Larry and Josh met in early 2012 and connected instantly. At the time Larry was keeping himself busy as DJ for middle school mixers, high school dances, community events, and house parties. Josh is, and was at the time an emcee for Radio Disney in Portland, Oregon. The two went out on a limb and decided to corroborate their skills at local events including school dances, beer festivals, and soon enough became one of the most well known wedding DJ/Emcee duos in the South West Washington area. In their first summer together they managed to book 5 weddings and blew the minds of all clients. Today they are close friends continue to take the Northwest by storm, providing a very prestige and unique soundwork.
About Our Featured DJ Larry Zelaya - DJ LZ
Born in Ventura, CA., Larry had been introduced to music by his parents Maria and Tito Zelaya. His mother, Maria, was a well -known singer and dancer. His father, Tito, was an extremely talented musician/ composer in El Salvador and Oxnard, CA. It was inevitable that Larry would somehow find a passion through music. He dabbled with different instruments (drum set to a saxophone) until he came across a turn table at young age of 12.
His passion led him to get requests from fellow students & friends to provide mixed tapes for school dances & rallies. This led up to weekend gigs at house parties, mixing for friends who had the passion to rap and was quickly hired as a weekend DJ at a local club in Ventura. In 1995 Larry had the opportunity to move to WA with his family and long-time girlfriend, Jennifer. Soon after the move Larry and Jennifer became parents and it became apparent that the DJ life was to be put on hold to provide for his family and become a devoted father.
8 years and 3 kids later, Larry’s passion for music was still deeply urging him to get back into DJing. On his spare time (which was extremely limited) he would pursue ways to get back into the music world. With the support and encouragement of his family, Larry started his DJ business. His loyalty, charismatic attitude, detail oriented and rapport of hard work earned him the trust from colleagues and friends to provide sound & entertainment in their homes, business and wedding events. Larry’s passion to give back to the community & professional work has brought him positive reviews. He has earned his way to become the DJ at local schools to provide great music entertainment at proms, school dances & has become a resident DJ at Jantzen Beach Night Club in Portland, Oregon.
Larry has a very like-able outgoing personality, very talented, passionate, excellent work ethics, provides extraordinary service and professional/detailed work. He has built his passion in creating a fun, memorable atmosphere not only as a DJ but also as a Master of Ceremony (Emcee)
Josh Salarzon grew up in the Northwest as an athlete and musician. At the age of 9 Josh was performing his "Billy Jean Routine" at local night clubs that his fathers band was playing at. A few years later Josh was discovered by a talent agent who booked him jobs with Nike, Fred Meyer and Columbia Sports Wear as children's fit model. He also played principal roles in TV commercials and big picture films including The Hunted. At the age of 14 Josh became an emcee for Radio Disney AM 1640 in Portland Oregon. That same year Josh also became a member of The Remix Team for Groove Nation Hip Hop Dance Academy performing professionally as a hip hop dancer.
It was in 2010 when Josh became one of the lead emcee's for Radio Disney Portland. He gained experience emceeing concerts and live events for Disney celebrities. It was there that he learned how to keep a crowd on their feet and liven up a show. Josh is proud to be Larry's right hand man as the Emcee for Prestige Sounds NW when his services is needed.
Josh also owns Vancouver Auto Detailing, a portrait photographer, and a proud father of his two sons, Jaxon and Karter.
In his free time Josh enjoys spending time with Aja and the boys, attending Portland Timber & Blazer games, and fishing the Northwest.