Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Music Genres

Classical, Disco, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Klezmer, Latin, Pop, R&B

Wedding Activities


Wedding Categories

MC Services, Music

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Contact Info

1808 Titus St, San Diego, CA (619) 593-1977

Reviewed on 12/23/2017 Jaime S

Daniel Peterson is professional and experienced beyond what I could have hoped for. Especially for how affordable he is. DJDanielPeterson was the DJ for my friend's wedding a few years ago so when I started planning my wedding she recommended him and I am so glad that she did. I... Read More had no idea how to organize my wedding and Daniel Peterson help create a timeline and had suggestions on how to keep the night moving. Of course I had some songs in mind for key moments at the wedding but Daniel took those and came up with great suggestions for all the smaller moments you don't really think about needing specific music. Plus, for the open dance floor we asked him to just read the crowd and he had fun with it, getting everyone on the dance floor. What was even better was that Daniel pretty much ran the night. I had no wedding coordinator but Daniel took on that role as well which really helped me and my family enjoy ourselves. I definitely recommend Daniel Peterson for any event. With how affordable he is, he definitely goes above and beyond and you can tell that he honestly loves what he does.

Reviewed on 9/30/2017 Jordan H

The start to the night was a bit slow (he was trying to appease the older crowd, which I get!), but after I asked him to play songs from my Must Play list, the party started and everyone had a great time!

Reviewed on 8/24/2017 Justine L

AMAZING DJ!!! Daniel was a complete professional from beginning to end. He was flexible, worked with our budget, was prompt and responsive, and was completely knowledgeable about more than what we hired him for. He has a packet that perfectly encapsulates the flow, theme, and... Read More organization of the wedding. This packet turned out to be invaluable for my husband and I as a couple to plan and get on the same page for our wedding. Daniel sat down with us to discuss music and ensured that he had a clear idea of what we wanted. He showed us music that he thought we might like (we did) based on what we expressed in the packet, gave us advice based on his experience, and in the end we asked him to use his discretion to choose music that would get people out on the dance floor--- dancing was a huge priority for us! He did not disappoint. The floor was crowded the entire evening. He set up GORGEOUS lights all throughout the reception that completely changed the atmosphere and made it magical. I know that my wedding would not have been the same without Daniel and I'm so grateful to have found him! Can't recommend enough. Thank you Daniel!!!

Reviewed on 2/13/2017 Michelle S

I would choose DJ Daniel Peterson 1000x again and again to DJ my wedding. Of all of the vendors that we had, Daniel was the most praised by guests. He is slightly more than a few other DJs I looked it, but he is WORTH IT. There is no replacement for smooth, flawless sound. He... Read More is also extremely organized - when you book him he will give you a packet to fill out with all of the music choices. He'll give examples and also a long list of popular songs for every wedding style. He will then send you a timeline of events, which was the most helpful planning tool for the wedding (we shared it with our photographer. videographer, and wedding coordinator). You can book a cheaper DJ, but keep in mind, this is the person that will make sure sound is good, keep you on your timeline, and get the party going. They don't just play music (no, you setting up your iPod is not a good idea). They pump up the crowd, give instructions to guests, and maybe even host a game or two. It is SO WORTH IT to spend a little more on a good DJ and MC. I am usually a bargain shopper, but if you cut costs anywhere, it should not be with your DJ. This article helped me understand the differences:… Ceremony: Daniel was ready to go 30 minutes before ceremony time and started playing our list of pre-ceremony songs. He was dressed professionally had all of his equipment set up on time. By request, our officiant and the groom had a lapel mic and there was a hand-held microphone on a stand in the middle for me (bride) and our readers. Everything went flawlessly - no sound issues whatsoever. I asked for him to use the Jurassic Park theme song for my processional - but it was only 3:20 and it needed to be at least 6-7 minutes (we had a long way to walk). He figured out a way to loop it and he in real time he looped it to the ending while he observed our timing walking down. Unbelievable! Cocktail hour: We chose a list of upbeat Latin songs from one of his lists. We told him specific types of songs we didn't want, and he did a great job of playing songs we wanted. Our guests loved how upbeat the music was! Reception: We made life hard for Daniel and asked him to make each wedding party couple's song different, and he pulled it off flawlessly. His voice is perfect for a mic - guests clearly understood all of his introductions. For our dances, he shortened the length of the songs by request. Dancing: Highlight of the evening. My husband and I provided Daniel with a list of songs, and he used it as a guide for the song choices. He didn't play our "no" list songs, and even brought out some awesome surprises (he has THE COOLEST remix of Toto's "Africa" - ask him about it, our guests went NUTS). Our guests RAVED about Daniel. The energy was high for dancing the entire night. I'm sure he could have carried it another 3 hours if we didn't have a curfew. Check out the photos I posted - you'll see that the guests were having a great time and the dance floor was packed the entire time. Daniel was extremely professional in our meetings and correspondence with him. He is one of our favorite vendors from the wedding and I could not sing his praises more. He is a huge reason why our guests said it was one of the best weddings they've been to. GO WITH DANIEL!!!

Reviewed on 7/26/2016 Kay K

Working with Daniel very easy. He was great at keeping in touch with us throughout the wedding planning. We didn't know exactly the type of music we wanted for each section of the wedding and his expertise helped us tremendously though the process. We got to meet with him a... Read More week before the wedding and sample a lot of songs to perfect the timeline which made our day seamless. On top of all of that, he was a wonderful MC and kept the crowd moving along. Thanks Daniel!

Reviewed on 7/12/2016 Cara R

Dan was a total pleasure to work with and the guests couldn't stop talking about the music!!


Reviewed on 10/01/2013 Erin C

I was incredibly nervous booking a DJ. I know that music can either make or break a wedding reception, and without ever having been to a wedding DJ Dan had DJ'd, all I could do was hope he would be great. I have to say, he completely blew us away. He had people on the dance... Read More floor ages 16-65 from the beginning of the dancing until the last song! A bunch of people told us he was the best wedding DJ they'd ever heard. I'm a big music person & tend to be pretty picky about song selection, and DJ Dan just made me thrilled by his choices. All I wanted to do was dance! He was totally on top of the schedule and listened to every direction I gave him in our final meeting. I am beyond happy with our decision to book him and I guarantee you will absolutely be 100% happy with your decision to go with DJ Dan as well!!

Kept the party going

Reviewed on 10/18/2012 jodi h

Daniel was great! From our first meeting up until the wedding! I had ideas, but he made them come to life. He was able to suggest songs and different versions of the same song to compliment the mood better. I also used him for lighting and he added a warm feel to the room!

Kept the Party Going!

Reviewed on 6/15/2012 Renee e

Great DJ. I picked specific songs and times and everything was perfect. I wanted a pumped up club like atmosphere and he definitely brought it!


Reviewed on 1/05/2012 Silvia I

Daniel was wonderful!! Everyone loved the music and the dance floor was never empty. Working with Daniel was so great, easy and entertaining. He really was able to read what we wanted, even if weren’t so good at explaining it to him in the first place! From the monogram to the... Read More lighting and the ambiance, we could not be more pleased :) Thanks Daniel!!

DJ Daniel Peterson is Fantastic!

Reviewed on 11/11/2011 Vanessa C

Daniel is amazing and one of the best vendors we worked with. So responsive and willing to work with our ideas and make our wedding our own. Everyone commented how how fantastic he he was!!

Fabulous DJ!

Reviewed on 10/30/2010 Leonor V

DJ Dan was FANTASTIC! I received numerous comments from our guests about the great party, music, and his perfect transitions. He also did a gorgeous job with the lighting. He suggested we end the night with an Italian love song (our honeymoon was in Italy) and the guests loved... Read More it. We also did a combination of slow and salsa dancing for our first song and he created a CD for us to practice. We strongly recommend DJ Dan.