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GreenTimeMusic Productions Keeps the Music Playing, No Matter the Event

By Pamela Sosnowski

Music runs in DJ Mark Green's family. His father and grandfather both sang, while his grandfather also played the saxophone. Growing up, Green often wondered if he might develop the same musical talent. While he didn't quite catch the singing and musical instrument bug, music is still a huge part of his job. As the owner of his own Fremont-based business, GreenTimeMusic Productions, he keeps people happy while they keep the dance floor hopping at events.

"I did the next best thing...I became a DJ," he recalled. "In 1993 my roommate was getting married and he needed a DJ. I had over 1,000 CD's and figured I might as well try to make some money with all that music I invested in. I borrowed my dad's old microphone, two CD players, an amp, and some old house speakers that I had laying around and put on a really fun event."

The wedding reception went so well that the following week Green invested $3,000 in DJ equipment. He says he has upgraded his arsenal since then and downsized the amount of equipment he brings to a gig, but still proudly owns the original speakers he purchased in 1993.

Since then, Green has performed DJing services for birthday parties, baptism celebrations, retirement parties, high school reunions and more in addition to numerous wedding receptions. Client testimonials describe his rates as competitive and Green himself as professional and easy to work with, with state-of-the-art equipment and a large selection of music to suit everyone's tastes.

"My favorite type of music to play (is) either disco or hip-hop," he explained. "That type of music really seems to get the crowd going. A typical go-to to start the dancing is something like Cheryl Lynn's 'Got to Be Real' or 'California Love' by 2pac. These songs have a nice beat that everyone enjoys."

According to clients, Green also knows how to read people and the mood during gatherings, playing just the right song for the moment and to get guests dancing. He's donated his services for charity events, trekking his equipment to one during a rainy day, and has done his job on a boat floating across Lake Tahoe.

In addition to his sound system, Green can often light up the dance area with special effect lighting. He can also provide a karaoke machine for added fun. His rates start at $600 for a five-hour wedding, and he strives to make sure everyone has a great time, no matter what type of event they're attending.

"My favorite thing about DJing is making people dance, smile and just have a good time," he said. "I want everyone to know they are in good hands and I am one less thing that they need to worry about. When I chat with people, take requests, or play something and people scream and run to the dance floor and it's completely packed, there is no greater feeling for me."

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Pamela Sosnowski is a freelance writer, social media manager, contributor for REBEAT...

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