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“Why GenerationNOW….as a wedding planner I search for the best possible vendors in our city for my clients.  I believe that Generation NOW is steps above most local djs that are used for weddings.  The level of service, expertise and experience is superior in my mind.  A wedding reception is a party celebrating two people and entertainment is one of the most important aspects of this event.  GenerationNOW spins their music, keeps the crowd going and doesn’t stop until the party is over.  They take into consideration what kind of music you like, what your guests like and put together a playlist like no other.  You don’t see much of this style in Minneapolis and so when people do hear them, they are blown away.  They make a good reception, great!  If your want all your guest dancing the entire night, GenerationNOW is the perfect fit for you!”

-Sally Berry, Lead Event Planner
Mother of the Bride Weddings


“When we first used GenerationNOW two years ago to provide the entertainment for our Fraser Annual Benefit we were shocked at how much they changed the vibe of the dance portion of our event. We have NEVER had so many guests stay to dance – GenerationNOW DJs are pros at reading the crowd and really know how to maximize the energy of our group. The added excitement of having the visual component to their music and the ability to mix in our organization and event branding is a huge bonus. From the planning process to the evening of the event, GenerationNOW staff is professional, creative and FUN to work with! Looking forward to many more successful events with these guys!”

-Tanya Mikkelson, Special Events Associate
Fraser Organization


“The GenerationNOW team was exceptional in every regard.  We love music, and knew that our dance music would be among the single most important elements in ensuring that our wedding guests had a great time.  DJ Mad Mardigan and crew not only delivered a world-class soundtrack for our dance, but combined the lights, staging and overall professionalism that made everyone say WOW!  Very highly recommended for any event that needs high-energy entertainment.”

-Matthew Hanson, Groom


“March 2014 was the first time St. David’s Center partnered with GenerationNOW Entertainment to provide music and entertainment for the After Party following our annual St. David’s Center gala . Their crew is a blast to work with; they are polite, professional, and experts when it comes to “reading” an audience in terms of what music to play. Our guests LOVED the mix of music provided, thought it hit the mark in terms of appeal to our broad age range of attendees, it wasn’t at all cheesy (yay), and DJ Mad Mardigan had just the right balance of music and talking!  GenerationNOW Entertainment understood the purpose of our Gala After Party, nailed a great performance, and definitely played a role in the overall success of our largest fundraising event of the year. We look forward to partnering with them for future events.”

-Layne Trout, Special Events Manager
St. David’s Center


“GenerationNOW provides great interactive entertainment by bringing a fun club-style feel to your event.  They take a typical dance to the next level, by engaging the guests with both music and video.  We have recommended them for both corporate and wedding groups with rave reviews!”

-Jennifer Anderson, Director of Sales and Marketing
Van Dusen Mansion & Event Center


“GenerationNOW isn’t your average DJ company. Their customer service is outstanding and their DJ’s are over the top talented. We choose to work with GenNow because of their passion, knowledge and ability to pack the dance floor. It’s not just a party but an experience; and one that is not to be missed. We love these guys and will continue to support this amazing company! #areyouready”

-Kari Warwick, Owner/Lead Planner
The Bliss Life


“DJ Mad Mardigan (AKA Nicholas Dircz) played Courage Center’s Moonlight Madness event and provided a solid performance to the listening audience.  He was professional, easy to work with, arrived on time and I would highly recommend him to anyone.  Thank you for joining us at the event.”

-Brandon Tucker, Associate Development Officer
Courage Center


“GenerationNOW did a great job with our wedding.  During a very stressful time, they were patient and allowed us to enjoy ourselves with no further stress.  From our initial meeting with Tim Miller to the final song of our reception, GenNOW is a first class operation.  DJ Beasey far surpassed our expectations and everyone at the reception commented on how great he was.  Thanks to the whole GenNOW team for making our day extra special.”

-Mike Christopher, Groom


“Very memorable wedding ceremony and reception.  Ryan Kulka did an outstanding job with the music, the reception mixes, and played all of our requested songs in a perfect sequence to keep the dance floor full and the atmosphere very energetic!  Thanks again for the experience and GenNOW definitely made our day very special.  I highly recommend GenNOW.”

-Peter Bos, Groom

“I can’t possibly say enough good things about GenerationNOW Entertainment.  Ryan was incredibly professional.  He played all the songs that my wife and I had asked for.  Everything was set up and perfect.  I have been to a number of weddings, and I haven’t seen the dance floor so consistently full as it was on 8/6/11.  I can’t thank GenerationNOW enough for the amazing job that they did on the best day of my life.  Thank you!!”

-Eric Swan, Groom


Choosing a DJ for our wedding was something my husband and I wanted to get “just right” and we did with Ryan. We wanted someone who knew their music and was able to sense the mood of the crowd; Ryan did just that! I think our favorite aspect of our DJ was his sincerity and great ability to listen to what we hoped for during each portion of the night. We actually considered not getting a DJ because of their tendency to take over and be cheesy, but Ryan focused on the music and our vision for the atmosphere. He also did the sound for the outdoor ceremony, which I feel like can be tricky since I’ve been to weddings where I haven’t been able to hear, but even the people in the back heard every word. Thanks for the great all around experience! I highly recommend Ryan as a DJ!

– Katie Collins, Bride


I asked Ryan Kulka to DJ my wedding reception and, right from the start, it was a wonderful experience. Ryan was organized and asked for my input so he was sure to play the special songs we wanted for our first dance, last dance, father-daughter, etc. He also did a wonderful job at accommodating any special requests made by our guests and I got many compliments on the DJ throughout the night. It was a relief knowing that Ryan (GenerationNow) took the time to hear what was important to me so I didn’t have to answer any questions or give directions on the day of my wedding.  He was also essential at facilitating smooth transitions throughout the reception, from the dinner to speeches to dancing.  Ryan’s sparkling personality and talent shined through his DJ-ing, and his choice of music kept my guests on the dance floor all night.

-Deanna Eklo, Bride


For our wedding reception, my husband and I made an excellent decision in working with Ryan Kulka as our DJ. Ryan met with us before the wedding to get an understanding of what our expectations and requests would be for dinner and dance music, and overall DJ involvement. Then, he followed through at our wedding reception and exceeded our expectations! He helped to set the mood of the night with great music and personality, and our guests had a great time! Ryan did an excellent job of leading the reception with smooth transitions from one event to the next. With Ryan as a DJ, the music and personality for your dinner/dance will not be something you will have to worry about a bit! I would recommend Ryan to anyone who wants to feel confident that their wedding dinner and dance will be an event to remember! Thanks!

-Julie ‘Wenaas’ Ringquist, Bride


My wife and I had Nick DJ our wedding back in 2006.  If I were to pick out 1 word to describe the job that he did at our wedding it would be… WOW.  As everyone who is planning a wedding knows it is very stressful picking out the right person to make your day/night perfect.  From the very beginning Nick let us know that we had the right man for the job.  We sat down face to face and got our plan together for the night and Nick ran with it.  The reception was perfectly done.  Starting out with nice dinner music and ending with some good time party music everybody went home happy.

In the years since, it has been said by many of my friends that Nick is the best DJ they have ever seen work a wedding.  I can say unequivocally that I agree with them.  A lot of wedding DJ’s just sit back and play the same standard songs and really just mail it in.  Nick has so much energy that everyone in the room feels it.  If you’re looking for an upbeat and professional DJ experience for your wedding you can’t go wrong with picking Generation NOW.

-Matt Horner, Groom


Best DJ Hands Down – Or rather in the air!

I had such a great time dancing the night away at my friend’s wedding you DJ’d.  Thank you so much! I can never get my husband on the dance floor, but he was out there all night!  The creative mixes and great songs were amazing. I just wish I would have known about you for my own wedding, but I will definitely recommend your service to anyone and everyone I know.

-Brianne Markin, Bridesmaid


Do you want your guests to dance their socks off? That’s what I did when DJ Mad Mardigan DJ’d my daughter’s wedding. He played a wide variety of crowd-pleasers. It was amazing how he could keep three to four generations dancing all at the same time. He knew just the right time to start a new song to keep people on the floor. He gave us just long enough to catch our breath but not long enough to lose the all-important momentum. We were puppets on his aptly handled strings.

Do yourself a favor and book him for your special event. Rest assured, you and your guests will be glad you did!

-Maree Merriam, Mother of the Bride


DJ Mad Mardigan dj’d our Aug 21st, 2010 outdoor wedding on the North Shore (ceremony and reception) and EXCEEDED ALL MY EXPECTATIONS!! His professionalism was apparent from the beginning. My husband and I found him easy to work with and he offered to sit down with us several times to ensure all the details were correct. We had complete confidence in him, which gave us one less thing to worry about! He was able to offer great suggestions, but also got to know us as a couple and really listened to what we wanted. Our wedding day was amazing and DJ Mad Mardigan had a huge role in making it what it was! The music was awesome and our dance floor was always full. He was able to personalize the music to my husband and I so that everyone knew they weren’t just at another dance, it was our wedding! Best day of my life… Thank you DJ Mad Mardigan!!!

-Carrie & Paul Van Overbeke, Bride & Groom


As a recent groom, all I had to do was find a DJ and plan the honeymoon. The honeymoon was great but short of marrying my wife, hiring Nicholas was THE BEST decision of our wedding. He brought every part of our wedding together. He gave us recommendations for music to play during the drink hour and dinner, but made sure to play our song requests too. Nicholas was always in contact with me during the planning of our wedding and even kept me on task sometimes. The best part about his work was clearly seen on the dance floor. There was never a “generation gap” where I’d see my parent’s friends sit down while the “kids” were on the dance floor. At other weddings, I have always walked off the dance floor to get a drink or mingle, but at one point I realized I needed to take a break because I was tired. THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED! It was amazing! He mixed in classic wedding songs with recent hits and somehow never stopped playing music. Of the countless weddings I’ve been to, Nicholas is hands down the best DJ I have ever seen. He was highly professional and I recommend him to everybody I know.

-Dr. Kyle Weber, Groom