Beat Train Productions was incredibly responsive, supportive, humble, and polite during the entire process of selecting and booking a DJ, signing the contract, and preparing for the big day. We can’t thank their admin team enough for their help! We ended up working with DJ Mariko, who was equally polite and accommodating. She really went out of her way to ask good questions, communicate with our venue, and triple check that no detail was left undiscussed so that the music could be perfect. She leaned into our musical taste and style, and was able to vary that as appropriate for ceremony vs. cocktails vs. dinner vs. partying. She MC’ed what I felt was a perfect amount – communicating important details to guests, knowing exactly when to get people on the floor and how, and adding cheer to all the joy we felt that day. We got a lot of compliments on both the dinner music, which was heavily influenced by our style, as well as the dancing music, where Mariko artfully selected and flowed between the perfect party anthems. Thank you again, Beat Train and Mariko!
We had such a fantastic experience working with Mariko and the whole team at Beat Train for our recent wedding. Mariko really took the time to get to know us as a couple and the type of music we wanted at our wedding. She kept our friends and family on the dance floor the entire night. We had so many guests comment on what a fun dance party it was! We had a to make a few last minute changes when the musician who was supposed to play during our ceremony had to cancel last minute. Mariko jumped in and made sure we had fabulous ceremony music. She was organized, thoughtful, professional, and clearly cared so much about making sure we had the best wedding party. We highly recommend Beat Train, and especially DJ Mariko!
Mariko is awesome! She DJ’ed our wedding and the whole experience was great. Mariko made the whole planning process super easy for us, and she was helpful with guidance about how to best set things up for our venue, ceremony sound, guests, and vibe that we wanted. She was really receptive to what we had in mind but also provided helpful thoughts about what options could work better or worse. And during the reception, she absolutely killed it! She did a great set and the dance floor was packed. Tons of our guests complimented her DJ’ing. Mariko was an absolute pleasure to work with and we’d highly recommend her.
DJ Mariko, did an incredible job, not just with creating the environs for an amazing dance party, but she went above and beyond her duties by helping us think through and plan important aspects for the event and party. She is quite thorough and detailed, and her experience and knowledge proved invaluable in making our event so memorable and enjoyable. We highly recommend her!
Our goal for our wedding was a rocking party with everyone on the dance floor having fun. And DJ Mariko made that happen!! She got to know us ahead of time to understand the vibe and flow for the evening. Rather than just putting together a playlist, she took time to curate a special experience and it couldn’t have been better. EVERYONE was out there with us dancing. We loved her DJ announcing style too, which is just enough communication so guests know what’s going on. We’re super grateful that we found her for our celebration.
DJ Mariko was AMAZING for our wedding! We truly felt her passion in helping us to create a memorable night. Throughout the preparation – including our pre-event video calls and in coordinating with our videographer over sound – Mariko was responsive, kind, and attentive to us, our guests, and our other vendors. She lined up the music and the speeches seamlessly from the ceremony to the reception. She was also responsive to the vibe and got our small party up and on the dance floor (just as we had hoped!). Our guests keep telling us how much they enjoyed Mariko and the photos are reflective of the fantastic energy she brought (we aren’t publicly sharing our photos). When we were researching her work, her wedding mix samplers were so good they inspired us to have a spontaneous dance party date night in our living room! Mariko was a valuable part of creating this magic moment; we highly recommend her!
We hired DJ Mariko and are thankful we did. My wife and I had no idea what we were doing and Mariko made the process of picking our music easy. She had us think of not only the songs we wanted but also what we didn’t want. Once at the event Mariko kept close watch of the dance floor to see what the crowd reacted well to. We had a plan going in, however the key to a good dj is their ability to adapt the plan based on what is happening at the event and Mariko has this ability in spades. Very happy we hired her and would recommend her to anyone looking for a dj for their event.
DJ Mariko brought an incredible light and energy to our wedding! From the ceremony music to the tunes over cocktail hour & dinner to the dance floor, she built a fantastic vibe and brought us together – we had kiddos on the dance floor alongside our oldest guests. We got tons of “DJ Mariko is crushing it!” compliments throughout the night. By the end of our celebration, she felt like part of our community, and we are endlessly grateful for all her preparation and care in getting to know us and for helping create the most magical & humbling weekend.
We are so grateful to have had DJ Mariko at our wedding. She was kind and attentive in the weeks leading up to our big day, and then when the day arrived she brought the VIBES! Every single person was up and out of their seats, dancing to our favorite tunes. Even the older people joined in! In addition to the amazing tunes, there was the perfect amount of MC-ing, so guests knew what to do next. We even had a really special unplanned send-off thanks to Mariko. Seriously, weeks after this wedding, we are all still talking about how awesome she was. Friends are still texting us about her! Cannot be more thrilled with our choice and will be hoping to hire her again whenever we need a DJ in the future!!
DJ Mariko was such an incredible professional and it was such a pleasure working with her for our wedding. She worked with us every step of the way and not only curated the best music, but also was a trusted advisor. Cannot forget to mention that she had the dance-floor moving and the guests absolutely loved her energy and music choice. Beat Train also made everything super easy from begging to end and I would easily recommend!
Mariko was a dream to work with. She came to meetings totally prepared, was really thorough and thoughtful about figuring out the kinds of music we’d want to hear, and then was such a huge help on the night itself with emceeing, setting the tone for every part of the night, and really encouraging people to dance and have fun. So many guests were overflowing with praise for her work during and after the party! I’d recommend her to anyone and everyone.
We worked with Mariko and we could not have been happier. We really wanted to support a female DJ and we were so thrilled with Mariko. She communicated with us throughout the planning process to ensure she had a good sense of our music preferences and to offer us some helpful suggestions to get people out on the dance floor! She also was just so sweet and we could tell she genuinely cared about making sure our day was every thing we wanted. She’s the best!
Mariko was an absolute rockstar at our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. We knew we wanted to work with Mariko from our first phone call. Well-versed in her craft, Mariko guided us through the planning, helped us create a perfect timeline and a playlist, and answered all my emails promptly and with great detail. On the day of the event, Mariko kept the party going and entertained a crowd that ranged in ages from 2 y.o. to 95. Everyone was participating, dancing, smiling, and having a fantastic time. At the end of our party, we felt like we were saying goodbye to a good friend. If you are looking for someone with an abundance of positive energy, Mariko is your DJ.
I was at a NYC club having the best time dancing to DJ Mariko and had to book her for my wedding. She was organized, knowledgeable, and was so easy to communicate with. Her experience truly showed with the questions she asked. I didn’t even think about the little things such as the length of a song and what section of the song we wanted to play while walking down the aisle. I felt that she truly cared about making our day memorable. It was an honor to have her spin at our wedding and we are grateful that she enhanced our special day!
I’m so thankful that Mariko was our DJ and I highly recommend her. She was so attentive and responsive to our calls/emails. We come from a very conservative family and she had everyone dancing and by everyone we mean kids, grandparents, and some snobby relatives! I’m beyond shock that she had all ages dancing and that was our hope and she succeeded. Mariko is so versatile with her genres and was able to mix in our must have songs to age appropriate music! I have told friends and family about DJ Mariko and I am thrilled to book her for any other future occasions.
My partner and I really wanted someone from the LGBQT community to be our DJ. After inquiring with a few lesbians bars her name kept popping up. We were really glad we took a chance and hired her as our DJ. She played the essentials that you hear at a gay bar to perfect cocktail reception music that was still upbeat. People still talk about how much fun our wedding was and Mariko was a huge part of that. Thank you again!
Our wedding was perfect thanks in large part to Mariko’s work as our DJ and emcee. She listened to what we wanted, provided helpful suggestions on making the evening even better, went above and beyond during setup, and most importantly, nailed the music throughout the ceremony, reception, and on the dance floor. We cannot recommend DJ Mariko highly enough!
We had an incredible experience working with Mariko. DJ Mariko gave us great suggestions and took the time to really get to know our styles and our vision for our wedding. She played the perfect variety and respected our requests. Everyone LOVED the music. We got so many compliments and everyone was up and dancing all night. You are in great hands!
DJ Mariko were absolutely fantastic to work with! DJ Mariko was super collaborative, gave us amazing guidance during our initial meeting, and was able to curate a truly perfect playlist for our reception. She got everyone to the dance floor and everyone stayed on the dance floor! Everyone keeps telling us how amazing the music was from our reception and we owe it all to DJ Mariko! I would 110% recommend her to all my friends and family for their event/wedding!
DJ Mariko was amazing to work with! Our outdoor event at Domino Park with CAMP x Walgreens was a blast – families were loving the tunes, meeting new friends and dancing together. Thank you for the professionalism, agility and excellent vibes. Can’t wait to work with you again.
We’re still getting compliments about how incredible our wedding DJ was weeks later! Mariko was amazing, both in the lead up to our big day and throughout the wedding. She kept the energy up and played all of our favorite tunes at exactly the right moments. 5 stars doesn’t do her justice: my mom stayed until after midnight. Her superhuman abilities cannot be overstated.
How do you know if a DJ is good? its actually a simple test. If they keep the dance floor full- they are good. If the dance floor is empty then they don’t get the crowd. The DJ is the center of the party. We had a Holiday party with a diverse/multi-generational crowd. Age range: 21-55 Ethnicity: very wide range Gender: all Mariko kept the dance floor full for a few hours. People were dancing the all time. We will surely hire her for our next event. Thank you Mariko for an amazing event.
LOVED working with Beat Train and DJ Mariko!! Mariko’s process is so thoughtful and inclusive. She truly cares about crafting an enjoyable experience for all guests. She is super friendly, professional, and communicative–and we got a ton of positive feedback about the music from our guests!
Mariko and Beat Train were amazing from start to finish. We’re both musicians so it meant a lot to us that Mariko perfectly understood our taste and vibe. She has the BEST energy – the perfect balance of amped and professional, she kept everyone on the dance floor without being overbearing. 10/10, everyone loved Mariko and you will too!
Mariko was truly the best DJ we could have asked for. From the beginning, she was very easy to talk to and plan with. We fully trusted her to take the few songs we shared and really build out a whole night for our wedding. From the ceremony to cocktail hour and the dance floor, the sound was great and the vibes were amazing. Mariko really made it a party and all of our guests kept raving about the music. We’re so glad we went with BeatTrain and Mariko – thank you for making our day unforgettable!
DJ Mariko was AMAZING! She was extremely thorough and kind throughout the planning process, and she really got our music taste immediately. The entire night, guests kept coming up to us and saying how good the music was. She did an absolutely incredible job, and had such good instincts. Highly, HIGHLY recommend!