30-Minute Dance Party

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This half hour uptempo mix of beats, rock, soul (and De la Soul) starts off with Seattle band Grace Love and the True Loves. Sails through city streets with a teenage Aretha Franklin (in the world’s coolest pink-striped pants) and De La, then hits the stage with the latest from Jon Spencer, Peaches and Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon.

All dance beats after that. Larse, Felt This and Until The Ribbon Breaks are all recent favorites for the floor. The mashup of Prince’s “Controversy” and Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster…” ends it off with a bang.

Happy holidays and vacation days to everyone. Never stop dancing.

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Tune in to DJ Michele Myers Friday nights at 9pm on KEXP Seattle. A live DJ for select events, she’s performed at Seattle Space Needle New Year’s EveBumbershoot and Doe Bay Festival. This New Year’s Eve Michele spins as part of the Everett Music Initiative for a big party with dance-worthy Seattle bands Lemolo and Sisters. Tickets here.

Michele’s produced over 200 radio episodes for KEXP Documentaries. Her book “50 Tips for Artists in the Music Business” has gotten rave reviews from readers. Find Michele’s other writing at The Smithsonian InstituteExperience Music ProjectThe University of Washington and NPR

 

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Turning Leaves Playlist: Rock, Soul & EDM

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Stream my Turning Leaves Playlist for inspiring songs about starting a new life chapter.

Moving on tracks from Jamie Woon, The Rolling Stones, Miguel, !!!, Ceelo Green, James Brown, Charles Bradley, Poolside, Disclosure (with Sam Smith), Superhumanoids and Goldfrapp.

Tune in to DJ Michele Myers Friday nights at 9pm on KEXP Seattle. A live DJ for select events, she’s performed at Seattle Space Needle New Year’s EveBumbershoot and Doe Bay FestivalNew Year’s Eve Michele spins as part of the Everett Music Initiative for the NYE at The Ballroom party with dance-worthy Seattle band Sisters.

Michele’s produced over 200 radio episodes for KEXP Documentaries. Her book “50 Tips for Artists in the Music Business” has gotten rave reviews from readers. Find Michele’s other writing at The Smithsonian InstituteExperience Music ProjectThe University of Washington and NPR

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DJ Michele’s Summer BBQ Playlist: Beats, Rock & Soul

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My Summer BBQ Playlist has upbeat songs from: Smoove & Turrell, Stevie Wonder, Until The Ribbon Breaks, Dag, Mayer Hawthorne, Leon Bridges, Jill Scott with Jazzanova, Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers, Ramones, Sleater-Kinney, Beach Day, Odesza, DJ Shadow, Major Laser & Deltron 3030.

Tune in to DJ Michele Myers Friday nights at 9pm on KEXP Seattle. A live DJ for select events, she’s performed at Seattle Space Needle New Year’s EveBumbershoot and Doe Bay FestivalNew Year’s Eve Michele spins as part of the Everett Music Initiative for the NYE at The Ballroom party with dance-worthy Seattle band Sisters.

Michele’s produced over 200 radio episodes for KEXP Documentaries. Her book “50 Tips for Artists in the Music Business” has gotten rave reviews from readers. Find Michele’s other writing at The Smithsonian InstituteExperience Music ProjectThe University of Washington and NPR

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Electronic Crush: Icy Hot Dance Songs from Röyksopp, Robyn and Zola Jesus

Scene from Röyksopp & Robyn's "Monument"

Scene from Röyksopp & Robyn’s “Monument”

The most memorable music released in the past year includes songs by Zola Jesus and Until The Ribbon Breaks.

Norwegian band Röyksopp also teams up with Swedish vocalist Robyn for one of the best dance floor tracks of the decade.

Röyksopp specialize in lush electronic dance textures. Their 2014 release The Inevitable End is a potent mixture of pop, melody and beats. Starring Robyn on the circulatory opening track “Monument.”

Zola Jesus has always been innovative in her dark, beat-based torch songs. If perhaps a bit too melancholy for my personal tastes, you couldn’t deny this young American girl’s big talent.

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Her propulsive song “Dangerous Days” seems to hail a light at the end of the cave.

This just in. U.K. collective Until The Ribbon Breaks storm the scene in 2015 with bluesy, gritty melodies and funky dance beats.

With rave reviews from Pitchfork, NPR and BBC, their first record A Lesson Unlearnt will work for fans of Jon Spencer, Alt-J and The Heavy.

Here’s Until The Ribbon Breaks live at sister radio station WFUV.

DJ Michele Myers hosts Friday nights at 9pm on KEXP Seattle. A live DJ for select events, she’s performed at Seattle Space Needle New Year’s Eve, Bumbershoot and Doe Bay Festival . Michele’s produced over 200 radio stories for KEXP Documentaries and her writing can be found at The Smithsonian InstituteExperience Music ProjectThe University of Washington and NPR

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