The Fashion Show Wedding Cocktail Hour

We’ve historically had requests for “New York City” style cocktail hours featuring house music and other trendy music. Inspired by our participation in a recent hair art fashion show that had us playing in the style of New York Fashion Week, we’ve put together a themed cocktail hour playlist.  To reflect the expanded musical range of the typical upscale fashion show, we’ve include a variety of musical genres including R&B, deep house, 80s and Nu-Disco.  Representative artists include Sade, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Kaskade, Disclosure and Todd Terje.

For a signature drink, we’ve selected the distinctive Negroni, a cocktail that mixes gin, Campari and vermouth – garnished with an orange wedge.  Sip it slowly, as this cocktail packs a punch!  To learn how to mix a Negroni, click here.

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The Negroni

Immediately below the playlist, listen to the music unmixed on Spotify.  Following is a continuous fashion show mix that incorporates numerous remixes that are not available on Spotify.   In particular, we spotlight several creations from Luke Rizzo (aka DJ Cloak Dagger’s) “Noc Boots” record label.  noc_boots_04

The Fashion Show Wedding Cocktail Hour – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient

  1. Cherry Pie – Sade
  2. You’re Makin’ Me High – Toni Braxton
  3. U Know What’s Up – Donell Jones f/ Lisa Left Eye Lopes (clean version)
  4. Do What You Want – Lady Gaga w/ R. Kelly (clean)
  5. Chunky – Bruno Mars (clean)
  6. Shape of You (Cloak Dagger Moombathon Remix) – Ed Sheeran
  7. Lights – Bobby Green w/ Whitney Phillips
  8. Midnight in Peckham – Chaos in the CBD
  9. NMBSucks – San Soda
  10. Fashion – David Bowie
  11. Affection – Lisa Stansfield
  12. Fastlove – George Michael
  13. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) – Talking Heads
  14. Samba Love – Kaskade
  15. Distant Love – Ian Pooley f/ Jade and Danielle
  16. River Song (Grant Rivers Remix) – Bebel Gilberto
  17. F for You – Disclosure f/ Mary J. Blige
  18. Call on Me – Eric Prydz
  19. Inspector Norse – Todd Terje

Listen on Spotify

Listen to Our Continuous Fashion Show Mix

About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is an award-winning mobile DJ entertainment company specializing in weddings and based in Central NJ.   Connect with us online at www.ambientdj.com

To view our 2017 Wedding Music Master Class that contains links to our other 81 themed cocktail hour playlists, click here

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Care Couture Hair Art Fashion Show 2017

Ambient DJ Service was honored to participate in this year’s Care Couture Hair Art Fashion Show held on Sunday February 19, 2017 at the Boathouse at Mercer Lake in Mercer County Park in West Windsor New Jersey.  This event, in its third bi-annual installment, featured local salons who donated their time and talent in order to dress up models with cool hair art and clothing.  The salons then showcased their styles during a chic runway show.  This year’s show incorporated 45 models from 15 New Jersey salons, featuring three themes:  Ocean, Earth and Seasons.

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The net proceeds from the show are donated to the Breast Cancer Resource Center located at the YWCA in Princeton, NJ.  The funds are specifically used to purchase wigs for breast cancer patients who can’t afford them.  Supplemented by a tricky tray fundraiser, 2017’s event raised more than $10,000 that will be donated to the BCRC of Princeton.  It was a packed house with good vibes all night long!

Ambient DJ Service participated in this year’s show in three ways.  First, our DJ Gregg Ambient spun the tunes for the fashion show, featuring sexy house music in the spirit of New York or London Fashion Week.  Second, relying on the skills of our lighting guru Chris Dalagelis, aka “Chris the Greek” – we uplit the runway and incorporated intelligent moving heads to spotlight the models and otherwise create an exciting, upscale club-like environment as per the vision of the organizers.  Finally, we donated a free DJ entertainment service to the tricky trays.  Helping to entertain the crowd this year were emcees Anthony Vincent and Alyse Tapper from Anthony Vincent Salon in East Windsor, NJ.  This duo did an incredible job!

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Grand Finale with Great Looks Salon

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One of the many incredible hair art models for the evening

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DJ Gregg Ambient

For a musical recap of the evening, check out our Care Couture 2017 Commemorative Mixtape on the player at the bottom of this article.  Notably, several of the tracks were produced/remixed by DJ Cloak Dagger – aka Luke Rizzo – who spins for Ambient DJs and runs a record label called Noc Boots.

For More Information

In case you missed the show and would like to make a donation towards the cause, please visit www.newjerseybuzz.com and click on the Care Couture banner.  To learn more about Ambient DJs’ musical entertainment and lighting design services, visit www.ambientdj.com

The Spa Sessions Wedding Cocktail Hour

Mobile DJs tend to take a physical beating on the job between hauling heavy gear and spending long hours on our feet.  Through the years, I’ve come to appreciate the value of the spa.  I particularly enjoy foot massages.  At my last spa session at the Sky Nail Zone in East Windsor,  a pedicure and foot massage was enhanced by a delightful soundtrack featuring Broadway show tunes, classical music and crooners.  The music had a very cinematic feel.  Inspired by the experience, I compiled the following playlist with artists like Yo-Yo Ma, Erik Satie, Michael Crawford, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Sarah Brightman and Chris Botti.

If this playlist is too mellow for your wedding cocktail hour, then consider it for the honeymoon or a spa day with your bridesmaids.

For a signature drink, we’ve selected the Serendipi-Tea from Jules Aron’s book, “Zen and Tonic.” As per the author, “this green tea martini is reminscent of a day at the spa.  The cucumbers, green tea and lemongrass play together like a symphony of blissful flavors.”  Included in this martini are 4 ounces of sake (Japanese rice wine).  For more information about Ms. Aron and Zen and Tonic, click here.  To purchase the book on Amazon, visit http://a.co/9KL5rNj

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The Spa Sessions Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient

  1. Cello Suite in No. 1 in G Major – Yo-Yo Ma
  2. May it Be – Enya (from Lord of the Rings)
  3. Rachel’s Song – Vangelis (from Blade Runner)
  4. Gymnopedies No. 1 – Erik Satie
  5. Gnossienne No. 1 – Erik Satie
  6. Nocturne – Secret Garden
  7. La Califfa – Sara Brightman
  8. The Music of the Night – Michael Crawford
  9. What I Did for Love – Josh Groban (from the musical “Chorus Line”)
  10. Con Te Partiro – Andrea Bocelli (note: a song about saying goodbye, but still so beautiful)
  11. Rigoletto / Act 3: “La donna e mobile”(Verdi) – Luciano Pavarotti w/ The London Symphony Orchestra
  12. Call Me Irresponsible – Michael Buble
  13. Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
  14. The Look of Love – Chris Botti
  15. Tutu – Miles Davis
  16. Rotation – Herb Alpert

Listen on Spotify

 About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is an award-winning mobile DJ entertainment company specializing in weddings and based in Central NJ.   Connect with us online at www.ambientdj.com

To view our 2017 Wedding Music Master Class that contains links to our other eighty themed cocktail hour playlists, click here

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