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Weekend Wedding Jams – good wedding music ideas

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in Blogs | 2 comments

As Pete Tong would say, the weekend has landed, so our minds are turning to music, DJing and dancefloors. This is the first of many Weekend Wedding Jams, where we peek inside our record crates to find some good wedding music ideas.

Jessie Ware and Sampha – ‘What You Won’t Do For Love’

Jessie Ware, the darling of Radio 1 and our current pop crush, teams up with SBTRKT’s Sampha, the man with the silkiest voice in dance music. An utterly compelling cover version, perfect for building the atmosphere at your wedding.

Tammi Terrell – ‘All I Do’

Did you know that the original was by Tammi Terrell? Until recently, we didn’t. If anything, we reckon this is better than Stevie’s 1980s version.

Mantronix – ‘Got to have your love’

I always spin this at a wedding if I can. The songs that get the greatest reaction on a dancefloor tend to be forgotten classics, rather than overplayed DJing staples. It’s the kind of song that you don’t own, but somehow you still know every word. This Mantronix song certainly isn’t the most obscure, but neither is it hammered too much. Except for in Morrisons in Speke where it is on heavy rotation.

Moloko – ‘The time is now’

One of the best house records ever; and not the most obvious addition to a wedding playlist. It appeals to just about anybody too; from rockers to ravers, pop princesses to their mums.

Gonzales – ‘The Tourist’

Last week the Wedding Jammers found ourselves in the company of Chilly Gonzales, along with 300 other captivated audience members at Hope University’s Capstone Theatre. If you are looking for something to set the scene for your wedding, rather than dancefloor bangers, then you should consider playing music from the self-proclaimed musical genius. And, if you ever get the chance to see the man performing live, make sure you take it.