A rare weekend off from the weddings for the first night of back to back birthdays starting off on the Friday at Southern Valley Golf Club in Thong Lane, Gravesend for 90’s dance music lover Nikki’s 40th.

We got into the venue at around 5pm to firstly set up the uplighters Nikki had booked, injecting a burst of pink onto the walls throughout the environment, the owner of the club watched with interest and must of been really impressed with the change as he then took the product code and within 10 minutes had been online to buy 10 for his corporate parties throughout December 🙂

The function room is a decent size with a good sized dance floor included, however it is butted up against the walls so its difficult to set up a symetrical DJ position, I had already met Nikki a couple of weeks before the party just to fine tune all the music details and we had finally agreed that the best position was going to be in the corner of the room on the actual dance floor as we wanted to keep everyone as close to the lighting and atmosphere as possible. Actually this worked pretty well in the end as the floor is a decent size.

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After an hour of 80s and 90s Soul Trevor Nelson style we kicked off the party for real around 930-10 following the buffet, guests had also been entertained during the food by a fantastic magician who Nikki had hired in. Once the lights had been dimmed and the alcohol kicked in it proved to be a memorable night with a good long set of Nikki’s 90s favourites finishing on her favourite track Rhythm on the Loose “Break of Dawn”, also in the mix was a batch of guest requests including some latest charts and a rock/indie section with some party classics thrown into the mix for good measure.

All the best to Nikki on the big four zero and to husband Paul for his upcoming 40th in 2014.
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– Playlist 

1 Gangsta’s Paradise (feat. L.V.) Coolio 79.96
2 Caught Up Usher 110.09
3 Jumpin’, Jumpin’ Destiny’s Child 88.98
4 Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz) Jason Derulo 100.39
5 Gold Digger (Radio Edit) Kanye West & Jamie Foxx 92.53
6 Lighters (The One) Gabz 101.99
7 Heartbreaker Justin Bieber 103.02
8 Return of the Mack Mark Morrison 95.43
9 Mysterious Girl Peter Andre 86.01
10 Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Indeep 110.04
11 Crazy In Love Beyoncé 99.26
12 Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) Beyoncé 96.99
13 Turn Me On Kevin Lyttle 106.25
14 Gettin Jiggy With It Will Smith 107.90
15 Hot In Here Nelly 106.60
16 Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell) Robin Thicke 120.00
17 Now That We Found Love Heavy D & The Boyz 119.93
18 Apache (Jump on it) Sugar Hill Gang 114.96
19 My Perogative Bobby Brown 110.42
20 She’s Got That Vibe R. Kelly 113.14
21 Show Me Love Robin S. 122.99
22 She’s Got That Vibe R. Kelly 113.14
23 Two Can Play That Game Bobby Brown 121.44
24 Push It (Radio Version) Salt N Pepa 127.54
25 It Takes Two Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock 111.45
26 Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Chad Jackson 109.16
27 Here Comes the Hotstepper Ini Kamoze 100.36
28 Poison Bell Biv DeVoe 112.05
29 Dirty Cash Adventures of Stevie V 120.86
30 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher Jackie Wilson 94.72
31 Rock Around the Clock Bill Hayley & The Comets 90.50
32 Start Me Up Rolling Stones 122.48
33 Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival 179.13
34 Real Wild Child Iggy Pop 146.21
35 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen 154.37
36 Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison 148.32
37 Shake, rattle and roll Jerry Lee Lewis 167.19
38 Respect Aretha Franklin 114.63
39 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley 166.53
40 Let’s Dance Chris Montez 153.24
41 Brown Sugar Rolling Stones 128.29
42 Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry 82.99
43 Loco In Acapulco Four Tops 123.05
44 Two Hearts Phil Collins 155.66
45 Dancing On the Ceiling Lionel Richie 133.38
46 Beat It (Single Version) Michael Jackson 138.93
47 Gold Spandau Ballet 143.13
48 We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off Jermaine Stewart 122.15
49 I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston 118.82
50 Dancing in The Streets David Bowie & Mick Jagger 130.57
51 Happy Hour House Martins 96.09
52 Get Your Rocks Off Primal Scream 127.63
53 Disco 2000 Pulp 133.19
54 Bohemian Like You Dandy Warhols 131.26
55 She’s Electric Oasis 125.36
56 Dancing In the Moonlight Toploader 119.47
57 Dance the Night Away The Mavericks 140.92
58 Dizzy Vic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff 113.65
59 Don’t Leave Me This Way Communards with Sarah Jane Morris 131.98
60 Common People Pulp 154.77
61 Place Your Hands Reef 109.46
62 I’m a Believer Smash Mouth 164.66
63 Should I Stay or Go Now Clash 112.86
64 In Between Days The Cure 142.34
65 Friday I’m In Love Cure 136.22
66 The Jean Genie David Bowie 128.70
67 Sweet Child of Mine Guns ‘N Roses 124.91
68 Let’s Stick Together Bryan Ferry 119.99
69 Stuck in the Middle with You Steelers Wheel 124.10
70 Get It On T-Rex 125.71
71 Staying Alive Bee Gees 103.69
72 Ladies Night Kool & The Gang 112.18
73 Strut Your Funky Stuff Frantique 119.85
74 This Is How We Do It (Radio Mix) Montell Jordan 103.40
75 Jump Around House Of Pain 105.93
76 U Can’t Touch This MC Hammer 133.19
77 If Ya Gettin’ Down Five 110.79
78 Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) Backstreet Boys 108.06
79 Valerie (Feat. Amy Winehouse) Mark Ronson 105.81
80 Sex On Fire Kings of Leon 153.34
81 Mr. Brightside Killers 148.01
82 Losing My Religion R.E.M. 125.40
83 Somewhere Only We Know Keane 172.00
84 Move On Up Curtis Mayfield 137.94
85 When You Were Young Killers 130.43
86 A Town Called Malice Jam 101.92
87 The Love Cats Cure 91.76
88 Baggy Trousers Madness 144.42
89 One Step Beyond Madness 154.76
90 Everybody Needs Somebody to Lo Blues Brothers 96.18
91 Ruby Kaiser Chiefs 93.52
92 Chelsea Daggers Fratellis 154.60
93 Get Lucky (Radio Edit) [feat. Pharrell Williams] Daft Punk 116.04
94 Parklife Blur 138.46
95 Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta) Artful Dodger & Craig David 130.00
96 Love Me Again John Newman 126.00
97 Heaven Emeli Sandé 129.98
98 Afterglow Wilkinson 87.00
99 Brothers Sisters Ratpack 141.96
100 Eat Sleep Rave Repeat (feat. Beardyman) [Calvin Harris Remix] Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr 128.00
101 Break of Dawn Rhythm on the Loose 127.00


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