HILO Productions is a Los Angeles/Orange County company that handles the “TRIPLE M’s” of your life. (most memorable moments)
Audio/Visual Equipment, Sound Equipment
Arabic, Bollywood, Country, Dance, Disco, EDM, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Latin, Pop, R&B, Rock, World Music
MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment
Rehearsals & Parties, After Party, Wedding, Ceremony, Reception
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Hilo Productions Reviews
5 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 6/06/2023 by Chelsea N
There are two things that I personally look forward to most when going to weddings: the photo booth and the music/dancing. This did not change when planning for my own wedding.
Enter Robert. My husband and I were introduced to him by our plan...
ner who highly recommended him as a DJ and MC. His company also provided everything needed for the wedding ceremony as well as the photo booth so it was like an all in one package deal for us.
Eric and I have nothing but good things to say about Robert. He was always so enthusiastic, so friendly, so professional. We could tell he loves what he does. We had three official meetings - one to get to know each other, one to discuss some details with my dad (more on this later), and one to finalize all the details for the wedding day. He took great care each meeting to really delve into the nitty gritty of what we would want and not want for our wedding day. He was such a great listener during those meetings. But even beyond that, throughout the entire planning process, Robert made himself available to us by email and text. We never had a doubt about reaching him one way or the other.
His passion translates to great energy on the day of the wedding. As MC, he really was able to hype up the bridal party and also hype up the guests to keep everyone excited about the wedding night. He was able to keep people engaged on the different activities that would be happening throughout the night.
Something that he went out of his way on was regarding the father-daughter performance. Instead of a dance, my dad wanted for us to do a singing performance together and so, Robert worked with him personally to figure out the details of the performance. He made it a priority. Had an impromptu meeting with us to figure out the details. Even spent extra time with my dad during sound set up on wedding day to make sure that everything with the performance could go smoothly. It was a really special moment to sing with my dad on my wedding day so we really appreciate Robert helping to set this up.
As for the music, I am so grateful to Robert for working with us to make sure he played what we really wanted to hear throughout our wedding night to give us the mostly 90s-2000s vibes we wanted while seamlessly incorporating music as requested by my dad so that all the guests of all generations could enjoy. He fit in a mini emo set during dancing because it was something I really wanted. Even played a song three times in the night because I didn't hear it the first two times (sorry Robert lol). We had so many music requests and he was able to accommodate them all.
At the end of our wedding, the photo booth was hit for everyone and so was the dance floor! We couldn't imagine a better way to end our reception than dancing the night away with all of our close friends on the dance floor.
Tl;dr: The Hilo Productions team was awesome. If you are in need of a DJ/MC, look no further! Robert is your guy. :)
Reviewed On 12/02/2022 by Rob T
Robert is an awesome and extremely professional DJ/MC. I’ve learned a lot about his business and how he conducts himself. Very excited to have him at our wedding. I’ll update this review after the event to share how amazing he was.
Reviewed On 7/20/2021 by Samantha S
Robert made our wedding reception so fun! I actually met Robert 4 years ago after he was the DJ at my best friend’s wedding. I wasn’t even with my husband at that time (lol) but I knew he’d be my DJ for my future wedding. He gets the crowd invo...
lved, keeps the energy just right, and is so full of positive vibes. Leading up to the big day, we had a few FaceTime calls and he helped so much by creating a timeline for the reception. Anytime new concerns came up, even non-DJ related, he was so receptive and we really appreciated his guidance and feedback. His serious attention to detail and care for the process & wedding planning journey as a whole is impressive. It was truly an awesome experience working with Robert- I trusted him and his creativity and he 100% did not disappoint. Thank you Robert!!!!!
Reviewed On 5/18/2020 by Dyala N
The Skinny: If you are looking for a hype man, DJ, entertainer, and all-around good guy to emcee your wedding, look no further!
Professionalism: Rob is one of the most professional yet personable individuals I've ever met! I had already encoun...
tered him a few times since he was the emcee for a few of my friends' weddings where I was on the wedding party. Every single time, he was consistent in his professionalism. When it came to my wedding, it was no different. Rob makes sure that you aren't just another client, but that he gets to know you as a human being. He truly shows that he cares for you. Rob met with us and we knew immediately that we needed to book him! The care he took with having us work with him was very refreshing, and he was always reachable when we had questions or had something we wanted to add. Our wedding was very customized where we also added in an escape room-type game, and Rob was more than happy to "gamemaster" it with our given instructions.
Organization: Rob uses shared documents where we can all edit it together to keep things organized. He makes sure that we provide the necessary information by certain milestone dates, and he is always responsive with when we have questions on particular entries in the documents. Having the documents prepared for us to fill out was a lifesaver, and Rob also works with many other vendors and has developed a number of relationships over the years, so it's always great that he can get things moving along if we feel that there's a need to.
Skills: HYPE HYPE HYPE! If anything, when Rob emcees your event, nobody will EVER get bored. He can hype anything up as long as he knows what we want to be hyped. For things like party games, we weren't really sure what to do, but Rob's vast experience allowed him to pull these off with no issue at all. In addition, his DJing is still impressive and crowdpleasing, which is what we wanted in our wedding. You just can't go wrong with his experience and skills!
Conclusion: If I could give more than 5/5, I would! Very fair pricing, very impressive skills and professionalism. I would highly recommend Hilo Productions for any large event if you are looking to have a fun and exciting time! It took some time to write this review since our wedding back in July 2019, and that's because I wanted to make sure this review is reflective of the quality of Hilo Productions!
Reviewed On 7/03/2018 by Jasmin C
Robert is an example of what a great craftsmanship truly is. He goes above and beyond every opportunity he can. I would definitely use his service as much as I can and will recommend to any of my friends and family that would need such a servic...
e. Thanks Robert for making our event a great one.
Reviewed On 3/01/2018 by Kimberly R
We are so happy that we choose Hilo Productions for our Big Day. Robert and his team were such a pleasure to work with and they are so much fun! From the very first time we met Robert, we knew that he was passionate about music and he was reall...
y in touch with helping us meet our wedding vision. He really listened to what types of music would get the crowd going, as well as what types that we really wanted to stay away from. Every phone call with Robert was delightful and easy, as he would always inquire about how things were going and ways he could make things run more smoothly throughout the entire wedding process. We were so thrilled in working with them that we decided to use them for cocktail hour music, ballroom up-lighting, photo booth, personalized monogramming, and a white dance floor. The room looked absolutely beautiful with all of the final touches and we are very thankful that Hilo productions and their team worked so hard to help make our vision come to life.
Reviewed On 8/19/2017 by Tuan T
We are very happy to have found Robert and to have him as our DJ/Emcee for our wedding. He was able to set the tone perfectly for each part of the event. Music provided during the reception was beautiful, cocktail hour was lively, and Robert br...
ought so much energy to the reception. All of our guests loved him.
What’s most important of all is that Robert helped us capture how we envisioned our wedding to be. His suggestions and tips were incredibly valuable and was a major contribution to the wedding planning. He worked with us on our wedding timeline. We felt the weight lift off our shoulders after each phone call, email and text with Robert because he walked us through each question we had.
We also had Hilo Production for services to provide venue decorations. The canopy, string lights, and draping with up lighting turned out to be absolutely gorgeous.
You would be hiring more than just a DJ if you decide to pick Robert. You would definitely be in good hands.
Reviewed On 10/12/2015 by Joe&Roxi D
What can I say – Robert is the man!! My wife and I are so happy that we chose him to be the DJ at our wedding. I was given very few jobs to take the lead on in the wedding planning process, but picking the DJ was one of them. When all is said a...
nd done, Robert made me look brilliant for my decision. He is very professional. When unexpected things came up at the wedding, Robert was there to work out the kinks so that me and the wife could relax and enjoy the festivities. Seriously, this man went to the bar and got me a beer on several occasions throughout the night!! In addition to bringing the groom beers (which is pretty much the coolest thing a DJ can do for a groom), he kept the event on time, making sure entrances were coordinated, first dances went off without a hitch, cake cutting was done on time, etc. If you are looking for a stress-free, fun wedding then you should contact DJ HiLo. The process of working with Robert to plan the wedding was very relaxed. We even had a Skype meeting with him while he was on vacation in Hawaii – this man is dedicated!
Now let’s get to the music – my wife desperately wanted the dance floor to be full throughout the night. I was very worried about this, as our guest were an eclectic mix that included a lot of older family members. From the first song until the last, Robert played all the right music. The dance floor stayed full all night. He knew our taste in music (90’s), took requests from guests, and mixed in current songs. If I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. Robert definitely deserves your consideration when choosing your wedding DJ!! You won’t be disappointed.
Reviewed On 1/05/2015 by Holly N
Before you start reading this review, I suggest you hurry up and book Robert Hilo now before another luck bride does!!!
I don't even know where to begin, because Robert is just all around awesome. The bridal gods were definitely smiling upon...
me as I could not have been any luckier bumping into him as he was preparing for another wedding.
Robert was super helpful and attentive in planning our wedding. He provided us a rough timeline to work on, gave us some song suggestions, provided wedding tips & most importantly cared about our well-being. Our first meeting lasted about two hours; we exchanged multiple emails and held several phone "conferences." He really takes the time to get to know the bride and groom, and we appreciated that.
One of the most common compliments I received during our wedding was HOW AWESOME our DJ/MC. Yes, he's really just that great! Not only did he entertain our guests, he really knew how to work the crowd of all ages and got everyone participating. I was just in awe while watching all my family and friends laughing and having a good time.
Robert professional and great at what he does, he's also a good person inside & out - and that really shows. He's a hard worker and a wonderful person.
Robert, you are the Jack of all trades and we are so grateful to have had the pleasure of working with you!
Reviewed On 10/16/2014 by Brandi V
Robert is very into playing whatever we want. He meets with you to get an idea of what music you like and then tailors a playlist specifically for you. He is awesome to work with and gets the crowd up and dancing. He will also visit each table ...
to ask them what they would like to hear.
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by Catherine N
He was orginized. He made sure everyone knew when and where they need to be. He qued the speakers 5 minutes before they were scheduled to speak. He was wonderful. He's on time. He had all the music we requested. My guest enjoyed themselve...
s because of him.
Contact Info for Hilo Productions
serving greater Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego