Dance Classics

Classics ChannelThe ‘Dance 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!

Destinys Child The House Sessions

Destiny’s Child | The House Sessions

Painting a picture of Destiny’s Child dance history would not be complete without the soulful renditions of their tracks. This is where Maurice Joshua comes into the picture. Much like his contemporaries Frankie Knuckles, Todd Terry, Louie Vega, Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez, Eric Kupper to name a few, Joshua had been producing and remixing tracks since the…

Happy House Classics pt. 1

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

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

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

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…

90s House Classics v10

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…

90s House Classics v9

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…

90s House Techno Eurodance pt 1

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…

David Morales Legacy pt 4

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. 1

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

Deep & Funky 2007 pt. 2 | Expanded and Remastered | Top Dance Hits of the Year

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…

George Michael Tribute

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…

The Diva Series George Michael

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…

Year in Dance 2016 pt. 3

Year in Dance pt. 3 | The Biggest Dance Hits of 2016!

Even with its seismic shifts, 2016 was a really good year for dance music. Rihanna had a particularly great year with one release after another from her stellar (if not underappreciated) ‘Anti’ album. ‘Work’ and ‘Needed Me’ were standout tracks but her collaboration (again) with Calvin Harris really took the prize. ‘This Is What You…