Dust off your bell bottoms and dancing shoes, boys and girls! It's time for another throwback Bangers of the Week!
I was but a wee child when this trance classic was released; Yeah, it's that old! What I love about old trance is how dated the instrumentation sounds. While clearly cutting edge technologically for it's time, these tunes don't hold a candle to modern electronic music, but musically are still very unique. "The Age of Love" by artist of the same name, like much of trance at the time, is fairly minimal. Featuring one main pulsating synth line with some simple overlays, this classic is what trance was all about in the early 90s.
Something N... Old.. New?
From classic trance to a fairly recent track that sounds old remixed by the Godfather of house music himself, the late Frankie Knuckles. Confused? Same. This track, which sounds like it could have been dropped in a late 70s Chicago Nightclub, was actually just released in 2008 by New York based nu-disco project Hercules and Love Affair. New or old, it has that classic late disco sound that gave birth to the genre of music called House that took over the world.
Another song that sounds old, but is actually new is this awesome Hot Since 82 remix of Green Velvet's "Bigger Than Prince". Alluding to one of the late 80s biggest pop stars, this track has a classic house vibe, and one of the catchiest vocal lines out there. I can't help but walk around like I'm bigger than Prince when chilling to this song.
While most music genres are incredibly forward thinking, or simply trying to take advantage of the moment, electronic music is definitely one that is constantly re-exploring its roots and looking back at its humble beginnings. In some ways a lot has changed in even the last few years, but in many ways, dance music and the culture is very much the same as it was 20+ years ago.