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Old 07-24-07, 11:58 PM
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What would you play for PRIDE?

Hey,
I'm DJing a gay pride party, and I've been told to play whatever I want, but just o keep it fun. Since i know the other DJs are gonna be doing new electro/house and old 70s disco, I wanna target the early 90s. I want it to be gay and fun and bouncy, but I was born a tad too late to really appreciate this period, so I only know the real mainstream stuff.. Any tips?

I'm thinking things like:
Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman
Technotronic - Pump Up the Jam
Snap! - The Power

and new-old stuff is good, like Surkin - Radio Fireworks, or Bobmo - Home Alone, or Para One - Midnight Swim (Surkin Remix)

If you have any tips for stuff that's really open, kinda ravey, kinda diva, with bouncy keys and stuff, lemme know!

Thanks
Old 07-25-07, 03:13 AM
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Dannii Minogue ("So Under Pressure", came out last year but sounds straight out of 1992. Absolutely love it)
Madonna ("Erotica" and "Deeper And Deeper" definately from 92)
George Michael ("Too Funky" from 1992, not a huge fan of his 90's material, but this song holds up)
Corina ("Temptation" from 1991)
Black Box (pretty much the entire Dreamland album from 1990, had several hits)
Janet Jackson ("Throb" from 1993, the most housey thing she's ever done without being remixed)

and even tho it's cliche and I can't stomach it, no early 90's-themed gay pride party is complete without Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy".
Old 07-25-07, 07:23 AM
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I would mix it up a bit and play some tunes people may not expect but still keep it dancable.

The Chemical Brothers
The B-52's ("52 Girls", "Rock Lobster", "Stobe Light")
The Crystal Method
Curve
The Gossip (songs such as "Standing in the Way of Contol", "Fire with Fire", "Listen Up!")
Blondie (re-mixes)
Garbage (re-mixes)
Meat Beat Manifesto
Love and Rockets
Pizzicato Five
The Wolfgang Press
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I'd definitely recommend the Pet Shop Boys. Very and Disco2 (remixes from the Very album) are from the early '90s if it absolutely need be from that era. Otherwise, any Pet Shop Boys is really good for the event.

Also would recomment Lords Of Acid, a house/industrial group whose lyrics were trashy fun (song titles include "Rough Sex", "Spacy Bitch", "Mister Machoman" and my favorite "Pump My Body To The Top" ). Their Lust and Voodoo-U albums are early 90s as well.
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I agree with Liquid mix in some new:

Scissor Sisters
Simian Mobile Disco - It's the Beat
Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
Hot Chip - Over and Over


Queen Latifah - Come into My Queendom
Cajmere - Brighter Days
Deee-Lite - World Clique
Moloko - Sing it Back
Jamiroquai - Space Cowboy
M People - One Night in Heaven
Steps - Darker Shade of Blue
Faithless - God is a DJ / Insomnia / We Come 1
Texas - When We Are Together
Sunscreem - Love You More
Basement Jaxx - Just 1 Kiss
Dubstar - Friday Night
Black Box Recorder - These are the Things.
Pizzacota 5 - If I Were a Groupie

end it with
The Beloved - Sweet Harmony

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Pizzicato Five - Twiggy would be another good song to throw in.
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The Village People - Greatest Hits (on repeat).
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
The Village People - Greatest Hits (on repeat).
the theme is early 90's, not disco
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Kate Ryan is excellent, but she's only been around since the early 2000's, I believe. So I don't know if that would work with your oeuvre or not.
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Erasure. Won't someone think of the Erasure?
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Hey thanks guys, there's a lotta stuff that I don't even know so I should get onto my research. If I could I'd play new stuff like Justice and Hot Chip all night, but the organizer told me to stay away from that and bring out the divas. I'll mix it up as much as I can, these are really good song tips!
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Originally Posted by jdodd
Erasure. Won't someone think of the Erasure?
That was my first thought.
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thismeansyou85: If you gotta stick with the "Divas", go with cool ones like Shirley Manson (Garbage), Debbie Harry, and I still think you could get away with The Gossip since Beth Ditto has a power-house voice. Check out their latest CD "Standing in the Way of Control" since there are at least four dancy songs on it.
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Originally Posted by thismeansyou85
Hey thanks guys, there's a lotta stuff that I don't even know so I should get onto my research. If I could I'd play new stuff like Justice and Hot Chip all night, but the organizer told me to stay away from that and bring out the divas. I'll mix it up as much as I can, these are really good song tips!

please give us a playlist of what your mix was. I'm really curious what you spun.
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Originally Posted by Giles
please give us a playlist of what your mix was. I'm really curious what you spun.
I sure will, in fact it'll probably be recorded, and if it is I can put it on sendspace for you to hear Thanks again!
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