Last July I did a gig at Dance Yrself Clean at YES – a colourful queer dance party celebrating LCD Soundsystem, DFA Records, 80s pop, Chemical Brothers, Simian Mobile Disco, Robyn and the environs. It was nice for me to play outside of my comfort zone (i.e. melancholy soul that makes everyone want to cry and go home). A practice mix that I did for the night came up on shuffle recently and I ended up doing a protracted, ungainly dance-based work-out to it that I’m glad only my houseplants bore witness to.
I thought I’d share it with all you fitness freaks and newly-minted runners.
It starts off really big, daft and cheesy and gets quite nasty and menacing at the end – like all the best parties.
There’s an under-appreciated Annie Lennox track on there, some old DFA stuff, a track that sounds a bit like a George Michael B-side, but isn’t, some Thunderdome rave and a mental Soulwax remix that I remember playing at my 30th. Perversely I forgot to play any LCD!
ALL LIVE, NO JIVE!
Artefact added : 18th June 2020