Naughty music needed
May 27, 2010 10:11 AM   Subscribe

Imagine a party à la Madonna's Justify my Love video. What music would you play?
posted by Dragonness to Media & Arts (31 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

Best answer: Massive Attack's "Mezzanine" album, for one.
posted by Atom12 at 10:13 AM on May 27, 2010 [3 favorites]

Oh yeah, Massive Attack, definitely.
posted by Opal at 10:15 AM on May 27, 2010

Probably Starseeds.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 10:21 AM on May 27, 2010

Peaches, Nightmares on Wax - Carboot soul, Prince, Verve Remixed (some from vol 1 and vol 2, and especially 'Whatever Lola Wants').
posted by zpousman at 10:26 AM on May 27, 2010

Portishead's Glory Box
posted by pised at 10:27 AM on May 27, 2010

Love and Rockets' "Hot Trip To Heaven" album.
posted by The World Famous at 10:35 AM on May 27, 2010

The Knife, The XX, The Raveonettes
posted by Threeway Handshake at 10:39 AM on May 27, 2010

About half the tracks off of Traci Lords "1000 Fires" -- "I Want You" in particular.
posted by Gucky at 10:57 AM on May 27, 2010

"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga. Really. Maybe some Janet Jackson.
posted by QIbHom at 11:09 AM on May 27, 2010

Best answer: Tricky's "Maxinquaye" and "Pre-Millenium Tension" albums.
posted by The World Famous at 11:10 AM on May 27, 2010 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Love the suggestions, thank you so much, and please keep them coming. I need several hours worth of music. The trippy vibe feels spot on, but I'm open...
posted by Dragonness at 11:35 AM on May 27, 2010

Best answer: Goldfrapp's Supernature has some worthwhile material - particularly "Slide In", "Lovely 2 C U" and, of course, "Ooh La La". Though there a little higher tempo than Mezzanine (if you're using that as your baseline) so time it appropriately in the night.

older Depeche Mode works, particularly Violator and Ultra; and specifically "Useless", "Barrel of a Gun", "Personal Jesus", "Policy of Truth" (the Goldfrapp cover of "Halo" from the Remix collection is also worth seeking out)

Some Sigur Ros could work though most of it is too twee and precious for this mood. "Takk" is worth considering, as is possibly "Untitled 6" from () as it has a slow build and crescendo that can feel like arousal and climax in audio form.

Some tribal bellydance can work ... Niyaz ("Dilruba"), Beats Antique ("Roustabout", 'Beauty Beats") and Natacha Atlas ("Leysh N'atarak" and her covers of "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "I Put A Spell On You") are contenders if you want to add a bit of middle eastern flavor to the soundtrack.

Also, depending on whether this is an actual participatory party as opposed to a private fetish-themed dance night, you might want some more unobtrusive, lyric-less background music. In this case, you'd be looking at some of the usual suspects in lounge/downtempo --Thievery Corp, Chillout compilations, etc. Just be sure to balance this mood and ensure that it's unobtrusive but bring the tempo down so far that your guests just wind up falling asleep.
posted by bl1nk at 11:40 AM on May 27, 2010

Response by poster: bl1nk, brilliant, especially love the Middle Eastern touch.
posted by Dragonness at 11:53 AM on May 27, 2010

Die Form, definitely!
posted by infinitywaltz at 11:55 AM on May 27, 2010

human nature, madonna.
posted by crawfo at 11:59 AM on May 27, 2010

Specific song recommendations:

Apparat - "Hailin from the Edge"
Primal Scream - "Some Velvet Morning"
Sneaker Pimps - "Six Underground"
Ladytron - "Fighting in Built Up Areas"
Bjork - "Enjoy"
Brazilian Girls - "Homme"
posted by superquail at 12:19 PM on May 27, 2010 [1 favorite]

Consider Morphine's "Cure for Pain" album.
Blonde Redhead's "Misery is a Butterfly" album, too.
Also, some of Garbage's darker-sounding stuff.
"Sin" by Nine Inch Nails.
"Trophy" by Bat For Lashes

And I found this song recommended somewhere else on Metafilter, so now I will pay it forward: "Tear You Apart" by She Wants Revenge.
posted by millipede at 12:26 PM on May 27, 2010

I can't believe someone beat me to the Brazilian Girls! Anyway, seconding that. A few more tracks that might be fun:
The Kills (not to be confused with The Killers) "U.R.A. Fever"
Depeche Mode "Judas." The Tricky cover of that is pretty good, too...maybe even better.
Faithless's "Reverence" album, also their best of, contain some great, great tracks. Try "If Lovin' You is Wrong."
posted by deep thought sunstar at 1:05 PM on May 27, 2010

Lionel Richie - Dancing On the Ceiling. This always gets them going. Oh and "the look" by Roxette as well.
posted by matt755811 at 1:34 PM on May 27, 2010

Response by poster: You're amazing, thank you, thank you, thank you! I have a lot of listening to do over the next few days. Loads of fantastic stuff in here.
posted by Dragonness at 1:54 PM on May 27, 2010

Baxter's first album, Baxter.

The Swedish electronica Baxter, not the post-hardcore Chicago Baxter, to be specific.
posted by buzzkillington at 2:36 PM on May 27, 2010

Best answer: Some great suggestions already. A few more to listen to off the top of my head:

Juno Reactor - God is God
Soft Cell - Sex Dwarf
Lords of Acid - I Sit on Acid (Remix)
Oakenfold (f. Brittany Murphy) - Faster Kill Pussycat
NIN - Get Down Make Love
Madonna - Erotica
Poe - Hey Pretty

Sounds like a fun party :)
posted by witchstone at 3:13 PM on May 27, 2010

Adding another: Poe - Junkie. witchstone reminded me Poe exists!

(I love this thread. I love this kind of music. Watching closely!)
posted by millipede at 3:22 PM on May 27, 2010

Janet Jackson's Velvet Rope album is pretty kinky.

Vanessa Daou's Zipless is a little poppy but has some seriously scary-hot-sexy lyrics. "Long Tunnel of Wanting You" is the first track, for example.

Kylie Mingue "Slow" on Body Language. Actually there's lots of good tracks on there.
posted by chairface at 3:54 PM on May 27, 2010

Oh, and one of your tags reminded me of an old favorite:

Vicious Pink - Fetish

and then for a wilder part of the evening, the sexy techno remix of "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana:

Apotheosis - O Fortuna
posted by witchstone at 5:38 PM on May 27, 2010

Lots of sexy sexy in this previous ask mefi thread.

Since you're doing Madonna already: Deeper and Deeper
Peaches - Fuck the Pain Away
Macy Gray - Caligula
posted by Bron at 8:44 PM on May 27, 2010

Frankie - Relax
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Pet Shop Boys - It's a Sin, Being Boring
Joan Jett - Fetish
Divynls - I Touch Myself, Sex Will Keep Us Together
Pulp - This is Hardcore
Enigma - Principles of Lust

Some of my suggestions may be a bit rock-y for your taste, though.
posted by rodgerd at 1:53 AM on May 28, 2010

Get Down Make Love by Queen
Love is the Drug by Roxy Music
Tell Me by Billie Myers
posted by Oriole Adams at 2:01 AM on May 28, 2010

Twilight Singers?
posted by Atom12 at 6:59 AM on May 28, 2010

Pure & Easy
posted by The Whelk at 11:44 AM on May 28, 2010

Pink -Oh My God
posted by newpotato at 4:05 PM on May 28, 2010

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