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Saturday parties at Zenna Bar

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On Saturday 10th May I played at Zenna  bar Soho London which I have been the resident DJ since 2007. It was a standard Saturday night and by that I mean it was really busy and a lovely crowd for me to DJ to. Zenna bar is an intimate cocktail bar which transforms from a relaxed cocktail bar to a full on dancing crowd.

At Zenna London cocktail bar I start at 8pm and the night finishes at 1am, when I start there usually are about 10-15 people there so I start off with say loungy deep house, rare groove or smooth old skool R&B to keep the mood mellow. As it fills up for the Saturday night the music that I play becomes more known to the crowd but nothing to dancey or sing along at this time. There’s no point of me playing  the most popular songs that people dance and sing along to whilst they are catching up with their mates and not yet ready to dance. I don’t take it personally that they aren’t dancing yet, that is what is known as the warm up part of the night.

Normally at Zenna bar you see a rush of people at 8:30-10pm and the bar becomes packed, by the time it hits 10-10:30pm most people have had time to mingle, the booze has kicked in from their couple of drinks and they are ready to dance and at that point they come to me with all their requests.

This weekend there were three birthdays booked and a hen group, later there were more walk in customers who again were celebrating birthdays. Now, I make shout outs to all the birthdays whilst mixing and I don’t ruin the atmosphere but constantly talking over the microphone and stopping the music in fact, I never stop the music. I minimally host the night and try to engage with the party groups by occasionally mentioning their names and a few wise cracks here and there that’s all.

The music after went all ways, there was not a very poppy or rock crowd, I left it commercial but not too cheesy although there were some dodgy tracks requested (see track list below:

Hot Natured Isis (feat. The Egyptian Lover)
Kim Ann Foxman Creature
Infinity Ink Infinity
Hot Natured & Ali Love Benediction
FCL – It’s You (San Soda’s Panorama Bar Acca Version)
Route 94 – Tell You Why (Original Mix)
Miguel Campbell Something Special (Original Mix)
Wankelmut & Emma Louise – My Head Is A Jungle (MK Remix)
DEVolution Admire
Hot Natured feat. Anabel Englund – Reverse Skydiving (Shadow Child Remix)
Luca C., Brigante & Ali Love Different Morals
Gorgon City ft. Laura Welsh Here For You
Frankie Smith Double Dutch Bus
Delegation Heartache No.9
Ronnie Hudson Westcoast Poplock (California)
Toney Lee Reach up
The Whispers Rock Steady
Evelyn Champagne King Love Come Down (Clean) (Single)
Alexander O’neal Criticise *****
Johnny Kemp – Just Got Paid
Pebbles Girlfriend (Extended Version)
Patrice Rushen Forget Me Nots
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake Love Never Felt So Good (Intro)
De La Soul Me, Myself & I (Clean) (Extended)
Janet Jackson All For You (Clean) (Extended)
Ciara feat. Missy 1, 2, Step (SLICK Extended Mix)
Nelly Furtado ft Timbaland Promiscuous [Xtendz] – Clean
Timbaland feat Keri Hilson The Way I Are (Clean) (Extended)
Justin Timberlake Sexyback (Clean) (Single)
Estelle ft Kanye West – American Boy (Xtendz) Estelle American Boy (Xtendz)
Pussycat Dolls feat Busta Rhymes Don’t Cha (Clean) (Extended)
Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne Rather Be (Intro)
Madonna Vogue (1990)
Route 94 ft. Jess Glynne My Love
Drake feat Rihanna Take Care (Starjack Redrum) Clean
Beyonce Sweet Dreams [Xtendz] – Clean
Neyo Closer
Naughty Boy La La La (feat. Sam Smith)
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding I Need Your Love (DJ SLICK Extended Mix)
David Guetta Feat Sia Titanium
Flo Rida Whistle (Donk Transition) (Clean)
Chris Brown – Fine China (Mixshow Edit) (Clean) (Remix)
Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z – Suit & Tie (Mixshow Edit) (Clean)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prin Summertime
Drake Hold On We’re Going Home (Feat. Majid Jordan)
Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown Show Me (Intro – Clean)
Santana Maria Maria
Rihanna Diamonds in the Sky (Redrum) (Clean) (Lyric Video) – THIS ONE
Pras, Mya & Ol’ Dirty Bastard Ghetto Superstar (Clean) (Extended)
Ice Cube ft Mack 10 n Ms Toi You Can Do It [Xtendz] – Dirty
Rihanna What’s My Name (No Drake) (Intro – Clean)
Mariah Carey feat ODB Fantasy (Remix) (Clean) (Single)
Usher vs Chris Brown Yeah 3x – DJ Digital Dave 105-130 Transition (Dirty)
Rihanna Only Girl We Found Love Segway
Cece Peniston – Finally
Technotronic Pump Up The Jam (1989)
Snap Rhythm Is A Dancer (Clean) (Single)
Gala Freed from Desire
Ultra Ate Free
Salt ‘N’ Pepa Push It (Clean) (Extended)
Eurythmics Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These
Mark Morrison Return Of The Mack (Clean) (Extended)
Shaggy Vs Mark Morrison RETURN -Mac It Wasn’t Me REMIX
Snow Informer
Ini Kamoze Here Comes the Hotstepper
The Jackson 5 I Want You Back *****
Timbaland feat Justin Timberlake Carry Out (Clean) (Extended)
James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good) (Clean) (Single)
James Brown Sex machine
Daft Punk Feat Pharrell Williams Get Lucky
THE UNKNOWN (Arethra Franklin) THE UNKNOWN – Respect
Robin Thicke Feat T.I. & Pharrell Blurred Lines
Beenie Man & Chevelle Franklin – Dancehall Queen (Clubmix)
Sean Paul Gimme The Light (Clean) (Extended)
House of Pain Jump Around
50 Cent In Da Club
Rihanna Rude Boy (DJ SLICK Extended Mix)
DJ SR Trey Songz ft. Fabolous – Say Aah
Americano to Mr. SaxoBeat Segway 125-127
Sean Paul Temperature (Clean) (Extended)
Pitbull ft Ne-Yo Afrojack n Nayer Give Me Everything [Xtendz] – Dirty
Artful Dodger ft. Craig David Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta)
Craig David Fill Me In
Sweet Female Attitude Flowers
Beyonce ft. JAY Z Drunk In Love – DJ Primetyme JAY Z First Edit (Dirty)
Jay-Z & Kanye West Niggas in Paris
Labrinth Feat. Tinie Tempah Earthquake
Pharrell Happy (Intro)
Rudimental Feat Ella Eyre Waiting All Night
Sigma Nobody To Love
One Direction What Makes You Beautiful
Duck Sauce Barbra Streisand (Clean) (Extended) – Chromeo Version
Icona Pop Feat Charli XCX I Love It
Bob Sinclair Rock this Party
chuckie and lmfao let the bass kick in miami girl bitch********
Rock Jams I Like To Move It
Avicii Levels (Original Mix) THIS ONE
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up (Extended Mix) (Extended)
Sak Noel Loca People (What The Fuck) (Original Mix)
DVBBS & Borgeous Feat. Tinie Tempah Tsunami (Jump)
Beenie Man Who Am I “Sim Simma”
Mr Vegas Heads High (Clean) (Extended)
Chaka Demus & Pliers Murder She Wrote
Sean Paul & Alexis Jordan Got 2 Luv U (Clean) (Extended)
PMC Moorni – Balle Balle
Sean_Paul Like Glue
Fuse ODG Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad) (Intro) *****
Shakira Ft Wyclef   Jean Hips Dont Lie (Xfactor Party Mix) (Cln)
Lumidee Lumidee Never Leave (Uh Oh) 100
Whitney Houston I Want To Dance With Somebody
Madonna Holiday
Robin S Show Me Love
Montell Jordan This Is How We Do It
Sean Paul Gimme The Light (Clean) (Extended)
Anthem Kingz Hot In Here Reggae Nelly Remix (Gimme Light)
Eve Tambourine – PLAIN INTRO
Nelly Ride Wit Me
Sean Paul She Doesn’t Mind – DJ SR 101-120 Transition
Nina Sky Move Ya Body
Rihanna Where Have You Been (Clapapella Party Starter) (Cln)
KP & Envyi Shorty Swing My Way (Clean) (Extended)
Ginuwine Pony (Clean) (Single)
Shabba Ranks Mr Loverman
Ludacris Move Bitch
Destiny’s Child Jumpin Jumpin
Aaliyah Back & Forth
Adina Howard Freak Like Me (Clean) (Extended)
Diana King Shy Guy
Cameo Candy
Puff Daddy And Faith Evans I’ll Be Missing You (Feat 112)
2Pac Changes
R Kelly Ignition (Remix)
The Notorious B.I.G. Juicy
112 Notorious Only You (Bad Boy Remix)
Blackstreet No Diggity (Extended Mix)
Usher U Remind Me (94)

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This post was written by myself DJ SR. I was hired through Party Night London DJ agency to play at Zenna bar

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