DJ & MC
DJ Etch-A-Sketch (aka Jake Arky) is San Francisco-based DJ and MC playing gigs and venues all over the Bay Area. I started out working in San Diego about 4 years ago and have been going strong ever since. Every era gets airtime: from 1940s swing, to '90s old-school hip-hop, electronic dance music, and today's pop hits.
I'm not a musician, but I do have a keen ear for music and great taste. Let me share it on your dance floor. My rate is a reasonable $150 an hour and any quote would factor in my services day of, equipment, load-in/load-out, travel, set up, prep, and meetings beforehand. Most events range between $800-$1000, making it easy to fit within your budget.
DJ Etch-A-Sketch - Promo
This is what your party will look like with DJ Etch-A-Sketch.
I work with you to curate the perfect soundtrack to your event.
Available for corporate events.
DJ-ing the grand opening of The Fitting Store PopUp by Grana, the clothing company's first U.S. shop in San Francisco. Picture by Tri Nguyen.
Life of the Party
Clearly, I have no idea how to have a fun time.
Master of Ceremonies
Happy to MC and be on the mic when needed. Picture by Joelle Wagner.
Adding the soundtrack to any party, from Pulp Fiction themed birthday to holiday Venetian Masquerade Balls.
Old & New School
Digital stuff from today blended with vinyl from the classics section. Picture by Tri Nguyen.
Any Time, Any Place
No matter what venue you are looking to have your dance party in, I'm able to accommodate. Picture by Joelle Wagner.
DJ Cadillac Margarita is often times my partner in crime on the turntables. We make the DJ duo known as 'Nother Mother. Picture by Joelle Wagner.
All The Toys
I own all of my own equipment. All I need is a spot to plug-in. Picture by Joelle Wagner.