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DJ Dina Regine

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With her trademark mixing style (open format DJ-ing), inimitable blending of genres & decades, and a music collection that would make some radio stations jealous, musicologist NYC DJ Dina Regine has been spinning the minds and bodies at some of Manhattan’s hottest clubs, weddings and celebrity events around the world for the last few decades. She has co-hosted and curated the music for Martha Stewart Weddings on Sirius XM, been a preferred DJ in NY Magazine Weddings ‘The Cut’ for the last 15 years, and has also been featured in ‘Ask An Expert’ in NY Magazine. Dina Regine has co-billed with artists like Elton John, Stevie Wonder, The Beach Boys, Tom Waits and the Dalai Lama on some of her high profile events, and was the debut DJ for the Guggenheim Museum’s wildly successful First Friday series. She’s the ‘go to’ DJ when the music really matters, each wedding curated for each client. No cookie cutter, no cheese, all fabulous, all fun. “I absolutely love getting emails from couples on their honeymoon saying that they had the best time ever, and that the guests had been texting them saying they had so much fun … it makes my job the best job in the world. When I’m having fun, everyone has fun! Win win!!!” says Regine.
Dina Regine is available for local (NYC, CT, NJ) weddings, as well as destination weddings worldwide. Multiple setups are available for Ceremony, Cocktails, and Reception. Contact Dina for price quotes and availability.

“Dina Regine is a fabulous DJ! She knows how to read a crowd and keep people on the floor. She was very collaborative working with us on music. We had great music that set the mood for all stages of the night – ceremony, cocktails, dinner, then dancing, Our pictures look like we had a rave rather than a wedding.” – Cindy Chupack, Executive Producer, Sex and the City
“Thank you for making my party a huge success” Cher
“I’m thrilled with the soundtrack of my memories” – Vivian Manning
“Dina Regine was a godsend! A pleasure to work with, and a lot of fun to boot” – Sharleen Smith

A Few Press Clips
“Regine’s deft ability to ‘read the crowd’ is what makes all the difference” – Modern Bride
“The art world’s wedding of the year” – Vogue Magazine
“Regine is the Queen of celebrity party DJs” Next Magazine
“Bring on Dina Regine and the metamorphosis is astounding” NY Daily News
“A hard driving mix, all eminently danceable” The New York Times

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FAQs

Playlists tell you nothing about a DJ, only what they may have played for another wedding that will never be reproduced again. Talk to your DJ about what YOU would like to hear and have them curate the choices around your tastes. Every wedding is different and a great DJ should be able to adapt to the vibe and style that you would like to create. Playlists can only work for dinner or cocktails, but, the top choices of what you've picked to play and what not to play should reflect the dancing portion of your wedding. Remember, you're not auditioning a touring DJ who is known for doing one thing, an event DJ needs to be varied on several decades worth of all kinds of music. That way everyone is happy by the end of the night. As for seeing an event DJ perform....how would you feel if strangers came to your wedding to audition your DJ? Not too cool. Event DJs are usually working private events. Key word here is 'private'. So the answer usually will be 'no'. If the DJ does work clubs, do keep in mind, what you see that DJ spin at a club doesn't reflect what they will do at your wedding, they are doing what needs to be done at a particular venue. So always keep that in mind. Don't judge too fast!
You should choose music that feels like it was written for you. Songs that make you happy. Generally you will need 3 songs, one for the family processional, one for the bride, and one for the bride and groom to walk off to. There really aren't any 'rules' anymore, I tell couples to think outside the box and choose music that moves them and makes them feel joyous. I mean, it's a wedding!!! Songs should be timed (the DJ's job) so that they are not faded in the middle of a verse or chorus, so timing is everything. Instrumentals are easiest but songs should be chosen because you love them. I personally love when the recessional song is something really upbeat and fun. It totally sets the tone for the rest of the day, so do think about that.
Everyone does the cutting their own way. Usually, at my weddings, I have my couples pick a fun song that is a backdrop for the cutting. Think 3 minutes time, and the photographer will get great shots. The cutting is also a perfect moment for you both to take the mic and thank everyone for coming to your celebration. Right after that... back to dancing!
Both can work well, however I'm not a fan of the real short 10-15 minute dance sets between each course where people finally get their groove on and have to sit down so fast. I think doing a first dance and a short set before dinner is key. This gives everyone a chance to move a bit as they've been hanging out talking since before the ceremony. Also, the first dance photos look best as you both haven't been busting a move for hours, sweating, etc. It's a photographers fav time to shoot a first dance. You could continue the dancing after dinner or do a half hour in the middle of dinner. Those two versions I have found work best.
If I'm to DJ your wedding, I have your fav suggestions, I know what you don't like, I've given you a homework sheet so I have a little inside information about your parents, grandparents, friends and family. I've been watching you all since the ceremony and by the time we get to busting a move... I will know exactly what to do. I can't speak for other DJs, but for me, after working major clubs in Manhattan for decades, sans saying one word on a mic, I've kept dance floors packed for whole nights with hundreds of people. You learn so many tricks when that is your training. Also doing so many high profile events has given me great instincts, and they come in handy all the time! I have one goal... that everybody, every generation attending your wedding has fun. That's it, it's all about fun.

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