Disc Jockey, audio engineer, video director and we has been in the music, performance field for over twenty years. We brings a wide range of technicality, and music variety to our shows.
About DJ-Mc, Michael
Michael C. Hastings A.A. Computer Science, MCSE, MCP, and CEO/Owner. Michael started using technology back in 1985, with an Atari 400 computer. He grew up with computers and has always had a knack for them. In high school he was the photo editor of Anacortes High School while working part-time for the graphics department. There he learned everything from computers, photography, type setting, and design. After high school he continued his education with web design and computer repair, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10. Michael has 10 years experience working in web design and site strategies for two multi-million dollar companies. He has worked as a help line techie for Gateway Computers and as a desktop computer technician for Island County.
Michael is a Disc Jockey, runs audio/video, and love trying to make things better.
Michael brings his wide range of computer, technology, music, video production, and computer repair to the Pacific Northwest.
The people in this list you are welcome to contact about our dj services and/or consulting. Contact us for a list of personal references.
Family Fest (2014 - 2016)
Children's Day (2014 - 2017)
Whidbey Island Fair (2014, 2017), Dance Party Karaoke
Carrie Monforte, South Whidbey Parks and Recreation - Father Daughter Ball (2008-2018)
Jack Ng, China City Freeland (8 years, weekly)
Island County Departmental Christmas Party
Coupeville School District, tolo
South Whidbey Grad Night (Fund raiser)
South Whidbey Cheerleader's official DJ (2010-2014)
Bayview Nights Car Show
Senior Graduation Celebration
Island Senior Center Sock Hop
Bayview Hall Teen Dance
- Stage Manager & Assistant Stage Manager
Whidbey Island Fair 1997-2007, 2015-2017
- Relay for Life 2014 (Oak Harbor)
- Celebrate America, Lights and Sound 2006-2008
- Island Church, Langley, Video, Lights and Sound 2015-present
- Christian Life Center, Freeland, Video, Lights and Sound 2012-present
Fequently Asked Questions:
Our performers’ presentation is polished and understated, marked by artistic mixing and a professional “cheese-free” approach to announcements and microphone work. Many DJs think that it is their job to put on a show and be the center of attention at the reception. We believe firmly that your wedding is your show, and we have no interest in taking the spotlight from you. Your dance floor will be packed, but it will be because the DJ selected just the right songs from your request list and mixed them in just the right sequence - not because he chattered endlessly on the microphone.
Of course! We’re not at all attached to tradition – we’re here to incorporate the music you request, and to mix it in a way that will create the kind of wedding you’ve envisioned. Somewhere along the line, the phrase “wedding DJ” became a bad word, synonymous with cheesiness. We couldn’t be any further from that image.
Just as you pay a caterer for his or her expertise in food, you are paying GOwhidbey in large part for our expertise in music. We are more than willing to provide you with a multitude of suggestions based on your preferences, and we’re perfectly comfortable selecting most (or all) of the music if you aren’t interested in doing so. Our extensive knowledge of music enables us to work with your requests and create a mood that reflects your tastes while creating a great atmosphere for all of your guests. In addition, we specialize in addressing music “challenges,” whether combining multicultural musical styles or adapting unique or eclectic music tastes to the formality of a wedding. Both your DJ and our management team are always available to answer questions or assist you in choosing the songs that will reflect your vision of your special day.
GOwhidbey owns an enormous library of music in all formats, including international music. We update our collection constantly, ensuring that we are able to provide the songs that our clients and their guests are currently enjoying. Furthermore, we work closely with our clients in selecting the music for their event, and will gladly acquire any commercially available song that we don’t already own, at no additional cost. Because of this, we can virtually guarantee that we will be able to accommodate any request.
Mixing is a pretty basic skill for a professional disc jockey, but how a DJ does it says a lot about his or her style. We mix music with the purpose of creating seamless transitions between songs and maintaining the energy and momentum on the dance floor. Mixing for us is something we do on the spot, based on the tempo and “feel” of the songs and the reaction of the crowd. We don’t treat your wedding like it’s our personal nightclub appearance, and we don’t use your wedding to test out remixes that no one recognizes. Our DJs always use the original and most popular versions of each song unless there’s a really good reason not to. We also don’t use any cheesy, pre-fabricated “DJ mixes” from subscription services.
Our base rates for weddings range from $150-450 per hour, with a four-hour minimum. We base our pricing on an objective structure that only factors in the month and day of the event, which ensures consistency and fairness to all of our clients. We are not in the practice of subjectively pricing events based on our estimation of your budget — for example, we don’t price events higher if a client is using an expensive reception site or if they were referred by a well-known wedding planner. A complete and accurate price quote will be provided to you in our first email to you, and specific information on our pricing structure and services can be found on our rates page
Four hours of performance time (additional time is available at a prorated hourly cost), setup time, breakdown time, and ALL equipment, including additional sound systems and wireless microphones for weddings with up to 300 guests. For weddings over 300 guests, a custom quote may be necessary to ensure your event's equipment and staffing needs are met. Our flat-rate pricing is refreshingly easy to understand — there are no hidden charges, and all fees are clearly stated in your agreement with our company.