First Quarter 2017 Schedule and Song Database Update!

Greetings, DDPP Nation, and happy 2017! A couple exciting pieces of news for the new year:

SCHEDULE UPDATES

The 1st quarter 2017 schedule has been posted! We’re happy to report that everything is squared away for the first few months of the new year. Here are the upcoming dates:

January 15: Best of 2016 — DDPP Edition!
January 29: OPEN
February 12: OPEN
February 26: OPEN
March 12: OPEN
March 26: OPEN

Please let us know if you would like to claim any of the open sessions! YOU are the reason that DDPP exists, and we love participation on both sides of the turntable (MP3 player). If you would like to claim an open DJ spot, you can message us on Meetup, tweet @ddpptwincities, find us on Facebook, or email ddpptwincities[at]gmail[dot]com. Our operators are standing by!

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DATABASE UPDATES

We’re ecstatic to report that our long-neglected DDPP Twin Cities Song Database is (almost) completely up-to-date! Huge ups and thanks to DJ Rashes for patiently going through 2016’s playlists and adding them to the database. However, we say almost complete because a couple 2016 DJs never turned in a playlist. But wait — it’s not too late! If you made a mix last year and don’t see it in the database, email it to us and we will add it posthaste.

Speaking of which, here are the deets and Meetup links from every session in 2016 (wow!):

January 31: DJ Lo-Fi’s Long Songs Mix
February 7: DJ Bitch Media’s Futuristic Mix
February 28: DJ Rashes
March 6: DJ Ill
March 20: DJ Groove
April 10: DJ Lo-Fi’s Motown Mix
April 24: DJ Ill
May 8: DJ Lo-Fi’s 2015 Birthday Mix
May 22: DJ Groove
June 12: DJ Cynthia
June 26: DJ Rashes
July 10: DJ Lo-Fi’s 2016 Birthday Mix
July 24: DJ Junior Mince’s Funk Mix
August 14: DJ Ill
August 28: DJ Lo-Fi’s Happy Birthday Madonna Mix
September 11: DJ Lo-Fi’s 2016 Birthday Mix
November 20: DJ Groove
December 11: DJ Lo-Fi’s Basic Bosses Mix

Thanks to all of our phenomenal DJs!

We’re all set to kick off the new year by surveying our many triumphs with a best of 2016 mix! This playlist will include at least one song from all of these lovely DJs. See you on January 15!

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3rd Quarter 2016 Schedule!

Greetings, DDPP Nation! Here’s our schedule for July – September 2016:

July 10 — DJ Lo-Fi’s Birthday Mix!
July 24 — Debut mix for a brand-new, as-yet-unnamed DJ!
August 14 — Madonna birthday mix!
August 28 — OPEN
September 11 — OPEN
September 25 — OPEN

The most updated version of the calendar is always available on our Schedule page. Let us know if you would like to claim an open DJ slot by emailing us at ddpptwincities [at] gmail [dot] com, contacting us on Meetup, or hitting us up on Facebook!

SEE U ON THA DANCEFLOOR

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Second Quarter 2016 Schedule Posted!

Here’s our agenda for April – June 2016 (always available on our Schedule page):

Sunday, April 24: Open!
Sunday, May 8: Open!
Sunday, May 22: Open!
Sunday, June 12: Open!
Sunday, June 26: Open!

If you’d like to claim one of the open DJ slots, contact us via Meetup, Facebook, Twitter, or ddpptwincities[at]gmail[dot]com! See you on the dancefloor!

P.S. All First Quarter playlists will be posted imminently — stay tuned!

First Quarter 2016 Schedule Posted!

Great news, DDPP Nation! We are back up and running. Here’s our agenda for the first few months of 2016 (always available on our Schedule page):

Sunday, January 31: Long songs mix with DJ Lo-Fi!
Sunday, February 7: Open
Sunday, February 28: Open
Sunday, March 6: Open
Sunday, March 20: Open

If you’d like to claim one of the open DJ slots, contact us via Facebook, Twitter, or ddpptwincities[at]gmail[dot]com! See you on the dancefloor!

December 6: A Date with DJ Debutante! + December 13: Best of 2015!

On December 6, our streak of fantastic theme mixes continued with DJ Debutante’s Blind Date Mix! It’s a tale as old as time: Girl meets dancefloor . . .

Although we had a great time, unfortunately it didn’t seem like the date ended successfully — but thankfully Edith Massey was there to console us!

Here’s the tracks!

Starfucker—Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Tom Tom Club—Genius of Love
Fall Out Boy—Uma Thurman
Danielle Dax—Cat House
Jason Derulo—Want to Want Me
Goldfrapp—Ooh La La
IAMX—Spit It Out
Fleetwood Mac—Tusk
Junior Boys—In the Morning
Liars—Mess on a Mission
Paula Abdul—Straight Up
Deap Vally—Walk of Shame
CHVRCHES—Recover
Gospel Machine—That Ring
Edith Massey—Big Girls Don’t Cry
Hot Freaks—Heartache

Thanks DJ Debutante! You can take us out again any ol’ time!

 

On December 13, we celebrated the last mix of 2015 by playing the best songs of 2015! We went through and lovingly selected our favorite tracks from each mix throughout the year. BEHOLD:

Huge thanks and love to everybody that made a playlist in 2015!

We’re also pleased to announce that we will be staying in the same location for 2016. The studio is transferring ownership from Smiling Lune to Minneapolis Wing Chun, but they have generously agreed to let us continue renting the space! We’ll be posting the first quarter schedule for 2016 soon. In the meantime, Happy Holidays, DDPP Nation — see you in the new year!

November 8: Food Mix with DJ Groove! + November 15: Roller Skating Mix with DJ Rashes!

We were lucky enough to dance to two awesomely original theme mixes this month!

In honor of the fast-approaching holidays, DJ Groove served up a spicy mix that was all about the reason for the season: EATS. Not only did all of the songs perfectly match DJ Groove’s chosen theme, they also moved from course to course — from snacks:

To the main event:

And finishing up with dessert!

Here’s the Spotify playlist — thank you, DJ Groove, for this tasty mix!

 

For this month’s second session, DJ Rashes whipped out what has got to be one of the most original theme mix concepts ever: Roller skating!

Here’s the playlist . . .

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And the Spotify edit!

I know what I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving — our incredibly creative and talented DDPP DJs! Thanks, ladies!

October 11: Spooky Halloween with DJ Lo-Fi + October 18: Whistlin’ Mix with DJ Ghostwriter!

A belated Happy Halloween to everyone out there in DDPP-Land! Here’s what was on our playlist for the month of October:

On October 11, DJ Lo-Fi kicked off the Halloween season right with a mix of spooky tunes old and new, classic and obscure, with a couple soundclips thrown in for good measure. Get ready to be CHILLED and THRILLED:

1. The Cramps — Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon
2. Étienne Daho — 4000 années d’horreur
3. Carpenter Brut — Le Perv
4. The Accused — The Maddest Story Ever Told
5. Gravediggaz — Pass the Shovel
6. John Harrison — You Make Me Feel Like a Monster
7. The Misfits — Teenagers from Mars
8. Adya Classic — Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5 Remix
9. Madonna — Supernatural
10. Bauhaus — Lillies and Remains
11. The Monotones — The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
12. Fabio Frizzi — Zombie Theme
13. LaVern Baker — Voodoo Voodoo
14. Goblin — Tenebre Theme
15. Mystery Skulls — Ghost
16. Kate Bush — Hammer Horror
17. Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers — Me and My Mummy

Here’s the Spotify edit (missing a couple tracks that are too deep in the vault!):

Extra credit:

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On October 18, master mix-maker DJ Ghostwriter treated us to another creative theme mix: all of the songs involved whistling!

UPDATE: Here’s the mix!

1. All that she wants – Ace of Base
2. It Girl – Jason Derulo
3. Let’s Go Surfing – The Drums
4. The Big Bang – Rock Mafia
5. All Star – Smash Mouth
6. Love Generation – The True Star
7. Moves like Jagger – Maroon 5
8. I Wanna Go – Britney Spears
9. I Like How it Feels – Enrique Iglesias
10. Gambler – Madonna
11. Walk Like an Egyptian – The Bangles
12. Generals and Majors – XTC
13. Different – Ximena Sarinana
14. Whistle – Flo Rida
15. Don’t Kick the Chair – Dia Frampton
16. Centerfold – J. Geils Band
17. Part Time Believer – Boy & Bear

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Next session (November 8), veteran DDPPer and intrepid den mother DJ Groove curates our dancing experience. Come find out what’s on the playlist — if I know DJ Groove, it’s going to be an eclectic mix of old and new jams from at home and abroad!