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System Edition 2009 Volume 3 [Take 3]

I have to tell you that I have been listening to this mix over and over and barely scraped the first two.  While I really like the first take of this edition, I was having a very difficult time with the second.  I sat down last night and listened to it all the way through, and it was a hard pill to swallow.  How many times have you ever heard a DJ fess up about the poor quality of song choices used in a mix?  Probably never.  I’ll be listening to the fourth and final mix tonight since I haven’t even touched on that one yet.  If it’s as good as this one, then I may go back on Saturday and combine the best elements of the first two mixes to make one single mix and then re-post it.  If I do that, then the first two will be removed.  It’s my anal-retentive nature to perfect on something that otherwise could be much better.  Either way, I’ll let you know in tomorrow’s post.

For now, this mix is rock solid from start to finish.  It’ starts out with a bang and pumps the pulse straight from your ears down to your toes!  Word of warning, this is NSFW.  The first three songs drop the “F” bomb repeatedly; so if you wanna play this back while working you might want to cue it at the fifth song to prevent offending your colleagues.  After the booty shaking romp of the first quarter of the mix, the tone drops a little into the massive “Devil Toy” by Hoxton Whores.  If the song sounds all too familiar, that’s because it is basically a pumped-up dub version of the classic “Make the World Go Round” by Sandy B.  Original? Not.  But, it’s a lot of fun.  Moving on, we get into what has already proven to be a massive track in all its forms by Faithless, “Music Matters”.  The Axwell mix does more justice than you can imagine.  In fact, I think if this song were housed up a bit, this could potentially be a major crossover.  Simplistic, but certainly beautiful.  That flows right into “Atlas” by Digital Enemy and Carl Hanaghan.  The Vision mix is a true testament to his diversity.  Thereafter, we move into some more indie progressive mixes with Arno Cost and Avicii, which provide some great male vocals without sounding cheesy.  Avicii’s “Excited” helps levitate us back into the heavier and deeper “Pa Po Pon” by Mowgli.  Robbie Rivera is at the top of his game with this floor filler.  Purposely repetitive, it will stick in your head like glue long after it’s over.  Finally, we switch gears to what I might consider a more commercial prog house with Kleerup and Bad Boy Bill.  “Longing For Lullabies” and “Falling Anthem” are both serious contenders for radio play and insidiously catchy.  Finally, we drop back down to the low tempo “Panama” by Yvel and Tristan.  Its simplistic beauty will wash out everything that came before and make you forget you just took a long journey through the underground; albeit an enjoyable ride and worth taking again.

That’s all I got on tap today.  Don’t forget I’ve started a “Party Favorz Fan Page” on Facebook.  So if you haven’t signed up yet, whatcha waiting for?  I’ll be back tomorrow with the final set in this series.  I’ll let everyone know tomorrow what I decide on the first two mixes.  Until then…enjoy!

Album : System Edition 2009 v3
Disc : 3/4

Genre : Progressive, House, Tech, Electro, Minimal, Trance
Total Time : 1:16:51.00

Track : 1
Title : Mono Love (Original Mix)
Artist : Relentless

Track : 2
Title : Get Some (Original)
Artist : Soundpusher

Track : 3
Title : Da Fuckin’ Noize (Festival Mix)
Artist : Tocadisco

Track : 4
Title : Shake Your Rump (Gabriel & Castellon Remix)
Artist : Lucien Foort

Track : 5
Title : Devil Toy (Main Mix)
Artist : Hoxton Whores

Track : 6
Title : Music Matters (Axwell Remix)
Artist : Faithless feat. Cass Fox

Track : 7
Title : Atlas (Vision Factory Remix)
Artist : My Digital Enemy & Carl Hanaghan

Track : 8
Title : Cyan (Original Mix)
Artist : Arno Cost

Track : 9
Title : Excited (Original Mix)
Artist : Avicii

Track : 10
Title : Pa Po Pon (Robbie Rivera Nasty Juicy Mix)
Artist : Mowgli

Track : 11
Title : Longing For Lullabies (The Shapeshifters Vocal Mix)
Artist : Kleerup feat. Titiyo

Track : 12
Title : Falling Anthem (Harry ”Choo Choo” Romero’s Bambossa Remix)
Artist : Bad Boy Bill

Track : 13
Title : Panama (Human8 Remix)
Artist : Yvel & Tristan feat. Chriss Of The Quasar

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