mobilizing knowledge at TransCanada 3

The TransCanada Institute’s third and final conference in its Literature, Institutions, Citizenship series just wrapped up last weekend at Mount St Allison U in Sackville. Amidst the provocative papers and discussions, I was enthused and honoured to mobilize knowledge* in the “TransCanDance” post-banquet dance party that I’ve DJ’d now for all three events. And this time I saved the playlist (the longest yet, at 5 hours and change). So here’s what got scholars up to get down; as always, a mix of requests from the floor and the DJ’s own strategic selections. I could name names for some requests, but some knowledge is best mobilized anonymously — and collectively.

[* Thanks to Daniel Coleman for refining my idea that the dancefloor is a site of knowledge production; ‘mobilization’ better meets SSHRC’s current research priorities.]

Ferry Corsten “Rock Your Body, Rock” [vocal intro]
INXS “Calling All Nations”
Sandeep Chowta “Dil kabutarkhana hai”
Shapeshifters “Lola’s Theme (Club Mix)”
Boogie Pimps “Somebody To Love”
The Doors “Hello I Love You (Adam Freeland Fabric mix)”
1755 “Disco Banjo”
Sylvester “Dance (Disco Heat)”
T-Rex “Bang A Gong (Get It On)”
Sly & The Family Stone “Dance to the Music”
The Jackson Five “ABC”
Elvis Presley “Jailhouse Rock” (Spankox Re:Version Highpass Radio Edit)
Credence Clearwater Revival “My back door”
The Beatles “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”
The Rolling Stones “Jumping Jack Flash”
Kenny Loggins “Footloose”
David Bowie “Modern Love”
Nelly Furtado “Powerless (Josh Desi Remix)”
M.I.A. “Paper Planes (DFA Remix)”
Stevie Wonder “Superstition”
Bob Seger “Old time rock ‘n’ roll”
ABBA “Dancing Queen”
Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive”
Michael Jackson “Beat It”
A. R. Rahman “Jai Ho (New York Electric Mix)”
Arcade Fire “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)”
Dusty Springfield “Son of a Preacher Man”
Nine Inch Nails “Closer”
Latin Fresh “Bata Bata”
Daddy Yankee “De La Paz Y De La Guerra”
Tito El Bambino “En La Disco (DJ Mauri)”
Mr Vegas “Heads High (Kill Dem Wid It)”
Major Lazer “Hold The Line”
Madonna “Like a prayer”
New Order “Bizarre Love Triangle”
The Jackson Five “I Want You Back”
Talking Heads “Once in a Lifetime”
David Bowie “Let’s Dance”
Michael Jackson “Billie Jean”
Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
The Pixies “u-mass”
The White Stripes “Seven Nation Army”
Sam Roberts “Them Kids”
The Ronettes “Be My Baby”
The Ting Tings “That’s Not My Name”
Maestro Fresh Wes “Let Your Backbone Slide”
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock “It Takes Two”
Scissor Sisters “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’”
Gnarls Barkley “Crazy”
M.I.A. “Boyz”
Young MC “Bust a move”
INXS “New Sensation”
Blondie “Heart Of Glass”
Santogold “Lights Out”
Pulp “Common people”
Go Home Productions “Velvet Sugar”
Feist “1234 (Vanshe Technologic Remix)”
Armand Van Helden feat. Spalding Rockwell “Hear My Name”
Tori Amos “Professional widow (Armand’s star trunk funkin remix)”
Wubble-U “Petal”
Cornershop “Brimful of asha (Norman Cooke remix)
Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”
Neil Diamond “Sweet Caroline”
Jimmy Cliff “Wonderful World”
Toots And The Maytals “Take Me Home Country Roads”
Arakatuba feat. Lilliana “Riva”
Waguignho “Academia de Furacao I”
Tegan and Sara “I Hear Noises”
Justice “DVNO (Justice Remix)”
Leonard Cohen “Closing Time”
John Lennon “Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple)”

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