Black Tie Certified DJ Staff

DJ Kailen N

DJ Kailen N

Kailen grew up in Southern Minnesota with a passion for performing; whether DJing, singing, break dancing, or beatboxing. DJing has kept Kailen busy on the weekends for over a decade, and he admittedly enjoys the wide variety of people and music he works with at every unique wedding reception.

When he’s not DJing, you can find him snowboarding, rock climbing, or swimming. At a wedding reception, Kailen takes a very tasteful approach to crowd interaction and can get all ages to feel comfortable letting loose.

We had Instant Request at our wedding reception. Our DJ, Kailen N. did a great job. We used the online planner to give him a feel for what kind of music we liked. Kailen very successfully riffed off of that and read the crowd well. We had people on the dance floor all night. People left the party with big smiles and the last shuttle to the hotel from the reception was a raucous, rolling party. We got all kinds of compliments on what great party we’d thrown. Between their planning tool and Kailen’s execution, all we had to do was provide some folks looking for a good time. – Jan and Charles @ Lost Spur Golf Course in Eagan

 

 

Kailen was a rockstar! We had multiple people tell us after the wedding how awesome the DJ was and how the jams just never stopped coming. “I kept trying to take a break and grab a drink, but every song was so good, it was hard to find the time!” was our most common review. From song #1 until we tried to call it a night, the dancefloor was full. We had a solid group still wanting to dance at last call. I’ve been to weddings where the DJ wasn’t quite reading the room and it’s tough to see an empty floor. This was not at all the case for us; not even one dud played! I absolutely recommend IR DJ, especially Kailen!                                                           – Christine and Chad @ Woodhill Country Club

 

I would highly recommend Instant DJ Request for anyone looking for a professional and fun DJ for their wedding. The online profile they create for you is very detailed and makes the wedding planning process that much easier on you. I would like to give a huge thank you to Kailen Nelson! He did such a wonderful job for our wedding on 7/28/18. Throughout all of our wedding planning madness, we mistakenly forgot to fill out the playlist for the DJ. He basically came into our wedding blind and he just nailed it! We had a live band as well and he seamlessly took that in stride and made the whole night go so smooth. We can’t praise him enough for how well he did! Thank you Kailen! You kept everyone out on the dance floor all night and we were very impressed with your work, especially since we didn’t give you anything to prepare from.  – Annie and Lucas @ Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center

 

We had Kailen as our DJ the night of our wedding and he was FANTASTIC! I couldn’t have been happier. He was super easy going leading up to our wedding, including being totally understanding when I emailed him week of asking to change our first dance song. He checked in with my husband and I throughout the night to make sure everything was good and that we were covering what we wanted. Checked on volume for dinner to make sure we were happy with that. And when I couldn’t decide on what to play for the final song, I had him choose and he knocked it out of the park. I cried, not sure he knows that. He was awesome and I would recommend both Instant Request and Kailen to anyone who needs a DJ.                                                                                                                              – Cathryn and Terry @ St. James Hotel in Red Wing

 

Thank you so much for DJing on our big day! You got the crowd going and had everyone out on the dance floor having a good time! Thank you for taking videos and photos throughout the night as well!                                                                                                      – Deanna and Seth @ Minneapolis Event Center

 

Our DJ, Kailen, was absolutely amazing. We met with him before the wedding (part of the black tie package) and he was very friendly, professional, and picked up on what we wanted immediately. There was also a tricky family situation that he handled graciously at our meeting and perfectly on the day of our wedding. All of our guests commented on what a good DJ he was- ours was the only wedding they had been to where the dance floor was full all night long and it spoke to Kailen’s talent and ability to read the crowd. We had a long NYE wedding and danced past midnight – and at the end of the night we had a few guests breakdance and Kailen joined in for a few seconds (total surprise that was AMAZING and so much fun- it was right for our crowd but he’s so good at reading crowds that I’m sure it was a crowd specific move. We and our guests loved it). We felt that instant request was affordable and easy to use with their online planner and Kailen made our NYE party perfect. – Brie and Alex @ Walker Art Center

 

Our DJ exceeded my expectations. Kailen was fantastic, both beforehand during our phone consultation, and especially during the wedding reception. The day of, when everyone was running around changing things last minute, he remained incredibly flexible and patient. He was quick to provide suggestions to keep the pace of the evening appropriate, while also reminding us that it was our party and we could essentially do whatever we wanted. I would highly recommend Kailen to anyone looking for a low-key wedding or a dance marathon reception. – Kate and Matt @ Rush Creek Golf Club