I met Dove Dellos of the famous Dellos Dance and Performing Arts at a party I was DJing at in October 2013. She loved the music I was playing and the the different upbeat genres I mixed. At the end of the evening, she ask if I could make a few mixes to play for her dance and fitness students. I was flattered considering many of their students have performed at "Star Search" with Ed McMahon, "America's Most Talented Kids", "So You Think You Can Dance" and have appeared in many music videos.
The request was simple. And it was to keep the music very upbeat and kid-friendly. So for the first mix, I choose dance music and included pop and rock remixes. Some of the artists I played included Marlena Shaw, Holy Ghost, Gigamesh, Rihanna, Robin Thicke, Martin Solveig and many others.