New Year's Eve 2009

Posted Jan 4 2009

Crowd-pleasing tunes for NYE '09 at Frankie's and Ray's in Oakland, CA.

I spun for a few hours before giving up control to my man Rico Pabon, who's a straight salsa-head. During my time I played a range of music, although Latin music and '80s R&B dominated. Still, I worked in some new tracks and even some house and Detroit techno. On the dance side of things, salsa, merengue, bachata, and hip hop were the most popular, although I worked in a couple of Detroit-style cha chas. I tried to get in a Chicago Steppin' lesson, but got kicked off the turntables! (lol). It was definitely a fun time, with good people. Below are 40 of the tracks that got the best response, not listed in any particular order of importance.

Track Listing

Title Artist BPM Label
1. I Just Want to Hang Around You La India
2. Stars Kindred the Family Soul
3. El Son Te Llama Orchestra Baobab
4. Cuando te Vea Tito Puente
5. Agony Flava Unit
6. Periquito Pin Pin The Tommy Olivencia Orchestra
7. Action Terror Fabulous
8. Dude Beenie Man
9. Trailor load a Girls Shabba Ranks
10. Kiss of Life Sade
11. B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me) Bell Biv Devoe
12. Toro Mata Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco
13. Doing it To Death James Brown
14. (Not Just) Knee Deep George Clinton and Parliament
15. I Wonder if I Take You Home Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
16. Saturday Love Alexander O'Neal and Cherrelle
17. Dance For Me Queen Latifah
18. When I Think of You Janet Jackson
19. Let's Start the Dance Bohannon
20. Lyte as a Rock (house mix) MC Lyte
21. Treat 'Em Right Chubb Rock
22. Candy Man Mary Jane Girls
23. Erotic City Prince
24. Jesus Creates Sound Marlon D
25. Put Your Drinks Down (Louie Vega mix) Mr. V
26. Belly Dancer Gerald Mitchell
27. El Cepillo Fulanito
28. Clear Cybotron
29. Bon Bon (Dj Riddim mix) Rico Pabon
30. Girls All Around the World Lloyd
31. Green Light John Legend f/Andre 3000
32. Mi Reina La Makina
33. Parece Mentira Marc Anthony
34. Queen Majesty Heavy D
35. Quitated la Mascara Ray Barretto
36. Es Mentirosa Olga Tanon
37. Donde Estan Esos Amigos El Chaval
38. Viva Mi Bandera Daniel Rivera Hijo
39. Egypt Egypt Egyptian Lover
40. Alejate (Sacred Rhythm remix) Pete Rodriguez


1. Sonjhai Meggette said at November 23, 2012 3:19 am:

Greetings, looking to get a good playlist from a Dj that plays neo soul/r/b for my launch party, Sj

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