Many of the 90’s house tunes being exhumed and put back in the clubs at the moment share a relaxed, soulful quality. This is likely because these are the sounds that gel best with what’s currently being produced, but it shouldn’t be considered the only style around. Indeed, a lot of the more bombastic 90’s tunes just sound a little dated, the rudimentary production process showing its age when the pedal hits the metal.
One all-out banger showing slight signs of age is Andronicus’ Make You Whole, a recent favourite of DJs like Gerd Janson and Bicep. While its furious bassline and tinny synths are a little lacking in subtlety and richness, the epic structure and surfeit of transportative melodies make it clear why this one is such a demon on the dancefloor.
The frantic rhythms reference the UK’s love affair with hardcore, topped with syrupy synths and a catchy vocal clipped from Daisy Dee. The tune’s ace is its breakdown, a lengthy, almost symphonic voyage through galactic synths and slow-build anticipation. When the drop comes, any thoughts of age couldn’t be further from your mind.