Feb 20th, 2021
Party Favorz is back with our first Disco House set of 2021 and this one is packed with familiar riffs and samples that are bound to have you asking "where is that beat from?"
Frankly, there are so many samples tightly woven in these tracks (often more than one used in a single song) that it's hard to keep up. There are obvious ones like "When Love Is Over," which samples "Holding On (When Love Is Over}" by L.T.D.
"I Wanna Feel" is a clear lift of "He's the Greatest Dancer" by the Nile Rogers produced Sister Sledge while "The Groove Cycle" could by any song by Roger's own disco band Chic with its familiar guitar work. DJ Mark Brickman's "Got Myself Together" is a reworking of the Brass Construction classic "Movin" from 1976.
Then you have the obvious remakes such as the 90's Adeva house classic "In & Out Of My Life," Soul Avengerz and Krysten Cummings re-work the Aretha Franklin classic "R-E-S-P-E-CT" and Block & Crown remake the Al Green soul classic "Let's Stay Together" with Jeff Roberts performing the vocal duties. The latter begs the question as to why no one has reworked the Tina Turner version of this song. It's practically begging for a soulful house rework.
Another obvious rework here is the Gino Soccio #1 disco classic "Dancer" by DJ Mark Brickman and Venessa Jackson.
Then you have the combos like Crazibiza's "My Lips," which mashes "Don't Call Me Baby" by Madison Avenue with Aretha Franklin and C + C Music Factory gay anthem "Pride (A Deeper Love)" an unlikely pairing that just works. Block & Crown gets in on this game by mashing "Pump Up the Jam" by Technotronic featuring Felly with "Stomp" by Brothers Johnson..
Indeed, there are so many samples contained here some are barely recognizable while others don't bother hiding their appreciation for the originals. It does prove that today's DJs are not just appropriating long lost works (some of these samples are really rare) but honoring all those that came before. It also shows that mom and dad's (in many cases grandma's) music was actually pretty damn good.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that Jason Walker has honored us with two fantastic new songs "All To You," which has fabulous remixes by the legendary David Morales and Georgia Porgie as well as "Stronger" with DJ extraordinaire Quentin Harris that has two sets of remixes accompanying its release. These songs are some of Jason's strongest work and I'm happy to see that he's continuing to gift us with his amazing voice.
I'll let y'all figure out the rest of the sampling contained within this set or instead of racking your brain — just sit back, get down to the funky sound and ENJOY!
Album: Disco House [February 2021]
Genre: House, Jackin’ House, NuDisco, Disco House
Total Time: 02:38:15
1. Adri Block & Paul Parsons - Disco Jewels Vol 1 (Club Mix)
2. Adeva - In & Out Of My Life (Michael Gray Remix)
3. Nu Port 62 - When Love Is Over (Original Mix)
4. Mattei & Omich feat. Ella - I Remember (Babert Extended Remix)
5. DJ Mark Brickman feat. Venessa Jackson - Dancer (Original Mix)
6. Sugarstarr - The Groovy Cycle (12 inch Disco Mix)
7. House Of Prayers & Crazibiza - Around Me (Original Mix)
8. Incognito - Feel The Real (Micky More & Andy Tee Classic Mix)
9. Jason Walker - All To You (David Morales Classic Mix)
10. Soul Avengerz feat. Krysten Cummings - Respect (Wayne Soul Avengerz & Odyssey Inc. Remix)
11. Crazibiza - My Lips (Cheesecake Boys Deeper Mix)
12. The Cube Guys & Olav Basoski - Manero (Studio 54 Remix)
13. Norman Doray, Cavi & Emzy - Feel Good (Original Mix)
14. Block & Crown feat. Marc Rousso - The Jam Is Stompin' (Original Mix)
15. Peter Brown - Release The Tension (Original Mix)
16. Brokenears - Give It To Me (Extended Mix)
17. Alex Mota - I Wanna Feel (Original Mix)
18. GhostMasters - Body Funk (Extended Mix)
19. Quentin Harris & Jason Walker - Stronger (Mattei & Omich Extended Remix)
20. Blaze pres. UDAUFL feat. Barbara Tucker - Most Precious Love (Sebastian Creeps & Julian White Remix)
21. Peter Brown - Love 2 The World (Original Mix)
22. Block & Crown feat. Jeff Roberts - Let's Stay Together (Extended Mix)
23. Dan Corco & Max Muller - Ginger (Extended Mix)
24. Hustlers Convention - Final (Dr Packer Extended Remix)
25. Paul Simpson Connection - Treat Her Sweeter (Dr Packer Remix)
26. DJ Mark Brickman - Got Myself Together (Original Mix)
27. C. Da Afro - Reconstructed Groove (Original Mix)
28. Jonk & Spook - 2Night (Original Mix)
29. Glen Horsborough & Karmina Dai - Going Strong (Extended Mix)
30. Faber feat. Dyanna Fearon - All Of My Dreams (Extended Mix)