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DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & New Yrok DJ
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DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & New Yrok DJ
The DJ Doo Wop Mix was created to meet the needs of music lovers of young and old. The Doo Wop era of music was a fun and love-filled style of music. Doo Wop transcended race and social class, as well time and genre. Today, the Doo Wop songs are perfect for professional DJs at Weddings, Parties and Events, since they blend nicely with other genre like Oldies, Motown, Soul, R&B and Old Skool Hip Hop.Enjoy The Doo Wop Plus Mix!
It was 40 years ago this week that Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now was a number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for the fourth week!
Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now is one of the most beautiful and optimistic hit songs in Billboard history with Nash’s smooth, clear voice and a pseudo-Reggae beat. Nash recorded this song in England along with the rest of the album of the same name. Many people do not know that Nash had visited Jamaica and was introduced to the members of the Wailers. They became friends and Nash produced four unsuccessful songs with them that were recorded at the same time and location of this album. He was clearly influenced by the genre and The Wailers. He recorded several Bob Marley written songs on this album and future recordings.
Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now is a great song for a professional DJ to play as a transition from slow to uptempo dance music without losing the soft feel of slow dance songs and allowing dancers smooth segue. Every Wedding DJ has played this song numerous times for a diverse audience and Brides and Grooms.
Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now is a Billboard Hot 100 Chart #1 hit song, written and recorded by Johnny Nash. It was a single from the album of the same name and achieved success in the United States and the United Kingdom when it was released in 1972. It was covered by many artists throughout the years, including a 1993 hit version by Jimmy Cliff, who re-recorded it for the motion picture soundtrack of Cool Runnings, where it reached the top 20 at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Recently, I was the professional Wedding DJ for a multicultural couple; the Bride’s family is from Korea and she has embraced her Korean and American roots and heritage. During the reception, I thought it would be fun to play a K-Pop song that was popular in Korea while I was there by a group called Jewel named, “Baby One More Time”. Of course, everyone got up to dance and a guy who is not Korean from Brooklyn ran over and asked if I had “That new song from Korea that is a hit in the clubs?”. It took a minute for us to figure out what song he was talking about and it was Psy Gangnam Style! I played it immediately following and it was a total hit! Everybody was having so much fun.
I used to live in South Korea and love the people and the culture. I was an English Teacher at a local elementary school filled with adorable, eager children. Since I have returned to The States, I have kept my eyes open for anything that reminds me of my time in Korea, especially the food and people. Great dance music is very common and part of Korean Culture.
For those who don’t know what Psy Gangnam Style is about, Gangnam is a section of Seoul known for hipsters and folks who think classy is defined by what you show, your clothes and your car. Psy had created Psy Gangnam Style as a satire to make fun of them and the lifestyle they exhibit. It is really funny if you know anything about Korean culture and the video is a total hoot. Enjoy!
A couple of weeks ago, I was MC & DJ for a Wedding in Westchester County, NY. The Bride and Groom had chosen Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros Home as a Bridal Party Dance Song after their First Dance. It was so much fun! Everybody of all ages ended up dancing, whistling and singing on the dance floor! It was one of the most fun experiences I’ve had as a professional Wedding DJ in quite a while. I will recommend this song for future events now that I know even folks that are not interested in this particular musical style will be able to join in and have fun.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is an American band led by Alex Ebert, who is also a vocalist of the power pop group Ima Robot. Their first show as a full band was played July 18, 2007 at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Their first full-length recording, Up from Below, was released digitally on July 7, 2009 and physically on July 14, 2009 on Community Records. Their second full-length album, Here, was released on May 29, 2012.
Ebert began work on a book about a messianic figure named Edward Sharpe after breaking up with his girlfriend, joining a 12-step program for addiction, and moving into a house with his lifelong friend Nicholas Raymond Kellen. According to Ebert, Sharpe “was sent down to Earth to kinda heal and save mankind…but he kept getting distracted by girls and falling in love.” Ebert later met singer Jade Castrinos outside a downtown Los Angeles cafe.
What do you like best about Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros Home?
David Guetta Featuring Sia Titanium is a ballad written by Sia Furler, Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort and Afrojack. The song features the strong vocals of Sia from Australia, the second song with an Australian singer in the Top Ten in the USA this year, along with Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”! For Sia, this is her second Top Ten American hit this year as well with “Wild Ones’ with Flo Rida. David Guetta continues to pump out fun and forceful dance hits that top the charts across several genre; Pop, Dance and House.
The video for David Guetta Featuring Sia Titanium is about a boy with supernatural powers. The song features lyrics directed at self-esteem and strength including the chorus:
“I’m bulletproof, nothing to lose
fire away, fire away
ricochet, you take your aim
fire away, fire away
You shoot me down,
but I won’t fall
I am titanium
you shoot me down,
but I won’t fall
I am titanium.
Sia Furler, Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort and Afrojack
David Guetta Featuring Sia Titanium is a ballad which draws from the genres of pop, house and urban–dance. The song’s lyrics are about inner strength. Sia’s vocals on David Guetta Featuring Sia Titanium received comparisons to those by Fergie and the song was also musically compared to Coldplay‘s work. Critics were positive towards the song and noted it as one of the standout tracks from Nothing but the Beat. “Titanium” attained top 10 positions in several major music markets, including Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. In the United Kingdom, it peaked at number one, becoming Guetta’s fifth number-one single on the chart and Sia’s first. The song’s accompanying music video premiered on December 21, 2011 but does not feature appearances by Guetta and Sia. Instead, the video focuses on a young boy, played by actor Ryan Lee, with supernatural powers. Along with other songs, David Guetta Featuring Sia Titanium was pulled from radio stations in the US after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
The second mix in the DJ Non-Traditional Romance Mix series. The Traditional Romance Mix (Lush Jams) includes songs that are a little too fast for Slow Jams but not really uptempo. They typically are lush and deep with textured sounds. These are not songs typically thought of or associated with romance, which is one of the reasons the DJ Non-Traditional Romance Mix (Lush Jams) was so much fun to create.
I enjoyed the opportunity to mix in some covers of classic tunes like Madonna’s “Borderline”, Elton John’s “Sacrifice” and Ravel’s “Bolero”. It is fun playing with such textured grooves and beats together to weave an eclectic and diverse musical landscape.
As is the case with all the professional DJ mixes I have been posting online, if you would like me to burn you a CD copy, just send me an email with the information and I will get it right out to you.
One of the marvels of the technological age in the music industry is the various ways a song can become a hit. Fun. featuring Janelle Monae We Are Young went from #48 to #3 on Billboard HOT 100 this week, it is the highest ranking yet for the group Fun.. Fun. featuring Janelle Monae We Are Young has been featured on TV shows “Chuck” and “Glee” and was still not a hit. It took a Chevy commercial during the Super Bowl with Fun. featuring Janelle Monae We Are Young for this song to receive the notoriety it deserves.
I also find it entertaining that folks insult each other over how they found out about the artist or song. To me, the source is not important. If you like a song or found it increased the enjoyment of a TV show, movie or commercial, good for you! Music has the magic of shifting anything into something special with the right song. This is the job of a good professional DJ. We take traditional occasions and turn them into a lasting memory and an event to talk about with excitement. Music can do that.
Fun. featuring Janelle Monae We Are Young is a fun video and creative in its presentation. I appreciate the unique story they tell in the video, while continuing to hold the energy of the Fun. featuring Janelle Monae We Are Young. Have fun.
Fun. featuring Janelle Monae We Are Young is a song recorded by American band Fun for their second studio album Some Nights (2012). It was released on September 20, 2011 as the lead single from Some Nights. Musically, “We Are Young” is an anthem that incorporates the genres of indie pop, alternative rock, and power pop. The song received generally positive reviews from music critics, with many noting the song as a breakthrough for the indie genre and praising the song’s catchiness. “We Are Young” has attained commercial success worldwide, reaching number one in several countries.
Roy Orbison was one of our great voices in pop music. He grew-up listening to and playing Rockabilly and Country and Western in Texas. Between 1960-1964, Orbison had 22 singles place on Billboards Top 40. He was elected into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Bruce Springsteen was his presenter. Roy Orbison Pretty Woman reached #1 on Billboard and stayed there for three weeks.
Roy Orbison Pretty Woman is a great song that has been covered by many artists and still is today. Roy Orbison Pretty Woman shows up in films including Dumb and Dumber and Pretty Woman, as well as a Van Halen cover in Weird Science. Roy Orbison Pretty Woman has even made its appearance in several Bollywood films.
Roy made a comeback when teaming up with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne to form the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys. He died of a heart attack soon after that. His first wife and two of his sons died of separate accidents.
Five years after its release, in 1969, the single was awarded gold record by RIAA. Orbison posthumously won the 1991Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his live recording of the song on his HBO television special Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night. In 1999, the song was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and was named one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #222 on their list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
Believe it or not, I had the “45” of Roy Orbison Pretty Woman when I was a kid. It was not a hit any more by that time though, but as a child that did not matter to me. Now I still play Roy Orbison Pretty Woman as a professional DJ.
It is hard to imagine that these three much celebrated artists could somehow all record together on the same song, will.i.am feat. Mick Jagger & Jennifer Lopez T.H.E. The Hardest Ever.
Apparently Mick Jagger is ending the year strong between the Maroon 5 hit, “Moves Like Jagger” and his performance on will.i.am feat. Mick Jagger & Jennifer Lopez T.H.E. The Hardest Ever, somehow he is back in the limelight again. What may be more amazing is that he is sixty-eight years old! How has he lasted this long with the lifestyle he has chosen? Is it true that last year he was quoted saying that he has a daily meditation and Buddhist practice? Is that the source of his youthful existence? His short piece on will.i.am feat. Mick Jagger & Jennifer Lopez T.H.E. The Hardest Ever even sounds good.
willl.i.am continues to find creative means for producing pop hits without following the typical prescriptions. He does things his own way and makes music that is completely will.i.am-ish, like will.i.am feat. Mick Jagger & Jennifer Lopez T.H.E. The Hardest Ever.
The song has received mixed reviews from music critics. Simon Vozick-Levinson wrote a mixed review for Rolling Stone, stating that on the single will.i.am “strews dodgy rhymes (“I woke up in the morning/Hard like morning wood in the morning”) over diamond-bright synths, while J. Lo handles the efficient hook. It all feels a bit perfunctory – except for Mick’s guest verse, a kitschy delight delivered in a “Midnight Rambler” snarl.
The website “DJ Booth” also gave to the song a mixed review, writing that “this tough-as-nails cut finds Will, “Audiobot” and Dallas Austin teaming up to craft a danceable synth-percussion beat to back the B.E.P.mastermind as he delivers his trademark blend of Auto-Tuned singing and guilty-pleasure punchline lyricism. After a tuneful guest verse from J-Lo (who also lends her vocals to the chorus), the Rolling Stones frontman grabs the mic to flaunt his considerable swagger (and his poor math skills: “Hard like geometry, trigonometry / This is crazy—psychology”) in a gruff closing 16.”
Amy Sciarretto of “Pop Crush” wrote that “This is not a pretty dance song. It’s harsh, rough around the edges and, well, hard.” Billboard‘s Chris Payne wrote that ” The concept sounds crazy, but Will.i.am is the perfect studio whiz to oversee the commotion. The master of ceremonies adds to the fun by referencing “Back to the Future” to the Wu-Tang Clan to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in his opening verse.