DJ Alex K

Black Tie DJ in Minneapolis DJ Alex Knight

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.


Ahh I am a little behind on my reviews, but we had DJ Alex for our May 15th, 2021 wedding and he hit it out of the park! I started off by speaking with Mitch, who was also amazing! Mitch was very responsive and quick to answer emails. Mitch listened to what I wanted in a DJ and said Alex would be a perfect fit, and he was. When I met with Alex a few weeks before we had a drink and talked like we were friends. He wanted to make sure I had everything I wanted as far as a DJ goes. He worked really well with my Officiant to keep everything running smooth. The one thing I remember from past weddings was the DJ, so this was very important to me. Alex listened to all my concerns and made sure the bad experiences I had before did not happen. I will always recommend Instant Request to everyone. Thank you for all your hard work Alex, we hope you had as much fun as we did! 😁

The absolute best of the best! Incredibly easy to work with – you build your profile online for timeline, special requests, and song choices. It also helps with thinking about planning your wedding day!

We planned our wedding from New York and Instant Request was so simple to work with, responsive and professional. They have many DJs, but we had the pleasure of having Alex Knight with us and he was AMAZING! From our first phone call to the end of the wedding night, he was on top of it all.

He listened to all our particulars for our wedding and Alex had us dancing the night away between our song requests as well as his expertise and knowledge of music for our 30 year old crowd. He knew exactly what we wanted to dance to and sing along to all night long.

After my wedding, my brother and his fiancé quickly booked instant request for their wedding next September.

Thank you Alex and thank you Instant Request – could not have asked for a better experience especially when planning from afar!

My (very recent) wife and I chose the black tie option and chose DJ Alex Knight and holy sh*t was he amazing! He was better than we could ever have hoped for. He knew exactly what he was doing, made the entire night run super smooth and man does he know how to DJ! He had our very large dance floor packed all night long and was killing it with the music/song choices! Very friendly guy and to anyone looking to choose a DJ just choose Alex and trust us! 😎

Instant Request (specifically Alex Knight) did an INCREDIBLE job! We were a bit nervous at first since their website is a bit older and they don’t assign a DJ until ~1 month before. But wow, we were blown away by our DJ both during the ceremony and the reception. Alex did an incredible job coordinating with the wedding party and the officiant and keeping the evening on track. I especially appreciated that he went out of his way to make sure the folks giving speeches or walking in knew what they were doing. He followed our music taste and guests’ song requests perfectly. We also had silent disco for our wedding, and he (along with the venue) made this such a seamless transition! Couldn’t have asked for a better DJ. The dance floor was packed the entire night! Thanks so much!

We loved working on the web site to customize our wedding! It was very user friendly and enjoyable from the start. And DJ Alex Knight was a rock star from beginning to end. He guided us through every detail to make sure our night was seamless. We gave him a few songs and genres we liked and trusted him to to do the rest. We were thrilled with his ability to read the crowd and pick songs that kept the dance floor full the whole night. We had a lot of people tell us that our DJ was amazing as well. If you want the most bang for your buck then book with Instant Request!

I’ve had the opportunity to be in many friends weddings, and the day always has gone perfect except for the multiple DJ mishaps.  No joke, I was very nervous the day of my wedding that the DJ may screw up, as I’ve seen it so often in the past.  From ceremony mishaps, terrible judgement on music content, mis-communication and not personable DJ’s, I’ve seen it all! I had nothing but a wonderful experience with your company, from day one-questions about contract, DJ’s, payments, etc.  Even meeting our DJ Alex prior to our wedding.  I had to cancel on him twice and he was still receptive, positive and made things work!  Alex took all of our requests seriously and made sure every detail was discussed.  He was very professional and approachable which both my husband and I enjoyed.  The day of our wedding Alex came to the venue timely.  He worked well with the coordinators at our facility setting up as well.  He checked in with me prior to the ceremony and afterwards to confirm any details or changes I may have had.  He went above and beyond during the evening, keeping ME on time/schedule (which I completely appreciated), coordinated events/speeches/songs very well and played to the audiences vibe.  His music selection was perfect, and we appreciated him playing songs we requested, even if they were not the most amazing songs ever;)   I did not have time to thank him personally post wedding, however the fact I didn’t need to bug/nag or remind him of things was such a blessing!  He truly took his role of DJ to the next level and truly made our evening reception so fun, with no stress on the bride or groom.  We hope to refer him and instant request to others as we have had such a wonderful experience with your team!  Please personally thank Alex for his hard work and genuine care for our experience.  The night would not have been such a hit, had gone as smoothly, or been as enjoyable without your company, and Alex there.  Once again thank you so much, and for your service, it was outstanding and above and beyond our expectations. 🙂  Please give Alex recognition for his wonderful work, and representation he has for your company.  I did write a review online as well.  THANK YOU ALEX and Instant Request! 

We had the pleasure of working with DJ Alex K for our wedding. He was so easy to work with. We gave him a few ideas of some of the music we like and he took it from there. He read the room really well and kept people on the dance floor. Thank you so much, Alex!

We were so lucky to have Alex Knight as our Wedding DJ!! We reserved through Instant Request DJ and based on our information were paired with Alex. I was able to grab coffee with him prior to the wedding to chat about the music for the day and instantly knew that it was the perfect match! Alex picked up exactly on the type of music that my husband and I wanted to be played throughout our ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and reception. I love music and can sing along to almost any song but when I am asked what the song name/artist/genre is I am hopeless. Thankfully, Alex was quickly able to decipher what I was trying to convey and the outcome was amazing! Music sets the tone for any event and Alex was able to understand perfectly what we were looking for in each part of the day. We have received SO many compliments from our family and friends (even other vendors!) on how perfect the music and Alex was! Nobody wanted to leave the dance floor at the end of the night and that was 100% Alex!

We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ for our wedding night, Alex was the absolute best! Each step of planning and any questions we had were quickly answered by Alex. The online DJ planner that Instant Request offered was SO helpful in choosing songs for our night! The music from the ceremony, to creating custom song mixes for the father daughter dance, to the last song of the night were perfect. Alex was engaging with our guests and knew how to get and keep everyone out in the dance floor having a great time. We are so happy we had Alex as our DJ and were able to work with Instant Request!

My husband and I hired Instant Request for our August 2018 wedding (I fully intended to write this review much earlier, but time clearly got away from me!). We opted not to pre-select a DJ from the company’s list, so we were paired with Alex. Alex was awesome! He was responsive, arrived on time, honored our requests for song choices, and vibed on the crowd and kept the party going all night! If memory serves me correctly, he unfortunately managed to rip his pants shortly after finishing set-up at our venue, but he took it all in stride and didn’t let this snag keep him from doing his job and having a good time. Alex even gave us a sweet note at the end of the night, which was a great touch and really made us feel grateful to have him with us on our wedding day. We also purchased uplighting services from Instant Request, and they did not disappoint! The uplighting made our historic ballroom venue look dramatic and even more beautiful than it already was (we were married at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot). Definitely worth it!

 Thank you for being our DJ. Great job on the music and atmosphere, it was exactly what we wanted. Thank you for helping to make the day special!

Alex was the DJ for my daughter’s wedding and he also did the music for the ceremony. I can’t say enough good things about him. His timing was impeccable, he took our suggestions and also gave input based on his experience and he made it an incredibly fun dance. I’d hire him again in a hearty!

Do not wait to book with Alex Knight. He was the best! He provided such a VIP service, it was amazing. He played our Ceremony and our reception and we couldn’t have asked for a nicer and more professional DJ. He kept us cool, he smiled constantly and he mixed the beats to keep the songs flowing. 10/10 would recommend again. You can tell he loves his job and we can’t thank him enough!

We can’t say enough great things about Instant Request and especially our DJ Alex Knight! Alex was phenomenal to work with, he did a great job of reading the crowd and playing the right music to keep the dance floor full all night long. He stayed true to our playlist and style of music and incorporated songs that everyone loved. Following the wedding, we had so many people reach out to us to say our DJ was awesome, one of the best they have ever heard at a wedding!

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. 

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!

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! 

We had an amazing experience with Alex as our wedding DJ! He was highly professional and played a great combinations of songs. Our guests were still talking about how great he was the next day! Can’t thank you enough!

Our DJ, Alex Knight, was INCREDIBLE! The wedding dance was very very important to my husband and I, and Alex knocked it out of the park. Our dance floor was full all night, which was exactly what I was hoping for! He was fun, down to earth, and very professional. We loved working with Instant Request in general, too – their online planning system is very thorough and made sure EVERY detail of the night, from the processional song to the last song of the night, was accounted for and planned out. We would hire them again and again. Thank you Instant Request!

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!                  

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!

We purchased the Black Tie package for our wedding a few weeks ago, and ended up choosing Alex K since we had seen him at a previous wedding. Alex was super accommodating during our planning meeting, and made sure that everything we talked about was carried out during our ceremony and reception. During the reception, he did an amazing job engaging the crowd, and our dance floor was packed for the entire evening until the last song played. We would highly recommend Instant Request, and specifically Alex if you are looking for a great DJ!

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!

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!

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!

We cannot 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.

We seriously cannot thank you enough for making our wedding so special. From the first phone call we knew we were in good hands! You are amazing at your craft – people are still talking about how great the reception was! Thanks for the fire 🙂 

This was one of the best vendors we booked for the whole wedding. Alex was professional, fun and easy to work with. His attention to detail and desire to make the day grand we’re all evident in the planning and execution on the big day. Don’t hesitate for a moment in booking this group. The planning program they provide before-hand also made many of the minor details easy to remember and account for. Thanks for a great experience.

I can’t thank Alex enough for the job he did at my daughter’s wedding!! He was engaging and open to our ideas. Best of all, the dance floor was packed until the lights came on at midnight! Alex was the BEST DJ we could have asked for!!!! He literally killed it. He wasn’t overwhelming and didn’t try to steal the show, but really kept things moving and truly played the hits from start to finish. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience!! I will recommend Alex and Instant Request to anyone who asks.

Alex Knight from Instant Request killed it. We had such a blast and no one left our wedding or the dance floor all night!!! Also, for my nerves, it was so nice to buy the whole package, so we got to talk before and Alex got to know our style. Super easy to work with, flexible and the whole process with Instant Request was a blast. I’ve used Instant Request in the past and wouldn’t pick any other DJ!! Thank you!

100% would recommend Instant Request for any DJ needs. We chose Instant Request on a trustworthy recommendation from friends and are so happy we did. Every conversation with the company was reassuring, friendly, and informative. Mitch and Matt are great to talk to and are very much the first people during the process that help get the day’s overall flow figured out (there were times I when I was in a better mood after speaking to one of them!). We were assigned Alex Knight for our wedding day and we were pleased with his services from beginning to end. Guests of all ages complimented his personality, flexibility, song transitions/mixing, and courteousness. The next day, my mom exclaimed she enjoyed his interactions and positivity and wanted to send him a tip! (we tipped him day of :)). Highly recommend this company. They are all great people!

Instant Request was a great choice for DJ! Everything was so easy from the get go. The profile you set up on their website walks you through every detail and was so helpful. We got paired up with Alex K for our DJ….and he was AMAZING. We had our pre-wedding call to plan out the ceremony and reception. He gave great advice and was really fun and helpful. At the wedding- he was the best! He kept us on schedule, helped chase down the wedding party for the grand entrance, and kept the dance floor full all night. We were thrilled with Alex and highly recommend him and Instant Request. Also- very reasonable priced. Worth every penny.

Alex Knight was the greatest! Easy to work with and provided everything we had imagined for our wedding day.