By Blanca Orcasitas | Intro: Cristina Álvarez Cañas. November 16, 2012


‘She's got the power'. We feminize the Exciters’ song to express what you can feel when you see one of your favourite DJs on stage. Blanca DB is one of the regular deejays of the night in Madrid, a reputation she has earned after being behind the turntable for more than twelve years. What started as a game has become a profession and her gigs have left a trace in legendary clubs of the Malasaña neighbourhood such as Moloko, Fotomatón, Siroco, Tupperware, Wurlitzer or Wild Thing Bar. She has also taken part in four editions of FIB, Festival Internacional de Benicàssim. As she introduces herself: 'Pop goes the world'. 

Although there are countless songs from yesterday, today and always that drive me wild, I have decided to choose these songs I have been listening to or playing in so many places for years and which always thrill me, to the point of losing all sense of shame and dance to them as if it was my last day on Earth. I do not answer for my actions when these classic tunes play.

1. Just Like Heaven The Cure. My most favourite song of all times. There isn’t really much more to say about one of The Cure’s greatest classics. An excellent song; I can listen to it a thousand times in a row and not get tired of it.


2. Temptation New Order: It is hard to choose only one of their songs but I’ve always known that Temptation is my song. I can still remember the first time I listened to it live: they had to take me out of the crowd because I was so thrilled I almost fainted. Not kidding.


3. Tame Pixies. Brief, brutal. As many other songs by the Pixies, it goes straight to your brain. But for me Tame, specially, is one of the most incredibly brutal songs in the entire world.


4. I Feel Love Donna Summer . What would electronic music be like without Giorgio Moroder and this song?


5. Good idea Sugar. Now that the album Cooper Blue celebrates its twentieth anniversary, I find it hard to choose between If I Can't Change Your Mind and Good Idea, but I’ll choose the second one because it brings me many memories and because of the effect it had on me the first time I listened to it.


6. Babies Pulp. Forget Common People, for me the greatest hit of Indie pop is Babies. Jarvis Cocker and Co. in all their splendour, with perfect lyrics, melody and ending.


7-  Atomic Blondie. Another of my weaknesses is Debbie Harry and her band and, although my favourite song is Dreaming, this Atomic is one of the songs I enjoy the most when I deejay. No other song starts like this one.

8. Ultraviolet (Light My Way) - U2
. Let’s forget the last fifteen years of the Irish band and remember their second to last great album Achtung Baby, the one that influenced me the most, without doubt, because I lived it. For me, this song in particular is one of the least valued and one of their greatest songs.

9. Goodbye horses - Q Lazzarus.
If somebody asked me which is the song I have played the most I would answer without hesitation: Goodbye Horses. It is the song I always choose to end my gigs, wherever I deejay. It always gives me goosebumps.

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