There's just the one mix, but it's all you'll need
Sometimes, the simplest house tracks can be the most effective, and this tasty little bass houser from Tainted Buddah Records is a case in point.
Holidays opens with a hefty, speed garage-esque bassline and echoing male "ye-eahs", then slowly brings in percussion over the course of the first minute before finally introducing a nagging piano riff and some synth-strings straight out of the Italo-house playbook circa 1992. And that's it. It builds in some places and drops in others, sure, but all this record really is, is a piano riff, a fat bassline and some beats... and it kicks like the proverbial equine quadraped, the bottom end hefty enough to make ass-shaking mandatory while those gloriously retro pianos and spangly strings lend it a euphoric sheen that so much grittier, grimier music of its ilk lacks.
With a tune that is as simple as this, longevity may be an issue, but floor-slaying potential certainly isn't.
Words: Russell Deeks
Release date: 18 November
Review Score: 8