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 NaturedIsis (feat. The Egyptian Lover)
Kim Ann FoxmanCreature
Infinity InkInfinity
Hot Natured & Ali LoveBenediction
FCL – It’s You (San Soda’s Panorama Bar Acca Version)
Route 94 – Tell You Why (Original Mix)
Miguel CampbellSomething Special (Original Mix)
Wankelmut & Emma Louise – My Head Is A Jungle (MK Remix)
Hot Natured feat. Anabel Englund – Reverse Skydiving (Shadow Child Remix)
Luca C., Brigante & Ali LoveDifferent Morals
Gorgon City ft. Laura WelshHere For You
Frankie SmithDouble Dutch Bus
DelegationHeartache No.9
Ronnie HudsonWestcoast Poplock (California)
Toney LeeReach up
The WhispersRock Steady
Evelyn Champagne KingLove Come Down (Clean) (Single)
Alexander O’nealCriticise *****
Johnny Kemp – Just Got Paid
PebblesGirlfriend (Extended Version)
Patrice RushenForget Me Nots
Michael Jackson & Justin TimberlakeLove Never Felt So Good (Intro)
De La SoulMe, Myself & I (Clean) (Extended)
Janet JacksonAll For You (Clean) (Extended)
Ciara feat. Missy1, 2, Step (SLICK Extended Mix)
Nelly Furtado ft TimbalandPromiscuous [Xtendz] – Clean
Timbaland feat Keri HilsonThe Way I Are (Clean) (Extended)
Justin TimberlakeSexyback (Clean) (Single)
Estelle ft Kanye West – American Boy (Xtendz)Estelle American Boy (Xtendz)
Pussycat Dolls feat Busta RhymesDon’t Cha (Clean) (Extended)
Clean Bandit ft. Jess GlynneRather Be (Intro)
MadonnaVogue (1990)
Route 94 ft. Jess GlynneMy Love
Drake feat RihannaTake Care (Starjack Redrum) Clean
BeyonceSweet Dreams [Xtendz] – Clean
Naughty BoyLa La La (feat. Sam Smith)
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie GouldingI Need Your Love (DJ SLICK Extended Mix)
David Guetta Feat SiaTitanium
Flo RidaWhistle (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 PrinSummertime
DrakeHold On We’re Going Home (Feat. Majid Jordan)
Kid Ink ft. Chris BrownShow Me (Intro – Clean)
SantanaMaria Maria
RihannaDiamonds in the Sky (Redrum) (Clean) (Lyric Video) – THIS ONE
Pras, Mya & Ol’ Dirty BastardGhetto Superstar (Clean) (Extended)
Ice Cube ft Mack 10 n Ms ToiYou Can Do It [Xtendz] – Dirty
RihannaWhat’s My Name (No Drake) (Intro – Clean)
Mariah Carey feat ODBFantasy (Remix) (Clean) (Single)
Usher vs Chris BrownYeah 3x – DJ Digital Dave 105-130 Transition (Dirty)
RihannaOnly Girl We Found Love Segway
Cece Peniston – Finally
TechnotronicPump Up The Jam (1989)
SnapRhythm Is A Dancer (Clean) (Single)
GalaFreed from Desire
Ultra AteFree
Salt ‘N’ PepaPush It (Clean) (Extended)
EurythmicsSweet Dreams Are Made Of These
Mark MorrisonReturn Of The Mack (Clean) (Extended)
Shaggy Vs Mark MorrisonRETURN -Mac It Wasn’t Me REMIX
Ini KamozeHere Comes the Hotstepper
The Jackson 5I Want You Back *****
Timbaland feat Justin TimberlakeCarry Out (Clean) (Extended)
James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good) (Clean) (Single)
James BrownSex machine
Daft Punk Feat Pharrell WilliamsGet Lucky
THE UNKNOWN (Arethra Franklin)THE UNKNOWN – Respect
Robin Thicke Feat T.I. & PharrellBlurred Lines
Beenie Man & Chevelle Franklin – Dancehall Queen (Clubmix)
Sean PaulGimme The Light (Clean) (Extended)
House of PainJump Around
50 CentIn Da Club
RihannaRude Boy (DJ SLICK Extended Mix)
DJ SRTrey Songz ft. Fabolous – Say Aah
Americano to Mr. SaxoBeat Segway 125-127
Sean PaulTemperature (Clean) (Extended)
Pitbull ft Ne-Yo Afrojack n NayerGive Me Everything [Xtendz] – Dirty
Artful Dodger ft. Craig DavidRe-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta)
Craig DavidFill Me In
Sweet Female AttitudeFlowers
Beyonce ft. JAY ZDrunk In Love – DJ Primetyme JAY Z First Edit (Dirty)
Jay-Z & Kanye WestNiggas in Paris
Labrinth Feat. Tinie TempahEarthquake
PharrellHappy (Intro)
Rudimental Feat Ella EyreWaiting All Night
SigmaNobody To Love
One DirectionWhat Makes You Beautiful
Duck SauceBarbra Streisand (Clean) (Extended) – Chromeo Version
Icona Pop Feat Charli XCXI Love It
Bob SinclairRock this Party
chuckie and lmfaolet the bass kick in miami girl bitch********
Rock JamsI Like To Move It
AviciiLevels (Original Mix) THIS ONE
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up (Extended Mix) (Extended)
Sak NoelLoca People (What The Fuck) (Original Mix)
DVBBS & Borgeous Feat. Tinie TempahTsunami (Jump)
Beenie ManWho Am I “Sim Simma”
Mr VegasHeads High (Clean) (Extended)
Chaka Demus & PliersMurder She Wrote
Sean Paul & Alexis JordanGot 2 Luv U (Clean) (Extended)
PMCMoorni – Balle Balle
Sean_PaulLike Glue
Fuse ODGMillion Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad) (Intro) *****
Shakira Ft Wyclef   JeanHips Dont Lie (Xfactor Party Mix) (Cln)
LumideeLumidee Never Leave (Uh Oh) 100
Whitney HoustonI Want To Dance With Somebody
Robin SShow Me Love
Montell JordanThis Is How We Do It
Sean PaulGimme The Light (Clean) (Extended)
Anthem KingzHot In Here Reggae Nelly Remix (Gimme Light)
EveTambourine – PLAIN INTRO
NellyRide Wit Me
Sean PaulShe Doesn’t Mind – DJ SR 101-120 Transition
Nina SkyMove Ya Body
RihannaWhere Have You Been (Clapapella Party Starter) (Cln)
KP & EnvyiShorty Swing My Way (Clean) (Extended)
GinuwinePony (Clean) (Single)
Shabba RanksMr Loverman
LudacrisMove Bitch
Destiny’s ChildJumpin Jumpin
AaliyahBack & Forth
Adina HowardFreak Like Me (Clean) (Extended)
Diana KingShy Guy
Puff Daddy And Faith EvansI’ll Be Missing You (Feat 112)
R KellyIgnition (Remix)
The Notorious B.I.G.Juicy
112 NotoriousOnly You (Bad Boy Remix)
BlackstreetNo Diggity (Extended Mix)
UsherU 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