About Atmosphere Productions

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The most respected personality Disc Jockey in CT, celebrating over 30 years in the DJ Entertainment Business, with unsurpassed elegance, class and style. When your Wedding entertainment must have amazing music, has to be fun, organized and professional, then experience the difference with Atmosphere Productions Professional Mobile DJ Service ~ Your Reception Entertainment Director.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Most Requested Top 10 Songs of 2016


2016 was a deadly year if you happened to be a celebrity or a singer…. We lost Bowie and Prince within months.  So to pick 10 songs with such artists was very difficult.  ATMOSPHERE PRODUCTIONS reviewed all our clients playlists and our database from last year.  Some songs released in 2015 (and in once case 1996) didn’t reach full impact on the dance floor until 2016.  Nevertheless we came up with these:


  1. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars

  2. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

  3. Cake By The Ocean – DNCE

  4. Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon

  5. I Took A Pill In Ibiza (remix) – Mike Posner

  6. My House – Flo Rida

  7. One Dance – Drake Feat. Wizkid and Kyle

  8. Closer – Chainsmokers

  9. Let Me Love You – Dj Snake feat. Justin Bieber

  10. My Boo – Ghost Town DJs

  11. Chunky – Bruno Mars (watch out for this one in 2017!!!!)

Atmosphere Productions LLC is a CT Wedding DJ, providing professional mobile entertainment service, Music, Reception Entertainment Directors, MC and DJ’s primarily for Weddings in the Greater Hartford area but throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and in the New England area.


Specializing in wedding disc jockey entertainment, radio and club dj’s, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, guitarist, cocktail and chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.


For further information visit our website at www.atmosphere-productions.com

Contact us TODAY for FREE information.


DJ Sam

Sylvester Samuels

Reception Entertainment Director

As featured in Eric and Amanda’s winning wedding on the season finale of TLC’s TV

“FOUR WEDDINGS”



Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014-2017, Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011-2013 and Gold Rated Awards™ 2011-2013


Atmosphere Productions LLC

Professional Disc Jockey Entertainment

PO Box 330303

West Hartford, CT 06133-0303

Phone: 860.231.7141

Skype: atmosphereproductions

Celebrating over 30 Years in the Wedding/DJ/Entertainment Music Business

Member of The DJ Network

Member of The West Hartford, CT Chamber of Commerce

Member of The Association of Professional Entertainers

DJ Times ~ Mobile DJ Of The Month

Former WKND Radio Air-Personality


Copyright © 2017 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved.



Most Requested Top 10 Songs of 2016

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SmoothGrooves 2016 Top 10


Presenting the Top Ten Smooth Jazz selections of 2016….. Rich Edwards SmoothGrooves radio show can be heard every Tuesday on 96.6FM on GFM, Gloucester, England, and every Monday on Regina Radio (www.reginarecordsradio.com). Listen every week for the latest in today’s smooth jazz from around the world.  Here’s the 2016 SMOOTHGROOVES TOP TEN SONGS:


(10) Paul Brown – PUT IT WHERE YOU WANT IT

(9) Al DeGregoris – EVERYDAY PEOPLE

(8) Adam Hawley – I DON’T MIND

(7) Euge Groove – ANOTHER PERFECT MOMENT

(6) Peter White – HERE,THERE AND EVERYWHERE

(5) Brian Simpson – LOST IN LOVE

(4) Robert Sabado – I LOVE IT

(3) Matt Marshak – NORTH CAROLINA

(2) Steve Cole – SHE’S THE ONE

(1) Brian Simpson – PERSUASION


…….. SMOOTHGROOVES 2016 TOP 3 VOCALS

Brown Hill – WAITING IN VAIN

Lindsey Webster – BACK TO YOUR HEART

Gregory Porter – HOLDING ON


Atmosphere Productions LLC is a CT Wedding DJ, providing professional mobile entertainment service, Music, Reception Entertainment Directors, MC and DJ’s primarily for Weddings in the Greater Hartford area but throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and in the New England area.


Specializing in wedding disc jockey entertainment, radio and club dj’s, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, guitarist, cocktail and chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.


For further information visit our website at www.atmosphere-productions.com

Contact us TODAY for FREE information.


DJ Sam

Sylvester Samuels

Reception Entertainment Director

As featured in Eric and Amanda’s winning wedding on the season finale of TLC’s TV

“FOUR WEDDINGS”



Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014-2017, Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011-2013 and Gold Rated Awards™ 2011-2013


Atmosphere Productions LLC

Professional Disc Jockey Entertainment

PO Box 330303

West Hartford, CT 06133-0303

Phone: 860.231.7141

Skype: atmosphereproductions

Celebrating over 30 Years in the Wedding/DJ/Entertainment Music Business

Member of The DJ Network

Member of The West Hartford, CT Chamber of Commerce

Member of The Association of Professional Entertainers

DJ Times ~ Mobile DJ Of The Month

Former WKND Radio Air-Personality


Copyright © 2017 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved.



SmoothGrooves 2016 Top 10

Saturday, January 14, 2017

6 Wedding Reception Mistakes You Need To Know About


In our over thirty years of experience providing music and entertainment we’ve seen ALOT…. some really unique events, many elegant and classy and some destined for failure before we even got involved.


Every Bride wants that fairytale wedding – everything goes off perfectly and you both ride off into the sunset on your Honeymoon.


But, in reality, many Brides and Grooms, overlook some mistakes that we see occur commonly:


Trying To Copy A Wedding


You’ve seen your perfect reception on “Four Weddings” or on another one of your favorite wedding related TV shows, bridal magazine or attended a friends wedding.  Now you want yours to be “just like theirs”!  STOP!!  Even if you have a lavish television budget and can duplicate the locations and vendors… it’s NOT going to be the same! We’ve had clients express that they want exactly the same music as so-and-so’s wedding.  Even if we could, we can’t re-create the atmosphere and the excitement of any previous event.  Add YOUR personal touches so that you let your guests know that this is YOUR day.ATMOSPHERE PRODUCTIONS experience can help you with those unique elements that will make your reception fun, classy and different.


Leaving Early


The plan is, as part of the scheduled “events”, 45 minutes before the official end of the reception the Bride & Groom would like to invite everyone outside to light sparklers or see fireworks.  Then, the guests watch as the Bride & Groom get into the limo and head off to the airport for the Honeymoon.  Everyone is then expected to return to the reception and “party” for the last half hour without the Bride and Groom.  In reality, this is a slap in the face to all your guests who have come far and wide to see you on your special day.  Once you leave, your guests WILL leave…. that’s their cue!  Stay until the end of the reception and say”Hello” and “Thank You” to every guest.  They are there to celebrate YOUR marriage.


Keep Your Vendors Informed


You’ve made subtle changes to the reception time, changed the order of the introductions, added a few surprises that your guests will surely enjoy plus changed the floor plan to better accommodate more guests.  On it’s face, these changes might be minor, but to NOT inform your day-of-event vendors is a crime! Last minute changes do occur.  We need to be prepared and can help you orchestrate things much smoother, if we know about them before it’s too late.  We CAN help – this is what we do best!  Your facility, officiant, photographer, DJ, video photographer, florist, baker, limo driver ALL need to be on the same page.  Make sure ALL vendors know what you want and clarify times and details as soon as they change or YOU make a change.  ATMOSPHERE PRODUCTIONS contacts and review details the Monday or Tuesday before each event for this specific reason.


No Specific Seating Arrangements


The plan is to have everyone sit where they feel comfortable and not at a designated seat.  You may have extra tables and extra room to do so, so why not?  Because, for some strange reason, your guests who are “young at heart” will want to sit right next to the speakers…. and then complain that it’s too loud. Always have a seating plan.  Don’t seat those that are the “young at heart” directly in front of the entertainment. Older generations are at a wedding typically to socialize with their family and friends.  If they cannot hear each other talk, an unhappy situation WILL occur.  So, seat them close to the wedding party and away from the dance floor and entertainment. ATMOSPHERE PRODUCTIONS will work with you to put together an accurate floor plan and seating arrangement that benefits you, your guests and achieve the optimum sound for your reception.


Only One Type Of Music


We get more and more requests to play just one style of music – all Country, all Hip-Hop, all Techno!  Although I’m still waiting for an all Disco and 80’s Dance Party request, we decline most single genre themed weddings.  Why?  Because not EVERY guest will be enthralled to listen to 5 hours of the same music.


There are many different types of people in the world and they include your family and friends.  Pick selections that cover different age groups and styles of music.  We’ll typically play these earlier and then later in the evening, we can then pull out your specific favorites.


Having Too Much To Drink: 


Keep in mind that the only time the Bride & Groom eat during the long wedding day is at the wedding reception. Alcohol will affect you much faster, when there’s not much food in your stomach. Try and eat throughout the day and watch how much you drink.  Don’t get drunk and obnoxious. You want your guests to remember how beautiful the Bride looked, not how she acted.  Enough said!


MOST IMPORTANT – HAVE FUN… ENJOY YOUR DAY!!


Atmosphere Productions LLC is a CT Wedding DJ, providing professional mobile entertainment service, Music, Reception Entertainment Directors, MC and DJ’s primarily for Weddings in the Greater Hartford area but throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and in the New England area.


Specializing in wedding disc jockey entertainment, radio and club dj’s, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, guitarist, cocktail and chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.


For further information visit our website at www.atmosphere-productions.com

Contact us TODAY for FREE information.


DJ Sam

Sylvester Samuels

Reception Entertainment Director

As featured in Eric and Amanda’s winning wedding on the season finale of TLC’s TV

“FOUR WEDDINGS”



Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014-2017, Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011-2013 and Gold Rated Awards™ 2011-2013


Atmosphere Productions LLC

Professional Disc Jockey Entertainment

PO Box 330303

West Hartford, CT 06133-0303

Phone: 860.231.7141

Skype: atmosphereproductions

Celebrating over 30 Years in the Wedding/DJ/Entertainment Music Business

Member of The DJ Network

Member of The West Hartford, CT Chamber of Commerce

Member of The Association of Professional Entertainers

DJ Times ~ Mobile DJ Of The Month

Former WKND Radio Air-Personality


Copyright © 2017 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved.



6 Wedding Reception Mistakes You Need To Know About

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Top 10 First Dance Songs





Here is ATMOSPHERE PRODUCTIONS most requested FIRST DANCE songs of 2016.  Selected and complied from our client lists throughout last years wedding season.

  1. Ed Sheehan – Thinking Out Loud

  2. John Legend – All Of Me

  3. Adele – Make You Feel My Love

  4. Sam Smith and Mary J. Blige – Stay With Me

  5. Hunter Hayes – Wanted

  6. Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love

  7. Michael Buble – Everything

  8. Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man

  9. Brad Paisley – Then

  10. Megan Trainor and John Legend – Like I’m Gonna Lose You
Atmosphere Productions LLC is a CT Wedding DJ, providing professional mobile entertainment service, Music, Reception Entertainment Directors, MC and DJ’s primarily for Weddings in the Greater Hartford area but throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and in the New England area.

Specializing in wedding disc jockey entertainment, radio and club dj’s, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, guitarist, cocktail and chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.

For further information visit our website at www.atmosphere-productions.com

Contact us TODAY for FREE information.

DJ Sam

Sylvester Samuels

Reception Entertainment Director

As featured in Eric and Amanda’s winning wedding on the season finale of TLC’s TV

“FOUR WEDDINGS”

Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014-2016, Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011-2013 and Gold Rated Awards™ 2011-2013

Atmosphere Productions LLC

Professional Disc Jockey Entertainment

PO Box 330303

West Hartford, CT 06133-0303

Phone: 860.231.7141

Skype: atmosphereproductions

Celebrating over 30 Years in the Wedding/DJ/Entertainment Music Business

Member of The DJ Network

Member of The West Hartford, CT Chamber of Commerce

Member of The Association of Professional Entertainers

DJ Times ~ Mobile DJ Of The Month

Former WKND Radio Air-Personality

Copyright © 2017 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved.


Top 25 First Dance Songs

Saturday, January 7, 2017

When To ..... A Guide For Planning Your Reception With ATMOSPHERE PRODUCTIONS

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Over the years we’ve seen A LOT when it comes to weddings and we want to pass on our expert advice to YOU, so that you don’t risk a disappointing reception…….


You’ve planned your event for many months to be perfect in every detail. A day filled with hugs, loving glances and softly spoken I do’s”…the unforgettable passion of a first dance with the person of your dreams: family and friends to cheer you on.  Trust ATMOSPHERE PRODUCTIONS to get those details right and ensure a party of a lifetime.


At Least 6 Months Prior To Your Reception:  Along with our song lists put together a list of your favorite songs and/or artists. Listen to the car radio, go through your, CD collection, or visit our web site for a list of the most recently requested selections. Pick as many songs as you like – we play an average of 14 songs per hour.


Our vast database is sorted into the following categories: Love Songs, Country, Alternative/Modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Reggae/Ska, Classic Rock, Disco/Dance, Irish, Italian, Polka, Motown, Latin/Spanish, 50’s/60’s, Dance Orientated Rock, Instrumental, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, 40’s/Standards, Novelty, Ceremonial, Current Top 40, 80’s – 2000’s Club/House, Urban Contemporary, Blues, Jazz, New Age Jazz, Christian/Gospel, Soul, Funk & R & B., Xmas/Holiday Music.


Send us an e-mail with your requested category and we’ll e-mail you back with a list. I can also provide a complete alphabetical list sorted by song title and artist. Or visit the Top Hits page of our website for our current listings.  We cannot guarantee that all selections will be played but the list will give us a good idea of your tastes.


At Least 3 Months Prior To Your Reception:  Start compiling your online bridal information (Link provided when you booked inside your CONFIRMATION email).  If you have difficulty completing any information call us at this time to go over any details. Most questions can be answered directly on the telephone.


It is our client’s experience that the weeks prior to the wedding reception are very hectic and stressful!! We do not wish to compound this situation, therefore, contact us EARLY if you feel it necessary to set up an appointment that’s convenient for your schedule.


At Least 1 Month Prior To Your Reception:  We will review all information immediately upon receipt and we will contact you by telephone to go over the pronunciation of your bridal party names, review the order of events and clarify any questions or details that you might have. Your specific DJ will contact you again 7-10 days prior to your event to finalize any details and make any required changes.


The Week Prior To Your Reception:  It is our client’s experience that the days prior to the wedding reception are very stressful. But, if you wish to contact us, please use the contact number (next to the DJ’s name) on the top of your contract or send us an email. We are more than happy to speak with you and discuss any last minute changes.


Your Day:  Upon your arrival at the reception site we will coordinate and line up your bridal party, coordinate the introductions and announcements with the photographer, videographer and facility manager. You will not have to worry about those details… let the professional do what you’ve paid us to do.


FINALLY….Relax….try to enjoy your day. Make it a priority to have FUN!!! Spend as much time on the dance floor having fun with your family and guests. It is our experience that everyone is looking to you to set the tone of the event – if you are out dancing – your guests will follow. This is YOUR party – make the most of it!!!!


Atmosphere Productions LLC is a CT Wedding DJ, providing professional mobile entertainment service, Music, Reception Entertainment Directors, MC and DJ’s primarily for Weddings in the Greater Hartford area but throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and in the New England area.


Specializing in wedding disc jockey entertainment, radio and club dj’s, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, guitarist, cocktail and chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.


For further information visit our website at www.atmosphere-productions.com

Contact us TODAY for FREE information.


DJ Sam

Sylvester Samuels

Reception Entertainment Director

As featured in Eric and Amanda’s winning wedding on the season finale of TLC’s TV

“FOUR WEDDINGS”


Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014-2016, Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011-2013 and Gold Rated Awards™ 2011-2013


Atmosphere Productions LLC

Professional Disc Jockey Entertainment

PO Box 330303

West Hartford, CT 06133-0303

Phone: 860.231.7141

Skype: atmosphereproductions

Celebrating over 30 Years in the Wedding/DJ/Entertainment Music Business

Member of The DJ Network

Member of The West Hartford, CT Chamber of Commerce

Member of The Association of Professional Entertainers

DJ Times ~ Mobile DJ Of The Month

Former WKND Radio Air-Personality


Copyright © 2017 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved.



When To ..... A Guide For Planning Your Reception With ATMOSPHERE PRODUCTIONS

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!!!!!.... Welcome to 2017!


As we start this new year, I would like to take this time to say THANK YOU…..


and to express to you and your families ever happiness and a PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. May the New Year be filled with joy, success, and the party of a lifetime

with Atmosphere Productions.


The entire Atmosphere Productions staff look forward to working with you, our customers, our clients, our friends. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions or concerns.


New for 2017, join us on our FACEBOOK page, every Wednesday for “Wedding Tip Wednesday”, for suggestions, tips and insights on how to make your reception unique and special from our over 30 years experience.


Finally, The 2017 Bridal Show season is already upon us and we will only be participating in the following Bridal Show:


January 28th, 2017 -11am to 2pm – Lake Of Isles Bridal Showcase

February 5th, 2017 – 11am to 3pm – St Clements Castle Bridal Show


**NOTE: These events are subject to change without prior notice – contact us before making plans to attend**

This is an excellent chance to meet us and have a chat as well as view other necessary vendors. If you would like to meet please feel free to visit, but we may not be able to discuss your specific wedding plans in detail due to the nature of these events.


Atmosphere Productions LLC is a CT Wedding DJ, providing professional mobile entertainment service, Music, Reception Entertainment Directors, MC and DJ’s primarily for Weddings in the Greater Hartford area but throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and in the New England area.


Specializing in wedding disc jockey entertainment, radio and club dj’s, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, guitarist, cocktail and chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.


For further information visit our website at www.atmosphere-productions.com

Contact us TODAY for FREE information.


DJ Sam

Sylvester Samuels

Reception Entertainment Director

As featured in Eric and Amanda’s winning wedding on the season finale of TLC’s TV

“FOUR WEDDINGS”


Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014-2016, Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011-2013 and Gold Rated Awards™ 2011-2013


Atmosphere Productions LLC

Professional Disc Jockey Entertainment

PO Box 330303

West Hartford, CT 06133-0303

Phone: 860.231.7141

Skype: atmosphereproductions

Celebrating over 30 Years in the Wedding/DJ/Entertainment Music Business

Member of The DJ Network

Member of The West Hartford, CT Chamber of Commerce

Member of The Association of Professional Entertainers

DJ Times ~ Mobile DJ Of The Month

Former WKND Radio Air-Personality


Copyright © 2017 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved.



Happy New Year!!!!!.... Welcome to 2017!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Atmosphere Productions wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season

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THANKS for making 2016 a wonderful year!!! 

It’s our clients that make it all worthwhile. So, here’s wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a safe HOLIDAY SEASON! May your new hopes, aspirations, and resolutions for the coming year all come to be fulfilled. Have a happy New Year

Atmosphere Productions LLC is a CT Wedding DJ, providing professional mobile entertainment service, Music, Reception Entertainment Directors, MC and DJ’s primarily for Weddings in the Greater Hartford area but throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and in the New England area.

Specializing in wedding disc jockey entertainment, radio and club dj’s, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, guitarist, cocktail and chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.

For further information visit our website at www.atmosphere-productions.com

Contact us TODAY for FREE information.

DJ Sam

Sylvester Samuels

Reception Entertainment Director

As featured in Eric and Amanda’s winning wedding on the season finale of TLC’s TV

“FOUR WEDDINGS”

Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014-2016, Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011-2013 and Gold Rated Awards™ 2011-2013

Atmosphere Productions LLC

Professional Disc Jockey Entertainment

PO Box 330303

West Hartford, CT 06133-0303

Phone: 860.231.7141

Skype: atmosphereproductions

Celebrating over 30 Years in the Wedding/DJ/Entertainment Music Business

Member of The DJ Network

Member of The West Hartford, CT Chamber of Commerce

Member of The Association of Professional Entertainers

DJ Times ~ Mobile DJ Of The Month

Former WKND Radio Air-Personality

Copyright © 2017 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved.


Atmosphere Productions wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season

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