Bridging funk and soul into a mixed array of urban and club/dance soundscapes, the pop vocal compilation DJ Dance Masters showcases some of music's most successful chart toppers. Kool & the Gang's "Celebration" is one of most popular dance songs in the last 20 years, and what a delight to have two high-energy versions. One-hit wonder Michael Sembello hit it big in 1983 with his synth-pop song "Maniac" from the Jennifer Beals musical drama, Flashdance.
Artists featured on DJ Dance Masters are in no way DJs in the basic sense. They are dance innovators who made a classic song that will forever be embedded in the minds of those who heard it for the first time on the radio or, of course, at your typical wedding. This music makes you strut your stuff. Alicia Bridges, Thelma Houston, and the Dazz Band are also found on DJ Dance Masters, so prepare to boogie. ~ MacKenzie Wilson