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  • DJ from Saint Paul, MN
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  • Starting at $250 per event

33 Reviews for First Choice DJ Service / Matt Kotefka


Review by Linda & Jerry S.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 15, 2018From Downsville, WI

Matt is definitely a 5-star. He arrived and set up without assistance from any of us and was set to go when needed. The dance floor was packed all night long and he willingly stayed later than planned. This is the second time we used him and he performed exceptionally both times. Would not hesitate at all in hiring Matt again and have recommended hims serval times to other people.

Review by Heather G.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on September 25, 2018From Roseville, MN

DJ Matt is professional, kind and easy to work with. You can tell that he has a lot of experience. Several of my guests commented on how entertaining and accommodating he was. One of them even asked if we knew each other even though we'd never met before! I'm so glad that he was the DJ for my party. I definitely recommend First Choice DJ Service if you like to boogie!

Review by Christine M.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on August 26, 2018From Champlin, MN

Wanted to give a huge shout out to Matt kotefka Our DJ for our wedding reception last night. He was amazing. In tune with the crowd . Listened to our requests and followed our song lists Guests gave lots of compliments. Even my 26 year old daughter said “ Matt was the best DJ she has ever heard “ People were dancing to the very end of the night !! Chris and Deron Martie

Review by Andrea L.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on August 21, 2018From Minneapolis, MN

Matt did a wonderful job as DJ at our all associate event. Thank you Matt! Will definitely use him again!

Review by Jen P.

FundraiserReviewed on December 5, 2017From Edina, MN

Matt was great to work with - he was extremely professional, cordial and flexible. He sought input on what we were looking for throughout our event and he provided exactly what we wanted! His attention to detail was so appreciated and his professionalism during our planning left me with the confidence to know that the DJ was one thing I didn't have to worry about - he had everything under control!

Review by Matthew D.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 1, 2017From Saint Paul, MN

He was great in every way. Wonderful.

Review by Kelsie J.

WeddingReviewed on September 22, 2017From Ashland, WI

I cannot believe how amazing of a night I had! Not just because it was my wedding night, but because Matt knew what he was doing all night with music, and everything else! I cannot stress how fantastic he was. He was very involved and kept the crowd going! There wasn't a time where there was no one on the dancefloor, and that's hard to do! I wish there was more stars on here to rate because I would give all of them. Very professional, involved, and accommodating. It was very nice to get to know a complete stranger months before the event. Funny and full of fun! Thank you for helping us make our big day even better!

Review by Carla F.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on June 8, 2017From Minneapolis, MN

Matt was wonderful to work with... a true professional. He really took time to understand the demographics of our audience and embraced the theme of our event.. Needless to stay the dance floor stay busy!!

Review by Alicia F.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on January 11, 2015From Oakdale, MN

Matt was AMAZING! He kept the dance floor hopping all night - and accommodated every age group from 8 to 80! So much fun! And he was very flexible and willing to keep up with a few special requests we had last minute. We have heard from many of our guests that he was the best DJ they've ever seen... and we agree! I would recommend Matt to anyone looking for a fun night of music and dancing!

Review by Sheena O.

EventReviewed on November 5, 2014From Saint Paul, MN

Matt was great! He checked out the location before the event on his own time, kept emailing with updates on what he was bringing and offering extra services and was extremely friendly. He played fun music and had the crowd dancing at our running event. I would recommend Matt to anyone and was extremely happy we hired him. Thanks Matt!

Review by Chad H.

FundraiserReviewed on October 2, 2014From Minneapolis, MN

The Man! Will use him again for sure. Great playlist.

Review by Kaleb A.

WeddingReviewed on September 16, 2014From Stillwater, MN

All I have to say is that I bet Matty K at his worst could quite possibly be better than most DJs at their best. Perfection.

Review by Tim S.

Anniversary PartyReviewed on April 13, 2014From Edina, MN

From start to finish, the level of professionalism and talent that Matt Kotefka from First Choice DJ Service was beyond exceptional. To say we were satisfied with Matt's DJ service is an understatement. We hired Matt to DJ our 20th anniversary party. However, unlike most parties, I had very specific music requests. Matt was flexible and accommodating with my requests, but his suggestions and expertise was a perfect blend for the night. Matt's easy-going nature and sense of humor were some reasons I hired him. And I made the right choice. Because of Matt, our party was a hit and people are still talking about the music! Thanks Matt! You're the Best!

Review by Amber H.

Christmas PartyReviewed on December 24, 2013From Denver, IA

LOOK OUT LOOKERS!!!! This is your man!!! Stop looking and grab this guy! I have used DJ's Bands in 3 different states and Matt is the real deal. He really knows how to get people into the party, bring out the laughter and smiles in your guests, meet and beat your every expectation. He pays attention to detail and when you throw unexpected events, ideas at him, he flexes, conquers and impresses. Matt is honest, down to earth, trustable and will use him for all my events as long as he is in business. He drove in a snow storm, made it on time and did it will a smile and unbeatable professionalism.

Review by Rob K.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 29, 2013From Saint Paul, MN

We were lucky enough to get this booking just a couple of weeks ahead of the event, and we were really happy with the results. Matt was very helpful; we didn't have to worry about a thing. We just picked out a few songs we liked and a few we didn't, and he worked out what kind of style we were going for without us having to be too hands-on. He was familiar with the venue. Our guests had a great time.

Review by Cory F.

WeddingReviewed on September 29, 2013From Bloomington, MN

Matt DJ'ed our wedding reception. He was so awesome, he kept everyone on the dance floor the whole night. We had numerous people say that he is the best DJ they have ever heard and he helped make the wedding the best night of our lives. I would recommend Matt for any occasion, he is very professional and knows how to deliver. Well worth it!!!!

Review by Codi L.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on August 10, 2013From Silver Bay, MN

Dear Gig Master, Matt Kotefke is a true professional at his business. All the guests at the wedding enjoyed the company he provided. He was able to play a wide variety of songs, that was pleasing to all guests. Many of the guests said it was the best wedding they have attended. I know for a fact that it was because of the atmosphere that Matt helped create. All I can say is whenever I need a DJ, Matt will be called. This man is organzied, personal and professional. I will be recommending Matt to whoever is looking for a DJ. I can't thank you enough for the fun times you provided us. Sincerely, Codi and Chase.

Review by Liz B.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on June 30, 2013From Minneapolis, MN

We used Matt as the DJ for our wedding & were so happy we chose him! He was great at communication prior to our wedding & worked with us to create the playlist we wanted. Our guests loved him & told us they felt he was the perfect DJ in that he knew how to read the crowd & played the songs we wanted at the perfect times! We would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a great DJ!

Review by Anita C.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on May 11, 2013From Northfield, MN

Review by MSSA A.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on March 18, 2013From Minneapolis, MN

Matthew was so easy to work with and communicate with. He takes the stress of planning a social event and puts you right at ease. Matt has the most delightful personality and his sense of humor was much appreciated. He was able to keep our dance floor packed the whole night no matter what type of music guests requested from him to play. Matt arrived early, set up and take down went smooth and he left our guests wanting more and the night to never end. I would highly recommend Matt if you are planning a corparate event such as our large conference or a wedding dance or anytime you want a large variety of music choices, no stress and very happy guests & event planner!

Review by Matt D.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on September 11, 2012From Minneapolis, MN

Matt was very easy to work with, and professional. He kept the dance floor alive and transitioned smoothly from one type of music to another.

Review by Krysten K.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on September 4, 2012From Saint Paul, MN

Matt did a fantastic job. The dance floor was full all night! He played the perfect mix of music and had people from all generations moving their feet. He made the party!

Review by Lory W.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on July 16, 2012From Lakeville, MN

Matt was amazing. He was professional, accommodating with our requests, flexible, and polite. His enthusiasm and personality was top notch and everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the evening. He was also a lot of fun to see on the dance floor with for the Hokey-Pokey. I would strongly recommend him for other weddings and reception like events!

Review by Kalie K.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on June 29, 2012From Cottage Grove, MN

Matt was EXCELLENT! I would highly recommend him to anyone who is getting married or has an event coming up. He really knows what songs people enjoy hearing and which ones get people on the dance floor. Also had a lot of people tell me how great our DJ was after the wedding. Thanks Matt!

Review by Cara G.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on May 22, 2012From Mankato, MN

I was worried about getting the right DJ. In fact, I booked and cancelled another guy, before finding Matt via personal recommendation. You know those receptions that are just so-so? My nightmare. But Matt? Nailed it. Totally. Grandma and friends could still visit, not overwhelmed with the volume. When my dad made a request it was immediately handled. And Matt tactfully kept our "do not plays" away. Meanwhile, the dance floor was FULL. ALL NIGHT. Even longer than we booked, in fact. Exactly what we hoped!! Matt handled it flawlessly. DO take the time to carefully fill out his form. But leave him some freedom to gage the crowd - he's a real pro!