DJing seems like the easiest job in the world, right? You stand there, sipping free drinks and playing songs you love, while a constantly grooving crowd clamors for the next deep cut.
Ahhh, no. It might seem that way from paparazzi pics of socialites spinning, but DJing is hard work. Picking the right songs at the right time and mixing them without skipping a beat—literally—to keep the masses engaged and on the dance floor takes a special kind of intuition and understanding of music that we fully respect. And it’s out of that respect—and the impending holiday—that we’ve selected a few of our favorite songs to shake it to.
Let’s start by taking things back, oh, about 17 years, and drop it low with this ultra-smooth ’90s New Jack Swing selection.