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Jam of the Weekend/Donna Summer/”Stamp Your Feet”

Like the late and oh, so great Donna Summer once roared on this shining anthem off of her stunning 2008 album, Crayons.……

“S T A M P, stampin’ on the ground
S T A M P, stampin’ on the ground
S T A M P, stampin’ on the ground
S T A M P

I’ve been ’round so many times before
Broke my back, been split open so oft
Tried to make it to the finish line
Been knocked down, get up every single time

They’re up in your face, they don’t think you belong
Man, you got it, you got it goin’ on
What breaks the weak just makes you strong
You got game, baby, bring it on, bring it on

And I said stamp your feet on the ground
Make it really loud, make the biggest sound
You ain’t goin’
Stamp your feet on the ground
Make it really loud
You ain’t going, you ain’t goin’ down

Rain comes in every player’s life
Gotta stay in the game, not on the sidelines
Gotta throw down, you gotta stand and fight
Keep your eye on the prize, don’t get caught up in strife
Go, go for the shot boy, make that play just right
Braggin’ about your swag won’t get you through the night

I said stamp your feet on the ground
Make it really loud, make the biggest sound
You ain’t goin’
Stamp your feet on the ground
Make it really loud
You ain’t going, you ain’t goin’ down

Stamp your feet on the ground
Make it really loud, make the biggest sound
You ain’t goin’
Stamp your feet on the ground
Make it really loud
You ain’t goin’, you ain’t goin’ down

S T A M P, you got game
Stamp it on the ground
S T A M P, you got fame
Stamp it on the ground

S T A M P, you got name
Stamp it on the ground
S T A M P, do that thang
We ain’t going down, oh no
Make me proud, stand up and fight

You better stamp your feet on the ground
Make it really loud, make the biggest sound
You ain’t goin’
Stamp your feet on the ground
Make it really loud
You ain’t going, you ain’t goin’ down

Stamp your feet on the ground
Make it really loud, make the biggest sound
You ain’t goin’
Stamp your feet on the ground
Make it really loud
You ain’t goin’, you ain’t goin’ down

S T A M P
(No, no, no, we ain’t goin’ down)
S T A M P
(No, no, no, we ain’t goin’ down)
Right till the ending, we’ll make it through life
Better stamp your feet on the
Stamp your feet on the ground”

Happy Pride Weekend, everybody! And for the love of all things glitter and unicorns, keep the shade to a f#$king minimum this weekend….and most importantly…beyond it. 

Now, put your fabulous foot down. Go. 

 

 

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15 Philly Events Worth Your Pride Entertainment While This Weekend

Got Philly Pride weekend plans?

You most certainly do now, so don’t just stand there, get to it and plan out a fabulous rainbow filled weekend of your dreams! 

Happy Pride, kids! 

Pride Kick-Off Party/Friday Start the weekend off right by joining the many fabulous gurls and gays who will be taking over 12th and Locust Streets for the annual Pride Kick-Off party tomorrow beginning at 6 pm. This rainbow ready event is the only time you’ll be able to can purchase wristbands for Sunday’s Penn’s Landing festival at a special discounted rate, so you better strike a Pride pose and be there. 

DTF:Daryl & Timaree Fun Hour Pride Edition/Friday Because what would Pride weekend be without a Salt-N-Pepa like sex truth session? Absolutely no fun at all, so head over to Franky Bradley’s tomorrow for a special Pride edition of Philly’s only sex talk/game show, while special guest co-host R. Eric Thomas and panelists David Norse and Bee Reed of Drag Official stop by to deliver the goods alongside the red-hot and ready, Ms. Timaree Leigh. 

House Of Soul & Boxers PHL Presents:Born This Way/Friday Because fabulous drink specials plus lots (and lots) of hot boys plus the sassy stylings of “Video Vixen” Omyra Lynn equals yaaaaaas, kween. And is that a vogue contest also on the horizon? It most certainly is, gurl. 

Green Velvet/Friday The house music mastermind who brought us a little dance ditty called “It’s Time for the Percolator” is about to take over Coda tomorrow night. Get ready to dance your ass right the fuck off. 

BDSM/Saturday It’s the S&M Reunion you’ve been waiting for. Join the eager Satine Harlow and the voluptuous Brooklyn Ford at ICandy this Saturday night as they welcome back the insatiable Misty Maven back to Philly where she belongs! All while Drootrax provides those beats that will give you the Pride entertainment spanking of your lyfe. 

All Ages Drag Queen Brunch/Saturday Join local drag divas Mimi Imfurst, Ariel Versace, Iris Spectre and many, many more at CiBo this Saturday as they kick off round one of a new wig snatching all ages drag brunch! Yes, you read that right…all ages means for fun for the whole entire fabulous family, so go right here for all of the local drag and mimosa-ed up brunch truth you can handle. 

Hooked/Saturday Since we’re all going to be living that rainbow music life this weekend, a little disco fever is also in order, so join talented and soulful singers Michael the Lion, Amy Douglas, Shawn Ryan and Del as they take the center stage at Franky Bradley‘s this weekend for a special shimmering Pride edition of their funked up monthly spectacle.

Proud AF:The B2B Pride Party and Philly Dyke March Afterparty/Saturday Hey, ladies…if you’re taking the streets with the Philly Dyke March during the day on Saturday, then the official afterparty served up by Back 2 Basics at Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar is the only place you’ll want to be at night. Get ready for music, music and of course, more music provided by Djs Niilo and Ka$h and be ready to dance your life away. 

What Makes Me Pissi Birthday Bash!/Saturday This weekend is not just Pride weekend, but we’ll also be celebrating the coveted day that the delightfully ratchet Ms. Pissi Myles was brought into this world! Join the East Coast owning diva as she takes over L’Etage once again and welcomes this month’s special guests, Ariel Versace and Marti Gould Cummings to stand by her doesn’t-look-a-day-over-Botox padded sides! Of course, DJ Chris Urban will also be bringing the music pain before, during and after the show, so be sure to be there this weekend for all the shenanigans that are about to be unleashed by Ms. Myles and her esteemed company. 

Haus of Ham Second Annual Pride Brunch/Sunday The Haus of of Ham are back for another round of their Pride extravaganza at The Victoria Freehouse, so before you hit up the festivities, stop by (it’s right across the street, kids!) to join Mistor Fahrenheit, Lili St Queer, and Eric Jaffe for lots of fabulous drink specials and a hilarious show that you will most likely never forget…ever. 

Philadelphia Pride Day 2016/Sunday With more than 25,000 brightly hued participants expected to take over the City of Brotherly Love this Sunday, you can bet that this year’s Pride weekend will be one for the rainbow record books. Kicking things off will the LGBT Pride Parade, which will begin at 13th and Locust and ends at Penn’s Landing, just in time for the part-ay at Festival Pier, which will feature dozens of vendors, special events, drinks, grub and standout performances by Jade Starling, Betty, and your fabulous headliner, the Broadway owning diva herself, Ms. Deborah Cox. 

For much more info on this year’s parade, party and so much more, fabulous Philadelphia writer Josh Middleton served up this piece for UWISHUNU that has all of this year’s up-to-date Pride info that’s sure to make your glitter bomb explode. 

Lucky Charms Pride After Party/Sunday Before you head back to the gayborhood to get your Pride after party freak on and stuff, you must take a few steps over to O’Neals Pub and revel in the talents of their very own Lucky Charms drag gals with special guests Lady Geisha, Alana X Treme and Regina Gorj along with many, many more slaying surprises. 

Voyeur/All Weekend Long No explanation needed since everyone and their drag mother will be descending upon Philly’s top after hours spot all Pride weekend long. Lucky for us, DJs Dozia, Price and Blackstreet will be more than ready to musically serve it all up. 

Philly Pride 2016 House Party/Sunday Just when you thought your glitter bomb couldn’t take anymore, Franky’s Foxes and Bradley’s Bucks are throwing a huge house party with DJ Chris Urban! So, the second the festivities start winding down at Penn’s Landing, gather your Pride squad and sashay your fine asses over to Franky Bradley‘s on Sunday because this is one Pride afterparty that you do not want to miss. 

Be Kind/All the Time While we’ll all be in the rainbow spirit together this weekend, let’s try to keep those vibes going past Sunday because these days there certainly seems like there’s a lot of lemonade being spilled and not enough towels to clean it up. So, just slay on like it’s nobody’s fucking business….and mind your own.

Now, dance. 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Living That Kaytranada Music Life

Born in Haiti as Louis Kevin Celestin, twenty-three year old DJ and music producer Kaytranada got hooked on that music life after his family moved to Montreal when he was a teenager. First performing under the name Kaytradamus, the underground music titan quickly made a name for himself on the nightlife scene because of his uncanny knack for serving up an arsenal of spaced out ebbs and flows that veered from J Dilla-influenced hip-hop tracks to delirious deep house grooves. 

With a collection of music that truly sounds like no other music artist in the game right now, it wasn’t long before Kaytranada was signed to overseas label XL Recordings (Adele…enough said) and began pumping out remixes left and right for music artists all over the globe, all while getting the chance to produce jams for some of his personal music heroes, including Mobb Deep on the gritty groove,”My Block.” 

Now with his hot-to-headphones debut album, 99.9%, on everyone’s radar, it’s no wonder that Kaytranada’s music reign is just getting started, which is most likely the reason why last month he got the courage to come out to the world in an inspiring music tea with The Fader, which is just one of Philly Mixtape‘s loud and colorful reasons why you (yas, you) should be living that Kaytranada music life….right now. 

1.He’s a master in the touring game… Although Kaytranada is widely known for his large collection of deep-house-meets-hip-hop-meets-life grooves that span over forty remixes and over a dozen solo projects, the trunk ready music producer has made quite the name for himself on the touring scene. Besides owning  (and selling out) stages in more than 50 Canadian, American, European and Australian cities, Kaytranada also opened Madonna’s massively successful Rebel Heart Tour on a handful dates in both the U.S. in Canada. While we wished that he would’ve toured with the Material Girl on every single date, the fact that she noticed his talents and gave him an esteemed shot (because we all know how she is), says that he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, it’s all the more reason to get excited when he slays his spot at the annual Roots Picnic on June 4th. Get ready. 

2.This Janet Jackson remix…. While some might consider remixing Janet’s sexually charged ’93 smash, “If,” too difficult a task because it’s perfect the way it is, the young music star stepped up to the challenge and delivered a humpin’ around rewerk that hits that spot every time. Whether in the bedroom or on the dance floor of life, his iced out remix of “If” will get you saying his name and asking who it belongs to in no time…just listen. 

3.And all of those other remixes….Of course,  “If” is just one in a beat buffet of dance floor fires that Kaytranada has cooked up since he began blowing speakers out around the world, taking already blazing bangers from The Fugees and A Tribe Called Quest’s “Rumble in the Jungle,” Beyonce and Mr. 3000’s “Party,” Amerie’s “Why Don’t We Fall in Love,” Disclosure’s “January,” and many, many more that you can get lost in below. But first, his remix of Modjo’s classic ’90s club anthem, “Lady,” is always a good idea because…life. Go. 

4.He’s coming to terms with his inner rainbow…Perhaps Kaytranada’s proudest personal accomplishment (besides owning the music world, of course) came just last month when he made the brave decision to come out in an interview with The Fader, telling the mag, “I feel better than I ever have, you know?” he says. “I’ve been sad my whole life, but fuck that. I know I have good things ahead. I don’t know honestly if I’m fully, 100 percent happy, but I’m starting to get there.” Also in the spillage, the rising music star breaks mugs about how his mother and brother took the news and also reveals how his goal in life is “Just to be less awkward with people. It’s so wack [to lie]. This is another step in my life. I haven’t changed since high school. I’m ready to move on.” To take a seat at Kaytranada’s music tea table, get ready to be inspired and then head right here. 

5.His debut set, 99.9% is the perfect way to ring in summer ’16…. With bikini-and-stilettos season fast approaching, now is the perfect time to begin getting those sun-kissed playlists into formation, and lucky for us, Kaytranada has delivered a scorching debut set worthy of your summer headphones. A life ready record packed with synth-fully whacked deep beats with the right touch of hip-hop truth, Mr. Kay’s first set is an exuberant ride that doesn’t stop until the last beats of album closer, “Bullets” wear off. Taking his music production game to the next level, each track contains just the right amount of “umph,” all while guest stars Craig David (“Got it Good”), Anderson Paak (“Glowed Up”), SYD (“You’re the One”) and AlunaGeorge and GoldLink who appear on a personal favorite, the clap-tastic, “Together,” deliver their special music flair. 

One listen to all of it and you won’t need anymore reasons why you should be living that Kaytranada music life…because you’ll simply be there.