Sunday, October 23, 2011

Montgomery High School Homecoming Dance

Ambient DJ Service was pleased to be invited back to Skillman, NJ to perform at Montgomery High School's Homecoming Dance this past Saturday night.  The 350 or so students in attendance were in fine spirits with the Cougars' Friday night football victory!  The cavernous Commons area was well-decorated by the students in a Candy Land theme.
Our package this year included an enhanced sound system (with sub-woofer), a deluxe lighting show and music video mixing on an 84 inch screen.  For those clients who opt for our VJ package, we typically create custom title slides that can be shown on the big screen from time to time.

Within the high school music scene, there are three primary styles of music that tend to be requested:
a) pop rock - Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, etc.
b) hip hop - Lil Wayne, Wacka Flocka Flame, 50 Cent, etc.; and
c) techno/electro/dubstep - Skrillex, Avicii, DeadMau5 and so forth (for those unfamiliar with dubstep, see our blog entry, "What is Dubstep?"

Most high school groups are primarily drawn to pop rock and hip hop, but there has clearly been in an increase in the techno/electro/dubstep category in the past year.  Also, the Princeton/West Windsor/Skillman area in particular seems to have a penchant for the harder electronic styles.

This was a full-on dance party with few announcements, just one "line dance" and a packed dance floor from start to finish.  Three or four ballads were sprinkled in throughout the evening to allow for slow dancing. Working solo, I had my hands full fielding a barrage of guest requests and working the audio/visuals.  

Listed below are 10 Key Tracks for a Princeton-area Homecoming Dance:

1) I'm Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO (dance)
2) Cinema - Benny Benassi (Skrillex Remix) (dubstep)
3) Turbulence - Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, Lil Jon (electro)
4) We Found Love - Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris (dance)
5) Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan (dance)
6) Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (dance)
7) Flightless Bird, American Mouth (ballad) (from the movie Twilight)
8) Vanilla Twilight - Owl City (ballad)
9) Levels - Avicii (electro)
10) Look at Me Now - Chris Brown, feat. Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne (hip hop)

Ambient DJ Service is a Central NJ-based mobile DJ entertainment company that provides sensational dance parties for events such as high school formals, Sweet 16s, weddings and corporate events.  We always customize our music selections and presentations for your specific group.  Visit us on the web at or follow us on Twitter at


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