Let’s Dance! February 1, 2017

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With the WVEW Groundhog Day Dance Party coming up the next day, we made a modest attempt to play even more dance music than usual on Bubble Wrap this week.  It seems easy but when you actually try to come up with universal dance list for everyone, you find that there’s no way.  People like to dance to all kinds of music.

So we indulged ourselves.  CG contributed a hard-to-find Prince side project from the Purple Rain era — “Modernaire” by Dez Dickerson, along with NPG’s “Free The Music” and Prince’s extended version of “America.”  I threw in “Wipe That Sound” by Mouse on Mars and my new favorite dance tune, “Dance It Down” by The Pool.  Going out to a listener was REM’s surprisingly danceable “End of the World As We Know It.”

Otherwise, it was a hastily thrown together mix of newer stuff, some of which I quite liked.  For instance, Thula Borah’s “Confabulation” (from Glasgow!), Split Single’s “Untry Love” (pleasantly pop), and Kaytranada’s “Together.”

This week’s compulsive hum was “Revolution” by Van William — check it out, you’ll be humming it too.

February 1, 2017
Let’s Dance

Dez Dickerson – Modernaire
De La Soul – Roller Skating Jam Called Saturday (Ladies Nite Decision)

Thundercat – Show You The Way
Mouse On Mars – Wipe That Sound
Dom Robinson – Good Love
Rachel Mallin – Dropout

Thelma Houston – You Used To Hold Me So Tight
Cherelle – Didn’t Mean To Turn You On
NPG – Free The Music

Thula Borah – Confabulation
Laughed The Boy – Muscle Memory
Split Single – Untry Love

Prince – America (extended version)

The Pool – Dance It Down
Kaytranada – Together (feat. AlunaGeorge and Goldlink)
A-Grav Lab – Spacewalkers
Van William – Revolution

REM – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It
Loose Ens – Hangin’ On A String (All Night Mix)