Monthly Archives: February 2010
A D’Lish-ous Valentine’s Day
It was a Valentine’s party to remember. For all those couples and singles that attended the Valentine’s Eve Mansion Ball in Bel Air on Saturday night, the evening was filled with lots of love and might I add… music and dancing. From sipping champagne in the main house, guests were then lead to a beautifully lit Valentine’s themed courtyard. They were then directed into a decadent, red-infused ballroom with a giant checkered dancefloor and stage.
As guests entered the lavish room complete with roped off VIP areas and a fully stocked open bar, Florence and the Machine’s “You’ve Got the Love” and Shwayze’s “Heart and Soul” warmly greeted the crowd. My dj setup was located directly beneath a cozy arch, where I was constantly joined by as what I like to call: DJ D’Lish’s favorite groupies (Definitely had some additions that nite)
As the night progressed, I played a variety of genres…lots of new Timbaland remixes, David Guetta, Pitbull, Jay-Z, Black Eyed Peas, Ke$sha, Bob Sinclar, and of course the fabulous Lady Gaga. Coordinating the playlist for this event was somewhat challenging as I wanted to include a little something for everyone. To my surprise, a majority of people repeatedly came up to the DJ booth to request House and Electronica songs and and artists, which of course made me very happy!
As the crowd started winding down at a very EARLY 2:30 am, they danced to Young Money’s Bedrock and Drake’s Best I ever Had. To end the night (and to get home at a decent hour) I closed with some of my personal favorite classic love songs: Unchained Melody and Fool’s Rush In. Definitely brought back memories of high school slow dancing!
Overall, this was a very successful event. I couldn’t have done it without the D’Lish groupies for support and constant dancing!
For more pictures from the event and DJ D’Lish info, visit my Facebook Fan Page
Also visit LeFashion Monster for a review of V-day Street Style outfits from the evening.
An irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired
Roses are red, violets are blue, Dj D’lish has something for YOU! From the candy hearts, to the dancing teddy bears and bouquets of flowers, to the decadent chocolates and the revealing lingerie, Valentine’s Day means something different to everyone. If you’re single, you’re probably saying “Cupid is stupid” & complaining about how every day should be I love you day (which I kind of agree with). If you’re in a relationship, you’re most likely spending time with a loved one. Regardless of how you feel about Valentine’s day, it does get everyone thinking about romance and relationships. So whether you’re with your best friend, boyfriend, or girlfriend, share your love through the songs, because…Music is Love.
Special Valentine’s Day quotes:
“Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.” Unknown
“In melody divine,
My heart it beats to rapturous love,
I long to call you mine.” Unknown
“If you have Love, you don’t need to have anything else, and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter much what else you have.” Sir James M. Barrieve
- Florence + The Machine – Addicted to Love “You can’t sleep, you can’t eat, theres no doubt, you’re in deep, you’re throat is tight, you cant breathe, another kiss is all you need…”
- Ingrid Michaelson – Can’t Help Falling in Love (Send this song in an e-card for V-day, click on the link!)
- The Kin – The One “This time you know for sure it’s for real, this time, Would you be the one to fight for love, cause the best you’ve had is yet to come”
- The Bird & The Bee – My Love “Hey boy wont you take me out tonight I’m not afraid of all the reasons why we shouldn?t try”
- Jason Mraz – Life is Wonderful
- Jack Johnson – Angel “I’ve got an angel, She doesn’t wear any wings, She wears a heart that can melt my own, She wears a smile that can make me wanna sing”
- Bob Marley & Lauryn Hill – Turn Your Lights Down Low “Love Ooh I love you, And I want you to know right now, That I, that I wanna give you some love”
Progressive House Songs:
- John Dahlback – Love Inside (Albin Meyers & Jonas Sellberg Remix)
- Ferry Corsten – Feel You “Reach my soul, I only want to feel you”
- George Acosta – Something About You (Wendel Kos First Sunlight Remix)
- Dim Chris – Love Can’t Get You Wrong (Afrojack Remix)
- My Digital Enemy & Carl Hanaghan – Falling For You (Vocal Mix)
- George Acosta – True Love “True love is what we make, When we’re together, We’re forever”
- Cheryl Cole ft. Will.I.Am – 3 Words (Steve Angello Extended mix)
In my spare time, I often like to write. This is a short poem I wrote last year and I wanted to share it with you for this special occassion!
My Valentine’s Day Poem: Together As One
Hold me close but let me breathe
Walk beside and not in front of me
Touch me softly, touch my soul
Reckless abandon without letting go
Feel my heartbeat race with time
Pumping love to you who’s mine
Talk of life and laughs of joy
Tickle me inside like a child’s toy
Stare with longing, I’ll gaze at you
Forever knowing, I want you
Kiss me with the power of sun
Embrace our life, together as one
This is Not A Love Song
Most of the time when writing new posts, something unique has to inspire me. I want to write based on my own experiences. I want to share with you how I see and experience the world through music. Sometimes I’m happy, sometimes I’m sad, and sometimes I’m confused. I believe the rawest human emotions, whatever they may be, are ones that can be embodied in music. This concept remains important to me as I listen to songs… not merely for their musical quality and originality, but for the story they tell, and the emotions they evoke through their lyrics. I do admit I am a romantic… and even though it is not quite Valentine’s Day yet (yes I’ll do a sappy post for that), I want February to be a month of LOVE. Young love, old love, romantic love, friendly love, sibling love, family love, pet love, and of course most importantly… love of yourself. The song selection for today is a little random (kind of how I’ve been feeling when it comes to love and emotion the past couple of weeks), but I’m sure you will enjoy.
Dragonette – Pick Up the Phone (Van She Remix)
Pick up the phone Pick up the phone Congratulations I’m having visions of us
Breaking everything on our way outta town Were going places you’ve never dreamed of
Florence + The Machine – Hardest of Hearts
There is love in your body but you can’t get it out It gets stuck in your head, won’t come out of your mouth
Sticks to your tongue and it shows on your face that The sweetest of words have the bitterest taste
Erik Hassle and Ellie Goulding – Be Mine (Robyn Cover)
It’s a cruel thing you’ll never know all the ways I tried It’s a hard thing faking a smile when I feel like I’m falling apart inside
And now you’re gone it’s like an echo in my head And I remember every word you said
La Roux – Quicksand (Boy 8-bit Remix)
You’re the upsetter Stroking my hand What’s my position?
I don’t understand Am I your possession? Am I in demand?
Oh when you turn to me I’m in the Quicksand
Nouvelle Vague – This is Not a Love Song
La Roux – In For the Kill (Skream’s Let’s Get Ravey Remix)
They say we can love who we trust
Oooh but what is love without lust?
Two hearts with accurate devotions
Oooh but what are feelings without emotions?
I’m going in for the kill
I’m doing it for a thrill
I’m hoping you’ll understand
And not let go of my hand
***Also- Very excited to DJ my friend’s upcoming Valentine’s Eve Party! Check out the INVITE on Facebook 🙂