Maui Wedding DJ Entertainment Services



Next Level Entertainment is a wedding DJ & Entertainment company born and raised in Maui, Hawaii.

We are world class DJs, Emcees, & Lighting FX professionals who know this island inside and out. We’ve spent the last twenty years doing our favorite thing: making friends with awesome couples while finding unconventional and wild ways to celebrate their love on the most important day of their lives.


Meaningful, not-a-dry-eye in the room moments don’t just happen, they’re created.

Same with nights filled with laugh-until-we can’t breathe, or dance-until-our-legs-fall-off moments. Great weddings always have a great emcee at the helm sensing the crowd, bringing it down to jerk heartstrings for that father-daughter dance, and finding just the right transition back into full swing party mode.


Our passion is bringing unconventional ideas and interactive experiences that carry guests on a journey through your love story.

We’re experts at creating some of the most personalized and legendary weddings the industry has to offer. We want your mom crying in happiness, your dad dancing on a table, and all of your aunties telling everyone it was the best night of their lives.

Let’s create a legendary experience.

A Few of Our Accolades:

Over 100+ 5-Star Reviews
WeddingWire and The Knot

Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Awards
2011 – 2016

Member of the
Maui Wedding Association

Hawaii Wedding Professionals

Certified “Making it Grand Workshop” Expert
By Peter Merry, Workshop

Wedding Elite Magazine Award

“Master of Ceremonies”
Bronze and Silver Level
Certified in Marbecca Method

“Love Story” Bronze Level
Certified in Marbecca Method

Certified Professional Process Expert Workshop
By Peter Merry, Workshop

Winner of Las Vegas DJ Show
“Spinmasters Competition”
2014 –  2015

Best Radio DJ 
Maui Time Weekly

Certified Entertainment Experience Expert
By Bill Herman, Workshop

Da Jam 98.3 FM Hitmixer (Maui)

Power 104.3 FM Hitmixer (Oahu)

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Meet Joe Cortez, Founder, Next Level Entertainment

I’m Joe, Founder Next Level Entertainment. I’ve been lucky enough to have spent the last twenty-years doing what I love best: DJing at popular nightclubs and making friends with couples while creating their unforgettable wedding experiences.

I married my high school sweetheart (since freshman year!) and know that wedding day moments go by quickly, but last a lifetime. Some of my favorite parts of the job are with clients are sharing their stories, maximizing laughter, pulling heart strings, and helping folks move hamstrings on the dance floor.

For those of you who want a professional bio with all the trimmings, here you go:

Joe Cortez is the owner and founder of Next Level Entertainment, seven-time award winner of Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice for top DJ Service, and in the top 5% of all wedding professionals. He’s partnered with Maui’s top wedding venues, including Olowalu Plantation House, Kamehameha Ballroom and Grand Waliea Resort, leaving him the knowledgeable guide to the ins-and-outs of some of Hawaii’s most popular wedding venues. Joe’s commitment to excellence in his craft has earned him Master of Ceremonies at both Bronze and Silver level, as well as two-time winner of the Las Vegas Spinmaster competition. His passion for club-style entertainment, fused with his love for creating deeply personalized receptions results in a wedding experience beyond your wildest expectations.

Jason’s bio coming soon…

Meet Alex Ragonton, (DJ LX)

Originally from the small island of Moloka’i in Hawaii, Alex Ragonton “DJ LX” began perfecting his craft almost twenty years ago. He has worked professionally as a radio DJ at 104.3 (KPHW), a Hit Mixer for Maui’s #1 Hit station, and as one of Power 104.3’s All Star Power Mixers. He has also worked as an open-format Club DJ at nightclubs all over Hawaii.

DJ LX cultivates a vibe at his shows and pushes the energy of the dance floor throughout the night. His unique style and creative drive is apparent in his live DJ sets, showcasing his talent as a remix artist and consistently keeping the crowds coming back for more.


Glenn’s bio coming soon…

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