now operating in San Francisco and Los Angeles

Music enthusiasts turned professional mobile DJs, we at heart of gold put our vast musical knowledge to work for you spinning all your favorite dance floor gems with none of the cheesy gimmicks.

As DJs we provide each event with a unique mix of cocktail, dinner, and dance floor hits you love, keeping your most music savvy-friends impressed - and grandma on the dance floor - all while avoiding silly props, line dances, unnecessary MC chatter, and tacky lighting. With so many of your guests dancing, there won’t be room for that anyway!

And weddings? We love them.

Whether the event is formal, casual, cocktail, dinner, dancing, or any combination of, we work closely with every one of our clients to develop a playlist perfectly suited for the evening. In addition to musical knowledge we’ve got mad MCing skills, will work with all your other vendors to keep your event running smoothly, can mic anything you throw at us, and are happy to facilitate your family traditions. We’ll even provide music for and mic your ceremony.

  DJ Allison Peck   California native Allison Peck grew up in Thousand Oaks, CA and spent much of her teenage years going to shows at the Troubadour, Roxy and Cobalt Cafe. Allison enrolled in Cal Poly and moved to San Luis Obispo where she split her time between business school and DJing at KCPR (claim to fame: Weird Al Yankovich recorded 'My Bologna’ in the bathroom next to the station). After college Allison moved to Chicago where she began working as a wedding DJ, spinning everywhere from Wisconsin barns to fancy downtown hotels. Her favorite dance-floor memory? Playing 'Poison' as the best-man, dressed as a gorilla, serenaded the bride. Priceless. Ready to return to California but not ready to give up the job she loves, Allison put her business degree to use and co-founded Heart of Gold DJs.

DJ Allison Peck

California native Allison Peck grew up in Thousand Oaks, CA and spent much of her teenage years going to shows at the Troubadour, Roxy and Cobalt Cafe. Allison enrolled in Cal Poly and moved to San Luis Obispo where she split her time between business school and DJing at KCPR (claim to fame: Weird Al Yankovich recorded 'My Bologna’ in the bathroom next to the station). After college Allison moved to Chicago where she began working as a wedding DJ, spinning everywhere from Wisconsin barns to fancy downtown hotels. Her favorite dance-floor memory? Playing 'Poison' as the best-man, dressed as a gorilla, serenaded the bride. Priceless. Ready to return to California but not ready to give up the job she loves, Allison put her business degree to use and co-founded Heart of Gold DJs.

  DJ Erica Schwanke   Ask Erica how she became a DJ and she’ll tell you that there really wasn’t any other way. Raised by two music-obsessed parents – her dad still hosts a community radio show – Erica has been a music enthusiast since childhood. Though she left her rural Minnesota roots behind for the music-rich cities of Minneapolis and Chicago, she took her passion with her: spinning vinyl in numerous bars, hosting radio shows, and packing dance floors all along the way. With her love of everything from Big Band to Beyoncé, she DJed her first wedding at a friend’s suggestion and 8 years and over 200 weddings later, she’s still hooked. After years of hauling her gear through slush and snow, she said ‘see ya later’ to brutal Midwest winters and moved to sunny California where she co-founded Heart of Gold DJs.

DJ Erica Schwanke

Ask Erica how she became a DJ and she’ll tell you that there really wasn’t any other way. Raised by two music-obsessed parents – her dad still hosts a community radio show – Erica has been a music enthusiast since childhood. Though she left her rural Minnesota roots behind for the music-rich cities of Minneapolis and Chicago, she took her passion with her: spinning vinyl in numerous bars, hosting radio shows, and packing dance floors all along the way. With her love of everything from Big Band to Beyoncé, she DJed her first wedding at a friend’s suggestion and 8 years and over 200 weddings later, she’s still hooked. After years of hauling her gear through slush and snow, she said ‘see ya later’ to brutal Midwest winters and moved to sunny California where she co-founded Heart of Gold DJs.

  DJ Maria Gajardo   Born in Chile and raised in Palm Springs, Maria moved to the Bay at 22 to pursue a career in sculpture. An artist by trade, Maria prefers to compare building the perfect playlist to working with clay, layering the perfect mix of elements while experimenting with juxtaposing images (or in this case, sounds) to see which sequence elicits the response she's looking for. In the case of DJing, that response is a raging dance floor. Maria claims The Cure as her "first best friend" and counts a recent Solange concert as one of her favorite music experiences to date. When she's not DJing, Maria likes to spend her time exploring new music, working in her ceramics studio, popping into art galleries in the Bay, and visiting her family in Southern California.

DJ Maria Gajardo

Born in Chile and raised in Palm Springs, Maria moved to the Bay at 22 to pursue a career in sculpture. An artist by trade, Maria prefers to compare building the perfect playlist to working with clay, layering the perfect mix of elements while experimenting with juxtaposing images (or in this case, sounds) to see which sequence elicits the response she's looking for. In the case of DJing, that response is a raging dance floor. Maria claims The Cure as her "first best friend" and counts a recent Solange concert as one of her favorite music experiences to date. When she's not DJing, Maria likes to spend her time exploring new music, working in her ceramics studio, popping into art galleries in the Bay, and visiting her family in Southern California.

  DJ Meghan Pennie    Meghan’s musician parents met while working in a record store so it’s no surprise that both she and her brother have spent the last 10 years making music of their own. Born and raised in the Bay Area, shes been involved in a number of music projects and now fronts the critically acclaimed band Super Unison. Often a front-woman, Meghan has also mastered the bass guitar as well the art of DJing. Though her music career has been marked by punk rock and mosh pits, Meghan finds the happy, relaxed vibe of weddings to suit her quite well and especially enjoys mixing different genres while DJing. She counts touring in Japan and seeing both Prince and Van Morrison perform as her top 3 music related memories. When not DJing, you can find her behind a camera or enjoying the Bay Area music scene.

DJ Meghan Pennie

Meghan’s musician parents met while working in a record store so it’s no surprise that both she and her brother have spent the last 10 years making music of their own. Born and raised in the Bay Area, shes been involved in a number of music projects and now fronts the critically acclaimed band Super Unison. Often a front-woman, Meghan has also mastered the bass guitar as well the art of DJing. Though her music career has been marked by punk rock and mosh pits, Meghan finds the happy, relaxed vibe of weddings to suit her quite well and especially enjoys mixing different genres while DJing. She counts touring in Japan and seeing both Prince and Van Morrison perform as her top 3 music related memories. When not DJing, you can find her behind a camera or enjoying the Bay Area music scene.

 
  DJ Sami Fink   Through the coaxing of her musician father, Sami started playing various instruments at the age of 5. Once she hit her teenage years she became a regular at Washington DC's Punk and Hardcore shows before moving to Montreal for school where she studied Anthropology and Wild Life Conservation. It was here that she broadened her performing horizons and played in everything from Hip Hop groups to Blue Grass bands. Now in San Francisco, Sami fronts the post-punk band Composite and DJs everywhere from downtown Hotels to local rock venues. When not further exploring her musical roots, you can find Sami studying those other roots, working as a restoration technician with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

DJ Sami Fink

Through the coaxing of her musician father, Sami started playing various instruments at the age of 5. Once she hit her teenage years she became a regular at Washington DC's Punk and Hardcore shows before moving to Montreal for school where she studied Anthropology and Wild Life Conservation. It was here that she broadened her performing horizons and played in everything from Hip Hop groups to Blue Grass bands. Now in San Francisco, Sami fronts the post-punk band Composite and DJs everywhere from downtown Hotels to local rock venues. When not further exploring her musical roots, you can find Sami studying those other roots, working as a restoration technician with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

  DJ Jackie Ciliberti    Known in the Bay Area DJ circuit as Jackie Sugarlumps, Jackie started working in record stores as a teenager which allowed her interests in music to quickly blossom from enthusiast to vinyl collector to DJ. As a result, Jackie's been spinning records for 12 years and has DJed everywhere from New York City to Mexico DF and many places in between. Locally, you can catch her throwing an all-vinyl, eclectic-genre dance party called Web of Sound at the Make Out Room which is now in its 8th year. When she's not playing records Jackie loves to travel and only recently returned to the Bay Area after living in her van for two years while traveling all over the lower 48 states. Now that she's back, she's decided to give those spinning wheels a rest and spin records with Heart of Gold DJs instead.

DJ Jackie Ciliberti

Known in the Bay Area DJ circuit as Jackie Sugarlumps, Jackie started working in record stores as a teenager which allowed her interests in music to quickly blossom from enthusiast to vinyl collector to DJ. As a result, Jackie's been spinning records for 12 years and has DJed everywhere from New York City to Mexico DF and many places in between. Locally, you can catch her throwing an all-vinyl, eclectic-genre dance party called Web of Sound at the Make Out Room which is now in its 8th year. When she's not playing records Jackie loves to travel and only recently returned to the Bay Area after living in her van for two years while traveling all over the lower 48 states. Now that she's back, she's decided to give those spinning wheels a rest and spin records with Heart of Gold DJs instead.

  DJ Ashleyanne Krigbaum   It was in London eight years ago that Ashleyanne first found herself behind the turntables which is fitting given her penchant for collecting 60s soul and French Pop records. So much so that she’s NPR Music's resident expert on Northern Soul! Since then she’s been spinning all-vinyl for 60's soul dance parties around the Bay Area on the regular. She made the jump to weddings in 2011 when two friends requested her soul stylings for their big day and has since DJed over 80 weddings. When she's not DJing, Ashleyanne swaps out turntables for a soundboard in a radio studio working as a public radio producer, host, curator, and reporter based at KALW in San Francisco as well as the sound engineer and producer of the vinyl storytelling-event-turned- podcast Phonographic Memory and SF's Noise Pop podcast.   

DJ Ashleyanne Krigbaum

It was in London eight years ago that Ashleyanne first found herself behind the turntables which is fitting given her penchant for collecting 60s soul and French Pop records. So much so that she’s NPR Music's resident expert on Northern Soul! Since then she’s been spinning all-vinyl for 60's soul dance parties around the Bay Area on the regular. She made the jump to weddings in 2011 when two friends requested her soul stylings for their big day and has since DJed over 80 weddings. When she's not DJing, Ashleyanne swaps out turntables for a soundboard in a radio studio working as a public radio producer, host, curator, and reporter based at KALW in San Francisco as well as the sound engineer and producer of the vinyl storytelling-event-turned- podcast Phonographic Memory and SF's Noise Pop podcast.

 

  DJ Caity Watson    Caity remembers her DJ gig vividly, recalling “I was just a music nerd wanting to join the ranks the coolest kids on the planet.” The gig went perfectly and she packed the dance floor. Her talent caught the bar owners attention and she was immediately offered a monthly gig. Since then, she’s been a regular in the San Francisco circuit spinning under the name DJ Paisley at Beauty Bar, Make Out Room, Elbo Room, and Thee Parkside. Knowing she wanted to make music her main focus and looking for ways to expand her DJ skills she decided to give DJing weddings a shot and shortly after knew it was exactly what she wanted to do. A 70s rock aficionado at heart, Caity says her favorite wedding moment was when she played Leonard Cohen's  Hallelujah  and the entire wedding erupted in a sing-a-long.

DJ Caity Watson

Caity remembers her DJ gig vividly, recalling “I was just a music nerd wanting to join the ranks the coolest kids on the planet.” The gig went perfectly and she packed the dance floor. Her talent caught the bar owners attention and she was immediately offered a monthly gig. Since then, she’s been a regular in the San Francisco circuit spinning under the name DJ Paisley at Beauty Bar, Make Out Room, Elbo Room, and Thee Parkside. Knowing she wanted to make music her main focus and looking for ways to expand her DJ skills she decided to give DJing weddings a shot and shortly after knew it was exactly what she wanted to do. A 70s rock aficionado at heart, Caity says her favorite wedding moment was when she played Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah and the entire wedding erupted in a sing-a-long.