2016 Holiday Music B-Boy DJ Playlist

2016 Holiday Music… B-Boy Style

‘Tis the season and if this picture of one of our own, DJ Shawn Frady, doesn’t put you in the holiday spirit, we’re sure our 2016 Holiday Music B-Boy DJ Playlist will. Almost every genre is represented here. You can stream all of our picks for FREE with Spotify by clicking here.

2016 Holiday Music

The Holiday Music Playlist Details

We started it off with a jazzy throwback track from 1993 called “Tinseltown” by Ronny Jordan. This is a staple in our holiday party cocktail hour sets and has that holiday feel without being a true holiday song. Keeping the instrumental vibe, our next entry is “Wizards In Winter” from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s 2004 album, The Last Christmas Eve. DJ Josh B contributed a cool blend of “Winter Wonderland” and “Don’t Worry Be Happy” off of Pentatonix’s latest holiday album featuring Tori Kelly.

Holding down the old school hip hop is DJ Irving G who selected “Christmas in Hollis” by Run DMC. We throw it back even further to John Lennon’s classic “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” courtesy of DJ Dan Davis. Our resident crooner expert, DJ Josh Woeckener, added in Michael Bublé’s duet with Shania Twain of “White Christmas”. Want some holiday R&B? No problem – DJ Jae Richie gave us a few! The Boyz II Men version of “Let It Snow” has harmonies for days. He also selected the Temptations’ “Silent Night” and Chris Brown’s “This Christmas” to round out the genre! How about some high energy EDM holiday music? DJ Charles contributed the “Carol of the Bells” version by Papercha$her. The breakdown is pretty sick!

How about a little top 40? DJ Brian B brings us the iconic Mariah Carey holiday track “All I Want For Christmas” with a twist – an appearance by Justin Bieber. If you’re a Sam Smith fan, his version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is something you’ll love. DJ Rhoda Woeckener rounded out our initial holiday song picks with the classic “Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole.

Check the playlist often as we’ll continue adding tracks all month.

Destin Beach House Wedding | Rafael & Jenni

 

Can you have a Destin Beach House wedding with 200 guests? Jenni and Rafael’s wedding proved that you absolutely can. Being locals, they had the advantage of scoping out of the site and deciding to use two rental houses that were next door to each other. This allowed them to create different “venues” for different portions of the wedding. The day started off perfect. There was not a single cloud in the sky and the October temperature was nice and cool with very little humidity. The beach ceremony set-up looked amazing.

Destin Beach House Wedding

Photo Courtesy of Paul & Sarah Photography

Venues: Crystal Palace and Villa Princessa, managed by ResortQuest By Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Officiant: US Army Chaplain Dale Dumont
Ceremony Sound Technician & Headliner DJ/MC: DJ Irving G, B-Boy Productions
Photography: Sarah & Paul Photography
Catering: Carabba’s Italian Grill
Cake: Publix
Florals: Flowers from the Heart

Destin Wedding DJ

Photo Courtesy of Sarah & Paul Photography

Irving Gil, our only bilingual DJ/MC on staff, made all the announcements in both Spanish and English due to the blended ethnic cutlures being represented. Due to the guest size, we brought in one of our other headliner DJs/MCs, Jae Richie, to assist Irving. Being a former semi-professional dancer, Jae taught some of the guests how to dance to salsa, bachata and merengue so everyone felt included. Everyone had a great time. This was the perfect staff pairing to bring this wedding to the next level.

Miramar Beach House Wedding DJ

Photo Courtesy of Sarah & Paul Photography

Reception Formality Music

    • Grand Entrance (Bridal Party): “Beautiful Day” by U2
    • Grand Entrance (Bride and Groom): “Happy” by Pharrell
    • First Dance: “At Last” by Etta James
    • Mother/Son Dance: “In My Life’ by The Beatles

Some notable songs of the night are: Treasure by Bruno Mars, Vivir Mi Vida by Marc Anthony, and Kulikitaka by Toño Rosario. These songs made everyone go crazy. People were dancing the entire night; from before dinner started till we had to stop at 10PM. We love Latin crowds because the music makes everyone want to get out of their seat. We wish Jenni and Rafael a happy and blessed life!

Miramar Beach Wedding DJ

Photo Courtesy of Sarah & Paul Photography

New Sample DJ Mix by Brian B

Who doesn’t enjoy listening to a good DJ mix? Especially for the gym, work, commuting, house parties, pre-game, etc? Well, our own DJ Brian B has put together a Sample DJ mix for you utilize however you’d like.

A good DJ Mix is a Swatch of Sound

Often, we get clients who ask us for samples of our work. One of the advantages of going with B-Boy DJs is that we all have such a wide variety of mixing styles, etc. While this particular mix isn’t indicative of exactly how your event would be mixed (we have a diverse clientele that we customize for), it is a good example of Brian B’s styling. As one client put it, “Brian knows how to arrange music.” He has a knack for weaving tempos, crossing genres, creative transitions, custom editing and mixing “smart” by using wordplay and other techniques in his bag of tricks. This mix is a perfect example of why you’d want to hire a DJ rather than go with a Spotify playlist or an iPod for your event. You just can’t replicate a lot of what DJs do by simply having access to a “song list”.

Sample DJ Mix by DJ Brian B

Photo Courtesy of Rae Leytham Photography

In this particular mix, he’s put together 40 songs within a 75 minute time-frame. It’s primarily Top 40 based with hits from the Summer as well as this Fall’s Hits with a ton of custom mashups and his own edits along with a few throwbacks. Trust me, you will definitely move to this one.

If you want to download your OWN FREE copy of this (as well as past B-Boy DJ Mixes), you can do that through iTunes by clicking here. You can even subscribe and the mixes will automatically appear in your feed when released.

The other option is to stream the mix by clicking play on the widget below. If you enjoy it, please click that little “heart” on the right and share it with your friends. Enjoy!

Fonville Press Wedding | Alex & Courtney

Elegant and Casual: A Fonville Press Wedding

If I had to describe a Fonville Press wedding reception, I’d say it’s like throwing an epic party in the nicest backyard you’ve ever seen or been to. There’s a very relaxed yet elegant feel to it. For Alex and Courtney, they articulated their wedding vision as “formal with a casual atmosphere”. This place nails it on all counts.

Fonville Press Wedding

Image Courtesy of Pure 7 Studios

Their ceremony took place on the beach. Country music was the genre of choice for the prelude to the processional. The new made-for-wedding song “I Get to Love You” by Ruelle ushered in Alex and the Bridal Party. Courtney’s processional march was punctuated by the classic “Canon in D”. The wind calmed as Courtney’s aunt, Sister Barb, presided over the ceremony. After the First Kiss as husband and wife, they greeted their guests to “All You Need Is Love by The Beatles.

Alys Beach Wedding

Image Courtesy of Pure 7 Studios

Details of this Fonville Press Wedding Held in Alys Beach

Venue & Wedding Coordination: Alys Beach
Officiant: Sister Barbara Ann Zeller
Ceremony Sound Technician & DJ/MC: Josh Weck, B-Boy Productions
Photography: Pure 7 Studios
Catering: Townsend Catering

The reception was filled with a heartfelt welcome from the Father of the Bride, a taco and queso bar as part of dinner, one written and one off-the-cuff toast, and the sense that everyone was there to celebrate Alex & Courtney. An eclectic assortment of music painted the soundtrack for the night ranging from country to an island/beachy sound to alternative to Top 40 and party classics. The wide range of music ensured that no one attending felt out of place or forgotten. This was the first wedding I’ve (Josh W) done where they wanted to ensure specific slow dances were incorporated in the open dance sets. It truly won over the guests.

Fonville Press Wedding DJ

Image Courtesy of Pure 7 Studios

Reception Formality Music

  • First Dance: “Sunday Kind of Love” by Etta James
  • Father/Daughter Dance: “Daddy’s Angel” by T Carter Music
  • Mother/Son Dance: “Through The Eyes of Love” by Melissa Manchester
  • Cake Cut: “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor
  • Bouquet Toss: “I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain
  • Last Song: “The DJ Got Us Falling In Love” by Usher & Ne-Yo
Alys Beach Wedding DJ

Image Courtesy of Pure 7 Studios

B-Boy’s October 2016 Spotify Playlist

October 2016 Spotify Playlist

Our Hot New October 2016 Spotify Playlist

It’s time! Cooler weather, light jackets and hopefully good music! If you need help with the latter, we got you covered! With the release of our October 2016 B-Boy Spotify Playlist, our Destin Florida based DJs have shared some of the tracks they’ve been digging this past month. In keeping with the spirit of creativity that comes with this season our DJs have put together an awesome playlist that ranges through several genres and styles culminating into a legit soundtrack.

October Spotify
 

DJ Brian B

  • Don’t You Know – Kungs, Jamie N Common
  • My Way – Calvin Harris
  • Gold – Kiarra

DJ Josh Bausch

  • Body Moves – DNCE
  • Hayloft – Mother Mother
  • Dramophone – Caravan Palace

DJ Irving G

  • Link Up – NxWorries
  • I Feel So Bad – Kungs, Ephemerals

DJ Dan Davis

  • Nobody Speak – DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels
  • Frequency – Kid Cudi
  • Starboy – The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk

DJ Shawn Frady

  • Face Like Thunder – The Japanese House
  • Moments – Kidnap Kid
  • No Good – Kaleo
  • Father Father – Jay Prince

DJ Charles Egstad

  • Good Man – Raphael Saadiq
  • Room In Here – Anderson Paak
  • 33″GOD” – Bon Iver

DJ Josh Weck

  • Gucci Snakes – Tyga & Desiigne
  • Runaway (U&I) – Galantis
  • House Party – Meek Mill
  • Couches – Zoey Dollaz
  • Ooouuu – Young Ma

DJ Rhoda

  • Closer (Robotaki Remix) – Chainsmokers
  • Hymn For The Weekend (Seeb Remix) – Coldplay

DJ Jae Richie

  • 24k Magic – Bruno Mars

Rosemary Beach Wedding Venue, The Pearl on 30A | Kate & Stephan

Although The Pearl on 30A has been around for a few years, it was our first wedding on the Pool Deck Cabana since the renovation. If your dream wedding doesn’t involve a large crowd, we can’t more highly recommend this intimate, elegant, and overall unique setting at Rosemary Beach! A ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and reception can all be accommodated and the staff impressed us with their constant attentiveness to the event and that of the guests. DJ’ing there this past weekend was a memorable experience for all, and we hope we’ll have the pleasure of doing so again soon.

The evening was a perfect blend of classy and casual, elegant and exuberant. Kate and Stephan’s Grand Entrance drew cheers from not only their guests but also from patrons of the nearby hotel restaurant. By the end of the couple’s photo-worthy First Dance, love was thick in the air! That atmosphere never waned through the spirited Parent Dances, Cake Cutting, and an Anniversary Countdown that filled the dance floor with happy couples offering their well-wishes to the newlyweds.

The Pearl on 30A

Details on this Rosmary Beach Wedding Held at the Pearl on 30A

Venue, Catering & Wedding Coordination: The Peal – Rosemary Beach, FL
Officiant: Eric Partin, B-Boy Productions
DJ/MC: Josh B, B-Boy Productions
Floral Design: Nouveau Flowers
Photography: Dear Wesleyann

DJ Josh B kicked the festivities into high gear with classic 90’s R&B dance anthem “This is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan. This was one of the many “must play” song selections provided by the bride and groom, who were very aware of their crowd’s taste — because every selection was a hit! The dance floor never emptied as DJ Josh B mixed the couple’s playlist with guest requests and kept the party going for hours straight.

Reception Formality Music

  • Grand Entrance (Bridal Party): “Let’s Get It Started” by Black Eyed Peas
  • Grand Entrance (Bride & Groom): “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
  • First Dance: “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Haley Reinhart
  • Father/Daughter Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
  • Mother/Son Dance: “Find Your Wings” by Mark Harris
  • Cake Cut: “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard
  • Bouquet Toss: “I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain
  • Last Song: “The Best is Yet to Come” by Frank Sinatra & Ne-Yo

Rosemary Beach Town Hall Wedding | Jack & Alex

A Rosemary Beach Town Hall wedding is one of the most intimate weddings available on the Emerald Coast. We’ve seen it laid out in just about every type of configuration. However, for Jack And Alex, they used it a bit uniquely. They started with the cocktail hour indoors and then moved everyone outdoors for dinner. After dinner and toasts, they brought everyone back indoors for dancing.

Rosemary Beach Town Hall Wedding

Wedding at Rosemary Beach

The Details:

Venue: The Rosemary Beach Town Hall – Rosemary Beach, FL
Wedding Coordination: It’s A Shore Thing
Cocktail Hour & Reception DJ/MC: Brian B, B-Boy Productions
Floral Design: Florals By The Sea
Catering: Townsend Catering
Photography: Lauren Kinsey

For cocktail hour, we kept the music to standards/jazz. I rarely get those types of crowds so it was nice change! I moved locations to the lawn for the dinner where the music started mellow and then gradually grew in tempo and energy. Guests were signing along and tapping there toes throughout.

Rosemary Beach Weddings

Though this was a very intimate crowd of 60 people, they threw down when it was time to party inside. This venue makes it feel full which was ideal for this wedding. It wasn’t just the young kids partying either. I was actually able to get the father of the bride to do some “fist pumping”. Ha! With the weather nearly perfect, this was one of the prettiest weddings I’ve had all year long. Thanks Jack and Alex for having us!

Rosemary Beach Wedding DJ

Reception Formality Music

  • Grand Entrance (Bridal Party): “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris
  • Grand Entrance (Bride & Groom): “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
  • First Dance: “La Vie En Rose” by Louis Armstrong
  • Father/Daughter Dance: “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw
  • Mother/Son Dance: “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart
  • Cake Cut: “Sugar” by Maroon 5
  • Bouquet Toss: “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Last Song: “Time Of Our Lives” by Pitbull & Ne-Yo

Top 5 Wedding Toast Tips For Engaged Couples

One of the biggest wedding trends of 2016? Toasts! Lots of toasts!!! We’re seeing couples wanting anywhere from 6-10 toasts at their wedding, whereas in the last few years, we’d average between 2-3 toasters. With that in mind, we wanted to give our engaged couples our Top 5 Wedding Toast Tips to help them navigate the toasting process (remember this toasting story?).

Wedding Toast Tips

Wedding Toast Tips From the Pros

DJ Josh B and DJ Shawn, two of our associate DJs who have performed over a few hundred weddings between them and can offer tons of Wedding Toast Tips, delve into this topic on our latest video blog. Please know that we want to be sensitive to your vision for the big day, while at the same time, allowing you to leverage our years of experience. With that type of collaboration, you’ll be setting yourself up for a fantastic wedding reception. We had a recent wedding where the couple “knew their toasters” and estimated that the 10 they had on the schedule would only take about 5 minutes. We tried to encourage them with some of these tips, but at the end of the day, they wanted to proceed having all 10 in row. After 45 minutes from toaster #1, we had time for 1 dance song. The venue had a strict cut-off time which required us to turn off the amplified sound after that first dance tune. Instead of a nice landing into the Grand Exit, it was a harsh brake. We did our best to hype up the “after party” scheduled to take place at the local bar after the reception but you could see the disappointment on the guests’ faces not to mention the bridal party and our bride/groom. We have put together this video with the hope that no couple or a couples’ crowd has to go through something like that.

Sandestin Beach Club Wedding | Reagan & Robin

There’s a little gem on the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort called the Sandestin Beach Club, and A Sandestin Beach Club Wedding is one of the best ways to tie the knot on the Emerald Coast. It’s a members only club, however, in the Fall/Winter, it can be used for weddings and private events. This is now one of our favorite spots. It has an intimate feel despite the massive property size. For Reagan and Robin’s wedding this past weekend, they had a guest count of about 100 people. The ceremony took place on the beach and the cocktail hour and reception was held on the pool deck. Like clockwork, the weather turned from Summer to Fall the day prior to their wedding so the humidity was dialed back considerably from September’s heatwave.

Sandestin Beach Club Wedding

The Details on Reagan and Robin’s Sandestin Beach Club Wedding

Venue: The Beach Club, Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort (of course)
Wedding Coordination & Floral Design: Brian B, B-Boy Rentals & Event Design
Ceremony Music & Reception DJ/MC: Josh B, B-Boy Productions
Make-Up: Robin Klag Make-Up Artist
Hair: Yvonne
Photography: Keegan & Robby with Admoni Photography
Cake: Holy Cakes

For this venue, it’s ideal to have two entertainers. Brian (himself a DJ) assisted Josh, allowing him to get out in the crowd for announcements and make the toasts flow a little easier instead of having to run back to the booth to add music. Once the dancing kicked off, the crowd was ready to party! Josh had them dancing to just about everything he played.

Reception Formality Music

  • Grand Entrance (Bridal Party): “I’ve Got This Feeling” (Instrumental) by Justin Timberlake
  • Grand Entrance (Bride & Groom): “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder
  • First Dance: “I Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley
  • Father/Daughter Dance: “My Girl” by The Temptations
  • Mother/Son Dance: “Never Alive” by Jim Brickman feat. Lady Antebellum
  • Cake Cut: “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” by The Supremes
  • Last Song: “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey
  • Grand Exit: “On My Way” by Rusted Root

Hot New First Dance Wedding Reception Song for Fall 2016

Every year you’re almost guaranteed to have one new track that makes it as that year’s “Hot New First Dance Wedding Reception Song “. As Wedding DJs, we can spot them pretty quickly. I mean, that’s part of the job right?

Hot New First Dance Wedding Reception Song

Photo courtesy of GwyneMark Photography

Usually, it’s almost always after a Grammy performance, which takes place in February, just before the Spring wedding season begins. I can’t prove that theory scientifically but it sure feels like it’s been that way the past few years. In 2014, it was “All Of Me” by John Legend. Last year, it was, without a doubt, Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”. Up until a few months ago, the top contender for 2016 had been “Die A Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett. This country tune had a lot of the same elements as Ed Sheeran’s track but turned out to have enough crossover appeal that it has been used by a ton of diverse brides and grooms and not relegated to just country music lovers. If you haven’t heard it, check it out below.

But then a song came along that has been slowly gaining momentum over the last month or so. I never saw it coming to be honest. It’s categorized as a “folk” genre track but definitely appeals to the masses. This artist has had a ton of tracks placed in television shows and films like The Loft, Revenge, The Originals, Sleepy Hollow, Reckless, and DaVinci’s Demons (just to name a few). This is her first single to have such mainstream success. Have we kept the suspense going long enough? Well, you’ll have to wait a while longer and get the title/artist through the video below. Let us know if you think this has what it takes to dethrone Thomas Rhett as 2016’s wedding song of the year. Enjoy!

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