We ask rising UK music producer Alex Ross, to delve deep into nostalgia and curate his ultimate 90’s playlist. You’re very welcome.
Hailing from Huddersfield and rising from the prominent bootleg culture, 25-year-old Ross cut his teeth DJing clubs in the North of England. He has been responsible for some of the biggest official remixes of the last few years having turned his hands to One Republic’s ‘Kids’, Craig David’s ‘One More Time’, and ‘False Alarm’ by Matoma & Becky Hill.
Debut single ‘Dreams’ features rising star Dakota, who most recently loaned her vocals to the Jonas Blue smash ‘Fast Car’, and American rapper T-Pain, collaborating to transform a classic, nostalgic anthem, leading it to the forefront of a 21st century audience.
We got Alex to transport himself back to the 90’s and give us some of the best tracks that defined the era for him.
Livin Joy – ‘I’m A Dreamer’
“One of the most iconic 90’s dance tracks ever made in my opinion and also one of the first tracks I ever bootlegged back in 2014. I’ve always loved the organ riff on the original and like many of these other tracks, it was instilled in me from a young age!”
Gabrielle – ‘Dreams’
“Well, what can I say? Always had a place in my heart for this tune.”
Shola Ama – ‘You Might Need Somebody’
“Shola Ama is a G and this song just oozes class in my eyes. How do you tell a love song and have style. like this?!”
Utah Saints – ‘Something Good’
“One of my favourite uses of a sample. How do you make a full 4minute song out of a 7-8second vocal snippet? Heres how…..”
Jimmy Nail – ‘Ain’t No Doubt’
“A slightly strange guilty pleasure. I had been searching for this track for a while, not having a clue who it was but remember singing the chorus over and over. Total banger.”
Charles & Eddie – ‘Would I Lie To You?’
“The second of my guilty pleasures from the nineties. What a tune!”
Eifel 65 – ‘Blue Da Ba Dee’
“The first cassette tape I ever bought and an iconic track of my childhood. Listening from the other side of my brothers bedroom door as he blasted this out on a Saturday afternoon.”
CeCe Peniston – Finally (Classic Funk Remix)
“I’d still drop this in my sets to this day if I could! One of the catchiest vocal melodies i’ve ever heard and the classic funk remix takes it to another level with groove.”
Whitney Houston – ‘I’m Every Woman’
“I love the production on this track. Some songs made in 2017 still don’t sound this well mixed or mastered. Such an uplifting vibe and I love the house elements this remake brought to the table at the time. Whitney just kills it.”
Livin Joy – ‘Don’t Stop Moving’
“One of my favourite dance anthems from my childhood. The solid 909 drums and infectious organ riff is a classic.”
Alex’s debut single ‘Dreams‘ ft. Dakota and T-Pain is out now.