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A Fine Day to Say “I Do” Wedding Cocktail Hour

October 3, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
Ambient DJ is thrilled to showcase a new playlist and mix by the super-talented DJ Linda Leigh who joined our wedding team in 2016.  A native of Philadelphia, Linda Leigh is a DJ/Musical Curator who has performed in a variety of settings – including raves, lounges, retail stores, forests, radio (FCC license), clubs, rooftops, coffee houses and art exhibits. The Fine Day to Say “I Do” Cocktail Hour features electronic sounds, including remixes of R&B and 60s classics.  Standout selections include Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day” Sunshine Remix and Peter Zohdy’s deft rework of the Turtles’ “You Showed Me.” read more]
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The Trumpet Wedding Cocktail Hour – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient

September 26, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
The trumpet – whether muted or unmuted or in its flugelhorn variation – offers one of the coolest sounds in music.  In that spirit, we’ve compiled an all trumpet wedding cocktail hour featuring jazz greats like Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard and Chet Baker; upcoming trumpet players like Wayne Tucker who we recently experienced at Duane Park in Manhattan; to 90s dance compositions like “Cool Like Dat” (Digable Planets) and “Flip Fantasia” (Us3) which is based off Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island.” For a signature drink, we’ve selected a decadent Sparkling French Martini (vodka, Chambord (raspberry liqueur), pineapple juice and champagne) – Ambient DJs’ resident French Martini specialist recommends Ketel One vodka.

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

September 12, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
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!

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The Spa Sessions Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient

September 5, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
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 S... [read more]
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Wedding Ceremony Music – Classical Selections by Ambient DJ

August 29, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
  1. Canon in D – Pachelbel
  2. Sleepers Awake – Johann Sebastian Bach
  3. Sarabande – Johann Sebastian Bach
  4. Air on a G String – Johann Sebastian Bach
  5. Nimrod (from Enigma Variations) – Edward Elgar
  6. Romantic Pieces, Op. 75 (Allegro Moderato) – Antonin Dvorak
  7. I Was Glad – Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (used by Prince William & Princess Kate)
  8. Spring (from The Four Seasons) – Antonio Vivaldi
  9. Bridal Chorus (“Here Comes the Bride”) – Richard Wagner (* do not use for Jewish couples)
  10. Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March) – Jeremiah Clarke
  11. Trumpet Tune – Henry Purcell
  12. La Califfa – Sarah Brightman
  13. Clair de Lune – Claude Debussy
  14. ... [read more]
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Wedding Ceremony Music – Modern Selections from Ambient DJ

August 22, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
  1. From the Ground Up – Dan + Shay
  2. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  3. Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran
  4. Ribbon in the Sky – Stevie Wonder
  5. Fairytale – Enya
  6. River Flows in You – Yiruma (New Age)
  7. Nocturne – Secret Garden (New Age)
  8. Love Story – Luc Serra (New Age)
  9. First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
  10. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  11. 1, 2, 3, 4 – Cover Version of Plain White Tees performed by Vitamin String Quartet
  12. Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
  13. Halo – Beyonce
  14. A Thousand Years (piano instrumental) – The Piano Guys
  15. Bittersweet Symphony (instrumental only) – The Verve
  16. Bless the Broken Road (piano instrumental) – pe... [read more]
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Grand Entrance Songs for Wedding Reception by Ambient DJ

August 15, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
  1. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson w/ Bruno Mars (pop/funk)
  2. Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake (pop)
  3. Sugar – Maroon 5 (pop)
  4. Theme Song from Star Wars (soundtracks)
  5. Best Day of My Life – American Authors (pop)
  6. On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons (pop)
  7. Feel So Close – Calvin Harris (dance/EDM)
  8. It Takes Scoop (Mashup) – Fatman Scoop (hip hop)
  9. Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon (dance)
  10. Turn up the Speakers – Martin Garrix (EDM)
  11. Love on Top – Beyonce (R&B)
  12. Let’s Go Crazy – Prince (80s)
  13. Boneless – Steve Aoki (EDM)
  14. Top Gun Anthem – Harold Faltermeyer (soundtracks)
  15. Chank – John Scofield (funky jazz)
  16. ... [read more]
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First Dance Songs – Modern or Alternative Selections from Ambient DJ

August 8, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
  1. From the Ground Up – Dan + Shay (wedding)
  2. Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett (country)
  3. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran (pop)
  4. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding (pop)
  5. I Will Be There – Odessa (indie)
  6. Sea of Love – Cat Power (indie)
  7. Maps – The Yeah Yeahs (indie)
  8. Between The Raindrops – Lifehouse f/ Natasha Bedingfield (modern rock)
  9. Last Night on Earth – Green Day (punk)
  10. Grow Old With Me – The Postal Service (indie)
  11. Hey Pretty Girl – Kip Moore (country)
  12. Whatever It Is – Zac Brown Band (country)
  13. Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor w/ John Legend (pop)
  14. All of Me – John Legend (R&B)
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First Dance Songs – Traditional and Timeless Selections from Ambient DJ

August 1, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
  1. When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge (soul)
  2. My One and Only Love – John Coltrane w/ Johnny Hartman (jazz/vocalist)
  3. Little Trip to Heaven – Tom Waits (jazz/vocalist)
  4. You Make Me Feel Brand New – The Stylistics (soul)
  5. The Closer I Get to You – Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (soul)
  6. These Arms of Mine – Otis Redding (soul)
  7. It Had To Be You – Harry Connick, Jr. (jazz/big band)
  8. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra (big band) or Tony Bennett (ballad)
  9. Crazy Love – Van Morrison (acoustic rock)
  10. My Baby Just Cares for Me – Nina Simone (soul)
  11. I Will – The Beatles (pop rock)
  12. Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts (country)
  13. Amazed – L... [read more]
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First Dance Songs -Used by Celebrities

July 25, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
  1. Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux – “Chandelier” – Sia (live performance)
  2. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt – “It Had to Be You” – Frank Sinatra
  3. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia deRossi – “Ribbon in the Sky” – Stevie Wonder
  4. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odum – “Angel” – Anita Baker
  5. Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto – “On the Ocean” – K’Jon
  6. John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Carolyn Bessette – “Forever in My Life” – Prince
  7. John F. Kennedy and Jackie O. – “I Married an Angel” – performed by The Meyer Davis Orchestra at the Waldorf Astoria, NYC
  8. Prince William and Princess Kate – “Your Song” by Elton John, performed live by Ellie Goulding
  9. President Barack Obama a... [read more]