Italian up-and-comer Pirupa made big splashes this summer with his Deep House/Tech-House groove “Party Non Stop” which was released back in June on Defected Records (Chocolate Puma, Dennis Ferrer, Bob Sinclair). Chances are if you went to see any bigger name DJs in the U.S. this Summer you probably didn’t hear this track (although you probably heard songs like “Greyhound”, “Language“, “Allein“,”Million Voices”, etc). While you may not have heard this jam, perfect for pool parties, in any live sets this Summer, I can only assume it was a huge hit over at the mecca of dance music: Ibiza.
So why do I bring this to your attention now? Because yesterday saw the release of “Party Non Stop” remixes by Italian producer Riva Starr and U.K. producer Huxley. It was also selected as the Beatport Pick of the Week:
“One of the tunes of the summer, Pirupa’s ‘Party Non Stop’, sees a fresh release from Defected with brand new remixes from Riva Starr and Huxley.Previously appearing on Locodice’s much-lauded Desolat earlier this year, Defected’s keen ear snapped up the anthemic cut almost immediately and set to work drafting in two of the strongest artists around for their reinterpretations. If you’ve been to a club over the past few months you’ll have almost certainly heard ‘Party Non Stop’; a rousing hip-houser that takes no prisoners. Frenetic jacking beats, massive bass and extended drops evoke early rave aesthetics (think Renegade Soundwave) while ultra modern production provides a powerful sonic effect throughout, with the lead vocal dipping in and out of vocodered modulation. Dirty Bird & Snatch producer Riva Starr rarely fails to deliver, and doesn’t disappoint with his cut up, swinging interpretation. Rhythmic, pacey and joyfully overblown where it counts, the Italian’s version veers from house to electro and back again with slick gusto. Man of the moment, Huxley, follows up heavy work for 20:20 Vision and Hypercolour with another winner. Robust UK house with nods to UK Garage and Bashment, it’s a remix with teeth and rounds of an essential package for one of the biggest tracks of the yearPirupa ‘Party Non Stop’ (Remixes)1. Party Non Stop (Riva Starr Cut)2. Party Non Stop (Huxley Remix)Written, Composed & Produced by Piero PirupaTrack 1 Additional Production, Programming & Remix by Riva StarrDrums, Keys, Bass & EFX by Riva StarrRecorded & Mixed at Snatch Lab!, London 2012Track 2 Remix & Additional Production by Michael DodmanPublished by Copyright ControlP&C 2012 Defected Records Limited under exclusive license from Desolat Music Group.”
Out of the three versions, my early favorite is Riva Starr’s remix, although all three are funky in their own way. This version just happens to pack a little more punch and the tempo is a bit quicker. See for yourself and don’t forget to support the artists!