The Lush Hour Boutique Hotel / Wedding Cocktail Hour

Our latest cocktail hour installment was compiled by Luke Rizzo, aka “DJ Cloak Dagger.”  Ambient DJ is thrilled to welcome Luke to our senior staff of music mixologists.  Celebrating our new collaboration, Luke has prepared a cocktail hour playlist designed to capture the sexy spirit of the Manhattan nightlife.  Many of his track selections are remixes that are not easily found – let the hunt begin! (Note: we’ve included links to each song to make it easier). Artists remixed include Toni Braxton, Sade, Erykah Badu, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes and Ed Sheeran.

About DJ Cloak Dagger

Luke Rizzo, aka DJ Cloak Dagger, is a New York City-based DJ, producer, curator, taste maker and founder of the “Noc Boots” record label.  Luke is a permanent fixture in the NYC club, lounge, boutique hotel and loft scene with an impressive array of residencies under his belt ranging from a four year stint as artist in residency at the swanky Smyth Hotel in TriBeCa, plus a summer 2015 residency at Battery Park waterfront hot spot Le District.  Cloak’s smooth and musical mixes have been enjoyed at other Manhattan hot spots including Webster Hall, Penthouse 808, the Russian Tea Room – and my personal favorite – “Cielo” in the meatpacking district.

Signature Drink

For a signature cocktail, Luke has selected Le District NYC’s summer 2015 signature cocktail, the “Botanist.”  To create this libation, you’ll need “The Botanist” brand gin, Jack Rudy Small Batch Tonic Cordial, Chilled Perrier, Grapefruit Oils, Fresh Citrus and Juniper.

Bonus Mixes

Below his playlist, please enjoy two free mixes.  The first – from Luke’s “Nocturnes” podcast series – features an impeccably mixed selection of deep, groovy lounge cuts.  The second mix – prepared in advance of Cloak Dagger’s upcoming New Year’s Eve appearance at Almond NYC is a peak hour commercial dance/EDM set designed to be unleashed at 11:59 PM.

To book DJ Cloak Dagger for your upcoming wedding or dance party, visit

The Lush Hour Boutique Hotel / Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist – Compiled by DJ Cloak Dagger

  1. Cloak Dagger ft. Basement Love- Take Me There
  2. JackLNDN- Streams
  3. HNNY-Solisidan
  4. Paxton Fettel- Sundown As The Beat Gently Skips
  5. Promnite- Through The Nite
  6. Figgy- All That I Need
  7. Sade- Nothing Can Come Between Us (Pomo Edit)
  8. Erykah Badu- On & On (Vanilla Remix)
  9. Cherokee- Don’t Matter (Feat Darianna)
  10. Shawn Mendes- Stiches (3 Lau Remix)
  11. Bob Marley- Is This Love (Montmartre Remix)
  12. Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud (Alex Adair Remix)
  13. Bruno Mars- It Will Rain (Jr Blender Remix)
  14. Chris Malinchak- If U Got It

Bonus Content

Enjoy DJ Cloak Dagger’s “Nocturnes Podcast (Episode 6)” at


For a sneak preview of DJ Cloak Dagger’s upcoming Almond NYC set this New Year’s Eve, take a listen by clicking here.

Recap of Previous Cocktail Hour Playlists

Here are our prior submissions:

  1. Alternative Rock Cocktail HourCraft Beer (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  2. The Quintessentially Mixed Cocktail HourLong Island Iced Tea (DJ AQ). Click here.
  3. Good Vibes Cocktail HourPina Colada (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  4. Head to Shoulder Dip Cocktail HourHairy Navel (DJ Gary G). Click here.
  5. Retro Soul Cocktail HourCiroc Havana Coconut Martini (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  6. Smooth Sail Cocktail HourMalibu Bay Breeze (DJ Mike K). Click here.
  7. Back to the Eighties Cocktail HourMidori Sour (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  8. Beach Themed Cocktail HourRed Stripe Beer (DJ Spinz). Click here.
  9. Classic Wedding Cocktail HourTanqueray & Tonic (DJ Garrett B.). Click here.
  10. International Excursions Wedding Cocktail HourSangria (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  11. Country Wedding Cocktail HourManhattan (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  12. Crooner Wedding Cocktail HourJack Daniels on the Rocks w/Splash of Water (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  13. Chanteuse Wedding Cocktail HourWhite Lady (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  14. TV Theme Songs Wedding Cocktail HourCoca-Cola with a side of Popcorn (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  15. Christmas Wedding Cocktail HourEggnog (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  16. Boardwalk Empire / Great Gatsby Wedding Cocktail HourRum Punch for a Crowd (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  17. Classic R&B Wedding Cocktail HourCiroc Blue Ocean (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  18. James Bond Wedding Cocktail HourVesper Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  19. Valentines Wedding Cocktail HourGodiva Chocolate Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  20. Miami Vice Wedding Cocktail HourCuba Libre (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  21. The “Super Happy Hour” Wedding Cocktail HourThe Bob Marley (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  22. The Brazilian Wedding Cocktail HourCaipirinha (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  23. The New Jersey Homegrown Wedding Cocktail HourBoat Beer (Microbrew) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  24. The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour2010 Canon-la-Gaffeliere (Bordeaux) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  25. The Disco Love Wedding Cocktail HourSloe Gin Fizz (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  26. The Super Funky Soul Wedding Cocktail HourFunky Cold Medina (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  27. The Acid Jazz Wedding Cocktail HourGimlet (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  28. The 70s Soft Rock Wedding Cocktail HourMiller High Life (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  29. The New York State of Mind Wedding Cocktail HourBronx Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  30. The Disney Wedding Cocktail HourVibrant Orange Juice Frosty (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  31. The Summer Pop Wedding Cocktail HourJameson & Ginger Ale (DJ Spinz). Click here.
  32. The Colorful Wedding Cocktail HourShot of Goldschlager (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  33. The Inspiring Ladies of Music Wedding Cocktail HourBrandy Alexander (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  34. The Psychedelic Wedding Cocktail HourDeath in the Afternoon (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  35. The Surf’s Up Wedding Cocktail HourThe Italian Surfer (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  36. The 90s Grunge Rock Wedding Cocktail HourWhiskey Sour (Guest Bloggers Pash & David). Click here.
  37. The Nice and Easy Wedding Cocktail HourDirty Martini (DJ Greg Nice). Click here.
  38. The All Beatles Wedding Cocktail HourBass Ale (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  39. The Savannah Southern Charm Wedding Cocktail HourSweet Tea Vodka Lemonade Mojito (Guest blogger Cindy Brown). Click here.
  40. The All Cover Versions Wedding Cocktail HourTecate Beer (Team Ambient) . Click here.
  41. The Giants of Jazz Wedding Cocktail HourJazz Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  42. The Smooth Jazz Wedding Cocktail HourKahlua & Cream (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  43. The Vintage Soul Wedding Cocktail HourOld-Fashioned (Guest Blogger DJ Ali Gruber) . Click here.
  44. The Acquired Taste Wedding Cocktail HourFernet Branca (Guest Blogger DJ Toad) . Click here.
  45. The Jamaican Love Song Wedding Cocktail HourThe Hummingbird (DJ Jazz) . Click here.
  46. The Motown Wedding Cocktail HourThe Last Word (DJ Spinz) . Click here.
  47. The Broadway Wedding Cocktail HourThe Fuzzy Greyhound (Guest bloggers Kris & Wesley) . Click here.
  48. The 50 Shades of Grey Wedding Cocktail HourBottle of 1999 Bollinger La Grande Annee Rose . Click here.
  49. The Hip Hop Wedding Cocktail HourBottle of Cristal Champagne (DJ Iron Mike) . Click here.
  50. The Tropical Tradewinds Wedding Cocktail HourBarbados Rum Punch (DJ Marti Gras) . Click here.
  51. The Reggae Wedding Cocktail HourDirty Banana (DJ Sully) . Click here.
  52. The Mellow Country Rock Wedding Cocktail HourSouthern Comfort Cherry & Cola (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  53. The Space Travelers Wedding Cocktail HourAstronaut (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  54. The African Safari Wedding Cocktail HourCastle Lager Beer (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  55. The Sunset Sessions Wedding Cocktail HourMojito (Guest Blogger DJ Troy Michael) . Click here.
  56. The 70s Soft Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour (Volume 2)Scotch on the Rocks (DJ Iron Mike) . Click here.
  57. The Bar Life Wedding Cocktail Hour Margarita (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  58. The New Orleans Wedding Cocktail Hour Hurricane (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  59. The Catchy Covers Wedding Cocktail Hour Southern Revival (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  60. The Blues Wedding Cocktail Hour Blonde Manhattan (DJ Marti Gras) . Click here.
  61. The 80s 90s Something Wedding Cocktail HourZima (DJ Gregg Ambient).  Click here.

About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is a full-service mobile NJ DJ entertainment company based in Central New Jersey that specializes in wedding DJ entertainment. Ambient DJ is a 2015 winner of the Knot Best of Weddings award as well as of the WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award. We have a deep passion for the music that we play and enjoy collaborating with our brides and grooms to create unforgettable parties! For more info and to read our wedding reviews, visit us on the web at

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