Okay, I might be a little late on this post, and I havent posted for awhile. Business has been crazy busy, getting systems together, blahdablahdablah. For a short post, I wanted to share something that I have really been thinking recently:
Here's something you'll never hear a DJ say. "One of my favorite portions of a gig is dinner." To me, dinner is just a blast to watch and play. Everyone is conversing, the head table is having a blast, everyone is happy. Where I have a lot of fun during dinner is in the music selection. It is where I add some new stuff, pull some old songs out of the archive, and get some of the undanceable requests out of the way. Play some foot tappers, some margaritaville, some classic oldies that people forgot about. It's a way to get people into the mood, and I love every minute of it. At the end of every summer, we are blessed with a few great songs with a similar groove; not really dance, not really slow. These are foot-tappers. This year, we have been given a whole lot of them, primarily in country and alternative genres. Here are just a few that I have been getting into lately:
"Drinkin' Problem" - Midland
"Feel it Still" - Portugal, The Man
"High" - Sir Sly
"Craving You" - Thomas Rhett
"Heartache on the Dance Floor" - Jon Pardi
These are just a sample of the songs I recently added to the dinner playlist. What songs would you add to the list?