DJ Derek H

Derek was born in Fargo, North Dakota, but grew up in Minnesota.  His first cassette was White Snake, and that started his lifelong love of music.  Derek grew up burning CD’s for all of the family’s road trips and always loved the feeling of satisfaction after making the perfect mix of music.   He obtained his Social Work degree at Northwestern College in Iowa.  When not DJing, Derek is a mental health social worker for an insurance company.  Derek is married to a nurse, and has two cats, Charlie and Lucy.  Derek likes to joke that he has a mixed marriage with his wife – he is a Vikings fan and she cheers on the Packers.  In his free time he is active at his church and leads a Wednesday night kid’s Bible study.  Derek loves to read sci-fi and fantasy, although he’ll devour a good book of any genre.

Instant Request did a great job at my wedding. Derek was my DJ and he was very personable and easy going. I would recommend Instant Request for any future parties! Thank you for providing the entertainment and equipment during the wedding ceremony, reception and dance. Derek, you did an amazing job throughout the whole night. The wedding planner was very helpful during the process and how to keep organized up until the wedding. Thank you for being approachable with all of our questions.

Lisa and Craig @ Millennium Hotel

DJ Derek was great! This company was so easy to work with, loved their wedding website and super affordable! We were able to call our DJ a week before our wedding to talk about what we wanted for our wedding. Derek did an amazing job with our music selection I highly recommend booking them for your wedding.

Sara and Cody @ Mermaid

Derek did a fantastic job at our December wedding. We had a health emergency that needed attention and during that time Derek wisely turned volumes down and kept the guests entertained. When that emergency was resolved he helped bring the remaining browd back up for a strong, fun, wonderful finish to our night. Thank you Derek for your understanding, kindness and skills to make our wedding all that we’d hoped for!

Jeri and Mike @ Brackett’s Crossing Country Club