Casplash Disc Jockeys and Karaoke

Why book Casplash Disc Jockeys and Karaoke?

Casplash Disc Jockeys and Karaoke combines excitement and professionalism while spinning popular songs with which audiences are familiar. We are fully insured and have the combined experience of hundreds of performances over the past 20 years as a disc jockeys. If you require them we can provide a wireless microphone and dance floor lights at no additional cost.

We specialize in many music styles such as pop/top 40, r&b, hip hop, techno/house, disco, calypso/soca, reggae and rock, salsa and meringue. We can spin kompa and zouk as well.

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Excellent, affordable, and accommodating!

DJ Casplash could not have been a better fit for a DJ for our wedding. He was extremely accommodating by customizing and tailoring our wedding song to fit our specific desires, helpful in that he recommended both unique songs and websites when we were out of ideas for songs that we could use during the other crucial moments of our wedding reception (i.e.: cutting of the cake), as well as readily available in that he remained in consistent contact with us from the moment we met with him up until he began to set up his equipment on our wedding day. Not to mention, DJ Casplash is very reasonably priced! After meeting with DJ Casplash, we discovered that he is also part of a band in which he plays the steel pan. DJ Casplash provided us with a list of songs that he could play on the steel pan, along with audio clips, and gave us the option to have him play with or without accompaniment. Needless to say, we could not turn down the option of having DJ Casplash play the steel pan during our wedding ceremony. DJ Casplash is also extremely knowledgeable and experienced. For example, my now husband and I had a difficult time thinking of appropriate songs to be played during the dancing portion of the reception. We left it to DJ Casplash and he was able to successfully read the crowd and geared the music to please both the older and younger guests, simultaneously. My husband's grandmother even got up to boogie! All in all, we received more compliments on the music than on the food. I will certainly be recommending DJ Casplash to anyone I know who is in need of a DJ, as well as hire him for any event I may host in the future.

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Reviewer: Alina C.
Event: Wedding Reception in Brewster, MA
Event Date: Jul 23, 2011

Booking Info

  • Fee: $400 and up
  • Insurance: $1,000,000 - Standard $1,000,000 liability coverage
  • Languages: English, Spanish

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Casplash Disc Jockeys and Karaoke

Casplash Disc Jockeys and Karaoke was founded by Rudy Crichlow a.k.a. DJ Caspash. Rudy was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but his roots are in the Caribbean since both his mother and father were born on the island of Tobago in the country of Trinidad and Tobago. He came to New York in 1995, earned a master's degree in 2002 in Music Education from New York University (NYU) and went on to teach music in Brooklyn, New York for 7 years. He is the founder of Casplash Entertainment - Live Music and Disc Jockey company. He manages this company full time and serves as band leader for The Caribbean Splash Band a.k.a. Casplash and disc jockeys as well with the DJ name of DJ Casplash.

During Rudy's first two years at NYU he played percussion in the university's concert band and percussion ensemble. He has also made several appearances with those ensembles as the featured soloist. His NYU career has been highlighted by a performance at Carnegie Hall when the university's percussion ensemble performed with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops. Another highlight of his NYU career was when he was chosen during a concert band rehearsal to appear in the Whitney Houston video, 'I Believe in You and Me' as the drumset player.

Previous to his arrival in New York City Rudy attended The University of Pittsburgh where he graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in African studies. His time at Pitt was highlighted by his performance with the university's African Drumming Ensemble and African Dance class. In addition to playing music and dancing, Rudy also performed in several plays and musicals. In 1994, he was a featured instrumentalist and actor in Kuntu Repertory Theatre's production of "The Evolution of Jazz" at the Edinburgh Scotland Fringe Festival. Another highlight of Rudy's undergraduate education was his opportunity to participate in a study abroad program called Semester at Sea. There he was blessed with the opportunity of visiting nine countries and gaining exposure to their music and culture first hand. At that time Rudy also performed in the Semester at Sea Gamelan Angklung Ensemble.

From the time Rudy was a teenager and throughout college he served as disc jockey at many of his mother's soirees and family events. At that time he would spin mostly calypso/soca and reggae music for the Caribbean themed events. Presently Rudy spins a wide variety of styles at weddings, parties and various other events throughout the New York City tri-state area.

Rudy's primary musical instrument is the steel pan. This instrument is the world's newest major acoustical instrument and was invented in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1940's. He played the steel pan for the first 10 years of his career with the popular Pittsburgh based band, Caribbean Vibes Steelband. During that time Rudy served as the music director of that band as well. He also produced the bands acclaimed eclectic C.D., Jammin' for 2000.

Rudy's C.D. credits also include performances on a C.D. titled Men Nou Pa Pa. This C.D. was released by a popular New York based Haitian Kompa band called Lov'. Rudy was in Lov' (wink, wink) during 1999; it was a unique musical marriage which brought two countries with different languages and distinct music styles into union.

Rudy is both proud and humbled at the opportunity and success he has as an entrepreneur, band leader, musician and disc jockey. He is thankful to the members of Casplash, Caribbean Vibes and all of his friends and family for the many years of support they've given, without which of course this dream would never have been able to come to fruition.

The team providing the talent:

Rudy Crichlow

Disc Jockey

Jodali Dorrejo

Disc Jockey

Testimonials

This was a benefit concert for the Cyclone victims in Myanmar, and he worked hard and diligently and independently. His preparation in timely manner earned my trust. He's very polite and respectiable towards other races and cultural backgrounds. You don't normally see this kinds of professionalism in the US. If there is another need of DJ, I'll definitely contact hims.

– Seangeuk H.

Rudy was a true professional. He was accommodating to the adults at our son's party, and a hit with the teenagers who danced all night.

– Patrick W.

DJ Casplash did not disappoint. I received many bids from other gigmasters DJ's; Casplash's bid stood out in terms of his responsiveness to my stated needs, his intelligence as reflected by what he wrote, and his sincerity. In email and phone contact prior to the gig, he was prompt, professional, thorough and caring. His price was fair, and he handled all issues around payment and overtime quite directly. He arrived early for the gig, confirming my feeling that this is a guy you can really count on. The music he played was terrific; I wanted to dance but held back being that it would have mortified my 12 year-old daughter in front of all her friends (it was her birthday party). She and her friends thought he was "really cool." At the end of the party, he asked the kids to give him suggestions of other songs they would have liked him to play; clearly, this is a guy who cares about what he does and wants to keep improving. I have no doubt he could handle a party of any size for any age-group. He is also a musician who plays the steel drum in a 6-piece band. Maybe for my next party.....

– Eve C.

DJ Casplash had the unenviable task of holding the attention of twenty 12 year olds for four hours and came through magnificantly. I will absolutely use him again and whole-heartedly recommend him for future engagements. Thank you.

– Bill M.

DJ Casplash was the hit of our party! This was a private event for a unique and diverse group. DJ casplash was able to provide interactive entertainment that included and was accessible to everyone present. He had open communication with the organizers and the guests. He went well out of his way to perform for us at an inconvenient time and space and more than met the financial limits of our non-profit organization. Everyone had a great time thanks to DJ Casplash. We will highly recommend him for any future events!

– Laura D.

Dj Casplash was great. He was accommodating, talented, interested in what we were doing (it was a fundraising event). He got out guests up to dance and helped to make our event successful, fun and great to be at. We would certainly recommend him to friends and would hire him again. He was also pleasant and professional.

– Pam T.

DJ Casplash helped to make our Corporate Holiday Party a success! He was professional and curteous, he played all the right music including songs that would get everyone participating, involved, and having a good time on the dance floor. He is a wonderful guy and you will have no regrets if you hire him for your party. We will use him again for all our entertainment/DJ needs.

– Cynthia P.

Rudy was very professional and very responsive. He was very prompt in answering my e-mails and returning my calls. He definitely worked very hard and stayed on top of things to make my son's party a success. It is always a challenge to keep 16 and 17 year olds entertained but the kids loved him - I had about 50 kids and he really got them dancing all night long.

– Menchie G.

Rudy was wonderful! The dance floor was never empty, and he kept the party going right up to the very last minute. We would like to thank Rudy for the wonderful memories he created for us at our Wedding Reception and for our family and friends as we danced the night away!

– Robert W.

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