I had the privilege of being asked to play at a Calgary wedding during cocktail hour this summer. This was great timing since I was just putting the final touches on a lounge mix I had been planning for several years. This was just the inspiration I needed to complete the mix and play live. The set was visioned as this subtle, uplifting background which kept the focus of the cocktail hour on guests connecting with each other. The music would not overpower the lively conversations happening in the room. There would be a vast array of instruments. An undercurrent of grooves would warm up the hips for the dance floor later on. Lyrics would be subtle; although they might captivate a select few.
This mix is dedicated to the inspirational couple of the evening, Bik and Alisha. And to all friends and lovers connecting across the world amidst the ambient beat of sexy lounge music.
Cover art on this mix provided by Seth Drallitoc. More of Seth’s photography can be found here: https://sethdrallitoc.deviantart.com/
Thank you to all artists featured below. If you enjoy any song in particular, please support the artist and purchase the track through the artist's online shop (iTunes, Beatport, Soundcloud, etc). Special thanks to Akshin Alizadeh and Mark Farina (with Mushroom Jazz) who find themselves on this mix multiple times.
01 Moontricks - Soul Baby
02 Guru Sax - People Can't Stop Chillin
03 Avalounge - Confessions On A Lounge Flow (Smooth Sax edit)
04 Orsten - Fleur Blanche
05 Brooklyn Funk Essentials - Take The L Train (To Brooklyn)
06 One Self - Bluebird (Instrumental Version)
07 Spice Girls - Last Time Lover
08 Akshin Alizadeh - Southern Man
09 Krishan - Har Ji feat Gurunam Singh (Liquid Mix)
10 Aim - Northwest
11 Monolog - Still Not A Player
12 Bennson - Can't Get Enough
13 DJ Drez - For What It's Worth feat Joey Lugassy (India Dub)
14 Fdel - Let It Go feat Rae
15 Akshin Alizadeh - Inner Struggle
16 Moontricks - Midnight Groove
17 Brooklyn Funk Essentials - Bop Hop
18 Emapea - Best Believe
19 Kero One - Groovin'
20 QSTN - Crawfish & Chips
21 Smoma - Give Me The Night
22 Sunner Soul - Body Boogie
23 Tommy Largo - It's The Beat
24 Akshin Alizadeh - Wash Away feat Chesqua
25 Jazz Spastiks - Amber Leaf
26 Marlena Shaw - Woman of the Ghetto (Akshin Alizadeh Remix)
27 Monolog - Creep feat Loyvie