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The Yas, the Ugh and Everything Else in Beat-tween Valentine’s Day Playlist

Love? 

Yes, the title of Ms. Lo‘s album with that not-so-elusive question mark at the end is that word as today marks that day full of Cupid‘s little arrows we call Valentine’s Day.

Indeed for some, today will be full of roses, candy rain and lots of seeing nothing wrong with a little bump-n-grind. And for others, it may be a day where you’re refusing to cry (eleven years…sigh) calling Tyrone to come help get his or her shit, or……you just may be at CVS right this very second buying those press on nails because you have a sudden urge to scratch someone else’s back in hopes that they truly..feel it. 

No matter how you slice it, whether you’re hatin’ on Uncle Joey, living that Teenage Dream life or turning that “Super Bass” all the way up, it’s all in the name of f#$king Cupid

So, let’s all turn up that music that makes us go fucking crazy on Valentine’s Day because that’s truly what this whole little love? game is all about. 

 

 

 

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Grooves of the Weekend

It’s time to go get with your favorite DJ and make like Zhane in ’93 (if you know who they are, call me, let’s hang out) because it’s (almost) Friday night, which means the weekend is here. 

However, this isn’t just any weekend as it’s the last few days before, you know, Tuesday. But, lucky for us, Philly is just bursting with lots of things to do over the next few days to help ease our minds from the stress of it all, in which we’ll see Capital Cities, 50 Cent, Katy Perry, Cyndi Lauper, Stevie Wonder and many, many more all stopping by to lend their talents whether on or off  those not-so-elusive election front lines. Either way, it’s all good, because….music

But since those grooves can sometimes be like a big ol’ bag of Lays potato chips and we can’t seem to decide on just one, here’s a whole playlist of tasty treats to help us forget about this, that and the other thing. (meaning Trump) So, sit back, relax and let’s get this pre-election weekend party mother f#$king started. 

Enough said. 

Cover photo courtesy of www.pelicanreef.com 

 

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10 Dance Floor Fires Guaranteed to Chase Those End of Summer Blues Away

Here we go, kids. 

Pretty much forty-eight hours from now, most of you will be at your Labor Day weekend getaways and will have one mission in mind–to get it done summer ’16 style. Whether you’re bulldozing through the Jersey Shore, spray painting on that Speedo for Rehoboth or just planning on kickin’ it Xscape style at a block party on the, um, block, it’s truly time to relax, unwind and let the sunny (and f#$king hot!) memories take over for one last sun-kissed romp. 

Of course, it can also be a depressing time of year for some of us (okay, all of us) because…summer, which is why the perfect playlist is required to help make us not feel all emotional like Britney on a botched Matt Lauer interview. Here’s ten from deep inside the Philly Mixtape end-of-summer dance music vault, ranging from the recent (Hey, Ms. Lovato) to the classic (you still betta werk, Ms. Houston), but each of these floor fires are guaranteed to not just chase those Lana blues away, but help you man the f#$k up because looking at how fast time goes by quickly goes by these days, Memorial Day 2017 will be here before you know it. 

Now, let’s dance and be safe as f#$k (and dry??) this holiday weekend. 

Lana Del Rey/Summertime Sadness/Cedric Gervais Refire If this Ms. Rey rewire provided by Mr. Gervais isn’t leading your (dreaded) end-of-summer playlists…they just don’t count. 

Steve Appleton/”City Won’t Sleep”/Moto Blanco Remix Your feet won’t sleep once this classic Moto Blanco music flavoring gets underneath them and takes you out into the deepest depths of the dance music sea. True story. 

David Tavare/”Hot Summer Night” One of those satisfying grooves that plays out like a rewire…and then isn’t. 

Bananarama/”Look on the Floor”/Angel City Refire Not that you should ever stop playing “Cruel Summer,” but do it and then see why when it comes to this precious gift from the dance fire heavens. 

Demi Lovato/”Cool for the Summer”/Todd Terry Rewerk A deeply delicious Demi rewerk is perfect for when you just wanna take a bite of the dance music cherry and have some fun…and remember..don’t f#$king tell your mother, bitch. 

Jennifer Lopez/”Waiting for Tonight”/Hex Hector Refire No explanation needed. 

Whitney Houston/”It’s Not Right, But It”s Okay”/Thunderpuss 2000 Remix While it’s not right that summer has seemed to have come to an abrupt end, it’s okay as long as we have Ms. Houston’s anthem for the ages intertwining with our werk lives for all of dance music eternity. 

The Knocks/Carly Rae Jepsen/”All That”/Knocks Bootleg Remix Now, cool it down…but not too much…as it’s time to get out there and poach one last summer one night stand to this remix

Candi Station/”Summer Time With You” End of summer chill/baby makin’ jam provided by the dearly departed Ms. Station and this timeless sugary groove. 

Dave Aude/Jessica Sutta/’i’m Gonna Get You” Now, get out there and get it and own fall because there’s a whole lot of pumpkin spiced everything headed your way and you need to dance your way past all of those basic EDM bitches at Starbucks. Go. 

Cover photo courtesy of giphy.com