Black Tie Certified DJ Staff

DJ Alex K

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 creating his own music.  He has 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 throughout Australia.  

With that being said, Alex is known for his ability to please 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.


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!                                              – Anna and Dustin @ Olympic Hills Golf Club

 

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!  – Kiley and Isaac @ Stonebrooke Golf Club

Thank you so much for being our DJ at our wedding ! Your passion truly shines and you really know how to run a party! Thanks for being so awesome, we wish we could do it all over again! – Kayla and Michael @ Dellwood Country Club

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! – Emily and Patrick @ Machine Shop

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! – Bo and Trevor @ Hutton House

Alex did an awesome job. He was great to work with and was a great match for us! Everything went according to plan, and Alex was quick to address any unexpected issues during the day. It was a pleasure working with Instant Request, and Alex, I would recommend them to anyone getting married! – Jessie and Peter @ Lowertown Event Center

Alex was fantastic. He read the crowd really well and everyone stayed on the dance floor. We wanted a dance party and he definitely delivered! – Claire and Nick @ Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel

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. – Shelby and Damon @ Rush Creek Golf Club

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! – Meghan and Paul @ Machine Shop

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! – Maddie and David @ Golden Oak Farm

DJ Alex Knight was awesome! We were impressed from our initial meeting to talk over our wedding day with him. We had a lot of out of town guests who left right after dinner however he was able to keep everyone that stayed out on the dance floor until midnight! Would recommend him over and over again! – Alyssa and Tyler @ 3 Ten Event Venue in Fairbault

We had a great experience with Instant Request DJ and everybody at our wedding enjoyed the music. Thank you so much for making our day great. -Kelly and Matt @ Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens

Alex was wonderful! Many guests kept commenting on how great he was. He kept the dance floor full all night. One of the best decisions we made was to upgrade to the black tie DJ service. I would recommend Alex to anyone!!! – Kara and Eric @ Turtles 1890 Social Centre

Alex was amazing! There was never an empty dance floor. He played a nice mixture of American and Bollywood music, which kept the dance floor packed the whole night!!! – Ashley and Krishna @ Nicollet Island Pavilion

Alex was the DJ for our wedding. He was a professional the whole night and I was glad we picked Instant Request DJ. He also did a great job engaging the guests to get up and dance. – Jazzbi and Ryan @ Nicollet Island Pavilion

Alex K did a great job at DJing at our wedding! He kept the energy going with a mix of American and Persian music and even a little bit of Portuguese! He made sure to play some of the songs from our own playlist as well as other songs to complement our selection. He was very accommodating to guests’ song requests and at the same time, respected our wishes in terms of songs not to play. Overall, he understood what we wanted for our wedding night and made sure it was carried through. Thank you! – Miriam and Paulo @ Campus Club of the University of Minnesota

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. – Stephanie and Mike @ Lowertown Event Center

Everyone was dancing on the dance floor. Our Dj for our wedding alex knight was amazing. He listened to my husband and I, he came up to us to let us know what was going on, and he kept people on the dance floor! -Tania and Brandon @ Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth

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. – Danielle and Alex @ Lumber Exchange Event Center

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!   – Jordan and Jake @ Nicollet Island Pavilion

Instant Request, and specifically our DJ Alex Knight, made our wedding so amazing! Alex had everyone on the dance floor for the majority of the time, and did a great job reading the crowd and adjusted the music accordingly. We loved the ability to incorporate an online planner as well through Instant Request, but appreciated Alex’s adjustments and improvements throughout the night. Highly recommend!!!!!  – Kara and Mike @ Aria

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!  – Alicia and Joshua @ Brackett’s Crossing Country Club

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! – Natalie and Jay @ Capitol Room

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! – Karrissa and Travis @ Watson Hunting Camp

Alex was a killer DJ and took the time to understand the type of music we wanted and event and night we were looking for. He fit what we wanted and our crowd perfectly and the dance floor was constantly packed and with our age groups he was able to get everyone having a killer night. Can’t recommend Instant DJ and Alex enough.  – Brittany and Jason @ Nicollet Island Pavilion

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!  – Megan and Tom @ Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens

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! – Ashley and Stephen @ Semple Mansion

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.  – Bria and Ryley @ Bracketts Crossing Country Club

We can not 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.  – Maria and Erik @ Minneapolis Club

Best Dj ever! Played great music and kept the party going all night long! – Emma and Mark @ Gale Woods Farm

DJ Alex was absolutely amazing! My husband and I were worried about having the right DJ and Alex was everything we hoped for!  – Kendra and Lee @ Nisswa Community Center

Alex Knight was great! He was easy to work with and did just what we asked! We would highly recommend him and instant request. Thank you for helping to make our wedding dance the amazing experience that it was! –Sarah and Braden @ Brackett’s Crossing Country Club

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 🙂  – Taylor and Josh @ Minneapolis Event Center