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Peter Rauhofer pt. 2 | Legends

Having exhausted my days off from work, I have finally finished part 2 in celebration of the memory and legacy of Peter Rauhofer. I received positive feedback on part 1 and all I’m gonna say about this one is EPIC! The songs spread out over these two sets don’t even come close to Peter’s output…

Peter Rauhofer pt. 1 | Legends

With Peter’s recent passing, I could think of no better way to honor him than to showcase his legacy.  You may ask yourself “why The Diva Series?” Frankly, With his much publicized feud with Offer Nissim (he was right) to his falling out with the organizers of the White Party (he was wrong), the one…

Candy Crush | HOT Electronic Dance Hits of the Winter!

Candy Crush is the first electronic dance music set of 2018 and boy oh boy is it a winner! I was dreading the thought of having to slap together another reggaeton set with indistinguishable vocalists but quickly changed my point of view after pouring through 100’s of promos to decide the winners and losers. Once I…

Winter Edition 2018 pt. 1 | Heat Up with the Latest EPIC Circuit Tracks!

Circuit music was at its peak in the late 90’s through 2005 before cooling down and becoming a niche genre. It remained strong in the gay communities around the globe but has also been popular in the straight communities of countries like Brazil and Mexico. As I’ve always stated, music trends are cyclical and all…

Whitney 2018 Thank You Mix | The Diva Series

In the final days of 2017, I thought I’d show some appreciation for the folks that have donated, contributed and made comments by sending up a thank you mix by Whitney (no last name required) to take us into 2018. You folks are the only reason I’m sticking this out one more year. Originally, I…

Holiday Edition 2017 | Heat Up the Holidays with the HOTTEST Circuit Beats!

It appears I’ve been given the green light to go ahead and post the Holiday Edition 2017 featuring the holiday’s HOTTEST circuit beats. The song in question is a remake of the Eartha Kitt cum Madonna classic “Santa Baby” by Dirty Disco featuring the always fabulous Jeanie Tracy. There are two mixes of this song.…

Annie Lennox 2017 | The Diva Series

The original Annie Lennox Diva Series was released in May of 2009. She was one of my earliest inductees. As a personal preference as an artist, vocalist and performer, her music has gotten me through some of the most darkest moments in my life. Since the original set is missing several favorites, I felt it…

Spin Me ‘Round | Underground Party House Mix

So much for not posting anything this week. I meant to put it up yesterday but I lost track of time. Spin Me ‘Round is an eclectic mix that pulls from a variety of House Music sub-genres. Literally. I wanted to do something fresh and different but with energy and this is the result. This…

Pool Party 2017 | Funky House Music for Your Summer Parties!

It’s officially time to kick this shit into gear! Party Favorz is dropping the Pool Party 2017, which is some serious FunkyDiscoHouseShit on the masses. Formerly known as Beach House, Pool Party continues the trend in the summer’s biggest funky house music currently trending. As the music becomes more intricate and diverse in its offerings,…

A Little RESPECT | Gay Pride Anthems 2017 vol.4

Well, batten down the hatches, lower the boom and raise the mizenmast because Party Favorz is moving full speed ahead! I’m back with volume 4 of Gay Pride Anthems for 2017 titled A Little Respect. As usual, this set is packed of massive Gay Anthems in their original glory days format plus several alternate mixes…

Disco Nights | Funky Disco House Summer Music Warm-up

In an effort to kickstart summer and the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, I can’t think of anything better than a good ole fashion funky-disco-house throwdown. From House music to Disco and everything in between, we got it all right here for your pool party pleasure. Heck, I even threw in some stompin’ Gospel house for…

Beyoncé 3.0 | The DIVA Series

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born September 4, 1981 in Houston, TX. She rose to fame in the early 90’s as a member of the all-girl group (who deserve their own induction into the prestigious Diva Hall of Fame) Destiny’s Child. The four ladies of this group were whittled down to three with accusatory fingers pointing in…

Miss Inaya Day | The Diva Series

We are now at the most important part of this morning’s post, which is the long overdue induction into the Diva Hall of Fame of the one and only Miss Inaya Day. I was browsing around the Billboard club charts a month or so ago and stumbled across a section I had NEVER seen before…

Erasure | The DIVA Tribute pt. 2

The second half of the DIVA Tribute focuses on Erasure’s output from the mid-90’s and on. Their writing remained sharp and focused like the uplifting rally cry of “Freedom,” the absolutely beautiful “Sacred” “Be With You” and “If I Could Fall in Love With You”. While I skipped over their remake of Cerrone’s “Supernature” a…

Deep & Delicious | Deep, Dark Beats from the Underground

Folks, there has been a complete sea-change in the music that’s coming out. It’s like I’ve been fast-forwarded into another place and time. Take a look at the charts at Beatport and Traxsource. The top 10 in each of these are seriously dark and not the typical fare you’d normally expect. Sure, Beatport is famous…

George Michael Tribute pt. 2 | Freedom ’16

I had originally planned to update George’s original induction into the Diva Hall of Fame from 2010 this next year. Under the circumstances, I changed those plans and undertook the project the day after Christmas. I couldn’t allow the original mix be the final word. I spent an entire day remastering each song one by…

George Michael | Tribute 1963 – 2016

It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that I am re-posting George Michael’s original induction into the Diva Hall of Fame and am now filing it under Tribute. He is truly one of the greatest artists of my lifetime and his album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 is one of my top 10 all-time…

Holiday Edition 2016 pt. 2 | Even More Circuit Beats for Your Holiday Fun!

Updated version includes “Enough Is Enough (Offer Nissim Total Meltdown Mix)” by Donna Summer & Barbara Streisand. We’re back with the 2nd installment of the 2016 Holiday Edition more tribalicious treats to kick those holiday blues to the curb. Britney is back with her latest “Slumber Party” (think pillow fights and hair braiding but on an…

Halloween Edition 2K16 pt.2 | More Circuit Treats for Your Tricks

I’m back with part two of the Halloween Edition and yada, yada, yada. One thing I do want you folks to pay attention to is Manuel Riva & Eneli – Mhm Mhm (Silver Bluff Remix). This is my go to song of the moment. I’m torn between two versions for the upcoming EDM set of the Halloween…

Billie Ray Martin | The Diva Series

Billie Ray Martin may be an unlikely candidate for induction into the Diva Hall of Fame but her deeply soulful voice and an ear of what the musical landscape was at any given time during her career makes her the perfect choice. Her first big break came with the group Electribe 101 whose Talking With…

Victor Calderone Tribute pt. 1

I knew for sometime now that I wanted to put together a Victor Calderone Tribute series that honored the man and the more commercial aspects of his career. In fact, I had siphoned off all of his mixes into a separate folder but just hadn’t gotten around to doing anything with it. I finally sat…

Circuit Anthems & Gay Pride Classics pt. 1

When I made my first Gay Anthems set in 2009, I posted a full write-up on what constitutes a “gay anthem” or “pride classic,” that’s worth a read. I won’t bother writing it up again but it’s there if you want to have a good laugh. For the next four sets, I’ve flipped the narrative…

Destination Boogie | More FunkyDiscoHouseShit

School is out and summer is almost here. I figured it was time to check my white-ass at the door and step into another world to put some funk back in my step. Culminating some of the finest Funk, Soul, R&B and Disco all under the House music umbrella,…blah, blah, blah. Site collapsed yesterday; the…

We Love To Boogie! | A New Generation of Funky House Beats

As promised, I’m back with the second installment of my funkyhousediscoshit.  Just like Boogie Nights, this set features a wide assortment of genres but this time they range from Deep House and Disco to Urban House, Tech House and good ole fashion Soulful House. We Love to Boogie starts off really cool and then begins to slowly…

Year in Dance 2015 pt. 5 | The Year’s Biggest Dance Hits!

We’ve finally made it to the 5th and final volume of the 2015 Year in Dance.  It’s been crazy around here lately, so I haven’t had much time to write-up my thoughts about the year that was but suffice to say it gets a mixed review in my book. If 2014 was the transitional year…

Hex Hector | Mixology VIII

Oh no, say it ain’t so!  Yup, we have finally arrived at the final set paying tribute to genius that is Hex Hector.  To be honest, Hector didn’t create all of these mixes himself.  He has partnered with several folks for the final product throughout this eight set series.  Dezrok, Soul Solution and even Jonathan…

Summer Heat | HOT Circuit Beats!

What an amazing week this has been for progressives!  First, the SCOTUS upholds the legitimacy of the Affordable Care Act, which would have caused millions of people to lose their health insurance had they ruled against it; followed by their ruling which legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 states.  Another ruling that was equally important…

Addicted to Bass | BackSpin

Party Favorz is back with the second half of the early millennial BackSpin throwback posted yesterday.   Addicted to Bass follows in the same steps as the earlier set with really deep, dark and delicious beats, all of which were monster hits at the time of their release.  The sounds here are as fresh now as…

Unspeakable Joy | Gay Pride Anthems & Classics

I can’t of no better way to wind this site down than with a new addition to the Pride Classics series.  It’s been a long while since I originally posted the 5-set podcast, which I performed some minor updating to last year but it still needed more.  Bigger, better, faster …HARDER! Things start off with…

Barbara Tucker | The Diva Series |Redux

In 2008, after having successfully created multiple feature sets for friends that included Everything But The Girl, Madonna, Kristine W, Christina Aguilera and even Sara McLachlan, I began to realize folks were really digging them and then came up with the idea for the Diva Series.  I was steeped in house music at the time…