LOUISE CHEN’S PLAYLIST TO ADD GOOD VIBES TO A PARTY
With her eclectic, hedonist and festive selections, the Parisian DJ from the Girls Girls Girls night club makes crowds dance in New York to Sydney. She shares her 8 favorite tracks to warm up any party.
1. Patrice Rushen – “Number One”
Gifted jazz pianist, she is one of my favorite artists. This quasi jazz-funk instrumental takes people away on an easy dance trip p4facrf. Perfect for warming up.
2. Crown Heights Affairs – “Dreaming A Dream”
Catchy rhythm, feel-good melodies, a festive brass session… All of the ingredients for a hit are in this classic by a funk-disco band from New York.
3. Chemise – “She Can’t Love You”
A very famous, sexy piece that I currently like to play again, it was just starting to get away from disco to gradually become electronic music. It has everything that you need to turn up the heat a degree: a funky bass line played by a synthesizer, verses that are almost spoken and a repetitive chorus.
4. Made in USA – “Melodies”
This obscure disco band only released one album by the same name and was relatively successful with this incredible title. My favorite part: the break where everything accelerates, slows down and they takes off again, and the singer, Jann Harrison’s voice that soars for a few octaves.
5. Pleasure – “Let’s Dance”
A perfectly balanced jazzy-soul dance song. The introduction almost reminds us of the beginning theme of Isaac Hayes “Shaft”, with a guitar riff played with a wah-wah pedal. When you hear the saxophone solo, you relax and feel an irresistible desire to move.
6. A Taste of Honey – “Boogie Oogie Oogie”
The entire album was produced by the Mizell brothers, legends of the jazz-funk-disco genre. Catchy melodies without being too watered down. Janice-Marie Johnson and Perry Kibble’s voices make you fly. My favorite moment: when the girls join together to sing the bridge, “Get Down, Boogie Oogie Oogie” as if they were begging the dance floor to let loose. Pure joy.
7. Cristina Camargo – “Moral Tem Hora”
This Brazilian boogie song is incredible. From the first notes, you feel the sun and the salt from Ipanema Beaches fill the air. It automatically makes you want to sing and dance.
8. Fusion – “Sais-Tu Pourquoi?”
You can’t overlook French boogie-disco either! Fusion’s singer whispers the words with a voice that almost sounds like Véronique Sanson. It’s a love song that could have come straight out of a scene in the movie, “La Boum”. You’re guaranteed to love it.
SEE LOUISE CHEN
ON JUNE 2: DJ SET AT THE AFTERPARTY FOR MAJID JORDAN
JUNE 10: WITH MOXIE AT THE CHAUFFERIE DE LA MACHINE DU MOULIN ROUGE
ON INSTAGRAM: chchchen
ON TWITTER: chchchen
ON SOUNDCLOUD : chchchen
WITH THE COLLECTIF GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS: http://gggirlsgirlsgirls.com
THE WARM UP KIT BY HELENA RUBINSTEIN
From cocktails right through the night, they will never let you down…
Color Clone Hydra 24-hour Foundation: the night may be hot and wild… For you maybe, but not for your skin, perfectly even and moisturized until early morning.
For your eyes, Eye Pencil Feline Blacks: as eyeliner or khol, it makes your eyes look mysterious (that’s good) and catches everyone’s attention (that’s better).
Roll-On Nudit Deodorant: an alcohol-free formula, a light citrus fragrance with tea and sandalwood to let you dance for 48 hours (what great parties).