Soul Explosion

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At our last dance party on Friday, Oct. 16th, we danced our butts off to a playlist courtesy of DJ Prisoner (okay–that’s me!) I packed the music mix with an hour’s worth of soul music–and soul-inspired funk, rhythm & blues, and rock.  I’ve been listening to a lot of soul lately.  This summer, I watched the documentary movie Respect Yourself: The Story of Stax Records and the soundtrack was just too good to not submerse myself in it for longer.  At least nine of the tracks on this playlist are from Stax recording artists.  I’m always looking for inspiration for another playlist to share at DDPP so right after I watched the movie, I began putting together this soul mix.  What inspires you to create playlists?

This little kid in the video is channeling his inner Godfather of Soul (James Brown).

The complete playlist for Soul Explosion:

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I selected the warm-up song from another movie–Jim Jarmusch’s latest Only Lovers Left Alive.  Who doesn’t love dancing vampires?

Miss out on Soul Explosion?  You have another chance to dance this month yet.  We have a 5th Friday in October–so we’ll be meeting to dance again on Friday Oct. 30th, at 8pm.  Get ready for fun!  We’ll see you on the dance floor.

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Mercury in Retrograde

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Everyone can relate to relationship woes, so we all felt connected to DJ Dewey Dancimal’s Mercury in Retrograde mix when we danced together on Friday, October 2. We were only four, but we kept it fierce as we rocked out to loud tunes–both new and old–on the dance floor. Many thanks to DJ Dewey Dancimal for making this awesome playlist.  Check out the complete list of songs:

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Remember this song?  What a creative video!

Would you like to make a themed mix? Anyone who has joined us at least once is welcome to contact the Den Mothers about DJing on a future Friday! Our next dance will be his month’s third Friday, October 16th, at Martell’s in Highland Square at 8pm. We’ll be hosting DJ Prisoner with a brand new music mix entitled Soul ExplosionCheck out the fb event.  Will we see you there?!  Don’t forget–October features a 5th Friday.  We’ll be dancing on Friday Oct. 30th as well!  Make the commitment to rock all month long!