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Caitlin · Married on 10/07/2017
We hired "No Macarena" DJ & Custom Music Service for our recent wedding, and we could not have had a better experience. Our wedding planner (an alum from the live music production industry) recommended Kim at "No Macarena" to us, and we were so happy with her services. After all the more traditional wedding elements, we wanted a great dance party where all of our guests would have a great time, and that's exactly what we got. All communication with Kim was punctual, friendly and professional, and she was able to adeptly incorporate all (seriously, all) of our song requests, even the ones that were somewhat obscure or unusual. She took the time to have a detailed conversation with us ahead of time to clarify the genres of music we were going for, and she made sure to discuss any specific song requests that needed a place in the flow of the dancing. We landed on a mix of '70s disco and '80s-'90s hip hop, with some current dance hits mixed in, based on the age ranges of our guests and our preferences. She nailed this mixture perfectly and every song had a combination of the younger and older guests all dancing and singing along. She avoided all the stereotypical wedding songs we thought were overplayed, and of course avoided all the line dancing songs we didn't want, too. Even though I was the bride and probably should have been visiting with guests more throughout the night, I was on the dance floor all night instead. I couldn't get over the song selection and how she knew to play certain songs that we hadn't even necessarily discussed in our phone conversation, especially those that had personal meaning to us even if they weren't necessarily crowd favorites. "No Macarena" truly made our wedding special to us and a ton of fun for our guests - we highly recommend Kim and her team to anyone in the Philly area looking for a DJ. We can't thank you enough, Kim!Sent on 10/22/2017
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Mary Migliozzi · Married on 12/29/2018
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.
Madison · Married on 12/28/2018
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!
Stephanie · Married on 12/08/2018
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!
Nick · Married on 11/30/2018
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!
Danielle · Married on 10/20/2018
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!
Lauren · Married on 10/20/2018
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.
Devon · Married on 10/13/2018
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!
Alayna · Married on 10/12/2018
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!
Caitlin · Married on 09/22/2018
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!
Anthony and Nicki · Married on 09/22/2018
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.
Eric · Married on 09/15/2018
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!
Cassandra · Married on 09/09/2018
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.
Daniel · Married on 08/25/2018
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!
Katie Burke · Married on 08/18/2018
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!
Robyn · Married on 07/07/2018
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.
Mary · Married on 06/30/2018
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
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Iain · Married on 06/23/2018
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.
Dan · Married on 06/08/2018
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.
Lindsey · Married on 06/02/2018
Truly phenomenal! We debated hiring a DJ for months as we were adamant about having a playlist unique to us and our guests. Then we came across No Macarena and Dave Beck made our late 90s/early 2000s hit list dreams come true. The dance floor was packed until the end of the night and our guests asked about our DJ multiple times. We can't express our gratitude enough!Sent on 06/17/2018
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Liz · Married on 05/19/2018
No Macarena provided us with a sound system for our ceremony and then supplied great music
during our reception! The dance floor was packed, and we all had an absolute blast! DJ Danny Madonna was the best. Thank you!
caitlin · Married on 05/12/2018
Kim and the No Macarena team were phenomenal. She had every song I requested (even super obscure ones) and she managed my expectations super well. She kept everyone dancing and responded to the mood of the guests. We were so pleased with her professionalism, music knowledge, and how she kept the flow going just right all evening. 100% recommend for the person who wants something different and totally custom.
Megan · Married on 05/05/2018
Amazing experience working with Kim!! Highly recommend - we came with varied music tastes + a non traditional reception setup and she was flexible, responsive, and helped make our night awesome!!
Alli · Married on 10/21/2017
We had such a good feeling about Kim from our first meeting, and she did not disappoint. She took our playlist and ran with it. No flash, just good music, and that's exactly what we wanted. We kept saying, Kim just "gets it"! Our dance floor was packed all night!Sent on 10/29/2017
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Ben · Married on 10/07/2017
Leading up to the wedding, Kim and Darrel were responsive and helpful. On the night of the wedding itself, Darrel was amazing. He had everyone dancing the whole time. It could not have been a better experience!