It’s that time again: more new-to-me music! Hustle, Nightclub, Waltz, and West Coast Swing below the cut.
People ask sometimes how I find dance music. The answer is… everywhere. I just keep my ears open.
Andrew Belle’s amazing “Pieces” I found on Noisetrade. Carolyn Malachi and Misun were on NPR’s “Heavy Rotation“. Clandeskina Orquesta I think was a “trapped in the depths of youtube” discovery; I couldn’t even find them on iTunes. Caravan Palace was a fellow dancer’s recommendation. Churchill’s “Changes” I heard on the radio in the car–I wrote down some lyrics and looked them up when I get home. Sara Bareilles was already one of my favorite artists; these listed are from her new album.
Sara Jackson Holman was looking for Portland dancers for her music video; I saw the event on Facebook.
Ah, so much good stuff! James Morrison is classic; so glad he came back on my radar. City and Color has quite a few indie/folk waltzes, including some slower, gentler ones not listed here, so definitely check them out. Corneille is a French Canadian artist who is new to me, and I’m really liking his stuff, although I admit I may be partial to bilingual musicians. Quadron’s “Pressure” is just too smooth…
…With the caveat that it may not be new-new, just new or newly-reminded to me. Since Steve and I are always collecting dance music anyway, this round-up will hopefully be a regular occurrence. (See for evidence: the “#1” in the title.) This will include nightclub 2-step, mid-tempo waltz, west coast swing, one-step, and probably more in the future. Enjoy!