Black Tie Certified DJ Staff

DJ Alex K

Alex Knight started DJing at the age of 13 when he got his first pair of turntables. Not long after that, he started digging through the crates at local record shops, as well as create his own music.  He’s now entertained at hundreds of events, making him one of Instant Request’s most sought after Black Tie DJs.

In addition to making a name for himself in Minnesota, Alex was a resident DJ on two very popular cruise ships, having traveled to over 50 countries and counting throughout the world while at sea.  He also spent a year living down under in Melbourne, spinning tunes at venues and bars throughout Australia.  

With that being said, Alex is known for his ability to rock any type of crowd with his knowledge and skills in mixing any genre of music as a DJ and confidence as an MC.  He prides himself on making brides and grooms feel at ease with his professional, laid back style and dedication to making their big day memorable.

Our experience with instant request was great from start to finish. Their online booking system was simple, payments were easy to make, and the online planning system worked flawlessly. They were very accommodating even when we changed the date of our wedding. Once we were assigned a DJ, we got to have a phone call with him a few weeks ahead of time to confirm details and answer questions. Even though he was in Australia at the time, he woke up early so that we could have a phone call with him at a time that worked for us. When the wedding day came, DJ Alex was helpful, courteous, and respectful to our family, wedding party, and all guests. He helped keep us on schedule, but allowed room for flexibility when a few things took longer. He knew who to give the microphone to and when to do it. When the dancing finally started, he was an absolute hit. He knew what songs to play and when. The standard lighting setup worked great for us too. It was a great addition to the dancefloor, and was even synced to many of the songs. We’ve received many compliments about him in the days since our wedding. I highly recommend Instant Request and DJ Alex to any couple planning a wedding. If you aren’t sold on the idea of a DJ and are thinking about doing it yourself, think again. He made our day go so much smoother, and it helped us enjoy our wedding day so much more since we didn’t have to worry about little details. Thank you Instant Request and DJ Alex!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            – Kiley and Isaac @ Stonebrooke Golf Club

DJ Alex Knight was FANTASTIC! First of all – when he gave us the option of meeting either at a coffee shop or a brewery we knew we’d be friends. We hit it off right away, and talked through our online planner which was really nice to do leading up to the wedding day. We felt like Instant Request did a really great job of pairing us with a DJ who could read our vision, and jive to our taste, while also reading the crowd and what would help to get them out on the dance floor. We were bustin’ moves all night long, and Alex was great about encouraging us to come out and join everyone after we took little breaks to refill our cocktails or visit with guests we hadn’t yet had the opportunity to chat with (“could we get the bride and the groom out here for this one?!” etc.). We had a great experience, and would definitely recommend Instant Request DJ (especially DJ Alex Knight) to family, friends, and couples looking for a great reception singing and dancing with their loved ones. – Danielle and Alex @ Lumber Exchange Event Center


We had a great experience with Instant Request at our wedding. Alex Knight was our DJ and really did an incredible job going above and beyond. Your wedding night goes so quick and Alex was so great at keeping things organized, making sure we were on time, and checking in with us throughout the evening. He really knows what he’s doing, making it so easy to trust him completely 🙂 he did a fabulous job keeping our crowd dancing and having a good time all night! Our ceremony sound and music was great as well, everything went flawlessly. We received so many compliments from our guests (of all ages!) about him and would totally recommend him over and over! Thank you again to Alex and instant request- we appreciate you! – Jordan and Jake @ Nicollet Island Pavilion

I used Instant Request at my wedding and I couldn’t have been happier! I used the black tie DJ service and picked Alex. He was a phenomenal DJ. He was able to read the crowd perfectly. The dance floor was full all night long. Alex was very professional and he helped us along the way as well. We felt very confident going in and Alex did not disappoint! I would highly recommend Alex to anyone who enjoys a good dance! – Alicia and Joshua @ Brackett’s Crossing Country Club


Thank you so much for coming all the way out to Hicksville to help us celebrate. We have gotten tons of compliments about you. The dance floor was hopping all night long. Too bad it was too hot to wear your flannel! Hope you enjoyed the cucumbers! I will recommend you! – Karrissa and Travis @ Watson Hunting Camp


Alex was a killer DJ and took the time to understand the type of music we wanted and event and night we were looking for. He fit what we wanted and our crowd perfectly and the dance floor was constantly packed and with our age groups he was able to get everyone having a killer night. Can’t recommend Instant DJ and Alex enough. – Brittany and Jason @ Nicollet Island Pavilion

All of our interactions with Instant Request were pleasant in planning for our wedding, and the actual reception went so well, all for a very reasonable price! The office always replied promptly to our enquiries via email, the event planner was very easy to use, the phone consultation was extremely useful and calming as we knew things were in good hands. Alex, our DJ, did a great job emceeing and accommodating every last change and request. He was a great balance of fun and professional. Definitely glad we went with them, especially for the money, and would recommend them to anyone!                               – Megan and Tom @ Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens


I have nothing but good things to say about Instant Request. I booked them a full year and a half prior to our date and was recommended to them by others who had received great service from Alex Knight. One of my favorite things about them is their online event planner. It allows you to make a custom playlist (which we did), choose genres of music and songs you like/dislike, and input all of the important details they will need to know. As someone who had specific plans for music, the event planner was extremely efficient and helpful and it made me feel like I was in good hands. We also got to meet with our DJ Alex before the wedding to verify all details in the planner and touch base. As for day-of, I have nothing but positive things to say. Alex helped coordinate speeches, made announcements, checked with us about things during the event, and of course played great music. He was there until the end and the dance party was fabulous! Thank you again, Instant Request and Alex!                                                                                                                                          – Ashley and Stephen @ Semple Mansion


Best. DJ. EVER. Alex came in with us really only talking online a bit and having a quick 5 minute phone call (this is because I did everything through the online planner). He kept everyone on the dance floor all night long and made the night SO MUCH FUN! Both bride and grooms family were dancing together (which is EXACTLY what I wanted)! My entire family has been asking about him and what company he is from- since he was so awesome. I always give them the Instant Request information for their next get together! I truly cannot say better things! Thanks so much for showing everyone an absolutely wonderful time at our wedding! We got SO much bang for our buck! I was on a tight budget so for a while I was thinking of not having a DJ and I’m so glad that we ended up having you guys! made the night effortless for me and my husband and so much fun! We are very happy with the value               – Bria and Ryley @ Brackett’s Crossing Country Club


We can not stop saying the most amazing things about Alex Knight from Instant Request DJ Entertainment. Not only was he super easy to communicate with, he did an absolute flawless job at keeping all ages of guests up and dancing until the final song. He respected the style of music we liked, played all the songs we requested that weren’t even on the Instant Request list, and then he supplemented those with his own picks that were insane crowd pleasers without being cheesy. We had our ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing all in separate rooms at The Minneapolis Club, and he navigated the music around perfectly (which is not an easy thing to do). During our ceremony, he knew exactly when to start phasing in a song so there were no awkward silences, and he modified the father/daughter and mother/son songs so they weren’t incredibly long. Our guests are still talking about how awesome Alex Knight was and we will continue to recommend him to everyone we know.                                                                                                                                               – Maria and Erik @ Minneapolis Club