iLikeThatDJ Ent. - DJ Kris Mullins

San Diego, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I've been actively DJn since the age of 10, started in public venues at 13 and have since perfected the skill of not only DJn, but Event Management, Emceeing, Communication, Crowd Control via Music and much more. I've challenged myself over the years to DJ many type of events more than just once so I fully understand each one thuroughly. With this said, now in my late 20s I am very fluent in all types of events from all aspects listed above to also include event production (lighting, sound, etc) and everything that is included as early as the planning stages.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love that each event is completely unique from others and each event is personal to someone, whether it be a wedding to a bride/groom, a corporate party to a company as a whole, a school prom to each one of the kids attending, or a Mitzvah to the boy/girl its for! Putting smiles on faces from providing great mixes and a smooth running event!

Location

San Diego, CA 92120

Years in business

21

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

15

Reviews

14 Reviews
  • Susan R. Nov 20, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kris Mullins was the DJ at my twins' B'nai Mitzvah at the Courtyard Marriott Old Town in November 2014. I was really impressed with Kris as a person and a DJ. I met him over Thumbtack. He was the first DJ to respond, and I liked him right away. I never felt the need to interview anyone else. He was also appropriately priced. Over the next few weeks we spoke on the phone and corresponded by email. I asked if we could visit him some evening at a function he was DJ'ing, and we did. Even though the event was a bit wild (not his fault), he presented as a very nice and well-spoken young man who is dedicated to his career. He was very helpful in organizing our event, providing us the format for a timeline and interesting games for the kids to play. We gave him a list of songs we wanted to hear and some artists we preferred not to hear, and he fulfilled our wishes. He seems to have all the latest and greatest equipment one could want, though we were modest in the choices for our small party, and he respected that and didn't try to sell us a huge package. He also has an interesting other business he's working on with his brother - lots of energy and very entrepreneurial! I wouldn't hesitate to use his services again.
  • Mike M. Nov 17, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kris and iLikeThatDJEnt were awesome! We used Kris and Elliot (the DJ) for our Marine Corps Birthday Ball of 600 people. The Ball was downtown, but most Marines stayed long after the ceremony to dance instead of going out to the Gaslamp because the music was that good!
  • Indhira P. Nov 9, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We had such a good time and kris was fantastic
  • Amanda D. Nov 3, 2014
    Kris was great! He was recommended by my wedding planner when we were discussing possible DJs for our event. We had been in contact with a few different companies that were all great, but Kris was really easy to get a hold of and had a great price so we went with him and we are so glad he was a part of our day! He not only provided DJ services for us, but he also took care of lighting (both indoor and outdoor) and draping inside the venue. It was so convenient that he was able to provide several services and he did a great job with everything! Communication was Kris was easy and timely. Any time we had a question or wanted to change something he responded to us very quickly. His timeline for the wedding day was very organized and easy to fill out. I was a little stressed about making sure that all the song choices for each part of the event were perfect and Kris was a great help with that. We had a meeting about a month before to finalize and talk through everything and I knew we were in good hands. Day of the wedding Kris was there very early to make sure everything was set up perfectly. We had a little issue with a mic at one point, but Kris dealt with it very professionally (I think he was more bothered by it than we were, you could tell he is a perfectionist!). All of his introductions, etc were perfect and the timeline ran very smoothly. When it was time to dance, the music was great and his mixing is very impressive! Overall, we were very pleased with Kris and would highly recommend him to others. I would also definitely hire him for any event that I needed DJ services in the future.
  • Lisa E. Oct 15, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kris was fantastic to work with! He loves what he does and it shows. Kris really made our wedding so much fun and he made sure to highlight all of our great moments. He is detailed and organized and so down to earth. Such a pleasure to have him DJ at our wedding!!
  • Jennifer D. Oct 6, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kris was a great wedding DJ! He had all of the songs we wanted to hear and he did a good job of getting everyone involved in the dancing portion of our wedding. He also made the transitions from one thing to the next run smoothly. We had a wonderful time at our wedding and I can't complain about our DJ. I feel as though he helped make it a memorable night.
  • Blayze H. Oct 5, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We had an amazing experience with Kris as our wedding DJ. During the entire process he was very professional and willing to meet with us in person or via phone whenever. He made the process very easy and stress free. On the actual wedding day Kris was great! We used him for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. During the dancing he did a great job of playing music that fit our group and the dance floor was packed the whole night. If I have any friends getting married soon, I would definitely recommend Kris!
  • Adriana G. Sep 26, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kris was amazing to work with! He was so flexible when the location of our reception was changed due to weather complications. He responded quickly to all of our emails and made sure to cater to all of our specific music requests. He was very personable, approachable and professional. Many of our guests expressed how great the DJ was throughout the night. His positive, proficient attitude allowed us to feel more comfortable, and, after our first meeting, we were confident that we could trust him to create a naturally fun and upbeat environment. Guests who I thought I would never see dance were out on the dance floor having a blast! We definitely recommend him, and we would love to work with him again in the future!
  • Kevin H. Sep 17, 2014
    DJ Kris was outstanding!!! He met with us in person before the wedding, communicated frequently with our planner, and was very knowledgeable about the flow of events and everything else. We gave him a fairly significant list of songs to play - some pretty esoteric- and he got them and played them all. Where we didn't have chosen songs, he had a good mix of genres we had requested. We were having so much during the dance party after dinner, that we decided to keep the party going an extra hour!!!...to which Kris obliged (we paid but he could have said no). All-in-all a great experience and I'd highly recommend Kris!!!
  • Tabitha H. Apr 29, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Absolutely amazing DJ for our wedding. Worked with us to stay within our budget, and also met with us and gave us a very detailed template for a schedule and 100's of song suggestions for each event (processional song,s first dance, etc.). Then went through the whole form with us again to make sure he would say the wedding party's names right and thought of a ton of stuff I had forgotten. He also doubled as our pseudo wedding planner for the day since ours was horrible. Great personality! Had everyone dancing all night long!! Great transitions from song to song and cut our first dance song exactly where we wanted it cut since we didn't want everyone staring at us for too long!! Will definitely be referring him to our friends/family!
  • Wayne M. Apr 6, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kris was great to work with ... easy going but in control, very professional. Everyone was thrilled with the job he did at our daughter's wedding. I would use Kris again in a heart beat ! Thanks Kris !! Wayne Mason
  • Tony S. Mar 25, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kris was outstanding, absolutely TOP notch service! Professional and a pleasure to work with. Of course with having a wedding there is not a lot of time to coordinate when you are down to the last few weeks. Kris made it so easy even with the last minute requests he adjusted his schedule and pulled off a spectacular performance for us. The work that Kris did made the ceremony and the reception a smash with us and all of our guests. He was able to keep them dancing and the party moving right along. Kris was extremely professional and handled all of the announcements that we had requested throughout the night, he was always right on point. It is unknown at the time you make a selection for any services for your event and you just hope for the best when the time comes but with Kris you won't have to wonder if you made a good choice as I can confirm that you made an EXCELLENT choice and I would recommend him every time. I'm so happy that I had Kris handle our event I would not have changed a thing. If you want the best DJ hire Kris. Tony & Darwin
  • Caitlin A. Feb 10, 2014
    Kris was amazing! I heard working with DJ's can be a little stressful sometimes but not Kris. He was super professional and responsive- we only had a few conversations regarding what kind of songs we wanted etc and emailed him a play and do not play list and it was perfect! I was so impressed how in tune he was with our guests and with my husband and I. He definitely kept the party going and got everyone on the dance floor. I highly recommend him! (and his rates were very reasonable too!)
  • Cal W. Jan 22, 2014
    We had Kris as the DJ for our wedding in August 2013, and he was awesome. We wanted to be sure to avoid the classic, cheesy wedding DJ. Instead we wanted someone who could keep the party going, and was brief and smooth on the mic when it was time to speak. We met with Tim from TAP originally, and also had a chance to talk with Kris. After meeting with both, we felt like we couldn't go wrong. Kris seemed really laid back, which is more our style, so we chose him. We met with Kris one more time before the wedding to go over the song list we had prepared. It was pretty simple, a couple of special requests, a couple of mashups. He had no problems with what we wanted done. Day of the wedding things went smooth as could be. He showed up and setup the ceremony area no problems. I think I saw him once before the reception started, he just smiled and said congrats and that was it, no problems or questions or anything, it went very smoothly and professionally. For our recessional music, there was a song we wanted faded in at a certain part, and he got it just right. He transitioned to the cocktail hour and reception no problems. All the music we requested was played, and he did a really good job of feeling the flow out and keeping the party rocking. Plus, based on our song requests, he was able to play a lot of other music that we really loved. Reception progressed really well, with the music getting more rowdy after dinner and cake. The dance floor was never empty, and we've got lots of wedding photos to prove it! We were very happy with Kris and would recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding DJ who is professional, but can also keep the dance floor going.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes, attend DJ conventions, trade-shows, and seminars for all types of DJ communities and events as some are tailored to specific types of DJs (Wedding, Party, Club, Corporate etc)
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Wanted to blend my moms Fleetwood Mac with my dads Tom Petty when I was 9/10 years old. A buddy told me there was a special CD player that could do that. Furthermore he told me there was a job called a DJ that did this. That was it, mind was already made as to what I wanted to do!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Weddings, both Ceremony and Reception seem to be the majority, however all types of events such as Mitzvah's, Military Balls, B-Day Parties, Holiday Parties and more have been serviced, and of course, turned out very well!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Everyone is on a budget and prices do matter, however, this day in age more than ever, many DJs are popping up everywhere and offering much lower rates and in fact do not have experience. The sales pitch will be good but thats about all! Do your research and check reviews. Most importantly, your DJ and MC can make or break the event, so don't go with the cheapest services as you WILL get what you pay for, and no matter what you spend on the event, that could be dampened by a inexperienced DJ. Don't go cheap on one of the most important aspects of a smooth running event! My reviews: http://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/kris-mullins-dj-kray-san-diego/a033ceba0574c272.html
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
DJ'n is very meticulous and includes so many details. It's by far not easy, but with time and repetition comes experience and with experience comes a seasoned DJ. With a seasoned DJ comes more understanding of the entire event which directly aids in planning correctly and efficiently.