Erik Massengale

As DJ Erok, Erik toured nightclubs in the Carolinas and surrounding states for 9 years. But he’s now decided to use his skills in the event and wedding industry by founding Dow Oak Events.

Erik has a history of hosting massive events and acing public speaking classes. So with him, you’re sure to have the most exciting party possible.

Erik comes from a long line of musicians. His father, Les Massengale, was also a DJ and founder of Ultimix Records. His grandfather, Burt, was the leader of the Burt Massengale Band and Orchestra. It’s safe to say Erik has music in his blood.

“I’ve been entertaining people with music since I was first handed an instrument as a toddler. For me, music isn’t just a job. It has always and will always be my whole life.”

Here’s what people are saying about Erik…

If you're looking for a great DJ at a great price, you should pick Dow Oak! Erik did a great job helping me plan through every step of the process, their planning process for your event is phenomenal! The music the day of my event was great, we had everyone out of the dance floor. Erik even stayed an hour after our event just to play music for my family while they cleaned up, everything the day of was seamless and I could not have asked for a better experience!

Sara S , married on 02/12/2019  theknot.com
Sara S , married on 02/12/2019

The Absolute best! I highly recommend Eric for any wedding or event that you have coming up. He was on point with everything and our wedding was perfect from start to finish. He understood what and when things needed to happen. We will be sharing his information with everyone. Thanks again for all the hard work you put in.

Matt S , married on 12/29/2018  theknot.com
Matt S , married on 12/29/2018

The music provided by DJ Erik was amazing!! Made for such a fun evening - exactly what we wanted, and he made the whole experience so easy. We heard from so many of our guests (even our photographer!) on what a fun time was had on the dance floor. Thank you!!

Denise D , married on 12/21/2018  theknot.com
Denise D , married on 12/21/2018

Eric did an Awesome job keeping our guests entertained with a variety of music!

Kristin Smith , married on 12/15/2018  weddingwire.com
Kristin Smith , married on 12/15/2018

Erik did an amazing job! Dow Oak Events is professional, talented, and affordable.

Mollie D , married on 11/02/2018  theknot.com
Mollie D , married on 11/02/2018

Erik was amazing! He made me feel calm the whole wedding day. The song selections were on point from start to finish and he kept the dance floor full!

Sara , married on 11/02/2018  weddingwire.com
Sara , married on 11/02/2018

I could not have been more pleased with our experience with Erik @ Dow Oak Events. He made the whole music process FUN during a time when stress-levels are at an all time high. Their website portal makes logging your selections super easy and you can write down exactly what you're looking for in the vibe for your wedding. Then, I met with Erik before the big day and we went over every line, making me feel confident it was going to go great. Erik is a great guy and an excellent DJ. He read the room perfectly and I still have people telling me how they can't believe they danced for 2.5 hours straight! My biggest fear was nobody dancing and boy did he calm that fear! I would recommend ANYONE in the NC area to book with Dow Oak! 13/10 would book again for any event

Alex , married on 10/27/2018  weddingwire.com
Alex , married on 10/27/2018

Erik is an amazing DJ! He made the night a lot of fun. The music was awesome and he kept people out on the dance floor. He was super nice and very professional. He was fun to work with. He played all the music we wanted and was able to play most of the requests from the guests there.

Courtney , married on 10/13/2018  weddingwire.com
Courtney , married on 10/13/2018

DJ Erick is the best! He saved the reception! We had lost our venue due to hurricane Florence and the reception ended up not being exactly what I as the bride had envisioned. With his positive energy and “we’re going to make this work” attitude he made the dance party part of the wedding the best I’ve ever seen!

Roxy , married on 10/12/2018  weddingwire.com
Roxy , married on 10/12/2018

I was SO insanely impressed with DJ Erik and the whole Dow Oak Events team. From the get go, their prices were reasonable and they were incredibly responsive (it took less than five minutes to hear back from them, I kid you not). Their website is easy to use and they were kind enough to send email follow-ups for playlist and payment deadlines. DJ Erik (or more apt DJ Erok) is very talented and kept almost my entire guest list on the dance floor for close to three hours. He is adept at reading the crowd and blending genres- many times my guests would scream with excitement at a song they hadn't heard since middle school. I can't say enough great things. I highly recommend Dow Oak Events and DJ Erik in particular! We received so many compliments on how great our DJ was!

Faith , married on 10/05/2018  weddingwire.com
Faith , married on 10/05/2018

Erik at Dow Oaks was so great! Everyone has talked about how the music just kept people dancing all night long. We had so much fun at our wedding, and cannot thank Erik enough for pumping out the jams! He listened to all of our requests and was so professional. Thanks for everything!

Jen L , married on 10/05/2018  theknot.com
Jen L , married on 10/05/2018

Erik was great! A lot of guests complimented on how well he did as our DJ. He also provided nice uplighting that made our head table stand out. Would recommend to everyone!

Devin , married on 09/28/2018  weddingwire.com
Devin , married on 09/28/2018

We had an amazing experience with our DJ Erik! He made the whole process seamless, and made me feel confident that we had made the right decision from the very beginning! We had a few last minute additions and changes - he rolled with the punches, read the vibe of our crowd and kept the music on point!! We would recommend Dow Oak to anyone - not only we’re they super fun to work with, they’re also really reasonably priced!!!!

Brittany , married on 09/08/2018  weddingwire.com
Brittany , married on 09/08/2018

We had an amazing experience with our DJ Erik! He made the whole process seamless, and made me feel confident that we had made the right decision from the very beginning! We had a few last minute additions and changes - he rolled with the punches, read the vibe of our crowd and kept the music on point!! We would recommend Dow Oak to anyone - not only we’re they super fun to work with, they’re also really reasonably priced!!!!

Brittany S , married on 09/07/2018  theknot.com
Brittany S , married on 09/07/2018

Eric with Dow oaks was great! He made sure that everything ran smoothly throughout the night and played great music!

Jenna , married on 09/06/2018  weddingwire.com
Jenna , married on 09/06/2018

Erik was a great DJ! He did a wonderful job following our playlist and playing songs to get people dancing. My husband was really impressed.

Tara , married on 09/01/2018  weddingwire.com
Tara , married on 09/01/2018

Erik was quite accommodating and very responsive. Top notch and flexible.

Joseph , married on 08/25/2018  weddingwire.com
Joseph , married on 08/25/2018

My husband and I were completely blown away by, Erik and the Dow Oaks Team! They did a wonderful job and were very professional! I was very thankful that they were able to provide multiple set ups for our event to make the transitions seamless. The uplighting just took the look of our wedding to the next level. They went above and beyond for us by accommodating at very special surprise performance of our favorite DJ! Our dance floor was packed all night long and the team made sure to keep the dancing bride supplied with water! Our experience was remarkable and we would highly suggest their services to anyone!

Virginia , married on 08/11/2018  weddingwire.com
Virginia , married on 08/11/2018

Erik was fantastic! He was everything we wanted in a DJ and then some. Our ceremony went off without a hitch and reception dance floor stayed crowded throughout the night.

Anderson , married on 08/04/2018  weddingwire.com
Anderson , married on 08/04/2018

DJ Erik was incredible to work with! I knew my wedding would be a tough one trying to blend Arabic and English but he did it so well! My dad, one of the toughest critics I know, was so impressed with how well Erik would flowed back and forth between the two languages! People were dancing the whole night!

Michelle , married on 07/28/2018  weddingwire.com
Michelle , married on 07/28/2018

We had a wonderful experience working with Dow Oak Events and Erik. They were easy to work with, their planning tools were great and helpful to me in my planning process, and Erik was happy to customize the reception to just how I wanted it. He had the dance floor full all night long and everyone had an absolute blast! We could not have asked for a better DJ experience for our wedding!

Kelsey , married on 07/21/2018  weddingwire.com
Kelsey , married on 07/21/2018

DJ Erik was awesome! He kept the dance floor packed just like we wanted. 🙂

Kristine , married on 07/20/2018  weddingwire.com
Kristine , married on 07/20/2018

Erik was awesome! His planning sheet he sent out beforehand helped with my planning and made sure everything was covered (even things I hadn't thought about). He was also very flexible, we were originally not doing toasts during the reception, but due to some things happening we had to squeeze them in. He was happy to help and went with the flow of things and guests weren't even aware of our error/last minute changes.
During our meeting we talked about music that we liked and that I knew my friends enjoyed and he did a great job feeding off of the crowd to know which song would be a hit next! The lighting and setup worked and looked great with our venue.
Thanks Erik for helping make our special day so fun!

Ashley , married on 07/14/2018  weddingwire.com
Ashley , married on 07/14/2018

Erik did an amazing job at my July wedding! All my guests were on the dance floor immediately after dinner and there was never any down time. I would highly recommend Erik and his team!

Julia , married on 07/07/2018  weddingwire.com
Julia , married on 07/07/2018

I had such a great experience with Dow Oaks from the moment I booked them. I was seriously impressed with the speediness of their responses to every question I had. They have you fill out a form so that they know your music taste and requests for the wedding. Music was one of the more important details of the wedding for my husband, and he was very pleased. They even call before the wedding to make sure they have the details and name pronunciations correct. DJ Erok was awesome! Our timeline ran behind but he still made sure that we got some good dancing in, which was important to me! The dance floor lighting really set the mood too. Everyone had a blast at our wedding! Thanks Dow Oak Events and DJ Erok!

Sarah , married on 07/06/2018  weddingwire.com
Sarah , married on 07/06/2018

Eric deserves a 5 in each category. He was great to work with and made our night so much fun! Very glad we went with Dow Oak Events and Eric for our wedding.

Ashley , married on 06/23/2018  weddingwire.com
Ashley , married on 06/23/2018

Totally perfect! Erik came prepared, listened to our requests, was professional but laid back, and did an awesome job researching playlists that fit what we wanted. He mic'd our officiant and had an extra mic that came in handy when things got a little spotty passing the 1st one around. Amazing DJ, affordable, and the dance floor was hoppin ALL NIGHT.

Kat , married on 06/16/2018  weddingwire.com
Kat , married on 06/16/2018

Erik did an awesome job at DJing for my wedding!

Kristen , married on 06/15/2018  weddingwire.com
Kristen , married on 06/15/2018

Dow Oak and DJ Erik were fantastic to work with for our wedding! Their planning tools and communication prior to the event were extensive and left nothing to chance. We really appreciated knowing that all bases had been covered well before the wedding day. DJ Erik was fantastic at reading the crowd and responding with the music he played. There were times where most of our guests were outside playing lawn games rather than inside on the dance floor, but DJ Erik was never overbearing in trying to get people back to the dance floor. But he also never stopped playing awesome music! We couldn't be happier with our choice to book Dow Oak Events for our wedding.

Jennifer , married on 06/02/2018  weddingwire.com
Jennifer , married on 06/02/2018

The most wonderful DJ we could have possibly asked for!!!! Erik was so responsive and professional right from the very beginning. Just absolutely incredible. You will not regret choosing this team!

Rebecca , married on 05/27/2018  weddingwire.com
Rebecca , married on 05/27/2018