Category Archives: Dance

Throwback: Malcolm McLaren-Deep In Vogue

Malcolm McLaren’s “Deep In Vogue” was inspired by NYC’s voguing scene and Jennie Livington’s Paris Is Burning. McLaren had a VHS copy of  Livingtson’s documentary about the voguing and house scene in NYC’s underground Black and Latin gay communities two years before its official release. Willi Ninja was a prominent member of Harlem’s drag ball scene as the founder of the House Of Ninja. He collaborated with McLaren on “Deep In Vogue” and he was featured in Livingston’s film. The song is from McLaren’s fourth studio album Waltz Darling recorded with Bootsy Collins’ Bootzilla Orchestra. Livingston directed the video and Ninja danced in it while Lourdes handled the sung vocals. “Deep In Vogue” was just one year ahead of Livingston’s documentary and Madonna’s “Vogue” as the first mainstream exposure of the art.

 

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Lunice Shares New Single Drop Down Featuring Le1f

Canadian producer Lunice has taken time away from producing for Maybach Music and Good Music for the moment to introduce his first solo album CCLX. “Drop Down” is an uptempo house track featuring Le1f who he previously collaborated with on the song “Umami” from his debut album Rioboi. S-Type and SOPHIE also got on the song that’s destined for heavy club rotation.

Lunice’s CCLX comes out tomorrow and it is described as film scores, hip-hop production and club music.

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Grace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami Trailer

Sophie Fienne’s Bloodlight And Bami documentary about Grace Jones has a trailer. Scenes of Jones in various stage outfits flash by as you hear her describing her journey and outtakes of her conversations with other people. Jamaican producers Sly and Robbie appear in the film as well as Jones’ longtime collaborator and father of her son Jean-Paul Goude. Grace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7th 9:30 PM at the Elgin Theatre.

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Kaytranada Posts Three New Beats

Kaytranada gave up a Labor Day weekend surprise by posting three new beats to his Souncloud page. He explained on Twitter that they are loose productions not tied to any project. Two of them are soulful dance beats and the other one knocks perfectly for the right rapper.

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Gorillaz: Strobelite Feat. Peven Everett Official Video

Peven Everett dances in a club with 2D and Noodle for Gorillaz “Strobelite” video. The party is packed and De La Soul’s Posdnous makes a quick cameo among all the lights and moving bodies. On August 18th Gorillaz will release a Kaytranada remix of “Strobelite.” The North American leg of their Humanz tour begins in September.

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