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Alexa · Married on 10/19/2019
Matty offers it all and is a pleasure to work with!
My now-husband and I were so impressed with Matty and his team. In every way, Matty made the musical experience of our wedding day a true reflection of our tastes as a couple. My husband and I have eclectic musical tastes and wanted a wedding celebration that reflected the music we love and not just the current Top 40 (although Matty definitely had access to all of that as well). Our friends, but also our family, family friends, older relatives, etc. all loved the range of musical choices at our wedding and were impressed with both the specific song choices Matty made and how he mixed the playlist. It was very "us," which speaks to Matty’s ability to “get” his couples musically.Sent on 04/19/2020
Matty was thoughtful and thorough, not to mention incredibly friendly and enthusiastic about working with us. When it came to getting to know us and our tastes as a couple, he had us complete a very thorough questionnaire, spoke with us via phone and email numerous times, and met with us in person. He also collaborated extensively with our wedding planner to make sure we had all of the technical equipment needed for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, and to make sure our wedding day timeline all went according to plan. We had no worries leaving these responsibilities in his very capable hands and crossing it off the list of our responsibilities for wedding planning, and we’re so happy we did.
One of the things I most appreciated about Matty was how seamless he made planning the entertainment at our wedding. While Matty himself was our DJ, we wanted live musicians (a string quartet and jazz trio) for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Matty took on all of the responsibility for assembling the live musicians; the group he put together were all extremely talented (he sent us videos of the musicians along the way to make sure we were on board).
To complicate things, my husband and I wanted a specific song that has personal meaning for us for the bridal procession, which was not available as an arrangement for string quartet. Matty didn’t bat an eye about this and quickly got a member of our quartet on board to arrange the piece for strings. It still amazes me that we had a piece of music arranged specifically for us for our wedding – this was incredibly special to us. On top of this, my father is a musician, and Matty arranged for him to sit in with the jazz trio during the cocktail hour, which meant so much to my dad.
We are so grateful to Matty and so impressed with his knowledge of music, talent as a DJ, and his ability to coordinate live music. He honestly can do it all when it comes to planning the entertainment at your wedding. If that only served to make things simpler, that might not be worth it, but you are also getting an extremely talented DJ and extremely talented live musicians handpicked by him. He offers it all.
Carly · Married on 10/07/2019
The best dj!
I can’t possibly describe how incredible Matty is! We knew right away through our first phone conversation he was our guy. He’s so helpful not only with music selections but just the pacing and flow of the night in general. He catered perfectly to all the different generations of guests and everyone commented on how amazing he was. He had quite a dance party going on all night long! We can’t thank him enough for making our wedding the most fun night!Sent on 10/18/2019
MPJF · Married on 09/28/2019
The Best DJ!
Matty is the absolute BEST DJ! He was so knowledgeable, professional, friendly and really goes the extra mile to make your event perfect and keep the party going all night -- and most importantly, creating the exact event you want. He was so attentive, making sure he checked in with us throughout the night (like a discreet glance when we wanted to cut off our first dance or making sure we'd heard the songs we wanted to as the night was winding down) and really made the event so special. We cannot recommend him enough!Sent on 11/04/2019
AMANDA · Married on 08/09/2019
We love you matty
MATTY STUART NAILED OUR WEDDING. Matty at MD Music & Entertainment came HIGHLY recommended by our wedding planner Amber at The Roundhouse. She mentioned he was her favorite DJ. We booked him immediately after her glowing review. We met him at our tasting and were SO thrilled that we had already booked him. He immediately made us feel comfortable and at ease, we trusted him instantly. A little while later we filled out an extensive form. I'm very much a music person (my husband could care less) so I was very happy at the level of detail and how professional this process was. Music (for me) can make or break a wedding. I knew he would get this right. To top it all off he then met with us a few weeks before the wedding to go over everything. I was SO impressed with him and every bit of the process. I thought his price was more than fair for the amount of work he did. Very responsive along the way and willing to make the event ours. Very friendly, nice guy. I wish I was getting married again so I could hire him more often! haha. We also decided to add a live saxophone player per his suggestion and it was PERFECT. Everyone at the wedding made a comment about how much they loved that element! Matty is NOT a cheesy MC. He does the perfect amount of speaking. I can't say enough about how great he is. And he knows The Roundhouse well.... like no issues with setting up in the space etc..Sent on 11/03/2019
Miriam · Married on 07/03/2019
Above and beyond our expectations!
Finding a DJ to play at our "mixed" wedding was a difficult task. My family is Israeli and my husband's family is Bucharian. We also invited lots of our American friends to join us at our wedding as well. We were having trouble finding a DJ who would be able to incorporate all of these very different musical styles, as well as making transitions between styles effortless. From the beginning, Matty assured us that he would make sure that he would include any music we wanted, despite him not having a lot of experience with our music choices. He even was the announcer during our non-traditional ceremony and was one of the biggest reasons the ceremony was one of my favorite parts. Matty went above and beyond our expectations. He made sure to play all of our must-haves and made sure that each transition seemed completely effortless. We had an incredible time and it had a lot to do with how great he was. He brought our wedding day playlist to reality and we truly had an amazing time. I could not have imagined a better DJ for our wedding. If you are looking for a DJ who is patient, understanding and true to his word, MD Music is the way to go. Thank you so much for making our wedding the best day of our lives!Sent on 07/31/2019
MD Music & Entertainment's reply:Thank you so much Miriam for the kind words. It was a pleasure working with you and your wedding is definitely one I won't forget. Almost 4 hours of dancing!!! I wish you all the very best!
Terasa · Married on 06/21/2019
A wedding to remember!
Matty and Andy at MD Music were a blast to work with for our wedding reception. They were incredibly responsive, personable and knowledgeable as we game-planned the night, from music selections to the timeline of events. We could really feel that they were fully invested in making our big day the best party possible.
Andy was our DJ for the night, and did a wonderful job providing a playlist based on our preferences and dislikes. He was able to mix in various requests that people had throughout the party. He knew which requests we would be okay with and which ones to run by us first. We also used two additional live instruments (drums and sax) to accompany DJ Andy, and the three worked seamlessly to provide a great night of music and dancing. Andy add a few extra special touches which we truly appreciated. He played my parents wedding song to start the dancing back up after dinner and ended the night by playing our wedding song one last time.
MD Music pride themselves of providing the best party possible, and they more than delivered. They took our evening's timeline and packed in music and dancing for every possible minute, and the dance floor was never empty. We would highly recommend MD Music (especially Matty and Andy) to anyone who is considering them for their wedding.Sent on 08/17/2019
MD Music & Entertainment's reply:Wow! Thank you for the extremely kind words. We had such a great time working with you both and I know Andy had an absolute blast DJing for your friends and family. We wish you the very very best!!
Jennifer Sabella · Married on 05/26/2019
Great experience with MD Music and Entertainment
MD Music and Entertainment DJ'd our wedding reception at the Box House Hotel in Greenpoint, Brooklyn this past May. Matty was our DJ and he was fantastic. He was incredibly organized and professional as we planned the music and type of reception we wanted to have (read as: huge dance party with a few traditions worked in such as first dances and toasts). Matty was super responsive, personable and helpful as we made our music decisions and gave us a ton of thoughtful suggestions as we created our reception timelines. At the same time he worked with the AV vendor and the wedding venue to make sure everything was in order for our big day, meaning we didn’t have to worry about any of it. On the actual day of the wedding, DJ Matty was awesome. Everything ran on time, the music was excellent and our guests were on the dance floor all night. It was exactly the reception we wanted and we could not be happier with it.Sent on 07/05/2019
Kelly · Married on 04/13/2019
Super knowledgeable and a lot of fun!
We LOVED working with Matty! He is so knowledgable and a total pro, so the entire experience was completely seamless. He knows so much about weddings in general, and his music recommendations were excellent! We had no idea what we wanted in terms of ceremony music, and he really helped us craft the perfect vibe. P.S., meeting with him before the wedding to hash out details was one of our most fun vendor meetings! He's great - you really can't go wrong with Matty and his teamSent on 05/01/2019
Melanie · Married on 11/10/2018
Goes above and beyond!
Matty was an absolute dream to work with! From the first time we met, he was professional, patient, thoughtful, and so genuine in his efforts to make sure he knew us and understood what we wanted out of the night. He offered tons of great suggestions for the wedding beyond just the music played, but also in terms of the timeline of the night. He was always super responsive to emails and willing to hop on phone calls as needed. We always left conversations with Matty feeling like we were more on track with our plans and with a better idea of how the night would go. He was really open to our requests and tastes, and on the night of our wedding, he truly followed all the details we had discussed, played everything we had asked to hear while also throwing in good ideas of his own. When the timeline of our night got a bit pushed back due to a family health emergency, Matty seamlessly helped us shift the original timeline to make sure our guests didn’t notice what was going on and kept everyone on the dance floor and having a great time. He is a genuinely good, dependable guy with great taste and everyone was raving about how great the music was. We also hired our live ceremony music and a cocktail hour jazz trio through him that guests loved. We cannot recommend him enough!Sent on 01/03/2019
Sarah Meahl · Married on 10/21/2018
The Guardian of the Dance Floor
I had the BEST experience with DJ Matty.Sent on 11/14/2018
From our first meeting, he was so cool and knowledgable and fun and easy to talk to. He was so completely organized, full of info I would have never thought of. He was completely tried and true.
I loved the database he used to acquire all the information and songs I wanted at the wedding. He made notes and asked questions between our first and second meeting. We used his run down of the day as the BIBLE for the wedding day.
I felt so safe with him DJing our ceremony as well as DJing the reception. And I was right to feel safe and trust him completely. I even told him my family drama so he could be on his toes incase we needed a music switch. He nailed it and played the perfect song at all the perfect times and the transitions were incredibly thou through and amazingly paired. The millennials and the baby boomers alike were all LOVING the music and everyone danced the night away.
I personally (as the bride) felt like I had a friend/guardian angel who was standing at the front of dance floor seeing and running everything all night long. I felt really safe and wanted to have him hang out and drink beers with us. I love him as a person and a DJ and I recommend him always.
Brian S · Married on 10/07/2018
Matty D and MD Music & Entertainment are FANTASTIC
Matty D was the DJ for my wedding in early October 2018. I'm writing to enthusiastically offer my highest recommendation for his company's services.Sent on 10/27/2018
My wife and I were absolutely thrilled with every step of the process, from when we had our initial discussion with Matty (prior to signing a contract), to walking through how we envisioned our big day going over the months leading up to the event, to meeting up with him as the date approached. He was professional and just perfectly on the ball throughout. Every time we communicated, by email, phone or in person, he put us at ease, gave us confidence, and made it clear through his thoughtfulness and enthusiasm that that everything was under control and going to be awesome.
Then the wedding came around, and it WAS awesome. Our friends and our parents' friends were dancing and having a blast all evening. So many of our people came up throughout the night to tell us how much they were enjoying the music and the flow of the party. Even after the event, we heard such good feedback from all of our friends about how perfect the music was. Matty D helped set the tone for an unforgettable event, and my wife and I are so grateful. We had spent so much time and attention planning what we hoped would be the perfect wedding experience, and thanks in large part to Matty's partnership and expertise, it turned out absolutely wonderfully.
Bianca · Married on 09/30/2018
Such an amazing experience
Matty was absolutely amazing to work with! He was professional, answered every single question and concern I had, almost immediately, which must be a hard thing to do during wedding season. He was always willing to jump on calls whenever I had a question. He had a bunch of great suggestions and helped us piece together our timeline and what worked at what times throughout our night. I NEVER left the dance floor, he was absolutely amazing and made our wedding perfect! Matty is a genuinely nice guy and it shows that he loves what he does. He helped us when we realized we needed uplighting and it was so nice to not have to worry about hiring someone else. We hired our ceremony musicians through Matty as well, and I was truly impressed, it was amazing. We can't thank Matty enough for making our day so fun! I would highly recommend Matty!!!Sent on 01/14/2019
MD Music & Entertainment's reply:Thank you SO much for the kind words Bianca. It was so much fun working with you and Skyler and I loved being a part of your big day. All the best to you guys!!
Caitlin · Married on 07/21/2018
Matty and Nestor were great to work with. They took great care in making sure they knew what we wanted at our wedding. They were professional, knowledgeable, easy to communicate with and a lot of fun to talk to! They hit every mark for us. We loved working with them. I highly recommend!Sent on 07/27/2018
Catherine · Married on 07/21/2018
Matty still have our guests talking about how much they danced at our wedding
It’s been several months since our wedding and we still have people coming up to us and saying how much they loved the music at our wedding. My husband and I have broad taste in music and Matty did such a great job of weaving together all the music we love, from the old motown hits to the newest top forty. Working with Matty was great, he was always organized and new the right questions to ask, he helped us will all the major song selections and gave us great advice. In addition, he was just a genuinely nice, down to earth, guy. The second we met him it was clear he was perfect for us. Book him now!!Sent on 10/21/2018
Jeffrey · Married on 06/23/2018
Highly recommend Matty to DJ any event! Working with Matty was super easy and he shared all of his knowledge about weddings to make sure we had the schedule and cadence we were looking for. He worked with us on the timing of the first dances, speeches and even shared we should do a toast near the end of the night. So glad we did that! -- We asked Matty to create what we called the "Diva mix" which was 30 minutes of music from Divas (Whitney, Mariah, Cher, etc.) and it was such a hit! The night was everything we wanted because the music kept the energy going.Sent on 07/24/2018
Anelise · Married on 05/31/2018
DJ Matty is amazing
DJ Matty is simply amazing. We felt he really listened to what we wanted and was able to blend in regular wedding music with Brazilian songs, since me and my husband are both from Brazil. Our guests were so surprised when those songs started playing! Matty was extremely attentive during the whole process, meeting us in person a couple times and getting back to our emails super quickly. He had a process for learning about what we like and don't like, which means you just have to follow his lead and everything will work out perfectly. We filled out a few questionnaires and talked about our personal style, so that the wedding could feel like us. We ended up with a really fun playlist, including classic rock for dinner - which again surprised our guests! He also added party lights, which really helped create the dance floor mood!Sent on 01/20/2019
During the wedding, he also handled microphones and played really well with all other vendors, such as the string quartet and the videographers when they needed to plug in to capture the mic sound.
Working with Matty was completely stress-free and during the whole process and wedding day we felt he was in control and ready to adapt. We highly recommend working with him!
Laura · Married on 05/05/2018
Matty was the most amazing DJ I have ever heard at a wedding. Every aspect of the music was well orchestrated and seamless. We had selected quite a variety of genres - classical prior to the service, jazz during the cocktail hour and dinner, and dancing music once the first dances and speeches were over, and Matty handled it all. His playlist was phenomenal, and each song blended expertly into the next resulting in the dance floor being totally packed the entire time. So many of our guests commented on how much fun they had. He was great in accepting requests and had every single song that was asked for. Don't even consider anyone else. If you want the best DJ around, select MD Music & Entertainment.Sent on 06/28/2018
Amanda · Married on 12/16/2017
Matty was the best! Not only was he a great DJ, but he checked in on us throughout the night and made sure he was around if we had any special requests! We would highly recommend MD Music & Entertainment for your special day, you will not be disappointed. Thanks again!!Sent on 01/31/2018
Caleb & Trina L · Married on 10/20/2017
Matty is AMAZING to work with!
Matty was amazing to work with! He was friendly, knowledgeable about a wide range of music, and a fantastic partner during both the preparation and on the day of our wedding. He helped accommodate every request, including a few tricky ones that made his job harder, but made our day perfect. He worked seamlessly with the rest of our team and was the utmost professional. Most importantly, he kept the party flowing without a lot of chatter, but always directing people’s attention to where they needed to be. We have recommended him to several of our friends and those who have worked with him have had the same awesome experience. We HIGHLY recommend Matty for your next wedding or event - he’ll be the first person we call for ours that’s for sure!Sent on 02/10/2019
Meredith · Married on 10/06/2017
I HIGHLY recommend Matty to anyone looking for a wedding DJ. Music can make or break a wedding in my eyes and it was a huge stress of mine to find someone who could really make the party great. Matty was UNBELIEVABLE. Not only was he a dream to work with prior to the wedding and gave me SO much great advice when it came to music, timing, introductions etc. but was absolutely amazing the day of. Our dance floor was filled ALL night long and our guests continue to RAVE about how phenomenal Matty was. Our friends are even hiring him for their wedding next fall because they were so impressed! Matty also coordinated the live music for my ceremony and cocktail hour which turned out perfect! We are so thankful to Matty and his team for making our wedding so amazing!!Sent on 11/16/2017
Danielle · Married on 08/20/2017
Matty was the best DJ I have ever heard. He was an absolute pleasure to work with. He helped to work on my timeline of the wedding and calm me down when I became anxious and excited. He met with me in person twice before the wedding to make sure we were on the same page. He also responded quickly to all emails. I have very specific requests and Matty fulfilled my wishes. My 30 year old friends as well as my grandmother both said Matty was their favorite wedding DJ. He had everyone dancing the whole night. His pricing too was more than reasonable. I would use him again in a heart beat.Sent on 08/28/2017
Laura · Married on 08/12/2017
Matty was an awesome DJ, definitely one of the best decisions I made in the whole wedding process! The survey you have to fill out makes you think of everything you could possible want. He responds super-fast to emails, and takes the time to talk with you before the wedding to make sure he knows exactly what you want. He also gives a timeline for the night that is perfect! Our parents, friends, family, all loved Matty and the dance floor was packed the whole night! Matty helped make our wedding a blast, and I would recommend him to anyone for any event!Sent on 08/31/2017
Alexandra · Married on 08/05/2017
Matty so awesome about setting up for the ceremony early so we could do sound checks for our rehearsal. The ceremony itself was literally perfect sound wise which was incredible since the three musicians were all family so we really appreciated his hard work with that.Sent on 08/23/2017
The flow of the evening was great going between our first dance, the speeches, the Greek dances, and the larger dance sets. The dance floor was packed the whole night which is exactly what we wanted! We loved how he made sure to play some of our favorites but also had a really good mix of classics and popular dance songs. He had great energy throughout the evening! Also, Matty worked with my dad on a special mix for our Father- Daughter dance. I was super surprised and it was a very special moment for me. :)
We can't thank Matty enough for being such an important part of our special day!
Andrew · Married on 07/30/2017
Groom's Perspective: For me I had three major concerns for the wedding; I wanted great a venue, great food/drinks, and a fantastic DJ. Venue is easy because you can walk in and check it out. Food and drinks are easy because you can taste test them. But how do you know if you're getting a good DJ? A DJ is more than just a human playlist. A DJ has to feel the room and see what the crowd is reacting to, balancing what the bride and groom requested with what is best for the moment. MD Music went above and beyond in every aspect I could have hoped for and the party was a blast.Sent on 08/21/2017
The Process: My biggest worry was that no one would dance and everyone would just be moping at the sides. My family is particularly stiff and hard to get dancing, my wife’s side (she is a bit younger) had a lot of recent college grads (21 - 23 year olds). So lots of different people to please. My wife and I wanted more of a modern playlist and no classic wedding songs (no cha-cha slide, cotton eye joe, etc). MD Music has different DJ’s for different types of taste in Music; we got DJ Nestor who specialized in this type of genre. We expressed our general taste in music but stressed that we were flexible and wanted Nestor to play whatever he felt was right. He asked us to each create playlists with our general taste in music. My specific tastes vary widely from Bill Withers, to Big Sean, and indie bands like Mutemath.
The Outcome: I wish Nestor recorded the mix he played at the wedding because I would listen to it daily. He seamlessly blended my favorite songs (that weren’t dance songs) with dance rhythms. I couldn’t help but stop for a second in awe and say to my wife “can you believe this?”. Every song that dropped had the crowd cheering. Absolutely perfect. My friends tell me, I had one of the best wedding they’ve ever been to.
Would hire again in a heartbeat.
MD Music & Entertainment's reply:Wow Andrew!! Thank you so much for the kind words. Nestor had an amazing time and I'm so glad you felt likewise! All the best to you guys and I hope we have the chance to celebrate with you again.
Cosima · Married on 06/24/2017
MD Music & Entertainment provided such wonderful service and entertainment for the night. Accommodating to crowd requests (without going overboard) the music was enjoyed by all - young and old!Sent on 07/24/2017