When it comes to throwing once-in-a-lifetime celebrations, some of Justin’s go-to songs include (in no particular order) “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”, “Party In the USA”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Bye Bye Bye”, “It’s Tricky” and “Yeah”, to name a few. Justin’s strengths are in music programming (creating the perfect order and soundtrack of songs to fit the vibe and atmosphere) by reading the crowd and his organization in helping plan the perfect flow of events for any event.
When he’s not rocking events, Justin writes for Mobile Beat magazine, the mobile DJ industry’s longest running publication. He also consults other wedding and event-related small businesses on marketing and organization. For fun, Justin loves watching sports, enjoying a great meal, listening to music and podcasts, playing golf, binge-watching a good Netflix series, checking out a new brewery, attending a concert, and spending time with his wife.
Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Justin Reid has been DJ’ing and entertaining weddings and private events since 2003. His adventures in DJ’ing have taken him to several major cities including Atlanta, Chicago and Las Vegas. He has always had a great love and passion for music, so when the opportunity to become a DJ he jumped at the chance.
At first, Justin DJ’d part time on weekends, but over time, he decided to go full-time and dove head first, DJ’ing 4-5 nights a week for various clubs and events. Justin has been a full-time DJ since 2007.
Justin’s passion lies in creating fun and unique events, especially weddings. He says “No two events are the same. Each couple is unique and deserves an event that fully reflects who they are.” He has a B.A. in Graphic Arts from The University of South Carolina - Upstate, so his eye for design ties in quite well to creating a particular aesthetic and experience when it comes to weddings and events.
“He not only listened to what music we wanted but also surprised us with a CO2 cannon at the reception! It was such a fun time and I could not imagine a better DJ for any event. He felt the crowd’s energy and kept everyone dancing all night!! Highly recommend for your next event, if you want a super fun and memorable night!!”
Justin blew us away with the quality of service we received!
“We had a few special requests, including a non-traditional first dance song, house-divided fight songs and a rap battle at the end of the night, and Justin made sure to accommodate our wishes. He was also very helpful in choosing our cake cutting song, bouquet toss, etc. I have had SO many people tell me how much fun they had at our wedding, and I know that Justin and his team were a HUGE part in that! Can't say enough good things about Uptown Entertainment!”
Justin is extremely professional and went above and beyond to help us have the perfect wedding reception.
“…they understood exactly what atmosphere that we wanted at our reception and they made it happen! Uptown Entertainment helped make it a magical evening that we will remember forever!”
Justin & his team were absolutely amazing…
“We highly recommend Uptown Entertainment for any group entertainment needs. Justin and his crew were extremely professional, easy to work with, and gave us great advice for our daughter's wedding reception. Uptown was a vital part of making the reception a complete success. We could not have been more pleased. If you have an opportunity to book them you will be glad you did.”
We could not have been more pleased.