White House Correspondents Dinner: My playlist from the Thomson Reuters pre-dinner cocktail and after-party at the Washington Hilton, April 29, 2017:

Saturday night, I DJ’d the Thomson Reuters parties for the #WHCD. This was the third year I joined Thomson Reuters in celebrating (musically) journalism in all its forms. And, this year, it seemed more important than ever to reaffirm the First Amendment and the vital role a vibrant press corps.

The view from behind the decks, before and after:

I Am the Black Gold of the Sun — Nuyorican Soul

Can I Get A Witness — Sofa Surfers

Jackie Go! — Ursula 1000

Saltwater — Geowulf

Royals — Lorde (The Weeknd Remix)

Pusherman — Curtis Mayfield

Fedime’s Flight — Jazzanova

Pick Up the Pieces — Average White Band

Howlin’ For You — The Black Keys

Down on the Corner — Creedence Clearwater Revival

Oxford Comma — Vampire Weekend

Boogie Shoes — L.C. and the Sunshine Band

Wild and Loose — The Time

Locked Out of Heaven — Bruno Mars

Give It Up or TurnIt Loose — James Brown

September — Earth Wind & Fire

Best of My Love — The Emotions

Genius of Love — Tom Tom Club

Uptight — Stevie Wonder

Part in That Show — Chris Joss

Multiply — Jamie Lidell

We the People…. — A Tribe Called Quest

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Star Wars/Cantina Band — Meco

Starboy — The Weeknd

West End Girls — Pet Shop Boys

Leave a Trace — Chvrches (Goldroom Remix)

24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Groove is in the Heart — Deee-Lite

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go — Wham!

Mo Money Mo Problems — Notorious B.I.G.

Holiday — Madonna (Farb2 E So Ldi Remix)

Caught Up in You — 38 Special

Bonnie & Clyde ‘03 — Arrested Development/Jay-Z/DJ Crooked

Drop It Like It’s Hot — Snoop Dog, Pharrell

The Motto — Drake

SexyBack — Justin Timberlake

Shake It Off — Taylor Swift

Hello — Martin Solveig & Dragonette

Birthday — Katy Perry

Pass the Dutchie — Musical Youth

Let’s Get It On — Jack Black

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