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Adam Oded, AKA Philly Custom DJ, has been DJing private events since New Year's Eve 2002. His mobile DJ system is ideal for couples having a wedding in a barn, tent, backyard, museum, restaurant or social hall. He also has experience playing at birthday parties, bat mitzvahs, bar mitzvahs, organizational and corporate events. His motto is, "I'll listen to you and play the music you love."

Community Arts Center Wedding

So much fun!

Here’s the highlight reel:

Here’s what the groom had to say after the wedding:

In a few words, Adam is the MAN. Such a great personality, excellent taste in music and wonderful to work with.

He was very proactive in our wedding planning (directly communicating with the wedding party, providing the evening agenda for our other vendors, simple yet effective forms for our music/timeline organization, etc.) He really helped us along in all aspects of the wedding planning.

His slogan says it all “I’ll listen to you and play the music you love”. We truly personalized our wedding through a collective effort in making our playlists for the cocktail and dinner hours and then left the dance party in his hands – and boy did he deliver.

He loves what he does and that really shines through when he’s manning that DJ booth. Highly recommended for any occasion. I’ll definitely stay in touch with him; I loved talking music together.

Book this man!

The love is mutual, and we’re still in touch!

#AllCorrect at the Community Arts Center #weddingdj

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The ceremony was outside near the castle.

Here’s a DJ’s-eye-view. We set up off to the side, so you couldn’t see us, or the speakers. We set up a wireless microphone on a stand for the officiant, and a conductor’s stand for his notes.

Cocktail Hour at the Community Arts Center Wedding

The cocktail hour was also outside, a little closer to the building. We had additional speakers set us so we were able to play continuously from the pre-ceremony through the end of the cocktail hour.

Listen to the Cocktail Hour Mix


Click here for the liner notes.

The First Dance

Wedding Vendors

Venue: Community Arts Center

A gorgeous venue! There’s a garden with a Rapunzel Tower outside, and an art gallery on the inside. It’s a fairy-tale setting. Find out more on their website.

Catereing: Jeffrey A. Miller

Actually, the caterer on site if you choose this location is Craig Zeserman. He’s a pleasure to work with – a real pro! More info on their website.

Photography: JPG Photography

We were lucky enough to work with Stacey Moore. You can see more of her gorgeous photography and find booking information on their website.

The Music from the Community Arts Center Wedding

Listen on Spotify

Full Playlist

Some of the songs aren’t available on Spotify. See the full playlist at Serato.

Pre Procession

These unique tracks were individually selected by the groom:

  • Jon Brion – Phone Call (Eternal Sunshine Soundtrack)
  • Bibio – Lover’s Carvings (First 1:25)
  • Black Sabbath – Fluff
  • Eric Clapton – The Girl In Pith Helmet
  • Yes – Mood For A Day

Special Songs

Wedding Party Procession:
King Crimson – Improv: Daniel Dust

I actually bought it on a discy disc!

There’s no way to buy a digital copy of this rare King Crimson live track. But it was for an important moment, the wedding procession. I bought it on a disc, because I want to make sure that it plays perfectly.

Does anyone remember how to get the wrapper off these things? #KingCrimson #WeddingDJ

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Bride Procession:
The Vitamin String Quartet – Hoppipolla (Sigur Ros)

Wedding Recession:
Frank Zappa Happy Together (From Live At Fillmore Album)

Wedding Party Entrance:
Lyle Workman/Bootsy Collins Super What?

From the Superbad soundtrack. McLovin’!

Bride and Groom Entrance:
Beer Tone – You’re The Best Around

From The Karate Kid!

Blue Bell Country Club Cocktail Hour

Custom made for a wedding at the Blue Bell Country Club

Featuring music by Oasis, Bruno Mars, Elvis Costello, Rusted Root, Michael Bublé, Colbie Caillat and Fleetwood Mac. Did you know that Colbie Caillat’s dad was the sound engineer on Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours?
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Awbury Arboretum Cocktail Hour

Custom made for a wedding at Awbury Arboretum in Philadelphia, PA.

Featuring a selection of excellent tunes in diverse genres like hip-hop, classic rock, indie rock and a healthy dose of good old grunge.

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Friedman Farms Cocktail Hour

Custom made for a wedding at Friedman Farms in Dallas, PA.

Featuring music by Father John Misty, Sylvan Esso, Glass Animals, Beirut, William Onyeabor, Arcade Fire, and a few classic rock favorites. My favorite song on the mix is Don’t Know What’s Normal by Shintaro Sakamoto. I have no idea where the bride and groom discovered this song, but I love it!

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Mütter Museum Cocktail Hour

Custom made for a wedding at The Mütter Museum at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Featuring music by Mac Demarco, DeVotchKa, The Troggs, Black Sabbath, and M. Ward. The most infectious ear worm on this mix is Peter Sarstedt’s classic Where Do You Go To (My Lovely).
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Mütter Museum Pre-Ceremony

Custom made for a wedding at The Mütter Museum at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Featuring piano, violin and classical covers of Daft Punk, The Beatles, The Pixies, Phoenix, Black Sabbath and a really touching cover of David Bowie’s Life on Mars by former Yes keyboardist and progressive rock legend Rick Wakeman.
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Community Arts Center Cocktail Hour

Custom made for a wedding at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA.

Featuring music by The Rolling Stones, Mark Ronson, Electric Light Orchestra, The Beatles, Jarabe de Palo, Buena Vista Social Club, Generationals, Fitz & The Tantrums, Electric Guest, Dr. Dog, Real Estate, Average White Band, James Brown, The Impressions, Sly and The Family Stone, and The Velvet Underground. We filleted a live Frank Zappa track called Been To Kansas City In A Minor which opens and closes the mix.
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Garden Room Cocktail Hour

Custom made for a wedding at The Hilton Garden Inn in Philadelphia.

Featuring music by Bon Iver, Coldplay, Rise Against, The Mountain Goats, David Bowie, Blue Swede, The 1975, CHVRCHES, INXS, Prince, Jack White & Alicia Keys, Spoon, Divine Fits, Bombay Bicycle Club, Kings of Leon, and a great cover of Phoenix’s Lisztomania from the Amazon Prime series Mozart in the Jungle.
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The Down Town Club Cocktail Hour

Custom made for a wedding at The Down Town Club in Philadelphia.

Featuring music by Badly Drawn Boy, David Bowie, The Smiths, The Black Keys, Meaghan Smith, Doris Day, Major Lance, Prince, The Emotions, HAIM, Surfer Blood, The Cure and more.

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