MC Escher Throwing It Down

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MC Escher here. Each of the songs on tonight’s playlist (4/12/17) went through a rigorous screening process. First, I put on each track to see how it sounded while I rolled up and down on the stairs at my summer villa. Then I shouted, “OW THE PAIN IT HURTS” and the neighbors told me to keep it down. Then I yelled back at them and they threw tin cans at me. Then I rolled down the stairs some more and noticed that sometimes I landed on the roof and sometimes on the mezzanine. This provided some degree of confusion for my Fitbit. Next, I hired an intern and entombed them in my lab, while forcing them to wear ridiculous clothes. That didn’t do much for figuring out which songs to include on the playlist but it did entertain me immensely. Then I entombed myself in the lab and dressed up in ridiculous clothes. Then I threw the interns down the stairs. Then I threw the neighbors down the stairs. It was settled! The playlist was complete! Enjoy the fruits of my labor!

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We try not to talk about it too often, but Dance Dance Party Party has a bit of a fanbase.

 

Sure, there were those recent mentions in Pure Wow and Chicago Magazine (#humblebrag), but it’s particularly exciting when we hear that we’re having an influence on the next generation of dancers. So when Friend of the Dance Party Mark M. mentioned that his four- and two-year-old daughters had started having their own DDPP-inspired dance parties in their living room, we were charmed.

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THEN we heard he’d started assembling a multi-hour playlist of songs he imagined our generation(s) of DDPP Chicago dancers would enjoy and we knew we had to get our hands on it.

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Some heartbreaking cuts and a sprinkle of the new Lorde later (forgive us? We’re obsessed), and all of a sudden we had only our fourth-ever playlist put together by a dude. And it ruled!

Thanks, DJ L-Town!

DJ Crock-attack On the Hunt

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Talk about murder on the dancefloor! We fell prey to DJ Crock-attack’s rockin’ playlist of juicy jams last Wednesday (March 29th) with such abandon that by the end of the hour, all we wanted to do was lie in shallow water and have our bellies pet like tamed beasts. We were sweaty dancers! Hear us roar!

The calls of DJ Crock-attack (djius crocodylinae impetus):

Taking a Definitive Course of Action with DJ WiffleWaffle

Do you like waffles? Yeah, we like waffles! DJ WiffleWaffle, that is!

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In spite of her moniker, DJ WiffleWaffle took a stance with her first DDPP playlist: she was going to get us movin’ with purpose last Wednesday (3/22). And she did. The lights were low, the music was high, and it gave us that chance to be the dancing queens we wanted to be. Ain’t no wafflin’ when DJ WiffleWaffle rolls out a deep crisp golden playlist!

What was on the grill:

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Since I am on a roll of posting late blog post, I decided today could be a two for one day. Many moons ago (2/12) DJ E=QC^2 shared with all of us another fast paced mix about the ups and downs, the joys and atrocities of dating in 2017 (especially in February). Dating can lead to finding your soulmate or just finding some meaningless sex. Sometimes you’re simply happy you made it though the date.

Our lovely DJ highlighted that anything can happen, and sometimes the key to getting through it is just to dance. Dance when a date is amazing, dance when a date is dud. Dance when you’re lonely, dancing when you’re surrounded by friends. For DJ E=QC^2 the key is to dance and get through it.

All of these songs except one (“How Do I Know If We Found Love”) are on Spotify.

Sometimes You Just Wanna Dance!

The wait is finally over…three weeks after DJ Sex Frosting sent her playlist (2/19) in two weeks late, I am finally emotionally equipped to discuss this ridiculous mix. Let’s start off with that fact that we had “worship”, “fireball”, “let’s go crazy” and “B.O.B” all on the same playlist. Who does that? I know, DJ Sex Frosting does. Oh wait, there’s more. Yes, there was also a song about the amazingness that is Beyonce. This mix had all the ladies in attendance just WERKing the floor.

Thanks DJ Sex Frosting, for helping me sweat out of my hair and have no cares. Ladies, if you are looking for a good time or you just want to dance, please see the mix below.

Thank you for being a friend, DJ Dorothy Zbornak!

I may not know a lot in this world but I do know this: The Golden Girls knew how to party!

Those marvelous mavens of Miami Beach were the OG of girl power! They had each other’s backs, knew how to crack a joke and how to take one, and best of all, no judgments of themselves or others… sounds like a certain ladies-only dance party, right?!

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We know Blanche, Estelle, Betty, and Dorothy would be all about DDPP so we were honored to welcome DJ DOROTHY ZBORNAK to the dance floor this week!

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DJ Peterman Catalog Turns the Page to Birthday Dance Jubilee

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DJ Peterman Catalog celebrated turning another year older and pretty much everybody in the world turned out for her dance party. It was crowded, sweaty and joyous. To celebrate the fact that her birthday falls on March 8th, International Women’s Day, her lady-focused playlist was there to BRING IT, honey.

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We didn’t care about our reputation, knew we were born this way, felt good as hell and knew that things will change, things will go our way, if we could just, hold on, one more day. You know what’s a party? A room full of dancing well-wishers!

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Happy birthday, DJ Peterman Catalog! We’re happy to celebrate it with you!

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Lady jam birthday playlist here!