Chill Out by Party Favorz

Party Favorz

The “Chill Out” channel offers an eclectic mix of soothing tracks, blending genres such as Deep House, Melodic House, Organic House, and Lounge into a seamless, continuous experience. This channel is perfect for those moments when you want to unwind and immerse yourself in a tranquil musical journey. Whether you’re looking to zone out or simply enjoy a laid-back lounge atmosphere, the Chill Out channel is your go-to destination for relaxing vibes. read less
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Retro Cool: May 2024’s Chill Out Sessions
May 11 2024
Retro Cool: May 2024’s Chill Out Sessions
Play Pause Support the PodcastDownloadShare var srp_player_params_66551a0724134 = {"title":"","store_title_text":"","albums":[],"hide_artwork":"true","sticky_player":"true","show_album_market":0,"show_track_market":"true","hide_timeline":0,"player_layout":"skin_boxed_tracklist","orderby":"date","order":"DESC","hide_album_title":"true","hide_album_subtitle":"true","hide_player_title":"true","hide_track_title":"true","show_publish_date":"false","show_skip_bt":"false","show_volume_bt":"false","show_speed_bt":"false","show_shuffle_bt":"false","use_play_label":"true","use_play_label_with_icon":"true","progressbar_inline":"true","spectro":"","hide_progressbar":"true","main_settings":"||"} var srp_player_params_args_66551a0724134 = {"before_widget":"","after_widget":"","before_title":"","after_title":"","widget_id":"arbitrary-instance-66551a0724134"} if(typeof setIronAudioplayers !== "undefined"){ setIronAudioplayers("arbitrary-instance-66551a0724134"); } It's been a hot minute since our last Chill Out Session drop, but we haven't forgotten about all of you who enjoy your dance music on the cooler side. In fact, our latest edition of Chill Out Sessions takes a nostalgic step back to our Mixtape Sessions. These sets were laidback affairs but leaned towards a more commercial realm of music from that era. With the recent explosion of the Afro House genre, many of these tracks find a better-suited home in this series. DJs seem to have only recently discovered percussion as if it were something new, yet it has been a staple in dance remixes since the 90s, lending these songs a warmer vibe. Back then we called it Progressive House, which will undoubtedly resurface as the genre du jour of the moment any time now /s While some of these tracks indeed fall into the Afro House category, most do not. However, this doesn't diminish their quality, beauty or resilience. On the contrary, they are exceptional, and we're all about top-notch dance music here at Party Favorz. Nevertheless, many of these tunes are so laid-back that they might not fit the dance floor vibe but rather serve as background music while you unwind during your drive home from work or need some zen time. While we'll use some of these songs in our Club Fusion series (because we stay on trend around here), many wouldn't make the cut but deserve to be aired. I won't spoil the surprise by going into detail about each track today. Instead, I invite you to let the music be a delightful discovery for your discerning ears. Even if our previous Chill Out offerings weren't your cup of tea, I encourage you to give this one a chance. I believe you'll be pleasantly surprised. Until next time... ENJOY! Album : Chill Out Sessions [May 2024]Genre : Afro House, Melodic House, Progressive House, IndieYear : 2023Total Time : 03:07:50 Maz (BR) & VXSION - Amana (Extended Mix) Softmal & Cris Hoefling - Wicked Game (Original Mix) Antdot, Maz (BR) & Letícia Fialho - Corpo e Cancao (Original Mix) &ME, Rampa, Adam Port, Keinemusik, Alan Dixon, Arabic Piano - Thandaza (Original Mix) DJ Snake & Major Lazer feat. MØ - Lean On (Maesic Remix) Disturbed - The Sound of Silence (CYRIL Extended Remix) Lynnic, ItsArius & Mocean - Keep Breathing (Extended Mix) Ellie Goulding - Lights (Suite 52 & JARP Remix) Dezko - Ascend (DJ Intro - DJ Outro Clean) Dido - Thank You (Sentin & Klub XIII Soundsystem Remix) Astrality - Goosebumps (Extended Mix) Sade - I Never Thought I'd See The Day (OtherSoul House Cafe Mix) Colle x 16BL x deroos - One Place (Extended Mix) Lane 8 & Le Youth feat. Jyll - I Will Leave A Light On (Sultan Shepard Ext...
The Chill Out Sessions: Serendipia
Nov 18 2023
The Chill Out Sessions: Serendipia
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Chill Out Sessions — Be The Change
Aug 29 2023
Chill Out Sessions — Be The Change
Play Pause Support the PodcastDownloadShare var srp_player_params_66551a0726b83 = {"title":"","store_title_text":"","albums":[],"hide_artwork":"true","sticky_player":"true","show_album_market":0,"show_track_market":"true","hide_timeline":0,"player_layout":"skin_boxed_tracklist","orderby":"date","order":"DESC","hide_album_title":"true","hide_album_subtitle":"true","hide_player_title":"true","hide_track_title":"true","show_publish_date":"false","show_skip_bt":"false","show_volume_bt":"false","show_speed_bt":"false","show_shuffle_bt":"false","use_play_label":"true","use_play_label_with_icon":"true","progressbar_inline":"true","spectro":"","hide_progressbar":"true","main_settings":"||"} var srp_player_params_args_66551a0726b83 = {"before_widget":"","after_widget":"","before_title":"","after_title":"","widget_id":"arbitrary-instance-66551a0726b83"} if(typeof setIronAudioplayers !== "undefined"){ setIronAudioplayers("arbitrary-instance-66551a0726b83"); } It's been nearly a full orbit around the sun since Party Favorz graced your playlists with our last Chill Out Session mix. We figured the universe was giving us a nudge to drop another one for those seeking a mental escape. Clocking in at just over two hours, this latest installment is finely-tuned to serve as the ideal soundtrack for your chill-out sessions. Musical genres are like living organisms; they evolve. In keeping with the ever-changing landscape, this new Chill Out mix incorporates an eclectic blend of Melodic House and the freshest genre on the block—Amapiano. For the uninitiated, Amapiano burst onto the scene in South Africa in the mid-2010s, carving a unique niche for itself. Picture it as a sumptuous cocktail of deep house, jazz, and lounge vibes, all underscored by throbbing basslines and ethereal synths. But what really sets this mix apart? "Be The Change" serves as the linchpin of the experience. It's not just any chill-out track; it's the perfect chill out, intertwining each musical element so fluidly that the transition from one tune to the next becomes almost imperceptible. That's the beauty of it—the lines blur, creating a seamless auditory tapestry that envelops you in its embrace. And that, we reckon, is the essence of a true chill-out session. Over the years, Party Favorz has been a sonic playground, experimenting with various versions and flavors of chill out. We've been storytellers, weaving mixes that sometimes feature sound effects as threads connecting each song. Our earliest sets even took you on a global tour, echoing themes that ranged from the meditative to the melancholic, and from hope to contemplation. While these Chill Out mixes may not be the blockbuster hits in our diverse array of releases, they've amassed a tribe of devout followers who find solace in the tranquility they offer. So yes, the Chill Out series may not hold the crown for popularity within the expansive Party Favorz universe, but it does boast a die-hard community of aficionados. It's for you, the loyals, the seekers of calm amidst chaos, that we dedicate this latest Chill Out offering. Until the next time...ENJOY! Album : Be the ChangeGenre : Melodic House, AmapianoYear : 2023Total Time : 02:32:29 1. Steffen Laschet - Mitternachtsluft (Original Mix) 2. Above & Beyond - Surge (PROFF & Igor Garanin Extended Mix) 3. Dole & Kom - Paris Green (Original Mix) 4. Lisandro (AR) - Dreams Come True (Extended Mix) 5. Volen Sentir & Makebo - Alchemist (Original Mix) 6. Tim Green - The Night Is Blue (Original Mix) 7. Major League DJz & Major Lazer - Ngibambe (Original Mix) 8. TEG - Moonbeams (Original Mix) 9.
The Chill Out Sessions — As One
Oct 29 2022
The Chill Out Sessions — As One
Play Pause Support the PodcastDownloadShare var srp_player_params_66551a0727df2 = {"title":"","store_title_text":"","albums":[],"hide_artwork":"true","sticky_player":"true","show_album_market":0,"show_track_market":"true","hide_timeline":0,"player_layout":"skin_boxed_tracklist","orderby":"date","order":"DESC","hide_album_title":"true","hide_album_subtitle":"true","hide_player_title":"true","hide_track_title":"true","show_publish_date":"false","show_skip_bt":"false","show_volume_bt":"false","show_speed_bt":"false","show_shuffle_bt":"false","use_play_label":"true","use_play_label_with_icon":"true","progressbar_inline":"true","spectro":"","hide_progressbar":"true","main_settings":"||"} var srp_player_params_args_66551a0727df2 = {"before_widget":"","after_widget":"","before_title":"","after_title":"","widget_id":"arbitrary-instance-66551a0727df2"} if(typeof setIronAudioplayers !== "undefined"){ setIronAudioplayers("arbitrary-instance-66551a0727df2"); } As we rush towards the end of 2022, I wanted to bring some serenity into your chaotic life with "As One," the much-anticipated addition to our Chill Out Sessions series. Designed as a tranquil counterpoint to life's chaos, this set came together through a meticulous year-long curation process. While the initial plan was to release multiple sets throughout the year, the immense effort required for our other expansive collections meant that a second installment kept getting delayed. But good things come to those who wait. Throughout the year, I've been carefully siphoning off tracks, amassing a treasure trove of Melodic House, Progressive House, Microhouse, Deep House, and Lounge gems. As the year drew to a close, it was finally time to sift through the selections, adding a few last-minute discoveries to craft a set that clocks in at over five hours of pure, unadulterated bliss. I understand that the sheer length of "As One" could easily warrant splitting it into two separate sets. However, creating additional cover art for a second volume would consume precious time that's already earmarked for a slew of upcoming projects. Our roadmap between now and year's end is jam-packed, and we're committed to maintaining a smooth workflow to deliver quality music sets across various genres. The upside to this one-stop-shop approach? You get a voluminous Chill Out experience that you can pause and play at your leisure. Whenever you hit play again, you'll be greeted by fresh, yet familiar tunes that continue to soothe the soul and quiet the mind. Don't let the variety of genres fool you—each track serves a unified purpose: to offer solace and tranquility. From the mixing table to your speakers, "As One" aims to be your go-to backdrop for navigating life's complexities, providing a harmonious soundtrack that steadies the nerves and lifts the spirit. So if you're looking to find some calm amid the storm or simply want to unwind, "As One" has been carefully put together to bring you peace and serenity, one beat at a time. Until the next time...ENJOY! Album : As OneGenre : Melodic House, Techno, Progressive House, Minimal, Deep HouseYear : 2022Total Time : 05:47:30 1. Chicane - Offshore (Disco Citizens Evolution Extended Mix) 2. Jeremy Olander - Murphy (Original Mix) 3. Tim Green - Lune (Original Mix) 4. Tinlicker feat. Hero Baldwin - Rebirth (Extended Mix) 5. Gorge & Markus Homm - Aaiko (Extended Mix) 6. Enigmatic & RafaEL - Dream Culture (Original Mix) 7. Röyksopp & Alison Goldfrapp - Impossible (&ME Remix) 8. Shai T - Oriki (Original Mix) 9. RUFUS DU SOL - Make It Happen (Dom Dolla Remix) 10.
Winter Chill Out Music — A Feeling
Jan 29 2022
Winter Chill Out Music — A Feeling
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Summer Farewell 2021 | The Chill Edition
Aug 21 2021
Summer Farewell 2021 | The Chill Edition
As we near the end of the 2021 summer season, Party Favorz is cooling things down with our latest Chill Out session, Summer Farewell. This set features a wide variety of laidback styles including Deep House, Electronica, Lounge, NuJazz, Minimal, and Progressive House to help you slow down and prepare for Fall. Granted, the summer weather seems to be lasting longer and longer these days. In Georgia, we used to get a taste of Fall in late August but for the last several years, the cooling weather doesn't show up until late September or October before jumping right into winter weather. Fall has always been my favorite time of the year but it just keeps getting shorter and shorter. Take note that I finally used the massive summer sleeper hit "Love Tonight" by Shouse. If you wonder why there are so many different versions of this track out there using the same refrain, it's because of this song — included here — in its original darker Indie groove form with the full vocals. The song itself has taken on a life of its own and will end up being in the Top 10 of the year's best Dance Club songs (likely the Robin Schulz version). We have two tracks from newcomer Rosko who just happens to be my nephew. Other than he used to DJ parties in college, I'm not sure where this came from because his gig is a graphic design and advertising. I'm excited for him and look forward to hearing more about his work in the future. I might suggest he ad the album to Beatport, Traxsource, JunoDownload, and Amazon Music as well and select tracks on Kings of Spin for greater exposure. He sent me his first album 'Agents of Purity' out now on Spotify and Apple Music. Check out 'Noseslide' below. [youtube v="EK757-NlI6g"] With Labor Day weekend around the corner, Summer Farewell will NOT be the final word of the season. I've already got the next T-Dance — the Sunday afternoon pleasure of our gay boys — set in the can that will drop next week. Far be it for Party Favorz to leave y'all on a somber note before heading into the fall. I will say that this set is a ball of energy and lots of fun. Until the next time...ENJOY! Album : Summer Farewell 2021Genre : Deep House, Electronica, NuJazz, Minimal, Progressive HouseYear : 2021Total Time : 04:15:44 1. Sauco - Sun Goddess (Original Mix) 2. Andres Llado - Es Murters (Original Mix) 3. Be Svendsen - Nemrut (Extended Mix) 4. Lee Burridge & Lost Desert - Loopyjazz (Original Mix) 5. Sebastien Leger - Feel (Original Mix) 6. Augusto Gagliardi - Rainy Day (Extended Mix) 7. Facundo Mohrr - I Have A Summer In My Eye (Original Mix) 8. Rosko - Soft Detours (Original Mix) 9. Yousef & CamelPhat - April (Original Mix) 10. Da Fresh & Noidor - Mirari (Original Mix) 11. Shouse - Love Tonight (Original Mix) 12. Cassian - Open Up (Durante Remix) 13. Coeo - I Can Never Be Yours (Original Mix) 14. Rosko - Noseslide (Original Mix) 15. Alexander Matchak - Step By Step (Original Mix) 16. Tapesh & Sunday Noise - Pressure (Original Mix) 17. Smok - Dance Tonight (Original Mix) 18. Fabrication - Blue (Original Mix) 19. illo - List (Original Mix) 20. Mika Olson feat. Jermaine Fleur - What I Need (Original Mix) 21. Matt Lange - Rift (Alex ORion Extended Mix) 22. Kryder - Come Home Soon (Extended Mix) 23. Ben Hemsley - Bebe Musica (Extended Mix) 24. Ben Bohmer - Beyond Beliefs (Extended Mix) 25. Boy Next Door - 1980 (D-Formation & GRAZZE Remix) 26. Soulfreq - Patience (MobStudio) 27. Piem & ANNNA - 19 (Josh Butler Extended Remix) 28. Franck Roger - Deeper (Original Mix) 29. The Journey Men - The Power (Original Mix) 30. Alessa Khin - Narasimha (Original Mix) 31. Cristoph, Yotto & Sansa - Out Of Reach (Original Mix) 32. RÜFÜS DU SOL - Alive (Anyma Remix) 33. Saison - Man Of Soul (Original Mix) 34. Dirtytwo - Stay (Original Mix) 35. Scubba & Ivette Moraes - The Sweetest Taboo (Remix) 36.
Summer Dreamin’ | Chill Music To Escape By
Apr 11 2021
Summer Dreamin’ | Chill Music To Escape By
Play Pause Support the PodcastDownloadShare var srp_player_params_66551a072a93f = {"title":"","store_title_text":"","albums":[],"hide_artwork":"true","sticky_player":"true","show_album_market":0,"show_track_market":"true","hide_timeline":0,"player_layout":"skin_boxed_tracklist","orderby":"date","order":"DESC","hide_album_title":"true","hide_album_subtitle":"true","hide_player_title":"true","hide_track_title":"true","show_publish_date":"false","show_skip_bt":"false","show_volume_bt":"false","show_speed_bt":"false","show_shuffle_bt":"false","use_play_label":"true","use_play_label_with_icon":"true","progressbar_inline":"true","spectro":"","hide_progressbar":"true","main_settings":"||"} var srp_player_params_args_66551a072a93f = {"before_widget":"","after_widget":"","before_title":"","after_title":"","widget_id":"arbitrary-instance-66551a072a93f"} if(typeof setIronAudioplayers !== "undefined"){ setIronAudioplayers("arbitrary-instance-66551a072a93f"); } It's been quite a while since Party Favorz dropped our last chill set but I had been throwing songs into a folder for awhile now and took a peak before deciding it was time to create a new set of laidback luxury that just washes over you while keeping your worries at bay. Sometimes, life is hectic and you just want to tune all the noise out. As an avid reader of news — all news — sets like this allow me to forget just how fucked up the world is. I don't know what our future holds but for the moment — Summer Dreamin' allows me to escape from all of it. Until the next time...ENJOY! Album : Summer Dreamin'Genre : Deep House, Chill, LoungeYear : 2021Total Time : 02:57:22 1. Alina K - Revelations (Full Intention Sunset Mix) 2. Hot Dlvry - Always Got To Get Back (Original Mix) 3. Saison - Feelings Of Love (Original Mix) 4. Volen Sentir, Lost Desert & Hermanez - Jinx (Volen Sentir Pure Magic Healing) 5. Faithless feat. Nathan Ball & Caleb Femi - I Need Someone (Yotto Remix) 6. Jaydee - Constellation (Jaydee vs. Siddhartha Says Remix) 7. Madison Park - Sensual (Original Mix) 8. Kevin Yost - Sounds So Good (Original Mix) 9. Tau & Demented Soul feat. Nelle Guess - People Of Shaam (Original Mix) 10. Sasha vs. Franky Wah - Haunted (Original Mix) 11. Mr. Bootsauce feat. Louis Hale - That's That Boom (Jarred Gallo Remix) 12. Travis Emmons + Brett Rubin +Trice Be - Grapevine (Original Mix) 13. Fred Everything - Here (Now) A 2020 Space Disco Odyssey (A 2020 Space Disco) 14. Lis Sarroca - Hi Montana (Original Mix) 15. Angelo Ferreri - Oh Honey (Extended Mix) 16. Ross Couch - Heartbroken (Leanbacker Mix) 17. Peggy Gou - Starry Night (Original Mix) 18. Darius Syrossian - Harlem Lights (Prunk Remix) 19. Janeret - Feelin (Original Mix) 20. Gorge - Erotic Soul (2020 Rework) 21. Shai T - Storyteller (Original Mix) 22. Solomun - Love Recycled EP (Love Recycled 1) 23. Alma Negra - Dakar Disco (Crackazat Remix) 24. Andrew Lozano - Honey (Original Mix) 25. Budakid - Silent Summer (Original Mix) 26. Blank & Jones - What You Won't Do for Love (Buddha-Bar Edit) 27. Supernova - Lovely Summer Dreams (Extended Mix) 28. M.O.S. & Diiptrip feat. Leonid Sivelkin - When She Leaves (Extended Mix) 29. Marc McCabe & Kevin McKay - Afters '96 (Extended Mix) 30. Hotswing - Red Light (Original Mix) 31. Schwarz & Funk - Vega (Beach House Mix)
Chill To the Final Days Of Summer | Summer Farewell 2020
Aug 22 2020
Chill To the Final Days Of Summer | Summer Farewell 2020
Play Pause Support the PodcastDownloadShare var srp_player_params_66551a072bfc4 = {"title":"","store_title_text":"","albums":[],"hide_artwork":"true","sticky_player":"true","show_album_market":0,"show_track_market":"true","hide_timeline":0,"player_layout":"skin_boxed_tracklist","orderby":"date","order":"DESC","hide_album_title":"true","hide_album_subtitle":"true","hide_player_title":"true","hide_track_title":"true","show_publish_date":"false","show_skip_bt":"false","show_volume_bt":"false","show_speed_bt":"false","show_shuffle_bt":"false","use_play_label":"true","use_play_label_with_icon":"true","progressbar_inline":"true","spectro":"","hide_progressbar":"true","main_settings":"||"} var srp_player_params_args_66551a072bfc4 = {"before_widget":"","after_widget":"","before_title":"","after_title":"","widget_id":"arbitrary-instance-66551a072bfc4"} if(typeof setIronAudioplayers !== "undefined"){ setIronAudioplayers("arbitrary-instance-66551a072bfc4"); } I've been working since early this morning on our next "ultimate" series scheduled to be staggered out between September - November that I completely forgot to post the final mix of summer. Summer Farewell is an annual collection but could be anything from Dance Club, Disco House and in past years Chill Out. Since this isn't a normal year for music releases and it certainly isn't a normal year for life in general — Party Favorz thought it was highly appropriate to bring the temperature down several notches so we can ease into fall and pull back on our anxiety medications that the current political climate and pandemic have wrought upon us. This set is designed to achieve that goal so you can sit back, relax, smoke a fat phone, drink a glass of wine or do whatever it is that allows you to escape the daily bullshit of our world. I'm sorry to say — after next week it's going to heat up again with daily assaults on not only our way of life but our republic. For those of you in California — thoughts and prayers are nowhere near enough to express the deep regret I have at the way you've been ignored by the current administration. Stay strong and stay safe. I'll be taking some time off to finish some work around our home. Since our 20 year old child Katherine passed away — I've been slowly replacing all of our furniture she destroyed over the years by just being her feline self. We've lived here since 2017 when this place was still under construction and plan on staying as long as possible. I need to finish hanging up artwork and paint a floating ledge and our patio furniture that was damaged by a flood in our garage from the unit above it. It's nothing that a fresh coat of paint won't fix. I've pretty much got September and part of October mapped out already with some sweet releases heading your way. Everything is a bit jumbled because new club releases are not quite as bountiful as they have been in the past. So, I wait until there's enough to compile a set that meets our standards for release instead of just throwing a bunch of crap at you. I hope things are shaping up well where you're at and if not just remember — it will get better. Until the next time...ENJOY! Album : Summer Farewell 2020Genre : Chill, Lounge, Deep House, SoulfulYear : 2020Total Time : 01:58:24 1. VERWEST - 5 Seconds Before Sunrise (Extended Mix) 2. Jago Alejandro Pascua - You Know What I Need (Extended Mix) 3. Yotto - Another Riff For The Good Times (Extended Mix) 4. CamelPhat & Yannis - Hypercolour (ARTBAT Remix) 5. Mauro Picotto - Come Together (Sean Finn Extended Remix) 6. Mike D' Jais & Mandarin Plaza - Night (Original Mix) 7.
Be Free | Summer Chill 2020
Jul 3 2020
Be Free | Summer Chill 2020
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Sade: The Beguiling Voice Behind Timeless Dance Remixes
Sep 15 2017
Sade: The Beguiling Voice Behind Timeless Dance Remixes
Play Pause Support the PodcastDownloadShare var srp_player_params_66551a072f380 = {"title":"","store_title_text":"","albums":[],"hide_artwork":"true","sticky_player":"true","show_album_market":0,"show_track_market":"true","hide_timeline":0,"player_layout":"skin_boxed_tracklist","orderby":"date","order":"DESC","hide_album_title":"true","hide_album_subtitle":"true","hide_player_title":"true","hide_track_title":"true","show_publish_date":"false","show_skip_bt":"false","show_volume_bt":"false","show_speed_bt":"false","show_shuffle_bt":"false","use_play_label":"true","use_play_label_with_icon":"true","progressbar_inline":"true","spectro":"","hide_progressbar":"true","main_settings":"||"} var srp_player_params_args_66551a072f380 = {"before_widget":"","after_widget":"","before_title":"","after_title":"","widget_id":"arbitrary-instance-66551a072f380"} if(typeof setIronAudioplayers !== "undefined"){ setIronAudioplayers("arbitrary-instance-66551a072f380"); } Sade, the iconic band led by the enigmatic Sade Adu, has been the subject of immense adoration for decades. Recently, it was discovered that David Morales' remix of 'Shelter,' featuring samples from Sade's 'I Never Thought I'd See the Day,' is quite a rarity. This sparked a renewed interest in my existing collection of Sade dance remixes. Consequently, I embarked on a quest to find more of these gems, only to find a sea of fans and a plethora of unofficial remixes that echo my own enthusiasm for the group. Sade's Unwavering Global Influence Let's set the record straight: Sade hasn't dropped a new studio album since 2010. Despite this hiatus, their fan base has not only remained consistent but has flourished. Their mystique and talent have captivated millions globally, and it's about time we honor this iconic ensemble in our Diva Hall of Fame. Dance Remixes: Sade’s Iconic Songs Reimagined Dive into the world of Sade dance remixes, and you'll discover intriguing takes on their classic tracks. The Palinoia Remix of 'The Sweetest Taboo' offers a chill vibe, transforming the timeless song into a tranquil journey. Similarly, 'Nothing Can Come Between Us,' remixed by Master Chic, emerges as a sublime rendition that perfectly blends the group's original elegance with modern house beats. Chill Out and Relax with Sade Most of these Sade remixes align with our Chill Out series, characterized by slower house music beats designed for relaxation. For instance, 'Feel No Pain' gets a mesmerizing makeover by Nellee Hooper, while 'King of Sorrow' undergoes a transformation by Fun Lovin' Criminals, lending a unique, languid feel to the song. Fandom Fuels Creativity: Unofficial Remixes The feverish fan following has inspired a wide array of unofficial remixes. 'Hang On To Your Love' gets a unique spin with Greg Delon's Bootleg version, while 'Smooth Operator' becomes an upbeat dancefloor number in DJ "S" Bootleg Dance Re-Mix. These remixes attest to the boundless creativity that Sade's music has inspired over the years. The Diva Series: A Tribute to Sade Given Sade's 75 million album sales and an army of devoted fans, it's no surprise that they have secured a spot in our Diva Hall of Fame. In this series, we feature a wide array of remixes, from 'Soldier Of Love' remixed by Jason B, to 'By Your Side,' given a dreamy overlay by Ben Watt's Lazy Dog Remix. Each rendition pays tribute to the original while offering listeners a fresh auditory experience. Remixes: A Fresh Take on Classics Here’s a quick list of some other brilliant Sade remixes that deserve your attention: Pearls (Movement Soul Remix)
Summer Farewell 2016
Aug 31 2016
Summer Farewell 2016
Play Pause DownloadShare var srp_player_params_66551a0730d1d = {"title":"","store_title_text":"","albums":[],"hide_artwork":"true","sticky_player":"true","show_album_market":0,"show_track_market":"true","hide_timeline":0,"player_layout":"skin_boxed_tracklist","orderby":"date","order":"DESC","hide_album_title":"true","hide_album_subtitle":"true","hide_player_title":"true","hide_track_title":"true","show_publish_date":"false","show_skip_bt":"false","show_volume_bt":"false","show_speed_bt":"false","show_shuffle_bt":"false","use_play_label":"true","use_play_label_with_icon":"true","progressbar_inline":"true","spectro":"","hide_progressbar":"true","main_settings":"||"} var srp_player_params_args_66551a0730d1d = {"before_widget":"","after_widget":"","before_title":"","after_title":"","widget_id":"arbitrary-instance-66551a0730d1d"} if(typeof setIronAudioplayers !== "undefined"){ setIronAudioplayers("arbitrary-instance-66551a0730d1d"); } Two weeks ago, I had written a fantastic ode to the end of the summer. I saved the post in WordPress (my blogging platform) and left for some breakfast. When I came back, I noticed there was a new WordPress update and another for a plugin I've used religiously since the beginning called Jetpack. I updated both only to find that I couldn't publish my awesome post for Summer Farewell. Think of plugins like apps for your smartphone. You get notices of frequent updates, which are usually patches for security holes or in other cases enhancements. You would be foolish not to update these on a regular basis as they become available, but that is for another discussion. I took the usual steps of deactivating each of the plugins on my site to determine the issue that was preventing me from posting only to find (after several of you emailed) one issue after another. Jetpack is one of those plugins that has over 30 different services within one and has been around for a long time, It's awesome, it's stable, not bloated, and doesn't slow down your site. However, after disabling each service that I did use from within the plugin itself, I determined that their 'spelling and grammar' service for writing posts was indeed the main culprit. I wrote to the author of the plugin confirming all the steps I had taken to come to my conclusion and he was very helpful (unlike other authors who either never respond or are just complete assholes). Unfortunately, he did not have an immediate fix so I had to dump the plugin and replace each of the pertinent services with alternate plugins for the full functionality of Party Favorz. It's likely I'll go back to them at some point but for the time being, the most important issue was getting the site working. During this process, I had also rolled my site back to a previous state only to lose my awesome post and I didn't have a copy on my hard drive [sigh]. Recreating it again was out of the cards. Thankfully, I had already uploaded the mix to Amazon for storage, which is where you great folks are downloading from. At the same time all this was occurring, Windows 10 on my computer forced the Anniversary update and totally wrecked my computer. After the update, I was only getting a black screen. When I tried to roll it back it did not work. I had to reset my computer a multitude of times and start all over again, only to find that the very first update to Windows would cause the same black screen issue again. Then I read about the millions of people that either had that issue or one of 20 or so from their obviously not-well-tested massive update. I started a chat with them in their forum and performed all of the steps they suggested then one day they just s...
Summer Chill 2016
Jun 24 2016
Summer Chill 2016
Play Pause DownloadShare var srp_player_params_66551a0732410 = {"title":"","store_title_text":"","albums":[],"hide_artwork":"true","sticky_player":"true","show_album_market":0,"show_track_market":"true","hide_timeline":0,"player_layout":"skin_boxed_tracklist","orderby":"date","order":"DESC","hide_album_title":"true","hide_album_subtitle":"true","hide_player_title":"true","hide_track_title":"true","show_publish_date":"false","show_skip_bt":"false","show_volume_bt":"false","show_speed_bt":"false","show_shuffle_bt":"false","use_play_label":"true","use_play_label_with_icon":"true","progressbar_inline":"true","spectro":"","hide_progressbar":"true","main_settings":"||"} var srp_player_params_args_66551a0732410 = {"before_widget":"","after_widget":"","before_title":"","after_title":"","widget_id":"arbitrary-instance-66551a0732410"} if(typeof setIronAudioplayers !== "undefined"){ setIronAudioplayers("arbitrary-instance-66551a0732410"); } As we move into the heat of summer, I thought we should cool things down a bit with Summer Chill, the latest in the Mixtape series. Things kick off with Zedd & Aloe Blacc's ode to Willy Wonka's Candyman and totally rewritten lyrics turning it into an uplifting song about peace, love, and unity; something we could ALL use about now. Throw in a little bounce (Los Angeles) and reggae-bump (Jetlag) and the beautifully elegant Finally, you kinda get a feel as to where this set is heading; but then ... I switch gears to J Paul Getto's Vibe; a song I've been sitting on since March as I knew exactly where I wanted it to appear. I'm not sure what song this samples but the overall feel-good 70's "soul-vibe" is so addictive I can listen to it on repeat all day long and never get sick of it. Shortly after, we move into Midnight Bumper, which I'd swear is a pumped-up instrumental of Grace Jones' version of La Vie En Rose. From there we move into some late-night soul tracks, which set the mood for a glass of wine and a few puffs from your peace pipe [grin]. Next up is another feel-good track Bertie Bassett's The Only One, which channels the fantastic 1999 smash Big Love by Pete Heller. Wait for the drop and you'll immediately recognize the vocal sample by Party Favorz' favorite DIVA, Miss Loleatta. I'm a sucker for these samples, but only when it works and this just hits it out of the park. Truth is, every song included here is a winner but Kevin Karlson and Nelly's Got the Love just feels right as does last year's mega-hit Es Vedra by Gabriel & Castellon. Oh course, this wouldn't be a proper summertime chill set without the easy-breezy Summertime, originally a hit for Will Smith in the early 90s. I dropped the instrumental house version which just screams summer. Finally, I bring things to a close with Emapea's Good Old Days, and its heavy early 90's production makes it the perfect closer for this set. I had so many fantastic songs to work with this go-around, I had to leave several on the floor but have every intention of coming back at the end of August with a Summer Farewell mixtape that will include them plus new favorites. Album : Summer Chill Genre : Chill, Deep House, Soulful, House Year : 2016 Total Time : 01:30:15 Zedd & Aloe Blacc - Candyman Danny Darko feat. Hannah Young - Los Angeles (Slinko Remix) TrackLab - Jetlag (Original Mix) Sweed feat. Jalana - Finally (Holter & Mogyoro Remix) J Paul Getto - The Vibe Phonk D - Midnight Bumper (Original Mix) Mark Lower & Corinna Jane - The Chase (Original Mix) Alex Hook feat. Rene - Show Me Your Love (Original Mix) Ucha - Shosholoza (Original Mix) Juloboy & Dana Jean Phoenix - New Condition (Original Mix)
The Mixtape Sessions | Winter ^16
Feb 24 2016
The Mixtape Sessions | Winter ^16
Play Pause DownloadShare var srp_player_params_66551a07335c8 = {"title":"","store_title_text":"","albums":[],"hide_artwork":"true","sticky_player":"true","show_album_market":0,"show_track_market":"true","hide_timeline":0,"player_layout":"skin_boxed_tracklist","orderby":"date","order":"DESC","hide_album_title":"true","hide_album_subtitle":"true","hide_player_title":"true","hide_track_title":"true","show_publish_date":"false","show_skip_bt":"false","show_volume_bt":"false","show_speed_bt":"false","show_shuffle_bt":"false","use_play_label":"true","use_play_label_with_icon":"true","progressbar_inline":"true","spectro":"","hide_progressbar":"true","main_settings":"||"} var srp_player_params_args_66551a07335c8 = {"before_widget":"","after_widget":"","before_title":"","after_title":"","widget_id":"arbitrary-instance-66551a07335c8"} if(typeof setIronAudioplayers !== "undefined"){ setIronAudioplayers("arbitrary-instance-66551a07335c8"); } It's been almost a year since the last Mixtape release; far too long if you ask me.  I thought I could forego this series and just drop a few songs into my House sets to satisfy that itch but it just left me wanting more. Frankly, there's just too much damn good music coming out these days for me to leave them on the cutting-room floor. I took a few personal favorites (All My Friends, I Took a Pill in Ibiza) from earlier House sets and mixed them in with newer go-to favorites of the moment, to make a soul-satisfying, mind-altering, mood enhancing cocktail-blend that goes down smooth with no aftertaste. While every song included in this one and a half hour+ set is fantastic, I'm obligated to point out certain tracks that standout and/or strike a serious chord with me. Sandy Rivera's awesome "Longtime Coming" revives the Sam Cooke classic "A Change Is Gonna Come" and wraps it into a deep and funky house tune that befits the original.  In an election year with an angry electorate, this song accurately reflects the mood of the country. Just when you thought it wasn't possible to milk a dead cow any longer, the forever fabulous Loleatta Holloway is sampled (yet again) to create "Shelter" by Syncrosonic.  "Love Vibration" is quite possibly the most sampled song in history. Every phrase, verbiage, exaggeration and iteration of Lola's disco classic has been dissected in whole or in itsy bitsy parts to create entirely new songs for a new generation of house music lovers.  "Shelter" represents one of the most effective uses of sampling that creates an overwhelming sense of warmth not heard in house music in a very longtime. Other standout tracks include the devious and delectable indie track "BTFU (Mommy Issues)" by Mark Johns and an un-credited vocalist, "Wasted on You" by Louis Futon & ROZES (who is quickly becoming the darling of the indie dance world) and the deep house bomb "I Love It When You" by Sam Callahan. That's about all for this hump day and I hope it helps you slide into your weekend with ease.  I'll be back on Friday with part 2 of the Winter Edition featuring some more hot tribal beats for the circuit boys. Until then ...ENJOY! Album : The Mixtape Sessions  | Winter ^16 Genre : Chill, Deep House, Indie, Tech House Year : 2016 Total Time : 01:47:04 Freischwimmer - California Dreamin (Extended Remix) Lokee & Waxy - Sunshine (Original Mix) Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP - From Me To You (Original Mix) Adam Lambert - Another Lonely Night (Martin Haber & Neil Richter Remix) LaBaci - Dreaming Dragonflies (Original Mix) Sandy Rivera - Longtime Coming (Main Mix) Snakehips feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper - All My Friends (99 Souls Club Mix) Major Lazer feat.
The Mixtape Sessions Spring 2015 Volume 2
Mar 12 2015
The Mixtape Sessions Spring 2015 Volume 2
Play Pause DownloadShare var srp_player_params_66551a07347e3 = {"title":"","store_title_text":"","albums":[],"hide_artwork":"true","sticky_player":"true","show_album_market":0,"show_track_market":"true","hide_timeline":0,"player_layout":"skin_boxed_tracklist","orderby":"date","order":"DESC","hide_album_title":"true","hide_album_subtitle":"true","hide_player_title":"true","hide_track_title":"true","show_publish_date":"false","show_skip_bt":"false","show_volume_bt":"false","show_speed_bt":"false","show_shuffle_bt":"false","use_play_label":"true","use_play_label_with_icon":"true","progressbar_inline":"true","spectro":"","hide_progressbar":"true","main_settings":"||"} var srp_player_params_args_66551a07347e3 = {"before_widget":"","after_widget":"","before_title":"","after_title":"","widget_id":"arbitrary-instance-66551a07347e3"} if(typeof setIronAudioplayers !== "undefined"){ setIronAudioplayers("arbitrary-instance-66551a07347e3"); } Following up on v1 of the Spring Mixtape Sessions, I've got some sweet tunes that have been on heavy rotation in my phone for the past several weeks. From classic re-works of Janet Jackson and Funkstar De Luxe (Bob Marley) to the classic remakes Better Off Alone (originally by Alice Deejay) and Show Me Love (originally by Robin S), this set represents the anti-top 40 with brilliant tunes on the chill tip. Show Me Love is a magnificent re-interpretation of the early 90s house classic that defies all logic on paper until you hear it.  Sam Feldt's soulful delivery shines bright with a sharp focus on the lyrics that were otherwise overlooked in the original.  Nothing short of brilliant! These songs are sandwiched between a hefty dose of originals that I won't pick apart individually other than to say they are some of the finest tunes you won't hear on the radio at the moment. As usual, I close things out with something uplifting and Dance fits the bill quite nicely.  Gina Carey's vocals and spiritual reading channel an early 80s Stephanie Mills on this excellent slice of soulful house. Make sure to check back later today and tomorrow because I've decided to go ahead and post the next Diva Series and the 2015 Spring Edition for the circuit boys is going up tomorrow.  So DON'T MISS OUT! Album : The Mixtape Sessions v1 | Spring 2015Genre : Chill, Deep House, Soulful, Indie, Tech HouseYear : 2015Total Time : 01:26:01 Janet Jackson - Pleasure Principle (Classixx Recovery Mix) Funkstar De Luxe - Sun Is Shining (Pole Folder & Jose Maria Ramon Rework) Francesco Rossi & Ozark Henry - Godspeed You (Extended) Omar Basaad feat. Jova Radevska - Be You (Original) Sam Feldt - Show Me Love (Original Mix) David Guetta feat. Emeli Sande - What I Did For Love (PANG! Remix) Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne - Real Love (The Chainsmokers Remix) Seinabo Sey - Hard Time (The Golden Pony Remix) Carl Fath feat. Steve Edwards - Only Humans (Afterlife Remix) Alina Baraz & Galimatias - Make You Feel (Original) Cubicolor - Got This Feeling (Original Mix) JDstreams feat. Maky Ferrari - Better Off Alone (Original) Matvey Emerson & Alex Hook feat. Gosha - Shine (Anton Ishutin Remix) Jam Xpress & Style Matterz - Back To You (Original Mix) Heyman - If I Play Your Game (Alle Farben Yountous Remix) Private Agenda - Deja Vu (Original Mix) Gina Carey - Dance (Nigel Lowis Mix)
The Mixtape Sessions Spring 2015 Volume 1
Mar 5 2015
The Mixtape Sessions Spring 2015 Volume 1
Play Pause DownloadShare var srp_player_params_66551a0735952 = {"title":"","store_title_text":"","albums":[],"hide_artwork":"true","sticky_player":"true","show_album_market":0,"show_track_market":"true","hide_timeline":0,"player_layout":"skin_boxed_tracklist","orderby":"date","order":"DESC","hide_album_title":"true","hide_album_subtitle":"true","hide_player_title":"true","hide_track_title":"true","show_publish_date":"false","show_skip_bt":"false","show_volume_bt":"false","show_speed_bt":"false","show_shuffle_bt":"false","use_play_label":"true","use_play_label_with_icon":"true","progressbar_inline":"true","spectro":"","hide_progressbar":"true","main_settings":"||"} var srp_player_params_args_66551a0735952 = {"before_widget":"","after_widget":"","before_title":"","after_title":"","widget_id":"arbitrary-instance-66551a0735952"} if(typeof setIronAudioplayers !== "undefined"){ setIronAudioplayers("arbitrary-instance-66551a0735952"); } Welcome to the first Mixtape Sessions of 2015.  Unlike the last few, I was aiming for a happier vibe with the next two offerings; something that would reflect better days to come.  It still gets a little moody in spots, but nothing that would make you want to put a noose around your neck LOL. One thing I can say for certain, this is the only place you're gonna find The Jackson 5, Simon & Garfunkel right next to Diplo and Iggy Azalea LOL.  I guess I'll just have to let the set speak for itself. Though I have two of these on tap for you folks, I've decided to break things up and post a new Diva set tomorrow and then the second Mixtape next week followed by another Diva set.  It's all good; so don't freak out if I don't follow the natural order. I'll be back tomorrow with Taylor Dayne's official induction into the Diva Hall of Fame.  Until then ...ENJOY! Album : The Mixtape Sessions v1 | Spring 2015Genre : Chill, Deep House, Funk, Indie, Tech HouseYear : 2015Total Time : 01:23:37 The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (Shaparder & LRX Remix) Crazy P - Heartbreaker (Twin Remix) Jennifer Paige - Crush (MFU Bootleg) Simon & Garfunkel - Sound of Silence (The Golden Pony Remix) Diplo - Revolution (Unlike Pluto remix) Lapsley - Falling Short (JackLNDN Remix) LOVRA - Love Sensation (Club Mix) The Magician feat. Years and Years - Sunlight [Darius Remix] Tony Carbone - That's How She Feels (Original) Ed Sheeran vs. Macklemore - Same Love (Wild Culture Remix) MIA - Paper Planes (Eau Claire Remix) Walden vs. Havana Brown - No Ordinary Love (Zwette Remix) Ben- & Falki feat. Leslie - Help Myself (Original) Kiasmos - Looped (Original) Yuri Petrovski -True (Original Mix) Mr. FijiWiji feat. Openwater - Growing Up (Original Mix) Mikky Ekko - Smile (Grabbitz Remix) Shake Shake Go - England Skies (Epic Empire Remix) Iggy Azalea feat. Jennifer Hudson - Trouble (Edit)
The Mixtape Sessions [November 2014]
Nov 8 2014
The Mixtape Sessions [November 2014]
Play Pause DownloadShare var srp_player_params_66551a0736afb = {"title":"","store_title_text":"","albums":[],"hide_artwork":"true","sticky_player":"true","show_album_market":0,"show_track_market":"true","hide_timeline":0,"player_layout":"skin_boxed_tracklist","orderby":"date","order":"DESC","hide_album_title":"true","hide_album_subtitle":"true","hide_player_title":"true","hide_track_title":"true","show_publish_date":"false","show_skip_bt":"false","show_volume_bt":"false","show_speed_bt":"false","show_shuffle_bt":"false","use_play_label":"true","use_play_label_with_icon":"true","progressbar_inline":"true","spectro":"","hide_progressbar":"true","main_settings":"||"} var srp_player_params_args_66551a0736afb = {"before_widget":"","after_widget":"","before_title":"","after_title":"","widget_id":"arbitrary-instance-66551a0736afb"} if(typeof setIronAudioplayers !== "undefined"){ setIronAudioplayers("arbitrary-instance-66551a0736afb"); } Welcome to the final Mixtape Sessions of 2014 and what a treat this set is!  We got a lot to cover here so let’s get right to it. Kicking things off is “Give Me Sunshine” by Santa Maradona F.C. featuring Lucy Spraggan.  Think of the first time you heard that “feel-good” song on the radio and your body’s endorphins just suddenly flooded your brain with all sorts of goodwill and happy feelings.  Maybe you recently got that feeling when you heard Pharell’s “Happy” or perhaps back in the day with Sheryl Crow’s “All I Wanna Do.”  “Give Me Sunshine” is simply one of those songs.  A simple narrative that tells a story set to a bouncy beat goes a long way in my book. “Sunshine” bleeds into  EelkeKleijn’s “Mistakes I've Made,” which is set to a backdrop of an old western theme with a deep house beat.  The song recounts all the past mistakes made in his life but does reconcile that he “gets stronger” and leaves the question if there is a future.  Keeping up with the indie-house inspiration, I paired this song with “Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain)” by Klangkarussell (another soothing deep house tune with a surprising Afro-choir dropped in during the chorus). From here, we begin a transition from indie-deep-house (Soul For You) to more soulful deep house “Mood For You” by Knox and Moss. The big surprise here is the Justin Faust rework of Janet Jackson’s early millennial hit “Someone To Call My Lover.”  While I've been a bit skeptical of the gender-bending vocal remixes that are currently the trend, it works surprisingly well here. Sam Smith doesn’t need any more praise, so I’ll move on to Zhu whose anonymity and solid productions have quickly raised his or her’s recognition since being introduced earlier this year.  “Faded” is a deep and moody deep house that is intriguing while at the same time comes across as a bit disturbing.  I love this song but can’t help picturing it in some dark seedy movie about a serial killer LOL.  It gives me chills. BIG HEADS UP to How To Dress Well and the Cyril Hahn remix of his “Precious Love.”  This is a sweet slice of R&B electronica-pop and shows a budding untapped talent that deserves to be plucked for greater things.  At the very least we need to get him some Pro Tools to master his music, but don’t let that distract from the true talent invoked in his music. Perhaps the one song that not only struck a chord with me but I've had on repeat for over a month is Birdy’s “Skinny Love.”  Sebastian Carter does the remix honor here by turning in an addictive and hypnotic beat that sucks you in with Birdy’s alluring vocals.  He also buries the lyrics in the beats with the exception of "And I told you to be patientAnd I told you to be fineAnd I told you to be ba...
Autumn 2014 Mixtape Sessions Volume 2
Sep 6 2014
Autumn 2014 Mixtape Sessions Volume 2
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Autumn Mixtape 2014 Volume 1
Sep 4 2014
Autumn Mixtape 2014 Volume 1
Play Pause DownloadShare var srp_player_params_66551a0739138 = {"title":"","store_title_text":"","albums":[],"hide_artwork":"true","sticky_player":"true","show_album_market":0,"show_track_market":"true","hide_timeline":0,"player_layout":"skin_boxed_tracklist","orderby":"date","order":"DESC","hide_album_title":"true","hide_album_subtitle":"true","hide_player_title":"true","hide_track_title":"true","show_publish_date":"false","show_skip_bt":"false","show_volume_bt":"false","show_speed_bt":"false","show_shuffle_bt":"false","use_play_label":"true","use_play_label_with_icon":"true","progressbar_inline":"true","spectro":"","hide_progressbar":"true","main_settings":"||"} var srp_player_params_args_66551a0739138 = {"before_widget":"","after_widget":"","before_title":"","after_title":"","widget_id":"arbitrary-instance-66551a0739138"} if(typeof setIronAudioplayers !== "undefined"){ setIronAudioplayers("arbitrary-instance-66551a0739138"); } With Labor Day weekend behind us, it’s time to start rolling out some more heat, albeit in a chill kinda fashion.  The Autumn Mixtape is a series of personal picks that are perfect for unwinding or just zoning out. I’ve got a lot sitting on my hard drive at the moment and will be upping pt. 2 on Saturday followed by some more Millennial House Classics and a new Diva Series.  I’m getting the EDM bug again as some great stuff has finally made it to my ears, so I’ll likely be starting in on that soon. Remember, due to the nature of the Mixtape Series, there are no cue files that will accompany them.  Hope everyone is gearing up for the weekend.  I’ll be back early Saturday.  Until then ….ENJOY! Album : Autumn Mixtape 1Genre : House, Deep House, IndieYear : 2014Total Time : 01:30:30 1. Parra for Cuva - True Thoughts (Original Mix) 2. Ryan Mathiesen - Nothing New (Nicone Ratterloopbox Cut) 3. Sunlight feat. The Magician - Years & Years (Extended mix) 4. Buchanan - Coming Down (Extended Mix) 5. Animal Trainer feat. Jan Blomqvist - Keep Control (Niconé & Sascha Braemer Remix) 6. Dirty Vegas - Setting Sun (Nora en Pure Remix) 7. Amber Jolene & Nolan - Everyday & Everynight (KANT Remix) 8. Passenger 10 & Lika Morgan - Golden Sky (Me & My Toothbrush Remix) 9. Emeli Sande - Read All About It (AlexC Remix) 10. Deepjack & Mr. Nu - Don't You Know That (Woo2tech Remix) 11. Syn Cole - Bright Lights (Sam Feldt Remix) 12. Lilly Wood & The Prick - Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Bootleg) 13. Kölsch feat. Gregor Schwellenbach - Cassiopeia (Original) 14. Moby feat. Damien Jurado - Almost Home (Sebastien Remix) 15. Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting (Noiseshaper Remix)
Serve Chilled
Jul 18 2014
Serve Chilled
Play Pause DownloadShare var srp_player_params_66551a073a304 = {"title":"","store_title_text":"","albums":[],"hide_artwork":"true","sticky_player":"true","show_album_market":0,"show_track_market":"true","hide_timeline":0,"player_layout":"skin_boxed_tracklist","orderby":"date","order":"DESC","hide_album_title":"true","hide_album_subtitle":"true","hide_player_title":"true","hide_track_title":"true","show_publish_date":"false","show_skip_bt":"false","show_volume_bt":"false","show_speed_bt":"false","show_shuffle_bt":"false","use_play_label":"true","use_play_label_with_icon":"true","progressbar_inline":"true","spectro":"","hide_progressbar":"true","main_settings":"||"} var srp_player_params_args_66551a073a304 = {"before_widget":"","after_widget":"","before_title":"","after_title":"","widget_id":"arbitrary-instance-66551a073a304"} if(typeof setIronAudioplayers !== "undefined"){ setIronAudioplayers("arbitrary-instance-66551a073a304"); } I had some free time about a week ago (yes, I am granted that small window of luxury on occasion), and was checking out EDM Sauce’s list of 14 Songs to Add to Your Summer Playlist.  I already owned about half the list where some had been recently used in the 2014 Beach House, while others I was not yet familiar with.  This reminded me that I had been stowing away songs into a separate folder since last year with the intent of creating a new chill set but never got around to working on. it  I decided now would be the perfect time to resurrect the Chill section of the site and maintain it going forward. The four sets listed there now are no longer available and likely will not be going forward.  I like to think of these as my creative masterpieces or Pink Floyd’s “The Wall “ LOL.  Put together at a very dark time in my life when the relationship between Rick and I wasn’t exactly stellar and also a time where so much bitterness, hate, and uncertainty was being spewed by the crazies on the right in this country, I stitched together songs from different genres with a series of sound effects that reflected not only my mood but that of the turmoil in the US. If you rewind even further back to 2008 and 2009 in the Party Favorz history, I used to make a series called the Deep Edition.   It consisted of a lot of Deep House, Electronic, and overall songs that were typically moody by nature and didn’t fit in with the other work I was doing at the time.  By 2010, that series was killed off entirely.  Since the 2011 re-boot of Party Favorz, I’ve had countless people tell me that the Deep Edition was hands down their favorite series.    I didn’t have the kind of stats that are available to me today to gauge its popularity so maybe I made a mistake. Jumping back even FURTHER, I used to make mixtapes for all my friends every year at Christmas.  My mixtapes typically consisted of a few popular songs intertwined with cool cuts and artists I thought people should know about.  I’ve had more old friends tell me that because of those tapes, they discovered this artist or this type of music and still had the tapes to this day.  Who knew my passion for all things music could make such an impact?  I’ve always done what it is I like to do and then share it with anyone willing to listen. Jumping forward to the original topic at hand, expect the Chill sets I plan on putting out to be a little of the Deep Edition and mixtapes from years past.  Likely a mixture of genres that are often moody but with an overall happy tone to level it out.  The first one I’m putting out is a combination of House, Deep House, NuDisco, Indie, and a slice of heavenly Brazilian samba thrown in for good measure.
Lean Forward [Chill Edition]
Nov 7 2012
Lean Forward [Chill Edition]
Play Pause DownloadShare var srp_player_params_66551a073b778 = {"title":"","store_title_text":"","albums":[],"hide_artwork":"true","sticky_player":"true","show_album_market":0,"show_track_market":"true","hide_timeline":0,"player_layout":"skin_boxed_tracklist","orderby":"date","order":"DESC","hide_album_title":"true","hide_album_subtitle":"true","hide_player_title":"true","hide_track_title":"true","show_publish_date":"false","show_skip_bt":"false","show_volume_bt":"false","show_speed_bt":"false","show_shuffle_bt":"false","use_play_label":"true","use_play_label_with_icon":"true","progressbar_inline":"true","spectro":"","hide_progressbar":"true","main_settings":"||"} var srp_player_params_args_66551a073b778 = {"before_widget":"","after_widget":"","before_title":"","after_title":"","widget_id":"arbitrary-instance-66551a073b778"} if(typeof setIronAudioplayers !== "undefined"){ setIronAudioplayers("arbitrary-instance-66551a073b778"); } Since last night’s victory, I have been riding on a natural high. All the tea party nuts had been defeated except the crazy lady married to the big old queen, Michelle Bachman. That’s okay, she narrowly scraped by and will likely be doomed in two years when she’s up for re-election.  Her brand of crazy is no longer welcome in the US Congress. Obama pulled it out with the popular vote and the electoral vote. How wide a margin will largely depend on Florida once the count is finally tallied. A big heaping thanks to those that stood in line (up to 4 hours) after the polls closed to make their vote count. The American people appreciate your resilience. It just goes to show that no matter how much money the Koch brothers or Sheldon Adelson throw into our system, they weren’t able to buy our government, because we the people (at least 51% of us) are smarter than that. I hope your investment was worth it because a couple of Supreme court justices will be retiring and Barak gets to replace them. I fully expect the disastrous Citizens United to be reversed. Giving corporations personhood status and allowing folks to dump as much money into our campaigns to buy off congress all in the name of free speech is quite possibly the most fucked up decision these right-wing thugs have ever decided on. I give you the final Chill Edition for the year 2012. Lest we forget, I’ve packed it with all the highlights of right-wing nuttery from the year as well as those cases that made national headlines and brought shame to our great nation. I’m off tomorrow and will get back to the regular business of this site by working on a holiday electro set for your folks. Thank you for your patience as I worked out my demons in these chill sets. Until the next time…ENJOY! Album : Chill Edition – Lean ForwardArtists : VariousGenre : ChillLength : 1:22:40 1. DJ Shadow - Intensely Hitting (Original Vinyl Mix) 2. America for Sale 3. Obstruction 4. Little People - Gravitas 5. Thievery Corporation - Web of Deception 6. 14% 7. Boris Blenn - Mellow 8. Degenrate 9. Partyson - Her Eyes (Original Mix) 10. One Day - Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix) 11. Gay Gestopo 12. Tube & Berger feat. Milan Euringer - Lovebreak (Original Mix) 13. Emma Hewitt - Colours (Album Version) 14. Phaeleh - Afterglow (feat. Soundmouse) 15. Kruse & Nuernberg - Let's Call It A Day (Original Mix) 16. Gramatik - Dungeon Sound (Original Mix) 17. George Vougioukas - KOI-961 (Original Mix) 18. Unclubbed feat. Kim Wayman - We Are The People (Original Mix) 19. Denis Kenzo, Sveta B. - Lullaby Lonely feat. Sveta B. (Original Mix) 20. Binders Full of Women 21. Empresarios - Estereolismo (Original Mix) 22. Emergency Room 23.