Young guests get
their groove on.
when they hear the energetic voice of 90s diva
Lady Miss Kier. She brought you “Groove Is in the
Heart,” but who knew she could transform this old
standby? I love this track.
10. “Ladybug” — Bumblebee Unlimited
While you’re at it, you might as well go for it. This
is your middle-of-the-party unexpected weirdness!
I guarantee that nobody will know what this is, and
it’s just quirky enough to amaze all. Twisted disco
— gotta have it!
11. “Another Day” — Jamie Lidell
The lyrics go, “Another day, another way for me to
open up to you” and this is how we start to bring
it all back to the theme of the gathering, while
keeping the mood upbeat.
12. “Didn’t Know I Was Looking for Love”
(Fast Mix) — Everything But The Girl
“… Until I found you.” Those are the lyrics that follow
the title, and you can see why I would choose this
one. It’s still quite upbeat but getting more serious.
Time to Go Afterglow
The sun is setting, but the beat must go on. The
following tracks will set the stage for a memorable
13. “More Than a Woman” — Bee Gees
A funny and classic way to work in the silly disco
vibe, and to wind things down just a bit.
14. “You Don’t Have to Change” — Anneli Drecker
Oh, but we will! This is where the transition begins,
and this song sums it up and seals the deal. It’s
time to relax and cool down. Drecker has a very
serious tone to her voice, yet the song remains
optimistic and upbeat.
15. “Voyance” — Cloud
A lyric-free melody to mellow the crowd while keeping the soul alive. The rhythmic beginning of the end.
16. “Sea of Love” — Phil Phillips cover, performed
by Cat Power
This is the song where the winding down really
begins to get noticed. A fresh take on an old favorite, meaningful and sweet but definitely signaling
that things are coming to a close.
17. “Magpies” — Joan as Police Woman
A personal tribute that’s powerful and yet somehow quiet, and fits into the spot nicely, sending the
guests off with a sentimental ode to a loved one.
We’re finishing what we started by looping back to
one of the featured singers of our mix.
18. “The Start of Forever” — Paul Weller
This is a great soul song to tie it all together, fitting
perfectly in both word and melody with the entire
set list. Attention to lyric detail is important, and
this one works well.
19. “Night and Day” — Cole Porter cover,
performed by Everything But The Girl
After spending an entire day and night together, you
can see why this might be a good choice. It’s clearly
such a beautiful song and a perfect way to end an
20. “We” — Neil Diamond
A bit of humor to end the night on an upbeat and
cheerful note, reminding everyone that it’s not
about you, it’s not about me, it’s all about we! And
who better to tell us than the great Neil Diamond.
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Angelica Amesquita-Carter is an introverted extrovert
and a music-loving, music-mixing maniac.