Ensure maximum raging dance party magic with Hudson River Valley DJ Get Down Upstate #Sponsors#DJ#music#new york#upstate new york Posted Jul 31 2018 Offbeat Editors This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Get Down Upstate is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide! Lovers of vinyl, eclectic yet accessible mixes, and a seriously good time, all your perfect-for-you DJ dreams are about to come true. Get Down Upstate is one of our very favorite DJ companies serving the New York and Hudson River Valley areas. Usually, finding a non-cheesy, ultra chill, and blow-your-mind knowledgeable DJ is nearly impossible. But with Jesse and Ali at Get Down Upstate, you're in for an awesome ride where everyone will be boogieing down. Here's the scoop on their cool AF style that everyone on your guest list will love… We're a dedicated and tiny music collective who use our deep love and knowledge of music history along with analog equipment and vinyl records to bring our clients and their guests a thoughtfully curated night of music with a unique sound and look. We create a musical experience that is at the same time old and new, rare and familiar, retro and modern, and we let the music take the lead, without hiding behind flashy lights and loud emceeing. In a land full of weird special effects, intrusive yelling into mics, and way too many of those overdone tunes you know you don't want, this is a breath of fresh air, amirite? Homegrown Weddings and Zesty Dance Parties in New York's Hudson River Valley The best part of finding a killer DJ is that you can be totally sure that you're in safe hands. You won't be getting a typical cookie-cutter wedding DJ experience. They specialize in keeping everyone sweaty and giddy on the dance floor and never wanting it to end. They've got lots of experience that allow you to step back from the process and let them handle it, or they can dig into your tastes to create a tailor-made set list that you'd never dreamed could be so YOU. To get a real feel for what your dance floor could be like, check this out… The proof! Other than our confidence in how great they are, we've got the scoop from some recent clients who can attest to how seamless working with Get Down Upstate can be… "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 If you're down to get down with these music and wedding lovers, then you need to get in touch with Ali and Jesse at Get Down Upstate to secure your date. They book up fast, so get on it and start getting EXCITED about your wedding music. PREVIOUS A rainy & majestic elopement to Iceland (with a neoprene dress!) NEXT The Red Wedding: What to do when Mother Nature comes uninvited to your wedding Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] DJ Ali was one of the best parts of our wedding! It was not only a pleasure to hear the songs we loved all night from vinyl, but she kept the party going on the floor which was a high priority for us. So many guests told us how much they loved the music from cocktail hour to dinner to the dance party. Not only was Ali a calming and helpful presence on the day of (making sure all speakers and mics worked appropriately and looked amazing at the ceremony as well) but leading up to wedding she was easy breezy, buttoned up and always put our minds at ease (especially when it came to the ever-changing rules concerning amplified music at our venue). If you want a great night, with great music combined with a low stress vendor, we HIGHLY recommend Ali. Reply Ali and her assistant, Jesse made our wedding fun, romantic, and a dance party. She played our requests and an awesome playlist for all ages. Everyone loved her. She was MORE than flexible with us, and just made it not feel like a stuffy wedding. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing dj, with an awesome taste in music. We had one tradition at our wedding, that Ali was able to put a twist on, and made it unique. She was wonderful! Reply We LOVED having Ali DJ our wedding! From our initial email exchange through the last song of the night, she was a complete pleasure to work with and exactly what we were hoping for. Prior to meeting Ali, we didn't think that a DJ that truly meshed with our personalities and wedding plan existed – we just did NOT want a cheesy guy in a turquoise vest yelling cringey things into a mic all night, but didn't honestly expect to find anything else. Ali is EVERYTHING else – a true audiophile who loves vinyl as much as we do AND SPINS IT, warm, low-key, perceptive, patient, and immediately on-board with the music that we love and what we wanted our wedding to be. She was responsive, on the ball and helpful through the entire planning process and brought exactly what we wanted to life on the day-of. We loved every song, our guests loved her and the dance floor, she seamlessly moved the evening along, and she even heroically put out the fire I nearly started knocking a candle onto the rug and the hem of my giant dress while clutzily cutting our cake (in a 200 year old barn, btw). We could not be happier. Highly highly recommend! Reply Ali and Jesse were AMAZING! We toyed around with the idea of not hiring a DJ for our wedding because we really didn't want a cheesy person handing out oversized sunglasses and playing The Electric Slide (totally cool if that's your thing, it's just not ours) and boy is Ali the complete opposite of that! From the first email response we knew that she jived with our style and what we were going for. We met up with Ali over drinks and chatted about music and our vision for our wedding. We immediately knew she was going to be the person to make our wedding a kickass party. Ali was so responsive and a real seasoned professional. She came up with a timeline of the day, which she seamlessly adjusted when our ceremony was delayed over an hour (and started playing amazing pre-ceremony music to keep all of our guests happy and groovin' while they waited!). The dance floor was PACKED from the first song to the last song. I can't tell you how many of our guests came up to me to say Ali was the best wedding DJ they've ever heard. I still have people calling me to rave about the music. Our wedding day came along with some hiccups and stressful moments, but Ali and Jesse kept everyone dancing and having the best time and because of that it truly was the best day of our lives. Thank you Ali and Jesse, you really made the day! Reply Choosing the right DJ for our wedding was among the highest priorities for us. We wanted someone that could guide the event with out the cheese factor that so often can come along with weddings. As soon as we met with Jesse and Ali early on we immediately knew that wasn’t going to be an issue. Jesse did such a fantastic job building a playlist based off of the songs we requested, ranging from classics to personal favorites. Everyone spent the whole night on the dance floor and people kept coming up to us singing his praises! On top of tailoring the music perfectly for the night, Jesse also helped us with all of the music for our nearby outdoor ceremony. He was extremely flexible and provided a great calm personality to a day where stress and emotions ran high. He brought his experience to make our day special and we highly recommend him and Ali! Thank you!! Reply DJ Ali is the best and we had the perfect day because of her amazing talent! From the ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception, our music was flawless and the dance floor was always occupied! All our guests praised the evening from start to finish. Ali helped us along the way with parts of the day we didn't think of – selecting processional and recessional, and going over the flow of the day. She played my favorite dance songs and we just couldn't be more pleased! We wanted a classy wedding with kickass music and Ali delivered beyond our expectations! Reply DJ Ali is an absolute dream to work with! After our first meeting with her, I turned to my partner and said that I was even more excited about our wedding because Ali would be there! She is professional and organized, and since she had worked at our venue previously, she helped us think through the flow of our day and all of our sound and music needs. It was incredibly helpful and we were so grateful for her insights. She has a very calming presence too, which is always welcome when wedding planning. But obviously the most important part, her music and style were perfect. We knew we didn't want any line dances or the like, and I knew we didn't have to worry about that with her. Ali plays lots of classics and crowd pleasers, but avoids any cheese. And she was very accommodating to a few random song requests from our friends, they even played a song from Madagascar for my husband and his Peace Corps friends 🙂 We were so happy to have her be part of our celebration! Reply Ali played the perfect music for our wedding. She set up with no issues and was ready to go without needing any assistance. Her song choices were complimented by all. She melded her style with ours seamlessly to create the perfect soundtrack to our wedding. Reply Ali DJed our wedding this past weekend and she did an amazing job! I didn't want a stereotypical DJ with uplighting and booming cheesy announcements. Ali knows how to play good music and keep the event moving smoothly. From our first phone call, I felt comfortable with her and felt like we were on the same page musically. She played all my must play songs and kept the dance floor hopping. Our guests had a great time. Thanks so much Ali! Reply DJ Ali and Jesse are a 10/10 perfect DJ duo. From the first time I met Ali, I knew we were in the most capable hands. At our wedding, they kept our dance floor packed/fun/crazy/jiggy for 3+ straight hours, no exaggeration. And this is coming from someone who's biggest fear on her big day was an empty dance floor. Our reception never wavered or slowed down, and I am still hearing compliments from just about everyone about the fire playlist and that it was the most fun dance party. We had every age group on the floor, which is a true testament to how Jesse and Ali were able to feel out our crowd and play tunes that appealed to everyone. Our venue also had some unique nuances that required a lot of careful coordinating of equipment and song timing, and Ali and Jesse thought of everything and handled it. You can tell that these 2 LOVE what they do and that's why they do it so perfectly. I wish I could get married again or come up with another event/excuse to have DJ Ali and Jesse spin records all night for us and our friends and family. They made our wedding so memorable and fun and we can't thank them enough. <3 Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. 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