You’ll notice a familiar trend throughout this set as there is one common denominator holding this shit together …Mr. Barry Harris or Mr. Harris one half of the AWESOME Thunderpuss team, but only if you’re nasty. Lately, gurrrlfriend has been on FIRE! Just make sure to keep him out of the ice-bucket challenge; we don’t wanna cool down his streak.
Barry takes on the Zedd produced track “Break Free” by Ariana Grande and pumps in some classic Thunderpuss beats while keeping it fresh with an updated sound for today’s floors. Watch out for the amazing piano breakdown; you’ll think he mashed it up with some early Mariah but it’s pure Ariana. Equally, he attacked the classic “Stranger in My House” by Tamia and updated the original Thunderpuss mix from back in the day with fresh new beats and another delicious piano breakdown 2/3 of the way in.
Barry also pumps up the deep house hit “Hideaway” by Canadian newcomer Keisza. Using Antoine Clamaran’s classic “Dr. Drum” as inspiration, he pulls us in slowly until all hell breaks loose towards the end. Listening to the original, I would have never thought to match the two songs up but shit if it doesn’t work!
Joe Gauthreaux is currently riding high with his tweaky “Bye Felicia.” The whole package comes with a bucket full of stealthy remixes for the floor, but the one that caught my attention the most was by Wayne G. Listen close folks, there’s a solid mashup with Kim English’s “Unspeakable Joy” or even Madonna’s “Beautiful Stranger” in there just begging to happen. I’m just sayin.
As I write this, Party Favorz girlfriend Erika Jayne is sitting on top the Billboard Club Play charts with her latest “PAINKILLR.” While it took me a while to get into this song, after a few spins I’ve been all over it. Mike Cruz channels his inner Danny Verde and spins the song into a dark, tribal progressive monster that just sucks you in and squeezes tight.
As usual, I like to try to close these sets out on a sunny note. While I realize I’ve been beating this dead horse since early Summer, I was waiting for the final mixes to drop for this 80s classic. Specifically, I was waiting for 7th Heaven’s version, which did not disappoint. Kon Kan (an early project of …you guessed it, Barry Harris) had a major hit with “I Beg Your Pardon.” The song hooks itself around a big synthesized loop, which 7H stayed true to while sampling the early 70s country classic “Rose Garden” by Lynn Anderson. The only thing these guys left out was the GQ “rock-freak” drop in the middle of the song; likely for licensing reasons. No problem, your humble host put it back in for ya making this a truly remarkable update for those who fondly remember the original. And, if you don’t, get into it.
This is going to be it for September so I can start working on the new premium content version of this site. I’ve already hit a few stumbling blocks, but I’m fairly certain I’ll figure it out. I’m also about to start taking some coding courses to get myself up to speed in CSS and Java. Who knows, maybe I’ll make an app ya’ll buy one day and retire off of that LOL. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. I should be back around the beginning of October. Until then …ENJOY!
1. Annie Baltic - Low Key (Toy Armada, DJ Grind Club Mix)
2. Ariana Grande - Break Free (The Barry Harris Tribal House Big Anthem)
3. Fantine - Reservation For Two (DJ Laszlo Club Remix)
4. Jennifer Lopez - First Love (Dena Cucci Club Remix)
5. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart 2K14 (M Torrez & Junior Senna Private Mix)
6. Mary Lambert feat. B.o.B - Secrets (Danny Verde Remix)
7. Consuelo Costin - Body Needs (Ranny's Caliente Mix)
8. Erika Jayne - PAINKILLR (Mike Cruz Remix)
9. Joe Gauthreaux feat. Mitch Amtrak - Bye Felicia (Wayne G Remix)
10. Mobin Master vs. Jason Chance & Kevin Andrews - Whatever, Stand Up (Brett Austin Mashup)
11. Tony Moran feat. Liquid Soul - This Is How We Do It (Giangi Cappai Club Is My Church Mix)
12. Rocker Revenge - Walking On Sunshine (Offer Nissim Remix)
13. Ferreck Dawn feat. Redondo - Love Too Deep (Cahill Club Mix)
14. Keisza - Hideaway (Barry Harris vs. Antoine Clamaran Dr. Drums 2K14 Mashup)
15. Olivia Somerlyn - Parachute (DJ Escape & Tony Coluccio Remix)
16. Nacho Chapado & Ivan Gomez feat. Harry Tyler - Strange Love (Big Room Anthem Mix)
17. Tamia - Stranger In My House (Barry Harris 2014 Remix)
18. Kon Kan - I Beg Your Pardon (Rose Garden) 2K14 (7th Heaven Retro Funk Club Mix)