DJ Toad's Acquired Taste Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

DJ Toad (aka "Douglas Scholten") is a nationally-known mobile DJ based out of Cincinnati. A wedding DJ specialist and winner of TLC's Four Weddings, DJ Toad offered to share select cuts from his massive cocktail hour crate, titling his set "The Acquired Taste Wedding Cocktail Hour." As per Doug, the selections are "funky and soulful contemporary tracks infusing hip hop elements that still have a classic sound. Artists that were before their time - like Soul II Soul and the Urban Dance Squad. The 'why didn't I know about this til last year ELO track?' How many of you blasted the Milli Vanilli remix cassette in your 78 Granada during high school? I did."

For a signature cocktail, DJ Toad selected "Fernet Branca" - which as Toad, writes "ain't for everybody." Fernet is an Italian amaro - a bitter, aromatic spirit. Fernet Branca is a brand of Fernet from Italy that was invented in Milan in 1845. Fernet is made from a number of herbs and spices which vary according to the brand, but usually include myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom, aloe, and especially saffron, with a base of grape distilled spirits. Fernet's smell has been described as like "black licorice-flavored Listerine." Fernet Branca has enjoyed a recent growth in popularity in the United States particularly due to an increase in the interest in and mixing/serving of apothecary cocktails (Fernet is used as a digestif).

Read on to view the Acquired Taste Wedding Cocktail Hour playlist. For more information on DJ Toad, visit

DJ Toad's Acquired Taste Cocktail Hour

  1. "Never Forget You" - Noisettes
  2. "Our Day Will Come: Amy Winehouse Tribute" - Amy Winehouse
  3. "Samba Joga Bonito (Mas Que Nada)" - The Black Eyed Peas
  4. "Hush" - Milli Vanilli
  5. "Back to Life (Intro)" - Soul II Soul
  6. "Doesn't Mean Anything (Remix)" - Alicia Keys
  7. "How Long Do I Have to Wait?" - Sharon Jones & Dap Kings
  8. "Ooh Wee (Xtendz)" - Mark Ronson f/ Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, Trife & Saigon
  9. "Alright" - Jamiroquai
  10. "Yeah Yeah" - Willy Moon
  11. "Magic (Xtendz)" - Robin Thicke
  12. "Bright Lights, Bigger City" - Cee Lo Green
  13. "Back it Up (Official)" - Caro Emerald
  14. "Johnny Got a Boom Boom" - Imelda May
  15. "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" - Sylk 130
  16. "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" - Hall & Oates
  17. "Deeper Shade of Soul" - Urban Dance Squad
  18. "Sandcastle Disco" - Solange
  19. "Last Train to London" - Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O.)

Recap of Previous Cocktail Hour Playlists

Here are our prior submissions:

  1. Alternative Rock Cocktail Hour, Craft Beer (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  2. The Quintessentially Mixed Cocktail Hour, Long Island Iced Tea (DJ AQ). Click here.
  3. Good Vibes Cocktail Hour, Pina Colada (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  4. Head to Shoulder Dip Cocktail Hour, Hairy Navel (DJ Gary G). Click here.
  5. Retro Soul Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Havana Coconut Martini (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  6. Smooth Sail Cocktail Hour, Malibu Bay Breeze (DJ Mike K). Click here.
  7. Back to the Eighties Cocktail Hour, Midori Sour (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  8. Beach Themed Cocktail Hour, Red Stripe Beer (DJ Spinz). Click here.
  9. Classic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Tanqueray & Tonic (DJ Garrett B.). Click here.
  10. International Excursions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sangria (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  11. Country Wedding Cocktail Hour, Manhattan (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  12. Crooner Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jack Daniels on the Rocks w/Splash of Water (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  13. Chanteuse Wedding Cocktail Hour, White Lady (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  14. TV Theme Songs Wedding Cocktail Hour, Coca-Cola with a side of Popcorn (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  15. Christmas Wedding Cocktail Hour, Eggnog (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  16. Boardwalk Empire / Great Gatsby Wedding Cocktail Hour, Rum Punch for a Crowd (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  17. Classic R&B Wedding Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Blue Ocean (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  18. James Bond Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vesper Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  19. Valentines Wedding Cocktail Hour, Godiva Chocolate Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  20. Miami Vice Wedding Cocktail Hour, Cuba Libre (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  21. The "Super Happy Hour" Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Bob Marley (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  22. The Brazilian Wedding Cocktail Hour, Caipirinha (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  23. The New Jersey Homegrown Wedding Cocktail Hour, Boat Beer (Microbrew) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  24. The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour, 2010 Canon-la-Gaffeliere (Bordeaux) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  25. The Disco Love Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sloe Gin Fizz (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  26. The Super Funky Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour, Funky Cold Medina (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  27. The Acid Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Gimlet (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  28. The 70s Soft Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Miller High Life (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  29. The New York State of Mind Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bronx Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  30. The Disney Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vibrant Orange Juice Frosty (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  31. The Summer Pop Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jameson & Ginger Ale (DJ Spinz). Click here.
  32. The Colorful Wedding Cocktail Hour, Shot of Goldschlager (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  33. The Inspiring Ladies of Music Wedding Cocktail Hour, Brandy Alexander (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  34. The Psychedelic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Death in the Afternoon (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  35. The Surf's Up Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Italian Surfer (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  36. The 90s Grunge Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Whiskey Sour (Guest Bloggers Pash & David). Click here.
  37. The Nice and Easy Wedding Cocktail Hour, Dirty Martini (DJ Greg Nice). Click here.
  38. The All Beatles Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bass Ale (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  39. The Savannah Southern Charm Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sweet Tea Vodka Lemonade Mojito (Guest blogger Cindy Brown). Click here.
  40. The All Cover Versions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Tecate Beer (Team Ambient) . Click here.
  41. The Giants of Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jazz Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  42. The Smooth Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Kahlua & Cream (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  43. The Vintage Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour, Old-Fashioned (Guest Blogger DJ Ali Gruber) . Click here.

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