International Excursions Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

January 20, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann

It’s the final day of our self-proclaimed “Wedding Cocktail Hour Week.” We have been sharing themed wedding cocktail hour playlists selected by our Ambient DJ Music Mixologists. Each DJ has also selected a liquid refreshment to accompany his playlist!

Gregg Hollmann, aka DJ Gregg Ambient is an international traveler who has spent time in Japan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, the Philippines, France and Spain. This summer,sangria_yum he is taking his fir
st trip to Jamaica and hopes to tour Brazil, Iceland and Russia in the not too distant future. The following playlist reflects his love of international travel and music. For his signature cocktail, Gregg has selected a pitcher of delicious Sangria as mixed by his favorite bartenders Rui and Ivan at Chateau Madrid!

Enjoy this exotic melange of international soundscapes and rhythms. Now get out your passports and let’s begin this international musical journey
DJ Gregg Ambient’s International Excursions Cocktail Hour Playlist

All I Need – Air (France)
Bamako – Youssou N’Dour (Egypt)
Beloved – Anoushka Shankar (India)
Aaja Piya – Devika & Holmes Ives (India)
Hola – Junior Jack (Italy)
Desafinado – George Michael & Astrud Gilberto (Brazil)
Corcovado – Stan Getz (Brazil)
The Girl from Ipanema – Bebel Gilberto & Kenny G. (Brazil)
Wave – Antonio Carlos Jobim (Brazil)
Desert Rose – Sting (Great Britain)
Ceu Distante (DJ Spinna Remix) – Bebel Gilberto (Brazil)
Santa Maria (Tom Middleton Cosmos Mix) – Gotan Project (Argentina/Switzerland/France)
Stereo Love – Edward Maya f/Vika Jigulina (Romania)
Rohy Mertahalak – Amr Diab (Egypt)
Egyptian Disco (Buddha Bar Edit) – DJ Disse
Bacalhau a Portuguesa – Quim Barreiros (Portugal)
Primavera – Jose Merce (Spanish Flamenco)
Aquilas Coisas Todas (Louie Vega House Remix) – Luisito Quintero (Venezuela)
Enlightenment – Francois K. (New York City)
Brahma vs. Antarctica – Bobby Brazil (Brazil)
Noche Suenos (f/Danay Suarez) – Mala (Cuba)
Puerto Rico – Eddie Palmieri with Ismael Quintana and Lalo Rodriguez (Puerto Rico)
Midnight in Moscow – Kalinka (Russia)
Laserman – Ryuichi Sakamoto (Japan)
Recap of This Week’s Playlists

Here are our submissions for the week:

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.
Retro Soul Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Havana Coconut Martini (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Smooth Sail Cocktail Hour, Malibu Bay Breeze (DJ Mike K). Click here.
Back to the Eighties Cocktail Hour, Midori Sour (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Beach Themed Cocktail Hour, Red Stripe Beer (DJ Spinz). Click here.
Classic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Tanqueray & Tonic (DJ Garrett B.). Click here.
To listen to Gregg Ambient’s recent internationally-influenced “Chateau Madrid Sessions – Volume 1” click here.

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Ambient DJs’ Founder and President, Gregg Hollmann, is a leader in the wedding and events industry. With formal musical training on several instruments, Gregg is known for his creative mixing and chameleon-like ability to play in different musical styles. His musical knowledge allows him to excel in environments ranging from elegant wedding receptions to convivial dance parties. A graduate of the College of New Jersey, he holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. He enjoys working with clients and personalizing events to their tastes. An industry leader, Gregg has served as President of the East Coast’s premier professional disc jockey organization, the New Jersey Disc Jockey Network for the past three years. He is the author of The Bride’s Guide to Selecting the Perfect Wedding DJ available on

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