Monday, October 03, 2011

Dance mix

So Puck and I have been talking about doing a dance mix together. So this is my contribution so far. It's kind of repetitive, but I guess dance music is like that. Once we fold in Puck's contributions, we might have a pretty good result.
  1. Till The Torture Ends (Fissunix) - a mashup of Britney's "Till the World Ends" and "Torture" by the Jacksons. I love the old 80's bass line from the old Jacksons tune. For those of you who are too young to remember, this song is from the "Victory" album, which was the first time Michael reunited with his brothers after establishing himself as a great solo artist.
  2. On the Floor (Jennifer Lopez) - It mixes cities, countries and continents indiscriminately, but the lambada carries the day.
  3. Carry Out (Timbaland, featuring Justin Timberlake) - from Timbaland's solo record, Shock Value II, which also includes songs featuring Katy Perry, Nelly Furtado and Miley Cyrus.
  4. 4 Minutes (Madonna, featuring Justin Timberlake) - from the movie soundtrack of "Get Smart," the big screen remake of one of my favorite old TV shows.
  5. Super Bass (Nicki Minaj) - such a catchy song, makes me wish I had subwoofers in Yoshi.
  6. I Gotta Feeling (The Black Eyed Peas) - not strictly a dance track, but a toe-tapper nonetheless.
  7. Slow (Kylie Minogue) - from an old album called "Body Language" it's the British version of Britney.
  8. Circus Numb Encore! (Robin Skouteris) - a mashup of Britney's "Circus" and "Numb Encore" by Linkin Park and Jay-Z. The first mashup song I ever heard, and it was love at first listen.
  9. Rolling Till The World Ends (Jarod Ripley) - a mashup of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and Britney's "Till the World Ends". The challenge? Make Adele danceable. And it succeeds.
  10. Against The Floor (Robin Skouteris) - a mashup of "On the Floor" by Jennifer Lopez, "Hold it Against Me" by Britney Spears and "S&M" by Rihanna. Probably Robin's second-best mix, after L.O.V.E., his tribute to Michael Jackson.
  11. SexyBack (Justin Timberlake). I first heard this used at a professional ballroom dance competition and it just stuck with me for weeks until I could find it on iTunes.
  12. Drop Dead Pretty Girl YEAH (Jimmy Klok) - a mashup of Britney Spears' "(Drop Dead) Beautiful" and Chris Brown's "Yeah 3X" and Keri Hilson's "Pretty Girl Rock". Another great mix off the Mash Fatale album.
  13. Starstruck (Lady Gaga, featuring Space Cowboy and Flo Rida). Puck and I always wonder why this song isn't more popular. We both think it's one of Lady Gaga's best.
  14. Seal It With A Peacock (Dylan Vasey & OneLove) - a mashup of Katy Perry's "Peacock" featuring Pitbull and Britney Spears. Always fun to make peacock noises at the end of this song.
  15. Lose Control (Timbaland, featuring JoJo). A very catchy, tuneful song. Timbaland doesn't get much recognition as a solo artist as he does when he collaborates.
  16. One More Dance! (Robin Skouteris) - a mashup of Daft Punk's "One More Time" and Madonna's "Into the Groove". Another one that brings back memories of the 80s.
  17. S&M Remix (Rihanna and Britney Spears). When I saw Britney and Rihanna perform this at last year's VMAs, I was blown away. A great dance duet.
  18. Gimme More (Britney Spears). From her under the "Radar" album Blackout, which I picked up used just to try it out after seeing a favorable review on a Borders staff picks once.
  19. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (Arcade Fire). Also not really a dance song, and lyrics are too serious for this mix, but it's a different kind of beat.
  20. It's All Over But The Crying (Remix) (Garbage). Slowing it down now, this is from the band's greatest hits collection, Absolute Garbage.
  21. Nil Recurring (Porcupine Tree). An instrumental bridge, featuring guitar from the great Robert Fripp.
  22. Wedding Nails (Porcupine Tree). A second instrumental bridge, which I rediscovered in watching my concert DVD, which the band plays it at a slightly faster tempo and nails it.
  23. Hey, Soul Sister (Train). After all the dancing, here's a song just to sing along with, and my favorite tune over the last month or so.