The latest episode of So You Think You Can Dance on FOX was enjoyable but I’ll be honest – overall the music was pretty lackluster for me tonight. Thankfully most of the dancing was dynamic and interesting enough to keep my attention. With all that said, I still made it out of the episode with three songs for all of you to listen to:
Dennis Ferrer, ‘Hey Hey (DF’s Attention Vocal Dub)’
For those who aren’t familiar with house music, this is a great example of a tech house track because it pulls the quick hi-hat action from techno and the deep drums from house. I also really like the female vocals and that sing-back element when the male voices sing, “Hey, hey.” I know electronic music isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but give this a chance.
Used in: Sean Cheeseman’s jazz routine with contestants Alexa and Daniel.
The Cube Boys & Luciana, ‘Jump’
If you have ever heard the songs “I Like That” and “I Got My Eye On You,” this track is not much different because: 1) they feature Luciana, 2) they have the same crazy dance-pop/house sound that fill (and almost overwhelm) your ears with sound, and 3) they’re undeniably fun to listen to.
Used in: Louie van Amstel’s samba routine with contestants Chehon and Whitney.
E.S. Posthumus, ‘Unstoppable’
Yowza. This is definitely made to be in a soundtrack. I’m not sure if I could blast this in my car every day, but I’m going to keep it in mind in case I have to round up an army of people to fight for our lives. I imagine myself in a 300-esque fight scene with a lot of running and sword-fighting and rolling and jumping. For some reason I could also imagine myself presenting my future child to my family Rafiki and Simba/Cam and Lily from Modern Family-style to this. It’s that kind of song.
Used in: Jason Gilkinson’s paso doble with contestants Lindsay and Cole.
Tune in with me again next Wednesday night for another episode of So You Think You Can Dance!