This post is the first in a series I’m calling, The History of Dance Music. I can’t think of a better DJ set to start the history lesson with Danny Tenaglia and his Global Underground London DJ set.
What this mix means to me
I was in my late 20s when Global Underground began pumping out mixes. It couldn’t have come at a better time. I had gone from dancing to house music all night long to working my corporate tech job all day long. At that time, I was obsessed with climbing the corporate ladder and making as much money as possible so that I could be a better provider for my wife and kids.
House Music All Night Long
I needed to be on this grind and hustle as much as I could, but still, I longed for those nights where I would forget the world and dance.
Danny Tenaglia Global Underground London
This unique mix couldn’t have come at a better time of my life. It was what I’d listen to whenever I’d make my weekly commute from New York City to New Mexico. For that time that I was on my plane ride, and I would listen, I was instantly taken back to when I was a young man, broke and happy.
Track List – Disc One
- Next Evidence – “Sands of Time” – 7:28
- Men from the Nile – “Watch Them Come” – 6:17
- The Return – “New Day” – 4:40
- The Ananda Project – “Cascades of Colour” – 6:21
- Katcha – “Touched by God” – 6:26
- ATFC presents Onephatdeeva – “In and out of My Life” – 8:35
- Minimal Funk 4 – “Definition of House” – 4:38
- Coco Da Silva – “Saudade” – 7:08
- Da Boo – “50,000 Headmen” – 4:33
- Nathan Hawks – “Back to the Q” – 5:57
- Peace Division – “Tribal Phunk” – 4:05
- Dietrich Schoenemann – “19 Bullets” – 5:39