There's a new current in British pop music, one which seems to connect the charts to 90s club culture.
Or, at least, the more mainstream end. It's almost as if a new generation of songwriters are peering back at a childhood spent watching in wonder as Baby D, Liquid or even Shy FX crash-landed into the charts.
Fusing breakbeats with 21st century pop techniques, the likes of Rudimental, Sam Smith and more have something which reflects the past while aiming straight for the future. It's a tendency Bastille can get on board with.
The South London four piece released the mixtape 'Other People’s Heartache' earlier this year, with highlight 'Of The Night' being given a full single release.
Out on November 18th, it's a mash up of two enormously popular 90s dance hits: Snap!’s 90's hit 'Rhythm is a Dancer' and Corona's 'The Rhythm of the Night'. Lead singer Dan Smith:
"For the mix tapes we covered songs that we remember fondly and re-interpreted them from memory into something we'd want to hear now. I don’t think there's any point in doing a cover unless you do something interesting with it, change it loads and put your own stamp on it. We had so much fun making those mix tape tracks - doing songs that no one would expect to hear from us and messing around with production. I hope that comes across".
OWSLA-aligned Icarus has stepped in on remix duties, exploring the nascent nostalgia in the project. Slinky, soulful house music, there's a nagging melancholy to the production which is difficult to shrug off.
Listen to it now via the good people at SubSoul.
'Of The Night' will be released on November 18th.