The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour

April 27, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann

french_bordeauxFrance is known for its refined culture. Its music is no exception. This playlist, titled “The French Connection” includes French Cafe music, smooth electronica, vintage French disco, and modern French dance fare. The set starts on a classical tip with Debussy and Satie, before ratcheting up in tempo and energy. All composers, artists and remixers in this set are of French descent. The set is heavily weighted towards electronic music, of which the French do particularly well.

I have many fond memories of a trip to Paris taken during the late 1990s. The entire city is like one giant museum. I particularly enjoyed viewing the original paintings of Claude Monet, sipping rich coffee at French cafes, touring historic cathedrals and walking around this bustling city.

Ambient DJ continues its tradition of selecting a signature drink for each wedding cocktail hour playlist. With France’s rich “terroir”, we’ve selected a highly rated French Bordeaux, the 2010 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere St. Emilion ($103 per bottle). For more information about this award-winning vintage, click here.

And now let’s get into the music!

The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient

Clair De Lune – Claude Debussy
The Painted Veil: “Gnossienne No. 1” – Erik Satie
Space Maker – Air
La Mer Opale – Coralie Clement
5:55 – Charlotte Gainsbourg
All I Need – Air
This is Not a Love Song – Nouvelle Vague
Something That’s Inside – Daniel Masson
Breathe – Telepopmusik
Si La Photo Est Bonne – Barbara
Les Moulins De mon Couer (The Windmills of Your Mind) – Patricia Kaas
Bonnie & Clyde – Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot
Sacre Francais – Dimitri from Paris
Here Comes the Sun (Francois K. Remix) – Nina Simone
Around the World – Daft Punk
Supernature (Bob Sinclar Remix) – Cerrone
One Love – David Guetta f/ Estelle
Tout Est Bleu – Ame Strong
D.A.N.C.E. – Justice
Lady (Hear Me Tonight) – Modjo
World, Hold On (Children of the Sky) – Bob Sinclar
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.
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

– See more at:


Gregg Hollmann Gregg Hollmann (56 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

Filed Under: Music, Performing, Weddings