We kick things off with the Danny Verde progressive remix of Boys Like You by Who Is Fancy, who with some big names behind him (Scooter Braun and Dr. Luke) managed to rope in Meghan Trainor & Ariana Grande for additional vocal duties. The end result is a fun romp through camp that only WIF could pull off. Expect to be hearing this A LOT in clubs and circuit events this fall.
The heat quickly builds up into a massive mashup with the infamous Lula in the mix before moving into the head-turning remix of Alicia Keys latest In Common. Barry Harris totally flips the script on this slow burner making it a cross between big-time Ibiza vs. tribal while throwing in a bit of George Kranz (Din Daa Daa) into the mix. I was totally blown away the minute I heard this; that is until we get to one of Barry's original mashups below.
I am such a HUGE fan of Betty Who's remake of I Love You Always Forever, I was pleased to find out Toy Armada & DJ Grind remixed the song. With their big room sweeping sound, it just fits so perfectly it should have the boys singing along in unity.
Currently, we have competing remakes of the Lovestation classic Teardrops running up the Billboard club charts by Cole Plante and Dawn Tallman. Both are equally good but Dawn gets the edge in that it's well... Dawn. We don't have a big room circuit-styled remix from her yet but I predict we will.
In the meantime, Cole does an outstanding job with remixes by Chris Cox and Toy Armada & DJ Grind. He plays with the lyrics a bit to make them more suitable for a male singer, but there is no mistaking the classic seeds of the original.
Skylar Stecker delivers a worthy remake of the Eurythmics' classic Sweet Dreams (#1 Billboard Club Dance a week ago) and Bent Collective (a.k.a. Steve Redant and Danny Verde) churn out a release for Swishcraft Get Up Stand Up. While I prefer the original, for the sake of cohesiveness I went with the more progressive mix by Louis Lennon, which scales back the vocals much to my dismay.
Now, we get to one of Barry Harris' shiniest moments in circuit history. I guess a little musical education may be in order for those of you not old enough to appreciate the songs used in his mashup; so here it goes:
Musique was a last minute throw-together by Bob Blank of four women (Jocelyn Brown, Angela Howell, Gina Tharps and Christine Wiltshire) of which Jocelyn Brown went on to greater things and became an artist in her own right. The four-song EP they released in 1978 was titled Keep on Jumpin'. The lead single, In the Bush (which is utilized extensively through Push) stalled on the top 40 due to it's uhh, rather sexual nature but still reached number one on the Billboard Disco Charts. In fact, the second single Keep on Jumpin' also reached number one on the disco charts and again in the 90's when Todd Terry enlisted Jocelyn Brown and Martha Wash to perform a new house version of the song.
I used to keep up with all the pop songs and remember this one being played at local radio. In sixth grade, I was sexually naive (except for masturbating) and had written the lyrics down and passed them to a girlfriend in one of my classes. That note, was intercepted by Sister Phyllis (I attended parochial school) and was chastised after class for writing such garbage. I was embarrassed but didn't know exactly what for. Sister Phyllis was a large burly woman known for beating the crap out of her students when they misbehaved but I skirted that by attempting to explain what it was I had written. Thankfully, I was spared the rod.
The other song tied into this mashup is Salt-N-Pepa's first massive hit in the late 80's called Push It. This Hip Hop song was so big that when dropped in the clubs the response was so massive it immediately packed floors.
Barry takes these two songs and masterfully mashes them up into what will no doubt be a floor-filler for the remainder of the year. If your local DJ isn't playing it, DEMAND IT. I know us DJ's hate requests, but if their so behind that they've missed this song, they need to get with the program because it's that good.
Ralphi Rosario has a new album out that's a mix of house music and some circuit-friendly tunes as he knows how to play to his audience. One of the releases is Ralphi Rosario & Frankie Catalano's Fuck Your Boyfriend. This is another song bound for greater things as the protagonist is trying to find out why some chick in a club is dissing her when she asks "did I fuck your boyfriend?"
We are blessed for the first time in a long time with a not so new Deborah Cox tune. My understanding is the song has been floating around for some time but never received proper remixes until now. Teaming up with Brazil's DJ Ana Paula, The Girl From Ipanema (which was a massive pop hit in ...1964), Deborah takes both versions of the song (Brazilian and English) and sings them to perfection in what will certainly be another number one for the diva.
We close things out with a disco-stomper by the now infamous Dirty Disco out of Houston, TX. Party Favorz is pleased to have at least one new tune from this guy each month because the work he's doing is simply outstanding. Not Much Heaven featuring Pepper Mashay is certainly no different. While it's better suited for a T-Dance set, it makes the perfect cooling-off for what is otherwise a massively HOT set smack dab at the beginning of fall; global warming and all.
That's all I got for you folks today. I'll be back tomorrow to complete our triple header with the Fall 2016 rendition of the EDM Sessions. Until then ...ENJOY!
Who Is Fancy feat. Meghan Trainor & Ariana Grande - Boys Like You (Danny Verde Remix)
Nacho Chapado & Antoine Clamaran feat. Lula - Hallelujah My Life (F.Ruiz, F.Mendes & M. Devitto Mashup)
Alicia Keys - In Common (Barry Harris Mix)
Kristine W - Out There (Twisted Dee Club Remix)
Betty Who - I Love You Always Forever (Toy Armada & DJ Grind Club Mix)
Cole Plante X BOBI - Teardrops (Toy Armada & DJ GRIND Club Remix)
JX Riders feat. Skylar Stecker - Sweet Dreams (Nacho Chapado & Ivan Gomez Remix)
Bent Collective - Get Up Stand Up (Louis Lennon Remix)
Barry Harris feat. Musique & Salt-N-Pepa - Push (Barry Harris Mix)
Ralphi Rosario & Frankie Catalano - Fuck Your Boyfriend (Ralphi Rosario Dirty Club Mix)
Birdy - Keeping Your Head Up (Toy Armada & DJ GRIND Club Mix)
DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber - Let Me Love You (Barry Harris Mix)
Alan Walker - Faded (Maycon Reis Remix)
Ana Paula feat. Deborah Cox - The Girl From Ipanema (DJ Ana Paula Vocal Remix)
Dirty Disco feat. Pepper Mashay - Not Much Heaven (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)