Rediscovering dance

… Dance music, that is. For most of my life I have had a strong ear for dance music. I would sit in front of my stereo for hours on end with the radio going in order to hit record on a tape deck at just the right time to get such gems as Robert Miles – Children and Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams captured for my listening pleasure. I actually listened to a few of my tapes a few years back, and one of them literally had Children on it 4 times in a row. That’s dedication right there.

Since then, I’ve gone through lots of dance music listening phases, usually centering round one particular genre at a time. In roughly chronological order, there has been:

(Among others…) In each case, there is a period where I listen to nothing but that genre, and then eventually get a bit bored/tired of it and stray back into my wider collection for a while. Dubstep has been the latest genre to re-ignite my interest in dance music. It’s a fast developing genre, that is really starting to come into its own. It reminds me of when I originally got into drum and bass, with a similar sound that is somehow still fresh and interesting.

I think my passion for dance music largely centres around its ability to take me to another place for a while. It provides me a sort of escapism, if you will. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of turning up the volume on a stomping tune and closing your eyes for a minute or two to let it wash over you and push everything else out. Pure, unadulterated music indulgence. Love it.

3 Responses to “Rediscovering dance”

  1. Mark G says:

    I totally agree although I am more eclectic. I listen to di.fm when I am on the net but I really wish there were some decent trance radio stations on the air.

  2. Tom says:

    You can get UPFM online or on 107.5 FM in central Auckland. They don’t play trance that much unfortunately, but it’s an independent dance music station nonetheless.

  3. Yassine says:

    Where I live there are a number of short maybe about 1 mile in lentgh pieces of dual carriageway, that in turn lead onto roundabouts, why do so many people sit in the fast lane for the whole mile doing 40 mph GET OUT OF THE WAY!!! YOU inconsiderate B******Dc3a2e2‚ace2„a2S

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