We had so much fun doing the Janet Jackson Roller Disco tribute a few years ago, the folks at The Church of 8 Wheels have graciously let me take over the booth for another great theme night! MOTOWN.
Just on the tail of #BlackHistoryMonth, we’ll be celebrating the 60 year anniversary of the Motown sound – on wheels!
Detroit is one of the original birthplaces of modern “dance skating” and is also the home of “Soul Skate,” one of the biggest, national adult skate jams.
Early Detroit skaters had to fight segregation during the civil-rights era, but once they were allowed in, they changed the game! Thanks to pioneering skaters like Bill Butler, who brought their jazz records to the rink, we have the modern flavor and styles that we all enjoy today!
Come down and enjoy 4 hours of great Motown hits plus lots of classic R&B, Soul & Funk to skate to!
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Skate music has it’s own unique groove to give you that “roll, bounce” action. There’s a reason that people have been rolling to these great old school tunes for decades!
For those on Spotify, I’ve put together for you 4 hours of roller disco fun! These songs are the real deal! This is a loose recreation of one of my DJ sets at San Francisco’s Church of 8 Wheels.
For best results, let it flow. Do not shuffle!
White Chocolate’s Roller Disco Party #1 – #RollWithSoul
Every year, the Golden Gate Park roller skaters put on a showcase filled with fun dance routines.
I was hesitant to participate this year because I had pulled a muscle, which was taking a long time to heal and I wasn’t skating at the level I wanted to be at for a “performance.”
But at the last minute, I let all that go, and decided to put 2 of my favorite things together; Janet Jackson and Wonder Woman!
Enjoy this funky mash-up!!
• Song: Janet Jackson – Dammn Baby
• Wonder Woman Theme remix: Brittany Taylor https://youtu.be/h5KvCNsundA
• Addtl. Instrumental arrangement/stabs: https://www.instagram.com/mrklynik/
Special thanks to Kenny Hoff for capturing the moment!
Featured Photo: Justin Link
We don’t have to wait until our legends are gone to celebrate them. Janet is one of my all time favorite artists, a true inspiration. With the support of the Church of 8 Wheels, we’re going to dedicate a theme night solely to Janet!
Janet Jackson is an international mega-star but her accomplishments are actually quite underrated, and often diminished in the media in favor of newer artists for which Janet paved the way. Before Beyoncé and others, there was Janet. Miss Jackson if you’re nasty.
Janet has given us FOUR straight decades of uplifting party music as well as socially conscious music. She’s taken music video and live performances to new heights. She has created and broken numerous records for female artists. Many of them still stand today.
Please join me April 1, at San Francisco’s Church of 8 Wheels, for a celebration of Janet Jackson’s music on wheels! I can assure you, this is no April Fool’s joke!
Get the point? Good…let’s skate!
August 29th, 2016 would have marked the King of Pop’s 58th birthday.
The Church of 8 Wheels is celebrating with a special roller disco night filled with music from Michael as well as his famous musical family.
Join me, White Chocolate for a fun theme night!
Get out your best MJ moves, costumes and skate!
SATURDAY AUGUST 27, 7-11PM
$10 ADMISSION | $5 SKATE RENTAL
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If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, 4th of July weekend, we’ve got you covered!
Don’t miss this Adult Skate session at the Redwood Roller Rink!
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DJ BIG BAD Bruce and I did a bit of a collaboration awhile back. Here’s an HOUR mix of skate grooves to vibe out to! Let us know what you think!
Don’t miss our Adult Skate session on May 8th at the Redwood Roller Rink!
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