Sunday, February 19, 2012

Extended Remixes - Great Gay Club Music and Gym Workout Tunes

Whether on the gym floor - or out bouncing up and down on a Gay dance music club floor - we need time. More time to get into and work the dancing groove, or to progress through multiple reps and sets during weight-training and exercises. We need more time... to get Fabulous! This sampling of Loved-By-Gays music tracks deserve a place on your iGadget or MP3 player.


I'm particularly fond of EXTENDED remixes for my workouts. You know, instead of the commercial airplay 3-4 minute radio edits, the extra-long club mix versions that really take a music track through a great progression. One of my favorite remix artists is Jody Den Broeder. Perhaps the best example is his work on Lady Gaga's breakout hit: Poker Face (Jody den Broeder Remix)- Really a great exercise warmup tune that runs a long, perfect 8+ minutes.


Ditto for the Den Broeder remix of the 2008 Grammy Award winning song from Rihanna - Umbrella (Featuring Jay-Z)- Give the sample a listen! At over 9 minutes it adds a great pace and tempo to what was NOT a good track for Gay club dance floors in it's original, uninspired slow, plodding version - but became AWESOME in the remix.


Amongst dozens of remixes - My clear fave is the 7+ minute version of Pussycat Dolls alumni - Nicole Scherzinger's Don't Hold Your Breath (Dave Aude Remix)- It really is a standout rendition.


Although Aude did a mix of Jessica Sutta's hit - it pales compared to this particular version by Rosario that Queer club kids love: Show Me (Ralphi Rosario Club Mix) Like Nicole, Jessica is once again proof that quitting - or being thrown out of - The Pussycat Dolls can lead to some even more memorable and danceable music tracks reverberating through Gay dance clubs and iPod headphones long afterwards.


David Morales and Lea Lorien knock it out of the park with the Rauhofer remix : How Would U Feel (Peter Rauhofer Club Mix) Listen closely and your ears might pick up on what a great potential MASHUP the chord progression would be if matched-up with Madonna's 'Sorry'.


Speaking of which; Grand Master Paul Oakenfold deserves kudos for his long-version of Madonna's Sorry (Paul Oakenfold Remix) Again when multiple, very talented mixmaster's take a stab at it - some are 'good', some are ok but just 'ain't quite right'. Oakenfold nails this one.
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