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. 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.

 

 

PRAISE

IRENE & GARETTE

"Having Erica of Heart of Gold DJs at our wedding was the best decision ever! We're pretty serious about getting down on the dance floor, but we had more fun that we could have ever imagined dancing at our wedding, and our friends did too. Everyone kept asking us, "How are your DJs so good?!" Thank you times a million to Erica for making our night so memorable and perfect!"

BRIGIG & TRINEICE AT DUNSMUIR HELLMAN HOUSE

"We love Erica and Heart of Gold!! From the beginning we knew we wanted to have an epic “dance party” aka reception … we also knew that wedding DJ’s can be hit or miss. We were impressed with the demos that Heart of Gold had available on their website and contacted the team for an initial meeting.

From the beginning we knew we were in good hands. Erica asked great questions and took the time to get to know what we liked and our vision for music throughout the day.

We provided Erica with a few “must plays”, but felt comfortable leaving the music selections up to her. We felt that she understood our style and our vision for the party. Our wedding guest covered a range of ages and backgrounds, and Erica knew how to get everyone on the dance floor. We can’t thank her enough for helping to make our wedding an event to remember!"

"Having Erica of Heart of Gold DJs at our wedding was the best decision ever! We're pretty serious about getting down on the dance floor, but we had more fun that we could have ever imagined dancing at our wedding, and our friends did too. Everyone kept asking us, "How are your DJs so good?!" Thank you times a million to Erica for making our night so memorable and perfect!"

JAMES & LAURA IN YOSEMITE

"Erica nailed it! That was easily the best dance party I've ever been to and everything we could have hoped for. I've honestly never seen a wedding dance floor that stayed packed the entire night. Just when we thought that it couldn't get any wilder, Erica kicked it up! Seriously, Erica did an AMAZING job and the dance party was epic. Not only did the guests enjoy themselves, we could tell Erica was as well which makes us really appreciate her energy, talent, and passion. Everybody was raging and all thanks to the DJ!"


 

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