Party Animals

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Go Ahead ! (feat. Party Animals)
This Moment (Flamman & Abraxas Radio Mix)

Party Animals were a pop-gabber group from the Netherlands. The band was created by producers Jeff Porter and Jeroen Flamman, along with vocalists MCs Remsy, Evert van Buschbach, Patrick de Moor, Dennis Adam, and Paul Grommé. They became the first act in the Netherlands to have their first three singles go straight to number one. The Party Animals made their introduction on the video for the single "I Wanna Be a Hippy" by Technohead. The clip featured three gabbers and a hippie. The producers Flamman & Abraxas discovered the four and saw a potential for opening the mainly underground scene of gabber by making the sound more pop oriented and thus introducing the new genre to a mainstream audience. The first single was "Have You Ever Been Mellow" which samples Olivia Newton-John's "Have You Never Been Mellow" The lyrics still contain parts of the original song with "Never" replaced by "Ever". Released in September 1995, it took three months before becoming a #1 hit. The group disbanded in 2000 after considerable success in the Netherlands and even a hit in Hong Kong with "Atomic". They reformed in 2002 but disbanded again in 2005, due to them not being able to revive their earlier success.