Another eclectic mix for April covering what I listened to last month. Starting off with my favorite John Mayer track off of Wave 2, "Helpless" is a pop-blues-funk reminiscent of "Miss You" by The Rolling Stones. "Love Be With You" is by my Dad, Steven Courtney. It's one of my favorite songs of all time. Nine times out of ten when I see a sunset I sing "Love Be With You" and it reminds me of my childhood. "Slide" by Harris, Ocean and Migos is the song that I've been playing on repeat. I'm excited to see how parties react to it this year. Further down the mix is a tune called "Bambi" by Jidenna, the same guy that did "Classic Man". Lastly, a few days ago The Gorillaz put out a few new tracks and I've been bumping to "Saturnz Barz". Hope you like these songs as much as I do and be sure to follow me on Spotify and Instagram @bringonthebash.
Here are a few of my personal favorite pictures from my Instagram feed from the last two months. The first picture is one of my all time favorite pictures because it's announcing the birth of my son!
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While growing up, I wasn't fond of Christmas music. I thought it all sounded the same and was boring. Worst of all the songs always got stuck in my head. Luckily, since being with Kelsey, she has shared her love of Christmas music and after several years I've warmed up to it. 2016 will go down as the first year that I truly enjoyed Christmas music. The following 12 songs are a combination of some of our favorites. Hit play, follow me on Spotify and go decorate your tree!
Have a funky introduction and jam out to "Love Like That" by Mayer Hawthorne. Hawthrone reminds a lot of Steely Dan! Vaya Con Dios translates to "Go With God". A beautiful reminder of how many desire to live in their marriage. "Open & Close" by Fela Kuti has been my JAM recently and I hope more couples request this type of music for cocktail hour! "Funky Side Of Town" is a great James Brown deepcut that will get all generations wigglin' on the dance floor. Lastly, Run-DMC's "It's Tricky" is a party classic that doesn't tread into being cheesy, which can be rare for songs from the 80's.
Hopefully this playlist gave you some inspiration, if so leave a comment, share this playlist and follow me on Spotify!
"24k Magic" and "Just Can't Get Enough" are two songs perfect for an introduction. They are upbeat, will get guests clapping but won't blow them away with heavy bass lines. "I'm in the Mood for Love" is one of my favorite songs right now and I desperately want a couple to use it for their first dance. Julie's beautiful vocal emotes passion and the short song, two and a half minutes, is easy to slow dance to. Two heavier tracks that will keep your party jiving till the end are "Gasolina" and "Believer." "Gasolina" brings diversity through its latin-esque groove while "Believer," a lesser known track by Major Lazor, adds a modern sound but with more power than compared to songs on the top 40.
LCBC Church celebrated their 30th anniversary with a series titled Soundtrack. They asked for me to create three 15 minute mixes to be played across all campuses while visitors were being seated. Check out these diverse mixes!
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This was undeniably one of my favorite and funnest weddings I've DJ'd. Josh, the groom, has been one of my best friends since 3rd grade and it was an absolute pleasure getting he, Sarah his bride and their family and friend's dancing all night long! Shoutout to Sam of Dialogue Photography who took these fantastic pictures which perfectly captured the energy of Josh and Sarah's wedding day. Click here for more pictures!
In 2015 I had a chance to DJ my first fashion show! Take a listen to see what I played for my first runway!
On occasion when my Dad and I's schedules line up, we get together, drink a few beers and talk about music. Yo! Everybody! is a podcast of exactly that. The only thing different is that we talk into microphones. In this episode we each discussed four of our most influential songs. The combination of songs between us are extremely diverse and result in some interesting conversations. (In reality we didn't know what we were doing) Hope you enjoy listening to Yo! Everybody!