Where do I even start with this one? Eurodance! Euro house! Shirtless Fabio-looking dude painting in front of Sonsie! Piles of flyers on the windshield of a Porsche parked at Armani Cafe! Club M-80! Silk Stalkings on USA Network!

Okay, I’m sure that none of that really makes sense to most of you. That was life for a certain set of people in my hometown of Boston. I wasn’t a part of that life, but if you looked for it, you would find it.

A lot of these Eurodance songs were commercial hits in the US (you should recognize most of them). But there was something particularly amazing about hearing these songs in the CONTEXT of certain physical spaces. These cheesy Eurodance songs just work in a giant venue where bouncers check your footwear and everyone smells like bad cologne. There was just this whole category of international seen-and-be-seen places that at the time I made fun of and never stepped foot in. We called them “Eurotrash.”

But now, to be completely honest, I really do miss them. Not just ironically. I legit miss all of those fun micro-scenes. And the music was actually massive. Everyone heard these jams on the radio, on club mix CDs, at school dances, and even under 18 clubs. We secretly loved these tracks, even if we pretended to not like them.

So in honor of those amazing places and memories, I present to you: EURODANCE!

Tracklist for August 22, 2018

01 :: Haddaway – What Is Love (12″ Mix) [Arista]
02 :: Corona – The Rhythm Of The Night (Original Version) [DWA Dance World Attack]
03 :: Captain Hollywood Project – More And More [ä]
04 :: Snap! – Rhythm Is A Dancer (12″ Mix) [Arista]
05 :: 49ers – Touch Me (Sexual Version) [4th & Broadway]
06 :: No Mercy – Where Do You Go (Ocean Drive Mix) [Arista]
07 :: Technotronic feat. Ya Kid K – Move This (LP Version) [SBK Records]
08 :: Whigfield – Saturday Night (Spike Vocal Mix) [Curb Records]
09 :: 2 Unlimited – Twilight Zone (Club Mix) [Radikal Records]
10 :: 2 In A Room – Wiggle It (The Club Mix) [Cutting Records]
11 :: Twenty 4 Seven feat. Captain Hollywood – I Can’t Stand It (Dub Mix) [BCM Records]
12 :: The Shamen – LSI (Love Sex Intelligence) (Beatmasters 12″ Mix) [Epic]
13 :: Black Box – Strike It Up (Original Remix) [RCA]
14 :: Jordy – Dur Dur D’Être Bébé! (Club Mix) [Columbia]
15 :: Aqua – Barbie Girl (Extended Version) [MCA Records]
16 :: Gina G – Ooh Aah… Just A Little Bit (Motiv8 Vintage Honey Mix) [Warner Bros. Records]
17 :: Urban Cookie Collective – The Key, The Secret (Glamorously Developed Mix) [Pulse 8 USA]
18 :: Los Del Rio – Macarena (DJ Dero – Latin Piano Mix) [BMG U.S. Latin]
19 :: Ricky Martin – Maria (Spanglish Extended) [Columbia]
20 :: 20 Fingers feat. Gilette – Short Dick Man [D.J. World Records]
21 :: Technotronic feat. Felly – Pump Up The Jam (Original Mix) [SBK Records]
22 :: TDC – Keep Groovin’ (The Dutch Light Mix) [Rhythm Stick]
23 :: Culture Beat – Mr. Vain (Vain Mix) [550 Music]
24 :: Cher – Believe (Almighty Definitive Mix) [WEA]
25 :: Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee) [White Label]
26 :: Quad City DJ’s – C’Mon ‘N Ride It (The Train) (Remix) [Big Beat]
27 :: La Bouche – Be My Lover (Club Mix) [RCA]
28 :: Real McCoy – Another Night (Club Mix) [Arista]
29 :: DJ Miko – What’s Up (4 B’s Mix) [ZYX Music]
30 :: Nicki French – Total Eclipse Of The Heart (Extended Mix) [Critique]
31 :: Rozalla – Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) (Original Mix) [Epic]

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