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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Riley's Rave 2 Offers a Profound Quote: "Art is Love Made Public" - Sense8


REMEMBER ME?

MY NAME IS RILEY BLUE.


I'm the Icelandic DJ who rocks the clubs of London
on the sci-fi television series Sense8. Welcome to
Riley's Rave #2, an underground experience that
only you and a few other close friends know
about. Say the password "CODE BLUE"
and the burly bouncer will wave you
through the door. Once inside you can
rock till you drop as I play the hottest
and coolest electronic dance beats
from artists around the world.


* CAUTION: Use this post only as directed.
These tracks are meant to be played LOUD,
so be sure to crank it up to 10. No wimping out!
Listen to my playlist only if you are ready to
 party. If you attempt to listen at work you
will most likely become intoxicated by the
booming bass lines, cancel that important
business meeting and wind up getting fired.
I accept no responsibility if that happens!


* Beware: This isn't your grandmother's disco.
This is an adult swim. Some of these songs
and videos might be unsuitable for children.


Break away now from your humdrum life.
Sneak out of the house, beat it over to my
second rave and immerse yourself in the
frenetic international club sound that is
uniting the youth of the world.


THE NIGHT IS STILL YOUNG

....AND SO ARE WE.

- Nicki Minaj


RILEY BLUE
Icelandic DJ living in London


You met Canadian singer Nelly Furtado
in 2016 when she performed at club Verdant,
a competing dance venue belonging to the
Arrowheads who hosted Thea's Rave. Nelly
is with us tonight to sing "Night Is Young,"
 not to be confused with the Nicki Minaj song
"The Night Is Still Young." This one by Nelly
was produced for her Greatest Hits album
released in 2010. The video was shot in
Downtown Toronto and features Nelly's
fans cycling, dancing and partying.
The night is still young. Click at
the 2:12 point of the video
and let the fun begin!

"Night Is Young" (BunHeaD Remix)
Nelly Furtado (Oct. 2010, highest chart
pos. #20 Canada/#10 Belgium/#7 Slovakia,
from 2010 album The Best of Nelly Furtado)

START PLAYING VIDEO
AT 2:12 MARK!
(Riley's "Cold Intro" to Rave)





SUN BAK
Kickboxer, Seoul


I am Sun. I rise to the occasion
 whenever one of my sensate friends
 needs help. Now meet Cheryl Ann Tweedy,
better known as Cheryl Cole and best known
simply as Cheryl. The English singer, dancer
and television personality got her start in
2002 as a member of the English-Irish
pop girl group Girls Aloud.  In 2012,
as a solo artist, Cheryl released
"Call My Name," a single from
her second studio album
A Million Lights"Call
My Name" was a major hit,
 soaring to #1 in the UK,
Ireland, Scotland and Poland.

"Call My Name" - Cheryl
(June 2012 single from
album A Million Lights)

START PLAYING VIDEO
AT 55 SEC. MARK!
(Riley's Crossfade/Mix Point)




WILL GORSKI
Police officer, Chicago


As Riley crossfades into the next record,
you will again be listening to Cheryl Cole,
this time as a member of Girls Aloud.
Following a three year hiatus during
which Cheryl and other members of
the group pursued solo projects,
Girls Aloud reunited in 2012 to
celebrate their 10th anniversary.
"Something New," a single from the
album Ten released that year, became
the official song for Children in Need,
a BBC charity established to benefit
disabled children. "Something New"
was a hit, peaking at #2 on the
UK and Scotland charts.

"Something New" (The Alias Remix,
Matt Nevin Video Edit) - Girls Aloud
(Nov./Dec. 2012 single from album Ten)

START PLAYING VIDEO
AT 15 SEC. MARK!
(Riley's Crossfade/Mix Point)





KALA DANDEKAR
Hindu pharmacist, Mumbai


I am Kala, no stranger to out of body experiences,
and tonight you shall have one. Riley's Rave now
presents the sound of Grammy Award winning
performance artist Lady Gaga and a video for the
song made by a group of talented, ambitious and
passionate young Dutch filmmakers, dancers,
fashion artists and actors. As you watch, you
will swear it is Lady Gaga in  the video...
but it is not her.  The lip sync and dance
routine is performed by a Lady Gaga
imitator named Lizalo Galama. Let us
 shift this rave into high gear, Click at
the 1:47 mark of the video, turn up
the volume and "Dance in the Dark!"

"Dance in the Dark" - Lady Gaga
(Nov. 2009 highest chart pos. #9
US Dance/Electronic Digital,
#6 Slovakia, #9 Hungary,
#10 Czech Republic, from
EP The Fame Monster)

START PLAYING VIDEO
AT 1:47 MARK!
(Riley's Crossfade/Mix Point)





I am Wolfgang. I am a fighter. I will protect you.
Tonight's rave playlist includes not one, but two
Lady Gaga impersonators. Meet Amanda Seiler,
a South Florida filmmaker and Gaga fan who
put together another terrific custom video,
this time using the song "Electric Chapel,"
an electronic rock and pop metal single
from Lady Gaga's #1 charting studio
album Born This Way. Meet me, baby.
Meet me in "Electric Chapel!"

"Electric Chapel" - Lady Gaga
Video cover by Amanda Seiler
(May 2011, #23 U.S. Dance/
Electronic Digital Songs,
from album Born This Way)

START PLAYING VIDEO
AT 1:37 SEC MARK!
(Riley's Crossfade/Mix Point)





LITO RODRIGUEZ
Gay actor, Mexico City


I am Lito. I love Pitbull. He has tenacity.
He has machismo. The Miami-based rapper
is nicknamed Mr. Worldwide because he
has performed around the world and has
broken down barriers that separate people.
Pitbull reminds us that there is room in this
 country and this world for all kinds of people,
that life is just a party and we are all invited,
and that there is no time to hate when you
are making love and having fun. "Fun" is
the name of the game in this music video
inspired by Miami Vice and starring
Pitbull and Chris Brown.

"Fun" (Noodles Remix)
Pitbull ft. Chris Brown
(April 2015, highest chart pos.
#30 U.S. Billboard Rap Songs,
from Nov. 2014 album Globalization)

START PLAYING VIDEO
AT 1:22 MARK!
(Riley's Crossfade/Mix Point)





CAPHEUS
Matatu driver, Nairobi


I am Capheus aka Van Damn.
In Riley's Rave #1,introduced you
to Serebro, the edgy female dance-pop,
electro-pop and nu-Disco girl trio from
Russia. Serebro's double platinum album
Mama Lover got the group noticed around
the world. Serebro maintains a sexy image
and the video for "Gun," their second single
from the album, offers provocative proof.
Search for the 47 second mark
and fire when ready!

"Gun" Serebro
(Sept. 2012, highest chart pos. #23 Italy,
#66 U.S. Dance Club Play, single from
June 2012 album Mama Lover)

START PLAYING VIDEO
AT 47 SEC. MARK!
(Riley's Crossfade/Mix Point)





NOMI MARKS
trans woman hacktivist 
& blogger, San Francisco


My name is Nomi - not Michael - Nomi.
Demi freakin' Lovato is in the house tonight.
The Los Angeles based singer, songwriter,
actress and model lists Christina Aguilera
and Kelly Clarkson as her biggest influences.
In 2014 Demi teamed up with English singer,
songwriter, rapper and model Cher Lloyd
and released an empowerment manifesto
that topped the U.S. dance chart. Hands
in the air like you "Really Don't Care."

"Really Don't Care"
(Fabio Codato 2k15 Remix,
ReVision by VJ Anonymous)
Demi Lovato ft. Cher Lloyd
(May 2014, highest chart pos.
#1 U.S. Dance Club Songs,
from May 2013 album Demi)

START PLAYING VIDEO
AT 2:46 MARK!
(Riley's Crossfade/Mix Point)




I never worry, life is a journey

I just wanna enjoy the ride

What is the hurry? It's pretty early

It's okay, we'll take our time

The night is still young

And so are we

- Nicki Minaj


If you have any sense at all...


...you'll join us for our next rave.


See you soon!