Monday, January 18, 2016

Blue Jean

Thursday, January 14, 2016

David Bowie's Best Dance Songs

I had to make peace with the reality that this genius musical artist has left us too soon. So what better way than to list my best David Bowie dance songs that can make me break down and cry! See you in the cosmos!

We begin with "Let's Spend The Night together". It is a great fast pace rock foot stomping classic that always amazes.

then here is the  haunting and dramatic Owellian inspired song filled with power and always makes me want to move:

Just as good and hard and as the disco version period.

Needs no explanation!

An ode to the DJ's of the world! Beautiful

This is one of the New Romantic anthems for all the dance floors of past and present

Traaaansmission.....need I say more

Oh and this one is pretty much the cosmic disco version of the original. Brilliant!

This one never cease to amaze. Pure brilliance! One of my favorites. The break here is Balearic magic.

This one is a stunner. Hard to pin point but to me,  this is a sweet and countrified journey. A dance classic in my book!

Of course this the major one that could never have happened without Nile Rogers! An indisputable dance classic!

and this is the other monster dance classic from the same era!  

 The 90's version has more punch yet keeping the integrity of the original

This one is an interesting '90's take on the original classic. It has grown on me through out the years!

This Pet Shop Boys production designed to please  the hardcore gay boys at the clubs!

James Murphy did an amazing remix here with Bowie's 2013 brilliant comeback album The Next Day.  This remix brought me full New Romanticism circle by adding sections from "Ashes to Ashes".

and pretty much everything from Young Americans, even the slow ones where Bowie merged beautifully soul and the Philadelphia sound from the title track to "Fascination" and  "Right which is t is one of my all time favorite to close any night of dancing.

 and I of course this list  wouldn't be complete with "Young Americans". This was a live version from the Dick Cavett show from 1974.  Pure brilliance!

Other songs that deserve to be on this list but made it very difficult for me  to choose, so I will call it
The honorable mention list:

Rebel Rebel 
Rebel Never Gets Old 
Fame 90 (House Mix)
China Girl
Something in the Air (American Psycho Remix)
Dancing in the Street
Time Will Crawl (Remix)
Loving the Alien (12 Inch)
Without You
Blue Jean
Up the Hill Backwards
Scary Monsters and Super Creeps
Boys Keep Swinging
Breaking Glass (Extended)
Beauty and The Beast
Ashes to Ashes
Golden Years 
Watch That Man
Hang Onto Yourself
Diamond Dogs
Suffragette City 
Be My Wife
Look Back in Anger

Monday, January 11, 2016

R.I.P Beautiful Alien: David Bowie 1947-2016

Loss of words and sad for one of the greatest, a true legend and a one of a kind artist/genius/pioneer has left us to another galaxy.  I just finished listening to "Blackstar". Wow! My heart goes out his friends and family. See you on the next plane my beautiful alien.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Do It Now: First week of 2016

Happy weekend! I'm so feeling this tune tonight! Hard to believe this is already 16 years ago! Pre-9/11, I vividly recalled just moved into Willamsburg living very simple, freelancing as an artist and this just filled me well. San Francisco's own Dubtribe Sound System had some amazing tunes that were hard to resist during that wonderful time when deep house was at its peak from 1996-2001.  Their Body & Soul classic of "Equatorial" is nothing short of  genius on the dance floor.  However, "Do It Now" has  managed to be their quintessential classic.  The song merges well the beauty and fantasy of house and disco all wrapped into one while evoking classics such as  Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman" and Frankie Knuckles  late '80s house anthem "Tears". This 13 minute song along with  creators Sunshine Jones & Moombean Jones on vocals is nothing short sweet. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 2, 2016


We begin the year 2016 with this amazing 1983 classic by Sinnamon. Enjoy!

Friday, January 1, 2016

RIP Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole 1950 - 2016

R.I.P. the great Natalie Cole. You will be missed and your legacy in dance music will live on forever. Here is the dance classic "Pink Cadillac". Just fabulous!