The Disco Love Wedding Cocktail Hour

April 27, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann

sloe-gin-fizz-cocktail-recipe-1Disco was a staple of American music and culture during the 1970s. Disco peaked in the late 70s and subsequently experienced a backlash. DJs love disco music for its groovy, danceable essence that typically clocks in at around 120 beats per minute. Disco music is also known for its lush orchestrations – including instruments like violins, and sound effects like hand claps and disco lasers.

The playlist that follows starts slow and groovy, before delivering faster beats later in the set. The playlist includes tracks from Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, The Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, the Salsoul Orchestra, Cerrone, Andrea True Connection and many more.

Ambient DJ continues its tradition of selecting a signature drink for each wedding cocktail hour playlist. To match the colorful flamboyance of the disco era, we’ve selected the Sloe Gin Fizz, a refreshing drink that balances sweet against tart. Sloe Gin is sourced from England where tart “sloe berries” are infused in gin. For more information about the Sloe Gin Fizz, click here.

And now let’s get into the music!

The Disco Love Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient

Love in C Minor – Cerrone
Close to Perfection – Miquel Brown
Native New Yorker – Odyssey
More, More, More – Andrea True Connection
Night Fever – The Bee Gees
Romeo & Juliet – Alec Costandinos
On ne s’aimera plus jamais – Larusso
Fly, Robin Fly – Silver Convention
Rock Your Baby – George McCrae
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Got to Be Real – Cheryl Lynn
Love Come Down – Evelyn “Champagne” King
Disco Nights – G.Q.
The Hustle – Van McCoy
Love to Love You Baby – Donna Summer
From Here to Eternity – Giorgio Moroder
Salsoul Rainbow – The Salsoul Orchestra
High Energy – Evelyn Thomas
Heaven Must Have Sent You – Bonnie Pointer
Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe – Barry White

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.
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 www.ambientdj.com.

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Gregg Hollmann Gregg Hollmann (55 Posts)

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 Amazon.com.


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