[listen] DJ Haus, “Cold As Ice”

A clearly articulated line-up of dance influences.

- Jun 19, 2013

After watching critics play “Name That Influence” with Yeezus for the past few days, it's refreshing to hear a piece of music that so demarcates its inspirations as DJ Haus's “Cold As Ice.” A stark B-more boom starts things off, before an amen break sidles up like a prospective dance partner. Before you know it, there's a lush Janet Jackson sample and a detour through a 16-bit cartridge jam, something like a casino level from Sonic The Hedgehog. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a Foreigner sample lurking around somewhere, but Haus's “Cold As Ice” provides more than enough enjoyment on its face without being decoded

-via FACT

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