Hi, my name is Derek Entrekin. I am a wedding and private event DJ with over 15 years experience now. It has been a wild ride. I love using my experience to help my clients with what is usually one of the most important days of their lives. I choose to collaborate with my clients to help take any stress away.
When I work with my clients, I take an approach a bit differently than most of the DJs that I’ve had the pleasure to work with. The difference? I really want to buy into the people I work with as a loving couple. That is, I don’t take an event just for the money.
I see my role as a DJ more rewarding when the people that hire me are looking for the skills I bring to the table. Beat-matching, less personality on the mic, well-thought-out mixes, ability to keep people enjoying themselves without an overbearing nature, and a general departure from the upfront DJs of years past tend to be favorites.
I must feel emotionally connected to my clients before I take an event. I hope you can appreciate that approach as it is huge for me. I find my role as a DJ more rewarding when everyone likes everyone. It sounds silly to me to say this as most everyone I’ve ever spoken with agrees, but you would be amazed at how many DJs care little to none about their clients. If you are looking for that type of DJ, then I am not your guy.
I believe that music is such a huge part of the party. It is a part that must compliment the whole of the event. To create a truly astonishing experience, you need a team of professionals that know how to elevate the decor, the food, the alcohol, the flowers, and whatever else your heart desires to a remarkable level. That is why I look for vendor partnerships that I love working with from a team perspective.
If you were referred here by a vendor, then feel confident that your wedding planner, photographer, venue, or other creative is one of those people or companies that I genuinely care to work with and I have worked with them or there before.