djdc

DC, short for Derrick Castenholz, is an industry leading DJ and MC.

DC, short for Derrick Castenholz, is an avid vinyl record collector.

Synopsis

DJ DC is a Tik Tok personality and known for his One Note Challenge and Mash ups.  Derrick received a degree in Audio Engineering and Sound Production from Washtenaw Community College. For the past 7 years (minus Covid), he has attended Mobile Beat Las Vegas, a continuing education conference for the top Mobile DJ’s in the country. It is designed to help professional DJ’s increase their level of services to their clients. At the 2015 conference he met Sir-Mix-A-Lot and attended a private party featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff. At the 2016 conference he had the privilege to meet Party Rocker, Redfoo and V.I.C. the man behind the Wobble. In 2017 he gained insight on how to be a better DJ from the legendary Paul Oakenfold.  In 2018, he met Cupid, the man behind the Cupid Shuffle! In 2019 he learned the Cha Cha Slide from the man himself DJ Casper. Derrick is highly organized, prompt, and always puts his clients first.  Service is not a lost art with this business owner.

Career

DC is the recipient of the 2016-2022 People’s Choice Award from Wedding Wire.  He is also a recipient of the Best of Knot 2016-2022 and a Hall of Fame member.

Derrick enjoys pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the mobile DJ industry.  He is never complacent and always looking for new and fresh ideas to bring to his clients.  He brings a true hip hop style of DJing to his events.  He loves mashing up songs and remixing them on the fly all while seasoning his mixes with scratches and beat juggles.  DJ DC is constantly practicing and event takes lessons from The Beat Junkies Institute in California.