Name: Anthony Karabetyan
Nickname: DJ Anto
Date of Birth: June 24th 1982
Place of Birth: Carmel
Years DJing: 15 years
Carmel High 2001, MPC 2005, USD 2007. Valley Saw (Family Business) & Owner of DNA Entertainment & Chic Event Rentals
Favorite DJ Moment:
I was djing a sweet 16th birthday party when the power when out in the entire north part of town. Luckily, I had a generator in my truck and within 10 minutes, I had the party back up. It was the only house with lights and any noise for miles. Still to this day, I DJ every event that family has and we have become good friends.
As a DJ, it is impossible to choose just one song so here are a few: ACDC – Shook Me All Night Long; Michael Jackson – Billie Jean; Tim McGraw – My Best Friend; Dash Berlin – Till the Sky Falls Down; Avicii – Levels; Gareth Emery – Concrete Angel
Favorite Type Event to DJ:
Weddings of course! Knowing that I had the opportunity to not only be a part of such a special occasion, but have a hand (or two) in shaping the entire celebrations makes me absolutely love my job.
Activities/things you enjoy outside of Djing:
Kickboxing, going to the beach with my dog, skiing, and traveling. Anything that involves going out and meeting new people and seeing new things.
I speak Armenian (fluent), Photography, Kickboxing
Many thanks again for your help in making the wedding so successful and so much fun. My husband, David, even enjoyed dancing, and he hates to dance!
Deanne S. – 4/23/2012
Thank you so much for all your work and expertise with our wedding. Everything looked great and everybody commented how great a DJ you are! We had so much fun! Thanks for keeping the place thumping with some style!
Joe & Sabrina – 4/23/2012
A little delayed but wanted to say thank you for an awesome job at our wedding on 10-1-11. You did a great job keeping the flow of everything and we had such a blast dancing!!! Your music selection was just what we wanted. Thanks again for everything!
Ashley Freeman – 1/3/2012
A month after the wedding, our friends and family are still ranting and raving about how fun our wedding was. I just wanted to say another “thank you.” Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you build and promote the business.
Scott and Kristen Judson
Thank you for being a part of our special day! You did an awesome job!
Everyone had a great time! We will definitely keep you in mind if us, or anyone else is looking for a DJ! Also, keep in touch and let us know how you are doing!
Thank you again! =)
Treena Cheatham – 9/12/2009
We cannot thank you enough for being such an amazing DJ. Everything was absolutely perfect and you totally rocked the wedding!! Everyone had so much fun on the dance floor
Thank you , thank you, thank you!!!
Andrew & Lisa Frizzell – 8/15/2009
On behalf of all the Stickles and Goods – what a show you put on! Kelly & Dan were very happy with how you took care of music, MC announcements and the guests. It was all done quite professionally and smoothly. The music selections were a hit as the dance floor was never empty. Thank you so much for the good care you gave the bride & groom and all the guests. We would certainly recommend DNA Entertainment and you in particular.
Betty Stickles – 8/8/2009
Thank you for all that you did to help make Beth’s & Seth’s wedding such a wonderful and memorable occasion. The lighting was stunning and the drapes really added even more elegance to the beautiful ballroom. The music for the ceremony and for the reception was superb! Several people commented on how great the music was and what an enjoyable time they had dancing. I would definitely refer DNA Entertainment to family and friends with high recommendations!
It was a real pleasure working with you.
Debbie Walsh – 7/25/2009
THANK YOU for doing such an AWESOME job at my daughter’s wedding! Everyone had such a great time and as you saw the dance floor was rockin’ all night! If and when our son gets married someday I’ll definitely be calling you, and in the meantime refer you to anyone in need of a great DJ!
Terry Pacheco – 5/24/2009
I’m not writing this as a client, but my position as a videographer has given me a unique perspective on DJ’s and other wedding professionals. I’ve worked with quite a range of DJ’s in the past 21 years, some had great people skills, but couldn’t beat-match if their lives depended on it. Some were great with the mix, but had the personality of a warm turnip. With Anthony, I saw the best of both worlds. The footage I capture and the energy of the video has a direct relation to the energy of the crowd. When the dance floor is hopping, the toasts are smooth, and the transitions natural, it makes my life a whole lot easier. DJ Anthony had a great sound setup, which should be a no-brainer (but you would be surprised at what I’ve seen from so-called professional DJ’s). His system was perfect for the large ballroom. The sound was crisp, clean, and not too boomy or overdriven. I didn’t hear a single complaint to ‘turn it up’ or ‘turn it down’. How rare is that in a room with 250 people? Introductions were handled with enthusiasm and good pacing (have you ever sat through a 10 minute grand-entrance? It’s a mood killer). All the major events were handled well and transitioned smoothly. When the dance floor opened, Anthony’s experience truly shined. He worked the 1′s and 2′s like a club DJ…keeping the dance floor packed with a great mix of tunes artfully blended. The energy was great from the first song to the last. I can only count on a handful of DJ’s that I truly admire. Anthony is high on that list.
Oren, owner of AwesomeShot Studios
I just recently had the pleasure of working with DNA again! Every time I work a wedding with DNA I am more and more impressed with their professionalism and connection with the client.
They can read a crowd like few other DJ’s. I never hesitate to recommend DNA to any and all of our clients.
Anthony is truly one of the best DJ’s I have ever worked with!
Amy Byrd, Owner of Amy Byrd Weddings