Serve Chilled1

Serve Chilled

Serve Chilled1I had some free time about a week ago (yes, I am granted that small window of luxury on occasion), and was checking out EDM Sauce’s list of 14 Songs to Add to Your Summer Playlist.  I already owned about half the list where some had been recently used in the 2014 Beach House, while others I was not yet familiar with.  This reminded me that I had been stowing away songs into a separate folder since last year with the intent of creating a new chill set but never got around to working on.  I decided now would be the perfect time to resurrect the Chill section of the site and maintain it going forward.

The four sets listed there now are no longer available and likely will not be going forward.  I like to think of these as my creative masterpieces or Pink Floyd’s “The Wall “ LOL.  Put together at a very dark time in my life when the relationship between Rick and I wasn’t exactly stellar and also a time where so much bitterness, hate, and uncertainty was being spewed by the crazies on the right in this country, I stitched together songs from different genres with a series of sound effects that reflected not only my mood but that of the turmoil in the US.

If you rewind even further back to 2008 and 2009 in the Party Favorz history, I used to make a series called the Deep Edition.   It consisted of a lot of deep house, electronic and overall songs that were typically moody by nature and didn’t fit in with the other work I was doing at the time.  By 2010, that series was killed off entirely.  Since the 2011 re-boot of Party Favorz, I’ve had countless people tell me that the Deep Edition was hands down their favorite series.    I didn’t have the kind of stats that are available to me today to gauge its popularity so maybe I made a mistake.

Jumping back even FURTHER, I used to make mixtapes for all my friends every year at Christmas.  My mixtapes typically consisted of a few popular songs intertwined with cool cuts and artists I thought people should know about.  I’ve had more old friends tell me that because of those tapes, they discovered this artist or this type of music and still had the tapes to this day.  Who knew my passion for all things music could make such an impact?  I’ve always done what it is I like to do and then share it with anyone willing to listen.

Jumping forward to the original topic at hand, expect the Chill sets I plan on putting out to be a little of the Deep Edition and mixtapes from years past.  Likely a mixture of genres that are often moody but with an overall happy tone to level it out.  The first one I’m putting out is a combination of House, Deep House, NuDisco, Indie and a slice of heavenly Brazilian samba thrown in for good measure.  It is eclectic, to say the least but cohesive enough for you to follow.  In short, I think you’ll get it and if not, this series ain’t gonna be for you.  That’s okay cause everybody knows Party Favorz has something for just about everyone.

As I had mentioned in previous posts, I will be taking an extended vacation from the site over the next month.  I will definitely pop in for Madonna’s annual birthday mix and I plan on putting out a summer farewell set by the end of August titled Summer XO.  If I don’t reduce my services on my Libsyn account at the end of July, I may just quietly post some older sets that I wouldn’t mind having available for posterity sake.  I’m not saying for certain but you know me, it’s always hard to just walk away from my baby for too long, even if it’s for a self-imposed mandatory rest.  If anything, I’ll still be around to answer your questions like “how do I download a song?” LOL

Until Madge’s B-day… ENJOY!

Album : Serve Chilled
Genre : House, Deep House, NuDisco, Indie
Year : 2014
Total Time : 01:32:43

1. Klingande – Jubel (Zero Set Remix)

2. Out Of The Basement – Take Me With You

3. Little Boots – Headphones (Moon Boots Remix)

4. Porter Robinson – Lionhearted (The Alexanders Remix)

5. Brett – Golden

6. Gui Boratto feat. Come And Hell – Take Control (Original)

7. Daniel Steinberg – Let Me Down (Tube & Berger Remix)

8. Flume feat. Jezzabell Doran – Sleepless (Cosmo’s Midnight Mix)

9. Sade – Cherish The Day (Disco Syndicate Mix)

10. Marvin Gaye & Studio Rio – Sexual Healing (Studio Rio Version)

11. YoYo Honey – YoYo (Mani Soulsonic Mix)

12. Teenage Mutants & Purple Disco Machine – The Path (Original Mix)

13. Alex Metric & Oliver – Galaxy (Original Mix)

14. Syn Cole – Miami 82 (Kygo Remix)

15. Sam Smith – Stay With Me (eSQUIRE Deep House Bootleg Remix)

16. Mat Zo feat. The Knocks – Get Up 2 Get Down (Original)

17. Detroit Swindle feat. Mayer Hawthorne – 64 Ways (Kraak & Smaak Remix)

18. Lane 8 feat. Bipolar Sunshine – I Got What You Need (Every Night)

19. Miami Horror – Wild Motion (Set It Free)

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3 comments for “Serve Chilled

  1. Keith a.k.a. K j A M
    July 20, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    AHH DB so astute and perfectly stated! I’m pretty damn good at making predictions of the changing landscape in dance music. I predicted the onslaught of “electro” (now labeled EDM) in some form or fashion at the end of 2007 and how it would ultimately gain a lot of traction and then be swallowed up by commercial enterprises and regurgitated to the masses from a factory line. If everything sounds the same, it’s because well, it pretty much is. There are the occasional bright spots but it is definitely getting stale. The disco resurgence (also on my prediction list that year) has taken longer to take hold but it’s finally here. Hop on over to YouTube and look up the new Ting Tings single. Is it new and fresh? It is if you didn’t grow up in the 70s LOL. It is definitely a refresher from the current crop of electronic music and I’m looking forward to their new album.

    Other signs of a massive corporate takeover and the declining originality of EDM productions already happening include: Beatport CEO has just resigned shortly after a full integration by major labels into their service (something he resisted for years). Soundcloud is now giving Universal, Sony and WB full unfettered access to take down ANY track they deem infringes on their copyright from the site. Mind you, if you’re a BIG name DJ, eh, don’t worry about it. But if you’re nobody, then ya gotta go. The massive EDM festivals are nothing more than gimmicky rock concerts where people pay good money to see a no-talent hack with a giant mouse head and glowing eyeballs play the same tired shit over and over. Established EDM sites now gossip about the divorce of well-healed DJs like David Guetta (seriously, who the fuck cares and why is it my business?). Avicii, shows off his new $5 million mansion in the hills overseeing Los Angeles. Hey, I ain’t got no problem with his wealth and success (he deserves it) but I don’t give a damn about the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Then we got Tiesto who has become nothing more than a brand with a bunch of ghost producers churning out product with his name and stamp of approval. I’m starting to sound bitter, so I’ll digress.

    I clearly have a short attention span and get bored easily, which is why I post in a variety of genres. Since I’ve been doing this shit for a very long time I believe I am more than qualified to speak out on these things . No doubt, I’ll have a lot to say at the end of the year but likely won’t be as kind as I have in the past.

    As for this set, ehh I get it. It’s not going to be for everyone nor is anything else that I put out. I’m totally okay with people picking and choosing what they like of mine and offering constructive critiques to boot. I will say preliminary numbers show it to be the most downloaded mix EVER in a two day period. I’d still check in on this series going forward though.. I plan on renaming it to Mixtape so it can be more of a free for all of what I like at any given moment , though that may still not be your thing.

    THANKS for the comment and feedback. I always enjoy these type of responses from folks.

  2. DB
    July 19, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    Very smooth. Not for me, but good mix none the less. Is it just me or has the EDM scene gotten lazy? The 2013 Time Capsule series was some of the best EDM tracks I have heard, but lately, all of the EDM music that is out there seems sloppy and lazy. Not your mixing style, but the song selection. I was DJ back in the early 90’s when people still used vinyl. I understand how frustrating it can be when you want to rock a crowd but the artists themselves are not putting out great songs. That is where the remixer comes in and tweaks and adjusts the originals to make a so-so song slammin’. Here’s looking to the end of summer and can’t wait for the Summer XO mix.

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