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Being wedding DJs wasn't their first gig, but it pays the bills and serves a purpose

Being wedding DJs wasn't their first gig, but it pays the bills and serves a purpose

Jesse Kivel and Michael David have toured the world in their electronic pop bands Kisses and Classixx, performing and DJ-ing to all kinds of festival and club crowds. But the show with the elephant in the audience was a first.

"Oh, yeah, we've played a traditional Indian wedding with the full elephant," Kivel said, rattling off a few of the unusual side gigs he's booked with his L.A.-based weddings-and-events firm Dart DJ. For that set, there was a steep learning curve. "We did have to consult pretty heavily on the playlist," David said. "It would have been super offensive to get that wrong. But it was so, so much fun."

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