DJ Matt Phipps
DJ Matt Phipps is the owner/operator of Choice Entertainment and has been a full-time DJ in San Diego since 2001. With a primary focus on weddings, might performs 40-60 events every year in Southern California. Matt serves on the board of the ADJA – American Disk Jockey Association as the Secretary and is proudly bringing DJ’s together and educating them as part of this association.
Matt is a lifelong musician: Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. Matt attended Mira Costa College and Cal State San Marcos to study Music Theory and recording arts and has since produced many local bands and artists. He was an intern at Sounden Studio’s in San Clemente to improve these skills, and to acquire more knowledge about how to record music.
At the age of 14, Matt began to play regularly in different bands around San Diego and eventually formed several of his own: How’s My Driving?, Mayweather and Riddle the Roar.
Matt belongs to ASCAP which is the professional association of songwriters and is credited to several songs for NBC, working with music producer Bobby Summerfield. The songs they recorded together have aired on several shows on NBC and their affiliated networks. Songwriting has always been a passion of Matt’s and this knowledge and love for music shows in his professional DJ career.
Matt was nominated for San Diego’s A-List “Best DJ in San Diego” in 2010 and 2011 and 2012. Matt is one of San Diego’s most active Wedding DJ’s and belongs to several local organizations. Matt stands out in not only his ability to MC but also in his mixing ability and diverse knowledge of music. Matt is one of few full-time Wedding DJ’s in San Diego county that mixes music with turntables at every event.
In last couple of years, I have been putting a strong focus into turntables and my mixing ability. It is almost overwhelming to me the amount of positive reaction I have had from clients and their guests and other wedding vendors. While I have always been a musician and songwriter, I had never really fully applied these skills before going to the much more hands-on approach of using turntables.
I feel that as Wedding DJ’s we get so caught up in being reception coordinators and selling our services that we forget about the single most important aspect of truly focusing on the reading the crowd and showing it through the “mix”. The reaction has been obvious to me, that people dance more and they appreciate the care and detail I put into every song and every mix.
Please listen to my mixes and see what I mean. It is my goal to offer not only the fundamentals of a successful DJ Business: Customer service, professionalism, lighting, and good sound, but a talented DJ.”
-DJ Matt Phipps