Here’s the latest in French outfit Housquare’s continuing quest to bring the ‘90’s back right in-your-face. Now on Cheap Thrills Housquare have an even larger platform for their unapologetically Chicago House sound that they like to mix up with contemporary production.
Their new track, Rubis, serves as a bridge between their Old Gem EP and their forthcoming new release, Subshine, but as a stand alone it sums up everything we love about Housquare perfectly. There’s classic breakbeats, rave stabs, House piano, and that kind of dark ominous undertone to the track that all the best early ‘90’s House tunes had. Housquare has the early ‘80’s House sound down pat, there’s actually few who do it better.
♫ Housquare – Rubis (Original Mix)
Housquare’s Subshine EP is released 30th September.
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Ben Mono & Idiotronic’s 1992 EP was released earlier this year. A deep ‘90’s influenced club track. Deep is a bit of an understatement really, the bass, the vocals, everything was such a low down groove. The EP is getting a reMix release next week with work from Rambla Boys, Voxels, Krmpck and these two gems from Justin Faust and Housquare.
Both mixed take things back to the ‘90’s, but in different styles. Faust plays on the deep Chicago vibe and brings it up to date slightly. A hypnotic hook dominates the track, and dominates your consciousness while it’s playing. You can help but move to this track, there’s something infectious about it that just demands, at the very least, a head nod. Housquare take a big ‘90’s post-Rave House track, all staccato riffs, vocal snatches and 909 snare rolls. This is pure nostalgia, and I’ll admit, puts a smile on my face. There’s just something about those sounds, and those techniques, that take me back.
♫ Ben Mono & Idiotronic – 1992 (Justin Faust reMix)
♫ Ben Mono & Idiotronic – 1992 (Housquare reMix)
Ben Mono & Idiotronic’s 1992 reMixes EP is released 16th July.
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You can stop debating if the 90’s are back now. They are. Housquare have made it official.
Actually, Housquare have as much late 80’s House wrapped up in their sound as early 90’s. This is a revival of proper old school Chicago house with heaps of Acid and heaps of Soul. On The Fruit Records are playing their cards close to their chest with this one but if you miss orchestral stabs and burbling Acid badsslines the you’ll be wanting to pay attention to Housquare with interest!
♫ Housquare – Chicago (Original mix)
Keep your ears peeled!