Party Favorz is back with the captivating Essential 80’s Dance Mix Volume 3, an incredible journey through the decade that gave us unforgettable classics in Funk, R&B Dance, and Rap’s early days. This set, often referred to as the Urban mix, masterfully blends a selection of popular 80s dance music with one alternative dance mix and a handful of chart-topping pop tracks.
Developing this mix involved two weeks of careful track selection and editing to achieve the perfect blend and feel. A standout feature is the innovative mashup of Grandmaster Flash’s anti-drug song “White Lines” and Herbie Hancock’s “Rock It”— a fusion that beautifully showcases the evolution of 80s dance music.
This volume includes the irresistible rhythm of Janet Jackson’s “Nasty,” and the unforgettable beat of Rob Base & DJ EZ-Rock’s “It Takes Two.” There’s the innovative fusion of rock and rap in Run-DMC’s “Walk This Way,” and the pioneering electro-funk sound of Herbie Hancock’s “Rock It.” The unforgettable melody of Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam’s “I Wonder If I Take You Home” and the ultimate party anthem of Salt N Pepa’s “Push It” ensure the mix embodies the essence of 80s dance music.
Laid Back’s “White Horse” and George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog” deliver doses of synthesized beats that characterize the era, while Prince’s “D.M.S.R.” offers a taste of his unique fusion style. Lastly, Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” serves as a reminder of rap’s humble beginnings before it exploded in the following decade.
Each track in this compilation adds a unique flavor to the mix, crafting a rich and immersive 80s dance music experience. So, put on your dancing shoes, and enjoy this nostalgic trip back to the era that changed dance music forever.
Album: The Essential 80’s Dance Mix vol. 3
Genre: 80’s Dance
Total Time: 02:13:53
1. Janet Jackson – Nasty (Select Mix Remix)
2. Karyn White – The Way You Love Me (Select Mix Remix)
3. Rob Base & DJ EZ-Rock – It Takes Two (Select Mix Remix)
4. Grandmaster Flash – White Lines (Ultimix)
5. Herbie Hancock – Rock It (Ultimix)
6. Run-DMC – Walk This Way (Select Mix Remix)
7. Newcleus – Jam On It (Ultimix)
8. Paul Hardcastle – 19 (Extended Version)
9. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – I Wonder If I Take You Home (Select Mix)
10. Midnight Star – No Parking On The Dancefloor (Ultimix)
11. Salt N Pepa – Push It (Select Mix)
12. Cameo – Word Up (Ultimix)
13. Bobby Brown – My Prerogative (Ultimix)
14. The Jets – Crush On You (Select Mix Remix)
15. Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off (Ultimix)
16. Breakfast Club – Right On Track (Ultimix)
17. D Train – You’re The One For Me (Hot Classics Remix)
18. Chaka Khan – I Feel for You (Hot Classics Remix)
19. Lakeside – Fantastic Voyage (Hot Classics Remix)
20. Rick James – Give It To Me Baby (Select Mix)
21. Laid Back – White Horse (Ultimix)
22. George Clinton – Atomic Dog (Hot Classics Remix)
23. Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock – Joy And Pain (Ultimix)
24. Prince – D.M.S.R. (Melo D EDIT)
25. Kurtis Blow – The Breaks (Select Mix)
26. Young MC – Bust A Move (Select Mix)
27. Tone Loc – Funky Cold Medina (Ultimix)
28. Sugar Hill Gang – Rapper’s Delight (Select Mix)
29. Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five – The Message (Original Mix)
30. Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love (Retro Shock Mix)