Party Favorz is back with Meltdown 2020 containing the hottest dance club songs of the summer. If you’ve been searching for the one true party mix to light your fire — then you’ve arrived at your destination.
The resurrection of a goddess — Tina Turner
After having massive success with the resurrection of the buried gem “Higher Love” by Whitney Houston — Kygo is back again and sweetened the pot. He’s reinvigorated the Tina Turner mid-80’s monster classic “What’s Love Got To Do With It” and turned it into a reggaeton summer monster. It’s not clear if Tina (at 80 years old) was involved in this project but it seems likely. There are some runs in this version that were not part of the original release unless they were part of the original acapella in the masters vault. It doesn’t really matter because he dusts this track off and gives it a modern-day spin that would put it in contention for song of the summer.
The newest and hottest dance club songs
Surf Mesa and Emilee have heated up the Electronic Dance Charts with Ily (I Love You Baby), which is a rework of the original Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons hit, which was turned into a #1 disco hit by Boys Town Gang, a #1 Dance Club song by Pet Shop Boys and a soothing hip hop twist by Lauryn Hill among many others. Here, Topic turns their laid-back version into a dance-floor ready house number.
Other personal treats here for your summer listenting pleasure are Sammy Porter’s “Evissa, You & Me,” HOSH, 1979 and Jalja’s “Midnight (The Hanging Tree),” Vize and Tom Gregory’s “Never Let Me Down,” Purple Disco with Sophie and the Giants “Hypnotized,” Alesso and Liam Payne’s “Midnight,” and the return of Toni Braxton with the help of Dave Audé on her funky “Dance.”
As predicted, Gorgon City and Soffi Tukker’s “House Arrest” is topping just about every DJ list out there, while Gorgon City isn’t letting up and just dropped “Nobody” with the indie group Drama. This is going to be another massive song but more so for the dub version included here, which takes the original and gives it that deep house mystique GC is known for. Wait until you hear the Sam Girling Tech House mix, which is slated for the next Peak Hour set and takes the song to a whole new level.
Perhaps the one that’s really got me sucked in is Kenzie and Sia’s “Exhale.” The Hook n Sling remix on this is pure perfection and will certainly raise the temperature on any dance floor already boiling over. As of this writing — there’s only a radio version but no extended nor remixes of this fantastic song but it’s HOT and gonna be BIG!
Bootlegs and mashups that keep it interesting
As part of our continuing expansion to diversify and keep these sets firmly grounded in the party realm — There are a number of bootlegs, mashups and classic reworks contained in Meltdown.
Weiss and Harry Romero take on Alan Parson’s Project with “Where Do We Go” using the catchy refrain from their “Games People Play,” Block & Crown take on Madonna with a sizzling house floor rework of “Like a Prayer” with their “Pray For More” update, Robin Schulz updates the massive Bob Marley classic “Sun Is Shining” for a summertime blockbuster, Kideko and Armand Van Helen take Gwen Guthrie’s disco classic “Keep the Fire Burning,” speed up the vocals to give us a modern-era twist with “The Fire,” and perhaps the most puzzling of all…Nora En Pure and Lika More update the Phil Collins monster classic “In The Air Tonight.”
The attempt here was something Zhu would’ve have done with the song but at a slower tempo to retain the darker elements of the original. I understand the reasoning for bumping up the BPM by Croatia Squad and it took me awhile to fully appreciate it but the song itself is so pertinent to what’s going on on the streets of America that this version is a welcome addition to this set. Remaking this song is tantamount to remaking Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” or Eagles “Hotel California” but in this case — I’ll give this a B+ for a solid effort.
In the mashup category, we have Queen x Dua Lipa – Another One Breaks My Heart (ANGEMI x Rudeejay & Da Brozz Bootleg), which retains all the elements of Dua’s monster summer hit, which actually samples INXS’ “Need You Tonight” but gives it a whole new big room feel. The same can be said for James Hype & Eurythmics vs. Indeep – Sweet Dreams vs. Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (BNM Bootleg), which takes a classic disco song and mashes it with the Eurythmics new wave classic “Sweet Dreams” turning it into a surprisingly delicious treat for your ears.
All in all, Party Favorz busted (our) ass off curating the best songs and mixing them into one solid cohesive summer party set to help everyone keep up the hope of a future where we can all be free and dance without a care in the world. We hope everyone stays hydrated and has a fabulous weekend. Until the next time…ENJOY!
Album: Meltdown 2020
Genre: House, Future House, Deep House, NuDisco
Total Time: 03:01:13
1. Kygo & Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It (Original Mix)
2. Drake, Mahalo & DLMT feat. Lily Denning – Toosie Slide (Andrew Marks So Cold Edit)
3. Joel Corry & MNEK – Head & Heart (Extended Mix)
4. Surf Mesa feat. Emilee – Ily (I Love You Baby) (Topic Remix)
5. Topic feat. A7S – Breaking Me (Hugel Club Mix)
6. Merk & Kremont vs Timbaland & Nelly Furtado – BAM BAM x Give It To Me (Rowan Lace Mashup)
7. Jonas Blue & Max – Naked (TRP Disco Refix)
8. Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive (Purple Disco Machine Extended Mix)
9. Tensnake – Automatic (The Aston Shuffle Extended Remix)
10. Cheesecake Boys – Rockin (Original Mix)
11. Weiss & Harry Romero – Where Do We Go (Extended Mix)
12. Sammy Porter – Evissa, You & Me (Extended Mix)
13. HOSH & 1979 feat. Jalja – Midnight (The Hanging Tree) (MK Extended Remix)
14. Gorgon City & Drama – Nobody (Gorgon City & Drama Dub Mix)
15. Sofi Tukker & Gorgon City – House Arrest (Extended Mix)
16. Jason Derulo – Colors (Wideboys Remix)
17. Queen x Dua Lipa – Another One Breaks My Heart (ANGEMI x Rudeejay & Da Brozz Bootleg)
18. James Hype & Eurythmics vs. Indeep – Sweet Dreams vs. Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (BNM Bootleg)
19. Crazibiza – Dancing Heroes (Original Mix)
20. Block & Crown – Pray For More (Original Mix)
21. R Plus feat. Dido – Together (In These Times) (Cedric Gervais Remix)
22. Vize & Tom Gregory – Never Let Me Down (Extended Mix)
23. Ellie Goulding x Jason Derulo & Jawsh 685 x Disco Fries & Modern Machines – I Need Your Savage Love (Angelo The Kid Part Time Edit)
24. Nirvana – Come As You Are (Freejack Remix)
25. Joel Corry – Lonely (GOOD BOYS Extended Remix)
26. SZA & Justin Timberlake – The Other Side (From Trolls World Tour) (Oliver Heldens Remix)
27. Purple Disco Machine Feat. Sophie & The Giants – Hypnotized (Extended Mix)
28. Chris Malinchak – When The World Stops Turning (Original Mix)
29. Major Lazer feat. Marcus Mumford – Lay Your Head On Me (Kay Stafford Club Mix)
30. Sam Feldt feat. Ella Henderson – Hold Me Close (Extended Mix)
31. Bob Marley feat. Robin Schulz – Sun Is Shining (Original Mix)
32. Kenzie feat. Sia – EXHALE (Hook N Sling Remix)
33. Jonas Brothers feat. Karol G – X (PeteDown Coolie Mix)
34. Katy Perry – Daisies (Oliver Heldens Remix)
35. Alesso & Liam Payne – Midnight (J Bruus & Colin Jay Remix)
36. Nora En Pure & Lika Morgan – In The Air Tonight (Croatia Squad Extended Remix)
37. Regard & RAYE – Secrets (MOTi Remix)
38. Dubdogz feat. Charlott Boss – Pablo Escobar (Extended Mix)
39. Chocolate Puma feat. Chateau – Me Up (Club Mix)
40. Toni Braxton – Dance (Dave Aude Extended)
41. Pax & Rui Da Silva – Touch Me (Pax & Rui Da Silva Extended Version)
42. Justin Bieber feat. Quavo x Mike Williams feat. Moa Lisa – Intentions (Dark Intensity Bootleg)
43. Rihanna x Joe Stone – We Found Love (Rivas ‘Superstar’ Bootleg)
44. Kideko & Armand Van Helden – The Fire (Extended Mix)
45. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me (Purple Disco Machine Remix)