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Meet Yoli & Rio Soedarmo of This DJ in Pasadena

Today we’d like to introduce you to Yoli & Rio Soedarmo.

DJ Rio began his career 20 years ago, as he made headlines in Southern California clubs and raves. Inspired by the joy of their own wedding, Yoli & Rio decided to create “This DJ” in 2005. This unique and passionate event entertainment company set out to offer professional deejay and emcee services. From the beginning, our desire was to take special life celebrations to a new level, allowing guests to have a once in a lifetime experience-and most importantly, allowing the host to be able enjoy the occasion to the perfect flow of music & coordinating.

In addition to Yoli & Rio’s dedication to pampering the newlyweds on their big day, this husband and wife team goes the extra mile to ensure that the client’s requests are met and surpasses their expectations.

We facilitate the planning process tremendously, applying our experience in Accounting and knowledge of technology, like customizing our services online and paying attention to crucial details such as time, preferences, and convenience. Our clients trust our sincerity and spirit of excellence to see their event to the utmost success. This allows hosts to approach their celebration with excitement and peace of mind knowing that someone trustworthy and hardworking is in control of their event.

Before long, brides & grooms discovered this dynamic duo and have made weddings This DJ’s specialty. Today This DJ is recognized among America’s Top Wedding Entertainment. This humble company continues to receive much praise and ONLY perfect reviews on social media such as Yelp, Weddingwire, and the Knot. This DJ receives most of our bookings on return & referral basis!

As part of our 10th Business Anniversary, Yoli & Rio announced their non-profit organization “The Married Life”. Seeing the need to support marriages in our society, TML was created to inspire & support couples in strengthening their marriage. Couples and their families attend TML classes once a month in which important marriage topics are presented by Yoli and other guest speakers. Members also enjoy family trips and gatherings throughout the year.

We pour our hearts into everything we do to ensure that our brides & grooms begin their lives together with a beautiful memory of their wedding day. We want our couples to look back on their wedding day their entire lives and remember why they fell in love. Our hard work not only leads to magnificent weddings, but also happy & healthy marriages!

Has it been a smooth road?
Yoli & Rio faced many obstacles and challenges through the growth of This DJ. The biggest one was making the decision to be entrepreneurs and leaving behind our Accounting professions. Then we juggled starting a family while starting our company-you can imagine how difficult that was! Lol As with any business ventures, there was an indescribable amount of sacrifice and determination to continue doing what we love despite the odds. We knew this wasn’t going to be an easy journey, but we’re sure glad we stuck it through. Not only for the joy This DJ has brought us and the amazing clients we now consider our This DJ family, but the fact that we continue to be a positive influence to others.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the This DJ story. Tell us more about the business.
This DJ entertains at a variety of events, from small intimate parties to corporate parties, quinceaneras, and specializes in weddings. Offering top quality music, emcee, and coordinating Yoli & Rio are a couple impossible to compare. DJ Rio is knowledgeable in all music genres and is an extraordinary deejay. MC Yoli is warm and superb at winning of the hearts of clients and guests alike on and off the microphone. Together, their talents and professionalism guarantee a celebration of a lifetime!

We are most proud of the great reputation & appreciation we have maintained for over ten years!

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
This DJ will continue to be everyone’s favorite deejay and emcee. We continue to improve and bring a fresh & classy twist to event entertainment. Our goal is to challenge ourselves to learn more and more about our profession and how we can impress our clients and their guests every time.


  • Average Price Range $1500-$2500

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Claudette Tan Photography, Jerrick O’ Connor Photgraphy,

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