Hong Kong Beat mobile disco celebrates Thanksgiving Day

A group of economic and political refugees, having survived an intrepid sea journey, found and gave thanks that their new country was bountiful, if not without dangers and mistrust from the local populace.

Now wind back 400 years…

So started the modern American tradition of Thanksgiving, though it traces its roots back to the puritans under Henry VIII, and back even further to pagan rituals before Christianity ‘borrowed’ them.

Music can be a form of thanks, either in the sentiments of a song, the words or just the associations, so Hong Kong Beat mobile disco would like to offer thanks and cerebrate Thanksgiving Day with a little offering of tunes about being thankful for friends, harvests or just for being.

Hong Kong Beat mobile disco shakes the hips with Latin pop and pop salsa for Thumping Thursday

There’s nothing like some thumping Latin dance tunes to get the feet moving, hips shaking, and put the heart into overdrive.

This is a 30ish minute set from a party in 2014 and, boy oh boy, did the ladies shake it 🙂

Aye caramba!

Hong Kong Beat mobile disco plays chart music with the top 2 singles from around the World

Thumping Thursday presents the 12 tunes currently at number 1 or 2 of the singles charts in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, UK and USA.

El Perdon (Official Remix), Nicky Jam Feat. Enrique Iglesias – #1 Netherlands
Like I’m Gonna Lose You, Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend – #1 New Zealand
Can’t Feel My Face, The Weeknd – #2 Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Stole The Show, Kygo feat. Parson James – #1 France
Shine, Years & Years – #2 UK
Black Magic, Little Mix – #1 UK
Cheerleader, OMI – #1 Canada, USA
Are You With Me (Original mix), Lost Frequencies Feat. Easton Corbin – #1 Australia
Reality (feat. Janieck Devy) [Extended Mix], Lost Frequencies – #1 Germany
Goodbye, Feder feat. Lyse – #2 France
Sugar (feat. Francesco Yates), Robin Schulz – #2 Germany
Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better), Felix Jaehn feat. Jasmine Thompson – #2 Netherlands

Kong Kong Beat mobile disco sweats off the extra party pounds with a Latin house zumba set

Got to work of some of the excesses of the past four days of partying up to my birthday 🙂

So, what better way than a 30 minute zumba workout to some Latin house, samba house, salsa and reggaeton beats for Thumping Thursday.

Sweat is fat crying, but the blood and tears, that’s me…

Hong Kong Beat mobile disco gets the handbags on the floor for 90s dance pop

So, you’re at a club, the music is banging and you want to dance, but what do you do with the handbags?

Not a problem for fellas, but for the ladies it’s always been the answer to just stick them on the floor in the middle of the group of girls, and dance around them, curiously usually to a particular kind of very poppy dance music, often involving boy bands and girl groups.

The 90s were a prime time for the music style, so Hong Kong Beat mobile disco presents 90s handbag pop for Thumping Thursday 😀

Bacardi coke for me please Sharon!

Hong Kong Beat mobile disco gets hot with a live set from the 2011 HK FCC Po Leung Kuk Charity Ball

Digging out a 2011 live dance set for Thumping Thursday this week.

This selection of house, electrohop and dance pop was the opening 30 minutes or so of a 2 hour set I played following the fabulous live performance of the Doobie Brothers at the HK Foreign Correspondent’s Club Po Leung Kuk Charity 10th Anniversary Annual Ball.

The Po Leung Kuk is a long established charity that helps children from underprivileged backgrounds get an education and progress in life beyond their meagre outlook, and has many successes of community and business leaders from within its charges.

The HK FCC holds an annual fund raising ball supporting the Charity, one that I also support and provided DJ services for, that showcases a big name live performer – of the ‘age’ known to the general audience of Western and Asian businessmen and philanthropists.

Hong Kong Beat mobile disco drops back to the start of the rave scene with 80s/90s acid-house

Although for some of us *cough* oldies, raves have been around since the 50s (Buddy Holly ‘rave on’, ring a bell?) the term really came to mean much more with the advent of electronic dance music in the mid 80s, especially techno and acid house, and growth of warehouse parties influenced by the northern soul and soul all-nighters.

Hong Kong Beat spins a little selection of the music of the scene from a rave-themed gig a few years back, for Thumping Thursday.