Five New Years Resolutions for DJs

With the new year, it’s a great time to take stock of where you are as a DJ, and to set out goals for 2016.  Take a moment to bask in some of your finest achievements of the past year and imagine new successes for the coming year.  As DJs, we have an innate desire to improve in our craft.  Few of us are content to rest on our laurels.  Those DJs who stagnate eventually become obsolete in this highly competitive field.

Listed below are five of my top suggested New Years resolutions for DJs.  For each resolution, I’ve also selected a song to encapsulate the theme.

1. Resolve to Learn a New Skill – The more skills that you possess as a DJ / Emcee, the more marketable you are. Are there certain types of parties that you don’t perform at because you aren’t qualified?  Do you know how to DJ / Emcee weddings, Sweet 16s, quinceaneras, Bar Mitzvahs, interactive kids parties and karaoke parties? Are you comfortable with international music and ethnic parties?  Can you mix music videos or program intelligent lights?  How are your dance skills?  Can you mix and scratch on the turntables?  Do you know how to create beats and produce music?

    There are various ways to learn a new skill.  For example, ask an established DJ to “shadow” them to an event to see how they run a party.  Read books and check out free video tutorials on YouTube.  Join your local DJ association.  Learn a technical skill at a DJ academy.  Take an online course to learn a new skill.

SONG – “Rocky’s Theme Song” – Bill Conte Orchestra

2. Resolve to Harness the Power of Your Mind –  The human brain and its sub-conscious is incredibly powerful.  As humans get worn down by the vagaries of life, we protect ourselves with limiting assumptions such as “I can’t” or “I’ll never.”  If sub-consciously you believe these limits to be true, then they become a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Replace the word “can’t” with the word “can” and let these ideas marinate in your self-conscious.  If you believe it, then you can achieve it!

Listed below are sample limiting assumptions that condemn us to failure.  Again, replace the word “can’t” with “can” and your subconscious will help you to achieve that which you previously felt was unattainable:

SAMPLE LIMITING BELIEFS

  • I’m too old to DJ Sweet 16s;
  • I’m a terrible dancer;
  • I don’t have the business skills to own a DJ company;
  • I’ll never get on the Preferred Vendors list at a particular banquet hall;
  • I’m a bad writer and can’t blog;
  • I look terrible on camera and can’t create video blogs;
  • I’m not Jewish and can’t DJ a Bar Mitzvah;
  • I’m more of a DJ than an Emcee, and don’t feel comfortable on the microphone;
  • I don’t have the money to expand my DJ company;
  • I’ll never earn a full-time living being a DJ;
  • I’m not a naturally charismatic person;
  • I can’t afford to take a family vacation this year.

SONG – “I Believe I Can Fly” – R. Kelly

3. Resolve to Write Down Your Goals.  Most DJs don’t write down their goals or prepare financial forecasts.  Instead, they rely on a belief that referrals and repeat business will keep their phones ringing.  As for profits, DJs have faith that by staying busy, money will be abundant.  This philosophy is akin to a professional sports team who says “we want to play hard and win some games in 2016.”  No, a professional sports team would say, “we strive to win our division in 2016 and here’s the specific action steps on how we’re going to do it.”

To step up your level of achievement, it is important to write down specific, measurable goals.  For example, in 2016 “I want to perform at 100 weddings and earn $100,000 in profits from my DJ business.”  Or “I want to become the resident DJ at a premier Las Vegas club by June 30, 2016.”  Or, “I want to become New Jersey’s top Christian DJ service in 2016 as measured by sales.”  With a specific, measurable goal in your sights, an invisible hand will guide you towards achievements.  Setting out goals, your business will go farther than simply having some touchy-feely ambitions to do well.

For a detailed presentation about “Financial Forecasting for DJs” (including a free sample financial template), check out my instructional video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/VpNSzzFLrK4

SONG – “Takin’ Care of Business” – Bachman-Turner Overdrive

4. Resolve to Stay in Contact With Your Past Clients and Referral Sources.  In most businesses – the DJ business included – 80% of business comes from 20% of your customers.  Your past clients and networking partners already know and love you.  Enlist them as cheerleaders to easily gain referrals and repeat business.  If you are not keeping in close contact with them, realize that the door is open for a new and hungrier DJ to start building a business relationship with your client.  Marketing to existing clients is easy and inexpensive. 

Techniques to keep in contact with former clients include phone calls, postcards, small gifts (gift cards, mix CDs), special offers, email greetings and client appreciation events.

In the famous Godfather movie, Michael Corleone said “Keep your friends close, and your enemies even closer.”   As DJs, modify this advice to “Keep your friends close and your clients even closer.”

SONG – “Speak Softly, Love” (Theme from The Godfather)

5. Resolve to Back Up Your Music, Business Files and Contact List.   How many times in the past year did one of your friends ask you to re-send your contact information because they lost their phone or their computer got wiped out by a virus?  Don’t be unprepared and lose years of media critical to your DJ endeavors.  Back up your music, business contacts and important business files on multiple hard drives.  In case of fire or flood, keep one set of these drives at an alternate location. Take advantage of the inexpensive (or free options) to back up your data on the internet “Cloud” (e.g., DropBox, GoogleDrive, Amazon, Carbonite).  Don’t be penny wise but pound foolish by ignoring the need to back up your business critical data!

A DJ’s music collection is particularly important to protect.  Music is personal to a DJ and takes many years to amass.  How tragic it would be to lose it all!

SONG – “Back That Thang Up” – Juvenile

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The Boy Bands Wedding Cocktail Hour

Technically “boy bands” go back to the 1950s and 1960s with acts like The Beatles, Monkees, Osmonds and Jackson Five. However, in this blog installment, master music mixologist DJ Iron Mike selects boy bands from the 1980s through the present crop. Sample artists include the Backstreet Boys, ‘NSync, New Kids on the Block, Color Me Badd, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees, the Jonas Brothers, One Direction – and more!

Boys bands – typically manufactured by promoters to target the masses with handsome young men, pleasing harmonies, fancy dance moves and catchy pop hooks can be particularly nostalgic to brides who enjoyed these acts during their formative years. So why not take a walk down memory lane with this Boy Bands playlist at your wedding?

Boy bands typically offer bubble gum pop music. Accordingly, for a signature drink we selected a “Bubble Martini” made with Three Olives “Bubble” vodka. Learn how to mix one by clicking here.

Listen to Iron Mike’s Boy Bands cocktail hour on our Spotify channel by clicking here.


The Boy Bands Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist (Volume 1) – Compiled by DJ Iron Mike

  1. Candy Girl – New Edition
  2. Step by Step – New Kids on The Block
  3. All 4 Love – Color Me Badd
  4. Faded – Soul Decision
  5. When The Lights Go Out – 5ive
  6. I Can Love You Like That – All-4-One
  7. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
  8. Girlfriend (remix) N’Sync f/ Nelly
  9. Thank You – Boyz II Men
  10. Burnin’ Up – Jonas Brothers
  11. Back Here – BB Mak
  12. Back for Good – Take That
  13. Say It – Voices of Theory
  14. I Do (Cherish You) – 98 Degrees
  15. Baby I’m Yours – Shai
  16. Anything – 3T
  17. Boyfriend – Big Time Rush
  18. Classic – MKTO
  19. MmmBop – Hanson
  20. Candy Rain – Soul 4 Real
  21. Alayna – LFO f/ De La Soul
  22. Glad You Came – The Wanted
  23. Best Song Ever – One Direction

Listen to Iron Mike’s Boy Bands playlist on our Spotify channel by clicking here.

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Recap of Previous Cocktail Hour Playlists

Here are our prior submissions:

  1. Alternative Rock Cocktail Hour, Craft Beer (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  2. The Quintessentially Mixed Cocktail Hour, Long Island Iced Tea (DJ AQ). Click here.
  3. Good Vibes Cocktail Hour, Pina Colada (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  4. Head to Shoulder Dip Cocktail Hour, Hairy Navel (DJ Gary G). Click here.
  5. Retro Soul Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Havana Coconut Martini (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  6. Smooth Sail Cocktail Hour, Malibu Bay Breeze (DJ Mike K). Click here.
  7. Back to the Eighties Cocktail Hour, Midori Sour (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  8. Beach Themed Cocktail Hour, Red Stripe Beer (DJ Spinz). Click here.
  9. Classic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Tanqueray & Tonic (DJ Garrett B.). Click here.
  10. International Excursions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sangria (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  11. Country Wedding Cocktail Hour, Manhattan (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  12. Crooner Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jack Daniels on the Rocks w/Splash of Water (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  13. Chanteuse Wedding Cocktail Hour, White Lady (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  14. TV Theme Songs Wedding Cocktail Hour, Coca-Cola with a side of Popcorn (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  15. Christmas Wedding Cocktail Hour, Eggnog (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  16. Boardwalk Empire / Great Gatsby Wedding Cocktail Hour, Rum Punch for a Crowd (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  17. Classic R&B Wedding Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Blue Ocean (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  18. James Bond Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vesper Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  19. Valentines Wedding Cocktail Hour, Godiva Chocolate Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  20. Miami Vice Wedding Cocktail Hour, Cuba Libre (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  21. The “Super Happy Hour” Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Bob Marley (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  22. The Brazilian Wedding Cocktail Hour, Caipirinha (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  23. The New Jersey Homegrown Wedding Cocktail Hour, Boat Beer (Microbrew) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  24. The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour, 2010 Canon-la-Gaffeliere (Bordeaux) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  25. The Disco Love Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sloe Gin Fizz (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  26. The Super Funky Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour, Funky Cold Medina (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  27. The Acid Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Gimlet (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  28. The 70s Soft Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Miller High Life (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  29. The New York State of Mind Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bronx Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  30. The Disney Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vibrant Orange Juice Frosty (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  31. The Summer Pop Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jameson & Ginger Ale (DJ Spinz). Click here.
  32. The Colorful Wedding Cocktail Hour, Shot of Goldschlager (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  33. The Inspiring Ladies of Music Wedding Cocktail Hour, Brandy Alexander (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  34. The Psychedelic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Death in the Afternoon (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  35. The Surf’s Up Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Italian Surfer (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  36. The 90s Grunge Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Whiskey Sour (Guest Bloggers Pash & David). Click here.
  37. The Nice and Easy Wedding Cocktail Hour, Dirty Martini (DJ Greg Nice). Click here.
  38. The All Beatles Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bass Ale (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  39. The Savannah Southern Charm Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sweet Tea Vodka Lemonade Mojito (Guest blogger Cindy Brown). Click here.
  40. The All Cover Versions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Tecate Beer (Team Ambient) . Click here.
  41. The Giants of Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jazz Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  42. The Smooth Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Kahlua & Cream (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  43. The Vintage Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour, Old-Fashioned (Guest Blogger DJ Ali Gruber) . Click here.
  44. The Acquired Taste Wedding Cocktail Hour, Fernet Branca (Guest Blogger DJ Toad) . Click here.
  45. The Jamaican Love Song Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Hummingbird (DJ Jazz) . Click here.
  46. The Motown Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Last Word (DJ Spinz) . Click here.
  47. The Broadway Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Fuzzy Greyhound (Guest bloggers Kris & Wesley) . Click here.
  48. The 50 Shades of Grey Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bottle of 1999 Bollinger La Grande Annee Rose . Click here.
  49. The Hip Hop Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bottle of Cristal Champagne (DJ Iron Mike) . Click here.
  50. The Tropical Tradewinds Wedding Cocktail Hour, Barbados Rum Punch (DJ Marti Gras) . Click here.
  51. The Reggae Wedding Cocktail Hour, Dirty Banana (DJ Sully) . Click here.
  52. The Mellow Country Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Southern Comfort Cherry & Cola (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  53. The Space Travelers Wedding Cocktail Hour, Astronaut (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  54. The African Safari Wedding Cocktail Hour, Castle Lager Beer (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  55. The Sunset Sessions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Mojito (Guest Blogger DJ Troy Michael) . Click here.
  56. The 70s Soft Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour (Volume 2), Scotch on the Rocks (DJ Iron Mike) . Click here.
  57. The Bar Life Wedding Cocktail Hour , Margarita (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  58. The New Orleans Wedding Cocktail Hour , Hurricane (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  59. The Catchy Covers Wedding Cocktail Hour , Southern Revival (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  60. The Blues Wedding Cocktail Hour , Blonde Manhattan (DJ Marti Gras) . Click here.
  61. The 80s 90s Something Wedding Cocktail Hour, Zima (DJ Gregg Ambient).  Click here.
  62. The Lush Boutique Hotel Wedding Cocktail Hour , Botanist Cocktail (DJ Cloak Dagger) . Click here.

About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is a full-service mobile NJ DJ entertainment company based in Central New Jersey that specializes in wedding DJ entertainment. Ambient DJ is a 2015 winner of the Knot Best of Weddings award as well as of the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award. We have a deep passion for the music that we play and enjoy collaborating with our brides and grooms to create unforgettable parties! For more info and to read our wedding reviews, visit us on the web at www.ambientdj.com.

“Lush Hour” Boutique Hotel / Wedding Cocktail Hour

Our latest cocktail hour installment was compiled by Luke Rizzo, aka “DJ Cloak Dagger.”  Ambient DJ is thrilled to welcome Luke to our senior staff of music mixologists.  Celebrating our new collaboration, Luke has prepared a cocktail hour playlist designed to capture the sexy spirit of the Manhattan nightlife.  Many of his track selections are remixes that are not easily found – let the hunt begin! (Note: we’ve included links to each song to make it easier). Artists remixed include Sade, Erykah Badu, Bob Marley, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes and Ed Sheeran.

About DJ Cloak Dagger

Luke Rizzo, aka DJ Cloak Dagger, is a New York City-based DJ, producer, curator, taste maker and founder of the “Noc Boots” record label.  Luke is a permanent fixture in the NYC club, lounge, boutique hotel and loft scene with an impressive array of residencies under his belt ranging from a four year stint as artist in residency at the swanky Smyth Hotel in TriBeCa, plus a summer 2015 residency at Battery Park waterfront hot spot Le District.  Cloak’s smooth and musical mixes have been enjoyed at other Manhattan hot spots including Webster Hall, Penthouse 808, the Russian Tea Room – and my personal favorite – “Cielo” in the meatpacking district.

Signature Drink

For a signature cocktail, Luke has selected Le District NYC’s summer 2015 signature cocktail, the “Botanist.”  To create this libation, you’ll need “The Botanist” brand gin, Jack Rudy Small Batch Tonic Cordial, Chilled Perrier, Grapefruit Oils, Fresh Citrus and Juniper.

Bonus Mixes

Below his playlist, please enjoy two free mixes.  The first – from Luke’s “Nocturnes” podcast series – features an impeccably mixed selection of deep, groovy lounge cuts.  The second mix – prepared in advance of Cloak Dagger’s upcoming New Year’s Eve appearance at Almond NYC is a peak hour commercial dance/EDM set designed to be unleashed at 11:59 PM.

To book DJ Cloak Dagger for your upcoming wedding or dance party, visit www.ambientdj.com


The Lush Hour Boutique Hotel / Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist – Compiled by DJ Cloak Dagger

1) Cloak Dagger ft. Basement Love- Take Me There
2) JackLNDN- Streams
3) HNNY-Solisidan
4) Paxton Fettel- Sundown As The Beat Gently Skips
5) Promnite- Through The Nite
6) Figgy- All That I Need
7) Sade- Nothing Can Come Between Us (Pomo Edit)
8) Erykah Badu- On & On (Vanilla Remix)
9) Cherokee- Don’t Matter (Feat Darianna)
10) Shawn Mendes- Stiches (3 Lau Remix)
11) Bob Marley- Is This Love (Montmartre Remix)
12) Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)
13) Bruno Mars- It Will Rain (Jr Blender Remix)
14) Chris Malinchak- If U Got It

Bonus Mixes

Enjoy DJ Cloak Dagger’s “Nocturnes Podcast (Episode 6)” at https://soundcloud.com/cloakdaggernyc/nocturnes-podcast-006-cloak

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For a sneak preview of DJ Cloak Dagger’s upcoming Almond NYC set this New Year’s Eve, click below:

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Recap of Previous Cocktail Hour Playlists

Here are our prior submissions:

  1. Alternative Rock Cocktail Hour, Craft Beer (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  2. The Quintessentially Mixed Cocktail Hour, Long Island Iced Tea (DJ AQ). Click here.
  3. Good Vibes Cocktail Hour, Pina Colada (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  4. Head to Shoulder Dip Cocktail Hour, Hairy Navel (DJ Gary G). Click here.
  5. Retro Soul Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Havana Coconut Martini (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  6. Smooth Sail Cocktail Hour, Malibu Bay Breeze (DJ Mike K). Click here.
  7. Back to the Eighties Cocktail Hour, Midori Sour (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  8. Beach Themed Cocktail Hour, Red Stripe Beer (DJ Spinz). Click here.
  9. Classic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Tanqueray & Tonic (DJ Garrett B.). Click here.
  10. International Excursions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sangria (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  11. Country Wedding Cocktail Hour, Manhattan (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  12. Crooner Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jack Daniels on the Rocks w/Splash of Water (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  13. Chanteuse Wedding Cocktail Hour, White Lady (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  14. TV Theme Songs Wedding Cocktail Hour, Coca-Cola with a side of Popcorn (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  15. Christmas Wedding Cocktail Hour, Eggnog (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  16. Boardwalk Empire / Great Gatsby Wedding Cocktail Hour, Rum Punch for a Crowd (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  17. Classic R&B Wedding Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Blue Ocean (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  18. James Bond Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vesper Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  19. Valentines Wedding Cocktail Hour, Godiva Chocolate Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  20. Miami Vice Wedding Cocktail Hour, Cuba Libre (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  21. The “Super Happy Hour” Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Bob Marley (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  22. The Brazilian Wedding Cocktail Hour, Caipirinha (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  23. The New Jersey Homegrown Wedding Cocktail Hour, Boat Beer (Microbrew) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  24. The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour, 2010 Canon-la-Gaffeliere (Bordeaux) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  25. The Disco Love Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sloe Gin Fizz (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  26. The Super Funky Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour, Funky Cold Medina (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  27. The Acid Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Gimlet (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  28. The 70s Soft Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Miller High Life (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  29. The New York State of Mind Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bronx Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  30. The Disney Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vibrant Orange Juice Frosty (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  31. The Summer Pop Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jameson & Ginger Ale (DJ Spinz). Click here.
  32. The Colorful Wedding Cocktail Hour, Shot of Goldschlager (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  33. The Inspiring Ladies of Music Wedding Cocktail Hour, Brandy Alexander (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  34. The Psychedelic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Death in the Afternoon (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  35. The Surf’s Up Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Italian Surfer (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  36. The 90s Grunge Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Whiskey Sour (Guest Bloggers Pash & David). Click here.
  37. The Nice and Easy Wedding Cocktail Hour, Dirty Martini (DJ Greg Nice). Click here.
  38. The All Beatles Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bass Ale (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  39. The Savannah Southern Charm Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sweet Tea Vodka Lemonade Mojito (Guest blogger Cindy Brown). Click here.
  40. The All Cover Versions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Tecate Beer (Team Ambient) . Click here.
  41. The Giants of Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jazz Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  42. The Smooth Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Kahlua & Cream (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  43. The Vintage Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour, Old-Fashioned (Guest Blogger DJ Ali Gruber) . Click here.
  44. The Acquired Taste Wedding Cocktail Hour, Fernet Branca (Guest Blogger DJ Toad) . Click here.
  45. The Jamaican Love Song Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Hummingbird (DJ Jazz) . Click here.
  46. The Motown Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Last Word (DJ Spinz) . Click here.
  47. The Broadway Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Fuzzy Greyhound (Guest bloggers Kris & Wesley) . Click here.
  48. The 50 Shades of Grey Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bottle of 1999 Bollinger La Grande Annee Rose . Click here.
  49. The Hip Hop Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bottle of Cristal Champagne (DJ Iron Mike) . Click here.
  50. The Tropical Tradewinds Wedding Cocktail Hour, Barbados Rum Punch (DJ Marti Gras) . Click here.
  51. The Reggae Wedding Cocktail Hour, Dirty Banana (DJ Sully) . Click here.
  52. The Mellow Country Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Southern Comfort Cherry & Cola (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  53. The Space Travelers Wedding Cocktail Hour, Astronaut (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  54. The African Safari Wedding Cocktail Hour, Castle Lager Beer (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  55. The Sunset Sessions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Mojito (Guest Blogger DJ Troy Michael) . Click here.
  56. The 70s Soft Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour (Volume 2), Scotch on the Rocks (DJ Iron Mike) . Click here.
  57. The Bar Life Wedding Cocktail Hour , Margarita (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  58. The New Orleans Wedding Cocktail Hour , Hurricane (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  59. The Catchy Covers Wedding Cocktail Hour , Southern Revival (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  60. The Blues Wedding Cocktail Hour , Blonde Manhattan (DJ Marti Gras) . Click here.
  61. The 80s 90s Something Wedding Cocktail Hour, Zima (DJ Gregg Ambient).  Click here.

About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is a full-service mobile NJ DJ entertainment company based in Central New Jersey that specializes in wedding DJ entertainment. Ambient DJ is a 2015 winner of the Knot Best of Weddings award as well as of the WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award. We have a deep passion for the music that we play and enjoy collaborating with our brides and grooms to create unforgettable parties! For more info and to read our wedding reviews, visit us on the web at www.ambientdj.com.

Top 20 Things Bad Mobile DJs Do

Name_Something_HarveyFamily Feud is an American television classic.   If Richard Dawson or Steve Harvey was to ask a contestant, “Name Something Bad Mobile DJs Do” – how would they answer?  For fun, we posted a Family Feud graphic with that very question.  Listed below are twenty of the best answers.

Survey says!

Name Something that Bad Mobile DJs Do

  1. Blast music during dinner.
  2. Play the chicken dance.
  3. Hit on bridesmaids during the bouquet toss.
  4. Show up late.
  5. Not show up at all.
  6. Be the first person at the buffet line as soon as it opens.
  7. Sing over the top of songs.
  8. Overuse stock phrases like “Ladies and Gentlemen”  “At This Time” and “Put Your Hands Together”
  9. Constantly use their cellphone during a party.
  10. Kill the industry by undercharging and undercutting the prices of other professional DJs.
  11. Forget to bring batteries for the wireless microphone.
  12. Refuse to evolve with the times with regards to music and equipment.
  13. Sport big egos and bad attitudes.
  14. Comb hair between songs.
  15. Get drunk at parties and “hit on chicks”
  16. Poor Emcee work – talk too much, plug their business, crack corny jokes.
  17. Shut down the photo booth operator to help fill an empty dance floor.
  18. Forget about the bride and groom’s music playlist.
  19. Double book parties.
  20. Dress like slobs.

What Did We Miss?

Please leave a reply with your own thoughts on “name something that bad mobile DJs do.”