Let’s Dance is a mixtape exploring the samples that contributed to a lot of my favorite dance music. DJ Neil Armstrong has been a huge influence on me both as a DJ and a music lover. This mixtape is definitely a tip of the cap to his ‘Original’ series. Let’s dance covers house, techno, dubstep, trap, funk, nu wave, samba, disco, hip hop, latin funk and a lot more. It’s all about blending the old with the new to create a mix that is fun to listen to, and might also teach you a little bit about where it all came from.
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I started tracking Let’s Dance in 2011, shortly after I moved to LA. I wanted to give this thing time to breathe so I only returned to it intermittently when something new had inspired me to take the next step. It was important to me to create a mixtape that I could perform almost the same live. I recorded the mix in 2-4 songs segments, re-recording each section until I got it right. I didn’t want this to sound like an Ableton mix where everything is perfectly aligned. You will definitely hear my hands on the records. That’s just the deal when you are blending classic boogaloo with 90s electronic pop. I like that organic feel in my mixtapes.
Walken In The Studio Intro
The Eurythmics /Alice DJ – Here Comes The Rain Again
Duck Sauce/Final Edition – aNYway
Bony M/Duck Sauce – Barbara Streissand
Modjo/Chic – Lady
Boy Meets Girl/Mylo – Waiting For A Star To Fall
Eric Prydz/Stevie Winwood – Call On Me
Justice/The Brothers Johnson – Newjack
Justice/Goblin – Phantom
Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT Remix x P.Y.T.)
Jay-Z – On To The Next One
T.I./Crystal Waters – Why You Wanna
The Jets/Nero – Crush On You
Cassius/Gladys Knight – I Love You So
Etta James/Avicii – Levels (Skrillex Remix)
Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Gary Wright/Armand Van Helden – My My My
Taylor Dayne/Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul
Carrie Lucas/Armand Van Helden – U Don’t Know Me
Stardust/Chaka Khan – Music Sounds Better With You
Fatboy Slim/Ann Robinson – Gangster Tripping
Sly & The Family Stone/Eumir Deodato – Walken’s Favorite Fatboy Slim Joint
Gwen McCrae/Cassius – Feeling For You
The Bucketheads/Chicago – The Bomb!
Schooly D/The Crusaders/The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
Gary Numan/Basement Jaxx – Where’s your head at?
C&C Music Factory/Lyn Collins/Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock – It Takes Two Medly
Loleatta Holloway/Marky Mark – Good Vibrations
Gloria Gaynor/Black Box – Strike It Up
The Brothers Johnson/Snap! – The Power
Jocelyn Brown/Bizarre Inc. – I’m Gonna Get You
Deee-Lite/Ray Barretto/Vernon Burch– Groove Is In The Heart
La Bouche – Be My Lover
Marshall Jefferson/Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam
George Duke/Daft Punk – Digital Love
Breakwater/Daft Punk – Robot Rock
Little Anthony & The Imperials/Daft Punk – Crescendolls
Edwin Birdsong/Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Sister Sledge/Daft Punk – Aerodynamic
Eddie Johns/Daft Punk – One More Time x Serafin Trap Remix
Maple Syrup & Christopher Walken Outro
HUGE shouts to actor and hilarious motherfucker Jon Woodward Kirby for his top-notch Christopher Walken impression. Robot Eating Dragon was a big part of both this project and my introduction to dance music in general. If not for his contributions, this mixtape would not exist. Much love to all my Gratuity fam, you guys are the reason I love DJing. Large ups to my DJ crew, The Playground Legends: DJ Son, DJ Dos-A & Van Valey. Peace to everyone who has supported me in LA. See you on the dance floor!