Playlists, Songs & Music Charts

Articles on mobile DJ playlists, song ideas, and music charts ranging from country and rap to oldies and current Top 40.

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The United States Invite You to Sing and Dance All Year

December 17, 2018 by Mobile Beat
If you’re travelling to the United States this year, or if you live in the US, there are a great many music festivals during all months and all over the vast country.  These festivals usually feature one type of music so you can travel from venue to venue, sightsee on the way, and hear fantastic music throughout your trip.  One thing about the many music festivals that dot the landscape: they compete to some extent with casinos that also dot the landscape.  But the people who come to these music festivals are generally content to play free casino games on their laptop or mobile device! In this short piece, we’ll focus on music festivals in North Carolina.  As relatively small as North Carolina is, it has a very large selection of festivals. Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention This two-day ... [read more]
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MILESTONE: MOBILE BEAT #200

December 1, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #200 - NOVEMBER 2018 This Is How WE Do It: Events from All Over Inside this milestone 200th issue of Mobile Beat you'll find a helpful collection of ideas, advice and observations on the topic of multicultural or intercultural or ethnic wedding receptions. We've packed a lot of practical tips into this one, so take a close look to see if there's something you can use in service of your next client looking to celebrate their heritage. We also profile DJ Whit Taylor, who has blazed her own unique path as a leading DJ in the Middle Eastern party capital of Doha, Qatar. And back in North America, Kevin Freese takes a virtual "road trip" a... [read more]
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DJ Spen And Genesis Jones New Music

October 23, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
This month I interviewed House legend Sean Spencer (DJ SPEN) about Hip Hop, House, Gospel and his new track "Love Sensation".  Growing up in Baltimore Sean started spinning in the early 1980's at age 13. By the time he was twenty, Sean had already been in several groups, released a few albums and recorded the original version of the hit " Girl You Know it's True". He currently owns several record labels including Spiritually Sound and Quantize. Look for my full interview with Sean in Mobile Beat Magazine and check out his new track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld5sKxIv5y4   Next month look for my interview with rising po... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Top Hits USA Music Service

August 23, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute, another music company to look at. And what I like is this company, Top Hits U.S.A. They actually send you out a disk, it's an MP3/DVD/ROM and this one has 16 CDs' worth of MP3s on it. So you put this in the computer, you rip it into your hard drive and you're done, but here's your backup, which is kind of cool, you've got a disk. They offer it on each month. Let me just put this one down. Here's another month, here's July. Again, I think this one has 15 CDs in MP3 format, all 320s and they offer video. So if you're looking for a source out there for your videos, these come in MPEG-4s on a DVD and these come in MP3s, 320k. So another company to look at. This is Top Hits U.S.A., tips in under a minute.   ... [read more]
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From Hip Hop Icon to Ambassador of Positivity – By Michael Cordeiro

August 2, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
Mobile Beat Las Vegas has always prided itself on featuring major talent at the evening celebrations that are a key part of each event. Each artist or group that has performed at Mobile Beat has made an indelible mark on the music industry in some way; this year is no different. Making his second appearance at MBLV (the first being in 2009) is Rob Van Winkle—aka Vanilla Ice! Rob’s multi-platinum hit “Ice Ice Baby” not only helped brake down stereotypes of who a “rapper” could be, the song also made a whole new generation fans of Hip Hop, both the music and the style. Kids wanted to dress like him, dance like him and be ice cold co... [read more]
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Christmas Party Gig Prep – New Old Christmas Music?

July 23, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
Hello, everybody. I'm doing gig prep for a Christmas party that we're going to do tomorrow. Blanca and I do it together every year, and I think this is the fourth or fifth year in a row. I can't believe they keep bringing us back. Now, dinner and cocktail go for quite a while at this party, and during this time, they like Christmas music. But they have very specific likes. They like classic Christmas music. They don't want new stuff or things that are unfamiliar. I know there's a lot of cool new stuff out there, but they don't dig it at all. So what I have to do is play the classics. And this is not a unique situation. Most of the holiday parties that I do don't want new Christmas music. If they don't know it, they actually get angry. The boss will come up and say, hey, what is this stuff? I've gotten some p... [read more]
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Lyle Lovett & Gringo-Friendly Spanish Dance Songs – By Staci Nichols

May 30, 2018 by Staci Nichols
Once in college, I met a Kardashian-esque LA princess. She said, “You like country music? So, like, Lyle Lovett, right?” I thought to myself, “Who the hell is Lyle Lovett? I bet the only country song she knows is “Achy Breaky Heart”...sigh.” I told her, “No, more like Garth Brooks,” who she’d never heard of. The extent of her knowledge about country music had come from what she’d read about Julia Roberts’ ex-husband in Us Weekly. After I presented at the 2017 Wedding MBA, and had mentioned my “magic pin” -- “34 Gringo-Friendly Spanish Dance Songs for an Intercultural Mexican Wedding,” -- I realized many of us gringo DJs f... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: How To Make Your Music Folders Into Crates In Serato.

May 10, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. How to make crates, which are in Serato/library at your intro where your music is stored. They're over here, you see one says "Hunger Games," one says "Creedence Clearwater." I want to show you how easy this is in Serato. So if I hit this button here, it says files, I get a dropdown window. So I've got my music, I'm going to go to my documents where I know I have some music. Let's see, here's one, artist. I'm going to take this one that says artist, I'm going to drag it down here to the bottom and you should see something crop up and there's a crate. So anything I drag from here as a folder down to here where it says plus, that crate is then created in that name. So if I click on it, here we go, this is a Promo Only disk and it's in under a minute.   ... [read more]
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It’s OK, I’m Portuguese

April 26, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
Recently a post on a DJ page caught my attention. A younger DJ was looking for music ideas for a Portuguese wedding he had coming up. The bride and groom were of Portuguese heritage, but not really familiar with the traditional types of music. So the DJ figured he would reach out for some input. What he got was a ton of misinformation. Many of the replies suggested playing Latin or Brazilian music. Others suggested Reggaeton or Caribbean music. All wrong. It was obvious that none of the people posting suggestions knew anything about the Portuguese culture. This is where we fail. If you are going to do ethnic or culturally diverse weddings, you... [read more]
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Cupid – In My Eyes ft. Stevie B

April 25, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Thanks to everyone that was at MBLV22.  Here's the Cupid track we promised you.  My apologies on not getting this out. Ryan Burger Mobile Beat From Cupid: This is My New single ("IN MY EYES") . FYI this is a Remake of the Classic 1988 Track by Stevie B "In My Eyes. It has more of a swing out Tempo, and Stevie B is On the chorus. An instant Classic. Cupid - theonlycupid4@gmail.com [audio mp3="https://www.mobilebeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/In-My-Eyes-Cupid-ft.-Stevie-B-Radio-Length.mp3"][/audio] In My Eyes Ft. Stevie B.mp3 [audio mp3="https://www.mobilebeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/In-My-Eyes-Cupid-ft.-Stevie-B-Radio-Length.mp3"][/audio] In My Eyes Ft. Stevie B (Radio Length)    ... [read more]