Party Favorz is back with the annual edition of Beach House, which features the biggest house music songs of the summer.
You will notice that the latest releases 'Break My Soul' by Beyonce and 'Massive' by Drake are included. At the moment, these two mega artists are being credited for the resurgence of House Music when that couldn't be further from reality. The truth is, House Music never went anywhere and has continued to be enjoyed throughout the world's clubs for decades since its introduction in the mid-80s. Like every musical genre — House Music has had its moments of commercial popularity before going back underground and then resurfacing again.
House Music was already having a major commercial impact in the UK with the massive remake of the Rufus & Chaka Khan 'Tell Me Something Good' by Scottish DJ Ewan McVicar. At this very moment, 'Afraid To Feel' by LF System is not only topping the Beatport charts but virtually every Spotify dance music list as well as peaking at #2 only being held back by the unexpected resurgence of the 80s alternative hit 'Running Up That Hill' by Kate Bush. As with most musical trends — The UK leads the way followed by Europe and then the rest of the world. Even without Beyonce and Drake entering the fray — House Music was already poised to make a comeback.
As such, the first quarter of Beach House starts with some heavier House tunes that are all the rage at the moment. The Dirty Disco remix of 'Break My Soul' is possibly some of the best work the duo has ever laid down.
One other bit about BMS that's bothering me is the crediting of the writers for the Robin S classic 'Show Me Love.' BMS uses a standard House Music loop that's been prevalent throughout House Music since the early 90s. SML was originally released in 1990 but it wasn't until 1992 when the Swedish duo StoneBridge remixed it adding the familiar, hook-laden loop that the song blew up across the globe making it an instant House classic. BMS does not sound anything like the song they're giving credit to.
It's funny because BMS has more in common with another 90s House Music classic 'Push The Feeling On' as remixed by Marc Kinchen (MK). This is another one of those tracks where the original failed worldwide success until it was remixed going from a Euro-techno track to a House Music Track. Even then, I wouldn't necessarily give songwriting credit to the Nightcrawlers or MK either.
In this hyper-lawsuit-driven world where successful artists are frequently sued for infringing on an existing work — it's understandable that the label may want to get ahead of it and just give out songwriting credit before people start lawyering up. This is one of those instances where common use comes into play.
Still, the writers of SML got credit and Robin S got a bouquet of white roses, so I guess everyone's happy.
Most importantly, Party Favorz thinks that our House Music lovers are not only gonna be happy but thrilled with this year's Beach House offering. There's a bit of Disco-House and Deep House giving it that summer feels you'd expect so as not to disappoint our discerning listeners. We've had this on repeat this last week and it really hits all the marks. Until the next time...ENJOY!
Album: Beach House 2022 Genre: House, Deep House, Disco House Year: 2022 Total Time: 03:36:41
1. LF System - Afraid To Feel (Extended Mix)
2. ROMBE4T - Mahou Grooves (Groovin It Extended Mix)
3. George Mensah x Twinflame & Rozegarden - Touch It (Original Mix)
4. Beyoncé - Break My Soul (Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix)
5. CASSIMM feat. NaGem - Like I Do (Kevin McKay Remix)
6. Adeva vs. Kurd Maverick - In & Out My Life (Extended Mix)
7. Hotswing & Kevin McKay - What A Feeling (Extended Mix)