House Classics

The ‘House Classics’ Channel consists of 70’s Disco, 80’s Alternative and House music from the late 80’s and 90’s to early millennium. From Shep, Frankie, Todd, MAW to Disco, Euro & Trance; if it’s a classic it’s included here!

Happy House Classics from the Millennium vol. 2 | Don’t Shit on My Parade

To be honest, I created the Happy House Classics for myself and was using it as a stop-gap between posts. However, the traffic numbers on the volume 1 episode are through the roof! I look at Google traffic, Podbean, Apple Music, and Google Play stats to paint a full picture and it’s outstanding. I guess…

Happy House Classics from the Millennium vol. 1 | Because Shit Happens

When I first sat down to compile the tracklist and then create Happy House Classics, I was more than pleased with the final output. When I went back and listened to it, I realized that I had created yet another Pride Classics set which heavily overlapped with previous efforts. Other than the weather being horrendous…

Year In Dance 2017 pt. 3 | The Top Dance Hits of the Year!

We’ve reached the end of the 2017 Year In Dance featuring the top dance hits of the year. For those that aren’t familiar with this series, each year Party Favorz compiles what I consider to be the most important dance music songs. Songs that are significant to the current pop and underground culture of dance…

Year In Dance 2017 pt. 2 | The Top Dance Hits of the Year!

Despite what I may have declared about the state of dance music in my last post, 2017 was not without some fantastic gems. Many of the songs fall into the electronic dance music category but aren’t really dance, rather sweet concoctions that have been remixed to give the originals an added boost and extend their playability. Excellent…

Year In Dance 2017 pt. 1 | The Top Dance Hits of the Year!

We’ve finally reached that time of year where Party Favorz reminisces over the best EDM hits of the year. The Year in Dance features the top dance hits of 2017 and as in past years, it’s all compiled by your humble host. I generally put this series together not just based on chart-toppers but look…

X-mas Dance Mix 2K17 | The Ultimate Holiday Dance Mix!

Surprise! As Party Favorz winds down our 10th year, I found myself with some extra time and decided to pull together that one killer holiday dance set that I felt I had not yet achieved. X-mas Dance Mix 2K17 achieves that goal and more. Pulling together my favorite seasonal dance classics like Mariah Carey’s “All…

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Again)!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (again)! That time where we stuff ourselves with turkey, fight over politics with family and friends, sleep it off, watch football and parades and try to get the best steals on gifts for loved ones or ourselves. In an effort to get everyone in the mood and…

Let There Be House | 90’s House Classics pt. 10

Let There Be House marks the end of the 90’s House Classics series for the moment. I felt like I had neglected this important category of Party Favorz for too long making imperative it be refreshed. Between all of these sets and the Millennial House Classics and several of the Legacy series, I think I’ve made…

Surrender Yourself | 90’s House Classics pt. 9

And the 90’s House Classics just keep on rolllin’! Surrender Yourself is chalk-full of classic house music favorites but also has what I like to call the early incarnations of that circuit sound. The Junior Vasquez remix of Body To Body (Keep In Touch) by Shades of Love and Soul Solutions remix of Changes by…

Such A Good Feeling | 90’s House Classics pt. 8

HOLY SMOKES! Party Favorz keeps the festivities moving along with the long overdue Such A Good Feeling – 90’s House Classics part 8. As mentioned in the post Back In Time – More 90’s House Classics Coming Soon! I had put together an additional 3 part set of some of the biggest House Music tunes of…

90’s House, Techno & Eurodance Classics pt. 2

Happy Friday everybody! I’m back with pt. 2 of the 90’s House, Techno & Eurodance Classics. I’ve got a lot on my plate today so I’ll just let this speak for itself. I’ll be back on Sunday and begin the rollout of the rest of the House Classics series. Until then…ENJOY! Album: 90’s House, Techno &…

90’s House, Techno & Eurodance Classics pt. 1

As I had mentioned in my previous post, these next two sets are an extension of Backspin v4 [90’s Euro-Dance] and Backspin v5 [The Cheese Mix]. I went beyond Eurodance in these sets and threw in some borderline House Classics like Enigma’s Sadness, 49er’s Don’t You Love Me, The Original I Luv You Baby, etc. that…

Simply Red | Legacy

I am wrapping up the week and possibly Party Favorz with a Legacy request by a member who has supported my efforts and bailed my ass out more times than I can count. Simply Red Legacy is the perfect synthesis of soulful R&B pop and House Music, which was indicative of the time these songs…

David Morales | Legacy pt. 4

We have finally reach the end of our tribute to one of the most prolific and unquestioned godfather’s of house music. David Morales Legacy pt. 4 picks up where the others left off and throws in several obscure remixes like Janet Jackson’s ‘When I Think Of You’, Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and First Choice’s ‘Love Thang’.…

David Morales | Legacy pt. 3

This is David Morales Legacy pt. 3, which delves more into the type of house music he’s known for. Of course I included Mariah Carey’s ‘My All’ which is epic in every way possible and a remix that I NEVER even knew existed! As ya’ll know, I am a HUGE Kristine W fan and how…

David Morales | Legacy pt. 2

David Morales Legacy pt. 2 delves into the more commercial aspects of his career. Many of these songs were wildly successful not just in the clubs but on Top 40 radio as well. The songs stay true to his style but showcase a more diverse side with heavy influences in the Urban and Latin musical…

David Morales | Legacy pt. 1

David Morales (born August 21, 1961) is an internationally acclaimed Grammy Award-winning American house music DJ and record producer. In addition to his production and DJ work, Morales is one of the most prolific remixers of all time, transforming many pop music songs into club-friendly dance tracks. Born in New York City, he is of Puerto Rican ancestry.[1] That’s the jest of what you get when…

Deep & Funky 2007 pt. 2 | Expanded and Remastered

As promised, I’m sending part 2 of the Deep & Funky 2007 Year-end Edition. This set is packed with several of my personal favorites including Booty Luv’s “Boogie 2nite”, Cahill’s “Trippin On You” Degrees of Motion’s updated “Do You Want It Right Now” Tony Moran & Martha Wash’s “Keep Your Body Working” Nowak’s Boogie Oogie…

Deep & Funky 2007 pt. 1 | Expanded and Remastered

In my last post, I asked if anyone had some older mixes that I long ago lost due to a hard drive crash. I want to give a HUGE shoutout to Dean and Marshall for making it happen. The BPM Edition 2009 v5, which was originally 4 sets has been combined into two and is…

Gay Chicago Pride Beats 2017

SURPRISE! Party Favorz was commissioned by one of our loyalist to create a Pride mix specifically for them. Over the years, I’ve done these for birthday parties, where folks would give them out as part of goody bags, as well as for various charitable events. I’m not sure what Samuel plans on doing with this…

Gay Anthems For a New Generation | Pride Classics 2017

I’ve been teasing out Gay Anthems For a New Generation  what seems like forever, but it’s finally here! From track list, editing to tweaking and remastering, I’ve been working on this bad boy off and on in-between all the other shit going on in my life. I can honestly say, that I am very proud…

Free, Gay & Happy | Gay Pride Anthems 2017 vol. 5

There is a gold pot at the end of this long rainbow journey Party Favorz has taken and we’ve almost reached it. I finally got my grubby hands on the official remixes of Free, Gay & Happy by the Coming Out Crew featuring the fabulous Sabrina Johnston. I had always used a remake by Verde…

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…

Over the Rainbow | Gay Pride Anthems 2017 vol. 3

Keeping the heat up, Party Favorz is sending up the 3rd volume of gay pride anthems, Over the Rainbow. Once again, it’s packed with crowd pleasing favorites by Whitney Houston, Rozalla, Chaka Khan & Martha Wash (to name a few). While all the sets are finished, I still need to go back and brush up…

Born This Way | Gay Pride Anthems 2017 vol. 2

Well, I’m running a bit behind this morning. I went out for my usual morning Starbucks. Once I got back, the sun was shining so bright, I couldn’t see the lines on my car screen to back into the garage so I relied on the painted lines to guide me in. Little did I realize…

Pure Energy | BackSpin 80’s

So my last post for Pump Up the Volume was a hot mess of ideas. I’ve gone back and provided more coherence to my ramblings so as to follow-up with this final set. These days, I’ve got a lot of ideas running through my tiny brain and the more I read in the Washington Post…

Pump Up the Volume | BackSpin 80’s

Continuing where we left off yesterday, the 80’s was a dearth of diversity in musical styles. The primary focus over these three volumes include industrial music and its more commercial off-spring. If anyone watches AMC’s ‘Catch and Halt’ Fire’ you get a really good feel for the time, the music and the burgeoning scene in…

Hit That Perfect Beat! | BackSpin 80’s

After last year’s 70’s indulgence with the Trash Disco series, Party Favorz is moving a decade forward. In typical fashion, I try to do something that’s not so obvious, which better reflects who I was and what I was into by the end of the decade that was the 80’s. I was a disco kid…

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…