Rare, interesting, awesome dance tracks needed!
January 19, 2012 6:23 AM Subscribe
Accidental DJ is on deck - I need alternative/underground/indie/queer dance hits of the last decade, any genre. Help me minimize looking a fool!
posted by Frowner to media & arts (31 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
So I am DJing an event (strictly amateur hour up here, though - by "DJ" I mean "play songs in an appealing sequence" not actual mixing). And it turns out to be a longer set than I thought, so my meager selection just won't cut it any more. I've been through many, many past questions tagged "music" and found some really incredibly great stuff...but I still need more.
So, mefites, what obscure, outside-the-mainstream, oddball dance hits have you danced to in the past decade or so? They can be from anywhere, pretty much any genre...the crowd likes what the kids like now, you know, sort of house-inflected stuff, bounce, that kind of thing, but I can play what I please and it's easier to find current stuff on my own than older stuff.
I'm especially interested in stuff that was played in queer/GLBTQ circles and in...oh, geez, whatever replaced "conscious" hiphop...Like, I'm going to play this Boots Riley/Galactic track, stuff like that. And what do the kids listen to at all those street party/demonstration things?
Sort of sexually explicit is okay, but not preferred (I'm kind of uptight like that, I just can't help it). Really misogynist/creepy/gross stuff is deprecated, as is intentionally or accidentally racist stuff. (Like, if I were playing eighties music I wouldn't play "Turning Japanese" or "Walk Like An Egyptian".)
Stuff I'm playing already: Yelle, Janelle Monae, Thrashing Doves, Big Freedia, Buzzcocks, Gang of Four, Liquid Liquid, Gossip, Talking Heads. Thank you, mefites!