DJ David J

David knew that he wanted to create music for a living ever since getting dragged on stage as a young man. He only knew a few guitar chords, but at that moment music became a big part of his life. He began collecting music and soon turned towards mixing. As a DJ, David’s specialty is reading his audience and playing the best songs to bring the most life to the dance floor. Originally from Chicago, he moved to the Twin Cities to get his business degree and start his music production career. Today he produces music for multiple artists and his own band. When David isn’t DJing or working, he likes to travel and is always down for spontaneous outdoor adventures.

We worked with DJ David James for our wedding on 11/9 and he absolutely exceeded our expectations. Finding the right DJ was so important to us and he was incredible. The dance floor was full the entire night and he was excellent at reading the crowd! Our guests are still talking about how good he was and how much fun they had on the dance floor! He also helped us execute our “NBA-themed” grand march and it went off without a hitch. Thanks so much DJ David!

Samantha and Andrew @ Earl and Wilson Event Center

We used the Black Tie service, and we worked with David. We loved the online portal, and when I sat down to meet with David, we got on the same page about how everything was going to look. He was great, and it was clear that he wanted my input to make sure the evening went how we wanted it to. At the reception, he was great. Multiple people commented on what a good DJ he was and one person said “He is actually really good! Wedding DJs are never good!” I wasn’t able to be out on the dance floor as much as I would have liked, but whenever I was in there, the music was fantastic. He was a blast to work with and I highly recommend him. Instant Request also provided the sound and music for the ceremony, as well as uplighting for the reception. Everything worked fantastically, and David did a wonderful job of looping or cuing the music so it timed up well with the processional (which took longer than we thought) and the recessional. I can’t recommend Instant Request and David enough!

Sasha and Grant @ Windows on Minnesota

I can’t say enough great things about DJ David James. We met him at a vendor event at our venue and knew pretty quickly that we wanted to book HIM, specifically. He was so personable, “got” us and our music style, and kept everyone on the dance floor right up until the end. Wish we could do it all over again so that we could dance more!

AJ and Dom @ FIVE Event Center

DJ David was so fun and accommodating to our needs – he gave great ideas and suggestions to make our night even better! He has a ton of experience and a great feel for what the crowd wants. Highly recommend!!

Maggie and Aaron @ Minikahda Club

We had a spectacular experience with DJ Dave! He was so great to work with and we appreciated the way he wanted to accommodate what we wanted at our wedding. He was very professional and fun! The dance floor was still full at the end of the night!

Taylor and Chris @ Redeemed Farm

We had the opportunity to work with DJ David James Allison and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a fun, young, high energy wedding. From start to finish, David was a pleasure to work with and I can truly say that he was the reason our wedding guests had so much fun. The last call shuttle bus was overflowing because almost everyone stuck around til we were kicked out of our venue, and I have no doubt this was because of David. He listened to what we wanted, he stayed true to what we didn’t, and he did not try to be the center of attention on our big day.

Beth and Jon @ Belle’s Event Center

Look no further for a DJ service – Instant Request with David James is AMAZING! He was wonderful to work with leading up to the big day and we had comments all night long about how Awesome our DJ was! He had our guests on the dance floor all night and even mashed a surprise father/daughter/family dance to start the evening. A+ service! Ask for David James to DJ your event! 🙂

Krystle and Michael @ Harriet Island Pavilion

David was amazing! All night long the dance floor was packed and our guests kept telling us what a great DJ we had!! He was professional, up to date and really knew how to read the room! He did a great job from start to finish!

Heather and Aaron @ FIVE Event Center

Thank you Instant Request for making our wedding so truly special! Our DJ (DJ David James A.K.A. DJ DJ) was so wonderful and knew just how to keep the dance floor packed! At one point we had a small mishap with the schedule and our DJ helped us buy some time by keeping the crowd at ease while our wedding party scrambled behind the scenes to help us get what we needed in place. He was so fun and helpful and if you can, we highly recommend you request DJ David!

Katy and Keegan @ Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center

We used Instant Request DJ Entertainment for our wedding in June 2019. Our DJ was David James and he was amazing. He worked with us on getting a great playlist together and met with us in person to go over the music and our timeline for various parts of our wedding. On the day of our wedding, the music was perfect. Not only did he play our list of songs, he was open to requests that made our event really fun. Everyone had a great time! Highly recommend David and Instant Request.

Alaina and Peter @ Seven Vines Vineyard

Incredible experience with Instant Request. We are so glad we went with the Black Tie DJ David James. He was unreal at reading the crowd and making sure that dance floor full the whole night. Super impressed with his ability to take requests but play the best music the whole time – we didn’t need to do one-off requests. From our initial sit-down meeting to the wedding day, David was extremely organized, professional and executed his job to the highest level on our wedding night.

Michelle and Tyler @ Edinburgh USA Golf Club

Outstanding service! DJ David James kept the dance floor busy all night! He made sure our grandmarch at the reception with our bridal party was unique and special! He was great at taking requests while also mixing it up with our custom playlist and his own music to keep the party going! Would 100% recommend him to anyone! 

Becca and Cody @ Park Ballroom in New Prague

David was amazing! We met him prior to our wedding and he quickly relieved a lot of the stress I had around planning our ceremony and reception timing. He kept everyone on the dance floor all night long and made sure everything including speeches ran smoothly. He was very friendly and listened to our wants/needs. Thank you so much for making our night special and fun!

Anne and Elliot @ Como Park Conservatory

David Allison was a perfect match for us and he was so fun and professional.  We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ. Our family is still complementing the music/dance. He definitely made our night more enjoyable.  We will definitely recommend your company in the future.

Ashley and Ted @ Redeemed Farm in Scandia, MN

We loved using Instant Request for our wedding! DJ David was phenomenal to work with; when we met with him, he immediately understood how we wanted our day to flow and the types of music various types of guests would enjoy. He even flawlessly worked with our processional music when our flower girl and ring bearer took a bit longer than expected and extended our song. We would 100% hire Instant Request again!

Rae and Shane @ Seven Vines Vineyard

Our DJ was amazing!! He did such a great job. We had several guest comment in what a wonderful job he did. Thank you so much! Our DJ was David James, and it was the best experience we could have hoped for. He was super easy to work with, extremely friendly, and kept the dance floor popping the entire night! There was not a single moment when the dance floor wasn’t full. We have had multiple guests approach us and compliment how amazing the dance was, and a big part of that is because of David. Thank you for helping make our night special!!

Hannah and Austin @ Chaska Event Center

We had an AWESOME experience with our DJ. David was great and understood the vibe we wanted to go with from the very beginning. We left our initial meeting with him feeling very good and were even more pleased after the wedding. David was kind, funny and made sure people were on the dance floor all night. I would recommend DJ David to anyone!

Hannah and Luke @ Seven Vines Vineyard

Instant Request provided an excellent experience for our wedding. After signing up and filling out a full survey of the type of experience we were looking for we had a consultation a few weeks before the date, our DJ was very professional and knowledgeable able to help set up our ceremony and music. On the day of he was able to set up appropriately while we were determining if we would have the ceremony inside or out due to rain. The ceremony went without issue such that we could just focus on what we needed to get done. For our dance he played the crowd and kept the night going strong the entire time. When needed he would check in with us to coordinate timing of announcements, events, and songs making the night go very smoothly. We couldn’t be happier and would gladly recommend Instant Request to anyone in need of a DJ.

Christy and Doug @ St. Paul College Club

We had such a positive experience with Instant Request and DJ David!! David was so buttoned up and professional, and was extremely receptive to every ask/callout that we had. The planning tool made it very easy to hold yourself accountable and be prepared for the big day as well. It helped guide you through the ceremony and reception, and helped alleviate the stress of having to think through/plan every detail on your own. We would absolutely utilize Instant Request again and again!

Brittany and Brock @ Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens

David was awesome! He was fun to work with and chill. We felt that getting the music we wanted was super important since DJs are not cheap. So David worked with us to make sure we were getting the “rap” style music we like (like Post Malone, Lil Yachty, Chance the Rapper) and explicit versions of songs. While a lot of what we wanted played only got played the last hour, everyone was having so much fun. He was also accommodating and flexible when parents went missing during the anniversary dance or the best man disappeared for a few minutes during the dollar dance. He helped make sure everyone was on time with their speeches/toasts. We received several compliments on the music.

Rihanna and Bryce @ St. James Hotel in Red Wing

DJ David James was phenomenal! He dealt with the craziness of nothing going according to plan but he always stayed calm and completely let us decide what we wanted to happen throughout the whole night. He played a great mix of the songs we requested and other songs to have a giant dance party with a few slow songs mixed in the middle of the dance. He also did a great job setting a nice atmosphere during the cocktail hour and dinner. HIGHLY recommend him and if we have another big party we would love to have him again! Thank you!

Meredith and Dennis @ Lodge on the Lake

David James with Instant Request was awesome! He had the most perfect laid-back demeanor for our group. We didn’t quite know what our group would be like on the dance floor, so I was nervous NO ONE was going to dance. David did a great job reading our crowd and getting everyone on the dance floor without being over the top. We had a blast and I would totally recommend David & Instant Request to any bride/groom looking for a good time!

Caroline and Alex @ Lumber Exchange Event Center

Working with instant DJ was wonderful! David James Allison was our DJ and let me say he was absolutely awesome! We had so many compliments on his energy and variety of music. We did a phone interview just to go over the time line which was really nice. He played everything we asked for and really knew how to make our guests have a great time!  You will have the absolute best going with Instant Request DJ!

Kayla and Cody @ Birch Hill Barn

Working with Instant Request was so wonderful! Matt made the initial process of booking a DJ super easy and their online profile made planning a breeze! Our DJ, David James, was outstanding! He played so many great songs, accommodated all our requests, and was able to read the room to keep the party going all night! Our dance floor was packed from start to finish and so much of that was due to David!

Samantha and Kyle @ Minneapolis Golf Club

We chose the black tie package and we love our DJ! He kept the music going, was open to requests and also took our list of music and played everything that was a must for us. I would definitely, and have already, recommend Instant Request DJ to any future brides/grooms getting married or even if you’re looking for a DJ for an event. The speeches, prayer and instructions were all laid out for our guests and they knew what was happening the whole night!

Justine and Mike @ Best Western Premier-Nicollet Inn

Instant Request was great! Our wedding required a sound system, DJ, and microphone for the ceremony and reception, as well as sound system accommodations for a band to play during cocktail hour. Instant Request, and our DJ David J., were helpfully flexible during the planning process and willing to work with all our requests and desires on the day of the wedding itself. The online planner was useful and David was a perfect blend of professional, kind, and unobtrusive. It’s exactly what we were looking for, and David kept the dance floor going all night!

Abigail and Dustin @ 413 on Wacouta Event Center

David James Allison from Instant Request was outstanding! He met with us a couple weeks prior to the event to go over our preferences, must plays, and vision for our wedding. He read the crowd and kept our small little wedding dancing the entire night. We wanted a flexible timeline for the evening and he worked with us to create a organic flowing event! Instant request has a platform that makes planning the dance so easy. I would highly recommend Instant Request.

Christie and Joseph @ Seven Vines Vineyard

David, our DJ, was absolutely phenomenal. He was a very professional and organized person. His style fit perfectly with ours and I’m extremely happy with what he offered.  The music was played at just the right volume and the lights were a nice touch.  I liked that David took time to go over the entire evening with me on the phone prior to the event. Him getting a feeling for what we were expecting made us at ease. With all of the things that can stress people out during a wedding, it was nice not having to worry about the quality of performance he was going to give us.  I honestly don’t think we could’ve done without the online event planner. At first it seems like a bit much, but after you see how much it helps the DJ as well as the couple throughout the night, we would’ve been making a mistake to not take advantage of it. I would definitely recommended Instant Request to others.

Courtney and Ben @ Minneapolis Golf Club