The Sunset Beach Party Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

Ambient DJs is excited to welcome DJ Ted Ganung to our private events team!  Associated with this fortunate news, Ted has compiled a wedding cocktail hour playlist titled “The Sunset Beach Party.”  Ted previously lived in Hawaii where he attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, surfed and played in local reggae bands.  Currently based in New York City, Ted is a DJ/ Producer / Remixer – and also a label manager at VP Records, the world’s largest reggae label.

Ted’s set – inspired by his visit to Tenerife and beach “Playa De La Vistas” incorporates Spanish guitar, salsa, 60s Soul, reggae and his original production “Tribal Dance” – equaling great breezy beach vibes!  The set is rounded out by two additional tracks produced by Ted.  A particularly interesting track from the playlist is “El Cuarto De Tula” – a salsa track with sassy trumpets and featuring reggaeton, reggae and salsa style vocals!  This song is from the album “Havana Meets Kingston.”

For a signature drink, Ted has selected the Pineapple Mojito, a tasty beach cocktail that includes white rum, pineapple chunks, mint leaves, simple syrup and club soda.  Learn how to mix one by clicking here.


Immediately after the playlist, listen to the tracks on the accompanying Spotify playlist,  as well as a bonus mix associated with Ted’s appearance at Cielo NYC , where he shared the dance card with industry legend DJ Francois K.

The Sunset Beach Party Playlist – Compiled by DJ Ted Ganung

  1. Entre Dos Aguas – Paco de Lucia
  2. Chan Chan – Buena Vista Social Club
  3. Lloraras – Oscar D’Leon
  4. Soulful Strut – Young-Holt Unlimited
  5. Rock Steady – Alton Ellis
  6. We Need Love – Johnny Osbourne
  7. Everyone Falls in Love – Chris Demontague (produced by Ted Ganung)
  8. It Runs Through Me – Tom Misch
  9. El Cuarto De Tula – Mista Savona (f/ Maikel Ante, El Medico & Turbulence)
  10. Hello – Kes
  11. Abatina – Calypso Rose
  12. A Who Dis – Sister Lubei (produced by Ted Ganung)
  13. Tribal Dance – Ted Ganung f/ GGooDei
  14. Bad – Lost Kings f/ Jessame
  15. Mundocaso – Gregor Salto w/ Florian T
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DJ Ted Ganung

Listen on Spotify (Unmixed)

Bonus Mix, Ted Ganung, Promo Mix, Cielo NYC


Surf’s Up with DJ Ted Ganung!

About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is an award-winning mobile DJ entertainment company  specializing in weddings and servicing the New Jersey, New York City and eastern Pennsylvania.  To book DJ Ted Ganung or one of our other DJ mixologists for your wedding or other celebration, connect with us online at   Ambient DJ is available for destination weddings.

To view our 2018 Wedding Music Master Class that contains links to our other 95 themed cocktail hour playlists, click here



Spring 2016 Playlist – by DJ Gregg Ambient

Spring is officially here!  We kick off our quarterly top songs playlists with a submission by Gregg Hollmann, aka DJ Gregg Ambient.  Gregg’s top twenty selections below reflect a variety of hip hop, R&B, pop,  Latin, reggae and EDM.   Regarding a potential Summer blockbuster, Gregg’s top pick at this juncture is Gwen Stefani’s “Make Me Like You.”

Listen to this playlist on Spotify at:

Drumroll, please….

DJ Gregg Ambient’s Top 20 Songs of Spring 2016

  1. Work – Rihanna w/ Drake (R&B)
  2. Jumpman – Drake & Future (hip hop)
  3. Sorry – Justin Bieber f/ Skrillex (pop/electronic)
  4. Ginza – J. Balvin (reggaeton)
  5. Cake By the Ocean – DNCE (pop/dance)
  6. My House – Flo Rida (pop)
  7. Make Me Like You – Gwen Stefani (pop)
  8. Formation (John Keenan & Mark Picchio Remix) – Beyonce (R&B/Dance)
  9. El Taxi – Osmani Garcia w/ Pitbull (Latin/Reggae)
  10. Be Right There – Diplo f/ Sleepy Tom (EDM)
  11. Antidote – Travi$ Scott (hip hop)
  12. Trumpets – Sak Noel, Sean Paul & Salvi (Latin/Reggae)
  13. 679 – Fetty Wap (hip hop)
  14. Bang My Head – David Guetta, Sia and Fetty Wap (dance)
  15. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson f/ Bruno Mars (pop/funk)
  16. Company – Justin Bieber (pop)
  17. Easy Love – Sigala (dance)
  18. Sugar (Frey Remix) – Robin Schulz f/ Francesco Yates (house)
  19. Automatic – ZHU and Aluna George (Electronic)
  20. Down in the DM (radio edited version) – Yo Gotti (hip hop)


  1. Brazilian Love Affair – George Duke
  2. Walking in Rhythm – Blackbyrds
  3. La Dolce Vita – Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder

DJ Mix of the Quarter:

Reggae/electronic/Caribbean DJ/producer Ted Ganung recently laid down a proper set at Cielo that we were fortunate to experience live.  For those who missed it, listen here: