Black Tie Certified DJ Staff

DJ Justin R

Justin grew up right here in the Twin Cities, and has been playing guitar, singing, and DJing his entire life. Justin has been with Instant Request for more than 10 years. In his years at Instant Request, Justin has DJ’d over 500 shows, and been to nearly every venue in the entire metro area. In his free time, Justin plays guitar, keeps active outdoors, and searches out local live music.

Justin’s hundreds of weddings have helped him fine-tune his ability to read any crowd and keep them on the dance floor. “I love spinning anything that keeps people on the dance floor. Anything really, from Frank to Flo!”


Instant Request was fantastic for both our ceremony and reception music! We had Justin Roff as our DJ, and we loved having him as part of the day. He made fantastic music choices for dancing; it was amazing how in tune with our tastes he was. He was also extremely professional and personable, and was right on target for music during the ceremony, blending the songs that we chose and making sure that everything went off at just the right time. My husband and I also had such a blast using the online event planner, going through the huge database of songs and listening to a bunch of different snippets to put together some suggested song lists and must play lists. When we spoke to Justin a couple of weeks before the wedding, we knew it was going to be great-we have very eclectic musical taste, and Justin was really excited about the mismatched variety in our planner. I spoke to many different DJ companies on my search, and went with Instant Request due to the great reviews and the exceptional value compared with others in the market. We couldn’t be happier with our choice. My husband and I highly recommend Instant Request, and especially Justin Roff! – Ali and Spencer @ Creekside Farm Weddings and Events

 

 

We recently had our wedding and had Justin R as our DJ. He was FANTASTIC. Our goal was to ensure people didn’t leave the dance floor and he achieved that while also mixing in songs on our list. We have been told by many it was the best wedding they have ever been to and I like to think a part of that is due to the music! He also did a great job at participating the amount we wanted, not on the mic all night, but enough that guests knew what was happening. So great, glad we used Instant Request and Justin! – Lindsay and Will @ Loring Social

 

We had Justin for our DJ and he was AMAZING! WE had a multicultural wedding with both American and Indian music and I was extremely nervous if people were going to be dancing all night. Our dance floor was so full all night and people didn’t want the music to stop. Justin followed our event planner and made sure that he had our permission before playing any genre that was on our do not play list. Our guests were raving about how great the blend of music was and everyone had a blast. Justin did a great job judging the crowd and music and making sure that everyone was enjoying themselves. I highly recommend Justin Roth as a DJ. – Kriti and Matt @ Lumber Exchange Event Center

 

Instant Request was a huge hit! I had a friend who booked Instant Request at her wedding a few years ago and I knew I had to have them as well. We had one of the black tie DJs named Justin and we absolutely loved him. The music was fun and the dance floor was packed the whole night. I’ve been to weddings where the DJ was awful so having a really good DJ was one of my top priorities. He has done hundreds of weddings so I knew we were in good hands. Before I booked him we had a phone conversation where I could ask him about his experience, what he likes to do at weddings, etc and made me feel confident that he could execute our wedding. He made sure my husband and I were well taken care of and I could of not asked for a better service. If you are going to book a DJ, I highly recommend Justin and Instant Request. You will not be disappointed! – Ashley and Thomas @ A’bulae

 

Instant Request came through with an amazing night for our reception. Our DJ was Justin Roff who had previously DJ’d for my wife’s siter’s wedding a few years back. She was impressed with his work back then so naturally wanted to request him specifically for our reception. Justin didn’t disappoint. We met with him the day before our wedding to go over how things would run and he threw in his input and ideas, especially for someone not so musically inclined as myself, to put together a complete package that turned out better than I could have imagined. During the reception Justin was attentive and gauged the crowd just right to keep the crowd engaged and on the floor. He also did mini announcements for us to keep the entire reception moving and informed to when important things like first dances, cake and even late night snacks would be occurring. Thank you very much! – Kari and Josh @ Radisson Blu at MOA

 

Justin, was so flexible about incorporating my husband’s country’s national pop music and it was the highlight of the night for us to be able to dance to that music the night of our wedding with our friends who danced with us for two years while we all lived together there. Aside from incorporating Tanzanian music into the set flawlessly, he chose great American songs that got all ages onto the dance floor at the same time, and knew songs that kept everyone pumped up all night. Justin was always concerned with incorporating all of our songs and ideas and wishes- he wasn’t prideful or arrogant or stubborn about insisting on certain ideas, but he offered really helpful insights while we were setting up the schedule and playlists for the night. All of his advice worked out perfectly and we still felt completely supported in our wishes.    The other thing I really loved was the dinner music, which Justin curated perfectly. I asked for 40’s-60’s vocalists and the vibe was so romantic and relaxed and enchanting. I didn’t even really ask for any particular songs but he made that segment of the evening feel so romantic and sweet.                                                                                                                                         – Magdalene and Charles @ Como Park Visitor Center

 

OMG, where do we start with Justin? He was AMAZING.  He felt like one of the family by the end of the night. He checked in with us whenever he had a question, he made sure we kept things moving along, he thought of EVERY little detail and made sure our night was perfect.  He was amazing at getting people involved and had the longest conga line going that we’ve ever seen – there were maybe 6 people sitting at the tables (out of 180) and a couple of those weren’t of the age where they could participate – the others were just lazy, there’s no excuse for them.  He made sure the music was always the right volumes, he made sure that the music during the ceremony looped when needed (we totally underestimated the amount of time needed for the dozens of grandparents to walk down the aisle, and he was a master with the equipment.    Justin did a great job with the lighting – it was in the perfect places – and when he had a question about what we thought because we had one “extra” that just wouldn’t fit, he checked with us – but his suggestion was right in line with what we should do. We absolutely received our value for the money. Yes, the cost was more than average, but the service is well above average!  You don’t have a second chance to re-do the music for the ceremony and reception – why would you chance it to a guy running MP3s off a laptop?  I can’t thank you enough for everything you guys did for the wedding – my son and daughter in law were completely thrilled with their whole day! – Rachel and Chris @ Courtyards of Andover

 

Justin was amazing! We were talking after the wedding and agreed that hiring him and our photographer was the best money spent for the entire wedding (well, maybe my dress and his suit would go on that list too…). Justin has a ton of experience, so we left a lot of the song choices up to him so that he could “read the crowd” throughout the night. Well, the dance floor was packed all night without even a single song that was a dud – what a tremendous success. Justin had a great blend of song genres and had a good sense for shifting the songs from older to newer as the night went on. He was also great because he came up to us to discuss the schedule while we had a few moments before dinner, and he had a great sense of when to approach us if he had a question about a request, identifying a speech-giver, etc. without being a bother. So many of our guests came up to us after the wedding to tell us how awesome the DJ was! We have nothing but awesome things to say about Justin! The lighting and sound were great! I can’t say we really noticed the sound and lighting too much, which is a good sign that there wasn’t anything distracting or out of place for either. We loved the fact that we had complete confidence in Justin to just play good music all night! There were so many stressful things about wedding planning, but things going wrong with the music and sound system were the farthest things from our minds. It was great to not have to worry about it. Again, this DJ service was some of the best money we spent at the wedding.                                                                                                                                                 – Kateri and Knute @ Lumber Exchange Event Center

 

I cannot say how much we LOVED Justin!! He over exceeded our expectations and literally helped make the entire night a huge party. Honestly, by far the best DJ that I have ever seen at a wedding before. He was just so nice and accommodating. He was very great at informing the guests of important items like speeches, first dance, and making everyone come out to the dance floor for the first group song! He did an amazing job with our wedding playlist and reading the crowd. I have already told multiple friends to request him for their weddings next year!  The lighting was amazing!  It just finished off my vision for Lafayette Club! It was absolutely perfect and everything we could’ve wanted. I loved the light pink color.

What I liked best about Instant Request was that you just over exceeded my expectations on all levels. I originally went with this company because I’ve heard you were the best and I also had a referral, but you still never know how good a wedding DJ is. Our guests are still talking about how this was the most fun wedding they have ever been to. I will recommend Instant Request to all of my friends and already have!                                                                                                     – Kelsey and Tyler @ Lafayette Club