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A Musical Journey With DJ Kamayo Entertainment

By S. Mathur

Ever since he was in school, Omid Ali, wanted to be a DJ. Ali, who goes by DJ Kamayo, learnt by watching his friends DJ and and by practicing at home. In fact, his father gave him his first set of turntables. He achieved the honor of DJing his own high school prom.

"When I started DJing, it was vinyl only," he said. "No laptops or programs to assist with music selection or beat-matching. It was 100% using your ears. The learning curve was much higher back then."

All in all, Ali has been DJing since 1998 and in 2006 he opened his own company. DJ Kamayo Entertainment now has offices in Simi Valley, Woodland Hills and San Diego. It serves all of Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. The company's popularity has grown by leaps and bounds. Ali attributes this to the professionalism of all the DJs, who have years of experience.

The DJs really understand music and can mix and blend various styles and eras of music, all with continuous flow and precision. They also play regularly at bars, nightclubs and lounges, keeping in touch with the latest trends in popular music. They can also play classic tunes from the past, as the occasion demands.

Ali and his colleagues are skilled professionals, and DJ Kryptonite is much in demand in Southern California as a bilingual wedding DJ. As well as weddings, DJ Kamayo Entertainment hosts events like receptions, fundraisers, private parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, quinceaneras and more. As well as DJs and MCs, services offered by the company include lighting, sound, video and photo booth rentals.

Unlike many other DJs, Ali does have favorites that he he will play for any crowd, with the confidence that it will be a hit.

"My go-to song for the last year has been Justin Timberlake's 'Can't Stop The Feeling'," he said. "My classic go-to song will always be Michael Jackson's 'Don't Stop Til You Get Enough.' It's a classic MJ tune that always sounds great to get the party started at weddings, one of my favorite dance-set starting songs for sure."

Above all, the DJs love music and it shows.

"I love being able to control a crowd and the way they dance," Ali said. "I enjoy taking people on a journey with the music. Whether I'm DJing for a crowd of 100 people at a wedding, a nightclub for 500 people or a birthday party for 50 people, a real DJ knows how to mix, blend and choose songs that tell a story and can spark different emotions in a crowd."

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