DJ Jon Ryu

Joined MyDeejay: 2012

Birthplace/Hometown:  Seoul, South Korea / Philadelphia, PA

Current Residence:  Alexandria, VA

College attended:  Grinnell College

Field of study:  Political Science

When I’m not deejaying weddings, I can be found:  Spending time with friends, watching sports, playing golf, working on software projects, listening to Spotify/SoundCloud, watching Food Network or CNBC.

My other interests:  Discovering new music, cooking, researching tech products, keeping up with business/financial news, reading, playing guitar and writing songs.

Favorite music artists:  Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Depeche Mode, U2, Jack Johnson, Mat Kearney , Train, Jason Mraz, Outkast, The Roots, Eminem, The Crystal Method, Daft Punk, DeadMau5, David Guetta, Rihanna, Swedish House Mafia.

First dance songs I’m enjoying now:  “Kiss Me Slowly” by Parachute, “The Way You Look Tonight” by Maroon 5, “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele, “You and Me” by Dave Matthews Band, “On & On” by Erykah Badu.

Causes/organizations I support:  Shepherd’s Table, Ingenuity Project, March of Dimes – National Capital Area, Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy

A quote I live by:  “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Seven words that describe me:  Passionate, loyal, ambitious, sincere, unselfish, professional, detailed.

Five prized possessions I couldn’t live without:  My guitars, my books, my smartphone, my Macbook Pro, and my juicer.

Something no one would guess by looking at me:  I am licensed to officiate weddings in the District of Columbia and had the privilege of officiating my best friend’s wedding last year.

On being a wedding DJ:  “Music has a profound effect on the body, mind, and soul. The effect that great music can have on a ceremony and reception is powerful and unequaled. From start to finish, I take pride in designing a music set that complements the wedding day journey for the bride and groom. I love learning about the musical tastes of different couples and taking their vision and executing it. For me, the ultimate reward is seeing the couple enjoy all of the different aspects of their wedding to the accompanying musical soundtrack.”