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Ateet is a recognized veteran DJ since 1996. Born and raised in the DC Metro Area, he’s built a strong following of customers all over the east coast from New York to Florida that hire him for his ability to make wedding events more than an entertaining night but an event that leaves you with memories to cherish for years.
Ateet specializes in International and mixed weddings and works with diverse people of South Asian(Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi), Persian, Arabic, and Latin background to bring the sounds of bhangra, bollywood, latin, and reggae to your unique event. Even though he’s dj’d over 1,000 weddings in his past 12 years of experience, he’s learned that each wedding event is as exceptional and special as the couple is. That’s why he’ll give the bride and groom a personal consultation that touches on every aspect from the rehearsal, cocktail hour, sangeet, wedding, and the reception to turn their vision into a beautiful memory. He will create a customized playlist as well as a “do not” playlist for the evening that fits with the tastes and ambience the couple wants and work with his extensive network of fantastic singers, Bollywood/Bhangra/Belly dancers, and Dhol players to kick off your event into an unforgettable night of fun and excitement.
Ateet’s exceptional professionalism and passion for music shines through at every single one of his events. He’s fully licensed and insured as well as a member of the American Disc Jockey Association showing his commitment for providing quality entertainment and services. He has sold over 1200 copies of his CD, “Badd Boy Bhangra”, since its release this winter; a huge crowd pleaser that is a compilation of the best bhangra remixes he’s created himself and is currently working on his next CD. His passion for music also extends to dance and he’s won several national Bhangra dance competitions most notably Bhangra Blowout in Washington DC and Bhangra Fusion in Michigan. If you want to learn a few Bhangra, Salsa, Merengue or Bachata moves, Ateet is more than happy to show you some instructional dance steps that will compliment your selection of music.
This is your event and this experienced, professional DJ can make it one to be remembered that stands out above the rest! Whatever your special day needs, Ateet looks forward to meeting and entertaining you.
DJ Viper, had entertained for many events in his tenure at Planet DJ Productions, leaving lasting memories with many couples and clients alike. As one of most instrumental people in the company, he handled logistics, client meetings, events, and truly took to heart all the events he did as if they were his own. The company felt a huge loss when he passed away, but his energy, drive, dreams and ambition still live on in the company and in each of us.
Everyone at Planet DJ Productions will make it a mission to complete his dreams and grow the company to the depths that he saw and knew it would get to.
DJ Viper was one of our youngest and most talented DJ’s. He had been DJing for 5 years starting out DJing and MCing high school parties and dances and quickly moving through the ranks to do weddings, corporate events, bar and bat mitzvahs and the occasional club appearance.
DJ Viper’s youthful approach to the industry brought the energy and atmosphere that your event deserved and his experience helped keep him cool in a clutch.
Rizwan (Riz) Younas a.k.a DJ Rz has been on the scene for over 13 years. The love of music has kept him highly motivated and informed about the industry. After performing at hundreds of events in the last decade, he holds a vast amount of experience and has become the epitome of professionalism.
From house parties to clubs to weddings to concerts, Riz has done it all. Over the course of his career he has worked with most event-related vendors in the Washington DC/Metropolitan area and was the first to work with many singers/producers during their first performances in the DC/Metropolitan area; notably RDB, Sukhbir, Shehzad Roy, Atif Aslam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Abrar-ul-haq, and many more. He has even released remix cds and mixtapes which helped him build his ever-growing customer/fan base. He owns some of the best/most trusted music equipment and always has a back-up plan in case of any unforeseen problems.
So for your next event, ask for DJ Rz. A quote from DJ Rz “when other dj’s need a dj, they call me.”
When it comes to turntable techniques, DJ Biks has few equals. As the official dj for musical superstar Jay Sean, DJ Biks add his own style and swagger to Jay’s concerts and live performances. With an unrivaled understanding and interest in virtually every genre of music, this DJ has table skills that leave audiences begging for more.
As Jay’s official DJ, Biks has traveled the world exposing music fans to his unique style of mashups and remixes. International crowd rocker DJ Biks’ unparalleled mixture of hip-hop, world music, rock, house & fusion make his sets a truly unique experience.
As bona fide celebrity DJ, a raft of A-list celebrities such as P Diddy, Kanye West, Beyonce, Sean Paul, David Beckham, Busta Rhymes, Maroon 5, Lindsay Lohan, Chris Brown, Akon, and Alicia Keys have swayed to the DJ Biks sound. He has appeared on numerous tv shows from the Ellen DeGeneres Show to the Wendy Williams Show and has spun for Playboy, MTV, and a number of designer fashion shows across the world. He has headlined some of the hottest clubs from Tokyo, Dubai, Vegas and everywhere in between!
If you’re looking for the best in Top 40 and electronic dance music (EDM) then look no further than Nate. Nate specializes in Top 40 and EDM, but his talent, experience and interest doesn’t stop there. Nate’s recent interest in international music has led him to be yet another great addition to Planet DJ’s fusion wedding team. Nate’s been DJing since 2008. He continues to bring excitement, variety and expertise to every occasion he is a part of.
Breaking through the unspoken barriers that have long existed in the world of DJs, Monica is our very own female Indian DJ. Monica’s skills and talent make it clear that this isn’t a man’s world … it’s not even a woman’s world.
It’s a world of music.
Monica is a young yet accomplished DJ, having received her Mixing certification at the renowned Beat Refinery DJ Institute, training alongside some of the world’s most respected and sought after DJs. The techniques she’s picked up along the way are on display as she blends EDM/House music with Bollywood, Punjabi, and Latin music. But she’s not limited to that. Whatever flavor you’re after, she can deliver.
DJ Toby is not merely an event DJ — he is an engaging and dynamic entertainer!
Ever since he was a child, he has had a passion for music and sound systems. Building hi-fi stereo systems and electronic devices from scratch, he truly developed an appreciation of the science of audio and hi-fi. DJ Toby grew to love and understand many different genres of music.
DJ Toby has a rare blend of North, East and South Indian cultures that really differentiates him from the pack. He was born in a south Indian family and raised in the northeastern region of India in the multicultural steel city – Jamshedpur. After college education in Chennai and Bangalore, he moved to the US in 1991 and lived in Florida, Arizona and California before settling down in Ashburn, a DC suburb. In his 11-year career with Cruise ships where he managed Nightclubs, Lounges, bar operations and destination weddings, he traveled to many countries and learned a lot about music and cultures.
His multicultural background enhances his ability to give a professional and authentic performance at any event. He has a unique flair for people and cultures and fluently converses in eleven languages including Hindi, Spanish, Jamaican, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali and Urdu!
DJ Toby has an immense passion for music and even hosted his own show on a leading South Asian radio station. DJ Toby stands out in the industry not only in his choice of music, but in the way he delivers it. With long flowing mixes that seamlessly blend one track into another, DJ Toby has the ability to take control of the dance floor and energize the crowd. His gift for reading his audience combined with his vast artistic and cultural background means that he is always a step ahead of the game. He is an expert at blending songs from various genres, languages, and cultures and always keeps the dance floor invigorated. He also knows exactly when to use the microphone to invoke excitement, while never distracting the party!
DJ Toby’s passion for audio gear and music is an unmistakable part of his professional package. Known in artistic circles as the go-to man for top-notch gear, he is proud to offer state of the art sound systems from the industry’s top brands. Because of his commitment to pulling off the best event possible, he always brings back up equipment including speakers, microphones, and computers.
DJ Toby isn’t just known for the great sound he delivers and his masterful control of his gear— his immaculate dress sense and extroverted personality are part of the package as well!
Whether he is working a corporate event, a wedding, a Bollywood themed party, a sweet 16, or any type of event, he brings the added flare and professionalism that have made him one of the most in-demand and booked desi entertainers in the DC Metro.
Known as “Notorious Desi”, he has the extensive knowledge of beat matching which allow him to create blends of Hindi, Bhangra, and Hip-Hop unlike anything you have ever heard. He is one of the most accomplished DJs in the area.
His greatest asset is his desire and ability to put the client at ease. By listening to the client\’s needs, acting as consultant when requested, lending his experience, versatility, and expertise toward making every reception elegant, smooth, and fun. Most of all, he greatly respects the time and effort invested in the most important day of your life.
Hundreds of satisfied clients are from wedding receptions, gala events, fund raisers, corporate events and private parties.
It takes a special kind of person to be an MC and Party Motivator. It takes energy. It takes enthusiasm. It takes a sense of humor. And it takes guts. There’s no doubt, then, why Kabir is the king of party motivation and a valued member of the Planet DJ Productions team.
Kabir’s background is impressive. He’s a stand-up comedian who’s a regular at the DC Improv. He’s a bona fide Hollywood actor. And, if that wasn’t enough, Kabir is a phenomenal Bhangra dancer and instructor and talented singer (both American and Hindi songs). A true MC and Party Motivator is a master of all trades.
Kabir embodies what it means to be all-in-one entertainment.
Energy. Passion. Magnetism. These are the traits that make up an Event MC, and they’re the perfect words to describe MC Paul, one of the newest members to our team.
To the Planet DJ crew, MC Paul is a bit like Superman: By day he embodies Clark Kent in his role as a pharmacist. But when the party lights shine and the music is blasting, our resident superhero tears off his tie and reaches for the mic, all on the quest to make your event one of a kind. Whether it’s adding flavor to speeches or showing off his dance moves to motivate others, MC Paul is committed to guaranteeing your guests will have the time of their lives.
If you’re looking for that traditional touch to your baraat or reception, then our resident dhol player, Jasmeet, has what you need. Jasmeet is beyond a mesmerizing dhol player (he is that, of course). He’s also capable of MCing the baraat while playing, including incorporating games, teaching dance moves, calling on family members and more.
He loves to raise the energy level and enthusiasm of the room to a new level. He loves incorporating both American and Indian music and works closely with you to determine the music that best fits your vision.
Ram is a valued member of our team. His energy and professionalism are matched by his pure talent as a dhol player. He’s known to create music that drives a party and gets everyone moving.
He combines the traditionalism of your baraat or reception with the modernism of today’s lively dhol players. He’s skilled at playing to both American and Indian music and consults with you to ensure he captures the mood you’re hoping for.
Our DJs often get the bulk of the glory, but no event is complete without the tireless efforts of Neil, one of our amazing audio/lighting engineers.
While the music is what keeps you moving, it’s the sound and lighting work of Neil that makes sure your event looks and sounds exactly the way it should. His expertise in audio and lighting help Planet DJ Productions stand apart from other DJ services.
What other DJ Production team offers you your very own photographer? Olivia is our blog photographer. She comes to all our events, capturing images before, during and after. She takes special care to capture all special moments throughout the day as well.
These images and videos are then shared on our blog, and are free for the bride and groom as well.