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Where Dancefloors Stand Still: A Deep House Mix by DJ Sprinkles
Where Dancefloors Stand Still is a compilation of deep house tracks mixed by DJ Sprinkles, also known as Terre Thaemlitz. It was released in 2013 by Mule Musiq, a Japanese label that specializes in electronic music. The mix features 14 tracks by artists such as Braxton Holmes, Alex Danilov, Sound Mechanix, The Rhythm Slaves, Lectroluv, Manoo & FranÃ§ois A, Classic Man, Understars, Gene Farris, The Rude Awakening, MyMy, Choo-Ables, Fingers Inc., and Keys & Tronics Ensemble.
The mix is inspired by the history and politics of dance music culture, especially in relation to the LGBTQ+ community and the repression of public dancing in Japan. DJ Sprinkles writes in the liner notes: "This mix is dedicated to all who continue dancing in defiance of the police - whether they be club owners, promoters, DJs or dancers. It is also dedicated to those who have stopped dancing. To those who have left us. To those who asked us to turn off the music. To those who can no longer hear us."
The mix showcases DJ Sprinkles' signature style of deep house, which combines soulful vocals, warm chords, subtle melodies, and smooth grooves. The tracks are blended seamlessly with sound effects, manipulation and layering that create a rich and immersive sonic experience. The mix also reflects DJ Sprinkles' eclectic and diverse musical influences, ranging from Chicago house to ambient dub to calypso.
Where Dancefloors Stand Still is a mix that celebrates the power and beauty of dance music as a form of expression, resistance, and community. It is a mix that invites listeners to join DJ Sprinkles on a journey through the depths of house music and the stories behind it.
One of the highlights of the mix is the opening track, "12 Inches of Pleasure" by Braxton Holmes. This is a classic Chicago house track from 1994 that features a sensual spoken word by Ron Trent over a hypnotic bassline and a funky guitar riff. The track sets the mood for the mix and introduces the theme of pleasure and desire that runs throughout the mix.
Another standout track is "Never No More Lonely" by Fingers Inc., one of the most influential groups in the history of house music. This track is from their seminal 1988 album Another Side, which is widely regarded as one of the first and best examples of deep house. The track showcases the soulful vocals of Robert Owens, one of the most recognizable voices in house music, over a smooth and melancholic piano and synth arrangement. The track expresses the longing and loneliness that often accompany the nightlife and the dancefloor.
The mix also features some lesser-known gems that DJ Sprinkles dug out from his extensive record collection. One of them is "If We Try" by Lectroluv, an ambient dub track from 1992 that creates a soothing and spacious atmosphere with ethereal pads and echoing vocals. Another one is "Forestfunk I" by Understars, a rare Japanese deep house track from 1996 that blends organic percussion, jazzy keys, and a funky bassline. These tracks demonstrate DJ Sprinkles' eclectic and adventurous taste in music and his ability to find hidden treasures in the vast world of house music. aa16f39245