DJ Rian Souleles is a wedding DJ for music lovers, providing a boutique alternative to your typical wedding DJ/MC with vintage soul and style to match the vibe of your event. Utilizing high fidelity light and sound with modern club DJ techniques, we put an emphasis on personalized music curation and collaboration to read the room and create a seamless live mix of music you love to ignite the dance floor!
My team has experience performing at local clubs and festivals in the Pacific Northwest, and is made up of local artists, musicians, DJs, and music mavens, with degrees from Berklee College of Music and Cornish College of the Arts.
DJ Rian Souleles offers professional DJ and entertainment services for weddings and other special events. Couples can choose from the following services offered by the DJ:
50 Reviews for DJ Rian Souleles
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Aaron Allen-St. John · Married on 12/10/2019
A Wonderful Indie DJ and Music Fan
If you’re a music lover, you can’t do better than DJ Rian Souleles for your wedding. My wife and I are huge music fans, so the right DJ was super important to us – we spent hours searching for a non-bro who didn’t just play the same playlist, punch an air horn, and shout at people to get on the dance floor. With Rian we found a true fan of music who met with us to understand our tastes and got excited by our ideas (like post-rock for the cocktail hour and Talking Heads for the recessional), collaborating to come up several great sounds for the different parts of the event. On the day itself, he arrived in his gorgeous velvet tux, set up his pro-level gear, and MCed and DJed a wonderful ceremony, reading the crowd, throwing in our favorites and adding music from his own great collection. At the same time, he was a true professional, and so easy to work with. All of our friends danced, and so many of them came up afterwards to say how wonderful Rian was. We agree.Sent on 01/25/2020
Claudia · Married on 11/16/2019
Stop looking - hire Rian!
The best wedding decision we made was to hire Rian as our DJ. He cut down on our stress and set a positive tone for the event that really reflected our tastes and personalities. He masterfully created a progression of moods from pre-ceremony to last dance. And he MC’d in a professional and fun manner.Sent on 11/26/2019
Rian masterfully read the room and played the perfect music throughout the night. Our crowd was not an easy one to DJ for. We had guests who wanted to do the Cupid Shuffle all night and guests who wouldn’t dance if their lives depended on it. We had guests who are musical hipster elitists and guests who only like top 100 songs. Somehow Rian not only pleased this difficult audience, but thoroughly impressed them (and us). We received compliments on the music for days following the wedding.
Meanwhile, one of us (groom) loves death metal, the other (bride) loves the type of rap that isn’t generally appropriate for weddings (songs about butts and cheating on wives). We assumed it just wouldn’t be part of our evening. Rian figured out a way to incorporate our favorite music without it feeling disjointed or crass. It was a nice personal touch that showed he’d put in effort on his end to honor all of our musical tastes. We did not have an easy crowd, and he knocked it out of the park for everyone in attendance.
Forget the douche-bro DJs that chase you down at wedding shows talking about the epic dance parties they throw. All too often, they only know how to do one kind of fairly generic dance party. Rian is flexible and adaptive so that it really feels authentically you while appealing to a wide variety of tastes. He deserves way more money than he charges and I wish we had another party to throw because I want to hire Rian again.
Megan Bruneau · Married on 09/21/2019
DJ Rian was the DJ for my sister’s wedding and just recently mine and he did NOT disappoint - in fact we were overjoyed. All of our guests loved him - and the song choices. He did an amazing job of explaining the process, utilizing our requests and elevating. He also rocked the sound for our ceremony, and was super reliable. Not to mention, he’s easy going, kept the party going and is kind. We whole-heartedly recommend DJ Rian!Sent on 11/04/2019