Party Favorz is back and swinging for the fences as we get back to our normal programming schedule the Back 2 School Edition featuring fall’s biggest dance club songs. There’s a lot to unpack here so let’s get started.
We kicked off the set with Beyonce‘s Break My Soul, which was a little slow out of the gate before people started getting on board. The songwriting credits included the writers for the 90s Robin S classic Show Me Love but to me – there were zero similarities to either song. Both use the standard House music loop featured in most songs back in the day but with little resemblance to that earworm hook courtesy of the StoneBridge remix, which is what made the original a massive hit. Finally, DJ Mike D had the good sense to remix the song with that familiar riff and it works in spades. Still, the best remix of the track that flips and turns it into a big room crowd-pleaser is from our good friends from Houston, Dirty Disco.
In fact, Dirty Disco appears to be the go-to for remixing the biggest songs hitting the charts these days, and for good reason. While they don’t have a specific signature (which is one of their finest qualities) — they seem to approach each remix with a different mindset and give it what it needs to turn it into a massive dance floor scorcher. You will hear plenty of examples in this set but the one that really takes the prize is their remix of Calvin Harris‘ Stay With Me featuring Justin Timberlake, Halsey, and Timberlake. We all know superstar DJ/producer Calvin Harris has a lot of friends in high places but even they couldn’t save this song. Enter Dirty Disco from stage left. They massively restructured the original and turned it on its head, which further showcased what the song could be. The remix is so massive and catchy that it got a feature spot in this set when it otherwise wouldn’t have.
Another DJ people and labels should be keeping an eye on is DJ Ranny. He’s been around a while but has proven himself to be more than just a big-room tribal circuit DJ. His WAP remix by Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B was a masterpiece several years ago. Party Favorz is proud to include his original Rave Bunny, which samples the Alice Deejay classic Better Off Alone and delivers an all-new smoking hot Future House song that should be on every DJ’s setlist and on your Spotify playlist.
Back 2 School has not only the latest and biggest songs of the season but several earworms of the summer that have gotten new remixes that we here at Party Favorz can’t get enough of. Also, there is a multitude of throwbacks included and I’ll let y’all spot them as they come up because many aren’t labeled as such.
One such song comes from the leftfield and was totally unexpected. One of our favorite Divas Miss Leann Rimes has dropped a cover of the Alanis Morissette classic Univited on YouTube. It’s an acoustic cover with the accompaniement of piano only. Because the snobs in the music press wouldn’t dare cover a country artist — even if they have had a strong presence in the club world for decades — Miss Rimes has teamed up with Dave Aude for a remix of this song, which is featured here and it’s OMFG unbelievable. Anyone familiar with the original or is a fan of Alanis will get chills just listening to Leann transcend this song from one generation to the next. After all, she was just a kid when the original went to #1 on the Top 40 charts — albeit a kid wtih a blossoming country music career who was being hailed as the next Patsy Cline.
Ultimately, Party Favoz has left no stone unturned and also wanted to contribute our bit of sunshine into what are very troubling times throughout the world. Thankfully, these songs aren’t just throwbacks but currently riding high on dance charts meaning that people are gravitating towards messages of hope. Bob Sinclar’s classic Wold Hold On resonates as much now as when it was released over a decade ago and topped worldwide charts. Pitbull has reworked the now Shouse classic Love Tonight with his own special spin of positivity but my favorite goes Timmy Trumpet who takles the Bob Marley classic 3 Little Birds in what has to be one of the most uplifting songs that not only makes you want to dance but literally will lift you out of the dumps.
It appears that fall is trying to break through here in Georgia and we may get a respite from the high temps and humidity this coming week. I hope everyone has a fantastic week. We’ll be back later this week with the next Peak Hour installment. Until then…ENJOY!
Album: Back 2 Shool Edition
Genre: Dance, House, Latin House, Future House
Total Time: 03:39:35
1. Beyonce – Break My Soul (The DJ Mike D Mix)
2. Alok, Ella Eyre, & Kenny Dope feat. Never Dull – Deep Down (Nathan Dawe Extended Remix)
3. Ku De Ta x Sisqo – Thong Song (Extended Mix)
4. James Hype & Miggy Dela Rosa – Ferrari (Oliver Heldens Remix Extended)
5. Bad Bunny feat. Chencho Corleone – Me Porto Bonito (Kue Remix)
6. John Summit – La Danza (David Penn Extended Remix)
7. LF System – Afraid To Feel (David Guetta & Dyro Extended Remix)
8. Lizzo – About Damn Time (Gin & Sonics Tech House Remix)
9. Jamie Jones – My Paradise (Vintage Culture Extended Remix)
10. Leftwing Kody – Your Love (Original Mix)
11. Oliver Heldens feat. Nile Rodgers & House Gospel Choir – I Was Made For Lovin’ You (James Hype Extended Remix)
12. GhostMasters – Move Ur Body (Extended Mix)
13. Bob Sinclar feat. Steve Edwards – World Hold On (Fisher Rework Extended Mix)
14. DubVision, Otto Knows & Alex Aris – Electricity (Extended Mix)
15. Disclosure – You & Me (Flume Remix)
16. Zedd, Maren Morris & Beauz – Make You Say (Jeonghyeon Extended Remix)
17. Ranny – Rave Bunny (Extended Mix)
18. Joe Stone x Diplo x Sleepy Tom – Lean On Me Right There (Basspimp Mashup)
19. Sofi Tukker – Summer In New York (Dubdogz & Selva Remix Extended Mix)
20. PBH & Jack x Hannah Boleyn – Summer Never Ends (Extended Mix)
21. Calvin Harris feat. Justin Timberlake, Halsey & Pharrell – Stay With Me (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
22. Elton John & Britney Spears – Hold Me Closer (David Michael Remix)
23. Beyonce – Summer Renaissance (Liam Pfeifer Endless Summer Remix)
24. Ellie Goulding – Easy Lover (Four Tet Extended Remix)
25. Ferry Corsten – You Can’t Stop Me (Extended Mix)
26. David Guetta & Bebe Rexha – I’m Good (Blue) (Dirty Disco Eagle Houston Remix)
27. Tiesto & Charli XCX – Hot In It (Tiesto’s Hotter Mix)
28. SMACK x Swanky Tunes x Flo Rida – Right Round Ready Or Not (BNM Bootleg)
29. Dillon Francis – Goodies (Extended Mix)
30. Pitbull feat. DJ Flict & Sabrina – Love Tonight (Intro Dirty)
31. Richard Grey – Crazy In Love (Original Mix)
32. Saucy Santana feat. Latto – Booty (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
33. John Summit & GUZ feat. Stevie Appleton – What A Life (Extended Mix)
34. Magic Carpet Riders feat. LaFemme – I Just Wanna Make Love To You (Extended Mix)
35. Jack Wins & SHELLS – Heartbreak (Extended Mix)
36. BURNS – Burning In My Arms (Extended Mix)
37. Dave Aude & LeAnn Rimes – Uninvited (Extended Mix)
38. Supermode – Tell Me Why (Meduza Extended Remix)
39. Rui Da Silva – Touch Me (KREAM Extended Mix)
40. Backstreet Boys vs. Dom Dolla – Everybody (PURARI x Dario Valli Miracle Maker Mashup)
41. Darude x Sterbinszky x Black Eyed Peas – My Sandstorm Humps (BNM Bootleg)
42. Nicki Minaj – Super Freaky Girl (Roman Remix Intro Dirty)
43. Drake – Massive (KREAM Remix)
44. Fancy Inc feat. Jack Dawson – Circles (Extended Mix)
45. GhostMasters – Every Step I Make (Extended Mix)
46. Harry Styles – As It Was (RAY ISAAC Extended Remix)
47. Lewis Thompson & David Guetta – Take Me Back (Extended Mix)
48. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us (Angelo The Kid x Vandal On Da Track Remix)
49. Swartchback x Chelley x Alvaro – GDN X Took The Night (Sir Gio & Beatz Freq Edit)
50. David Guetta feat. Akon – Sexy Bitch (Dor Halevi Remix)
51. Topic & A7S – Kernkraft 400 (A Better Day) (Extended Mix)
52. Jake Tarry – The Music (Extended Mix)
53. Klaas – Salt Water (Extended Mix)
54. Timmy Trumpet, Prezioso & 71 Digits – Three Little Birds (Extended Mix)