ORBIT: AMPLIFY Playlist—Party Favor
Over the past few weeks, electronic artists have celebrated the musical contributions of black artists by compiling ORBIT: AMPLIFY playlists. The playlists have succinctly spotlit productions from black artists and artists of color that have influenced these artists’ careers, and on a simpler level, kept them moving and grooving.
Following respective ORBIT: AMPLIFY playlists from Kyle Kinch, DJ 4rain, Whethan, Cuppy, CeCe Rogers, Martin Badder, Loud Luxury, Akira Akira, Anabel Englund, Brando, and Major Lazer‘s Walshy Fire, and Crazy Cousinz, Party Favor curates Dancing Astronaut‘s ORBIT: AMPLIFY Playlist for the week of August 31.
Party Favor told Dancing Astronaut,
“So much of my Party Favor project has been influenced by black music over the years, and I think it’s crucial to highlight all of the different artists that I’m inspired by. One of my favorites in this playlist is ‘Sad Day’ by FKA twigs. This entire album was incredible, but this song really stuck with me; it’s so haunting and the production is so sparse that it works just right.”
Party Favor’s overall selection varies immensely across genres and eras, even dating back to a 1969 BB King cut, “The Thrill Is Gone.” Contemporary tracks range from Green Velvet and Patrick Topping‘s classic tech house tune, “Voicemail,” to Kid Cudi‘s timeless “Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare).” Even some harder trap makes the list, courtesy of TroyBoi and Jon Casey. Considering Party Favor’s wildly diverse production across his career, an ORBIT: AMPLIFY Playlist as varied as his seems all too fitting. Stream the playlist below.
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Make no mistake—dance music is born from black culture. Without black creators, innovators, selectors, and communities, the electronic dance music we hold so dear would simply not exist. In short, dance music is deeply indebted to the global black community and we need to be doing more. Black artists and artists of color have played a profound role in shaping the sound and culture of dance music and now more than ever, it is necessary for everyone in the music community to stand up for the people that have given us so much. Dancing Astronaut pledges to make every effort to be a better ally, a stronger resource, and a more accountable member of the global dance music community. Black Lives Matter—get involved here: