Feb 13, 2012 >> The lovable Kevin Aeh hates Valentine’s Day. We tap into his iDJ playlist at JBar.
We danced all night at the last iDJ event at JBar, so we reached out to last week’s guest DJ: Time Out Magazine Shopping & Style Editor Kevin Aeh who mixed a set of anthems for an Anti-Valentine’s Day theme. He shares his playlist favorites (and what inspired each) below.
And, side note: Want to be Kevin’s Valentine? Contact us! G&F loves playing matchmaker!
“Get On Your Feet” by Gloria Estefan
I became obsessed with this song after it was featured in a recent “Parks & Rec” episode. Apparently I’m not the only one. I took song requests on Twitter, and this was one of the first responses I got.
“What Have You Done For Me Lately?” by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Love this Janet Jackson cover. And this song is a great precursor to a break up. Makes you think before you kick him to curb. Soap opera says “who’s right? who’s wrong?”
“Pleasure Principle (Over the top remix 2011)” by Janet Jackson
I found this remix on SoundCloud.com
. Any DJ set I ever do will always feature a song by Janet. “Control” was the first tape I ever bought.
“Call Your Girlfriend (Kaskade remix)” by Robyn
I love that this song comes from the perspective of the homewrecker. You rarely hear that side. Robyn’s a little heartbreaker with some great dance moves.
“Schoolin’ Life” by Beyonce
Is it me, or does Beyonce have it all figured out? I know she’s busy with that new baby, but I want her to be my valentine.