Now this is what I call dance music …

DebE —  July 12, 2012 — 2 Comments

I go to work (paid employment, over and above the unpaid mothering and writing I do the rest of the time) three mornings a week where I share an office. The other lady is there all week, so fair enough that she has control of the radio. However, she has it tuned to The Edge (I’m not even going to dig up their website for you … if you want it, go look for yourself). The Edge (a New Zealand radio station) plays the latest popular music, a large proportion of which seems to be “dance” …

Yeah. See, I like dancing. But to me, music that has a regular drum beat “Do do do do do do …” or, however you portray that most incredibly boring beat so many “tunes” have these days (wow, I sound old … but I used to say it about pop music when I was a teen, too … hey, I listened to Scatterbrain, it would have been hypocritical not to complain), is not generally what I call dance. I do have a soft spot for “Mr Saxobeat” … we can’t all be perfect. But, Katy Perry, Chris Brown (can’t even sing without putting his voice through some sort of filter, apparently) and the like, don’t interest me.

This … this is what I’d rather dance to:

You can just plain bounce to it if you like, but there’s some cool drumming there that lets you have fun with your footwork, if you so choose. I do.

And now for something completely different (well, not so much, it’s the same band):

Proof that Reef did more than “Place Your Hands“.




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

2 responses to Now this is what I call dance music …


    They’re very tight. I like a band like that. Cake is one.


      Yes, Cake is very good.
      Reef are one of those bands I often forget about. But I do have several of their CDs so they crop up in my playlist now and then to remind me just how good they are.

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