DJ/MC Eugene Macala
Eugene Macala Jr. of San Jose, Ca, has always been associated with music by his friends and the young hip crowd of the Bay Area in Northern California. Coming from a musically inclined family which includes his brother Don who tours regularly with Stevie B and performs daily on the Vegas Strip with his band HNLV. Eugene, while still in high school, was a founding member of the popular Turntable Wizards mobile DJs who opened up for groups like the Cover Girls, Stevie B and other track artists.
His whole family has always been into music in one way or another. His Dad was also a manager and leader of a band while Eugene was growing up in Hawaii. Eugene’s DJ career began at the age of 12 when he met Andy Bayot who also managed bands and was a DJ on the side. It was one day when on a visit to Andy’s home, Eugene saw his first turntable set up and he fell in love. Since then, Eugene has been entertaining for over 27 years! He has done well over 1,000 events so far and continuing! More to come!
“Eugene really paid attention to the feel of the wedding — pumping people up, keeping the energy high, and getting the crowd involved. People were on the dance floor all night and everyone kept telling us how awesome our DJ was. The music was so good while we were eating dinner that people were dancing when it wasn’t even time to dance.”Irene B. San Jose, CA
DJ/MC Mark Macala
Born with a penchant for creativity, Mark grew up surrounded by music and art. Whether by watching his older brothers and sisters play in their high school bands or being able to single out hit records at an early age, Mark knew that music was a part of his soul. It was after moving to San Jose, California from his birthplace of Honolulu, Hawaii, he uncovered his DJ ability by watching older brother Eugene as he practiced on turntables Mark describes as “the ones we taped pennies to the needles”.
What was first a flirtation with the craft, quickly became a full-fledged reality, when, at the age of 13, Mark joined alongside the Turntable Wizards, brother Eugene’s largely popular DJ crew. It was then he became entrenched in the DJ culture as they performed at major events and parties all across the San Francisco Bay Area.
Fast forward years later, and what started out as a craft had turned into a profession of an entertainer when Mark joined Eugene in Macala Entertainment, thus, taking his DJ skills to the next level by adding interaction, the ability to improvise, and the capacity of providing ideal entertainment to any age range, genre or crowd!
“Mark definitely knows what he is doing! He helped make the introduction and welcome speeches entertaining for our guests. He knows how to get the party started and keep going through the night. The cords were hidden, the set up was perfect and the up-lighting package was totally worth it. The energy was so great for our party.”Allie M. San Francisco, CA