DJ Aaditya: Ban Ja Rani by Guru Randhawa and Sauda Khara Khara
“For the groom’s entry I will definitely play Sauda khara khara and somewhere in the middle of my set I will play Ban ja rani, which is a very happening track, especially on wedding days,” he says.
DJ Akash Rohira: Jugnu by Badshah and Bijlee Bijlee by Harrdy sandhu
“I chose Jugnu because it is immensely popular and on high demand and Bijlee is a popular Punjabi number and is an instant new hit,” he said.
DJ Girish: Gallan Goodiyaan and Lover
“For Mehendi, I will play Gallan goodiyaan because it’s got a family dance vibe and families of the bride and groom can get together for a dance jam and the choreography is so easy that everyone can pick up the dance steps. For Sangeet, Diljit Dosanjh’s Lover will be a hit. The song is youth-oriented, it has an urban vibe and the Punjabi lyrics blend in well,” says DJ Girish.
DJ Koyel: Laal Ghaghra and Oh ho ho ho
“Punjabi and Bollywood dance songs are always a hit during weddings. So songs like Laal ghaghra and Oh ho ho ho always put people in dance mode,” says DJ Koyel.
DJ Ritika: Veera and Morni Banke
“Punjabi songs bring a flavour of enjoyment and pumps up the mood. But a song like Banna re by Mellow D is something I would play for the groom as it has a traditional feel,” says DJ Ritika
Rohan Ganguli: White Wedding by Billy Idol and November Rain by Guns N’ Roses
“Both songs combine wedding and rock music beautifully (though not necessarily very romantic). I heard these songs as a kid and associated it with weddings,” says Rohan Ganguli.
The Mel Samuel Blues Band: When A Man Loves A Woman by Michael Bolton and At Last by Etta James
“These lyrical and musical masterpieces shed light on emotions that fill the air during a wedlock. You smiled, you smiled, Oh and the spell was cast... so wholesome,” say the band members.
DJ Sneha Dargarh: Sauda Khara Khara and Morni Banke
“During a wedding I had played these two songs accompanied by a dhol and it was really fun. There was a very good feel as the dhol is important at Indian weddings,” says DJ Sneha Dargarh.