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Origins of Modern Wedding Traditions

Some interesting facts on the origins of Modern Wedding traditions

Bouquet TossNowadays there are so many different versions of wedding traditions. Some are deep-rooted in religion, history, and culture, some could be family traditions, and others were simply created for convenience, style copycatting, or from marketing. Here are a few modern wedding traditions with a glimpse into the symbolism and how they became commonplace today.

Queen Victoria

White Wedding Gowns: The color white is associated with innocence and purity, which is what most brides want to convey on their wedding day. But it has not always been the color of choice. Black or colored wedding gowns were the custom for European and American brides for many years. It was not until Queen Victoria  wore a white lace wedding gown when she married Prince Albert in 1840. The style was quickly copied by elite and wealthy brides and by the time WWII hit, it had spread across countries and to the middle classes.

Wedding Veil:

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Chilled Mix

Do you like your sunset music chilled? then listen to this downtempo mix I made just for listening to when its time for the sun to rest

Early evening Club Set (90’s House / Remixes)

EARLY CLUB SET by Paul Linney on Mixcloud

Club 80’s night

Some people have asked me about the tunes I played for the 80’s night at Soiree last week, so here is the play list. I was running Traktor for the music and Resolume for the 80’s style graphics.

Num. Title Artist
1 Wild World (Long And Saxy) Maxi Priest
2 Reap The Wild Wind (12” Version) Ultravox
3 Love Of The Common People Paul Young
4 Hot In The City (1988 Remix) Billy Idol
5 Keep on Movin’ PLAY Soul II Soul
6 Come Into My Life Joyce Sims
7 Crockett’s Theme Jan Hammer
8 Don’t Make Me Over Sybil
9 99 Luftballons Nena
10 Don’t Turn Around (12” Mix) Aswad
11 Girls Ain_’t Nothin But Trouble – PLAY PLAY
12 Souvenir (Moby Remix) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
13 I Want Your Sex ((Montgomery Mix) Rhythm 1 – Lust) George Michael
14 Shout Tears For Fears
15 Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart Marc Almond
16 Can You Handle It Sharon Redd
17 You’ve Got The Best (Of My Love) (Frankie Foncett Club Mix) Adeva
18 Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) (One World Remix) (Feat. Caron Wheeler) Soul II Soul Featuring Caron Wheeler
19 Robert De Niro’s Waiting Bananarama
20 PLAY Rip It Up Orange Juice
21 Kajagoogoo Too Shy (Midnight Mix)
22 Ai No Corrida (feat. Vanya Borges & Quincy Jones) Bunea Vista Social Club
23 Somewhere In My Heart Aztec Camera
24 Got To Have Your Love Mantronix
25 Walk Like An Egyptian Bangles
26 Walking On Sunshine PLAY Katrina & The Waves
27 I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby PLAY (Brothers In Rhythm 12″ Remix) Kid Creole And The Coconuts
28 Rapture Blondie
29 Like A Prayer (Album Version-Immaculate Collection) Madonna
30 Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham!
31 It’s Raining Men The Weather Girls
32 Ain’t Nthing Goin’ On But The Rent Gwen Guthrie
33 The Best Tina Turner
34 Blame It On the Boogie The Jacksons
35 I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
36 Club Tropicana Wham!
37 Pump Up The Jam Technotronic
38 Push It Salt ‘N’ Pepa
39 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) [Steve Angello Remix Edit]/Steve Angello Remix Edit Eurythmics
40 Don’t Go PLAY (Todd Terry’s Freeze Yazoo
41 Prince Charming Adam & The Ants
42 Never gonna give you up Rick Astley
43 Never Too Much Luther Vandross
44 Fresh Kool and The Gang
45 Love Can’t Turn PLAY Around Farley Jackmaster Funk & Jessie Saunders
46 Holiday (Remix Version) Madonna
47 You Sping Me Round (Like a Record) (Murder Mix) Dead Or Alive
48 Girls On Film (Salt Tank Mix) Duran Duran
49 Ride On Time PLAY (Zombie Disco Squad Remix) Black Box
50 Blue Monday (Freemasons Remix) New Order
51 Snap – PLAY PLAYThe Power (Farren Amani Edit)
52 Don’t You Want Me PLAY PLAY (The Cube Guys Mix) Richard Grey, The Cube Guys
53 Thriller (12″ Mix) Michael Jackson
54 Come On Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners
55 YMCA Village People
56 Geno Dexys Midnight Runners
57 Baggy Trousers Madness
58 Too Much Too Young The Specials
59 Sun Is Shining (Fire House Mix Bob Marley
60 Terence Trent D_’Arby – Sign Your Name (Quentin Harris House Mix) ty
61 You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)  Frankie Knuckles & Director’s Cut & DJ Meme & B. Slade
62 I Will Survive (Roger Sanchez Mix) Diana Ross
63 Love Hangover [Joey Negro Club Joey Negro
64 Donna Summer – I Feel Love (Hatiras Remix)
65 Gold (Paul Oakenfold Extended Mix) Spandau Ballet
66 It’s A Sin (Disco Mix) (2001 Digital Remaster) Pet Shop Boys
67 CULTURE_CLUB_-_It_’s_A_Miracle_PLAY PLAY(Alberkam_Mix)
68 Stevie Wonder-Pastime ParadisePLAY(Quentin Harris mix)
69 What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (2002 Remaster) The Special AKA


Xmas Party turns into 90’s House Fest

Had a great night DJing at Soiree in Staines last night. Great up for it crowd of Xmas party goers ALL wanting 90’s House. Makes live so easy when they all want similar music.

Here is the playlist:

I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Psapp’s Lady Remix) Les Brown & His Band Of Renown Merry Mixmas: Christmas Classics Remix (Digital Version)
The Merriest (Thunderball Mix) June Christy Merry Mixmas: Christmas Classics Remix (Digital Version)
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) Johnny Mercer/The Pied Pipers Merry Mixmas: Christmas Classics Remix (Digital Version)
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Mulato Beat Remix) Louis Armstrong & Velma Middleton Holiday Lounge – The Christmas Remixes
O Come, All Ye Faithful Network Music Ensemble Swinging Christmas – Cool Jazzy Lounge Versions of Your Favorite Holiday Tunes
Fairy tail Electronic
Happy Holiday (Beef Wellington Remix) Bing Crosby Holiday Lounge – The Christmas Remixes
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Away Team Remix) Lou Rawls Merry Mixmas: Christmas Classics Remix (Digital Version)
Merry Christmas, Baby (MNO remix) Charles Brown Christmas Remixed – Holiday Classics Re-Grooved
O Christmas Tree (Hip Hop) Christmas Music Boutique Merry Christmas – Dance; Club & Remix
Ten Days Of Christmas Andre Thibault A Tropical Christmas
Just A Lonely Christmas [93][MCFM] Diana Ross & The Supremes Blue Christmas [Jan 05]
Sleigh Ride The Trammps Soul Christmas
A Marshmallow World (2004 Digital Remaster) Ray Anthony Ultra Lounge: Christmas Cocktails Volume 3
I’Ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Stuhr Remix) Kay Starr Christmas Remixed – Holiday Classics Re-Grooved
Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy (Red Baron Remix) Berlin Symphony Orchestra Christmas Remixed 2
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing Network Music Ensemble Swinging Christmas – Cool Jazzy Lounge Versions of Your Favorite Holiday Tunes
In The Bleak Midwinter [PU] Ed Harcourt Blue Christmas [Jan 05]
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (a shrift remix) Andy Williams Christmas Remixed – Holiday Classics Re-Grooved
Close Your Mouth (It’s Christmas) The Free Design Mojo’s Festive Fifteen
Christmas Celebration [02][TVY] B.B. King Blue Christmas [Jan 05]
Please Come Home For Christmas [88][PCHFC] Charles Brown Blue Christmas [Jan 05]
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Malibu Remix) Billy May Merry Mixmas: Christmas Classics Remix (Digital Version)
Winter Wonderland (Bent Remix) (2005 Digital Remaster) Bing Crosby Merry Mixmas: Christmas Classics Remix (Digital Version)
Hey Santa! Hannah Peel & Tuung Mojo’s Festive Fifteen
All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) (MJ Cole Remix) The King Cole Trio Merry Mixmas: Christmas Classics Remix (Digital Version)
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Suedojazz Mix) Lena Horne Merry Mixmas: Christmas Classics Remix (Digital Version)
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (ARP Remix) Dean Martin Merry Mixmas: Christmas Classics Remix (Digital Version)
The Christmas Song (Patrick Krouchian Remix) Rosemary Clooney Holiday Lounge – The Christmas Remixes
Christmas Ain’t Christmas, New Years Ain’t New Years Without The One You Love [73] The O’Jays Blue Christmas [Jan 05]
Heart On Snow PLAY PLAY Marc Almond Mojo’s Festive Fifteen
Modern Way (feat. Kaiser Chiefs) Bunea Vista Social Club Rhythms Del Mundo (Cuba)
Rum & Coca Cola (Jojo Effect Remix) Andrew Sisters Nu Jazz Essentials (Digital Version)
Cheek To Cheek PLAY PLAY (Feat. Fred Astaire) DJ Disse Electro Swing Fever
Come To Me PLAY PLAY Koop Grey’s Anatomy Volume 3 Origin
Groovin’ PLAY PLAY PLAY (Sexy Piano Remix) Ibiza Magic 40 Best Buddha Lounge Classics – The Ultimate Chillout, Lounge & Ambient Collection
Hypno Trance PLAY PLAY(Frankie Cutlass’ Club Mix) Just Us 51 Old School NYC House Classics
Dreams PLAY (Rasmus Faber Remix) Kings of Tomorrow Feat. Haze Es Vive Ibiza 2004 (CD2) [BIBZ006]
Kingston Town UB40 Summer Reggae
Tainted Love PLAY Grandmagneto Big Single all stars vol.1
MJB Da MVP [Alternate Version]/Alternate Version Mary J. Blige MJB Da MVP [UK Version]/UK Version
Sing It Back (Boris Musical Mix) Moloko
Sonique – 02 – It Feels So Good (Can 7 Soulfood Club Mix)
Sunshine feat. Daren J Bell PLAY PLAY(Montejano’s Guitar Mix – Remastered) David Penn, DJ Chus, Daren J Bell Defected presents House Masters – DJ Chus
jamiroquai PLAY Blow your mind Nu Cool (CD1) – CDA
Missy_Elliott_-_Get_Your_Freak_OnPLAY PLAY_(Typsy_Gypsy_Remix)
Dream Warriors PLAY PLAY PLAY- The Best Rap Album in the World…ever! (CD2) – 16 – Wash Your Face In My Sink
Classic Beat PLAY PLAY (Extended Mix) Copyright feat KC Flightt Voices & Visions
DJ Luck & MC Neat – Piano Loco – 03 – Piano Loco 12 inch Tosh & McLean Latino House Mix
Groove Is In The Heart Deee-Lite Student Daze (Disc 1)
Closer Than Close PLAY PLAY (Mentor Club Mix) Rosie Gaines Closer Than Close (CD Single)
Strings Of Life PLAY PLAY (Supernova Remix) Soul Central Strings Of Life (Supernova Remixes)
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) [Steve Angello Remix Edit]/Steve Angello Remix Edit Eurythmics I’ve Got A Life/Sweet Dreams Remix
Don’t Go PLAY (Todd Terry’s Freeze Yazoo Only Yazoo – The Best Of
Ride On Time PLAY (Zombie Disco Squad Remix) Black Box
I Want You Back PLAYY(Dimitri From Paris Supa Funk Brakes Mix) Jackson 5 Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite
Young Hearts Run Free Candi Staton Celebration Party (CD2)
Show Me Love PLAY IT [Stone’s Club Mix] Robin S Show Me Love CDS Remixes
Dreamer (Rollo’s Big Mix) Livin’ Joy Dreamer (Single)
Snap – PLAY PLAYThe Power (Farren Amani Edit)
Push The Feeling On Nightcrawlers 90″S Dance Hits – Retro Dance
I Love You Baby The Original Kiss In Ibiza ’95 Disc 1
I Just Can’t Get Enough PLAY PLAY PLAY (feat. Abigail Bailey) [Jason Herd & Adam White Remix] Herd & Fitz Subliminal Remixed
Shine On (vocal mix) 121 PLAY PLAY Degrees Of Motion vs Mark Wilkinson
Joey Negro – Ride The Rhythm PLAY (DJ Wady Pure House Mix)
HOUSE MUSIC ALL NIGHT LONGPLAY PLAY (Soul Avengerz) D Troy feat Marshall Jefferson Soul Avengerz
Everybody Loves A Carnival (The Cube Guys & Analog People In A Digital World Remix) Fatboy Slim Everybody Loves A Carnival – The Cube Guys & Analog People In A Digital World Remix
Professional Widow (Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’ Mix) Tori Amos Kiss in Ibiza ’96 – CD 1
Original Netherlands Mix 7″ Radio Edit Waterfall Waterfall
Let’s Groove OH YES PLAY IT George Morel Strictly Todd Terry
Ultra Flava PLAY (Rythm Masters Club Mix) Heller & Farley Project A Decade of Ibiza 1987-1997 (Brandon Block) – CD3
Mory Kante – Yeke Yeke PLAY (Pablo Ceballos Edit)
Holiday (Avicii Remix) Dizzee Rascal Pure Kandi
Shaft – 03 – Mambo Italiano (Shaft Club Mix)
Bingo Bingo Basement Jaxx Basement Jaxx – The Singles
Give It Up (Dennis Verez Bootleg) The Goodmen
03 Da Hool – PLAY Meet Her At The Love Perade (Nalin & Kane Mix) Da Hool Essential Selection ’98 (Disc 2) – Paul Oakenfold
PLAY PLAY Groovebird Natural Born Grooves Kiss anthems – disk 1
antbrooksmusicjodeci-freekn-PLAY you-ant-brooks
Not Forgotten PLAY PLAY PLAY(Hard Hands 12” Remix) (24.3s – 28.3s) Leftfield Weekender (Music From The Motion Picture And Further Inspiration)
Superstylin’ PLAY (Ant Brooks Re-Edit) Groove Armada
Hide U – Sandy Rivera & C. Castel’s Remix Sandy Rivera, Rae Hide U
Faithless – We Come OneFINISH (Ali Wilson TEKELEC Remix) FAITHLESS Track 3
Energy 52 -PLAY IT 18 – Cafe Del Mar ’98 (Original Tree N’ One Mix)
Here I Come PLAY PLAY PLAY (Original Mix) Sharam Jey []
Faithless – Insomnia SHORT ONE
Where Love Lives [Original Cla Alison Limerick Renaissance The Classics

Using Expression Web 4 to redesign my Website

In order to generate more business, I have decided to revamp my website.

My current site I developed using Frontpage 2003. This uses mainly tables and other methods that are not SEO friendly. I have decided to use Expression Web 4 to design and maintain the new site. Currently I am workning my way through “Sams Teach Yourself Micrososft Expression Web 4”

Already using some of its reports I have ensured that my current site has improved its listings

Me and Jazzy B at the Royal Berkshire Polo Club

I was lucky enough to DJ with the great Jazzy B last week. Also on the bill were Organic Jam, they had just come form playing at the Albert Hall