Dance Till It Hurts

Dance Till It Hurts

What do you get when you combine Gregorian chants, a disco beat and quotations from the Marquis de Sade delivered in a breathless whisper? Only the most popular dance music in Europe. Sadeness is currently a No. 1 hit in 13 countries and is stealing the show at cutting-edge discos in the U.S. Romanian-born producer Michael Cretu calls his odd creation Enigma music. Cretu claims the ancient music of the Catholic Church -- "a rather mysterious and absolutely paradoxical club" -- provides the perfect companion to De Sade's sensualist prose.

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