Julia Jacklin knows how to have a good dance session in the living room, as seen in the killer video clip for ‘Pool Party‘. We asked the Sydney-based artist and lounge room groover to curate a playlist of jams she dances too when she’s not dancing to her own tunes. From Good Charlotte to Grimes, it’s a thorough list!
She’s also just about to kick-off her east coast tour, tickets are shifting quick! Don’t miss out on a dance.
The War on Drugs – ‘Under The Pressure’
It has a really nice slow build that makes for a great interpretive dance intro to get you warmed up.
Pumarosa – ‘Priestess’
This song is just incredible. It’s a long one but it could go for 3 times as long and I’d be okay with it. I’ve seen it live twice and and it makes me feel very powerful. I walk away feeling taller.
Mary J.Blige – ‘Family Affair’
I remember going to Springwood CD shop in my early teens to buy this single. I’d practise my moves to it for ‘Evans Nightclub’ which was an underage nightclub in Penrith. Just threw on my best Supre threads and let loose. Great times.
Good Charlotte – ‘Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous’
This wouldn’t be my pick usually but we recently had a house party and everyone lost their minds when this came on. It really reminded me of more innocent times. Back when it was cool to like Good Charlotte and you thought they were actual punks.
Dobie Gray – ‘Drift Away’
This is unashamedly one of my favourite songs of all time. In the top three I’d say. I don’t know what it is but it absolutely floors me. I’ve definitely swayed along to this song clutching my chest many many times.
Whitney – ‘Golden Days’
This is more of a bouncy; side step, full grin, dance situation. Definitely have danced in the living room to this.
Betty & Oswald – ‘Schmuck’
A great band from Sydney, they just released this track and it’s super great. Bass heavy and beautiful.
Grimes – ‘Oblivion’
A good song to get lost to. Close your eyes and not worry about what you look like. I think Grimes lets you get weird.
Jack White – ‘That Black Bat Licorice’
One of my favourite things to do when I’m feeling a little lost is to listen to this record, close my eyes and imagine I’m playing in this band. I don’t care what instrument I just want to be on stage playing in this band.
Enya – ‘Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)’
My share house has the tendency, once we’re getting into the early AM, to play this song and wind things down. I think it’s when people get the most intimate and creative with their dancing. This may be my favourite part of the evening.