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Wedding Jam's Friday Fire!

In this new series, Wedding Jam DJs pick their 'Friday Fire' tracks - five tunes from their Wedding Jam sets...maybe five set openers, five closers, or five mid-set bangers that set the floor alight!

First up is Paul, Wedding Jam head honcho and all-round genre-straddling crowd pleaser, with his five favourite set openers to set you up for a weekend of shenanigans and hot fun in the summertime!

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"These are my favourite five - in this order and all beat mixed - start of the evening / warm-up territory.

The Meters - Just Kissed My Baby

This track by The Meters, a great old New Orleans funk band, is lyrically perfect for a wedding reception opener. A top start!

Beats International - Dub Be Good To Me

This gives us another pumping bassline to bring the heat and ready the room for a night of dancing! This one could be played anywhere in the set, to be fair, but I love dropping it early doors. It's a massive winner with the 90s kids - hi tops and hoodies!

Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long

Absolute classic set-building material, transitioning the beats into a kind of r'n'b territory. It's cross-generational too - another winner!

SWV - Right Here

BOOM! Right into the swing of things with this one. Combines solid r'n'b beats with lyrics to get everybody singing along. A nostalgic head nodder, but a real hands-in-the-air tune too.

INXS - Need You Tonight

Picking up the energy again with this old school banger. I love the way this track builds, so that by the end everyone is ready for a right floor wobbler! I usually drop Curtis Mayfield’s 'Move On Up' straight after this, and then there's no looking back!"

A great 5 - thanks Paul! Check out the playlist below!

The best night of your life deserves the perfect soundtrack.