GET DOWN, UPSTATE DJs work hard to honor your personal style and exceed the typical cookie-cutter wedding DJ experience. Sweaty dance parties are our specialty —highlighting the best of soul, funk, disco, hiphop, pop and r&b— but we prioritize our clients’ tastes and are always happy to work with you to create tailored set-lists for events that you won't want to end.

Treasured Testimonials 

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"DJ Ali is absolutely amazing! From entrance music to the ceremony, to dinner and cocktail hour, she made the whole evening so incredibly special. She was open to collaboration but really shone when we just let her do her thing. She started out the evening with lots of easy crowd-pleasers (Jackson 5, Motown and others) and was so great about reading the crowd and getting everyone up out of their seats to dance. By the end of the night we were dancing to '90s hip hop and some newer hip hop/pop music. Absolutely nothing about her playlist felt tired or boring or conventional, but it was all accessible music that our friends and family loved. We have already had a friend talk about flying her down for a wedding in Florida – she's that good." 

— Amy


"We love Ali Gruber!!! She helped make our wedding seamless and stress free. Ali's a great MC and made all the transitions from the cocktail hour to the cake wedding smooth as butter. Her musical selection was fun and kept everyone on the dance floor all night long. If you want a hip, unique and funky DJ for your wedding we recommend Ali!" — Kesai

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"Spoiler alert: if you're looking for the perfect DJ to help you create an epic dance party at your wedding, Ali is your girl! After browsing through the long list of DJs in the HV, I came across Ali's page and was refreshed by her style and taste. After exchanging just one email with her I knew she was the one. She is incredibly friendly (seriously, you'll want to be best friends), has a wide range of music knowledge, really cares about what you want, and man, oh man, is she talented. She was one vendor we knew we didn't have to worry about— and if you're planning a wedding you know just how important that is. It was amazing to see all of our guests on the dance floor – from the kids to our grandmothers – and Ali even played some Bollywood jams, which was really important for our family. We literally did not leave the dance floor the entire night, and every time we tried she'd put on another song that we couldn't help but stay for. The icing on the cake was when she DJ'ed our after party: since my husband also DJs himself, she was kind enough to let him use her equipment to do his own set dedicated to me. It was such a special moment, one that I'll never forget. Aside from marrying my best friend, Ali was hands down the best part of my wedding day."

— Rania


"Hands down, DJ Ali is by far and away the best DJ EVER!!! As promised, Ali goes above and beyond, delivering a fantastic mix of music from the BEST DECADES to create the PERFECT atmosphere and a SLAMMING dance party! No cheesy, played out radio songs or run of the mill wedding songs that we're all used to hearing, just pure originality! EVERYONE at our wedding danced the night away…including my 88 year old grandmother and my husband's 90 year old grandmother. DJ Ali definitely made our wedding the most memorable night ever, and words could never express our gratitude!" Jennifer

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"We couldn't have been more pleased with our decision to hire DJ Ali for our Catskills wedding.  Her musical intuition and taste are exceptional.  She never skipped a beat and the dance floor was over-flowing from the beginning of the party until the end of the night.  Plus, the look of the vintage vinyl really added to the photos and ambiance of our event.  Her personality is easy-going and warm, making her a pleasure to work with.  Ali seamlessly allowed for everything to fall into place without it ever feeling like a DJ was dictating the wedding reception.  If you want a hip, non-cheesy, quality dance party and a DJ who really knows music, I'd highly recommend DJ Ali." 

— Luke and Laura


"DJ Ali DJ'ed our recent wedding in the Hudson Valley. Let me tell you – she is incredibly skilled at what she does, and got nearly every single person up on the dance floor – and they stayed there. The guests at our wedding were diverse in age and backgrounds, but every last one of them wound up shaking their groove thing. From motown to 80s to hip hop to reggae and even a little reggaeton, Ali weaved it all together beautifully. As the bride, while greeting guests during the reception, I found myself quite often apologizing to say "I'm so sorry – I have to go dance to this song!" Further, she is extremely professional, easy to work with and has great experience with how to make wedding receptions flow seamlessly. I wish I could have her DJ a party every year. She's truly the best. Hire her. Seriously. You won't regret it." — Espy

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"When my musician now-husband and I were looking for a DJ, we were looking for someone who wasn’t into crazy lighting, awkward announcements, or Top 40. It was also important that our DJ work closely with my husband’s band and our friend who played ceremony music. DJ Ali checked off all of these boxes and more. Spinning only vinyl, and having a keen understanding of what we were looking for, DJ Ali fulfilled all of our musical dreams. There was never a moment that people weren’t dancing! In addition to spinning a very well-curated list of songs PERFECTLY, she helped us a lot with our day-of timeline. We didn’t hire a wedding planner, so this was extremely helpful for us as far as understanding how the reception interacted with toasts, first dances, etc. I would highly, highly recommend DJ Ali. She is not your typical wedding DJ by any means at all. She is easy to work with, communicative (and she even had a baby while I was wedding planning!), and just gets it! I really wish I had another event coming up, because I would 100% hire DJ Ali!" 

— Megan and Andrew