The Top 25 Songs of 2016 – by DJ Marti Gras

Ambient DJ Service continues its 2016 musical recaps with this playlist submitted by Martin Valcin, aka “DJ Marti Gras” whose moniker is “Mixing Gone Wild”  Below, Martin has submitted his Top 25 party jams of 2016 as well as an incredible “Pop Reggae Fusion” Dance Mix.  Here are his listening notes:

This year saw the steep rise of reggae fusion or pop-based dancehall-style tracks from artists such as Drake, Tory Lanez, Ariana Grande, and Rihanna. As a person of Caribbean descent, this was music to my ears. Other “tropical” sounds continued to make waves in the 105 BPM area with the entry of a lot of old school remakes. EDM and dance-pop made a strong imprint on the charts, whether slow or fast. Here are my favorite 25 songs of the year.

The Top 25 Songs of 2016 – by DJ Marti Gras

1.     This is What You Came For- Rihanna
2.     Run Away With Me (Velvet Sunrise Remix)- Carlie Rae Jepsen
3.     Love is The Name (Reggaeton Remix)- Sofia Carson ft. J. Balvin
4.     Work (Mr. Collipark Remix)- Rihanna
5.     Controlla- Drake
6.     Oljuelegba- Wizkid ft. Skepta & Drake
7.     Way Down We Go – Kaleo
8.     Starving- Hailee Steinfeld and Grey ft. Zedd
9.     Luv- Tory Lanez
10. Panda- Designer
11. Starboy- The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk
12. 24K Magic- Bruno Mars
13. In Common (Kenny Dope Remix)- Alicia Keys
14. Work From Home- Fifth Harmony
15. Bonbon- Era Istrefi
16. Do You Mind- DJ Khaled ft. Nicki Minaj, August Alsina
17. Closer- Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
18. Hula Hoop- OMI
19. Bailar- Deorro ft. Elvis Crespo
20. Pillow Talk- Zayn
21. Gold- Kiara
22. Your Number – Ayo Jay
23. I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Seeb Club Mix)- Mike Posner
24. Come Down- Anderson Paak

25. Side to Side- Ariana Grande

Listen on Spotify

Listen to DJ Marti Gras’ 2016 Reggae Fusion Mix

For More Info

To learn more about DJ Marti Gras or to book him for your upcoming throwdown, visit www.ambientdj.com.  #KeepingNJInTheMix #MixingGoneWild

To read DJ Gregg Ambient’s Top 25 songs of 2016, click here.

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Top Dance Songs of Spring 2016 – By DJ Gregg Ambient

The tulips are blooming, the birds are singing – Spring must be here!

Ambient DJs’ boss “DJ Gregg Ambient” shares twenty of his top selections for the dance floor this Spring.  The list spans a variety of current music and choice throwbacks.  Following the list of songs is a new dance mix by Gregg for your enjoyment. Cheers!

DJ Gregg Ambient’s Top 20 Track Selections for Spring 2016

  1.  Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake (pop)
  2.  House Every Weekend – David Zowie (house)
  3. One Dance – Drake f/ Wizkid and Kyla (R&B)
  4. Work (Cloak & Dagger Dancehall Rework) – Rihanna (R&B/reggae) (get the remix here)
  5. Panda – Desiigner (hip hop)
  6. Trumpets – Sak Noel and Salvi f/ Sean Paul (dance)
  7. I’m in Control – Aluna George w/ Popcaan (dance)
  8.  All the Way Up – Fat Joe w/ Remy Ma and French Montana (hip hop)
  9. 679 – Fetty Wap (hip hop)
  10. This is What You Came For – Calvin Harris w/ Rihanna (house/dance)
  11. Formation – Beyonce (R&B)
  12. Cake By the Ocean – DNCE (pop)
  13. Be Alright – Ariana Grande (pop)
  14. Gyal You a Party Animal – Charly Black (Caribbean)
  15. Unspeakable Joy (Maurica Joshua House Mix) – Kim English (house/throwback)
  16. Mama – Lunchmoney Lewis (pop)
  17. Kiss – Prince (throwback, and in recognition of Prince’s untimely passing last month)
  18. Seven Days in Sunny June – Jamiroquai (throwback/summer selection)
  19. Follow the Leader – The Soca Boys (try this song for your next conga line or limbo game!)
  20. Purple Rain – Prince (throwback/ Prince tribute)

Memorial Day BBQ Mix

Dance around the grill to DJ Gregg Ambient’s just released “Happy Hour” mix on Mixcloud!  Hand selected from the vaults, DJ Gregg Ambient mixes up a diverse selection of international genres including reggae, soca, Haitian kompa music, R&B and soulful house music. Sample artists include Justin Timberlake, Prince, Bob Marley, Madonna, Toto, Inner City, Kim English, Jamiroquai, LunchMoney Lewis… and many more. Play it below.  To book Gregg for your upcoming wedding or celebration, visit www.ambientdj.com