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The Ultimate Gay Anthems & PRIDE Classics — Volume 1

I’m thrilled to announce that Party Favorz is officially kicking off the 2022 Gay Pride season early with the first volume of our Ultimate Gay Anthems & PRIDE Classics series. We’re super excited to share these amazing sets with you, as they are a massive update to the original Gay Pride Classics sets that were initially released in 2014. We called them “It Get’s Better,” “Love Sensation,” “True Colors,” “Together Again,” and “We Are Family.”

With this new series, we’re primarily focusing on gay anthems released from the 90s through the first half of the millennium. We believe this era is the golden age of club music, with an abundance of incredible tracks that made it challenging to choose just one for inclusion. However, we also recognize the importance of newer anthems that have become staples in the Gay Pride arsenal. So fear not, we have a special release called “Ultimate Gay Anthems For A New Generation” coming later this month, which will feature the majority of those newer tracks.

Since the original release, there has been a flood of remixes for instantly recognizable classics. Some of the original versions didn’t quite fit with the overall flow of this release, so we opted for the updated versions. It’s important to note that this series is not the same as the original releases. Our main contributors, Barry Harris and Dirty Disco have done an exceptional job preserving and modernizing many of our favorite gay anthems.

Speaking of contributors, you’ll find an impressive lineup of legends on this set. The likes of Hex Hector, Junior Vasquez, Ralphi Rosario, Freemasons, Victor Calderone, Wayne G, Almighty, and 7th Heaven have all lent their incredible talents to these tracks.

Over the years, we’ve received numerous requests for a “best of the Diva Hall of Fame” series. While we currently have no plans to create such a series (as it would be somewhat redundant), we encourage you to consider these final Gay Anthem releases as exactly that. The tracklist alone reads like a who’s who of our favorite divas who’ve been inducted into the Diva Hall of Fame, including those one or two-hit wonders who never received the recognition they deserved.

You’ll also notice something special in this initial tracklist – a fantastic remix of “Constant Craving” by one of our personal favorites, K.D. Lang. When we originally inducted her into the Diva Hall of Fame, the remix we included was not up to par. We apologize for that. However, the fabulous and legendary Tracy Young came to the rescue. She created an incredible remix of “Constant Craving” in late 2021, after the release of our Diva Series. We may update that series later this year to include Tracy’s remix, and you can purchase it here for diehard fans.

I could go on and on about the fun we had creating this set and the challenges we faced in curating such a diverse tracklist, but I don’t want to take away from the joy of listening to it. If you enjoy this set as much as we enjoyed making it, that’s all that matters. We have more incredible releases coming your way, so stay tuned! Until next time… ENJOY!

Album: Ultimate Gay Anthems & Pride Classics Vol. 1
Genre: Circuit, House, Hi NRG
Year: 2022
Total Time: 04:05:34

1. Club 69 feat. Kim Cooper – Diva (European Club Mix)

2. Diana Ross – Love Hangover (Almighty Anthem 12″ Mix)

3. Kortezman feat. Rozalla – Everybody’s Free (7th Heaven Mix)

4. Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly With His Song (Soul Solution Mix)

5. Patti LaBelle – When You Talk About Love (Hex Hector Main Club Mix)

6. Rosabel feat. Jennifer Holliday – And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going (Ralphi’s Classic House Mix)

7. Kim English – Unspeakable Joy (Razor ‘n’ Guido Vocal Mix)

8. Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart (Barry Harris Xtra Drama Mix)

9. The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men (Barry Harris Refresh 2018 Mix)

10. JSTO feat. Alison Jiear – I Just Wanna Dance (Wayne G Circuit Anthem)

11. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You (Hex Hector Club Mix)

12. Deborah Cox – Absolutely Not (Hex Hector & Mac Quayle Chanel Club Mix)

13. Erin Hamilton – The Flame (Solar City Club Mix)

14. Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On (Tony Moran’s Anthem Vocal)

15. Sarah Washington – Heaven (Serial Diva Heavenly Club Mix)

16. Kim English – Everyday (Hex Hector & Mac Quayle Club Mix)

17. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Junior’s Happy Handbag Mixshow)

18. Cher – One By One (Junior Vasquez Club Vocal Mix)

19. Freemasons feat. Amanda Wilson – Love On My Mind (Full Intention Club Mix)

20. Ultra Nate – Free (Full Intention Vocal Mix)

21. K.D. Lang – Constant Craving (Tracy Young Fashionably Late Remix)

22. Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Downtown London Remix Extended)

23. Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman (DJ John Culture Rework)

24. Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free (Barry Harris 2021 Remix)

25. Leann Womack – I Hope You Dance (Dance Mix)

26. Stars On 54 – If You Could Read My Mind (Hex Hector Club Mix)

27. Taylor Dayne – Tell It To My Heart (Tempo Club Mix)

28. Alexis Gershwin – The Man I Love (Mr. Mig’s Retro-Fi Extended)

29. Eye Witness feat. Charlene – I’ve Never Been To Me (Sophisticatz Funky Remix)

30. Kylie – All The Lovers (Wayne G & Porl Young Club Mix)

31. Hazell Dean – Searchin’ (Almighty Definitive Mix)

32. Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way (Almighty Mix)

33. Bliss Inc. feat. Carlotta Chadwick – Faith (7th Heaven Remix)

34. Viola Wills – Enjoy Yourself (7th Heaven Remix)

35. Scissor Sisters – Let’s Have A Kiki (Almighty Club Remix)

36. Erasure – A Little Respect (Wayne G & Andy Allder Hurdy Gurdy Club Mix)

37. Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (Ralphi Rosario Club Mix)

38. Jimmy Sommerville – Why (Almighty 12″ Essential Mix)

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