Kim Alexander - Owner/DJ
For what it’s worth, I’ve been a DJ my entire career. I started in radio right after graduating from Temple University and finished out my radio days at Penn’s WXPN, home of the World Café. I started “No Macarena” at the height of the line dance craze and have been in the wedding business ever since. I love what I do. I get to DJ and make people happy on one of the biggest days of their life. Other loves: singing with my band, Hank’s Cadillac, biking the Schuylkill River Trail and trolling BuzzFeed for dinner ideas. I’m finally learning to play piano. Maybe one day I’ll be good enough to play your cocktail hour, but not yet!
Josh has been with ”No Macarena” almost from the start, and just logged his 16th year. By day, he’s the owner/manager of Y-Not Radio, where he does everything from DJ-ing on air, to music programming, producing, promotions, web design and staff management. He’s interviewed tons of bands including Foo Fighters, Garbage and Oasis, but his favorite part of the job is turning listeners on to new artists. He’s also a gifted pottery artist, and “dad” to a couple of very entitled cats, Hugo and Starla.
Dave Beck has been with “No Macarena” for so long we’ve lost count. Quite honestly, everybody loves him. It’s his combination of professionalism and easy-going charm. “Piece of cake”, he says. And it always is. Next to DJ-ing, he loves his dog, Buddy Lee, who was month of March in the 2018 Dogs of Manayunk calendar. He’s an athlete who’s run 29 full marathons, and a traveler who’s seen the Dave Matthews Band as far away as Amsterdam. By day, he teaches History to high school students in the Philly School District, so give him a high five when you see him.
Darrel has not only been a DJ for over two decades but also a musician and recording engineer, who’s worked with Paul Oakenfold, Josh Wink, and others. His experience doesn’t end with his musical resume as he is an accomplished IT professional at Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine. When Darrel’s not busy with his day job or DJ-ing he can be found tending to his fish tanks and making terrariums.
Jonas has over ten years of wedding, party and club DJ-ing under his belt. Like the rest of us, he’s a Music Junkie… since graduating from Temple University in 2004 he’s played as a drummer with numerous area bands, including Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Hezekiah Jones, and The Teeth. He loves to travel and has been fortunate to see most of North America and Europe as a touring musician. In additional to his “No Macarena” gigs, he hosts a monthly dance party at The Barbary and is a professional sound engineer. Aside from music, Jonas is passionate about the city of Philadelphia and its history, a quality he shares with others in his role as a professional tour guide.
Danny Madonna comes to “No Macarena” with over 15 years of professional DJ experience. He’s a great resource for the obscure ’80s tune, yet always open for the next floor filler. “I’m thankful to have the opportunity to work with so many couples… the wide range of musical tastes continuously widens my musical horizons.” When not DJ-ing, he enjoys cooking Blue Apron meals, various woodworking projects and creating the ultimate man-cave, which will feature a bespoke collection of antiques and vinyl records to spin on his vintage 1960s console record player.
Joe’s been both a DJ and musician for over 20 years and still maintains that quintessential California chill. Originally from San Francisco, he played saxophone with the ska outfit Jimmy 2 Times and the swing band, Lee Press-On and The Nails. He’s surfed and skateboarded all over the western hemisphere from South America to Hawaii to Alaska. By day, he’s a Radiology student and a dedicated Dad. In addition to his mad DJ skills, he’s an avid photographer and teaches dance. And, he makes a mean lasagna. Now you know.