Dance Originality

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The first song, “Dance Originality,” begins with a suggestive call to action “on the dance floor” before diving into musical theft, or postmodern parody, whichever you prefer. It mimics the intro from a song in the best–selling salsa album of the 70s, Siembra, by Ruben Blades and Willie Colon. The first song in that the album, “Plastico”, is a critique of shallow materialism and consumerism and it also uses a disco parody to introduce the song. One feels the “disco sucks” sentiment already rising in the 1978 salsa hit along with the call for less “plastic” living.

The composer of “Dance Originality,” John Feith, born in Puerto Rico, already had developed in his pre–teen years a love for both salsa and disco— two of the greatest American art forms to rise out of the 70s (assuming Latin America is part of the Americas, a fact often forgotten by North Americans).

After two musical intros, the shifty song transitions into a smooth disco feel, kickstarts into a funky bridge, and switches to a Puerto Rican plena–style horn and percussion breakdown (which begs for a Soul Train/bomba dance–off) before returning to its strings–heavy disco roots and its simple suggestion to get creative dancing — or maybe a call to freak dance the dirty reggaeton— with a wink or a twist. The blending of musical motifs, including the patriotic “La Bandera Puertorriqueña” and Chic’s “Freak Out” along with an unusual chorus chord shift push the song from plagiarism and parody to a unique, idiosyncratic genre of dance music.

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1. D A N C E O R I G I N A L I T Y
Let's do it on the dance floor. Let’s do it, while we can
Let’s do it on the dance floor. Let’s do it while we dance
No need to get a room— we’re practically together
Show me your Dance Originality
Now’s the time for Dance Originality
We couldn’t get much closer— Pervasive sense of Skin
No need to get a room— let’s make Love in the Dance floor
Let’s Groove it and Shake it
Then Scrunch down to the Ground and Shout
Jump up, now Get Down and Do It all again with a Twist

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from Dance Originality, released October 15, 2015
composed and produced by John Feith

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