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Happy Holidays from “No Macarena” DJ & Custom Music Service.  We’re hard at work creating a brand new web site with Spotify playlists, reviews, DJ video and some cool artwork by Leah Wolf at Vimsy Design.  Please check back in the next few days and we’ll have that up for you.   In the meantime, check out the info here to get started.   Cheers!  Kim

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“No Macarena” DJ & Custom Music Service has been named Best of Weddings by The Knot for the second year in a row.  With 4 “Best Of Weddings” to our name, this puts us in The Knot’s Hall of Fame!   We also received the Couple’s Choice Award from Wedding Wire. Thanks so much to our brides and grooms for posting the kind words.  We’re happy to have been part of your special day and grateful to receive these honors yet again.

It’s hard to believe we are well into our 18th year DJ-ing weddings.  I started “No Macarena” when I after leaving my gig at WXPN/Philly and wanted to create an alternative to the typical wedding DJ experience.  I just didn’t see myself out on the floor leading the Conga line!  So you you won’t hear “The Macarena”, “Electric Slide”, “Hokey Pokey”, “Chicken Dance,” “Celebration,” or other wedding cliches.  We’ll take our cue on the rest from you.

Over the years, I’ve put together a wonderful staff of DJs and we’ve established a collective style. Our presentation is pretty low-key. No props, banners, excessive on mic chatting. Our DJs are music junkies, just like many of our couples. We all love an energetic night on the dance floor, but we also know how to pull back a bit if you want something more mellow. The DJs provide professional sound systems and back-up equipment. They have good table manners and look good in suits, too.

We’re known for working with couples to create a custom music mix that reflects your taste and personality, while appealing  to your guests and creating a fun, memorable event for everyone.

No Mac DJs have backgrounds in radio, event promotions, dance instruction, music production, engineering and playing in bands. I’m lucky to be surrounded by such talented, interesting and dependable people. Who look good in suits.

Photo by Annie Hosfeld. www.anniehosfeld.com

This past year we spent time at the Valley Green Inn, where a couple recessed to the gentle sound of the rain.  (It was  beautiful.)  We set up mics for Barnaby Bright’s surprise performance while their two biggest fans danced the night away at the Horticultural Center.  We played Jazz Standards for an up-and-coming Broadway star, and Indie Rock for and up-and-coming rock star.   We ran ceremony sound in a vineyard and cocktails in the Mutter Museum.  We watched that couple cut the cake with a sword and another give an Iranian dance lesson.  We can quote e.e. cummings and Margery Williams.  It even makes us a little misty.

We ogled cakes from The Night Kitchen and pies from The High Point Cafe.  We took our ceremony cues from Annie at Birch Tree Catering, and watched Brae Howard line up the perfect shot.  We love the owl at the Audubon Center and the foliage at Barley Sheaf Farm.  We made the floor shake at Power Plant Productions.  We rocked the boat (Moshulu), the pyramid (the Pyramid Club) and the gallery (PAFA).

At your request, we opened the floor with Frank Sinatra, closed the night with “Three Little Birds”  and played almost everything the Vitamin String Quartet has ever recorded for the ceremony.  We love “Danza Kuduro”‘s Latin groove, Ed Sheeran’s sentimentality, and Adam Levine in spite of ourselves.  We played “Hoppipolla” for the processional, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros “Home” for the recessional and rocked the after-party.  Again.

Cheers!
Kim Alexander