The Acid Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour

May 11, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann

gimlet_cocktailThis cocktail hour playlist will appeal to fans of downtempo electronica, trip hop, mushroom jazz, acid jazz, soul and funk. Many of the selected tracks fuse jazz with electronic soundscapes. The tail end of the mix features groovy acid jazz tracks with hip hop influences.

For those seeking an upscale, moody lounge atmosphere for a wedding cocktail hour or other celebration, this selection of tracks will be right up your alley!

Ambient DJ continues its tradition of selecting a signature drink for each wedding cocktail hour playlist. In a tribute to acid jazz’s UK origins, we’ve selected a Gimlet made with a dry London gin – we suggest Boodles. To learn how to mix a gimlet, click here.

The Acid Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient

Mystic Voyage – Roy Ayers
Afro Blue (f Erykah Badu) – Robert Glasper Experiment f/ Erykah Badu
Cherish the Day (cover) – Robert Glasper Experiment f/ Lalah Hathaway
Speak Low (Bent Remix) – Billie Holiday
All I Need – Air
Love Can’t Fail – Jamie Myerson
Dirty Laundry (Tom Middleton’s Balearic Mix) – Bitter:Sweet
6 Underground (Nellee Hooper Edit) – Sneaker Pimps
It Could Be Sweet – Portishead
Ceu Distante (DJ Spinna Remix) – Bebel Gilberto
Originality – Thievery Corporation f/ Sister Nancy
Distant Love – Ian Pooley f/ Jade and Danielle
Santa Maria (Tom Middleton Cosmos Mix) – Gotan Project
Wiggle and Giggle – Joshua
Cali Spaces – Mark Farina
Jazz (We’ve Got) – A Tribe Called Quest
Restored – Waxolutionists
Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) – Us3
Connected – Stereo MC’s
Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like That) – Digable Planets
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.
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.
International Excursions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sangria (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Country Wedding Cocktail Hour, Manhattan (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Crooner Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jack Daniels on the Rocks w/Splash of Water (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Chanteuse Wedding Cocktail Hour, White Lady (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
TV Theme Songs Wedding Cocktail Hour, Coca-Cola with a side of Popcorn (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Christmas Wedding Cocktail Hour, Eggnog (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Boardwalk Empire / Great Gatsby Wedding Cocktail Hour, Rum Punch for a Crowd (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Classic R&B Wedding Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Blue Ocean (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
James Bond Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vesper Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Valentines Wedding Cocktail Hour, Godiva Chocolate Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Miami Vice Wedding Cocktail Hour, Cuba Libre (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The “Super Happy Hour” Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Bob Marley (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Brazilian Wedding Cocktail Hour, Caipirinha (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The New Jersey Homegrown Wedding Cocktail Hour, Boat Beer (Microbrew) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour, 2010 Canon-la-Gaffeliere (Bordeaux) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Disco Love Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sloe Gin Fizz (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Super Funky Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour, Funky Cold Medina (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 2013 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


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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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