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Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding DJs in Dallas Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Leonardo, from Next Level Entertainment.
Where have you been featured?
Our work has been featured in several magazines, a book, venue publications, and a television show: DJ Times International Magazine, Borrowed and Blue, Dallas Voyager, The Knot, Wedding Wire, ADJ Next Wave, the hit TV Series ‘The Cromarties.’
Why do couples love working with you?
Couples love us because we deliver results as they have never seen before. They love our passion, willingness to make it happen, our outside the box thinking, desire to succeed on their behalf, easy to talk to, and the fact that I love what I do and it shows. One couple summed it up by simply saying “He has a heart!”
What do you love most about being a wedding DJ?
I love the ability to be able to help make our couples happy on the most important day of their lives. I love to be able to bring friends and family together to celebrate this special once in a lifetime occasion of love. I especially love to change people’s mindset about a DJ vs an Entertainer.
How did you get started?
I personally started out at the very bottom. I asked a DJ to train me because I loved what I saw from him. I understudied for about 2 years before I started out on my own. Next Level Ent came about by wanting to do something totally different in the market than just be the DJ in the corner. I wanted to be just that… the Next Level. We started to do things and still do things outside the box. I have been called a “trendsetter” by some in my market.
What 3 words best describe your DJ’ing style?
Fun, Exciting, and Stylish.
What’s your setup like?
To be honest, I use a base setup of a computer, controller, speakers, facade, and a wireless microphone. All of these elements are top of the line because my couples deserve the very best at their wedding. We use brands such as RCF, FBT, Pioneer, Apple, JTS, and so on. Beyond that is the lighting design and special effects are where people see all of the bling. ADJ and Elation are my main go-to brands for lighting. Whatever you can think of, we can most likely produce it.
What budget range do you cater to?
We cater to a wide range of couples and the common theme amongst all of them is, we don’t want this to be boring. While we work with couples with all budgets, the couples that choose us are not driven by a number but by what the end result is… a fun and memorable night for them.
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you play it?
‘Don’t Stop Believing’. I can use this as my personal song because I have never stopped believing that I can make a difference at what I do.
Thank you Leonardo sooooo much for all that you did at our wedding. YOU ABSOLUTELY made the wedding (well you and Montreal’s jacket lol). I can’t say enough about your services. Our wedding would not have been what it was without your entertainment. I will and already have recommend you to any and everyone ever looking for a DJ. We had a blast and so did everyone else. I hope I get to attend another event that you will be entertaining again. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I seriously can not recommend Leonardo enough! My parents met with him and booked him on the spot. We were always excited to use him, but I think our final meeting made me extremely comfortable with all his ideas and vision for the night. He promised me he would have the crowd dancing and having an incredible time and boy did he deliver!!! The last two hours no one left the dance floor for anything other than a drink or to go to the bathroom. I
t has been over a week since our wedding and we are still getting compliments on how incredible Leonardo was!!! I highly recommend booking him and using all his Creative ideas on how to get the party started. He was an incredible piece to our wedding and we can’t thank him enough!!!
Leonardo not only sets the standard, but raises it. From the first meeting you will know he loves doing what he does. He is passionate about every aspect from the lighting, to your preferences in music, to crowd management throughout your event. He promises a high energy experience and delivers. We barely got a breath in from our Grand Entry until our final reflection dance. Our guests had a great time!
If you want slow, hire someone else. If you want the best experience ever, HIRE LEONARDO! You will not be disappointed. Thank you again Leonardo for an amazing celebration of our newly married life.
Much love, Vince and Shaunary