The Fashion Show Wedding Cocktail Hour

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.


The Negroni

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.  noc_boots_04

The Fashion Show Wedding Cocktail Hour – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient

  1. Cherry Pie – Sade
  2. You’re Makin’ Me High – Toni Braxton
  3. U Know What’s Up – Donell Jones f/ Lisa Left Eye Lopes (clean version)
  4. Do What You Want – Lady Gaga w/ R. Kelly (clean)
  5. Chunky – Bruno Mars (clean)
  6. Shape of You (Cloak Dagger Moombathon Remix) – Ed Sheeran
  7. Lights – Bobby Green w/ Whitney Phillips
  8. Midnight in Peckham – Chaos in the CBD
  9. NMBSucks – San Soda
  10. Fashion – David Bowie
  11. Affection – Lisa Stansfield
  12. Fastlove – George Michael
  13. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) – Talking Heads
  14. Samba Love – Kaskade
  15. Distant Love – Ian Pooley f/ Jade and Danielle
  16. River Song (Grant Rivers Remix) – Bebel Gilberto
  17. F for You – Disclosure f/ Mary J. Blige
  18. Call on Me – Eric Prydz
  19. 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

To view our 2017 Wedding Music Master Class that contains links to our other 81 themed cocktail hour playlists, click here


The Doo-Wop Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

Doo-wop is a genre of music that was developed in African-Americans communities of New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Baltimore, Newark, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Detroit, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles in the 1940s, achieving mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s. During the late 1950s many Italian-American groups contributed a significant part in the doo-wop scene.  Built upon vocal harmony, doo-wop was one of the most mainstream, pop-oriented R&B styles of the time.  The term “doo-wop” was believed to be coined in 1961 by radio disc jockey Gus Gossert.

Mike Bacon, aka DJ Iron Mike, has compiled the following doo-wop wedding cocktail hour playlist (the 80th in our wedding cocktail hour series!).  Given the shorter song durations of the day (2 minutes or so), 25 songs were required to fill out the hour.  Enjoy the music immediately below Mike’s playlist on the embedded Spotify player.

Ambient DJ continues its tradition of selecting a signature drink for each wedding cocktail hour playlist. We’ve selected the gin-based Tom Collins, a popular cocktail of the 1950s.  Learn how to mix one by clicking here.

The Doo-Wop Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist – Compiled by DJ Iron Mike

  1. Come Go With Me – The Del-Vikings
  2. A Teenager in Love – Dion & The Belmonts
  3. Tonight I Fell in Love – The Tokens
  4. Duke of Earl – Gene Chandler
  5. Stay – Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
  6. Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop – Little Anthony & The Imperials
  7. (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet – The Reflections
  8. Why Do Fools Fall in Love? – Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
  9. Speedoo – The Cadillacs
  10. I Only Have Eyes for You – The Flamingoes
  11. You Belong to Me – The Duprees
  12. Life is But a Dream – The Harptones
  13. My Special Angel – Johnny Maestro & The Crests
  14. Venus – Frankie Avalon
  15. Little Darlin – The Diamonds
  16. The Great Pretender – The Platters
  17. Dedicated to the One I Love – The Shirelles
  18. Sh-Boom – The Chords
  19. Remember Then – The Earls
  20. Maybe – The Chantels
  21. In the Still of the Night – The Five Satins
  22. Earth Angel – The Penguins
  23. Moonlight Cocktails – The Rivieras
  24. When We Get Married – The Dreamlovers
  25. There’s a Moon Out Tonight – The Capris
  26. Daddy’s Home – Shep & The Limelights

 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

To view our 2016 Wedding Music Master Class that contains links to our other cocktail hour playlists, click here


A Mid-Summer’s Night Playlist – by DJ Iron Mike

We’re nearly a month into Summer 2016.  Our resident music selecta Mike Bacon, aka DJ Iron Mike checks in with thirty of his top dancefloor selections.  Mike submits this playlist just a day after grinding out a 7 hour set at the bacon lover’s paradise known as “Baconfest”!

Be sure to check out the Spotify playlist containing these tracks immediately below the playlist.  For the Spotify playlist, in some cases, the original tracks were used in lieu of Mike’s preferred remix due to lack of availability.

A Mid-Summer’s Night Playlist – by DJ Iron Mike

1. One Dance – Drake f/ Wizkid & Kyla
2. This Girl – Kungs vs. Cooks on 3 Burners
3. Can’t Stop the Feeling! -Justin Timberlake
4. Controlla – Drake
5. Don’t Let Me Down (Dom Da Bomb & Electric Bodega Remix) – Chainsmokers f/ Daya
6. Panda – Desiigner
7. Too Good – Drake f/ Rihanna
8. My Boo – Ghosttown DJs
9. Cheap Thrills – Sia f/ Sean Paul
10. Don’t Mind – Kent Jones
11. All The Way Up (rmx) – Fat Joe & Remy Ma f/ Jay-Z & French Montana
12. Work – Rihanna f/ Drake
13. Luv – Tory Lanez
14. Needed Me – Rihanna
15. Never Forget You – Zara Larsson/ MNEK
16. Hasta El Amanecer (rmx) – Nicky Jam f/ Daddy Yankee
17. Exchange – Bryson Tiller
18. This is What You Came For (Danny Dove rmx) – Calvin Harris f/ Rihanna
19. All in My Head (Flex) – Fifth Harmony f/ Fetty Wap
20. Light it Up – Major Lazer f/ Nyla
21. Bruk Off Ya Back – Konshens
22. For Free – DJ Khaled f/ Drake
23. Oui (rmx) – Jeremih f/ Jadakiss & Nino Ma
24. Be Alright – Ariana Grande
25. Sorry – Beyonce
26. I Got The Keys – DJ Khaled f/ Jay-Z & Future
27. Me Too – Meghan Trainor
28. Gold (J Farell rmx)- Kiiara
29. Happy Birthday – Kygo f/ John Legend
30. Work From Home – Fifth Harmony f/ Ty Dolla $ign
For more information about Ambient DJ Service or to book Iron Mike for your next soiree, visit  Ambient DJ Service, “Keeping New Jersey in the Mix!”