Alex Party

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Alex Party
Origin Italy
Genres Tech House
Years active 1993–2000
Past members Paolo Visnadi
Gianni Visnadi
Alex Natale
Robin Campbell

Alex Party is an Italian dance music project of the electronic dance genre. The band consisted of the Italian brothers Paolo and Gianni Visnadi (also of Livin' Joy), DJ Alex Natale and vocalist Robin 'Shanie' Campbell.

Their most famous single to date is "Don't Give Me Your Life", a #2 hit in both Ireland and the United Kingdom in early 1995.[1]

"Don't Give Me Your Life"[edit]

The group's first single, "Saturday Night Party (Read My Lips)", was an immediate success, and became an Ibiza anthem during the summer of 1993. It became their first Top 40 hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at #29.[1] After introducing a singer to the group (Shanie Campbell), they released the single "Don't Give Me Your Life" in 1994, being an extended remix to the original "Alex Party" track. It reached #2 in both Ireland and the United Kingdom (their highest charting hit in those countries) and #13 in Australia, plus it topped the Club Record category at Music Week's 1995 Awards. It was included in many compilation albums all over the world, and remains their most famous release.


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Other releases[edit]

A follow up single to the multi named "Alex Party / Saturday Night Party / Read My Lips" single was released entitled "Alex Party 2" but was only available on 12" Vinyl. It was relatively unknown as it received little to no promotion. The track, along with the same remixes as on the vinyl release was included on a special Singapore CD Single of 'Don't Give Me Your Life'.

The group continued to have moderate success following the success of "Don't Give Me Your Life", including "Wrap Me Up", which was released in late 1995, peaking at #17 in the UK[1] and #11 in Australia (where it was the group's last charting single).

A revamped version of the first single was released in 1996 that included added vocals by Shanie and was entitled "Read My Lips". It reached #28 in the UK chart.[1]

An official 'Megamix' single was released in 1996 including "Don't Give Me Your Life","Read My Lips", "Simple Things" and "Wrap Me Up".

In 1997, "Simple Things" was the next single to be released and it achieved moderate sales.

"Don't Give Me Your Life" was re-released in 1999 which included new mixes and a full length bonus track Megamix from 1996.

Although the last single which was released in the year 2000 was "U Gotta Be", a rare, unreleased and virtually unknown track entitled "You Can't Escape My Love" appeared on a Portuguese compilation album, named Top Star 2001, on the Vidisco record label.

Remix work[edit]

Alongside releasing singles, Alex Natale was assisted by the Visnadi brothers to remix tracks for many artists. Notable artists remixed include 2 Unlimited, The Shamen, Jinny, Clubzone, Everything But The Girl and Gipsy.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Alex Party (1996)

The album was released in many territories under various record labels including; ZYX Music (Germany), Tempo Records (Sweden), VMP International (Singapore), Phonokol (Israel), Alabianca (Holland), Dancenet (Australia), Vidisco (Portugal) & Next Era (Czech Republic). A release was also planned on the UK label Systematic Records (A subsidiary of London Records) (Cat. No: 828 821-2) but it did not materialise as the label went defunct around the time.

The album doesn't include the original version of the hit single "Alex Party/Saturday Night Party (Read My Lips)". There is a 'September Party' remix of it included as a bonus track.

Tracklist:

Track Title
1 Read My Lips
2 Simple Things
3 Spirit of Love
4 Don't Give Me Your Life
5 I Am The One
6 Wrap Me Up
7 Cause I Can Do It (Right)
8 On My Mind
9 What Fool Am I?
10 Once Upon A Time
11 Alex Party (September Party)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[2]
AUT CAN
Dance
FIN GER IRE
[3]
ITA NED SWE SUI UK
[1]
US Dance
1994 "Saturday Night Party" 2 29 Single only
1995 "Don't Give Me Your Life" 13 24 2 16 30 2 5 Alex Party
"Wrap Me Up" 11 38 6 15 63 30 2 31 17
1996 "Read My Lips" 51 28
1997 "Simple Things" -
2000 "U Gotta Be" 1 Single only

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 18. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "Alex Party - Australian chart positions".Australian-charts.com. Retrieved March 24, 2008.
  3. ^ Search for Irish peaks

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