Year-End Edition 1998 | volume 4 | Top Dance Hits of the Year

Year end Edition 1998

Year end Edition 1998This is volume 4 of the 1998 Year-End Edition.


Album : Year-End Edition 1998 | volume 4
Genre : Circuit, House, Progressive
Year : 1998
Total Time : 01:13:56
  1. Faithless – God is a DJ (Monster Mix)

  2. Danny Tenaglia – Elements (The D-Tour)

  3. Stars On 54 [Ultra Naté, Amber & Jocelyn Enriquez] – If You Could Read My Mind (Hex Hector Extended Club Mix)

  4. Madonna – Frozen (Calderone Extended Club Remix)

  5. Jody Watley – Off The Hook (Soul Solution Club Mix)

  6. Joey Negro feat. Taka Boom – Can’t Get High Without You (Classic Funk Mix)

  7. Fire Island feat. Loleatta Holloway – Shout To The Top (Club 69 Vocal Mix)

  8. Martha Wash – Catch The Light (Jonathan Peters Sound Factory Mix)

  9. Byron Stingily – You Make Me Feel Mighty Real (Victor Calderone NY Underground Mix)

  10. Gloria Estefan – Oye (Hex Hector & Mac Quayle 12” Mix)

Year-End Edition 1998 | volume 3 | Top Dance Hits of the Year

Year end Edition 1998

Year end Edition 1998This is volume 3 of the 1998 Year-End Edition.


Album : Year-End Edition 1998 | volume 3
Genre : Circuit, House, Progressive
Year : 1998
Total Time : 01:25:48
  1. Cher – Believe (Club 69 Future Anthem Mix)

  2. Madonna – Ray Of Light (Calderone Club Mix)

  3. Deborah Cox – Nobody’s Supposed to be Here (Hex Hector’s Club Mix)

  4. Donna Lewis – Love Him (Soul Solution Club Mix)

  5. Crystal Method – Comin’ Back (Club 69’s Funk Express Mix)

  6. Ultra Nate – Found A Cure (Full Intention Club Mix)

  7. Shawn Christopher – Sweet Freedom (The Richie Jones Throwdown Mix)

  8. Aretha Franklin – A Rose Is Still A Rose (Hex Hector Club Mix)

  9. Hannah Jones – You Only Have To Say You Love Me (Rosabels Classic Club Mix)

  10. Da MOB feat. Jocelyn Brown – Fun (Main Vocal Mix)

  11. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You (Bibi & Dim’s Anthem from Paris)

  12. Armand Van Helden feat. Duan Harden – You Don’t Know Me (Original 12”)

Year-End Edition 1998 | volume 2 | Top Dance Hits of the Year

Year end Edition 1998

Year end Edition 1998This is volume 2 of the 1998 Year-End Edition.


Album : Year-End Edition 1998 | volume 2
Genre : Circuit, House, Progressive
Year : 1998
Total Time : 01:19:46
  1. BT – Remember (Sasha’s Remix)

  2. Veronica – Release Me (Johnny Vicious Club Mix)

  3. Monica – The First Night (Razor N’ Guido Club Mix Edit)

  4. Sash! feat. La Trec – Stay (Magnificent 4 Remix)

  5. Aretha Franklin – Here We Go Again (Razor ‘n’ Guido Mix)

  6. Erin Hamilton – Satisfied (Soul Solution Club Mix)

  7. Shania Twain – You’re Still The One (Soul Solution Extended Club Mix)

  8. Club 69 feat. Suzanne Palmer – Much Better (Future Shock Make It Better Mix)

  9. Janet Jackson – Together Again (Tony Moran 12” Club Mix)

  10. Mariah Carey – My All (David Morales Classic Club Mix)

Year-End Edition 1998 | volume 1 | Top Dance Hits of the Year

Year end Edition 1998

Year end Edition 1998I’m guessing between 1996 and 1998, there was a clear shift in dance music. Trance had bubbled up from the underground and illegal rave parties to the mainstream, while Soul Solution (Ernie Lake and Bobby Guy) had started a new big-house sound making them the go-to producers for the major and independent labels. Club 69 (Peter Rauhofer) went from smooth gay house music to big tribal circuit-style beats, while Hex Hector, Ralph Rosario, Victor Calderone, Tony Moran, Razor N’ Guido & Johnny Vicious (among others) were perfecting their own sound for a new generation of party-goers. By 1999, all bets were off and these folks dominated the charts as well as the clubs.

That’s not to say classic house music had died, it just began a slow and steady evolution and frankly, today has come full-circle. I guess the saying goes “what’s old is new and what’s new is now old.”

I didn’t get back into the scene and playing at clubs until 1999, but my interest was already sparked in 1996 when I picked up a copy of Kristine W’s Land of the Living album and Funky Green Dogs Fired Up maxi. There was definitely something in the air and I was totally feeling it.

I have to say, after working out the Year-End Edition for 1998 and 1997, these are quite possibly the hardest sets I’ve put together in a very long time. One, I’m not intimately familiar with most of the songs and two because of the varying styles (i.e. Trance, House, and Circuit) made it pretty damn challenging. Ultimately, I kept a few of the massive Trance bangers but dropped most from the set list to keep things more cohesive. If Trance is your thing, then swing on over to the three-part Trance Classics I put out a while back.

Perfect? Not even close; but I think I did a pretty damn good job. I’ll let you folks decide.  For now, sit back and enjoy some of the best dance music 1998 had to offer.

Album : Year-End Edition 1998 | volume 1
Genre : Circuit, House, Progressive
Year : 1998
Total Time : 01:25:45
  1. Reina – Find Another Woman (Hex Hector Main Club Mix)

  2. David Morales pres. The Face feat. Juliet Roberts – Needin’ U (12” Mix)

  3. Cevin Fisher’s Big Freak – The Freaks Come Out (Sharp Freaks At Trade Mix)

  4. Shania Twain – From This Moment On (Soul Solution Remix)

  5. No Mercy – Kiss You All Over (Johnny Vicious Ova Club Mix)

  6. Todd Terry pres. Shannon – It’s Over Love (Funky Green Dogs Miami Club Mix)

  7. Mousse T. vs. Hot ‘N’ Juicy – Horny ’98 (Mousse T.’s Extended Mix)

  8. So Pure feat. Sheleen Thomas – Changes (Soul Solution Vocal Mix)

  9. House Of Prince – Perfect Love (Club 69 & Peter Rauhofer’s Universal Mix)

  10. Kimara Lovelace – Circles (Hex Hector Club Mix)

  11. Lisa Stansfield – I’m Leavin’ (Hex Hector Club Mix)

  12. Dario G – Sunchyme (Original)

Year-End Edition 1997 | volume 4 | Top Dance Hits of the Year

Year end Edition 1997

Once again, the 1997 Year-End Edition volume’s 1 – 4 are hardly comprehensive much-less perfect but they do paint a good picture of the trends in club music that were taking shape in the late 90’s.  More than anything they’re freaky-good fun.  Enjoy!

Album : Year-End Edition 1997 | volume 4
Genre : Circuit, House, Progressive
Year : 1997
Total Time : 00:50:08
  1. Hannah Jones – No One Can Love You More Than Me (Stonebridge Mix)

  2. Praxis feat. Kathy Brown – Turn Me Out (Sol Brothers Turn To Sugar Remix)

  3. Joi Cardwell – Run To You (Eddie Baez vs. Dezrock Vocal Club)

  4. LeAnn Rimes – How Do I Live (RH Factor Club Vocal)

  5. Depeche Mode – It’s No Good (Club 69 Future Mix)

  6. Dat Oven – Chelsea Press 2 (Shunji’s Crystal Mix)

  7. Grace – Not Over Yet (Perfecto Mix)

Year-End Edition 1997 | volume 3 | Top Dance Hits of the Year

Year end Edition 1997

Year end Edition 1997Once again, the 1997 Year-End Edition volume’s 1 – 4 are hardly comprehensive much-less perfect but they do paint a good picture of the trends in club music that were taking shape in the late 90’s.  More than anything they’re freaky-good fun.  Enjoy!

Album : Year-End Edition 1997 | volume 3
Genre : Circuit, House, Progressive
Year : 1997
Total Time : 01:06:16
  1. Faithless – Insomnia (Monster Mix)

  2. Club 69 feat. Kim Cooper – Drama (Club 69’s Full Drama)

  3. Phunky Phantom – Get Up Stand Up (KLM Vocal Mix)

  4. Duke – So In Love With You (Full Intention Mix)

  5. Funky Green Dogs – The Way (The Dirty White Boy Way)

  6. Todd Terry feat. Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown – Something Goin’ On (Tee’s Remix)

  7. Lisa Stansfield – Never, Never Gonna Give You Up (Hani Mix)

  8. The Braxtons – The Boss (Masters At Work Album Mix)

  9. Chaka Khan feat. Me’Shell Ndegéocello – Never Miss The Water (Franktified Club Mix)

Year-End Edition 1997 | volume 2 | Top Dance Hits of the Year

Year end Edition 1997

Once again, the 1997 Year-End Edition volume’s 1 – 4 are hardly comprehensive much-less perfect but they do paint a good picture of the trends in club music that were taking shape in the late 90’s.  More than anything they’re freaky-good fun.  Enjoy!

Album : Year-End Edition 1997 | volume 2
Genre : Circuit, House, Progressive
Year : 1997
Total Time : 01:27:32
  1. Lisa Stansfield – Never Gonna Fall (Junior’s Return To 27th & 10th Anthem)2. Mariah Carey – Honey (Classic Mix)3. Ultra Nate – Free (Mood II Swing Extended Vocal Mix)

  2. Björk – I Miss You (Underwater Mix)

  3. Robin S – It Must Be Love (Fitch Bros Club Mix)

  4. Byron Stingily – Get Up (Everybody) (Mousse T. Remix)

  5. Hanna Jones – You Only Have To Say You Love Me (Eddie’s Big Vocal Mix)

  6. Whitney Houston – Step By Step (Tony Moran Remix)

  7. Lisa Stansfield – People Hold On (Jon Is The Don Mix)

  8. Deborah Cox – Things Just Ain’t The Same (Hex Hectors Club Mix)

  9. Amber – One More Night (Hani’s Num Club Mix)

  10. Sandy B – Ain’t No Need To Hide (Deep Dish Sequel Mix)

Year-End Edition 1997 | volume 1 | Top Dance Hits of the Year

Year end Edition 1997

Once again, the 1997 Year-End Edition volume’s 1 – 4 are hardly comprehensive much-less perfect but they do paint a good picture of the trends in club music that were taking shape in the late 90’s.  More than anything they’re freaky-good fun.  Enjoy!

Album : Year-End Edition 1997 | volume 1
Genre : Circuit, House, Progressive
Year : 1997
Total Time : 01:31:20
  1. Madonna – Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (Miami Mix Alternate Ending)

  2. George Michael – Star People ’97 (Forthright Club Mix)

  3. Kellee – This Man (Ralphi’s ”Get Another Cocktail” Mix)

  4. Pump Friction – That Sound (Ralphi’s Club Mix)

  5. Pet Shop Boys – To Step Aside (Ralphi’s House Vox II)

  6. Toni Braxton – I Don’t Want To (Frankie Knuckles Remix)

  7. Patti LaBelle – When You Talk About Love (Hex Hector Main Club Mix)

  8. Ralphi Rosario feat. Donna Blakely – Take Me Up (Original Extended)

  9. Kevin Aviance – Din Da Da (Club 69 Future Mix)

  10. Urban Soul – Show Me (Def Club Mix)

  11. Mary J. Blige – Love Is All We Need (Mark!s Needy Vocal)

  12. Kenny G – Havana (Tony Moran Club Mix)

Year-End Edition 1996 | volume 3 | Top Dance Hits of the Year

Year end Edition 1996

I finally got my head around working out these late 90’s sets even though I’m not intimately familiar with many of the songs.  For the final volume Year-End Edition 1996 (I don’t have plans on going further back at the moment), I decided NOT to pursue every hit from the year.  By dropping some of the Trance stuff and a few other less notable songs, it allowed me to make what I consider to be a more coherent set that has better flow overall.  Not to say ’97 – ’98 didn’t, but it is intensely more satisfying had I attempted to include everything.  Consequently, massive songs like say Children by Robert Miles didn’t make the cut.  I’ve listened to all three of these and trust when I say it’s an orgasmic journey through the year.

I’ve got some news about the future of Party Favorz that I’ll share on Wednesday.  Right now, sit back and think of a better time and as always…ENJOY!

Album : Year-End Edition 1996 | volume 3
Genre : Circuit, House, Progressive
Year : 1996
Total Time : 01:09:16
  1. Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar (Armand’s Dark Garage Mix)

  2. Toni Braxton – Un-Break My Heart (Soul Hex Anthem Vocal)

  3. Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly (Jonathan Peters & Soul Solution Club Mix)

  4. Me’Shell NdegéOcello – Who Is He And What Is HeTo You (Danny Tenaglia NYDC Mix)

  5. Pulse feat. Antoinette Roberson – The Lover That You Are (Hex Hector & Soul Solution Club Mix)

  6. Everything But The Girl – Wrong (Deep Dish Remix)

  7. Celine Dion – It’s All Coming Back To Me Now (The Moran Anthem 12″ Mix)

  8. Deborah Cox – Who Do U Love (Morales Love Mix)

  9. Dajae – Day By Day (Deep Dish At The 18th St. Lounge)

Year-End Edition 1996 | volume 2 | Top Dance Hits of the Year

Year end Edition 1996

I finally got my head around working out these late 90’s sets even though I’m not intimately familiar with many of the songs.  For the final volume Year-End Edition 1996 (I don’t have plans on going further back at the moment), I decided NOT to pursue every hit from the year.  By dropping some of the Trance stuff and a few other less notable songs, it allowed me to make what I consider to be a more coherent set that has better flow overall.  Not to say ’97 – ’98 didn’t, but it is intensely more satisfying had I attempted to include everything.  Consequently, massive songs like say Children by Robert Miles didn’t make the cut.  I’ve listened to all three of these and trust when I say it’s an orgasmic journey through the year.

I’ve got some news about the future of Party Favorz that I’ll share on Wednesday.  Right now, sit back and think of a better time and as always…ENJOY!

Album : Year-End Edition 1996 | volume 2
Genre : Circuit, House, Progressive
Year : 1996
Total Time : 01:17:43
  1. Funky Green Dogs – Fired Up! (Club 69’s Future Mix)

  2. Love Tribe – Stand Up (Narcotic Mix)

  3. CJ Bolland – Sugar Is Sweeter (Armand’s Drum’N’Bass Mix)

  4. Sandy B – Make The World Go ‘Round (Deep Dish Vocal Mix)

  5. Ace Of Base – Beautiful Life (Junior’s Circuit Bump Mix)

  6. Junior Vasquez – If Madonna Calls (Jr.’s House Mix)

  7. Vanessa Daou – Two To Tango (Danny Tenaglia’s Twilo Mix)

  8. Todd Terry feat. Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown – Keep On Jumpin’ (Tee’s Freeze Mix)

  9. Toni Braxton – You’re Making Me High (Classic Mix)

  10. Cher – One By One (Junior Vasquez Club Vocal Mix)

  11. Kristine W – Land Of The Living (Junior’s New Vocal Mix)

Year-End Edition 1996 | volume 1 | Top Dance Hits of the Year

Year end Edition 1996

I finally got my head around working out these late 90’s sets even though I’m not intimately familiar with many of the songs.  For the final volume Year-End Edition 1996 (I don’t have plans on going further back at the moment), I decided NOT to pursue every hit from the year.  By dropping some of the Trance stuff and a few other less notable songs, it allowed me to make what I consider to be a more coherent set that has better flow overall.  Not to say ’97 – ’98 didn’t, but it is intensely more satisfying had I attempted to include everything.  Consequently, massive songs like say Children by Robert Miles didn’t make the cut.  I’ve listened to all three of these and trust when I say it’s an orgasmic journey through the year.

I’ve got some news about the future of Party Favorz that I’ll share on Wednesday.  Right now, sit back and think of a better time and as always …ENJOY!

Album : Year-End Edition 1996 | volume 1
Genre : Circuit, House, Progressive
Year : 1996
Total Time : 01:18:28
  1. Pet Shop Boys – Before (D.T.’S After Mix)

  2. Jennifer Holliday – No Frills Love (Love To Infinity Classic Paradise 12” Mix)

  3. Sarah Washington – Heaven (Serial Diva Heavenly Club Mix)

  4. Kristine W – One More Try (Junior’s Factory Mix)

  5. Joi Cardwell – You Got To Pray (Gomi’s Lair X-Beat Vocal)

  6. Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden’s Star Trunk Mix)

  7. N-Joi feat. Mark Franklin & Nigel Champion – The New Anthem (Spike Club Mix)

  8. K.D. Lang – If I Were You (Junior’s Main Mix)

  9. Full Intention – America (I Love America) (Full Length 12″ Vocal Mix)

  10. Quincy Jones – Stomp (Frankie Knuckles Extended Mix)

  11. Vanessa Daou – Sunday Afternoons (Danny Tenaglia’s Zipper Mix)