Instant Request DJ Staff
Instant Request DJs
Instant Request DJ Staff
Originally from Saint Paul, MN, Aasiyyah is the 2nd youngest of 7 children. She was the kind of kid that would dance any time the music came on, and had plenty of opportunities to enrich her musical talents attending a year-round elementary school up until the 6th grade. Aasiyyah is currently in school full-time, studying music production and audio engineering. She considers herself an independent artist, and is working on a few singles. Aasiyyah loves attending festivals and is drawn to them due to the wide variety of musical styles and performances. As far as weddings go, Aasiyyah remembers attending a wedding where the event ended and the crowd continued to cheer for an encore – and she tries to bring that energy to every event she DJs. Aside from music, Aasiyyah loves to read, travel and experience new things.
Aasiyyah was our DJ and she was absolutely fantastic! She kept the dance floor busy all night with such great songs! She was worth every penny and made the night so memorable! She was so helpful and organized throughout the night as well! - Katie and Matt @ Como Park Zoo
Music has been at the center of Alexander's life from the very beginning. He was born in Iowa, went to school for music performance in Texas, and spent over 8 years living in New York City working as a professional opera singer. Now living in Minneapolis, Alex spends most of his days organizing, rehearsing for, or performing in productions around town. When he's not doing that, you can likely find him hosting a trivia night at one of his weekly shows. When not focused on music, he is focused on baseball. Alex is a die hard Cubs fan, and ranks the night the Cubs won the World Series as one of the best nights of his life.
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Worth every penny! We used them for our wedding. Our DJ Alex was personable, professional and easy to work with. He kept things moving and adapted to any changes we requested. Out of all the things that go into planning a wedding- choosing to work with Instant Request is one we are most happy about! Excellent! - Heather and Brad @ Dakota Lodge in West St. Paul
Auctavias grew up in Saint Paul, and has been a musician for as long as he can remember. He started DJing and rapping in high school, and decided to continue that pursuit by attending school for audio production and engineering. His biggest challenge in learning to mix his own music is learning what it means to have ownership over his own work. Auctavias likes to stay active and in shape, and he does so by hitting the gym regularly and rock climbing when he has the opportunity. His most memorable experience from a wedding was the first time he saw what happens when a St. John’s crowd hears “Piano Man.” When asked about his language skills, Auctavias claims to speak sarcasm fluently – but is also proficient in English and Spanish.
Auctavias met and exceeded our expectations. He really knew how to read the crowd to keep people dancing all night long. I would recommend him to anyone! I still have people commenting to me on how wonderful the lighting was and how great the dance was. The dance floor was packed all night long. Auctavias did an absolutely wonderful job. From the announcing, to interacting with our families, and the music, We feel very fortunate he was selected for our event.- Faith and Shane @ Marriott Minneapolis Southwest
Ben is from Shoreview, MN and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where he played baseball. He’s been into music for years, and started a band with his brothers as a child. Ben’s love of music comes from the energy it brings to concerts and performing, and he loves to bring that energy to the dance floor. Ben remembers the first time he nailed a mix of several songs at a wedding, and watched the dance floor erupt - he tries to bring that same energy to every wedding he performs at. When he’s not DJing, Ben loves to create YouTube videos, and his other jobs include modeling and acting. Subscribe to his YouTube channel for some funny and lighthearted content, and maybe a few life hacks! His favorite non-music art form is dance - unless you count sports as a form of art - and Ben stays true to his hometown teams when it comes to sports, as a fan of the Vikings, Wild, and Twins.
Cannot say enough great things about our DJ! We had DJ Ben Mezzenga and he did an AMAZING job! The dance floor was PACKED all night long and he was great with crowd involvement. He was always smiling and willing to do whatever to make our night go smoothly, which it definitely did. He even had to learn about "the washtub dance" and he was so game for it! We loved having him as our DJ and could not recommend him enough! Thank you DJ Ben! - Mickael and Beau @ Freeport Community Center
Originally from Chicago, Daniel moved to Minnesota when he was just a year old, and has been here since. He first got into DJing via his love of photography, getting into clubs for the purpose of photographing DJs in action. Doing so allowed him to learn how DJs interact with the crowd and get the party started, sparking his interest in becoming a DJ himself. When he’s not working on photography or perfecting his DJ skills, Daniel is working on designing his own clothing brand and loves to dance and keep in shape, having gone to school to become a personal trainer. He’s also an experienced traveler, and has visited Europe, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Daniel speaks Spanish.
We found Daniel at my Aunt's wedding and loved how he was able to get all ages out on the dance floor! From college kids to grandparents, everyone was having a blast! He was also wonderful about coordinating with our venue and guests regarding speeches, the grand march, first dances, etc. - Elizabeth and Andy @ Hyatt Regency Bloomington
My husband and I had a DJ from Instant Request at our wedding last weekend. Less than a week before our wedding, the DJ that we had originally been assigned left the company, meaning that we had a new DJ assigned to us like 4 days before the wedding. Even though that happened, we are SO happy with how everything turned out! Daio was attentive, thoughtful, and worked really hard to get mine and my husband's shy families out on the dance floor. Everybody ended up having a wonderful time. Thank you, Dario!!- Jessica and Colin @ Residence Learn more about DJ Dario M
Instant Request DJ was great for our wedding! We didn't have a 'definite' wedding schedule but our DJ, Dave, was super willing to work with us and be accommodating to our schedule the day of the wedding. Dave was also great to play the music we put on the playlist but added music that fit the genres we had picked. Our dance floor we always filled with people thanks to Dave! Overall we had an amazing experience with Instant Request DJ and we would recommend them for anyone look for a wedding DJ! - Alex and Cody @ Legends Golf ClubLearn more about DJ Dave K
Derek was born in Fargo, North Dakota, but grew up in Minnesota. His first cassette was White Snake, and that started his lifelong love of music. Derek grew up burning CD’s for all of the family’s road trips and always loved the feeling of satisfaction after making the perfect mix of music. He obtained his Social Work degree at Northwestern College in Iowa. When not DJing, Derek is a mental health social worker for an insurance company. Derek is married to a nurse, and has two cats, Charlie and Lucy. Derek likes to joke that he has a mixed marriage with his wife – he is a Vikings fan and she cheers on the Packers. In his free time he is active at his church and leads a Wednesday night kid’s Bible study. Derek loves to read sci-fi and fantasy, although he’ll devour a good book of any genre.
DJ Derek was great! This company was so easy to work with, loved their wedding website and super affordable! We were able to call our DJ a week before our wedding to talk about what we wanted for our wedding. Derek did an amazing job with our music selection I highly recommend booking them for your wedding.- Sara and Cody @ MermaidLearn more about DJ Derek H
I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how very pleased we were with using Instant Request for our wedding Oct. 7th. Grahame was fantasitc!!! He was personable, professional and so easy to work with. Out of all the things that go into a wedding Colin and I were most satisfied with the DJ and photographers we picked. I will be promoting your services and if there is anyone that ever wants a verbal testimony, I would be happy to talk to them anytime. - Abby and Colin Superior Shores Resort in Two Harbors Learn more about DJ Grahame B
We had Jimmy C for our DJ and he was fabulous!!!! From our first phone convo with him we were immediately put at ease with his organization. It was so nice to be able to use the Event Planner to input the songs we wanted for our first dance, cocktail hour music, dinner music, all the names of our bridal party and who was going to be introduced and which song we wanted for that, etc. Our dancefloor was packed ALL night!!!! Although he didn’t play every song we put on our “list” of songs, Jimmy totally read the crowd and kept people out there all night! I think our wedding guests would have danced all night if they could!! - Kayla and Mitchell @ Hazeltine Golf Club Learn more about DJ Jimmy C
John is a St. Paul native who grew up taking piano and dance lessons. He has always loved music. After high school, he moved to California for a period to study music production. This is where he first learned to DJ with turntables. During this time John was a DJ at his college radio station. Besides music, athletics have always played a part in Johns life. He played numerous sports growing up and is now a High School teacher of physical education/health. While DJing, John also worked as a bartender for a catering company. He jokes that he has been in every building you can have a wedding in across the twin cities. He might be right! John recently got married and has a baby boy named Brooks.
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John Butler was PHENOMENAL!!! I couldn't have asked for a better night. John was professional, easy going, flexible, and it was such a pleasure working with him. With the craziness of the wedding, I didn't have to worry about a thing when it came to the music which was huge! The ceremony was flawless and he did fantastic with the music. As far as the reception, I didn't think I stopped dancing the whole night. Everyone has not stopped raving about how much fun they had! I wish we could re-live the night over! I’ve attached our album for you to scroll through to see all the happy faces throughout the night as proof! Thank you for being great. We feel lucky to have been matched with you. Thank you so much John! - Wendy and Collin @ Hyatt Regency Bloomington
Jordan has always been focused on creating music his entire life. He has toured playing in bands and DJ gigs across the USA. Jordan was born in MI, raised in WI, and moved to MN to attend school where he revived a degree in Audio Production & Engineering. Jordan has an extensive knowledge of audio equipment. He has been producing music for himself and other artists for years. This exposure to budding artists from multiple genres has expanded his knowledge and taste for all types of music.
When not surrounded by music Jordan prefers watching films, going to concerts, and relaxing with friends and families.
Jordan did a wonderful job! He did such a great job with controlling the flow of the wedding, playing songs that the guests enjoyed, and was overall great to work with. Jessica and Andy @ Lowertown Event Center
Keith has small town roots, originally from Hastings, MN, and has been active in music his whole life. He started playing music in grade school, participating in band and choir, and continued to be involved in the music scene throughout college, playing the piano and banjo. Keith spends his free time cooking, working out and attending concerts whenever the opportunity presents itself. He also spends a good amount of his free time perfecting his craft of mixing music, and aspires to be a club DJ. Keith speaks Spanish, and loves to travel whenever he can.
We were so happy to have Keith as our DJ. He worked so well with our photographer and our venue coordinator to maintain the flow of the night. Both made comments that they liked him. We talked on the phone a few weeks prior with our DJ and felt like he really understood things we wanted or didn’t want. He kept our guests on the dance floor the entire night. Our friends still tell us that everyone talks about how great our DJ was. We would highly recommend him to anyone! - Rebecca and Bob @ The Blaisdell
Kevin has lived in MN his entire life. At the age of 7 he fell in love with Electronic Dance Music (EDM). It was during his high school years that the genre was growing rapidly and Kevin’s love for music grew with it. He began attending concerts and working with audio editing software regularly. Eventually he attended the Minneapolis Media Institute, becoming obsessed. While there he studied music production and sound design. He started DJing with more regularity and soon crowds started to notice. Kevin got a residency at the Skyway Theatre as a preforming DJ artist. He has played alongside Chain Smokers, Knife Party, Malaa, and many more. Kevin, along with a partner, has opened their own music studio. When away from music Kevin loves to play basketball. He also knows American sign language.
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My wife and I went through Instant Request for our wedding and we loved it! We had DJ Kevin and he made the night fun and kept people on the dance floor. Instant Request was very easy to work with and helped us with every step along the way. We called and emailed a bunch before the wedding and they always helped out. The DJ planner was a little complicated at first but my wife and I eventually got the hang of it and were able to add a lot of music to our playlist! Thanks for a memorable night Kevin! - Erin and Robert @Radisson Hotel Minneapolis
Max Greene grew up in St. Francis MN. At 13 he began playing drums in bands and has been actively gigging since. Max has always found himself in multiple performing groups and writing music. His passion for music grew and he decided to study Audio Production at Minnesota State University Mankato. Currently Max is the drummer in a powerhouse funk rock trio and a member of a alternative rock group.
When he is not playing music or DJing Max can be found lifting weights, attending concerts, and spending with friends and family.
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Instant request was perfect for our wedding on Sept 8th! The DJ arrived on time and was all set up before the start of the reception. The music kept alot of our guests on the dance floor for a majority of the night. - Nicole and Allen
Music has always been a key part of Naomi’s life. At the age 4 Naomi began playing violin, and almost 2 decades later after studying it in college, she’s still loves it. Although she’ll always have a special place in her heart for classical music, she loves all genres, with a particular interest in the intersections of music and history. During the day she works for an after school music program where she gets to spend time with kids, speaks Spanish, and meets musicians from all over the Twin Cities. Naomi decided to pursue DJing so she could fuse her love of people, music, and entertaining into one job.
Our DJ Naomi was perfect. She fit our style and did a really great job. I would very highly recommend her. She was super organized and had a great playlist. She kept the dance floor busy and made sure everyone was ready for their toasts and speeches. Everything was very easy to plan! - Kristi and Robert @ Bunker Hills Golf Club
Patrick was raised in Duluth, Minnesota by musical parents. His first memories consist of rocking out to the Beatles and Steely Dan on the record player and learning how to play the drums from his father. He has a degree in Music from the University of Saint Thomas and teaches band and orchestra lessons to 5th graders in the Saint Paul Public School system. He has been Djing for years and has enjoyed curating the perfect playlist to keep everyone dancing for countless weddings. He lives in Saint Paul with his wife, and two dogs.
We would like to thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding day an overwhelming success. Our guests showered us with compliments about our DJ and music choices. We loved the way you were able to help structure our day, with announcements and music cues to help keep our wedding party and us on track with everything. We are so thankful to have had you at the helm! - Barb and Sam @ Silverwood Park Visitor Center
Originally from CA, Paul moved to MN to continue his Graduate degree. Paul started Djing in California as a young man and has not let up. He started DJing local parties and music events, then began working in nightclubs, and has had his music played on the radio. Paul was actually the first Hmong DJ to be played on commercial radio in the United States. Paul is currently a full time Graduate student and his hobbies include, working out, traveling and sketching.
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Paul was AMAZING. He did a great job of making sure things were running the way we wanted with clear communication with us before the wedding as well as during the evening on the big day. He followed our requests on the online planner, and kept the dance floor packed all night. We had an amazing party, and Paul was responsible for it! I have been a bridesmaid in 2 other weddings that have hired Instant Request with 2 other DJs, and they have always been great! We would highly recommend Paul and Instant Request in general. - Katie and Kris @ Legends Golf Club
Randy G was the DJ for our wedding reception and we were very happy with his services. Randy did an excellent job of making announcements (cake cutting) on schedule and of watching for our cues to turn down the dinner music for speeches. He also pronounced everyone's names correctly for the Grand March, which made me happy (we had some tough ones). During the dance, Randy was attentive to our requests and did a great job filling in with additional music that matched our tastes. There were many children in attendance, so we requested that the kid-friendly songs (Hokey Pokey, Chicken Dance, etc) be played early in the night. Randy took care of this and the kids had a blast! We were really pleased with how the evening played out and have nothing but praise for Randy and Instant Request. - Anna and Nathan @ Minnesota Valley Country ClubLearn more about DJ Randy G
Ray was born in Texas in a Military family. As a result, he had the opportunity to move all over the world. When his dad retired from the service in 2000 he moved to Minnesota to be closer to his family. Ray has always been musically inclined. During college he took guitar and piano classes and began producing music. Today Ray plays guitar, bass, piano, and drums. Producing music started as a hobby but has since become an obsession with Ray. He received his degree in Audio Production.
Several years ago, Ray and his friends started DJing for fun at parties. Their competitive nature took over and DJing became one of their favorite things to do.
When he is not working on music, Ray usually loves writing scripts, working with video and still cameras, and watching the UFC and the Vikings.
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Ray was nothing but excellent, far exceeding our expectations! He is extremely accommodating and his work managing the timeline to ensure our reception went off without a hitch allowed us to relax and enjoy the evening with our friends and family. Ray had a great mix of music and kept the dance floor packed throughout the night. Several guests and our whole bridal party complemented his work. My wife and I highly recommend Ray! - Michelle and David @ Maple Grove Community Center
Shawn is a native of Washington, DC and is a natural born entertainer. He has been involved in the performing arts since the second grade, majoring in Television Production in high school and Journalism at the University of Maryland. Shawn comes to Instant Request with over 100 DJ events on his resume. When not DJing, Shawn is hyping the crowd at Target Center as the Public Address Announcer for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He is a lover of a wide variety of music genres and has the ability keep the crowd happy and dancing the night away.
We worked with DJ Shawn and he was absolutely phenomenal! We have never attended a wedding where the dance floor was literally packed the entire time. He read our crowd so well and played the perfect songs! Our guests commented on how great it was to have a DJ who listened to their requests. We had a great phone call with Shawn a week before our wedding where he went through all of his questions and confirmed the details. We could not be more happy with how everything went. Thank you so so much! - Bethany and Brandon @ Bunker Hills Golf ClubLearn more about DJ Shawn P
We just want you to know that we were very pleased with DJ Tim W. at our wedding dance on June 9 at Johnson Hall in St. Peter. Tim was polite, professional, and he kept the crowd dancing. And that's what we wanted. Thank you DJ Tim! - Cady and Nik @ Johnson Hall in St. Peter Learn more about DJ Tim W
Trevor is originally from Kansas City and came to MN to study music performance at Saint Olaf College. He has been singing as long as he can remember. He started playing brass instruments in the 5th grade and worked as a radio DJ at his college station. While not studying his vocal performance skills, he works at St. Olaf as a recording engineer for the music department. Trevor has always enjoyed performing and attending the theater. He regularly sings at various churches around the Twin Cities. When life is not about music, it's often spent listening to podcasts, playing video games and learning to cook new vegetarian meals.
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We really enjoyed working with Instant Request for our wedding!! We got assigned to Trevor for our DJ and he was very nice and easy to work with!! He played all the songs that my guests requested and did a great job! He had the perfect ammount of interaction for what we were looking for. - Erica and Ryan @ Brackett's Crossing Country Club
Tyler is originally from WI and moved to MN to attend school at IPR for audio production and engineering. He’s been in love with music since the age of 4, when he started learning to play piano. Tyler then learned to play drums, guitar, bass, ukulele and just about every percussion instrument there is, eventually starting a band at the age of 13. His love of music has him spending most of his free time listening to and studying music and the way it affects people in a positive way. Outside of his love of music, Tyler loves the Minnesota Wild, playing with his dogs and admiring paintings, especially the work of Andy Warhol.
We were really impressed with Tyler! He did a great job leading up to the wedding and the entire night at the reception! The dance floor was packed the whole night, which we loved. We had multiple people come up to us to tell us how much they loved the DJ. Before the wedding, he confirmed the plan over the phone and followed up with any outstanding questions. He was also very responsive via text message if we had any small items we’d like to let him know about. Tyler was very professional in balancing any requests from our guests which didn’t perfectly align with what the groom and I had in mind. We were a little concerned when initially booking with Instant Request since we did not have a DJ assigned until 3 weeks in advance of our wedding but we were very happy with the online planning tool and our DJ! - Kelsey and Bobby @ Eagan Community Center