Music to Dance To
We asked our musicto curators a simple question: ‘What's a track that when you put it on - you can't help but get up and dance?’ This playlist is their response:
From the Curator — Paul Sims
‘The aim of Musicto is to bring people together via music and what better way to do this than combine all the musical knowledge of the Musicto family in a collaborative playlist to connect us to our readers and listeners, that is exactly what we did last month with the first playlist called ‘Music to Connect To’ curated by Aarushi Aggarwal of ‘Music to Be Alive To’.
This month it’s the turn of yours truly and with my list ‘Shake a Hoof’ being a slang term, meaning to dance, as in “I could shake a hoof to that” only one place we can go ‘Music to Dance to’
So how this works, each Musicto member is asked to anonymously send in a track on the theme of the playlist name, I then decide what I want to add and how to position them in the list, now Aarushi decided to add every track received, I’ve gone in a different direction and selecting tracks by how I wanted to make the list sound, changing tracks and swapping some out completely by using the submission as inspiration for something else, some with very tenuous links but I think I created something interesting with what was sent to me, anyway on with the music…’
Here’s the links to the tracks on Spotify and to the musicto curator that selected them:
¹ inspired by Chris’s selection ‘Ghost Town’ by The Specials ² inspired by Jon’s selection ‘Freedom! ‘15’ by !!! ³ inspired by Jane’s selection ‘I Feel Love’ by Sam Smith ⁴ inspired by Sonya’s selection ‘Miss You’ by The Rolling Stones ⁵ inspired by Danny’s selection ‘I’m a Midnight Mover’ by Wilson Pickett ⁶ inspired by Caylyn’s selection ‘Fergalicious’ by Fergie & will.i.am
While many individual musicto curators contributed a track - it was Paul from Music to Shake a Hoof that sat down, listened to each track, listened to them again and then created the flow that you hear above. We think he did an amazing job - if you haven’t already - you should definitely check out his many, many lists - they’re all great!