(Mr. Salt and Peppa)
CO-FOUNDER / DJ / Master of Ceremonies
Vrund, aka DJ Salt and Peppa, is the co-founder of ELEV8 EV3NTS. Born in India and raised in the city of brotherly love, Vrund brings you an exceptional mix of festive music rooted in Indian culture and contemporary mixed genres from Philly and the greater United States. He started his career as a DJ at the ripe age of 17, working with some of the biggest names in the industry across the Tri-state, southeast, and Caribbean regions, all while expanding his passion for music and entertainment to incorporate a wide range of musical styles including hip hop, R&B, EDM, reggae, and Bollywood. Always in the spirit of generosity, he hopes to share his unique blend of humorous emcee talents and captivating DJ skills with you and your loved ones. Vrund never fails to give you every ounce of energy and attention he has and has made it his mission to elevate the wedding and event entertainment industry!
Yash Makwana is a musician and DJ from Charlotte, NC known as DJ Maks. He has been playing music since he was 7 years old, starting on the piano. As time went on, he pursued his interests in music creation, which led him to DJing. Over the last few years, he has developed a passion for providing entertainment for a variety of events, and enjoys being able to create a memorable experience for all. DJ Maks hopes to make your event one to remember and ELEV8 your entertainment experience.
"A.K.A. DJ SPIKE"
DJ / Master of Ceremonies
When you think of entertainment, DJ SPIKE is the name you most likely will hear. Born and raised in Jamaica Queens, DJ SPIKE learned to DJ from the "SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS".
From carrying crates of records and equipment, to setting up DJ sound systems at various events, DJ SPIKE watched his peers move the crowd with their music. Then, the opportunity came when world renown DJ Jessie James gave SPIKE a chance to use his set.
DJ SPIKE'S career started from back yard BBQ's and house parties to weddings and corporate events. Now, he is working under the close guidance of internationally known DJ Irie for Carnival Cruise Lines. DJ SPIKE continues to make opportunities for himself such as performing at events for The American Cancer Society, Easter Seals Walk, The New York Knicks, NBA Basketball All-Star Games, The New York Yankees & Mets, as well as LL Cool J's Jump and Ball Charity Basketball Event. The list goes on and on!
"Hard work pays off! Stay humble and think big!" These are the words that motivate DJ Spike to continue to be loved by all and to continue to love what he does.
DJ El Sauced
"AKA PABLO PATEL"
DJ / Master of Ceremonies
Pablo was born in Chicago and raised in North Carolina residing in Charlotte for 10 plus years! Pablo is known as El Sauced and is a hip-hop, reggae, reggaetón, afrobeats, and deep house enthusiast. He has a deep passion for music and entertainment dating back to his high school days, but he is more than just a DJ. DJ El Sauced is a UNC-Charlotte graduate, husband, and pup dad. When he is not providing an electrifying Entertainment experience, he is traveling the world and trying new culinary experiences (Instagraming his waffles). He strives to cater your event to your needs with precision and patience. He treats every event as if it was his last. DJ El Sauced is not afraid to get on the dance floor and dance battle your grandma! The Elev8 Experience is one like no other... “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain” - Bob Marley.
CO-FOUNDER / HEAD AV and LIGHTING MANAGER
Tej Patel is the CO-FOUNDER of ELEV8 EV3NTS. He has pursued a career in the Healthcare Industry of pharmacy from the University of South Carolina and realized there was still something missing to his life. Tej has always had a passion for helping people as a pharmacist, but wanted to help others in a different way as well. ELEV8 EV3NTS provides him the path to allow him to do just that. He has always had a creative mind growing up and decided to take that creativity to the test with ELEV8. From legos to robots he has come a long ways and will provide ELEV8 EV3NTS with the distinct knowledge that sets us apart from others. He is ready to tackle the Entertainment Industry to provide his raw talent with lighting to brighten up anyones unforgettable event.