DJ Leon J

Born in Boston, Leon was raised in the Twin Cities. Leon is a lifelong performer.

He has been performing music since the 3rd grade. He has participated in talent shows singing, playing music, and dancing. He got into DJing in 2007 when he got a job as an assistant DJ carrying crates of records at Club Escape. He worked with some of the biggest names to come through the Twin Cities Club DJ scene. This sparked his interest & fueled his knowledge. He credits a bulk of what he knows of the art, to watching these amazing mixers night after night.

Leon has DJed 100’s of events over the past decade and is known for his ability to mix. Leon has performed multiple times at 1st Ave in Minneapolis. He has also developed his skills behind a camera. He also works recording & producing music & music videos.  Leon also dabbles in Photography as well.

We were so happy with our DJ Leon, he was AMAZING! He could not have helped the day go more smoothly for us and everyone absolutely loved the music he selected!!! My husband & I were so excited to put together our wedding playlist in the beginning, but ended up completely leaving it in Leon’s hands. We were glad we did. He played a bunch of music we loved and made it sound like a club for our entire family. Leon did such a great job of gauging the crowd and finding music that everyone enjoyed (young to old). Highly recommend booking with him for any event!


Instant Request made the vendor process easy. We went with the “black tie” option, and we would strongly recommend this option to others. We were paired with DJ Leon who was one of the best. He scheduled an initial consultation with us and was available to answer any and all questions the couple of weeks leading up to our wedding. DJ Leon also knew how to get the crowd’s attention and keep it throughout the reception. He even played a few additional songs at the end of the night when the crowd was still going strong. The Instant Request team was very professional and provided immediate responses. We moved our wedding from 2020 to 2021, and they made it easy to schedule the new date. Thank you Instant Request!

We had Leon James as our DJ and he was FANTASTIC!! He was so friendly and professional! Knew exactly what he wanted and was great at reading the room and playing great music!! I made a couple last minute song chances and he was so accommodating! I highly highly recommend Leon and Instant request!

Thank you so much for being part of our wedding day! We appreciate your service as our wedding DJ. You did an amazing job making sure our wedding music ran smoothly and that our guests were entertained throughout the evening. We’re so happy you and Instant Request were part of our special day.

Leon was so great to work with, he set up a call prior to go over everything. Played great music throughout the evening! The website is nice and easy to go in and select all of your songs.

DJ Leon James was awesome! We had only about an hour and a half to dance (which was planned due to pictures) and it was the best hour and half ever. I have not danced that hard in a long time. Thank you DJ Leon James!!

DJ Leon James was awesome for our wedding reception! He was very kind and chill. I had multiple guests come up to me saying how awesome each song he played was. We never had the dance floor empty! Overall, we and our guests were very happy with Instant Request!

Instant Request was fantastic. I would recommend them to anyone planning their wedding. Our DJ, Leon, was amazing. He reached out to us before the wedding to discuss our plans and preferences for the day. He was incredibly flexible as we hammered out some of the details closer to the wedding. He also arrived super early to set up and then helped pick songs that kept people dancing until midnight! We had a ton of people come up to us after the wedding to compliment our DJ.

DJ Leon J was the perfect DJ/Master of Ceremony for our wedding. He kept the party moving the whole night. We loved the thorough process of instant request, the party planner was key in making sure we had the perfect wedding dance. DJ Leon J totally understood the vibe we wanted and he delivered, highly recommended!

Leon was the best DJ ever!!!!! Our wedding was so fun and a lot had to do with the great music that was played! Highly recommend Leon for anyone who wants perfect music and fun!

We upgraded to the black tie option, and had DJ Leon. He was great! Reachable by phone, text, and email, and everything went so smoothly. Our guests loved the music, and the dance floor was full all night!

Our DJ, Leon, was fantastic! I would give 6 stars out of 5 if I could. Leon was great at getting a playlist tailored to our preferences, kept people on the dance floor the whole 4 hours of our dance and was great with sprinkling in special requests from guests as well. I would absolutely recommend Instant Request and Leon specifically for any future wedding/event!

I had a great experience with instant request. Mitch and Matt were very helpful and responsive especially when we had to move our original date due to covid. I love how the event planner. If you are a type A person like me, you can include so many details about how you’d like your day to go. It was so helpful for planning our wedding. Leon was our DJ for the night and he made sure everything went smoothly and kept the night flowing. He did a great job! Thanks instant request!

We had Leon James as our DJ and he was FANTASTIC!! He was so friendly and professional! Knew exactly what he wanted and was great at reading the room and playing great music!! I made a couple last minute song chances and he was so accommodating! I highly highly recommend Leon and Instant request!

Instant request made DJ process incredibly easy. Online event planner was easy to use and very helpful. Our DJ Leon James was professional and very easy to work with. He had the dance floor packed the whole night and played music for everyone to enjoy!

Leon was an unreal DJ. The dance floor was packed all night long. Couldn’t have asked for a better night.