DJ Mineh Ishida

Christmas West Coast Swing Music – Xmas in July

Christmas West Coast Swing Music  – Xmas in July

Jul 26, 2013

In case you haven’t heard, Doug Rousar and Lori Rousar are having their Xmas in July West Coast Swing Dance this weekend (July 27th, 2013).  In honor of that, We’ve put this list of Christmas songs together that you can dance WCS to: West Coast Swing Christmas Music Christina, Remee, S.O.A.P. Juice – Let There be Love Luther Vandross – The...

12 West Coast Swing Songs for November 2012

This month, my west coast swing music selection swings more towards contemporary, with songs ranging from club tunes to more subdued acoustic tracks. 1. Chris August – Stranger 2. Chris August – Let the Music Play 3. Jay Sean – Maybe 4. Justin Bieber ft Nicki Minaj) – Beauty and A Beat (This one is for more advanced dancers) 5. Donovan...

30 Contemporary R&B & Soul West Coast Swing Songs

30 Contemporary R&B & Soul West Coast Swing Songs

Jul 10, 2012

This is a list of Contemporary R&B and Soul West Coast Swing Songs that have been on my playlists for the last year.  Obviously with only 30 songs, there will be many great songs that aren’t on here, but this is a good list to get you started if you’re looking for some popular rhythmic songs for your playlist. R&B and Soul music make great...

33 Contemporary West Coast Swing Songs You Should Already Have

33 Contemporary West Coast Swing Songs You Should Already Have

Jun 29, 2012

West Coast Swing music by definition keeps up with the songs of the times.  That said, a case could be made that just about every top 40 song within our BPM range is a contemporary swing song.  I happen to disagree.  I feel that some songs just dance better.  Even when there is no swing beat, certain rhythm patterns in the music just feel better when you...

West Coast Swing Music – Songs for July 2012

West Coast Swing Music – Songs for July 2012

Jun 26, 2012

For those of you seeking west coast swing music, I’ve got more songs for you for July 2012.  This month, we’re heavy on the contemporary swing songs, but still have some new blues, and one or two more songs influenced by the 60s.   In the last few months, a lot of new R&B and Pop music came to light, swinging us back towards a contemporary...

25 Blues West Coast Swing Songs

25 Blues West Coast Swing Songs

Jun 20, 2012

The roots of our dance spring from blues music, but there aren’t a lot of places to learn about blues west coast swing songs for the new dancer. At a recent dance event where I was DJing, a new dancer approached me.  He said: “Where can I find blues west coast swing songs for dancing?”  I pondered the question quickly, and decided that I had...