The original concept was to create a Hi-NRG compilation of dance tracks from the 1980s. After pouring through most of them, I came to the conclusion that a lot of these just didn’t meet the requirements for today’s music delivery methods (i.e., the sound quality was thin). Sure they sounded great on the dancefloor back in the day, but I just wasn’t feeling it. Not to mention, the amount of work involved trying to bring these up to speed was not a task I was up to at the moment.
Fortunately, the much beloved Almighty Records has taken a good chunk of these classics re-worked them for our modern day listening apparatus. Combine that with 7th Heaven, Soulshaker, Bassmonkeys, and Wideboys amongst many others and this entire set started pulling together nicely.
I did have to extend the track selection to the 1990s as well to make it work but what the hell…why not? It just adds to the overall fun of these sets. Yes, I could have waited until June to release these but the future of Party Favorz is uncertain, so why wait?
Additionally, there is some crossover from previous efforts but that wasn’t preventable if I truly wanted to represent the genre. Besides, there is a slew of gems that have never made it onto any of my previous compilations, so I think it’ll be worth it.
So get ready to pump, pump, PUMP IT UP! This series is bound to get you energized! Until the next time…ENJOY!
Album: Hi-NRG Gay Anthems volume 1
Genre: Hi-NRG, Dance, Gay Anthems
Total Time: 02:30:09
1. Diana Ross – Touch Me In The Morning (Almighty Definitive Mix)
2. Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy (DMC Mix)
3. Katherine Jenkins – Who Wants To Live Forever (Almighty Club Mix)
4. Miquel Brown – So Many Men, So Little Time (Almighty Definitive Mix)
5. Paul Lekakis – Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room) (Hot Tracks Mix)
6. Yazz & The Plastic Population – The Only Way Is Up (WIP Remix)
7. Kon Kan – I Beg Your Pardon 2k14 (7th Heaven Retro Funk Club Mix)
8. Claudja Barry – Work Me Over (SanFranDisko Digital Mix)
9. The Dream Girls – When Will I See You Again (Almighty Definitive Mix)
10. The Flirtations – Earthquake (Almighty 12” Definitive Mix)
11. Kylie Minogue – Your Disco Needs You (Almighty Mix)
12. Judy Cheeks – Reach (7th Heaven Mix)
13. Buzz Junkies feat. Alison Limerick – Where Love Lives (Cahill Club Remix)
14. Shawn Christopher – Just Another Sleepless Night (Soulshaker Club Mix)
15. Yazz & The Plastic Population – Stand Up For Your Love Rights (David Morales Remix)
16. Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation (Midnight Express Club Mix)
17. Hi On Life feat. Joniece – Goodbye (7th Heaven Mirrorball Mix)
18. Juliet Roberts – Slow Down (7th Heaven Club Mix)
19. Eartha Kitt – Where Is My Man 2007 (7th Heaven Remix)
20. Hannah Jones – You Only Have To Say You Love Me (Almighty Anthem Mix)
21. Tony Moran feat. Martha Wash – Keep Your Body Workin’ (Soulshaker vs. Bassmonkeys Club Mix)
22. Leann Rimes – How Do I Live (Almighty Anthem Mix)