House Party (5)

House Party (5)

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Series of mix CD's and MC's on the Arcade label, featuring various styles of dance music including house, techno, hardcore and trance.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2 House Party 2  album cover Various House Party 2(CD, Mixed) Arcade 2 Denmark 1994 Sell This Version
4 House Party 4 - The Club Mix  album cover Various House Party 4 - The Club Mix (Comp) 4 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
5 House Party 5 - The Hardcore Rave Mix  album cover Various House Party 5 - The Hardcore Rave Mix (Comp) 5 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
7 House Party 7 - The Mellow Clubmix  album cover Various House Party 7 - The Mellow Clubmix 7 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
8 House Party 8 - The Hardcore Ravemix  album cover Gizmo*Buzz FuzzDano*The Prophet Gizmo*Buzz FuzzDano*The Prophet - House Party 8 - The Hardcore Ravemix (Comp) 8 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
9 House Party 9 - The Clubmix  album cover Various House Party 9 - The Clubmix (Comp) 9 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
10 House Party 10 - The Hardcore Mix  album cover Charly Lownoise, Mental Theo*, The Dark Raver Charly Lownoise, Mental Theo*, The Dark Raver - House Party 10 - The Hardcore Mix 10 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
11 House Party 11 - The '94 Summer Of Love Edition (The Mellow Clubmix By DJ Jean)  album cover DJ Jean House Party 11 - The '94 Summer Of Love Edition (The Mellow Clubmix By DJ Jean) (Comp) 11 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
12 House Party 12 - The '94 Summer Of Love Edition - The Hardcore Ravemix  album cover DJ Rob & DJ Paul* DJ Rob & DJ Paul* - House Party 12 - The '94 Summer Of Love Edition - The Hardcore Ravemix 12 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
13½ House Party 13½ - "The Cyberactive Clubmix"  album cover Various House Party 13½ - "The Cyberactive Clubmix" (Comp) 13½ Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
'95 House Party '95 - The Kinky Klubmixx  album cover Various House Party '95 - The Kinky Klubmixx (Comp) '95 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
'95 House Party '95 - The Ultimate Ravemix  album cover Various House Party '95 - The Ultimate Ravemix(CD, Mixed) Arcade '95 Scandinavia 1995 Sell This Version
'96 House Party '96  album cover Various House Party '96(CD, Mixed) Clubstitute Records '96 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
'95 - 1 House Party '95 - 1 - The Kinky Klubmixx  album cover Various House Party '95 - 1 - The Kinky Klubmixx(CD, Mixed) Arcade '95 - 1 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
'95 - 2 House Party '95 - 2 - The Wet Freshmakermixx!  album cover Various House Party '95 - 2 - The Wet Freshmakermixx! '95 - 2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
'95 - 2 House Party '95 - 2 (The Serious Clubhits Edition!)  album cover Various House Party '95 - 2 (The Serious Clubhits Edition!)(2xCD, Comp) Arcade '95 - 2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
'95 - 3 House Party '95 Vol.3 (The Cosmic Clubmixx)  album cover Various House Party '95 Vol.3 (The Cosmic Clubmixx) '95 - 3 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
0110566 Houseparty 2000 - The Subspace Trance Experience  album cover Various Houseparty 2000 - The Subspace Trance Experience(CD, Comp, Mixed) Arcade 0110566 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
0198804 House Party '95 The Kinky Klubmixx  album cover Various House Party '95 The Kinky Klubmixx(Cass, Album) Arcade 0198804 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
01 6170 41 House Party - The Ultimate Megamix  album cover Various House Party - The Ultimate Megamix(Cass, Mixed) Arcade 01 6170 41 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
01 6170 61 House Party - The Ultimate Megamix  album cover Various House Party - The Ultimate Megamix 01 6170 61 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
2003178 House Party '97 Vol. 1  album cover Various House Party '97 Vol. 1(CD, Comp, Mixed) CNR Music 2003178 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
3030752 House Party  album cover Various House Party(CD, Comp) Arcade 3030752 France 1997 Sell This Version
8800080 House Party IV - The Ultimate Megamix  album cover Various House Party IV - The Ultimate Megamix(CD, Comp, Mixed) Arcade 8800080 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
8900017 House Party - The Ultimate Megamix  album cover Various House Party - The Ultimate Megamix(CD, Mixed) Arcade 8900017 Denmark 1993 Sell This Version
8900018 House Party - The Ultimate Megamix  album cover Various House Party - The Ultimate Megamix(Cass, Comp) Arcade 8900018 Denmark 1993 Sell This Version
9908194 House Party - The Video Mix  album cover Various House Party - The Video Mix(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908194 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
88697503632 House Party - The Ultimate Megamix 2009 Vol. 1  album cover Various House Party - The Ultimate Megamix 2009 Vol. 1(CD, Comp, Mixed) Now Music 88697503632 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
88697561072 House Party - The Ultimate Megamix 2009 Vol. 2   album cover Various House Party - The Ultimate Megamix 2009 Vol. 2 (CD, Mixed) Sony Music 88697561072 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
I House Party I (The Ultimate Megamix)  album cover Various House Party I (The Ultimate Megamix) (Comp) I Germany 1992 Sell This Version
I House Party I - The Ultimate Megamix  album cover Various House Party I - The Ultimate Megamix (Comp) I Italy 1992 Sell This Version
II House Party II - The Ultimate Megamix  album cover Various House Party II - The Ultimate Megamix II Italy 1992 Sell This Version
II House Party II - The Ultimate Megamix  album cover Various House Party II - The Ultimate Megamix (Comp) II Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
II House Party II (The Ultimate Megamix)  album cover Various House Party II (The Ultimate Megamix) II Germany 1992 Sell This Version
III House Party III - The Ultimate Megamix  album cover Various House Party III - The Ultimate Megamix III Italy 1993 Sell This Version
III House Party III - The Ultimate Megamix  album cover Various House Party III - The Ultimate Megamix (Comp) III Spain 1992 Sell This Version
III House Party III - The Ultimate Megamix  album cover Various House Party III - The Ultimate Megamix III Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
IV House Party IV - The Ultimate Megamix Part IV  album cover Various House Party IV - The Ultimate Megamix Part IV (Comp) IV Italy 1993 Sell This Version
IV House Party IV - The Ultimate Megamix  album cover Various House Party IV - The Ultimate Megamix IV Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
Only House Muzik House Party (Only House Muzik)  album cover Various House Party (Only House Muzik)(CD, Comp) Arcade Only House Muzik Spain 1995 Sell This Version
V House Party V - The Ultimate Megamix Part V  album cover Various House Party V - The Ultimate Megamix Part V V Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
VI House Party VI - The Ultimate Megamix Part  VI  album cover Various House Party VI - The Ultimate Megamix Part VI VI Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version

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ColonelTirpitz

ColonelTirpitz

October 31, 2020
What to say about those mix compilations , they're good for some of them the others are very fast to forget since imho they're garbage . I will only talk about the first 13 House Party megamixes .

First : those i like are House Party 1,2,3,6,8,10,12,13
those i don't like are House Party 4,5,7,9,11

Secondly : positive = to hear all our favourite tracks in a mix as those megamixes compilations were more made to listen in our cars , privé parties at home , when working or cleaning the home and such .
negative = many titles got seldomly used only less than 20 seconds to really enjoy a certain track ( somewhat like "GoodNF" describe in his/her comment below )

All those megamixes compilations got made digitally in some studio hence the so called Dj/artist which was obvious as to sell the CD more easier .

The Hardcore/Gabber mixes found on House Party 8,10&12 offer the similar product , of course the titles are different but quality wise it is the same .

The only House Party that differs from the others is House Party 6 which offered the fahrwell of an era ( 1988-1992 ) to enter a new one ( 1993-199? )

On it's whole the megamixes are made pretty similar with an "Intro" the top 20 or top 40 hits of the moment a "Middle Chill" a few more tracks from that top 20/40 hits of the moment with some b-sides and and "Outro" .

The duration/lenght of those megamixes are also pretty close to the same between 65 minutes up to 75 minutes .

The front cover made it all back then in the 90's ( like many electronic Records and CD's ) by using a beautiful sexy semi-naked girls/women to make us teenagers we were back then drooling and to buy the item very fast because we were excited ;-) ;-)

Back then those compilations were very cheap between 7.50 Euros - 15.50 Euros and it second hand stores you usualy could find them for less than 5 Euros as today ( these last fifteen years ) you can find them for less than 1 Euro .

To sum it up easy If you're new to those materials from the late 80's and early to mid-90's and wants to experience those sounds without spending heavy money this is the journey to start with , then someone can figure if he or she wants to continue the adventure and start buying every tracks separately .
wotax

wotax

October 25, 2017
As an answer to GoodNF (3 years ago ;-))
1. Cramming 45 hits into a 74-minute mix is not really what you call a House party. Sometimes, the next track comes in within the minute, so you only get a shred of what would otherwise be a great track:

I have compiled a full length mix (3 hrs) to be found here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/wotaxgreen/house-party-1-the-ultimate-extended-megamix/
GoodNF

GoodNF

November 26, 2014
edited over 7 years ago
After celebrating big success with 6 volumes of "Turn Up The Bass", Arcade decided to expand this sucess with a new concept to reflect the atmosphere on House parties better = to bring that atmosphere into your living room. So to say: the regular TUTB series were the raw materials and the House Party albums the final product. The result was "House Party", a series of compilation albums featuring 45 tracks segued together into one continuous 74-minute mix, preceded by an intro, interrupted halfway by a "middle chill" and concluded with an outro (and on some albums even an encore). The albums became massive sellers (even internationally), although there are some critical side notes to them.

1. Cramming 45 hits into a 74-minute mix is not really what you call a House party. Sometimes, the next track comes in within the minute, so you only get a shred of what would otherwise be a great track. People like Lady Aida tend to mix the tracks in the beginning and the end, allowing one to enjoy a nearly full composition.

2. These compilations only focus on the hits (at least, for the very most part). From Arcade's perspective, totally understandable. Many of the tracks on the albums were previously used for the TUTB series and other compilations (and others scheduled for future TUTB editions), so they could be re-used with little to no additional licensing costs. But a house party usually combines well known hits with less known tracks.

3. As a result, these albums have very little personal taste in them. TCM, Ronald Molendijk, EgMa, Koen & Addy and all the others who mixed the albums were restricted to what Arcade could license. In some cases, tracks important enough but unavailable for licensing were "reconstructed", so you get fake versions of "Gypsy Woman", "Cubik", "No Deeper Meaning", "Don't You Want Me", "Open Sesame" and "Son Of A Gun" (although some of them closely resemble the originals).

Over the years the albums are still very enjoyable; Volume 6 is one of the best in the series, combining "mellow" and "hardcore" (OMG, I hate those words; for me, it is just "music"). After that, each division was give their own album until Autumn 1994, when "House Party 13" only had a club edition and Arcade passed all hardcore activities to ID&T. From then on, the editions were numbered by year and volume. The concept ended in 1996 when there was no market for it anymore; the dance scene had become too fragmented, even if one would limit himself/herself to club. Other concepts such as the Work compilations, the Fresh Fruit Cocktails, Static/Spiritual tracks and EVA's series "iT, The Album" showed that the DJ had also become responsible for putting his sounds into the market, adding personal taste to the mixes and fitting better to what the market was asking for. Deejays were no longer choosing tracks out of a licensed pool. Instead, they were choosing the tracks themselves and requested a company to license these for them.

Quatroo66

Quatroo66

November 9, 2013
Why not split them per country. There all part of series but not the same series!