Significa was inspired by our passion for envisioning, planning, and executing unforgettable event entertainment to help our clients celebrate their most significant milestones. We work closely with clients to not only achieve their vision, but exceed it. Read below to learn more about the creative minds behind Significa.
Founder, co-owner, Dj & MC
After experiencing the underground house music scene in LA and SF in the late early 2000s, DJ Collin put down his guitar and purchased his first pair of Technique 1200s at the age of 19. Having the opportunity to play in clubs and underground parties, his passion for spinning House music developed throughout his 20s. He quickly realized that wedding crowds were a blast and his skill could be better monetized after spinning an all-vinyl set at a small wedding for a friend, and the rest was history. With more than 10 years in the Portland area DJing independently, building a large network, and earning a Masters Degree from PSU, DJ Collin founded Significa.
Favorite Genres: house, breaks, funk, soul and 90's hip-hop.
Preferred Medium: Vinyl
DJ, MC, Director of marketing & entertainment
Producer, Turntablist, DJ and all-genre music enthusiast alike, Jay has been rocking parties for 10+ years! From house parties to nightclubs & lounges, weddings, corporate events, and universities around the country including New York City, Atlanta, Miami, Tampa and Seattle. Jay has the technical skills and experience to ensure your event is properly and professionally executed. Jay’s advanced scratching and beat matching is fun to watch and reading the dance floor is his key strength. Whether you want Golden Oldie vibes, 70’s & 80’s rock, Disco & Reggae mash-ups, 90’s “golden era” Hip Hop, or new Top 40 hits — Jay’s music selections are always superb!
Frankie’s lifelong passion for music and his natural ability to entertain ultimately led him to become a DJ. Frankie has 10+ years experience DJ’ing/MC’ing house parties, night clubs and after doing a few friends’ weddings, he found his niche - he’s now DJ’d over 100 weddings! A romantic at heart, Frankie most enjoys providing couples and wedding guests with the ultimate wedding experience. A natural collaborator, Frankie will work closely with you to ensure that your expectations will be met and exceeded.
DJ, Music educator & Advocate
Gray is a DJ, educator and advocate and the knowledgeable and passionate guy you want behind decks at your event. He lived in the SF Bay Area for many years, working as a sound designer, actor, and teacher. His work includes radio shows at a number of stations, focusing on World Beat and Global Dance music, a lifelong passion. His current show, "Rhythm & Silence" airs on KPSU. DJ Gray plays out regularly at festivals, weddings, corporate parties, and bar gigs around town. Diversity in music is his passion but he’s more than willing to customize a set in whatever direction you choose.
Favorite Genres: Styles include Soul & Funk, Global Grooves, all Latin sets, African and Reggae.
Preferred Medium: Vinyl
MC Matthew Weatherman
MC, Event Planner, Musician, oyster shucker & Jack of all trades
Matthew Weatherman's innate charisma is truly infectious. A musician, event planner, fruit slinger at local farmer's markets, staff at darling indie rock label Tender Loving Empire, a yoga instructor and a certified oyster shucker, Matt is a true Jack of all Trades. A natural on the mic and true professional, Mr. Weatherman is a highly regarded MC for events large and small. Learn more.