If I had to pick 2 words to describe this Sunday’s mix, they would be NONSTOP HITS.
It was a day of firsts as DJ Cut-a-Rug unleashed her very first mix on a room totally packed full of mostly newbies! The air conditioning that felt refreshing when we first walked in was no match for everyone jumping, runway walking, and invisible pony-riding all over the studio with abandon to this jam-packed playlist:
James Brown – I Feel Good
Gloria Jones – Tainted Love
The Who – Can’t Explain
The Knack – My Sharona
Little Richard – Tutti Frutti
Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole Lotta Shaking Going On
Otis Day & The Knights – Shout
Chuck Berry – Maybelline
ABBA – Take a Chance on Me
Bruce Springstein – Dancing in the Dark
Devo – Whip It
The Ramones – I Wanna be Sedated
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Prince – Raspberry Beret
Tom Jones – Sex Bomb
Le Tigre – Deceptacon
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Michael Franti – Shake it
And if we weren’t already feeling melted enough between the heat outside and the profuse sweating inside, that guitar solo in “My Sharona” definitely melted everyone’s faces off! How have I heard that song 1,000 times and never truly noticed it?
I’m not sure if DJ Cut-a-Rug meant to do this or not, but the way she ordered the playlist made me feel like we were
…and I. LOVED. IT. Just in case you missed Cut-a-Rug’s superb debut, let me try and set the scene for you with this video by the same name as our DJ:
So basically…we were in a dance studio much like that one, but multiply her by about 20, take away the outfit and the line dancing, AND that song, and…oh, never mind. There’s no way I can try re-create or explain the vibe that was in that room yesterday! Every single lady- especially each and every new one- shook it like a salt shaker, a polaroid picture, a tambourine, and Lady GaGa herself.
Kudos, DJ Cut-a-Rug! You cut us up with your tunes like no other.
Our Sunday summer schedule is still rolling along, which means NO DDPP on Sunday, the 17th. We’ll see you on the 24th for den mother/DJ Sex Frosting’s greatest hits birthday mix!!!