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.
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.
The Fashion Show Wedding Cocktail Hour – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient
Cherry Pie – Sade
You’re Makin’ Me High – Toni Braxton
U Know What’s Up – Donell Jones f/ Lisa Left Eye Lopes (clean version)
Do What You Want – Lady Gaga w/ R. Kelly (clean)
Chunky – Bruno Mars (clean)
Shape of You (Cloak Dagger Moombathon Remix) – Ed Sheeran
Lights – Bobby Green w/ Whitney Phillips
Midnight in Peckham – Chaos in the CBD
NMBSucks – San Soda
Fashion – David Bowie
Affection – Lisa Stansfield
Fastlove – George Michael
This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) – Talking Heads
Samba Love – Kaskade
Distant Love – Ian Pooley f/ Jade and Danielle
River Song (Grant Rivers Remix) – Bebel Gilberto
F for You – Disclosure f/ Mary J. Blige
Call on Me – Eric Prydz
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
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.
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!
Grand Finale with Great Looks Salon
One of the many incredible hair art models for the evening
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