Friday, January 30, 2015

Fright Songs

Friends don't let friends do The Monster Mash


Deep down, beneath all the costumes and stage makeup, Halloween is just an excuse for a big, sweaty, sloppy dance party. Bump these kid-unfriendly jams — with our convenient Spotify playlist — to assure a totally debauched evening.

SpaceGhostPurrp - "Bringing the Phonk"
Before dancing begins in earnest on Halloween, it helps to start with something that sounds like it's coming out of a malfunctioning haunted house. This's it.

Future featuring T.I. - "Magic"
G-funk keyboards + Atlanta drums and autotuning = something you can sway to without spilling on your costume.

The Pack - "Hoes In This House"
Plenty of girls (and, sure, guys too) enjoy the opportunity to dress up as slutty as possible on Halloween, and this will be their anthem tonight.

Los Rakas - "Borracho"
It's time to get down to business with nasty Spanish rap over club beats and the sound of a squeaking mattress.

M.I.A. featuring Missy Elliott and Rye Rye - "Bad Girls" (Switch Remix)
You need a crazy beat so the girls can show off their moves. Take 'em in while marveling at the fastest Missy Elliott and Rye Rye verses ever.

Swishahouse featuring D. Boss - "Monday 2 Sunday"
Here's a laidback cut from the Houston producers to mellow things out. You can't rage all night.

Jackie Chain featuring Jhi Ali and Collie Buddz - "Nice and Slow"
As long as things are slowed down, enjoy the dancehall sway in this Block Beattaz beat, and maybe take off that cape or the Big Bird head.

Valentino Khan/Will Bailey - "Rukus"
Thanks to "Pon de Floor," every dance party must now include a squeaking, bleeping thing. This gem will do nicely.

Schlachthofbronx featuring Warrior Queen - "Dickie Riddim"
Enjoy some dancehall nobility throwing every single schlong euphemism into this track, most likely to induce drunken attempts at booty-clapping.

Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz - "Mercy"
Just a reminder that you have to play this song. This is non-negotiable.  

Keak da Sneak featuring Big Hollis and Goldie - "There They Go"
The Bay Area's best whisperer always comes with one great single, and this is one you can vibe to even after you've had one drink too many.

Miguel - "Adorn"
Always close with a slow one. This sexy throwback from Miguel will tell some guests that it's time to go, and one very special sexy nurse that she should stay.

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