Instant Request DJ Staff

DJ Bengi D

Bengi grew up in Duluth, but has called Minneapolis home for nearly 15 years. Following his college graduation, Bengi worked as a banquet server at wedding receptions and would always look forward to the dancing portion of the night. He began to observe the DJs by seeing what kind of music they would select and frequently ask them about the logistics of their work and how the equipment operated. From that moment, he was hooked and knew he wanted to be a DJ! His energy and passion for all genres of music and providing quality customer service makes him an ideal candidate for your wedding.
Bengi also works part-time as a yoga sculpt instructor for Corepower Yoga, speaks fluent Turkish, and is pursuing his master’s in nursing.

We opted for the black tie package after a fellow co-worker said we had to have Bengi.. and was she correct. I’m so happy that we paid extra to have him. He was awesome! I really put everything into his hands and select most of our songs as he knows much more then I do, and he nailed it. He had guests on the dance floor all night. He even had people asking him for business cards. I had people tell me it was the best DJ they’ve seen at a wedding. Thank you Bengi!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                   – Kristen and Luke @ Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown


I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Bengi through Instant Request. Using the Black Tie service was so worth it so we could meet with him in person. He was so patient and gave us some great insights and helped us navigate and think through things we hadn’t thought of before. We left the meeting feeling extremely confident that the music at our wedding would be perfect, and it was! He fulfilled every request we asked for and played some songs that I loved but didn’t think of to ask for. He kept the flow going throughout the night and we had a consistent number of people on the dance floor! Our guests that were with us to the end didn’t want the music to stop! It was so wonderful and we had so many guests comment on how awesome Bengi was. He did our ceremony, social hour, dinner, and dance music and I never worried about anything during the whole day. It was awesome to have the peace of mind that everything was taken care of. As I’m sure most people are, my now-husband and I are big music people and we had a lot of songs on our do not play list and we had a lot of songs on must play list and everything was absolutely perfect. Bengi is also so nice and just a wonderful person. We connected with him right away and it felt like one of our friends was our DJ. Couldn’t be happier with Bengi and Instant Request!                                                                                                                                                                                                                     – Kate and Andy @ Historic Hope Glen Farm


Instant Request DJ was recommended by 2 friends of mine who had used their company. Neither of the DJs they used were available and based on my profile, Mitch with Instant Request suggested I book DJ Benji for my wedding. My wedding was last weekend and I was so impressed with Benji and the service I received from him. I booked the black tie service and was able to meet in person with Benji prior to the event. He had great suggestions and listened to my ideas and took great notes during our meeting. I was somewhat clueless about the whole process and he was so patient and helped me better understand things. I think our first meeting was 2 hours long! I later provided him with a timeline and some do not play and do play songs. He followed my instructions exactly- never deviated from what we talked about in our first meeting. He also handled all music for the ceremony and everything was timed perfectly. During the reception-he had everyone dancing all night- the mixes he did were so great and he really read the crowd. He was the right blend of involved while not being over the top and he was just a super nice guy to boot. Can’t say enough how happy I was with Benji!!!!!         – Lisa and Derek @ Hewing Hotel



We cannot thank you enough for the amazing job you did as the DJ at our wedding last October. Everything was absolutely perfect! Our guest list ranged from hipster music snobs to plenty of baby boomers and everyone thought you did the best job they’d ever seen. The dance floor was packed continously until the end of the night, and one guest noted that it was because you didn’t play a single bad an even mediocre song. Every song was great and afterward we had guests asking us for the song list so they could try to recreate it at their own events. But of course, it’s not just about the songs, your order and timing was perfect too! We had such a great time working with you! Meeting with you before the wedding was so much fun and you immediately understood the feeling we wanted in the music, but you vastly exceeded what we could have imagined, making the music truly one of the highlights of the reception! Thanks again for everything. You and Instant Request are truly the best! – Abby and Jake @ University Club on Summit

Bengi was very nice on the phone and I felt comfortable with him being the DJ immediately.  Bengi Exceeded our expectations! He was exactly what we wanted. He caught on very quickly that our group wasn’t into slow songs and he kept the dancing going all night! I thought Bengi tried to really understand our style and he stuck to it. I had someone at the wedding request a song I had on my do not play list and he was very polite about telling that person I didn’t wish to have that played at the wedding. All of our guests thought he did an Amazing job! I thought everything went very well through out the whole process. I would absolutely request this company! We had a wedding guest tell us they were switching their current DJ that they had to Bengi because they thought he did such an awesome job.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   – Lauren and Ryan @ Private residence



Bengi was our DJ and he absolutely met and exceeded our expectations!! He was so friendly, fun, and accommodating to our requests. He kept the dance floor packed all night long! His DJ services were one of the main things that made our wedding reception so memorable! The planning software was very user friendly! We loved that we could specify the type of DJ that we wanted and a general idea of the music we wanted played at our wedding. We also liked that the software made it easy to select the type of music we didn’t want played. The best part about instant request was that you really can customize the type of experience that you want and then have a DJ assigned based on that. Bengi was so friendly during his interview call and the wedding reception itself. He was able to give us really good recommendations ahead of time (e.g. whether or not to do a dollar dance, how long those typically last, etc, how to handle father/daughter and step-father/daughter first dances) and those were really important to us and we appreciated his professional opinion. The pricing was fair and the service we received was outstanding.           – Kaley and Brett @ MN History Center