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Cage and Aquarium Productions

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About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Cage and Aquarium Productions is a wedding DJ and photography company based out of San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA and Chicago, IL. The Cage and Aquarium Productions team are veterans in the craft of creating unique wedding day experiences. They’ll always stay ahead of the curve, providing high-quality service and personalized musical experiences that set the mood and atmosphere of your big day. Their artists specialize in turntable DJing, giving your event an authentic music experience. We are known for our intimate and customized DJ matching approach, pairing couples with the absolute perfect DJ for your special day. Cage and Aquarium photographers combine natural portraiture with a creative documentary style to tell a unique story for each couple that chooses us.

Services Offered
Cage and Aquarium Productions has a diverse music catalog, including songs from club, country, electronic, hip hop, indie, international, jazz, oldies, pop, R&B/soul, rock, top 40, and South Asian music genres. Some of the services that they offer include:

  • Consultations
  • Liability insurance
  • Microphones
  • Sound/PA systems
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What music genres do you specialize in?

Club
Country
Electronic
Hip Hop
Indie
International
Jazz
Oldies
Pop
R&B/Soul
Rock
Top 40
South Asian

What services do you offer?

Consultation
Liability Insurance

What additional equipment do you offer?

Microphones
Sound/PA System

116 Reviews

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    Marisa M. Married on 06/17/2022
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    It was perfect in every way!

    Cage & Aquarium was an excellent company to work with for my wedding. They were organized and professional the whole way. Michael was an incredible DJ!! He always made sure things were running smoothly, took time to get to know us and what we envisioned and made it all happen so perfectly! Everyone loved him and all that he did for us. AJ and Vid were our videographers. They worked great alongside our photographer. They were both patient, so respectful and friendly. Everyone loved hanging out with them. I highly recommend Cage & Aquarium, especially those names mentioned above! THANK YOU!!!
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    Charlene Married on 02/22/2022
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    Cage + Aquarium made our wedding music dreams come true (and then some)!

    During our wedding planning process, my husband and I agreed that hiring the right DJ was essential. Music was one of the most important aspects of our wedding, and we found out about Cage + Aquarium through our wedding venue. We're incredibly fortunate to have booked our wedding reception with Cage + Aquarium, and we were matched with DJ Michael Rodriguez (DJ Mykol), and we were absolutely blown away by his performance! DJ Mykol followed clearly understood our music preferences, and skillfully and seamlessly transitioned the music throughout the entire wedding reception. He was also extremely helpful and supportive, and was accommodating with last-minute changes to our wedding details and announcements, and he was extremely kind and generous - especially when we were stressing out on the big day. DJ Mykol did an outstanding job with the music selection, and the dance floor was just packed the entire night, and he knew exactly how to read the room! We can't say enough how glad we were to have worked with Cage + Aquarium and Michael. From start to finish, everyone was communicative, responsive, friendly, and made sure that every detail was just right. Our guests absolutely loved the music, danced all night, and still talk about how amazing the reception was. Thank you C+A and Michael for EVERYTHING! We would absolutely work with them again in a heartbeat!
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    Ellyn M. Married on 12/12/2021
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    Run - don't walk - to hire DJ Mykol & Cage & Aquarium!

    Oh man, let me tell you, Cage & Aquarium, and especially DJ Mykol, brought the party to our wedding!

    We first engaged with Cage & Aquarium when we got engaged way back in 2019 (the Before Times). We went to a wedding Expo and saw DJ Mykol spinning vinyl and just knew he had to be our wedding DJ.

    Fast forward to December 2021 when we finally were able to host our event. DJ Mykol was one of our favorite wedding vendors. He was extremely responsive and positive throughout the process. And always game to try our goofy ideas (like Rick Rolling our guests). He made sure the dance floor was packed the whole event - and really was an asset to our event. Who knew that Alanis Morissette's Ironic would be such a wedding floor jam???? It's now going to be my go-to at all events moving forward.

    I cannot recommend DJ Mykol, and his partner Mario (who DJ'ed our cocktail hour). Couples, hurry up and book DJ Mykol for your wedding. He is a true partner and visionary DJ.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Katie & Brandon
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Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
The Still Life Photography The Still Life Photography Wedding Photographers

I have worked with DJ's from Cage & Aquarium and know the owners from work in the past - they are a fantastic company! I hope to work with them again in the future.

Rica Chica Event Productions Rica Chica Event Productions Wedding Videographers

Shelly and the team at Cage and Aquarium are great to work with. The DJs I have worked with at weddings and other events have been so much fun and guests really enjoy them. Clients are always happy with them.

A Posh Event A Posh Event Wedding Planners

I recently had the pleasure of working with Kevin at Cage & Aquarium. He went above and beyond helping to get sound into various areas for both cocktail hour and during the reception. He was very professional, easy to work with and did I mention that the music was great! I definitely will be recommending him to all my brides!

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935 N Ashland Ave Chicago, 60622
3127252243
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935 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL, 60622

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