The Politics of Dancing on Mon 12/9/19

celebrating the life and tragic passing of EDM icon, Avicii, although he was certainly not my favorite and was barely out of diapers while I was clubbing in the late 90s, it is hard to understate his contribution to dance music. At the age of 16, Bergling began posting his remixes on electronic music forums, which led to his first record deal. He rose to prominence in 2011 with his single "Levels", which i played today. His debut studio album, True (2013), blended electronic music with elements of multiple genres and received generally positive reviews. It peaked in the top ten in more than fifteen countries and topped international dance charts; the lead single, "Wake Me Up", topped most music markets in Europe and reached number four in the United States. I remember hearing its for the first time and being blown away! It was am outstanding pop- dance crossover track and the lyrics and vocals by Aloe Blac are achingly beautiful. He passed in April of 2018. This past week there was a huge tribute concert for him in his native Sweden, https://www.aviciitributeconcert.com/
It is worth a watch, so many performers coming out to honor him.
I played Children by Robert Miles, who passed this year, a little tribute to two dj/producers who made their stamp on dance music culture.

What were you favorites dance tracks back in the day, please email me and I will do my best to get them played!
Thanks, as always, for tuning in!

Artist Title Album
Madonna Ray of Light Calderone remix
Avicii Levels
robert Miles children tilt remix
luzon baguio track
the hush feat Leah think hydrogen rockers remix
Knives Out Sugarcoat sasha remix
nu requency why oh why (808)
urban dwellers loverman satoshi tomeii remix
? (white) get it up adam dived remix
love sky drums for better days 16c+
dj misjah and dj tim access
quatarra come with me pure mix
coldplay clocks 12" remix
innerself alive staircase remix
daniel bedingfield gotta get thru this
IIO rapture
sunscape and chris dee freaksound

The Politics of Dancing

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Dj Roo started at WKDU in 1995 while studying Photography at Drexel. She was a regular until 2008, when she took a leave of absence to get married and raise her family. She spun the morning drive for years and is inspired by dance music greats like BT, Sasha, John Digweed, Danny Howells, Dave Seamen, Nick Warren and Hybrid. Weekly sets are a knitting together of dance music classics, extensive back catalog of b-sides of underground beats and new tunes from today, proving that great music never gets old. Relive the club nights of the 1990s and 2000's. Check out her instagram- @DJROOGIRL
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