NOLA Vogue: MikeQ's Top 10 Vogue Anthems of All Time
As we may have mentioned, Team OKP is bound for the city of New Orleans this weekend, mostly to experience the NOLA Bounce x Vogue ballroom dance clash cotillion that is happening Upstairs At the Wax Museum during Jazz Fest. In order to educate you, the Okayplayer reader, on the styles and contestants in play during the dance off (and let's be real, mostly to have our own personal soundtrack to our New Orleans road trip) we asked the experts in each respective style to run down the essential tracks associated with each in a Top 10 Bounce/Vogue Anthems of All Time.
Handling the Top 10 Vogue Anthems of All Time is MikeQ, aka the undisputed King of this Vogue shit, DJ-wise. For a second we were crazy enough to ask around for other DJs to select their definitive Vogue tracks and those DJs sent the word back in no uncertain terms that "MikeQ is the only one who's allowed to do this." Nuff said. Click true to get his tuff guide to Vogue Ball Anthems:
1. Masters At Work - "The Ha Dance."
"This track changed ballroom forever, the most famous of them all." - MikeQ
2. Junior Vasquez - "Work This Pussy" (Hurt Me Mix)
"This track is a ballroom staple especially when you want to see a female figure give you every ounce of CUNT." - MikeQ
3. Fast Eddie - "Let's Go, Let's Go"
"This track is major currently, especially during Legends, Stars and Statements (calling out notables in the building)" - MikeQ
4. Armand Van Helden - "The Witch Doctor"
"This is a classic track which I've sampled many times brings life to the runway." - MikeQ
5.MFSB - "Love Is The Message" (Larry Levan Mix)
"The Ha Dance is vogue's most famous track but this is the ballroom's ANTHEM" - MikeQ
6. Kevin Aviance - "Cunty"
"Another staple track, a legendary battle beat still used today." - MikeQ
7. Basement Jaxx - "Flylife"
"A walking and strutting staple track in ballroom history" - MikeQ
8. Robbie Tronco - "Walk For Me"
"Robbie Tronco might have been one of the first to start making ballroom-esque tracks and this is no shortage of them." - MikeQ
9. MikeQ - "The Ha Dub Rewerk'd"
"One of my most used remixes in the Vogue category, and one of my personal favs of my own work." - MikeQ
10. Anything From Qween Beat
"My label Qween Beat is changing and adding to the sound of Ballroom music and beyond into club spaces global." - MikeQ