My favorite dance music or dance club mixes – now that would make a fun (for some) mix-tape.
What would I include on this high octane adventure in music?
“Insanity” by Oceanic
This came out when I was in high school and I thought it was the best song ever. It was such a different sound to everything else that was around at that time. In reflection, it’s not the best song ever but it does still stir up great memories. The video also reminds me of how amazingly bad (but great) the 90s were.
“The Key, The Secret” by Urban Cookie Collective
This pretty much falls into the same category as the song above but when I hear it now, it still sounds semi fresh. I used to work in a bank where keys were needed for everything. Quite often people would ask “have you got the key?” and every time I would reply “yes, do you have the secret?”. I’m sure people tired of it after the second time….I didn’t – isn’t it great when you can always make yourself laugh?
“Set You Free” by N-Trance
I’ll class this song as a “rollover song” because it originally came out before I went to University but was then re-released during my first “mad year”. I love the way it just starts off so slow and then builds and builds until it’s an anthem.
“Dr Jones” by Aqua
Dance music wouldn’t be dance music without some cheesy little euro number so I give to you, Aqua. I requested this song so many times in night clubs and ended up missing it when it eventually did get played, subsequently got shouted at by the DJ for not getting on the dance floor. Also, I still have visions of ironing boards flying out of windows when I hear this song….don’t ask.
“9pm (till I come)” by ATB
This was a big hit during my final year at University when I should have been all grown up and studying hard. I was, to an extent….but other people weren’t. I used to hear this song pumping out from cars driving past my apartment while I was pretending to revise. They always managed to time it just perfectly so that when they passed my window it played the “doo doooo doo doo dooo” part (easier if you just listen at 0.31 in the video)