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
The Spa Sessions Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient
Cello Suite in No. 1 in G Major – Yo-Yo Ma
May it Be – Enya (from Lord of the Rings)
Rachel’s Song – Vangelis (from Blade Runner)
Gymnopedies No. 1 – Erik Satie
Gnossienne No. 1 – Erik Satie
Nocturne – Secret Garden
La Califfa – Sara Brightman
The Music of the Night – Michael Crawford
What I Did for Love – Josh Groban (from the musical “Chorus Line”)
Con Te Partiro – Andrea Bocelli (note: a song about saying goodbye, but still so beautiful)
Rigoletto / Act 3: “La donna e mobile”(Verdi) – Luciano Pavarotti w/ The London Symphony Orchestra
Call Me Irresponsible – Michael Buble
Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
The Look of Love – Chris Botti
Tutu – Miles Davis
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
The following playlist features a diverse assortment of music from the New Age genre. New Age music tends to be meditative and spiritual, the perfect soundscape for relaxation. There are an incredible number of New Age artists from across the globe. Some of the well-known names include Enya, Yanni, Kitaro, George Winston and Vangelis. We’ve included some of these artists on our one hour playlist, but omitted others in lieu of our personal favorites – also borrowing from related musical genres like ambient electronica, the Buddha Bar electronic lounge series, classical music (Erik Satie) – and even indie folk (Bon Iver).
DJ Gregg Ambient, the compiler of this playlist, recently returned from a Vermont spa vacation and found himself in a meditative state of mind and inspired by the beautiful scenery. Accordingly, for a signature drink, Gregg has selected a pint of Maple Breakfast Stout, brewed by Vermont microbrewery 14th Star Brewing Co.
The entire playlist can be enjoyed on Spotify. The Spotify music player appears immediately below the playlist. In the event that you find this playlist too mild for a wedding cocktail hour, try it for your next yoga or meditation session.
The New Age Wedding Cocktail Hour (Volume 1)
Zen Garden Flute – Pan Flute
Gymnopedie I – Erik Satie (piano by Philippe Entremont)
The Celts – Enya
Nocturne – Secret Garden
Holocene – Bon Iver
Moonbathing – Tom Middleton (read our artist profile on Tom Middleton by clicking here)
Angelic Voices – B-Tribe
Segesta – Lino Cannavacciulo
Lovers – Bahramji & Mashti
Orinoco Flow – Enya
Last Train to Lhasa – Banco de Gaia
Enjoy this one hour on DJ Gregg Ambient’s Spotify channel at:
Recap of Previous Cocktail Hour Playlists
Here are our prior submissions:
Alternative Rock Cocktail Hour, Craft Beer (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Quintessentially Mixed Cocktail Hour, Long Island Iced Tea (DJ AQ). Click here.
Good Vibes Cocktail Hour, Pina Colada (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
Head to Shoulder Dip Cocktail Hour, Hairy Navel (DJ Gary G). Click here.
The Lush Boutique Hotel Wedding Cocktail Hour , Botanist Cocktail (DJ Cloak Dagger) . Click here.
The Boy Bands Wedding Cocktail Hour , Bubble Martini (DJ Iron Mike . Click here.
The New Years Eve Style Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist , Bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
The Valentines Wedding Cocktail Hour (Volume Two) , Frangelico on the Rocks (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 2016 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.