The Tropical Trade Winds Wedding Cocktail Hour

In this 50th installment of the Ambient DJ wedding cocktail hour series, we share a very special playlist by Martin Valcin, aka "DJ Marti-Gras" whose performance moniker is "Mixing Gone Wild." Martin is of Caribbean descent (Haitian-American) and has compiled an authentic Caribbean-themed wedding cocktail hour composed of Jamaican and Haitian flavors. For those unfamilar with Haitian "compas" music, check out the "Pa Manyen Fanm Nan" music video by Sweet Micky later in this blog. Compas music is a style of Haitian dance music at moderate tempo sung primarily in the Haitian Creole language. Compas music is fantastic!

For a signature drink, Martin has selected Barbados Rum Punch made with Cockspur Rum. Sip this sweet delicious concoction slowly, or you will quickly feel the "punch" in rum punch. For a Barbados Rum Punch recipe, click here.  Attention Barbados travelers - for 100 fun things to see and do, check out this amazing article from Jen Reviews filled with practical tips and advice

Need a Caribbean music specialist for your wedding, private party or club event? Contact us today at to book DJ Marti Gras. Now imagine yourself on a white sand Caribbean beach, tropical trade winds blowing in your face, a drink in your hand, and enjoying the accompany playlist that follows below....

The Tropical Trade Winds Wedding Cocktail Hour - Compiled by DJ Marti Gras

  1. I Feel Good- Beres Hammond
  2. Say Woee- Devonte & Tanto
  3. Falling In Love- Glen Ricks
  4. My Woman- Cutty Ranks w/ Barrington Levy
  5. I’m Still In Love With You- Sean Paul & Sasha
  6. Land Of Love- Marcia Griffiths
  7. Night Nurse- Gregory Isaacs
  8. Someone Loves You Honey- June Lodge
  9. Everything I Own- Ken Boothe
  10. Pa Manyen Fanm Nan - Sweet Micky
  11. Stir It Up- Bob Marley
  12. Mr. Loverman- Shabba Ranks
  13. Knocking On Heaven’s Door- Ed Robinson
  14. Believe in Love- Maxi Priest
  15. Nu-Look- What About Tomorrow
  16. Amazing- Alaine
  17. Cherry Oh Baby- Jimmy Cliff
  18. Hold My Hand- Sean Paul
  19. No Letting Go- Wayne Wonder
  20. Manyen’ W - Zin
  21. Life Is So Precious- Cecile
  22. My Girl- Frankie Paul
  23. Smile- Sugar Minott
  24. Na Let Go - Alison Hinds & Gyptian
  25. Tabou Combo- Chale Lanmou

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.
  44. The Acquired Taste Wedding Cocktail Hour, Fernet Branca (Guest Blogger DJ Toad) . Click here.
  45. The Jamaican Love Song Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Hummingbird (DJ Jazz) . Click here.
  46. The Motown Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Last Word (DJ Spinz) . Click here.
  47. The Broadway Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Fuzzy Greyhound (Guest bloggers Kris & Wesley) . Click here.
  48. The 50 Shades of Grey Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bottle of 1999 Bollinger La Grande Annee Rose . Click here.
  49. The Hip Hop Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bottle of Cristal Champagne (DJ Iron Mike) . Click here.


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