No Macarena DJ & Custom Music Service Reviews

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  • Quality of service 4.9
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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Gina Telymonde · Getting married on 03/04/2021

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    Professional and Fun

    No Macarena was recommended to me by a friend of a friend who had them at her wedding. From my first interaction with Kim she was upbeat, helpful and professional. Darrell was our DJ and when we met with him to discuss our plan, he was knowledgeable about the playlist and agenda we sent over to him, and clearly reviewed it all thoroughly prior to our chat. He respected our wishes of staying off the mic except for a few announcements (which I think is just their "thing" anyway!) and not allowing any ridiculous requests to be played -- but did so in a respectful manner with our guests. He kept the entire night flowing, not just with the music, but with each event that happened (first dance, dinner, etc). The music was appropriate for the time of the evening each step of the way, and he was just truly a great person to work with. We'd recommend No Macarena to anyone, and I hope my friends have them at their event so we can experience it as guests!

    Sent on 05/09/2019

    No Macarena DJ & Custom Music Service's reply:

    You guys were the best! Thank you so much for having me! It was so much fun playing your great music choices for your friends and family!

    Congrats!
    Darrel
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    Nick Rotsides · Married on 05/18/2019

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    Fantastic experience

    Fantastic professional experience from start to finish. Kept us involved throughout and invited us to contribute as much as we felt necessary. At the beginning of the reception my mom gave Josh a list of traditional Greek wedding song requests (which were NOT on the playlist we submitted) and Josh, hero that he is, found and played them all and made a lot of Greek people very happy. He also played everything we did request and kept the party moving all night. Could not recommend him enough.

    Sent on 06/14/2019
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    Peter Wynkoop · Married on 04/05/2019

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    Could not recommend more!

    No Macarena first appealed to my fiancé and I due to their vision of providing quality DJ experience without falling for traditional wedding DJ shticks. It is clear that this is group of people who are passionate about music. Both Kim and her staff are responsive, enthusiastic and professional. Our original DJ fell ill and Kim arranged coverage in no-time. The transition was seamless. I would 100% recommend No Macarena for anyone who wants a thoughtfully curated wedding DJ experience.

    Sent on 05/21/2019
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    Andrea · Married on 04/05/2019

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    Great DJ - highly recommend!

    We are so glad we found Kim and No Macarena! Kim was responsive, easy to work with, and helped customize our day based on our musical interests. From the first time we spoke, we were impressed by her professionalism and how easy she made things. On the day of, she was prompt, friendly, and flexible as we had to make changes to our day based on the weather. We didn't have to worry about a single thing as far as the DJ and music was concerned, and that's a testament to the great service Kim and No Macarena provides! We got compliments from our guests on the music. We would definitely recommend them and use them again at future social events.

    Sent on 05/28/2019
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    Mary Migliozzi · Married on 12/29/2018

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    Great custom music blend

    We initially thought we'd do our music ourselves, but when it became clear we weren't prepared to do that, we contacted No Macarena just a couple of weeks before our December wedding. They moved quickly and set up a time to discuss by phone what we had in mind for our wedding. They asked all the right questions and thought of details that never would have occurred to us.

    We had asked our guests who RSVPed through the website to name a song that would get them dancing. We gave our DJ, Josh, this rather eclectic list along with a considerable list of our own requests, including a number of foreign language songs (Italian) that I'm sure were not part of his usual lineup. He honored them all and did an excellent job of choosing other songs based on our tastes, reading the room and taking us seamlessly through different musical styles. Everyone from the disco-loving aunts to the Miami Reggaeton-fan cousins danced, and even my music snob friends commented on how much they liked the music.

    Sent on 01/13/2019
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    Madison · Married on 12/28/2018

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    Great music

    Josh was awesome for December wedding! He did such a great job of blending our *interesting* tastes in music and I kept getting told how great the music was. It was a blast and Josh was a big part of that!

    Sent on 01/02/2019
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    Stephanie · Married on 12/08/2018

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    No Stress!

    Kim was the BEST DJ. Our guests danced all night! She did a great job of reading the crowd and adjusting the music accordingly. We provided her with a list of some songs that we liked, and she was able to curate a great playlist from that.

    Not only was Kim a fantastic DJ, but she was great to work with. She clearly has a lot of experience and did a great job of taking the lead with planning. Going into the wedding day, we felt confident that music for the ceremony and reception was something we did not need to be worried about!

    Sent on 01/08/2019
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    Nick · Married on 11/30/2018

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    Excellent DJ

    Jonas and No Macarena DJ were terrific! Jonas was professional, played all the music we asked him to play, and expertly dealt with guests who requested songs we did not want played. After providing him with some music suggestions, he understood what we wanted immediately, and completely nailed it. We received complements on all aspects of our wedding, but almost everyone we spoke with mentioned that the music was fantastic. We would recommend Jonas, and No Macarena DJ to anyone planning an event. 10 out of 10!

    Sent on 01/03/2019

    No Macarena DJ & Custom Music Service's reply:

    Thanks Nick! You had a great request list that highlighted your tastes and made it easy to select tunes for your dance floor! (The Do Not Play list was also key, as you pointed out!)
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    Danielle · Married on 10/20/2018

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    Everyone was dancing!

    No Macarena did a great job at keeping our guests on the dance floor! The night was slow at first, with only a few people on the floor, but he switched up the music and soon everyone was out there dancing. The music was great, up until the very end of the night. We would recommend going with No Macarena if you want good, dancing music without the hokey, old fashioned, "no macarena" type songs!

    Sent on 11/07/2018
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    Lauren · Married on 10/20/2018

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    Perfect match for a music nut!

    We absolutely loved working with Kim at No Macarena. I am a music nut and I have pretty particular music tastes that I really wanted that reflected in our wedding. On the flip side, we also wanted the music at the reception to be fun and accessible for everyone. After speaking with Kim on the phone just once, we knew she'd be the one who'd be able to do this! She took on all my specifics and requests (admittedly there were a lot!) and asked a lot of great questions to get an understanding of what the guests at our wedding would enjoy hearing. She was organized, easy to get in touch with, and provided a perfect musical backdrop for our day.

    Sent on 12/04/2018
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    Devon · Married on 10/13/2018

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    Great experience!

    Kim did an absolutely wonderful job at our wedding. Our guests had a blast dancing, and many of them complimented us on the playlist. Kim was also super professional and prompt, which made planning a breeze. Thanks so much!

    Sent on 11/03/2018
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    Alayna · Married on 10/12/2018

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    Best experience we could imagine

    Everyone we worked with at No Macarena was helpful, responsive, and eager to do the best they could to help our big day be stress-free. I couldn't be more grateful to Kim for helping us set it up for for our DJ Josh for making sure everything ran smoothly. I provided Josh with a long list of songs and he added in filler when and where it was needed. Music cues were perfect all night and we got tons of compliments on everything.
    Seriously, it was a breeze to work with them and if you're looking for a reliable, not-annoying, efficient DJ, I cannot recommend them enough. We're so thankful!

    Sent on 10/27/2018
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    Rebekah · Married on 09/29/2018

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    Jonas killed it

    Got married in the Philadelphia Distilling Company, and Jonas was our DJ. Kim was super helpful setting everything up and recommending DJs that were available, and very affordable pricing. Jonas was professional and absolutely amazing. We gave him free reign with a playlist of only ~30 songs and he took it from there. The dance floor was packed immediately because of his approach - give him direction, let him do what he does best, and you'll be really happy you chose him.

    Sent on 03/03/2019

    No Macarena DJ & Custom Music Service's reply:

    Thanks Rebekah! Reading this review made me very happy as I remember your wedding fondly. Your group of friends and family deserves credit for the vibe because they appreciated a little bit of everything! It really was my pleasure.
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    Caitlin · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Our wedding was a hit thanks to Darrel & No Macarena! All of our guests were on the dance floor! We are still getting calls and texts complimenting the music! Thank you for making our special day perfect!

    Sent on 10/01/2018

    No Macarena DJ & Custom Music Service's reply:

    Thank you so much for having me be part of your big day! It was truly an amazing evening!

    Congrats!
    Darrel
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    Anthony and Nicki · Married on 09/22/2018

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    No Macarena for the WIN!

    DJ Dave and No Macarena had a pretty simple but demanding task... turn our wedding into a 90s/00s dance party. And he/they delivered in a big way - just about ever wedding guest was on the dance floor at some point and DJ Dave nailed the request perfectly. We are so happy with our DJ choice, they were amazing.

    Sent on 10/22/2018
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    Eric · Married on 09/15/2018

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    We were thrilled with our experience with No Macarena. They DJ'd our wedding at Bok in South Philly in September 2018. Our initial communication was with Kim Alexander (owner), who took the time to understand our needs and work out our contract. A few weeks before our wedding, we had a great phone call with our DJ (Joe Pizzio) who was outstanding to work with. We had been considering doing the DIY/Spotify route and Joe was great about taking the playlists we had compiled and putting his own spin on them. He largely stuck with the songs we'd been considering (without making us feel weird about it) but had some great additions and really made the evening flow -- lots of thoughtful transitions (Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop" into Drake's "Nice For What", which features a Lauryn Hill sample in the hook, wasn't lost on us), wasn't afraid to transition out of a song that the room wasn't not feeling, etc. Can't speak highly enough about how pleased we were with Joe and No Macarena in general. Highly recommended!

    Sent on 09/30/2018
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    Cassandra · Married on 09/09/2018

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    Our wedding went fantastic and was in great part due to Joe Pizzio of No Macarena. He was incredibly flexible and has an in-depth, varied music knowledge base. We had asked for a more pop-punk inspired music list and with only a handful of examples he was able to fill out the music list in way that EVERYONE was up and dancing, having a fantastic time. We also had a close to last minute game we wanted to do that required multiple songs to keep the energy going and Joe was all over it. He was an absolute delight to work with and we had that many more memorable moments because of the energy he brought to the party.

    Sent on 09/24/2018
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    Daniel · Married on 08/25/2018

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    Kim was fantastic! She made our dreams come true for our wedding. She took the time to understand our eclectic tastes in music, and was very communicative during the planning process. Highly recommended!

    Sent on 10/04/2018
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    Katie Burke · Married on 08/18/2018

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    Great music!

    I went to another wedding that used No Macarena as the DJ at the same venue where I got married, so when it came time to pick a DJ, I didn't need to do too much searching since I'd already had a blast with No Macarena before! Darrell was wonderful, kind, and fun to work with - he completely understood the type of party we wanted to throw, and helped put together the best soundtrack comprised of songs we selected and playing off the mood of the crowd. Everyone had such a blast on the dance floor - can't thank Darrell and No Macarena enough! I would recommend to anyone!

    Sent on 10/24/2018
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    Robyn · Married on 07/07/2018

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    No Macarena was great! Joe Pizzio was the DJ for our wedding, including ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Both he and Kim (the owner of the company) were easy to work with and professional. Joe did a great job listening to our music preferences and our vision for the different parts of the event, from 60’s pop during cocktail hour to soft indie during dinner. His playlists perfectly matched our musical taste. Joe did a great job during the dance party at the reception. He kept our crowd dancing and having fun! He mixed well-known songs and our more idiosyncratic requests in a way that kept the dance party going while still giving us the chance to dance to some of our more offbeat favorites. We highly recommend No Macarena and Joe for anyone who wants music choices that are a little unconventional.

    Sent on 08/10/2018
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    Mary · Married on 06/30/2018

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    We got married on 6/30/18 and Kim provided the perfect soundtrack for our wedding! She was accommodating and easy to work with. We had one coordination meeting by phone and a few follow up emails to provide her with a list of song/artist requests beforehand. We also sent her a Spotify playlist songs people like to dance to (we are not pop music people). Kim did a great job sequencing songs through cocktail hour and dinner and then transitioning into dance music. She incorporated most of our specific requests while filling in the blanks with complementary material. Everyone was dancing by the end of the night!

    Sent on 08/14/2018

    No Macarena DJ & Custom Music Service's reply:

    Mary, thanks for the kind words. I really enjoyed DJ-ing such a unique wedding.
    Congrats again on your marriage!
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    Iain · Married on 06/23/2018

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    We had an excellent experience with No Maracena and DJ Josh Landow for our wedding. My wife and I used to live in Latin America and had a lot of Latin music that you wouldn't find on most playlists - Josh took the time to find all the songs we requested, helping to make it a memorable night. Josh also offered to record the ceremony and the toasts after dinner for a small extra charge. It's not something that we would have thought to do, but we're very glad now to have this as an extra memento.

    Sent on 08/26/2018
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    Callee · Married on 06/23/2018

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    Unforgettable

    Our experience working with Darrel from NoMacarena couldn't have been better. Their process of having you fill out your preferences far ahead of time put our minds at ease. Later Darrel was in contact with us to make sure we were all on the same page. He was knowledgeable, polite, professional, and a mixed together an excellent evening of music using both our exact requests and inspired pairings from his wealth of experience. Darrel was amenable to changes during the reception as well. A couple times I went over to him and made a very specific music request and he did his best to accommodate. Our wedding wouldn't have been nearly as fun without his excellent work as a DJ. We certainly recommend NoMacarena and, specifically, Darrel Asbury.

    Sent on 01/26/2019

    No Macarena DJ & Custom Music Service's reply:

    Thank you so much Callee! It was an honor to be a part of such an amazing day! I had so much fun playing your great tunes for your friends and family!

    Congrats!
    Darrel
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    Dan · Married on 06/08/2018

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    My wife and I attended our friends' wedding a few years ago which Kim DJ'ed. We agreed at that wedding that we would use her for ours when the day came. She was the first vendor we hired after booking our venue and we couldn't be more pleased. She was amazing throughout the entire process and really went out of her way to make the day perfect. My wife and I have very different tastes in music but Kim was able to fuse the two and provide an amazing soundtrack which everyone is still complimenting us on. We have already recommended her to our friends and family.

    Sent on 08/03/2018

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