I was going to post a fifth volume of Happy House Classics from the Millennium but decided to update an older Diva Hall of Fame entry for the ailing Aretha Franklin. The woman is an icon and one of the greatest female singers of all-time. While it’s too soon to write her obituary, I truly adore this woman and all that she has contributed to popular music.
In the interim, please enjoy this fourth set of Happy House Classics that pretty much covers a little from 2007 but predominantly from 2008. While all these songs appear across a multitude of older sets from the era, I’ve taken great pains to pull out my favorites and compiled them into a comprehensive set. Until the next time…ENJOY!
Album: Happy House Classics vol. 4 Genre: Funky, Soulful, House Music Year: 2018 Total Time: 02:15:09
Robin Thicke feat. Mary J. Blige – Magic (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
Marco Demark feat. Casey Barnes – Tiny Dancer (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
Sara Bareilles – Love Song (Hommer House Remix)
Eyereel Allstars feat. Lucy Clarke – Get It On (Soul Seekerz Old School Remix)
To be honest, I created the Happy House Classics for myself and was using it as a stop-gap between posts. However, the traffic numbers on the volume 1 episode are through the roof! I look at Google traffic, Podbean, Apple Music, and Google Play stats to paint a full picture and it’s outstanding. I guess I wasn’t the only one that needed a boost of sunshine. It’s a good thing I made two of these to maintain the high.
Party Favorz has a big week in store for everyone. Rick is heading out of town for company training so I’ll have a lot of time to myself (barring the needs of our children; Kirby, Jackson, and Katherine our two dogs and cat). I plan on posting the Jocelyn Brown Diva Series I teased a week ago and part 2 of the Winter Edition which has come out better than expected. Be on the lookout for those to drop soon.
In the meantime, pop on this two-hour set of sunshine and have a fantastic weekend. Until the next time…ENJOY!
Album: Happy House Classics vol. 2 Genre: Funky House Music Year: 2018 Total Time: 02:00:37
Bob Sinclar feat. Gary Pine – Love Generation (Full Intention Club Mix)
Cerrone vs. Katherine Ellis – Laisser Toucher (Justin Shave Club Mix)
Cahill feat. Nikki Belle – Trippin On You (Extended Mix)
Robin S – Show Me Love 2008 (Soulshaker Remix)
Booty Luv – Boogie 2nite (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
David Morales feat. Tamra Keenan – Here I Am (Full Intention Vocal Mix)
Belezamusica – Inside Out (DJ Meme Remix)
Pimp Jam feat. Norma Lewis – Feel U Feelin Me (Starlett DJ’s Disco Mix)
Soulsearcher – Can’t Get Enough 2009 (Original Vocal Club Mix)
Shape UK – Back To Basics (Nocturnal Mix)
Solu Music feat. Kimblee – Fade (Grant Nelson Big Room Mix)
Robbie Rivera & Axwell – Burning (JJ’s Remix)
Michael Moog – That Sound (Full Intention Club Mix)
Buzz Junkies feat. Alison Limerick – Where Love Lives (Club Mix)
Bart B More vs. Oliver Twizt – Finally (Simmons & Christopher Extended Mix)
49ers feat. Ann – Marie Smith – Let The Sunshine In (7th Heaven’s Back In The Day Mixshow)
Warren Clarke pres. Jonni Black vs. Shena – Bitch Is Back (Main Vocal Mix)
Fierce Collective feat. Soraya Vivian – You Know How To Love Me (Bassmonkeys Magic Spanx Mix)
Pulse feat. Antoinette Roberson – The Lover That You Are (Marlon D. & George Mena Remixes) (Marlon D.& George Mena Club Mix)
When I first sat down to compile the tracklist and then create Happy House Classics, I was more than pleased with the final output. When I went back and listened to it, I realized that I had created yet another Pride Classics set which heavily overlapped with previous efforts. Other than the weather being horrendous with temperatures in the low teens, overcast, drizzling and miserable, it’s not clear where my head was at; so I hit the delete button and started from scratch.
I poured over all of my sets from the early 2000’s through 2011 and uncovered a whole host of gems. Some were used on my Millennial House Classics and even on my recently reworked and remastered Deep & Funky Year-end Edition 2007 so I tried to limit any overlap or used alternate versions of the songs. The final output is something worth enjoying because these songs consistently put a smile on my face even on the shittiest of days. Some songs were big hits while others were limited to dance floors and never made it to radio.
Having such a massive output over the years, it’s easy to forget a lot of these songs until you pop them on and get absorbed by the hook. I plan on uncovering a lot more obscure and long forgotten tracks for another two-volume set sometime in the summer. For now, allow these sets to get you through the final weeks of winter. I’ll be back tomorrow with volume 2. Until then…ENJOY!
Album: Happy House Classics vol. 1 Genre: Funky House Music Year: 2018 Total Time: 02:12:42
Praise Cats feat. Andrea Love – Shined On Me (Bini & Martini Re-Vocal Mix)
Danielle Bollinger – When The Broken Hearted Love Again (Soul Seekerz Club Mix)
Georgie Porgie – Lift Your Voices (Wideboys Anthemic Club Mix)
Freemasons feat. Amanda Wilson – Love On My Mind (Club Mix)
D.O.N.S. vs. Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy 2009 (Club Mix)
Quentin Harris feat. Margaret Grace – My Joy (Todd Terry 12” Vocal)
Modjo – Lady (Harry ”Choo-Choo” Romero’s Original Recipe)
Speakerbox feat. Michelle Shaprow – Time (Wideboys Remix)
De’Lacy & Marco Gee – Bodyswerve (Soulshaker Remix)
Joey Negro – Make A Move On Me (Vocal Club Mix)
Ultra DJ’s feat. TQ – Must Be The Music (Montoja Remix)
Fierce Collective feat. Soraya Vivian – If You Could Read My Mind (Degrees Of Motion Mix)
Mark Picchiotti pres. Basstoy feat. Dana Devine – Turn It Up (Kenny Hayes Sunshine Funk Mix)
Craft B. feat. Nica Brooke – Summer Voyage (Cover Me) (DJ Rudd Full Vocal Edit)
Soul Conspiracy feat. Ja’Quita – Life (Original Mix)
Sosua Mad – Supaconstellation (Club Mix)
Syke ‘N’ Sugarstarr – Release Your Mind 2008 (Richard Earnshaw Remix)
Alibi vs. Rockefeller – Sexual Healing (Freemasons Club Mix)
Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love (Moto Blanco Vocal Club Mix)
Party Favorz is back with the second half of the early millennial BackSpin throwback posted yesterday. Addicted to Bass follows in the same steps as the earlier set with really deep, dark and delicious beats, all of which were monster hits at the time of their release. The sounds here are as fresh now as they were when they were released.
Got a lot of Pride stuff going on around the globe next week, with the highly anticipated ruling on Marriage Equality from the Supreme Court as well. This will likely be cause for massive celebration as the United States catches up with the rest of civilized society.
I’ve got a lot in my basket the next couple of weeks, so I will likely start posting some more current sets around the first week of July.
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. I’ll see ya when I see ya. Until then …ENJOY!
Album : BackSpin | Addicted to Bass Artists : Various Genre : House Classics Length : 1:26:21
Puretone – Addicted To Bass (Differentgear Mix)
Celeda – The Underground (Peter Rauhofer Original Mix)
Kosheen – All In My Head (Planet Funk Mix)
Sounds From The Ground Feat. Colein – Lean On Me (Mauve’s Dark Vocal Mix)
Fragma – Toca’s Miracle (Extended Mix)
Moony – Dove (I’ll Be Loving You) (Stephane K. & John Creamer Mix)
Rui Da Silva feat. Cassandra – Touch Me (Double 99 Club Mix)
Cassius – The Sound Of Violence (Narcotic Thrust Two Minute Warning Club Mix)
Daniel Bedingfield – Gotta Get Thru This (Passengerz Violation Vox Club Mix)
Brancaccio & Aisher – It’s Gonna Be… (A Lovely Day) (Bini & Martini Club Mix)
X-Press 2 feat. David Byrne – Lazy (Norman Cook Remix)
Iio – Rapture (Tastes So Sweet) (Original Mix).wav
Coldplay – Clocks (Heaven & Earth Division Remix)
Res – They Say Vision (Robbie Rivera’s Vocal Mix Part 2)
Happy Friday everyone! As you can see, Party Favorz has been able to keep the doors open because of the AWESOMENESS of you folks. I want to give a BIG-ASS thanks to those of you whose donations made all of this possible. Seriously, your generosity really means a lot to me and I can’t begin to express how much you are appreciated.
Getting back to business, I’ve got a couple of new BackSpins on tap for you folks. I had two songs left over from last year’s comps that didn’t make the cut but I wanted to do something with them. Sonique’s “It Feels So Good” and ATB’s “9PM (Till I Come)” are the basis for these two sets. These are packed with massive hits from say 1999 to 2003 that lean a little on the dark side with some shining moments here and there.
Originally, this was supposed to be one set but it grew so big, I went ahead and split it up. Fans of classic dance will really like this and frankly, all the songs included here sound as fresh now as when they were released. So you didn’t have to live it in order to dig it.
That’s about it for now. I’ll be back tomorrow with part 2. Until then …ENJOY!
The version of “Breathe” on here is not the official extended mix rather, a re-work by Sarlotte. It stays true to the original with an alternate intro and outro, which I really like.
Album : BackSpin | Feels So Good Artists : Various Genre : House Classics Length : 1:22:33
Telepopmusik – Breathe (Extended Mix)
Goldtrix feat. Andrea Brown – It’s Love (Trippin’) (The Original EPTN Mix)
Sonique – It Feels So Good (Original Breakbeat Mix)
Seal – Get It Together (Bill Hamel Vocal Mix)
Chicane feat. Maire Brennan – Saltwater (Tomski vs. Disco Citizens Remix)
Beginerz – Reckless Girl (Original Mix)
Dido – White Flag (Scumfrog Extended Mix)
Frou Frou – Breathe In (Watkins Vocal Mix)
Sono – Keep Control (Terry Lee Brown Jr’s Vocal Mix)
Simply Red – Sunrise (ATFC Morning Glory Remix)
ATB – 9PM (Till I Come) (Club Mix)
Layo & Bushwacka! – Love Story (Tim Deluxe Remix)
Dirty Vegas – Days Go By (Full Vocal Mix)
Narcotic Thrust feat. Yvonne John Lewis – Safe From Harm (K-Klass Off Limits Mixshow Edit)
Yes, after 14 years together, Rick and I are calling it quits. I’m not going to rag on him because it takes two people to muck-up a relationship and I certainly did my part. That doesn’t make it any less difficult or painful.
That being said, Party Favorz is showcasing some of the best dance floor break-up songs spanning multiple decades. Yes I know, leave it to me to create a mixset showcasing every emotion involved in the separation from someone you love. From the anger, bitterness, sadness, regret, revenge, and empowerment… it’s all here.
Given all that’s going on and my moving out of the ATL next week, I’ve had a lot on my plate; so please forgive me if this isn’t one of my best-mixed sets but I think A LOT of folks will have a good appreciation with what’s included here. I’ll file this one under the Back Spin category.
I appreciate everyone’s patience while I figure out my life, get settled into my new home and decide what I want to do when I grow up. Hopefully, Party Favorz will be back up and running in some capacity within a few months. Peace.
Album : Crying on the Dancefloor Genre : EDM, Funky, House Year : 2015 Total Time : 1:43:13
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive (Groovefunkel New Disco Remix)
Mariah Carey – We Belong Together (Atlantic Soul Vocal Remix)
Toni Braxton – Un-Break My Heart (Franktidrama Mix)
Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry On Their Own (Alix Alvarez Sole Channel Mix)
George Michael – Careless Whisper (Rad Stereo Remix)
Celine Dion – All By Myself (Tracy Young Remix)
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now (Dark Intensity Remix)
Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You (Hex Hector Mixshow)
As promised, I’m sending up the sixth and final set in the Millennial House Classics series and this IS a monster! Movin’ Too Fast is the final layer of what are the most influential house classics from the first 10 years of the millennium. From Bob Marley vs. Funkstar De Luxe [Sun Is Shining] to Aaron Smith featuring Luvli [Dancin’], no stone was left un-turned allowing every gem to shine on this 2+ hour-long set.
Next up, the re-induction of Ms. Barbara Tucker into the Diva Hall of Fame. Look for that one early tomorrow morning. Until then …ENJOY!
Album : Movin’ Too Fast | Millennial House Classics v6 Genre : House Classics Year : 2014 Total Time : 02:10:07
1. Spiller – Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) (Extended Vocal Mix)
2. Bob Marley vs. Funkstar De Luxe – Sun Is Shining (Rainbow Mix)
3. Praise Cats feat. Andrea Love – We Got Love (Main Mix)
4. Georgie Porgie – Life Goes On (Richard F’s Le Spank Remix)
5. Michael Moog – That Sound (Full Intention Club Mix)
6. Chanel – Dance (Fish & Chips Remix)
7. Powerhouse feat. Duane Harden – What You Need (Full Intention Power Mix)
8. Moony – Dove (I’ll Be Loving You) (Full Intention Vocal Mix)
9. Sounds From the Ground feat. Colein – Lean On Me (Mauve’s Dark Vocal Mix)
10. Artful Dodger feat. Romina Johnson – Movin Too Fast (Extended Main Mix)
11. Junior Jack feat. Shena – Dare Me (Eric Kupper’s Chunk Mix).wav
12. Nowak feat. D’Layna – Stand Up (The Funkness Extended Mix)
13. DJ Kuffar – I Saw Your Smile (Soul Conspiracy Ultradisco Remix)
14. Degrees Of Motion – Do You Want It Right Now (Haji & Emanuel Remix)
15. Solu Music feat. Kimblee – Fade (Grant Nelson Big Room Vocal Mix)
16. Jonni Black vs. Shena – Bitch Is Back (Main Vocal Mix).wav
17. Soulsearcher – Feelin’ Love (Axwell Vocal Remix)
18. Todd Terry Allstars feat. Tara McDonald – Get Down (Warren Clarke Club Mix)
19. Fish Go Deep & Tracey K – The Cure And The Cause (DJ Meme Philly Suite Mix Edit)
20. Soul Central feat. Kathy Brown – Strings Of Life (Stronger On My Own) (Full Length Vocal)
21. Aaron Smith feat. Luvli – Dancin’ (JJ Flores & Steve Smooth Remix)
22. Black Legend – You See The Trouble With Me (We’ll Be In Trouble Extended Mix)
Picking up where we left off, Can’t Get Enough of the Millennial House Classics series takes us up around the bend for the final stretch due next week. There are so many personal favorites on this particular set that it reads like a who’s who list of massive House Classics from that time period. Then again, the whole series does as well LOL.
Volume 6 will be landing next week and it is WHOPPER clocking in at over 2 hours long. So if you’re enjoying this little trip 10 years into the past, be sure to mark your calendar cause the final one is a doozy.
Now, I told you, folks, I was going to be relentless in my scheduled releases this month, and I wasn’t kidding. On Friday, I’ve got a MASSIVE send off to the House Sessions for 2014. I just finished the final mix-down this morning and this thing is HOT HOT HOT! If you’re a house-head, you won’t want to miss this one cause it is the final one of the year.
I’ll catch everyone on Friday; until then …ENJOY!
Album : Can’t Get Enough | Millennial House Classics v5 Genre : House Year : 2014 Total Time : 01:18:54
1. The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)
2. David Morales With Tamra Keenan – Here I Am (Kaskade Remix)
3. Belezamusica – Inside Out (DJ Meme Remix)
4. Steve Mac vs. Mosquito feat. Steve Smith – Lovin’ You More (That Big Track) (Freemasons Remix)
5. Soulsearcher feat. Thea Austin – Can’t Get Enough (Vocal Club Mix)
6. Shape UK – Back To Basics (Main Vocal Mix)
7. Pimp Jam feat. Norma Lewis – Feel U Feelin Me (Starlett DJs Disco Mix)
8. Kings Of Tomorrow feat. Julie McKnight – Finally (Danny Tenaglia Vocal Club Mix)
9. The Wideboys feat. Clare Evers – Bomb The Secret (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
10. Cahill feat. Nikki Belle – Trippin On You (Extended Mix)
11. Buzz Junkies feat. Elesha Moses – If You Love Me (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
12. Lola – No Strings (Let’s Have Sex) (Moto Blanco Vocal Mix)
13. Kurtis Mantronik pres. Chamonix – 77 Strings (Original Club Mix)
You might have been asking yourself “whatever happened to the rest of those Millennial House Classics he had been promising?” Seriously dude, WTF? Well, that question has been answered because I’m laying down the fourth installment. These have all been in the can for some time now, but I had decided to space them out so I could get newer sets uploaded.
We got two more after this, so you can definitely expect those before November closes.
I’m not going to bother going into how good this is, because if you don’t know half of these songs, then this likely isn’t your bag. For those that do, this IS THE SHIT!
Keeps your eyes on Party Favorz for the rest of the month, because I’m going to be relentless.
Stay tuned and as always …ENJOY!
Album : Get Up n’ Dance | Millennial House Classics v4 Genre : House Year : 2014 Total Time : 01:18:30
1. Sean Biddle – Get Up ‘n’ Dance (Alex Romano Remix)
2. Mylo – In My Arms (King Unique Re-Edit)
3. Olav Basoski – New Day (Extended Mix)
4. Earth, Wind & Fire vs. Phats & Small – September ’99 (Mutant Disco Vocal Mix)
5. Sosua & Mad – Supaconstellation (Club Mix)
6. Laura Izibor – From My Heart To Yours (Mac Project Club Mix)
7. Mary J. Blige – Be Without You (Moto Blanco Vocal Mix)
8. Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love (Moto Blanco Vocal Club Mix)
9. Mount Rushmore pres. Celeste – This Is Your Life (Vocal Club Mix)
10. Afros Medusa – Pasilda (Illicit Mix)
11. Bob Sinclar feat. Gary Pine – Love Generation (Full Intention Club Mix)
12. Onephatdeeva feat. Lisa Millett – Bad Habit (ATFC Club Mix)
Party Favorz is back with the third installment of the Millennial House Classics series. “Release Your Mind” delves into the seriously straight house hits from the first ten years, which includes Agnes’s global hit “Release Me” from the end of the first decade and signaled a shift in direction for house music, all the while propelling the career of dance production team Cahill.
It’s a coincidence that the first three songs on this set (“Sing,” “Most Precious Love 2006,” “Hypnotic, Erotic Games”) just happened to be purchased by your humble host at the exact same time. In 2006, I remember purchasing these over-priced import CDs from Tower Records up on Piedmont Avenue here in Atlanta. At the time, Tower was my best option for getting my grubby hands on the best house music I could only read about online. My other two options were the independent mail order dance label out of the LA, Perfect Beat and bootleg copies of promo CDs from eBay.
To put things in perspective as to how much our musical landscape has changed in the last eight years, Tower Records and Hastings were the last two dinosaurs of the mammoth music chains that had a stranglehold in this country. Anyone remember Musicland or Goodies? How about Best Buy carrying CDs? I thought not.
The first half of the millennium saw the wider acceptance of compressed music in the MP3 format and even the growing popularity of the MP3 portable player. There was a massive growth in hi-speed internet (though nowhere near today’s levels) and even though folks were still plugging away on their AOL 56k connections, file-sharing startups like Napster, WinMX, Bearshare, and Limewire put the entire industry in a tizzy. These services precipitated the demise of the record store chains and put a massive dent in the recording industry as a whole, while they resisted any change in their business model.
During that same time, Steve Jobs came to the rescue (with what should have been Sony’s job in the Walkman category) and gave us the iPod and it’s corresponding music service iTunes. You also had legal startup dance music download services like Xpressbeats, DJdownload, Masterbeat, Beatport, Traxsource and JunoDownload during this same period. It appeared, iTunes would trounce everybody but the last three have not only survived to this day but gone on to thrive as successful business’ catering to a niche market that even the major labels are no longer overlooking.
The UK’s Ministry of Sound and Hed Kandi have a strong presence in this series, but even they are shells of their former selves as the US-based Ultra Records has supplanted them in the independent dance category. Expect them to broaden their wings more into mainstream rock and pop as time goes on. The only name-drop I want to remind them of is “Casablanca” … enough said.
In the same eight-year period, we have gone from professionally produced dance and pop music to computer created songs by folks as young as 12 years old on their Mac in the quiet space of their bedroom. It’s almost unfathomable how much technology and the internet has changed the music industry; especially dance music or as some have now coined it “EDM.” It truly makes you wonder what the next eight years will bring.
What I do know is that Apple has stopped manufacturing the iPod and MP3 players are nowhere to be found. Thanks to the iPhone and Android devices, we can now carry our entire music collection in our pockets or we can store and stream that music from some imaginary place called “the cloud,” get on the internet, text, talk, take pictures, order take out and hail a cab right from our own personal portable mini-computer.
Thank you, Steve Jobs and Napster for taking the “Shackles” off … I just want to “praise you.”
Album : Release Your Mind | Millennial House Classics v3 Genre : House Year : 2014 Total Time : 01:17:13
1. Soul Avengerz feat. Angie Brown – Sing (Club Mix)
2. Blaze pres. Barbara Tucker – Most Precious Love 2006 (Freemasons Proper Club Mix)
3. Soulshaker feat. Lorraine Brown – Hypnotic Erotic Games (Soulshaker Club Mix)
What exactly constitutes a “house classic?” For that matter, what makes any song a classic? Generally, we think songs that were so huge back in the day and had universal appeal are classics. Sure, they are but what about a song that was regional or only received minor play but for some reason or another hit all the right notes for you personally? What if it was a song that your local DJ spun but nationally most didn’t pick it up because it didn’t show up on the Billboard Dance chart or wasn’t playing on the radio? If we only recognize those songs that were “hits” and ignore those that didn’t amass a large audience, we would be ignoring a very important history of dance music and frankly music in general.
Case in point; take Studio 54 vs. Paradise Garage back in the heydays of disco, say New York circa 1979. The first was for an elite crowd and generally catered to the more commercial aspect of disco, while the latter was for everyone else and catered to the smaller fringe side of disco as made popular by Larry Levan. I’m not going to go into the whole history, but both were equally important. Commercial disco (i.e. charts and radio) will be the general remembrance for most folks; but for people who dig into the history of disco, you can’t overlook a lot of these lesser-known songs, which frankly are sampled and creep into the songs we listen to today.
The Millennial House Classic series, as well as the previous 90’s house classic series I put out, are a combination of both the big and the small tracks that played a major role in helping shape the music we listen to today. Let’s face it, Duke Dumont may be doing something entirely different if it wasn’t for 90’s house music, which is clearly an inspiration for his work.
Over the course of this series, you will hear songs that don’t necessarily fit into the “classic house” category you may be accustomed to. The first ten years of the Millennium were an evolution for dance music. As technology became more accessible and the ability to easily and affordably create your own music, DJ’s and producers began to draw not just on 90’s house, but 80’s new wave and 70’s disco (much of it sampled from very obscure songs most folks had never heard before). In fact, that trend had already started in the 90’s but picked up steam over the years and doesn’t look like it’s going to stop.
For me, the house music and BackSpin series are a labor of love. If I can put a smile on somebody’s face, then I’ve done my job. By no means are they complete, that would be impossible. Hopefully, they provide listeners with good memories and even an education for those looking to source samples and sounds for their current projects. In short, I just love doing this shit!
I’ve got four more of these set to go, which I’ll spread out over the coming month or so. For now, TURN IT UP and ENJOY!
Album : Turn It Up | Millennial House Classics v2 Genre : House Year : 2014 Total Time : 01:11:18
I started this project earlier this year and had been working on it off and on between other posts. Frankly, it was finished a few months ago and I had shelved it until now. Millennial House Classics is basically an extension of the original 90s House Classics but focuses on the first ten years of the Millennium.
From 2000 to 2009, house music was in a transitional stage with multiple offshoots from it’s classic and disco roots. While the typical suspects (Eric Kupper, David Morales, Full Intention) are included in is this multi-series set, new-comers like Freemasons, Seamus Haji, Moto Blanco, and Bob Sinclar were all making a name for themselves by re-interpreting house for a new generation of dance music lovers.
The next six sets provide fantastic insight into the history and evolution of house during this period of time. So download this and pass it around, you’re bound to have some serious flashbacks.
House music IS my passion and I’m sharing this love with all of you. ENJOY!
Album : Let’s Get Busy | Millennial House Classics v1 Genre : House Year : 2014 Total Time : 01:50:37
1. Praise Cats feat. Andrea Love – Shined On Me (Bini & Martini Re-Vocal Mix)
2. Clubland – Let’s Get Busy (Sami Dee’s Classic House Remix)
3. Barbara Tucker feat. Darryl D’Bonneau – Stop Playing With My Mind (Full Intention Club Mix)
4. Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul (Original Mix)
5. Eric Prydz – Call On Me (Eric Prydz vs. Retarded Funk Remix)
6. Wamdue Project – King of My Castle (Roy Malone Kings Mix Original)
7. Roisin Murphy – Overpowered (Seamus Haji Remix)
8. Bob Sinclar – I Feel For You (Original Club Mix)
9. Moloko – Sing It Back (Boris Musical Mix)
10. Haji & Emanuel – Weekend (ATFC Wet Weekend Mix)
11. Reza – Pumpin It Up (Solitaire vs. Sharp Boys Remix)
12. No Halo – Put Your Hands On (Warren Clarke Remix)
13. De’Lacy & Marco Gee – Bodyswerve (Soulshaker Remix)
14. Samantha James – Rise (Eric Kupper Remix)
15. Sunfreakz feat. Andrea Britton – Counting Down The Days (Original Extended Vocal Mix)
16. Speakerbox – Time (Wideboys Club Mix)
17. Booty Luv – Boogie 2nite (Seamus Haji Big Love Remix)
18. David Guetta feat. Estelle – One Love (Extended Version)
I logged into work this morning only to be kicked out, which left me scratching my head. I went back and checked my schedule and it seems my company went in and canceled my early hours this morning leaving me time to go ahead and post the next installment of Back Spin.
I have to admit the response from Back Spin v2 has been ginormous and so it pleases me to send up v3 just before the weekend.
Picking up where v2 left off, this set hits on those dance floor monsters in the mid-millennium that was the precursor to today’s EDM scene. No doubt, you will hear several very familiar tunes in this volume, even if you were just a casual club-goer at the time.
I’ve got v4 set to go shortly but expect that one to take a whole new path or better yet, expect it to step back a decade earlier. So if you’re into that whole 90s energy based dance scene, that one will be for you with some companion sets slated for a future date.
Until then …ENJOY!
Album : Back Spin v3 Genre : EDM, Electro, House Year : 2013 Total Time : 1:43:26
Fedde Le Grand feat. Mitch Crown – Let Me Be Real (Extended Mix)
Cassius – The Sound Of Violence (David Guetta Remix)
Who Da Funk feat. Jessica Eve – Shiny Disco Balls (Original Extended)
Guru Josh Project – Infinity 2008 (Klaas Vocal Mix)
Camille Jones vs. Fedde Le Grand – The Creeps (Extended)
Mish Mash – Speechless (Seamus Haji Re-Edit)
Gusto – Disco’s Revenge (Freemasons Club Mix)
Moby – I Love To Move In Here (Seamus Haji Remix)
X-Press 2 feat. David Byrne – Lazy (Norman Cook Remix)
Shakedown – At Night (Original Club Mix)
Ida Corr – Let Me Think About It (Fedde Le Grand Club Mix)
Funkerman – Speed Up (Original Mix)
David Guetta vs. The Egg – Love Don’t Let Me Go (Joachim Garraud & David Guetta’s F!@$ Me I’m Famous Mix)
Mason vs. Princess Superstar – Perfect (Exceeder) (Vocal Club Mix)
Paul Johnson – Get Get Down (XXX Remix)
Tim Deluxe feat. Sam Obernik – It Just Won’t Do (Club Mix)
Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey (DF’s Attention Vocal Mix)
I finally had some free time to post some sets in the Back Spin series that I had been promising but sat on for several months.
BS2 and the companion to this set BS3 track the mid to late millennium burgeoning underground EDM scene. Actually, it was the tipping point before the mainstream acceptance I had predicted on my first year-end post in 2007.
The premise of that post was that music is cyclical, in that styles and sounds never go out of favor but after peaking in popularity typically go underground until the time is ripe to re-appear under a new moniker. Often, the new sound will brandish influences from generations past, while making its own stylistic mark for current dance music enthusiasts.
Disco was later re-birthed as house, while EDM or electro is really a re-birth of the New Wave and the Punk scenes of the late 70s and 80s. Granted, technology allows us to take these influences further than previously imagined; so much so that the next DJ superstar is probably 13 years old and master his or her skills in their bedroom under their parent’s roof, at this very moment.
So, I’m here to present many of the sounds and DJs who are responsible for much of what you now hear on the world’s dance floors and for that matter, Top 40 radio. I’ll give EDM a few more years before people tire and EDM is forced back underground, where it will go through another evolutionary round before making inroads into the mainstream again.
You’ll see a lot of familiar names on the next two sets, no need to mention them. Just sit back and listen to this musical journey from the not-so-distant past. ENJOY!
Album : Back Spin v2 Genre : EDM, Electro, House Year : 2013 Total Time : 1:23:45
David Guetta feat. JD Davis – The World Is Mine (F!@$ Me I’m Famous Remix)
Deep Dish – Flashdance (Guetta & Garraud F!@$ Me I’m Famous Remix)
Axwell feat. Max’C – I Found You (Remode Mix)
Sia – The Girl You Lost To Cocaine (Stonebridge Vocal)
Fireflies feat. Alexandra Prince – I Can’t Get Enough (Ian Carey Remix)
Dirty South feat. Rudy – Let It Go (Full Vocal Mix)
September – Cry For You (Extended Mix)
Sylvia Tosun – Underlying Feeling (Adam K & Soha Club Mix)
Carl Kennedy vs. Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Original)
Dave Spoon feat. Lisa Maffia – Bad Girl (At Night) (Club Mix)
Chris Lake feat. Laura V – Changes 2006 (Full Vocal Mix)
Fedde Le Grand – Put Your Hands Up For Detroit (Club Mix)
Cajmere feat. Dajae – Say U Will (Original Mix)
Eric Prydz vs. Pink Floyd – Proper Education (Original Extended Mix)
Chicco Secci & Robbie Rivera – Let’s Get Together (Main Club Mix)
Faithless feat. Cass Fox – Music Matters (Axwell Remix)
After sorting through all the recent promos and moving them to their respective folder based on genre (most to the recycle bin) I have to say I was unimpressed. So much so, there was no way I was going to eek out a decent Spring Edition so quick. So I decided to do something I never do; that is, go back and listen to some old sets for inspiration.
From 2007 – 2009 I created a series called Deep Edition, which later evolved into System Edition. These sets were compiled of songs that I really liked but at the time didn’t quite fit into what I was doing. So, I’d throw them all together and create these eclectic mixes of house, progressive, tech, deep house, trance, you name it. To say the least, they were interesting if not downright strange in some cases.
I focused on six sets of the System Edition from 2009 and start listening to them over several days and was blown away by many of the songs. Sadly, I did not keep the tracklist for each set so I had to Google lyrics to determine the original artist and title. Once found, I’d search my library to pull them out. There were well over a hundred songs on these sets, so this was tedious and time-consuming but ultimately well worth the effort.
I pulled about 25 of the songs I wanted to use and then cut it down to nineteen based on what worked. A couple of the songs were actually big hits while the rest were relegated to the underground scene, which makes this all the more interesting. I like this set so much, Back Spin could end up being the basis for a new series that focuses on past EDM hits and misses.
Please take this for a spin and let me know what you think. I’ll go back sometime this weekend and re-listen to the songs I’ve already set aside for the Spring Edition plus some other new stuff that recently shuffled in. Hopefully, this little side step will give me a new perspective on a new circuit set so I can get that out to you soon.
Until then, ENJOY!
Album : Back Spin v1 Genre : EDM, Electro, Progressive, House Year : 2013 Total Time : 1:38:38
As promised, I’ve got the latest installment of the Funky House Edition 2007 v6 up and ready to go. Now folks, if this doesn’t cure the winter blues, then nothing will. So put your heels on, ’cause we’re gonna boogie 2nite. Enjoy!
Album : Funky House Edition 2007 v6 Genre : House, Disco, Funky Year : 2007 Total Time : 01:28:59
Stonebridge – You Don’t Know (Hott 22 Remix)
Todd Terry Allstars – Get Down (Warren Clarke Remix)
Fish Go Deep & Tracey K – The Cure & The Cause (DJ Meme Philly Suite Mix DSB Re-edit)
Mika – Love Today (Eric Kupper Extended Vocal Mix)
Chanel – Dance (Fish & Chips Remix)
Luis Radio feat. Sabrina Johnston – House Music (Vocal Mix)
The Wideboys feat. Clare Evers – Bomb The Secret (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
Starchaser feat. Shena – Let Your Mind Go (Orginal Mix)
Annie Lennox – Sing (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
Franz Da Silava feat. Kichea – Be With You (Mark Lopez Club Mix)
Avalon Superstar feat. Rita Campbell – So Alive (Vocal Club Mix)
Suzanne Wilson – Gimme Love (Kenny Hayes Sunshine Funk Mix)