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When he is not quoting which year of release or which 'Now' CD any song playing is from, Gavin(AKA Biltong Man) is my fellow music maestro. Whens the worst time to make a DJing mistake? It's got to be when the floor is full of expectant faces willing you to keep the mood high and the dancing ongoing! Hopefully he won't be having any trouble tonight when he is DJing at his very own New Year's Eve house party!
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So there you are, DJing at a ‘real’ school disco in Durban, SA in 1993 when you are convinced that the next track you are about to play is Snap!'s – Rhythm is a Dancer! Now up until then (as I was getting my CDs imported from the UK and this was one of my new editions from the NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC compilation series), I thought I was ‘the dogs danglies’, ‘The main man’, ‘The ace of base’, ‘The king of swing’, you get the picture? J So, everyone was having a good time, the dance floor was full, so how could Snap's - Rhythm is a Dancer possibly make things get any worse for me? Try playing the wrong track on the CD that’s how!
From feeling like a Hero to Zero, from ‘Superstar DJ’ to a ‘knob jockey’ in seconds is what it felt like.
My choice of track today is not Snap!'s Rhythm is a Dancer (which coincidentally is disc 1 track 6 of NOW 22 J) but TRACK 7 which ended up being, Utah Saints – Something Good (sampling Kate Bush). It is in fact how I stumbled on one of my all-time favourite dance tracks, by being over eager on pressing the track changing cue button on the CD player. . . I just left the song playing, as seconds felt like minutes for the track to get started. However, to my surprise, the crowd took to it, my heart rate settled and I was back on form, obviously leading my audience to believe, ‘it was all part of the playlist session’ J
I have chosen the 2008 remix version as the music video is pretty amusing and you may watch it more than once so you can see the facial expressions of the welsh patrons in the bar, and secretly wishing you could dance like this now and get away with it J
Thank you Utah Saints for sampling Kate Bush J
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GUEST SPOT # 29 - Utah Saints - 'Something Good'
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