Black Tie Certified DJ Staff

DJ Anthony D

DJ Anthony D

One of the most requested at Instant Request, Anthony has been DJing, and emceeing at events since he was very young. He’s even saved another company’s DJ from a catastrophic equipment failure while attending a friend’s wedding. His natural charisma and beaming smile, combined with a strong knowledge of equipment and music makes him truly, Black Tie certified. When he’s not DJing, Anthony also works in Film/Video Production.

Anthony’s musical tastes cover the board, but more importantly, he works hard to provide your desired vibe, whether classy/formal, raging party, or anything in-between. “Young or grown, I WILL find out what gets your body in motion!”


I wish I could give 10/5 stars for Instant Request! I cannot say enough good things about this company and our DJ, Anthony! From the start, the ease of the planning tool that they have on the internet is wonderful! You can go on every now and then and fill in the information needed as you finalize details and they make it so user friendly and ask all the necessary thorough questions! After that was completed with met with DJ Anthony (we used the Black Tie service) and we knew right away that he just “got us” and knew what we wanted out of our DJ experience. At the reception, the music was amazing and was EXACTLY what we were looking for. He kept the dance floor full and fun all night long and we received so many compliments about how much fun our dance was. It was largely due to DJ Anthony and Instant Request. I highly recommend this company, and DJ Anthony to anyone looking for a DJ company for their wedding or events.                                                                                                                                                                                                – Emily and Cam @ Lowertown Event Center

DJ Anthony with Instant Request was INCREDIBLE! From the second we met Anthony; we knew he’d be the perfect DJ for our wedding. He was very personal and professional. We had a few songs we wanted to be played, but our biggest request was for everyone to be on the dance floor. He definitely succeeded! Our dance floor was packed all night long. All of our guests, of all ages, were dancing the night away. He had excellent remixes, sprinkled in all the right songs in the right places. By far the best DJ I’ve heard at any wedding. All of our guests are still raving about the music. If you’re looking for a DJ, Anthony is your guy!    – Carissa and Preston @ Minneapolis Event Center

I cant say enough positive things about DJ Anthony. he did everything we asked for and more. He read the crowd and knew exactly what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. I spoke with him privately a few days before my wedding to pull off a huge surprise for my bride and he executed PERFECTLY. I would give him more than five stars if i could. when he was packing up, we decided to double his tip because everyone loved him so much. We are still getting compliments for hiring him. Thank you Anthony for everything. You were a huge part in making our reception great! Not only all of this, but we were literally about to not even HAVE a DJ at our wedding. We went to two wedding fairs and thought everyone was just a stereotypical d-bag and they all fed us the same lines about how they’re better than the others guys and how they’re soooo unique. then we walked passed Anthony and he was just jamming at his booth, doing his own thing and asked how we were doing. That was all. So we approached him and got to talking to him and knew he was our guy. We went home that afternoon and booked Instant Request and requested Anthony the next day. Don’t let the other guys fool you with their bs sales pitch.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           – Cassi and Orion @ CHS Field

We absolutely LOVED Anthony. Even though we only met him once prior to the wedding (through the Black Tie meeting), we felt as though he was a friend the day of our wedding. The best part is he listens to every single little detail! Truly! For example, we were struggling with a song that we wanted to walk into for our grand entrance. We were thinking maybe something in the EDM realm, but not as “party”. I had happened to mention to Anthony in passing that Kurt loves Frank Sinatra; not only did Anthony end up finding a Frank Sinatra remix for the entrance song that was PERFECT, but he played a Frank Sinatra song for our last dance of the night. It was really special to us as Kurt is not much of a dancer, but loves dancing to Frank. We had no idea he was going to do this, but we were really happy that he listened to those small details; it surprised us! And certainly meant a lot to us.  We also loved the online event planner.  I am a spreadsheet person, so to input every single detail in this planner was amazing. Additionally, there were no mishaps the day of or questions of when to do what event or play what song when! The event planner is a must.   We were very very pleased with the music and atmosphere of the night and we would 100% recommend Anthony and IR for any event. IR is like no other wedding DJ!! It’s funny; most people view a live band as the crème de la crème for music at a wedding reception, but there is no comparison when IR is your vendor. I would chose Anthony and IR to play for my event every single time over a live band.  We booked incredibly early to lock Anthony down for our wedding date, and we got a steal of a deal. With that said, even the regular price would have been a great value. We know other couples that have paid significantly more than IR’s prices, and it has been inferior quality. Great value                                                                                              – Amanda and Kurt @ Aria


Anthony was fabulous!! We gave him a lot of control with the music he played and he kept the guests on the dance floor! We have heard great feedback about him since the wedding from our guests. He also did a wonderful job helping Steve out with his surprise song he sang to me at the reception. I loved that I knew Steve, my parents and I would not have to worry about anything. Anthony was calm, experienced and trusted. He took the appropriate time during his in-person meeting with Steve and me to ask any information he may need for the day of. We knew we were in good hands and that was a very comforting feeling! Your DJ can make or break your wedding. I have had two friends already booked with you after we booked at the end of Summer! Coming from the wedding industry, we knew you were the best and will continue to spread the word about our experience with you. We appreciated all of Anthony’s hard work and time! We had an incredible day and were so happy to have Instant Request as part of it!                                                        – Aubrie and Steve @ Calhoun Beach Club


We had Anthony and just like every other bride in MN – had an excellent experience. I couldn’t have asked for more. He was great at our in person meetings and even better on the day of! Communication is easy and prices are fair. Hire him if you can!!! He’ll be you’re best decision.                                                                                                                                                        – Dana and Adam @ Jefe: Urban Hacienda


First and foremost, you are amazing! Thank you for sharing your talent, time and energy with us to make our wedding day so special! By far you are the best wedding DJ we have ever encountered. Our friends and family raved about you. We are so thrilled that you kept the dance floor full all night. We are so impressed by your music selections and ability to read a crowd. Because of your skill, our night was truly one to remember and the party we were hoping for! Thank you again for all you did to help celebrate our marriage. We are blessed to have had you as our DJ. It was wonderful to get to know you! You are a joy to work with and we wish you the best with your wedding!                                                                                                                                                                                              – Lauren and Brian @ Wellstead of Rogers


The office staff was wonderful, always prompt with sending emails and adding things last minute when we needed it..  We found the event planner VERY helpful.  Great tool to have for song suggestions and loved how it walked you through the process and kept you on track. .  Anthony D was absolutely perfect for us.  We were beyond happy with his professionalism, fun upbeat personality, punctuality, organization, and great music selection/skills!  He was always quick to reply to any questions/concerns I had and took extra time on the phone with me to walk through our entire day to make sure everything was perfect.  Not once did I ever see him not smiling!  We had complete trust in him and he delivered! The sound and lighting were great.  Even outdoors with the wind blowing it was easy to hear the music. .  It’s difficult to pick my favorite thing about Instant Request.  From the quick and courteous emails from the front office, the helpful online event planner to the best DJ and great quality sound, as a whole the Instant Request team was seamless and a pleasure to work with.  The only thing I didn’t care for was that the day and night ended so quick!   I will aboslutel recommend Instant Request to others.  I already have 3 friends/family weddings in 2016 and will be giving them your information. THANK YOU again Shawn, Matt, Anthony D and everyone else at Instant Request for providing a great quality service for the biggest and best day of our lives!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            – Missy and Brian @ Dellwood Barn


We cannot say enough wonderful things about Black Tie DJ Anthony D – we received countless compliments and he kept everyone on the floor all night long. It was perfect to meet with him ahead of time to run through details and get an idea of who we would be working with on our special day. Thank you for your attention to detail and stellar customer service! Thank you so much for being a part of our special day! We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ. You read the crowd perfectly and kept everyone dancing all night. We are so grateful and will never forget you                                                                                                – Melissa and Nick @ Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery


DJ Anthony is the man. Bottom line. He put an incredible touch on an epic wedding that will forever be remembered. Don’t waste your time looking elsewhere, book these guys before you miss your chance.  – Molly and Clay 9/1/18 @ Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel