Remember the ‘90s, an era of multi-million dollar music videos, Bill Clinton and a pre-social media internet. It’s also the decade that some of today’s hottest stars of dance music were born (the boys of Disclosure, Martin Garrix, and Krewella’s Yasmine Yousaf are all ‘90s babies). Whether you remember the ‘90s because you lived through them or because you’ve studied your parents’ vintage compact disc collection, everyone can agree there’s something fun about that time.
Be it Duke Dumont interpolating Whitney Houston or HNNY sneakily sampling Christina Aguilera, some of the most iconic hits of the end of last century are serving as source material for producers of today. While Cyril Hahn may have been a forerunner in this trend with his slo-mo remix of Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name,” other artists are going beyond remixing, reworking chart-toppers into a brand new tracks. Take a listen to the cuts below and see if you can hear a dial-up modem in your heart.
Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones, “I Got U”
[Original: Whitney Houston, “My Love Is Your Love”]