Nightshift Sounds Entertainment is one of the best-rated, most positively reviewed DJ's in the entire Southeast United States! Here's why...


Details matter! It means inviting the Father of the Bride by name to dance with his daughter. It's executing the timeline to ensure that your event flows smoothly. It's playing a wide mix of music to include ALL of your guests. We are more than "just your DJ"! 


There is no such thing as a "cookie cutter" event! Each one is different. So, we take the time to meet with you personally to understand your ideas and expectations. Our goal is create an event that is fun, memorable, and unique to you.  


We do everything the right way. We are a fully insured and licensed business and a proud member of Gulf Coast Event Professionals. We are committed to maintaining the absolute highest standards - responsiveness, attention to detail, a clean, professional look, courtesy to you and your guests, and ethical business practices.

We are The Gulf Coast's Premier DJ & Emcee! It's not a catchy slogan - it's a promise!

About Us

Joe Dittman ​is the new guy on the team, but he brings with him 20-plus years of experience as a DJ and Master of Ceremonies in a wide variety of settings! 

Joe is an expert behind the mixing console! He makes smooth transitions, keeps the pulse going, and continually reads and feels the crowd. He also handles the mic with poise and class!

Born in the Philippines and raised overseas as a Navy brat, Joe was dubbed "DJ Soy Sauce" as a tribute to his Asian-American descent. Currently serving in the USAF, Joe's musical taste has been influenced by his military assignments around the world. He has performed for weddings, military balls and corporate events in four countries and ten different states.

Joe is married to his high school sweetheart, Joy, and they have five children, each of whom sing and play various instruments.

Joe is passionate about music and it is showcased in his unique style of DJ'ing! Plus, being a military guy, you can be assured that he'll take care of all the details and make sure that your event goes off without a hitch!

Gaetano Kortman might have a baby face, but don't let that fool you! He has an extremely broad knowledge of music along with the ease and confidence of a seasoned professional on the microphone.

A native of The Bronx, New York, Gaetano comes from a musical family. His grandfather was a jazz musician and band leader who exposed him to an eclectic variety of music at a very young age. From Country to Classic Rock and Aretha Franklin to ZZ Top, there really isn’t any kind of music he doesn’t know and love.

Gaetano first caught Marcel’s eye at a July 4th party where he showed an interest in the mixing console. The two began talking, and “G”, as he is affectionately known, began queueing up tunes. Marcel was so impressed with his musical taste and diversity that he offered to take him on as an apprentice. The rest, as they say, is history!

G’s boyish good looks, fun dance moves and infectious personality have made him an audience favorite. But more importantly, G is committed to the qualities that have made Nightshift Sounds Entertainment the top DJ service in Mississippi – passion, professionalism, attention to detail and the ability to get a crowd going!

Melanie Gardner is a go-getter with a bubbly personality and years of musical training and stage experience under her belt! She has an incredible knowledge of all genres of music and an uncanny ability to find just the right song for the right moment. 

No stranger to the microphone, Melanie has provided music and emcee services for countless weddings and special events in New Orleans and throughout the Southeast U.S. She is an expert at running the show and making sure everything flows smoothly behind the scenes.

This classically trained singer fronts her own jazz quintet in New Orleans. She has also performed with the New Orleans Opera and The Asylum Chorus, and has been featured at the French Quarter Fest and Voodoo Fest

Melanie also holds a BA in Foreign Languages (¡Habla Español!) and a Masters in Vocal Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Melanie’s years of experience as a musician and stage performer has taught her the value of detail-oriented preparation. She is ready to make sure your event exceeds expectations!

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Nightshift Sounds Entertainment 827 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS, United States 228-219-0695

Marcel Lanoux is the owner and founder of Nightshift Sounds Entertainment and has been a professional DJ and Emcee since 2004. During this time, he has been involved in literally hundreds of weddings, corporate events, Mardi Gras balls and other special occasions.

Prior to founding Nightshift Sounds Entertainment, Marcel was a professional musician (drummer). He performed with several well-respected groups including ISIS, Voodoo Funk & Soul and Soul Vaxxination. A graduate of LSU, Marcel was also a member of the famed “Golden Band From Tigerland”, which remains one of his proudest accomplishments.

Over the years, Marcel has shared the stage with such noted entertainers and celebrities as Harry Connick, Jr., Robin Roberts, Dennis Quaid, Rockin' Dopsie, Branford Marsalis, Irma Thomas, and Grammy-award winning composer Bill Conti (Theme from Rocky). 

After more than twenty years in music and entertainment, Marcel’s passion, motivation, and enthusiasm is still as strong today as it has ever been. He believes that’s essential to the success of your event! He is determined to maintain the absolute highest level of service and quality of any DJ service in the region. As Marcel says, "For me, every event is personal! I want to give my clients the best experience possible and, at the end, have them saying 'WOW! That was awesome!'".