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Introduction: • "Nerd level" music knowledge • Classy and modern lighting (not cheesy or tacky) • Specializes in creating original sets working with clients through Spotify • Focused on events in Northern New Jersey and New York City • A one man show - when you hire me, you get personal service • Transparent and straightforward pricing with no confusing packages • Fully insured • Very easy going, punctual, and professional As a seasoned event DJ, I bring unique musical expertise to events in NYC & NJ. Specializing in funk, soul, R&B, global grooves & more, I love to blend vintage & modern tunes with my top shelf speakers for a high-quality music experience. My smooth MC voice recalls the legendary Don Cornelius of Soul Train fame & my modern lighting enhances any atmosphere without being obtrusive. I personalize each event with my clients online through Spotify setlist collaboration & sign everything digitally. Professional, punctual & easy-going, I make booking stress-free & convenient. Book me for the best in vintage focused DJ services!

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Hired 16 times

Serves Morristown, NJ

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2 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

6 reviews


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Danielle I.
Oct 31, 2022

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We hired Matt to DJ my Dad's 60th birthday party. He was such a hit! I received so many compliments about how great he was. He put together an amazing set. It was exactly what we asked him for and more!!!! Thank you for a memorable evening Matt!!

Details: Birthday party • 25 - 49 guests • 51 or older • 31 - 50 years old • Oldies • Rock • 80s • Funk / disco • Banquet hall or ballroom • MC services

MR DJ's reply
Thanks Danielle! I had a great time, the night flew by while I played one of my favorite sets, your dad has great taste ;)
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Lauren F.
Jan 23, 2023
Matthew was an absolute blast to have as the DJ for my birthday party! He was super professional from the get-go and made sure to understand exactly what kind of music I was looking for. He nailed it with the vintage disco theme and had everyone on the dance floor all night long. One thing that really stood out to me was that during a lull in the party, Matthew played a surprise song that I mentioned I love during the planning phase, it totally turned the mood around and got everyone dancing again. He really knows how to read a crowd and keep the party going. The sound and lighting were on point and he was able to keep the volume at a comfortable level while still getting everyone pumped. I would highly recommend Matthew for any event, he made my birthday party one to remember and I can't wait to have him DJ for me again!
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Alex S.
Jan 2, 2023
We're a Brooklyn Biergarten and we booked Matthew to DJ our NYE party. It was a great experience from start to finish. Matthew came early to set up. Was super helpful in song selection, read the room well and played what the audience wanted to hear. He took song requests from the crowd, got the bar dancing once the drinks started flowing, and was very professional and easy to work with. A total dream for a bar manager. We'll be booking Matthew again.
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Cynthia N.
Dec 24, 2022
I recently hired Matthew as the DJ for my holiday party, and I have to say that he completely exceeded my expectations. From the moment he arrived, he was professional, organized, and ready to get the party started. Matthew was able to read the crowd perfectly and kept the dance floor packed all night long. His music selection was spot on, and he even took requests from our guests. He also had all of the necessary equipment, including lighting and sound, to really set the mood for the party. Overall, Matthew made my holiday party an absolute success. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a DJ for their event. He truly knows how to get the party going and keep it going all night long. Thank you, Matthew, for an unforgettable evening!
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Donna S.
Oct 11, 2022
Matt was our DJ and we could not have asked for a better experience. He arrived early to setup his equipment, and everything looked awesome with the lights. The sound was amazing, and he kept the party going all night, taking requests from my family and friends. He was professional and friendly, and his voice was just perfect behind the microphone. I would definitely hire him again, thanks again Matt!
MR DJ's reply
Thank you very much for all the kind words, I still remember your party very well, it was a blast!
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