DJ Josh Rhett

Joined MyDeejay: 2012

Birthplace/Hometown: Charlottesville, VA

Current Residence: Washington, DC

College attended: Virginia Commonwealth University

Field of study: Graphic Design

When I’m not deejaying weddings, I can be found:  Hunched over my laptop, developing logos, identity systems and marketing materials for new companies.

My other interests:  Organic gardening (especially rare varieties of heirloom tomatoes), and spending time outdoors.

Favorite music artists:  Stevie Wonder, Adele, James Brown, Amy Winehouse, Al Green, The Black Keys, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Jay-Z, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Nina Simone, The Temptations, Eric Clapton, and The Roots.

First dance songs I’m enjoying now:  “To Make You Feel My Love” (Adele), “Til Kingdom Come” (Coldplay), “By Your Side” (Sade), “Stay With You” (John Legend)

Causes/organizations I support:  Bully Paws, Food Not Bombs, Habitat for Humanity, SPCA

A quote I live by:  “Overcome the notion that you must be regular.  It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.” – Uta Hagen

Best advice I ever received:  “Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.”

Seven words that describe me:  Loyal, articulate, independent, creative, driven, attentive, perceptive.

Five prized possessions I couldn’t live without:  iPhone, laptop, headphones, my favorite hat, my two dogs.

Something no one would guess by looking at me:  I’m obsessed with HBO’s original programming — documentaries, original series, etc.  I think all their writing teams are geniuses!

On being a wedding DJ:  “I love the challenge of taking someone else’s musical tastes and reinterpreting them in fun and creative ways to put together a great party.”