It’s Time To Bring Back The Fun with 80’s big hair and ‘Dance Party’


Dance Party

“Too Hot Too Touch”

I grew up in the 80s, and that brings back some great musical memories: Listening to the Top 40 on the radio with my finger poised over the record button, waiting to capture my favorite track; listening to songs slow down as the batteries went flat on my Walkman; and, grooving away to the synth-driven funk of acts like Prince and Cameo at my local Blue Light disco.

Listening to Dance Party, I was instantly transported back to my youth and those wonderful memories. Too Hot To Touch is a new release but would you could be forgiven for thinking that this was the output of a young Whitney Houston.

And that ain’t a bad thing.

Starting with spacey, synth arpeggios, the track quickly finds its groove with big brass hooks and an irresistible bass that is topped off when the vocals kick in. And then there is the chorus that had me singing along before I had heard this out for the first time. This is a fun track played by musicians of the highest order and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Dance Party runs a “disco inferno” party series in their home city of Melbourne. I like to think that these parties are packed full of girls with big crimped hair and boys in stone-washed jeans and pastel shirts dancing like they have not a care in the world. Maybe that’s wishful thinking, but this track sure deserves it.


Simon says 5 out of 5 stars.

5 Stars

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