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User4251509 · 2+ years ago
We love Volcanik!! We had a 2-day event including sangeet, baraat, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Rahul, Hemant, Nik, and Pratik were truly the dream team! From start to finish, they kept the music going, entertained the crowd, and left a lasting impression that had our guests asking for their contact information! I was in touch with Rahul during the planning period, and he returned my e-mails and phone calls in a timely manner and gave us very reasonable pricing. He was incredibly helpful - a week before the event, I was having trouble creating the music medley for some dance performances, and he offered to do it for me and sent it to me within 10 min of our conversation. He also spent a lot of time discussing with me the details of each day and event to ensure that he understood our style and catered to that. The custom monograms were beautiful, and Rahul made sure that they were displayed on time in different locations. They played great upbeat music for the baraat, and Pratik kept the crowd going with the dhol. Hemant was a very charismatic MC and kept the guests laughing and entertained on both nights. Rahul and Nik were on point with their DJing skills, and so many of our guests raved about how great the music was. Despite being our DJs for both nights, they didn't repeat songs (unless requested to!). We really had wonderful experience and would recommend them without hesitation!Sent on 04/13/2015
User4864871 · 2+ years ago
BEST.DJ.EVER! Honestly, Rahul made sure nobody left the dance floor! He played the best mixes and reminded us of college (which I asked him to do). I'm Indian, but I have a very diverse group of friends so he didn't stick to the generic Indian music. Rahul met with us 2 weeks before the wedding to hashed out all the details. He made sure to ask any questions beforehand and he completely delivered on the day of the wedding and reception. He also worked with our price range, which really helped. He played all our special requests and helped make the wedding a success. I still have people asking about him and talking about the reception. I would recommend him to anyone.Sent on 03/10/2015
Krupa · Married on 02/21/2015
Working with Rahul and the Volcanik team went above and beyond our expectations. They tailored to our specific needs and those of our guests. We used them for 4 events and each of them ran seamlessly. We couldn't have asked for a better entertainment provider and would highly recommend them to all of our family and friends. The dhol player was an excellent addition to not only our bharat but our reception. Thank you Rahul and thank you Volcanik!!Sent on 03/08/2015
Preya · Married on 11/08/2014
Rahul and his team were the BEST! Not only did he play exactly the type of music we wanted for our 2 day event, but he also worked with my brother (without my knowledge) to put on a surprise performance for me and my husband! He was amazing at mixing throwback songs with new music! He also made sure to play a few Indian songs to keep my parents and their friends happy!! He also did some of our uplighting that looked incredible and stuck within our price range!Sent on 07/12/2015
In addition to setting up a playlist for our afterparty, Rahul went above and beyond to make sure that we and our guests all had an incredible time! All of friends that are getting married are asking for DJ Rahul's info and people still remember our welcome dinner, reception, and afterparty for the music! I would highly recommend DJ Rahul and his team to all looking for a DJ that will go above and beyond!
User3628022 · 2+ years ago
Rahul, Gary, Sumeet, and Kayur were a great team to work it. They were responsive and listened to all our requests, needs, and concerns. Rahul helped us with more than just the dj aspect of the wedding, trying to make sure everything ran smooth the weekend of the wedding. We had SUCH a great time working with Volcanik Ent and highly recommend them for any upcoming events. They helped us ensure our guests had a great time and our friends are still listening to Audio Rah's reception mix!!Sent on 12/31/2014
User3487727 · 2+ years ago
Ra (Rahul), Nik and Hemant did an absolutely great job from pre-wedding to the day off entertainment! I had an easy time communicating my ideas to the team and being able to request songs etc. The most memorable part was the baraat when they played all the music requested by the groom and even though it was the hottest day ever, everyone danced their butts off! The team did a great job from their set-up area to every single song that was played not only at the reception, but during the wedding as well. I didn't have to worry about a thing :) highly recommend them!Sent on 09/28/2014
Drew A. · Married on 09/06/2014
DJ Volcanik (Ashish) and his crew did an amazing job for our 2 day event (Garba, Baarat, Wedding Ceremony, and Reception) in Wilmington, Delaware. Ashish was extremely helpful from the beginning until the very end. He helped us with much more than DJ related items. For example he got us in contact with the starlit dance floor literally (hours) before the reception. Our original vendor couldn't deliver what we ordered, and we asked Ashish less than a week before the reception. The turn around time for that and when we needed it was virtually impossible, but he somehow found the way. Without his support and his previous experience, we would have definitely not had the perfect wedding weekend. His music, sound quality, mc'ing, lighting, his crew was greatly above expectations. I strongly recommend Dj Volcanik for your DJ/Lighting/Mc'ing needs. Once again thank you for everything from -Drew and Karishma!!!!Sent on 11/10/2014
Sandeep · Married on 09/05/2014
Rahul was the best Dj ever! He accommodated to everyone's taste in music and made sure everyone had a blast at our engagement party! I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a Dj for an event or wedding!Sent on 09/25/2014
Deep · Married on 08/31/2014
These guys are absolutely amazing! Hemant and his crew took care of all of the music and lighting for our garba, baraat, wedding, and reception. They went the extra mile and ensured that everything ran smoothly for us. Hemant made time out of his schedule on multiple occasions to meet with us and plan out our events. He even gave us advice outside of music and entertainment in the midst of our wedding planning.Sent on 01/15/2015
We really can't emphasize how much fun our family and friends had during our wedding weekend. Hemant is a great MC and really knows how to keep the crowd energetic. The music selection was great and they were very receptive to what we wanted. They really knew how to keep the dance floor packed which is what you want at your reception! Also, the lighting they provided was absolutely stunning and blew us away.
A big shout out to Nik who did a phenomenal job at the garba and reception as well! He was very professional and pleasant to work with. Volcanik Entertainment exceeded our expectations and truly contributed to a successful wedding experience for us. Thank you guys!!!
Ambika · Married on 07/19/2014
As I am ready to book Volcanik Entertainment again for another event, I realized that I never did write them a review from our wedding. We met Ashish & Hemant back when they DJ'ed our engagement party. They did such an incredible job that we immediately decided they would be our DJs for all our wedding events. There aren't enough praises I could sing for the entire Volcanik team. From the get-go, Ashish became invested in understanding our entire vision for the wedding - not just our taste in music. They went above and beyond to make a custom up-lighting stencil of our invitation monogram and absolutely nailed it. It goes without saying that these guys know their music; they work the crowd like no other DJ out there. I'll admit that I can be very picky with what I expect to hear at a party so I was obviously going to be even pickier when it came to my wedding (Ashish put up with me like a champ LOL); they did not play a single song we didn't want to hear. The dhol was nothing less than AMAZING at the baraat and reception. Thank you guys so so so so so much for absolutely killing it and being so awesome.Sent on 02/02/2016
Payal · Married on 06/29/2014
Hemant and his team did an amazing job for our Sangeet and wedding/reception! The entire team was very professional in everything that they did. With regards to music, every song was spot on! Everyone had a great time at the reception and were on the dance floor all night. I have worked with Hemant in the past and so I had no doubt in my mind that everything would go perfectly. I would highly recommend them.Sent on 07/08/2015
Preet · Married on 05/25/2014
Hemant and the Volcanic team made our wedding weekend very memorable . They were very professional and very easy to work with .. Most of all our guests enjoyed them a lot .. I wish them the very best and lots of successSent on 09/30/2014
S. · Married on 04/19/2014
Full disclosure: we are very skeptical of event DJs. We’ve been to one too many parties with cheesy, greasy DJs who seem to think that everybody wants to hear "Celebration" and do the "YMCA".Sent on 05/01/2014
Volcanik Entertainment shattered our assumption. First, Ashish was totally responsive to our "do not play" list ("Oh What a Night" topped the list), and asked very logical questions ("well, what do you like?"). The result was one of the best DJ'd events we've ever been a part of -- not an easy feat for a reception with a mixed crowd of young folks and older Indian relatives. He managed to respond to our taste in Western music while also playing a terrific mix of old and new Indian music to keep the dance floor bumping.
Second, he was a do-er, and just made things happen. Microphone doesn't fit on mic stand? No worries, he's got duct tape. Bassist forgot to bring a 9 volt battery? No worries, he apparently keeps spares in his pocket. Whenever there was the slightest hiccup at all, Ashish calmly solved the problem. In a room full of demanding aunties and uncles, getting things done was crucial.
For an awesome, non-cheesy time, we highly recommend Volcanik and will be going back to them.
User4004238 · 2+ years ago
Ashish and his team were great to work with from beginning to end. Ashish was honestly the coolest, most calm person I had to deal with from day 1. He made the entertainment part of the wedding so much easier for me. We had so much fun during the wedding. His whole team did an excellent job and kept the crowd entertained the whole night.Sent on 04/28/2014
I cannot thank them enough for their services.
User4071656 · 2+ years ago
Rahul and Hemant were phenomenal. From start to finish we were thoroughly impressed. The uplighting that Rahul did transformed our wedding and reception into this majestic space. The Baraat was nothing short of a blast, their moving sound system and Dhol player definitely added the fun to the start of our wedding. My husband and our guests were dancing more than I could have ever expected. Our out of town guests told us that they had never seen a procession like that. Rahul and his team were so easy to work with and were full of great ideas to enhance our reception experience. Our guests were on the dance floor the entire night, the music was just what we were looking for. Rahul had a great mix of new and old favorite songs. We couldn't be happier with Volcanik Entertainment team!Sent on 04/30/2014
Tony · Married on 03/01/2014
Rahul's team Sourav and Jimmy did a phenomenal job. Sourav calibrated the music to fit our unique fusion wedding (Indian and Irish). The dance floor was constantly alive with people, dancing and reveling in the moment. The guest were out of breadth and could not stop talking about how long it's been since they danced like they did. The music was beyond amazing. It was addictive. I can't believe it went by so fast... But when your having so much fun.. You know what they say. If your looking for tailor made level of services on your day, then Volcanik is a must! Thanks guys, we'll never forget it!Sent on 04/02/2014
Ankita A. · Married on 01/25/2014
Rahul and Hemant are the best Indian DJs. They made our wedding very memorable. They offer great quality service for an amazing price. I will only use Rahul and Hemant anytime I need an Indian DJ, regardless what type of function it is. I recommend Volcanik Entertainment to all couples getting married, not just Indian. They will entertain your party for the whole day!Sent on 03/19/2014
Prisha · Married on 11/30/2013
We had a great experience with DJ Volcanik and his team. They were very professional the entire time and assured me not to worry about anything and they would take care of it. We made some last minute changes to music etc and Volcanik was very professional and assured me it would not be a problem at all. He was so easy to work with and listened to every detail that I asked for. I am a DJ as well and he let me DJ for a bit at my own reception which was really fun. I have worked with many DJ vendors and by far Volcanik is the best. He plays anything you want to hear and his transition in music is stellar. I highly recommend him if you want a REAL DJ. He and his team are not wedding DJ's at all. I felt like I was at a party and that's the experience we wanted to have.Sent on 02/02/2015
User3696963 · 2+ years ago
Rahul and Hemant from Volcanik Entertainment were awesome!!! They were timely, professional, and really dedicated! Rahul helped me throughout in putting together songs for our sangeet and even made a mehndi song CD for me! Hemant was so great during the bharaat, wedding and reception. He has a great announcer's voice and annunciated very clearly! Not to mention their song selections were awesome and everyone had a great time!! I would highly recommend volcanik entertainment for your event!!!!!Sent on 11/23/2013
Janki · Married on 08/10/2013
My husband and I chose Ashish from Dj Volcanik for music and lighting for all of our wedding events. From start to finish I couldn't have asked for a more patient and entertaining DJ. Most DJs are hard to get in touch with and don't give you to much input into your event. This wasn't the case with Ashish, he was beyond helpful from helping pick songs, colors for lighting, monograms and even showing me new ideas to make my lighting different to others, he even helped me with my timeline, and was more than patient when I sent him 101 changes daily!Sent on 08/29/2013
The day of my garba Ashish and his team arrived on time and set up the lighting and their equipment, the lighting was perfect and the crowd didn't stop dancing until the party was over. The next morning we had our Baraat where Ashish set his equipment up on the back of a truck and was spinning the most upbeat music that got the crowd going. He even allowed my husband and some of his family onto the truck to dance, even with all of his expensive equipment right there! During the wedding he played all the right songs at the right time which set a perfect mood for my husband and I. Lastly we come to the reception, when ashish kept me calm with the last minute performance we had, and even surprised us with a cake sparkler as I forgot our cake topper! When I walked into that room I was shocked and amazed on how amazing the room looked. I must say the lighting made the room glow!! There wasn't a moment where the dance floor wasn't full even at 1am, from aunties and uncles to little kids, all ages!! He played all kinds of music that made everyone happy. He kept the crowed pumped and took any song request our family and friends asked for.
To this day people comment on how amazing the music and lighting was at our wedding and that hands down goes to Ashish. I wouldn't have ever chosen another Dj and now I am sure my family and friends will only be using Ashish for all of their events. Thank you so much for all you did!
Maggie · Married on 07/20/2013
The members of Volcanik Entertainment did a wonderful job. We had previously requested very specific music types to fit the cultures of our wedding party and guests - It was an American/West Indian wedding. They played a perfect mix of exactly what we wanted. The reception was scheduled to end at a particular and agreed upon time, to which they gladly surpassed and played through due to the excitement and high energy of our guests. We were told multiple times that our wedding was "the wedding of the year," and no one wanted it to end. We have to thank Volcanik for keeping the party going through the entire evening!!Sent on 07/29/2013
Dhenu · Married on 07/14/2013
We met with Ashish from the beginning. He always had great advice, timelines, and helped bounce ideas back and forth. We had a typical Indian wedding starting with garba. Everyone had fun! The music was great not only during garba but kept the party going during breaks. During the Bharaat, we used the moving van and people are still talking about it. Everyone was pumped! The wedding had appropriate music and they were always paying attention in case we needed anything. The reception was a blast! Music had a good variety for young, old and everyone in middle. The part that stood out most was they were on top of everything! We needed to change the order of speeches/dances and they did it on their own and coordinated with the participants. They made sure the next group was ready or made appropriate changes. It was awesome to work with a responsible team.Sent on 08/15/2013
Ami · Married on 06/22/2013
I cannot say enough great things about Volcanik Entertainment. I met with Hemant soon after I began the wedding planning process. He made everything super easy. Not only did he have awesome packages, but he suggested vendors that were right for my event.Sent on 08/08/2013
Ashish, Arbob, and Smit did an amazing job the day of the wedding. They did a great job with the lighting without much direction. They were able to pick up themes, by looking at the decor, and adjusted them as needed. Then there was the music, they were able to mix Indian, Serbian and American music perfectly. All our guest have been raving about how great our DJ was and we could not agree more.
Monica · Married on 06/22/2013
I chose Volcanik for DJ/Lighting/and Baraat Music for our wedding in DC and can't be happier with that decision! Hemant is incredibly professional, talented, and hilarious - the perfect combination to keep a bride sane ;)Sent on 08/12/2013
We spoke a few times leading up to the wedding so he could gather my expectations and he made great suggestions along the way. Hemant and Nick also came down for a site visit which was incredibly sweet and helped the process (don't worry if you're a bride that doesn't have time for many vendor visits though - I'm confident that Hemant/Sumeet would have been able to get it perfect from our conversations alone too). Hemant also worked well with our hotel sales staff to make sure he got everything he needed without stepping outside of our contract.
On the days of our events, I was taken away by how fantastic everything looked. Our lighting was incredibly unique, it was everything I wanted, and he went above our expectations. Since I was able to see our ballroom set-up before our Reception, he came over to check that it was set up correctly -- and it was! No changes needed...and that was huge for me bc I had a very specific vision.
What stole the show aside from lighting, was their music. To this day, my husband and his friends/family talk about how amazing the energy, music, and set-up of the Baraat was. I wouldn't go with anyone other than these guys ever for dhol and their DJ set up on the truck bed!!
For our reception, Hemant was a great MC - making sure he could pronounce everyone's name correctly - and keeping the program flowing and energy level high. Our dance music was perrrrfectly tailored to us too. We loved it, and the dance floor was never empty.
Thanks for being such a fantastic team to work with Volcanik!! To brides out there - Hemant walks you through his process very easily so don't feel like you need to know everything the moment you first talk to him...he'll help you get exactly what you need.
Kartik · Married on 06/01/2013
Hemant and the Volcanik team were exceptional - both at our engagement and wedding. I first met the Volcanik team at a friend’s wedding and used them for my engagement party and wedding reception. For both events, Hemant was extremely professional, responsive and, most importantly, easy to work with. He would ping us on the next ‘to dos’ to keep the process simple and to keep us on track for our special day. Additionally, he made a trip to the venue to go through logistics and, beyond that, advised us on non-DJ services (set up, lighting, decor and nuances in planning the event), considering our inexperience with planning large events.Sent on 06/12/2013
On the day of the wedding, Hemant set the tone keeping everything on schedule, pumping up the crowd and making sure the event ran smoothly. He also thought of the small things, which could have been disastrous. For example, our venue forgot to provide us with a champagne toast; however, Hemant noticed this during the speech and brought us our champagne toast before the toast was given. This is just one example how Hemant experience proves invaluable and willingness to go beyond DJ’ing and emceeing.
I will continue to use Hemant for my future events and will recommend him and the Volcanik team to all of my family and friends. Hemant, thank you again for all your hard work and patience throughout the process; you and your team made our day exceptional.