MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment
CESAR GIL WILL SAY ANYTHING TO GET YOUR MONEY if you have a specific idea for your reception, read this! I decided I wanted to hire a DJ who didn't mind playing a playlist that I put together. He told me he had no problem "just hitting play-" said it was my wedding & he wanted to do what I wanted. My family & I were convinced that he was the perfect choice. I worked 6 days a week, 11-14 hr days & told him we'd have to correspond over the phone & email. (This is later confirmed in the emails b/w us). As requested by Cesar, I sent the list of songs, in order, including the timeline of events like bouquet toss, etc. His first response was asking me to put the times. DOWN TO THE MINUTE, I put the exact duration & min it should be played, from the time the ceremony started. Of course can be setbacks but it was as specific as he requested. Immediately after the ceremony, the dinner music was supposed to start during pictures. I was told to allow 1 hr, so we chose 30 min of frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc because half of the guests were Italian & both families loved of that music. The next 30 minutes was music for IF we were still taking pics. I selected funky music for the first hour + of the reception. KC & the sunshine band, Rick James etc & others that I played for my sisters wedding & SIL's Etc. Making a playlist for receptions & family parties became a staple for our fam. As a huge family on both sides who LOVE to dance, we prev reviewed the list & were very excited for the dancing portion. The last 45 min of the reception was a surprise compilation. Not one song from the first 1 1/2 hrs of dance music was played. Most adults didn't dance for the reception. Then CESAR TOOK IT UPON HIMSELF TO CHANGE OUR FIRST DANCE SONG WITHOUT ASKING. TWICE, I went to Cesar & asked why he wasn't playing the music we agreed on. 1st & 2nd time he gave strange excuses. 3rd & 4th time, my SIL & sister went up to him when realizing on their own that nothing we chose was being played. not knowing how close we all were & knowing the list, he told them he was using my playlist. I tried to keep my dad & my hubby from going up there & told myself hed play what I asked him to. He works on word of mouth doesn't he?! My in law requested "we are family" FOR ME, since our families have a close 14 yr history. When she went to thank him, I was told later by many family members, he said verbatim: "the bride came to me & said 'if you play one more thing off this list, I'll tell you to pack your sh*t & leave." (NEVER!) Of course I was told the day after, but based on the entire night, & the many comments about his attitude, I knew it was true. Lastly, my dad did approach Cesar the last Hour. Cesar went ON THE MIC to say "I'm going to go OFF THE LIST to shake it up" & played the compilation I CHOSE for the final 45 min. That's when the most ppl danced. I tried to disregard the unprofessional false statement he made, but his nerve has stuck w/ me. My lawyer advised me to be FW on as many reviews for U.S.P. I can, to warn as many brides as I can from being scammed by this DJ! Not only did I not get the partial refund I asked for, I never got an apology. For anyone who needs more, I have all of Cesar & my correspondence INCLUDING the list/timeline that is written &attached in the msgs. DONT get tricked into believing Cesar Gil. He has initial deceiving charm. He took our wedding day & made it what HE wanted, not what we paid him to do. The email contact is [email protected]
David Gil was the DJ for our wedding on April 23, 2016 and he was fabulous! He did the ceremony, introductions for the bridal party and the reception. I had different music picked out for EVERYTHING and gave him an Excel spreadsheet of what I wanted. He did exceptional! He kept the dance floor packed the entire reception! We also used Unique Style Productions for the photo booth and that went perfectly as well. They had everything setup and ready to go way before the wedding started and the attendant was very nice. He had the photos ready for me to download even before I got back from my honeymoon. I would use David again in a heartbeat!!! Thanks for all your hard work!
We absolutely loved Unique Style Productions. DJ Seebass was amazing! He listened to everything we wanted and made it happen. The day of the wedding he was great at reading the crowd and playing a little bit of everything. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
The reason we went with Caesar was his charismatic personality and experience in the industry. His confidence and vibe during our meetings gave us the impression that we could trust him with our wedding. He even promised that he would refund us, if we didn’t like our services with him. We were sold, because we seemed to all be on the same page and felt it would be hard for Caesar to disappoint us. I guess we were wrong. Little did we know, (I’m assuming) Caesar never received the updated outline, because the day of the wedding, he did not have the updated outline we emailed (didn’t find this out until the reception when songs and announcements were wrong). How he could have prevented this: 1) If he would have come to us prior to the wedding beginning and handed us the outline that he had printed out to review, we could have quickly said “no, that’s not the correct version” and could have quickly emailed him the right outline from our phones. 2) OR Like other vendors do, send out a reminder email of some sort/phone call, letting us know what version was planned on being used (or that an updated outline was never received) and to let us know to send an updated one asap if there are changes. That would have been SO helpful and ALL of this could have been prevented. We invested time in making sure the outline was clean/easy to follow and selecting songs for the outline that we KNEW would be hits. Our great selections from the updated outline were NOT played due to the Dj’s ill-preparedness. Point blank. We pay hard earned money to vendors for them to keep their end of their bargain and I can confidently say that I do not recommend the Dj services of Unique Style P.
Great DJ - Keeps your party goingReviewed on 11/03/2015 Chelsea S
We worked with Cesar at Unique Style. Through our first meeting, Cesar spent time trying to get to know us and discussed what we could do to make our wedding fun and not cookie-cutter music-wise. He knew how to balance traditional music tastes with flares to make it our own. We had a strict 'no-offensive, suggestive' music playlist and are happy to report it was maintained. Having Cesar as a DJ went very well, he is great with any crowd. He was able to help our day along smoothly and paid attention to our DJ song list. Only negative, a small game that was originally skipped in our schedule but he found a way to fit it in gracefully.
I had a terrible experience with DJ Alex Anding with Unique Style Productions. I met him when first viewing my venue, and speaking to him – he seemed really professional and like he knew what he was doing. My fiancé and I went to their office, spoke some more, and booked them. Alex has terrible communication skills – via e-mail, he would never respond. Via text, he was hardly responsive, and via phone call – he would work around his schedule of grocery shopping and other personal errands – though I am a paying customer. When it came time to meet in person, I gave him an entire outline of exactly how I wanted my bridal party to be introduced and a flash drive of songs I was interested in. He commented on how my work made his job so much easier, yet on my wedding day – he still couldn’t pull it off. He played the bridal party entrance songs out of order, and announced one bridesmaid’s name twice and another, he never mentioned. I had a ring girl and a flower girl which was clearly stated on the timeline I printed for him – yet he still announced them incorrectly. His mistakes will forever be in my wedding video, which is very upsetting. Furthermore, we asked that he mix several different genres of music – country, hip-hop, salsa, etc… my matron of honor had to go up to him a few times to let him know he needs to switch genres and he was playing too much of one kind. Do yourself a favor and look into other companies and if you do go with Unique Style Productions, do not choose DJ Alex Anding – he clearly has no sense in professionalism. I went out of my way to do what no other bride has done for him with a clear outline and he still failed in his job.
David Gil with Unique Style Productions was the perfect DJ to get everyone out on the dance floor! David did not miss a beat when it came to playing the perfect songs and was very organized when it came to the order of the wedding and what songs needed to be played. My only complaint is the communication. Sometimes, it would take 2 weeks to get an answer on something simple and details were being confused (not sure if a file was made that documented conversations, decisions, etc.). Regardless of this minor complaint, I would definitely recommend David for your wedding or any event-- he was very intentional with meeting to get all of the details, making suggestions and creating a timeline.
Great DJ!Reviewed on 8/17/2015 Georgie C
We used Joe at Unique Style Productions for our wedding reception, and he did such a great job! He followed the time line we had given him, and kept the night running smoothly. He also made sure everyone got up and danced and had fun! I gave a list of songs to Joe that I wanted played, and he did a great job of fitting all of them in through the night. I would definitely recommend Joe as a DJ!
JOE is AWESOME!!!Reviewed on 7/27/2015 Julie N
Joe is a great MC & DJ! Many of my guests commented on how professional and great he sounded on the mic as an MC and when he started spinning, EVERYONE was on the floor going crazy! I don't think I ever left the floor...LOL! He played my wedding play list as I requested and some more! Even my photographers said it's been many years since they've seen a wedding event where everyone had so much FUN! Thanks Joe for making it so memorable and special!!!! Julie & Dac
Ivan was the BEST!Reviewed on 4/28/2015 Julie G
I give five stars to Ivan; he was by far beyond the highest expectations we had. He kept the music flowing perfectly and played everything we asked. He was interactive and really fed off the crowd on the dance floor. He kept the reception dancing. We could not have asked for anyone better!!
**HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY CHOOSE DJ JOE FIGUEROA :)!**Reviewed on 1/07/2015 Brandi S
My sister recently was married just before the new year. I am a wedding photographer in a well known company in the wedding business, so I have seen a LOT of DJs. Months prior, I photographed a wedding alongside Joe at Briscoe Manor, and I KNEW that I had found the right DJ for her! Professional, respectful, knowledgeable, fun, party-starting, and all around wonderful services is what we got from Joe for her wedding! We couldn't have been happier, and in fact I will be getting married myself this coming June, and he is absolutely my choice for my wedding as well! Look no further if you want a fantastic DJ experience! Thanks Joe :)
Great jobReviewed on 1/06/2015 Catherine D
Cesar did a great job on our wedding, the guests loved that he brought turn tables to mash up music on the spot. I wish we stuck closer to the list of songs discussed prior to the wedding but overall it was the best wedding DJ we've ever seen!
Ask around and they will Help!!!Reviewed on 12/23/2014 Lisa H
If you cannot afford their original quotes they have accommodations. If you want something small and not to use your person iPod they can do it for less and still look nice. Ask questions!!! Do not get discouraged Joe F., Nick S. All helpful!!!!! They call, email, set it up and I could not afford $1000-did not want the disco fancy lights. So they helped!!!! Please work with them. Other vendors pushed us aside fast.
Cesar Rocks!Reviewed on 11/03/2014 Angela M
Cesar the DJ (unique style productions) was the best part of our wedding! He took the time to meet with us several times and help us pick out the perfect music for our big day. He even helped me pick the daughter/father song and mother/groom song.....without him we would have been lost. He has a great personality and so much energy. He kept the crowd having a good time! I plan on using him for future events and recommend all future brides to use him!
The Best in the Business!Reviewed on 10/06/2014 Callie K
Unique Style Productions is in a category all their own. They offer so much more than just a "DJ service." They are the masters of entertainment. Our experience was very personalized. Cesar seemed to know what we wanted even when we were having a hard time explaning the type of music we wanted to hear. Our guests were on the dance floor all night. The layout of the venue had me concerned that some guests would not make it to the dance floor--Cesar made it happen! Even my grandma was out there dancing. Cesar's passion, infectious enthusiasm, and professionalism really set Unique Style Productions apart. Unique Style Productions also provided the lighting, monogram, and photobooth. Everything was fantastic. I cannot say enough about this company. BOOK THEM! You will not be disappointed!
Fantastic AtmosphereReviewed on 8/11/2014 Analicia G
Cesar Gil from Unique Style was an amazing DJ. After having contracted him, we met to go over song preferences. My husband and I enjoy a varied selection of music but are very bad about knowing artist and song names and making selections. That didn't matter to Cesar, he took our information and made amazing recommendations and kept everyone at the wedding dancing and overcrowding the dance floor all night long. He translated everything he said in both Spanish and English and made sure to mix both Latin music and English music in seamlessly. He goes way beyond just switching from song to song. He is truly a musician who is able to seamlessly blend music so that there aren't any breaks. Everyone was asking who the DJ was because he did such an amazing job. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Best Event DJ Services Ever!!Reviewed on 4/07/2014 Tran P
ask for CESAR GIL. he was our DJ and was excellent from the first time we met him through the end of our wedding. He has a vast music library, able to mix and mash-up any two songs. He is high-energy and really understands dynamics of a party. Everyone was on the dance floor. His ancillary services (monogram, uplighting) are superb and high quality but also reasonably priced.
Wedding 08/24/13Reviewed on 9/18/2013 Elizabeth V
We booked Unique Style Productions for DJ (ceremony & reception), photobooth and lighting. After my first appointment with Cesar, I knew we wanted him as our DJ. Meetings with him were easy, he was open to all our ideas (confetti, Hora Loca), made suggestions where I was clueless. At the wedding he was amazing!! Made everybody hit the floor, even those who "didn't dance". Guests had a blast with the photobooth! Uplights added that extra touch of elegance to the venue/decoration, so beautiful. Oh, the only complain is that at the end of the night my feet were cramping, as I danced non-stop (totally you're fault Cesar) :) I couldn't have asked for better DJ than Cesar...thanks!
Best DJ Ever!Reviewed on 8/04/2013 F J
Cesar Gil was the first vendor we booked and was definitely the best decision we made for our reception! He is friendly, professional and incredibly talented. Cesar actually deejays and just doesn't play song after song like many so-called DJs out there. He took the time to meet with us several times to figure out what we liked and didn't like and provided creative suggestions on what we could do to enhance the reception. We received tons of compliments from our guests about how much fun they had, and it certainly was due in large part to Cesar! We can't thank him enough and have recommended several of our friends and family members.
Great DJ and Lighting Service!Reviewed on 7/09/2013 Tamara T
Cesar and Marcus really worked with us to get us what we wanted for the price we needed. Our DJ was Marcus aka DJM.E.and he was great to work with! I really enjoyed their personal service and that they were available to talk whenever I needed. Marcus made sure that he had the music that we wanted available. Everyone was having fun and dancing! I definitely recommend them if you are looking for a DJ or lighting service!
Sebastian was greatReviewed on 6/26/2013 Sarah G
Sebastian was great. Very reliable and very fun and energetic the day of. He was always out on the dance floor with us which was very fun. He got the crowd going too. He also helped coordinate a photobooth and lighting at the venue and that turned out well.
Cesar Gil is Awesome!Reviewed on 6/12/2013 Pammy K
We had our choice of Dj with our package at Tuscany and we went with Cesar with Unique Style Productions. He was awesome and kep everyone on the dance floor ALL NIGHT LONG! We even extended the reception an extra hour because everyone was having such a great time. He kept everything flowing smoothly and worked well with our venue and other vendors. Cesar knew that my husband was an ex-Marine, so he brought in his Marine backpack that he suggested we use for when Nick had to get my garter. He played exactly what we wanted him to play, and we didn't have to give him much direction that night at all. We had an amazing time and I danced all night long!
DJ MEReviewed on 4/11/2013 Julie C
Marcus was a great DJ once he got to the wedding, However, it did take him a while to respond to emails. He was also supposed to bring mics for the pastor and groom and failed to do so. But like i said once he got to the wedding, he did a great job!
Great DJ and great priceReviewed on 3/31/2013 Cristi
Sebastian (Seebass) was my DJ and he did a fantastic job. He played exactly the right type of music and adjusted based on the mood. He was flexible and upbeat. He really did a fantastic job all around. He has a great and fun personality that really kept the party going. He speaks Spanish too so was able to translate for our Spanish speaking family members.
Last minute success!Reviewed on 12/31/2012 Xochitl C
We were on an extreme time crunch due to unforeseeable family events, so the music really took a backseat in planning. The DJ seemed frustrated at the fact that we were so last minute that he felt the need to mention he may not have time to find our music because he had a “big wedding” right before ours (we had our music on an external drive so it took care of that potential problem). That unnecessary comment aside, they were one of the two DJ's included in our venue package and I am still glad we went with them. We bought an afforable lighting package on top of what was included and it really made the event much more fun and lively. Sidenote: If you have a name that people tend to mispronounce, practice with the person beforehand just to make sure they get it. I know this from experience with my first name but didn't think of it with the simpler last name. Trust me, it's just as embarrassing for the DJ to mispronounce it so do him/her a favor and practice. We would give a 4.5/5, rating would be a 5 but we don't think he read the crowd well enough to keep them engaged the whole time.