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Progress House Classics & Other Millennial Favorites: BackSpin Volume 1

Have you been scrolling through TikTok lately, searching for the next big thing in club music? You might be encountering a surge of tracks labeled “Afro House.” But hold on a minute – isn’t that what Progressive House used to be called?

This trend of rebranding classic genres isn’t new. Remember when Deep House morphed into commercial House, then Future House? Great music deserves recognition on its own merits, not through constant relabeling.

Speaking of great music, the recent TikTok wave has unearthed some fantastic reworked Progressive House classics. Think genre pioneers like John Creamer & Stephane K, Deep Dish, Scumfrog, and artists who masterfully used heavy percussion – Chus & Ceballos, Oscar G & Ralph Falcon, Friburn & Urik, Peter Rauhofer, and many more. Tracks like Rui Da Silva’s timeless “Touch Me” are getting a fresh spin for modern dance floors, and the results are phenomenal!

Back to the Future: Revisiting Millennial Dance Music

The cyclical nature of dance music trends is undeniable. Right now, the spotlight’s on late-90s and early 2000s classics, with artists sampling or revamping entire tracks. It’s a trend we wholeheartedly support, and you can expect to hear these gems showcased in future Club Fusion and Peak Hour sets.

This trend sparked a trip down memory lane for us here at Party Favorz. Remember our BackSpin series from way back in our early years? Last year, we aimed to revisit the glory days of 2000s dance music, following up on our popular Ultimate 90s House Classics series.

We started with a Millennial Dance Classics series, but the sheer diversity of the decade made it tough to curate a cohesive set. After all, massive hits often land in our Top Dance Songs of the Year anyway.

So, we decided to resurrect the BackSpin series! This allows us to delve deeper into specific genres that defined the 2000s dance music scene. Each BackSpin release will focus on a distinct genre, with a sprinkle of Trance and Electronica thrown in for good measure. These sets will typically span a five-year period, featuring a mix of crowd-pleasing favorites and some hidden gems ripe for rediscovery – think “It’s Love (Trippin’)” by Goldtrix and Andrea Brown or “Addicted To Bass” by Puretone featured in volume 1.

For those seeking classic remixes by the likes of Thunderpuss, Hex Hector, and Victor Calderone, fear not! We’ve already covered those in our Classic Circuit Anthems series from 2014.

The BackSpin Reboot: A Journey Through Millennial Dance Music Genres

The rebooted BackSpin series will explore the vast and vibrant landscape of Millennial dance music, beyond the big remixes. We plan to drop at least one set every month, taking you on a nostalgic trip or introducing you to forgotten gems. Most importantly, these tracks will prove that they can still rock any dance floor today.

So, sit back, relax, and get ready to reminisce or discover for the first time the electrifying world of early 2000s Progressive House! Until next time…ENJOY!

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