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!”


 We had Justin R. As our DJ, he was awesome! He knew the crowd and knew fun things to do to keep people up and dancing!                                   – Alicia and Tyler 9/22/17

 

Book Instant Request NOW! We had Justin R. and our dance floor was packed all night long. He was so receptive to us and read the crowd perfectly. Very organized and helpful. We could not have had a better experience – I would give Instant Request 10 stars if I could!                                                             – Mary and Brian 8/12/17

 

Justin from Instant Request did an amazing job at our wedding. He knew exactly what to play to keep people on the dance floor. He kept the crowd engaged the entire night and our guests loved him just as much as we did. I would recommend Justin from instant request to anyone looking for a truly amazing DJ.

                                                                                                 – Ariel and Jeremy

 

We had Justin as our DJ and he did a fabulous job! We gave him songs we liked as well as free rein to mix in what he felt would go well. The dance floor was packed all night! – Stephanie and Jared 6/24/17

 

We just wanted to reach out and say that we were very happy with Justin as both the MC and DJ at our wedding on 6/17/17. He communicated well before and during the wedding and helped to keep things moving along. He had great music selection and kept the dancing lively and energetic.

We would hire Justin again in a heartbeat! – Julia and AJ 6/17/17

 

Wanted to let you know what an AMAZING time TCI had at our Havana Nights themed company holiday party this past Saturday 01/21/17. The lighting looked great, Justin our DJ took the time to set up a speaker in our bar area so there was music throughout our venue. His choices of Latin music to play during happy hour and dinner were on point and were the subject of high praise from the Latin Dance performers we had hired as the evening’s entertainment. Once the dancing began Justin did an excellent job of reading the crowd and getting people back onto the dance floor and engaged with group pictures, a limbo contest and managing requests.  The music was upbeat, inviting and throwing in some older tunes kept upper management on the floor. We had several party crashers from the party next door and they told me several times our DJ was better than theirs. I have heard nothing but compliments this week in regards to Justin and the music selection provided, and most have said it was one of the most fun parties we have had to date. Thank you very much for sharing in the experience with us                                                                         – TCI Business Capital 1/21/17

 

Justin was amazing to work with.  He did such a good of informing us of the process and taking over during reception and was so helpful through out the evening.  I was so grateful how engaging he was with the our guests and helping my niece as she prepared to sing.  All of Justin’s suggestions and choices were spot on! – Geeta and Charles 11/4/16

 

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 10/2/16

 

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 9/24/16

 

Justin – we know we only had a quick goodbye last night to catch the sparklers and shuttle, but you did an absolutely AMAZING job – what a party!!  I had so many people comment on how awesome the music was, and the fact that the dance floor was literally packed all night is a testament to exactly that.  Thank you, thank you for contributing so much to what was the best day of both of our lives so far :)We will definitely be passing your name along to any of my other friends getting married in the area in the future – you rocked it.                                                                                                                                                     – Julia and David 9/17/16

 

JUSTIN DID AN AMAZING JOB! He perfectly fit our style, we asked him to pick most of the music and the just used the software to let him know what kind of stuff the bride listens to. He did a great job with seamless transitions and good taste. – Jacqueline and Matthew 9/4/16

 

Hello again, Instant Request! I feel like we send you these messages too often, but I couldn’t resist contacting you again. We recently worked with your DJ, Justin Roff, at a wedding for Emily and Scott. He was phenomenal and seriously great at his job. Just wanted to give him a shout-out! We would definitely recommend him to our future clients! – Allie (from One:One Creatives)

 

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 8/27/16

 

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 8/20/16

 

Justin Roff was an amazing DJ. The best DJ we’ve seen for a wedding and we were very happy he was our DJ. We were lucky enough to be able to guarantee his reservation under the Black Tie DJ Reservation.  He was accommodating with all of our requests and also gave us some idea’s that have helped for past weddings. He played the majority of our songs from the playlist but also took requests which was great! He also knew how to get people on the dance floor and to feel the crowd to see what genre of music to play. He was fantastic and will recommend him to our friends and family. Also very accommodating when it came to being our DJ at our ceremony and then having to travel to a different location for reception. The dance floor was packed until the very end which is always a good thing! The sound was fantastic. We had our ceremony on a private outdoor beach next to the river which made us worry about sound. I was so amazed at the sound quality, it was crisp and very loud. I could hear it up the hill from where I had to walk down the stairs through the isle. Amazing sound for an outdoor wedding! Also, we enjoyed the lighting. Justin knew how to correlate the music with the lighting to make it feel like a true dance party.                                                                                                                                       – Amanda and Erik 8/13/16

 

Justin exceeded our expectations! He was the perfect fit for us and our guest’s music style. Looking back, we really did have the best wedding dance in the history of wedding dances…many of our guests told us that!                                                             – Kristen and Charlie 8/6/16

 

I wanted to send an email complimenting our DJ, Justin Roff.  He did an AMAZING job at our wedding (July 9th at Solar Arts Building).  Nate and I were so impressed with Justin’s professionalism, energy, and communication!  I lost of track of how many of our guests told me and Nate “You have the best DJ!” Or  “Your DJ is killing it!”  Justin, words can’t describe how much fun you made our dance floor!  We loved your easy going personality and we always knew we were in good hands. You blew us out of the water with your talent and enthusiasm!  I realize we were one of many weddings Justin does in a year, but he made ours extra special and we won’t ever forget that.  Thank you so much!!! – Cassie and Nathan 7/9/16

 

AMAZING! Such a great company to work with and help make sure your big day has great entertainment.
We had a Black Tie DJ, Justin R, who was beyond amazing. He could read our guests and knew exactly what song to play next to keep our dance floor hopping all night. Our guests ranged from 2-91 years old and there wasn’t a moment where the dance floor was empty. If it is in your budget, please consider a Black Tie DJ. As far as the uplighting, they were the perfect touch to our reception room. We didn’t want to do a lot of decorating, as the room was pretty enough without anything extra, but the uplighting highlighted the white, wooden walls and ceiling perfectly. I am definitely going to recommend Instant Request to anyone that asks me!! – Esme and Dave 7/2/16

 

We worked with Instant Request at our wedding and Justin Roff was absolutely amazing. He made our day flawless. From the ceremony to the reception he knew exactly how to keep our guests engaged! Everyone had such a great time, and we have to thank Justin for that! – Courtney and Travis 6/25/16

 

Aaron and I just wanted to shoot you a quick email thanking you SO much for everything you did on our wedding day. There was definitely a calm before the storm and then chaos hit! Who knew a 4-level venue would be difficult to coordinate 😉 You did SUCH an AMAZING job at orchestrating everything…carrying equipment up and down…probably sweating you a** off the entire time…and it all seemed like a breeze to us! We were able to truly enjoy our night because of people like YOU coordinating everything so perfectly in such a tricky venue and on such a hot..hot…day.  We cannot thank you enough.

                                                                                                         – Lauren and Aaron 6/11/16

 

Justin did an incredible job as my wedding day DJ. He made the evening fun and really got the crowd on the dance floor. He was involved just the right amount. Not too much but not too little. I couldn’t have asked for more. He took my consultation ideas and song requests from their online database and executed everything flawlessly. He was extremely professional and always responded quickly to all of my inquiries. Top notch! The best in the business. Thank you Justin! My wedding wouldn’t have been as amazing without you and your work. 🙂 <3                                                          – Amber and Bartow 5/29/16

 

Josh and I just wanted you to know how happy we were with Justin for our wedding on 5/14/16. Justin was without a doubt the best DJ we have ever encountered. His pre-event planning and overall attention to detail and concern for our wishes truly made for an unforgettable evening. We requested Justin early in the planning process after seeing him at a friends wedding, and as was the case then, he had our guests – young, old and everywhere in-between – on the dance floor the entire evening! Additionally, he was very well prepared, timing was great, and he was excellent for the introductions and announcements. Last but not least he’s very personable and truly cares, which showed in his preparation and performance the night of. He truly had us partying like it was 1999! We will definitely be recommending him and Instant Request to everybody! Thanks so much for everything!                                       Janey and Josh 5/14/16

 

I wanted to follow up with you to let you know what a fantastic job DJ Justin Roff did at my wedding on May 7, 2016. Nearly everyone we talked to said it was the best dance floor they had seen at a wedding!

We were so pleased with Justin’s song choices, communication, and professionalism. A few highlights:

– Justin met with us in person at a coffee shop for almost an hour to talk about song choices and how the night would go. This put us at ease.  During the course of the night he checked in with us on the timeline at just the right moments. He was really on top of things and tuned in to the vibe of the crowd.

– He played a polka for my husbands Scandinavian family. My husband and I had also been torn between two songs for our first dance. As a surprise, he played our second choice song near the end of the night for a slow dance in honor of the bride and groom. It was awesome and a really special touch! We are so happy with the service we received from Justin Roff and I wanted to make sure you knew. Thanks Justin! We thought you did a fantastic job – one of the best dance floors we have experienced at a wedding. Thanks so much for making our day run so smoothly and be so much fun!!    – Anne and Tom 5/7/16

 

Justin Roff was perfect. He was professional, high energy, polite, and talented. He played a great mix of songs we had in the playlist and mixed some of his own in there. He knew when to play what, and to string similar songs together. Very good DJ voice, and good at commanding a crowd. I simply couldn’t have asked for a better DJ.                                                                         – Breanna and Andy 2/6/16

 

Justin was a GREAT fit!! He did exactly what I asked him to. He had great energy, and kept everybody wanting to dance until the end of the night. He did a great job reading the crowd, and playing music that would keep everyone dancing. What I liked best about Instant Request, is the quality of the DJ. He was professional, fun, flexible, and listened to what we wanted. He felt like a friend. I know all of your DJs are probably great, but when I recommend Instant Request, I recommend that they ask for Justin.
                                                                                                   – Becky and Steve 1/2/16

 

So pleased with Instant Request and our DJ Justin! I would definitely recommend Instant Request for a wedding DJ. I loved how quickly the office replied to my emails.  I never was waiting for email replies.  Every email was responded to within a day.  Their website is easy to use and provides endless samples of music to listen to. It can also be used to plan your music for your entire night. The online event planner was way more than I thought it would be.  Everything we could have possibly thought of was on the online planner. Our DJ (Justin) was AWESOME!!  I was so happy with him.  Our DJ, Justin, contacted us before the event and reviewed everything with us. After speaking with him we had complete faith in his ability to make the night awesome. He was a great MC for the night to get the speeches and dancing going and knew how to read the crowd perfectly to keep people out on the dance floor. My feet are still recovering from all the dancing I did in my rented tux shoes 🙂 We sent him prank email requesting Christmas music at our wedding and he was able to take a joke.  He even mentioned it throughout the night to our guest which was great because they all knew what we did. The lighting and sound were perfect. I loved how easy everything was.  Justin took care of everything and I had no worries.  He was the best! – Kelly and Brian 11/28/15

 

We had a great experience with instant request DJ! We upgraded to the black tie DJ and it was definitely worth it! Guests were on the dance floor all night and the dance floor was overflowing! It was perfect and reasonably priced!                                                                         – Ashley and Nick 10/17/15