In an effort to get things back on track and wrap up on Thursday of this next week, I’m sending up v6 of the Pride Edition and what a whopper this one is! I’m talking, about bodies movin’, non-stop groovin’, asses shakin’, floors are breakin’, queens are freakin’, hoe’s are creepin’, divas flowin’, everybody knows it’s time to STAND UP and put your hands to the sky! AHH HELL YEAH!
Sorry, I just get a little carried away, but this mix of almost all brand-spanking new circuit beats gave me a hard-on that has lasted for days! There IS some seriously deep, dark. progressive, tribalicious sh!t going on here. Hopefully, I haven’t cut the pending Summer Edition tracklist to bring you these fresh new cuts for your Pride consumption. Then again, you know me, K j A M always delivers the goods, so I’m confident I’ll be able to work that out when the time comes.
Kicking things off is the oft-time flaky hysterics of Sir Ivan. After last fall’s Kumbaya, I thought this guy’s shtick had pretty much bottomed out and I was pretty hesitant to even listen to his latest Hare Krishna. I’m glad I did because Tony really hit it with his production and delivers the goods like he hasn’t done in some time. I guess it just goes to show that money can buy you fame, even if it’s for 15 minutes or so.
This is followed by some heavy hitters like Tim Letteer’s Broke Free and Gustavo Scorpio’s private mix of Kelis’ Acapella. Keep an eye out for Gustavo, because his mixes that he’s been floating around the net, just keep getting better and better. Another one to look out for is the San Francisco hottie, Jamie J. Sanchez. No doubt, he’s been working hard to tighten up his productions. After this spring’s take on Nasty Boy by Jipsta, along with his own Lift Me Up featuring Ria Spencer and his amazing re-work of Heaven by John LePage and Debby Holiday, Jamie is bound and determined to make an even bigger name for himself. Keep this up and I see superstar DJ in his future.
Another song I’ve been getting sweaty balls over is Zayra’s V.I.P. Some of you may remember her turn on on the reality program Rockstar Supernova. Well, she’s back and readying an album entitled Baby Likes to Bang for a late August release. This first single is simply delicious as it takes a swipe at the Hilton’s and the rest of their Martha’s Vineyard ilk. With DJ Paulo doing the remix honors, expect to be hearing this song all over the place this summer; especially with Dave Aude and Mike Rizzo on board for additional remix honors.
Max Sanna and Steve Pitron deliver a deeper and more progressive take on Kelly Rowland’s Commander, while Ronnie Maze teams up with the in-demand Corey Andrew for the tearjerker Again. I left out the spoken word portion of the song since we don’t need any of you balling like a sissy during your workout while thinking about the one that got away.
Having previously overlooked the Chus and Ceballos re-work of Not Myself Tonight, I gave it a second chance and for good reason. This IS the best mix of this song to date. No offense to Jody, whose work continues to astound me, but these masters of tribal took the song in a completely different direction that works on so many levels, I had to give them props.
Offer Nissim showcases a much-needed change in direction, and it works! Teaming up with Nikka, The One & Only is a terrific slice of what’s sure to come from this Israeli mixmaster.
Filipe Guerra and Lorena Simpson deliver their latest Breathe Again, with Tommy Love doing the remix honors. I listened over and over to the bevy of remixes that accompanied this #1 Masterbeat tune, and Tommy really delivers the bang for the buck. As much as possible, I’ve been shying away from typical circuit styled productions that sound like the DJ slapped an acapella over the same tribal beats they used for their last ten mixes. While I won’t mention any names, gentlemen it’s time to step up your game. You can’t keep riding the same beat over and over. If you want to be the master of your universe, bring something fresh to the table. Stake out your own territory; one that every budding DJ will want to emulate. Enough said.
I also managed to sneak in the Suzanne Palmer classic Muscles. I have to say, the Club 69 re-work of this tune is as fresh now as it was when it originally came out in 1998. Which begs the question, “what the fuck is going on with Peter Rauhofer?” Seriously, someone needs to take away the tranquilizers. I can appreciate these guys that have been in the industry for a long time trying out new stuff, but this is getting ridiculous. He’s single-handedly managed to butcher songs by Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode and more recently Scissor Sisters. I continue to support him only because of his status in the DJ realm of gods. However, I think Zeus is going to bitch-slap the silly queen down from the heavens if he doesn’t get his shit together and soon.
It may seem like I’m in a bitchy mood, but I’m not. The last two paragraphs are just something I’ve been meaning to get out of my system before I choke on the words. Besides, it’s not like any you hadn’t already thought this privately but were afraid to say so publicly. So I’ve laid it all out in black and white and now, I feel much better, thank you very much.
Finally, we get Love You To Life by the always deliciously deviant goddess Grace Jones. Coupled with Amanda Lear’s latest I’m Coming Up! and Johnny Vicious with Loleatta Holloway, you get three amazing talents that sprung from the 70s, that all the gay boys still love to this day. I’ve been meaning to get in touch with Johnny to see if there are anymore mixes coming out on Love Desire because that would sure be the bomb if there are. I’ll shoot him an email later today.
That’s about it for this Sunday. Keep in mind, we still have the fourth and final Gay Anthems set to be delivered on Tuesday followed by the final Pride Edition on Thursday, which will put all the T-Queens in a tizzy. Until then, have a super Sunday and as always, remember to ENJOY!
Album : Pride Edition 2010 v6
Genre : Circuit, Progressive, Tribal, Mainstream
Year : 2010
Total Time : 1:46:25:00
Track : 1
Title : Intro
Artist : Hex Hector
Track : 2
Title : Hare Krishna (Tony Moran Club Mix)
Artist : Sir Ivan
Track : 3
Title : Broke Free (Nick Harvey Big Room Mix)
Artist : Tim Letteer & Zhana
Track : 4
Title : Acapella (Gustavo Scorpio Private Mix)
Artist : Kelis
Track : 5
Title : Ur The Best Thing (Paul Goodyear’s Progressive Bigroom Mix)
Artist : Wayne G & Peyton
Track : 6
Title : Lift Me Up (Manny Lehman Club Mix)
Artist : Jamie J. Sanchez feat. Ria Spencer
Track : 7
Title : Heaven (Jamie J. Sanchez Club Mix)
Artist : John LePage feat. Debby Holiday & LFB
Track : 8
Title : V.I.P (DJ Paulo & Alain Jackinsky Vocal Mix)
Artist : Zayra
Track : 9
Title : I’m Coming Up! (Morel Club Mix)
Artist : Amanda Lear
Track : 10
Title : Commander (Max Sanna & Steve Pitron Club Mix)
Artist : Kelly Rowland feat. David Guetta
Track : 11
Title : Again (Original Mix)
Artist : Ronnie Maze feat. Corey Andrew
Track : 12
Title : Not Myself Tonight (Chus & Ceballos In Stereo Club Mix)
Artist : Christina Aguilera
Track : 13
Title : The One & Only (Original Club Mix)
Artist : Offer Nissim feat. Nikka
Track : 14
Title : Breathe Again (Tommy Love Remix)
Artist : Filipe Guerra feat. Lorena Simpson
Track : 15
Title : Muscles (Club 69 Future Mix)
Artist : Suzanne Palmer
Track : 16
Title : Love You To Life (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Club Mix)
Artist : Grace Jones
Track : 17
Title : Love Desire (Mike Ivy & Dave Rose Remix)
Artist : Johnny Vicious feat. Loleatta Holloway