Local love: Meet SOULMAT3S

Mike and Charlene Alcanices

, or

better-known as SOULMAT3S

, have been rocking Downtown San Jose’s nightlife scene + beyond since 2016 as the

only married DJ duo in the Bay Area



23 years of marriage

, the couple has found themselves raising three children, managing a

female-first DJ club

, running a

plant store

in Campbell, and sharing their

love of music

throughout the South Bay.

Let’s dive into the first installment of our series, “

Local Love

,” with a couple who’s become trailblazers in the San Jose DJ scene.


Mike and Charlene still have the original papers they used to exchange numbers when they first met.

Photo by SJtoday staff

💞 A powerful meet cute

Though the two have different versions of how they first met at a San Francisco club in the

summer of 1999

, it was clear it

was love at first sight


Mike recalls, “I see this beautiful woman just dancing […] and I told my friend, ‘Yo, man, if that girl gives me her name, I’m gonna spend the rest of my life with her.’”

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