Erik Massengale

After going by DJ Erok in night clubs around the carolinas and surrounding states for the last 9 years, Erik decided to put his skills fourth in the event and wedding industry.  His grandfather, Burt Massengale, was the leader of the Burt Massengale band and orchestra, his father, Les Massengale, was a DJ and the founder of Ultimix Records, so naturally, music is in Erik’s blood. After a combination of entertaining massive crowds and taking a few public speaking classes, Erik is sure to provide you with the most exciting party possible.

“I have been entertaining people with music since i was first handed an instrument as a toddler, music isn’t just a job, it’s always been and always will be my whole life”

Here’s what people are saying about Erik…

Ciera, Weddingwire.com

“Erik and Dow Oak were a God send. They got back to us within the hour after we first contacted them and every time we needed to speak with them they got back to us usually in under an hour. Erik sent us a great wedding planning sheet that helped us organize the music we wanted and helped us tighten up the playlist and kept things interesting. At the actual wedding, Erik read the crowd wonderfully and got them up and dancing whenever we wanted or whenever things were getting slow. When it came to the pacing and scheduled music everything played exactly when it was supposed to with no issues. One thing we especially liked during the reception was how Erik blended the music together. It wasn’t just a swap from one song to another but a really nice blending of songs with one bleeding into another. I’ve seen a lot of DJs just act like a glorified shuffled playlist but Erik actually worked the songs and made them lead into each other. And to top it all off, he was incredibly affordable. I would give Erik a 15 out of 10 if possible.” 

Nicole, Weddingwire.com

“Booking a DJ turned out to be the hardest vendor for us to book! We were torn between going with a band or DJ & I was very hesitant to book a DJ. I had been to several weddings where the DJ was “off” on the music & it set a bad tone for the day. With three months left till the wedding, we still had not booked anything when I stumbled upon Dow Oak Events on wedding wire. I was impressed by their high reviews, the amazing prices that they offered (especially compared to every other DJ I had contacted) & the wide range of services they provided. So I emailed Dow Oak & within 10 minutes I had a response from DJ Erik, who we ended up booking for our day! Erik was quick & responsive to all our emails & questions. We set up a meeting to go over music styles, what to expect on the day, & overall aesthetic that we were aiming for. Payment was so easy with Dow Oak, as they have an awesome client portal that manages everything. You just fill out the client form with all important songs, speeches, plus a “Must Play List” & a “Do not play list”–which was very important to me, since I had a specific vision. Dow Oaks let us set up a playlist for our cocktail hour/dinner then a separate one for dancing. This was PERFECT as Erik used our exact playlist for the cocktail hour & dinner to set the right jazzy ambiance I was going for. He then used our reception playlist as inspiration to mix awesome dance music to keep our guests on the dance floor! I had so many guests comment on how amazing the dance music was & how it was one of the best weddings they had been to! Erik was polite & fun for all of our MCing & made sure that the entire day was exactly how I wanted it! Take it from someone who was very wary of “cheesy DJs”, Dow Oak Events did an awesome job! Ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, & reception, everything was perfect! Definitely reach out to them for your next event!”

Katie, Weddingwire.com

“Erik did an absolutely amazing job at our wedding! We hired him sort of last minute as our other DJ fell through, but I am SO GLAD that we found him! He worked with me tirelessly before the wedding to make sure he knew what songs we wanted to be played. I was even texting him last-minute corrections on the day of the wedding, and he responded quickly and calmly – two VERY important things for a bride! He did a great job “reading the crowd,” and kept us all dancing long into the night. Several of my friends remarked that the dance floor stayed crowded all night, and even went as far as to say that it was the best dance party at a wedding that they’d been to. Overall, we were extremely satisfied with Erik’s services and would not hesitate to hire him again!”

Faith, Weddingwire.com

“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!”

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