DJ Charles

High School Prom DJ, DJ Charles: Crestview High 2017

It’s crazy to think but we’ve been working with Crestview High School for 9 years now.  When B-Boy Productions, Inc decided to add High School Prom DJ services to our repertoire in the Florida Panhandle, they were our very first one. This year’s Prom 2017 dance was held at the Destin Community Center. We had our resident school dance DJ, Charles, there to rock it out while our sister company, B-Boy Rentals and Event Design, handled the lighting. The dance floor immediately filled once “Passionfruit” was played early on. One other big notable track of the night was “Peek A Boo” by Lil Yachty. For the complete playlist, see below.

Crestview High School Prom 2017

 

DJ Charles’ 2017 Crestview Prom Playlist

Gooey – Glass Animals
Black & Gold – K Gates
Troubled Love – Mullally
Location – Khalid
Molly – Tyga feat. Wiz Khalifa & Mally Mall
Ride (Thieves Remix) – Twenty One Pilots
Side To Side – Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj
(Hot Sh*t) Country Grammar – Nelly
Shining – DJ Khaled feat. Beyonce & Jay Z
Passionfruit [DJ Valid Remix Clean] – Drake
Like I Would [Oliver Nelson Remix Short Edit] – ZAYN
Cake By The Ocean [House Edit Clean] – DNCE
The Anthem – Pitbull feat. Lil Jon
Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
GDFR (Goin’ Down For Real) – FloRida feat. Sage The Gemini
Beyonce Gets Humble [Formation Blend] – Beyonce vs Kendrick Lamar
Flex [HMC ‘OOOUUU’ Edit Clean] – Rich Homie Quan vs Young M.A.
Snap Ya Fingers – Lil Jon
Crank That vs Watch Me – Soulja Boy vs Silento
Collard Greens – Schoolboy Q feat. Kendrick Lamar
Birthday Cake [Remix] – Rihanna feat. Chris Brown
Bounce Back – Big Sean
Gold Digger – Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx
Starboy – The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk
Controlla – Drake feat. Popcaan

****Beauty And The Beast (Clean)**** (Prom King/Queen Dance)

M.A.A.D. City (Eprom Remix) (Vanilla Cup Trap Bootleg) – Kendrick Lamar
Broccoli [Joe Maz Remix Clean] – D.R.A.M. feat. Lil Yachty
Goosebumps [Deville No Drop Bootleg Redux Clean] – Travis Scott & 4B
Hit The Quan [Zookeper Remix] – iLoveMemphis fka iHeartMemphis
Wobble – VIC
Gasolina [Remix] – Daddy Yankee
Crazy In Love [Groove Dealers Twerk Remix] – Beyonce & Jay-Z
Bring Em Out – T.I. feat. Jay-Z
London Bridge [Neighborhood Watch Vs TWRK Max Meth Edit] – Fergie
Yeah – Usher feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris
24K Magic [All Gold Everything Hype Intro Clean] – Bruno Mars vs Trinidad James
Let Me Clear My Throat (Remix) – DJ Kool
No Diggity [Moombahton Remix Siren Acapella Out Short Edit]
All Night [BB & Pat C Throwback DJ Intro Clean] – Chance The Rapper feat. Knox Forture vs Lionel Richie
Low – FloRida feat. T-Pain
Peek A Boo – Lil Yachty feat. Migos
Caroline [Audio1 Uptempo Bass Mix Clean] – Amine
Bad & Boujee Into New Level [BB Edit] – Migos vs ASAP Ferg
No Problem (Radio Edit) – Chance The Rapper feat. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
No Hands – Waka feat. Roscoe Dash And Wale
Whoomp! (There It Is) – Tall Boys vs TRP Acap Intro
Hotel Room Service – Pitbull
iSpy [HMC ‘Crankdat’ Trap Bootleg] – Kyle vs Crankdat
That’s What I Like [Cabuizee Remix] – Bruno Mars
Sugar (Instrumental) – Maroon 5
Perfect – One Direction
I’m the One [DJ Intro Clean] – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne
XO Tour – Llif3 Lil Uzi Vert
Mask Off [DJ Scene Flash Funk Bootleg Clean] – Future
Party [JD Live Party Flip Clean] – Waka Flocka vs Chris Brown, Gucci Mane & Usher
Hotline Bling into Mercy – Drake vs Kanye West
Pop That – French Montana feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne
My Boo (Tom Budin Remix) – Ghost Town DJs
Lose Control – Missy Elliott feat. Ciara
Good Vibrations [DJSkillzMusic Acapella Intro Edit] – Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
Wop – J. Dash
Express Yourself – Diplo feat. Nicky Da B
Here Comes The Hotstepper – Kid Cut Up Drop That Kitty Bootleg
Back That Azz Up [Fraze Remix Clean] – Juvenile
Ayy Ladies [Fraze Remix] – Travis Porter
Party Up [Twerk Remix] – DMX
Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air – TV Theme
Tunnel Vision – Kodak Black
Good Life vs In Da Club vs We Fly High [Mashup XXX]
Ante Up – MOP feat Busta Rhymes
Fckin’ Problems (Clean) – A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
Dessert – Dawin feat. Silento
The Night We Met – Lord Huron
Don’t Stop Believing vs Wild Thing – Journey vs Tone Loc
XO [Single Edit] – Beyonce

We’re School Dance DJs Too | Meigs Middle School Dance With DJ Charles

While wedding season is in full gear, we’re also on the cusp of School Dance season. We don’t write about it often enough, but we are definitely school dance DJs as well as wedding DJs. Prom season starts in a bit and DJ Charles is the best DJ on the Emerald Coast when it comes to school dances. He knows exactly how to rock the crowd but still keep everything kosher for the faculty and dance chaperones.

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This past week, we sent Charles and 2 party motivators to Meigs Middle School in Shalimar, FL for a dance that helps to raise funds for the 8th grade appreciation day at the end of the year. The dance was held in the school’s cafeteria. There were about 100 students in attendance and the event was hype from the first song.

We had two of our party motivators/ MCs in training work with Charles. They were out there leading line dances and dancing with the kids all night long. For these kind of dances, this helps take the event to another level. The song of the night was “iSpy” by Kyle feat. Lil Yacty.

We got an amazing review within about 30 minutes of the dance ending by the one of the school dance advisors. Thanks again for having us Meigs and we look forward to working with you again soon.

Meigs Middle School Dance DJ

Meet DJ Charles Egstad | Rising DJ Talent

Meet DJ Charles Egstad. This DJ has the potential to do some great things in this industry. One of the challenges for DJs (especially young DJs) is that they tend to get bored very easily with playing the hits. As DJs, we entertain at private parties just about every weekend in season. What we sometimes forget is that the crowd doesn’t go to these types of private events with the same frequency as we do. Think back to how many wedding or corporate events you’ve gone to in the last year as a guest. 1 maybe 2? Our DJs are doing between 60-80 private events a year per person. So the temptation for a DJ is to play a ton of remixes, B side tracks or try and force feed our guests the latest breaking music to mix it up and stay fresh. The problem is that the crowd generally just wants to hear the hits! It’s a delicate balance as there is a time and place for pushing new tracks or remixes of the hits (and to be fair, some actually work better than the original). The trick is figuring out when/where to infuse the events with them. One of the things that has impressed our management team about DJ Charles Egstad is his discipline in this regard. His programming has really gone to another level and his is reading the crowd as well as most seasoned veterans. At this point, he can rock just about any party with his skill set. Now he’s adding the “icing” to his skill set to put him on another level.

We use Charles for just about every event type and he’s paid his dues. He started assisting us as a technician in 2012 and has risen through the ranks and just this year was promoted to an Associate Level DJ. He can rock young crowds and older ones alike. He’s been our “go to” DJ for high school dances for the last few years, he become our weekly resident nightlife DJ at McGuire’s Irish Pub of Destin last year for the area’s largest ladies night and over the last 2 years or so, almost all of our young wedding couples are asking for Charles by name for their event. He’s been our most consistent DJ in terms of putting out live mixes for the public to hear and this year we hope to get him into the rotation of DJ’ing our Fashion Show events.

Bottom-line, if you want a DJ with style, the look, and mixing skills to match, Charles is your guy. He’ll have you and your crowd dancing all night.

To read more about Charles and see his reviews, click here.

Based in Destin, we book Charles there as well as in Miramar Beach and Sandestin for most of his events. We also send him out to Fort Walton Beach and 30A for events in WaterColor, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Carrilon Beach, and Panama City Beach. To book him for your event, contact us today.

Palate & Palette | #BBOYGIVESBACK

Our #bboygivesback has kicked off with a flurry in 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down. We had an opportunity to once again work with Shelter House – this time for their Palate and Palette Event which took place at the Tack Room at Arnett’s Gulfside Ranch in Santa Rosa Beach. It included a five course dinner along with a live painting during the event. The musical soundtrack for the evening was live mixed by our own DJ Charles.

Palate & Palette Shelter House

The featured chefs were Nikhil Abuvala of Roux 30A, Tim Creehan of Cuvee 30A and Destin Ice Market 30A, John Engle of The Gulf Okaloosa Island, Jack McGuckin of Bijoux and Dan Pettis of Fuel Restaurant and One20: A Modern Bistro. Each of them contributed one course to the meal. Krutz Family Cellars of Sonoma County, California paired each course with wines.

The featured artist, Jon Moody, is based out of New Orleans and his work has been seen on the hit television show “Empire” as well as recognized by the White House. He created a piece of art during the dinner which then was auctioned off following the dinner by Chris Camp of Luxury Estates Auction Company. The winning bid was for $4,500. This inaugural signature event brought in just short of $18,000.

Musically, DJ Charles stuck with an urban chic city vibe. The playlist included songs like “Cherry Wine” by Nas & Amy Winehouse and selections from a few different albums: “Bright Moments” from Flamingosis and “Chasing The Golden Hour” from GRiZ. DJ Charles commented, “This wasn’t a dancing event but the music was crucial to its success. I went with a very groovy cocktail music style to start and would switch things up from course to course to keep the vibe fun, upbeat, and people wondering what was coming next.”

DJ Charles Shelter House

Jon Moody Palate and Palette

Charles Egstad Promoted To Associate DJ in Destin FL

The 2017 promotions are aplenty at B-Boy Productions, Inc.  In our Destin Florida division, DJ Charles Egstad has been promoted to the Associate level headliner DJ/MC.

DJ in Destin, DJ CharlesOver the past 5 years with B-Boy Productions, Charles has gone from A/V technician (running our ceremony kit, lighting fixtures and other A/V gear) to strictly DJ’ing with a headlining MC to most recently being a Jr. Associate headliner DJ/MC.  Clients have taken notice and are requesting Charles specifically on a very regular basis.  Last year, he took another step in his progression as he was selected to be our nightlife resident DJ at McGuire’s Irish Pub of Destin where he played for the area’s largest Ladies Night every Thursday in season. In addition to nightlife and weddings, Charles also became our “go to” high school dance DJ/MC. As a result, he’s become a DJ in Destin who is in very high demand.

According to General Manager Shawn Frady, “Charles has been a local to the Emerald Coast for nearly half of his life and although he hasn’t had much life to live as of yet, this up and coming DJ/MC knows how to throw a party! He brings an awesome blend of experience, youth and passion to any event. This promotion is well-deserved and I have no doubt that we’re hitting just the tip of the iceberg of what his capabilities are.”

For more information on Charles, be sure to read his bio here.

If you’re looking for a a DJ in Destin, Charles is always a great way to go. To book Charles, be sure to message us and assuming he’s available, we’ll be glad to add him to your event.

DJ Charles in the mix for a Hilton Sandestin Weddings | Keith & Erica

I had the pleasure of DJ’ing Keith Holtel and Erica Kleinholz’s wedding this past Summer. They were from Cincinnati, Ohio and picked the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, FL as their wedding venue. Their 62 guests came from all over the country.

Hilton Sandestin Wedding DJ Charles

When the reception started, I could just tell that they were going to be a great crowd.  Everything went smoothly and the event had an elegant vibe to it on the Sunset Deck.  However, not even 15 minutes after the Grand Entrance, the Florida summer rain decided to make an appearance.  We made the decision after dinner to move the reception inside to one of the ballrooms since it continued to sprinkle intermitently.  As you can imagine, the delay in having to reset caused the mood to shift a bit.  I knew I had to do my best to entertain these people and swing the momentum!  I mean, this is one of the biggest days of their lives and there’s no way I was going to let a little rain ruin this beautiful ocassion.

As soon as I got re-set, I instantly threw on some upbeat dance music hits!  This proved to be the remedy.  From that moment on, they went into full party mode and we kept it slammin’ all night! It was definitely one of the best crowds I’ve ever DJ’d for. Thank you Erica and Keith for letting me be a part of your big day!  Best of luck to you both!

Hilton Sandestin Wedding

 

**EDITOR’S NOTE****

We recently received a wedding wire review on this event from the bride.  Here’s what she had to say:

“We had a destination wedding in Sandestin so we didn’t really know what to expect. The wedding was beautiful and DJ Charles was right there on the deck for the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance. It was great. THEN it started to rain so they moved us inside to another room and everyone’s mood wasn’t the greatest. DJ Charles’ flexibility and professionalism to pack all of his equipment up and move inside was awesome. Once he got set up, DJ Charles got the party started again and the reception turned out to be just as great as the ceremony. Thanks DJ Charles for rocking the house and making it a perfect night.” – Erica Kleinholz, Destin, FL (event date: 6/17/14)

Weekend DJ Entertainment Recap: Nightclub, Weddings, & Bat Mitzvah

Whew! What a weekend. We are just now recouping from a phenomenal weekend where we had 12 events across Florida and New York. Here’s a little journey through our DJ Entertainment life in pictures.

On Thursday, DJ Brian B kicked off the weekend at McGuire’s Irish Pub of Destin in Destin, FL. It’s Destin’s best Ladies Night and DJ Brian B did not disappoint. He was rocking it along with the band, Grape Drink. It was packed! If this is any indication of what the summer is going to be like, we’re in for a good one. We’re there EVERY Thursday from 10PM – 2AM with a rotation of our DJs and there’s no cover! It even prompted this amazing text from management to Brian B.

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McGuire's Ladies Night DJ Brian B

McGuire's Irish Pub of Destin DJ Brian B NYC

Friday night, DJ Irving G was mixing it up for the wedding of Craig Farthing and Nicola Kirkham on the deck at the Hilton Sandestin in Destin, FL.  Look at this view!

Hilton Sandestin Wedding DJ

Saturday, we had 7 events on the schedule. DJ Dan Davis kicked it off with the wedding of Meagan Blais and Lacey Nivers at a private residence in Navarre, FL. Dan handled the ceremony sound and DJ/Emcee duties. He did so well that it even warranted a kiss from the brides at the end of the night.

Same Sex Wedding B-Boy Productions

Same Sex Wedding DJ

DJ Irving G was at Bud and Alley’s in Seaside, FL for the wedding of Chris Olfers and Arielle Warner. We worked this wedding with the uber-talented Heather Archdeacon-Williams from Defining Moments Wedding & Special Events.

Bud and Alley's Seaside Wedding DJ

We had a chair rental for a Seascape Golf Beach & Tennis Resort wedding at Whale’s Tale in Miramar Beach, FL. Our own DJ Charles and Mace Livingston handled the chair set-up. The wedding even featured a special appearance by Harry and Lloyd from the movie Dumb and Dumber to announce the arrival of the bride. Ha!

Seascape Wedding Rental Chairs B-Boy Productions

Seacape Wedding DJ

Meanwhile back at the Hilton Sandestin, DJ Josh B was rocking the turntables for the wedding of Ryan Murray an Liberty Getman. Check out this amazing cake by the Hilton Sandestin Beach Weddings’ own Yascha Becker. Incredible right?

Hilton Sandestin Wedding Cake DJ

DJ Brian B and DJ Charles did a tag team DJ set for the Bat Mitzvah of Sophia Feldman at Rutherford’s 465 in Destin, FL. We had 3 party motivators assisting us and the event went off without a hitch!

Rutherford's 465 DJ Bat Mitzvah Destin

Sunday, DJ Irving G and DJ Charles were at the Palazzo Del Sol house in Destin, FL for the wedding of Matt Gerry and Elena King. We worked with Shana Bliss of Laugh Live Travel and Laugh Love Events Exclusive Concierge. Irving even got a selfie with some of the bridal party!  Ha!

Palazzo Del Sol Wedding DJ

Meanwhile, DJ Brian B took an early morning flight back to New York for the wedding of Patrick Gillen and Chantal Lutin. It was held at Jericho Terrace in Mineola, NY. The venue was absolutely stunning.

Jericho Terrace Wedding DJ

That was a quick snippet of our weekend for you! We sure do love our job and our clients are absolutely the best. If you have a need for our services, contact us ASAP as we’re booking into 2015 right now. Not having your event in California, Florida or New York?  No problem!  We are a nationwide company that can be booked throughout the United States and abroad.

 

Wedding Entertainment with DJ Charles: The Blacharski Wedding at Eglin: – March 29, 2014

The Spring wedding season kicked off for me a little sooner than expected as this event was added to my calendar 2 weeks before this wedding!  Surprises like this are exactly why I love being in the wedding entertainment business! As the Emcee assigned to the event, I got my first impression of our groom, Tony Blacharski, during our planning appointment. He was very laid back and was looking for a relaxed vibe the day of the event. That said, he didn’t want things too loose as he wanted everything to be perfect for his bride, Elaine Cherry, on their special day. Both the wedding ceremony and reception were held at the Officer’s Club Bayview Club on Eglin Air Force Base.

Working with us this day was Kim from Coastal Moments Photography. This was my first time working alongside her on an event and she was every bit as professional as everyone raved about! I hope to work with her again.

We started the event by providing Ceremony Sound inside the facility.  The groom and bride were both smitten with one another as our officiant, Eric Partin, presided over the ceremony.  They picked some instrumental acoustic guitar selections for the processional and the orchestral version of “Canon In D” as she made her way down the aisle.

Wedding Entertainment

For the cocktail hour, they had pre-selected an old school jazz vibe. Songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, etc. filled the air as my partner on the event, DJ Dan, mixed the tunes. After cocktail hour concluded, we went straight into the meal. We played a variety of great music.

Following dinner, we went into the cake cut and toasts so we could have a ton of time for open dancing. Tony and Elaine opened the dance floor by having their first dance to the tune of “At Last” by Etta James.  That song is a classic!

Destin Wedding Entertainment

DJ Dan then turned it up a notch as we invited everyone to the dance floor for open dancing.

Bayview Club Wedding Officer's Club Dance

Bayview Club Wedding Officer's Club Slow Dance

For the last song of the night, DJ Dan played a Muppets song called “Life’s A Happy Song” which was specifically requested by Tony. I had my doubts with the selection because songs by the Muppets aren’t usually what we in the wedding entertainment business have in our regular playlists… much less use to pack a dance floor. It was obvious that the song had special meaning because as soon as it started playing, it brought the biggest smile to Elaine’s face as well as filled the dance floor. The ending of this reception was definitely one of the most movie-like endings I’ve ever been a part of.

Bayview Club Wedding Officer's Club Last Dance

This intimate wedding really personified what most people dream of – elegant, great music, lots of dancing and love permeating throughout the day.  Thanks for allowing DJ Dan and myself to share the day with you.  Best of luck to both of you!