03 October 2016

top 100 of the '00s | 60. tomcraft - "overdose"

By the end of the '90s, the club scene had transitioned almost entirely away from the eurodance that had dominated the decade, and things were swinging quickly toward progressive house and trance. Both of these genres were respectively extensions of the o.g. club genres of house and italo-disco.

This particular cut falls comfortably into the trance pocket. Though snobs and casuals alike have written myriad blogs and books on exactly what defines trance music, everyone seems to (very generally) agree that the hallmarks are an uptempo BPM and a "rise and fall" form that generally includes beat drops.

"Overdose" typifies the trance sound of this era, and has the added bonus of containing a bizarrely singable hook that happens to be about someone dying. After hearing it on the floor, you'll wake up thinking, "What the hell did I sing along to last night?"