Wedding Playlist : The Metropolitan Building : Long Island City 2012

In addition to being an all-around spirited evening, this wedding was truly exceptional in my ability during post-dinner dancing to zero-in on a very specific sound (British & American Indie/Alternative of the ’70s—’90s with a dash of Electro-pop), and have the guests really go along with the ride. It is much more common to present a wider scope of sounds & genres at weddings, but in this particular case, the guests were so... Read More

Wedding Playlist : Giando On The Water : Williamsburg 2011

This was a very special night. The wedding took place on the 4th of July, so the Hudson River fireworks show was integrated into the evening. This sound was highly pinpointed, and was designed specifically to reflect the character of the couple. You’ll notice a lot of Indie, Twee, Neo-Shoegaze, Indie Electro, and Dance, with dashes of British Invasion, 80s Alternative, and Retro Pop. An all-around gorgeous evening. • To see a particular sub-set... Read More

Reception Playlist : Manhattan Penthouse Wedding : Manhattan 2011

This fun evening at a venue that I’ve played many times (Manhattan Penthouse) was very specific in it’s sound and focus. The bride & groom, along with myself, collaborated on a highly danceable sound that featured a lot of younger Indie bands, accented by some recent dance hits from the last decade, and garnished with a dash of 90s radio pop. • To see a particular sub-set of playlists, use these links: Wedding playlists: All Wedding... Read More

Reception Playlist : The Foundry Wedding : Long Island City 2011

The Foundry has become one of my new favorite spaces to play in NYC. One of the building’s incarnations around the turn of the 20th Century was as The Albra Metal Foundry, hence it’s current name. Beautifully renovated in recent years, it has an unmistakable historical & industrial character to balance it’s polished elegance. I met with this couple and talked about their love of newer Indie bands, as well as their appreciation... Read More

Reception Playlist : Lotos Club Wedding : Manhattan 2010

This night at the beautiful and stately Lotos Club in the West Village was ecstatic from start to finish. This was one of the common cases where bride and groom had completely different taste. The Bride was fond of Contemporary Pop, Classic Soul/R&B, and Hip-Hop, while the groom loved harder Rock ‘N’ Roll, 80s, and Indie. The challenge here was to take all of that and assemble it in a way that was fun for everyone. It was a success... Read More

Reception Playlist : 320 Studios Wedding : Manhattan 2010

With the Groom hailing from across the Pond, and with many English relatives and friends in attendance, this set explored much of the great Pop and Alternative from both the UK and the US. • To see a particular sub-set of playlists, use these links: Wedding playlists: All Wedding playlists: 80s, Cocktail Hour, Contemporary Pop, Dinner, Disco, Hip-Hop, Indie, Rock ‘N’ Roll, Soul, Top 40. The >>> to the right of a song means that it was... Read More

Reception Playlist : The Dumbo Loft Wedding : Dumbo, Brooklyn 2010

This was a really fun evening, and it was a pleasure to have both mainstream favorites play immediately next to Indie/Alternative hits, both earning equal enthusiasm. • To see a particular sub-set of playlists, use these links: Wedding playlists: All Wedding playlists: 80s, Cocktail Hour, Contemporary Pop, Dinner, Disco, Hip-Hop, Indie, Rock ‘N’ Roll, Soul, Top 40. The >>> to the right of a song means that it was blended/beatmatched... Read More

Reception Playlist : Solé East Wedding : Montauk, NY, 2010

For this memorable wedding set on the picturesque shores of Montauk, the Groom & I collaborated on a very unique sound… one that emphasized strong rhythm, and a tempo that was celebratory without being manic. You might notice the lean towards a very warm, vintage/analog production, which both reflected the couple’s tasteful sensibility, and seemed to echo the overall personality of the guests in attendance. • To see a particular sub-set... Read More