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Celebrating 40 years of making people shake their booties on dance floors across the world, Harry Wayne Casey, better known as KC from KC and the Sunshine Band, is back with his first album in more than a decade, Feeling You (Sunshine Records, $17). “I feel like a year ago I came out of a musical coma and these lyrics and melodies just started flying out of my head,” he says with excitement.

Since his explosion onto the ’70s music scene, the 62-year-old has watched numerous new artists dabble with disco and other forms of dance music. Here, he shares his favorite pop performers of today.



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Rihanna
“She reminds me of the Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor days.”

Ke$ha
“Her energy is just terrific, and her songs are very dynamic and fun.”




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Kelly Clarkson
“I love Kelly Clarkson, especially now that her stuff has crossed over into dance.”



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Cee Lo Green
“There was a dance artist back in the day whose name was Sylvester. He sang, ‘You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real),’ and Cee Lo definitely reminds me of that sound.”

Katy Perry
“She’s one of the most consistent artists out there that I can think of. I like every record of hers.”