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Hi! I'm looking to do a fire poi performance as my talent for Miss California and need to find a good song ASAP (my paperwork with song title has to be in by April 1). I'd like to find something that's not too techno or trancey, with a good energizing beat that appeals to a large audience. It's a short routine (no longer than 2 minutes) so if there are sections of a song that would work well I can cut it. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks...

splinterificGOLD Member
248 posts
Location: Ireland

Can i suggest Body Rocks by Moby? or perhaps Canned heat by Jameroquai?

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I do like jamiroquai and will check out body rocks...thank you for your help! Maybe looking for something a bit more intense and dramatic though

BansheeCatBRONZE Member
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Location: lost, Canada

check out stuff by Natashca Atlas

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Location: Maghull, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Posted:'s always a winner. just don't do the cliche and use firestarter!

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Kathain_BowenGood Ol' Yarn For Hair
422 posts
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

I have a very.... er... diverse... iTunes selection... and often play while iTunes is running on Party Shuffle. It gets pretty interesting when you have to try to play to the most random and innane stuff on your play lists, but here's some of my personal favorites.

"Black Betty" Spiderbait (Ram Jam)
"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" Santa Esmeralda
"Le Disco" Shiny Toy Pistols
"Ooh La La" Goldfrapp

As per the Prodigy suggestion, I love spinning to "Hotride" or "Spitfire." Both are really fun for some unknown reason.

If you're good with figuring out the beating for songs with seemingly random and hard to math beats, I've been enjoying screwing around with the Ok Go's "Here It Goes Again," but that's been kind of overplayed recently. Muse's "Hysteria" or "Time is Running Out," or AFI's "Miss Murder" are really fun but kind of hard to beat match.

Let's face it, I'm too lazy right now to put together a play list just for spinning, so I let the party shuffle run through and just try to fit what I'm listening to with how I'm spinning. It doesn't always wok, but it's really kind of fun and odd. Like a strange game of Russian Roulette. =/

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MuskelungeGOLD Member
55 posts
Location: Chicago, USA

Here are a few of my favorite not-necessarily-techno songs to poi to.

"Girls" by Prodigy (It's got a nice B section that switches up the beat.)

"Witchi-Tai-To" by Brewer & Shipley (Older relaxed rock with almost meaningless lyrics and a nice, non-hyper but fun beat)

"Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees (Or anything else from Saturday Night Fever. The stuff is recognizable, dancable and not off-putting to anyone.)

And I agree that "Le Disco" is awesome, athough it's by Shiny Toy Guns.

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these suggestions are awesome, thank you so much for taking the time to do this! I LOVE that santa esmerelda song! Do you have any other suggestions for songs like it? Unfortunately, someone else has already signed up for that song as their talent :-/ I think most of the other suggestions are a little too alternative for the crowd I'm trying to play to, but things like that are perfect

ubersmackSILVER Member
73 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA

When seeing this on the thread listing the first thing I thought was.. Help, I need a good MUSTACHE.. yep..

I just saw the MUS of music and my mind went wild..

Try some DJ Tiesto btw, always fun and dancy smile

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Obi_Wan_LynobiBRONZE Member
9 posts
Location: Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

Industrial and EBM also works beautifully for poi. You could try some Icon Of Coil, Apoptygma Berzerk, Assemblage 23, etc

Also, trance music works well, like System F and PPK

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gixxerjesseSILVER Member
18 posts
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA

i like to spin to cosmic gate -fire wire , get really up beat after the intro part of the song or the dj violator remix of it

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70 posts
Location: On top of a Nipple

if you wanna go real crazy in your routine, try aphex twin wink
or you can always go for roni size...
my favorite though? tribe music... try oliver shanti, its good for a slow routine, really kewl.

Love is Life

elujinBRONZE Member
2 posts
Location: Belgium

Juno Reactor - Conga Fury (Animatrix Mix)

fore nice neo trible feel

thombreGOLD Member
74 posts
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Rodrigo y Gabriella do some good stuff if you fancy going a bit Spanish.

Also Idioteque by Raadiohead is a personal favourite of mine

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nathaniel_deforestSILVER Member
12 posts
Location: danbury, ct, USA

anything from ultra electro mixed by david waxman

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viper86BRONZE Member
5 posts
Location: USA

My favorite is Artillery by Infected Mushroom.

willow2xSILVER Member
KeepTheWorldSpinning Originator
49 posts
Location: Scarborough, UK

hm pretty good suggestions so far ^^ tho i do think some malice mizer is in order (i.e. le ciel) good buld up n such =]

give it a try (along with other stuff you cant understand the words too=D)

KeepTheWorldSpinning with me =]

nulleamaiGOLD Member
152 posts
Location: Napoli (Neaples), Australia

if you are looking for something not too techno try gotham project, i think they are wonderfull for spinning and are very impressive.

AcciaioSILVER Member
Tangled into my spins
187 posts
Location: Italy

Agricantus wink for tribal-like songs!

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bjork - violently happy
(might be too techno-y for you though)

wise guys - start the commotion
(i just like this song..but it may be too corny:)

fat boy slim - weapon of choice
(christopher walken..ohhh him..)

gorillaz - m1 a1
(its got a long intro.. and it may be too slow/weird)

GeezaGOLD Member
694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Ive got the deep forest 9cd collection. Some good chilled out spinning tunes

[Nx?]BRONZE Member
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3,749 posts
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

peace showtunes! peace

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3 posts
Location: Arnhem

Tisto !!!

Last time I tried to spin on it, even after my poi were off (and since quite long time), I couldn't stop ....

And ... he even mixed some well known songs ...

[edit] changed the video, same song, but without that manga ... [/edit]

... for instance

Anyway, have a nice routine
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83 posts
Location: Kiwi land sounds great!

-Slight bump but this thread is very useful-

Relations by Erika and Only This Moment by Ryksopp are my personal favourite.
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call me crazy but spin to cetain songs with fast beats.. slow beats i cnt spin to cuz i learned to follow he beat and not my mind for a routine.. Songs in Japanese tend to be best for me cuz they offer fast beats to help with a quick tranistion of moves. idk if it hlps but good like wit it

3 posts
Location: Arnhem

Another great classic according to me : Clint Mansell and the music of the film "Requiem for a dream"

But, is your routine already passed ?

zildjinboyBRONZE Member
30 posts
Location: Colorado, USA

when i spin i just put my ipod/itunes on shuffle and go i think this works well because you get a lot of different feels and styles but thats also my music tastes i think that you can spin to anything and have it work its all about displaying the emotions of the song

sway1BRONZE Member
1 post
Location: USA

i love to mix some of the eclectic with some faster stuff... a playlist of Afrocelt Sound System - Anatomic, Rise, Rise Above it, When I still needed you, Mojave and Seed are my favs, then throw in some Oojami etc... and BAM.. i little bit of around the world in my ipod....

Or i just give my mate my drums and tell him to give me a beat.

LillacSILVER Member
10 posts
Location: Clarksville, IN, USA

I love to spin to Aurora "The day it rained forever" and ATB "Extasy".

I'm downloading these songs guys, so keep em commin! I've just recently gotten into techno so its a big help!

~ I spin to be dance, when I dance I am free...and freedom is one step closer to home!

Lillacmess @ Deviant Art

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