From Jamiroquai to Clean Bandit
Jamiroquai was my guy. I discovered him how everyone else basically discovered him in the nineties. “Virtual Insanity” and its one of a kind sliding floor music video. Changed the game. I stayed up on other British music like Daft Punk and Moloko and even went to England for a time visiting some distant relatives. The impression I got from my adventures and the people I danced and partied with is that they had this thing for ‘disco.’ In fact, they called events or places to dance discos. I as an American knew what disco really was. But I suppose I was thrilled that this island was sort of behind in the times, but also celebratory of the times, equating to a sense of dancing without judgement. Clean Bandit, not surprisingly, a British dance band, is a more modern continuation of that very English spirit – and I was so blessed to experience it first, in the early 2000s.