Beats A Slow Dance To: 25 Dance Songs To Choose Amnesia And Love Again

Beats A Slow Dance To: 25 Dance Songs To Choose Amnesia And Love Again

Beats A Slow Dance To: 25 Dance Songs To Choose Amnesia And Love Again

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(I WANT IT! I WANT IT!)

I DJ’d a wedding in Melbourne this weekend. We rented out a danceclub. Didn’t leave for two days. Survived on Cristal, a little MDMA, and a lot of MNDR. Everyone in attendance was a cancer survivor I’d taken care of in my home. All 100 of us had been abandoned when we were the sickest, as people don’t do well with the temporally challenged; and I was the person whose shoulder they leaned on, whose bed they slept on, as I–and we–carried them across the finish line to remission. Keep moving, keep dancing, I always said to them. The grooms were studs I had who had a penchant for pushing past pain towards the positive that I always envied. I set them up a year ago. And now, I was here DJing their wedding.

I saw smiles swim on the south of their faces. I saw serenity shout in so many when a song came on that they loved. And I, suddenly, solo in the DJ booth, that I was the only one who hadn’t moved on. Like an eternal drumloop, every heartbeat I had was discordance when all I wanted was my house, like my house music, to be smooth as fuck. So I collected these 25 songs from that weekend to help me, and maybe you, choose amnesia and love again. I don’t have an answer how to be like people who don’t harbor hurt, but these songs say: Choose Amnesia. Love Again this V-Day. Sure beats a slow dance to….well, the answer is in the music

//FULL PLAYLIST AT YOUTUBE AND VIDEOS EMBEDDED BELOW. PHOTO CREDIT TO DUMFOUNDEAD AND LYRICS QUOTED TO GRAPETOOTH, BOTH OF WHOSE MUSIC IS FEATURED//


IN THE BLOOD, ON THE TUBE
IN THE NIGHT (I WANT IT! I WANT IT!)




STRANGER LOOSE, ON THE MOVE
MAKE YOUR MOVE (I WANT IT! I WANT IT!)




CAN YOU TELL ME A STORY?
CAN YOU MAKE IT SEEM TRUE?
CAN YOU ASSEMBLE ANOTHER?




I’M FEELING DARK AND CRUEL
I WILL REMEMBER NOTHING
NOTHING’S EVER HAPPENED BEFORE




I’M NOT IN MY REFLECTION
I’M NOT HERE ANYMORE




CAN YOU LOOK LIKE ANOTHER?
CAN YOU MAKE ME LOOK TWICE?




WE RESEMBLE EACH OTHER
WE HAVE THE SAME EYES
WE WILL REMEMBER NOTHING




NOTHING’S EVER HAPPENED BEFORE
WE’RE NOT IN OUR REFLECTION
WE’RE NOT HERE ANYMORE




….BEATS A SLOW DANCE TO DEATH

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Kavi Senior Editor. Currently based in Bangkok. I review dark indietronica/pop with my signature style of delving into the sexuality, sensuality and emotionality of every song. If you'd like me to premiere your track, contact me at the email below or at soundcloud.com/discordbeing