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Daniel Israel

I was exposed to music, sound and the entertainment industry since before I could walk (quite literally!) Naturally I grew up aspiring to be a successful Disc Jockey like my dad who was one of the first in South Africa in the late ‘60s.  I started my career at a young age – I did my first paid gig at 12yrs old (a barmitzvah) and did my first Wedding and started a club residency at 16yrs old.  Luckily nowadays I can drive to my gigs!!

Since then I’ve gained experience through several nightclub residencies, played at hundreds of Weddings, birthdays, corporate functions, themed parties, sporting and stadium events to crowds of up to 50000 people (SA vs India 150yr T20 match Moses Mabhida Stadium in 2011) and I’m privileged to have played to diverse audiences all over SA and beyond and met many awesome people.

I can play almost any style of music to almost any audience.  I like to meet with prospective clients or venues before a gig to get as much information as possible and find out what their requirements and expectations are, and then I do my best to use my music knowledge, skills and world-class sound and lighting to exceed them.

It’s a thrill for me to be able to play music to entertain varied audiences at each function.  Contrary to the belief that DJs don’t play requests – I welcome the interaction and insight into what the audience may be thinking – after all I’m playing for the crowd not myself!   

I use some of the best equipment available to ensure that speeches are always clearly heard without feedback issues; that high-end detailed sound is well-distributed in venues, and that effect lighting complements the look, mood and decor.  I can even provide a custom lighting setup if required.

If you agree that great sound and music is a major factor in the success of your function, I look forward to the opportunity of taking care of this for you!  Please take a moment to read through some comments below.

Regards

Daniel

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This is What Daniel Israel's Clients have said !

Daniel was amazing! The dance floor was always full. He absolutely made the night! He was brilliant - thank you!!! We loved it all!
Sharon - Bryant
 
 
EVERYTHING WAS GREAT THIS WAS MY SON CHAD BARKER'S WEDDING SO YOU REALLY NEED TO CONTACT HIM BUT FROM VENUE SIDE, EVERYTHING WAS GREAT doreen barker
Doreen  Barker
 
 
Daniel was absolutely fabulous DJing for the 21st Birthday Party of our son.He was very professional, tokk great care in setting up and dismantling all of his equipment. His music choice for our party, which did include different generations was fantastic and kept the dance floor full. I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him.
Lisa Mashall
 
 
Daniel was absolutely amazing. We had so much confidence that he would take care of business from a music point of view on the day. He was able to play music that catered to both ours and our guests tastes, and there wasn't a time when the dance floor was empty! We will recommend Daniel to all our friends requiring the services of a DJ.
Philip Thompson
 
 
He as always is brilliant!!
Vanessa Neyt
 
 
First class. The boys of Northwood and the staff couldn't stop raving about the music and the DJ. Thank you
Rod Steenhuizen
 
 
Great to work with and always so friendly and helpful.
Edwina Brown
 
 
He was amazing!!
Riette Venter
 
 
DAniel was phenomenal! We have had raving feedback about the music from every guest, young and old. The dancefloor was never empty!!!! thank you so much Daniel!!!
Jane Weare
 
 
Daniel is always an absolute pleasure to work. Thanks Dan for making this very intimate family wedding ROCK !!!
Debbie Montague
 
 
Fantastic from start to finish. I would recommend Dan to anyone looking for a professional DJ that knows exactly what any crowd needs to get them going. Thanks Dan
Louis Gersbach
 
 
Daniel did an amazing job for our wedding! He was professional, efficient and constantly smiling and engaging. The music was perfect and we would not hesitate in recommending him :)
Michelle Madureira
 
 
Daniel was great and certainly made a big impact in ensuring that our daughter's 21st celebrations were fantastic hey! A super super thanks and will have no hesitation in using his services again! Many thanks again, Craig.
Craig McIntosh
 
 
This is the 10th or 11th year that I have used Daniel as our DJ for the matric dance. He is simply unbelievable, there was not one moment when the kids were not dancing either walking to their seats or on the dancefloor. When we got back to school the kids all wanted to know where I got DJ Daniel for and they COULD NOT STOP raving about him, his awesome personality and how "he knows his stuff ma'am". What a fantastic evening as the music is really what makes a dance perfect and he achieved just that! A truly unforgettable night. Bring on the 12th year next year! Thanks Daniel
Kelly Kingsway High School Matric Dance
 
 
Daniel is THE BEST DJ EVER!!! Everyone at the party can't stop talking about how good the music was!
Leanne Hansmann
 
 
I just got back from honeymoon and I just wanted to drop you a message and say WOW and thank you!  Our guests could not stop raving about you. The music was just AWESOME and if it wasn't for you we would not have had such a great time.  SO THANK YOU! You were the best... 
Tanya  Fourie
 
 
Daniel was absolutely brilliant! We had a fairly diverse group of people for whom Daniel was great. We've had great feedback from our guests in terms of the atmosphere that Daniel created... some have even asked for the play list! Thank you Daniel for making our wedding a memorable day for us and our guests!
Marshall Zvarevashe
 
 
Justin and I would just like to say a big thank you for such an awesome job done at our wedding(many of our guest complimented on the DJ). We really enjoyed ourselves and your music, timing ,etc was on point. Thank you for making our day awesome! All the amazing reviews on the net are most definitely true. Thank you once again ,Daniel.
Justin Pillay
 
 
Daniel went to a lot of effort to read the crowd well and got the party In full swing and kept it that way. Daniel was a pleasure to deal with we enjoyed his variety of music. Many thanks.
Lynn Smith
 
 
Fantastic as always
Kelly Carew
 
 
Amazing!!! Thank you so much for playing exactly what we wanted!!
Lauren Neave
 
 
Daniel did an incredible job. Beyond happy with the service provided! Thank you Daniel
Cameron  Peel
 
 
Maybe I am bias but definitely the best wedding DJ I have come across. He engaged the guests, his timing was perfect, is professionalism impeccable, and overall provided service like no other. Thank you Daniel. Will definitely recommend services again.
Alton Naidoo
 
 
The crowd absolutely loved him....they want him to do the function at Sun City in August!!
Kathy  Dover
 
 
Absolutely Amazing! All of guests couldn't stop commenting on what a great party we had and how great the music was. Thank you Daniel!
Tamryn Viljoen
 
 
Daniel most certainly is a top jock. Best communicator leading up to the event and every small detail we planned with him was executed perfectly. He is the best.
Kerri Smith
 
 
Daniel did an fantastic job at our wedding. He was recommended to us by our wedding coordinator for his professionalism, enthusiasm & friendliness and throughout the whole process he did not disappoint. He met with me twice before the wedding and was always keen to help out with suggestions for music during key points of the wedding. On the day, he arrived on time such that everything was set up before the guests arrived. He also played a part in making sure everything was going as scheduled with his constant communication with the MC. He kept the dance floor going and catered for everyone's music tastes. So many of our guests commented on the amazing job he did. I would highly recommend Daniel for any event. Thanks for doing such a great job Daniel.
Tyrel Singh
 
 
Daniel was very professional and a fantastic dj.
Megan Gallagher
 
 
Consistent excellence and professionalism every time. Daniel has a talent like no other for reading the crowd and keeping the party pumping! We owe the success of our events to this key player, thanks Dan!
Robyn 
 
 
He was great!
Lara Magnus
 
 
Daniel was amazing and we were very happy with his service. He was professional and willing to adjust to the schedule and was very accommodating to us the wedding couple and our guests. Thank you so much for offering Daniels service and we will definitely recommend him in the future
Zak Mkhize
 
 
Absolutely amazing yet again!
Kelly Carew
 
 
Daniel was amazing on the evening! He was given a brief regarding the type of music to be played and followed it to the 'T'. He interacted with the guests and really got them going. A FANTASTIC evening. I will definitely use him again in the future.
Lesley Hughes
 
 
Daniel played a huge role in making our wedding a success. He made an effort to chat to us on the night to ensure everything was going as planned. I have never been to a wedding where guests have literally been on the dance floor all night. Daniel made sure the party was a memorable one. He played all the music we wanted him to and did a great job of reading the crowd to ensure those who squeaked some tekkie - did so the whole night. Thanks again! Shaun and Blair.
Shaun Ryan
 
 
Daniel, the consummate professional, does his job unobtrusively, with pride and reads crowds perfectly. Well presented equipment, timeous setup and strike and a great attitude make Daniel the obvious choice for any future events I host.
Jake Larsen
 
 
Daniel was amazing. He got everyone on the dance floor. Was perfect.
Olivia Dedekind
 
 
Thank you Daniel for your fantastic work at our wedding, you were a pleasure to work with :) We have had so many compliments from our guests that our DJ was AWESOME!!!
Shannon Hagemann
 
 
Wow! My guests and I were blown away by Daniel at our wedding! His ability to read the crowd was exceptional and he was the reason that nobody wanted to leave. He was very professional as he met with us prior to the day to chat about our song choices. He provided all of the state-of-the-art equipment on the day and we will be recommending him to anyone and everyone.
Kirsty Bisset
 
 
Hi daniel. Hope you are well.  We are back from our amazing honeymoon and I wanted to email you and tell you that you were absolutely phenomenal at our wedding.  The music was spot on everyone enjoyed themselves and it was such a party and it's all thanks to you.  We would definitely recommend you to everyone.  You are so talented and definitely every cent worth.Again thanks so much for everything that you have done for us and creating the best atmosphere. Kind regards Alicia & phillipp
Alicia Koekemoer
 
 
Always professional and friendly. We will definitely use him at our next awards.
Carmen Delport
 
 
Daniel is one guy you can invite to any event and he fits perfectly without any problem. well done to him.
Zacharia  Dlamini
 
 
HAVING WORKED WITH DIFFERENT KIND OF ENTERTAINERS, DANIEL IS THE BEST. HIS PROFFESSIONALISM, UNDERSTANDING THE CROWD, ALWAYS ON TIME IS BEYOND 100% THIS GUY IS EXCELLENT
Zacharia J. Dlamini 
 
 
Always awesome!
Robyn Nicholson
 
 
Such a pleasure to work with Daniel. Looking forward to the next one!
Duncan Bonella
 
 
Daniel was amazing music top notch only had to go home because venue lights came on!, he was seriously top of the pops highly recommended to anyone.
Lyndsay Meaker
 
 
He was exceptionally professional and read our guests very well . The dance floor was always full. Appropriately dressed for our function..
Megan Ward
 
 
Daniel managed to keep the crowd dancing all night and all our Guests have come back to us telling us that the music was fantastic! Daniel also managed to keep the sound levels low which was great so we did not disturb the neighbours.
Cathy Lablache de Charmoy
 
 
Absolutely awesome!!!!!!
Kelly Carew
 
 
Daniel is an amazing DJ. It was a pleasure to plan and work with him. Absolutely professional but easy-going and friendly. Music and sound-system absolutely perfect.
Andreas Wolter
 
 
Daniel was professional and friendly. All our guests thoroughly enjoyed the music played at the wedding and were all impressed with him! He catered for all age groups. Many of our guests would like to use Top Jocks Service in the future.
Tasmyn Mackintosh Nicholas Chislett
 
 
Daniel was excellent! We have used him previously with 21sts many years back and now weddings and he is truly fantastic and a gentleman! Thank you for such a great evening.
Tarryn Hildebrandt
 
 
Andre and I would like to thank you for creating the most awesome atmosphere at our wedding. You are truly amazing and talented at what you do. There was not a single song we didn't like and all our guests can't stop raving about it all. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Warmest regards, Kathryn and Andre Barnard
Kathryn Lipke
 
 
Very friendly and professional guy that blended in perfectly ! Was sometimes not entirely happy with the choice of music, but taking the age variety of the guests and their happy willingness to dance to any music into account, it was a great great eve ! Thanks very much !!
Birgit Brammer
 
 
Daniel was an absolutely amazing DJ. He really catered to all tastes of my guests. We would definitely use him again. 2 thumbs up!!
Priyal Murugan
 
 
What a pleasure working with him, so professional and definitely has a passion for music. Everyone at the wedding was so pleased. Would highly recommend Top Jocks!!
Natasha Koekemoer
 
 
Daniel was exceptional from the first email. He was warm and organized, had a great control and feel of the dance floor and we would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding DJ. Thanks Top Jocks!
Rene Mainstone
 
 
He was great, he catered for all the guests and everyone commented on the D.J and how great the music was. He even managed to work out a song I wanted playing from me "singing" it, not the greatest rendition I can tell you! He also found Dutch songs for my husband and his guests. He catered for my son who wanted to say a few words he made the wedding that little bit more special. Thanks Daniel
Lorraine  Spence
 
 
Daniel was amazing and had people of all ages on the dance floor until all hours. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ!
Robyn Palmer
 
 
HE WAS AWESOME, WONDERFUL PERSON AND DJ!
Karen Mostert
 
 
He was excellent!
Channelle Coetzee
 
 
Daniel has always been a pleasure, he's friendly and made a huge difference to our evening.
Carmen Delport
 
 
Daniel was absolutely fantastic! From the first time I made contact with him and throught our dealings with him he was helpful, professional and all round great. He even helped us with some additional lighting and extension cords, which was certainly beyond what was required. I cannot recommend him more highly.
Bronwyn Nortje
 
 
Just a quick thank you thank you thank you for such unbelievable music on Saturday night. The evening went off so incredibly well and your part of it was exceptional. Without great music the day and evening would never have been so successful - so - a huge thank you. With another 3 children to celebrate 21st and weddings you can be sure that we will be in touch again! Kind regards Tessa Dougall
Lauren Dougall
 
 
Excellent. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Thank you so much.
Lisa Cairns
 
 
A big thank you to Daniel! He was great - really friendly and professional. We received excellent feedback from guests - everyone loved the music and danced the night away! Thanks SO much! Felicity & Warren Whiteley (Wedding on 14 Dec 2013)
Felicity & Warren 
 
 
Awesome as always, 100% spot on with reading the crowd and keeping them on the dance floor!
Robyn 
 
 
Very professional, will highly recommend Daniel.
Brandon  Ehlers
 
 
The service from Daniel Israel and the Top Jocks team was just great! So eager to assist and give advice from his experience. Takes direction from the music selection and genres very well and not only an awesome DJ but a real stand up guy. He keeps the dance floor busy accommodating all races and ages while making sure that the schedule is maintained. Great choice! Angela and Marvin
Marvin Matthews
 
 
Daniel was an absolute gentleman and delivered on all our requests. He is a credit to your company xxx
Abby Baldwin
 
 
It has been almost a week since our function but I really wanted to take the opportunity to say a BIG THANK YOU ! WOW, what a party, so much so, our clients are still talking about it !!!! You were fantastic prior and on the day of the function, from the beginning you constantly communicated with me to establish our DJ & function needs which simply put my mind to rest. At the function itself you really did achieve in getting everyone into the party spirit, albeit it creating our very own dance floor in the sand, what fun & fabulous memories were created! You played a key role in the overall success of our function so again THANK YOU! In fact, a part of me wished you DJ’d for us till the early hours of the morning (yes we were there till 1am & people were asking where you were) and I will definitely keep this in mind for next year as we intend on having our annual function there again next year. Until next time…..
Melanie Morgans
 
 
Another AMAZING matric dance! Will be booking him again for next year as soon as I know the dates!!!
Kelly Carew
 
 
Daniel was absolutely superb. A great, easily approachable guy with a thoroughly professional touch. Would highly recommend him! Steve Smith
Steve Smith
 
 
Daniel was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed him. The dance floor was full the entire evening. If I have another function I will hire him again.
Sonia de Figueiredo
 
 
Thank you so much Daniel! He was excellent, everyone commented on how awesome our DJ was and the awesome music!!!we highly recommend him!
Caroline & Andrew 
 
 
Daniel was professional, approachable, and an integral part of making the wedding as successful and memorable as it was. I will definitely use Daniel again and recommend him to others. Thank you Daniel.
Miles Dray
 
 
Daniel was excellent. Very accomodating and helpful with the evenings events. Our guests loved him and we are very happy that we chose him.
Kelly Nixon
 
 
Brilliant, reliable and he had the party going all night!
Melisa & David 
 
 
Absoluitely fantastic to work with, a real pleasure.
Gareth Morgan
 
 
Perfect! Thanks
Robyn Nicholson
 
 
Daniel was friendly and really kept the dancefloor busy which I was worried would be a challenge. He also did the quickest most efficient mic battery change I have ever seen in my life, it was like watching a magic show :)
Darralyn  Bennett
 
 
Daniel , you were a star . Thanks for everything
Nirosh Bugwandin
 
 
Very professional, returned all calls i made to him, arrived on time, always friendly and the music choice was spot on everyone had a great time, with the dance floor always full.
Debbie Laubscher
 
 
Great stuff, it was awesome. It was the second time I used Daniel and I couldn't ask for a better person, he is very professional and a gentleman too. Very neat like his music. Thanks Mpume
Nompumelelo Cele
 
 
Excellent & he really read the crowd well.Music choice excellent & highly professional. Thank you Daniel for making my 50th such a success.
Gary Camps
 
 
Guests were very happy with the music! He played everything I asked for and kept the crowd going. We were very happy!
Candice Da Silva
 
 
Dan was awesome. Really appreciated his input for our 'Big Day' and the time and effort he took to ensure that everything ran as smoothly as possible. We had a great jol, couldn't have wished for more :-)
Greig Lupke
 
 
We had a beautiful wedding, and the reception was amazing, and Daniel made the evening/night even more special... Thank you.
Rivonia Naidu
 
 
Daniel was great. His music was "spot on" for the audience he was playing for.
Lisa Flynn
 
 
Daniel was fantastic!!! He was a brilliant DJ - keeping the crowd dancing all night (which was what we wanted...) He also provided great guidance on music choice. I would reccomend anyone to use him for any event!!
Toni Michel
 
 
Daniel was brilliant - cannot fault him at all!
Wendy   de Goede
 
 
I have to say how incredibly impressed we were with Daniel. He was so amazing, he went out of his way to help us with everything we required. He went above above and beyond our expectations. Absolutely excellent service.
Nadine Hardy
 
 
Daniel did an absolutely fantastic job at our wedding. All of our guests had nothing but good things to say about his music. Thanks Daniel!
Tanja Schumann
 
 
I would rate him 11 out of 10 for my function. He was professional in every sense of the word and I would recommend him to anyone. Kind Regads Frith Latimer
Frith Latimer
 
 
Wow, what an amzing person..he was so easy to get along with and he was very professional. He gave good advice which we took and if we ever had a function,we would defiantely ask Daniel again:)
Ross O,Brien
 
 
Was honestly the best choice we couldve made for a Dj. The dance ended up actually being better than the afterparty! And we have Daniel to thank for that. The evening was amazing and I would recommend Top Jocks and Daniel to anyone.
Janelle Crawford - Grade 11
 
 
Great guy, very helpful and our guests loved his music.
Alistair 
 
 
It really was a pleasure working with Top Jocks and Daniel an specific. We hope to work in the Durban area again soon and it is great to know where to turn for good service and an even better deliverable. Thanks again Daniel!
Jeremy Carlsson
 
 
All round fantastic!!
Barry Vella
 
 
Daniel was great everybody commented on the nice party, good job Daniel!
Debbie Lang
 
 
Daniel, was awesome, very proffessional and kept the party going all night. He catered for all our guests requests which was also awesome.
Cyndy Joy
 
 
A wonderful evening. We are not likely to have a big function again for some time but would definitely use you again
Pamela Round
 
 
Excellent DJ- made it a great night!
Kevin Lee
 
 
Perfect in every way
Julia 
 
 
Daniel was absolultely fantastic. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ.
Glynis Skinner
 
 
Top notch!
Warren du Plessis
 
 
Daniel was amazing! He added so much fun to our wedding! We will def use him again! His interaction with guests and ability to read the crowed is wonderful! It was definetaly worth using Daniel one of the most important parts of the evening is the music and he was spot on! Thank-you once again Daniel!
Melissa Steenkamp
 
 
Fantastic memories of our wedding and my sisters!
Paul Snook
 
 
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