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Hi! My name is Colin and I am the new owner of River Beats Entertainment and am an active, local DJ serving Minnesota and some areas of Wisconsin. I have a diverse range of musical tastes and have done DJ Entertainment for eight years, working and learning with some of the best DJ companies in the area completing 250+ weddings.

Favorite Music Artists:

J.Cole, Burna Boy, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Cleo Sol, Khruangbin, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Kacey Musgraves, BJ the Chicago Kid, Black Eyed Peas, The Police, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rihanna.

Genre Preferences/Specialties:

My favorite genres of music are Rap, Hip Hop, Pop, Punk, and Dance and Electronic music. I love current country hits and rock and roll classics and don’t hesitate to pull them out. For eras, I especially love 80s music and 2000's dance and hits – but appreciate music from all eras and love pulling out oldies, especially Motown and Funk!

My Relationship With Music:

Music is a deep part of my history. My mom had an upright piano when I was growing up and would play on that constantly. I played trumpet in high school, then singing in college, and now mixing and arranging music as a DJ. Music is a healing tool and a creative outlet for me and I love finding music to fit any occasion.

On Weddings:

Weddings are magical events for families to get together, celebrate love, and party down. I love being a part of making a special day possible for couples and creating memories that last a lifetime.

Favorite Part About Being A DJ: Bringing the party everywhere I go!

Pronouns: He, Him

River Beats started with two guys, Charlie and Adrien, who wanted to provide affordable, high-quality DJ services to their school, friends, and family in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Their commitment to providing a professional, relational, and no-nonsense approach to DJ entertainment lives on in the mission of the company's operations as the company transitions to new ownership.

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Sound/PA System

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Sound/PA System
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What music genres do you specialize in?

Hip Hop
Top 40

What services do you offer?

Do-Not-Play List
Liability Insurance
One Event Per Day

What additional equipment do you offer?

Sound/PA System
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Jack S. Married on 11/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great DJ with great taste

Colin was a great wedding DJ, scheduled a pre-wedding meeting which helped ease our mind, as he asked great questions about our music taste and wedding schedule. Highly recommend!
Brandon S. Married on 06/17/2023
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Great DJ for a great price!

We hired River Beats for our wedding on 6/17/2023 and we highly recommend! He was very professional and did a great job with music and catering to our preferences to make our wedding night the party we always dreamed of.

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Ellen A. Married on 05/14/2022
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Wonderful DJ!

We absolutely recommend River Beats to anyone looking for a DJ! They made our wedding reception so fun and played great music for dancing. Adrien and Colin were so pleasant to work with and very professional. Colin also really listened to us about what kind of music we wanted and was flexible/on top of everything during the reception.
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