Here at Funkin we like to party and believe our range of ‘10 Second’ 100% natural cocktail mixers are the perfect ingredient for any celebration. But what other essentials make up a party to remember? We’ve teamed up with our favourite party girls to bring you a host of inspiration, tips, recipes and insider secrets to help you make your event stand-out from the crowd.
First up, international DJ and broadcaster extraordinaire, Goldierocks, talks about her ultimate party playlist and why she’s excited to be sharing her party secrets with Funkin fans over the coming months.
International DJ and broadcaster, Sam Hall (Goldierocks):
I’m a bit of an adventurer. I spend my life travelling from festival field, to supper club, beach bashes to raves in the desert, DJing around the world and trying to discover the best party on the planet.
And what timelessy goes hand in hand with exotic parties? Well cocktails of course! Some of my fondest memories are of sipping mojitos on Ipanema Beach in Brazil or watching the sunset in Jamaica at Sumfest reggae festival with a Pina Colada in hand; or at Floriditias in Havana, birth place of the daiquiri and Hemmingway’s favourite drinking spot.
That’s why I love the Funkin Brazilian mixer so much- it reminds me of my trip to Rio Carnival earlier this year. Dancing in the streets to samba, soaking in the colorful parades (wishing my legs were even half as long as the Carnival queens!) and then trekking through the Amazon rainforest. It even has Guarana in it for a little extra kick.. and after dancing all night, everyone can do with a little boost to keep the energy up.
My friends and I are pretty much cocktail obsessives and I’ve lost count of the number of giggly evenings over a daiquiri or three. I can’t wait to craft my own unique Goldierocks cocktail with the Funkin mixologists… something zesty yet classic I’m thinking.
My top tips for a winning house party? Fun people, stylish drinks and cracking tunes… oh and fancy dress of course! Feather headdresses and copious amounts of glitter are a must, as are tracks with a heavy bassline, something you can really let go and work your backbone to. I never will fail to be impressed if a date takes me to an unknown, secret cocktail bar.. somewhere you can cosy up in the corner and pretend you’re in Casablanca. I think that’s the key to a good night: little surprises, secret discoveries..
Listen to my: Funkin Ultimate Party Playlist
- My head is a jungle - An Ibiza anthem and probably one of my favourite places to sip cocktails at sunset.
- Walking with elephants - Heard booming out of festival fields up and down the country this summer and a quaint nod to my recent African DJ tour.
- The Heat - My favourite new band of the moment. Progressive, alternative r’n’b at its finest. Perfect listening while you’re getting ready to go out.
- Prince fatty - Carribean dancehall flavour with a UK twist! Someone pass me a Pina Colada..
- Fat freddys drop - Ultimate end of the night soundtrack.. cosy up with friend and sing along to this brilliant suf reggae.
- Chvrches - This electronic Scottish three piece can do no wrong in my opinion. Addictive electro pop at its best.
- Major Lazer - Reminds me of my adventures at Burning Man this summer and watching Diplo’s secret set. Proper windy grindy tune.
- Scott bradlee - The now iconic Beyonce classic gets an electro swing reworking. Great sing along sophisticated pop track.
- Linden jay - Hot new producer to keep you ears out for. Effortlessly cool and perfect weekend soundtrack.
- Kimbra - cameo lover - Kimbra’s solo work is phenomenal. You may remember her from feat in Gotye’s global smash? Soaring vocals and again incredibly funky.
Watch this space for more party inspiration from Goldierocks, plus party style and recipe ideas from some of our favourite fashion, beauty and food bloggers.
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