Tag Archive for Classic House

Destinys Child The House Sessions

Destiny’s Child | The House Sessions

Painting a picture of Destiny’s Child dance history would not be complete without the soulful renditions of their tracks. This is where Maurice Joshua comes into the picture. Much like his contemporaries Frankie Knuckles, Todd Terry, Louie Vega, Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez, Eric Kupper to name a few, Joshua had been producing and remixing tracks since the…

Happy House Classics pt. 1

Happy House Classics from the Millennium vol. 1 | Because Shit Happens

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…

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Let There Be House | 90’s House Classics pt. 10

Let There Be House marks the end of the 90’s House Classics series for the moment. I felt like I had neglected this important category of Party Favorz for too long making imperative it be refreshed. Between all of these sets and the Millennial House Classics and several of the Legacy series, I think I’ve made…

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Surrender Yourself | 90’s House Classics pt. 9

And the 90’s House Classics just keep on rolllin’! Surrender Yourself is chalk-full of classic house music favorites but also has what I like to call the early incarnations of that circuit sound. The Junior Vasquez remix of Body To Body (Keep In Touch) by Shades of Love and Soul Solutions remix of Changes by…

David Morales Legacy pt 4

David Morales | Legacy pt. 4

We have finally reach the end of our tribute to one of the most prolific and unquestioned godfather’s of house music. David Morales Legacy pt. 4 picks up where the others left off and throws in several obscure remixes like Janet Jackson’s ‘When I Think Of You’, Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and First Choice’s ‘Love Thang’.…

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David Morales | Legacy pt. 1

David Morales (born August 21, 1961) is an internationally acclaimed Grammy Award-winning American house music DJ and record producer. In addition to his production and DJ work, Morales is one of the most prolific remixers of all time, transforming many pop music songs into club-friendly dance tracks. Born in New York City, he is of Puerto Rican ancestry.[1] That’s the jest of what you get when…

George Michael Tribute

George Michael Tribute pt. 2 | Freedom ’16

I had originally planned to update George’s original induction into the Diva Hall of Fame from 2010 this next year. Under the circumstances, I changed those plans and undertook the project the day after Christmas. I couldn’t allow the original mix be the final word. I spent an entire day remastering each song one by…

The Diva Series George Michael

George Michael | Tribute 1963 – 2016

It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that I am re-posting George Michael’s original induction into the Diva Hall of Fame and am now filing it under Tribute. He is truly one of the greatest artists of my lifetime and his album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 is one of my top 10 all-time…

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Movin’ Too Fast | Millennial House Classics v6

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…

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Can’t Get Enough | Millennial House Classics v5

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…

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Get Up n’ Dance | Millennial House Classics v4

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…

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Release Your Mind | Millennial House Classics v3

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…

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Turn It Up | MIllennial House Classics v2

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…

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Let’s Get Busy | Millennial House Classics v1

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…

Pride Classics Together Again

Together Again | Gay Pride Anthems 2014 vol. 3

Album : Together Again – Gay Pride House Classics Artists : Various Genre : Circuit, House Length : 1:27:26 1. Club 69 – Let Me Be Your Underwear (Marx & Spencer’s Extended Mix) 2. Faith Hill – Mesmerized (Freemasons Full Vocal Mix) 3. Janet Jackson – Together Again (Tony Moran 12” Club Mix) 4. Boys…

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Frankie Knuckles “Legend Silver”

After discovering house music in the late 80s, it became an integral part of my life. Along with Shep, Lil Louis, MAW, Todd Terry, David Morales, Junior Vasquez there was Frankie Knuckles, the godfather of house music. While it’s disputed as to whether he created house, there is no doubt he was one of it’s…