The Apartment Dance Party

The Apartment Dance Party

Our collective expectation for how good a house party can be is surely exaggerated by the movies we’ve seen, with the house party firmly established as a ubiquitous set piece in teenage comedies. The scenes seem to blur together: bong water mishaps, beer keg stunts, cinematically white-washed depictions of date rape. At the center of it all is the obligatory packed dance floor, with the raucous and well-lit crowd jumping up and down in time with the music.

In real life, amazing house parties are about as common as two yoke eggs, threesomes that don’t end with somebody crying, or successful military interventions in the Middle East. Often what promises to be a proper house party ends up just being a handful of people you don’t know half-heartedly drinking wine over the remnants of a ravished cheese platter; with the music playing at a low enough volume to allow for awkward silences and to make the exit you’re planning all the more conspicuous.

Unlike at a club, where a dance floor is all but guaranteed, a house party dance floor represents a perfect storm of social factors; the easiest of which to control is the music, which isn’t the same as what gets us moving at places that stamp our hands. An effective house party selection should make us all think we’re in one of those movies, ideally the kind where the character gets some action at the party, and not the kind where he gets beat up.
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      All YouTube DJs Stand Down

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Blood Orange – E.V.P.
M83 – Bibi the Dog
Kanye West – Fade
Joey Purp feat. Chance the Rapper – Girls
Erykah Badu – Dial’Afreaq
Enur vs. Dr. Dre – Calabria vs Next Episode
Nicki Minaj – Boss Ass Bitch
50 Cent vs Nine Inch Nails – 50 Inch Nails
Mazarati – 100 MPH
Missy Elliot v Can – Pass That Can
Metronomy – Old Skool
Boy Harsher – Last Days
Gang Fatale feat. Trap Door and Ra’s Al Fatale – Wanting Some, Getting Some
Dan Lissvik – G
Chic – Flashback
Chilly – Sensation
Chromatics – At Your Door (8 Track Version)
Kaytranada feat. Phonte – One Too Many
Anderson Paak feat. Schoolboy Q – Am I Wrong
Chemise – She Can’t Love You
N.Y.C. Peech Boys – Life Is Something Special
Alan Hawkshaw – Oddball

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      Another Apartment Dance Party

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Etienne De Crecy – Hashtag My Ass (Miguel Campbell Remix)
SBTRKT – New Dorp, New York
Planningtorock – Let’s Talk About Gender Baby
Moodymann – I Got Werk
YACHT – Works Like Magic
No Smoking on the Moon (AM Edit)
Mungolian Jet Set – Moon Jocks N Prog Rocks (Montezuma’s Revenge Version)
LoneLady – Groove It Out (LoneLady Michigan Dub)
Paradigm Shift (Maik Yells Edit)
Kill Frenzy – No Panties
Flairs – Better than Prince
Latryx – Lady Don’t Tek No
Para One & Jaw – When the Night (DipodaVne Remix)
Baauer feat. AlunaGeorge and Rae Sremmurd – One Touch
Etnik feat. Mykki Blanco – Unclassified
Prince – Funknroll
Aaliyah – If Your Girl Only Knew (The New Remix)
Tweet – Call Me
De La Soul – Baby Baby Baby Baby Ooh Baby (Unreleased Long Version)
Midnight Magic – Pick Up
David Bowie – Fashion
Joubert Singers – Stand of the Word (Hot Coins Remix)
Gramme – It’s Magic
Zazu – Captain Starlight
Los Massieras – Allrighty
The Wild Magnolias – (Somebody Got) Soul Soul Soul
Christy – A Man
Eddy Grant – Nobody’s Got Time

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KEEP THE PARTY GOING WITH FIRST MIX OF THE SERIES

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The best house parties aren’t planned, they only exist through some combination of kismet and blind chance, like the origins of the universe or an unwanted pregnancy. The crowd organically swells as the music rises beyond the building’s thin threshold for noise. Girls use the washroom in pairs, and in the kitchen there is more alcohol than mix. People you normally only dance with in clubs are dancing on the living room floor, it’s the difference between seeing animals in the wild verses those living in captivity. Some don’t dance, they just take photographs. It’s their way of wishing the night would last forever.
This is The Apartment Dance Party.

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      The Apartment Dance Party

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The Shy – Invisible/ Amenaza
Navid Izadi – Feelin’ Purple – EP
Blood Orange
Soul Clap – Cocaine Cool (Soul Clap Remix)
Soul Clap – Gator Boots – Track 3
Nadia Ksaiba – Virtual Lover
Gramme – Too High
Snakes Crawl (East Village Mix) [feat. Bush Tetras]
Gang of Four – Damaged Goods
Childbirth – I Only Fucked You as a Joke
N.E.R.D. – Don’t Worry About It
Nas – Made You Look
Public Enemy – Don’t Believe the Hype
ESG – Dance
Talking Heads – Crosseyed and Painless
TV Baby – New York Is Alright
Max + Mara – Unseen
Rockets – On the Road Again
Playgroup – Overflow (Optimo Remix)
Justus Köhncke & the Wonderful Frequency Band – Unaufmerksamkeitsblindheit
Total – What About Us (Remix)
Aaliyah – Try Again (Timbaland Remix)
Mewzic Monsterz – Champ
Nate Dogg – Music & Me
Pitbull – Go Girl (feat. Trina & Young Boss)
The Internet – Dontcha
Crazy P – Burning
Larry Heard Presents Mr. White – You Rock Me (Long Version)
Man Friday – Love Honey, Love Heartache (Larry Levan Mix)
Arthur Russell & Steven Hall – Some Say
Jamie XX – Sleep Sound
Jessy Lanza – Fuck Diamond
Moodymann – No
Prince – Purple Music (Unreleased)

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