Top Notch Entertainment & DJ Services

Raleigh, NC

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We are not just a DJ Service, Top Notch truly entertains! Hence why we include "entertainment" in our company name. All events include an energetic, and interactive DJ, that part is a given. What separates Top Notch a part from our competitors is our tricks, strategies and activities to not only get your crowd on the dance floor, but keep them entertained throughout the event. Props, souvenirs, special effects, games, event planning from the beginning until the final hour of the event, karaoke and even dance lessons separate from us from our competition. Top Notch does more than simply stand behind a table and spin music If the crowd's not having fun, we're not having fun, therefore, we want to make sure everyone has a great time. Our decade of experience and preparedness allows us to ensure that every event is a success for all those involved! Message us for more information regarding ideas and activities to help make your next planned event a blast!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The thrill and responsibly of ensuring that a customer's planned event not only goes according to planned, but goes beyond their expectations. It is not uncommon for Top Notch past clients to speak about an event weeks, months and even years after we served their event. Knowing and actually hearing this feels good, and provides a fulfilling and rewarding sense of achievement which is the best part of what we do. We also enjoy writing our weekly blog that provides free advice and tips for fellow DJ's, event planners and potential customers. Message us for more information or for a free post link!
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Raleigh, NC 27604

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17 Reviews
  • Vicki R. Jul 28, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Joseph was a total pro- we all had a great time! Would definitely recommend to anyone!
  • Christina R. May 17, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Our DJ took the time to get all the details right for our event, and was very accommodating when it came tomour special requests. His music selection was perfect...the party was hopping the entire time! Highly recommend!
  • Tammi D. Dec 3, 2016
    Verified Review
    Happy 50th Birthday!!
    DJ was great! Played great music and was well prepared!!! Would use him again!!
  • Samantha E. Sep 19, 2016
    Verified Review
    Spectacular DJ he went above and beyond our expectations. He kept our wedding on the right track and made sure everything went to our exact specifications. I would strongly recommend him, if we ever need a dj for anything in the future top notch will be the fisher call we make! Thanks for helping make our day wonderful!!!
  • Lauren L. Sep 3, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Do yourself a favor and hire Joseph for your wedding!!!!
    Joseph was truly the most amazing DJ I could have ever imagined. He went above and beyond what you would normally get from a DJ - he was incredibly helpful in preparing for the wedding, and he even assisted us in creating a timeline for the day's events. He made sure to find the exact songs we wanted for the special moments of the ceremony and reception (including some songs that were very difficult to find!) and the rest of the music I totally left up to him... and he picked an AMAZING selection. Joseph really knows his stuff, and plus, he has an outstandingly vibrant, fun, and friendly personality. Our guests all enjoyed him tremendously, and I certainly hope that anyone reading this will give him the chance to make you and your guests have as enjoyable of an experience as we had with him. Thank you Joseph!
  • Lee M. Jul 25, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    We had the best experience with Joseph!! From our first meeting to the end of the event. He did everything we requested from him. I remember hearing a song playing at our wedding and thinking "how did he know I love this band???" Then I remembered I had mentioned it to him very early on. He remembers all the details. He was super professional, lively, kept the evening upbeat and we had so many compliments from our guests. If we ever have a need for a DJ, we will always come back to Top Notch! The name says it all!! Stephanie & Lee
  • Jeanne K. Feb 21, 2016
    Joseph did an unbelievable job for the Senior LGBT Valentine Dance on February 13th, 2016; our original DJ could not come and Joseph filled in helping us to have an enjoyable evening; he has the ability to get everyone dancing which has never happened in the past; he is professional, reasonably priced; I would highly recommend him
  • Mike G. Feb 19, 2016
    Joseph was awesome to work with and did a great job at our wedding! First, he was more than accommodating as our wedding was during an ice storm. He made it out to our wedding with no problems and no complaints! He worked with us for the event and got the music that we wanted to hear and kept our guests entertained for the whole reception. He even brought a few of the kids up to his DJ table and let them guest DJ! The experience along with his prices was simply amazing!
  • Kaushal M. Jan 28, 2016
    Verified Review
    Great DJ. Joseph did awesome with Bollywood songs and was super flexible with our event. The baby shower games were very much appreciated by our guests and thoroughly enjoyed. Hope to have Joseph again be a part of our future events. Thank you Joseph!!
  • Brittany and Megan M. Jan 11, 2016
    Joseph was a great DJ! He was very professional and answered all of our questions efficiently and in a timely manner. He worked hard and did an amazing job the day of our wedding! We greatly appreciate Joseph and Top Notch!
  • Kellie S. Jan 11, 2016
    Verified Review
    Top Notch was excellent!! I was super pleased with my full experience with Joseph at Top Notch Entertainment & DJ Services. My son had his 13th birthday party and it was a total success due to the DJ experience of Joseph. He knew how to work with the kids to get them dancing and kept it going. I can't wait for the next party so I can have him DJ again! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!
  • Brittany T. Nov 15, 2015
    I hired Joseph to Dj my husband's 50th birthday party and he was spectacular! He was professional throughout the planning of the event, dressed appropriately for the occasion and engaging throughout the party. Most importantly, he kept the dance floor packed the whole night! Great job Top Notch!
  • Amanda H. Jul 14, 2015
    Verified Review
  • Brandi L. Nov 14, 2013
    Joseph comes HIGHLY recommended!! He did an amazing job on my wedding day!! He was professional, fun, easy going and very accommodating! He's on point with timing and announcments! He did such a great job that I now now recommend him to all of my wedding clients!! Joseph is hands down the BEST DJ around!! Book him, you won't regret it!
  • Shannon A. Oct 21, 2013
    Thank you to Joseph and Top Notch Entertainment for the best wedding reception! We had a last minute cancellation from bunn, but thankfully Top Notch could save our big day! We had a post-wedding reception with friends and family. Joseph was incredibly professional and played everything we asked for and accommodated our guests beautifully! Our guests had a fabulous night and so did we! Thank you Top Notch Entertainment and Joseph! You truly saved our night at the last moment and I don't know what we would have done without you!
  • Amanda M. Sep 18, 2013
    Joseph was AWESOME, organized,experienced, professional, and very easy to work with. He is very down to earth, and knows how to incorporate all kinds of music, but yet tailor it to exactly what you are looking for. If you are looking for a great DJ for any event I highly recommend using Top Notch Entertainment & DJ Services. Joseph did a fantastic job at our wedding, could not have asked for a better DJ.
  • Susan Q. Mar 16, 2011
    Joseph has DJ several events for me, school dances, Sweet 16 Birthdays, and our High School Prom. He is very professional, punctual and uses excellent judgment on the music selection as to what is appropriate for the age of the students and the event. I have recommended him to several others and they have been very pleased with his services also.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Normal rates usually start at $100 an hour with a preferred 3 hour minimum. This price includes consulting, planning, and our labor and services throughout the event.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We start each relationship with a new client by providing a free consultation to not only determine what styles of music and ideas they hope to achieve at their event, but also to understand their character and personality so that we know how to serve them appropriately. Consultations are followed by a customized and coordinated itinerary and play list that is scheduled with the event. This itinerary begins the full event planning process that we provide at no extra charge to our customers.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
10+ years experience servicing weddings, nightclubs and bars and even public schools ranging from elementary to high school. -Live stage experience including performing for crowds of 1000+ -Entertainment experience including working alongside popular national recording acts
What types of customers have you worked with?
All types. From celebrities to small town parties of 25 people or less. We do not exclude any style of type of event.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A baby shower. Yes, we realize that sounds a bit strange. For starters, we even questioned the concept. After all, we get very few requests for a DJ at a baby shower, so in order for the event to be a success we knew we would need to certainly be creative! The result was simply a blast! We entertained the guests young and old by not only playing a variety of music and entertaining their song requests, but the HIT of the party included the multitude of baby shower games that planned out, reviewed with the party hosts and that the guests loved! All of the guests were even able to walk away with a souvenir! Read all about some of the games we played on our blog!