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B-Boy Productions Best Spring 2018 Spotify Playlist

Spring doesn’t want to make up its mind. In the Northeast, it’s hot one day, freezing the next. In the South, it’s Summer weather already and everywhere else in the country, Spring is still taking its time. As we appear on the cusp of Summer, we wanted to release our DJs Best Spring 2018 Spotify Playlist with some hot new tracks. No real throwbacks here but a good variety of atmospheric tracks, some high energy music, some hip hop and a bit of Top 40. Be sure to subscribe to our Spotify channel or just stream the playlist here.

Best Spring 2018 Spotify Playlist

DJ Brian B
No Matter What – Bougenvilla, Albert Neve, David Puentez
No Man No Cry [Jimmy Sax Version] – Oliver Koletzki & Jimmy Sax
Ultimatum – Disclosure feat. Fatoumata Diawara
Stop Me From Falling – Kylie Minogue, Gente De Zona
6 Days – Mahmut Orhan & Colonel Bagshot
It Runs Through Me – Tom Misch feat. De La Soul

DJ Charles
Coco – Black Caviar, u.n.i
Nice For What – Drake
Same Bitches – Post Malone feat. G-Eazy & YG
Black Smoke Rising – Greta Van Fleet
A Good Night – John Legend, BloodPop
All To You – Sabrina Claudio

DJ Dan Davis
Stairwell – Seas of Years
This Could Be Us – Rae Sremmurd
Everyday – Logic, Marshmello
Wake Me Up When it’s Quiet – Hilda, Don Diablo
Jackie Chan – Tiesto & Dzeko feat. Preme & Post Malone
Babies – Kyle feat. Alessia Cara

DJ Josh B
Welcome To The Party – Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump feat. Zhavia Ward
No Answer Arrives – Ray LaMontagne
Mess Is Mine – Vance Joy

DJ Josh Weck
Warm – SG Lewis
Indian Summer – Jai Wolf
September Song – JP Cooper
Scared To Be Lonely [Medasin Remix] – Martin Garrix, Dua Lipa, Medasin
Would You Ever – Skrillex, Poo Bear

DJ Shawn Frady
It Ain’t Easy – Hidden Spheres
Hard To Say Goodbye [Lone Remix] – Washed Out
Bloom – Troye Sivan
Walk On The Wild Side – Jordan Mackampa

DJ Sheawna Pina
Touch The Floor – Vanjess
Blowback – Galimatias
Girls That Dance – Masego

B-Boy Productions Best Winter 2018 Spotify Playlist

For some around the country, it’s freezing (hello Northeast!). For others, it’s 85 degrees (I’m envious of you SoCal). Either way, you need fresh music for the New Year, right? Well, we got you covered. Our DJs have started our Best Winter 2018 Spotify Playlist with some fantastic tracks. We’ve got a few throwbacks with tunes from Trick Daddy and Chris Brown on the list. One of the hottest songs out, “Finesse”, made the list. This remix with Cardi B will be in rotation at parties for a while. Surprising absent from our playlist is any of the new Justin Timberlake album cuts. Is that a sign? I guess time will tell. A hip hop track that is climbing up the charts right now is “Stir Fry” by Migos – trust me, you will know this cut soon if you don’t already. The Zhu Remix of “Feel It Still” is great atmosphere version for certain events. Keep yourself in the know by subscribing to our Spotify channel or just stream it here.

Best Winter 2018 Spotify Playlist

DJ Brian B
Wait [Chromeo Remix] – Maroon 5
Feel It Still [Zhu Remix] – Portugal. The Man
Make Me Feel – Steff Da Campo & Siks

DJ Charles
Stir Fry – Migos
God’s Play – Drake
Crew – Goldlink

DJ Dan Davis
Finesse (Remix) – Bruno Mars & Cardi B
First Fires – Bonobo
Take It To Da House – Trick Daddy

DJ Josh B
One Foot – Walk The Moon
Silence – Marshmello feat. Khlaid
Sit Next To Me – Foster The People

DJ Josh Weck
New Rules [Alison Wunderland Remix] – Dua Lipa
Run – Chris Brown feat. Santana
Unique [Louis Futon Remix] – Goldlink

DJ Shawn Frady
Heart Attack – Polographia feat. Rush Midnight
Don’t Do It! – N.E.R.D. & Kendrick Lamar
See You Sweat – Injury Reserve

B-Boy Productions Best Fall 2017 Spotify Playlist

 

Although it doesn’t feel like it weather-wise in most of our regional locations, the pumpkin spice “everything” is alive and well – which means it’s times for our Best Fall 2017 Spotify Playlist. Stream it here! Unlike our Summer list which was hip hop heavy, this one is all over the place. You should be able to find at least a few tracks that suits your musical taste. We’ve got some throwbacks, a couple covers, EDM Hip Hop, indie and Top 40 represented. We’ll be adding to it frequently so be sure to check often. If you haven’t subscribed to our Spotify Channel, do it today! Enjoy!

Best Fall 2017 Spotify Playlist

DJ Brian B
You’re The Best Thing About Me – U2 vs Kygo
A Different Way – DJ Snake, Lauv
Morrison – FRENSHIP
Thief (Zerb Remix) – Ookay, Zerb
You Can Call Me Al – Murph & Petch, Andy Murphy, Jolyon Petch, Livingtstone
Learning To Fly – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

DJ Charles Egstad
Slow Jamz – Twista, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx
Still Got Time – ZAYN, PARTYNEXTDOOR
Luther’s Joint – IAMNOBODI
Big Poppa – The Notorious B.I.G.

DJ Dan Davis
No Fear – Dej Loaf
How Long – Charlie Puth
Easy Love – Lauv
Bear Claws – The Academic
White Mustang – Lana Del Rey

DJ Jae Richie
Mi Gente – J Balvin, Willy William, Beyonce
What Lovers Do – Maroon 5 feat. SZA

DJ Josh Bausch
DJs & Porsches – Smallpools
The Way You Used To Do – Queens of The Stone Age
Roll With It – Steve Winwood

DJ Josh Woeckener
Victory – Diddy, Busta Rhymes, The Notorious B.I.G.
Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh) – Lumidee
The Learning – Mobb Deep, Big Noyd
Cashin’ Out – Ca$h Out

DJ Irving Gil
Everybody – Logic
Good Old Days – Macklemore, Kesha

DJ Shawn Frady

Moments Passed – Dermot Kennedy
rockstar – Post Malone, 21 Savage
If I’m Lucky – Jason Derulo
Homemade Dynamite – Lorde, Khalid, Post Malone, SZA

B-Boy Productions Summer 2017 Spotify Playlist

How is everyone’s summer going? We still have a little more than a month left so time to share our B-Boy Productions DJs’ Summer 2017 Spotify Playlist is here! This list definitely has a hip hop bent (a few explicit tracks) but outside of country, you should see a wide range of genre diversity. We’ve got some throwbacks, some cool covers, EDM, indie, Top 40 with a few “Song of the Summer” contenders (Despacito anyone?). We add to it frequently so be sure to check often. If you haven’t subscribed to our Spotify Channel, do it today! Enjoy!

Summer 2017 Spotify Playlist

DJ Brian B
Music Sounds Better – NEIL FRANCES
Digital Perfection – Lefti, Coyle Girelli
Turn Up On The Weekend – Branchez, Big Wet
Dancing Queen – Daelcolm
Waiting On The Summer (Penguin Prison Remix) – VHS Collection

DJ Charles Egstad
ELEMENT. – Kendrick Lamar
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
In Da Club – 50 Cent

DJ Dan Davis
Move To L.A. – Tyga
Insane In The Brain – Cypress Hill
Another Life (The Him Remix) – Afrojack, David Guetta, Ester Dean, The Him

DJ Jae Richie
Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled, Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Love Galore – SZA, Travis Scott
Despacito (Remix) – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber

DJ Josh Woeckener
Luvly – Joakim Karud
Tipsy – Black Shadow, Rupee
Girl – James Deen feat. Clairo
Humble – Crvde feat. Emma Sameth
Welcome To LA – Oliver Tree

DJ Shawn Frady
Stay For It – RL Grime, Miguel
Line Of Sight – Odesza feat. Wynne & Mansionair
Here With You – Lost Frequencies, Netsky
Know No Better – Major Lazer, Travis Scott, Camilia Cabello, Quavo

Inappropriate Wedding Songs That Make You Go Hmm

As wedding DJs, part of our planning process is asking our clients for song requests for their reception. As you can imagine, we see a lot of the same requested tunes. We also get some new tunes that will catch our attention. Every now and then, however, a title or two will be on the list that will have us ponder if it really is appropriate for a wedding (even if the song has a good groove). With that, we present to you a sampling of actual client song requests we’ve been given – “Inappropriate Wedding Songs That make you Go Hmm” (in no particular order).

Inappropriate Wedding Songs That Make You Go Hmm

 

  • I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
  • Bad Day – Daniel Powter
  • 99 Problems – Jay-Z
  • The Thunder Rolls – Garth Brooks
  • Call Me When It’s Over – Chris Brown
  • Lips Of An Angel – Hinder
  • Help – The Beatles
  • I Keep Forgettin (We’re Not In Love Anymore) – Michael McDonald
  • I’m In Luv With A Stripper – T-Pain feat. Mike Jones
  • Goodbye Earl – Dixie Chicks
  • Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
  • I Said I Loved You But I Lied – Michael Bolton
  • Ready To Run – Dixie Chicks
  • Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
  • Tyrone – Erykah Badu
  • Me & Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
  • Tempted (By The Fruit Of Another) – Squeeze
  • It’s Wasn’t Me – Shaggy feat. Ricardo Ducent
  • Tip Drill – Nely
  • In The Closet (Part 1- 3464) – R Kelly
  • Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
  • Creep – TLC
  • Part Time Lover – Steve Wonder
  • Hit ‘Em Up Style – Blu Cantrell
  • (It’s Too Late To) Apologize – OneRepublic
  • 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover – Simon & Garfunkel

 

These are some doozies, no? If nothing else, we hope it brings a bit of humor to your Monday. What would you add to this list? I know there are some good ones we haven’t listed. Let us know. Want our DJs to give you our feedback on some of your reception song ideas? Contact us with your song titles and we’ll let you know if you’re safe or not. It could make our next blog post – ha!

B-Boy Productions Spring 2017 Spotify Playlist

Spring 2017 Spotify Playlist

A new season brings a brand new playlist – the B-Boy Productions Spring 2017 Spotify Playlist is here! We say it every time a new playlist comes out but it is so true – the music is as diverse as the DJs on our staff. It spans the spectrum genre-wise once again – from Pop to Latin to Indie to you name it. Just about every genre is represented here so you’re bound to find at least one or two tracks you like. While we have a lot of tracks that are hot off the press, not all are brand new – some of our DJs have included some throwbacks (hello Steely Dan). If you haven’t subscribed to our Spotify Channel, do it today! Happy listening!

Spring 2017 Spotify Playlist

DJ Brian B
Anywhere – Dillon Francis feat. Will Heard
Lovers – StéLouse feat. Brave
Howlin’ To The Moon – Topaz Jones

DJ Charles Egstad
Through The Wire – Kanye West
Deacon Blues – Steely Dan
Mask Off – Future

DJ Dan Davis
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Epilogue – Keaton Henson
No Witness – LP

DJ Irving G
Elements – Kendrick Lamar
Ispy – Kyle feat. Lil Yachty
Si No Vuelves – Gente De Zona

DJ Jae Richie
Party – Chris Brown, Usher, Gucci
Vivir Mi Vida – Marc Anthony
I Think of You – Jeremih, Big Sean, Chris Brown

DJ Josh B
Perm – Bruno Mars
Andromeda – Gorillaz feat. D.R.A.M.

DJ Josh Woeckener
The Book Of Love – Gavin James
Love Yourself – Mary J Blige, Kanye West
Angels – Chance The Rapper feat. Saba

DJ Shawn Frady
Daisy – Goodbye June
Chainsmoking – Jacob Banks
It Is Well – Toulouse

UPDATED: B-Boy Productions Winter Hot Spotify Playlist

Winter 2017 Hot Spotify Playlist: Part 2

Our DJs have added some fresh new songs to our Winter 2017 Spotify playlist that we initially posted at the beginning of the year. You are going to love these tracks! Such an eclectic selection – from Top 40 to Dance to Indie Rock to Hip Hop to a throwback or two. Now, keep in mind, these aren’t necessarily songs we’re playing out at events (though a few are); this just gives you an insight into what all of our DJs are listening to at the moment. Seriously, if you haven’t subscribed to our Spotify Channel, you need to get on it ASAP. This will keep you “in the know” of music you may not be aware of. Happy listening!

Hot Spotify Playlist

DJ Brian B
On My Way (EDX’s Miami Sunset Remix) – Tiësto feat. Bright Sparks
I Got You (The White Panda Remix) – Bebe Rexha
Feel Good – Gryffin & Illenium feat. Daya
How Will I Know (Sony Vice Remix) – Nicole Fasano feat. Anni

DJ Charles Egstad
Friends – Francis And The Lights feat. Bon Iver
Glowed Up – KAYTRANDA feat. Anderson .Paak
Shut Up And Groove – Masengo & Medasin

DJ Dan Davis
Cloud 9 – Jamiroquai
Do You Remember – Jarryd James
Hood Go Crazy – Tech N9ne feat. 2 Chainz & B.O.B.

DJ Irving G
Zaddy – Ty Dolla $ign
Everyday – Ariana Grande feat. Future
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars

DJ Jae Richie
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Wicked – Future
Shining – DJ Khaled, Beyoncé, Jay-Z
Party – Chris Brown feat. Usher & Gucci Mane

DJ Josh B
What You Do to My Soul – Air Traffic Controller
Death Of A Bachelor – Panic! At The Disco
Save My Soul – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

DJ Josh Woeckener
Blessings – Lecrae feat. Ty Dolla $ign
Sidewalks – The Weeknd feat. Kendrick Lamar
I Think She Like Me – Rick Ross feat. Ty Dolla $ign
Shivers N Gold – StéLouse feat. Mascolo

DJ Shawn Frady
Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man
Smoke – Mosa Wild
Tearing Me Up – Bob Moses

Holiday Music | Thanksgiving Song Titles with DJs Brian B & Josh B

As DJs, we get asked all the time for holiday music and other music ideas for parties and special occasions (even ones we’re not entertaining at).  The holidays are no exception.  In fact, it doesn’t fail that our inbox is filled this time of year with requests from people looking for playlist ideas for their holiday get-togethers.  Well, we at B-Boy Productions have got you covered for Thanksgiving…sort of.  You see, Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where finding a playlist to fit the theme is a little tough. Beyond the obvious gratititude tracks of “Kind and Generous” by Natalie Merchant, “Thank You” by Dido, the rest are pretty slim pickings.

To provide a little levity to our VLog series, we offer you the top 10 Thanksgiving Song Parody Titles.  We hope you enjoy these.  If you have any others you’d add (we came up with “I Came In Like A Butterball” by Miley Cyrus, “U Can’t Stuff This” by MC Hammer,  and “All About That Baste” by Meghan Trainor after we had already taped this episode), feel free to comment below and or tweet us with the hashtag #thanksgivingparodysongs.  Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

DJ Spotlight: Graeme Cowgill

This week we’re excited to brag about one of our own – Graeme Cowgill. Graeme has been with BBoy since 2008, and has been one of our most-requested DJs for quite some time! He’s based out of California, and in true Cali fashion is one of the most “chill” people you could ever meet. We’re excited to share some fun facts and insights into the very tall man behind the DJ booth.

Graeme Cowgill

Q: Why did you decide to be a DJ?

A: I actually just got into it because my wife needed a DJ for an event, and I had a significant musical background – my mom used to be in operas. I have an eclectic music taste, so I decided I would give it a shot. I stayed with it because I just really enjoy using this skill that I’m blessed with. Wedding coordinators and venue people aren’t always treated the best, so I enjoy using the platform I have to really get to know them and make them feel valued.

Q: What’s your favorite part about being a DJ?

A: I enjoy DJing, and I’m not bad at it, but I’m certainly not the greatest. My favorite part about doing so many events is being able to connect with the audience, the bridal party and the bride and groom. I really let their personalities run the show. With weddings, the entire event is based on the relationship between bride and groom, and that needs to be carried out through the whole experience. I love the formalities of weddings when personalities come out.

Graeme Cowgill

Q: What’s the weirdest song request that you’ve ever gotten?

A: One time, an eight-year old requested Peter, Paul, and Mary. It would have just murdered the party, but I had no idea how to respond. I didn’t want to say no because it would’ve ruined her life, but to say yes, the wedding would have just ended right there. “Puff the Magic Dragon” just wasn’t going to kick it right then. I didn’t play it.

Q: Ever witnessed any strange or terrible wedding toasts?

A: The best and weirdest toast was when one guy during an open mic toast said to the bride and groom, “It just looks like you’re meant for him and that he’s meant for you. So it’s kinda like ‘Matrix Revolution.’” And then he sat down.

Q: What do you do when you’re not DJing?

A: I work for FCA Volleyball in Southern California. I meet with different coaches and, during the summer, manage a team of forty-two interns. I also used to be a youth pastor in the panhandle of Florida, which is where I grew used to being in front of a large crowd.

FCA volleyball tournament

FCA volleyball tournament

Q: Any good stories from those days?

A: Oh, so many. One time I let some kids borrow my truck to pick up a gumball machine, and they brought it back absolutely covered in paint. They said they got in a paint war, which I didn’t even know existed.

Q: Any advice to DJs or wannabe DJs out there?

A: From an events perspective, the biggest thing is to be someone people feel comfortable with. The vendor, wedding coordinator and DJ – we are all hired so that the bride and groom can relax on their big day and not have to worry about logistics. Meet and talk with the bride and groom before the event. Establish a relationship so that they know they’re taken care of and so that you’re taken care of in the unusual event of something going wrong. There’s a lot of grace established when there’s a relationship.

Lastly, I used to be super nervous because I was responsible for so much on someone’s big day. I used to have my announcements printed out, but the quicker I went from having it printed to just being myself was always good. I realized that people aren’t buying my announcement skills; they’re buying my personality. So I let that show instead of trying to be perfect.

Blog Contributors Wanted!

Write for B-Boy Productions

CC photo courtesy of Sarah Reid via Flickr

While the B-Boy management team is extremely talented, we realize we can’t do everything ourselves. Because of that, we are looking for a couple of blog contributors to show their stuff!

We’re not in this for ourselves. We want to help promote you and your business as well so this is a great way to cross-promote your brand. We’d like to select our contributors soon and have everything in place by September 1st!

We’d love to recruit 5-6 contributors to blog on B-Boy Productions, Inc. We’ll choose bloggers for each category below. Categories are:

  • Decor/Event Design/Event Planning
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Catering/Desserts

We’ve outlined the details below:

HOW OFTEN WILL YOU POST: 1-2x per month for 6 months.

EXPERIENCE: Yes – Must have an active/updated blog. We’re looking for bloggers who have some knowledge of programs like Photoshop & have a ‘similar aesthetic‘ as B-Boy Productions. The posts you write for B-Boy cannot be posted on your own blog, but you can link to it from your blog.

WILL THERE BE COMPENSATION: Not at this time. But it’s a great chance to gain more exposure & collaborate with the B-Boy blog.

BIO PAGES: We’ll be adding a page with photos & short bios of all the current contributors.

RESOURCES: It’s very important to credit all images properly.

CREATIVE POSTS PLEASE: We consider ourselves creative. That said, we love reading interesting and quality posts with pictures throughout. So please put some LOVE into it!

PHOTOGRAPHER SUBMISSIONS: While pictures are awesome and we do want them posted, please make sure you add some written words to tell the story.

HOW DO YOU SUBMIT: If you want to give this a try, email us and let us know which category you’re interested in. Write ‘Contributors‘ in the email subject please. Also, please include a link to your blog so we can see your writing style!

WHEN WILL WE SELECT CONTRIBUTORS: If you don’t hear from someone at B-Boy in about 2-3 weeks from this post, it means someone else was selected. Unfortunately, we may not be able to respond to everyone. We will post the selected contributors in an upcoming post!

Thanks & looking forward to hearing from you!

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