Party Favorz is back with volume 2 of the Ultimate Gay Anthems & Pride Classics, and let me tell you, the gay factor is off the charts!
To be honest, I had a vision for this ‘ultimate’ gay anthems series, but it wasn’t until I started putting it together that I realized the challenges ahead. While I aim to stick with the original versions in most cases, I’ve found that opting for more current remixes of the same track helps maintain a tight pace and overall flow. You’ll see this even more in volume 3, dropping later this week. Don’t worry though, these updated remixes stay true to the essence of the originals.
Given the diverse styles featured in this compilation, I discovered that key mixing works for some songs, but it becomes necessary to change directions to avoid sticking with the same style for too long. This is where matching the percussive elements of each song comes into play, even when the styles differ. There’s no software for that; it’s a skill I learned a long time ago when I needed to shift gears or inject new energy into the mix.
I also found myself having to re-edit some overly ambitious remixes that had extended drops leading nowhere. It only happened twice in this set, but you can expect more in the upcoming volumes. However, I decided to leave Toni Braxton’s ‘Un-break My Heart’ as is this time. It’s the first Hex Hector remix that propelled him to stardom (even if he worked on it with Soul Solution), but it’s clear he hadn’t fully developed his drop technique yet. Editing this song is a breeze, but I thought it was time to let it play in all its full glory since it’s not overly long.
If any of you have been following the Roe v Wade issue currently making waves in the United States, you’ll know how passionate I get about political matters. Ever since the leaked draft opinion by SCOTUS surfaced before its official release in late June, I’ve been deeply concerned—and you should be too. The repercussions of what’s to come affect everyone, not just women. I’ll have more to say about it, likely at the end of all these Pride mixes, because I want to provide a clear and precise understanding of the fallout from this decision and emphasize how seriously we should all be taking it.
But for now, my main aim is for everyone to embrace their freedom, be proud of who they are, and find happiness. There’s a lot of fantastic stuff heading your way.
Until next time…ENJOY!
Album: Ultimate Gay Anthems & Pride Classics Vol. 2
Genre: Circuit, House, Hi NRG
Total Time: 04:16:40
1. Annie Lennox – A Thousand Beautiful Things (Peter Rauhofer Beautiful Strings Anthem)
2. Hannah Jones – You Only Have To Say You Love Me (James Khari Extended Mix)
3. Sphinx feat. Sabrina Johnston – What Hope Have I (7th Heaven Mirrorball Mix)
4. Hi On Life feat. Joniece – Goodbye (7th Heaven Mirrorball Mix)
5. Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive (Pink Ribbon Club Mix 2013)
6. Onephatdeeva – Bad Habit (ATFC Club Mix)
7. Freemasons feat Katherine Ellis – When You Touch Me (Dirty Disco & Matt Consola Tea Dance Classic Remix)
8. Pat Hodges – You Make Me Feel Good (Club Junkies Mix)
9. Dirty Disco feat. Jeanie Tracy – Fabulous (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
10. Suzanne Palmer – Luv 2 Luv (Cevin Fisher’s Club Mix)
11. Sessomatto feat. Thelma Houston – I Need Somebody (Joey Negro Vocal Mixshow Edit)
12. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Barry Harris Remix)
13. Kylie – Can’t Get You Outta My Head (Barry Harris 2018 Mix)
14. Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out (Barry Harris 2018 Remix)
15. Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love (Moto Blanco Vocal Club Mix)
16. Mary J. Blige – Be Without You (Moto Blanco Vocal Mix)
17. Agnes – Release Me (Cahill Club Edit)
18. Steve Mac vs. Mosquito feat. Steve Smith – Lovin’ You More (That Big Track) (Freemasons Remix)
19. Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation ’06 (Freemasons Club Mix)
20. Peyton – A Higher Place (7th Heaven Remix)
21. Blaze pres. Barbara Tucker – Most Precious Love 2006 (Freemasons ”Proper” Club Mix)
22. Faith Hill – Mesmerized (Freemasons Full Vocal Mix)
23. Widelife feat. Simone Denny – All Things (Just Keep Getting Better) (Barry Harris Club Interpretation)
24. Tina Turner – When The Heartache Is Over (Metro Mix)
25. Barbra Streisand – Night Of My Life (Love To Infinity Master Mix)
26. Pet Shop Boys – New York City Boy (The Almighty Definitive Mix)
27. The Ones – Flawless (Phunk Investigation Club Mix)
28. Rent – Seasons Of Love (Gomi’s Lair Club Mix)
29. Jennifer Lopez – Alive (Thunderpuss Club Mix)
30. Toni Braxton – Un-Break My Heart (Soul Hex Anthem Vocal)
31. Olivia Newton John – Hopelessly Devoted To You (Victor Calderone Mix)
32. Barry Harris feat. Pepper Mashay – Dive In The Pool (Club Mix)
33. Bette Midler – I’m Beautiful (Victor Calderone Main Vocal Mix)
34. Vicki Shepard – I Got A Feelin (Haarmeyer Original Anthem Mix 2003)
35. Jessica Folker – To Be Able To Love (Jonathan Peters Club Mix)
36. Janet Jackson – Together Again (Jonathan Peters’ Sound Factory Vocal Mix)
37. Cyndi Lauper – True Colors (Junior Vasquez Gay Pride Mix)