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Thank you for visiting Absolute Entertainment. To learn more or to have any questions answered, please call us at 410.761.1212.

Located at:
7513 Connelley Drive
Suite K
Hanover, MD 21076

Absolute DJs

Absolute Entertainment has the most talented, diverse group of DJ’s in the business. No matter what your event or your musical tastes, we have the perfect DJ for your event. Take a look at our talent. We know you’ll be impressed!

 

Ken Rochon It was always a dream of Ken’s to have music be the way he lives. Ken started studying the craft of being a DJ back in 1982. He has currently been to about 75 countries in hopes of learning more about international music. His collection of world music is one of his prized possessions, and one that he will gladly share with anyone having an event that wants to incorporate practically any cultural style into the mix of music available.

Influential Artists: 2Pac, Air, Alizee, Amr Diab, Beatles, Carla Bruni, Charles Aznavour, Coldplay, Daddy Yankee, Dead Can Dance, Depeche Mode, Doors, ELO, Erasure, Gypsy Kings, Keane, Manu Chao, Michael Bublé, Michael Jackson, Moby, Pitbull, Thievery Corporation, Tiésto, U2, Wisin & Yandel and Van Morrison.

Favorite Quote: “A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” ~ Leopold Stokowski

Gordon Thorn got his musical background from his parents. He remembers his father inviting some of his soldiers over to listen to music on his reel to reel. He recalls his mother playing the song of the week while they did their chores. Growing up around music made Gordon want to pursue it even further, so he joined the school band and played the saxophone, formed groups, and even sang in the choir. With this profound knowledge and love, he began to spin records. He’s played at clubs, schools, social events, private events and weddings. There isn’t an artist or genre hasn’t played or heard!

Influential Artists: Billie Holiday, Frankie Beverly, George Clinton, James Brown and Stevie Wonder. Gordon also loves current and old school mashups and remixes.

Favorite Quote: “Through the years I have learned that music is a tool that fuels the mind and the soul.” ~ Gordon Thorn

Gary Rasmussen has been a DJ since the late 1990′s. Gary does all types of events, specializing in weddings, private events and multicultural music. Gary is also our top video and karaoke DJ, upon request.

Influential Artists: Alan Jackson, Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Brad Paisley, Current, Deep Purple, Disco, Elvis Presley, Flo Rida, Jessie James, Journey, Kid Rock, Lady Gaga, Latin, LMFAO, Michael Jackson, Montgomery Gentry, Pitbull, Poison, Shania Twain, Steppenwolf, Wilson Picket.

Favorite Quote: “My philosophy about picking a DJ, especially for a wedding … A year after the event, the guest won’t remember the flowers, what they ate, or what the bridal party was wearing. All they will remember is how much fun they had and how the party flowed.” ~ Gary Rasmussen

Brian Douglas originally from Scotland, has maintained a passion for music and performing as a deejay from a very young age. He has worked in clubs and bars as well as weddings and private parties in Scotland and Ireland, honing his skills to be the ultimate deejay.

For the last five years, he has become very busy in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area emceeing and performing at weddings, parties, corporate events, and Bar Mitzvahs. His Scottish accent and natural professionalism has made him a hit with brides and their guests alike, making their events memorable and successful.

Influential Artists: Luther Vandross, Elton John, George Benson, James Brown, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyck, Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas, Fugees,  Chuck Brown, Garth Brooks,  James Taylor, Kieran Goss.

Favorite Quote: “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
~ Oscar Wilde

Jami Hampton Grandt has been a DJ with the company since 2000. Jami started her DJ career performing at school events, private parties and charity events. She is now exclusive to wedding receptions. Jami has had a great love for music all her life, having played the trumpet since grade school. Becoming a DJ was a natural progression in her musical career. Jami graduated from UMBC in 2007 with her B.A. in American Studies and Gender Studies. She also obtained her Master of Arts in Teaching at Loyola University Maryland in 2010.

Influential Artists: Adele, Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Black Eyed Peas, The Clash, Death Cab for Cutie, Delerium, Dev, Dr. Dog, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric B. & Rakim, Feist, Fleet Foxes, Flo Rida, Frou Frou, The Gossip, Heart, Imelda May, Iron & Wine, Journey, Michael Bublé, Muse, New Order, Old Crow Medicine Show, Otis Redding, Pink Martini, Pitbull, The Pogues, Ray LaMontagne, Run DMC, The Shins, Silversun Pickups, Van Morrison.

Favorite Quote: “If music be the food of love, play on.” ~ William Shakespeare

Insa Ndiaye aka DJ Insane100, has been working with Absolute Entertainment since 2011. Born in Montpellier, France, with African heritage, he brings a world of influences with him to the decks, including  When not DJing, he is constantly studying his DJ idols to learn new tips and tricks and improve his craft. His styles range through EDM, pop, hip-hop, R&B, reggae, reggaeton, rock, country, go-go, techno, Africana. He has performed for weddings, school events, private parties, and clubs all over the DMV area.

Influential Artists: Michel Jackson, Steve Wonder, Whitney Houston, Usher, Katy Perry, Jay-Z

Favorite Quote: “I believe excellence is being able to perform at a high level over and over” ~ Jay-Z

Peter Kuyatt Starting out at AE as a roadie in 2011, Peter quickly established a reputation for being extremely reliable with attention to detail. After being under the tutelage of a couple of AE’s premier DJ’s, Peter decided to make the next step and start DJ'ing. Peter has a background in music theory and is a classically trained musician with a BA in music education from UMBC while having worked in the IT business. Even though he specializes in classical guitar, he plays all major instruments and has sung in international choirs while performing around the world. His classical training gives him a deep, fundamental understanding of the songs he mixes. Overall, Peter is a down to earth person who has learned the virtue of staying calm under pressure and adapting to quickly changing circumstances, and therefore can ensure that everyone will have fun, no matter what their music tastes.

Influential Artists:AC/DC, Alice in Chains, Bad Company, Beatles, Blind Melon, Bon Jovi, Boston, Cake, Collective Soul, Daft Punk, The Doors, Dropkick Murphys, Eric Clapton, Gorillaz, Iron Maiden, Joe Satriani, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Pet Shop Boys, Queen, Rage Against the Machine, Santana, Scorpions, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Tom Petty, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, U2, Van Halen.

Favorite Quote:"And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares that infest the day Shall fold their tents like the Arabs And as silently steal away." ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day Is Done […]

Roderick Horried Roderick is a veteran of over twenty years and plays for every event imaginable, from karaoke parties to weddings. Rod is very good natured, and clients always rave about how pleasant he is to work with! Rod’s music library is as extensive as it gets--he loves everything!

Influential Artists: Bee Gees, Beyoncé, Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Pitbull, Usher and Wilson Pickett.

Favorite Quote: “All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song.” ~ Louis Armstrong

Brandon Renninger has been performing weddings and events since 2001. He was an Army Brat and lived in Germany, North Carolina, and Virginia before settling in Maryland. He joined the Navy in 1998, and started his DJ’ing career in Iceland and then later in Cuba where he hosted a top 40 weekly radio show. He is a graduate of the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland with a degree in Radio Broadcasting. His diverse music collection includes all genres of music ... from Oldies, Motown, Classic Rock and Country to Alternative, Pop, and Today’s top hits! Brandon has a laid back personality, and lets the music entertain your guest. With his years of experience in Weddings he knows the latest trends in the wedding planning industry.

Influential Artists: Adele, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, David Gray, Elvis Crespo, Elvis Presley, Flo Rida, Frank Sinatra, Journey, Michael Bublé, Michael Jackson, Pitbull, Rascal Flatts, Rihanna, Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Usher.

Favorite Quote: “I see music as fluid architecture.” ~ Joni Mitchell

Keith Phillips began spinning records after his father shared his passion and love of music with him. At the early age of 12, his father (a well known DJ on Maryland's Eastern Shore) gave him the opportunity to debut at a family function. He wowed family and friends with his smooth transitions and mixes. Since then, he's played private parties for friends and venues, receiving the stage name of DJ Drift. Drift due to his smooth transitions from top 100 hits, old fashioned feel good music, hip hop, country and everything in between. After living in Baltimore for a number of years, he has recently joined the Absolute Entertainment family; giving him the opportunity to bring his love and passion of music to a broader audience.

Influential Artists: Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Boyz II Men, Bruno Mars, Calvin Harris, Chris Brown, Chris Daughtry, Drake, Earth Wind & Fire, Jagged Edge, Jay-Z, Jodeci, Journey, Justin Timberlake, Lady Antebellum, Macklemoore & Ryan Lewis, Maroon 5, Michael Jackson, Nas, Ne-Yo, New Edition, Notorious B.I.G., Pitbull, Ray Charles, Rick James, Rihanna, Robin Thicke, Snoop Dogg, Taylor Swift, Teena Maria, Tyrese, Usher.

Favorite Quote: “I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.”

Paul Love has been a mainstay for over 20 years in the Maryland’s DJ arena and is an accomplished composer, singer and has opened up for top musical artists. This background has given him a wide, diverse taste in music and ability to meet all requests. His ability to seamlessly transition from song to song and genre to genre gets the party started and keeps people on the dance floor. Combined with his constant passion and drive to build his DJing, Paul creates a unique, personalized and well-organized events for all clients. Paul’s motto is to make each event his best performance – and in doing so, your biggest success.

Influential Genres:Top 40, Hip-Hop/Rap, Modern, Alternative & Classic Rock, Reggae, R&B, House, Jazz, Classical, Salsa & Merengue, Go-Go, Baltimore Club, Dubstep, & Trap.

Favorite Quote:"Music in the soul can be heard by the universe." ~ Lao Tzu