We kick things off with Kristine W's (soon to be yet another #1) Out There, which admittedly took me awhile to get on board with but I'm firmly in her camp on this now. Looking forward to the second set of mixes that are scheduled to come out for this song.
Israeli hotty Guy Scheiman brings us an unlikely update to the Carly Simon classic about her ex, Warren Beatty You're So Vain. At first I was like, what the hell are you thinking? After listening to the fantastic vocals by Michal S, I really started getting into it and I'm pretty certain you will too.
Anderson Thacher and Pepper MaShay are currently riding high with You Stop Breakin My Heart. The release has plenty of stellar remixes to choose from but I took the progressive root with Tracy's mix.
Given the current state of the union, Andra Day's Rise Up has been one of the most significant if not poignant releases this summer. Folks, I think we're on the brink of reliving the 60s all over again, just keep your guns at home.
I should go ahead and mention Dirty Disco's fabulous re-work of the Kim English classic Unspeakable Joy, a song very near and dear to my heart. Given Kim's history of fame to shame, many of you might consider this a cringe-worthy choice but I respectfully disagree. No matter the singer, we OWN this motherfucking song. If it wasn't for us, there would be no song nor any Kim English.
'Cause they did not give it, they cannot take it away!
So re-purposing this song for our own needs is our right and I thank the boys (Mark D & JD Arnold) a.k.a. Dirty Disco for updating this song and reminding us what we do have.
San Francisco's tiny little gay music label that could, Swishcraft is riding high with Toy Armada, DJ Grind and Ultra Nate's One Night in Heaven, which is also currently moving up the dance charts. They also just dropped Move Your Body by Caroline Lund and Leo Frappier, which I've been all over since I heard it just last week. The remix package on this is equally as compelling, with so many tribal-i-cious choices.
I can't begin to tell you how many folks have posted their longing for the return of high-quality circuit house music; well this is it and Swishcraft is currently doing their best to fill the void, so be sure to support their efforts.
...and then there is Barry, oh how I do love thee. I get proudly erect at the mere mention of his name. I don't think I've released a circuit set in the last two years that didn't have one of his mixes on it. This time we get a monster re-boot of Dreamer by Janice Robinson (of Livin Joy) which just soars as well as a ground-up re-work of Meghan Trainor's Top 40 hit Me Too.
All in all, the Summer Circuit Edition for 2016 will pump you up and make your balls sweat. My aim is to have a part two out for you boys by August so please stay tuned ...
Until the next time ...ENJOY!
Kristine W - Out There (Giuseppe D. Extended Club)
Guy Scheiman feat. Michal S - You're So Vain (Club Mix)
Anderson Thacher feat. Pepper MaShay - You Stop Breakin My Heart (Tracy Young Remix)
C+C Music Factory feat. Deborah Cooper - Keep It Comin' 2k16 (Ralph Factory & Maycon Reis Remix )
Christina Aguilera - Hurt 2016 (Felipe Angel Remix)
Andra Day - Rise Up (Toy Armada & DJ GRIND Pride Anthem)
Beyonce - Naughty Girl (Nicky Danger Bootleg)
Toy Armada & DJ GRIND feat. Inaya Day - One Night In Heaven (Joe Gauthreaux Stadium Mix)
Dirty Disco feat. Kim English - Unspeakable Joy (Stand With Orlando 2016 Remix)
Janice Robinson - Dreamer 2016 (Barry Harris Pride 2016 Remix)
Meghan Trainor - Me Too (Barry Harris Remix)
Caroline Lund feat. Leo Frappier - Move Your Body (Wayne G & Andy Allder Circuit Anthem Mix)
tyDi & Olivia Somerlyn - Only (DJ Escape & Tony Coluccio Main Remix)
Ariana Grande - Into You (Toy Armada & DJ GRIND Club Mix)
Mr. Mig & Gino Caporale feat. Angela Devine - Weekend (Manny Lehman Club Remix)