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Poker Playlists

September 18, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Poker is one of those card games that can make its players experience a rollercoaster of emotions. Amateur players will certainly have experienced a plethora of emotions and nerves, but can you image the tension stress and exhilaration felt by top players such as Daniel Colman, Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu? How do they manage to control their feelings and still nail their hands taking home incredible winnings? How can you emulate their success? Unfortunately we’ll never know the full answer, but one of the ways to emulate their coolness and daring is through music. A spot-on playlist can be the key to keeping your cool in a pressure-cooker environment and conversely motivate you as if you’re headed into battle when the stakes are at their highest. [caption id="attachment_109956" align="alignrigh... [read more]
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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! The Fashion Show Wedding Cocktail ... [read more]
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Austin's Best DJs Blog

Smart DJ Tips: Tips for Your Business Website or Page

September 6, 2017 by Jason Rubio
In today's event services business, marketing is essential for almost everyone. Whether you have a Facebook page or a website, you need to keep it updated and looking great. I've seen far too many DJ websites that aren't professional and don't look as great as they should. Remember the old adage, "you don't get a second chance to make a first impression?" This is 100% true and why your business page matters, a lot! Websites and online content are today's first impression. Your business page should reflect your work and should speak directly to your target audience. Here are a few tips to help you have a great website or business page! Content is King - Take the time to write good, related content. Don't simply stuff a bunch of keywords together, thinking Google won't notice. You content should be wr... [read more]
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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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Austin's Best DJs Interview with DJ Laz

An Interview With the One & Only, DJ Laz!

August 30, 2017 by Jason Rubio
This week, I had the honor of interviewing the one and only DJ Laz! Miami's own, DJ Laz, was a huge inspiration for me, when I started to DJ in 1991, as a kid. I wore out many needles practicing my scratching to sound just like DJ Laz! :) Here is the video post of our interview, discussing his journey, his long career working with numerous, great artists, such as Flo-Rida & Pitbull, producing several hit records and club hits, and he even gave advice to all new and aspiring DJs! Here is one of DJ Laz's billboard hits: DJ Laz - Move, Shake, Drop Here is the  DJ Laz Interview... [read more]
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Wedding Ceremony Music – Classical Selections by Ambient DJ

August 29, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
Canon in D – Pachelbel Sleepers Awake – Johann Sebastian Bach Sarabande – Johann Sebastian Bach Air on a G String – Johann Sebastian Bach Nimrod (from Enigma Variations) – Edward Elgar Romantic Pieces, Op. 75 (Allegro Moderato) – Antonin Dvorak I Was Glad – Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (used by Prince William & Princess Kate) Spring (from The Four Seasons) – Antonio Vivaldi Bridal Chorus (“Here Comes the Bride”) – Richard Wagner (* do not use for Jewish couples) Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March) – Jeremiah Clarke Trumpet Tune – Henry Purcell La Califfa – Sarah Brightman Clair de Lune – Claude Debussy Gymnopedies No. 1 – Erik Satie Highland Cathedral – Phil Coulter (Celtic selection) Alla Hornpipe – G.F. Han... [read more]
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Must-play Song Lists Aren’t Scary, I Promise

August 23, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
Success! You've just booked another wedding with a fun, energetic couple (let's call them Maggie and Joe) who are excited to start the planning process. After sending out planning forms and scheduling your first consultation, the bride sends you an email that goes a little something like this: "Hey ____! Joe and I have made these lists of all of our favorite songs we want to hear at our wedding, can you make sure to play them?" You dreadfully scroll down to the bottom of the email, open the attachment, and suddenly before your eyes are what appear to be 4 pages of obscure indie and folk songs you've never heard of before. You think to yourself "Oh no, here we go again. Another bride that wants a bunch of strange music that none of her guests will know and that will kill the party." You can stop that thinking... [read more]
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Wedding Ceremony Music – Modern Selections from Ambient DJ

August 22, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
From the Ground Up – Dan + Shay How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran Ribbon in the Sky – Stevie Wonder Fairytale – Enya River Flows in You – Yiruma (New Age) Nocturne – Secret Garden (New Age) Love Story – Luc Serra (New Age) First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes I’m Yours – Jason Mraz 1, 2, 3, 4 – Cover Version of Plain White Tees performed by Vitamin String Quartet Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley Halo – Beyonce A Thousand Years (piano instrumental) – The Piano Guys Bittersweet Symphony (instrumental only) – The Verve Bless the Broken Road (piano instrumental) – performed by The O’Neill Brothers Angels – Robin Thicke Ribbon in the Sky – Stevie Wonder This Ring – T. Carter Music Holocen... [read more]
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RPM Top Hits USA - DJ Eric Rhodes

Finding A Record Pool: RPM Top Hits USA

August 18, 2017 by Eric Rhodes
In this series of weekly articles, I take a look at some of the more popular record pools, or music pools, available to DJs. There are plenty to choose from. Knowing the different features and personality types of each pool will help you decide where to get your music. This week’s pool is RPM Top Hits USA. Check it out: (Note: I am not an employee of RPM Top Hits USA or any other pool service that I review. I am simply a professional DJ giving an honest and positive assessment of these companies with the goal of helping out my peers. Also, I’m not a VJ, so don’t dive too deep into that aspect of these services, but will definitely mention if a particular pool offers video services.) About RPM Top Hits USA RPM has been in the record pool industry since 1970. They provide music, not only for r... [read more]
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Roland Corporation U.S. Partners with BPM Supreme on Exclusive Membership Offer

August 17, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Los Angeles, CA, August 14, 2017 — Roland Corporation U.S. today announced its exclusive new membership offer in partnership with the fast-growing digital record pool BPM Supreme. U.S. customers who register their newly purchased Roland DJ-808, DJ-505 or DJ-202 controllers are now eligible to also register for three free months of BPM SupremeStandard (typically $19.99 per month). BPM Supreme Artist Relations and Partnerships Manager Raj Thomas said, “Our objective is to provide top-quality music for professional DJs, and we're eager to work with partners like Roland to help bridge the divide between beginner, working, and professional DJs t... [read more]