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We've finally made it to the 5th and final volume of the 2015 Year in Dance.  It's been crazy around here lately, so I haven't had much time to write-up my thoughts about the year that was but suffice to say it gets a mixed review in my book.

If 2014 was the transitional year as new forms of house began to bubble up from the underground and took hold of popular music, then 2015 was the year artists and producers rested on their laurels and frankly settled for sameness as opposed to innovating their sound.

That's not to say there weren't any epic gems from the year and certainly the most original of them was released late last year (Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars "Uptown Funk"), which sounded like the Prince protegé's The Time riffing off of James Brown, which had the kind of staying power no one would have EVER predicted.  It does go to show that, artists don't have to rely on the house flavor of the moment to be relevant but should be willing to gamble on something they believe in.  When it works, the massive payoff cannot be underestimated.

This final set leans heavily on the best of the house-side of dance from the year, with bits and pieces of everything else.  If you feel some of your favorites might be missing from these five sets, never fear as they may very well make an appearance on the upcoming New Year's Dance Party mix Blow Your Own Horn.  I started this one-off year-end party mix a couple of years ago and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.  In fact, last year's release is currently sitting at the top of the Party Favorz charts as I write this.

Song selection has already been pulled together for the mix and I'll be starting on it shortly with a possible release date sometime mid-week; certainly, before your New Year's festivities begin.

Until then ...ENJOY!

Album : Year in Dance 2015 pt. 5
Genre : Deep House, House, EDM
Year : 2015
Total Time : 01:25:57
  1. Chic feat. Nile Rodgers - I'll Be There (Peter Brown Club Mix)

  2. Emin feat. Nile Rogers - Boomerang (Morlando Remix)

  3. Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud (Seamus Haji Remix)

  4. Dave Aude feat. Jessica Sutta - I'm Gonna Get You (Rich B & Phil Marriott Club Remix)

  5. Disclosure feat. Gregory Porter - Holding On (Armand Van Helden Remix)

  6. Mary J. Blige - Right Now (Manufactured Superstars Remix)

  7. Calvin Harris & Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love (Extended)

  8. Katy Tiz - Whistle (Dave Aude Extended Mix)

  9. Martin Solveig & GTA - Intoxicated (Original Mix)

  10. The Score - Oh My Love (Kat Krazy Remix)

  11. DASCO feat. Justina Maria - What I Need (Right Here-Right Now) (Club Mix)

  12. Diplo & Sleepy Tom - Be Right There (Extended Mix)

  13. Dave Aude feat. Jessica Sutta - I'm Gonna Get You (Original Extended)

  14. Gorgan City feat. Jennifer Hudson - Go All Night (Freemasons Club Mix)

  15. Five Knives - Sugar (StoneBridge Block Party Mix

  16. Audien feat. Lady Antebellum - Something Better (Shemce Extended Remix)

  17. Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand (Division 4 & Matt Consola Club Mix)

Keith a.k.a. K j A M

Party Favorz is a series of commercial and underground club mixes that I started making for friends in 1999. In 2007, at the urging of friends, I decided to move everything online and the Party Favorz blog was born. Whether you’re gay, straight, black, white, pink or purple, Party Favorz has no boundaries and everyone IS welcome here. Comments and suggestions are always appreciated; in fact, they are encouraged. Always remember that despite the name tag, Party Favorz DOES NOT promote nor endorse the use of illegal substances. Frankly, house music is the only drug your body needs to have a good time. LIVE, WORK, PLAY DANCE . . . just do it responsibly. Now on to the music! Keith a.k.a. K j A M