Ghouls, ghosts and goblins will appear at your doorway tonight, and if you have dancers who would delight in dancing a routine with deliciously macabre music, we have some selections that would be perfect in our Legitmix store. Here are our spooky and/or creepy offerings:
Definition of Button, from a Broadway Glossary:
Button: The payoff moment in a song; the moment when the song is “buttoned up” and finished.
On Broadway, music composers know that nearly all of the time, they need to deliver a button on their songs…. that point in the music when the audience knows the song is over, and it’s time to applaud. The same concept applies when editing music for performance dance routines. When a song fades out, your audience is robbed of the routine’s button. That’s why Squirrel Trench Audio retains the ending of the original song so that the button is delivered to your dancer. The audience knows the routine is over and it’s time to clap.
There are times when a song might have a big musical finish that lasts 20 seconds or more. These type of endings, while great in a music performance, are too long for a dance performance. In such cases, we will edit down the big finish into an appropriate length for the dance routine.
A hot new artist has just arrived on the scene from Sweden. Dirty Loops is a trio of talented musicians bringing an avant garde twist to popular music. Their first single is Hit Me. This song will be spectacular for a small group, large group, line, or production, in either jazz or tap. It could also work for a very advanced soloist in jazz or tap. Squirrel Trench Audio has three versions available on Legitmix:
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The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, crushed it at the MTV Music Awards. Here is a remix based on that performance, along with some original twists. Edited for a 2:45 length dance routine.
Janet Jackson is one of the top female music performers of all time. Here is an original remix of the classic Rhythm Nation from the album 1814.
A huge congratulations to Joleen’s Starz of the South studio who took home some serious hardware from the NYLA Dance Nationals in Biloxi Mississippi from June 12-15. “Music of the Night” featured a five-minute-plus Squirrel Trench-mixed soundtrack for this production number. In addition to Music of the Night, Starz of the South won in many other categories with routines featuring Squirrel Trench edited and mixed music, including Oceans, a Baseball-themed mix, My Flawz, Egyptian Style, Dirty Laundry, and Crazy in Love. Three additional special numbers were: a remix of Lady Gaga’s Applause, a moving 9-11 tribute, and a NYC street drumming scene. Here are the complete results from Starz of the South’s Nationals.
Here’s what studio owner Joleen had to say:
“We absolutely loved all of our music you created for us. Music of the Night won an overall highest scoring group/production and 1st place at Nationals. All of our music sounded amazing and we received great judges comments on all of our mixes and cuts. Thanks again!”
– Joleen Sanders, studio owner
Starz of the South, Vancleave MS,
July 5, 2014
Today they performed spectacularly at Hall of Fame’s Worcester regionals dance competition at the DCU Center. Wikkd Lil Grrrls features music edited by Squirrel Trench Audio. This morning the routine won:
- 1st Place Platinum in their category (Junior Tap Line)
- 1st Place Overall in Junior Line routines
- 1st Place Overall Junior tap routine
Wow! It doesn’t get much better than that! Congratulations dancers!
Just finished remixing a fun mashup of several songs, including Britney Spears’ Work Work, into a unique solo routine for a young dancer in Bethel, Alaska. This unique remix features custom drum and bass additions for an exciting, never-before-heard audio foundation for choreography. Here’s what her mom had to say after listening to the finished piece:
“THANK YOU MORRISS!!!
I love it, and my daughter keeps saying, ‘That is sooo cool!’
It is perfect!”
It’s been quite busy for music remixes and edits over the past several weeks. One of the latest requests is a Michael Jackson song re-edited/remixed for a 7-year-old tapper, with a duration of 2:20 for the routine. Michael Jackson was an amazing musician, singer, dancer and entertainer. Pretty much every one of his songs has a catchy beat and great structure. He is one of my favorite artists for music editing and remixing.
After completing and uploading the latest MJ remix for the tap routine, the dance parent had this to say upon first listen:
“Oh my goodness, this is PERFECT!! You are a genius! Thanks so much!”
It’s great to know that another tapper will have a spectacular remix to dance with. When you are ready for flawless music which is a cut above the rest for your next dance routine, just let me know.
Kim Houli, studio owner of Dance for Joy had some feedback recently about her Squirrel Trench remix for her studio’s opening recital number, Dancing Through The Ages:
Just wanted to let you know that our opening number is AWESOME!!! The music is perfect! I’ll be sure to post it on you tube when the DVD’s are in this summer thanks again!
— Miss Kimberly, dance studio owner at
Dance for Joy, Brielle, New Jersey
April 14, 2013
To listen to and watch Kimberly’s studio’s opening routine from last year, a Wizard of Oz theme, you can view it here:
If you want to have this kind of reaction to hearing music that is created just for you, we’d love to deliver it for you. Check out our Music Editing/Remixing Services.
As much as I enjoy editing and cutting popular songs to dance competition length, I take special pride in creating unique remixes that are often used for group routines, especially jazz, character, tap, and hip hop routines. Here’s what a choreographer in Utah had to say after I tweaked a remix to amp up the excitement level even higher:
“NAILED IT!!!! I am soooooo happy it is literally perfect! EXACTLY what I had in mind! I am so excited, the girls are going to freak out. Thanks a million, I really appreciate your help and creativity! You are great! So glad I found you! Thanks again!!!!”
— Daysha Pedersen, choreographer,
Cedar City/Salt Lake City UT
January 16, 2013