As promised, Party Favorz has officially switched gears into summer mode with the release of our annual Catch-Up for 2022. This set features the biggest and I mean the BIGGEST Dance Club songs of the year right at the midpoint. As typical of past releases, songs released in the last quarter of the previous year are also included because they had so much staying power — they remained in heavy rotation on streaming and in the clubs well into 2022. To be honest, the club business still hasn’t fully recovered to the point that it appears Billboard has officially done away with the chart, which started in the 1970s as the Disco Chart. Who’s to say if it will ever be back but the one remaining chart they offer in dance music (Electronic Dance Music) isn’t worth a grain of salt and frankly not even worth bothering with.
For now, all decisions for songs included in this series are based on YouTube and Spotify streams and we’re confident we got it right.
The Catch-Up series also includes new releases that either will be or should be summer hits and are solely based on editorial decisions about what we think should be on your radar. While there are several of these songs included across these two volumes there are definitely some notable ones we think deserve your attention.
First among these is a song released in the late fall of 2021 that apparently never came to our attention. Anabel Englund’s ‘Midnight Rapture’ is an earworm delight that samples the Blondie #1 classic ‘Rapture‘ from 1981. It’s in keeping with many artists diving into their parent’s record collections and pulling out delights from the decade and re-working the songs with fresh lyrics and a whole new vibe while keeping the original intact. Englund even creates a spoken-word interlude, which is more appropriate today than Debbie Harry’s wonderbread rap in the original. Still, if you’re not familiar with the song it’s a pure delight. You should add it to your Spotify or Apple Music playlist.
Sofi Tukker (a Party Favorz favorite) is back with a couple of earworms for your summer listening. ‘Original Sin’ follows their trademark sound complete with the 1960s bass riff Tucker Halpern injects to great effect into many of their biggest songs. The Crush Club remix takes into deeper house terriorty but injects a euphoric and uplifting riff into the song about halfway through and is repeated again towards the end. You can add it to your Spotify or Apple Music playlist.
Our biggest pick here is ‘Summer In New York’ where Sofi Tukker lay down their cool kids indie vibe. Sofi even adds the familiar Suzanne Vega riff from her 1980s song ‘Tom’s Diner,’ which was given the house treatment by DNA in the early 1990s. I’m fairly certain this is Soffi doing it herself and the song does not rely on this injection to make it the surefire summer anthem it is. Instead, it’s almost kind of casually thrown in because it fits the whole vibe. If this song isn’t on your Spotify or Apple Music playlist — it should be. You can thank me later.
I also want to recognize ‘Heat’ by TT The Artist, Rony Rex & Psylla. I stumbled on this song by accident and was immediately hooked and haven’t been able to get it out of my head since. This is a massive Bass House tune that will blow up any dancefloor and deserves a lot more attention than it’s currently receiving. You can add it to your Spotify or Apple Music list here. Check these songs out below:
Party Favorz also wants to give a HUGE shoutout to relative newcomer Ryan Leary who not only creates fantastic remixes of existing tunes as featured here in Marshmello & Khalid’s ‘Numb’ and Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Heaven Takes You Home’ giving the originals a much needed boost but he also appears to be producing his own original work which is available on his website, YouTube channel and SoundCloud. It’s definitely worth your time to check him out because he really does have some serious talent brewing and we’re expecting to hear more from him in the near future.
As the title indicates, this is only volume 1 of Catch-Up 2022. Volume 2 is pretty much in the can and will be dropping on Sunday. Until then…ENJOY!
Album: Catch-Up 2022
Genre: Dance, Club, House, NuDisco
Total Time: 03:26:40
1. Ship Wrek – Stimulate (Original Mix)
2. LittGloss – Milkshake (Intro Clean)
3. Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – Sweetest Pie Remix (RAY ISAAC Dirty Extended Remix)
4. Joel Corry & David Guetta x Bryson Tiller – What Would You Do (Extended Mix)
5. Alesso & Katy Perry – When I’m Gone (Extended Mix)
6. Diplo & Miguel – Don’t Forget My Love (BURNS Extended Remix)
7. Harry Styles – As it Was (Ranny Extended Remix)
8. Charli XCX feat. Rina Sawayama – Beg For You (Charlie Lane Extended Remix)
9. Anabel Englund – Midnight Rapture (Extended Mix)
10. Purple Disco Machine feat. Eyelar – Dopamine (Extended Mix)
11. The Weeknd – Sacrifice (Swedish House Mafia Extended Remx)
12. Topic x Robin Schulz x Nico Santos x Paul van Dyk – In Your Arms (For An Angel) (Robin Schulz VIP Extended Mix)
13. Bebe Rexha – Sacrifice (David Michael Remix)
14. Felix Jaehn feat. Zoe Wees – Do It Better (Extended Mix)
15. Sofi Tukker & John Summit – Sun Came Up (Extended Mix)
16. Ed Sheeran vs. T2 – Bad Heartbroken Habits (Ben Phillips Edit)
17. Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa & Young Thug – Potion (J Bruus Remix)
18. Joel Corry & Mabel – I Wish (Joel Corry Club Mix)
19. The Chainsmokers – High (dEVOLVE Remix Extended Dirty)
20. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (Jax Jones Extended Remix)
21. David Guetta, Becky Hill & Ella Henderson – Crazy What Love Can Do (Extended Mix)
22. Tenchi, Shaggy & Embody feat. Moss Kena – It Wasn’t Me (Extended Mix)
23. Tyga & Doja Cat – Freaky Deaky (R3HAB Intro Edit Dirty)
24. Joel Corry – Liquor Store (Extended Mix)
25. Kodak Black – Super Gremlin (David Guetta Trap House Mix)
26. TT The Artist, Rony Rex & Psylla – Heat (Extended Mix)
27. Piero Pirupa – We Dont Need (Extended Mix)
28. Kryder – Piece Of Art (Extended Mix)
29. Gabry Ponte & DJs From Mars – Killing Me Softly (Extended Mix)
30. Sofi Tukker – Original Sin (Crush Club Extended Remix)
31. Flume feat. May-A – Say Nothing (Tchami Remix)
32. Tiesto & Ava Max – The Motto (Tiesto VIP Mix)
33. SHOUSE – Won’t Forget You (R3WIRE Extended Remix)
34. Robin Schulz & Dennis Lloyd – Young Right Now (Extended Mix)
35. Vintage Culture & James Hype – You Give Me A Feeling (Extended Mix)
36. Kx5, deadmau5 & Kaskade feeat. Hayla – Escape (John Summit Extended Remix)
37. Vintage Culture & Sonny Fodera feat. Shells – Nightjar (Extended Mix)
38. MEDUZA feat. Hozier – Tell It To My Heart (Kream Extended Remix)
39. Alok feat. John Martin & Alan Walker – Wherever You Go (Extended Mix)
40. Becky Hill feat. Topic – My Heart Goes (La Di Da) (PeteDown Club Mix)
41. Firebeatz – Don’t Stop Moving (Extended Mix)
42. Jack Harlow – First Class (Ryan Arnold Remix)
43. Ownboss & SEVEK – Move Your Body (Tiesto Remix)
44. ACRAZE feat. Cherish – Do It To It (Joe Maz Remix)
45. DJ Kuba & Neitan x Skytech – I Want You (Extended Mix)
46. Lauren Spencer-Smith – Fingers Crossed (Yung Dreamer5 Extended Mix)
47. Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand (Liam Pfeifer Remix)
48. Marshmello & Khalid – Numb (Ryan Leary Remix)
49. Swedish House Mafia feat. Connie Constance – Heaven Takes You Home (Ryan Leary Extended Remix)
50. The Weeknd – Take My Breath (David Michael’s Retro Mix)
51. Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (Justin Fry Remix 2022)
52. Keanu Silva, Toby Romeo & SACHA – Hopeless Heart (Keanu Silva VIP Mix)
53. John Summit feat. Echoes – Human (Extended)
54. Sofi Tukker – Summer In New York (Extended Mix)