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Mixed Feelings | Shady Lady

A special guest-mix series where DJs are invited to create a soundtrack for tomorrow's days. Next up: Amsterdam-based disco queen and everyone's favorite Aussie, Shady Lady.

Every Mixed Feelings podcast is accompanied by a few questions that provide a little insight into the DJ and the mix they've prepared for us and for you.

Which feelings do we find bottled in this mix?

A blend of giddy intoxication from lust, betrayal and love. Sex comes in many forms and that's what's so titillating about it. This is NSFW!

What message does the music you play convey?

It's a battle between the sheets of hard to get and lust for love. How the act of courtship and sex can be a play between performative, animalistic and ecstatic. Throughout the decades and genres, we see all these elements rearing their sexy head into the tracks we love.

How is the mix reflecting your current music taste?

Shady Lady's sets are normally a funk-infused mix of delusional disco, erect-to-the-ear 80's grooves and horny-ass house. There's always an element of the known and the unknown in her tracks and a point to keep it ironic because we should never take life too seriously. Seriously.

Who should release a new album/EP already?

Is it sad if I say Loleatta Holloway or Sylvester?

What's magical about music?

I've never been the best conversationalist but the way I can communicate is through music. Whether it be through dancing, lip-syncing, or DJing, it's as if I become possessed by the vocalists and instruments. I'm merely a conduit for the tunes. I feel the most human when I'm listening to music and now you must be querying whether I'm human at all.

What is your main source for finding new music?

Bandcamp, YouTube and its horrible algorithm, Films and Television

If the mix would be a soundtrack, what (kind of) movie/video/audio-visual content would support it best?

Any episode of Season 1 Pose

Stay true to yourself, and each other. (Jerry Springer)



  1. Linda Clifford - Don’t Give It Up

  2. Barry White - It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me

  3. Kano - Can’t Hold Back Your Lovin’

  4. Uptown Funk - Whip Out Cha Thing!

  5. Dutch Robinson - Drive Me Wild (Opolopo Remix)

  6. Crazy P - Never Gonna Reach Me (Hot Toddy Remix)

  7. SunPalace - Rude Movements (Moodymann Remix)

  8. Sentimental Animals - Loose Rules

  9. Midnight Mike - I Need You Tonight

  10. Jody Watley - Still a Thrill

  11. Nina Simone - You Must Have Another Lover

  12. Don Blackman - Just Can’t Stay Away

  13. Aleem ft. Leroy Burgess - Sweet Treat

  14. Ronnie Dyson - All Over Your Face

  15. Animotion - Obsession

  16. Flagio M - I Want Your Love (Salta & Roma Remix)

  17. Martin Duvall - All Night

  18. Roisin Murphy - We Got Together

  19. Eli Escobar - Underwear

  20. J. Vasquez - Work This Pussy (Hurt Me Mix)

  21. Passion in Fashion - 1-900 (eXXXplicit Vocal Mix)


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