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Readers Share Their Favourite Music for Dance

While entering to win a copy of Joshua Van Tassel’s Dance Music: Songs for Slow Motion, readers shared their favourite dance music with us. What follows is a selection of playlists to inspire dance – the kind in the studio as well as the kind in your living room – all summer long.

Querencia by Mayte Martin
Poeta by Vicente Amigo
~ Esmeralda Enrique

Kassav’ by Souskay
Aleluia by Néné Tuty 
Young Blood and Humble Me by Norah Jones 
These Arms of Mine by Otis Redding 
Lemme See by Usher 
Disclosure by Latch feat. Sam Smith 
Valio La PenaVivir Mi Vida and Aguanile by Marc Anthony 
Lifetime by Maxwell
Sinner Man by Nina Simone 
Baby be Mine and Off The Wall by Micheal Jackson 
And anything by Spanish Harlem Orchestra Soukous Stars and Machel Montano
~ Jessica Vidal

Green Garden by Laura Myula
Lose Yourself to Dance by Daft Punk
Boyz by M.I.A.
El Capitalismo Foraneo by Gotan Project
La Paix by Amadou et Mariam
Prenzlauerberg by Beirut
Infra 5 by Max Richter
We Could Forever by Bonobo
The Moon Asked the Crow by CocoRosie
I Spy by Mikhael Paskalev
~ Meghan Goodman 

I Feel Good by James Brown
Put Your Records On by Corinne Bailey Rae
It’s a Good Day by Peggy Lee
Take Me To The River by Al Green
Dancing in the Streets by Martha & The Vandellas
Happy by Pharrell Williams
Sway by anyone!
~ Holly Bright

Ruth Douthwright recently got me into a band called Dirtwire. Amazing!
~ Corrie Sakaluk

Rachel’s (all of it is so so great, atmospheric!)
~ Susan Kendal 

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