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Who remembers Alex Party? An Italian dance act who had a big hit with 'Don't Give Me Your Life.' They have not had a hit for years, infact I believe they have disbanded. Most people only remember them for one song, but they did have other hits under their belt. This is a mini album, or EP if you will of tracks.
'Saturday Night Party' should not be confused with Whigfield! This is one epic house anthem with plinky plonky old school pianos and a mysterious melody which calls to mind the works of K Klass. A female shouts 'Read My Lips' before an explosive riff arrives that defies you not to dance. I love the way this keeps breaking down and then revs back up again with the cheesy organ riff, superb stuff!
'Sunday Night Party' is not drastically different to the track before it and would equally as well on a dancefloor. Good production values and chunky vocals are the order of the day here. As we hit 'June Party' we find that the same song is pretty much intact, but this time time a lot of the rhythm has been stripped away to give it a minimal feel. This is less effective in my opinion and it sounds bare, aside from a classy hi hat which gives it some kick.
Following this version, 'September Party' and 'Man D.A Party' both attempt to offer another take on the original song. I can see the latter two working well in Italian discos, though I am less convinced that the songs would be so effective on these shores. Again, the original melody remains in the songs, but the percussive elements change, falling some way short of the successful opening version and lacking the tenacity of the radio mix. This is indeed an unusual EP and nowadays is pretty rare. You can buy the single 'Saturday Night Party' for a few pounds, but this package can fetch quite a lot more, depending on the cover artwork. Eurodance fans would be wise to snap it up for rarity purposes, everyone else should give it a miss!
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Alex Party (Saturday Night Party)
2 Alex Party (Sunday Night Party)
3 Alex Party (June Party)
4 Alex Party (Man D.A. Party) [Remix - Man-D.A.]
5 Alex Party (September Party)