KTEP - El Paso, Texas

Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks Of February

Mar 6, 2017
Originally published on March 8, 2017 6:59 am

There are infinite reasons as to why people go to dance clubs, but once they're there, it often boils down to variations — and the interplay between — two themes: escape and meditation. We here at Rx Dose are down with both, though when searching for tunes — falling harder for some, remaining choosy about others — it's safe to say that we gravitate towards the latter, in spite of our awareness that balance is the optimal terminus.

Balance is what we went searching for in February — to counter the planetary axis, you might say, but that is only partially true. There's music here that speaks to what's going on outside the club, inspired by and addressing the many and varied events that supply our feeds' calories. But there's also music that flees the feed, along with music reimagines the feed's atrocities without addressing them; this is music that's hardly unaware, but choosing a different tack — and a dope rhythm.

To continue receiving all of the thrilling benefits that music and rhythm provide, it is important that your relationship to the club and its energies not get stale. There, the best kind of balance is found — not by remaining comfortably centered, but by veering far and wide. At times, the cost is failure; at others, it's the happiest place on Earth. So please follow us on Twitter at @Sami_Yenigun (Sami Yenigun), @raspberryjones (Piotr Orlov) and @spotieotis (Otis Hart) to watch us try not to get lost in either some far off place (or our own navels).

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.