Tyler is a Minnesota native who has been DJing as long as he can remember, but professionally since 2011. Before relocating to California, along with doing 30-40 weddings a year, Tyler was also director of communications at a Minneapolis based record label, as well as the host of multiple FM radio shows.
He also DJs many other event styles, including private parties, festivals and clubs. His love for music comes from his grandparents whom he grew up with. His grandma loved listening to music, singing and dancing along, and encouraged the family to do the same. As a result he has a broad knowledge and love of all music genres.
As an MC, Tyler’s Midwest roots show in his warm & friendly presentation. As a DJ, Tyler’s specialty is reading his audience and playing the best songs to bring the most life to the dance floor. He prides himself on being able to adapt to any event style, and he enjoys them all!
Q&A with DJ Tyler
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: I grew up all over the Minneapolis metropolitan area.
Q: Favorite thing about living in LA?
A: My favorite thing about living in LA is definitely the variety. Whether its food, culture, music, architecture, even climate, there is no shortage of things to experience and discover here. I love being able to go from the mountains, to the beach, to the city all in one day.
Q: How did you get into DJing?
A: Growing up I spent a lot of time with my mom’s parents, who love music and have a huge appreciation for many styles of music, and that appreciation was definitely passed down to me. As a result I’ve always listened to just about everything, so I think my path to becoming a DJ was only natural. I always used to make mixes and burn cds for get togethers with friends and family, which eventually led to my grandfather getting me a turn table for Christmas when I was about 16. A couple years later, I answered an add for a company hiring wedding DJs, got the job on the spot, and fell in love with the craft.
Q: What do you love most about playing weddings?
A: I love being able to contribute to a day that most people consider one of the most important days of their lives. Being apart of something so meaningful and intimate is really quite special, and I appreciate every minute of it. It’s little moments like a groom’s face as his bride walks down the aisle, or the father of the bride tearing up during a heartfelt speech that I really appreciate the most.
Q: Top 3 songs that always start a dance party?
A: I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston, Hot In Herre – Nelly, 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Q: Hobbies outside of work?
A: Searching for and discovering new music, traveling to areas I have never been to, hiking, camping, museums, and going to see live music are some of my favorite hobbies outside of work.
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