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Dance4Life 2009 Album

Reported by Jack Bridges TID on July 13, 2009

Top artists collaborate on dance4life’s second album.

Following the success of dance4life’s first album in 2008, we are proud to announce the  release of the second dance4life album. Artists including Paul Oakenfold, Above & Beyond, Gui Borrato, Anderson Noise, D.O.N.S., John Dahlback, Barbara Tucker and Chuckie have all granted the free use of tracks in support of dance4life.

dance4life uses the universal language of music and dance and the collaborations with ambassadors and supporters to connect to young people across the globe.
Long standing dance4life ambassador Paul van Dyk says “I think that it is still very important to raise awareness amongst everyone to prevent AIDS. I'm supporting dance4life for many years now and I appreciate their work a lot. For the CD I've remixed a track of Nathalie, a great summer tune that gives you good vibes"

The support of the artists is of huge value to dance4life and it goes beyond just connecting to youth, in this case all profits from this album will go to several dance4life programmes around the world.  Wessel van Eeden, music and media manager at dance4life says “we work with passionate individuals who acknowledge the potential and power of today’s young people. We are confident that this second dance4life album will be a success with such an impressive track list and we’re hugely grateful for the time and effort that our ambassadors and partners have dedicated to make this happen”.

The album also includes a collaboration between Dutch DJ team The Partysquad, Doyle Bramhall II and soul diva Erykah Badu, resulting in a Laidback Luke remix of the track “What You Live For” which will also be released as a single on June 24th.

This unique collaboration marks the beginning of Badu’s support for the global youth organization. She needs no introduction after a stream of hits including Grammy winning “Love Of My Life” and megahit “Tyrone”. As a social entrepreneur in her own right who shares dance4life’s values and vision, Badu recognizes the importance of creating social change.

Since 2007 The Partysquad have supported dance4life as ambassadors, raising awareness at various dance4life events. Now, with this new remix, The Partysquad will follow in the footsteps of artists such as Tiësto and Maxi Jazz who collaborated in 2006 on the last dance4life anthem. “When we heard it was possible to create a track with Erykah we went crazy! We have a lot of admiration for her and a shared desire to work on a track for dance4life together”. Ruben, The Partysquad.

The Partysquad feat. Doyle Bramhall II & Erykah Badu - “What You Live For” (Laidback Luke remix) –is available from June 24th exclusively as single download on

Full track and artist list:

MC Gunner                            dance4life Intro
Kaskade                              Stars Align
Chuckie                             What Love Is This
The Partysquad Feat. Doyle Bramhall II & Erykah Badu     What You Live For (Laidback Luke Remix )
Barbara Tucker                        I Rise Up
D.O.N.S. Feat. Luke Parkin & Moira    Breath Into Me
Oliver Twizt Feat. MC Roga                    Thiz Is Life
Jesse Voorn                            4 Music 4 Life
James G                            Dance 4 Afrika 
John Dahlbäck                        Do You Remember
Arjuna Schiks                            Retro Wave
Zoë Xenia                            Just Do It
Isis & Piet Jan Blauw                        Eenhoorn
Amsterdam Sound Exchange                    Feel My Music
Chris Kessler                            City Soul
Nathalie Makoma    I Won’t Forget (Paul van Dyk Remix)
The Crystal Method Feat. Stefanie King Warfield        Black Rainbows
Giuseppe Ottaviani                        Life Gate
Above & Beyond Feat. Richard Bedford            Liquid Love
Paul Oakenfold                        Buenos Aires
Anderson Noise                        Ginseng
Gui Boratto                            Like You
Miss Nine                            Magoma
DJ Reza & Thee-O                        Come On
Gabriel & Castellon                        Indefinitely
Grande Vue                             Make Me Dance
Mark Brown & Goodwill                    HORSE
Bibba Pacheco                        Feels Like Happiness
Sandrien                            Spanish Bump

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dance4life ( is an international non-profit organisation founded in 2003 that unites young people through music and dance and empowers them to push back the spread of HIV and AIDS. Headquartered in Amsterdam with a team of 17 dance4life is active in 21 countries around the world (Barbados, Germany, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Spain, South Africa, Surinam, Turkey, Tanzania, Uganda , United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe). dance4life’s partners include Durex, Ford Foundation, National Postcode Lottery, Oxfam NOVIB, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PSO and UNFPA.