DJ CherishTheLuv
Have Music. Will Travel.

Audio & Video DJ Services

DJ CherishTheLuv is a Mobile Audio&Video DJ, equipped with a full sound system, and is available for your presentations, music video creation & customization needs. Spinning vinyl and/or controllers, often alongside live musicians and dancers, DJ CherishTheLuv has been sparking events from NYC to an ever-growing list of locations in the Tri-State area, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hawaii, Canada and Europe, with so much more to come on the horizon/calendar.

Have you considered hiring a Video DJ? Adding a visual element to your event creates an impressive experience for your guests. Custom videos can be made to mix with your favorite music videos. Listening to your favorite song is one thing, watching the video excites people (and comforts those who are uneasy at gatherings.) Check out the VIDEOS page to see my Video DJ (VDJ) workshop in progress.

Meet DJ CherishTheLuv

Cynthia Cherish Malaran, aka, DJ CherishTheLuv, nicknamed by clients “the drama-free DJ,” has produced music, custom mixes, and DJ’d for weddings, events and shows, called on by Amy Schumer, Nile Rodgers, the We Are Family Foundation, Viacom, Comedy Central, TEDtalks, The New School for Social Research, Goddard Foundation, Heritage Radio Network, You Can Thrive!, Vanity4Humanity, Project1Voice, and more. She has brought her goodie bag of music out for corporate celebrations, white parties, ladies nights, birthdays and galas, sharing the booming soundsystem with legends such as Nile Rodgers, Chic, Sister Sledge, Bono, Oprah Winfrey, and Talib Kweli, M-1 of Dead Prez, Peace Poets…, at iconic locations; the Hammerstein Ballroom, The Bitter End, Cipriani, The Alexandria Center, Drom, Kumble Theater, Stockholm’s Ice Bar, Studio 450, Slake, South Street Seaport, The Constellation Chicago, Turtle Bay Oahu, Wychwood Art Barns Toronto and Silicon Valley to name a few. Cynthia Cherish Malaran has come quite a long way since making her first mix tape at age 7 of just two songs, over and over again; “We Built This City” and “Take On Me,” to designing album art for Latin music’s mega artists, Aventura. DJ CherishTheLuv is the official DJ of Nile Rodgers’s We Are Family Foundation, and has launched her Music Heals Art&Music DJ residency at The Roost, in the East Village, NYC, 2016. Look out for AIDS Awareness dances hosted by DJ CherishTheLuv and RFCTA coming 2017.

Cynthia Cherish Malaran dedicates herself to spreading freedom of movement, joy and healing via music, rooted in a mindset she entitles “Music Heals.” She has taught DJing to children and adults ages 9-86, most recently to young girls at the Lower East Side Girls Club. DJ CherishTheLuv has brought music into the hospice setting, providing palliative pain care for terminally-ill patients. Her work in hospice was labelled “DJing for the dying” as she got paralyzed stroke patients to dance in bed, deaf patients to hear the music, and helped bring comfort in what is referred to in the hospice world as “the good death.”

Also noteworthy, DJ CherishTheLuv does public speaking engagements around the country, from the famous Carolines on Broadway comedy club, to women’s workshops in the midwest, to the CUNY college system, on healing cancer, domestic violence trauma and illness via music and dancing. She is also the Women’s Empowerment DJ at Rikers Island, for the Literacy for Incarcerated Teens program, bringing inspiration via music & DJing to the lives of women 16 and over in prison at the Rose M. Singer Center. It’s not very often that a DJ can enter the prison system due to security reasons, and when it does happen, it is a day to be cherished. And, Cherish is her real middle name, given to her by her Mother, after the oldies song of the same name, by The Association (“…Cherish is the word I use to describe…”). DJ CherishTheLuv got her DJ name from GZA, of the Wu-Tang clan, a friend she would play chess with from time to time.