About Us

At Sound Defying Entertainment we feel that no matter what your event is, it is important! We spend countless hours preparing for your event to make it as special and memorable as it should be. We know how much time you spend on planning your event, so don’t choose the wrong entertainment company. Let us DJ and make your event everything it should be, and more!

Sound Defying Entertainment was started in 2001 by Mike and Matt. A good friend, who was already established in the DJ business, was upgrading his equipment. They decided to enter the business and purchased some of his used equipment. Sound Defying Entertainment quickly grew and was the primary DJ service for most Hanover Township events including Teen Dances and Opening Ceremonies for the township sports within our first year in business. Matt left the company in 2006 and moved to Maryland to start his career as a Police Officer. Mike owns SDE and has performed at a record number of events, year after year. Some of our corporate and well known clients include Wells Fargo Bank, Bayer, Dingmans Dairy, BASF, Celegene, MedAssets, Harding Township Schools, Denville Township Schools, Mendham Township Schools, the Morris County Prosecutors Office, Haband!, Dina Manzo of RHONJ, United Negro College Fund, and many more.

We are a NJ State DJ Vendor and hold the necessary amount of insurance per state guidelines. NJ State, County, Town Governments, State Colleges and Public Schools contact us for your event!

Our DJs

DJ/MC/Lighting Tech Mike D – Mike is the owner of Sound Defying Entertainment. Mike started SDE in 2001 when he was 17 and has entertained at hundreds of events over the past 14 years from Cape May, NJ up to Upstate New York and over to PA. Mike is always on top of the latest music and will never be caught without the newest hit. Mike is a graduate of Stockton University, and holds a BA in Computer Science and Information Systems.

DJ/MC AJ – AJ can always be found with a smile on his face and wants to make sure that there is one on yours too! He creates a great flow and mix of music for all his events.

DJ/MC Mike L – Mike has been entertaining for over 8 years, and has been with SDE for 2 of those years. Mike is great for all types of events, and is one of our top DJs and MCs for Communions and Mitzvahs.

DJ/MC Tom – Tom has been DJing for about 9 years and runs his family business, which happens to be a professional audio equipment store (where do you think we buy most of our equipment from?). He’s always creative and finding new ways to entertain and mix.

DJ/MC Chris – Chris started out as a club DJ and then 6 years ago re-found his love for music, when he hired Mike to DJ an event for him. He then decided to re-enter the DJ world and became a Mobile DJ. He is always excited to learn the newest technology to make sure all guests are engaged at the party.

DJ/MC Anthony – Anthony, a Graduate of Seton Hall University, has been entertaining at countless events for the past 11 years. He is our top MC and is sure to talk you into getting onto the dance floor to have a great time.

Lighting Technician Chris – Chris has show us some great light shows over the past 3 years. His knowledge of music helps him anticipate how to program the lights and create amazing effects.

Lighting Technician/Photographer Will – Will is more than just lights, he wants to make sure everyone is having a great time and can frequently be found on the dance floor teaching a dance.

Event Manager/Photographer Katie – Katie will work with you and craft a package to fit your budget and make sure you have everything you really need and want. Katie has her own Portrait Photography company and is one of our event photographers.

Photographer Phil – Phil loves pictures and ensures that you will get every picture you want, plus more. Phil has been taking pictures for over 30 years and will be sure to capture all your important moments.

We Recommend the Following Services:

Catering for all Events, Weddings, Sweets 16s, etc- The Fruited Plain – Parsippany, NJ

We use Denon Mixers and Controllers, JBL Pro Speakers, EV Speakers, Audio-Technica Wireless Microphones, Line 6 Wireless Microphones, Nady Wired Microphones, SDE Ligthing Lights, Chauvet Lights

We are listed on the following sites:
WeDJ | WedExperts | USDJDirectory | Decidio
WeddingWire | 800DJ | MyPartyPlanner | PartyPlannerUSA