Wildlight Twirl Me

I was recently sent to find the song Wildlight Twirl Me for a musician friend and when I heard it, WOW! What an interesting and magical tune! It’s rare to hear artists that can meld and shape a song with such grace and flow as Wildlight Twirl Me. Every time I hear it I want to get up and move as if floating on a cloud. Hope you have a similar experience.
Wildlight Twirl Me is music producer David Sugalski aka Polish Ambassador and vocalist Ayla Nereo.

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Wildlight Twirl Me Music Video

Wildlight Twirl Me Featuring Ayla Nereo

“Can you fall in love with a sound? Can love itself be expressed in sound? Because if so, this is surely that sound…” ~ Collapse Board

Ayla Nereo’s voice hits straight to the heart. With an array of loop-pedals by her side, she layers vocal melodies into majestic, sweeping harmonies and weaves magical threads of guitar, kalimba, piano, and percussion into each live performance. Her lucid storytelling and lyrical imagery are water for the thirsty soul; sounds embodying the many folds of our own selves. Ayla’s music is both timeless and modern; circle songs and roots music meet folktronica. Crafting an immersive soundscape we can rest in, her gentle intention guides us into a more open and receptive state. Each performance is a journey: an inspired, wondrous experience that holds you by the heart and doesn’t let go. www.aylanereo.com

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Wildlight Twirl Me Featuring The Polish Amassador

For the Polish Ambassador project, born on the richly-colored streets of Chicago and San Francisco, infectious melody is paramount. However, this never overshadows the depth and harmonic complexity that have made the Ambassador a favorite amongst festival curators and beat aficionados worldwide.  Over the course of 6 years, his sound has dipped and swirled through a staggering range of styles, with each album exploring uncharted sonic territory.  Warm, analogue dreamwave; mind-altering glitch; world-infused groove; bass-fueled breaks; sexified down-tempo; electric lullabies; and psy-fi funk are just a few of the genres that have poured from the Ambassador’s soul into earbuds and ghetto-blasters across the galaxy.

Despite the political connotations of his name, the Ambassador is not a political partisan. Rather, he is a diplomat for a new paradigm rooted in creative joy, radical self-expression, and ecological principles.  As part of this mission, the Ambassador has committed to carbon-neutral touring, instigating exploratory dance, and igniting fan participation.

Flanked on the Ambassador’s left is visual artist Liminus, a master of translating dynamic, sonic landscapes into breathtaking video projection.  Liminus’s improvisational abilities are a perfect complement to the Ambassador’s custom-tailored audio transmission, and his presence on stage allows for an audio/visual synergy rarely witnessed in electronic music performance. Together, the duo will take you on a voyage that leaves you drenched in sweat, with a smile slapped on your face, and a heart busted wide open.

The Polish Ambassador

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Jack Johnson Better Together

With Wedding Season as a Rhode Island Wedding DJ mostly resting until Spring, I wanted to share with you some of the less mainstream songs that made it into Wedding Ceremony, First Dance, Cake Cutting and Last Dance songs at Weddings this past year. This review will feature one of my favorite artists, Jack Johnson Better Together!

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Jack Johnson Better Together Story

Jack Johnson Better Together is a song written and performed by Jack Johnson. As well as being the first track on Johnson’s album In Between Dreams, which was released in February 2005, “Better Together” was released as a single in January 2006. It charted at #24 in theUnited Kingdom. In the United States, a live version from the En Concert live album was released as a single in 2009, peaking at #23 on the Mediabase Triple A chart. It was also included in a Cuban remix of the song which was included in Rhythms del Mundo. An edited version of Better Together featuring a ukulele was included in the album, The Mango Tree.

The song samples from the Hoagy Carmichael song Heart and Soul. Wikipedia

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Jack Johnson Better Together with Jack Johnson Story

Jack Johnson (born May 18, 1975) is an American folk rock singer-songwriter, surfer, filmmaker, musician known for his work in the soft rock and acoustic genres. In 2001, he achieved commercial success after the release of his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales. He has since released five more albums, a number of EPs and surfing movies/soundtracks. He is also known for organizing an annual event, the Kōkua Festival. Notable songs from Johnson’s repertoire include “Upside Down“; “Flake“; “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing“; “If I Had Eyes“; “You and Your Heart“; “Taylor“; and “Better Together

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On July 22, 2000, Johnson married his college sweetheart Kim. They have three children, two boys and a girl. Johnson lives on the North Shore of the island of Oahu in Hawaii. In an interview with Johnson, Ann Donahue from Billboard described Johnson’s family life by saying “There is often trouble in balancing the life of an artist, environmentalist, and family man, but Johnson seems to have the niche for such a challenge. This time around, he’s found a pace that agrees with him…bringing his family along so he can spend mornings with them sightseeing.” Both Johnson and his wife refuse to talk about or release any intimate information concerning their children

The song was chosen by Rob Brydon as one of his Desert Island Discs.

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In 2008, Johnson and his wife Kim created the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, a non-profit public charity supporting environmental, art, and music education worldwide. Jack and Kim Johnson also founded the Kokua Hawai’i Foundation in 2003. Johnson and his family work hard every year at festivals and concerts alike, to raise money for causes they feel are most important. Johnson recorded a cover of John Lennon‘s “Imagine” for the 2007 benefit album Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur, which was also included on the 2009 benefit album Rhythms del Mundo Classics. In talking about Johnson and his career choices, Rolling Stone wrote: “It is a typically generous move from Johnson, who has used his multi-platinum success to support causes he cares about.” Although the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation is a non-profit organization that “focuses on environmental, arts and music education,” it has raised more than $750,000 from 2009 to 2010 to give away. Johnson was in OsakaJapan on his To The Sea 2010 World Tour at the time of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan. He was in a hotel with his family when it struck. After having to postpone the rest of his tour, he donated $50,000 to GlobalGiving‘s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.

On September 22, 2012 he donated his time to play a few songs at Farm Aid 2012 in Hershey,PA. Later in 2012, Jack donated $50,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief and added links on his website for others to donate:

After years of touring and surfing along the East Coast, I have made so many great friends. It is heartbreaking to see the images and hear their stories. I just made donations to help recover and relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy. Below is a list of groups you can support. If you can’t donate money, you can donate food, supplies or your time. Our East Coast family, friends and neighbors need our help. Aloha- Jack

Jack Johnson Better Together Live Music Video

Jack Johnson Better Together is such beautiful, sweet and peaceful song. Jack Johnson is one of the few acoustic guitarist, signer and songwriters that reaches such a wide audience with soulful lyrics, vocals, guitar and melodies.

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What do you like best about Jack Johnson Better Together?

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Wedding Songs List | Totally Love It

This is a positive blogpost on Wedding Songs List from Totally Love It, a fun and interesting website. I continue to add posts with potential wedding songs for you to choose for your wedding. I think having many options is great from Brides and Grooms. It is also helpful for couples with upcoming weddings to have plenty of Wedding Songs Lists to view to shake loose some of your owns ideas more personal to you and your experiences together as a Bride and Groom. I have used many of these songs and find several very good for the right couple at their wedding.

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Planning a wedding is not easy!!!!! So many details and so many options and little time to make decisions, I’m going Crazy here. Choosing songs for your wedding DJ to play is can be hard too, you want to please the guests but you can’t forget about you two. You need to pick YOUR wedding song, Father and Bride dance song, the entrance song and it goes and goes. Not forgetting that each bride is different, I wanted to share this wedding songs list according to your style and share my very own favorites.

Wedding Songs List

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♥ Indie Wedding Songs ♥

Home – Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros {Entrance Song}

First Day of my Life – Bright Eyes

We Are Going to be Friends – The White Stripes

Settle Down -Kimbra

Daughters – John Mayer {Perfect for Father Daughter Dance Song}

Morning Theft – Jeff Buckley

Us – Regina Spektor

You And I – Wilco

I Was Made for You- She & Him

1,2,3,4 – Plain White T’s

Love and Some Other Verses- Iron and Wine

Love Today – Mika {Processional Wedding Party Entrance}

1234 – Feist

Such Great Heights- Perform by Iron and Wine {First Dance Song}

Reunion- M83 {Last Song}

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❥ Top 40 Wedding Songs ♛

A Thousand Years- Christina Perri {Walking Down The Aisle}

Make You Feel My Love- Adele

This I Promise You- N’SYNC {First Dance}

Love Song- 311

Good Life – OneRepublic

You and Me – Dave Matthews

Lovestoned – Justin Timberlake

Ho Hey- The Luminers

Chapel of Love – The Dixie Cups

Rhythm of Love- Plain White T’s

Marry You- Bruno Mars

Love You Madly- Cake

This Years Love- David Gray

Underneath it All- No Doubt

Lucky- Jason Mraz & Colbie Calliat

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♡ Country Wedding Songs ♞

God Gave Me You- Blake Shelton

When You Got a Good Thing- by Lady Antebellum {First Dance}

Little Moments- Brad Paisley

You are Everything- Keith Urban

Love Your Love The Most- Eric Church

From This Moment On- Shania Twain {First Dance}

Wanted- Hunter Hayes

Inside Your Heaven- Carrie Underwood

Stuck Like Glue- Sugarland {Entrance Song}

Whatever It Is- Zac Brown Band

There You Are-Martina McBride

If I Die Young- The Band Perry

Pontoon- Little Big Town

You Are the Nearest Thing to Heaven- Johnny Cash

via Wedding Songs List | Totally Love It.

What do you think of this Wedding Songs List? Is there another Wedding Songs List you find more helpful?

The one thought I have about this Wedding Songs List, like many of its kind that can be found online, there are few songs for a Multicultural Wedding for Multicultural Wedding DJs to use. It is not as easy for Multicultural Brides and Grooms often have trouble finding Wedding Songs Lists offering ideas for them. As a Multicultural Wedding DJ, I have many great ideas for a Multicultural Wedding Songs List for you to use if you are looking for recommendations.

Here are other posts that may be helpful to you Top 50 DJ Wedding Last Dance SongsHow To Hire The Best Wedding DJ,  Popular Garter Toss Songs, Wedding DJ Father-Daughter Dance SongsWedding DJ Mother Son Dance SongsTop 50 Wedding Cake Cutting SongsPopular Bridal Party Introduction Songs for Wedding DJs and Popular Bouquet Toss Songs.

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Frank Sinatra The Way You Look Tonight

It occurred to me recently at a wedding that I have not added many slow songs to the list of music videos reviewed. This, Frank Sinatra The Way You Look Tonight, was the song I was playing when it hit me and figured that would be a great place to start. I know it is more fun and ‘sexier’ to only include the fast and hot songs but Frank Sinatra The Way You Look Tonight and many other great artists have recorded such a wealth of outstanding classic slow songs for the professional Wedding DJ.

Rhode Island Wedding DJ Frank Sinatra The Way You Look Tonight

More than any other artist, I grew-up listening to Frank Sinatra. I felt like he was a member of the family at times. His records were always on or close to the record player waiting to be played. Old Blue Eyes as he was called, would sing to us about love and life in the New Jersey/New York City region. I cannot count the number of times I heard my father and other friends and family members arguing over when they saw Sinatra and who he was with. His legendary connections, whether true or false, were part of the Sinatra lore. After all, he was a Jersey Boy from Hoboken.


He learned to sing by ear and never learned how to read music. At age eight he would illegally sing standing on the bar for tips to help his family pay their bills. His success peaked in the late 40’s and early 50’s. His acting career helped him to regain fame in the 60’s and was notorious for hanging with the Rat Pack, his friends Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop, which originally centered around Humphrey Bogart. Sinatra, Martin and Davis were the three ‘core members’. They all starred in the original film, Oceans Eleven.

Frank Sinatra The Way You Look Tonight Music Video

I smile every time I am co-creating a professional Wedding DJ playlist for an event and the planner asks me to play Sinatra, especially Frank Sinatra The Way You Look Tonight.

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Top 50 DJ Wedding Last Dance Songs

The Wedding Last Dance Songs are not as popular as The Bridal Party Introduction Songs, First Dance Songs, Father-Daughter Dance Songs, Mother-Son Dance Songs or Cake Cutting Songs but they are still an essential component of many Weddings.  The Wedding Last Dance Song can be that moment when The Bride and Groom acknowledge what has just taken place and maybe even what is next for them.


The Weding Last Dance Song can be fast, slow or a combination fo fast ands slow like Donna Summer – Last Dance or Billy Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life, which both start slow and become uptempo songs along the way. It can also be a Party Song for your Wedding Last Dance like Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’, Green Day – Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance), Garth Brooks – Friends In Low Places or Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline that all your friends and family can join in celebrating the moment with you.  Some Brides and Grooms prefer a nice quiet, still Wedding Last Dance Songs like Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight, Norah Jones – Come Away With Me or Lonestar – Amazed. One of my favorite Wedding Last Dance Songs is Jack Johnson – Better Together. I think it has such a nice vibe and feeling to end your special night!

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The following are the Top 50 Most Requested Wedding Last Dance Songs for 2011 as compiled by DJ Intelligence

  1. Michael Buble – Save The Last Dance For Me
  2. Billy Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
  3. Donna Summer – Last Dance
  4. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
  5. Semisonic – Closing Time
  6. Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
  7. Taylor Swift – Today Was A Fairytale
  8. Etta James – At Last
  9. Green Day – Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance)
  10. Billy Joel – Piano Man
  11. Frank Sinatra – New York, New York
  12. Louis Armstrong – (What A) Wonderful World
  13. Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
  14. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
  15. Sister Sledge – We Are Family
  16. Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
  17. Ray Lamontagne – You Are The Best Thing
  18. AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
  19. Eddie Money – Take Me Home Tonight
  20. Brad Paisley – Then
  21. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
  22. Garth Brooks – Friends In Low Places
  23. Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
  24. Chris Brown – Forever
  25. Spaniels – Goodnight Sweetheart
  26. Daft Punk – One More Time
  27. Dave Matthews Band – You And Me
  28. Don McLean – American Pie
  29. Big & Rich – Lost In This Moment
  30. Natalie Cole – This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
  31. Iz – Over The Rainbow
  32. Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
  33. Shania Twain – From This Moment On
  34. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
  35. Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli – Time To Say Goodbye
  36. Journey – Faithfully
  37. Rascal Flatts – Bless The Broken Road
  38. Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight
  39. George Strait – I Cross My Heart
  40. Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack
  41. Rusted Root – Send Me On My Way
  42. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – I’ve Had The Time Of My Life
  43. Jay-Z ft Mr. Hudson – Young Forever
  44. Beatles – All You Need Is Love
  45. Cascada – Evacuate The Dance Floor
  46. Edwin Mccain – I Could Not Ask For More
  47. Rihanna – Don’t Stop The Music
  48. Michael Franti & Spearhead – Say Hey (I Love You)
  49. Jack Johnson – Better Together
  50. Lonestar – Amazed

Which are your favorite Wedding Last Dance Songs and which surprised that were not added to the list by DJ Intelligence?

The Bride and Groom Wedding Last Dance Song at The Mill on Jersey Shore

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Rain Takes A Break, Wedding DJ Doesn’t – Magical Wedding On!

Yesterday was one of the days this week with lots of rain in the forecast. We have experienced rain on a continual basis lately and were worried the outdoor wedding may not be able to take place. We discussed potential back-up plans but none would compare to the original. I left my home for the two hour drive to Long Beach Island knowing that all could be for nothing. The reception was being held outdoors at The Gables in Beach Haven, NJ.


It was a slight mist while setting up my professional DJ gear for the gig. If you have not been to the The Gables, their back patio is covered in beautiful hanging plants and vines with lush green everywhere. One of the vines needed to be moved to fit my head in the space for the ‘Wedding DJ station’. Here is a blog post with great photos of The Garden Brunch @ The Gables. The ‘ Wedding DJ Station’ was under the spiral staircase:)


By the time the guests arrived, the rain had disappeared and we even had some patches of sun through the afternoon. Everybody had so much fun dancing and singing to the music and it was an extra special event due to the lack of rain. Funny how it started to rain when I left for my next gig off the island later that night.

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Believe It Or Not, Aesthetically Attractive DJ Equipment

I continue to get such a kick out of the confused stares I receive from folks as they gawk at the BOSE L1 System with B1 professional DJ equipment trying to figure out how that ‘Little thing makes such a big, beautiful sound?”



At almost every professional DJ gig there is some guy standing with his hands on his hips wondering how it works. They approach me hesitantly to ask where ‘the other speakers’ are?


I smile and gently share with him there are no other speakers. Someone has finally engineered a professional DJ system that is attractive, compact and loud enough for up to 500 people. It has the juice to move a crowd but still looks like something you might place in the corner of your living room.



I have been doing this long enough that I do not have to prove myself as a professional DJ by lugging all the big, heavy gear with me from gig to gig. I now work smarter and actually have better sound than the old style of big, heavy, UGLY things that ruin every wedding photo.


Can’t wait for my obligatory stares tomorrow at the wedding in the afternoon and the double anniversary party at night!



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What Kind of Professional DJ Are You Michael?

Folks ask me all the time, “Michael, what kind of professional DJ are you?”


“The kind of professional DJ that plays music and makes fun.”


“No. I mean what kind of music do you play?”


“The fun kind.”


“No. Really. What kind of music do you play as a professional DJ?”


“It depends on my client. I play what they want. I am not a kid and do not need to hide behind one genre or a certain style. I am here for my couple’s and families that hire me. I have a diverse library of professional DJ music and appreciate new opportunities to learn about music and cultures through our conversations and preparations.”


“Yeah that’s great but what kind of music do you play.”


“You want me to list the genres?”


“Yeah. But I want to know what kind of professional DJ you are.”


“I am the kind of professional DJ that has fun and creates fun for others. As far as styles of music; I am very comfortable with Top 40, Dance, Rock, Hip Hop, Oldies, 70’s & 80’s, R&B, Soul, Motown, Disco and am even getting competent with Country these days too. I continue to grow my collections of World/Global Music including Reggae, Reggaeton, Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and smaller collections of African, Indian and Middle Eastern Music. I enjoy getting the opportunity to use my different Lounge and Mood Music collections of Buddha Bar, Café Del Mar, Hotel Costas and New Age for environments and events that this is what is best suited. I like music and my library grows weekly. Does that answer your question?”


“Well yes and no. Now I know how diverse your library is but still have no clue what kind of professional DJ you are.”


At this point I give up and smile. Not everybody understands that it is 2011 and being a professional DJ that plays only one genre or style is out-dated due to the advances in technology and the variety of music that folks enjoy today.

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The DJ Plays A Great Last Song!

It was a really fun wedding to DJ. Everybody had a good time and the smiles and high-energy on the dance floor let me know it was going great. I wanted a great last song. I approached The Bride and Groom to let them we had about a half hour left and wanted to see if there were any songs they definitely needed to hear before we shut-down. They both looked at each other, laughed and in a chorus, “No”, and she continued “Everybody is having so much fun!” and pointed to the dance floor, which was still packed with happy guests at 11:30.


We had not set in advance a last song since they wanted to see how it would go. They thought none of their friends and family would dance as she said in our meeting, “We’re not real dancing people but I hope at least some people will dance.”  They did, all night.


“What would you like me to close with?”


They looked at each other again, “Whatever you think will be best is fine with us. You’re the professional Wedding DJ”


“OK” And I walked back to my DJ station for the last bunch of tunes.


I glanced over the list of songs we had created together to see what was not played yet that would be a perfect closing song.  Typically we close a wedding with a few slow songs to bring everybody down and leave it with a nice happy, romantic feeling. Then I saw it near the bottom of the list: Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, “Havin’ A Party”. Perfect!



I knew it was going against the tradition of ending with slow songs but this was a fun group and they didn’t follow many of the typical wedding trends; why should the closing be any different?  My assistant DJ looked at me skeptically but I stuck to my guns and cued it up. Two minutes later I cranked the volume and all the guests that were left including The Bride and Groom rushed to the dance floor singing and clapping to the song with joy pouring out of their smiles! It worked. When the song was completed they were all standing there hugging each other and sharing ‘High Fives’.  The red cheeks and bright eyes told the story and gave me all the confirmation I needed. This was the right song for this wedding and guests.  A true celebratory group needed a celebratory conclusion.


This may be my new closing song for the right wedding or party…

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