FOUR FOR THE FLOOR: The Hottest Summer on Record


June 21, 2014 marks the first day of Summer, so appropriately, this week's Four For the Floor is dedicated to the undisputed queen of disco (may she rest in peace). I cannot imagine a party without Donna Summer blasting from the speakers, and no road trip is complete without her iconic discography being turnt on up to full volume while the convertible top is down. If you aren't familiar with the work of Donna Summer, get ready... because it's about to get severe up in here!

MacArthur Park Suite
A cover of the Jimmy Webb classic, this extended play mashes up MacArthur Park, One of a Kind and Heaven Knows (featuring Brooklyn Dreams) into one 17 minute suite of disco perfection. This is essential listening right here.
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Love's About To Change My Heart (7" Version)
Stock, Aitken & Waterman defined the sound of pop music in the late 80's and early 90's with their production of such legendary acts as Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley, Divine, Samantha Fox, Lonnie Gordon, Bananarama and Donna Summer. Their campy, high-energy pop sound works perfectly with the vocals of Donna Summer. The powerful beat in this track gets my heart racing every time. 
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I Feel Love (Afrojack Remix)
Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer originated the EDM genre in 1977 with "I Feel Love." Featuring a timeless electronic beat and sensual vocals from Donna Summer, this is one of the most sampled tracks of all-time. In 2013, Afrojack gave new life to this classic by adding modern production stylings, resulting in a glistening disco anthem for a whole new generation of EDM fans.
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Last Dance
If you have been to a drag show since 1983, you have no doubt seen a glamorous drag queen lip sync for her life to this one. If had to choose, Last Dance would be my favourite Donna Summer track of all time. Originally performed in the classic disco film "Thank God It's Friday" starring Donna Summer and Jeff Goldblum, this song quickly became one of her most easily recognized and remembered. Even today, this jam still frequently gets the 3am timeslot in DJ setlists.
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