take any party no matter what type of people are there and turn that event into a hit and get people dancing! I also used Josh for my Wedding and people still ask who my DJ was? I would highly recommend him for all types of events. -Matt and Jacqueline K, Napa CA
  • I first heard DJ Dukes play at a friend's birthday party. My fiance and I looked at each other shortly after he started playing and almost simultaneously said "this guy needs to play at our wedding".
    Luckily he was available and willing to make the trip down to Santa Barbara.
    He asked us the types of songs we wanted to have played, was fully accommodating and facilitated an amazing dance party and consequently rocking wedding.
    DJ Dukes is very professional and we would both HIGHLY recommend him to play for any occasion. He's certainly number one on our list when we require a DJ again!!! HUGE thumbs up!!! -Christine K, San Francisco, CA
  • Josh was an amazing DJ! He showed up early, was very professional and his music was the best!!! He had everyone at our wedding dancing, young old and in between! I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone that is looking for a great time. I feel the music is one of the most important parts of any party and Josh was a huge part of making our night one of the most memorable ever! -Jennifer and Rich K, Napa CA
  • We hired Josh Dukes as a deejay for our wedding this past summer. Our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing were in three different locations. Josh was in charge of the music and sound system for each location. Josh is very easy to work with and extremely knowledgeable about his trade. He is very thorough - he attended a walk-through meeting with the catering staff to ensure all electrical outlets he needed didn't conflict with other vendors. Josh asked us what our top 15 favorite songs were and he managed to fit each one into his set. Josh has a wide variety of music and was able to get my 70 year-old Dad on the dance floor for several songs! Our only regret was that the dance party didn't last long enough - we had to be out by 11 pm and could've danced for three more hours to Josh's music -Monina and Tony C, San Francisco, Ca.
  • As the event coordinator for a large winery, I hire Josh Dukes for every event on our property. Josh is organized and professional, and I know I can count on him to always arrive on time. Josh is the most responsible and considerate DJ we have ever used. We used a different DJ once last year when Josh was unavailable and it made me truely appreciate how great Josh is, now I make sure to book Josh WAY in advance.

    And the music? It's fantastic. Josh can really read a crowd and he "gets" what music our diverse crowd wants to hear and keeps everyone dancing all night. I have also made an effort to see Josh DJ at his other events and I always come to the same conclusion, he's awesome.

    Definitely book Josh for your events, as long as they don't interfere with ours! -Nadia O, Domaine Chandon, Napa, Ca.
  • Josh Dukes actually filled in for another DJ I had hired for a party at the last minute. He was so professional and I couldn't believe how lucky I was that the first DJ cancelled, because he turned out to be so fantastic! Everyone there asked for his information for future events. He is also a really cool guy and very considerate. I would 100% hire him again, it's not often you get to work with someone at his level. -Sigred C, San Francisco, Ca.
  • We hired Josh for our November wedding in Sonoma. My wedding planner referred him and after a quick phone conversation I knew Josh was right for us. He was incredibly flexible, anti-cheese, and did not mind my constant... 'one more request....' on the playlists!

    He played the requested songs and added in the perfect additions. Our guests came up one by one at the end of the night to tell me it was the best wedding reception they had danced at. Josh read the room and kept the party going all night. THANK YOU Josh for making the night so joyful. Its a no brainer-- HIRE JOSH and your guests will thank you, and you will stay on the dance floor all night. -Katie W, Arlington, VA
  • I can't begin to describe how amazing it was working with Josh on my big day... My friends can NOT stop talking about how he was the best DJ they have ever heard - not just at a wedding but PERIOD and I have some pretty hard friends to please in that area as they are "experienced" party people.... he listened to everything I wanted and really made it the perfect day...If you want to do ONE thing that will guarantee your wedding to be a blast HIRE THIS GUY -Daniela L, Millbrae, CA
  • We knew Josh was the perfect DJ for us when we came across an article on DailyCandy about him and his company "Boutique DJs." That article led us to his website, where he gave tips and tricks on creating the ultimate wedding celebration. This particular tip said it all - "Ask grandma what she danced to at her wedding...always a sweet gesture to add that song to your list of must plays." That got us hooked (someone who knew how to create a fun party atmosphere but simultaneously knew not to neglect the most important people...family). Upon reading this (and after chatting with him on the phone), we immediately hired Josh as our DJ for our July 13th, 2013 wedding at Solage Resort.

    We cannot say ENOUGH good things about Josh. He is incredibly talented, he loves what he does and his positive attitude just fills a room. He managed to keep our dance floor going all night long (our guests were still dancing their butts off until midnight and we would have continued had our venue allowed us to)!

    Josh was perfect for us in so many ways - he was fun, laid back, not cheesy in any way, effortless, and he created an atmosphere where each guest (of all ages) felt comfortable on the dance floor. He knows how to read the crowd and give them exactly what they want to keep them out there on the floor. WE LOVED THAT ABOUT HIM!

    Not only that, but he was soooooooooooooo accommodating in every way we wanted or could have imagined! We were still making changes to some of our details up until the day before our wedding and Josh easily executed on said changes. Nothing seems to ruffle his feathers!! He is a true delight!

    We had so much fun with Josh during our planning process and on the actual wedding day that we wanted him to come and hang out with all of us at the after party. He really was such an integral part of our celebration and he truly made our wedding an absolute success. It really was a celebration on every level and we cannot thank him enough for making it one of the best nights of our lives! -Gianna F, San Francisco, CA
  • We hired Josh for our wedding this past July and we couldn't have been happier! His set was just the right balance of new age dance music with disco and classic oldies to keep everyone on the dance floor - old and young! We sent Josh a list of suggested songs from guests prior the reception and he did a fantastic job mixing in the requests with his own songs. He really knew how to read the crowd!!! After the reception all we heard from our guests was how good the DJ was..some saying he was the best they've ever heard at a wedding! It was an overwhelming success and we couldn't be happier. We would recommend him to anyone and hope to work with him in the future! BIG THUMBS UP!! -D V., Brooklyn, NY
  • We hired Josh Dukes for our wedding last June - and he made our reception a hit! Our wedding planner referred us to Josh, and after speaking with other DJs on the phone we were about ready to give up on finding a fun DJ that was not cheese-ball wedding corny.

    Having been to other weddings where the DJs spoke non-stop and handed out glow sticks and feather boas, I knew what I didn't want at my wedding. When we spoke with Josh we loved his clam laid back demeanor, and were reassured by his prompt reply to all of our emails and phone calls. Josh has a great on-line system which allows you to select favorite songs (and ban those pesky songs that everyone hates, but still manages to be played at way to many weddings - "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge anyone?...).

    Josh kept our friends and family dancing all night, spoke only when necessary to keep things going smoothly, and took the time to speak with us to get the general vibe we wanted at our wedding. Josh provided music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and our reception. He set up his systems in three different locations, and everything went off without a hitch. We gave Josh a lot of freedom with song selection and he did an amazing job! -Dana H, San Francisco, CA
  • Josh crushed it at our wedding this summer at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma, CA. The sound for our ceremony and for dancing was perfect, the musical selections were exactly what we hoped for, and more people raved about the music selection for dancing than we thought possible. It was a pleasure working with Josh - he made the whole process smooth and easy. -Jacob M, San Francisco, CA
  • My husband and I hired Josh Dukes for our wedding at Cornerstone on September 14, and I could not have been happier!!!

    We both love music, and growing up as a dancer and knowing our two families like to dance.... we needed a DJ who could keep the crowd pumped and moving all night. No cheesy music, no annoying interruptions, he was perfect!

    He has an online planning form and also schedules time to chat with you about the vibe and style you have. He allowed us to make lists for different points in the evening of "must hears" and of course.. the do not play! Not a single song played that made me or my husband go "huh?".

    Everything went smoothly, and tons of our guests have mentioned him when talking about the wedding. How he blended in the background and didn't make it about him, no obnoxious shout outs, and most importantly... no bad songs!!! Everyone was saying he was one of the best wedding DJs they'd ever heard. I was seriously sore the next day from dancing so much.

    Even my grandfather, who is 87 and generally very tired, danced the ENTIRE TIME. He said it was one of the best nights he ever had, which warmed my heart.

    If you want a DJ who plays enough popular music to keep the general crowds content and moving but not the cliche wedding songs, while also mixing in some of your personal favorites, he's your man!!!!

    Highly recommend- do yourself a favor and book him now. -Katie V, San Francisco, CA
  • Dj Josh Dukes is amazing - I have had a ton of compliments from my guests ever since our wedding at the Bardessono in Yountville, CA. Once the dancing started, he kept the dance floor full until the very end. A couple of guests would request songs, and he would always check with me (the bride) before playing them, which was so considerate and professional. He is a true DJ - he knows the best parts of each song and he flawlessly transitioned from one song to another. We had friends and grandmothers on the floor for almost every song!!

    He did our full wedding, from ceremony, through cocktail hour and dinner, introductions, and then onto dancing. He has a great website setup so that you can fill out the "must hear" songs, and he will work them into the night as requested. He really knows his stuff, has all of the newest and best music, and works with you ahead of time to get any requested songs added to the playlist before the event.

    Napa Valley was our destination wedding - but if I could persuade him to travel to our home state, I would hire him for every event that I have coming up. I have never been happier working with someone, especially since I was planning this wedding from afar. -Michelle D, Chicago, IL
  • Josh did a fabulous job djing our wedding. He was easy to work with leading up to the event, and did an awesome job keeping everyone on the dance floor, old and young. We couldn't have been happier. -Greg S, San Francisco, CA
  • DJ Dukes totally rocked our wedding reception in Yountville! He had the youngest to the oldest guests shaking their booties all night long--and as a fabulous MC, he impressively managed to get every person (without a hip problem) out of their chairs and into a conga line! Definitely one of my favorite moments of the night.

    Josh was super easy to work with on song choices, and we are glad he convinced us to let him "read the crowd" for the best flow. He nailed it; even inspired one of our guests do a Footloose slide across the dance floor!

    As a bride who managed our wedding planning, I was grateful that Josh was extremely proactive, organized and flexible throughout the process. And at the reception, he coordinated details with our caterer--so I could enjoy the party and my new husband. Thank you, Josh, for making our night perfect! -Emily S, San Francisco, CA
  • My wife and I are so happy we hired Josh Dukes to be the DJ on our wedding day. We got married at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma, CA on July 15th 2011.

    Josh had everyone dancing at all times and played the best mixes. The energy was fantastic and he had everyone of all ages (including my family and their friends) up and dancing! Of course, he had us 20-something year olds gettin loose all night long.

    He duplicated exactly what we wanted and played the specific songs we asked for at the necessary points of our wedding day. Everything went off without a hitch! He had great equipment setups (since the venue requires 4 different location sound setups) and this was no problem, he had a wireless mic, a lapel mic, and even sound cables for a musician- buddy of mine to use. He's laid back yet professional at the same time. He makes you feel relaxed and not worried about the DJ'ing at all. He really did make it stress free.

    I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM! Thanks Josh, you the man! -Clay A, San Jose, CA
  • Josh Dukes was the DJ for our July wedding at the Legion of Honor. We couldn't have been happier! He was extremely easy to work with, listened to what was wanted, and really delivered. He set up music in four areas for the outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. Our guests all had very different tastes, but let us know throughout the night how much they enjoyed the music. Whatever style you are looking for I'm sure DJ Dukes can make it happen. -Christopher H, Huntington Beach, CA
  • EXCELLENT DJ!!!! He rocked our dance floor and made our day extra special! He was fun and really easy to work with! Our guests raved about how much fun our music was and everyone was dancing! The energy at our barn was fun, romantic and filled with dancing people! We had a great time and Josh made it all come together! We had 3 separate venues for our ceremony, reception and dancing and he pulled it together! :) It was so easy to share what we wanted and the ambiance we wanted to create. With just a few song choices, Josh created a playlist that got the crowd going. Highly recommended! We are so glad we had him at our wedding! Great Job JOSH! -Diane C, South San Francisco, CA
  • Josh was the DJ at our wedding a few weeks ago in Sonoma. As someone else said... he was definitely not the typical cheesy wedding DJ. We selected a bunch of songs for the dinner portion of the evening and then had some recommendations for the dancing as well... Josh did an amazing job keeping our dance floor packed right up until the end. No one wanted to leave! I would highly recommend him. -Lindsay W, San Francisco, CA
  • Josh is amazing!!! He was not only fun and easy to work with but was so organized and has a great website with tools that helped to keep me organized! Josh was always available and quick to respond to email.
    He brought an energy to our wedding that was romantic, and fun. He totally rocked the night away with us on the dancefloor and literally had our wedding guests danicing all night, and wanting more! I cant say enough wonderful words to describle his professionalism and insight. DJ Josh Dukes would be a huge asset for any bride and/or special occasion! I feel that Josh went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time and i feel so lucky that he was our DJ. -Julia M, Calistoga, CA
  • I used Josh for a wedding in Sonoma at Cornerstone Gardens. He was familiar with the venue and the other vendors which was very comforting. He was able to manage playing at four separate locations (ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, reception/dancing) without the music ever stopping.

    Josh was great to work with, on top of everything (I never had to chase him down for anything) and professional yet personable. He played great music, kept the party going, and was an asset instead of an intrusion on the event. I would recommend Josh for any and all events!!! -David D, Hermosa Beach, CA
  • Josh is an incredible DJ! I've been at several parties and events where he has performed and he has done an excellent job at all of them. He has a way of getting everyone up and dancing. I am really impressed in how he is able to read a crowd and play to them. He has a wide variety of music and makes parties fun! I couldn't recommend a better DJ! -Margaret K, San Francisco, CA
  • I hired Josh to spin my birthday party last year. I am from the east coast and I have always been surrounded by Dj's and musicians... before hiring Josh I was a bit bewildered as how to go about hiring someone to do a job my comrades had always done for me. I was referred to Josh via a friend. We chatted briefly about the type of tunes I like. I will say this about Josh - he is one of the nicest guys I have met in this city, especially for a DJ. No ego, totally polite and all heart - three things not common to those in the industry. In the end I would also say that his track selection was beyond my expectations. Not only did he hear me when I made certain requests, but I really feel like he GOT my taste in music. He also totally went above and beyond by spinning an extra hour due to my desire to have the party go later. THANK YOU JOSH!!!! Would I hire him again??? I plan on it for this years b-day bash! -Lizzy L, San Francisco, CA
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