Love in the Music

It’s Valentine’s Day.  The day we celebrate love and the joy it brings. We send gifts and messages to the ones we love as a token of our appreciation for the love they bring into our lives.   Most of my experiences in love can be summed up by music and song.   They trigger the memories that I hold dear; memories of love, lust, friendship and heartache.   Love and music share a unique bond connecting the feelings we have inside layering them onto rhythms and sounds that make us dance.   Love is a common theme in our music.  Whether it’s about new love, a tried and true love, a love rekindled or the loss of love, and heartache, listening to a song in a mix or dancing to a track on a dance floor, the music can trigger a memory, feeling or moment in time.   Music is constant reminder of how connected we are to one another; bound by common shared experiences. The lyrics in the songs we enjoy perfectly express how we feel about a person or experience.   These songs beautifully describe the feelings of love, passion, lust, sex and infatuation.   Honest and raw lyrics that tear at your heartstrings and remind you of a love lost or heartache and the songs that remind you that love is still possible.   Music is the soundtrack to many of our life’s experiences, especially in matters of the heart.

House music is music rooted in love.  It’s evident watching house people on a dance floor.   The dancefloor can be a sexy place with hot, sweaty bodies dancing close to each other as baselines drop and lyrics permeate the atmosphere.  Songs saturated with themes of love, heartache, relationships and sex cover dance floors in a blanket of sound.   The music triggers the heart and mind reminding us of memories precious and dear to us.    

 I wanted to share a very small portion my personal playlist of house/dance songs and some of my favorite mixes from some of my favorite artist that perfectly describe the “love experience”.  Hope you enjoy!  (All available on traxsource.com unless noted)

  • Kings of Tomorrow- “Fall for You”
  • Donna Summer-“I feel love”
  • Masters at Work-“To be in Love”
  • Lil Louis-French Kiss
  • Fish Go Deep-“The Cure and the Cause”
  • Louie Vega/Caron Wheeler-“A New Day”
  • Terry Hunter ft. Chantay Savage-“Alone Tonight”
  • Mysterium ft. Ursula Rucker-“Lonely can be sweet”
  • Louie Vega ft. Julie McKnight-“Bittersweet Love affair”
  • Louie Vega ft. Nathan Adams-“Falling”
  • Miguel Migs ft. Meshell Ndegeocello-“Close your eyes”
  • Terry Hunter ft. Terisa Griffith-“Yes”
  • Josh Milan-“Just like Love”
  • Scott Wozniak & Timmy Regisford w/KEM-“I’m in love”
  • Monique Bingham-“Run”
  • Dee Jay Alicia ft. Black Widow-“Rough”
  • Dee Jay Alicia-“The love and lust series” (available for purchase at www.deejayalicia.com)
  • The Realm ft. Tony Momrelle-“Time”
  • Joe Claussell-“With More Love”
  • Monique Bingham-“Take me to my love”
  • Jon Pierce-“Never”
  • Terry Hunter ft. Marsha Ambrosius-“Far Away” (Bang Sunday Remix).
  • Terry Hunter ft. Jill Scott-“Prepared” (Jill Scott the Remixes)
  • Lil Louis- “Do you love me”
  • Joe Claussell ft. Cassandra Wilson-“You don’t know what love is”
  • Peven Everett-“How bad I want ya”
  • DJ Mes-“Lonely Nights”
  • Lemel Hughes & Timmy Regisford-“Ain't no body like you”
  • Mike Dunn & Elbert Phillips- Feeling Good (Blackball remix)
  • Black Motion/Miss P-“It’s you”
  • N'Dinga Gaba , Jaidene Veda, Josh Milan-“Beautiful”
  • Louie Vega/The Rhythm Sessions ft. Portia Monique-“The Cure”
  • Osunlade-“Beloved”

 

These are just a few of the songs that remind me of love and the memories I’ve shared on the dancefloor and in life.  What are some of your favorite House/Dance love songs?  Wishing you a wonderful day and evening full of love!!!

Until next time…see you on a Dance Floor

Black Widow

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Black Widow

D.Sanders, a Chicago native, is a devoted mother, blogger and writer who is passionate about her family, friends, women's rights, living authentically and telling her story.   She is also a spoken word recording artist under the name, Black Widow. She has been writing and blogging for over 15 years providing commentary and expressing thought on life, love and relationships. Her artistry can be heard on two house music singles, “Rough”, and “Gruv Me” released by Grammy Nominated Producer and CEO of T’s Box Records & T’s Crates, Terry Hunter under the production of Mike Dunn and Dee Jay Alicia. . Both singles reached #1 on Traxsource’s Afrohouse and charted top ten overall as well reaching the top ten in their year of release.  She splits her time blogging about the Chicago Dance Music Scene on www.blkwidowmusic.com and on her book’s website, www.thesumofmanythings.com.  She is excited about her debut book, The Sum of Many Things, scheduled for release in June 2017.   She wears many hats but refuses to be placed in a box.  She believes that women are "The Sum of Many Things".  Embracing all of her roles as a woman, she firmly believes in breaking free of preconceived notions of womanhood.   She believes it is her mission to define her own life experience, femininity and sexuality and not have it defined by society.  She openly shares her story with hopes that women understand their worth, power and place in this world.