Legacy

The Legacy Channel honors those artists, musicians and DJ’s living and deceased who have made substantive and impactful contributions to the evolution of house music.

Whitney 2018 The Diva Series

Whitney 2018 Thank You Mix | The Diva Series

In the final days of 2017, I thought I’d show some appreciation for the folks that have donated, contributed and made comments by sending up a thank you mix by Whitney (no last name required) to take us into 2018. You folks are the only reason I’m sticking this out one more year. Originally, I…

Simply Red Legacy

Simply Red | Legacy

I am wrapping up the week and possibly Party Favorz with a Legacy request by a member who has supported my efforts and bailed my ass out more times than I can count. Simply Red Legacy is the perfect synthesis of soulful R&B pop and House Music, which was indicative of the time these songs…

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 3

David Morales | Legacy pt. 3

This is David Morales Legacy pt. 3, which delves more into the type of house music he’s known for. Of course I included Mariah Carey’s ‘My All’ which is epic in every way possible and a remix that I NEVER even knew existed! As ya’ll know, I am a HUGE Kristine W fan and how…

David Morales Legacy pt 2

David Morales | Legacy pt. 2

David Morales Legacy pt. 2 delves into the more commercial aspects of his career. Many of these songs were wildly successful not just in the clubs but on Top 40 radio as well. The songs stay true to his style but showcase a more diverse side with heavy influences in the Urban and Latin musical…

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…

Erasure The Diva Tribute

Erasure | The DIVA Tribute pt. 2

The second half of the DIVA Tribute focuses on Erasure’s output from the mid-90’s and on. Their writing remained sharp and focused like the uplifting rally cry of “Freedom,” the absolutely beautiful “Sacred” “Be With You” and “If I Could Fall in Love With You”. While I skipped over their remake of Cerrone’s “Supernature” a…

Erasure The Diva Tribute pt.1

Erasure | The DIVA Tribute pt. 1

It’s not the way you lead me by the hand into the bedroom It’s not the way you throw your clothes upon the bathroom floor Been thinking about ya, I just couldn’t wait to see Fling my arms around ya as we fall in ecstasy Ooh, sometimes The truth is harder than the pain inside,…

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…

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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…

DJ Barry Harris Tribute Yellow

DJ Barry Harris Tribute pt. 1 | Yellow Edition

Since the demise of the dynamic duo Thunderpuss in 2003, DJ Barry Harris had been largely absent from the commercial production and remix industry he and Cris Cox helped established, for almost a decade. In 2014, he emerged and slowly began to re-establish his name with original remixes like ‘ Party ‘Round the Word’ by Jason Dottley…

DJ Barry Harris Tribute Red

DJ Barry Harris Tribute pt. 2 | Red Edition

Be sure to check out the equally worthy pt. 1 | Yellow Edition Album : DJ Barry Harris Tribute | Red Genre : Circuit Year : 2016 Total Time : 01:38:48 1. Jason Dottley & Debbie Holiday – Party Round The World (Barry Harris Vocal Mix) 2. Tamia – Stranger In My House (Barry Harris 2014 Remix)…

Victor Calderone Tribute 3

Victor Calderone Tribute pt. 3

I’m back with the third and final Tribute set to amazing Victor Calderone. Personal favorites and standouts include Mandalay’s Beautiful, Madonna’s Die Another Day, Mary Mary’s Shackles, Goldfrapp’s Strict Machine and Dynamix & Tina Ann’s Don’t Want Another Man among other heavy weights in this set. As mentioned yesterday, the U.S. has our 4th of…

Victor Calderone Tribute 2

Victor Calderone Tribute pt. 2

Moving along with the Tribute trilogy to the fabulous Victor Calderone, I’m serving up a heaping platter of hits and favorites along with a couple of bootlegs. Personal favorites from this set include K.D. Lang’s Summerfling, Shapeshifters Lola’s Theme, Beyonce’s Naughty Girl, Depeche Mode’s Precious, Bettte Midler’s Beautiful and the song that began Victor’s meteoric rise…

Victor Calderone Tribute I

Victor Calderone Tribute pt. 1

I knew for sometime now that I wanted to put together a Victor Calderone Tribute series that honored the man and the more commercial aspects of his career. In fact, I had siphoned off all of his mixes into a separate folder but just hadn’t gotten around to doing anything with it. I finally sat…

Hex Hector Mixology VIII

Hex Hector | Mixology VIII

Oh no, say it ain’t so!  Yup, we have finally arrived at the final set paying tribute to genius that is Hex Hector.  To be honest, Hector didn’t create all of these mixes himself.  He has partnered with several folks for the final product throughout this eight set series.  Dezrok, Soul Solution and even Jonathan…

Hex Hector Mixology VII

Hex Hector | Mixology VII

We’re at the tail-end of the Hex Hector Mixology series with volume 7.  This particular set is for the hardcore Hex enthusiasts.  There are a couple of his trademark songs towards the end, but most of these were minor club hits (even if some of them went to #1 on the Billboard Dance Club chart).…

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Hex Hector | Mixology VI

Continuing the rollout of the Hex Hector Mixology series, I’ve got volume 6 on tap.  Once again, this set features some of his biggest and most memorable remixes like the massive Un-break My Heart by Toni Braxton, I Learned From the Best by Whitney Houston and a personal favorite Girl From the Gutter by Kina.…

Hex Hector Mixology V

Hex Hector | Mixology V

Volume V of Hex Hector Mixology series is a cream mix featuring many of his biggest hits.  Normally I pick favs out of each set, but this particular one is stacked head to toe with them, so it’s kind of pointless. I’m elated over the positive response these sets have generated.  I had attempted to…

Hex Hector Mixology IV

Hex Hector | Mixology IV

I’m back with the fourth installment of the Hex Hector Mixology tribute.  There aren’t too many surprises in this set other than Aretha Franklin’s A Rose Is Still a Rose, which frankly is a timeless slice of house.  Personal favorites in this set are George Michael’s Outside, Faith Hill’s Breathe, Donna Summer’s Love On &…

Hex Hector Mixology III

Hex Hector | Mixology III

I hope everyone is enjoying my tribute to Hex Hector.  Personal favorites out of this set are Reina’s Find Another Woman and Lisa Stansfield’s I’m Leavin.  The surprise mixes (one’s that had totally forgotten about and still enjoy) are Sherrie Lea’s Anyway and, Purple Kitty featuring Latanza Waters Bang On and Joy Enriquez’ Shake Up…

Hex Hector Mixology II

Hex Hector | Mixology II

We’re back with the 2nd installment of Hex Hector’s Mixology.  This set features some of my all-time Hex favorites (well all the sets do) like Everyday by Kim English, the brilliant Spanish Guitar by Toni Braxton and I Will Love Again by Lara Fabian; my go to song after one of my many short-term break-ups LOL.…

Hex Hector Mixology I

Hex Hector | Mixology I

The requests for the Hex Hector Tribute are in and the sets are finished!   I took my entire catalog of Hex’s mixes (there’s a shit-load), gathered up all of  your favorites and then went through and started deleting things I knew weren’t going to be included.  The only requests that were not were from…

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Donna Summer [The Casablanca Years] | The Diva Series

I remember the first time I heard the word “fag.” It came out of my mom’s mouth while I was watching an Elton John concert on TV. You know the one, where he’s wearing a Donald Duck costume and banging the piano pretty hard. Despite having all of his 8-tracks, somewhere along the way she…

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Thunderpuss Tribute pt. 2

Barry Harris and Chris Cox a.k.a. Thunderpuss, were quite possibly the biggest dance music production team in the past decade.  From Whitney and Janet to Madonna and Britney, they have remixed some of the biggest DIVAS on the planet.  In 2003, the pair went their separate ways, much to the disappointment of their fans.  Chris…

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Thunderpuss Tribute pt. 1

Barry Harris and Chris Cox a.k.a. Thunderpuss, were quite possibly the biggest dance music production team in the past decade.  From Whitney and Janet to Madonna and Britney, they have remixed some of the biggest DIVAS on the planet.  In 2003, the pair went their separate ways, much to the disappointment of their fans.  Chris…