Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Best Gay Grooves of 2012: Denver’s DJs Pick Their Favorites

By John Hill

Happy New Year! 

I’m a big believer in looking back to see where we’ve been as we look forward to new opportunities and adventures, so every year I tally up my favorite music from the past 12 months post it for all to see. This year, I’m fortunate to have three of Denver’s favorite DJs help me out with lists for 2012’s best dance music. 

Check out the favorites, and then let us know what music kept you movin’ and groovin’ in 2012.


Frequent DJ at the Wrangler’s Sweet and other Denver clubs and prolific podcaster:

1. Lost In Music (Chus & Ceballos Iberican Mix) - Chus & Ceballos, Cevin Fisher
2. Symphony (Original Mix) - Prok & Fitch
3. Listen Bitch (DJ Escape Vs DJ PP Mix) - DJ Escape, DJ PP
4. Dance Again (DJ Chus Iberican Remix) - Jennifer Lopez
5. BiMac (The Cube Guys Mix) - UAP
6. 212 (Tommie Sunshine_Disco Fries Edit) - Azealia Banks
7. Covergirl, Where Have You Been? (Hardwell Club Mix, RuPaul Mash) - Rihanna, DJ Brent
8. Opa-Locka (Original Club Mix) - Manuel De La Mare, Luigi Rocca
9. Unique Form (origianl mix) - Peter bailey
10. Only The Horses (Calvin Harris Remix) - Scissor Sisters


Denver based DJ who stands out in any crowd. Saturday, January 5 he will be DJ’ing Tryst Saturdays at Coco Breeze Lounge located at 539 W. 43rd Ave.
1. Let’s have A Kiki (Ben CastaƱeda's Reconstruction Mix) – Scissor Sisters
2. Groupie – Bob Sinclair
3. Lemonade (Cahill Mix) - Alexandra Stan
4. Beauty and a Beat (feat. Nicki Minaj) [DJ Laszlo Body Rock Club Mix] - Justin Bieber
5. Alive (Cash Cash & Kalkutta Remix) – Krewella
6. Scream & Shout - DJ Smerk & DJ GirlyVega Awesome Bootleg (Dirty) - Will.I.Am ft Britney Spears
7. Step Through The Door (Freeze KlubJumpers Club Mix) – Dmanti
8. Catch My Breath (DJ Kue Remix) – Kelly Clarkson
9. Die Young (The Scene Kings Remix) – Ke$ha
10. Too Close – Alex Clare



Resident DJ at the Wrangler and master remixer:

1. Azealia Banks - 212 (Tommie Sunshine/Disco Fries Edit)
2. Madonna - Addicted (Craig Cs Master Blaster)
3. Alex Clare - Too Close (Cazzettes Amphitheatres Surrounding Her Mix)
4. Kylie Minogue - Timebomb (Peter Rauhofer Club Mix)/(Style of Eye Remix)
5. Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans ft. Azealia Banks (Smims&Belle Remix)
6. Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing (Extended Mix)/(Grandtheft & Diplo Remix)
7. Chris Lake & Lazy Rich feat. Jareth - Stand Alone (Original Mix
8. Kat Graham - Put Your Graffiti On Me (Richard Dinsdale Remix)
9. Dance Again (Iberican Remix)/(Chus Dub)
10. Ke$ha - Die Young (Seamus Haji Extended Mix)

And for good measure, here are my ten favorite club tracks of 2012. You can check out my other favorites at Pop Music Notes

1. Get Over U (Director's Cut Mix) - Frankie Knuckles presents Director's Cut featuring B. Slade
2. Thinkin Bout You (Lonsdale Boys Club Remix) - Frank Ocean
3. Let's Have a KiKi (Ben CastaƱeda's Reconstruction Mix) - Scissor Sisters
4. The Veldt (feat. Chris James) [Original Mix] - Deadmau5
5. Perfect World (Seamus Haji Club Mix) - Gossip
6. Vision Of Love (Maison & Dragen Remix) - Kris Allen
7. Losing Myself (Bimbo Jones Club Mix) - Will Young
8. Call My Name (Richard Vission Remix) - Cheryl Cole
9. Try (Cosmic Dawn Remix) - Pink
10. Let There Be Love (Country Club Martini Crew Original Extended) - Christina Aguilera

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