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.
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 Eve, Bumbershoot 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 Institute, Experience Music Project, The University of Washington and NPR.