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  • 11/27/2013

Jacques Renault Got to Believe

The third and latest offering for Let's Play House's one-sided white-label series comes from its co-owner Jacques Renault, following efforts by Waze & Odyssey and Urulu. Like much of the label's catalog, "Got to Believe
" offers an update on tried-and-true, garage-leaning, early-to-mid-'90s-house motifs. Coupled with its runtime of around seven minutes, it's hardly the kind of weird or epic piece one associates with its quick-shot release format, but it does show Renault in typically decent form.

Accordingly, nothing in this track should be unfamiliar. A variety of aspects echo around the punchy kicks and rock-solid bassline—the old-school piano, rave organ, hand drums, and chopped-up title phrase are all loosely tethered to the track's pulse, and fluctuate in turn. This is largely it. The track doesn't soar toward any huge culmination, nor does it make any drastic left turns, other than a momentary breakdown into a snare-led jacking section. The mix is sufficiently deep and well-EQed. Some might argue its style of '90s revivalism has run its course, and they do have a point, but "Got to Believe" surely won't let down DJs whose sets depend on maintaining this style.

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