When things are really shitty there's no better pick-me-up than dancing. It's a fact. It's an activity that releases endorphins. Endorphins people! A way to stimulate endorphins that doesn't involve wearing arch-supportive, ugly-ass footwear. Brooklyn party-starters Escort are well aware of the restorative powers of LOUD MUSIC with just the right number of BPM switch ups. We encourage you to listen to this premiere of Escort's "Gov't Shutdown Throwdown" mixtape. It's one hour of sonic hedonism, packed with seamless segues between glittery, nu-disco dazzled cuts, funked-up dance, and even dub-weighted soul. Duran Duran also make a quick cameo.
"We're about to be on the road for a few weeks and we wanted it to reflect that," says Escort co-founder Dan Balis. "That meant a couple secret edits of our own, but also a fair amount of Detroit and Chicago—Moodymann, Kerri Chandler, and Ron Hardy—but also newer folks like HNNY. Finally, we had to bring it back to NYC with 'All Night People' from Funn City, the alter-ego for the always awesome Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area)." Go see Escort on tour this November, or chill out next time you have a house party—you've got at least an hours worth of stacked tunes ready. Pour yourself a beverage and then go spill it on the kitchen floor while you throwdown. [Noisey]