In the pantheon of iconic vocalists, Mick Hucknall and his band Simply Red stand out for their seamless blend of blue-eyed soul, pop, and R&B. With a career spanning over three decades, they have captivated audiences worldwide, not only with their unique sound but also with their unforgettable songs. What makes Simply Red even more compelling for us at Party Favorz is how DJs have reimagined their timeless classics into irresistible dance tracks. Our tribute mix endeavors to showcase this brilliant musical alchemy.
Right off the bat, “Sunrise,” already a compelling number, took on a new life with the Love To Infinity Club Mix. The remix not only amplifies the original’s soulful charm but also infuses it with an energetic dance floor vibe. It’s a testament to the transformative power of a great remix, and it showcases the synergistic relationship between the song and the DJ’s creative vision.
Similarly, the Phunk Investigation Extended Club Mix of “Fake” takes the original’s gritty soul and elevates it into a club anthem. The seamless blend of house rhythms with Hucknall’s haunting vocals creates an atmosphere where the dance floor becomes a sanctuary for both the body and the soul. This same ethos is evident in “Money’s Too Tight (To Mention),” where the Haji & Emanuel Club Mix reimagines this socially conscious tune into a dance-floor banger without diluting its potent message.
When you think about iconic Simply Red tracks that epitomize euphoria, “Fairground” is a standout. The Too Precious Remix takes this exhilaration and amplifies it, crafting a mix that resonates emotionally while keeping feet moving on the dance floor. It’s an awe-inspiring balance that has made this remix a staple in clubs around the world.
The Valentine Mix of “It’s Only Love” is another gem that pays tribute to the romantic essence of the original. The remix retains the heartfelt sentiment while adding layers that make it more danceable, capturing the duality that is Simply Red: soulful yet upbeat, emotional but irresistibly groovy.
Last but not least, “Holding Back The Years,” a song often associated with nostalgia and deep emotions, gets a unique treatment with the Original Rework Retro Remix by DJ Sacflashback. It’s a rendition that respects the contemplative nature of the original while adding just enough tempo to make it dance-floor friendly.
The magic of our tribute dance mix lies in its ability to present Simply Red’s classic hits through the lens of modern dance music, without losing the emotional depth and soul that define them. By weaving together these transformative remixes by gifted DJs, we aim to bring you a fresh yet nostalgic auditory experience, honoring the indelible impact Simply Red has had on music and culture.
Until the next time…ENJOY!
This entire set is dedicated to Marshall with love.
Album : Simply Red | Legacy
Genre : House Music
Year : 2017
Total Time : 1:58:46
- You Make Me Feel Brand New (Love To Infinity Master Mix)
- Stay (7th Heaven Vocal Mix)
- Fake (Phunk investigation Extended Club Mix)
- Ain’t That A Lot Of Love (Phats & Small Mutant Disco Vocal Mix)
- Fairground (Too Precious Remix)
- Never Never Love (US R&B Mix)
- Freedom (Perfecto Mix)
- Sunrise (Love To Infinity Club Mix)
- Perfect Love (Love To Infinity Club Mix)
- Oh! What A Girl! (Sweet Connection Club Mix)
- Money’s Too Tight [To Mention] (United City Mix)
- Say You Love Me (Classic Club Remix)
- Angel (Mousse T. Club Mix)
- Thrill Me (Masters At Work House Mix)
- Holding Back the Years (Shaan Saigol Remix)
- Your Eyes (Jimmy Gomez Funky Mix)
- It’s Only Love (Valentine Mix)
- So Not Over You (Johnny Douglas Radio Mix)
- Remembering The First Time (Satoshi Tomiie Classic 12″ Mix)
- Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) (Haji & Emanuel Club Mix)
- Home (Motivi Hi-Lectro Mix)
- To Be Free (Livin’ Joy A-Hanetta Mix)
- Holding Back The Years (Original Rework Retro Remix By DJ Sacflashback)